Tunes are handled by an Alpine touchscreen head unit, which sends signals to a massive JL amp. That amp then handles powering the MB Quart 6-inch components in each door and the two 10-inch JL subs behind the rear seat. Jerry wanted to thank D Tronics, in Mc Allen, and Mex Mafia Isreal at Kings of Kolor for handling the audio duties. In regards to the audio, there’s nothing ostentatious to see here, just clean and simple.
However, there is something to see when popping the hood. The factory 4.8L was pulled from the Chevy and completely disassembled. The heads were sent to Street and Performance in Mena, Arkansas, where they were ported and polished. While they were being shipped back, Jerry painted the block red, as well as every single part that bolted to the block, with the exception of the stainless steel JBA headers. A 4-inch aluminum intake tube was fabbed up and painted red, as was the alternator and front accessory bracket. Chrome and polish abound and can be seen on the custom radiator hose, Street and Performance pulleys, polished drive-by-wire throttle body, and Empire power steering cap, master cylinder cap, oil filler cap, and radiator cap. Polished stainless bolts were used throughout and ’05 GTO coil covers were modified and painted with the appropriate Slickerado logo. Sheetmetal inner fenders and radiator cover were painted to match, as was the two-toned engine beauty cover. Jerry even went as far to smooth and paint the master cylinder and power booster two-tone to complete the theme. Chromed hard lines were used for the brake lines, and after looking at it over and over again, we couldn’t find a flaw in it. All in all, it’s simply stunning.
We mentioned at the start Jerry originally lowered the truck on 22-inch wheels, but as the truck progressed, so did the suspension and wheel setup. Now the truck sits on a 9-inch front and 11-inch rear static drop—no airbags on this slammed cruiser. Up front, the track width was narrowed 1½ inches and lowered using Belltech drop spindles and drop springs. QA1 shocks help smooth out the bumps, and 22-inch Rushforth Rated-X wheels are wrapped in Toyo 265/35R22 tires for a hot-rod look. The frame was boxed for strength and every component was painted semi-flat black or red, even the heatshields underneath that no one will ever see. Jerry got the itch bad. Out back, Jerry told us he “modified” the leaf springs to tuck the 24x10-inch Rushforth wheels but not before the rearend was blasted and painted red. A fuel cell frees up some space under the truck, and QA1 shocks are once again called upon to dampen the ride. Stopping the Crew Cab is a set of matching Baer 14-inch brakes with two-piston calipers. Despite the lack of airbags, the Slickerado still manages to tuck the wheels and tires at all four corners.
Oftentimes, the journey is better than the destination, but in the case of this Chevy, the outcome is the result of trials, tribulation, and good old-fashioned persistence. Looking at this masterpiece, we’d say it was all worth it. Jerry was quick to thank the good Lord first and foremost, as well as his wife, Perla; daughter Gabby; his business partner and good friend, Ruben; and of course, his crew at Kings of Kolor, and everyone else who lent a hand on the truck. Good things come to those who wait.