Yes, this truck is incredibly sick. Now that we have the obvious out of the way, the fashion in which it was built is just as intriguing as all of the detail put into the '05 Chevy 2500HD. With a six-figure price tag, it may also interest you to know that Mike Kazi of San Bernardino, California, had a hand in each phase of its creation. So why the huge lift, crazy paint, and insane interior? As Mike told us, "I wanted to be on the cover of Truckin' magazine."
Being a humble business man, Mike doesn't like the limelight, but you may recognize his shop's name, Auto Accessory Warehouse, from the popular MTV show, "Trick It Out." Appearing on the customizing show twice, and winning both challenges easily, Mike and his team have a true talent for creating awe-inspiring cars and trucks. When it came time to build his own rig, Mike knew it would have to be an over-the-top wild ride that could be parked in front of the shop and stop traffic. Check out how they got there.
Mike started with an unmolested '04 Chevy 2500HD and immediately removed the cab from the frame. With the body off, All Auto Body in San Bernardino, was recruited to smooth and paint the large Heavy Duty frame. On went multiple coats of House of Kolor Kandy Apple Red with airbrushed skulls and tribal licks on the metal. Nice and bright, the Auto Accessory Warehouse team went to work making the Chevy sky-high.
Taking a peek behind the back seats reveals eight 12-inch MMATTS subs in a pass-through bo
Bolting on a 14-inch Bulletproof lift, along with 4-inch lift spindles, huge rear leaf springs, and a 3-inch body lift, the 2500HD is now in its own stratosphere. Combine the huge lift with the fact that every piece of undercarriage and lift kit, including Fox Racing Shox, leaf springs, spindles, calipers, and even the axle, was either chrome plated or painted Kandy Apple Red. Mike's truck could literally blind you with its bling. Trying to fill the void created by the monster lift are Goodyear Super Single tires sized 445/65R22.5. Mounted inside of those 45-inch Goodyears are 22.5-inch custom-cut Alcoa polished wheels. The duo really added to the ruggedness of this bad boy. Trying to stop those massive rollers are upgraded Powerslot rotors and Hawk brake pads. Other trick touches under the truck include a grand total of six huge train horns powered by two separate compressors and four extended and chromed Sidewinder steps.
Driving the truck was under-whelming , so Mike decided several power adders were in order. On went an Edge performance module and RBP turbo-back exhaust system. The two helped spool the turbo up more quickly and get the chromed driveshaft spinning quickly.