eems like just yesterday that we released the very first special off-road issue of DUB magazine called LFTD&LVLD. It was so well received that we spun it off as it’s own magazine. You’re now holding Issue 7 and we’re just getting started. We’ve met a ton of enthusiasts and readers of the magazine and the feedback received has been great! We’ve taken note so that we could put out a comprehensive resource for the lifted and leveled truck and Jeep scene. We’re starting the year off fresh with some of the hottest lifted customs from both veteran and novice builders alike. Haük Designs is notorious for unique builds and this year, Kenny Hauk has outdone himself. His Rock Rat Jeep pays homage to the Willy’s CJ2A vehicles from a bygone era – and he finds ways to infuse a modern take to the project. Another Jeep belongs to 20-year-old Taylor Sprayberry, who transformed his 1997 Jeep
Wrangler TJ into becoming “Hyper Active,” an award-winning Jeep that lives up to it’s namesake. The classic 1955 Chevy Apache is not your typical truck that we would feature, but as soon as we flicked through our Instagram feeds and stumbled upon it we knew that we had to get it in ink and paper. It’s a perfect blend of classic American pick-up design and modern LFTD&LVLD upfitting. One look at the Jake’s Custom Diesel Ford F-450 and you’ll think that your eyes are deceiving you. What you’re actually looking at is a six-door conversion that’s anything but ordinary and called “Poseidon’s Wrath” for its striking blue paint job. Doetsch Off-Road is on a mission to save moms from minivans. Their Tail Reaper Jeep is one such ride any soccer mom would love to roll! Thanks to a social media contest that let fans choose the mods, the Jeep is now a fan favorite everywhere it goes.
Sometimes a custom build doesn’t start from scratch. When it came time to rebuild his truck, Zach Pennock knew he needed to transform it from the ordinary lifted Ford F-250 it was, into a head-turning monster worthy of sharing the name“Optimus” with the leader of the Autobots from Transformers. Also don’t miss our coverage from Lifted Truck Nationals, Monsters x Tacos Redondo Beach and the 2015 SEMA Show! This issue is packed with lots of inspiration and some new products hitting the market this year so take note! And finally, check out our new website at LFTDxLVLD.com where you’ll find more of everything you’ve come to enjoy in it’s glossy paper form.
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56 42 HAÜK DESIGNS ROCK RAT JEEP 56 DOETSCH OFF-ROAD TRAIL REAPER JEEP JK 68 “HYPERACTIVE” JEEP TJ 92 JAKE’S CUSTOM DIESEL 6-DOOR FORD SUPER DUTY F-450 PLATINUM 102 1955 CHEVY APACHE 112 “OPTIMUS” FORD F-250 92
16 @LFTDXLVLD 18 BATTLEGROUNDS: FORD F-150 VS CHEVY Z71 22 MOBILE ELECTRONICS 24 LIGHTING 26 ACCESSORIES 30 PERFORMANCE
34 SUSPENSION - JEEP 38 ARMOR- JEEP 78 WHEEL GUIDE 82 TIRE GUIDE 86 SUSPENSION - LT/SUV 88 ARMOR - LT/SUV 124 GEAR 126 ON LOCATION: MT REDONDO BEACH, LIFTED TRUCK NATIONALS AND 2015 SEMA SHOW 88
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WE HAD the chance to interview Willie Robertson, one of the stars of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” and talk to him about the show and his trucks for a previous issue of DUB Magazine. The businessman, hunter, author and all-around outdoorsman has a love for lifted trucks, with a garage that boasts both a Chevy and a Ford. For this Issue’s Battleground, two of Robertson’s customs go head-to-head to battle it out, letting you decide which lifted ride reigns supreme! EXTERIOR • Xtreme Paint & Graphics custom “Bark” paint • Fab Fours Premium front and rear bumpers w/ grille guard, Stamped Nerf Bar Steps • Warn Zeon 12 winch • Truck Vault bed vault • Yakima Warrior Basket and rack w/ tire mount • Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares • Genuine Ford Accessories tonneau cover LIGHTING • Rigid Industries Rigid Lights 30” and 40” E-Series light bar, (3) pairs of Dually spot lights PERFORMANCE • Bully Dog Programmer • Magnaflow Performance exhaust
SUSPENSION • Skyjacker 6” lift kit, M95 monotube shocks WHEELS & TIRES • 37x12.50R20 BFGoodrich KM2 Mud Terrain tires • 20x10 BMF R.E.P.R Death Metal wheels • McGard wheel nuts and locks AUDIO • Kicker Audio system upgrade
INTERIOR • Katzkin custom embossed black leather seats • WeatherTech Digital Fit floor liners • Garmin Nuvi GPS
YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH’S HEAD TO HEAD CHALLENGE
COMMANDER SERIES CONCEPT TRUCK 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Z71 4WD CREW CAB INTERIOR • Katzkin custom leather seating w/ camo inserts PERFORMANCE • AFE Power Momentum GT Pro 5R Stage-2 Intake, Mach Force-XP Exhaust
EXTERIOR • LINE-X Body Armour exterior, including body, bumpers, rack and side steps - all w/ matte finish w/ fine texture and total UV protection • Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Silverado front bumper, rear bumper, 1500 side steps and stealth chase rack • Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares • APM Automotive (Luverne Truck Equipment) fiberglass Ram air hood • Airbrush Artwork by Ryan “Ryno” Templeton - custom duck camo fender flares, rear quarters and tailgate
LIGHTING • Rigid Industries (3) 40” E-Series LED, (4) 20” E-Series LED, (1) 50” E-Series LED, (4) Dually White Spot • sPod Lighting Power Control System SUSPENSION • Skyjacker Suspension 6” Lift Kit WHEEL & TIRES • 20x9 Method 105 Beadlock matte black wheels • 35x12.50R20 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires
Upgrade any stock stystem for better sounding tunes and the newest technology. Check out the latest offerings from some of the top manufacturers in the industry.
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Pioneer’s AVH-X5800BHS in-dash multimedia DVD receiver is designed for today’s music and technology-loving consumers. New for 2016 is the ability to control content from the Spotify app on iPhone and Android devices as a dedicated source on the receiver, create personalized Pandora stations on six presets for easy access on the receiver, and FLAC file playback. The model also features Bluetooth wireless capability for hands-free calling and music streaming, as well as Dual Device Connection for full-time connection of two smartphone devices at the same time. The AVH-X5800BHS has a new clear resistive touchscreen for increased touch sensitivity and brightness. MSRP: $480.00 22
909.923.3868 | POWERBASSUSA.COM FACEBOOK.COM/POWERBASSUSAINC @POWERBASSUSA Designed for the most xtreme SPL applications, the PowerBass 4XL superwoofer can produce world-record-setting SPL, while also being capable of producing that hair-blowing, windowbreaking pure bass sound that your neighbors are sure to love. Featuring a custom tooled high-roll surround, sextuplet 10” progressive roll spiders, woven tinsel leads, and an ultra-long 4” black annodized aluminum hi temp former, the sub handles 3,500W RMS and an astonising 7000Q peak, making it bigger, better and louder. MSRP: $1,499.99
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• 2015 Urban Warrior 110 • Santorini Black Metallic • 605 HP 5.0L SHM Ford supercharged engine • Automatic overdrive transmission • Shift-on-the-fly transfer case • 6-piston brakes • Leather-covered center console • 5-passenger seating w/heated/cooled Recaro® seats up front. • Full carpeting • Carbon-fiber look dash assembly • Electric windows, central locking, 12V outlet • Alcantara headliner • Panoramic rear side glass, tinted • Double DIN conversion Puma dash • AM/FM/CD Radio w/GPS & Bluetooth®, under-dash & door speakers, amplifier, subwoofer • Leather upholstered dash pod & grab handles • Checker plate kit, front fenders, rockers, and rear sills • Paint-matched RDX front bumper, with LED lights • Mantec load bearing wheel carrier with spare tire • 22” wheels w/Cooper tires • North American spec rear lamps kit • Tubular side steps with checker plate treads
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RACE SPORT LIGHTING “NUCLEAR BLACKED OUT” COMPLETE STEALTH LIGHT BAR KIT 847.327.0073 | RACESPORTINC.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RACESPORTPRODUCTGROUP @RACE_SPORT @RACESPORTLIGHTING Race Sport Lighting’s new Stealth “Nuclear Black Out” complete LED light bar kits include everything you need for a perfect LED light bar install. The kit features a heavy-duty single row Cree Bar with vehicle-specific roof mount brackets, legal compliance bar cover, large gauge harness with switch, and theft protection lock nuts. This kit’s LED bar is sleek and powerful, putting out 250W and 25,000LM of light. It has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours to last as long as your truck does. Race Sport Lighting backs this new kit with their lifetime warranty. MSRP: $1,324.98
Hitting the trails at dusk or night requires ample lighting to see what’s ahead and avoid any hazardous obstacles in any weather conditions.
