DREAMS DO COME TRUE

A BIG, BEAU­TI­FUL F-250 THAT SITS HIGH ON THE HORI­ZON

Diesel World - - Contents - BRYON DORR

Ja­son Lilley of Du­rant, Ok­la­homa, is a re­cy­cling man­ager for the Choctaw Na­tion of Ok­la­homa. He’s also an ex­tremely pas­sion­ate diesel truck en­thu­si­ast and cur­rently has two big diesel trucks, the sil­ver 2017 Ford F-250 6.7L Power Stroke beauty pic­tured here and a 2008 F-350 with a Gib­son ex­haust, Min­i­max pro­gram­mer and S&B in­take. The F-350 is used as his tow rig and sports the fac­tory 2017 bumper off the F-250 show truck and daily driver.

Big Truck Pas­sion

Lilley has al­ways loved mod­ding his ve­hi­cles and has a pas­sion for big diesel Ford trucks. He’s owned a 2006 F-250, 2008 F-350, 2010 F-450 and a 2012 F-250 be­fore build­ing up this 2017 F-250. “I’ll never go back to a gasser,” Lilley says.

Nat­u­rally, he’s al­ways dreamed about build­ing a SEMA ve­hi­cle, and found his op­por­tu­nity soon af­ter pur­chas­ing the F-250. K&D Cus­toms ask if he was in­ter­ested in do­ing a SEMA build with the

new truck. His re­sound­ing “yes” was ac­com­pa­nied by only one de­mand—that they go all-out with the build.

“I’m just a reg­u­lar guy,” Lilley says, “not part of a com­pany ad­ver­tis­ing prod­ucts or look­ing to build more trucks. I just wanted to build some­thing out of the or­di­nary with this one.”

The Build

As seems to be par for the course with SEMA projects, this truck came to­gether at the last minute. Lilley man­aged to put the right team to­gether to have the truck built in just eight weeks. He even put in over 50 hours of his own time and la­bor to help get it built, on top of his busy full-time job.

The artists at Truck Guru drew up the build con­cept. K&D Cus­toms out of Du­rant per­formed a large por­tion of the build, while Broth­ers & Rods Cus­toms did the cus­tom paint, the smoked lights, and de­signed and built the cus­tom RBP tail­gate. Plat­inum Ma­chine did the pris­tine pow­der­coat­ing.

Gain­ing Alti­tude

This F-250 grew up with a full RBP Max Alti­tude coilover lift kit, the big­gest lift they of­fer. The truck got a full 13 inches of lift, and the rear leaf springs were changed out for coils. Fox 2.5-inch re­motereser­voir shocks en­sure a smooth, con­sis­tent ride over any ter­rain. The RBP kit is de­signed for a bet­ter ride and crisper han­dling than you’ll find with the OEM sus­pen­sion, while giv­ing the truck some se­ri­ous alti­tude and at­ti­tude.

The big lift also al­lowed Lilley to fit mas­sive 40-inch RBP Repul­sor MT tires un­der the truck. That big rub­ber is wrapped around 24inch RBP Atomic wheels. These wheels are a deep-dish de­sign with a clas­sic pat­tern that has been thor­oughly mod­ern­ized.

Bumper-to-bumper Style

This truck was built to turn heads, and it has cus­tom touches from bumper to bumper that tie it all to­gether. The aug­mented metal on the out­side of the truck in­cludes a Body­guard A2L front bumper, Body­guard A2 rear bumper and RBP RX3 side steps. The front

 Up-front mods in­clude a grille from RBP, Heise LEDS, a Body­guard bumper, a fiber­glass RK Sport ram-air hood, Mon­ster Hooks and more.

 The big, deep-dish RBP Atomic Wheels are wrapped with equally huge RBP Repul­sor MT Tires.

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