2002 Chevy Silverado - Bustin' Knuckles - March 2005
John Trevino of Glendale, Arizona, and his '02 Silverado on 22s are well on its way to show time. The truck tucks double-deuce Bonspeed Clutches wrapped in Nitto 255/30R20s. Up front, KP Components along with DJM arms and Slam Specialties 'bags render the front height. Out back, KP Components' cantilever suspension system controls the rear attitude.
Compressed molecules are stuffed into a nitrogen bottle and are used to quickly fill the airbags. A VIAIR 6-gallon storage tank works the 'bags when the bottle goes empty. Half-inch hard lines deliver the pressure to the bags through SMC air valves. Trevino's club, Perfect Poise, performed all the suspension work.
The typical shave was in order, plus a wiper cowl and the addition of a Goodmark cowl-induction hood. A Trenz Billet Grille HID Kit and Street Scene sideview mirrors start the truck on that custom look. A SnugTop tonneau cover and Sir Michaels sheetmetal roll pan smooth off the rear quarters.
Todd Jewbert from the Interior Shop was employed to recover the stock seats in black BMW leather and gray Chrysler suede. A Trenz billet steering wheel, dash kit, door panel inserts, and pedals make some bling to accent the interior. The dash bezel and center console were prepped and shot in pigment for a clean look. An Alpine head unit and monitors are the beginning of what will be a bad-boy sound system.
The engine bay received a few performance enhancements. An AEM Brute Force air intake and JBA headers allow the 4.8L V-8 to breathe better. A Granitelli mass airflow sensor, MSD plug wires, and Hypertech programmer enhance spark and fuel curve for some additional power.
John hopes to finish off the sound system with MTX and some other audio/video goods. Of course, finishing the paint and adding some graphics will eventually finish off the first impression. John wants to clean up the engine compartment more and chrome a few things in it. He also wants to have all the suspension components powdercoated.
John's definitely on his way to what could be a killer build. We asked him if his truck had been given a name, and he said that it hadn't - it had been called a few choice four-letter words, though. Yeah, we've heard that before. It takes more than money to build a custom truck.