RIGID INDUSTRIES MIDNIGHT EDITION LED LIGHTS 480.655.0100 | RIGIDINDUSTRIES.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RIGIDINDUSTRIES @RIGIDNATION | @RIGIDINDUSTRIESOFFICIAL Rigid Industries presents the Midnight Edition: Legacy product lines with a dark twist. The patented classic Hybrid Spot optic was treated with a transparent black enamel finish to darken its appearance. Rigid designed the Midnight Edition with all-black assembly hardware, a special black polymer coated circuit board and an understated embossed Rigid Industries name on the bezel for a flawless look across the entire Midnight Edition Family (D-Series, E-Series and RDS-Series). MSRP: $129.99 - $2,149.99
WURTON SCOUT LED DUAL CUBE LIGHTS VISION X 7” VORTEX LED HEADLIGHTS BLACK CHROME 888.489.9820 | VISIONXUSA.COM FACEBOOK.COM/VISIONXUSA |
As one of the brightest DOT-approved LED headlights on the market, it’s been voted a SEMA Global Media Award Winner! The Vision X Lighting 7” Vortex Series LED Headlight improves lighting distance and lighting coverage with more style for your Jeep, motorcycle, classic car or universal build. The DOTapproved light features outstanding lighting output with a 1,050 lumen low beam, 1,720 lumen high beam and ultra-bright halo ring that will get all of your friends talking. The polycarbonate lens provides added durability against rocks and debris. Multiple wiring connectors are available. MSRP: $799.00 / PAIR, $849.00 PAIR - INCLUDES ANTI-FLICKER MODULE 24
949.7536006 | WURTON.COM FACEBOOK.COM/WURTONLIGHTING @WURTONLIGHTING Wurton is proud to introduce the dual scout high power LED lights. Utilizing 5W Cree LEDs in a compact design, these versatile lights are perfect for any application including: off-road, rock crawling, trailers, campers, RVs, UTVs, motorcycles and many more. Providing 493 raw lumens per LED, aircraft quality aluminum housings, stainless steel mounting hardware and an IP rating of 68 (for dust & moisture ingress protection). Wurton scout LED dual cube lights are available in spot, flood and diffused beam patterns and are for off-road use only. MSRP: $144.95
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Aftermarket accessories can make a huge difference in your vehicle’s appearance. It’s an easy upgrade that completes your custom.
AMP RESEARCH BEDSTEP2 FOR 2015-16 FORD F-150 949.221.0023 | AMP-RESEARCH.COM FACEBOOK.COM/AMPRESEARCH |
The AMP Research BedStep2 mounts on the side of a pickup behind the cab. This is great for access to tool boxes, fifthwheel hitches or simply access to the bed. The step can be easily deployed with your hand or foot and can support up to 300 lbs. Available for a variety of pickup trucks. Made in the U.S.A. MSRP: $229.00
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Savini Wheels has long been an industry leader and now they’ve released a totally new line of wheels specially designed to meet the rigorous demands of off-road adventures with their new GRID Off-Road brand. The all-new 4-piece construction grille design features a stainless steel accent border and hand-punched mesh. GRID Off-Road grilles also come with an optional lightbox that will illuminate the logo when your headlights are turned on. These custom grilles will fit a vast array of vehicles, including trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. Call for pricing
This is the most functional bed storage system on the market, with custom options available to fit your needs. They are made with the best materials available and feature the highest level of fit and finish available. The systems are 100% bolt-on. MSRP: $2,745.60
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MAXTRAX RECOVERY BOARD MAXTRAX.COM.AU | FACEBOOK.COM/MAXTRAX.HQ @MAXTRAX.HQ We’ve all been there - stuck in the snow, sand or mud, with nothing to winch from and no one to pull you out. It’s times like those when you wished you knew MAXTRAX existed. These fiber-reinforced engineering-grade nylon recovery boards are used by the U.S. Navy SEALs, and the Australian SAS to get them out of a sticky situation safely and in a hurry. Aggressive teeth interlock with your vehicle’s tires and pull you up and out of the mess you’re in, giving you the momentum you need to get down the trail. MSRP: $299.00
PARAMOUNT RAPTOR-STYLE GRILLE FOR 2015-16 FORD F-150 866.988.8348 | PARAMOUNT-AUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE @PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE Paramount Automotive introduces Raptor-Style Grille for the 2015-16 Ford F-150 well in advance of the Ford model. This ABS Raptor-Style grille comes with amber LED lights and replaces OE grille assembly. Great looking and easy to install make this grille a must have accessory. Be among the first to convert your stock 2015-16 Ford F-150 into the highly aftermarket Raptor-style look now! MSRP: $450.00
RAMPAGE PRODUCTS TRAILVIEW SOFT TOP FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 800.241.7219 | RAMPAGEPRODUCTS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RAMPAGEPRODUCTS @RAMPAGEPRODUCTS The TrailView Soft Top is two tops in one: a full top, and an open-air safari top that can be opened from the inside of the vehicle. The unique folding method allows you to keep the inside of the top covered up from the elements when the front panel is open. The top features tinted windows, storage for windows, and durable sail cloth material. Available for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK. MSRP: $759.57
ROAD ARMOR BUG-OUT TRUCK RACK 877.294.2726 | ROADARMOR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ROADARMORBUMPERS @ROADARMOR | @ROAD_ARMOR Road armor is developing the ultimate bug-out utility truck rack, as well as unique to the industry mounting systems for lights, light bars, Rotopax, Hi-Lift jacks, air tanks, strapping anchors and general purpose mounts for DIY purposes. This rugged and utility focused rack will be available for many full and mid-size trucks, as well as have different over-cab lengths. Call for pricing 28
ROLLING BIG POWER RBP SHOW SERIES GRILLE 877.519.9090 | ROLLLINGBIGPOWER.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLINGBIGPOWER @ROLLINGBIGPOWER All new 2016 RBP Show Series grille features a new design, complete with improved step clearance. Available in an all gloss black or full polished finish. Made from a full stainless steel construction and comes with LED lights, custom bar and show series grille. MSRP: Starts from $1,995.00
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Looks are nothing without performance. Check out these latest performance parts for your rig!
BULLY DOG / SCT PERFORMANCE GTX PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMER & MONITOR 407.774.2447 | BULLYDOG.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BULLYDOGTECH @BULLY_DOG | @BULLYDOGTECH The new Bully Dog / SCT GTX Performance Programmer & Monitor featuers a smartphone-quality 5” touchscreen and GrabN-Go mount that has a host of options and benefits, such as onscreen gauges, 10 custom tunes, data recording and playback, WiFi connectivity for easy updates and Cloud-based tune delivery, reads and clears DTC codes, built-in performance tests, instantly increases horsepower and torque, and monitors critical engine parameters and data in real time via on-screen gauges. Preloaded with performance tune files for 1996 and newer Ford, GM, Dodge, Toyota and Nissan vehicles. MSRP: TBD
HYPERTECH MAX ENERGY 2.0 901.385.1888 | HYPERTECH.COM |
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Hypertech’s Max Energy 2.0 Power Programmer delivers more power-per-dollar than any other bolt-on on the market today, installs in less than 15 minutes without using tools, and optimizes engine tuning for maximum horsepower, torque and performance. Hypertech’s Power Tuning is the only tuning on the market that allows you to use the highest power level for towing while maintaining safe EGTs. The Max Energy 2.0 reprograms the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) threshold when installing larger than stock tires. Hypertech also offers an emission certified version that is legal in all 50 states, including California. MSRP: TBD
310.781.2222 | EDELBROCK.COM FACEBOOK.COM/EDELBROCKPERFORMANCE @EDELBROCKUSA Edelbrock now offers an E-Force Supercharger system for the popular 2012-14 Jeep Wrangler. It increases performance to 317 hp and 277 ft.-lbs. of torque for improved towing and offroad performance when you need it the most, while retaining great daily driving manners. The system utilizes an Eaton 1320 TVS rotor assembly for maximum efficiency in a compact package and features a unique design that allows access to the OEM oil filter for no hassle filter changes. The complete manifold assembly is black powder coated for durability with machined highlights. Includes a free 3-year/36,000 mile Limited Powertrain warranty. MSRP: $5,495.87
RIPP SUPERCHARGERS 2015 CHEVROLET COLORADO 718.815.1313 | RIPPMODS.COM |
RIPP is proud to announce the newest supercharger in its line-up, the 2015 Cheverolet Colorado and GMC Canyon equipped with the 3.6 V6. RIPP superchargers has an easy to install, easy to own supercharger that boosts the meeger 295 rear wheel hp up to 425 hp to the rear wheel. That’s horsepower measured at the actual rear wheels and not the crank as other manufacturers like to advertise. This means more power to tow, more power to haul, and ultimately more power to have fun. Call for pricing 30
SUPERCHIPS TRAILDASH2 (TD2) 888.227.2447 | SUPERCHIPS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SUPERCHIPS @_SUPERCHIPS_ | @SUPERCHIPS_OFFICIAL Bigger and better...that’s how you’d describe TrailDash2 (TD2). In addition to the new slim case design, they also upgraded to a 5” full-color display making their gauges the sleekest in the industry. And they didn’t stop at making the display larger since they also made it better with a new high-resolution screen. To complete the streamlined new look, their engineers added one simple HDMI style plug for power and linking EAS accessories. Engage your lockers, bypass TPMS, and more with the Rubicon screen! The all-new EAS switch screen enables you to engage your lights, and other mods on your Jeep. MSRP: $499.99
VOLANT PERFORMANCE 2012+ CHEVROLET SILVERADO DURAMAX 6.6L AIR INTAKE 909.481.3888 | VOLANT.COM FACEBOOK.COM/VOLANTPERFORMANCE @VOLANTPERFORMANCE Volant’s new Chevrolet Silverado 6.6l Duramax air intake fits 2012-15 models and features a true closed box design to shield engine heat and produce greater horsepower and torque. Featuring a low maintenance (up to 30k miles between cleanings) multi-layered cotton gauze air filter or optional professional-grade Donaldson PowerCore air filter (no maintenance up to 150k miles), Volant’s air intake will help take your Duramax to the next level whether driving around town, towing or at work on the jobsite. MSRP: $329.00
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Suspension Systems are the basis of this magazine. Not only do they provide the proper ground and tire clearance, but they give your rig the aggressive look that sets it apart from the crowd.
