A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant Photo Gallery
Riding High and Mighty
Jason Sands –
Aug 22, 2016
Photo 1/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Drivers Side
Photo 2/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Engine | It's not often that you'll see a compound-turbocharged Ford 6.0L Power Stroke, but Josh wasn't pulling any punches on his engine build. With a conservatively estimated 600 hp, the powerplant moves the big F-350 along at a rapid pace.
Photo 3/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Compound Turbos | With a turbo positioned in the valley of the engine, configuring a compound setup is always a difficult proposition. Fortunately for Josh, Side Action Diesel was able to accomplish such an install, using 65mm VGT high-pressure and 75mm atmospheric ’chargers. The total boost output from this pair is regulated to a mild 50 psi.
Photo 4/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Fuel System | The engine's fuel system was upgraded with Driven Diesel’s regulated-return kit, along with a DieselSite high-pressure oil pump and Maryland Performance Diesel 230hp/100-percent-over injectors. Custom tuning is handled by KEM Performance.
Photo 5/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Mishimoto Radiator | Tucked neatly in front of the atmospheric turbo is a Mishimoto radiator. Since Josh still tows regularly with the truck, it was added to ensure coolant temperature remains low when the engine is working hard.
Photo 6/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Side Action Diesel Transmission | The Ford 5R110 five-speed automatic transmission is perhaps one of the truck’s most overbuilt components. Since Josh only wanted to do the job once, the unit received a SunCoast Diesel Transmissions torque converter and a number of internal upgrades. Assembly was performed by Side Action Diesel.
Photo 7/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Front Suspension And Fender Flares | Josh wanted lock-to-lock turning even with big, 37-inch tires, so a set of Bushwacker fender flares was included in the build, allowing the Ford to retain its turning radius.
Photo 8/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Rear Suspension | Speaking of tires, four 37x13.50R22 Fuel Mud Gripper tires are mounted on 22x10 wheels (also from Fuel) and give the big rig plenty of traction in virtually all situations.
Photo 9/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Interior | The interior is one area where Josh keeps things simple and utilitarian. Other than the seat covers, the only addition is a three-gauge A-pillar pod, which houses instruments used to monitor boost, exhaust gas temperature, and transmission temperature.
Photo 10/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 T Rex Grille | A grille from T-Rex Billet Grilles was also added and complements the winch and Line-X covered bumpers quite nicely.
Photo 11/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Road Armor Rear Bumper | The rear bumper was also given a hitch support and a backup camera that's especially helpful when towing.
Photo 12/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Side View
Photo 13/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Rear Side
Photo 14/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Airdog | A simple high-pressure AirDog II 165-gph lift pump designed specifically for the Power Stroke sends fuel to the engine.
Photo 15/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Train Horns | A Hornblasters true train horn is mounted underneath the rear of the F-350 for when Josh really needs to move traffic out of the way.
Photo 16/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Rearend | Josh debated a gearing change, but it turned out the truck responded pretty well with the factory 3.73 gears. A Detroit Truetrac differential was also added for improved traction, and a Mag-Hytec cover for cooling.
Photo 17/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Front Steering | It's always a good idea to beef up a lifted truck's steering, so Josh made sure to include Pro Comp steering stabilizers with the substantial suspension raise.
Photo 18/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Shocks | Twin remote-reservoir shocks are located at the front corners of the F-350 to offset the weight of the diesel engine.
Photo 19/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Promax Winch | Although it was clean for our photo shoot, Josh's truck does see a bit of off-roading. In the event he ever gets stuck, there's a 12,000-pound Warn Spydura ProMax winch that can be used for a rescue.
Photo 20/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Road Armor Bumper | Line-X–coated Road Armor bumpers are mounted both fore and aft on Josh's F-350. The front bumper also incorporates PIAA driving lights to make the night extra bright.
Photo 21/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Traction Bars | Wheelhop can be a big problem under hard acceleration—especially for a lifted truck. Pro Comp traction bars keep the rear axle under control on Josh’s rig.
Photo 22/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Amp Steps | Side steps like these AMP Research pieces are useful additions, particularly since the truck is more than a foot taller than factory height.
Photo 23/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Cervini Hood | A color-matched hood from Cervini’s Auto Designs was added to dissipate engine heat and give the F-350 a bit more style.
Photo 24/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Front | A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant
Photo 25/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Front Side | A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant
Photo 26/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Mud Gripper | A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant
Photo 27/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Rear | A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant
Photo 28/28 | 2004 Ford F 350 Side | A 600hp 6.0L Power Stroke Makes Josh Palm's Lifted 2004 Ford F-350 a Very Forceful Giant