Big50's 2017 F250 Build

Big50

Adventurer
Good looking set up. Is it the angle of the pic or is the rear squatting? Looks like maybe a 21-22' trailer, is it a heavy trailer?
Mostly the angle of the pic. It sits pretty level with that trailer. Only weighs in around 6500lbs loaded with a 750lb tongue weight. Added airbags due to getting some good sag with the loaded chase trailer. Tongue weight on that with the truck loaded is around 1100ish lbs. Plus, usually have 600-800lbs in the bed. Would sit level if the truck wasn't "leveled" up front 2.5".
 

Big50

Adventurer
Nice! Truck looks great. The gasser is probably better suited for an adventure rig anyway. The diesel is great for towing but weighs a lot more which effects offroad performance.
 

Big50

Adventurer
Forgot to update this...

Went ahead and threw on 38" Falken MT's. They are actaully closer to a 39 spec wise at 38.7" tall which is 1/10th taller than BFG 39's. What's amazing is they fit with only the 2.5" lift from the Icon kit. I did have to trim a little bit of the inner fender and push a little corner of aluminum in. It's been flexed out on a recovery on our last Baja run in October. No rubbing. I do get rubbing on the sway bar at full lock but not really a big deal.

Unlike with 37's, going up in size was noticeable gearing wise so I put had 4.30's put in.

Lastly, changed out wheels and put on Icon Rebounds. Went from a -12mm wheel to a +6mm.

Very happy with it. She's been putting in a lot of work doing chase duty down in Baja.












On our last trip got to put everything to good use. One of the Raptors got pretty wedged into a washout and we decided the safest way to get it out was to winch it. The truck was stuck about 10 miles up the Baja 1000 race course so it was very rough with 3 ft whoops. Truck would have bottomed out in stock form numerous time. Also, the bigger 2.5" icon shocks allowed us to carry a faster pace so only took us about 30 minutes to get down to the truck.



Little clip of her towing a wounded Raptor down in Baja.

 
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