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n this summer issue we have a few custom rides that have each taken different paths to achieve the same goal of building a purpose-built vehicle to the owner’s tastes. The first pair we have are high horse-powered pony cars that will for sure get the adrenaline pumping when you set your eyes on them! Tony Arme of American Legends Hotrods and Muscle Cars had an idea to create a different kind of 1968 Mustang 14 years ago. His creation took longer than anticipated, but the result was a unique build with an Italian heart and an all-american soul! When Lexani was in search of a vehicle to build, they went with something different than their usual luxury or exotic. They ended up with the limited edition 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon that became their blank canvas in creating their vision of the ultimate muscle car.
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The second pair we are featuring are dieselpowered full-size trucks - also from Ford and Dodge. Seeing a full-size bagged dually on the road is something that we love to see, and so does veteran truck builder Dave Shulman. His Ford F-350 dually drives and sits low to the ground, perfect for cruising in the Florida rays. Fab Fours creates some of the most aggressive mods for trucks and Jeeps, and they’ve once again created another beast with their Crawler Hauler RAM 3500. Since Fab Fours’ owner and CEO Greg Higgs is an avid rock crawler, the RAM 3500 was purposely built to tow his buggy to offroading destinations all over the country. We’re in full force with the 2019 Monster Energy DUB Show Tour fueled by Nitto and have a busy season ahead of us! Check out all the action so far at the Phoenix, New York and Charlotte shows and make sure to check out DubShowTour.com to find a show date near you! Sit back, relax and enjoy Issue 109!
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XO LUXURY FLORENCE 20” / 22” The XO Florence wheel is a true directional addition to our wheel collection. Individual wheel molds have been created not only for the front and rear of the vehicle, but also for the left (driver) and right (passenger) side of the vehicle. A true directional wheel results in a unique styling element that is uncompromised for rotational wheel designs. The standard split 5-spoke performance wheel is per given a twist which is then accented by deep ball milling on the spokes of the wheel. A stainless steel lip gives the Florence a multi-piece look while retaining the structural beneﬁts of a one-piece wheel. Standard ﬁnish on the XO Luxury Luxu Florence is Matte Gunmetal with a Brushed Gunmetal Face and Stainless Steel Lip.
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CLASS GULLWING Man, John Sarkisyan’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is beyond amazing! That car is a true work of art. I saw the craftsmanship first hand at the SEMA Show and he definitely deserved to win that “Best of Show” presented by Amsoil award. The Gullwing is one of those collector cars that you can only admire from afar. It must have been a cool experience to bring a classic like that to life with all the modern amenities. Let’s just say I’m a bit jealous of him! Victor S. Via Email
I live in Scottsdale, AZ, and drive past Pro Motorsports all the time. They always have amazing cars parked inside and outside and all I can do is stare in admiration. It was cool to check out their feature in Issue 108 and wish I had a car worthy of their talents. If I ever get my Lamborghini Huracan I dream of, I’m definitely headed to Pro Motorsports for the finishing touches! Jacob S. Scottsdale, AZ
Every car enthusiast on Earth lusts after the classic Benz racecar from the 1950s, and we’re no different! John is an artist and that shows in what he’s done with that Gullwing. If the Benz looks that good in pictures, it’s way better up close in person!
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We’ve known Jim and his Pro Motorsports for many years and he has always supported DUB and represented at our various shows. It was long overdue that we give them the recognition they deserve with their very own feature! Their work is impeccable, which is why they’re so renowned and have such a long history in the industry. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for the shop!