JKS MANUFACTURING CONTROL ARM CORRECTION BRACKETS FOR JEEP WRANGLER JK 517.278.1226 | JKSMFG.COM FACEBOOK.COM/JKSMFG |
JKS now offers an easy solution to improve the ride quality and handling characteristics of your lifted Jeep JK. These control arm correction brackets reposition the arms to be similar to the original suspension geometry allowing them to handle on-road and off-road terrain better. The arms are fully welded from heavy-duty 7GA steel and relocate the upper and lower frame mounts on 2”-4.5’’ lifted Jeeps. These arms work with factory or aftermarket control arms. MSRP: $175.00
EIBACH ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT FOR 200715 JEEP WRANGLER JK 800.507.2338 | EIBACH.COM/JEEP FACEBOOK.COM/EIBACH | @EIBACH_RACING @EIBACH_WORLD Engineered using the same industry-leading spring and shock technology found in SCORE, CORR, Dakar and WRC racing, the All-Terrain-Lift delivers maximum off-road performance, with improved response and control over rugged terrain, while maintaining Eibach’s class-leading road handling and ride quality. Whether running down Baja, Black Bear pass in Colorado or a favorite trail near you, the Eibach 3.5” All-Terrain-Lift will get your JK through with confidence. MSRP: $1,499.00
METALCLOAK JK WRANGLER GAMECHANGER SUSPENSION, 2.5”/3.5”,4.5”, 6PAK EDITION 916.631.8071 | METALCLOAK.COM FACEBOOK.COM/METALCLOAK |
Dubbed “the game changer,” this is no ordinary suspension. Metalcloak’s 3.5” system for the Jeep JK is completely bolt-on and provides more than 13.5” of travel and more articulation than any 6” long-arm kit! 6pak shocks (15” front and 13” rear) bolt into stock locations, providing the longest shock travel relative to compressed length for any off-road shock. True dualrate coils have free lengths of 22” front and 19.5” rear, staying seated at full drop while utilzing a very stable single rate at ride height. Coupled with Metalclocak’s Durotrak Trackbar bushings and vibration dampening-34° high-misalignment Duroflex joint equipped control arms, this system provides the best ride onor-off-road. MSRP: $3,999.00 34
JKS MANUFACTURING J-KONTROL 3.5” SUSPENSION SYSTEM JKS Manufacturing launched the Jspec suspension line adding premium dual performance lift systems catering to plush onroad handling and superior off-road capability. Adding to their lineup are new 2.5’’ and 3.5’’ J-Kontrol systems giving you the ultimate on road driveability. These kits bring together premium components for the quality system that includes dual rate coils, Fox shocks, heavy duty front adjustable track bar and rear bracket, control arm relocation brackets, drag link flip kit, sway bar disconnects and more. Get more out of your 2007-16 Wrangler with JKS Manufacturing. MSRP: $1,720.00
RANCHO PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION AND SHOCKS RANCHO JEEP WRANGLER JK 4” PERFORMANCE LONG ARM SUSPENSION SYSTEM 734.384.7804 | GORANCHO.COM |
Rancho’s long arm Jeep suspension system gets you through the some of the toughest trails and back home in one piece. It features a high-articulation long arm design, front and rear coil springs, extended length front and rear sway bar end link, upgraded front and rear bump stop spacers, heavy-duty tubular style front radius design, adjustable front and rear upper link and rear axle mounted track bar bracket. No exhaust modifications needed for 2007-11 Wrangler models and Rancho’s long arms suspension will not affect the vehicle’s electronic stability control system. Transmission cross member required and sold separately. Crossover exhaust pipe (RS720003) required for 2012-15 models. Available in black or red finish. MSRP: Starting at $3,933.31
RUBICON EXPRESS SUPER-FLEX SHORT ARM KIT 866.533.7706 | RUBICONEXPRESS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RUBICONEXPRESS @ RUBICONEXPRESS1 | @RUBICONEXPRESS The Rubicon Express 3.5”-4.5” Super-Flex suspension system is designed for enthusiasts looking for the best short-arm suspension system that still retains the factory mounting locations. The Super-Flex system features great ride quality and phenomenal performance. Features include Rubicon Express adjustable upper and fixed lower control arms, with their serviceable Super-Flex spherical ball joints, replacement lift springs, extreme-duty disconnects, extended bump stops, and longer front and rear stainless steel brakelines. The 3.5” suspension will allow the use of 35” tires and the 4.5” suspension will allow the use of 37” tires. MSRP: $1,649.99 - 2,219.99
SKYJACKER LEDUC SERIES COILOVER SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 318.388.0816 | SKYJACKER.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SKYJACKERSUSPENSIONS @SKYJACKER Skyjacker Suspensions introduces the LeDuc Series coilover systems! The LeDuc Series coilovers have been tuned and tested by Curt LeDuc, the 2015 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee. This coilover system allows you to fully adjust your 2007-2016 JK ride height from 3.5”-6”. System includes bolt-on upper and lower brackets for easy installation with grade-8 mounting hardware, 2.0” remote reservoirs which separates the gas to the remote reservoir allowing more oil in the shocks to increase cooling which dramatically reduces cavitation and fade. Additional features include secondary adjustable spring rate for desired articulation, improved stability and retains OE sway bars. MSRP: $3,600.00 35
Protect your Jeep’s exterior from any terrain with some added armor.
FAB FOURS VENGEANCE FRONT BUMPERS FOR 2007-15 JEEP WRANGLER JK 866.385.1905 | FABFOURS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/FABFOURS |
Fab Fours’ new line of lightweight, premium steel bumpers feature an integrated 20” LED light bar in the center and mounting options on each side for (2) 2” LEDs to give you maximum LED light coverage. The fit of this bumper is high and tight and comes with lower cutouts to provide increased airflow, while also giving you that aggressive look both on and off the road. Available in a no guard, pre-runner guard or stinger option for the Jeep JK. MSRP: Front Bumper No Guard - $1,299.99, Front Bumper with PreRunner Guard - $1,349.99, Front Bumper with Stinger - $1,374.99
JCROFFROAD CRUSADER JK WRANGLER ROCK SLIDERS 269.353.1184 | JCROFFROAD.COM |
JCROffroad’s JK Crusader rock sliders are a triple threat – a trail proven rock slider, a usable step and LED rock lights. These sliders are CNC cut and formed in the usa from 3/16” steel, then offered with a durable black powdercoat finish. They firmly attach to your Jeep using the body mounts plus 18 attachment points and are designed to handle the toughest trails, while keeping rocks and other obstacles off your Jeep. The hi-lift jack cutouts are stylish and provide a safe place to lift your rig. Built-in rock lights can also function as a courtesy light. MSRP: 4-door: $502.00, 2-door: $849.00
PARAMOUNT TUBULAR DOORS FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 866.988.8348 | PARAMOUNT-AUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE @PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE New JK Tubular Doors from Paramount Automotive offer that special open-air ventilation with increased visibility for a true off-road experience. Engineered to fit OE hinges with a factory style door lock assembly, they are finished with a great looking yet durable textured black powder coating. Doors are available with or without mirrors. Put the final touches on your JK with these striking and functional Tubular Doors from Paramount Automotive. MSRP: TBD 38
New Bolt in Skyjacker LeDuc Series coilovers are tuned and tested by Curt LeDuc with application specific valving for maximum performance on and off-road. Purchase as kit or coilover box upgrade for your current Skyjacker Suspension.
Skyjacker LeDuc Series Features & Benefits
• Curt LeDuc Tuned and Tested Coilovers • Smooth bore, Clear coated and Zinc plated bodies • 6061-T6 billet aluminum, black anodized mounting components • 7/8 hard chrome plated, heat treated alloy steel shaft • Race-developed, high flow piston design • External reservoir • Coil preload preset for proper ride height • CNC machined steering knuckles • Differential skid plate • Heavy duty ductile iron rear blocks • Maintains OEM steering geometry • Retains OEM alignment specifications • Can be purchase separate as an upgrade
POISON SPYDER JK BRAWLER FULL WIDTH FRONT BUMPER W/ BRAWLER BAR 951.849.5911 | POISONSPYDER.COM |
The Brawler Full Width Front Bumper for JK provides the highest ground and tire clearance possible in a full width JK bumper. This bumper brings Poison Spyder form and function to the overland market, and to those who would like to keep their stock JK fender flares. The bumper extends to the full width of the stock flares, to integrate with them cleanly while protecting them from trail hazards. Includes DOM tubular Brawler Bar, recessed fog light buckets and high clearance recovery shackle tabs. MSRP: $749.00
RUGGED RIDGE SPARTACUS STAMPED STEEL FRONT BUMPER FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 770.614.6101 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM |
The new Spartacus front bumper from Rugged Ridge for the 2007-16 Jeep Wrangler is manufactured from high-strength 11-gauge stamped steel that sports soft contours and unique styling. This new bumper utilizes an adaptable design that can be easily changed between wide or narrow configurations, providing Jeep owners with two different appearances to accommodate larger wheels and tires, as well as improved approach and departure angles. It also features specially designed injection-molded crush-can covers to complement the bumper’s styling while simultaneously helping to retain the Jeep’s factory crash rating. An optional black overrider hoop can be added to the front bumper for a more aggressive look and extra protection. Jeep owners can mount a winch to this new stamped steel bumper by using a specially designed Winch Plate from Rugged Ridge. MSRP: Starting at $699.99
SNYPER PRECISION TECHNOLOGY SCOPE FRONT BUMPER FOR 2007-15 JEEP WRANGLER JK 626.960.6762 | WESTINAUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/WESTINAUTO @WESTINAUTO | @WESTINAUTOPRODUCTS Scope Front Bumpers are off-road stubby bumpers that get right to the point. They offer front tire clearance and are winch ready up to 12,000 lbs. and are made of 7-gauge steel for heavy-duty durability on the trail. Scope Front Bumpers will be offered in three (3) styles; Scope Stubby, Scope Bull Bar Stubby, and Scope Stinger Stubby, all covered by a limited lifetime warranty for workmanship and a 1-year warranty on the textured black finish. MSRP: $1,199.00 40
The Rugged Ridge Spartan Grille offers you extreme versatility with interchangeable inserts that will match your personal style and give your JeepÂŽ a customized off-road look. Each grille is easily paintable and injection molded for a precise factory like fit and comes ready to accommodate our new steel mesh inserts. The Spartan Grille also features a larger opening that provides the engine compartment with better air flow and cooling.
