XOR - Xtreme Off-Road Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

AMP Research
Running Boards, PowerSteps, Aluminum, Black Anodized, 6.00 in. Width, 13.75 in. Drop, Ford, Pair
ARB 4x4 Accessories
ARB Intensity LED Driving Lights - Flood Beam (AR32F)
ARB 4x4 Accessories
New ARB Ford Super Duty Deluxe Modular Winch Bumper, Fog lights provided as standard with each kit
BDS Suspension
6" 4-Link Lift Kit - Ford F250/F350 4WD, With Front Coilover Shock Upgrade
Black Knight Off Road Lighting
Mini Xtreme Series 3" LED Light Bar
Black Knight Off Road Lighting
Xtreme Series 50" LED Light Bar
Covercraft
Carhartt SeatSaver Custom Seat Cover: 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat Second Row Crew Cab With 60/40-split Bench Seat With 3 Adjustable Headrests Without Fold Down Armrest (BN Carhartt Brown)
Covercraft
Carhartt SeatSaver Custom Seat Covers: 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat First Row With Bucket Seats With Adjustable Headrests Seat Airbags (BN Carhartt Brown)
Decked
Ford Super Duty 2009 through current year with a 6ft 9in bed length
Diablo Sport, Inc.
Computer Chip/Module, Extreme Power Puck, Ford, 6.7L Diesel, Each
Dupli-Color
Paint, Spatter, Enamel, Textured, Gray/White, 11 oz., Aerosol, Each
Dupli-Color
VHT, Paint, Roll Bar, Epoxy, Satin, Black, 11 oz., Aerosol Spray Can, Each
Edwards Ironworkers
55 Ton Edwards Ironworker with Hydraulic Accessory Pack option; 10 Ton Bender, 15 Ton Horizontal press,Tubing Roller and 40 Ton Shop Press.
RackWorks
Rubicon Series Standard, modular design is the only cargo rack on the market with built in LED light mounts on every side, front facing dual 50” LED light bar mounts
The Florida International Rally and Motorsports Park
The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park is the premier action sports facility in Florida; offering rally and road racing driver training, security and military tactical driver training, a full-service outdoor event facility and more
The Industrial Depot
Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
Warn Industries
Winch, Electric, Zeon Platinum, 12 V, 10,000 lb., Hawse Fairlead, 100 ft. Line, Wireless Remote, Each

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> A GOOD WORK TRUCK NEEDS TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING THE DAY THROWS ITS WAY.

SO WE'RE FITTING OUR FORD WITH TONS OF RUGGED EQUIPMENT INCLUDING A HIGH CAPACITY WINCH, PLENTY OF SECURE STORAGE, AND SOME CREATURE COMFORTS FOR LONG DAYS ON THE JOB. PLUS IT'S FAST, FUN, AND AFFORDABLE. HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN GRASS ROOTS RALLY RACING.

(IAN)>> NOT TOO LONG AGO WE PULLED THIS 2011 F-250 INTO THE SHOP JUST TO THROW A COUPLE

OF UPGRADES AT IT. WE'RE TRYING TO BUILD A GOOD LIFTED STREET TRUCK AND EVERYDAY DRIVER WORK TRUCK. NOW IT'S ALREADY UP SIX INCHES IN THE AIR ROLLING ON SOME NEW TIRES AND WHEELS. TODAY OUR GOAL IS TO CONVERT THIS THING INTO AN ACTUAL USABLE WORK TRUCK. AND WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WORK TRUCKS IN THE WORLD OFF ROAD, WELL THERE'S ONE TRUCK THAT'S ALWAYS PRETTY DARN COOL. THEY'RE CALLED CHASE TRUCKS AND THEY ARE THE WORK HORSES OF ANY GOOD OFF ROAD RACING TEAM. DESIGNED TO HAUL PARTS AND GEAR TO REMOTE PIT LOCATION, AND PROVIDE SUPPORT ON THE RACE COURSE. THAT IS THE INSPIRATION FOR OUR F-250, A CHASE TRUCK INSPIRED DAILY DRIVER PICK UP. AND IT'S GONNA START WITH SOME RECOVERY EQUIPMENT. ON A DEDICATED CHASE TRUCK THE FRONT BUMPER IS MODIFIED OR UPGRADED TO PROTECT THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK WHEN IT'S OFF ROAD, GIVE YOU A SPOT TO MOUNT A WINCH TO HELP YOU RECOVER YOUR RACE VEHICLE, AND THE PROVISION TO ADD OFF ROAD LIGHTING. NOW WE'RE GONNA BE UPGRADING THE BUMPER ON OUR EVERYDAY CHASE TRUCK FOR THE EXACT SAME REASONS, BUT WE WANTED A BUMPER THAT WOULD ALSO

