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2002 GMC Yukon Denali - Dirty South

Tuckin’ 28s With the Bass Bumpin’ - Just Another Day in ATL

Dan Ward
Mar 19, 2014
Photographers: Brandon Burrell
Being a Georgia boy myself, I completely understand Brandon Standridge of McDonough, Georgia, when he says a friend’s loud stereo got him involved in custom trucks. With both the rap and country music charts filled with talent coming from the Peach State, it’s no big surprise that booming bass is one of the first upgrades custom car and truck enthusiasts focus on. Brandon’s story is a relatable one, as his list of mods snowballed from a few speakers to airbags to laying out an AWD Denali on 28s.
It all started when he wanted to add a couple of subs to his Yukon Denali and then that turned into some 24-inch wheels and after attending several shows, Brandon looked for someone to help him turn his GMC into a bona fide showstopper. Teaming up with Robert Robinson and his Auto Extremes crew in Atlanta, Georgia, a plan was set out to slam the Denali, while still retaining the AWD. Up front, fabricated control arms and McGaughys drop spindles bring the nose down, and thanks to trick CV shafts built by Mark Williams Enterprises, the AWD functions properly when aired out. Out back, a custom four-link welded to the narrowed axle allows the SUV to tuck 28-inch Urban wheels.
Photo 2/8   |   Providing enough bass to rattle your tooth fillings, six JL Audio 12-inch subs completely fill up the GMC’s cargo area. Those tucked wheels measure 28 inches and are wrapped in Pirelli’s finest rubber.
Powering the slammed Yukon is a 6.0L putting down some serious ponies thanks to a MagnaCharger Radix supercharger, Pacesetter long-tube headers, and Corsa exhaust. Admittedly, the engine is hard for Brandon to hear over the eardrum-shattering bass coming from six 12-inch JL Audio W6v2 subs mounted in the cargo area. Four Memphis Audio amps feed the subs and an arsenal of JL components found in each door. The talented audio gurus at Auto Extremes went above and beyond with Brandon’s Denali crafting custom door panels, a center console, and the massive aforementioned sub enclosure. Black and orange suede covers most of the interior, and what wasn’t wrapped was smoothed and painted candy tangerine.
That same vibrant orange hue is also found on the Yukon’s smoothed body, which has been shaved of its door handles, rear hatch handle, and rear bumper. CCS Customs of Conyers, Georgia, then stepped in and masked off the black and candy tangerine two-tone with a traditional and real-fire flamed graphic breaking up the two colors.
Once content with some rims and bass, Brandon now finds great joy riding low in his full-blown custom show truck with the tunes turned to eleven. He wanted to give a special thank you to the Auto Extremes team, Audio Concepts, CCS Customs, and his parents for their support.
Photo 3/8   |   2002 Gmc Yukon Denali Front Three Quarter
Inside the Build
Year Make Model: 2002 GMC Yukon Denali
Owner and City/State: Brandon Standridge • McDonough, Georgia
Type: 6.0L V-8
Induction: MagnaCharger supercharger with Spectre filter
Cam: Comp Cams 220/224
Exhaust: Pacesetter long-tube headers and Corsa Performance after-cat
Built by: Auto Extremes
Transmission: 4L80E
Rearend: Narrowed with axles by Mark Williams Enterprises
Chassis Front suspension: McGaughys 2-inch drop spindles, Auto Extremes upper and lower control arms
Rear suspension: Auto Extremes custom four-link with Firestone airbags, Toxic shocks
Brakes: Baer EradiSpeed +1 (front and rear)
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 28x10 Urban 814
Tires: 295/25R28 Pirelli



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