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1994 GMC Sonoma - Stroked

Galen Armenta
Feb 1, 2009
Photographers: Dan Davis
Photo 2/9   |   Owner: Shane KohlerRide: '94 GMC SonomaHometown: Headingley, CanadaClub: Illconformity
This truck is definitely off the hook. Shane kohler has one-upped sonoma owners across the country with his '94 gmc that we call stroked.
How many minis have you seen recently at shows that sport an air ride suspension, detailed undercarriage, big wheels, a trick interior, and a badass small-block under the hood? Very few, and we are willing to bet Shane has certainly gone that extra mile and then some to make sure his mini is set apart from all the others.
Shane's mini has more than 350 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque thanks to the new power plant. The whole package is accessorized by either highly polished or chromed everything, and power is transferred to the Ford 9-inch rearend by a built GM 700-R4 tranny. Shane is a fabricator by trade, so naturally he decided to tackle the job of layin' out his Sonoma. No hammered mini would be complete without a custom set of wheels, so Shane picked out a dope set of Intro, 17x7 up front and a massive 17x14 out back.
Photo 3/9   |   1994 Gmc Sonoma engine
Check out all the mods on Shane's truck. Some of the more obvious mods would be the normal annoying appendages that Shane shaved himself. Other items that were lost on the shop floor also include the Sonoma's front end, hood, and rear bumper. After Shane finished all the bodywork on his truck, he prepped it for paint. He mixed up a healthy dose of paint and loaded up his spray gun, and went to town. Not wanting his truck to shine in some areas and then fade away in others, Shane went all out when it came to the interior. Plenty of polish, paint, and leather can be found inside this mini. The factory bucket seats were disposed of in favor of Corbeau, leather and suede wrapped, racing seats. Polished billet accessories can be found throughout the interior, and a leather wrapped steering wheel was mounted to the steering column.
Photo 4/9   |   1994 Gmc Sonoma seat
This is one of those rare occasions when someone can truly say they are done with his or her truck. There is not a single aspect of this Sonoma that hasn't been customized in one way or another and after 10 years it still looks good.
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front): 17x7 Intro Twisted Matrix
(Rear): 17x14 Intro Twisted Matrix
Tires (Front): 225/40R17 Federal(Rear): 31x18.5R17 Hoosier
Chassis Modifications
Suspension (Front): modified frame and control arms (Rear): four-link, Panhard bar
Airbag type and size: (Front): Firestone 2500 (Rear): Shockwaves
Spindles: BellTech 2-inch drop
Valves: Air Lift
Compressor: Viair 400c
Air accessories: 5-gallon stainless steel air tank
Frame mods: Art Morrison back half
Gas tank: Aluminum RCI fuel cell
Performed by: Owner
Body Modifications
Shaved: Firewall, door and tailgate handles, antenna, third brake light, gas door
Frenched: License plate box into roll pan
Front end: Envoy with billet grille
Back end: molded roll pan
Taillights: Euro replacements
Performed by: Owner
Photo 8/9   |   1994 Gmc Sonoma pioneer Faceplate
Brand and colors: DuPont Cosmic Dust
Performed by: Owner
Seats: Corbeau Targa RS
Material: Black microsuede
Dash: Smoothed and painted
Door panels: Smoothed and painted
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Performed by: Owner
Photo 9/9   |   1994 Gmc Sonoma truck Bed
Displacement: 383ci
Model/Year: Cratemotor
Number of cylinders: Eight
Head type: Aluminum GM Fast Burn
Internals: Forged and balanced
Transmission: 700 R4
Intake: TPI
Header/exhaust: Modified ceramic coated Sandersons
Ignition: MSD
Driveshaft: Custom Steel
Rearend type: Ford 9-inch
Battery: Black Top AC Delco
Location: Under hood
Inner fenders: Stock chromed
Detail work: Motor is all polished or chrome
Performed by: Owner
Special Thanks by Owner:
I would like to thank the truck for taking almost 10 years of beatings and still looking good.



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