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Hello, I have a Ford lightning on order (as does most if not everyone here) wave 6, with production scheduled for 8/8/2022.
When I initially built my truck, I got every option available on the lariat, and I got an email from Ford saying there was an issue a little after placing the order and to contact my dealer.
After speaking with them, they said that I should remove my spray in bed liner because there's a delay on getting trucks with those, I modified my order and moved on.
Then I saw this video F-150 Lightning Delivery Process - YouTube just now.
He has the factory spray in bed liner???
My questions are, what is the deal with the delay on the spray in bed liners?
Is it too late to change my order if I have a build date (last time I changed my order it wasn't scheduled for production yet)?
I'm not too worried about getting a spray in bed liner installed but I'm worried it might hurt the resale value of the truck down the road does anyone have experience with this?

I had/still have a truck without a spray in bed liner and the bed looks like 9 miles of bad highway now, I definitely need a spray in bed liner on my new one.
 

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Consensus here seems to be that you can get a comparable–if not better–spray-in bed liner at a competitive price with the aftermarket providers like Line-X. The factory option diverts your truck to an off-site location for installation. Personally, I would not change the order at this stage, although it may be possible.
 

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Your dealer can answer your question, as they have the ability to go into the system and request changes - although certainly the closer you get to your build week the less time you're going to have to see that happen. If it's not a 'build in' commodity product, such as 9.6kw ProPower or Tow Technology, but more of an 'aftermarket' bedliner, or simply the color, you may have a chance.
 

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Consensus here seems to be that you can get a comparable–if not better–spray-in bed liner at a competitive price with the aftermarket providers like Line-X. The factory option diverts your truck to an off-site location for installation. Personally, I would not change the order at this stage, although it may be possible.
After doing my research, I never had an aftermarket spray in bed liner installed but I definitely don't want to do it myself (I'd rather take it to someone and have it done professionally), but from what I'm seeing there are aftermarket solutions that are better than OEM.

My two main issues are: what effect does it have on resale value down the road, and it being yet another process I have to schedule for, make time/take off work to go to the appointment, get someone to pick me up and drop me off, etc, I'd rather avoid the headache if possible, all things being next to equal.
 

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Your dealer can answer your question, as they have the ability to go into the system and request changes - although certainly the closer you get to your build week the less time you're going to have to see that happen. If it's not a 'build in' commodity product, such as 9.6kw ProPower or Tow Technology, but more of an 'aftermarket' bedliner, or simply the color, you may have a chance.
Yeah, my dealer is kind of small town, they're upfront with me between my sales manager and my sales guy they really have no idea what's going on, they only had a total of eight people reserve their truck at their dealership (including myself and the sales manager (he ordered the exact same truck as me color and everything)) and we were the only two to actually convert into an order, everyone else backed out.
Every time I ask them a question they just call up Michigan and get some pre-packaged wishy-washy answer.
I know they can change the order, I was just curious if anyone had any real-world experience on it causing a delay or not. Obviously, these are the same people that said a spray-in bed liner would cause it to delay in the first place, I'm starting to take what they say with a grain of salt.
 

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I called my dealer they day after order banks closed and they said no changes. Same with FMCo. Let me know if you hear differently!
I called my dealer they day after order banks closed and they said no changes. Same with FMCo. Let me know if you hear differently!
Yeah, that's total BS, I changed my order well after order banks closed, it's just your dealership has to be willing to approve it, and Ford said it may cause a delay. last I heard dealerships could change your order up until the thing ships, and even then, if the dealership is willing to buy the car (sell it themselves, in this market they'd be stupid to not try to sell a Ford lightning) you still might be able to get another build date (although, it would probably be a 2023 at this point).

If you're paying MSRP, I'd call the dealership back if you are trying to move up to a more expensive vehicle, obviously, if you were trying to cut options off I would see why they wouldn't wanna help you.

If you're paying over MSRP, I would curse the dealership out and demand that they change my order, but that's just me lol.

I wanna say I heard of someone going through the process of changing dealerships and making the next dealership agree to change the order. If you end up going this route you most likely will have to pay way over MSRP, and make sure you get everything in writing beforehand.
 
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