F-150 SUPERCREW HARLEY DAVIDSON V8 SUPERCHARGED PU
V8 5.4L SUPERCHARGED
West Coast Classics are proud to present a great example of this highly desirable 2002 Ford F150 5.4L Supercharged V8 Supercrew "Harley Davidson" Pick Up with upgrades including 22" Forged 3 piece true forged wheels, 15" TCE Wilwood 6 piston front brakes, Magnaflow exhaust, C&L cold air inlet for supercharger & intake, digital brake trailer controller, etc,
Low, loud, and menacing. That describes the unique machinery that's rolled out of Harley-Davidson for decades. Likewise, it's also an apt summary of this limited-edition truck from Ford. Harley Davidson and Ford inked a five-year plan for cooperative products starting in 2000. Since then, Ford has introduced a truck each year until 2012 and started again in 2019. Both the 2000 and '01 models were derivatives built on the F-150 platform. The '02 Edition successfully captured the spirit of Harley-Davidson: brash, strong, American.
Louis Netz, director of styling at Harley and Willie G. Davidson, vice president of styling and descendant of the company founder, worked with the design team at Ford to pen this particular design. For '02, Ford started with the popular F-150 SuperCrew 4x2 pickup, a versatile durable vehicle and Ford engineers began with an awesome set of modifications. Set onto each front fender and rear tailgate are Harley-Davidson/Ford F-150 emblems, big enough to use as a serious belt buckle. The grille is a tasteful chrome tubular piece and both front and rear bumpers are body color for that stealth look. Like previous years, the H-D F-150 comes in black & new for '02 is Dark Shadow Gray. Also new for this year, Ford surpassed itself by dropping a detuned 'Lightning' motor into the newest Harley F-150. Both supercharged and intercooled, the Triton 5.4L V-8 puts out 340 hp at 4500 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. The engine is mated to the 4R100-HD four-speed automatic transmission, typically kept for SuperDuty pickups and its biggest SUVs. A two-piece driveshaft turns the differential, which is filled with limited slip and 3.73:1 gears. Exhaust exits through a tuned high-performance system to slash-cut 3-in. chrome tips.
What's it like to drive? Pushing the stainless and rubber performance accelerator pedal increases the supercharger soundtrack and the earthly growl from the exhaust. Midrange response is especially addictive, as you find yourself hanging back in traffic, then mashing the pedal for that fix of thrust. Slowing the H-D F-150 SuperCrew is low-drama, four-wheel ABS and a gigantic tire footprint conspiring to rein in wayward speed. Unlike a conventional SuperCrew, the '02 Harley-Davidson doesn't use a bench rear seat. Instead, like its bigger corporate cousin, the Lincoln Black two captains chairs, separated by a sizeable center console, provide seating. The top of both front and rear consoles are embossed with the flame pattern seen on the outside. The instrument cluster houses a 130-mph speed odometer and tachometer in a neat spun-metal background, similar to an engine-turned treatment. The seat backs have the Harley-Davidson emblem set in leather, and in case anyone in the vehicle forgets what edition they're in, a numbered plaque is set into the center stack. It adds up to a comfortable, upscale environment. Production was limited to 12,000 units.
Not too shabby when you consider that you can still use this road rocket as a work vehicle (it comes with a bedliner and a rubberized bed mat with a giant Harley-Davidson logo in the center), for taking the kids to school (there are twin rear buckets) and to cruise around town just as readily as you would in any other truck. The difference, of course being you can scorch virtually anything else on the road of its size. The gauges look very much like Harley motorcycle meters (rimmed in chrome, with a quilted metallic pattern), and the raised-flame embossing on the leather center console between both front- and rear-seat passengers is reminiscent of the kind of design you'd get on the tank of your Harley. Even the plate on the center console--showing precisely what copy F-150 Harley you got, such as this one # 792/12,000 for 2002 looks like something more biker than trucker.