Built X Design Blog

Center Console MOLLE Panel - Steel Tech Plate Installation
The new lineup of BuiltRight Tech Plates and hardware have quickly become quite popular for those looking to add a rigid steel MOLLE panel to their truck, trailer, toolbox or garage. We've been having fun watching how people use each...
March 2019 - A Bumpy Couple of Months!
Just a quick update as the most common questions that we’re getting these days are “Hey, what’s going on over there? Did you move? Are you shipping? Why aren’t you answering the phone!?”We began planning our 1300mi move from MN...
SEMA Names Matt Beenen 2018 Launch Pad Winner
October 31, 2018Las Vegas, NevadaMatt Beenen was named the 2018 Launch Pad winner by a panel of iconic automotive industry judges at a live event in Las Vegas on October 29, 2018. The competition is part of the SEMA Show,...
2019 Ford Ranger - Order banks are open!
We're not alone in being excited about the return of the Ford Ranger. Pricing and options are all available on the Ford website and dealers are able to take orders!Since the trucks aren't available yet, all we can do is...
BuiltRight Industries Patented F-150 Bed Rack Setup - Bedside Rack System
The BuiltRight Industries Bedside Rack System has swept the full size truck market by storm in 2018 and with many new sizes and fitments available in 2019, the trend will certainly continue.The Bedside Racks were born from the idea that...
BuiltRight Industries Tech Panels - MOLLE Velcro Panel in 3 Sizes
In an ever-vigilant quest to organize our trucks (and keep them that way), the BuiltRight team had been testing various storage solutions for under the seat bottoms of a truck. Having testing a variety of rigid and soft panels, it...
SEMA Launch Pad Semi-Finalist - BuiltRight Industries
BuiltRight Industries has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad business competition! The finalists, selected by a public voting process, will have the opportunity to pitch their business on stage and be judged by a celebrity panel during...
New Product: BuiltRight Industries Rotopax Mounting Plate
This is something that's been a popular request following the release of the BuiltRight Industries Bedside Rack system for the F-150 and Super Duty trucks. Many customer have wanted a more robust way to mount the Rotopax mount system to...
The Best F-150 Phone Mount - Dash Mount for 2015+ F-150 and 2017+ F-250/350
We've had a 2015+ F-150 around the shop for a few years now and have never been satisfied by any of the cell phone mounting solutions, so we set out to design the best F-150 phone mount available. There are...
Mounting a Quick Fist Clamp - The Best Way!
Quick Fist rubber mounts have been a very popular accessory for use with our Bedside Racks in the F-150 and other models. One common question that we get is, "how do you attach these things to the racks" and then,...
BuiltRight's 2018 F-150 Raptor Build - Part 1: Introduction
PurposeThe purpose of this thread is to chronicle the 'build' and ownership experience of my new 2018 F-150 Raptor. In it, I’ll post photos, videos, product development updates, modifications, test results, shenanigans and so on. Most recent updates will appear...
Don't know what to buy an F-150/Raptor Owner for Christmas? - 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
*** Note: This post is a living document and we'll be adding to it as the holiday season approaches!Each year, thousands of frustrated significant others search google with something like "What should I buy an F-150 owner for Christmas?" or...
Bedside Rack System – 2015-2018 Ford F-150 and Raptor (Part 1 of 3)
The Bedside Rack Design Process (1 of 3)The bed of a pickup truck has historically been a featureless storage space with only a few tie down points for whatever you’re hauling and that’s it. In 2015, Ford introduced the Boxlink...
Introducing: Quick Fist Clamps - You asked!
Hey all! Quick note here to announce that we're officially an authorized retailer of Quick Fist Clamps. After the release of the presale for our Modular Bedside Rack System, many of you asked about what kind of clamps we're using...
Welcome Brew City Boost - New Authorized Retailer!
It's with a great deal of excitement that we announce our first retail partnership and introduce you to Brew City Boost. Operating out of neighboring Wisconsin, the Brew City Boost team offers a wide variety of Ecoboost upgrades and specializes...
PSA: 2016 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost Engine Failure
This post is based purely on experience and not on expertise, so please, use it as a starting point rather than an ultimate reference. The purpose of this post is to make 2016 F-150 owners aware of the potential issue...
Manufacturing Process Selection - The Latch Pull
This is something that a few customers have reached out to ask me, so we thought it might be a quick and fun blog post! The question is regarding the small red piece of our Ford F-Series Rear Seat Release...
Dave from Mounds View, MN - 2013 F-150 Platinum Supercrew
"Pretty freakin sweet" - DaveDave installed a pair of BuiltRight Industries Rear Seat Release kits (link below) on his 2013 F-150 to access the space behind the rear seats for storage. The understated, OEM appearing straps stick up just behind...
2009-2017 Ford F-150 Rear Seat Back Release
Ok, so secret is a bit of an overstatement, but we discovered recently that the rear seat backs of our 2016 F-150 can both be released and reveal a decent amount of hidden storage space. On the passenger side of...
Ride: 2016 Memorial Total Off-Road Rally - Dresser, WI
The dust has finally settled and the last few pounds of that wonderful Trollhaugen mud have been removed from our RZR XP Turbo following the weekend that we spent beating on the red, white and blue trails. Each year, for...
Tech: Polaris RZR Safety 101
The safety of UTVs has been a point of discussion in households and boardrooms around the world since they were first introduced. There are inherent dangers associated with all ATVs and many of these are still present in a UTV...