Stow, Ohio – Mickey Thompson was presented with a Project Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in recognition of its custom 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty built by Mike Duval of X-Treme Toyz.
You couldn’t walk more than 5 feet at this year’s SEMA Show without seeing or bumping into a truck. Trucks greeted SEMA Show attendees at hall entrances, and the edges of each side of the convention center, and they were pretty much everywhere you looked.
We already highlight some of the bro-dozers at this year’s show in the 7 Trucks That Will Never See Dirt, but this was another batch of rigs that caught our eye for one reason or another. Check out these cool trucks we captured at this year’s show.
Skyjacker and Matchbox partnered on a cool build for this year’s SEMA Show using the new Ford Super Duty F350 as the platform for this Police-inspired tactical truck. Although there’s only one of these trucks currently in existence, Matchbox has actually created a replica version of the 4×4 to commemorate the build.
For the automotive aftermarket, SEMA is all about showing off the latest and greatest gear, and more often than not that comes in the form of vehicle builds around the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s everything from mild to wild, but there’s also plenty of trucks and SUVs that go so far over the top that they reach a level of absurdity.
That leads us to this collection of trucks. Although fitted with suspension lifts and aftermarket wheels, in spite of the aggressive tires these trucks and Jeeps at the 2016 SEMA Show will live their lives on asphalt and never see the dirt.
Ford trucks earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – being named “Truck of Texas,” the most prestigious award given at the 23rd annual competition.
LANSING, Mich. – Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty pickups are said to be the toughest, smartest and most capable ever, and aftermarket suspension specialist Air Lift Company meets that quality with the toughest and most capable air suspension support for the latest vehicles rolling off the assembly line. Air Lift has released its new heavy-duty LoadLifter 5000(tm) and LoadLifter 5000(tm) ULTIMATE air spring series to support and protect Ford’s 2017 Super Duty F-250 and F-350 4WD pickups.
Ford says its 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup will boast the largest fuel tank in the segment at 48 gallons. Ford uses the longer wheelbase and wider track of the new long-box Crew Cab to fit the huge tank between the frame and driveshaft.
Visalia, Calif. – Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released the first aftermarket helper springs for the 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups. The Load Pro LP-25 and LP-35 Helper Springs allow Super Duty owners to better tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.