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t’s our 10th issue! Now we know it’s not a huge milestone (DUB for example will be putting out it’s 100th next month) but we like to celebrate the small accomplishments. We put out the first issue as a test to see if the custom truck scene was interested - and it certainly was. We’re confident we’ll be celebrating 100 many years down the line, and we hope you’ll tag along for the ride. Speaking of rides, we’ve got some gems this go around. Take for example the Custom Motor Concepts JK8 that goes to show you can have the best of both worlds – the look of a truck with the capabilities of a Jeep – plus some added extras thanks to their precision formed and fitted parts! When you work for MHT Wheels, you have to get used to being surrounded with the sickest rides on the planet, which inspired Jason Williams
to create his own, using a Jeep as the base vehicle for his “LKN4DRT” JK. As the owner of Car X Depot dealerships in Miami, Florida, Andres Lafont needed a sexy vehicle to help promote his business and break necks doing so. He turned to Keg Media for help in turning his regular JK into a sexy red stunner! Skyjacker Suspensions is renowned in the industry for their quality suspensions and are no stranger to demo vehicle builds to showcase their new LeDuc Series Coilover Suspension. Their latest vehicle not only demonstrates their new product offering, but also shows off the company’s patriotic pride! In honor of those suffering from breast cancer, Angela Burgess decided to create a one-of-a-kind tribute truck that’s used to bring awareness to more people at every show the pretty in pink Ford is displayed at.
Classics never go out of style and we have two perfect examples of that. First, take a look at Greg Yount’s 1978 Dodge W150 sidestep truck which is a perfect example of brawns and beauty. It has undergone several transformations and is something he’ll never part with since it belonged to his late mother and now is a way for her memory to live on. Next, check out Chris Gavlik’s 1997 Ford F-350 which despite being older than most show trucks, can still hang with its modern day counterparts. Robbie Bryant of Keg Media couldn’t wait for the 2017 Ford Raptor to come out and decided to build his own take of it, calling it the “Rapture” and adding his own touches to make it a worthy competitor to the upcoming new model. Enjoy our 10th!
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hen we got the call from Toyota that they were partnering with popular Mexican singer Julión Álvarez on his first U.S. Tour and they wanted to customize a 2016 Toyota Tundra for him, we were more than up to the challenge – despite only having 48 hours to get it all ready! We turned to one of our long time build partners, Ramses Sanchez, of Hot Spot Fab as we knew he would be able to perform the work within the limited time. “Generally, I ask for a full business day just to install the lift,” he describes. “Once I received the truck, the parts started to slowly trickle in. The final day also had to fit in the presentation at DUB and filming with Myles Kovacs.” With basic instructions on what Álvarez wanted on his truck, it was up to Sanchez to come up with the best modifications that would complement the design of the Tundra, mentioning that the winch wasn’t part of the original build specs. “But it was a perfect fit for the front bumper,” he says. “I also measured the front bumper and decided to install an LED bar just to add more lighting to the front end and catch the attention of fans when on display” GEAR: TOYOTA TUNDRA
WHEELS & TIRES • TIS 538 20X10 wheels • Nitto Trail Grappler 35X12.50R20 tires SUSPENSION • Pro Comp Suspension 6” Lift Kit w/ MX2.75 front coilovers and Pro Runner rear Shocks EXTERIOR • Paramount Off Road LED Bumpers • Paramount Off Road “LED Evolution Grille” RUNNING BOARDS • Go Rhino Dominator Side Steps WINCH • Rugged Ridge Spartacus Performance Winch
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Sanchez worked tirelessly for 48 hours to make sure he didn’t miss an important deadline. He finished up in the DUB Garage on filming day with a lifted and totally customized Tundra, while still wearing the same clothes from 2 days prior. It was all worth it because Álvarez was beyond excited when he first saw his new Tundra before his concert in Houston, TX. “You could just feel the energy from a happy truck owner when it’s authentic,” he describes. “I can tell you from more than 18 years of truck building experience that the truck surpassed his expectations. Everything he asked for was delivered with some extra DUB flavor poured on top. The trademark smile of his was from ear to ear when the blindfold was removed.” “Our partnership with DUB developed into a win-win solution to our goal of customizing the Toyota Tundra to perfectly complement Julion’s style,” commented Tyler McBride, Toyota’s engagement marketing manager. “Their work on the Tundra creates a dynamic experience for our
fans wherever the Tundra has been part of our activation. Fans have really found it to be cool and emblematic of Julión Álvarez’ music.” Although all of the parts were meticulously chosen, for Sanchez, the most important part to any vehicle is the choice of wheels and tires. “That is truly what completes all builds and is always the most critiqued.” For this build, the Tundra received a perfect pairing of TIS wheels and Nitto Trail Grappler tires, with all the accessories together making it an awesome truck of superstar status!