The DUB special DUB Garage section was on fire for the last LA Auto Show! It’s one of my favorite shows in LA and I never miss it! I saw some pretty dope rides in your section and can’t wait for this year’s display of the hottest rides I’ve ever seen! Miguel S. Via Email We always look forward to the LA Auto Show since it’s our last even for the year! Given it’s right after SEMA, we’re pretty beat, but we always know we need to step it up for all the Los Angeles fans looking forward to our showcase! Thanks for the love, Miguel! I have to admit, reading Escobar’s feature in Issue 108 made me tear up. I can’t imagine what Will went through after losing his son and how emotional transforming Escobar into his son’s dream ride after he was gone was. The Caprice is a thing of beauty and, in my opinion, the greatest tribute and way to remember his late son. Tom A. Via email Will’s transformation of Escobar is a very emotional story, which is why we felt it needed to be told. The Caprice is in pristine condition and something his son would have been very proud of! 18
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The Ford F-150 18-19 LED Projector Plank Style Switchback Headlight features up to 30% improved road illumination, with no drilling required. It’s the first aftermarket DOT-compliant headlight that comes with LED high and low beam abilities. The headlights are 100% street-legal and have superior high-power SMD LED white and amber function. They are operational in extreme cold/ hot temperatures and feature internal constant current and a waterproof inductive driver. $999.00
AP EMISSIONS SILVERLINE PERFORMANCE EXHAUST 800.277.2787 | APEMISSIONS.COM Precision engineered for sport compacts to improve overall performance by generating more horsepower and torque. Silverline cat-back systems feature mandrel bent tubing and increased pipe diameter to ensure optimum exhaust flow and back-pressure reduction. Built from aircraft quality 304 stainless for superior durability and resistance to corrosion and discoloration, these direct-fit systems easily bolt on to factory emission systems and include pre-welded hangers and hardware. $599.00
ARIES ACTIONTRAC POWERED RUNNING BOARDS 877.287.8634 | ARIESAUTOMOTIVE.COM |
ARIES ActionTrac powered running boards feature a unique step-within-a-step design and simple 2-install system. They’re actually two steps in one, providing the easiest possible access on larger, lifted trucks and Jeeps. The steps fold up into the contoured housing, adding a stylish look. The housing also seals off the steps and electrical components from the elements. For the easiest installation, all ActionTrac boards install with no splicing and most require no drilling for the brackets. $1,800.00
DEFI RACER GUAGE N2 562.861.9161 | DEFI-SHOP.COM | @DEFI_NS_OFFICIAL
Quick response and high visibility in daytime or night, the new Racer Gauge N2 incorporates the latest technology to bring you the highest performing standalone gauge available. Available in SI (blue backlight) and U.S. (red backlight). $175.00 24
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TEIN ENDURAPRO 562.861.9161 | TEIN.COM | @TEINUSA
TEIN EnduraPro premium replacement shock absorbers are a great option for completely stock vehicles, or mildly modified, and provide great comfort and handling performance at an affordable price. Internal Hydraulic Bump Stopper adds extra comfort under heavy loads or full suspension compression. Also pairs well with TEIN lowering springs for even better handling performance. $100.00
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If you are tight on space, but want big power and thumping bass, the BAB8 is a great solution. This 400W/800W (RMS/Peak) 8” all-in-one amp and sub combine into a slim-fit design, allowing for an installation where most other amps and subs simply won’t fit, such as in trucks and small cars. The BAB8 includes a pulse width modulated design, a variable low-pass filter, RCA inputs, Bass Boost, Auto Power On with Smart Sense, remote subwoofer control, and a single voice coil configuration. $119.99
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There’s more power and greater installation flexibility with KICKER’s new line of CX-Series Mono Amplifiers, increasing the value and “install-friendliness.” Now 1-Ohm stable for 800W (at 14.4V) of bass, the CXA800.1 uses FIT+ circuitry to be noise-free and work with almost all radios. It can be installed vertically for tight spaces, and uses the CXARC remote for dialing in that perfect amount of bass from the dash. $279.95
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VDO RADIOS 610.289.0488 | VDO.COM/USA VDO Radios deliver exceptional sound quality, styling, and rugged design. Ideal for street, highway, or tough off-road use. Ease of use and intuitive interface simplify a sophisticated range of functions. Features include an AUX input for music player or smartphone connection, front panel USB 2.0 input, integrated microphone, dimmable displays, and FM tuning with RDS and traffic alerts. All models play MP3 and WMAs. Bluetooth-equipped models can pair up to five phones at once. $250.00 28
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LEXANI RESSA 800.833.9700 | LEXANI.COM /LEXANIWHEELCORPORATION | @LEXANI SIZE: 20x9, 20x10.5, 22x9, 22x10.5 FINISH: Full Black, Satin Bronze, Silver, Gloss Black w/machined face
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LEXANI PERFORMANCE TIRES LXHT-206 877.453.9264 | LEXANITIRES.COM | @OFFICIALLEXANITIRE
The LXHT-206 is Lexani’s Premium Highway All-Season tire designed for today’s SUVs, light trucks and sport/utility vans! This high quality tire delivers a very quiet, comfortable, stable and responsive driving experience at substantial savings when compared with highly marketed and advertised competing brands.
