Mark Benton's '97 Ram has received unwanted bodywork from several bad drivers, but rather than just repair to stock condition, he took each opportunity to add a little extra to his truck. After mashing his grille and hood, a Keystone hood with functional shaker scoop went on. A parking lot fender bender led Mark to splurge on a full paint job, and finally, 20-inch '03 Ram wheels were bolted on with the help of some adapters. Now that he has plenty of room Mark is saving for an SSBC brake upgrade for all four corners.
THE OTHER, OTHER PARIS
Riding on a Chassis Tech 4/6 lowering kit, 18-inch American Eagle wheels, and BFGoodrich tires, Chris Walker's '98 F-150 prowls the roads of Paris, Arkansas. Billet grilles, clear corners, painted door handles and sport mirrors, and a shaved tailgate and roll pan create a subtle look for the exterior. Inside, Chris enjoys a painted dash, Pioneer head unit, and 10-inch Kicker subs powered by a Kenwood amp.
After trading his 4x4 Blazer for this '91 Silverado, Brad Davis turned his truck over to Justin McCoy in Milton, Kentucky, to repair rusted rocker panels, add the Cadillac front clip, and lay down a clean white coat of paint. X20 wheels, 20 inches worth, fill the wheelwells, while a Pioneer head unit, Audiobahn amps, and Infinity components fill the interior. Brad plans on adding an Alpine navigation system and full Cadillac interior, as well as an Air Ride suspension.
Not satisfied with the factory 6.0L, Art Jones of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, bolted on Bassani headers, a Flowmaster exhaust, a cold air intake, and a high-flow MAF sensor to his '03 Silverado SS. Outside the engine bay, Art added 22-inch Lexani wheels, Nitto 404 tires, a billet grille, and tinted windows. Art is considering a Kicker audio system and a supercharger for even more seat-of-the-pants acceleration.
Miami resident Adam Tabor's '04 Xtreme Blazer rides on 20-inch Boss 304 wheels and an Air Ride suspension. Adam cleaned up the sheetmetal by adding a custom roll pan and shaving the emblems (all except one actually, a billet Bow Tie that sits in the middle of the billet grill). Motivating the Blazer is a 4.3L V-6 that breathes through a cold-air intake and Flowmaster mufflers. Inside, a custom fiberglass console holds two Pioneer 12-inch subs powered by Rockford Fosgate Punch subs. Next on the agenda is a suede interior and custom paint.
Willis Joyner's 2001 Ram 4x4 serves as his surf wagon in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He clears the dunes with 35-inch Super Swampers and 15-inch Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels mounted to a Pro Comp 3-inch lift. Powering the Ram is a 5.9L V-8 with JBA headers, a Gibson exhaust, a Superchips tuner, and a K&N filter. Exterior modifications are obvious, with a Sir Michael's roll pan, Fabtech Desert Guard, and Keystone hood, but the interior wasn't ignored either, as Hotwirez shine some light on painted dash pieces, Nu-Image gauges, and a serious stereo system.
After a three-inch body lift and a four-inch Super-lift suspension lift, Brian Atkins finally had the altitude he was looking for in his '98 Ranger. Thirty-five-inch Toyo Open Country tires and 15x10-inch Allied Rock Crusher wheels fill the wheelwells and help turn heads. Brian's next upgrade will probably be 4.56 gears, but so far the Flowmaster exhaust is doing a good job helping the 4.0L V-6 spin the massive rubber.