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Improve the sound in your GMC Sierra without cutting a single wire, losing storage space or changing the radio. The KICKER VSS upgrade adds a powerful 200W amplified subwoofer in a custom formed enclosure, built to fit perfectly under the Crew Cab’s rear seat, using factory mounting points and wiring harnesses. Then a second amplifier, featuring digital signal processing (DSP) digitally tuned for the Sierra, adds power and clarity to the existing factory speaker system - all while retaining full radio functionality and other factory options. MSRP: $1,250.00
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ike Park has worked on numerous builds for DUB in the past, as well as having built customized rides for many former Anaheim Angels baseball players as well as Pamela Anderson. “Having built cars for so many customers, I was tired building for everybody else and needed something to put together for myself,” he confesses. The veteran builder has been working his magic for the past 30 years, specializing in all things electronic and has been the audio mastermind behind hundreds of builds, so when it came time to finally put his own ride together, he knew exactly what it needed to really go boom! “It’s been years since I had my own custom ride with the last being a Hummer H2. All my builds are known for having major bass,” he describes. “It’s what has labeled me as the ‘bass crazy guy.’” 30
He used RE Audio products, describing how they’re known in the industry for having loud systems, choosing three 12” subwoofers, three 1,500W SA 1500.1 amps, four 6.5” RE component speakers that are all powered by four Optima batteries. “I have so many electronics in the truck that I needed all those batteries to make sure it all lasts,” he says about why he needed four batteries. And the result delivers! Just a few weeks back, Park says he was pushing the audio to the limits at Sound Expo (the shop he oversees) and it was so loud that it blew out the Silverado’s back window!
But another reason why the bass was so explosive was the fact that he placed it all in a bandpass enclosure that allowed him to point the bass to where he wanted it to go. “Usually, the enclosure box is in the bed, but what I did was cut through a tunnel straight from the bed into the cab so that all the bass went inside the vehicle and didn’t just stay in the bed. That’s why it blew the glass out because it was all in the cab.” As for the Chevy’s exterior mods, he got some help from DUB Magazine’s own John Ramos so that it received the best parts possible. Doing all the work himself along with the crew at DUB Garage (except for the lift), Park’s top highlights are the big Dropstars wheels, the powder coated front and rear Fab Fours bumpers, Vision X LED lighting, a custom Royalty Core front grille and the SnugTop bed cap. “People love the truck,” he says. “The white really makes it look bigger and clean at the same time. I wanted something that could be a daily driver so I didn’t want to over do it with the mods.” Now the truck is a weekend warrior and goes on display for Sound Expo in Bellflower, CA. 32
GEAR: 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO LT CREW CAB PERFORMANCE • Hypertech Max Energy 2.0 Power Programmer • Borla Cat-Back Dual Exhaust System • K&N Cold Air Intake WHEELS & TIRES • 20X9 Dropstars 649BA Wheels • 35X12.50R20 NItto Trail Grappler tires SUSPENSION • Skyjacker 6” Suspension Lift
EXTERIOR • Royalty Core Front Grille • AMP Research PowerSteps • Fab Fours Vengeance Front Bumper w/ Pre-Runner Guard • Fab Fours Vengeance Rear Bumper • Fab Fours Roof Rack • SnugTop Tonneau Cover • Paramount Rivet-Style Fender Flares • Line X Bedliner LIGHTING • (2) Vision X 20” Xmitter Prime Xtreme LED Light Bar • (6) Vision X 3.7” Round Optimus LED Driving Light • (4) Vision X 3.0” Square Optimus LED Light • Winjet Automotive Front Headlights • Winjet Automotive Rear Tail Lights INTERIOR • DUB IR Window Film • Roadwire Leather Interior MOBILE AUDIO • (3) 12” RE Audio MT 12 subwoofers • (3) 1,500W RE Audio SA 1500.1 Class D, Monoblock amplifiers • (4) 6.5” RE Audio SR-6.5C component speakers • (4) YELLOWTOP Optima Batteries
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RUGGED RIDGE A-PILLAR LIGHT MOUNT KIT FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK AND 1997-2006 JEEP WRANGLER TJ 800.449.6649 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RUGGEDRIDGE This textured black A-pillar light mount kit from Rugged Ridge includes a pair of light mounts and four 3.5” round LED lights. Each kit provides a new option for added visibility during evenings on the trail. Constructed from heavy-duty texture powder coated steel, the new brackets are easily mounted to the lower windshield mount using existing mounting bolt holes, meaning there is no drilling or cutting required for installation. MSRP: $350.99
VISION X XPR-S SERIES LED LIGHT BARS 888.489.9820 | VISIONXUSA.COM |
See it sooner, see it better, and see it farther! The XPR-S Series shines up to 3,773 ft. (48” XPR-27S Bar at 1 lux)! Building upon the proven XPR Series, the XPR-S Series combines all-new IRIS Reflector 6.5° straight optics, and new high-powered 10W LEDs to produce up to 90% more distance than other lights. The XPR-S comes standard with a simplified plug-and-play harness, featuring a lighted switch, while dual mounting options provide optimal aiming and visibility. Available in 8 sizes ranging from 6” to 48”, and comes with their Lifetime Limited Warranty. MSRP: Starting at $249.00 46
WESTIN STEALTH DOUBLE ROW LED LIGHT BAR 800.345.8476 | WESTINAUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/WESTINAUTO | @WESTINAUTOPRODUCTS Westin Stealth LED Light Bars feature black diamond plate faceplates with black hardware for a total blackout look. Stealth LED Light Bars are available in 4”, 6”, 10”, 12, 20”, 30”, 40” lengths. All are available in flood beam and 6” and up are also available in combo beam. MSRP: Starting at $199.00
Aftermarket accessories can make a huge difference in your vehicle’s appearance. It’s an easy upgrade that completes your custom.
