A 643HP 2006 Ford F-250 Built For The Loving Lolly

A Clean and Simple Build for His Number One Fan

Denny Hao
May 25, 2015
Photographers: Denny Hao
People build trucks for many reasons—to go fast, fit bigger tires, make their rigs more capable, and the list goes on. But for Chase Woolsey of San Martin, California, inspiration comes from his twin sister, Lolly. She was always his number one fan and loved all the trucks he built. Sadly, she passed away several years ago, at the same time he bought his ’06 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat crew cab—so he built the truck in her memory.
Putting this truck together was no easy task. Chase started out with a crew cab, longbed pickup—the longest truck Ford manufactures. In order to get it sitting with the right attitude, an FTS suspension lift customized by Toby Lavender at XXX Traction was installed. With custom crossover steering, the truck sports a 13-inch lift in the front, and 9-inch lift in the rear, giving it a nose-high, baja-style rake. Chris Smith was enlisted to build custom shock mounts for the Super Duty to hold two chromed Fox reservoir shocks per corner. With the proper stance, the truck clears 35-inch Interco Super Swamper Iroks wrapped around 20x14 chrome Fuel Hostage wheels.
Photo 2/8   |   Custom 2006 Ford F 250 Rear Three Quarter
To motivate the Super Duty down the road, Chase needed to add some more grunt than the factory provided with the 6.0L turbodiesel V-8 Power Stroke. Filtered air enters the engine via an AFE Stage 2 intake. A Turbonetics Stage 2 turbocharger compresses the intake charge, while a Mishimoto intercooler and AFE BladeRunner intercooler tubes provide air to the engine. With more air, Chase needed to provide more fuel to the mixture. This is where he added 205cc injectors and an Edge Evolution stacked with an Edge Juice Platinum with the “Hot Unlock.” The “Blue Spring Kit” in the fuel pressure regulator and a 58-volt FICM feed even more fuel into the engine. To make sure the engine can handle all the newfound power, the heads on the Power Stroke were fire-ringed and ported. The last power-adder, courtesy of Chase himself, is his size 13 boots!
To get the power to the ground, the Ford 5R110 received some upgraded parts from SunCoast in the form of a billet torque converter and intermediate shaft. Down at the axles, Chase swapped out the factory gears with 4:11s and a Detroit Locker in the rear.
Photo 3/8   |   Fox Shocks And Coil Spring Suspension
With the “go” part of the equation covered, it’s now time to cover the “show” portion. Sean and Mike Renteria’s work can be seen all over the truck in the form of body-color door handles, mirrors, and even the interior dashboard and window switches. Billet inserts were added to the front grille and bumper inserts to further customize the look.
Building a truck this size requires a few helping hands. Steve Caspary from Xtreme Kustom Detail provided tons of guidance on how to build a show-worthy truck. As with all builds, there are lots of last-minute details. Jared Bishop helped Chase put the truck back together for the photo shoot, and Joe made sure the fridge was never short of Red Bulls.
Photo 4/8   |   2006 Ford F 250 Dash
Chase did quite a bit with this truck—before he lifted it, he drag raced it. Now, he uses it to tow his rockcrawler and drive to job sites, where it stands out from all the other vanilla trucks. What’s next for him? A twin-turbo Dodge Ram. This is likely inspired by his buddy Steve, but he gets plenty of support from his local truck clubs: Cali’s Finest and Imperiouz Truck Club. All said and done, we’re sure that no matter what Chase builds next, he’ll make his sister Lolly proud.
SpecSheet
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Ford F-250 crew cab 4x4
Owner: Chase Woolsey
Hometown: San Martin, California
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8 built with fire-ringed heads, ported manifolds, and ported exhaust ports
Induction: AFE Stage 2 intake, Turbonetics Stage 2 turbo, AFE BladeRunner intercooler tubes, and Mishimoto intercooler
Exhaust: Custom 4½-inch downpipe to 5-inch center dump with 18-inch tip
Fueling: Custom 205cc injectors, and 58-volt FICM
Engine Management: Edge Juice Platinum with Hot Unlock, and Edge Evolution stacked
Horsepower/torque: 643 hp/1,286 lb-ft
Transmission: 5R110 with a SunCoast billet torque converter and billet intermediate shaft
Rearend: 4.11:1 gears with a Detroit Locker
Suspension: FTS lift customized at XXX Traction with 13 inches of lift in the front and 9 inches in the rear, Fox reservoir shocks, custom crossover steering setup, and custom rear shock hoops
Interior: Smoothed and color-matched dash, gauge cluster, and window control panels
Exterior/Accessories: Billet inserts were added to the front grille and bumper; smoothed and color-matched mirrors and door handles
Wheels: 20x14 Fuel Hostages
Tires: 35x14.50R20 Super Swamper Iroks
Fuel Economy: 23 to 25 mpg highway; 13 to 16 mpg city
Special Thanks: Steve Caspary Jr. at Xtreme Kustom Details—full detail and helping build the truck. Toby Lavender at XXX Traction—building an awesome crossover steering setup. Chris Smith at House of Diesel—helping with the design of the rear shock hoops to match the front. Sean and Mike Renteria at Renteria Bros.—painting all the exterior plastics and the gauge cluster and smoothing and painting the dash to match the truck. Jared Bishop—helping get the truck back together last minute. Joe R.—supplying the Red Bulls
Fun Fact: That’s a huge exhaust tip.
Photo 5/8   |   Rear Dual Shocks

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