2007 GMC Yukon Buildup - Soccer Mom No More

Part II: Taking The Next Step In Custom

Dan Ward
Apr 1, 2010
Contributors: Mark Barbee
Photographers: Mark Barbee
Last month we showed you the steps necessary to break the mold of a stock Yukon found in every grocery store parking lot, school drop-off zone, and soccer field. Those steps included bolting on a Belltech lowering kit, adding big Belltech sway bars, new 22-inch Akuza wheels and Toyo tires, adding some much-needed ponies with an Airaid intake, Poweraid throttle-body spacer, and Bully Dog tuner. Consider those the custom basics and a great starting point for a ride worthy of an enthusiast.
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This month, we're taking the '07 Yukon to the next level with new exterior styling and better braking needed for the larger wheels and tires. Mark Barbee handled the photography for us as the Yukon received new LED taillights and D-pillar lights from IPCW and the factory plastic grille was swapped in favor of a mesh insert from T-Rex. After driving the Yukon around on the new 22-inch wheels, the brakes didn't have the same strong bite as they did from the factory-and we're not willing to take any risks on safety. Stopping chores were upgraded thanks to an SSBC big brake kit for the front and rear.
Just like we did last month, we ordered all of our parts from Stylin' Trucks, and our parts arrived fast and ready to be installed. Not all body mods require cash, as you can see in the after photo, the body trim was also eliminated thanks to a heat gun, fishing line, and some patience. It didn't take much to add some flair to the Yukon, but the small additions further separated it from the crowd of mundane, boring SUVs.
Ready to take your truck or SUV to the next level? Take a look at these simple bolt-ons and get wrenching.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working: 6 hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Beginner (now get out there and start working!)
Tools Needed:
Metric wrenches and sockets, jack and jackstands, Torx bits, 10mm socket, Philips screwdriver
Parts Used:
IPCW LED tail lights LEDT611C $356.99
IPCW LED pillar lights LEDT313C $339.99
IPCW LED third brake light LED3311C $146.99
SSBC Tri-Power front brakes A12655 $1,495.00
SSBC Tri-Power rear brakes A12638 $1,495.00
T-Rex Upper Class mesh upper grille 54171 $459.99
T-Rex Upper Class mesh lower grille 55172 $339.99
TOTAL: $4,633.95
(prices from Stylin.com and do not include tax or shipping)

2015 GMC Yukon Specifications

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Fair Market Price $44,899
MSRP $47,740
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 16 City / 23 Highway
Engine 5.3L V8
Horse Power 376 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 416 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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Sources

Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation
Clarence, NY 14031
800-448-7722
www.ssbrakes.com
Stylin' Trucks
Independence, OH 44131
800-586-9713
www.stylintrucks.com
IPCW
Commerce, CA 90040
323-838-5588
www.inprocarwear.com
Roadwire
Commerce, CA 90040
877-762-3947
www.roadwire.com
Mark Barbee
Phoenix, AZ
623-451-0221
www.markbarbee.com

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