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Old body style Fords of the 90s have become an essential American icon truck as a little bit of nostalgia pulls on our heartstrings. But for a good reason, the truck is a timeless design that ever so seemingly ages well as the years go on. Luke Gibson had no idea what a cult classic his 1996 Ford F250 would become. Like everything else, seemingly what started out as just a truck to haul his friends around in the desert quickly snowballed into a big block, four-linked, and caged prerunner he would build in 2006. Since the original build, he has had countless trips down to Baja putting his truck to work with nearly 14,000 miles through the desert. 


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Would like to see more detailed pictures, something that the feature vehicles section has been lacking for the last few years.
 

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I heard the CHP has been cracking down on the Montana LLC thing, setting up a hotline to report offenders and impounding vehicles.

But I would be even more concerned about that kind of illumination catching the attention of the CARB and the EPA at that point.

For me personally, it's just not worth the risk.
 

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Is that a California license plate...on a gasoline-powered 1996 vehicle...with a diesel VIN...and no emission systems?
What is the end expectation of asking this question? Bringing the focus where it doesn’t need to be IMHO. Beautiful truck, don’t care about why they did what they did with it.
 

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How about some Tech on the Hub/lug/wheel setup?
4 lugs holding the wheels on per corner sure is interesting. I'd love to hear more on this as well.
 

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What is the end expectation of asking this question? Bringing the focus where it doesn’t need to be IMHO. Beautiful truck, don’t care about why they did what they did with it.

But it's kinda like a friend I had that had a beautiful custom home and a trained Red Tailed hawk.... When the newspaper did a special in the home section, the next day Fish & Game came and took his hawk away......
 

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But it's kinda like a friend I had that had a beautiful custom home and a trained Red Tailed hawk.... When the newspaper did a special in the home section, the next day Fish & Game came and took his hawk away......
Yeah, I don't know if it's such a good idea to advertise it to the whole world by featuring it in an article on the internet.
 

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4 lugs holding the wheels on per corner sure is interesting. I'd love to hear more on this as well.
The trucks builder did this on his stock full that they campaigned in the late 90's early 2000's. Run 8 studs, 4 were guide pins, 4 were threaded for lugs. So the load was still carried by 8 studs, but sped up tire changes just a bit. This was before electric impacts became common on vehicles. It worked great, and allowed him a couple of championships and the Baja 2000 with a 16th Overall finish at that race ( in Stock Full ). Everthing Jeremy at Spirit does is intentional and well thought out.

Here is the set up on that Stock Full - https://www.off-road.com/aimages/articlestandard/ford/292006/358829/002s.jpg
 
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as long as you install an engine equal or newer to year truck& retain trucks original smog ( this one Has no smog to begin with)i believe its good to go
 

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as long as you install an engine equal or newer to year truck& retain trucks original smog ( this one Has no smog to begin with)i believe its good to go
In 1996, the 245-horsepower 460 "Lima" engine was OBD-II and had closed-loop EFI with full emissions systems (EGR, secondary air injection, single exhaust with catalytic converters, etc.). The article says the 600 horsepower 521 engine in the truck has a Holley 850 carburetor, which is obviously not closed-loop or OBD-II compliant. If it was legal, it wouldn't be registered under a Montana LLC.
 

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In 1996, the 245-horsepower 460 "Lima" engine was OBD-II and had closed-loop EFI with full emissions systems (EGR, secondary air injection, single exhaust with catalytic converters, etc.). The article says the 600 horsepower 521 engine in the truck has a Holley 850 carburetor, which is obviously not closed-loop or OBD-II compliant. If it was legal, it wouldn't be registered under a Montana LLC.
the truck was diesel, no obd stuff , loophole?, Montana LLC sounds good to me👍
 

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No guess not. Your vehicle features leave alot to be desired.
Seems a little rude. Look back 10 years to some of the feature vehicles? Pictures of welds, up close macro pics, trick racer shiz…. This reads like a peterson 4 wheel lifestyle piece. My ornery self wants to see the “fabricator” work. Not the story…
But keep writing, im not putting out content so phuc my opinion.
 
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