2015 GMC Yukon XL- Little Red Wagon

A Child's Staple Reimagined

Mike Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
Photographers: John O' Neill
No matter how diverse your experience, some things you rarely see in the lifted truck world. Custom Swarovski-encrusted badges are probably one of them. But we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves there. For Keena Bryant, also known as Mrs. KEG Media, there’s nothing typical about her latest SEMA build, a 2015 GMC Yukon XL dubbed the Little Red Wagon. When she first approached her husband, Robbie Bryant, owner of KEG Media about doing another SEMA build with her own twist, Robbie was all ears being the supportive family man. His only advice was to get as far away from the typical lifted builds most people have been pumping out lately. They hit the drawing board and started turning out this design.
Keena previously owned Aphrodite, a completely custom 2014 Toyota Tundra which made its debut at the 2014 SEMA Show. She knows a thing or two about designing the ultimate lifted ride and happily took full reins in customizing the Yukon. She wanted a truck with plenty of room for the kiddos and enough cargo capacity to take them all comfortably on a family trip. With help from ADA Offroad, this truck has been transformed into the ultimate family hauler, and has even made the road trip from Arkansas to Las Vegas much more bearable this year.
Photo 2/11   |   03 2015 GMC Yukon XL 10 Inch Cognito Lift
First and foremost, gaining proper ground clearance was a rather simple task for Bryan and the crew at ADA. They used quality Cognito Motorsports components featuring a full 10-inch lift both front and rear. Additional support from FOX shocks and Cognito control arms gives the truck added comfort and stability on the road, while custom powdercoated 20x14-inch American Force wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja Claw shoes create plenty of ground-gripping rolling power. Behind the gorgeous custom wheels, all-wheel disc brakes from R1 Concepts provide enough braking power to stop Little Red Wagon in its tracks.
Photo 3/11   |   10 2015 GMC Yukon XL Engine Procharger Supercharger
Next up, the truck needed plenty of power, which meant a P1SC supercharger from ProCharger added to the already hefty 5.3L V-8 under the Yukon's hood. With additional components like a K&N intake and Borla exhaust system in the mix, the stout SUV now has plenty of oomph for its extra-large size.
Photo 4/11   |   07 2015 GMC Yukon XL Gravel Empire Grill Rigid Lightbars
No major build is complete without the right mix of aesthetic changes. The Yukon has been equipped with a RackWorks roof rack, Midnight Series lightbars, Red Rock lights from Rigid Industries, custom plainANsimple headlights, a custom grille from Gravel Empire, and automatic steps from AMP Research. The build also features those mandatory train horns from none other than HornBlasters to help motivate those pesky Prius drivers out of the way when needed. To finish it off, Little Red Wagon was garbed in a Matte Red Aluminum wrap from Arlon Automotive, and topped off with custom Swarovski badges from the Crystal Ninja herself.
Photo 5/11   |   08 2015 GMC Yukon XL Custom Interior
Inside, the Yukon features full Alea Leather Prestige Plus custom leather upholstery, US Speedo gauges, and a fully tricked-out sound system with Powerbass speakers, amplifier, and subwoofers all controlled through the truck's factory touchscreen head unit.
Photo 6/11   |   04 2015 GMC Yukon XL Custom Plate
Keena certainly accomplished her mission creating a lifted rig that's aggressive enough for a man, but with the subtle touches of a woman. It's not every day you'll see a lifted SUV blinged out quite like Keena's, or a 4-foot, 11-inch female climbing out of her own custom-designed rig for that matter. With a true passion for the industry and a build style all her own, we can't wait to see what's next on the project list for this one-of-a-kind truck chick!
Inside the Build
Year Make Model: 2015 GMC Yukon XL
Owner and City/State: Keena Bryant; Fort Smith, Arkansas
Chassis:
Front suspension: 10-inch Cognito Motorsports lift, Cognito upper control arms, FOX coilovers powdercoated gloss black
Rear suspension: 10-inch Cognito Motorsports lift, FOX reservoir shocks powdercoated gloss black
Engine:
5.3L V8, ProCharger P1SC supercharger with custom tune, K&N, Borla cat-back exhaust with black tips; built by ADA Offroad Body:
RackWorks roof rack, HornBlasters train horns backed by a Viair compressor, Rigid Industries Midnight Series lightbars, Red Rock lights, plainANsimple headlights, Gravel Empire grille, AMP Research steps, Arlon Automotive Matte Red Aluminum wrap by MS Authority, Crystal Ninja custom Swarovski badges
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 20x14; American Force, VV Concepts spiked lug nuts; coated in Matte Red Aluminum color-matched Prismatic Powders by Miami Powder
Tires: 36X15.5R20; Mickey Thompson Baja Claw
Interior:
Alea Leather Prestige Plus custom leather, US Speedo gauges Stereo: 8-inch factory touch-screen with navigation and BlueTooth, Powerbass speakers, digital amplifier and subwoofers.
Special Thanks from Owner: “My Husband Robbie for letting me build another SEMA truck however I wanted. Josh and Brandon from ADA Offroad, and Brian and crew from MS Authority, and Cognito for the killer lift and booth spot.”

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