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2008 Ford F250 Super Duty - Rolling Thunder

Big Power In A Big Package

Brandan Gillogly
Dec 1, 2010
Contributors: Corey Kaplan
Photographers: Brandan Gillogly
If you think about it, a Super Duty is the perfect platform for a powerful audio system. There's plenty of room, there's already lots of sound deadening, the doors shut like a vault, and you know you're not going to bog it down no matter how heavy your amps, subs, and batteries get. None of those attributes were lost on Corey Kaplan of Chicago, Illinois, as he knew his '08 Ford F-250 Super Duty had the right foundation-it was just waiting for him to step things up.
Photo 2/8   |   2008 Ford F250 Super Duty left Front Angle
Corey wanted an unmatched custom sound system and knew he had to look no further than Street Legal Audio in Algonquin, Illinois. Corey was looking for an interior that delivered a level of sound and luxury that Ford designers could only hope to put into a concept truck, but at the same time wouldn't contrast with the rugged capability of the Super Duty. Street Legal took his concept and delivered, with an Alpine IVA-W505 7-inch in-dash monitor that orchestrates the audio and sends video to two Alpine 7-inch visor monitors, one 11-inch Concept monitor in the passenger airbag location, two 17-inch Concept monitors flushed into the rear of the front seats and two 17-inch Concept monitors in the rear doors. Street Legal Audio fabricated two new door panels stuffed with Memphis 6 1/2-inch components, 8-inch Memphis subwoofers, and illuminated "SUPER DUTY" badges on each door. Our favorite addition to the truck is the custom center console that looks a lot like the factory console, just much bigger. The reason for the excess bulk is a 15-inch Memphis Mojo subwoofer that points rearward, filling the cab with bass. A single 2500-watt Memphis amp powers the sub while two 125-watt Memphis four-channel amps deliver power to the door speakers. For added power capacity, four HC 2400 Kinetik batteries were added to the truck, two underhood, and two in the bed. To transform the look of the interior and add some luxury, Street Legal Audio placed black ostrich inserts in each seat and upholstered the door panels, headliner, and middle console in matching material.
Corey thought that the outside of the truck deserved some upscale touches to match the interior. This time he turned to Attitude Performance, Inc. in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where a 7-inch Icon lift was bolted on up front, with Atlas leaf springs and Fabtech ladder bars in the rear. An Attitude Performance indexing ring sorted out the transfer case and their crossmember strengthened the front suspension mounting points. The axles both benefit from Mag-Hytec covers for increased fluid capacity and cooling. The kit made room for 37-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires and 20-inch RBP 94R wheels. RBP was also the go-to company for the Super Duty's grille, side vents, badges, step bars, and of course an exhaust system for the Power Stroke diesel. Fitting the black on black exterior, the truck was outfitted with Recon LED tail lights, mirror lights, third brake light, and smoked headlights. The vinyl wrap was the finishing touch and gave the Super Duty a bold look.
Corey loves cruising in the lap of luxury with a high-quality audio system at the ready and a no-nonsense stance with just the right upscale touches, but good enough is never enough. With the new 2011 Super Duty on the market, we've got a feeling Corey will be building another beast of a hauler to raise the bar. Keep your eyes out Chicago.



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