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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Tuxedo Black

Riding in Style No Matter the Occasion

Dan Ward
Dec 2, 2013
Photographers: Dan Ward
A coin has two sides—heads and tails. Make a bet, flip it high in the air, and receive your fate. Whether the coin's heads requires driving to a fine-dining restaurant or tails is going off-roading in a Oklahoma mud hole, Sean Gallagher is prepared to make the most out of either occasion when piloting his 2011 Super Duty. Featuring a big custom-plated suspension and the interior elegance typically found on an exotic European sports car, Sean's Ford is the perfect dual threat vehicle. As a professional baseball player for the Colorado Rockies, Sean knew what he wanted when he picked up his Super Duty, but he wasn't sure how to get there. That's when he made a call to Jim Lewis, of Pro Motorsports, in Scottsdale, Arizona. With the Ford in their temporary possession, the team at Pro Motorsports got to work creating a rig that matched Sean's vision.
A stone cold fact is Super Duty trucks look incredible lifted. Rather than follow the mainstream, Jim and the Pro Motorsports team ordered a 10-inch kit from Rize Industries, and upon delivery, promptly sent it out for a one-off specialty coating. Typically associated with a new penny, shiny copper plating now adorns all of the Rize lift kit components. Against the tuxedo black paint, the contrast is stunning. Choosing the right options for a lift is vital to a quality ride, and Pro Motorsports added only the best on Sean's Ford including single coilover buckets up front with chrome-plated King coilovers and bypass shocks, dual steering stabilizer with King shocks, Rize rear traction bars, and dual King bypass shocks out back. The extra-large lift easily provides the clearance for 38-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires mounted to equally large 24-inch BMF M-80 wheels. Now that the ¾-ton was sky-high, it was time to make the rest of the body match the intimidating stance.
To complement the killer BMF wheels, Pro Motorsports swapped out the factory plastic grille in favor of a full billet aluminum mesh grille, also from BMF. Massive solid-steel Trail Ready bumpers replace the factory units up front and out back. Rigid LED light bars were stuffed in the front bumper, a 52-inch LED light bar was mounted to the roof, and Anzo USA projector lights were added to max out the Ford's rugged looks. Helping the 6.7L turbo-diesel propel the F-250 down the road is a full barrage of diesel power parts including a Bully Dog GT tuner, K&N intake, and Gibson Metal Mulisha exhaust. Aiding in the everyday drivability, the Super Duty's bed now houses a Bedslide and is protected by a Pace Edwards Bedlocker electric tonneau cover.
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Inside the crew cab, Sean has no worries of his truck not impressing the lucky occupants. Pro Motorsports removed the original cloth seat covers and coated the seats in black leather and suede with copper diamond stitching reminiscent of a Bentley. The headliner also received the same treatment, and the factory audio was upgraded with Kicker amps and speakers. A large blow-through was cut into the back cab wall and two Kicker 12-inch subs provide eardrum-busting bass from the enclosure located in the bed. Several key plastic pieces throughout the interior were painted copper, and a new leather and copper-painted Alliance Tech steering wheel replaces the factory vinyl unit.
Front to back, top to bottom, Sean's Super Duty is a perfect example of customizing with class. With high-end luxury found inside and an off-road-capable suspension underneath, Mr. Gallagher should never have to worry about being unprepared no matter the occasion.
Inside the Build
Year Make Model:
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner and City/State:
Sean Gallagher • Tulsa, Oklahoma
Type: 6.7L turbodiesel V-8
Induction: K&N cool-air intake
Exhaust: Gibson Metal Mulisha exhaust
Tune: Bully Dog GT tuner
Built by: Pro Motorsports
Transmission: TorqShift six-speed auto
Rearend: 3.55 gears
Front suspension: Rize 10-inch lift kit with single coilover mount and King coilovers
Rear suspension: Rize 10-inch lift with optional traction bars, King bypass shocks
Brakes: Factory Ford hydra-boost
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 24x10.5 BMF M-80 in Death Metal finish
Tires: 38x13.50R24LT Nitto Trail Grappler M/T



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