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Readers' Rides - Number 1

Featured Trucks of Truckin' Readers!

Maxwell Matthewson
Jan 1, 2012
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Big Blue
This immaculate 1991 Chevy 1500 Stepside belongs to Brandon Schneider of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada. He has owned this truck since he was 15 years old and has since made it his pride and joy. Brandon first installed a 6-inch Pro Comp suspension lift followed by a 3-inch body lift, for a total of 9 inches of lift. For rolling stock, Brandon settled on American Eagle 18x10-inch wheels wrapped in Kumho Road Venture M/Ts. He then swapped out all of the lights to crystal duplicates and installed HIDs up front. Before painting the truck a metallic blue, Brandon shaved the emblems and moldings. Under the hood sits a brand-new 350ci engine that has been outfitted with Edlebrock headers and a Flowmaster exhaust for added horsepower and rumble. The interior has been completely gutted and redone. The factory buckets were reupholstered in black leather and the dash was smoothed and paint matched to the exterior. For a system, Brandon installed a pair of 12-inch Rockford Fosgate subs and Kaption Audio components.
Photo 2/6   |   readers Rides Number 1 1991 Chevy 1500
Way Low
The ’88-’98 Chevy/GMC C/K is probably one of the most popular trucks for customizing. James McClain has dropped in a GM Goodwrench 350ci crate engine and a new tranny. From there he swapped out the factory clip for a ’96 Silverado front end as well as a billet grille, HIDs, APC parking lights, and clear corners. The truck is fully ’bagged, C-notched, and tubbed for a super-low stance. The bed has been carpeted and covered with a paint-matched tonneau. On the inside, James bolted in a power 60/40 split seat out of a ’99 Silverado and had it reupholstered black and silver. For the system, James went with an Alpine head unit, two 800-watt amps running two Kicker 12-inch subs and Polk Audio components. The interior also features several paint-matched pieces, a billet dash insert, and a Grant steering wheel. For wheels, James went with 20-inch Irocs for a low-profile and to keep weight down.
Photo 3/6   |   readers Rides Number 1 chevy Truck
Bryan Romesburg of Haysville, Kentucky, is the proud owner of this 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. Bryan is the owner of Sky’s the Limit Graphics, so he decided to make his truck a rolling business card. He started by bringing the rear of the truck down to match the front, for a nice level stance. He then airbrushed on the real fire flames and skull on the hood. Inside, he smoothed and painted the plastics and plans to completely redo the interior. To the 4.7L V-8, Bryan added a Flowmaster exhaust to make the engine purr.
Photo 4/6   |   readers Rides Number 1 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Warranty Killer
From Burlington, New Jersey, comes Michael Mieczkowski and his 2005 Chevy Silverado daily driver. Michael started the transformation of his daily with a set of McGaughy’s 2-inch drop spindles and 2-inch coils. He then cut the frame and welded in a C-notch and bolted on a DJM flip kit and 1-inch Belltech shackles. To finish off the chassis, Michael wrapped a set of 20-inch Centerline Archer II wheels with Falken Zeix TZ04 rubber and bolted them onto the truck along with a Hellwig sway bar. For power, Michael had the factory 5.3L tuned for 93-octane and bolted on a K&N intake, long-tube headers, and a MagnaFlow exhaust. For the body, he had the bumper, headlights, and taillights all blacked out. Inside, the plastics have been smoothed and painted and a sound system was installed for entertainment.
Photo 5/6   |   readers Rides Number 1 2005 Chevy Silverado
Happy Birthday Dayton
Dayton's dad, Brannon, has a huge surprise for his son. Dayton is turning 16 on November 24th, and his dad has been secretly building this truck for his son. Dayton thinks his dad is buying a rust bucket for t hem to build. The real gift is a 1989 Chevy K1500 4x4. First, the body was shaved of the bed stake pockets, door handles, tailgate handle, and antenna, Then a Sir Michael's roll pan was added along with Sir Michael's Cadillac taillight buckets. Next, an Escalade front clip was installed complete with black headlights and turn signals. With that complete, the body was sprayed with 2011 Mazda Sangria Red Mica. To finish off the exterior mods, a set of Escalade wheels were wrapped in Falken All Terrain tires and bolted on. The interior, received the billet treatment thanks to Empire Motorsports ports and Grant steering wheel with Cadillac horn button was installed. For an audio system, a Kenwood eXcelon head unit powers the amp, and separates. For power, an LT1 motor out of a '96 Firebird has been converted over to a Holley carb with a GM performance parts intake manifold has been installed. Dayton will be cruising in style for a while.
Photo 6/6   |   readers Rides Number 1 1989 Chevy K1500



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