Daniel Stewart, of Whittier, California, works at 4 Wheel Parts, so he had plenty of time to do his homework and find the right shops to call and the perfect pieces to add to build his dream truck. But after seeing an endless stream of Bow Ties and Blue Ovals roll in and out of the bays of 4 Wheel Parts, Daniel decided to build something a little different. After shopping around, Daniel bought a '04 Nissan Titan 2WD that would be the perfect canvas for eye-catching graphics and an amazing interior.
Typically, aftermarket products roll out slowly after a new model's introduction, but Daniel didn't have to wait too long before he spotted the perfect lift that would help put his truck at the forefront of custom Titans. Starting with a 12-inch Bulletproof lift, Daniel added Fox 2.5 Pro Series remote-reservoir coilovers in front with another set of 2.5 Pro Series dampening the Atlas springs in the rear. Now the truck had plenty of room for the massive 40x15.5-inch Toyo Open Country MTs that make this truck worthy of being called a Titan.
The factory paint didn't even have time to get dirty before Daniel delivered the truck to Merzees Paint and Body in Santa Fe Springs, California, where Jeff Mersey removed all the body molding and prepped the body, Gaylord tonneau, and Street Scene bumper for the House of Kolors Planet Green paint and silver graphics. Jeff held the bristles of a broom over the green while misting a light coat of silver to give the truck unique striations that give the green a tiger's eye effect that looks amazing in any light.
Inside the cab you'll find more black and green, as Jeff painted much of the dash, the custom sub enclosure, and several door trim pieces to match the green exterior. Gory Upholstery in Montebello, California, made sure the seats also carry the theme, with black leather and suede contrasted by green piping. The top of the dash, visors, door panels, and headliner also got the suede treatment. For audio entertainment, an Alpine IVA-D310 provides DVD capability and puts Daniel in control of four Alphasonik amps. Two are mounted under the rear seats and supply 1,100 watts to each of the subs, and two 600-watt amps power the 6-1/2-inch Alphasonik speakers in each of the doors.
The Nissan's 5.6L V-8 had plenty of power from the factory, but more power never hurts. Now the mill breathes easier thanks to ceramic-coated JBA headers and 3-inch stainless steel exhaust, mufflers, and cool air intake from Volant. The only drivetrain modification was the addition of Genuine Gear's 4.56:1 ring and pinion to counteract the huge Toyo Open Country MTs. With the Bulletproof lift putting the undercarriage in full display, the factory finned aluminum diff cover was replaced by a PML piece that offers increased fluid capacity and strength. Of course, it looks cool too.
After an 18-month process of turning the drab stock truck into one of the biggest, baddest show-worthy Titans out there you might think he'd take a break, but he's been keeping us on our toes with constant upgrades and even more custom touches. Hopefully you'll still be able to recognize it by the time this story runs, but we're not going to make any promises.