Like other stones, a ruby is valued based on the four C's: color, cut, carat weight and clarity. Or that's what Wikipedia tells us. Hey, we aren't jewelers... we are truck builders. This 2017 Ford F-450 Platinum Dually certainly has plenty of color. We took the factory Ruby Red paint job and went a little overboard by color-matching the Kelderman Alpha Series front and rear bumpers, mirrors, factory grille bars, emblems, and even the logos on the center caps. A matte black powder coat finish on the Kelderman 5-6" Air Suspension Lift Kit provides the necessary amount of contrast to keep the truck from being a sea of Ruby Red.
Matte black Monster Hook Inc. Swivel Hooks mount snugly into the unique pockets cut into the Alpha Series front & rear bumpers. A WARN 16.5 winch with a synthetic rope patiently waits in the front bumper should this big dually need to come to another vehicle's aid. The same matte black finish is also featured on the tailgate, emblems, and grille. The 22" American Force Independence Dually Wheels are done in a flat black powder coat as well to bring the red/black theme into focus. Midnight Edition light bars from Rigid Industries also provide a smoked finish to the lights that go well with custom headlights from Eco Tint in St. George, Utah.
The carat weight (actually no carats are involved) is handled by the industrial strength air suspension and Hadley SAMS 4X4 Electronic, Self-Leveling Air Control System. Hook your trailers to this Ruby Red beauty and it will adjust itself back to the 5-6" ride height for trips down the road in air suspension comfort. Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks and dual steering stabilizers further tune the ride quality of this Ford and provide the necessary off-road capabilities you would expect in a lifted truck.
Clarity is what is found in the finished product, a Ford F-450 unlike any other. From the opinion of a bunch of truck guys, this rig is worth its weight in gold.