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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.
Ranger In Reno
Nineteen-year-old Tyler Martin's new '07 Ford Ranger is a definite must-have for living in Nevada. There is so much off-road, desert action to be had in the area surrounding Reno-action that his Pontiac Grand Prix just couldn't handle! Kyle's new hauler is mostly stock with the exception of clear corners, 6000K HID headlights, a Westin Bull Bar with Hello 500s and a K&N cold air intake. Tyler also had a custom license plate made that read TYS 4X4. A 5-inch lift and a set of 35-inch tires are in the works and will surely benefit the Ranger's life off paved roads
Jimmy North, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been working on his '00 Expo for quite some time now. His Eddie Bauer edition Ford is loaded with all the factory luxuries, such as leather seats, 6-disc changer and a 5.4L V-8. To create a truly custom mode of transportation, Jimmy slapped on a set of 22-inch MB KL-77 wheels and Toyo Proxes for superior road handling. A billet grille, front clear corners and rear euro tails give Jimmy's Expedition some additional attitude. Future plans include a functional cobra-style hood, roll pan and lowering kit. Oh yeah, we won't forget to mention that Jim also wants to bolt on a supercharger and intercooler!
Why Is Brandon Broke
Well, you're looking at the sole reason. Brandon Willliams' '03 Dodge Dakota has been quite the money pit over the years. It's not that Brandon is complaining about being busted-he would be the first to agree that his money and time were well spent. The Dakota was dropped using DJM 3-inch coils and 3-inch lower control arms up front and a 5-inch hanger/shackle kit gets the rear closer to the pavement. Brandon shaved the door handles, slapped on a Volant cold air intake, and plans to 'bag his Dodge soon. Start saving your pennies buddy!