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Room for Haters
This ridiculous 2002 Ford F-250 belongs to John Mack. Sitting on 54-inch TSL tires wrapped around 20x20 wheels, this truck is completely custom. The suspension is a 12-inch air ride with a front and rear four-link with an additional 3 inches on top of that. The body has been stretched to be a fully operational six-door, and has been shaved of all the emblems, the gas door, and door handles. Inside are black leather seats with gray inserts and red stitching. The carpet and headliner have also been converted to black, and the door panels and dash are black and silver. Under the hood, the factory 7.3L diesel received an upgraded turbo, larger injectors, a larger intercooler, and a 5-inch exhaust. This is definitely a must-see truck.
Far From Regular
Here we have Jorge Sanchez and his 2005 Chevy Silverado. To start off, a one-off Asanti grille was installed along with Escalade door handles. The valence has been color-matched and the taillights and third brake light were blacked-out. A shackle kit was used in the rear to level out the stance while the wheels have been upgraded to 22-inch ECOs. Next to come is a Vortech supercharger, McGaughy’s 2/4-drop kit, sunroof, and 26-inch Lexani LX-2 wheels.
Fast Mommy Mobile
This 2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS belongs to Bryan Owens. He bought it for his fiancé to be able to drive their 9-month-old baby around and go to nursing school. But Bryan has made some significant changes to it. First, Bryan added a K&N cold-air intake, Flowmaster exhaust, and custom tune to make this SS sound and run better. To make it stand out, Bryan mixed two different shades of purple paint. The first was a deep violet purple that he painted the racing stripes with. The second shade is a lighter purple that Bryan used for the emblems, calipers, and SS logo on the hood. In the future, Bryan wants to upgrade the audio and interior.
San Antonio Cruiser
From the streets of San Antonio come Wayne Talarczyk and his 2004 Silverado 1500. The first thing Wayne did after buying the truck was rip out the factory Bose sound system and replaced it with a JVC head unit that feeds a JL Audio amp that is connected to two 10-inch DVS subwoofers. All of the interior lighting has been converted to LED. Under the hood, an Optima RedTop battery was installed, along with a Spectre 9900 cool-air intake, and Flowmaster 50 series exhaust. Several plastic pieces were painted to match the exterior as well. To the body, Wayne added a billet grille and Bow Tie up front, chrome mirror and handle covers, an UnderCover tonneau, and LED taillights. For rolling stock, Wayne upgraded to a set of 22-inch Motto MT100 wheels with Nexen Roadian HP 305/40R22 tires. In the future, he is looking to lower the truck and upgrade the interior.
Here we have Blaze Kelly from New Milford, Connecticut, and his 2003 Chevy Suburban. Blaze started by changing out the factory wheels for 20-inch American Racing Orleans. He then smoked the taillights, added HIDs in the headlights, bolted on a bull bar and several chrome accessories. The interior has received the majority of Blaze’s attention. He installed a Pioneer 6-inch touchscreen head unit, a Sony 10-inch monitor, custom red and black seats, and matching red and black steering wheel. In the future, Blaze plans on upgrading the rest of the audio and possibly lowering the ’Burban to the ground.
Dennis Quandt from Salem, Illinois, is the proud owner of this 2004 Chevrolet SSR. Very soon after buying it, Dennis had the truck at Kentucky Kustoms in Morganfield, Kentucky, and had them tearing into it. He started with a set of Ground Force coils for a better stance as well as a set of 22-inch Lexani wheels. The SSR’s engine is already rearing to go from the factory, so all Dennis added was a Magnaflow exhaust. Moving to the body, Dennis had the hood and tailgate shaved. He also added front and rear spoilers before having the whole truck sprayed with House of Kolor Purple and Green flames and adding airbrushed graphics.