Rugged Ridgeâ€™s new Spartacus Stamped Front & Rear Bumpers features a tough powder coated texture with a sturdy 11 gauge stamped steel construction. The stamping process used allows for the most advanced styling on the market, creating a bumper lighter than most aftermarket steel bumpers and is designed to work with all popular winch models.
Spartan Grille & Inserts, 07-16 Wrangler Spartan Grille, Black w/ black screen Spartan Grille Insert, Military Star Spartan Grille Insert, American Flag Spartan Grille Insert, Skull Spartan Grille Insert, Land Shark
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WORDS: KRISTIE BERTUCCI PHOTOS: DALE MARTIN AND ERIC WARREN
enny Hauk of Haük Designs never builds anything normal. Instead, he lets his imagination run wild so that he can create the most unique builds on the planet. His Project Phoníx Wrangler JK and WWII warbird-styled Tomahauk Jeep were one-of-akind creations that garnered national attention from automotive and off-road enthusiasts. Now he’s back with what has to be his magnum opus, pièce de résistance, tour de force and simply put - his masterpiece. Named “Rock Rat,” his newest creation is a Jeep like no other. Taking influences from the rat rod culture, the Steampunk scene
and some Mad Max movies, the Rock Rat blew people away when it was revealed at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. “We love the rat rod scene and the creative designs we have been seeing in that segment of the car world,” Hauk describes. “We thought it would be cool to mix a rock crawler with a rat rod inspired Willys CJ2A. Something that we could slam down low for cruising around town and then lift up with a little nitrogen and take it off-road.” The project vehicle is based on a reproduction 1947 Willy’s CJ2A body from Omix-ADA and has been chopped and stretched to fit a modified YJ
frame. “The Willys is where offroading began. So what better vehicle to show our love for offroading heritage and blow people’s minds than a cool custom rat rod rock crawler?” The Willys CJ2A was the first mass-produced Jeep created for civilians back in 1945, which was first inspired by World War II model MB vehicles. Hauk started out with a rough rendering to get a basic idea of how it would look, but things kept evolving in the midst of the actual build. Once he received the body, he realized it was too small for everything he wanted to add and the engine and transmission didn’t fit the frame rails so he proceeded to stretch the entire platform. Over the course of three months, the rendering saw several revisions to get everything just right. 44
He also knew that he wanted to go with a Cummins diesel to power his project, so he called his friends at Industrial Injections and Turbonetics - who are world-renowned for their diesel engines and performance- to help them build their 12 V Cummins diesel that they pulled out of an old school bus. Now, it produces just over 700 hp and 1,200 ft.-lb. of torque. Power is routed to a TH400 transmission before hitting its NP205 Transfer Case, where it’s then split to an Auburn-locked Dana 60 front axle and an Auburn Gear-locked 14-bolt rear axle, Hauk explains. Allowing it to traverse over rough terrain is its custom Synergy and Steinjäger suspension which allows 14” travel, ORI STX Struts and Super Industrial rebuildable ball joints from Rare Parts, as well as its 44” Pit Bull Tires on B.A.D. Beadlock wheels - all linked together with J.E. Reel driveshafts. A complete Red Neck Ram hydraulic assist steering setup from West Texas Offroad was fitted and helps it easily maneuver on the trails. The Rock Rat is covered in detail such as the custom HID Projectors headlights that feature etched skull logos which add to its intricate detail
and give it that bad ass look. Other vintage parts from the likes of semi trucks, tractors, fire trucks and airplanes have found a new purpose on this Rock Rat, too. The windshield glass is actually repurposed safety glass from an old house that was being torn down, while the unique center console features 120 feet of steel round bar, a well pump handle shifter and some old switches from a 1960s fire truck. The tailgate is a custom bead-rolled piece that fits the old vintage Willys look and the materials for the interior was cut at a local saw mill. According to Hauk, during the cutting process, the band saw blade broke, so he just used it as part of the trim that can be seen in several spots on the 1947 Willys body. But Hauk’s favorite highlights are the vintage looking Kicker Audio system built by Sounds So Good Audio from Waynesboro, PA; the one-of-kind hand-built ram skull steering wheel and the wormy maple wood interior that gives it that Mad Max feel. The outcome is a head-turning machine that’s built for any apocalyptic world. “I was really surprised at the overwhelmingly positive
Rock Rat’s pilot Ileana Cardenas looks off into the dystopian future.
response from people who have seen the build,” Hauk says. “People love all the little details we squeezed in all over this thing. The Willys guys, the 4x4 guys, the rat rod guys - they all seem to dig it. Now there will always be some purists who will hate anything new or different because it doesn’t fit into their mold or classification, but honestly they can keep living under that boring rock while we keep innovating and creating. To date, this has been the most popular build we have done. I think it is because it reaches out to people from all sides of the car and truck world.” Hauk’s creations don’t just look good, and his Rock Rat is more than capable of wheeling off-road. “Surprisingly we found a nice compromise that still performs really well offroad and is fun to cruise around on the streets .” Since Hauk was thrilled with the results, he’s actually looking to build a few more rides with a similar theme. Now, it’s touring the country, “blowing smoke, burning rubber and scaring small children.”
GEAR: HAÜK RAT ROD
WHEELS & TIRES • 44 x 19.50 x 17 Pitbull Rockers Tires • 17” B.A.D. Wheels beadlocks • VV Concepts 50 Cal Lug Nuts PERFORMANCE • 12V Cummins Diesel - 650 HP / 1400 ft-lb Torque • Turbonetics Turbo • Turbo 400 Transmission • NP205 Transfer Case w/ Twin Stick • J.E. Reel 1350 Driveshafts front and rear • Kingpin D60 Front Diff w/ 5:13 • Revolution Gears, Auburn Gear Locker • GM 14 Bolt Rear Diff w/ 5:13 • Revolution Axle Shafts • Front & Rear Artec Truss System • Synergy Mfg. • FASS fuel System • (2) vintage Jerrycans for fuel tanks plumbed into fuel system • Old transmission gears and chain on the side of the cowl have been converted into the steering system SUSPENSION • Custom Synergy and Steinjäger Suspension system • 14” ORI Struts all 4 Corners • Mishimoto aluminum radiator • Rare Parts steering system components • Redneck Ram hydraulic assist system • Ruff Stuff Specialties disc brake system EXTERIOR • Warn Zeon 10S Winch w/ Remote • Factor 55 ProLink winch safety thimble • Custom HID Projector Headlights w/etched skull logos • Lifetime LED 20” Light Bar • Windshield frame chopped 6’’ and a custom hand built visor welded on w/ row of sickle bar mower spikes (old farming implement parts) • I-beam style roll cage handcrafted in Haük Designs shop and features several hundred copper rivets • Entire vehicle sanded down to bare steel and a chemical process from “Steel FX” applied to give aged copper patina, finished w/ a few layers of matte clear • Old differential ring sets used as headlight bezels, w/ spider gears turn signals and marker lights • Old semi truck air horns on passenger side INTERIOR • Autometer gauges in custom gauge pods by Black Powder Offroad • Haük Designs customWormy Maple Interior • Star Fabricating designed and built the seats w/ custom diamond stitched leather • Steering wheel made from mix of old motorcycle camshafts, transmission gears topped w/ ram skull AUDIO • Kicker Audio System installedby Sounds So Good Audio BATTERIES • Dual XS Power Batteries • Genesis Offroad Dual Battery System • Viair Twin Compressor System
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oetsch Off-Road is one of the country’s most reputable Jeep builders, having customized them since 2001. With his motto “Saving Moms From Minivans,” owner Dave Doetsch and his crew always go all out with every single one of their Jeep projects. “That motto is meant to imply that rather than a family going out and purchasing a boring minivan, they can instead build a highly capable Jeep Wrangler that can take them to the mall on weekdays and the mountains on weekends,” Doetsch explains. “We build custom Jeeps based on any budget.” Their builds are no stranger to our magazine’s pages and they always bring out new rides for the various shows, with Trail Reaper one of their main Jeep builds for the 2014 SEMA
Show. “We name all of our builds in order to give them a personality, and this particular build invokes a persona to get out on the trail and absolutely tear it up,” he says. “It was designed and intended to be the best mix of show and go.” A top-of-the-line Rubicon was chosen as the base for the build as it included heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, as well as electronic locking differentials. On top of that, they added a TeraFlex long-arm suspension system and a slew of other quality parts in order to show that a Jeep can still look “pretty while being functional.” And to add a bit more excitement for this particular project, Doetsch Off-Road created a national online contest that allowed the public to vote on nearly every aftermarket product used on the Jeep. A special website was created and
featured three choices for each major component, including tires, wheels, bumpers, interior and even the overall theme (rock crawler, street Jeep or trail Jeep). “The contest was called ‘Run My Build’ and had a goal to debut the finished Jeep at the 2014 SEMA Show in the Rhino Linings booth,” he mentions. “In the end, there were more than 70,000 votes and the end result features all the products with the most votes.” Since the contest dictated how the Jeep was going to turn out, the shop’s crew never knew what was going to be the most popular product or what they would be installing next. “The design was constantly changing and it kept us on our toes the entire time.”