WORK WELL ON A RIG THAT YOU'RE GONNA DRIVE ON THE STREET MOST OF THE TIME. AND THAT IS WHY WE CHOSE THIS ARB MODULAR BUMPER SYSTEM. NOW THE NAME KINDA SAYS IT ALL CAUSE IT WILL SHOW UP IN MODULAR PIECES THAT YOU BOLT TOGETHER.

BUT THE NEAT THING ABOUT THE ARB BUMPER SYSTEM IS THAT ALTHOUGH IT'S INCREDIBLY STRONG, IT'S ALSO VERY LIGHT WEIGHT, AND IT WILL NOT EFFECT THE FACTORY AIR BAG SENSORS IN THE TRUCK. AND THAT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU PLAN TO DRIVE THE TRUCK ON THE STREET A LOT. NOW THE STRENGTH FOR THE ARB BUMPER IS ACTUALLY

PICKED UP UNDERNEATH. THEY USE A UNIQUE WEBBING DESIGN TO GET YOU THE STRENGTH THAT YOU NEED WITHOUT JUST ADDING A BUNCH OF THICK PLATE ONTO THE BUMPER. AND IT COMES IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SETUPS, BASICALLY A BASE BAR, A CENTER BULL BAR, AND WINGS TO PROTECT THE HEADLIGHTS. AND YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO BOLT IT TOGETHER. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS ASSEMBLE AND THEN INSTALL.

FIRST STEP, MOUNT THE WINGS TO THE CENTER BUMPER ASSEMBLY. INSTALL THE INCLUDED FOG LIGHTS AND BOLT UP THE CENTER BAR TO THE LOWER BASE BUMPER. THE WINCH FOR THIS RIG IS A WARN ZEON 10-S EQUIPPED WITH 100 FEET OF WARN'S SPYDURA SYNTHETIC ROPE. THE HIGH SPEED MOTOR AND HEAT TREATED GEARS DELIVER 20 PERCENT FASTER LINE SPEED. THE WINCH BOLTED INTO THE BUMPER, USING THE ENGINE CRANE, THE BUMPER ASSEMBLY IS SLID OVER THE TRUCK'S FACTORY FRAME RAIL, BOLTED IN PLACE USING THE SUPPLIED HARDWARE. FINISHING EVERYTHING OFF WILL BE A SET OF ARB INTENSITY LED LIGHTS. NOW IF WE WERE BUILDING A DEDICATED CHASE TRUCK, THE

NEXT STEP WOULD BE TO PULL THE BED OFF OF THIS PICKUP AND REPLACE IT WITH WHAT'S COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS A SERVICE BED. IT'S A BIG SQUARE BED WITH A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT COMPARTMENTS IN IT TO STORE THE GEAR THAT WE'D NEED TO SUPPORT THE RACE TEAM. THE PROBLEM IS THEY'RE NOT REALLY FEASIBLE TO USE IN AN EVERYDAY SITUATION.

