The Truckin' staff met up with Roland and Cody at the '07 SEMA event in fabulous Las Vegas, which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for a feature spread. Cody's truck finally managed to find itself inside the confines of RBP's West Coast headquarters. Once there, Roland made sure the final result would completely alter the truck's character for the better. A 9-inch Cage Offroad lift kit, complete with a set of RBP 22x11-inch wheels and Toyo Open Country M/T 37/13.5R22 tires, bumped the Ford to a menacing new height. The RBP R91 wheels feature an exclusive, custom-painted center cap, which will definitely have onlookers frantically searching for a set that looks exactly like Cody's.
With the suspension well taken care of, the next task on the agenda was to outfit the truck's exterior with a helping of RBP's own brand of off-road attitude. The smooth style grille, which is actually a RBP production item, offers a totally custom appearance, without the hassle of attempting to mimic its rugged good looks. Cody's Super Duty has also been decorated with RBP's prestigious chrome-plated billet side vents. The stock taillights have been tinted to keep the truck from resembling any of its previous fresh-from-the-dealership appearance. Rounding off the exterior goodies is an Amp Research Power Step-easily, one of the coolest accessories on the market today. The step automatically lowers when any of the side doors are opened and retracts once the door is shut, remaining virtually unseen underneath the cab.
With one look inside the truck's cabin, it is obvious that Cody is a sucker for sound. Luckily enough for him, Kicker is also one of Cody's major sponsors, so finding just the right components for a booming system wasn't a daunting task. Cody and his friend, David Adams, fabricated the custom center console that houses an inversely mounted 12-inch L7 Solo-Baric subwoofer. Two sets of Kicker SS 6--inch speakers now reside in the factory locations. A Kicker SX 1250 amplifier feeds the sub with a strong current for endless hours of thump, while a Kicker SX 900 amp provides just the right amount of juice for the door panel speakers to provide crisp high- and mid-range frequencies. CA Metal Graphics custom `fabbed the amp rack that dwells underneath the rear seating area, which helps in the organization department. A Pioneer DVD/navigation head unit keeps the audio controls within arm's reach and the dash-molded Kicker SXRC amp remote control gives Cody complete authority over his tunes.
The Amp Research Power Step makes climbing in and out of the Ford's elevated cab a snap.
A set of RBP 22x11-inch wheels and Toyo Open Country M/T 37/13.5R22 tires.
Custom Kicker amp rack, courtesy of CA Metal Graphics.