Last month we showed you the steps necessary to break the mold of a stock Yukon found in every grocery store parking lot, school drop-off zone, and soccer field. Those steps included bolting on a Belltech lowering kit, adding big Belltech sway bars, new 22-inch Akuza wheels and Toyo tires, adding some much-needed ponies with an Airaid intake, Poweraid throttle-body spacer, and Bully Dog tuner. Consider those the custom basics and a great starting point for a ride worthy of an enthusiast.
This month, we're taking the '07 Yukon to the next level with new exterior styling and better braking needed for the larger wheels and tires. Mark Barbee handled the photography for us as the Yukon received new LED taillights and D-pillar lights from IPCW and the factory plastic grille was swapped in favor of a mesh insert from T-Rex. After driving the Yukon around on the new 22-inch wheels, the brakes didn't have the same strong bite as they did from the factory-and we're not willing to take any risks on safety. Stopping chores were upgraded thanks to an SSBC big brake kit for the front and rear.
Just like we did last month, we ordered all of our parts from Stylin' Trucks, and our parts arrived fast and ready to be installed. Not all body mods require cash, as you can see in the after photo, the body trim was also eliminated thanks to a heat gun, fishing line, and some patience. It didn't take much to add some flair to the Yukon, but the small additions further separated it from the crowd of mundane, boring SUVs.
Ready to take your truck or SUV to the next level? Take a look at these simple bolt-ons and get wrenching.