YOU CAN'T THROW A FOUR BY EIGHT SHEET OF PLYWOOD IN THE BACK OF A SERVICE BED. HECK YOU CAN'T EVEN FIT FOUR LARGE WHEELS AND TIRES. IT HAS A VERY SMALL STORAGE COMPARTMENT. SO FOR THIS TRUCK, SINCE WE PLAN TO USE IT

EVERYDAY, I FOUND A DIFFERENT SOLUTION. THIS IS THE DECKED IN BED STORAGE SYSTEM. NOW IT BASICALLY REPLACES THE ENTIRE BED FLOOR IN THE BACK OF OUR PICK UP. THIS IS JUST THE DRIVER'S SIDE. NOW THE NICE THING IS IT CAN HANDLE A SERIOUS LOAD. IT CAN HANDLE 2,000 POUNDS OF CARGO BEING STACKED ON TOP OF THIS NEW BED FLOOR THAT WE'VE NOW BASICALLY RAISED UP JUST ABOUT 12 INCHES OVER STOCK. BUT THAT 12 INCHES GIVES ME TWO FULL LENGTH PULL OUT DRAWERS. IT'LL GIVE ME TONS OF STORAGE IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. PLUS IT'S LOCKABLE SAFE STORAGE WHEN THIS THING IS INSTALLED. THEY ALSO HAVE SOME QUICK ACCESS STORAGE BINS THAT THEY CALL AMMO CANS AT ALL FOUR CORNERS FOR SMALLER ITEMS. AND THE BEST THING IS IS IT JUST LOCKS INTO PLACE IN OUR BED USING THE FACTORY CARGO TIE DOWNS. TO START THE INSTALL THE CAB END OF THE BED TIE DOWNS NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW BRACKETS. THE DRIVER'S SIDE DECK UNIT IS DROPPED INTO THE BED. THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR IS DROPPED IN AS WELL AND BOLTED UP TO THE CENTER IBEAM. THE DRAWER ASSEMBLIES ARE SLID UNDER THE DECK AND THE WHEELS ARE BOLTED UP.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT, A ROOF RACK SYSTEM FOR EVEN MORE STORAGE, AND IT LOOKS COOL TOO! PLUS...

(RANDY)>> THE FUN IS GETTING THE CAR AS NEAR TO THE LIMIT WITHOUT CRASHING INTO A TREE.

(IAN)>> ANOTHER DEFINING FEATURE OF ALMOST ANY CHASE TRUCK THAT YOU SEE IS WHAT'S CALLED A CHASE RACK. IT'S KINDA A COMBINATION OF A ROOF RACK AND A BED CAGE ASSEMBLY. IT'S USED TO CARRY SPARE TIRES FOR THE TRUCK AS WELL AS THE RACE CAR, FUEL JUG, SPARE PARTS, TOOLS. AND THEN ON THE ROOF RACK OF THE TRUCK JUST ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT WON'T FIT IN THE BED. NOW I'M GONNA BUILD A HYBRID CHASE RACK. I'M GONNA DO SOME CUSTOM FAB IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK BUT ABOVE THE CAB I'M GONNA USE THIS ROOF RACK SYSTEM THAT WE GOT FROM RACK WORKS. NOW THIS IS AN ALL ALUMINUM MODULAR STYLE ROOF RACK ASSEMBLY. THE PANELS ARE AVAILABLE IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SET UPS. YOU CAN GET SOLID PANELS OR THEY CAN BE PUNCHED FOR MANY DIFFERENT OFF ROAD LIGHTING OPTIONS. YOU SIMPLY BOLT IT ALL TOGETHER, THEN THE CENTER IS SECURED USING THESE EXTRUDED ALUMINUM STRIPS. AND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO USE THESE SMALL LITTLE CAPTURED NUTS TO ADD THINGS LIKE CLAMPS FOR BICYCLES OR GEAR BAGS, OR ANYTHING THAT YOU'RE GONNA NEED TO SECURE ON THE ROOF OF YOUR TRUCK. THE BEST THING IS CAUSE IT'S ALL LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM, IT WON'T PUT A LOT OF ADDITIONAL WEIGHT ON THE ROOF OF OUR TRUCK BUT GIVE US A BUNCH OF STORAGE.

