2020 Ford F250
Ford added a few new perks for the 2020 F250, the most attention-grabbing being the release of a new V8 motor. This engine in question is dubbed the 'Godzilla' and sports a whopping 7.3L of displacement which is good to push out 430 horses and 475 lb-ft of torque. Also new to the 2020 F250 Super Duty lineup is a 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission, co-developed with GM, is a non-sequential heavy-duty transmission that will boost performance, comfort and fuel economy. A revised front fascia improves engine cooling and the rear was worked over as well, featuring a different tailgate and rear bumper. Electric steering assist has been added, which is paired nicely with a new trailer reverse assist program where steering inputs are prompted and controlled by a knob on the side dash. Remaining the same is the 6.2L V8 base engine, and the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel, in its third generation, sees a small power bump to 475 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque.
Big Front End Presence
Looking for a way to make your 2020 F250 pickup even more bold? Adding a beefy brush guard is one way to really make a statement. Aside from the big and brash look that a brush guard adds, these defensive pieces do add a substantial amount of front end protection.
- Rugged look
- All metal construction
- Reduce or eliminate damage from frontal impacts
Made using high-strength tubular steel, brush and grille guards work to keep brush, debris and animals from damaging the front grille, headlights and radiator. Integrating with the front tow hook mounts or frame horns, two vertical stanchions span up to the top of the hood. Further tubing runs out horizontally from these stanchions, extending to the headlights and running their perimeter. The idea at play is if anything collides with the brush guard, the force is balanced and transferred down to the frame instead of pushing back into the softer bumper fascia or front grille.
Another way to give more presence to a 2020 F250 is through the exhaust. Upgrading to a new performance cat-back exhaust system is sure to grab attention and even add a small touch of power. The focus of an aftermarket cat-back is to provide smooth, unrestricted flow throughout the piping. This is achieved through minimal bends and high flow resonators and mufflers. Where bending is necessary, it is done via a mandrel, which will not kink or pinch the tube through the radius. High flow resonators and mufflers can be a straight through design, which would increase overall volume, or if a more moderate sound is desired, a chambered muffler that is acoustically tuned. For owners that want maximum sound, a cat-back that removes the resonator and instead just runs straight through mufflers is your ticket to achieve this. On top of the more aggressive exhaust note, a quality performance exhaust system should net an extra 5-10 horsepower.
Prevent Door Dings
Even though a 2020 F250 can have as much as 10.4" of ground clearance right from the factory, this still isn't sufficient to avoid parking lot door dings. One way to help prevent this, and personify the truck in the process, is through the use of door panel trim pieces. Often called side panel or rocker panel trim pieces, these components place on the lower portion of the door skin and provide a beveled edge that become the first point of contact in the event of an encounter with an errant shopping cart or another car door. Looking similar to a rocker decal, these door panel exterior trim pieces are made of polyurethane or stainless steel. The former are always left unfinished in black, and can be left as such or easily painted to match. The stainless steel variety, more durable and expensive, are generally polished and present a more groomed look.