A.R.E. ACCESSORIES HD SERIES 800.649.4ARE | 4ARE.COM |
There has never been a stronger, more durable fiberglass truck cap than the new HD Series. Available for the CX and MX Series cap profiles, the HD Series features an internal skeleton, which triples the weight capacity of the roof rack and side toolboxes. If you test the limits of your truck, and need your cap to be up for the challenge, the HD Series truck cap is the only choice! MSRP: $2,400.00
BOLT LOCK J-MOUNT 844.972.7547 | BOLTLOCK.COM | @BOLTLOCK
Conveniently secure your Hi-Lift jack with your Jeep key thanks to the new BOLT J-Mount! J-Mount allows Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK owners to securely attach their Hi-Lift jack to the side of their Jeep for quick easy access. Available for 1997 to 2016 Jeep TJ and JK models, J-Mount is designed to bolt into the existing window bracket holes on either the driver or passenger side, just in front of the side mirrors. No drilling required! J-Mount is made in America and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. MSRP: $139.25
PAPAGO GOSAFE 535 909.595.6896 | US.PAPAGOINC.COM FACEBOOK.COM/PAPAGOINC | @PAPAGOINC Like a great hunter, the GoSafe 535 captures everything in its path. With 1296p Super HD resolution and a 160-degree wide angle view, the GoSafe 535 produces the highest possible quality videos - day, night, and during inclement weather. It supports up to 64GB micro SD cards, and, includes an On-TheGo cable, allowing you to plug your camera to your Android device. Through the CAM ON app, you can replay and share your videos instantly. Additionally, the GoSafe 535 is loaded with driver assist features and multiple recording modes. The GoSafe 535 is sure to record the best possible footage a dashcam can provide. MSRP: $169.99 48
RUGGED RIDGE BOULDER ALUMINUM DIFFERENTIAL COVER FOR DANA 30/44 800.449.6649 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM |
The new matte black Rugged Ridge Boulder Aluminum Differential Covers are constructed from A356-T6 cast aluminum for strong impact resistance and feature a precision machined sealing surface, allowing gaskets or RTV sealant to be used for a leak-free seal. Each cover is designed to help protect internal components from damage caused by contact with rocks and other terrain off-road, as well as aid in dissipating heat from differentials. These covers also come complete with a magnetic drain plug for protection against costly damage from metal particles that can accumulate in gear oil and include a specially designed dipstick bolt to help Jeep owners avoid under or overfilling their differentials. MSRP: $114.99
ACCESSORIES RUGGED RIDGE SPARTICUS HD TIRE CARRIER FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER 800.449.6649 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RUGGEDRIDGE The Spartacus HD Tire Carrier System provides the ultimate in strength and stability for mounting your oversized wheel and tire. It’s functionally designed to manage the amplified force and vibrations produced during extreme off-road conditions. The precision die-cast aluminum hinge casting provides maximum strength without the excess weight of steel. Rated for up to and including 37” wheel tire combinations. Includes adjustable third brake light bracket. MSRP: $693.99
sPOD SE SYSTEM TOUCHSCREEN 661.755.7799 | 4X4S-POD.COM | @4X4SPOD
SMITTYBILT SAFARI HARDTOP 310.900.5500 | SMITTYBILT.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SMITTYBILT |
No vehicle on the market projects the same sense of adventure as the Jeep Wrangler. And now you can make your ’07+ Jeep Wrangler even more useful with Smittybilt’s new Safari Hard Top. This top puts the “fun” in functional with up to 5 1/2” of additional headroom and a unique overland look. The one-piece Safari Hard Top is made in the U.S.A. from hand laid fiberglass and has a textured grain finish that matches the look of your Wrangler perfectly. Overhead portal windows increase light and the mil-spec carpeted headliner reduces both ambient heat and road noise. There are optional defender rack solutions available that can bolt directly to the top without drilling or other modifications. MSRP: $2,799.99
With the growing demand for higher current (amperage) and circuit protection, sPOD has designed and engineered a system that is fully programmable to link switches, flash, strobe, dim, and momentary with ultimate circuit protection for powering and controlling 12-volt electrical accessories, such as: light bars, air horns, air compressors, audio equipment, heated seats, interior lighting, undercarriage lighting, headlight halo kits, truck bed lighting, and door openers, just to name a few. sPOD systems are used in some of the most prestigious automotive builds in the world. Everything is 100% American made, and sPOD is family owned and operated business. MSRP: $750.00
WARN WINCH VR SERIES WINCHES 800.543.9276 | WARN.COM |
WARN has redesigned its standard duty VR Series winches to both perform and look better than ever. New features include a tie plate that replaces tie bars for extra strength; waterproof Albright contactor control for the ultimate in reliability; a best-in-class cone brake that holds the full rated load; and the ability to have the control box integrated or remotely mounted. Plus, the winch has been redesigned for a bold, tactical look. WARN VR winches are available in 8k-10k and-12k-lb. capacities and are now all available with either steel or synthetic rope. MSRP: TBD 50
Looks are nothing without performance. Check out these latest performance parts for your rig!