THE RACK MOUNTS TO THE ROOF OF THE TRUCK USING NUTSERTS THAT ARE INSTALLED INTO THE ROOF SKIN AND THE SUPPLIED BRACKETS.

INCH AND THREE QUARTER TUBING IS THEN CUT AND BENT TO CREATE REAR KICKERS THAT MOUNT TO BED RAILS AND THE RACK WITH SOME TABS.

NOW THE TUBING THAT I'VE ADDED TO THE BACK OF OUR ROOF RACK TO TURN INTO A CHASE RACK NOT ONLY ADDS A LOT OF STYLE TO THE BACK OF THIS PICKUP,

IT ALSO HAS A FUNCTION. SEE MY PLAN IS TO GO ALONG WITH THE RACE TYPE THEME OF THIS TRUCK, I WANT TO HAVE TWO SPARE TIRES IN THE BED JUST LIKE YOU SEE ON A TRUE CHASE TRUCK. BUT I CAN'T JUST HAVE THEM LIKE SITTING IN THE BED, THEY'LL ROLL OUT. SO I'LL USE THIS TUBE AND ANCHOR THE TIRES TO IT. THE OTHER NICE THING, BY KICKING THIS TUBE TO THE INSIDE, I ACTUALLY HAVE THE PERFECT SPOT TO DROP A FIVE GALLON FUEL JUG. THEN I CAN SIMPLY LOCK IT INTO PLACE BY USING THE SPARE TIRE AND A COUPLE OF EXTRA TUBES ON THE RACK. ALL I HAVE TO DO NOW IS MATCH THIS TUBE ON THE OTHER SIDE. I'LL BRING THE TUBE FORWARD, DROP IT DOWN ON

THE FRONT OF THE BED, MAKE A CROSS TUBE, THEN THIS ROOF RACK HAS BECOME A CHASE RACK.

JUST A COUPLE MORE ITEMS TO FINISH UP OUR CHASE RACK. IT'S GONNA START WITH ONE OF THESE LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM RACING JACKS THAT I PICKED UP AT OUR LOCAL PARTS STORE. IT'LL JUST BE EASIER TO USE THIS IF WE EVER NEED

TO SERVICE THE TRUCK THAN GETTING OUT THE FACTORY JACK UNDERNEATH THE BACK SET. SOME ADDITIONAL LIGHTING CAUSE OUR RACK WORKS ROOF RACK HAS PROVISIONS FOR THIS SMALL LITTLE CUBE LIGHTS THAT I GOT FROM BLACK NIGHT LIGHTING. THEY'LL GO IN THE BACK OF THE RACK POINTED DOWN AT THE BED.

THEY'LL BE WORK LIGHTS IF WE'RE EVER OUT IN THE DARK. AND THEN SOMETHING YOU'LL SEE ON ALMOST EVERY CHASE TRUCK AND ALMOST EVERY OFF RACE TRUCK IS ONE OF THESE HUGE 50 INCH LED BARS. NOW I ALSO GOT THIS ONE FROM BLACK NIGHT LIGHTING. IT'LL GIVE US TONS OF LIGHT OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK AND OUR ROOF RACK HAS BRACKETS THAT MAKE MOUNTING IT EASY AS PIE.

TWO HOOPS ARE ADDED TO THE RACK TO HELP KEEP THE SPARE TIRE SECURE AND IN PLACE. THEN THE RACK IS REMOVED AND IS PAINTED WITH SOME DUPLICOLOR SPATTER PAINT FOR TEXTURE, FOLLOWED BY SEVERAL COATS OF VHT ROLL BAR AND CHASSIS PAINT. FINALLY THE SPARES ARE LOCKED INTO POSITION WITH A COUPLE OF RATCHET STRAPS.

(ANNOUNCER)>> FROM DAILY DRIVERS TO FULL FLEDGED RACE RIGS, ALMOST ANY VEHICLE CAN COMPETE AT RALLY RACING. PLUS PROJECT EVERYDAY CHASE HITS THE ROAD.

