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2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD - Cognitive Function

Ground ’N’ Pound Motorsports Does It Again

Mike Alexander
Nov 1, 2015
Photographers: John O' Neill
Pipeline work is one of the toughest gigs on both man and machine, making it the ultimate test of agility, durability, reliability, and power. When owner and president of Texas Pipeline Construction Eden Gonzales went looking for the finest ride he could not only enjoy but also rely on in the field, he turned to the brand-new '15 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD and the capable crew at Complete Customs of West Texas to make it his own.
Having always been a Denali fan (having owned one from each generation), Eden couldn't think of anything better to have by his side in the field than the brand-new Sierra. With its standard 6.6L turbo V-8, it definitely packs just the right amount of punch and oozes reliability that one could only hope for in a workingman's vehicle. Of course, you pair that with the full Complete Customs' treatment, and you've got yourself one heck of a ride.
Known for their incredible builds, sky-high lifts and show-quality vehicles, Complete Customs is a heavy hitter when it comes to stellar lifted trucks and Eden's is certainly no exception. Towering high above the rest, the truck features a 12-inch Cognito/Kelderman suspension lift setup, as well as FOX shocks on all four corners, 24-inch Copper Forgiato Rivito-T wheels and 40-inch Toyo tires. With this superior suspension setup, there's no field too tough for Eden and his crew, and no load that can't be hauled to and fro. Under the hood, Eden's truck maintains its 6.6L engine with a few upgrades, including a MBRP exhaust system and a custom tune by Complete Customs, giving the truck a potent mix of 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.
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Aesthetically, the Denali is just as appealing as it is performance wise with a full KEG Media-designed concept for SEMA. Sporting Fusion bumpers, plainANsimple custom headlights and smoked taillights, and color-matched accessories to the bright white exterior help make the truck stand out even more, as does the Cognito-inspired graphics showing his support to the companies that helped with the full SEMA build. With experts at the helm of this GMC build, Eden wanted to make sure to give the company plenty of props for their quality product and support.
Inside, the truck features standard Denali trim, including black leather seats. The audio experience of the truck has been amped up with a complete Kicker-equipped sound system and DVD player. Completed in just two months for the 2014 SEMA Show, Eden's truck proudly debuted at the famed automotive aftermarket show last year representing Ground-N-Pound Motorsports along with all of his build partners along the way. Also touring and hitting shows like Lone Star Throwdown, the DUB Show Tour- Dallas event, Forgiato's Fest-Miami and the Texas Heatwave Austin event, this is one "work truck" that sure gets around on the show field.
There's no doubt that Eden's truck will remain a staple in the working world of lifted trucks, and with plenty of passion and experience for the Ground-N-Pound Motorsports crew, there's no telling what lifted and lowered builds Eden could bring to the table in the future (but, of course, we have rumors of a few more SEMA debuts that we can't wait to get our hands on!).
Inside the Build
Year Make Model: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD
Owner and City/State: Eden Gonzales; Midland, Texas
Club Affiliation: Ground N' Pound Motorsports
Chassis
Front suspension: 12-inch Cognito lift, FOX shocks, performed by Complete Customs of West Texas
Rear suspension: 12-inch Kelderman air suspension lift, FOX shocks, 10- to 12-inch four-link suspension, AccuAir management
Drivetrain
Engine: 6.6L turbo V-8, Bully Dog Tech mods, MBRP exhaust, custom tune by Complete Customs of West Texas, 397 hp/765 lb-ft of torque
Body
Fusion front and rear bumpers, plainANsimple headlights, smoked-out taillights, MFG UnderCover Truck Lids tonneau cover, color-matched door handles, color-matched accessories
Interior
Stock Denali trim, black leather upholstery
Stereo: Full system by Kicker, Kicker subwoofer and enclosure under the back seat, amplifiers, DVD player, stereo wiring by Ground N' Pound Motorsports
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 24x12, Forgiato Rivito-Ts, Copper
Tires: 40 inches (15.5 inches wide), Toyo
Special Thanks From Owner: "Cognito, Kelderman, KEG Media, Complete Customs, VV Concepts, Toyo Off Road, plainANsimple, Off Road LED, AWG Grille, Forgiato, FOX shocks, Monster Hooks, Hornblasters, Fusion Bumpers, Lift'd Trucks, N-Fab, Bully Dog, UnderCover Truck Lids, Accuair."
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