LIONHART TIRES LH-THREE II 888.546.6007 | LIONHARTTIRES.COM |
The Lionhart LH-Three 2 is Lionhart’s newest Max High Performance Tire which is specifically engineered for sports cars and high performance sedans who desire style, performance, handling and value! Excellent handling and traction in dry conditions, the LH-Three 2 incorporates directional tread and lateral grooves, which promote consistent and efficient water evacuation to resist hydroplaning in wet traction conditions. They are manufactured in a new state-of-the-art factory with the very latest in technology that incorporates many, if not most of the attributes of major brands.
TOYO TIRES PROXES ST III 800.422.8686 | TOYOTIRES.COM | @TOYOTIRES
The Toyo Proxes ST III is the perfect balance of dynamic looks and sportoriented performance for trucks and SUVs. With a wider tread and a silica-based tread compound the Proxes ST III stops up to 6-feet shorter in wet conditions, while delivering superb handling, excellent allseason performance, consistent wear and a smooth, quiet ride now backed by a 40,000mile warranty.
YOKOHAMA ADVAN FLEVA 800.423.4544 | YOKOHAMATIRE.COM | @YOKOHAMATIRE
Yokohama has added a new member to its iconic ultra-high performance ADVAN line: the ADVAN Fleva V701. Now available in the U.S., the V-and W-rated Fleva comes in 67 sizes with 15” to 20” fitments, and offers superb wet and dry braking, crisp handling and a quiet ride. The Fleva is for customers looking to elevate their driving experience. As Yokohama’s latest UHP summer tire, it’s engineered to provide confidence in both wet and dry conditions while keeping road noise to a minimum.
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ustomizing is one of those things that requires a person to have immense patience. If done in haste, the end result could end up being a disaster. When going into any build, both the owner and the customizer must not rush the process – even if the dreaded SEMA crunch is making everyone involved nervous and overwhelmed. Tony Arme of American Legends Hotrods and Muscle Cars had an idea to create a different kind of 1968 Mustang 14 years ago. With good intentions in mind and half of the work done, it just wasn’t coming out as he intended. Unsure as to what to do next, his ’Stang sat for about 10 years before he was able to unleash new life into the American muscle beast. “A lot of work was done about 12 years ago, including most of the sheet work and suspension,” he admits. “While the car sat for 10 years or so, lots of ideas came and went. It was finally decided that it was time to complete the car about a year ago.” Tony wanted something more than just a regular and typical engine swap and needed something wild to really stand out. He needed something that would draw people’s attention and give them something to talk about.
To jumpstart the new project he dubbed “Corruptt,” Tony sought to give it more power and transplanted a Ferrari F430 4.3L F136 engine to give the Ford some insane horsepower (an indiscretion by Ford purists, but many can’t deny the allure of a Ferrari powetrain). What was once a vision to simply build an elegant Mustang unlike any other had now evolved into a supercar-themed setup. But Tony and his crew were no strangers to such challenges given they’ve done a wide variety of powerful cars, including a 572-hp 1957 Chevy to a Pro Touring LS7-powered 1969 Camaro. To complement the boost in power, a Ferrari California modified intake manifold, Nelson Racing twin turbos and Fast Fuel injectors all work together to push out an estimated horsepower of 700. The RideTech Shockwave air ride suspension gives the classic the ability to comfortably handle the increased power while also sitting low as a Ferrari would. A slew of other mechanical modifications all come together to make this an old school with the heart of an exotic (quite literally). “The engine and associated components were actually sourced through eBay and the remaining ones were either built, 3D printed or CAD designed and CNC machined,” he details. Given there was no blueprint for a build of this caliber, Tony ran into a few snags, but made sure to persevere to get everything exactly how he wanted.
As for the aesthetics, the classic clean lines of the ‘Stang are still there, but just enhanced to resemble a modern supercar. Tony chopped off 2.5” from the roof, added a custom side-exit exhaust, bespoke acrylic bumpers, a carbon fiber floor pan and lot of 3D-printed parts to fill in the blanks for all the one-off bodywork. The chopped body rides on Avante Garde wheels wrapped in sticky Toyo Proxes R888R rubber, with 14” Wilwood brake kit tucked behind them to provide substantial stopping power.
