The Ford Super Duty is Even More Super in Iceland

The Ford Super Duty is Even More Super in Iceland

If you live in Iceland -- which is currently suffering through the largest economic collapse of any country in history -- and need a heavy-duty pickup, this is how you roll. In fact, we're quite sure that the only thing larger than this Ford F-350 Super Duty in Iceland is the country's debt load.

Our friend Scott Burgess, auto critic for the Detroit News, received photos of the super-sized F-350 after publishing his first drive writeup of the 2011 F-Series Super Duty.

It took six months to transform the truck for arctic duty. It rides on 54-inch custom tires that help it float over snow, ice and glaciers and has almost 22 inches of ground clearance. It also looks mean enough to scare off any debt collectors.

Ford F-350 in Iceland

For the rest of the story, check out Scott's post.

[Source: The Detroit News]

Comments

Man.
I feel sorry for those technicians working on that beast.
How do you pull the cab on that monstrosity?

I love the fender flares!

Man, those are big tires. Cool. Great customizing work. The flares compliment the truck.

Thats awesome!! Ive seen some awesome rigs from Iceland, but this one takes th cake :)

Whats really cool about this rig, is you ACTUALLY need this much lift and tire size just to drive there! Icelands brutal.

da da DA DAMN!!!

How is the fuel economy? like 2 MPG?

Lets see a jacked up,independent suspended Chevy/GMC try that! If they could get it up like that,it would be eating idler and pitman arms all day long.
Like a Rock...yea,right.
Ford and Dodge have the best trucks now.

How about some more details on the mods? I'm sure those fender flairs, light bar and wheel/tires didn't take six months to complete. New axles? Brakes? Engine and tranny mods?

@Paul
Yeah that is why I wouldn't buy a GM truck because maybe one day I would like to lift it like this because it would be so practical for towing and getting around town. And yes I do own a Super Duty and an H1 Hummer, wouldn't think of taking my Ford anywhere I take the H1. What do you call that suspension that the H1 has and rock climbers have? Oh yeah independent suspension.

"What do you call that suspension that the H1 has and rock climbers have? Oh yeah independent suspension. "

I don't think I've ever seen a rock crawler with independent suspension...

Thats one awesome truck. Are those portals mounted on a aftermarket axle? Those are some huge swampers, if I were to go that big I would opt for the michellins because we have more roads here than glaciers.

As for the comment regarding rockcrawlers using ifs post a link because I would like to see one. They use a sfa simply because of the strength and articulation that you can get.

I don't care what Hummers have. I hate Hummers.

Hey Mike Levine, Not to change subject here! Just wanted to know if the 2012 F-150 will be out for the summer of 2011.. If you could I like to see what they are gonna look like for the big change up...2012 models!!! Thanks....

I imagine that truck has the PSD to move those wheels. Next question is..what is Iceland's policy on emissions? Something tells me that truck does NOT have a DPF!

Hi Mike,

I found your blog during my research on the auto industry (which I know nothing about). I will continue to browse here a bit, but you should probably get your facts straight:

"Iceland-which is currently suffering through the largest economic collapse of any country in history"

Ever heard of the Great Depression? US GDP fell over 25% between 1929 and 1933.

Iceland, on the other hand, contracted 6.5% in 2009. Admittedly, it will likely contract again in 2010, so the cumulative GDP loss will be much larger; but that's far from the largest economic collapse in history!

Thanks, Barbara

Hey Mike Levine, Not to change subject here! Just wanted to know if the 2012 F-150 will be out for the summer of 2011.. If you could I like to see what they are gonna look like for the big change up...2012 models!!! Thanks....
Posted by: Ryan

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Me too. Is it or is it not going to be all new for 2012????

@Dave and Ryan: If its not 2012, its expected to be 2013.

@Barbara: Thanks for your comments. I'll clarify. According to the Economist in the story 'Lessons from Iceland', from Dec-12-2008, "The IMF calls the collapse of the banks the biggest banking failure in history relative to the size of an economy."

That's an 08-10 YM Super Duty isn't it? And is it running portal axles, too?

Dayuuuuuuuuuuummmm!

I like it, bout time...

You typically only see Toyota HiLux pickups built for the deep snow in fact the first vehicles to the Noth Pole were Toyota's and the first mechanized to cross Antarctica were Toyota Land Cruisers...

The closer you look at the details of this truck, the easier it is to see why it took 6 months to build. The custom work that went into this rig is brilliant. It looks like it came this way off the assembly line.

how can i buy one like this?

What a great advertisement for Ford custom performance parts! With the great fender flares, running boards, suspension, lights, wheels - it's all there. I've gotta believe sites like these would be clammering to use this in their ads! Excellent!!

Great build!...congrats to everyone!!!, can somebody tell me more about the tires, where did you find them?, thanks all!!!



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