ELEV8TD: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Shows Off BOLT Lock
From the Farmlands of Texas to the Bright Lights of Las Vegas
When you think of Texas, you may think of a flat, dry land, with lots of farms, and, well, lots of pickup trucks! And you know what? You’re exactly right! Granger Newton of Big Spring, Texas, bought his ’15 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali in late 2014 to work on some of these farms. “I farm dry land cotton in Big Spring and help manage water station corporations, so I needed a work truck to go from job to job,” he explains. Granger was still in high school when he purchased his truck and was able to graduate early, starting college in the fall of 2015.
Growing up in Texas, you’re almost always surrounded by big, lifted trucks, and Granger had dreams of building one for many years. With the help of the Internet and social media, Granger was able to gather ideas of what he wanted his truck to transform into. Around March 2016, Granger was introduced to Cris Payne through his friend Eden Gonzalez. As most college kids will tell you, extra funds are not always plentiful. Finally, in July, all the details were worked out, and the truck was sent to No Limitz Customz in San Antonio, Texas, for the build.
BOLT Lock (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) came on board as the primary sponsor for Granger’s Denali and offered to host his truck in its booth at SEMA. Once Granger’s truck made it to the build shop, a JAMO exhaust was added, and a custom tune was programed by PPEI. Next on the agenda was to upgrade the suspension to a 12-inch Bulletproof Suspension cantilever four-link design. American Force outfitted the GMC with brand-new 24x14 wheels wrapped in 40-inch Interco SS-M16 tires. 3M provided the flat-black wrap, while the BOLT logo was color-matched to Prismatic Powders’ Illusion Purple. A flake was added to the powdercoating to give an extra pop to the suspension parts and other components.
Granger is currently deep in the books at Texas Tech University. When he is not studying, he is still showing off his build throughout the great state of Texas. Like many others who have attended SEMA, Granger got the itch to build more and build better. He is currently contemplating a complete redesign for another possible SEMA placement. On the other hand, he has also considered building a completely new truck. While he vows not to rush the next project build, he loves telling his SEMA crunch stories to everyone.
SpecSheetYear/Make/Model: ’15 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
Owner: Granger Newton
Hometown: Big Spring, Texas
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Odometer: 58,000 miles
Engine Management: PPEI Tuning
Horsepower/torque: 700 hp/1,100 lb-ft
Suspension: 12-inch Bulletproof Suspension cantilever four-link design powdercoated Prismatic Powders Illusion Purple, Bulletproof reservoir shocks
Interior: Roadwire custom leather interior with purple stitching, color-matched interior pieces, Hifonics amps, Husky Liners floormats
Exterior/Accessories: BOLT Locks, Bodyguard A2 front and rear bumpers, Royalty Core grille, Off Road LED Bars (OLB) lightbars (two 40-inch, two 20-inch, six 2x2-inch), R1 Concepts brakes, Gen Y hitch, CargoGlide slide-out, HornBlasters train horns, Transfer Flow fuel tank, Recon taillights, Monster Hooks hooks, UnderCover bedcover
Paint/wrap: 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 flat-black wrap, BOLT logo in 3M 1080 graphics to match Prismatic Powders Illusion Purple powdercoating
Wheels: 24x14 American Force powdercoated Illusion Purple
Tires: 40x14.50R24 Interco SS-M16
Special Thanks: Family and girlfriend who supported me through the entire build, Cris Payne (Truck Guru), title sponsor BOLT Lock for placing me at SEMA and for its amazing customer service, No Limitz Customz for the build and the crew that spent long days and nights working on my truck, Roadwire, Bulletproof Suspension, American Force, Interco, 3M, JAMO, PPEI, Bodyguard, Royalty Core, Hifonics, R1, OLB.