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2020 Ford F-150 Parts Guide (13th Gen 2015-2020)

November 5, 2021

For decades, the Ford F-150 has been the most popular pickup truck. It’s timeless design, affordable repair and maintenance costs, and overall reliability has earned the F-150 a spot on the leaderboard since 1975. 


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When it comes to the 13th generation (2015-2020) of Ford  F-150’s, a major change seen during this time was the introduction of aluminum for the body panels in order to reduce weight and boost fuel economy.  So, if you’ve got a 2020 Ford F-150 and are looking to take it up a notch by building it, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin with the variety of truck brands and parts available out there. Check out this list of popular parts to use to upgrade your 2020 Ford F-150! (Most of these are compatible with the entire 13th generation (2015-2020) with the exception of some performance parts.)




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Suspension for a 2020 Ford F-150

Right off the bat, one of the best ways to customize your truck is deciding if your F-150 needs a suspension upgrade. Lift kits and leveling kits are common ways to achieve your desired ride height. A common question is “what’s the difference between a lift kit and a leveling kit?”.  A leveling kit is designed to lift the front of your truck to “level” it out from front to back. A leveling kit brings about 1 to 3 inches of height in the front and is popular for improving off-roading capabilities. Lift kits are used to raise a vehicle higher up off the ground. A main difference a lift kit has from a leveling kit is that the lift kit affects the front AND the rear of the truck. Lift kits come in a variety of height options, including all the way up to 12 inches, making lift kits a common option when wanting to achieve an aggressive build. 




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There are a ton of really great suspension brands out there to choose from, whether you’re looking for something big and bold, or a little tamer. If you want to start off with a beginner’s kit or go full-fledged high-end quality, the options are endless. Here’s a list of some of the best brands that carry a variety of lift kits for a 2020 Ford F-150/common brands owners are seen running on their 2020 F-150:


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On top of the pure fact that it just looks awesome, you’ll also be able to take advantage of some cool features like increased ground clearance and visibility and room for bigger wheels and tires. We suggest starting with this mod because it will help determine what sizes of wheels and tires will fit and look the best on your setup. 




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Wheels for a 2020 Ford F-150

New wheels for your 2020 Ford F-150 may be a little obvious, but by no means should be downplayed because they’re arguably the most important upgrade to make. You can comb through just about any automotive forum or social media group and see that one of the first (or first) things people notice in someone else’s truck is the wheels. Why not make a good first impression?


2020 Ford F-150 Fuel Maverick Rough Country Suspension



Recently, preference has been shifting away from chrome wheels to black and milled. This is because the supply chain has been motivating manufacturers to push black and milled because it’s an easier finishing process. Chroming wheels is hard to do right now, resulting in manufacturers having to discontinue chrome models and change to black and milled finishing. So, based on popularity, favorites, and trend projections, this list shows popular compatibles wheels for a 13th-gen F-150:




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Tires for 2020 Ford F-150

For tires, 2021 has seen a lot of popular brands like NittoToyo Tires, and Atturo struggle to have a consistent inventory available due to supply shortages and shipping delays caused by the pandemic. While they’ve delivered badass models like the Ridgle Grappler, Open Country A/T III, and Trail Blade MT, other brands have had to swoop in and deliver some equally badass tires to make up the difference. Some of those include the AMP Mud Terrain MT ABFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2, and the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W. So, once you get those wheels picked out, be sure to check out some of the best tire brands out there to find which ones pair best with your wheels like:

 Pro tip: Look to bundle your wheels and tires into a package to get benefits like package-rate discounts and free mounting, balancing, and shipping.

