Big Blue Part II

Setting the foundation

December 2011 Build Brady L. Kay

In the first installment of this series, which ran in the October issue, we took care of a few cosmetic needs on this nine year old truck. The 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty project is all about taking this strong 7.3L engine and creating a fuel-efficient, towing machine. With so many 7.3L engines still running strong, we wanted to show that with a few specific upgrades you could take an older Ford and breathe new life into her. At least that's what we told ourselves when we decided to actually search for this truck. What we found was this Super Duty that we quickly dubbed Big Blue, based on its raised look and color.

Last issue we added a boost gauge as well as an EGT gauge from Prosport's Premium series and Powerlabs Diesel in Idaho Falls, Idaho helped with the install. We gave Big Blue new Hankook tires from its Dynapro series as well as added the Off-Road, 326 Gloss Black Machined Face wheels that are part of the V-TEC line from Vision Wheel.

Recap

Other quick upgrades included a Diversi-Tech locking hitch, as well as the BedStep and BedStep 2 from AMP Research that really make getting in the bed of the truck easy now.

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