(IAN)>> WE'RE HERE AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL RALLY AND MOTORSPORTS PARK FOR ONE THING, RALLY!

(RANDY)>> YOU RUN RAIN, SNOW, FOG, DARK, DAYLIGHT, YOU DON'T STOP. ( )>> I'M JUST HAVING A BLAST, LIKE, YOU KNOW,

THE ADRENALINE IS SO HIGH RIGHT NOW.

(EDUARDO)>> WHEN I WAS YOUNG GROWING UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE USED TO GO OUT AND DRIVE CARS IN THE EVERGLADES DIRT ROADS. AND THEN IT JUST BECAME PROGRESSIVELY AN ADDICTION.

(RANDY)>> THE FUN IS LIKE ANY RACING, IS GETTING THE CAR AS NEAR TO THE LIMIT AS YOU CAN GET IT WITHOUT CRASHING INTO A TREE.

(IAN)>> STAGE RALLY IS A SERIES OF TIMED RACES OR

STAGES, WHICH ARE USUALLY SEVERAL MILES LONG. VEHICLES START AT ONE MINUTE INTERVALS SO EVERYONE HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF DRIVING ON AN EMPTY ROAD WITH MINIMAL DUST. THE TOUGHEST COMPETITOR IS THE ROAD ITSELF. TAKING A TURN TOO HOT CAN TAKE YOU OUT OF

COMPETITION IN AN INSTANT. ADDING TO THE CHALLENGER, NO PRERUNNING IS ALLOWED. FORTUNATELY DRIVERS AREN'T RUNNING COMPLETELY BLIND. THE CODRIVER CONSTANTLY FEEDS THEM DETAILS ABOUT THE ROAD AHEAD.

USING A BOOK OF PACE NOTES. ALL THE TURNS, JUMPS, AND OTHER HAZARDS ARE TYPED OUT IN SHORT HAND. COMMUNICATING THIS INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY DURING THE HEAT OF BATTLE REQUIRES GREAT CONCENTRATION, MAKING A TRUSTWORTHY CODRIVER A CRUCIAL MEMBER OF THE RACE TEAM.

(SHARON)>> THE CODRIVER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT, THEY'RE THE BOSS OF THE CAR. YOU HAVE A BOOK WITH COURSE NOTES.

I HAVE TO READ THEM AHEAD OF TIME SO THEY KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING BECAUSE SOME OF THE TURNS ARE BLIND. THEY CAN'T SEE IT.

(EDUARDO)>> SO HE'S ACTUALLY IN MORE CONTROL THAN I AM BECAUSE IF HE TELLS ME TO GO LEFT ONE, WHICH IS A VERY TIGHT TURN, AND IT'S ACTUALLY A RIGHT ONE WE CRASH. YOU HAVE A VERY CLOSE BOND AND A VERY CLOSE INTERACTION BETWEEN DRIVER AND NAVIGATOR, AND THAT'S

PRETTY COOL FOR A MOTOR SPORT.

(IAN)>> IF YOU LIKE FAST PACED GRASS ROOTS RACING, YOU'LL LOVE STAGE RALLY. BUT IF YOU DON'T FEEL READY TO GO FULL THROTTLE IN TIGHT WOODS OR KEEP TRACK OF TIMING, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF GREAT WAYS TO GET STARTED. FIRST IS RALLY CROSS.

LIKE RALLY RACING, IT FEATURES A MIX OF ON AND OFF ROAD SECTIONS. BUT STAGES ARE SHORTER, THE TERRAIN IS SMOOTHER AND MORE OPEN. PLUS THE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED IS LITTLE MORE THAN TRADITIONAL SAFETY BELTS, A HELMET, AND YOUR TRUSTED DAILY DRIVER.

(RANDY)>> YOU DO THE SAME THING WE'RE DOING, IT'S JUST AT A LITTLE SLOWER SPEEDS AND THEY DON'T GET NEAR TREES SO YOU CAN TEAR YOUR CAR UP OR GET HURT.

(IAN)>> ANOTHER OPTION IS VOLUNTEERING AT THE NEAREST STAGE RALLY.

