2006 Ford F250 Super Duty - Super Duper Big

Wow-Factor In Three Days

Dan Ward
Mar 1, 2007
Photographers: Dan Ward
Photo 2/45   |   2006 Ford F250 Super Duty right View Finished
Super Dutys were built to be lifted. We're sure of it. They just look manly and big, and like Ford says "tough." When it came time to do this month's Fantastic Four truck, many of you wrote in and wanted Ford's 3/4-ton rig to be the guinea pig. We tracked down an '06 4WD model that was bone-stock, but came equipped with the Rancho-suspension package. In order to make the truck stand out among all of the lifted Fords, we contacted Bulletproof Suspensions for its new 12-inch lift. Using King Off-Road coilover shocks in the front, the truck was guaranteed to be sky-high. Out back, huge Atlas leaf springs boosted the rear to a respectable height, and again, King Off-Road shocks were used to damp the travel. For added good looks and rugged terrain capabilities, a set of 40x15.50R22 Toyo Mud Country tires were mounted on 22x10-inch ICCE Off-Road On The Rocks chrome wheels. Adding power to the 6.0L Power Stroke turbodiesel is a K&N Aircharger and a MagnaFlow direct-fit exhaust system. The talented guys at HOT (House of Tints) Motorsports, in Tustin, California, installed all of the serious hardware. There, the guys spent three days making sure the lift went on properly. This was the prototype kit, and they also had to make sure that the truck was ready to conquer the streets and rivers of Southern California. Check out the install, and for more information on how to make your Super Duty look killer, contact the companies in the source box.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time spent working
three full days at the shop
Mechanical DifficultyIntermediate-as long as you have a plasma and can put a jigsaw puzzle together, of course
Tools NeededAir tools, variety of sockets, wrenches, pitman arm puller, prybar, plasma cutter, drill, and large bits
PARTS USED
Bulletproof suspension lift kit for ’06 {{{Ford}}} Super Duty 4WD
$3,950
ICCE Off-Road On the Rocks chrome wheels 22x10-inch
$428 each, at www.superbuytires.com
King Off-Road Racing Shocks 2.5 coilover set
$550 each, two needed
King Off-Road Racing Shocks 2.5 piggyback shocks
$350 each, two needed
K&N Aircharger Kit (PN 63-2546-1)
$270.69 at www.summitracing.com
MagnaFlow direct fit exhaust (PN 15950)
$684.95 at www.summitracing.com
Toyo Mud Terrains 40x15.50R22
$776.00 each, at www.superbuytires.com
Total Cost
A whopping
$11,521.64 (Not including powdercoating, tax, or three days of shop labor)
Photo 45/45   |   2006 Ford F250 Super Duty right View
From The Driver SeatWith the lift kit installed and the intake and exhaust bolted on, we went on a testdrive to see how our newly customized Ford rode and performed. We were impressed with the ride of the Bulletproof kit, though the springs did feel a bit stiff, and the 40-inch Toyo tires definitely made some noise. Braking is our biggest concern right now, as the truck has a hard time slowing down with the factory hardware. The Super Duty did positively respond to the intake and exhaust with a quicker spool-up time and a hearty exhaust note, which was now roaring from the 6.0L. Our biggest complaint would be the overall price tag for the transformation, and the fact that this particular Bulletproof kit did not come with any instructions, and everything did not fit perfectly the first time. We found ourselves scratching our heads more than we should have. We chalked it up to the price of running with the big dogs, and with a 12-inch lift and 40s, who needs to be any bigger, right? The vinyl graphics seen in the photo were immediately added after the shoot and match the boat this truck pulls to the river.

Sources

MagnaFlow
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
800-824-8664
www.magnaflow.com
Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
ICCE Wheels
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
909-944-5351
www.iccewheels.com
King Off-Road Racing Shocks
Garden Grove, CA 92843
714-530-8701
www.kingshocks.com
Hot Motorsports
Santa Ana, CA 92701
hotmotorsports.com

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