Some of the products with the most votes included Bushwacker Flat Style fenders flares; Rockford Fosgate audio components; Rigid Industries lighting; Rugged Ridge exterior and interior accessories; and TeraFlex suspension, tire carrier and front and rear HD differential covers. A year later, Doetsch is still getting requests to replicate the Jeep by their customers. And because Doetsch Jeeps are anything but just for show, all of the builds from the shop goes through real-world testing in the Arizona desert. “With a landscape made up of rocks, cacti, river crossings and miles of dirt, we have the best proving grounds for ensuring our Jeeps, including Trail Reaper, will live up to expectations.”
Currently, Trail Reaper is on tour and being featured at major shows and off-road events throughout the West Coast. Doetsch mentions that he was able to use new products that hadn’t been released to the public, which is what gave the Trail Reaper a (then) edge over the competition of other Jeep builds. But in the end, Doetsch aims to create custom Jeeps that will fit everyone’s budget, dialing the personalized build up or down so that the customer is happy with their finished product (which aligns with their pockets).
GEAR: 2014 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON “TRAIL REAPER”
SUSPENSION • TeraFlex 6” LCG long arm suspension system, HD differential covers front and rear • Doetsch Tech brushed aluminum 2.0 Monotube shocks w/ remote reservoirs RECOVERY • Factor 55 winch line loaded ProLink and Hawse fairleads • PowerTank 10lb. on-board CO2 air system WHEELS & TIRES • 20x12 TIS 535 wheels in satin black • 40x14.50R20LT Interco SS-M16 tires EXTERIOR • Active Grafix Trail Reaper Woodlands-Style Camouflage half wrap w/ custom hood decal • Bushwacker Flat Style Fender Flares • Crap Industries Stonehenge Series rock rails • GearShade custom mesh bikini top painted with camouflage and Rhino Linings logo • JCR Offroad front winch bumper and rear bumper • Rhino Linings custom spray-in bedliner • Rugged Ridge mesh grill insert, hood lift kit, cowl hood scoop, hood catches, half front and rear doors, hitch, cowl armor, upper front and rear soft door, performance vented hood • TeraFlex 7’’ Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design • Warn ZEON 10-S Winch w/ Synthetic line
INTERIOR • Grizzly Coolers custom 40-quart Grizzler cooler • Katzkin custom two-tone leather interior • Rugged Ridge floor mats • sPOD 6 Switch System w/ double LED light Contura rocker switches & Source System • Surprise Straps complete 6-Piece custom paracord grab handle set
PERFORMANCE • Adams Driveshafts custom JK front and rear 1350 driveshafts • Airaid cold air dam intake with Synthamax filter • Gibson exhaust • Rugged Ridge exhaust spacer kit • Alloy USA front and rear gear set Dana 44 JK • Bully Dog GT Tuner and desert camo armor
UNDERHOOD ACCESSORIES • Drake Off-Road door and tailgate handle inserts, billet aluminum locking fuel cap, billet aluminum pedal pad covers, E-brake handle cover, billet 4WD knob Shifter plate, pistol grip shift handle, power steering cap, brake master cylinder cap, radiator cap cover, coolant reservoir cap, twist on oil cap, and oil dipstick cover
AUDIO • Clarion 2-DIN DVD Multimedia station w/ built-in navigation and 6.2” touch panel control • iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR factory integration adapter and interface harness • Metra antenna to radio adapter cable, 18” antenna extension cable and dash kit • Rockford Fosgate 300W BRT mono amp for 8” sub, 300W BRT full-range 4-Channel amp, 8” PUnch P1 4-Ohm SVC sub, M2 Wakeboard 8” tower speaker and 6.5” 2-Way Euro Fit Compatible System Internal Xover • Scosche 6.5” Jeep speaker adapter
LIGHTING • Rigid Industries 50” light bar, D2 Hyperspot rear bumper lights, 50” JK windshield mounting brackets, 50” E2-Series LED light bar, Q-Series Q2 Hyperspot lower windshield A-pillar, E2-Series 20” Driving/Hyperspot combo LED light bar
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1997 JEEP WRANGLER TJ WORDS: DEANNE DELUNA PHOTOS: DALE MARTIN
veryone remembers their first build. It’s an unforgettable experience that will live on with you forever - no matter how many rides you build over the years. Taylor Sprayberry recently finished creating his dream weekend warrior Jeep and loved every moment of the experience. Nicknamed “Hyper Active,” the 20-year-old Sprayberry knew he’d want his 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ to be a beast on the trails, but also wanted it to be practical enough for daily driving and decided on a clean build rather than something over the top.
“The Jeep was chosen because of all the different build routes and capabilities of the vehicle,” he explains. “A Jeep is a vehicle category of its own and it can’t be compared to a car or a truck. It’s simply one of a kind. Using Monster Energy as inspiration, I thought what better name than ‘Hyper Active’ since it’s an energy drink and the Jeep is always hyped up for whatever I throw at it - whether it’s a show or a tough, rugged off-road adventure!” Unlike many seasoned builders that like to create renderings of what their projects could look like, Sprayberry designed the Jeep in his head. He knew the exact look he wanted and went after making it a reality with gumption.
“It mainly started out with the products that I thought were the best fit for the build. That changed when I came across Rough Country and their products. Most of the products on the rig are from Rough Country, and I liked how suitable they were for what I wanted. Shortly after Rough Country began to support me, I was able to find other products that complemented the look I was going for.” Such Rough Country products that adorn Sprayberry’s ride include the lift, track bars, front bumper, winch and front winch plate LED bar bracket and 50” LED bar bracket. Skidz Jeep & 4x4 (Hot Springs, AR) installed the lift and did a wide-track Dana 44 axle swap using brackets and trusses from Artec Industries, which also happens to be one of the biggest compliments off-road enthusiasts give him about the Jeep. LED Concepts provide his TJ superior lighting with their 50” LED bar with halo, 32” LED bar, 12” LED bar and the
headlight halos, with the headlights constructed by TS Lighting – one of his favorite additions. For the most part, people love Sprayberry’s first build - with its 1997 Jeep TJ graphics airbrushed by Hanson’s Custom Painting - and often congratulate him on such a clean off-road Jeep despite being a novice. But then there are those haters who criticize it, which Sprayberry notes that he’s okay with since it still means his Jeep is getting attention, whether good or bad. “The Jeep could always be better if I had the money to invest in it,” he admits. “But with what I’ve put into it I could not be happier with the way it looks and rides now.” The Jeep has made its rounds on the show circuit (including the 2015 DUB Show Tour Dallas stop, where it won 1st place for Best Jeep) and is now being used as Sprayberry’s daily driver and weekend toy, having been tested at Hot Springs ORV Park in Arkansas 70
GEAR: 1997 JEEP WRANGLER TJ EXTERIOR • Airbrushed graphics by Hanson’s Custom Painting • Rough Country front bumper and winch • E-Autogrilles rear bumper and rock sliders • OffGrip Jeep Accessories front winch cable strap • Bushwacker custom-cut fender flares • Body Armor trail doors • Custom LED lighting by LED Concepts (50” light bar w/ halo mounted w/ Rough Country 50” brackets, 32” light bar, and 12” light bar mounted w/ Rough Country fairlead bracket) • LED taillights • Custom headlights built by TS Lighting using LED Concepts 7” halos, and 4 LED cubes for rock lights all wired to The Onyx Box relay system
INTERIOR • Rugged Ridge roll bar padding and carpet kit • Custom stereo w/ Kicker Audio dash/door speakers • Rockford Fosgate amp and subwoofers • Pioneer head unit • Custom upholstered interior by Flanagan’s Upholstery • Painted dash • OffGrip Jeep Accessories handles • Spiderweb Shade
a few times where it maneuvered through many Level 4 trails known for their high difficulty level. “Even though it’s a daily driver, the Jeep holds its own very well on rugged or rocky terrain,” he says. As of now, this is the fourth year of the build and according to Sprayberry it will never
be finished. “I will always strive to make it better with every opportunity I get.” With a newfound love for customizing, Sprayberry is already working on his next project – a 1983 Jeep J10 build, which he hopes is just as awesome as “Hyper Active.”
WHEELS & TIRES • 22x14 custom-painted Fuel Throttles • 37x13.50R22 Fuel Off-Road Mud Grippers M/T tires SUSPENSION • Rough Country 6” long arm lift kit w/ Fox Racing 2.0 shocks installed by Skidz Offroad PERFORMANCE • 4.0 inline 6, 5-speed manual transmission • NP231 transfer case • AEM cold air intake • Rough Country throttle body spacers, headers and front diff guard • Magnaflow muffler • 4.88 Yukon Gear and Axle ring and pinion gears • Wide track Dana 44 axles • Artec Industries trusses, gussets, spring perches, and track bar mount • Rough Country Slip Yoke Eliminator and driveshaft all installed by Skidz Offroad
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GEAR WHEELS AMERICAN TRUXX 154 THE BOMB 855.572.4457 | AMERICANTRUXX.COM @AMERIC ANTRUXX SIZE: 22X14 FINISH: BLACK MACHINED FACE, CHROME, MACHINED MILLED
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Custom truck wheels don’t just look tough, they are tough. Supporting more than a couple of tons and enduring punishing rough terrain, today’s wheels just can’t get away with good looks anymore. From the best aluminum alloy, forged wheels and beadlock race wheels now come in a wide range of styles and finishes. You’ll find a set of wheels for your rig that looks good and performs well both on-and off-road terrain.
