Bragging Rights - Reader's Rides July 2014

Jul 11, 2014
Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Dave and Nancy Burle
There’s nothing wrong with building a truck to fit your own needs, but we also like to see trucks built by couples. Dave and Nancy Burle of Princeton, Ontario, Canada, created this 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD together. It features a 10-inch Fabtech lift paired with a 3-inch body lift—more than enough altitude to traverse the frigid northern terrain. The Chevy rides on 22-inch chrome XD wheels and 40-inch Toyo tires. Additional stopping power for the heavier rolling stock is provided by a set of SSBC Big Brakes. The truck also hustles off the line thanks to a Banks Power Six-Gun tuner, full Banks Power exhaust, and Banks Power intake. Dave and Nancy added more visual appeal by way of custom chromed accent pieces and Bushwacker pocket flares.

Photo 2/5   |   2012 Ram 2500HD Mega Cab
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 2500HD Mega Cab
Owner: Tyson Williams
Tyson Williams built this 2012 Ram 2500HD Mega Cab to handle the roughest backroads in his home state of Minnesota. First, he increased its ground clearance via a BDS 8-inch long-arm lift kit. The kit includes heavy-duty Fox 2.0 shocks, reinforced traction bars, sturdier rear leaf springs, and dual steering stabilizers. Next, he added a set of 20x12-inch Moto Metal 962 wheels and 37-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires, giving the Ram an aggressive look and added traction. The truck’s fenders were fitted with Bushwacker flares, and several subtle tweaks were made to the body, from Plasti-dipped bumpers to carbon-fiber door handle covers. AMP Research steps, Recon LED lights, and a custom riveted grille further dress up the Ram. Bass frequencies are output through a Rockford Fosgate amp into two JL Audio 12-inch subwoofers in a custom box behind the rear seat. The Cummins engine was fortified with an H&S Mini Maxx programmer, S&B cold-air intake, Flo-Pro 5-inch turbo-back exhaust, and an H&S EGR delete. Tyson’s future mod plans include a FASS lift pump and 8-inch single stack exhaust.

Photo 3/5   |   2010 Ram 3500 Front View
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 3500
Owner: Brayden Sluggett
Brayden Sluggett of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, is the owner of this 2010 Ram 3500. To achieve the stance he wanted, Brayden chose to start with a 5-inch Pro Comp lift kit and dual Fox Racing steering stabilizers. All four corners of the truck were then fitted with 22x10-inch Fuel Hostage wheels with a -44 offset and wrapped in 35x12.50x22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires. All the badges have been removed for a clean look, and the Ram was given an aggressive edge with a Smittybilt M1 grille, N-Fab prerunner lightbar with three HID driving lights, HID projector headlights, and LED taillights. The Ram also features a roll-up tonneau cover, custom auxiliary fuel tank, Pioneer touchscreen head unit, black MBRP dual exhaust, AFE cold-air intake, and Bully Dog GT Tuner. Future plans include a DPF/EGR delete and a Pacbrake P67 engine braking system.

Photo 4/5   |   2010 Ford F 250 Lariat Super Duty
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-250 Lariat Super Duty
Owner: Bryan Verbanic
Don’t let the snowy scene fool you. Bryan Verbanic, owner of this 2010 Ford F-250 Lariat Super Duty, hails from sunny Southern California. However, he likes to make regular trips to his cabin in the mountains and decided to build a truck that could handle both locales. The truck’s 6.4L Power Stroke engine breathes easily through a Banks Power intake and 4-inch exhaust system. A Trail Master 6-inch lift kit, 18x9-inch Pro Comp Series 7089 wheels, and 35-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires give the Ford plenty of clearance and grip off-road. Finally, an Alpine double-DIN stereo with navigation was added to make long drives more enjoyable. This clean Super Duty gets the job done rain, shine, snow, or sleet.

Photo 5/5   |   2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Vehicle: 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Owner: Alan Jaspert
Alan Jaspert is a 20-year-old student and owner of this 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD. Alan’s primary focus was building a killer sound system, starting with two 12-inch Kicker Comp CVR subwoofers in a custom box between the two front seats. The subs are driven by an Alpine M-850 1,500-watt monoblock amp. The truck’s Pioneer head unit also runs into a second 320-watt amp and four JL C2-650 speakers. The truck’s exterior was upgraded with black halo projector headlights, black bumper and foglights, and blacked-out Mustang GT lights with halos behind the T-Rex billet grille. The bumpers, door handles, and grille shell were all painted white, and 20-inch chrome Incubus wheels were installed. Alan’s future plans include adding an intake, exhaust, and roll pan, and shaving the tailgate.

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