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Of Paramount Importance: A Texas-Sized 2016 Ford F-250

Of Paramount Importance

Eddie Maloney
Oct 12, 2017
Photographers: Eddie Maloney, Glenn Elliott
If there is one thing Asa Bynum loves, it’s vehicles! Asa buys and sells automobiles for a living, so when he bought his ’16 Ford F-250 King Ranch, he immediately saw it as a roving billboard for his company, Ray’s Auto Sales. But like any automotive gearhead, it was hard for him to leave his truck stock. Asa had been following truck builds managed by Cris Payne on social media for quite some time, and although he knew the cost, time, and effort involved in building a show truck for SEMA, he decided it was time to transform the factory Ford. Along the way, Asa had several people tell him he would never make it into SEMA, which only motivated him to prove them wrong. Once the build was rendered, the truck was sent to Da Drop Shop in Midland, Texas, where the “SEMA-ization” took place.
Photo 2/18   |   Paramount 2016 Ford F 250 Rear
Paramount Automotive—which custom designs and manufactures products, including grilles, fender flares, truck bumpers, running boards, and racks—came on board as the major sponsor of Asa’s Ford, supplying a set of front and rear bumpers, a grille, and a new set of side steps. The factory suspension was sent to the dumpster in favor of a mixture of custom-fabricated parts from McGaughy’s Suspension and Carli Suspension. Some of the other exterior parts installed include InfiniteRule Security locks, Monster Hooks swivel hooks, HornBlasters train horns, lightbars from Off Road LED Bars, Recon headlights and taillights, an UnderCover bedcover, and a CargoGlide slideout.
Photo 3/18   |   Paramount 2016 Ford F 250 Suspension
Asa’s favorite parts of the truck are the 24x14 Grid Off-Road GF4 forged wheels—wrapped in 38-inch Interco Sniper tires—and the wrap created by ECD Customs of Ontario, Canada. Declaring the factory leather interior of the King Ranch good to go, Asa opted for no further upgrades. He also chose to keep the drivetrain virtually stock, with the exception of a full Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust and an Edge tuner, which allows him to change tunes for driving conditions on the fly.
Asa is very grateful for all the people who came aboard, and he especially thanks all those who told him he would never make it to the SEMA show. Although SEMA was mostly a dream for Asa, Paramount Automotive placed the truck in its booth. Asa is still using his truck as a daily driven mobile billboard for his company, but he stated that it’s also been a great marketing tool for his sponsors. With Texas being the truck capital of the United States, he has been able to gain more business buying and selling lifted trucks.
Photo 4/18   |   Paramount 2016 Ford F 250 Side View

SpecSheet:

Year/Make/Model: ’16 Ford F-250 King Ranch
Owner: Asa Bynum
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: Factory 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic
Odometer: 8,000 miles
Exhaust: Magnaflow
Engine Management: Edge Insight CTS
Horsepower/torque: 360 hp/900 lb-ft
Suspension: McCaughy’s and Carli
Interior: Factory leather, Husky Liners floor mats
Exterior/Accessories: UnderCover bedcover; CargoGlide slideout; HornBlasters train horns; Paramount Automotive grille, side steps, and front and rear bumpers; InfiniteRule Security locks; Monster Hooks; Off Road LED bars lightbars; Recon headlights and taillights; Bulldog Winch; R1 Concepts brakes; BOLT locks
Paint/Wrap: Custom wrap by ECD Customs
Wheels: 24x14 Grid Off-Road GF4 two-piece forged
Tires: 38x13.50R24 Interco Sniper
Special Thanks: Cris Payne, Paramount Automotive for SEMA placement, family, and Da Drop Shop

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