Work Truck Review Readers’ Rides - August 2014

The Staff of 8-Lug
Aug 20, 2014
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Family Affair

Year/Make/Model: 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Patrick Tyrrell
Hometown: Monkton, Maryland
Odometer: 99,821 miles
Fuel Economy: 9 to 19 mpg (towing/highway)
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: FS-2500 bypass filters on both engine and transmission fluids, DieselSite coolant bypass filter, Bullet Proof Diesel EGR cooler, Ford fuel pressure regulator “blue spring” upgrade, Edge Insight CTS, custom straight-pipe exhaust, B&W gooseneck hitch, and 265/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires
Owner says: “This truck serves as my daily driver, toy, and weekend workhorse, so the modifications I’ve done have been for reliability and utility. My family has been Ford owners since my dad bought his first F-150 in 1985.”

Photo 2/3   |   2012 Ram 3500 Front View
Daily Dualie

Year/Make/Model: 2012 Ram 3500
Owner: Clint Young
Hometown: Bristol, Texas
Odometer: 30,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 17 mpg
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 68RFE six-speed automatic
Mods: H&S Mini Maxx tuner, AFE cold-air intake, custom 5-inch exhaust, Kore Racing leveling kit, Tough Country side steps, and 35x12.5R17 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
Owner says: “This truck is my daily driver and tow rig. I did all the mods with only 5,000 miles on the truck and plan to someday install a built Sun Coast transmission, head studs, and new wheels.”

Photo 3/3   |   2008 Ford F 350 Super Duty Front View
Worked Hard

Year/Make/Model: 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Matthew Rempel
Hometown: Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada
Odometer: 110,000 kilometers
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: H&S Mini Maxx programmer, K&N air intake, 4-inch MBRP exhaust, 3-inch Rough Country lift kit, 18x10-inch XD Spy wheels, and 35x12.5R18 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
Owner says: “This is my first diesel and will not be my last. I bought this truck a little more than a year ago and have done all the work myself. It has proven itself time and time again as a workhorse, farm truck, and fun daily driver.”
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