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Whether rolling down the highway or across rugged off-road terrain, the Grabber AT2 provides outstanding traction and confidence no matter the road surface. This tough, allterrain designed tire has an aggressive, selfcleaning tread pattern that provides off-road traction, durability and impressive paved road performance. At the same time, the aggressive tread pattern has been engineered to provide a quiet, comfortable ride during highway driving. While this tire performs with excellence in dry and wet conditions, it’s also snowflake approved and meets the severe snow service requirements of the RMA and RAC.
Trepador is an extreme off-road tire designed to conquer the tough off-road terrain, but excels more in the sand/dirt. The Trepador Bias is a true off-road performer that’s been tested in off-road races. While the Trepador Radial inherits the aggressive tread pattern of the Trepador Bias, it also gives a nice ride comfort on-road with its radial structure and joint less spiral-wound cap ply maximizes ride refinement and durability. The Trepador’s nylon belt-reinforced tire construction improves puncture resistance and prolongs tread life giving it full ability to function in mud, snow, sand and rocky terrain.
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NITTOTIRE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/NITTOTIRE @NITTOTIRE The new Exo Grappler AWT tires are designed specifically to deliver consistent traction on dirt trails, gravel and farmland, while providing driving comfort when cruising at highway speeds. Thanks to a new chipresistant all-weather compound, three-ply sidewall construction and large, thick sidewall lugs, this tire returns superior puncture resistance and carries a Three Peak Mountain Snowflake winter tire rating. The tire also features molded stud holes that are compatible with TSMI #15 sized studs for even more added winter traction. Exo Grappler AWT tires are available in the most popular 17”, 18” and 20” rim diameter sizes.
Off-road truck tires know no limits. Are you planning to take your rig on rutted roads, muddy bogs, or snow-covered trails? There’s a tire that will get you there and take you back home in one piece. Allterrain and mud-terrain tires come in traditional 15” to 17” wheel diameter sizes, but now also come in unique fitments that will go on 18” to 24” wheels without compromising your vehicle’s off-road or on-road capabilities.
The new Terra Grappler G2 is the evolution of Nitto’s flagship light truck and SUV tire, which has been re-engineered inside and out to balance enthusiasts’ on-road and off-road performance demands with unprecedented treadwear. The G2 uses a new rubber compound that’s unique in Nitto’s Grappler line, which significantly improves treadwear, allowing the tires to be covered by a 50,000mile limited treadwear warranty for LTmetric and floatation sizes and 65,000-mile warranty for hard-metric sizes. Additional improvements on the G2 include full-depth siping and continuous lateral groves for better wet traction as well as noisecancelling variable pitch tread blocks.
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The Open Country M/T is designed to help full-sized pickups work hard on pavement, then work just as hard when roads are muddy, snowy, and rocky - or when there are no roads at all. The Open Country M/T combines solid on-road performance with extra ground clearance, higher load-carrying capacity, and greater ability to go off-road. Truck enthusiasts know it for its long wear, low noise and aggressive tread pattern. Sizes fit 15” through 24” wheels.
Pavement is optional with these versatile all-terrain tires. The all-new Open Country A/T II offers over 40% more treadlife than the leading competitors, exceptional all-season performance, an aggressive new tread design and a quiet ride. It also comes with an industry-leading 65,000-mile warranty for P-Metric and Metric sizes, as well as a 50,000-mile warranty for LT and flotation sizes. Last but not least, the Open Country A/T II qualifies for Toyo Tires’ No Regrets 45day, 500-mile trial offer.
TRI-ACE DAKAR M/T III The competition-proven, Mark Ma-designed Dakar M/T III offers excellent uniformity and balance in C, D and E load rated tires. The 3-ply polyester casing with advanced technology high turn-up sidewall delivers exceptional handling and durability, with better sidewall protection, maintaining proper load capacity. Its deep side tread pattern features changeable tire tread pitch for harmonics, while enhancing off-road traction. Dakar M/T III is available in 21 sizes, from the 31X10.50R15 through 37X13.50R26 LT sizes, with studable tread blocks.
TRI-ACE PIONEER A/T 844.887.4223 | TRI-ACETIREUSA.COM FACEBOOK.COM/TRIACETIREUSA @TRIACETIREUSA A/T is a versatile, all-terrain tire with a blatantly aggressive tread design that maintains a quiet ride that is long lasting, with a 45,000-mileage warranty. The new Wear-Resistant tread compound provides excellent durability yielding tread life more 35% more than leading competitors. The tread features a optimized 2-in-1 Pitch Alignment that avoids resonance noises and enhances heat-evacuation. A superb traction tread pattern using lateral grooves and sipes and high-efficiency water-evacuation ensures excellent all-season and off-road performance. The Pioneer A/T’s unique rigid should blocks provide stability and deliver excellent handling and confident braking performance. There are 39 sizes, ranging from 15” through 20” rim diameters, with OE and optional sizes.
BDS 6” COILOVER SYSTEM FOR 2011-16 FORD F-250/F-350 517.279.2135 | BDS-SUSPENSION.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BDSSUSPENSIONS @BDSSUSPENSION @BDSSUSPENSIONS BDS is known for building quality kits for the Ford Super Duty trucks. Their latest kit to hit the market raises the bar with a 6’’ 4-link coilover conversion, featuring Fox 2.5 remote coilovers for improved performance across any terrrain. The new kit includes everything needed to turn your stock F-250/F-350 into a true winner off-road while still offering the great ride and on-road handling BDS Suspension is known for. Get more out of your Super Duty with room to fit 37” tires from BDS Suspension. MSRP: $5,425.00
SUPERLIFT 8” SUSPENSION LIFT W/ KING SHOCKS FOR 2007-15 GM 1500 PICKUPS 844.673.5438 | SUPERLIFT.COM | @SUPERLIFTSUSPENSION
KING Off-Road Racing Shocks and Superlift joined forces to provide you a precision engineered lift kit and a matching set of shocks, with no wait or outrageous price tag. Superlift designed, engineered and developed a true height 8” lift kit. Exclusive KING Superlift Edition Coilover Shocks with remote reservoirs were engineered for the front strut replacements. KING Superlift Edition Shocks with remote reservoirs replace the standard rear shocks. Every aspect of this Superlift package is a combination of advanced engineering using scientific computerized models and good ol’ hands-on, real-world testing achieve the perfect combination of smooth performance, controlled comfort and unmatched value - in one convenient package. MSRP: $3,259.95
TOYTEC BOSS 2.5 SERIES COILOVER KIT FOR 2005+ TOYOTA TACOMA / 2007+ FJ CRUISER / 2003+ 4RUNNER 303.255.4959 | TOYTECLIFTS.COM | @TOYTECLIFTS
ToyTec’s Boss 2.5 Series Performance Coilover kit for the 2005+ Tacoma, 2007+ FJ Cruiser, and 2003+ 4Runner features a fully rebuildable and adjustable system from 1” to 3” of lift. Shock bodies used for the coilovers are 2.5” in diameter, providing additional oil over standard OEM shocks. The shocks also feature an internal floating piston design that keeps the oil and Nitrogen gas separated, which allows the shocks to perform more efficiently when mounted at an angle and provide a predictable ride quality capable of handling the roughest conditions. Red or silver 650-lb spring rate coil springs are available. Spherical Heim joints are used at both ends for maximum available travel. MSRP: $1,149.99 86
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BODYGUARD A2 SERIES 903.785.8939 | BODYGUARDBUMPERS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BODYGUARDBUMPERS @BODYGUARDBUMPER A2 series premium front and rear modular replacement bumper line features heavy-duty 3/16” smooth plate construction with 1/4” thick frame mounts. Uniquely removable front center section holds winches up to 18k, along with LED cube and light bar combinations, as well as accommodations for front parking sensors. Grille guard options include: full grill guard, sport, baja, or base bumper. The 2 Series rear bumpers feature corner steps for easy bed access; bolt-on step pads for added traction; and bolt-on sensor plates, allowing buyers to fully customize the look, color, or options of their bumper. MSRP: $1,295.00 - $2,495.00
EXPEDITION ONE RANGEMAX FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS FOR 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 801.627.2921 | EXP-ONE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/EXPEDITIONONE.BIZ |
The Expedition One RangeMax bumpers for the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma are heavy-duty, high-quality bumpers that enhance the look and function of your vehicle. Comprised of 3/16” U.S. quality steel, while maintaining a low weight of approximately 150 lbs. The front bumper has an integrated feet forward winch mount that accommodates a winch up to 10,000 lbs. Both front and rear bumpers include integrated 1” thick shackle mounts, integrated light ports, and light mounting locations on the top of the front bumper. Expedition One bumpers are made 100% in the U.S.A. MSRP: Front Bumper: Starting at $1,499.99, Rear Bumper: Starting at $899.99
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Fab Fours’ new line of light weight premium steel bumpers feature an integrated 20” LED light bar in the center and mounting options on each side for (2) 2” LEDs to give you maximum LED light coverage. The fit of this bumper is high and tight and comes with lower cutouts to provide increased airflow, while also giving you that aggressive look both on and off the road. Available in a no guard or pre-runner guard option for your Ford Super Duty. MSRP: Front Bumper No Guard - $1,694.99 Front Bumper w/ Pre-runner Guard - $1,849.99 88
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PARAMOUNT RAPTOR STYLE FRONT BUMPER FOR 2015-16 FORD F-150 866.988.8348 | PARAMOUNT-AUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE @PARAMOUNTAUTOMOTIVE Paramount Automotive brings you the Raptor-style bumper for the 2015-16 Ford F-150. This stylish cold-formed steel bumper comes with a charcoal grey painted finish. Adding this bumper will redefine the appearance of any F-150. Designed for easy installation and built to last, the aggressive looking Raptorstyle grille will have your F-150 looking fresh for years to come. MSRP: $750.00
RAPTOR SVT / LEX OFFROAD 07-13 TOYOTA TUNDRA SYNDICATE FRONT BUMPER 480.361.0513 | LEXOFFROAD.COM |
