January 2023 / Picking up our Maverick
For those of you who have been following along on all our projects, you’d remember the Tucci Hot Rods SEMA truck we helped custom build suspension for back in 2021. This truck really caught the automotive world by surprise and truly is what inspired many to order a new maverick. This truck features a full custom 3d printed body kit, custom paint, 4 Recaro seats (yes 4) custom turbo fan 20” wheels, custom center exit exhaust and much more. After seeing this truck in person, we knew we HAD to get our hands on one and dial in the suspension kits so we can offer them to the public. Well, as supply issues kept getting worse, it took us a long time to get ours. So on January 26th 2023, we finally picked it up and brought it to its new home where it’s going to get a bunch of cool parts… and maybe… just maybe we can get some fender flares.
It’s been awesome to see a lot of performance companies coming out with Maverick parts. The return of the minitruck is here! Being that it’s such an affordable truck, these are a fantastic bargain. The ecoboost engine packs a punch even in stock form. The first mod we will be installing is from our friends at COBB Tuning. We are going to be installing an access port with the stage1 93 tune to really open up the capabilities of the EcoBoost engine. Next, we will be finalizing our N1 coilover kit, and getting this truck much closer to the ground! Stay tuned for the near future coilover release dates, and other cool plans we have with this 2023 Maverick.
April 12th 2023
Some time has passed since we got the Maverick. We ordered parts for it almost immediately after, however everything we ordered took a long time to get here unfortunatly. This month we are seeing some things show up little by little. The first thing being a 3” catback. We immediately threw it on the truck and what a difference! The truck sounds somewhat like a focus ST but automatic obviously. Definitely a deeper and louder tone than stock. It enhances the driving experience immensely. Check out the exhaust in our first ever ISC Vlog below!
April 22nd 2023
When we first picked up our maverick, we reached out to Cobb tuning to get an accessport. These trucks have great tuning capabilities, and just overall a ton of potential. When we first received the accessport back in February, we quickly learned that the 2022 Maverick accessport isn’t compatible with our 2023 Maverick. Good news for us, Cobb was currently working on an update for the 2023! As soon as we got the email with the files to update the Accessport, we jumped out of our skin and immediately got to work. We are starting a vlog series about what we do to our project cars here at ISC, so we thought this would be a great vlog to do. Overall, the truck is much quicker off the line, way more fun to drive around, and also the transmission shifts a little less sporadic and weird now! While we are still getting used to being on camera on a personal level with filming ourselves, you can watch the video below and see what a BIG difference this accessport makes! Between the performance of the engine, and the soon to be new suspension, we have high hopes for this truck in the near future!
May 11th 2023
At this point, we’ve been waiting for our production Maverick N1 Coilover kit to arrive, and we were itching for the day to do the install. We received the coilovers and immediately got to work. We wanted to transform this truck from its old “truck” self, to something sleek, sporty, and fun to drive.
With the help of Andrew, Adam, and Matt, we got the truck in the air, and dove head first. Removing the old suspension was a breeze since this is a brand new truck. Only a few thousand miles on it, so obviously no rust whatsoever. When installing the coilovers, we did find a couple things we are making changes on to better suit the maverick, and better fit our wants and needs out of the ride height adjustment range. We plan to have 2 different maverick kits, one regular drop, and one “ultra low”. The ultra low kit will be the same coilovers, but with an added 3” drop rear control arm to allow the rear to sit nice and low to match the front if you were trying to go lower than the average person. Click the video below to see how easy it is to lower your maverick! In the next week or so we will be also installing those rear control arms, as well as our all new ISC adjustable Maverick rear toe arms too!
Driving the truck now, it feels completely different. No more crazy body roll, rides much sportier. Feels like a car now. Bumps are no problem as this kit is our street kit, which allows for a very tolerable ride. We can’t wait to do some more driving!