2008 Ford Super Duty - Force To Be Reckoned With

This '08 Super Duty Is A Rolling Advertisement

Bob Carpenter
Aug 1, 2009
Photographers: Ginger Monteleone Photography
If you are making some of the coolest wheels around for 3/4- and 1-ton trucks, then it's natural that you've got to have some awesome trucks running around showing off your wares. The guys at American Force Wheels in Miami, Florida, know how to build a cool truck, and this Ford is just the latest example.
Photo 2/12   |   KC HiLites 8-inch driving lights burn a hole through the darkness, and the Smittybilt winch helps out if the truck ever gets stuck off the trail.
Starting with the wheels (no doubt!), the truck rolls on American Force 24-inch Star wheels finished off in a matte black color. The tires are 37x13.5-24 Interco M16 M/T Mud tires. That combination of metal and rubber really makes the truck look both tough and custom, and that's the whole idea.
To get the truck riding at the right height, a Fabtech 8-inch lift kit was installed with four Dirt Logic 2.25 reservoir shocks mounted on the front, and two more mounted on the back-all using Dirt Logic clamps. Fabtech's rear leaf springs provide the perfect ride and the Fabtech Dirt Logic dual steering stabilizer keeps the truck tracking straight and true down the highway. Bushwacker pocket fender flares keep the truck street-legal-no matter what state it's driving in.
With the big wheels and tires on the truck, the engine could definitely benefit from some additional power, and the guys at American Force turned to an SCT Livewire flash programmer, Airaid cold-air intake system, Gibson Tri-Flow exhaust, cat and DPF delete, and a Snow Performance diesel Stage 3 MPG-MAX Universal.
Mag-Hytec differential covers were installed on both the front and rear diffs to aid in cooling (thanks to more capacity and impressive-looking fins).
The exterior of the truck certainly needed some image boosting, which started with the most prominent feature of the Ford, the bumpers. Fab Fours took care of both ends rather nicely. The front of the truck was also helped out with a Street Scene Speed Grille with fog lights and OE Ford Harley headlight buckets. With the addition of 8K HID head and fog lights, the transformation was nearly complete. A set of KC HiLites 8-inch driving lights throws a wad of candlepower into the situation. A Smittybilt 10K winch ensures this truck will never be stuck anywhere. Plus, a Hi-Lift X-treme jack with mounts is in the truck just in case it needs to get out of a sticky situation.
Photo 3/12   |   American Force knew if it was going to build a shop truck, it had to turn heads. This Ford Super Duty snaps necks!
To aid with the ingress and egress (fancy words that, for you and me, mean getting in and out of the truck), an N-Fab three-hoop nerf step was added to the sides of the truck.
The bed was sprayed with Super Liner red spray-on bedliner, and then the box was covered with a Roll 'N' Lock E-Series tonneau cover to protect the contents. Another touch of elegance was added when the crew installed a Recon Accessories smoked cab roof and running lights on the bed.
Inside the truck, the passengers enjoy a Pioneer Avic D-3 head unit with navigation, Bluetooth, and iPod. Pioneer front and rear three-way speakers belt out the tunes, and two 12-inch flat subwoofers in a box pound the low notes. A Clifford security alarm protects the system, and the rest of the truck, too. Husky Liners black floor liners protect the front and rear portions of the cab.
Just in case the truck doesn't get noticed enough, there's a set of Hornblasters train horns (eight horns, two compressors, and two tanks) to blast the throngs into submission. But we're pretty sure no one will fail to notice this truck. The wheels alone will take care of that. If you haven't seen all the other wheels that American Force sells, you owe it to yourself to go to www.americanforcewheels.com and check them out.



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