MADE IN TEXAS
When the storm finally blew itself out nearly two weeks after landfall, the lower half came back together and work began on other areas.
Naturally, Stephens’ rig sports enhanced body armor from STMW. The examples adorning the 2017 Super Duty are fabricated using 2x2-inch square, 11-gauge ASTM-A-36 steel tubing. The front was designed and built with KC Hilites LEDS in mind, accommodating two separate light bars, and Stephens’ truck comes equipped accordingly. The rear was built with integrated ports for KC Hilites 3-inch LEDS, also installed here.
Under the hood, the 6.7L’s breathing passages have been opened up on either side of the combustion process. Up front, a No Limit Fabrication cold-air intake feeds into Midwest Turbo piping that was powdercoated in silver by Advanced Powder Coat in Houston. On the hot side, the factory exhaust tract was deleted in favor of a 5-inch Flo Pro straightthrough system that dumps into a 7-inch tip out back. All engine hard parts were applied by Power Stroke Enginuities, also in Houston. Final tuning was performed using PPEI software via EZ Lynk Auto Agent. PPEI also provided the electronics to match the transmission’s shift points to optimize its operation with the new power curves.