Reader’s Rig: Dylan Coleman’s 2005 6.0-Liter Super Duty

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While out at this year’s 4 Wheel Jamboree in Indianapolis, we saw everything four-wheel drive that you could imagine, and they were scattered as far as the eye can see. We looked for a few candidates to feature, and that is how we found Dylan Coleman and his 2005 Ford Super Duty. This truck stood out because it was unbelievably clean.

After gathering a few photos and inspecting the truck more intensely, we talked with Dylan to find out where his passion for diesel trucks came from and how this Super Duty of his came to be. “I originally bought this truck a year and a half ago. I knew what I wanted and it took some time to find it,” Dylan says. “I wanted it in white and I wanted it to have a gray interior. I finally found one and at the time, it had only racked up 63,000 miles in its life.”

In terms of life expectancy, this ’05 Super Duty has plenty of life left to live with that few miles. The key to keeping it alive for this long, though, is taking care of it. Dylan’s involvement with diesel trucks over the years has taught him the importance of that. “I like building trucks like this. I was a diesel technician for Ford for six and a half years and still currently do it on the side now in my personal time,” Dylan explains.

“Power Strokes keep me busy and if business keeps up, I may eventually start a business doing it. I’ve been around these trucks for a long time and as you would expect, my knowledge has grown.” With that technician experience, Dylan will be able to nurture this build for as long as he owns it and take it as far as he wishes in the future. Speaking of the future, what are the future plans?

What Is Next?

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Most of Dylan’s Super Duty mods revolve around aesthetics at the moment, but that is only because he started there. He has big plans for the future but is taking things one step at a time. “My future plans for this truck are beginning this winter. I want to do an undercoating on the whole truck and have most of the suspension powder-coated to match the rest of the colored accents and the truck with Oxford white and Illusion Sour Apple,” Dylan states. “A lower paint-matched valance, new, forged wheels, a 3-inch cowl hood, and a Flight Fabrication four-link kit are on the radar.”

Moving on to performance, Dylan plans to go from zero to one hundred real quick. “The truck as it sits isn’t studded. I’d like to prove the head stud people wrong (to a point),” Dylan says. “I would like to upgrade to SoCal Billet Inc. T4 Non-VGT turbocharger, add a set of Holder’s Diesel premium injectors, FASS fuel system, and new tuning to boot from Blessed Performance. I would be happy with a streetable 800-horsepower, but the real goal is to break into that four-digit area.”

1,000 horsepower is no easy feat, but with the right parts and the right tuning, it is definitely possible. It looks like Dylan is getting his ducks in a row and we could immediately see that. After going to many events, it is pretty rare to see a high-horsepower 6.0-liter Super Duty really pushing the limits.

What Have You Done?

Now that we’ve talked about where Dylan and the truck have come from, what about now? What has he done to customize it to his liking so far? Initially, the truck was going to be maintained as it should and made reliable. While that is an ongoing reality, he knew early on that he needed to put his own personal touch on things. As you probably know, there are a few problem areas on these engines and he started there.

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“I knew the truck would need some work to be “reliable”. I started at the top of the list and the rest was history. I did every OEM update you can do,” Dylan quips. “I upgraded the oil cooler, standpipes, deleted the EGR, added dummy plugs, and installed 6.4-liter banjo bolts with STC fitting. Next came the IPR screen, turbo drain, and a few other odds and ends. That turned into much more because now it features a Titan Turbo Service Stage 1 63.5mm turbocharger, 4-inch MBRP exhaust, 5-inch No Limit Fabrication intake manifold, PSP Diesel‘s coolant filter kit, Blessed Performance tuning, etc.”

This exact sequence is no secret. We have all been there. You buy a truck, you start to fix things and the next thing you know they start turning into upgrades and you’re wondering where all of your money went.

“Once everything was completed, I had heard about Blessed Performance and their tuning. I personally talked to the owner, Matt, and used his tunes. I daily the truck on his Extreme Performance tune and I love every second of it.” Dylan Coleman

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Sour Apple Super Duty

Dylan’s Super Duty is covered in either Sour Apple Green accents or Oxford White, paint-matched parts. He had SpickDiesel color match his grill, cowl, all the door handles, and the Ford emblems. The windows were blackened with a 5-percent tint, and the windshield was done with 35 percent. Dylan also did a reverse level so it would sit 2 inches lower in the rear so it would match the front. This lower stance offers an aggressive look.

Riding on a set of 22 x 12 TIS wheels powdered in grey and Sour Apple Green, it matches the accents perfectly. As for tires, Dylan trusts his Nitto 420 V tires that measure out to 305/40R20. Since he was attending a show, we wondered if he had any support, sponsors, etc. for his efforts.
“I currently don’t have any sponsors, per se, but I do have some people that I trust that have helped with this build. This includes Matt from Blessed Performance,” Dylan says. “My business dealing with them has turned into more of a relationship because I am currently selling parts for them. Matt has been great and is always straight up with me and all of his customers. I can’t thank him enough.”
We can say with confidence that Dylan Coleman has a bright future for his Super Duty and we look forward to seeing how it transforms in the near future.
Do you want to see more Reader’s Rigs? This column is dedicated to showcasing what you guys and girls are driving and I need your help to give the Reader’s Rigs the props they deserve. If you would like to share yours, I want to hear about it — I can never get enough. If you want to see your truck featured as a Reader’s Rig, send a few pictures of your truck showing the engine, interior, and exterior, along with all of the pertinent information about it and I’ll make you internet famous. You can send your submissions to [email protected].

About the author

Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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