2013 GMC Sierra Denali HD: White Ghost
You Won’t Find this ’13 GMC Denali Lurking in the Darkness
Jeffrey Jones of Ocala, Florida, was introduced to the automotive industry when he was given a beat up Oldsmobile Cutlass in high school. In his early twenties, he needed something to keep him on the right path and set himself apart from the rest. Knowing he would have to show a flare of creativity, he began building his Cutlass. From the metal work to the fiberglass interior, it wasn’t long before Jeffrey was winning shows and making a name for himself.
He was introduced to a friend, Scott Ward of Soundz Krazy in Ocala, and the two worked on numerous projects together. Scott needed someone to drive his lifted Chevy truck to his shop, and Jeffrey was more than happy to oblige. The 15-minute drive would forever change Jeffrey’s life. The moment he exited the truck, he knew he needed something this powerful and majestic. Within a month, he purchased a ’13 GMC Sierra Denali HD diesel truck. Jeffrey needed to adjust the height immediately. His new GMC had fewer than 100 miles on the odometer when he brought it to Signature Motorsports in Ocala, Florida, for a 12-inch Full Throttle Suspension lift utilizing chrome-plated 4- and 8-inch Fox shocks and Fox reservoirs. Once the Denali had proper height clearance, Jeffrey ordered a set of 22x14 chrome Fuel Hostage wheels wrapped in 37x13.5R22 Nitto Trail Grappler rubber.
Jeffrey originally decided to leave the ’13 Duramax engine alone, but as he and Scott casually hit the streets of Ocala together, Jeffrey noticed a visible performance difference. With the help of Scott, a 4-inch MRBP exhaust was installed, while an AFE Momentum HD Intake, Elite Diesel Engineering 3-inch charge pipes, FASS lift pump, and an H&S Performance XRT Pro tuner with EFILive custom tunes by Kory Willis rounded out the modifications and bumped the new Sierra up to make more than 500 hp.
With the help Bernard Simmons and the rest of the crew at Soundz Krazy, Scott went to work on Jeffrey’s truck, adding four Addictive Audio 10-inch subwoofers with shallow mounts (to save room) under the rear seats. An Addictive Audio 200.1 amplifier supplies the power. Four Oxygen Audio 6.5-inch components were placed in the factory locations with Addictive Audio 20.2 high amps. The factory head unit was left to give the dashboard the same feel as stock. An AudioControl THREE.1 equalizer was mounted to give the best sound possible.
One thing Jeffrey has always been is motivated. Throughout his car build (and now his truck build), many people told him they doubted it could be done. Jeffrey wants to make sure every one of those people sees what he has completed and enjoys the spread in the magazine. He wishes to thank Scott Ward and Bernard Simmons from Soundz Krazy, along with Mike Dockery of Signature Motorsports, and Scott Oehlerking and Brett Huff for all the performance additions. Most ghosts lurk in the darkness, but this White Ghost can be seen daily on the streets of Ocala.