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East Coast Truckin'
Brian Garry, who hails from Stillwater, New York, didn't waste much time while building his '04 Chevy Silverado. The 5.3L V-8 has been upgraded with JBA headers, Bassani exhaust, a throttle-body spacer, a K&N intake, and a Hypertech power programmer. You'd better believe this truck can move with all those performance parts working in unison. Brian's truck lays frame around 20-inch wheels, which are wrapped with 245/35R20 Nitto rubber. Other exterior mods include a flush-mount tonneau cover, Street Scene Cal-Vu mirrors, a custom grille and shaved door and tailgate handles. A body drop, bigger wheels and a full-blown interior restyle are all in the truck's very near future.
The Family GMC
Seventeen-year-old Andy Scates, from Boiling Springs, North Carolina, has the privilege of driving the '89 GMC K1500 that his grandfather bought brand new. After Andy's gramps was through with the truck, he handed it off to Andy's father and, luckily for Andy, the GMC's chain of ownership finally swayed in his favor. Since he has been behind the wheel, Andy has had the truck painted to refresh the original two-tone blue and silver hues. A new front bumper, new moldings, sport mirrors, solid rear windshield and a steel Sir Michaels roll pan have been added to recreate the GMC's nostalgic vibe. Andy made a few modern updates inside the cab, such as an XM satellite radio, billet pedals and a Sony Xplod head unit that is wired to two Pioneer 4x6-inch and two Polk 6x9-inch speakers. Andy is surely showing his truck the respect it deserves.