RE­DEMP­TION

A CUS­TOM SU­PER DUTY FROM SUNNY SOCAL

Diesel World - - Contents - BY MAXWELL MATTHEWSON

The truck scene can ar­guably be dis­sected into three ba­sic cat­e­gories. You have your low­ered and bagged truck guys; then the an­tithe­sis to that is the lifted truck guys; and fi­nally there’s the per­for­mance truck scene. But what do you do if you fall into more than one of those cat­e­gories? You do like Ar­men Ad­jar­ian did and build some­thing that is suited to your lik­ing even if it en­com­passes a lit­tle bit of all those sub­gen­res. Ad­jar­ian is the owner of True Bliss Cus­toms, a pre­miere cus­tom truck shop in Canoga Park, Cal­i­for­nia. Hav­ing been in the scene a num­ber of years, he found him­self feel­ing backed into a cor­ner with his builds. He al­ways felt he had to do some­thing that fit wholly into one cat­e­gory. That all changed when he picked up his lat­est build, a 2016 Ford F-250.

Al­tered Stance

Want­ing some­thing as a guinea pig for his cus­tom sus­pen­sion line, Ad­jar­ian got to work tear­ing out the sus­pen­sion on his new Su­per Duty. In place of the fac­tory ra­dius arms, he in­stalled a True Bliss Cus­toms short arm four link kit. He also con­verted the front to a coilover con­fig­u­ra­tion with an up­per coilover bucket and bil­let lower coilover mount. For bump re­lief, a set of cus­tom made

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