Eddie Marquez of Torrance, California, built the ultimate weekend warrior by starting with the right truck platform and enhancing it with the best parts the aftermarket has to offer. This all-white truck runs very clean and still makes more than 500 hp at the wheels. The 6.4L International diesel engine found between its framerails represents the new face of diesel performance. With its precise, high-pressure common-rail injection system and sophisticated turbocharging scheme, daily driving, racing, and towing is all possible for this solid-axle truck. The Fabtech lift kit consists of a new four-link setup for the front axle, which includes Dirt Logic 4.0 coilover shocks. The 5R110 transmission is stock. The Fabtech lift kit consists of a new four-link setup for the front axle, which includes The Aftermarket Touch With the foundation set, the real fun was able to begin. Eddie uses his truck to tow, so he did not want to make it an off-road-only vehicle. By realistically assessing his needs, doing his homework, and selecting the right parts, he was able to get his truck right the first time. In order to go fast in the desert, you need high-performance shocks with lots of travel and large reservoirs able to dissipate all the heat generated in the damping action. Fabtech Dirt Logic coilovers fit the bill and are paired with a Fabtech 8-inch suspension lift. The four-link front suspension provides great articulation, which is good for keeping the wheels planted on the ground when going over uneven terrain. This same setup is also able to locate the front Dana 60 and keep it from experiencing hop when all the engine’s torque is applied to the wheels. The truck and suspension setup have proven themselves every time Eddie has taken the Ford on a long road trip to the desert or river. The engine, on the other hand, needed less major changes and was enhanced with just a few modifications, such as an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) delete. In order to make the engine more efficient and live to its upmost potential, Eddie added a Banks Power air intake and exhaust. The last step was to add more fuel and change the injection timing with an H&S Performance programmer. In order to tie the project together and get the right look, a whole new Oxford White paintjob was applied, along with a few other minor touches. Our 2012 Diesel Power Challenge winner, Erik Clausen, proved the might of a programmed and lifted 6.4L. Although Eddie Marquez’s truck isn’t built to Erik’s grueling specifications, he’s still in great company. The 6.4L Power Stroke diesel in Eddie’s ’08 Ford F-350 was tuned with an H&S Black Maxx programmer with a pyrometer connection. It now has the 300hp Hot Damn tune. Other under-the-hood power modifications include a Banks Power Ram-Air intake. The 6.4L Power Stroke diesel in Eddie’s ’08 Ford F-350 was tuned with an H&S Black Maxx pr The F-350 was fitted with an 8-inch Fabtech suspension lift kit with dual steering stabilizers. The F-350 was fitted with an 8-inch Fabtech suspension lift kit with dual steering stabili The rear suspension consists of Fabtech leaf springs and Dirt Logic 2.5 shocks. A Viair compressor and air tank powers the Nathan K3LA train horns. A 10-inch adjustable drop hitch is used to pull Eddie’s ski boat, sand rail, and classic cars. Mag-Hytec differential covers reduce axle temperatures and are found front and rear. The rear suspension consists of Fabtech leaf springs and Dirt Logic 2.5 shocks. A Viair co Another piece to the 541hp and 1,092-lb-ft puzzle Eddie and his Ford has solved is a No Limit Fabrication intercooler, intercooler pipes, and EGR delete. The Rigid 20-inch LED lightbar fits perfectly inside the bumper. Another piece to the 541hp and 1,092-lb-ft puzzle Eddie and his Ford has solved is a No Li The white hook is made from solid, forged chromoly steel and was sourced from Monster Hooks Inc. It weighs 25 pounds and is rated in excess of 40,000 pounds. The white hook is made from solid, forged chromoly steel and was sourced from Monster Hook There are two Rigid LED lights in the rear. All the auxiliary LED lights are controlled with factory Ford upfitter switches located inside the cab. There are two Rigid LED lights in the rear. All the auxiliary LED lights are controlled wi Fabtech’s coilover conversion replaces the factory spring buckets with gusseted 1 3/4-inch tubing. The 22x9.5-inch KMC XD Hoss rims hold 37x13.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires. Fabtech’s coilover conversion replaces the factory spring buckets with gusseted 1 3/4-inch The H&S Performance Black Maxx programmer unclutters the dash since it replaces traditional A-pillar gauges. The Focal door speakers work together with an Alpine head unit. The backup cameras installed in the bumper seamlessly integrate into the front dash—courtesy of Ford. The H&S Performance Black Maxx programmer unclutters the dash since it replaces traditiona Hiding under the Katzkin leather interior are a pair of JL Audio amps and two 13-inch JL subwoofers. Hiding under the Katzkin leather interior are a pair of JL Audio amps and two 13-inch JL s By Jason Thompson Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!