Gnarly NissanRyan Chappell is a local Truckin' fan from Laguna Niguel, California, and he owns a pretty slick Nissan Titan that has been loaded up with a ton of aftermarket goods. The inside is bumpin' to the sounds of a Kenwood DDX512 head unit, two 10-inch Kicker subs, and Boston Acoustic component speakers. Ryan's Titan was lifted using SpringTech spindles, a PRG 2-inch leveling kit, 2-inch blocks, PRG HD shackles, and Bilstein 5100 shocks at each corner. A set of KMC 22-inch Hoss wheels and 325/50R22 Nitto Terra Grappler tires give the truck a dark and sinister appearance, which is exactly how Ryan intended it to look. Performance modifications include a Bully Dog programmer, JBA cat-back exhaust, and an Injen air intake.
Cruisin' ClassicThis clean '73 Chevy has been Michael Clark's daily driver for the past 25 years. Aside from the day-to-day routine in traffic, Michael also loads up the bed with anything that needs moving - it is a truck after all. Michael bought the truck when the truck was 11 years old for a measly sum of $800 and since then he has done some interior and paint work, and has had to perform a major engine overhaul and rip into the transmission twice to keep his Chevy on the road. Not only did Michael overhaul the 350ci engine, but he also made some performance improvements such as an Isky cam, RPM Durachrome intake, 650 dual feed Holley carb, and Hooker ceramic headers.
Squad TruckShaun Davis is a 25-year-old part-time police officer and volunteer fire fighter from central Kansas. His '06 Chevy Silverado Z71 is by his side during emergency responses and the daily driving routine. Shaun has thrown on a leveling kit, 33-inch tires and has wired a set of 6-inch Hella off-road lights behind the grille. Custom LED strobe lights have been mounted behind the grille and rear head rests so the truck can make its way through traffic while on duty. Shaun plans to lift his Chevy six inches on 35-inch tires and spray black graphics onto the metal for a squad car inspired paint scheme.
Jumping ShipEvery once in a while, we hear from guys who used to be into import tuners or late-model cars but have changed their interests and opted for something with balls. Mike Saladino and his '05 Toyota Tundra SR5 fit into this category. Mike bought his truck in bone-stock condition and has since installed a Ready Lift 3-inch front leveling kit, 1-inch rear lift blocks, 17-inch MB Motoring wheels, and 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires for on and off-road excitement. The Tundra is Mike's daily driver but also serves as his weekend trail hunter, which is exactly the kind of functionality that convinced him to dump his one-trick-pony of a car.