Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - September 2009

Check out this month's Ridin' Around section!

Ben Da PirateSep 1, 2009
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DK's Taco Supreme
Owner: Evan "Dk" Mounsey
2001 Toyota Tacoma
Modifications
Suspension:
'Bagged using Slam 'bags, controlled by a Dakota Digital Ride Height Controller. The front has tubular upper and lower control arms, and the rear is four-linked
Engine: Fully built 2.4L pushing 325 hp using a GT35R Turbo with a custom stainless turbo manifold and 3-inch side-exit exhaust.
Misc.: Two-inch Boatech wide fender flares and Recaro seats keep the sport theme rolling. A Phatty's Big Brake Kit helps stop the 18x9 and 18x11 WORK Wheels that Evan brought back from Japan as checked luggage.
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Richard's Ranger
Owner: Richard Martinez - Wichita, KS
2002 Ford Ranger
Modifications
Exterior:
17-inch Mustang wheels, Michelin tires, DJM lower control arms, Slam Specialties RE-7 airbags, new Air Zenith compressor, seven-gallon air tank, custom four-link setup, and shaved tailgate.
Interior: Fully painted interior panels.
Future Plans: New rollpan, new paint, 20-inch wheels, shave doors and emblems, and Ranger Edge front end.
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Green With Envy
Owner: Andy Rider - Ridgway, IL
1995 Toyota Tocoma
Modifications
Mods:
'Bagged using Slam Specialties RE-6s up front and RE-7s in the rear. All using hardline and eight 3/8-inch Asco valves. This slammed Taco is body-dropped three inches over a set of 19-inch Niche F16 wheels. Did we mention he also has a wood bed? Body mods include full tailgate skin, 2004 Tacoma front end with a 4-Runner hoodscoop molded into the stock hood. The inside has a smoothed and painted dash, 2001 Tacoma door panels, Toyota Celica seats and a custom center console housing an 8-inch inch JL Sub. The outside is sprayed with Lime Green Pearl and Speedway Blue flames.

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