Brand New Super Duty Receives Killer Upgrades

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Most people are afraid to tear into a new truck, but not the owner of this Super Duty!

Buying a brand new truck is an exciting and often nerve racking experience. Given the high cost of trucks these days, you might be extra cautious with it for a while. But as time goes by, you become a little more comfortable and maybe start to make some mods. However, none of the above applies to Ford Truck Enthusiasts member Bigaaron. In fact, the paint was barely dry on his brand spankin’ new Super Duty when he started wrenching on it!

“I figure it will be fun to make a build thread for my new project, and keep all the pics in one place. As I install parts I will post pics. The goal is 11″+ travel in the front with 4″ of lift, and whatever I can get out of the rear with Deaver springs and longer shocks. I’ll also be doing some audio system upgrades with some pretty nice equipment.”

With a little bit of research and some friendly advice, the OP settled on a parts list.

“After almost 2 weeks of online research my list is looking like:
King high mount steering stabilizer 
King 2.5″ x 12″ internal bypass shocks with compression adjustment on the remote reservoir
Pure Performance 4-link conversion (X Factor Plus, without the rear lift blocks or u-bolts)
Deaver progressive rear springs (stock height with a little less spring rate and more wheel travel)
20″ Ion 134 wheels (20×9, 0 offset, 8×170)
37×13.5R20 tires (maybe 38″).”

And with that, the stock Super Duty was well on its way to a total transformation!

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Soon, the audio upgrades arrived as well.

“I have a JL Audio RD 900/5 amp, JL TwK 88 sound processor and active crossover, Hertz 280.3 38mm tweeters, Morel 6.5″ mids, and a JL 12TW3 shallow mount woofer that is going in a 1 cu/ft custom box behind the rear seat. I also ordered a PAC AP4-FD21 amplifier interface.”

Ultimately, the OP settled on a set of larger Maxxis rubber, measuring in at 38×13.50. Next, the steering stabilizer went on without too much trouble. Nothing like working on a brand new truck! With the suspension parts and tires in house, this Super Duty project was really starting to come together. Not to mention looking pretty badass!

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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