TECH SPECS CORRUPTT MUSTANG
WHEELS/TIRES »» 18x8 front and 20x10 rear Avant Garde F461 wheels »» 225/40ZR18 front and 285/35ZR20 rear Toyo Proxes R888R tires PERFORMANCE »» Ferrari F430 4.3L F136 engine »» Ferrari California modified intake manifold »» Nelson Racing Twin Turbos »» Forged Racing BOV and wastegate »» Dry sump oil system »» FAST fuel injectors »» MS3Pro evo management »» MS3pro coil packs »» LS style 92mm twin throttle bodies »» Vibrant performance tubing, plumbing and flanges »» On- off adapter system to T56 6 speed »» Mcleod Racing clutch »» Custom flywheel »» Ford 9” rear end »» Ridepro digital control system »» Wilwood 14” disc brakes with custom calipers »» Holley fuel system »» Rhodes fuel cell »» Odyssey Extreme SeriesPC1200 battery
TECH SPECS CORRUPTT MUSTANG
BODY »» 2.5” Chopped top »» Shaved drip rails »» Flush mount glass »» Custom frameless side glass »» Rear window stock size and laid back »» Reworked rear window opening »» Shaved wiper and cowl vent »» Shaved emblems »» Custom side exhaust panels »» Shaved door handles and locks »» Shaved mirrors »» Shaved marker lights »» Custom Deck lid spoiler and quarter extensions »» Molded in rear bumper »» One-off acrylic taillights »» Relocated fuel cap »» Scratch-built rear ground effects »» Shaved reverse lights »» Custom front bumper »» 3D printed air intakes »» Custom grilles »» LED headlights »» Modified hood »» Custom setback side scoops »» Front and rear flares slightly increased »» Custom firewall »» Removable core support »» Smooth inner fender aprons »» Modified shock towers »» Full frame connectors »» Raised tunnel SUSPENSION »» RideTech suspension system with ShockWave air ride INTERIOR »» Carbon fiber floor pan »» Custom seats and door panels »» ’66 Pony door design »» Rear seat delete »» Custom dash »» Dakota Digital custom gauges »» Vintage air »» RideController »» Central iPad that controls entire car »» Billet floor mats »» Exposed pedal assembly
SOURCES AMERICAN LEGENDS HOTRODS AND MUSCLE CARS ALHOTRODS.COM | @ALHOTRODS | @CORRUPTTMUSTANG
Although it’s highly influenced by today’s supercars, Tony made sure that the entire build still embodied the original concept of the car. “We used today’s technology and then took details, fit and finish to the next level to achieve such a bold design,” he admits. A lot of the car’s mods are controlled using an iPad, achieving modern technology with nostalgic looks that combine the best of both worlds. The high-powered Mustang was the talk of the 2018 SEMA Show, where it was unveiled inside the Odyssey Battery booth
and it took home the DUB AMSOIL Award for “Best Performance Car.” “You never know how a vehicle like this will be received, and I think most people accepted it even though it was so far out in left field,” Tony reveals. “One of the coolest things for me was having people that followed the entire build on social media see the car in person and know about the work and detail that went into it.” Tony plans on continuing to show off his American muscle/exotic hybrid at shows and is looking forward to hitting up ½-mile events to show off that Ferrari power!
2018 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON WORDS: KRISTIE REAL PHOTOS: EKKO MEDIA
ou have to be careful when creating a marketing vehicle. It needs to be tasteful, but not too boring. It needs just the right amount of “wow” to really get people talking and heads turning at events, car shows and any other marketing event you attend. Lexani Motorcars is known not only for their flashy wheels, but also their skills at working
with high-end luxury and exotic vehicles. When it came down to choose something to showcase at SEMA, they decided to change it up a bit and wanted something “exclusive, but still relatable to a broader audience,” as mentioned by Carlos Parrott, VP of marketing and project director for Lexani. “The limited edition Demon was already on order and came along at the perfect time!”
Working with famed West Coast Customs, both crews collaborated on a rendering and stuck to it, which made the project as seamless as builds of this caliber go. Because they didn’t want to destroy the Dodge by cutting it up and doing a bunch of “corny” add ons to the exterior that would only decrease the value, Lexani was methodical with their approach to the modifications, only choosing what they deemed tasteful, yet bold. To make their vision come to life, they also enlisted TS Designs for a subtle, one-off widebody kit. It added an extra 2” to the rear with rocker panels. West Coast Customs added the bespoke red mirror Vivid vinyl jagged edge wrap that makes it stand out in a room filled with other show-worthy rides. The one-off rear carbon fiber APR wing and front splitter adds to the overall appeal of the Demon’s striking good looks.
