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Hot-Rod HaulerJohn Johnson is known for cruising the streets of Brunswick, Georgia, in his '01 Chevy Silverado. The first ordeal was to install a set of 22-inch aftermarket wheels with Spintech Spinners wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires. The front end features a Chevy Big Mouth grille topped off by a cowl-induction hood. The rear end was completed with a Sir Michaels roll pan and a shaved tailgate handle. John's ride also has a 2-inch drop, tinted windows, and window vents.
Highway To HellAl Wagstaff of Binghamton, New York, tells us that he's on the highway to hell in his '99 Dodge Dakota R/T. Al's truck runs a 5.9L V-8 Magnum with a K&N cool air intake and a stainless steel dual exhaust. The 'Kota sits on 17x9-inch factory wheels encased by P275/50R17 Nitto tires. The exterior is outfitted with an A.R.E. fiberglass tonneau with wing, billet antenna, third brake light cover, and APC clear corner and taillights. Outlaw Custom Paint professionally applied the custom flame graphics. Upcoming upgrades include Colorado Custom Fire wheels and custom R/T decals.
Grab Life By The HornsChris Toth of Shinnston, West Virginia, decided to grab life by the horns when he purchased this cool '02 Dodge Dakota. The Dodge has numerous upgrades including a speed grille, APC Diamond clear corners, APC Euro taillights, an aluminum Mopar fuel door, and an Extang tarp. The 'Kota sits on 17-inch R/T wheels encased in P275/60R17 Goodyear Wrangler HP rubber. Inside the cab, Nu-Image Platinum gauges, a brushed aluminum dash kit, and Husky floor mats were installed. Chris plans to install a Shaker hood as his next modification.
Southern ComfortChris Bowen from Bainbridge, Georgia, is the lucky owner of this cool '94 Chevy Silverado. The truck was purchased stock, but as you can see, it didn't remain that way. Chris started by adding a cowl-induction hood and a chrome speed grille flanked by APC Diamond Clear headlights to spice up the front end. APC Super Sport mirrors were added along with chrome sidebars for easier access to the cockpit. The truck was also given window vents, APC Euro taillights, and a toolbox. For the interior, Chris installed Nu-Image flame gauges and Smittybilt seats. A dual Flowmaster exhaust system provides the roar.