What started as the everyday F150 project, turned into this Raptor inspired Ford dubbed Project Sinister. For owner Jimmy Kruzinski out of Albany, NY the build started before even taking delivery of his 2012 Ford F150. With the truck ordered at his local dealership, Jimmy began doing some research online on available mods to customize his truck to stand out from the crowd. HID headlights, a leveling kit, exhaust were were originally planned, but before he knew it an entire room in his house was filled with parts awaiting the trucks arrival. On arrival, Jimmy’s first stop was to drop the F150 off at a friend’s shop to start installing a parts, from their it went to Capital District Truck Center for a few more upgrades before realizing he’d been bit by as he calls it “the build bug”. That familiar, a times impulsive need to mod out your ride to its full potential.
We spotted the now Project Sinister F150 on Instagram and took notice of its killer styling. With Fiberwerx fenders, ADD bumpers, LED lights, BDS lift and Fox coilovers this truck had the look of a Baja prepped Raptor, yet it runs trails around upstate New York. Up front Jimmy swapped out the stock headlights for a custom HID set along with taillights from PlainAnSimple. A Royalty Core grill was installed along with an RK Sport ram air hood to hint at what’s under the hood. Fiberwerx TT front fenders and bedsides were installed and the whole truck was wrapped in brushed black metallic vinyl from Vinyl Efx. Bumpers came from Addictive Desert Designs with front and rear Stealth series along with Rigid LED’s mounted front and back and a 50” roof mounted bar for optimal visibility. Suspension upgrades came in the form of a BDS 6” Performance System with Fox Racing 2.5 remote coilovers and Camburg uni-ball upper control arms. A body lift was added for extra clearance and 325/50r22 Nitto Trail Grapplers (soon to be bigger) were mounted up on 22×10 Fuel Nutz. A set of Amp Research steps were then installed to make getting up into the cab a bit easier. Under the hood the stock 5.0L received plenty of attention from an AFE Stage II cold air intake, Ford Racing Boss 302 intake manifold, SCT X3 tuner with a 5Star custom tune, Stainless Works long tube stainless headers, hi-flow cats, and a x-pipe stainless dual exhaust for the throaty sound.
As with most projects, Jimmy says this one’s a work in progress. Plans include interior upgrades, gears, supercharger, and larger tires, but only time will tell how the transformation of Project Sinister comes together. To follow its progression and check out more, head to Instagram and follow @Project_Sinister