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Due to the fact the Demon wields over 800 horsepower, they didn’t need to tinker with anything under the hood. The stance had to be upgraded and they went with an AccuAir E Level system, in conjunction with Universal Air Suspension components, to help it sit low to the ground. To set it off, they went with one of their own new Venom LC three-piece wheels, going with 20x10s in the front and pushed it in the rear by going with 22x12s. The Lexani wheels are color-matched yellow with black accents and paired with Lexani 295/30R22 and 335/25R22 LX-Thirty series performance tires and accented with yellow tire branding by Tire Stickers. Inside, West Coast Customs added a custom yellow color matched six point roll cage and five point red harness seat belts from RPM Rollbars. They also fabricated a custombranded rear seat delete. The result was something the company could be proud showing off at any event! While it’s something purists might gawk at, Lexani still considers it still “somewhat conservative.” “We just like to keep it creative, fresh and fun,” Carlos admits. “Hopefully, we’ve been able to do that with this build from the response we’ve had so far. This car has had the most positive response that I’ve seen first hand. We get so many compliments from both the hardcore Mopar scene to the old shool hot rod guy. We even get great comments from the Euro scene!” So far, the Demon has been making appearances all over the car show circuit and will continue being shown off at events throughout the year.
SOURCES LEXANI LEXANI.COM | @LEXANIOFFICIAL /LEXANIWHEELCORPORATION
2018 RAM 3500 LIMITED WORDS: KRISTIE REAL | PHOTOS: DALE MARTIN
ab Fours owner Gregg Higgs is an avid rock crawler, which is the perfect way to test out new products. Thanks to his passion for rock crawling and the recent release of their Open Fender System, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine those two aspects to create the company’s first-ever Crawler Hauler sitting on 40” tires with only a leveling kit. Desiring something that looks like a show queen, but performs like a tow beast, Greg went with a RAM HD, given he’s always been partial of them and a huge reason why Fab Fours always uses them for tow rigs. “They do a great job of combining pulling power, good looks and, in my opinion, an unmatched interior for style and comfort,” explains Kermit Baker, Fab Fours’ marketing manager.
The initial design process started out like many of their projects (and, boy, do they have lots!) – Greg sketches something on a napkin or piece of paper and then they turned to their friends at Southern Off-Road Specialist in Alpharetta, Georgia, to see if they could help turn the concept into reality. “Although the design did change slightly from the original drawing, they did not disappoint by creating this one-of-akind hauler!” Kermit admits. To accessorize the Crawler Hauler, Fab Fours created at list of preferred partners and all generously supported the build. Since it was going to be used to haul around toys, the main highlight is the custom hauler bed by Southern Off-Road Specialist that holds the weight of a fully built 3,000-lb. buggy, four full spare tires, two 5-gallon racing fuel containers, a Pro Eagle 2-ton Big Wheel Off-road Jack and an allweather outdoor sound system with Bluetooth. A custom Fab Fours rear bumper supports loading ramps, and their Open Fender system on the front provide it with a distinct look. Other Fab Fours goodies include their Vicowl and their own 24x12 FF521 wheels wrapped with 52
their 40x15.50R24 Kymera tires. A Hellwig Big Sway system with airbags give the Ram more control in towing and hauling. Baja Designs LP9 LED lights and rock lights light its way, while a FLO~PRO exhaust helps amp up power. Other mods include a Titan fuel tank and Warn Zeon 12,000 pound winch. The overall response to the Crawler Hauler has been positive, especially for those that see it in person. “In typical Fab Fours fashion, we have a few naysayers that wonder why we don’t just pull a trailer…but where is the fun in that,” Kermit laughs. “I absolutely love how this build turned out. Not only is it a show-stopper we wanted it to be, but it’s a fully functional rig that’s used almost daily.” It’s already been shown at multiple events across the nation and will be used by Greg for his rock crawling outings. “This build definitely holds its own as one of our best in terms of using a mixture of the best industry partners, Fab Fours products and custom fabrication.”
