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The First Time
Carlos Benavides, a 19-year-old student from Houston, Texas, purchased this '03 Chevy Silverado, which happens to be his very first truck. Since buying his new ride, Carlos has lowered the suspension with a 3/4 Belltech drop kit, slapped on a set of factory GM 20-inch wheels, and has wired up a set of bright HID low beams and foglights. Inside the cab, Carlos cut out the center seat and replaced it with a Tahoe center console and also upgraded the sound system.
Jonathan Hudson, from Morgan City, Louisiana, loves his '06 Nissan Titan, but he admits that it does consume most of his time and money. The Titan was dropped two inches all around and is riding around on 22-inch Mirror Alloy wheels and Nexen tires. Under the hood, Jonathan has hooked up a K&N air intake system, Bully Dog Power Pup programmer, and a Flowmaster dual-exit exhaust system for ultimate power.
Steve Glinka would like to share his '07 Toyota Tacoma with our readers. Steve rolled up his sleeves and lifted the truck with a 3-inch Pro Comp kit and bolted on a Flowmaster exhaust. Steve just couldn't stop there so he added a billet grille, LED taillights, an AEM cold air intake, and threw on a set of 18-inch KMC Rockstar wheels complete with 285/60 Nitto Terra Grappler rubber. We are sure impressed, Steve. Keep the mods rolling!
Brian Gruhn, from Clearwater, Florida, sounds like he almost went broke shortly after purchasing his '07 Chevy Avalanche. He wasted no time at all ordering new wheels and almost every part imaginable that fit onto his new ride. The 22-inch Dakar 'Senator' wheels look amazing with the color-matched accents and the Falken Ziex S/TZ04 tires look awesome as well. Brian has leveled the Chevy's stance with a set of rear DJM 2-inch drop coils and has improved its performance with a Volant intake, Magnaflow exhaust, and a DiabloSport tuner. Brian has also gutted his interior and sprayed lots of red paint to better match his truck's vibrant exterior.