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2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD - Under The Radar

A Slick Custom Without the Flash

Dan Ward
Apr 14, 2014
Photographers: Dan Ward
For Allen Jay of Chandler, Arizona, a truck with versatility was key. As a businessman, husband, and father, Allen needed a pickup that met all the daily requirements of running errands, towing, hauling and, in the process, looking good while doing it. He found his under-the-radar custom by way of an 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD diesel. It didn’t take long for the stock truck to receive a full complement of show and go parts.
Starting with a 6-inch RCD lift, Allen added Bilstein shocks at each corner, including a double shock hoop up front. The added elevation provided clearance for new rubber, and Allen installed a set of 20-inch KMC Hoss hoops wrapped in 35-inch General Grabber red-letter mud tires. To mix things up, Chad Anderson at Metal Asylum Kustom Finishes painted the center spokes on the driver side and then painted the spokes black on the passenger side. The look is just enough to turn heads as Allen drives by.
"It didn’t take long for the stock truck to receive a full complement of show and go parts."
Photo 2/11   |   2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Back Side Three Quarter
Keeping those red-letter tires spinning, the 6.6L Duramax diesel gets a shot in the arm from an H&S Mini Maxx tuner, Airaid cool-air intake, and Magnaflow exhaust. To help Allen hop up into the rig, AMP Research PowerSteps were installed, as was a rear BedStep. To keep his daughters entertained on long highway trips, a SIRIUS satellite back seat TV system was installed and is viewed through two Directed 7-inch monitors. Sound Xpression in Mesa, Arizona, handled the installation of a full Kicker audio system, including two Kicker amps mounted in the headliner and two L7 subs mounted in a custom enclosure under the rear seat.
Dressing up the exterior of the GMC, Invision Auto Body, of Mesa, installed a Street Scene Speed Grille insert and painted the bumper, mirrors, and grille shell. It’s not flashy, but it does look good, run strong, and handle anything Allen can throw at it -- a truck we can all appreciate.
Photo 6/11   |   2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Front Three Quarter

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