GEAR: 2018 RAM 3500 LIMITED WHEELS/TIRES • 24x12 Fab Fours FF521 wheels • 40x15.50R24 Fab Fours Kymera tires EXTERIOR • Fab Fours Matrix front bumper, Vicowl, Open Fender kit (on the front) • 2” DOM 8-point cage by Southern Off-Road Specialists • Custom cantilever Over Can by Southern Off-Road Specialists • Custom bed sheet metal by Southern Off-Road Specialists • Modified Fab Fours rear bumper to integrate ramps by Southern Off-Road Specialists PERFORMANCE/ACCESSORIES • Skyjacker Suspension leveling kit • Utility mounts for fuel cans and jacks • Titan Fuel Tanks midship replacement fuel tanks • Hellwig overload airbag kit with HD sway bar LIGHTING • (5) Baja Designs LP9 mounted on bed rack • Baja Designs rock lights (located in the bed rack and fender wells) • Custom LED flush mount tails and turns in rear bumper AUDIO • (4) Wet Sound 8” Icon Tower speakers • (2) 10” Wet Sounds Stealth subwoofers • 4-channel Wet Sounds marine amplifier • (1) Monoblock Wet Sounds amp • Wet Sounds Bluetooth controller BUGGY • Warn Winch • PSC front and rear steering • Trail Ready Beadlock wheels • 42” Mickey Thompson Baja Pro X tires • Engine – 2.4 Ecotec • Powerglide transmission • Atlas transfer case • Custom fabricated axles with Hummer portals
SOURCES: FAB FOURS FABFOURS.COM @FABFOURSINC | /FABFOURS 54
2017 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY PLATINUM WORDS/PHOTOS: EDDIE MALONEY | COVER PHOTO: PHIL GORDON
ave Shulman started in custom trucks at the tender age of 15 years old. In 1998, while living in Orlando, Florida, he founded the ever popular “AcrophobiA” truck/car club. His first build was a body-dropped F-150 named, “Catch 22.” The rig was eventually featured in several publications, and was showcased at the SEMA Show in 2002 and 2003. After another build in 2004, it was time for Dave to settle down and start a family. Finally, in 2017, Dave returned to the customized truck market with the purchase of a 2017 Ford F-350 dually.
“I bought the truck off the Internet from California in February of 2017, had it transported to Phat Phabz with 32 miles on it, and I never told my wife about it,” he confesses. “I wound up on a business trip to Oklahoma in September and convinced my wife that we should stop by and see the shop Phat Phabz, as I heard they were building a new Super Duty. My wife actually knew I wanted to build one and said I should have bought one. This was the perfect plan so that she wouldn’t get mad!” Little did Dave’s better half know that she was staring at their next SEMA feature! Precious Metal has received hundreds of hours in design, fabrication, and customization. For the long hauls, Dave will trailer it, but you will find Precious Metal being driven regularly throughout Florida and its neighboring states. It’s one magnificent build from a true industry pioneer!
TECH SPECS 2017 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY PLATINUM
WHEELS/TIRES »» 26x9 MTW Twisted Dually wheels »» 295/30R26 Delinte tires SUSPENSION »» Custom frame, front to rear by Phat Phabz with custom front control arms »» 3,800lb rated air bags »» Custom 4-link suspension with rear Watts link »» Entire frame and suspension is powder coated »» Accuair E-level system »» (4) Viair compressor »» (2) FLO Airride air tanks PERFORMANCE »» Complete DEF delete utilizing EZ LYNK tuner »» EGR delete »» Full custom piping »» 4” mandrel bent exhaust »» Sectioned Oil Pan by Phat Phabz »» Custom air intake »» Amsoil filter relocator »» Wilwood big brake kit
LIGHTING »» BLEDIM rock lights throughout undercarriage installed by Ultimate Auto in Orlando, Florida INTERIOR »» Alea leather custom cream diamond pattern seats with black stitching »» Custom black wool carpet and floormats by Ultimate Auto
EXTERIOR »» Front bumper sectioned 5” »» Shaved fog lights »» Custom insert from factory platinum grille »» Custom billet spears and emblems by Beyond Sic Billet »» “Precious Metal” 3D machined in grille »» Grille color-matched by Auto Extremes in Covington, Georgia »» Color-matched body accessories »» Sheetmetal inner floor bed and walls with bead roll detail »» Custom gooseneck hitch, and rear hitch hidden behind plate »» Handmade aluminum roll pan and end caps molded in
