Monster Energy 2012 Ford Super Duty October 07, 2013
It seems like the Ford F-250 Super Duty is becoming the truck of choice for customization and upgrades, especially when you’re talking about off-roading. For example, the 2012 Kelderman-Monster Energy Ford that was showcased at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas. This beast of a truck not only received upgrades to make it an off-road champ, but a killer exterior treatment to give it a real fit and finish not often seen. The Power If you don’t have any power, your custom truck is just a bigger-than-average paperweight. That’s why the engine in this Super Duty got a little love from the start. Sporting the Ford 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine from the factory, the engine was given a Mini Maxx Programmer to take advantage of all the hidden power in the large diesel. To get the engine breathing a little better with its new-found power, an H&S Performance cold air intake was installed in the front, and an MBRP 5” exhaust got installed in the back. The exhaust is the Black exhaust kit from MBRP and goes DPF-back. The kit is finished off with a 7” exhaust tip. Exterior Since this is a Monster Energy Drink truck, “Monster” green can be seen throughout. The exterior has a heavy focus on matte black and Monster green, just like a big can of Monster. The green can be seen accented on the suspension, grille, PML differential covers, and graphics. The matte black paint job is thanks to JZ Soda Blasting. Speaking of the suspension, this F-250 is wears a lift kit from Kelderman Air Suspension Systems that gives it 8-10” of lift. Pair this with 40” Toyo Open Country M/T tires wrapped around Dropstars Monster Energy Drink Edition wheels and ‘ve got a truck with a very aggressive stance. Keeping things bright when you’re off-road is important. This Ford helps out with custom headlights from Imagine Audio and Vision X light bars in the front and rear. If you can’t see it with these lights, it wasn’t meant to be seen. Rounding out the exterior is a bedslide and Backbone Industries headache rack for the bed. This combination keeps things in their place and gets them out with ease. Interior With a truck this high, even the tallest people out there need a little help getting in. This can be done with a push of a button, lowering the air-lift 12”, and when you open the door, an AMP Research Power Step comes down to greet you. Once inside, you can see the Katzkin interior that was fully customized with green stitching and black leather, with Kelderman logos stitched into the headrests. The rest of the interior was left mostly stock, as it often does with a focus on off-road upgrades. Wrap-Up This truck is seriously cool. It was put together so well that Ford gave it a Project Excellence Award, recognizing it as a truly remarkable customization. The Ford F-250 does indeed lend itself perfectly to upgrades and customization, largely thanks to the upgrade industry and the availability of parts for these awesome trucks. It’s great seeing what each company can do with the same base truck and really make it their own.