Colossal And Classy

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Rigid Industries LED Lighting was featured in Truckin’ Magazine August 2014 Cover Story – “Colossal And Classy.”

Think everything isn’t bigger in Texas? When a customer’s 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty rolled into Spring, Texas’ Full Flex Customs, and he wanted it made bigger and badder; but still classy, they knew they had a major project on their hands.

One thing that’s hard to wrap your mind around, is just how clean the truck is. The matte gray wrap with big black wheels is just so subtle-until the bright orange-powdered coated suspension smacks you in the face. The Full Flex Custom’s team was up for the challenge and quickly got to work tearing down the stock suspension.

They started with Bulletproof Suspension’s 16” lift kit, which features Icon/Bulletproof coilovers and bypass shocks. The shop paired it with Atlas Leaf Springs and their own traction bars. Then they used G2 differential covers and powdercoated much of the suspension components in bright orange. Adding big 24 X 12 LRG 101 wheels with 40X15.50R24LT Toyo Open Country M/T tires, allowed the slotted and drilled EBC rotors with Orange Stuff pads to be seen.

Standing tall wasn’t enough, so Full Flex Customs mounted AMP Research power running boards and an Iron Cross front bumper with Rigid Industries Dually LED lights. Behind the Racemesh Trucks’ grille, two 40” Rigid Industries LED lightbars ensure the Super Duty looks ruggedly handsome while lighting the way even under the most extreme conditions. In back, a matching Iron Cross rear bumper, with a Monster Hook and an Undercover Lux tonneau cover finishes things off; but not before Ikon Wraps in San Antonio covered the exterior in its entirety in Arlon matte gray vinyl.

To get a little more giddy-up out of the 6.7L Powerstroke turbodiesel, an H&S Cool Air Intake, Mini Maxx and Pyro were added. Along with a 5” MBRP exhaust, the SD now produces over 525 HP and 940 lb./ft. of torque. Getting from here to there is also aided by the addition of a 50-gallon Transfer Flow fuel tank.

While the Lariat-level leather seating remains stock, the headliner and visors were suede wrapped, and pieces of the dash and interior trim were painted orange and black. Powerbass speakers were used throughout, while a Reckless Rydes’-built sub enclosure holds twin 10” subs under the rear seat.

It’s great when a plan comes together and truck owner Carlos Bustamante of Conroe, Texas couldn’t have been more pleased than to see the end result. He has a truck that can get muddy when the moment presents itself, yet when cleaned up, it looks right at home on the redneck red carpet.

Here is the complete inside build of “Colossal and Classy.”

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