The truck stands on four Weld Dakar F1 20x12-inch wheels shod in P355/60R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers, supported by nitrogen-charged Bilstein Remote Reservoir 7100 shocks. When it's jacked up and ready to go, you can spot the chromed suspension components. And while it has a tall stance, it's not too proud to kneel down to let you load it up for a party, thanks to four Firestone 'bags. A digital display from Dakota Digital monitors the air ride system, and all of the suspension mods were performed by the boys at Kelderman Air Ride in Oskaloosa, Louisiana.
The inside looks more like a command center for party central. A black headliner and carpet from Auto Custom Carpet and Headliner frame three rows of seating. Captain's chairs comprise the first two rows, and the third is a bench seat. All the seats are colored like the outside of the truck and clad in leather - black, red, and gray from SB Foot Cool Leather - and were installed by Vern Ecker. All the plastic trim is painted black. Two Vector thermo-electric travel coolers located between the front two seats keep refreshments at the ready, and just in case you forget who's hosting the party, billet Bully Dog emblems tag the seats. Loadeys Customs installed the entertainment system. Dynamat sound-damping muffles road noise and the sizzle of steaks coming from the back of the truck.
At the heart of this husky hound beats an '03 6.0L Power Stroke V-8 enhanced by a Bully Dog Adjustable Power Hound power module. It's adjustable through a digital gauge inside the cab, which displays exhaust gas temperature and turbo-boost pressure. Better yet, the module has three power-boost levels: stock, 65 hp, and 115 hp. A Bully Dog RFI cold-air intake breathes in the good air, and a Bully Dog 4-inch 304T stainless steel exhaust with a 5-inch tip blows out the bad. When it needs some pep, a Bully Dog Adjustable Propane kit injects propane into the engine after the air filter for an 80hp gain. And let's not forget about the Bully Dog Dual-Stage Nitrous. All in all, the truck has a horsepower range of 433-499, a max torque of 686-913 lb-ft, and, with a curb weight of 9,500 pounds, it charges down the quarter-mile in 14.349 seconds at 93.02 mph, by Bully Dog's reckoning.
Bulled Elegance caught the attention of the Ford Motor Company, which handed the Outstanding Achievement in Design Award to Bully Dog for a job well done. If you want to get a closer look at the truck, you might spot it at Havasu Happenings, Thunder in Muncie, May Madness, Dog Days of Summer, or anywhere raw meat and chew toys are sold.