Radical Renderings - OCT Designs
Tim Grachen is the owner of OCT Designs and a native Californian and for most of his scant 28 years has been a truck fanatic. After receiving a ’72 C20 at the age of 16, he became hooked on customizing trucks. Only two years later, he was on his second custom vehicle, which started as a stock ’97 S10, but morphed into a long-travel trail monster. Shortly after his 18th birthday, Grachen started playing around with graphic design and found he had a talent for it. This self-taught artist continued to learn and his first vehicle rendering came in 2013 after he had attended SEMA. His imagination took flight with all the potential the industry had to offer. Only this past year, he was able to make his dream into a reality and now produces renderings full-time. For a rendering of your custom truck, contact OCT Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ’16 Chevy Colorado hit the scene and companies immediately started making aftermarket parts for it. In the process of being built for Wyatt Jones out of Huntington Beach, California, this Colorado has a Baja Kits 2.5-inch prerunner kit and spring under axle conversion, King Shocks coilovers, triple bypasses, and 2.0 bumpstops, as well as Deaver leaf springs. The engine received a Volant Air Intake, Diablosport InTune, with a combination Gibson and Maganaflow exhaust. Fiberwerx supplied the fenders and bedsides while Baja Kits came through again with a front skid and valence. VisionX provided light cannons and pods. In the bed is a full Line-X treatment with a Wilco Prerunner Tiregate and bed-mounted Rotopax. But it’s not all dirt and bumps, the interior received a plush custom upholstery swap from Roadwire and tunes blast out of a Kicker vehicle-specific subwoofer. Rounding out this build are 17x9 Vision Wheels and 35x12.50R17 Falken M/T.
Grachen’s personal build, a 2016 Silverado, is still in the planning stage for SEMA 2017 and has a long list of upgrades. Camburg long-travel suspension, as well as front and rear hubs, Fox 10-inch DSC 3.0 coilovers, 10-inch 3.0 piggyback triple bypasses, and 2.5 bumpstops. Atlas SU1 spring under leaf packs, and Fox 18-inch piggyback triple bypasses and bumpstops. Odyssey Battery, CSF all aluminum radiator, Pro Charger High Output Intercooled Tuner Kit with P-1SC-1 pumps, Gibson short tube headers, MWA Muffler with custom piping out the fender. Royalty Core RCX custom-made grille, Fiberwerx one-piece clip, NBQ Motorsports custom front bumper, bed cage, and rear bumper with Rhino Lining in the bed, fenderwells, and behind the cab. Inside the cab is a U.S. Speedo gauge pod, PRP seats, an sPod source switch panel, with Kicker Q Series 1000.5 Amp and 6.5-inch components, two Solobaric 8-inch L7 subs, and a Rosen factory interface. This Silverado rolls around on 17x8.5 Manx beadlock wheels powdercoated Candy Blue with Gloss Black rings, 37x12.5R17 General Tires with two spares in the bed rack.