BORLA EXHAUST TURBOCHARGER UPGRADE KIT FOR 2011-16 FORD F-150 ECOBOOST 877.462.6752 | BORLA.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BORLAEXHAUST |
The Borla Turbo Upgrade Kit for 2011-16 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Trucks transforms the power delivery of the EcoBoost engine. With up to 160HP* gain, depending on the year of the truck, this kit brings the excitement factor you’ve been looking for. The kit comes with a pair of bolt-on OEM replacement BorgWarner turbochargers that feature larger aerodynamic components to allow higher horsepower. In addition to the high flow turbos, the kit also includes: • Borla Exclusive True Dual Cat-Back Exhaust • SCT X4 Tuner with a custom tune from 5 Star Tuning
• High-flow Air Filter • NGK Iridium Sparkplugs (6)
*Requires Catless Downpipes MSRP: $4,495.00
BULLET PROOF DIESEL FUEL INJECTION MODULE POWER SUPPLY 888.967.6653 | BULLETPROOFDIESEL.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BULLETPROOFDIESEL @BULLETPROOFDESL The 4-and 6-phase versions of the Bullet Proof FICM power supply feature a much thicker, vibration-resistant printed circuit board, military-grade electrical components, a full heat-sink and strong circuit board construction. While the 4-phase version is a great improved upgrade of the 4-phase OEM power supply, the 6-phase version of the Bullet Proof FICM features two additional circuits that share the workload with the other four. The imporved circuitry and upgraded components, combined with additional circuits, mean this power supply is worth of the name Bullet Proof Diesel. MSRP: $495.95 - $695.00
BULLY DOG BDX PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMER 940.783.9914 | BULLYDOG.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BULLYDOGTECH Bully Dog’s new BDX handheld performance tuner gives the edge you need, whether you’re tackling the toughest terrain, outlasting your opponents out on the rally course, or transporting an extraheavy payload. A sleek design - complete with a full-color display and customizable gauges - helps you track and adjust powertrain performance to deliver more horsepower and torque when you need it, built-in WiFi allows you to download custom tunes and product updates, so your vehicle performance always reflects your drive to excel. MSRP: $399.99 52
HYPERTECH MAX ENERGY 2.0 POWER PROGRAMMER 901.385.1888 | HYPERTECH.COM |
Hypertech has released its Max Energy 2.0 Power Programmers for the 2007-15 GM gas trucks and SUVs, and 2006-15 GM diesel trucks, looking to maximize horsepower, torque and overall performance. Max Energy 2.0, with a larger backlit LCD screen for quick and easy setup and user-friendly navigation, optimizes engine tuning and delivers 1-3 more MPG. Max Energy 2.0 recalibrates your speedometer and odometer when using larger tires or different rear axle ratios. In addidion, it reprograms your tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) when using larger tires with tire pressures that differ from stock. MSRP: TBD
RIPP SUPERCHARGERS SYSTEM FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK MBRP INC. INTERCOOLER PIPE UPGRADE FOR 2011-16 FORD F-150 ECOBOOST 888.636.7223 | MBRP.COM | @MBRPEXHAUST
MBRP has expanded their popular intercooler tubing upgrade lineup to include the late-model F-150 EcoBoost vehicles. The lineup includes both a hot and cold side application to reduce unwanted back pressure created from the cheap OEM units. These high-polished units come with all hardware needed for installation and provide an excellent upgrade in performance and underhood styling. MSRP: Starting at $284.99
718.815.1313 | RIPPMODS.COM |
The leader in Jeep performance, RIPP Superchargers puts the quality and power behind every system they sell. RIPP offers supercharger systems for the 2007-16 Jeep Wrangler 3.8L and 3.6L Pentastar engines and yield an additional 150 horsepower right to the rear wheels. RIPP boasts systems that can safetly be run across the world and in the most grueling conditions thanks to safe and consistent tuning. Each kit comes complete with all necessary components and is a bolt on, minimally invasive system that can be installed in 6-8 hours by a licensed mechanic. MSRP: Starting at $5,300.00
RUGGED RIDGE AXLE-BACK EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 800.449.6649 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM |
