DREAMS DO COME TRUE
A BIG, BEAUTIFUL F-250 THAT SITS HIGH ON THE HORIZON
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.”
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.
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.
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.