The countdown is on, just a few short weeks until the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and we’ve got a long wayto go building Project Ascension, our new 2017 Ford Super Duty. With tons of aftermarket components still in route to the shop the focus this week was prototyping the new suspension, after all this truck is a test truck for us. For this truck the plan is to build a suspension system ready to hit the trail while still comfortable on the road. For that we’re building a 6″ 4-Link Conversion System for this truck along with FOX DSC Coilover Upgrade, FOX shocks and stabilizers, along with RECOIL traction bars. While there are some similarities between the 2005-2016 and the 2017, the bulk of the suspension is a redesign to achieve optimal suspension geometry and performance. When finished, this 6″ C/O System will make room for 38×13.50×20 Nitto Trail Grappler tires on 20×10 XD Machette wheels.
From here we’ll be finishing up the suspension install, bolting on a set of one-off aluminum Fusion bumpers to match out “aluminum theme”, adding the Baja Designs LED lighting, mounting up the Warn winch, installing the Bushwacker flares and Amp Research powersteps, build a rack system to go over our Bestop Supertop along with other odds and ends. Stay tuned for the next update, the build is about to come together fast. Check out the latest update video on YouTube.