LET ‘R EAT
five-speed slushbox has proven capable of harnessing 550 hp and 1,000 lb-ft or more for extended periods of time in stock form, and its retention required no additional integration work. The one reinforcement the 5R did receive was a billet input shaft. Once power makes its way through the Torqshift, an SCS Gearbox quick-change transfer case transfers it to the front and rear military axles.
The 12-Day Hustle
Believe it or not, Hildebrand’s Super Duty went from daily driver to mega truck in less than two weeks’ time. During the speedy build, Hudson’s Welding fabricated the sub-frame, cradle and four-link suspension, 18-inch-travel F-O-A coilover shocks and limit chains were added, 5-ton Rockwells replaced the factory 10.5 and Dana 60, and 66-inch tractor tires mounted to 34x18-inch 10-lug wheels were bolted up. From start to finish, the entire build consumed just 12 days.
Just like the quick turnaround time employed during the course of the build,
For the most cost-effective means of stopping this behemoth, pinion brakes are utilized front and rear. The 12-inch rotors were built by Red Barn Customs and the calipers and brackets came from Wilwood Engineering. The truck’s one-off suspension...