2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 4x4 Crew Cab
Crowley Offroad recently purchased a 2011 Ford F-350
Super Duty Lariat 4x4 Crew Cab tow vehicle and will embark on a mild
buildup to feature some aftermarket parts and accessories.
the heart of this F-350 is the 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel.
Best-in-class power and fuel economy. Clean and quiet operation. The new
Power Stroke features a Single-Sequential Turbocharger that is located
between the cylinder heads and the top of the block, and the exhaust
manifold positioned inboard and adjacent to the turbocharger. Closer
proximity means faster air displacement and more power.
The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel was designed and
built entirely by Ford and is capable of producing 390 hp at 2800 RPM
and 735 lb·ft of torque at 1600 RPM.
The Ford TorqShift® 6-Speed SelectShift™ Automatic™
transmission has big, strong gears that take on extra torque, meaning
you use fewer rpm because the torque converter locks up at lower speeds.
F-350 overload spring causes tremors/chatter when
truck is lightly loaded or empty when traveling on washboarded or
Smog - Diesel exhaust fluid needed
Small fuel tank - 26 gallons is way too small for a
Our new truck is packed with a long list of options and
option packages. Included are heated and cooled front seats, rearview
camera, tailgate step, remote start, power-slide moon roof andFX4
Hauling & Towing:
We loaded our F-350 with a ton of wood pellets. Just about leveled
the truck out. The over load springs on the 1-ton kicked into
gear and the ride was very nice.
We towed our 24 foot enclosed trailer with two UTVs in in down to
the Sand Sports Super Show in
Southern California. We averaged 11.2 MPG with speeds of about 65 -
70 MPH. The truck climbed the Grapevine on I-5 with ease.
We have a UTV rack that fits in the back of the truck so we can haul
around one of our UTVs without towing a trailer. The Tork Lift
camper tie downs and air springs are a must. And the ICON leveling
kit and shocks work great with the load.
A few things we will be adding to our truck to better
perform its towing and hauling duties. The short lists includes:
OE Factory Replacement Shocks
20 inch Tires and Wheels
Side Steps or Running Boards
Front Camper Tie Downs for our
We have decided to partner with
ICON Vehicle Dynamics
and install their
Ford Super Duty 2.5" Stage 4 System.
Leveling System is a great way to level your 4WD 2005-2011 F-350
Super Duty front to rear. The system’s components provide for
better-than-stock ride quality and is perfect for the cost-conscious
truck owner who wants a level truck and a smooth ride. This stage 4
system upgrades the front and rear shocks to our 2.5" diameter
Piggy-Back shocks. The system also includes our adjustable pan-rod
bar and steering stabilizer kit and shocks. The combination of these
components offers the ultimate in drivability.
Source: ICON Vehicle
Ride-Rite air bag helper springs are the work horse of the Firestone
air helper spring line. The double convoluted air bag springs offer
maximum load support as well as years of worry-free service.
Ride-Rite air helper springs are installed between the frame and the
suspension, providing load support through the use of air pressure.
Specifically designed to maximize the safe load carrying capacity,
stability and ride quality of your Ford F350.
We have chosen
20" Fuel Off-Road Mojave wheels in black.
The CROSSTEK® HD is designed for ¾-ton and 1-ton trucks.
It is a durable and long-lasting tire engineered for extended
highway use and carrying heavy payloads. The construction, compound
and tread pattern are all built to enhance strength and durability.
Tuff-Bar 4” Oval Nerf Bars