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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Basic Black (Not So)

Posted in Project Vehicles on September 1, 2007 Comment (0)
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Here's a face you can love. No chrome, nine PIAA forward-facing auxiliary lights (there are two rear-facing lights as well), an N-Fab Prerunner bumper, Grillcraft MX Series grille, and an Off Road Unlimited Defender Series one-piece welded roof rack to cap it off.

Going to a high-falutin' party? Don't know what to wear? Well, the fashion-conscious say that you can't go wrong with basic black. Apparently, Ernie Aguilar Jr. knows this because that's the color he chose for his '06 Ford Super Duty F-250 that was built for the greatest automotive party in the world-the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The buildup was a story in itself. The truck was purchased just 12 days before the SEMA show. You'd think with a deadline looming, he'd start wrenching on it right away, but not Aguilar. He and some friends hit the road to Glamis to break the truck in "the right way" on the sand dunes before it went under the wrench. The buildup actually began just one week before SEMA. For the next seven days, the truck underwent a whirlwind buildup that consumed Aguilar's life and took the Super Duty from bone-stock to SEMA-ready.

When it was all said and done, Aguilar's black F-250 was dressed to impress, and it was anything but basic.

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General
Owner: Ernie Aguilar Jr., Montclair, California
Vehicle/Model: '06 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Estimated Value: $70,000

Engine
Type: 6.0L Power Stroke diesel V-8
Aspiration: Fuel injection, K&N intake, RBP stainless steel exhaust
Output, hp/torque (estimated): 491/885 (RBP programmer at max setting)

Drivetrain
Transmission: Stock
Transfer Case: Stock

Suspension
Front: Bulletproof Suspension 12-inch-lift, Fox Racing Shox remote-reservoir coilovers
Rear: Atlas leaf springs, Fox Racing Shox remote-reservoir shock absorbers

Axles/Differentials
Front: Dana 60/Open
Rear: Ford 10.5-inch/Factory limited-slip
Ring-and-pinion: 5.13:1 Yukon

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 20x12 Weld Racing Velociti 8
Tires: 41x14.50-20 Super Swamper IROK Radial

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