In the rear, Deaver lift springs bring the business end up high. Every part of the suspension was coated by Powder Coating USA or ceramic coated by Brooks Coating. Chrome was added here and there for a great show look. Yukon 4:88 gears were stuffed in both differentials to help in acceleration and in fuel mileage and capped with ORU aluminum diff covers that received the chrome treatment. Providing the rolling stock for the project, Pat ordered the first set of 12-inch wide Pro Comp Alloy 6001 wheels and wrapped them in appropriate Pro Comp Xtreme Mud Terrains, sized 37x12.50R20. The much larger wheels required some serious brakes, so Pat installed a big brake kit from SSBC in the front and rear. Stopping was handled, but making the 3/4-ton family hauler haul the mail would require some serious effort.
Pat contacted ProCharger and had a polished supercharger system delivered for the new '07. The team at Shocker installed the 9psi blower with huge, polished air-to-air intercooler, which helped give the 5.3L nearly 150 more horsepower. Other performance bolt-ons included a 3-inch MagnaFlow exhaust system and dual Kinetik batteries. Stopping on a dime and roasting the 37-inch tires, Pat was ready to turn his attention to the rest of the 'Burban's big body.With the paint cured and buffed to a high-gloss shine, the guys at Shocker installed a Warn Industries Trans4mer grille guard and HP Powerplant winch and compressor system. Also bolted onto the body were Muth signal mirrors, In Pro Car Wear LED taillights, Ryno Lynx billet grille, Ryno ultimate drop hitch, AMP Research power running boards, and keeping everything street legal, Shocker Products quick-release clear mud flap system. Helping to light up the night, a Defender Rack was bolted onto the roof with Explorer Pro Comp off-road lights ready and willing to blast the sand dunes. Inside the people mover is an interior that is clean and simple, yet still show-worthy. Katzkin two-tone leather seat covers replaced the cloth covers and Lizzard Customs installed an Infinity audio system featuring components in the doors, three amps, and four 10-inch subs facing the hatch. Gryphon monitors provide video for passengers and everything was wired using Sonic Electronix. Painted accent trim completed the interior.
It took a little more than three months to create this one-of-a-kind Suburban that does everything well, including get dirty, as seen by some lucky people at the sand dunes. The best part of this truck build is watching people's reactions when Randi hops out of the driver seat and Pat is riding shotgun.