Watch a Bare Bones F-250 Evolve Into an Off-Road Beast!

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Dirt Every Day builds a custom F-250 for Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Ultimate Adventure.

Have you ever looked at a stock Ford truck and wonder what it’d take to turn it into an off-roading beast? In this video from Dirty Every Day, a 2013 F-250 Super Duty Regular Cab is put through such a transformation. They turn the boring, white truck into what they call an “off-road trail slayer.”

The biggest structural change happens right off the bat. Unfortunately, Ford doesn’t manufacture an F-250 Super Duty with a 5.5-foot bed, so the guys at Shaffer’s Off Road begin by cutting 16 inches off the frame of the truck, shortening it enough for a “standard” bed.


The major changes happened primarily to the axles. Adding portal boxes and other bells and whistles gave the Super Duty more ground clearance, while also giving it better performance when crawling over rocks. They also installed an Off-Road Design Magnum 205 transfer case in place of the stock transfer case, which obviously wasn’t made for the type of driving they planned on doing.

At first glance, you’d probably notice all the aesthetic changes to the truck. First, and foremost, you see the big 40-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires. Then you’ll see that both doors were removed, and replaced by tube doors. They also modified the front fenders to allow for a roll cage. Then they topped the whole thing off by throwing in a refrigerator in the back. You know, for those cold beverages that make off-roading just a little more fun!

Once they take it out on the trail, you’ll get to see all their good work pay off. This F-250 is truly an off-road trail slayer!

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Charles Dean is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Rennlist, among other auto sites.

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