Somewhere in the mind of some aftermarket tuner, the thought of combing rugged functionality with luxury amenities sounds like a pretty good idea. But Cars by Kris isn’t just content with thinking about ideas like this; it actually put went all out and built one.
At the 2013 SEMA Auto Show , Cars by Kris presents the Ford Super Duty High Roller. The name already implies something that’s used to describe people living with affluent lifestyles and for the most part, the interior of this Super Duty speaks that kind of language.
You don’t normally see pickups carrying custom upholstery with hexagon stitching on the seats and custom gauges, but this Super Duty has this material in spades. Painted interior accents also adorn the cabin and the custom floor mats, while not really jazzing up the cabin, still give it the kind of personalized touch you normally associated with exotics. And to ensure that the cabin is as cool and pin-drop quiet, Cars by Kris installed a QuietRIDE Solutions system to reduce the amount of noise inside.
Moving outside, the aftermarket company gives the Super Duty all sorts of performance and handling modifications, beginning with a Banks Power performance products, a Straight-Shot Water-Methanol Injection System, iQ Man-Machine Interface and a MagnaFlow exhaust system, giving more life and power to its 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine.
Rounding out the mods for the High Roller is a Carli Suspension setup and a set of 22-inch, American Force, eight-lug wheels wrapped in Open Country tires from Toyo.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty
The 2014 model of the F-Series Super Duty, which consists of the F-250 and F-350, doesn’t do much in the way of aesthetic improvements. Instead, Ford focused on giving the new model minor improvements to the braking system, including bigger rotors and a larger parking brake.
The F-Series Super Duty also comes to the party with an optional 6.7-liter, V-8 diesel that produces 400 horsepower and an incredible 800 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected to a heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission, allowing the pickup to hit 60 mph in around 8.5 seconds to go with a top speed of about 120 mph.
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- Powertrain modifications include a Banks Power Ram-Air Intake, Straight-Shot Water-Methanol Injection System and iQ Man-Machine Interface. Diesel exhaust is carried by MagnaFlow custom pipes
- Carli Suspension upgrades to the chassis handle 22-inch, eight-lug wheels from American Force Wheels with tires from Toyo Tires
- Custom upholstery with hexagon stitched seats, painted interior accents and custom floor mats
The Ford Super Duty from Cars by Kris is where rugged off-road performance meets the feel of a luxury vehicle. Called the High Roller, the team at Cars by Kris installed Banks Power performance products and MagnaFlow exhaust systems for the 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel engine providing more power and improved fuel efficiency. The High Roller’s chassis has modifications from Carli Suspension and 22-inch eight-lug wheels from American Force Wheels that are wrapped in Open Country tires from Toyo Tires. The interior of the High Roller has custom upholstery with hexagon stitching on the seats and custom gauges. The cabin has also been given upgrades from QuietRIDE Solutions to reduce the amount of noise inside. The High Roller from Cars by Kris is a truck that not only performs but gives class to its utilitarian heritage.