ALMOST ALL RALLIES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE STAFFED

BY VOLUNTEERS WHO HANDLE EVERYTHING FROM TIMING THE RACE TO SWEEPING THE COURSE FOR BROKEN DOWN VEHICLES AND OTHER SAFETY CONCERNS. THEY ARE THE LIFE BLOOD OF RALLY RACING. VOLUNTEERING PROVIDES A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE FOR

FUTURE RALLY CAR DRIVERS.

(MATTHEW)>> SPECTATING, CREWING, VOLUNTEERING, THAT'S HOW YOU GET STARTED. THEN GET A GOOD JOB, GO TO COLLEGE, AND BUILD A CAR.

(IAN)>> TODAY'S RALLY WAS DEMANDING. AFTER 40.1 MILES OF INTENSE COMPETITION ONLY EIGHT OUT OF 15 CARS CROSSED THE FINISH LINE. COMING IN FIRST WERE EDUARDO AND ALEJANDRO

BANCALARI IN THEIR TWO POINT FIVE LITER SUBARU WRX. AN IMPRESSIVE FINISH CONSIDERING THIS IS

ALEJANDRO'S FIRST RALLY. AS FOR EDUARDO, HE HAS ONE QUESTION.

(EDUARDO)>> WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE DO THIS?

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP A COUPLE OF QUICK UPGRADES AND OUR FORD IS READY FOR A SHAKEDOWN RUN.

(IAN)>> WE'VE MADE REALLY GOOD HEADWAY, COMPLETELY CHANGING THE LOOKS OF THIS 2011 FORD F-250. BUT BEFORE I TAKE IT OUT FOR ITS FINAL TEST DRIVE, THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANT TO TAKE CARE OF. FIRST, A LITTLE MORE POWER OUT OF THAT DIESEL ENGINE UNDERNEATH THE HOOD TO COMPENSATE FOR OUR LARGER WHEELS AND TIRES.

NORMALLY WE'D BE PLUGGING INTO THE OBD TWO PORT UNDERNEATH THE DASH AND REFLASHING THE FACTORY COMPUTER. BUT INSTEAD ON THIS TRUCK I'M GONNA USE THE NEW DIABLO SPORT EXTREME POWER PUCK. NOW THIS GOES UNDERNEATH THE HOOD AND INSTALLS INLINE WITH THE FORD'S FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR.

NOW THAT'LL GIVE US UP TO 100 HORSEPOWER AND 200 POUND FEET OF TORQUE, ALL CONTROLLED BY ONE KNOB THAT WE INSTALL ON THE DASH THAT WE CAN COMPLETELY ADJUST WHILE DRIVING THE TRUCK. THE NICE THING ABOUT THE POWER PUCK IS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT REFLASHING THE FACTORY COMPUTER THERE'S NO DIGITAL RECORD OF THIS BEING INSTALLED. PLUS FOR YOU GUYS WHO ARE JUST SEARCHING FOR GOBS OF POWER THIS IS STACKABLE WITH OTHER DIABLO SPORT TUNERS FOR IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BURN THE RUBBER

OFF THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK.

THE FACTORY LEATHER SEATING ON THIS FORD IS CLEAN AND SHARP, AND WE WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. SO TO PROTECT THE INTERIOR A SET OF COVERCRAFT SEAT SAVERS ARE INSTALLED. THEY SIMPLY SLIDE OVER THE FACTORY SEATS AND GIVE THEM THE DURABILITY YOU'D EXPECT FROM A GOOD SET OF CARHARTT WORK PANTS.

