Readers' Custom Trucks - Readers' Rides - February 2007
Tower Ing TitanDeven Hallen's '06 Nissan Titan came loaded from the factory with navigation and DVD, but we all know that factory is never enough. Soon the Titan was wearing a 7-inch CST suspension lift with Donahoe coilovers up front and Bilstein shocks out back. Moto Metal 20x10-inch 954s with 35x12.50-inch Toyo M/Ts followed. AMP research steps help passengers get in and out, and a Street Scene Equipment grille adds style. Up next is a Glassworks ram-air hood and Corsa bed-exiting exhaust.
Background Of The MonthScott Wilson sent us a pic of his '04 Avalanche with one heck of a background. This Chevy rides on a 6-inch Pro Comp lift, 35-inch Pro Comp tires, and 17-inch Ultrasport chrome wheels. Scott also added a grilleguard and taillight guards to add burly looks. Under the hood, an AIRAID cold-air intake and throttle-body spacer, Gibson dual exhaust, JBA headers, and a Hypertech programmer help to move the big tires.
Exhausted TacomaWe didn't get a lot of info about Tony Smith's '01 Tacoma, but what he did tell us sounded good. Tony added a K&N cold-air intake system, JBA headers, and a MagnaFlow dual exhaust with Bullet catalytic converters, so we're confident that the engine sounds good too. Finishing up the look are Gear Alloy wheels wrapped with Cooper tires.
Envoy In The MakingStarting with a garden-variety GMC Jimmy, Josh Waszkurak added an Envoy rear spoiler, a billet grille, clear taillights; and shaved the roof racks and third brake lights. A 3/4-drop helps the stance, and 17x9-inch chrome Camaro SS wheels add factory-custom looks.
Ss To BeNathan Upton sent us photos of his wife's '04 Trailblazer that rides a bit lower thanks to DJM suspension and 22s. Cleaning up the styling up front is a billet grille and billet bumper insert. Soon to be added are Trailblazer SS bumpers and painted mirrors.
Daily Driver DuramaxJustin Thomas, from Woodland Hills, California, went big with his '06 Chevy Silverado 2500. Altitude comes courtesy of an 8-inch CST lift with 37-inch BFG Mud Terrains and 17-inch Helo Maxx 8 wheels. Justin reprogrammed the Duramax with a Diablo Sport Predator programmer for added performance. Plans include a 5-inch exhaust and cold-air intake.
A Simple planIt started out as a simple build for Ukiah, California, resident Andres Munoz, but things quickly got out of hand. Starting with 20-inch Foose Speedster wheels with 40-series Toyo Proxes tires, Andres finished the stance with a 3/6-drop with a C-notch in the rear. A Precision billet grille, Denali headlights, a Goodmark cowl hood, and painted trim liven up the front, while tinted Chevy taillights and a Belltech roll pan finish the rear. Under the hood lies a 5.3L with an AEM intake, a Poweraid spacer, a Superchips programmer, and a Flowmaster exhaust. After a few different routing options, Andres finally got both the look and the sound he was after.