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2007 Chevy Silverado - Kaotic Times

Built For The Long Haul

Dan Ward
Feb 1, 2009
Photographers: Brandan Gillogly
Photo 2/10   |   2007 Chevy Silverado left Side Angle
In a time where trends fall off and new ones emerge as hot-right-now, Chris Burling opted to build an '07 Silverado with the best of what is hot in a style that will surely last through the years. An aggressive, yet not over-the-top two-tone, big billet wheels, and an audiophile's interior make this Chevy hard to beat in any era. After talking to Chris he wanted a truck that he could hop in and drive and park it at a show where it would be respected. Mission accomplished. Check out the details on this cool Bow Tie.
Photo 3/10   |   2007 Chevy Silverado left Rear Angle
Lowered using Belltech components, the front is 31/2 inches closer to the ground thanks to spindles and coil springs and the rear sits 5 inches lower via a flip kit, relocated spring hangers, and shackles. A Firestone Ride-Rite load leveler airbag setup was also bolted on for towing assistance. All of the suspension modifications were performed by Musso Motorsports, in Las Vegas. Mounted to each corner are beautiful 24x11-inch Bonspeed Palisade wheels with Cooper Zeon 295/35R24 tires keeping them protected.
Powering those healthy meats is a 5.3L equipped with a K&N intake and Dynomax exhaust system. The V-8 was performance tuned by Wide Open Throttle in Riverside, California, for optimum get-up-and-go. The Silverado was painted by Ryan Evans of Kaotic Customs in Las Vegas. Ryan used Matrix paint Dynasty Blue and the factory black with white and silver graphics to make the Chevy stand out. Precision billet grilles were bolted on, a Century Truck Caps tonneau cover was added, and the bed was coated with Line-X as well.
Photo 7/10   |   Twenty-four-inch Bonspeed wheels are mounted on each corner and Cooper tires keep the Chevy planted during high-speed maneuvers.
Opening the Crew Cab doors reveals an interior that Chris absolutely loves and for good reason. Audio, suede, and fiberglass fill the confines as if Chevy sent it down the assembly line with such parts. A Pioneer AVIC-Z2 DVD/Navigation head unit sends audio signals to two Rockford Fosgate T600-4 power series amps driving eight 6 1/2-inch Rockford Fosgate component speakers. Two Rockford Fosgate T1500bd mono block power series amps send juice to four Fosgate T2 12-inch subs in a fiberglass blow-though box in the bed. Video playback is handled by Vizualogic direct-fit headrest monitors with built-in DVD players and a 17-inch Vizualogic flipdown monitor. Power is supplied by two Kinetik 2400 power cells, a 10-farad Rockford Fosgate capacitor, and high-output alternator by Dave's DC Electric in Riverside. The entire audio system was designed and built by Vince "Ghetto Bob" Incalcatera of Homeless Entertainment in Las Vegas. Hot-rod blue suede now covers the headliner and pillars thanks to Mike Sutton of LB Threadz in Long Beach. Kaotic Customs also painted several plastic pieces to bring some of the exterior color inside.
It only took 45 days to transform a bone-stock Silverado into a cool custom ready for the street and show circuit. Chris is an active member of Severed Ties and wanted to say thank you to all of the people involved in the successful build of this Chevy.


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