Aggressive styling, 3/16” steel, fully welded and smoothed for a seamless finish to offer unrivaled vehicle protection. 100% bolt-on, the LEX Offroad syndicate has it all for your 2007-13 Toyota Tundra, including multiple lighting options and color finishes available. MSRP: $1,860.00
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A new variation on the classic Road Armor design with slated availability for early 2016, Road Armor’s accent bumper variation adds both to its form and function. Available initially in white and amber, the accent lights can be used both as a marker and blinker or as a rock light. The new Road Armor accent bumper adds an aggressive and stylish look to an already rugged and sexy bumper, you’ll be sure to turn heads going down the road. Call for pricing 90
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or Jake’s Custom Diesel, there are no limits to what can be done when customizing a vehicle. Their mission is to drum up wild customs that others think are impossible. One such example is their six-door 2014 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum that makes you do a double take to make sure what you’re seeing is right. “Just drop it off, trust our shop and pick up something that surpasses all expectations,” owner of the shop, Jake Mitchell mentions. Six-door builds are a favorite among Mitchell’s customers, and so when it came down to build his own Ford, he knew he wanted his own six-door Dually for himself. “This build was created from a wrecked, salvage truck and was reconstructed from the ground up,” he explains. “We like to build Fords over anything else and have all the Ford technology needed to create what is most
desired.” But what made the project more special, was the fact that it became a family affair, with his brother, father and grandfather lending a hand to get it just right. “In the three months it took to build the truck, many laughs were had, memories made, and inappropriate words said. It was fun to work on the truck with my grandpa because he and I worked on my first build.” The crew cab was stretched to accommodate one more set of doors and back row of seats to create the six-door Dually, which now sports six captain’s chairs with no headrests to make the inside feel more personal and comfortable. SBC Racks fabricated a one-off light bar rack to mount to the top of the extra large truck, while a 3rd Coast 16” suspension complete with King 3.0x12 Coilover shocks in the front, King 3.0x12 Bypass shocks in the rear and King 2.5x10
steering stabilizer. To complete the lifted stance a set of 42x14.50R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar tires were mated to 17” KMC XD Series Battalion Dually wheels. For some added power under the hood, EGR and DPF delete kits combined with a 4” Flo~Pro Performance exhaust and H&S Mini Maxx tuner provided Mitchell with extra horsepower. According to Mitchell, the hardest choice to make on the project was the color. “You just never know how it’s going to look like finished. My wife, Grace, picked the color and I went with her gut. Everyone at the shop loved the color – 3M’s Atlantis Blue, which is why we named it ‘Poseidon’s Wrath.’” Once the color was chosen, the Dually was ready for its exterior mods, which include Fiberwerx front fenders, Cervinis Ram Air hood and Fusion front bumper with Rigid Industries lights. The interior was chosen to exude luxury and also resemble and upgraded Platinum Ford interior and each door panel was custom molded to fit the 16 6.5” Focal door speakers. 94
The middle and rear seats have a console with cup holders that were designed to match the front center console in the other Ford trucks and house the Kicker Solo-Baric 15” subwoofer. “It was important for us to have the headliner be seamless, so when inside, you would never know the truck wasn’t originally a six-door. All the little details are as important to us as the big ones.” Although the truck was never built to be a show queen, Mitchell finally decided to take it to the Slamboree Show in Shawnee, Oklahoma after some encouragement from his community. “The general response from the public was very positive!” he says. “We feel like we won the most important award – the Kid’s Choice Award! We have people constantly taking pictures and videos while we’re at stoplights and driving around town. The truck is a great conversation starter.” The shop has completed numerous builds in the past, but they’ve never taken the time to showcase them until now. As the shop’s favorite build thus far, this truck has set the bar for future projects and Mitchell and his crew are now trying to go above and beyond for their next big build. GEAR: 2014 FORD SUPER DUTY F-450 PLATINUM
WHEELS & TIRES • 17x6 KMC XD-Series Battalion Dually wheels • 42x14.50R17 Goodyear MT/R w/ Kevlar tires PERFORMANCE • Ford 6.7L PowerStroke Diesel • EGR delete and DPF delete kits • Flo~Pro 4” exhaust • H&S Mini Maxx tuner SUSPENSION • 16” 3rd Coast suspension • King shocks • 3.0x12 King Coilover Shocks (front) • 3.0x12 King Bypass Shocks (rear) • 2.5x10 King Steering Stabilizer shocks EXTERIOR • Custom 6-door conversion • Fiberwerx front fenders • Cervinis Ram Air hood • Fusion front bumper w/ Rigid Industries lights • Monster Hooks Swivel Hooks on front w/ MH-5 hook on rear • Recon Lights smoked mirror light, third brake lights, cab lights, rear Dually fender lights and taillights • 3M Atlantis Blue paint • G2 Axle & Gear Brute differential covers • SBC Racks custom roof rack with (7) 50” Rigid Industries LED light bars INTERIOR • (6) custom bucket seats with brown gator inserts and shaved headrests • One-piece custom-built headliner • All 6-door panels were molded w/ custom speakers enclosures • Custom console for the middle and rear seats AUDIO & VIDEO • (16) 6.5” Focal component speakers • (8) Focal tweeters throughout each door • (4) Kicker KXM400.2 amplifier for mids and highs • (1) Kicker KXM1200.1 for the subwoofer • (1) Kicker 15” Solo-Baric subwoofer
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he best kinds of builds are the ones that continue to be worked on. A custom ride is never really complete in the eyes of the builder and there’s always something more to add to make it really pop. Such was the case for David Sam of Auburndale, FL, and his 1955 Chevy Apache truck. After searching for a “classic truck,” he stumbled upon his soon-to-be masterpiece, which had already been restored like new.
“When I originally bought the truck, I had every intention on keeping the truck the way it was and just adding a stereo system,” Sam explains. “But once I saw the Specialty Forged wheels, I had to put those on it.” So he switched out the 20” wheels that were already on the truck with a set of 26x16 Specialty Forged gloss black and milled wheels wrapped in massive 40x15.50R26LT Fuel Off-Road Mud Gripper tires. “When I saw them online, they blew my mind just how big they were and I knew they would look perfect on my ’55, which already had a lift high enough to clear them; I just needed to change the running gear out.” 102
As for the audio, the classic pickup was given a modern system with a new Retro Sound Digital radio with Rockford Fosgate components, Sundown Audio 8â€? subs and two Crescendo 400W and 600W amps. The frame features a complete rectangle tubing with a Chevy 454 Big-Block motor, Turbo 350 Transmission and a Deuce-and-a-half transfer case. After Sam purchased the truck, he added a custom leaf spring suspension that gives the truck its unique look. He also added a fully functional hydraulic dump bed with brand new black stained wood floor kit, in addition to aftermarket power steering, 4-wheel all-disc brakes and an aftermarket air conditioning system. Sam bought the Apache to be a weekend cruiser and wanted to add to its unique looks for his own personal enjoyment - not to be taken to shows or become Internet famous, which would eventually happen. Being extremely satisfied with his additions, Sam enjoys taking the Apache out for weekend rides and prides himself on collecting stares whenever it hits the road.
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GEAR: 1955 CHEVY APACHE WHEELS & TIRES • 26x16 Specialty Forged SF001 wheels in gloss black and milled finish w/ forged center caps • 40x15.50R26LT Fuel Off-Road Mud Gripper M/T tires
PERFORMANCE • 454 Chevy Big-Block engine SUSPENSION • Custom one-off leaf spring suspension EXTERIOR • Standard ’55 Apache body painted Canary Yellow • Hydraulic dump bed INTERIOR • Standard ’55 Apache steel interior w/ black leather seats and yellow piping • Dakota Digital gauges • Aftermarket air conditioning AUDIO • Retro Sound digital radio • Rockford Fosgate component sets • Sundown Audio 8” subs • (2) Crescendo 400W and 600W amps SHOPS THAT WORKED ON TRUCK PSI Customs (Lakeland, FL) installed entire radio, amps, and subs with custom fiberglass pods for the component sets, who also installed new stained black wood bed panels Guy Fabrication (Auburndale, FL) removed all 1/2-ton running gear and replaced it with 3/4-ton running gear set up to support new 40” tall rolling diameter
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ou may be familiar with Optimus Prime from the Transformers movies and toy franchise, and know that he’s the leader of the Autobots. Capable of transforming into a Big Rig that towers above the rest, Zach Pennock wanted his Ford F-250 build to do the same among other customs and christened his creation “Optimus.” Dressed in a similar red, white and blue color scheme as Optimus Prime, Pennock’s mission was to build a show truck worthy of the same respect as the fictional Transformers character. After buying the truck from a good friend who would only sell it to someone who would take care of it and take it to the next level, Pennock went to work to make his personal “Optimus” come to life. Although the initial design was only meant to feature a leaf spring suspension with 22” wheels and 35” tall tires, as the truck’s third owner, Pennock decided he needed to make it live up to the Optimus namesake. “I knew that I wanted to change some things on the truck to make it stand out,” he says. “I started by selling its old school small wheels and big tires. Then, I 4-linked the rear and changed the powder coat color to ‘Shocker Yellow’ to match the pinstripe in the paint.” According to Pennock, the suspension was a oneoff idea that would let him keep his fuel tank and mimic the front Z Link Kit from Skyjacker.
To further provide a unique look, Pennock decided to go with the CenCal style and opted for 24x14 Hostile Exile wheels wrapped in 37x13.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T tires. “I wanted to build a CenCal truck because growing up I always built the old school square body Chevys with 16” wheels and boggers,” he explains. “I followed a lot of different builds on Instagram and got a lot of ideas from there. I chose the tire and wheel package because I like the clean style of Hostile wheels and had to run 37” tires to fill the fender well.”