AWESOME! THE LAST ITEM WE'RE GONNA INSTALL ON OUR F-250 IS

SOMETHING I CONSIDER A MUST HAVE FOR ANY LIFTED

STREET TRUCK, AND THAT IS A SET OF MOTORIZED RUNNING BOARDS LIKE THESE POWER STEPS FROM AMP RESEARCH. I LIKE THEM CAUSE THEY'RE HIDDEN UP OUT OF THE WAY

BEHIND THE ROCKER PANEL. YOU DON'T SEE THEM WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING THE TRUCK BUT WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR AND NEED TO GET OUT OR IN THEY'LL DEPLOY DOWN WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS TO GIVE YOU A GOOD STEP TO STAND ON TO GET IN AND OUT OF YOUR RIG. AND THEY CAN HANDLE A SEVERE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT, UP TO 600 POUNDS PER BOARD PER SIDE. NOW THERE WAS A TIME WHEN YOU WERE INSTALLING THESE ELECTRIC RUNNING BOARDS YOU HAD TO OPEN UP EVERY SINGLE DOOR IN THE TRUCK AND TAP INTO ALL THE WIRING, BUT THAT HAS CHANGED. AMP RESEARCH NOW USES A MODULE THAT MOUNTS UP UNDERNEATH THE HOOD AND A CONNECTOR THAT PLUGS INTO YOUR OBD TWO PORT UNDERNEATH THE DASH. NOW THESE TWO ITEMS WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FACTORY ECU TO LET THE STEPS KNOW WHEN THE DOORS ARE OPEN AND WHEN IT'S TIME TO DEPLOY THEM. AND THEN WE CLOSE THE DOOR THEY PULL THEM

UP OUT OF THE WAY. NOW IT COMES WITH A COMPLETE WIRING HARNESS THAT'S PRETERMINATED. ALL THE CONNECTORS ARE ALREADY INSTALLED, SO IT'S READY TO ROCK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS START AT THE BATTERY.

WITH THE FUSE REMOVED FROM THE HARNESS, THE CONNECTIONS ARE MADE AT THE PASSENGER SIDE'S BATTERY, AND THE MODULE IS SECURED INTO PLACE. THE HARNESS IS THEN RAN DOWN THE INNER FENDER WELL ON THE PASSENGER AND ACROSS THE FRONT RADIATOR SUPPORT TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THE OBD TWO CONNECTOR IS PLUGGED IN UNDER THE DASH AND THE WIRING RAN THROUGH THE FLOOR. THE MOTORS AND IDLERS ARE ATTACHED TO THE ROCKER PANEL AND THE STEP GETS BOLTED DOWN. THE WIRING IS THEN HOOKED UP, THE FUSE REINSTALLED, AND THE STEPS ARE TESTED. SWEET!

SO AFTER A FEW DAYS WORK IN THE SHOP, WE'VE GIVEN THIS FORD CHASE TRUCK STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY. WE'VE GOT TWO SPARES IN THE BED.

WE'VE GOT A RACK ON THE ROOF, BUMPER, LOTS OF

LIGHTING, THE TRUCK'S LIFTED UP SIX INCHES. EVEN THOUGH IT IS SIX INCHES HIGHER IT DOESN'T RIDE THAT MUCH DIFFERENT. IT ACTUALLY RIDES A LITTLE BIT SMOOTHER, EVEN OVER ROUGH TERRAIN. THAT IS THANKS TO THAT COIL OVER SETUP UP FRONT AND THE FOUR LINK. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I LOVE DRIVING A LIFTED DIESEL TRUCK. YOU'RE SITTING UP NICE AND HIGH, YOU CAN SEE AROUND IN TRAFFIC. THERE'S ROOM IN HERE FOR FOUR, FIVE ADULTS. YOU CAN CARRY YOUR FRIENDS TO LUNCH ALL THE TIME WITHOUT A PROBLEM. THE BEST THING IS, WITH THESE SEAT COVERS ON HERE, ALL YOUR FRIENDS, THEY CAN BE COMPLETELY FILTHY DIRTY

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM WRECKING THE INTERIOR OF YOUR TRUCK. THIS TRUCK WILL BE PERFECT FOR TOWING YOUR RIGS TO THE TRAIL OR JUST DRIVING TO WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY. I MEAN, YEAH, IT'S GOT A LOT OF STYLE FOR DRIVING EVERYDAY, BUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?
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