When your business card reads, "President of Lexani Wheel Company", you're almost expected to have a ride that leaves people with their mouths agape. Frank Hodgens, of Lexani, knows the pressure and stresses associated with running a successful wheel enterprise and when it came time to build a new daily driver, he decided to go big. How big you ask?
A commonly used adage states, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it." In Frank's case, if you have to ask how big, you probably don't roll like he does. After driving the '06 Hummer H2 SUT in stock condition, the bug finally bit and the President of Lexani went to the drawing board and created a set of beautiful 32-inch (not a misprint) Asanti AF401 wheels complete with a two-tone color-matched face with chrome accents and hoops. With a price tag of $35,000 for the set, these babies should have their own quartet of Dobermans. The wheels posed one unique problem, could anyone build a tire to accommodate the massive wheels? Yokohoma stepped up to the plate and delivered a home run with tires sized 335/30R32. Now Frank was rolling big, but the Hummer still looked too stock for his taste so he delivered the H2 to Eagle's Auto Body for an upgrade.
While at Eagle, the Hummer was painted Maserati Silver and an Asanti grille styling kit was added to the upper and lower valance. Counting on one of his friends, Frank contacted George, owner of MAT. While at MAT, the seats were wrapped in suede with custom diamond inserts and the headliner was completely covered in diamond-patterned suede with an Asanti logo. George also added a SAVV DVD player, two 8-inch SAVV headrests screens from Pacific Stereo, and two 8-inch Infinity subs under the rear seats. Powering the subs and Infinity Kappa highs are two Infinity amps supplied by Dennis Garcia of Construction Audio. Mike O'Leary of Auto Extras then stepped in and customized the interior with a wood-covered dash. Now Frank was rolling big and in style.
Massive wheels, check. Slick exterior, check. Elegant interior, check. We're still waiting to win the lottery before we place our order for a set of 32-inch wheels, but at least now we can go back and look at Frank's daily driver.