To give “Optimus” the extra power it needed, Pennock boosted performance by adding a Methanol injection system, GTP38R turbocharger, ram cold air hood system, 5” polished Magnaflow exhaust and Power Hungry Performance Hydra Chip with Cyclops adapter. Inside are TVs in the headrests, Kicker 10” subs behind the back seats and RE Audio XXX Series component speakers. Since the truck was first built by Bigfoot 4x4, Inc. (in St. Louis, MO) to match one of their monster trucks, the paint scheme was already planned out and Pennock decided to keep it the same. However, he did change the front end to the ’05-’07 F-Series, pulled the body off and welded all the holes in the frame to give it that Autobot look and smoothed out the rails and sprayed the frame and axles.
But for Pennock, the highlight of the build is the custom reverse triangulated 4-link suspension with King coilovers in the rear, which a lot of people didn’t believe would actually work. “People doubted the suspension setup, but after some trial and error we perfected it.” He definitely proved them wrong and after a year of being under construction, “Optimus” made its grand debut at the Lifted Truck Nationals Off-Road Truck Show, Cruise and Concert in Ridgedale, MO back in September 2015. Pennock couldn’t be happier with the final result and has even tested out the articulation, which he says “holds up great.”
GEAR: 2001 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY WHEELS & TIRES • 24x14 Hostile Exile wheels • 37x13.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T tires PERFORMANCE • GTP38R turbo • Methanol Injection kit • 5” polished Magnaflow exhaust • Ram cold air hood system • Power Hungry Performance Hydra Chip w/ Cyclops adapter • FASS Fuel Systems SUSPENSION • Skyjacker Z link in the front • One-off reverse triangulated 4-link suspension w/ King coilovers in the rear EXTERIOR • Airbrush by Bigfoot 4x4, Inc. • HornBlasters air horn w/ color-matched tank INTERIOR • Custom two-tone interior • Airbrushed dash and custom door speaker housings AUDIO • TVs in the head rests • (3) Kicker 10” subwoofers • RE Audio XXX Series component speakers SHOPS THAT WORKED ON TRUCK • RHR Graphics (Pevely, MO) • Big Nasty Motorsports (Hillsboro, MO) SHOUTOUT TO Mike at Hostile Wheels, Rob at RHR graphics and Dylan at Big Nasty
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GEAR AXIAL R/C AX90048 RR10 BOMBER AND AX90050 YETI SCORE TROPHY TRUCK 1/10TH SCALEELECTRIC 4WD – RTR AXIALRACING.COM Axial R/C Inc. has two new 1/10 scale models: the AX90048 RR10 Bomber and the AX90050 Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck. The company partnered with Randy Slawson, Bomber Fabrication’s owner and two-time King of the Hammers rock racing champion for the RR10 Bomber, which is not just another plastic tube chassis Wraith update and instead adds to their line of successful 2.2 rock racing vehicles. While visually this rig is a race replica of the Bomber Fab KOH rock racing rig, one of the unseen features is the front mounted battery tray under the hood making for easy access and weight right where you asked for it! This makes swapping the batteries in this rig a quick and easy process, especially for those enthusiasts participating in the ultra endurance series within Axialfest! Also included is a full set of BFGoodrich BAJA T/A KR2 tires along with a spare in the back, wrapped around officially licensed Walker Evans Racing wheels, as well as a variety of shock mounting points for running dual shock setups and more suspension tuning options. MSRP: $399.99
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BEAST OFF-ROAD SCOOTER DAYMAK.COM Ready for both trails and streets, the eco-friendly Beast OffRoad Scooter is a versatile vehicle that’s ready to play when you are. The street-legal scooter features two electric motors that allows the bike to hit speeds up to 30 miles per hour. It’s powered by a rechargeable battery pack and charges from a standard wall outlet, from its integrated solar panel or its kinetic energy that’s created by pedaling. Its strong frame allows it to trek off-road and it features a powerful headlight, 21” tires made for any surface and USB ports so that you can easily charge your gadgets on the go. MSRP: $2,000.00 124
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he summer temperature at the Monsters & Tacos at 4 Wheel Parts in Redondo Beach on October 10, 2015 topped triple digits, but the scorching heat didn’t stop lifted truck and Jeep enthusiasts from coming to the meet to be with friends and talk to company reps displaying at the event. Wahoo’s Fish Tacos filled everyone’s bellies and Monster Energy made sure people were hydrated while checking out all the lifted trucks and Jeeps that showed up for the meet. Enthusiasts were also able to see the SEMA Cares X Rugged Ridge Jeep designed by Arianny Celeste that was on display inside the 4 Wheels Parts store showroom. The truck and Jeep meet concluded with presenting Tim Grachen with the Best LIfted Truck/Jeep trophy for his Pre-Runner style Project Silver Bullet Toyota Tundra and Redline Truck Club getting the Biggest Truck club trophy. LFTD & LVLD would like to thank 4 Wheels Parts Redondo Beach and its manager Marco Alvarez for hosting our 3rd Monsters & Tacos meet. This event wouldn’t be a success without the support of our sponsors, partners and vendors: Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Monster Energy, Go Rhino, Edelbrock, Pro Comp, Marquee Off-Road, Fuel Wheels, Del Amo Motorsports, LRG Rims, TIS Wheels and Dropstars Wheels.
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he first ever Lifted Truck Nationals off-road show and concert was held on September 18 - 20th, 2015 at Branson Cedars Resort in Ridgedale, MO. The show was presented by American Force Wheels and hosted by Branson Cedars Resort and Keg Media. As the first year for the event, more than 200 registered trucks and Jeeps came out to showcase their builds, with many SEMA-quality trucks in attendance. Aside from all the custom rides, the show also featured numerous vendors, showing off their latest and greatest products, such as Undercover Bed Covers, Off-Road Life Apparel, American Force Wheels, Rigid Industries, Fusion Bumpers, Iron Cross Automotive and many more. There was also plenty of food and drink vendors, with Budweiser one of the show’s sponsors, as well as a special playground area for kids. They had national recording artists play a Friday night kick-off concert and a Saturday night after party concert, with performances by Cypress Spring, Sarah Ross, Demun Jones, Mic Adams, Moccasin Creek, Big Chuk, Megan Ruger, Lenny Cooper, Mic Adams and Jawga Boyz. With a successful first year in the books, the team is looking forward to next year’s show and they’ve already planned a special Friday night Lifted Truck Parade and Cruise to kick off the weekend.
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he Chinese calendar indicated that 2015 was the “Year of the Sheep,” but here at LFTD& LVLD we believed it was the “Year of the Lifted Truck”...well, at least it was at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. With consumer confidence slightly improving and gas prices dropping by more than $1.00 per gallon at the pumps nationwide in the last couple of years, America’s love for Jeeps and full-size trucks has swelled. The LFTD& LVLD display outside the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall was evidence of this current trend, with TIS Off-Road Wheels, Dropstars Off-Road Wheels and GRID Off-Road Wheels leading the surge with new wheel designs that make you look good driving on city streets or wheelin’ out on dirt roads. Toyo Tire’s outdoor video screening of Recoil 2 was another affirmation that lifted trucks are cool and exciting, which saw off-road racing champion BJ Baldwin drifting and jumping through urban and off-road hurdles that brought out the kid in all of us. And all that was just on the outside. The pageantry of new products for Jeeps and trucks proliferated within all the three halls of the Convention Center and echoes from showgoers amazed at the amount of lifted rides was a recurring theme throughout the week. Established names in the off-road and lifted game like Fab Fours, Skyjacker, ARE Accessories, Wild Boar OffRoad, Bushwacker, Westin, BDS Suspensions, Rigid Industries, and Rugged Ridge all showcased unique vehicle builds that displayed their respective new product offerings to demonstrate why they’re on top of their game and pushing the off-road category to new heights. Not to be outdone, our parent company introduced its new DUB IR luxury window tint. This new window film features state-of-the-art technology that reduces the absorption of infrared light, which allows your ride to stay cooler on the inside even though it’s like an inferno outside. SEMA 2015 has definitely set the tone for a huge 2016 and we can’t wait to see all these great products out on the streets, trails and shows!
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Taya Kyle checking out the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Yukon built by Complete Customs for the first time Arianny Celeste with the SEMA Cares Jeep she designed for Rugged Ridge
The Line-X debut of their 3D Body Armor coating was a huge hit
RBP’s massive Toyota Tundra makes a midget out of everyone
The Chris Kyle Legend Jeep unveiled at the Addictive Desert Designs booth
Rookie to the lifted scene, GRID Off-Road not looking like a newcomer with this lineup Specialty Forged came out with this super tall Ford
Ramsey Winch had this sick Power Wagon on display Centerline Wheels’ custom fitted the Level 7 Tacoma but couldn’t camouflage behind model Caitlin Wood
American Force UTV wheels A Royalty Core Grille adds a nice finishing touch to this tough Jeep JK
THE SCENE SCT’s Ford “Rapture” from Keg Media
Forgiato Wheels and BMS Jeep JK
Casey Currie’s JKRK with new SEMA livery
The Captain America themed Cummins Jeep
Hostile Wheels is ready for another takeover with this Ford Super Duty Patriot Tires’ Monstrous 6-door Supersix Ford F-550
Another 6-door conversion Ford Super Duty done right A beautiful Red Dirt Road model
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This Ford F-250 can’t crush Bulldog Lighting’s super tough LED bar
American Force’s Jeep meshes rock crawlin’ with parking lot pimpin’
King HD Denali owned by our own Andy Canaza
MMA Legend Dan Henderson’s International Scout in the Toyo Treadpass
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