2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Flat Black Phoenix - Four Wheeler Magazine

Kyle Virgin of Anchorage, Alaska, decided to skip all of the swaps and just start with a heavy-duty truck. His ’03 Ford Super Duty may have started life with a V-10 engine and eight-lug axles, but it was not originally intended for trail use. Virgin used the pickup for a daily driver for a number of years, but after a bad accident in which his insurance company totaled the pickup, Virgin bought back his truck and gave it a new lease on life as a dedicated trail machine. An NP273 splits the power to the front and rear axles, yet another stock component that is both stout and reliable. The front axle is an open Dana 60, while the rear Sterling 10. 5 has a Detroit Locker. Both axles are fitted with 5. 13 gears to spin the 44-inch Super Swamper Boggers. > The disco trucks of old could never match the articulation offered by the flexible Icon leaf springs on Kyle’s truck. D-rings provide a sturdy extraction point, and the Warn M15000 winch takes care of anything that a strap and the D-rings cannot handle. Source: www.fourwheeler.com