AUDIO »» JL Audio VXi Amplifiers »» JL Audio 6.5” component speakers »» JL Audio 13.5” TW5v2 subwoofers in a custom enclosure by Ultimate Auto
PHAT PHABZ, ONLINE BILLET WHEELS, ULTIMATE AUTO, WILWOOD, EZLYNK, ACCUAIR
SPECIAL “I wanted to thank Jake, Kyle & Sean from Phat Phabz for the incredible build they did for me on the chassis and air ride. Imron & crew at Ultimate Auto for making it rock and look perfect for the stereo, and Curt’s Creations for the Alea THANKS Joe, Leather kit/install from Oklahoma. Bob Ball of Beyond Sic Billet for the custom machined front emblem and billet spears that fit perfect in conjunction with the new emblem. Robert Robinson and crew from Auto Extremes color matched the grille and plastics on the truck for me.” 60
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hoenix is becoming one of our favorite stops of the tour. The Monster Energy DUB Show fueled by Nitto heated things up the moment we landed in Arizona on Saturday April 13, 2019! As the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest custom car show tour brought out the best exotics, Lowriders, customs, bikes, trucks and more in the area, along with interactive displays and booths. The Monster Energy Lounge was a favorite among guests because they got to sample the best Monster flavors, meet the beautiful Monster Energy Calendar models and so much more. Another popular attraction was the The LFTD&LVLD Truck & Jeep Showcase saw the hottest off-road customs around! The concert stage was banging with performances by Dani Leigh, Coca Vango, Mellow Man Ace, Gashi, OT Genasis, and Trippie Redd. Gashi was just signed to Roc Nation and celebrated with the crowd, while Dani Leigh was our first female artist in a minute and really raised the bar on performances! Mellow Man Ace played his old school hits and paid a tribute to the late Nipsey Hustle. Thanks to our sponsors for the show, including: Monster Energy, Fueled by Nitto Tires, Power 98.3, TIS Wheels, Dropstars Wheels, DUB iR, and LFTDxLVLD!
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@ THE NY AUTO SHOW 2019 PHOTOS: CRISTIAN GUAMANZARA
he New York Auto Show is always a favorite in the automotive industry and each year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been lucky to bring the DUB Show Tour to all the action! For the 2019 Monster Energy DUB Show Tour fueled by Nitto, we touched down in the Big Apple on April 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center. The Monster Booth was lit with lines forming to take pics and get autographs with the Monster Energy Girls, including Alexa Charleton, Johana Gomez and Mayte Lopez. An extra special shoutout to everyone that has supported our NewYork stop over the years ACI Dynamix, Auto Sports, Rennen Wheels, NYC Motoring, Proline, KAO, Polaris, Autoplates, Destiny Toys, Points of View, Dropstars, TIS Wheels, DUB IR Tint and everyone who stopped by to check it out!
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his year’s Charlotte Monster Energy DUB Show Fueled by Nitto tour stop was held on Saturday, May 4th and was one for the books! Some of the nation’s hottest cars, trucks, Jeeps, Lowriders, motorcycles and exotics filled every inch of the Park Expo Center. Exhibitors showcased the latest and greatest, while the city’s most prominent car clubs represented with their various customs. Thomas Davis Sr. partnered with Ultimate Audio to reveal his custom built Candy Red Chevy Chevelle in collaboration with his charity DefendingDreams.org! The allstar concert featured live performances from some of the newest acts around! Performances included Young Dolph, Taliban, Pistyle, Vain Davinchi, Jayway Sosa. Special thanks to our sponsors for our Charlotte stop: Monster Energy, Fueled by Nitto Tire, Power 98.3, TIS Wheels, Dropstars Wheels, DUB iR and LFTDxLVLD!
