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Back Road Truckin'
Rob Goodwin, from Enfield, New Hampshire, loves the outdoors, which is exactly why his ideal daily driver is a Hemi-equipped Dodge Ram 4WD. The suspension has been given an all-around 41/4-inch lift and beefier wheels and tires were added to make easy work of any unforeseen bumps in the road. Even if Rob notices a big dip in the road ahead, he seems like the type of guy to take them on full speed ahead. We're sure if you live anywhere near Enfield, you'll be seeing Rob zipping by no matter if you're waiting at a stoplight or exploring off the beaten path.
Ray Dunlap, from Weatherford, Texas is only 21 years old but that didn't stop him from working his tail off in order to build himself one great looking daily driver. His '01 GMC Sierra 1500 HD was treated to a 6-inch Pro Comp lift kit and a 3-inch body lift to ensure that it's head and shoulders over most other vehicles on the road. To better suit it's altered stance, a set of 20-inch ICCE wheels and 35-inch Toyo Mud Terrain tires were combined and slipped onto the Sierra's hubs. Now that the GMC was standing tall, Ray knew that color matching a set of tow-mirrors and Escalade door handles would help improve its already devastating charm.
Chad Clopp's '04 Ford F-150 is sporting some serious style and the first thing we noticed was its nod to clean, old school aesthetics. The suspension was brought down just a bit and the 20-inch Centerline Smoothie wheels helped erase as much fender gap as possible. Now that Chad's truck was sitting at a sporty, static height, the matter of having the truck take on a more detailed hot-rod appearance was now the task at hand. Since Chad is not one for plain or over the top paint schemes, he decided that a simple two-tone white and gray mixture would do the trick. The orange dividing stripe proved to add just the right amount of color to the Ford's new wardrobe. Street Scene sport mirrors, an aftermarket cowl-induction hood, and classic billet grille inserts all came together to make Chad's truck one of the most sanitary rides we've seen in a while.