There is no clock ticking down to zero, no big hoopla, no warning signs, all you remember is going about your normal business and then WHAM- your world was rocked. That is how Mike Matamoros, of Rogers, Texas, likes things; clean and simple. His approach is shaking things up in the fullsize game. He rolls in under the radar, airs out his truck and then begins to collect awards. Simple and clean. We've been preaching it for two years now and we're glad people have been paying attention. Check out how this daily driver went from a stock work truck to garnering such praise.

There is no clock ticking down to zero, no big hoopla, no warning signs, all you remember is going about your normal business and then WHAM- your world was rocked. That is how Mike Matamoros, of Rogers, Texas, likes things; clean and simple. His approach is shaking things up in the fullsize game. He rolls in under the radar, airs out his truck and then begins to collect awards. Simple and clean.

We've been preaching it for two years now and we're glad people have been paying attention. Check out how this daily driver went from a stock work truck to garnering such praise. Buying the '06 Silverado during the summer of '07, Mike insisted on having the truck 'bagged, painted, and rolling in style before he would be seen behind the wheel. His friends would pick on him and say things like "go ahead and drive it man, come on it's already 'bagged." Sticking to his guns, Mike didn't compromise. Working overtime and then coming home only to spend even later nights turning wrenches, he thanks his wife Amber for putting up with the insanity.

Performing the suspension work himself, Mike used McGaughy's drop spindles, Monroe shocks with relocator kits, and KP Components front 'bag cups to get the nose of the Chevy closer to the ground. A tranny crossmember was also ordered and paid dividends once the air was out of the 'bags. Keeping things simple in the rear, Mike bolted on an Ekstensive two-link and added a large C-notch. The rear inner fenders were cut out and replaced with larger trailer fenders, then the bed, along with the Aftermath logo on the bridge was coated in color-matched Line-X. Wheels of choice are timeless Intro Radicali 22 inches in diameter with 8-1/2-inch wide hoops up front and 10-inch hoops in the rear. Nexen tires keep the truck rolling in style. Helping to stop the added mass are PowerSlot rotors and brake pads. The calipers and rear drums were painted to match the rest of the truck. Despite the pressures of his buddies, Mike held off and worked with his talented fabricator and painter friend, Mark Santellan, from San Antonio.