It was now
time for the Big Sky to hit the road again and travel up the coast to
Los Angeles, the home of Katzkin Custom Leather Seats where Brian Leslie
of Katzkin directed the fabrication and installation of the front bucket
and rear bench seats. The front bucket and rear bench seats were removed
and replaced by Katzkins’ finest custom seats, but that’s
not all. The Big Sky had to be even more special and in this case, Lear
Industries custom ‘San Marino’ leather and suede hides, the
worlds finest, were used to cover the seats. These butter soft custom
seats also sport the Ford logo. The more luxurious interior got the finishing
touch with Designer Mat’s thick, custom embroidered floor mats that
also sport the Ford logo.
The Big Sky
then left Katzkin’s Los Angeles location and headed 10mi. south
to Johnson Window Film in Carson, California, where the windows were tinted
using Johnson’s best selling dark window film adding a stealthy
look, more security, while keeping interior cooler on hot sunny days.
stunning and heavier than factory stock, the PWG F-150 SuperCab Lariat
4X4 ‘Big Sky’ headed 50mi. east to Rancho Cucamonga, California,
home of Kenne Bell Superchargers, to get an injection of more power to
quickly accelerate the Big Sky when merging into fast moving freeway traffic
or when towing a boat or trailer.
Superchargers is one of the industry’s leading supercharging manufacturers
always innovating and always keeping ahead of the curve when new vehicles
and new engines are bound for the marketplace. They just introduced a
new supercharger kit for the 1996 through 2004 Ford Mustang 4.6liter SOHC
Twin Screw 2.2liter Blowzilla Supercharger with 9psi of boost, will add
50% more power to the new Triton 5.4liter V8 engine’s output. Jim
Bell also installed a high-performance engine management computer for
the supercharger to work better with Ford’s new Triton V8 engine,
plus a set of great performing Denso Iridium spark plugs. When the Big
Sky was tested on the Kenne Bell dyno,. horsepower specs were rated at
450 with 495lb.ft. of torque. That’s plenty of power to get you
were your going pretty quickly.
day I took the Big Sky out on the road and nearby freeway with Jim Bell
riding shotgun. Wow, what quick acceleration. Wow, what a growling sound
from the custom Borla quad exhaust tips. Wow, what a smooth and controlled
ride over poorly paved back roads. Wow, what comfortable and supportive
bucket seats. Wow, such powerful and clean sounds coming from the Sony
Xplode stereo. Wow, everywhere we went peoples eyes were following the
stunningly handsome and rugged 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat 4X4 Big
Sky because no one else has tuned and dressed-up this latest and greatest
pickup before, and with products that consumers can easily purchase.
well done from the designers and engineers at Performance West Group and
all the aftermarket companies who have contributed their great products
and time making the Big Sky a truly unique and very special take on Ford’s
all-new F-150 SuperCrew Lariat 4X4, destined to continue as the world’s
best selling vehicle, and full-size pickup truck.