To get your truck featured in Readers' Rides, email a high-resolution photo of your truck to John.Mata@sorc.com. Send in a front 3/4 or profile shot, and make sure it's big enough. We print at a much higher resolution than a website, which means sending links to photos posted online won't necessarily work. Images should be about three megabytes. Also, include plenty of information about yourself, your truck, and your full name. If you want to get your ride noticed by posting it on Truckin' Readers' Rides Online, go to rides.truckinweb.com. Upload as many as 20 photos of your vehicle, along with a detailed description.
The Black Stallion
Bill Harlow, from Simpsonville, South Carolina, loves his '06 Ford F-150 XLT and it shows. What first started out as a work truck, quickly turned into a toy. Bill was quick to install a K&N intake, a dual exit Flowmaster exhaust system, and an Edge programmer for performance upgrades. A Roush hoodscoop, and tailgate spoiler and a stainless, flamed grille lend to the Stallion's subdued appearance. Bill hopes to throw a supercharger under the hood soon and ultimately make his Ford look like Roush's Stage III F-150. Keep us updated Bill.
One Of The Boys
Jeffery Cravalho (user name: Ford350Superduty) is a proud member of our online community, where he has uploaded many more images of his '06 Ford 350 Super Duty to our digital reader's rides section. You too can upload as many photos as you want, so if you want to see your truck here in the magazine and on our website, make sure to email us a few good shots of your truck and sign up at Truckinweb.com. It only takes a few minutes to join and the group of truck owners that are already members have a great time checking out and commenting on each other's rides. Don't miss out on all the fun.
Ready For Show
Tony Macias is new to the show scene, but not to the custom world as he has been trying to set his '94 Chevy Silverado free from the paint shop where it has sat for four long years. Tony has been stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, but is a San Antonio, Texas, native, so he is no stranger to custom trucks. Once Tony was able to start working on his ride again, he has built up his audio system, which consists of Alpine, Rockford Fosgate, and Kicker components. His wild paint scheme and graphics were finally completed and his 20-inch MK9 MKW wheels were bolted on and ready to roll just in time for Tony to hit the show circuit.
East Coast Chevy
Eric Veeder, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been working on his '03 Chevy Silverado 1500 for a few years now and he can honestly say that he's finally making some serious progress. He has given his truck a 5/7 drop and bolted on a set of some pretty slick 22-inch Boss wheels to fill in the little fender gap that was left. A Sir Michael's roll pan, tailgate handle flip kit, tonneau cover, billet grille, and a two-tone paintjob round out the already impressive list of exterior mods. Inside the cab, Eric is surrounded by suede along with Kicker and Kenwood-enhanced soundwaves.
Ryan 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.
This 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.
Shaun 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.
Every 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.