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My break-up didn’t hurt as much as watching this video did. Here’s a heavily customized Ford F-350, valued at roughly $100,000, going through mud and slush until its unrecognizable. Well, these heavy-duty monster trucks can sure tackle whatever gets thrown at them, but this is simply brutal. However, such “tests” also show how much the trucks can withstand.

The F-350 Is Far From Stock

Video: Would You Treat Your $100,000 Ford F-350 Like This?
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The truck in question is a 2017 Ford F-350 Limited equipped with a hydraulic lift kit and huge wheels. There is no mention of the engine under the hood, but from the factory, the truck was available with a choice of two engine options – a 6.2-liter, V-8 that made 385 horses and 430 pound-feet of torque, and a 6.7-liter, turbodiesel V-8 mill that produced 440 ponies and 925 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines were mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. From the looks of it, this example could be powered by the latter. As for the hydraulic lift kit, it seems to be from AnyLevel, a company that makes air suspension for Ford’s Super Duty truck from the last decade. The truck can move up or down by 13 inches in the front and 12 inches in the back.

This Cannot Be Unseen

Video: Would You Treat Your $100,000 Ford F-350 Like This?
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The video starts off with the lifted monster truck doing donuts in a field of mud covered by snow. Later, the WhistlinDiesel guys decide to take it through mud and water and try to get it as dirty as possible. There is loads of grime stuck underneath the body as well.

Despite being put through all of this, the truck refused to give up, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of off-road equipment on it.

The guys even try to give it some air time by trying to get it to fly off a small incline.

Finally, they decide to take it into deeper mud puddles and get it stuck. Heck, they even revved the hell out of the truck and let the wheel-spin induce more grime all over it. The guys then called a tractor to pull it out, which ends up damaging the front bumper to some extent.

So, how did they fix it? They first wash it down a bit and then hit the bumper with an ax until it slots in right back in place. Well, you can take a minute to digest that. The other damage that we know about is the driver saying that the driveshaft is starting to sound loose. If this wasn’t enough, the guy driving the truck throws away the floor mats and gets the quilter carpets dirty – again, on purpose.

Final Thoughts

Video: Would You Treat Your $100,000 Ford F-350 Like This?
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I just have one question - Dude, why would do you this to a truck?! Yes, it is not modded to our liking, but you still got to feel bad for the poor machine. A dirty truck is every off-roader’s fantasy, but this was some BDSM-level shizz right there.

Should the video be titled “Fifty Shades of Slush” instead? At the time of writing, this video had over 2.1 million views. That ought to pump them up to shoot another similar video. What do you think about the video, though? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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