One-Day Suburban Build: Part One
We Lift and Accessorize a 2013 Chevy SUV
"Mom's grocery getter" is a term we throw around that loosely describes that other vehicle that is part of your household. Not the commuter, not the tow pig, you know-the other one. It's not even necessary that the mom of the family drive it. It's usually some form of SUV, and it's even cooler when it's a fullsize.
Recently, we were scouting for vehicles to use for upcoming tech stories when we realized he had access to not just one, but two of the tenth generation, GMT900, '07-'14 Suburbans, so we decided to have some fun with it. The two vehicles were nearly identical, with one being Summit White and one being Amber Bronze Metallic. We decided that we would level one and lower the other at the same time, add custom grilles, do some debadging and a few other tricks, and see what we came out with. The catch was that we wanted to complete it in just a single day, which made for an extremely long day on both counts. We love making such a dramatic difference in a short time and the instant gratification of it all.
This month, for the white 2013 Sub, we started with a leveling kit from Superlift Suspension, a brake upgrade from EBC, and added a set of 20-inch Mamba Offroad Alloys wrapped in 32.6-inch Fury off Road tires. From there we stripped off a whole bunch of dealer-added accessories and added a black grille from T-Rex, LMC billet bowties fore and aft, and bolted up a set of stealthy black side steps from real truck. We threw in a whole bunch of other little tricks and a whole bunch of elbow grease, and after about 16 hours of only two people working on it, our Suburban had a whole new attitude. Check out our install below, which started at New Year Tire in Santa Ana, California, and continued into the night back at the office. You can also check out the websites in the Source Box and let 'em know Truckin sent you!