Corner Carving with a 425hp 6.0L-Powered F-250? You Bet!
Jason Sands –
Apr 20, 2015
Photo 1/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Passenger Side Front View | 2001 Ford F-250 - Sports Car Killer
Photo 2/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Power Stroke Engine | Many upgrades designed to improve the reliability of the 6.0L Power Stroke engine were performed, including adding ARP head studs and an improved oil cooler. Power is an estimated 425 hp.
Photo 3/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Perrys Fiberglass Products Cowl And Hoodscoop | The cowl and hoodscoop are from Perry’s Fiberglass Products, the same source as the fenders. The fiberglass parts take more than 50 pounds off the truck’s front end.
Photo 4/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Custom Flares | In addition to making the truck a shortbed, Julian flared the rear bedsides. He cut the factory support plates, extended the fenders about 3 inches out, and then fabricated a set of new stainless steel support plates.
Photo 5/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Turbocharger | Julian added a turbocharger from an ’03 6.0L for better response and that ultra-mean variable-geometry turbo whistle. The replacement charger sends 30 psi of boost through the factory intercooler and into the engine.
Photo 6/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Led Lightbar | An eBay-sourced LED lightbar is mounted up front for added looks and extra illumination while navigating twisty roads in the dark.
Photo 7/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Mbrp Intercooler Boot | In addition to the No Limit Performance intake, an MBRP intercooler boot and piping kit adds even more shine to the engine bay. It was also helpful in limiting blown boots, as the aftermarket versions are thicker and tougher than the factory units.
Photo 8/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Fuel Maverick Wheel | There’s a lot going on in the wheel, tire, and brake department. It all starts with a set of 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S tires. Supporting the Nittos are 20x12 Fuel Maverick wheels, and providing stopping power are brake pads and cross-drilled rotors by EBC.
Photo 9/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Billet Specialties Steering Wheel | The interior is a nice departure from what we’re used to seeing, incorporating a billet shift lever, turn signal, tilt lever, and Billet Specialties steering wheel. The dash has also been modified with hammered-aluminum inserts.
Photo 10/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Edge Cts Monitor | An Edge CTS monitor is mounted on the A-pillar and keeps track of boost, exhaust gas temperature, and other engine parameters. Julian reports that through the end of the quarter-mile, the engine only reaches a mellow 1,400-degree EGT.
Photo 11/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Passenger Side Profile | 2001 Ford F-250 - Sports Car Killer
Photo 12/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Upgraded Headlight | Nearly every light on Julian’s rig has been upgraded to either an LED or halogen thanks to DirtyDiesels, including the front headlights, marker lights, and turn signals.
Photo 13/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Auxuiliary Fuel Tank | One work-truck concession that’s a bit of a surprise is this toolbox, which actually doubles as an auxiliary fuel tank. Produced by RDS Aluminum, it provides an extra 40 gallons of fuel for Julian’s longer road trips.
Photo 14/17 | 2001 Ford F250 No Limit Performance Intake | One area where Julian’s diesel differs from many other rigs is that it has a substantial amount of chrome and polished aluminum in the engine bay. This aluminum intake system from No Limit Performance is no exception and is an immediate attention- grabber whenever the hood is popped.
Photo 15/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Sinister Diesel Coolant Filtration Kit | Keeping a 6.0L’s coolant in good shape is a big contributor to the engine’s longevity. As such, a coolant-filtration kit from Sinister Diesel ensures there’s no contamination in the cooling system.
Photo 16/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Fuel Maverick Wheel | The most striking aspect of Julian’s F-250 is its stance, which it gets thanks to a DJM lowering kit and the aggressively styled fiberglass front fenders, which feature a 3-inch flare.
Photo 17/17 | 2001 Ford F250 Mastercraft Seat | One of Julian’s favorite mods is the MasterCraft seats, which work well with the rest of the interior and are quite comfortable on long trips.