If you're like us then stock hardware is just never good enough when it comes to your Super Duty. With our hearts set on off road adventure, camping trips and occasional towing, we like to get the most out of our trucks. So to that end, we wasted no time getting down to business with some awesome mods on our 2014 6.7L F250 Build. We tackled everything from lighting upgrades to lift kits on this truck to get you info on the mods you need to transform your bone stock Super Duty into a true off road machine.
The best way to keep all of the cargo in the bed of your Super Duty secure while adding a much more sleek, custom look, is by adding a tonneau cover. The 2011-2016 6.7L F250s and F350s instantly look awesome once you add a Super Duty tonneau cover and we have a great selection to choose from, whether you have a short bed or 8 foot long bed. We grabbed ourselves a BAK Industries BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover for our 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab Project Truck because they've always done us well in the past and feature a very secure and sturdy hard-folding construction.
The 2011-2016 6.7L Super Duty trucks work their best when they are breathing in a ton of cool air and the best way to maximize your Powerstroke's potential is by adding on a 6.7L F250/F350 cold air intake. While that may sound pretty basic, the fact remains that you can some large gains of horsepower and torque with a CAI kit due to the increased volume of charge air by swapping out the restrictive factory intake. Some kits can even get you as much as 30 more horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque without even adding a performance tune. One of our favorites is the 6.7L Diesel S&B Cold Air Intake System so we didn't hesitate to throw one on our 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab Project Truck.
These cold air intake systems not only give your Super Duty increased performance, but they also add an awesome custom look to your engine bay. As far as your warranty is concerned when adding on a cold air intake, it's really up to your dealership and service adviser. We generally recommend talking to them before going through with an intake decision. That being said, companies like S&B Filters will actually pay for your potential repair and then fight your dealership for any rejected warranty claim that is "caused" by their cleanable or disposable cold air intake kits. Each of the CAI kits we offer include massive air filters that are washable and reusable at 30,000 miles so you won't have to worry about buying a new disposable paper filter at every 10,000 miles, saving you money down the road.
The next most popular upgrade for the 2011-2016 Super Duty is a leveling kit. 2011-2016 F250/F350 Leveling Kits, true to their name, raise up your truck's front ride height by a slight degree to get rid of that factory front rake and provide some extra clearance for adding a larger set of off-road tires. Leveling kits can be broken down into two basic types. First, you have the more basic 2011-2016 F250/F350 Spacer Leveling Kits that consist of a puck or bracket that installs onto your front strut and brings up your ride height without too much change in your truck's performance or ride quality. The second type is a 6.7L Super Duty Coilover Leveling Kit. Although they are a bit more pricey than spacer kits, these systems give your truck greatly improved suspension performance off-road by adding either a full coilover or lifted strut assembly. For our 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab Project Truck, the first suspension upgrade we went with was a 2005-2016 F250 ICON 2.5" Stage 1 Leveling Kit and we got some great results when we took it out on some rocky off-road trails.
If you're looking for a more commanding view of the road and a tougher look for your Super Duty, adding a 2011-2016 6.7L lift kit will definitely get you there and we have a great selection to choose from to help you make the transformation. While we enjoyed the 2.5" Stage 1 Leveling Kit we initially added to our 2014 6.7L F250 Project Truck, we always had intentions of getting a much more massive lift so we recently installed an ICON Super Duty 4.5" Stage 1 Suspension Kit and were able to easily throw on a larger set of awesome 35X12.50R20LT 35" Mickey Thompson Tires and Fuel Maverick 20x12" D538 Wheels. Wasting no time after installing this new 4.5" lift kit and rugged off-road tires, we beat up our truck on some desert trails and instantly noticed a major improvement in suspension performance.
If you're like us here at Stage 3 Motorsports, you're going to put your 6.7L Super Duty to the test to find out how far you can push it when you're off-road and blazing some new trails for fun or demanding work situations. If you find yourself in a situation where you're forced to track some mud, water, sand or other debris back inside the cab with you, then you'll need some extra protection than just some typical factory floor mats. That's why we are big supporters of the Weather Tech Floor Liners you can find in our interior and audio section. Normally messy weather conditions would destroy your interior, or at least leave some long-lasting stains on the factory carpet. That's why we threw on a set of Weather Tech Digital Fit Front & Rear Floor Mats on our own 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab for precise fitment and extra protection. Even after tracking in all kinds of dirt and grime, the raised grooves and edges hold in all that messy stuff so you can simply spray them out with water, preserving the interior of your Super Duty for years to come.