Open up your Jeep’s exhaust with this great looking and long lasting stainless steel dual exhaust system. You’ll get a mellow exhaust note that will set your rig apart while enjoying increased performance. The 2-1/4” mandrel bent pipes give hot exhaust gases a smooth exit without the constrictions found in crush-bent pipes. This added flow decreases back pressure and will actually increase the horsepower of your engine! This is a bolt-on system that installs after the rear axle. The dual split exits feature slash cut and rounded oval tips for a tough look. Each kit includes mounting hardware and is available in black or polished finish. MSRP: $836.99 54
WILWOOD FORGED SUPERLITE BIG BRAKE KITS FOR 2012-16 FORD F-150 805.388.1188 | WILWOOD.COM FACEBOOK.COM/WILWOODDISCBRAKES @WILWOODDISCBRAKES Complete your truck upgrade with Wilwood brakes. Their big diameter brake kits have the power and performance you need, without compromising the style you demand. Bolt-on front and rear upgrade kits are now available for the 2012-present Ford F-150, and are compatible with the OE master cylinder, ABS and all electronic system controls. Available in standard gloss red and black powder coat, and 22 additional custom colors for that extra personalized touch. MSRP: $1,884.39
BDS SUSPENSION 6” LIFT KIT FOR 2014-
16 GMC DENALI 1500
517.279.2135 | BDS-SUSPENSION.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BDSSUSPENSION @BDSSUSPENSIONS BDS is now shipping their 6” complete IFS lift systems for the 2014-16 GMC Denali 1500 trucks equipped with Magneride System. These systems integrate the tried and true BDS high clearance design and retain full functionality of the magnetic ride control for adaptive performance to any terrain. Get your late-model GMC up in the air with room for 35” tires. MSRP: $1,748.76
FULL THROTTLE SUSPENSION 7-9” LIFT KIT FOR 2007-2017 1500 2WD/4WD 559.271.8685 | FTSKITS.COM | @FTS_SUSPENSION
This 100% bolt-on kit features a front differential that’s dropped a full 7” to maintain proper CV axle angles. Impact struts to distribute front suspension impact loads through the frame, while also utilizing the front bump stop for superior ride quality. This kit is designed to work with factory stabilitrack, Magneride, and AWD models. It also comes with fabricated streel blocks (non-casted) with grade-8 bolts. There is no cutting the front differential or factory bump stops. MSRP: $1,870.00
TCS SUSPENSION 7” SUSPENSION LIFT FOR 2016 CHEVY 1500 Z71 TRUCKS 209.576.0569 | TCSLIFTKITS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/TCSSUSPENSION @TCS_SUSPENSION Increase the height of your 2016 Chevy 1500 Z71 with a 7” TCS Suspension lift kit that’s powder coated high gloss black for a durable shiny look and can easily clear 35” tires with no fender trimming needed. MSRP: $2,249.99 56
RANCHO PERFORMANCE 4.5” SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR 2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO/GMC SIERRA 1500 TRUCKS 734.384.7806 | GORANCHO.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RANCHOSUSPENSION @RANCHOSHOCKS A meticulously engineered 4.5” suspension system is now available from Rancho for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The new kit enhances off-road versatility and maneuverability, while increasing ground clearance. The Rancho lift kit includes a one-piece, high-strength, lowalloy steel subframe for a precision-matched fit and added strength and front differential drop brackets that correct pinion angle to help minimize driveline vibration. The system fits up to 35” tires with trimming and will not impact the Stabilitrak control system. MSRP: $1,650.00
SKYJACKER LEDUC SERIES 6” COILOVER KIT FOR 2009-13 AND 2015-16 FORD F-150 TRUCKS 318.388.0816 | SKYJACKER.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SKYJACKER |
The new bolt-on Skyjacker LeDuc Series coilovers have been tuned and tested by Curt LeDuc with application-specific valving for maximum performance, both on-and off-road. You can purchase as a kit or coilover box upgrade, as Skyjacker has options available for the 2009-13 and 2015-16 Ford F150. The kit includes front 2.5” remote reservoir coilover shocks with coil springs; front steering knuckles; front and rear cross members; a front differential skid plate; front differential relocation brackets; a front driveshaft spacer; front sway bar lowering brackets; a carrier bearing lowering bracket; front and rear brake line relocation brackets; rear blocks; rear U-bolts; and rear M95 monotube shocks. MSRP: $3,499.98
Hitting the dunes, dirt, trials and rocks can take its toll on your ride. Sheild its exterior with some added protection and armor.
