With a March Performance serpentine kit and a polished Whipple supercharger, the engine co
With the suspension and driveline handled, Jose dropped off his Chevy with Niko Alaniz at Da Shop in Baytown, Texas. While in Niko's care, the front clip was replaced with that of a 2011 HD. The gas filler was shaved and a fuel cell with high-flow fuel pump was dropped into the bed. To match the front bumper, an HD rear bumper was added and the whole truck was prepped for paint. Several coats of PPG Stealth Gray Metallic paint were sprayed over the entire truck. Jose then had Chuck Coupland of Coupland Signs in LaPorte, Texas, airbrush ‘Cheyenne' on each side of the truck. To finish off the bed, sheetmetal wheel tubs and a bridge were fabricated and a color-matched bedliner was sprayed for style and utility.
Jose then started working on creating a functional, yet stylish interior. First thing was to remove all of the plastic dash pieces and paint them body color. The bucket seats were wrapped in black leather and alligator skin. Interior by Design, in Houston, built a custom center console that houses the air-ride controller and the JL Audio 12-inch subwoofer. Finally, an Intro Torino half-wrap steering wheel was installed and the headliner was wrapped in suede. Providing the signals for the audio is a Pioneer touchscreen head unit. JL Audio was used for the rest of audio, as two JL amps feed the JL sub and four 6½-inch coaxial speakers.
Jose is extremely pleased with his truck and takes it to as many shows as possible. It made its west coast debut at the 2011 SEMA show in the Truckin booth where people from all over the world applauded his combination of custom styling and the need for speed—proof positive you can have the best of both worlds. Jose wanted to thank all of the sponsors on the truck, as well as Rene Mendez, Edward Garza, Hector Pena, El Chacho, Niko Alaniz, Lil Man, Interior by Design, and Jake Brown with Brown Speed.
Originally, this truck was just supposed to get a drop kit installed.
Inside the Build
Year Make Model: 2007 Chevy Silverado
Owner And City/State: Jose Pena, Houston, Texas
Type: 6.2L LS3 crate engine
Heads: L92 rectangular port 68cc
Cam: LS9 558/.552 lift, 211/230 duration
Induction: Whipple intercooled supercharger 9 psi of boost
Exhaust: Pace Setter 1 3⁄4-inch long-tube headers, Magnaflow 3-inch muffler
Fuel System: Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump, 42-psi injectors
Ignition: MSD C.O.P.
Engine: Management: Stock ECU tuned by Brown Speed
Cooling: Dual 15-inch electric fans
Output: 680 hp and 652 lb-ft
Built by: Jose Pena, Drops 'r' Us
Transmission: Stage 4 4L65E
Rearend: 12-bolt 4.10 gears
Front suspension: McGaughy's 2-inch spindles, Slam Bags, custom control arms
Rear suspension: Ride Tech Shockwaves on ladder bar setup, C-notch, Viair compressors
Brakes: Baer 15-inch rotors with six-piston calipers front, Baer 14-inch rotors with six-piston calipers rear
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 24x8.5-inch and 24x15-inch Intro Torino
Tires: 265/30R24 and 405/25R24 Pirelli