If he didn't move in the shadows of darkness, but rather drove to and from the graveyard, what would the Grim Reaper drive? Simple, he'd drive this sinister GMC Sierra complete with airbrushed murals of himself executing inferior trucks along the highways and byways of life.
Benjamin Franklin made life simple when, in 1789, he wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Trey and David Brooks, of Katy, Texas, made customizing a new GMC simple when they contacted Extreme Off-Road, also in Katy, to make their Sierra a complete show-stopper. Dubbed "The Reaper" by the Brooks family, their truck was supposed to have a simple lift kit installed but quickly escalated into one of the nicest lifted trucks in the Houston area. With its sheer brute size, powerful LS3 engine, and evil airbrush work, what's not to love about this amalgam of prosperity and mortality? Not quite as eloquent as our buddy Ben said it, two things cannot be argued-taxes suck and when the Reaper calls, you will answer.
Starting with a clean but stock '08 Sierra, Trey delivered the black truck to the pros at Extreme Off-Road, where with just a few whistles of the air tools, the GMC was lifted 15 inches higher courtesy of a Bulletproof Suspensions' kit and 3-inch body lift. Fox Racing coilovers dampen the front end while Fox Shox help out the Atlas leaf springs in the rear. Extreme paid close attention to the details by powdercoating the lift kit components blue, painting the frame gloss black, and powdercoating the rear axle to match. Before bolting the new wheels and tires on, a Baer Extreme big brake kit was installed and helps slow the inertia created by the 40-inch Toyo M/T tires and 22-inch XD Monster wheels. Moving into the interior, simple and functional was the theme followed here.
Several dash plastics were painted blue and the Brooks' duo built a custom center console housing a JL Audio 10w3 sub. Under the Reaper's rear seats, two JL Audio 13.5TW5 subs pound passengers into submission. If the angels had Gabriel and his trumpet, this Reaper has bass booming for an advanced warning of its impending doom. Each door is home to Focal components and every speaker is powered by JL Audio HD amps. A Kenwood head unit handles the audio selection, while an Audio Control EQ fine-tunes each frequency. David and Trey worked together on the Roadwire black leather and blue suede seats and the new look is custom, yet useable.