EXPEDITION ONE RANGE MAX BUMPERS FOR 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 801.627.2921 | EXP-ONE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/EXPEDITIONONE |
Expedition One 2016+ Tacoma bumpers are in full swing! With 3/16” and 1/4” inner structure and 3/16” thick outer skin, the bumpers feature an integrated winch mount for winches up to 10,000 lbs. There are 1” thick recovery mounts that hold up to 3/4” shackles. Optional center hoop, bullbar hoop, and/or textured black powder coat are also available. The set includes two light tabs on the top face of bumper for mounting auxilliary lights and/or light bars in addition to light ports that accomodate up to 4.75” round lights. Expedition One products are 100% manufactured in the U.S.A. MSRP: Starting at $899.00
FAB FOURS VENGEANCE SERIES BUMPERS FOR 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 866.385.1905 | FABFOURS.COM | @FABFOURSINC
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 two 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 2016 Toyota Tacoma. MSRP: Front Bumper w/ No Guard: $1,295.00, Front Bumper w/ Pre-Runner Guard: $1,385.00
HAMMERHEAD LOWPRO FRONT BUMPER FOR 2010-16 DODGE RAM 2500-5500 855.448.6844 | HAMMERHEADARMOR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/HAMMERHEADBUMPERS @HAMMERHEADARMOR Hammerhead’s front bumpers are designed to stand up to the punishment of on-road and off-road driving. This front bumper accomodates up to four 3.25” x 3.25” external dimension cube aftermarket off-road fog lights, as well as a 20” LED light bar in the center of the bumper. They are made with 3/16” thick steel and are reinforced to allow for extra strength while keeping the bumpers as light as possible. The 0.750” thick shackle mounts are a part of the mounting surface to the frame, extending through the bumper and are welded on the inside and outside of the bumper. MSRP: $1,499.99 58
MAGNUM TRUCK GEAR RT-SERIES FRONT BUMPER FOR 2015-16 DODGE RAM REBEL 888.267.4320 | MAGNUMTRUCKGEAR.COM | MAGNUMTRUCKS @MAGNUMTRUCKS
Magnum now offers a unique RT-Series Front Bumper for the 2015-16 RAM Rebel. The RT-Series Front Bumper has a patented angular light bar mount which allows for a 20” light bar. The bumper has the unique feature of three removable black powder coated grille design. Available with or without winch mount. This Magnum RT-Series Front Bumper will truly set your Rebel apart from the crowd. MSRP: $1,250.00
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OFF CAMBER FABRICATIONS BY MBPR, INC. MODULAR FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS FOR 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 888.636.7223 | MBRP.COM | @MBRPEXHAUST
Introducing Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Inc.’s new modular front and rear bumpers for the 2016 and up Toyota Tacoma. These heavy duty, lightweight, off-road bumpers are designed in a fashion that allows them to be shipped by UPS directly to your doorstep. Three-piece front design and two-piece rear design allows many mounting options for lights in any fashion and is available in winch and non-winch configurations. MSRP: Starting at $969.00 (front) and $749.99 (rear).
ROAD ARMOR NEW SAHARA SERIES BUMPERS 877.294.2726 | ROADARMOR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ROADARMORBUMPERS @ROAD_ARMOR Road Armor is excited to reveal a their new bumper style the Sahara. Currently available for Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram, Road Armor is proving out new vehicle applications across all platforms. Available in both winch and non-winch configurations and comes standard with a pre-runner bar, this handsome new offering from Road Armor is sure to turn heads. MSRP: $1,874.00
ROAD ARMOR NEW VAQUERO SERIES BUMPERS In classic cowboy style, the Vaquero is a no frills cattle pushin’ front end replacement bumper by Road Armor. This non-winch front bumper accommodates the factory fog lights when equipped and the OEM tow hooks. Separate winch plate available. They build this rugged beast using 11-gauge smooth steel for the outer shell, 1/4” gusseting and bracketry and the classic beefy Schedule 40 pipe. If this is your style, but you want something a little different - a little more refined perhaps - or just want to own the baddest bumper on the market by the name the world trusts for dependability and quality, this one’s for you. MSRP: $1,149.00
WARN INDUSTRIES ASCENT BUMPERS 800.543.9276 | WARN.COM | @WARNINDUSTRIES
WARN front and rear Ascent Bumpers for full-size trucks combine low-profile styling with high-performance off-road features. Bumpers features angled styling to sit high for maximum ground clearance and approach/depature angles. Front bumpers are winch ready and accommodate WARN mid-frame winches up to 12,000 lbs. Features dual light ports for LED lights, welded recovery points for D-shackles, and black textured powder-coated finish. Available for a variety of full-size Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram pickups. MSRP: Starting at $969.99
WESTIN AUTOMOTIVE HDX FRONT BUMPER 800.345.8476 | WESTINAUTOMOTIVE.COM |
Westin’s HDX Front Bumpers is a solid one-piece construction made of 7-gauge steel for true heavy-duty winching capability. It features an application specific chiseled design with seamless welded bends and is powder coated with a textured black finish or also available raw. It has two inset openings for mounting 10” LED double row light bars. HDX Front Bumpers are designed, engineered, tested and manufactured in the U.S.A. MSRP: $1,639.00 60
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reg Yount has been a truck guy from day one. With a dad who was heavy into hot rod drag racing, it was only natural for him to grow up with that same passion. Now, he’s a self-proclaimed “hot rod truck guy” and paints and builds them for a living. For his own truck, Yount built up his 1978 Dodge W150 stepside truck with the help of his dad, Bennett Leffler and the crew at Performance Authority, Ricky Vecqueray of 369 Custom Fabrication and his sponsors. “This truck has been through its share of mud bogging back in the 90’s as well as drag races,” he admits. “It was done in memory of my mother Bonnie Yount, who originally owned this truck since it was new, and passed from cancer in ’09. I actually learned to drive in this truck, so it was my first vehicle.” When he turned 18, Yount and his dad started to fix it up and pulled the original 360 small block out and put the 440 big block in its place as well as started working on lifting it and making the big 4x4 that he wanted back in the day. “I had it lifted up and sitting on 39.5” Swampers back in the ’90’s and began showing it at mini truck shows and car shows as well as mud bogging it then. The truck was torn down in 1994 to do a frame-off restoration to make it look better for the shows I was attending.” But when life started to get busy, the truck was left on the back burner and now 21 years later, the truck was completed to where it is today. “We know my mom is smiling and very happy with the way her truck sits today.”
