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2016 Chevy 2500 High Country- High TraX

SEMA Build Gone Wild

Mike Alexander
Aug 16, 2019
Purpose-built isn't always the case for most wild and crazy SEMA builds that we see year after year. However, David Fischer, of St. Paul, Minnesota, had the perfect "purpose" in mind when he approached Kelderman and Wold Fab with this wild build concept, not just to wow the crowds at SEMA.
David is a professional snowmobile athlete and wanted something that could get him not just through the regular "city snow" with ease, but something that could go straight to the mountains with him. When Fischer first contacted Kelderman, they didn't quite know if he was serious. I mean, how many fully capable "snow tracked" HDs do you see cruising around the mountains? But after the crew caught wind of David's past builds, including some wild Polaris' creations, they had no doubt that he was completely serious in making this happen.
Photo 2/14   |   2016 Chevy 2500 High Country High TraX
So with pen to paper and ideas beginning to turn into plans, Wold Fab was at the top of the list to bring this insane vision to life. After catching up with Wold and seeing not just their performance turbo upgrades and custom fab work, but taking keen notice in their one-of-a-kind fully functions custom snow track setups Fischer was hooked. With a short time line but huge amounts of talent the Wold crew and Kelderman team made quick work of getting the Chevy HD up high enough to make plenty of room for what was to come next. The Kelderman 12-inch air-ride setup created the perfect height and level adjustments not just for towing Fischer's snowmobiles but also to clear the massive tracks that Wold Fab was putting together for this beast!
Photo 3/14   |   2016 Chevy 2500 High Country High TraX Front Suspension
Photo 4/14   |   2016 Chevy 2500 High Country High TraX Rear Suspension
To power such a gnarly setup they also worked up an upgraded turbo, PPEI tuning, and a healthy dose of MBRP exhaust exhale notes to make her sing just proper like. Not to mention being able to turn the massive tracks both on and off road. This punched the ticket quite nicely, and with Wold wrapping up the rest of the powdercoated parts and suspension, it was about time to put on her dress for the big November ball.
High TraX definitely needed a bold exterior statement to match the impressive underpinnings. Next up, a set of Kelderman Alpha Series bumpers were hung and outfitted with Rigid lighting both front and rear. A Kelderman custom grille and Rigid lightbar additions round out the trail readiness and it was about time for the final act. David got with ECD Customs to work up the perfect wrap to help tie it all together.
Photo 5/14   |   2016 Chevy 2500 High Country High TraX Rear 3q
What you now see here all came fruition in a matter of just a few short months, and as you can tell, they were rather short on time but definitely not short on talent. Now Fischer has the ability to tow into even the roughest trails and conditions, and more often than not, he gets to go where no man has gone before!
Inside the build:
Year/Make/Model:
2016 Chevy 2500HD High Country
Owner and City/State: David Fischer, St. Paul, MN
Chassis:
Complete frame-off powdercoated chassis, all chassis work by Wold Fab and Kelderman Suspension
Front Suspension: Complete Kelderman Air Ride 12-inch Lift
Rear Suspension: Complete Kelderman Air Ride 12-inch Lift and leveling
Accessories: Hornblasters train horn XL
Shocks: FOX shocks
Brakes: SSBC B8 Brakes
Drivetrain:
Engine: Duramax Diesel upgraded turbo by Wold Fab, PPEI tuning, y-bridge and intercooler piping by Werhli Customs, MBRP exhaust turbo back
Fuel: Titan XXL tank, FASS upgraded pump
Body:
Kelderman Alpha Series bumpers front and rear, Kelderman custom grille, Rigid lighting
Wrap: Custom wrap by ECD Customs using KPMF material
Interior:
High Country upgraded interior, accessory lighting and horns controlled through app, two 10-inch Fosgate subs for some trail bumps and all the comfort and style that GM blessed this interior with already haha
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 28x16-inch; American Force Wheels and custom-built tracks by Wold Fab
Special Thanks from Owner: Kelderman, Polaris, World Fab, FOX, 4wheel Parts, Rigid, ECD Customs, SSBC Brakes, P1 Raceparts, Amsoil, Warn, Shifted Industries, Werhli Custom, Merit Chevrolet, Truckin Magazine, John Jackson and everyone else who made this possible!

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