The Flyway Highway Duck Truck
The Flyway Highway "Duck Truck" - For Sale!!!
This year's "Duck Truck" is a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty with the 6.4 liter PowerStroke diesel engine. Now as you know from watching the "Duck Truck Upgrade" segments on our show, we've souped this baby up with a bunch of after market accessory items. Our goal was to make the "Duck Truck" the ultimate waterfowl hunting rig. We think we've pretty much accomplished that goal! Below is list of all the awesome aftermarket items we've added to the truck (with pictures and links to the manufacturer's websites).
Rhino Lining (rhinolinings.com) - Everyone knows Rhino Lining. It's a "must have" for anyone who wants to protect the bed and various outer surfaces of their truck. We had the bed sprayed to protect it and provide that legendary Rhino Lining "no-slip surface". Many people also get their bumpers and lower rocker panels sprayed as well. That makes a lot of sense if you travel gravel roads and want to protect your vehicle from stone chips! Rhino Linings of Appleton, WI did a great job with the application. They can be reached at (920) 733-5556.
Magnaflow performance exhausts (www.magnaflow.com) - To further enhance our PowerStrokes's output, we installed a cat-back performance exhaust system from Magnaflow. Not only does this system increase the horsepower, it sounds awesome! The stainless can and chromed tip looks great as well. Our PowerStroke is really exhaling now!
Thule (www.thule.com) - We needed more storage capacity for our truck. First we added a basket to the top of our cap. Not just any basket, but a Thule "Mother Of All Baskets". That's right, that's what Thule calls this basket (M.O.A.B. for short). Also, if you ever need secure storage for your vehicle, you need to look into Thule's line of Sonic cargo boxes. These boxes easily mount to your roof rack and combine efficiency with style. They're aerodynamic and come in a wide variety of sizes and convenience options.
Bully Dog engine tuning products (www.bullydog.com) - We wanted to jack-up the performance of the 6.4 liter PowerStroke diesel in our Ford so naturally we turned to the folks at Bully Dog. They sent us a Triple Dog GT Guage/Tuner. This awesome product is a vehicle engine tuner, monitor, gauge and diagnostic device all in a single unit. The GT dramatically improves the utility of several vehicle applications by providing an increase in horsepower and torque and by improving fuel economy. It's real simple to use and the results are definitely noticeable!
Goodyear Tires (www.goodyear.com) - We slapped a set of Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar tires on our rig and love them! These are serious off road tires built with the rugged toughness of DuPont Kevlar for enhanced sidewall puncture resistance. They also have a hardworking wraparound tread that helps to deliver sidewall traction in deep mud, sand, And rocks. We had them put on at Matthews Tire and Auto in Appleton, Wisconsin (www.matthewstire.com). They're family owned and operated and are a great place to go for all your automotive service needs!
Waterfowldecals.com (www.waterfowldecals.com) - These guys make really cool decals to dress up your hunting rig. We put them on the back window of our LEER cap and they look great! You can order them right off their web site. WaterfowlDecals.com features hundreds of outdoor and hunting related decals, shirts and hats. You'll notice the unique detail and quality that's put into each design and created as only a hunter could reproduce. A wide variety of waterfowl related designs are available! They look great on vehicles, trailers, kennels guns, boats or any semi smooth surface you decide to put them on and are also easy to apply.
LEER truck caps (www.leer.com) - Most guys gotta have a cap for their pick-up. LEER is the way to go. They offer quality construction and lots of models to choose from! Our model #100 XQ is really nice. The coolest feature is how the locking mechanism for the glass hatch is wired to the truck so we can use the vehicle's keyless remote to lock/unlock it. Talk about convenient!
Westin Automotive Products (www.westinautomotive.com) - We put several items from Westin Automotive on our truck. The first item we added is their HDX commercial grade grill guard. This grill guard is heavy duty and looks awesome. Then we added three Westin 6" off road lights to the grill guard to help light up the fields when we set our decoy spreads. Then to make getting in and out of our truck easier, we added a set of Westin's Gen X Oval Tube Nerf Steps. These items really enhance the looks and functionality of our Duck Truck!
Bushwacker (www.bushwacker.com) - The tire/wheel combination we put on our Duck Truck bulged out a little beyond the truck's fender wells so we installed a set of Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares. These Flares give you the bold look of pockets without drilling or cutting your vehicle. They easily install using factory holes and give the look of being bolted onto the vehicle. They look great and protect the truck's lower body panels when those knobby tires are throwing mud, rocks and other road grime!
Dee Zee (www.deezee.com) - Dee Zee makes quality truck accessories. We first installed a set of of their excellent 4" Oval Stainless Steel Nerf Bars. They look great and make getting in and out of our jacked up Ford a lot easier! We then put their Red Label Crossover Tool Box in the bed of the truck. This box is constructed of heavy duty Brite-Tread aluminum and really comes in handy for storing extra gear. Finally, we put a set of Dee Zee All Weather Floor Mats in the truck. They’re constructed of thick, tough, and durable OEM-style rubber. Deep groves hold water, mud, and snow, keeping it away from your vehicles interior.
Stampede Truck Accessories (www.stampedeproducts.com) - Stampede offers a full range of quality plastic truck accessory products. They include hood protectors (bug shields), side wind deflectors, sunroof deflectors, fender flares, camo hides and bedrail caps. We put their hood deflector and side wind deflectors on our Ford and they look great!
K&N Engineering (www.knfilters.com) - K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. We installed Their 57 series Generation II air intake. This K&N's ultimate performance product. This performance intake is designed to increase power by as much as 10%. We always like more power!
CargoGlide (www.cargoglide.com) - This is probably the one upgrade to our Duck Truck that has made life on the road the easiest. The CargoGlide mounts in the bed of your truck and makes getting your gear a whole lot easier. Having to climb in and out of your truck bed to get to your gear is a real hassel, skinned knees and a sore back are no fun. With the CargoGlide, you simply slide the deck in and out to get your gear. The CargoGlide is one of the most convenient truck accessories I’ve ever used. I dont know how I got by without it!
Superlift Suspension Systems (www.superlift.com) - To jack this big Ford up, we installed a Superlift Suspension System. This 6” lift system provides ride quality that’s as good, if not better than stock, and also preserves the factory steering geometry, which is critical to the vehicle’s drive-ability both on and off road. Now we have all kinds of ground clearance and the vehicle handles just like stock. The folks at Superlift have really done their homework in developing this lift system. That’s why they’re the premier name in suspension lifts!
Hatchie Bottom Outdoor Products (www.hatchiebottom.com) - To protect the seats on our Ford and add a little style, we installed some Hatchie Bottom neoprene custom fit seat covers. These quality made 3mm neoprene seat covers fit our seats like a glove. They protect the seats from mud, water, dirt and whatever else we tend to spill all over ourselves when we're on the road. We also added Hatchie Bottom's back seat gun sling, back seat organizer, and CD visor cover. These items really help organize our gear!