The old Dodge is an attention getter from top to bottom. A Sikkens 3-stage pearl yellow paint is what initially catches the eyes, while its Shocker Yellow powder coated custom suspension by Performance Authority and 369 Fabrication with Pure Performance 2.65 Prodigy reservoir shocks showcases the details and level of customization in the build. A massive set of 40X15.5R22 Nitto Mud Grapplers which are wrapped around chrome 22x14 Hostile Gauntlets match perfectly with the entire look of the truck. Inside, the 2000 Dodge quadcab seats were redone by Roadwire Leather, with the trim and headliner taken from a 1993 Dodge.
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To power all this, Yount went with a Cummins over the 440 BB that has been in there for more than a couple of decades, and wanted to do a mix of old and new. Boosting its power is a BD Performance Super B turbo, stainless exhaust manifold, and intake ram. Since its inception, the truck that’s been nicknamed “Ol Yeller” has attended numerous shows, where it’s won first place trophies in its class, in addition to being a social media sensation. “I could not be happier with the result of the build,” Yount reveals. “It was built for show and go with the intention of it being my weekend cruiser. It will be driven and is currently being driven. She’s not a trailer queen. I have to call out Ryan Few of Octane Industries for helping me get all the mods.” And he’s even tested Ol Yeller out on the sand dunes, where it performed like a true beast.
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ROAD ARMOR IS THE WORLD’S PREMIER BUMPER MANUFACTURER, DEDICATED TO PRODUCING THE ULTIMATE IN FORM, FIT, AND FINISH. WE WERE THE FIRST TO CREATE A MULTI FACETED STEEL BUMPER DESIGN AND HAVE LED THE INDUSTRY SINCE 2002.
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ACCOMODATES FACTORY FOG LIGHTS, OR ANY 2X2 CUBE LED
GEAR: 1978 DODGE W150 STEPSIDE
PERFORMANCE • 2000 Cummins 24 valve engine w/ BD Super B turbo • Custom intake • Edge Performance chip • Diamond Eye 5” straight pipe • PCS/Suncoast standalone TCM • Suncoast valve body • BD Maxflow fuel pump • BD intake manifold • Custom aluminum fuel tank SUSPENSION • Dana 60 front axle and Dana 80 rear axle • Pure Performance 2-5/8” Reservoir shocks • 10” third generation rear leaf springs custom mounted • 12” third generation front coils w/ custom coil buckets TIRES & WHEELS • 22x14 Hostile Gauntlet wheels • 40x15.50R22 Nitto Mud Grappler tires INTERIOR • 1993 Dodge interior trim and headliner • 2000 Dodge quad cab seats • Crosscut mahogany boards in bed floor • Roadwire Leather seats
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ngela Burgess is a country girl at heart, growing up with mud riding, off-road excursions and trucks. She’s built two Jeeps for the mud and wanted to add a truck to her collection of mud toys just for fun, but soon changed her mind so that she could create something that was not only memorable, but also did some good in the world. Nicknamed “Sugar High,” the pretty in pink Ford F-150 FX4 is built to bring awareness to breast cancer, a subject close to Burgess’ heart. “I have friends and family that are either fighting, have survived or lost their lives to cancer,” Burgess details. “So many people lose their loved ones to cancer every year, so in memory of these lost loved ones I built the truck. I’m inspired every time I get to meet breast cancer survivors and see how much they enjoy the truck and what it’s built for.”
SO MANY PEOPLE LOSE THEIR LOVED ONES TO CANCER EVERY YEAR, SO IN MEMORY OF THESE LOST LOVED ONES I BUILT THE TRUCK. I’M INSPIRED EVERY TIME I GET TO MEET BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND SEE HOW MUCH THEY ENJOY THE TRUCK AND WHAT IT’S BUILT FOR.”
When she first bought the truck, she had every intention to use it as a daily driver, but after thinking about it for a few months, she knew it was destined for a higher purpose. Although she doesn’t consider it a show queen, she’s definitely built a dream-worthy custom even though she didn’t have any idea of how to get things started. “I didn’t have a design and was just flying by on what I had in my head,” she relays. “I went to my painter Bo Pittman and told him that I wanted sugar skulls and a BCA ribbon, but wasn’t sure how to lay it out. He told me he’d handle it and the theme came together after the paint, thus the name ‘Sugar High,’ but I just call her Sugar.” Burgess knew she wanted the best products for her Sugar, and chose them based on her own research, word of mouth and her experience with past brands. The obvious highlight for Burgess is the pink paint, but she also loves her Forgiato wheels and the headlights which she customized herself.
She absolutely loves the final product, but does admit that the overall theme of the truck doesn’t appeal to all. “The majority of the public loves it, but there are those select few that don’t care for it, but that’s why everyone’s builds are different. Some don’t care for the color, but they respect the quality, effort and time spent on the truck.” Burgess takes Sugar to various cancer awareness and support events to help raise money for cancer foundations, attending shows across the southeast to help create awareness. Although the duration of the build took more than two years to complete, Burgess says that it’s not even completely done, always changing and doing different things to enhance its overall appearance. Eventually, Burgess plans on selling it before embarking on her next over-the-top build.
