A 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 For Those Who Defend Freedom

High Honor

Carter Reed
Jun 10, 2015
Photographers: Carter Reed
Kelly Fromm is no stranger to project vehicles. Over the years, he has built several highly regarded cars and trucks that carry the theme of military appreciation. Kelly, now retired from the U.S. Army, spent several years serving this country and has now taken a lead to help out and give back to our military veterans. He began the Rev-It-Up for Wounded Warriors Memorial Tour, a rolling tribute to those who have served in our armed forces. The tour raises awareness, support, and money for veterans and their families as Kelly tours the country attending events. Kelly’s first two trucks, the Fallen Warrior and the Freedom Fighter, have served valiantly over the past several years, but it came time for Kelly to have a new hauler to lead the way on his cross-country tour. Kelly’s a GM man and opted for the four-wheel-drive ’15 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD dualie, powered by a 6.6L Duramax V-8, as soon as it hit the dealer lot. His goal: to transform it into a tribute truck to honor our troops. And with that, High Honor was born. Kelly wanted this build to be more personal, so he reached out to his followers on social media to help pick components and the color scheme, and to get their feedback as the build progressed.
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Starting with the wrap, this dualie is running 3M 1080 digital camo with UV graphics to further honor the troops when the light hits the GM just right. Up front, a Royalty Core RC3 grille was swapped in place of the Denali chrome unit and features a pair of OLB LED lightbars. The stock projection headlights were retained while the bumper was swapped for an Iron Cross heavy-duty unit, which holds an assortment of LED lights and surveillance cameras. Bushwacker pocket-style fender flares provide additional tire coverage for the 35x12.50R22 Toyo M/T tires mounted on 22-inch Fuel Full Blown wheels. To provide clearance for the larger meats, a BDS 6.5-inch High Clearance System was installed along with Fox 2.0 shocks at each corner. Up top, a Rackworks storage rack was mounted and holds four 50-inch LED lightbars and even more surveillance cameras. Iron Cross HD steps make accessing the cab and bed easier. The bed features a pair of Diamond Performance stacks, a TransferFlow fuel tank, CargoGlide bedslide 1500, and a Truck Covers USA bedcover. Out back, the truck has a custom set of High Honor mudflaps and an Iron Cross bumper with even more LEDs and cameras wired up.
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Under the hood, the stock 6.6L Duramax V-8 was fitted with several upgrades to produce an estimated 575 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque. Power-adders include an AFE Power cold-air intake, Banks Power Straight-Shot water-methanol injection kit, and Banks iQ 2.0 controller. Also installed were an Edge Products Evolution tuner and Diamond Performance dual exhaust with Diamond stacks. Inside the cockpit, Kelly has a plethora of switches, gauges, and monitors. A CB radio, police scanner, iPad, and 17-inch Accele monitor have supplemented the factory stereo and navigation. From controlling lights and monitoring engine vitals to 360-degree video recording, this GMC is a mobile command center. Black leather seat covers were added with the High Honor logo embroidered into the headrests to finish out the truck. If you see Kelly and his Sierra at a show—and chances are good that you will—be sure to stop and say thank you for all he’s done for our country and its veterans.
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SpecSheet
Year/Make/Model: ’15 GMC Sierra 3500HD 4x4 dualie
Owner: Kelly Fromm
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Exhaust: Diamond Performance dual exhaust with Diamond stacks
Engine Management: Edge Evolution tuner, Banks Straight-Shot water-methanol injection, Banks iQ 2.0 controller
Horsepower: 575 hp (est.)
Torque: 950 lb-ft (est.)
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Suspension (Front/Rear): BDS 6.5-inch high-clearance lift kit with Fox 2.0 shocks
Interior/Audio/Visual: CB radio, police scanner, iPad, and 17-inch Accele monitor
Exterior/Accessories: 3M wrap, Royalty Core grille, Iron Cross bumpers, TransferFlow fuel tank, Bushwacker flares, Rackworks storage rack, CargoGlide bedslide, Truck Covers USA bedcover, Iron Cross steps, and lots of LED lights
Wheels: 22-inch Fuel Full Blown
Tires: 35x12.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T
Fun Fact: Kelly uses this truck to support his charity work, Rev-It-Up for Wounded Warriors Memorial Tour, a rolling tribute to those who have served in our armed forces.
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