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  • Bragging Rights Readers’ Rides: Ford and Dodge

Bragging Rights Readers’ Rides: Ford and Dodge

Readers' Rides

Nov 14, 2016
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Photo 2/7   |   1999 Ford F 350 Super Duty
The Beast
Year/Make/Model: ’99½ Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Mike Miller
Hometown: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: BTS 4R100 four-speed automatic, Matt Maier lockup box
Odometer: 190,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 to 18 mpg
Modifications: Irate Diesel Performance T4 kit with an S475 turbo, Gen3 HPOP, Full Force Diesel Performance 375/400 injectors, Gearhead Automotive Performance PHP Hydra chip with tunes from Gearhead and Scott Morris, complete fuel system, reworked heads from The Diesel Shop, ARP head studs, valvesprings, pushrods, water-meth, single-stage nitrous, The Diesel Shop intake plenums, ’07 front end, Harley-Davidson lights, Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, Nitto Dune Grappler tires, fender flares, and traction bars
Owner says: “Future plans include a 1,000hp HEUI setup.”

Photo 3/7   |   2002 Ford Excursion
Photo 4/7   |   2002 Ford Excursion Side
Go Bigger!
Year/Make/Model: ’02 Ford Excursion
Owner: Megan and Jason Fields
Hometown: Mantua, Ohio
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Odometer: 127,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Modifications: Ford blue with Ford charcoal two-tone, front coil spring four-link conversion, 6-inch lift, Fox shocks, 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires, Moto Metal wheels, Cervinis hood, Fusion bumpers, Royalty Core grille, ’05-to-’07 front end, ’08-and-up mirrors, upgraded turbo, Stage 2 injectors, Turbonetics intercooler, CFM+ intake, billet intake manifolds, T500 HPOP, DP-Tuner INFINITY tuner, regulated-return fuel system, and AirDog lift pump
Owner says: “Having kids didn't cramp our lifestyle. Instead, we decided to go bigger! We've always been Power Stroke owners, and between family and work, our Ford Excursion has exceeded our expectations. Paint and all upgrades are done by my husband—Jason Fields—owner of Austin's Paint & Performance Shop in Aurora, Ohio.”

Photo 5/7   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Front Side
Year/Make/Model: ’01 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Sean Griess
Hometown: Kentucky
Engine: ’98 12-valve Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV4500 five-speed manual, single-disc clutch from Kentucky Clutch, upgraded input shaft, upgraded main shaft, and Fifth gear nut
Modifications: 4,000-rpm governor springs, adjustable fuel plate, full-cut delivery valves, Mack Rack plug, International head, ARP head studs, 60-pound valvesprings, custom-made dual air intake, Dynomite Diesel Products Stage 3 injectors, O-ring block and head, marine head gasket, pistons, Scheid Diesel camshaft, 62mm turbo, S&B air filter, 4-inch downpipe to 5-inch dual exhaust to 6-inch tips, Raptor 150-gph lift pump, electric fan, 20x9 Ballistic Jesters from BB Wheels, and lowered 4 inches
Owner says: “The truck used to have an ’01 V-10 engine with an automatic transmission.”
Photo 6/7   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Engine
Photo 7/7   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Front