Custom Looks In Less Than A DayFor this month's Fantastic Four, we recruited an '08 GMC Yukon. Known for great family hauling abilities, the new Yukon is also a well-appointed V-8-powered utility vehicle. Adding some "sport" to that equation, we recruited the latest lowering kit from Belltech. A staple in the world of lowering, Belltech just released a new kit for the popular GM SUVs with multiple lowering options. Billet sleeves serve as spacers around the strut assembly and allow users to lift or lower their SUVs from 1-3 inches. We decided to lower this Yukon 3 inches in the front and 4 inches out back by using a Belltech 2-inch drop spindle, adjustable front shock, drop coils, and new shocks in the rear. We noticed when driving the stock Yukon, its suspension didn't offer the performance we wanted from the new SUV; so we added Belltech's solid anti-sway bars, front and rear, to the order list.
Sticking with the performance ride and handling of the GMC, we ordered a set of Hankook Ventus sport tires, which were sized 295/35R24 and load rated to support the family hauler. Wheels make or break the overall look of any ride, and this Yukon features 24x10-inch DUB Bully wheels, made by MHT. It wouldn't be a Fantastic Four without an intake and exhaust, and we handled those bolt-ons with an Airaid 50-state legal intake and 50-state legal after-cat exhaust, manufactured by MagnaFlow. Cranking things up a notch, we also installed a Poweraid throttle-body spacer for increased airflow and a new Superchips Cortex hand-held tuner. This new tuner has multiple programming settings for fuel mileage, performance, and the added flexibility of changing tire size, gears, and transmission calibrations.
We needed all of these parts installed in a day and tracked down a shop to pull off the feat. Chassis By Aaron Iha located in Covina, California, had us off the lift and driving away in only 6 hours. Check out the story and give them a call if your family needs a cool new ride.