1997 Chevy S-10 Sportside - Readers' Rides
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Railin' RayWho: Ray JassoWhere: Snyder, TexasWhat: '96 Chevy Extended Cab
Ray Jasso got his truck as a graduation present from his folks and started cutting it up a few years later. The truck has been fast-'bagged with a complete Air Ride setup and fed by two nitrogen bottles mounted in the rear. A set of 20-inch Budnik Mercury wheels and BFGoodrich rubber was chosen for the rolling stock. The tailgate handle has been shaved, and Caddy taillights, a hard tonneau, and a roll pan have been added in the rear. An Airaid intake, Doug Thorley headers, and an exhaust system equipped with Flowmaster mufflers have all been bolted onto the truck.
Sporty S-10Who: Mark SteinfordWhere: Salina, KansasWhat: '97 S-10 Sportside
Mark Steinford drives the piss out of his S-10 and loves every minute of it. The ZQ8 sport suspension has been tuned with Belltech 2-inch drop spindles up front and 3-inch blocks in the rear. The truck rolls on 16-inch American Racing wheels and Goodyear rubber. Inside the cab, Mark has added a JVC head unit, two US Amps, an Orion sub, as well as Kenwood and Alpine speakers. To help the 4.3L breathe a little easier, a K&N intake and Gibson after-cat exhaust have been added.
Seeing RedWho: Robert Summersett Where: Raleigh, North CarolinaWhat: '93 Chevy 1500
Robert Summersett of Raleigh, North Carolina, has spent a lot of time turning this Chevy into his dream truck. Under the cowl-induction hood sits a 350 ci, which has been treated to a B&M supercharger, JBA headers, an Edelbrock cam, Crane roller rockers, an MSD billet distributor and ignition, a K&N air filter, as well as a ton of chrome. A '94 grille, 18-inch Weld Evo Velocity 5 wheels with BFGoodrich tires, a roll pan, a hard tonneau, sport mirrors, Euro taillights, and clear corners have all been added outside. In the cab and bed, all the panels have been covered in two-tone tweed, and more chrome has been sprinkled throughout.
Weekend WarriorWho: Mujo CunmulajWhere: Detroit, MichiganWhat: '01 Ford Lightning
Mujo's weekend-warrior Lightning gets to stretch its legs out in the quarter-mile every couple of weeks. His 12.5-second truck has been enhanced with a Johnny Lightning throttle body, a K&N intake, a 2-pound upper pulley, a 6-pound lower pulley, and a Diablo Superchip, which puts the truck at around 440 hp. Inside, he's added a DVD player, a monitor in the sun visor, and a box behind the seats containing MTX subs and amps. To finish it off, a set of blue flames, which runs from the nose to the door, has been added over the factory silver.
It's MillerTimeWho: Michael MillerWhere: Seekonk, Massachusetts What: '02 Ford Explorer
Michael Miller sent in a few pictures of his '02 Ford Explorer for us to check out. So far, he's added a set of 23-inch Momo Magnum wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion 305/35/R23 rubber to each corner and a billet grille up front. Inside, the factory system was pulled out and replaced with a Clarion in-dash DVD player. The DVD player has been wired up to a Clarion monitor for the rear passengers.
Clean ShortyWho: Brad RowandWhere: Alloway, New JerseyWhat: '93 Chevy Silverado
Brad Rowand picked this truck up from a friend a few years ago and started customizing it. The front grille was swapped out for a GMC grille, then he lowered it with Belltech 2-inch drop spindles and 2-inch coils up front and then C-notched and flipped the rear. A set of 20-inch KMC Stealth wheels with Yokohama rubber was posted at each corner, and Crystal clears with Diamond markers were added as well. The taillights were shaved and a set of Caddy tails was stuffed into the roll pan horizontally. Inside the cab, a full sound system was added along with a slew of billet accessories. Next on the list are some 'bags and a flame job.