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@scorpienken Wow man yesterday was my first official car show. And I must say it was dope af. I wasn’t going in expecting to win anything but the experience itself was great. I might not have custom paint and giant wheels but the amount of love it received and people telling me “Man U actually did you truck right not to big not to small.” And to tell me mines was actually the nicest FX in the show was good enough. That’s what taking my time and my detail oriented ass gets me. I got my truck in October and happy about the transformation. It took 3 1/2months to find the perfect wheel. I remember dreaming of building a car when I used ride with my Cousin @builtford_tough and the rest of the bros ....She got a lil more work todo but I’m taking my time my Bionic Cheetah.... shout out to @dirtysouthcustomsoundwheeltint for asking to put it in the show ..next we updating this sound system...#dubshowtour #dubshow2k19 #infinitifx #infiniti #starrwheels @dubshowtour @infinitiofcharlotte I need that updated Bose sound system lol 76
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CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator CXCSIMULATIONS.COM Let your inner racer indulge in the excitement and speeds of real racing with the CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator. It’s as close to the real thing as it gets and you don’t have to leave home to let your inner racer out. The 500-lb. system is far from a gamer’s toy and incorporates motion hardware, a 1,500W 5.1 surround system, a comfy Sparco race seat and a four-point harness to give you the look and feel that you’re on the track. There’s also racing pedals, forced-feedback and a quick-change steering wheel. The base model has one monitor, but you can upgrade it so that it has three. Other upgrades include an Oculus Rift VR headset and a wind simulator for an even better experience. $52,000+
2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire HARLEY-DAVIDSON.COM Harley-Davidson has finally released their electric motorcycle, the LiveWire, and it’s their first break into the electric market. After this release, they plan on releasing an exciting portfolio of two-wheeled electric vehicles. According to Harley-Davidson, it will do 0-60mph in just under 3.5 seconds, delivering 100% of its rated torque the moment the throttle is twisted (and 100% of that torque is always available). The 2020 LiveWire is said to have an estimated range of 110 miles of urban road. It’s the first American electric motorcycle to feature H-D Connect, which is an app-controlled cellular connection that connects the bike to the rider. Riders can see the location of the vehicle, the nearest charging stations, range, tamper alerts and more. $29,799
Mopar Hellephant 426 Supercharged Crate Hemi Engine MOPAR.COM First introduced in 1964, the 426 HEMI was called the “Elephant” for its size and power. The new Mopar Hellephant is the latest generation HEMI and the first OEM crate engine to push out 1,000hp. It does this with large displacement and an upgraded supercharger that now features a high-efficiency rotor. Weight is kept low thanks to an all-aluminum block, while it also includes a water pump, front sump oil pan, flywheel, coil packs and fuel injectors. There’s also a Hellephant-specific Engine Kit that offers an easy plug-and-play ability for veteran mechanics to use in pre-1976 street and off-road vehicles. To show off the new engine, Mophar featured it in a 1968 Dodge Super Charger Concept that was showcased at the 2018 SEMA Show. $29,995
Porsche Design 911 Speedster Chronograph Watch PORSCHE-DESIGN.COM Porsche is sending off its 991 generation 911 off with some extra style by offering an exclusive Porsche Design 911 Speedster Chronograph watch to owners. The timepiece is powered by an in-house FlybackChronograph with Werk 01.200 movement and features a titanium case that has a black titanium carbide coating. Speedster-specific elements include a rotor modeled after the center lock wheel, carbon fiber dial and a perforated black strap that’s made using Porsche leather interior with red contrast stitching. Only 1,948 units will be available for purchase. $12,911
Sony Xperia Ear Duo Earphones SONYMOBILE.COM The Sony Xperia Ear Duo Earphones, available in black or gold, allow you to hear both your surroundings and your music. This is achieved by its unique open-ear design that features a “Spatial Acoustic Conductor” that pipes sound created behind your ear so that it stays right in your ear’s canal. This allows sound to join other sounds that pass through the ring-shaped support. The earphones come with a case that recharges their battery up to three times while onthe-go. They also feature a touch-sensitive surface that provides easy access to Siri or Google Assistant. $280 MAGAZINE 2019
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Tempus Titan R Electric Bike TEMPUSELECTRIC.COM The new Titan R electric bike comes from Tempus, a new e-bike company looking to make a name for themselves with its new Titan collection. The range-topping Titan R has design features from a classic cafe racer motorcycle with its skateboard seat and faux tank with knee indents. A 1,000W hub motor powers the e-bike, while pedal assist can get you up to its 29mph top speed. The removable lithium-ion battery pack provides 45 miles of range. The e-bike also features hydraulic disc brakes that slow the 26x2.4 wheels, while the battery locks to the hardtail frame for peace of mind when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not riding. $2,900
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