Fitment Tip: Check out the gallery to see popular wheel/tire setups & fitment for 2020 Ford F-150s




2020 Ford F-150 Fuel Cyclone wheels


PowerSteps for a 2020 Ford F-150

Another great option for an upgrade to your F-150 is a step or a powerstep. This is an opportunity to add an element that improves functionality AND looks. Steps come in a wide variety of colors, strengths, and automatic options so you can tuck that thing in when you close your door. This way, if the look of having a step just doesn’ quite match the style you’re going for, poof. It’s gone. Imagine pulling up to a show and having steps just come out on their own. Plus, if you’ve got a huge lift on your truck, your passengers might thank you for having this, especially the short ones. And truly, if you’re looking for another accent on your build to match wheels or other details, this is a great option to explore. When it comes to deciding which is the best for your F-150, AMP Power Steps are pretty popular and made to accommodate a wide variety of years, makes, and models, so there’s no trouble finding one that fits perfectly.


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Morimoto Headlights and Tail Lights for a 2020 Ford F-150

New lighting for your 2020 Ford F-150 is another good upgrade to consider. One of the biggest pieces of feedback Ford received for this generation of F-150’s is the dislike of the headlights. Between the years of 2018-2020, there were even recalls over the lighting of the headlights on the F-150. 


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Morimoto has been taking the industry by storm since its beginning in 2008. Headlights (and tail lights) often seen as the “eyes” in the “face” of the truck. Morimoto lights are a game-changer as they look great, add some aggression to the front of the truck, are well-built, and have virtually an infinite lifespan. Custom headlights help improve brightness, and they often look cleaner and sharper than stock ones. Other benefits include the fact that they last longer, are energy-efficient, and are easy to install. It’s fairly affordable to stray away from the dull, yellow stock lights and upgrade to some new aftermarket headlights and tail lights. 


2020 Ford F-150 Morimoto Headlights


Performance Parts for a 2020 Ford F-150

When it comes to what’s under the hood, there are a handful of popular performance parts for a 2020 Ford F-150. A cold air intake is one of those popular upgrades. Installing a cold air intake system in your truck is a step in the right direction toward unlocking its full engine potential. It’s designed to bring in cooler air into your engine. Colder air has a higher oxygen density than hot air which means the combustion reaction that was mentioned earlier is more effective. Below are the engine options for a 2020 Ford F-150 and common recommendations of cold air intakes that are compatible with them. 

Cold Air Intakes for a 2020 Ford F-150:

 -3.5L EcoBoost V6/High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 ----> aFe Power MagnumFORCE 

-3.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel V6-----> S&B Cold Air Intake W/ Dry Extendable White Filter

-2.7 Turbocharged EcoBoost -----> K&N Aircharger Performance Intake 

-5.0L Ti-VCT V8 -----> aFe Power Momentum GT

-3.3L Ti-VCT V6 -----> aFe Power MagnumFORCE Stage 2




2020 Ford F-150 Cold Air Intake


Exhaust Systems for a 2020 Ford F-150

The next popular performance upgrade for your 2020 F-150 is a new exhaust system. An efficient exhaust system will allow gases to leave your truck quicker, letting your engine take in oxygen and generate power faster. So, you’ll experience more power and better performance with a good exhaust system. Performance aside, new exhaust systems have gained popularity due to the unique, aggressive sound options that you can tailor to match your truck’s personality. Besides just adding intensity in the sounds, it also enhances the visual appeal of your build with a big tailpipe.




2020 Ford F-150 Exhaust System


There are a wide variety of exhaust systems available that are best suited for specific years, makes, models, engine types, and cab/beds. Often, you can find a “search by vehicle” option when looking for a new exhaust system where you can input your information and have compatible options filtered for you. Some of the most popular brands include: 




-Rough Country 


2020 Ford F-150 Exhaust System


Final Thoughts

Whether you want to start small and work yourself up to the bigger modifications, or vice versa, remember there’s no right or wrong way to build your F-150 . Whether you want to go big and flashy or keep it modest, just keep grinding until you’re satisfied. Use guides like these as a reference point to become informed about popular products and the little mods that sometimes get overlooked but make all the difference in the world.



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