It is too bad that Jim wasn't able to fire the Tundra up inside the show, because the 5.7L V-8 was fitted with a K&N intake, Corsa exhaust, and Doug Thorley headers. That combo makes the already-spirited engine come to life with a rumbling authority that we were able to witness first hand at out photo shoot. We were also able to get a better look than most at the interior that was treated to a slew of Kicker audio, including four 10-inch L7 subs and SS65 components. Soundgate supplied the interface for adding the additional audio upgrades while keeping the factory head unit and accompanying steering wheel controls. Clint Drabek was responsible for the paint-matched pieces, but the remainder of the interior was handled by Albert May Interiors in Edmond, Oklahoma, where the factory gray carpet was removed and replaced with black carpet before Mastercraft racing seats and four-point harnesses were installed. Each seat was wrapped with black leather and red suede Roadwire upholstery that matches the Alcantara headliner.
Jim and his crew pulled off yet another nail-biting project build and delivered their Tundra to SEMA with time to spare. Jim would like to thank the following sponsors for making the truck build possible: Toyota, General Tire, Kicker, KMC wheels, Roadwire, Escort Radar (how else do you get to Vegas without a speeding ticket), Pace Edwards, N-Fab, Soundgate, McGard, Corsa, Bedrug, BASF paint, Pro Comp suspension, Lightforce, Bushwacker, RBP, K&N, Doug Thorley, Royal Purple, Optima, Husky Liners, Hella, Motorola, Dynamat, Thule, Oracal, Ringer gloves, Go Rhino, and Universal Laser Systems.