Bitchin' GMCThis bitchin' '00 GMC Sierra belongs to Chris Lunsford, of Lexington, Kentucky. A 3/4 DJM drop and 20x8.5-inch Boss 305 wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle P275/45R20 rubber provide an aggressive stance. The exterior was transformed into a unique appearance with the addition of a Trenz billet grille, Cal-Vu mirrors, a billet antenna, and tribal flames. Towards the rear are APC taillights, a Checkmate tonneau, and an AIM Industries roll pan. Inside the cab are a billet gauge cluster, billet window cranks, APC white-face gauges, and a carbon-fiber dash kit. The stereo setup consists of an Alpine head unit with Boston Acoustic speakers and a Rockford Fosgate amplifier. Chris plans on doing some engine upgrades and installing airbag suspension by the start of the upcoming show season.
Orange BangRyan Balbas of South St. Paul, Minnesota, owns this unbelievably clean '99 GMC Sonoma. The truck features a 3-inch drop with 20-inch chrome wheels wrapped in aftermarket skins. The body is outfitted with a billet grille, a Cadillac front end, and a roll pan. The door handles were shaved for a cleaner appearance. Ryan finished by painting the truck in House of Kolor Tangelo Pearl and adding snow pearl flames.
Too Xtreme4UIf you're ever in Santa Rosa, California, look out for this ultra-clean '02 Xtreme Blazer. Joe Gummo is the lucky owner of the Blazer. The truck runs a 4.3L Vortec V-6 with a K&N filter. To get the truck closer to the ground, it was given a Belltech 4/5 drop, and 18-inch chrome Iroc wheels were installed encircled by Wanli P225/40ZR rubber. Eye-catching exterior modifications include a billet grille, a billet antenna, Street Scene mirrors, and a personalized license plate that reads Xtrem4U. Future plans include an upgraded entertainment system and larger wheels.
Rapid FireJohn Watson of Monticello, Georgia, is the proud owner of this cool '88 Chevy Silverado. The truck features a 4/5 drop, with 17-inch American Racing wheels tucked in the wheelwells. The body is outfitted with a Trenz billet grille, Euro taillights, a roll pan, and a flush-mount tonneau. John installed a tweed interior, billet dash inserts, and a Boyd's steering wheel. A flamed paintjob rounds off the list of modifications.
Mini InfatuationThis '94 Ford Ranger is off the charts. The truck belongs to Rick Hohl of Lakeland, Florida. Rick started with the body modifications. The '94 shortbed was removed and replaced with a '96 Stepside from Graces Tire and Auto salvage. Soon after, the tailgate handle, emblems, and doorjamb step rails were shaved. Other key features include APC clear corners, sport mirrors, Altezza taillights, and a roll pan. Nick and Romeo of Maurice's Auto Body are credited for artistically painting the sheetmetal with '00 Honda Electron Blue Pearl. The 4/5 drop is courtesy of a Chassis Tech drop kit with Belltech shocks on all four corners. The wheel and tire combo consists of 17x7.5-inch Konig Tremors wrapped in Falken Ziex rubber.
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