Why They Call This Ford F-250 “The Commander”

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Have you ever started a “simple” weekend project or week long project, and have it go on for a month, a year, or even longer? If you have, then you can identify with Jose Quintero and his 2013 Ford F-250 project.

According to Truck Trend, Jose initially enlisted the help of a couple of buddies to fix up his truck, lift it, and show it off at meets and what not, but what initially started as a quick job, ended up lasting over six months, and saw every nut and bolt removed, customized and put back on. Needless to say, Jose’s budget inflated accordingly.

Once the project was complete, and the 10-inch Fabtech kit with a four-link, Dirt Logic 4.0 coilovers, D.L. hydraulic bumpstops were installed, the Crown brake lines had to be flipped 180 degrees to make the line point down. Custom sway bar endlinks were fabricated to use the factory link joints to give it more of a factory look, and the ABS and vacuum lines were extended and dropped down to the axle along the back side of the limit strap to hide the lines. Then it was finally time to show it off.

Performance wise the Commander features a ceramic-coated H&S EGR delete kit, K&N intake, H&S Mini Max tuner, polished turbo inlet tube, and 4-inch Diamond Eye exhaust. And when it comes to eye candy, basically every single part was removed, powder coated or painted, and slapped back on. Not to mention the customer painted graphics.

Perhaps now you get an idea why this Ford is dubbed “The Commander.” Though there’s one thing we don’t know, and that’s how much Jose actually spent to get his truck the way he wanted it…

Read more about it and see more photos at Truck Trend here.


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Via Truck Trend

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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