What does a MotoX rider drive when he's on four wheels? For Cody Elkins, his ride of choice is this '08 Silverado 2500HD. Two hands, one hand, or no hands, Cody is typically soaring through the air with ease, all while doing tricks and stunts the average guy sits and watches with amazement. Knowing this truck needed to be a relaxing, albeit extreme home, while driving to and from big air shows, Cody teamed up with several big players to make his dream come true. Decidedly more luxurious than his 2-wheeled mid-air vehicle of choice, the Chevy was built to be bigger and better than Cody's previous 4x4 builds.
To accomplish his goals, Cody teamed up with B&C Offroad in Pasadena, Texas, where they began work on making the truck much bigger. The truck's stock suspension was disassembled and the 14-bolt rear was cleaned up and prepped for both new 4.88 gears and black paint. A 3rd Coast Suspension 16-inch lift was painted dragon-fire red to contrast with the blacked-out look Cody had planned for the remainder of the truck. 3rd Coast's traction bars were given sheetmetal inserts with Cody's website cut into them before they were bolted in to tame the torque from the Duramax. Each corner received Bilstein 7100 shocks, and the driveshaft was both lengthened and dropped to accommodate the mammoth lift. With the lift painted and installed, B&C had room to install massive 40x15.5R20 Toyo Open Country M/T tires on black RBP 91R 20x12-inch wheels. How does it drive? Let's just say that on the way back from our photo shoot, we were the ones trying to keep up with Cody on the highway. We can't say it handles like it's on rails, but its wide stance makes it sure-footed at speed.
Even a stout powerplant like the LBZ Duramax will take notice when its lugging around 40 inches of rubber. Besides the 4.88 gears, a 4-inch black ceramic-coated exhaust and a programmer, both from RBP, were added to boost performance. Also from RBP, the leading edge of the truck is punctuated by a bold black mesh grille that accompanies smoked head and taillights on the all-black truck.
The silhouette of Cody doing a no-footed nac was mounted to the front crossmember.
Forty-inch Toyo rubber and 20x12-inch RBP wheels make for one mean combo.
A Mag-Hytec cover and 4.88 gears were added to the 14-bolt to ensure long life and restore