We love diesel trucks, and the Duramax-equipped Chevy and GMC 2500 4x4s are truly beasts when it comes to towing and hauling. But, they are lacking in one area, and we're sure you'll agree: their stances aren't up to snuff. We contacted Rough Country suspension to see what they could do about giving our '09 Chevy Silverado the look and capability that comes along with a 6-inch lift and a set of 35-inch tires. Speaking of tires, we went with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2s because of their reputation for durability and trail toughness, and as a benefit, they look great too.

To beef up the Duramax, we went with two easy methods: a stainless steel filter-back exhaust from MBRP and an easily-installed performance module from TS Performance. We went to nearby GO-EZ Customs for the install, where shop owners Dave and Art got a helping hand from Jorge and Greg. GO-EZ is known for air and hydraulic suspension systems on lowered cars and trucks, but their shop is also adept at lift kits and roll cages, so they can practically do it all. Check out how this '09 Silverado HD got a two-day makeover into a more capable, better-looking beast of a work truck.