2008 Ford F-350 4×4 Diesel UpgradesJuly 8th, 2010 by admin
My truck is a 2008 Ford F-350 4×4 Diesel. I chose this truck because it has a great track record and there are many modification options available. My truck is like my loyal companion. I drive it to work, I use it to tow when I camp and I need it for my general hauling needs.
I chose to go with a function over form approach. I want it to look good but quality and function is at the top of my priority list.
Because I camp a lot, desert and mountains are where I go, I needed my truck to be off-road capable. I started with a Pro Comp Double XX 8” Suspension System. Very rugged construction, great ride, and it looks very cool.
The tires that I chose are Pro Comp 37/12.50R-20 X-Treme Mud Terrain Tires. This tire has a very aggressive tread, but it is surprisingly quiet compared to other aggressive tires. This tire also is constructed with a load range “E” rated capacity. It is after all a 1-ton truck.
I chose 20”x9” KMC XD Series Addict Wheels. This is a style solution. These wheels are satin black. They have a real rugged utilitarian look. Black wheels are really in.
Because I get in and out of my truck a lot, and I have kids, I added AMP Power Steps. They retract up when the door is closed. I don’t like the look of the steps, but entry and exit is cake for me and my kids.
To protect my bed and secure cargo I added a Pace Edwards Bed Locker Roll Up Tonneau Cover. This is electric and remote activated. Low profile look, durable and really convenient.
For my front bumper and rear bumper I chose Fab Fours. They really have all the features I wanted. Heavy guage material, D-Rings for vehicle recovery, winch capable and I really liked the fit and style.
I mounted a Warn 16.5K Winch in the front. This is the Big Bad Boy Winch! I had been stuck before, hooked up with my trailer. That wasn’t fun. On top of the front bumper I went with four Light Force 240mm HID Lights. Absolutely great lights for rural night driving.
Recently I added an R4Tech Air over Spring Suspension System for the rear. This has never made maintaining my loaded ride height easier.