2003 4WD Chevy 2500 HD Diesel - Wicked Way Of Life

Competition-Crushing Chevy

Catherine BrockOct 1, 2005
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In true tabloid fashion, the supremacy of this '03 4WD Chevy 2500 HD Diesel Crew Cab is expressed figuratively. Yes, this means that this truck didn't actually do physical damage to any of its smaller, imported cousins. It isn't, however, beyond the realm of possibility that it could-with the addition of a driver and a buddy to operate the winch. Any volunteers? This powerful Chevy could leave a trail of havoc and annihilation in its path.
The truck's most prominent feature is its lofty stance. With 10 inches of lift, the Chevy seemingly dwarfs everything around it. The build team at Fesler Productions had originally selected an 8-inch Fabtech kit to get the truck up higher. But believing an 8-inch lift was a little too average, the team decided to modify the kit and switch out the springs for an additional 2 inches of height. The addition of 37x13.5MT20 Nitto Mud Grappler Extreme Terrain tires and 20x12-inch Weld Evo Velociti wheels was a natural one; the rugged lugs on the Mud Grapplers and the chunky, aerospace-grade alloy wheels proclaim this truck's durable and severe character.
Additions and modifications to the Chevy's exterior combine form and function. A new grille, hood, towing mirrors, N-Fab Nerf-Steps, additional lights, winch, and more increase the truck's functionality and create a rugged appeal. Despite being relatively simple bolt-ons, the installation of a Trenz billet grille and a Goodmark Industries steel cowl-induction hood add to the truck's bold personality. Other exterior accessories include Schefenacker telescopic towing mirrors, Hella lights, a front-mounted SuperWinch, VIAIR's on-board air compressor, and a BedSlide. The truck's bed is also protected by Line-X spray-on bedliner. The VIAIR on-board compressor and SuperWinch offer some insurance against getting stuck with a flat tire-or just getting stuck.
The team enhanced the Chevy's engine performance with an aFe air filter system, B&B exhaust and a Diablo Sport programmer. The Diablo Sport Predator is a handheld tuner unit that promises improvements in acceleration and throttle response. This Chevy's interior is cool and calm, with gray Katzkin leather styling and a solid entertainment package. The entertainment components were placed specifically to avoid interfering with the cabin space. A Panasonic in-dash DVD and SAVV headrest monitors make use of existing space, while the JL Audio speakers and amps are concealed under and behind the rear seats.
The finished product is a high-performance, all-terrain Chevy that is as comfortable inside as it is fierce on the outside. Carrying some of the highest quality tools available for off-road enthusiasts, this truck is a go-anywhere showpiece-or a destructive weapon that strikes fear into the hearts of import tuners. You make the call.
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