Readers' Custom Trucks - Readers Rides - March 2008
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Chris Hawn cruises Bellwood, Pennsylvania, in this '07 GMC Sierra Classic. Color-matched door and tailgate handles and 20-inch GMC wheels take the factory styling up a notch, while a billet grille, K&N intake, and Flowmaster exhaust go beyond what the factory ever offered.
Robert Amlaw's '04 Dodge Ram 2500 features airbrushing by JD All Customs, even underneath. The lift is from Revtek and allows plenty of room for the 37-inch Toyos and Weld Slingblade wheels. The 5.7L Hemi gets a little boost from a Zex nitrous kit. Inside, a Pioneer AVIC-N2 navigation system heads up the audio and keeps Robert heading in the right direction.
Eighteen-year-old Jonathon Iorio sent in photos of his '03 Dodge Dakota R/T. The R/T already had a good thing going with its 5.9L V-8, but Jonathon added a K&N intake and Flowmaster duel exhaust for more performance. To further set it apart, it has a full Cervini's body kit with custom blue metallic paint. Two 10-inch Pioneer subwoofers and four Pioneer speakers in the doors provide all the audio Jonathon could ever want.
Logistics Coordinator Kevin Koehler has spent a lot of time on the audio of his Trailblazer. A Kenwood head unit and 11-band equalizer are mounted in the dash. Kicker components, including tweeters in both the factory locations up front and new flush-mounted tweeters in the rear doors have replaced all factory speakers. Two Kicker 12-inch Comp VRs provide the bass with power from a Directed D1200 amp, while a Power Akoustic Gothic Series 200x4 pushes all the surrounds. Drop coils and 20-inch wheels finish off the exterior.
Charles Hakes from Lexington, Tennessee, bought this '97 Ranger with 20-inch wheels, billet grille, clear corners, and roll pan already installed. A Blaupunkt head unit and a 1,000-watt amp power three 12-inch subs in the bed. Charles has plans for an airbag suspension and some custom paint to truly make the truck his own.