Blonde hair, tight jeans, and high heels. Got the picture? Much like that kink in your neck from the girl wearing the low-cut top, a lifted truck commands a certain presence. Keeping the man code alive and well, a good-looking lifted rig receives the typical head nod of approval, and that little Prius in front of you gets the hint to move over from your bumper in its rearview. Each issue, we’re faced with the dilemma of selecting the best feature trucks for that particular theme or tech focus. This month we have several cool lifted trucks for you to check out, and several tech articles on how to give your own truck a new look via a lift or leveling kit. Digging through the files we found a handful of trucks we didn’t want to keep from you, but we simply didn’t have the room in this issue for each one. Be sure to check out truckinweb.com for a lifted truck gallery dedicated to these big boys. Vote for your favorite online and we’ll feature the winner later on in the year. If you see one you really like, you can even save that image for your desktop screen saver. Lucky.

2006 Dodge Ram 4x4
Dan Ricks • Abingdon, Maryland

Engine
Type: 4.7L V-8
Induction: Dual air intake from 3rd Strike Performance
Exhaust: 3-inch Flowmaster
Engine Management: Superchips programmer
Output:: 245 hp

Drivetrain
Rearend: Motive 4.56 gears

Chassis
Front Suspension: Custom 9-inch lift by Absolute Pro-Formance with 3-inch Zone Off-Road body lift and Bilstein shocks
Rear Suspension: Custom leaf springs, Zone Off-Road body lift, Bilstein shocks
Brakes: Drilled and slotted rotors

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 20x9 BMF S.E.R.E with red-painted lips
Tires: 38x13.50R20 Toyo Open Country M/T


2005 Hummer H2
Steve Munz • Wildwood, Florida

Engine
Type: 6.0L V-8
Exhaust: 4-inch Flowmaster 50 series
Output:: 360 hp

Chassis
Front Suspension: B&C Off-road 12-inch with dual Bilstein shocks
Rear Suspension: B&C Off-Road 12-inch with Bilstein shocks

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: MKW M19 22x11
Tires: Toyo Open Country M/T 40x15.5R22


2007 Hummer H2
George Cadiz • EWA Beach, Hawaii

Chassis
Front Suspension: Bulletproof 14-inch lift with dual Pro Comp reservoir shocks
Rear Suspension: Bulletproof 14-inch lift with Pro Comp shocks
Brakes: Stainless steel brake lines

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 22x14 Fuel Hostage
Tires: 40x15.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T


2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Roland Trudell • Fullerton, California

Engine
Type: 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel
Induction: Volant cool-air intake
Exhaust: MBRP after-cat exhaust
Engine Management: EDGE programmer
Output:: 440 hp and 955 lb-ft
Built by: Outlaw Offroad

Drivetrain:
Transmission: TorqShift six-speed auto
Rearend: 3.55

Chassis
Front Suspension: Icon 7-inch lift with Icon shocks
Rear Suspension: Icon lift block with Icon shocks
Brakes: MGP caliper covers

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 20x10 BMF Novakane
Tires: 37x12.50R20 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T