GEAR: 2011 FORD F-150 FX4
WHEELS & TIRES • 22x14 Forgiato Azioni powder coated black/ bright pink • 37x13.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires SUSPENSION • 12” Bulletproof Suspension lift, powder coated bright pink • Atlas leaf springs • Muddy girl camo hydro dipped coilovers, shocks done by The Dip Master from Naples, FL EXTERIOR • Airbrushed artwork on each side (sugar skulls, muddy girl camo, BCA ribbons, roses etc.) by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush in Montgomery, AL • Iron Cross front bumper, rear bumper and step bars color-matched • Race Mesh Trucks (RMT) overlay grille color-matched paint by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush, including tiny powder coated bright pink spikes w/ a light pink BCA emblem, powder coated bright pink mesh • Cervini Ram air hood color-matched w/ pink painted Cerivin logo underneath done by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush • Bushwacker fender flares color matched w/ paint/airbrush by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush • Custom Painted Ford emblems by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush • Vent visors hydro dipped in muddy girl camo
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Customized factory OEM projector headlights w/ muddy girl hydro dipped centerpieces w/ airbrushed BCA ribbon and sugar skull etched in each lens 100mm halos rings from Estate Customs Recon LED muddy girl hydro dipped tail lights Hydro dipped muddy girl camo swing cases LINE-X bed liner Hornblasters Tug-37 228v tugboat Horn A.R.E tonneau bed cover Black spike lug nuts by Metal Lugz R1 Concepts Eline OEM replacement rotors MGP caliper covers black w/ custom pink BCA ribbon
INTERIOR • Roadwire Leather Interior w/ pink accents pink diamond stitching, Muddy Girl Camo hydro dipped accented factory interior pieces • RGB Interior lighting done by PlashLights in League City, TX LIGHTING • 50” curved RGB backlight • 30” straight RGB backlight LED light bar • (2) 12” RGB backlight light bars RGB underglow, bed lights and interior lights all done by Plash Lights PERFORMANCE • 5.0L engine with K&N cold Air intake • GT Platinum tuner
• Six-speed automatic transmission • 4.88 gears by Nitro Gear and Axle INFOTAINMENT • Done by CkR Mobile Electronics in Montgomery, AL • 7” Kenwood DNX772BH 2-din AV Navigation system
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SHOUTOUTS TO ALL MY SPONSORS couldn’t have done it without you! My husband for all his support - if I stressed, he stressed and if I like it, he loves it! He supports everything I do! All my friends that helped me thru the SEMA crunch Brian, Rob and Beau much love guys. To Bo Pittman who has supported me and the build ever since he meet me that day at his shop. He takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows. Southern Offroad Scotty and the crew didn’t have any idea the challenge they faced when I dropped the truck off late one Monday night. It was hard work and so many challenges they faced but they pulled it off just before I left for SEMA. Billy and Jessica Grubb for the continued support and their passion for pink1.
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he name Keg Media has clout in the custom off-road scene, rendering some of the toughest rigs around. Each year they’re constantly whipping out insane builds and owner Robbie Bryant is at the helm of it all. But it’s not just all work for Bryant, who indulges in a few of his own wow factor builds like his 2015 SEMA Ford Raptor-inspired build that’s his own interpretation of what the upcoming all-new Raptor should look like (despite not being available until 2017). “Since Ford hasn’t released the new Raptor yet, we wanted to build our version of it, but oversized,” he confesses. “This is why we called it ‘Rapture.’” To bring his vision to life, he ordered the newly designed F-150 and didn’t waste any time designing his ideal Raptor that would later come to life with the help of the Five-R Trucks crew. The goal was to create a daily driver that would also be show worthy in under three months to make the 2015 SEMA Show deadline. With the SEMA crunch in full effect, the guys knew it would take countless man-hours to complete.
Bryant knew he wanted it to be have a charcoal and bronze theme and admits to having the build design swimming around in his head ever since he first saw photos of the new body style F-150. No expense was spared to get the build perfect and Bryant made sure he teamed up with the right people to get the look just right. For Bryant, it was all about getting the F-150 to look as aggressive as possible, which is what the Addictive Desert Designs bumpers, chase rack and rock slider steps provide (complete with Rigid Industries’ Midnight Series light bars in the bumpers and rack). Once the exterior was ready, the guys turned their attention to the suspension, adding a custom 12” Bulletproof lift, Icon coilovers and reservoir shocks and Atlas rear leaf springs before adding a custom powder coat treatment from Prismatic Powders. Towering high above the ground allowed it to fit 40” Toyo Open Country MTs with 24x14 American Force Fuse wheels. Since Bryant is used to building custom rides of a certain caliber, the Rapture was no different, making sure that even the smallest details complemented the overall theme. The custom Rapture grille from Gravel Empire and all the billet badges make it a one-off truck, while the brushed bronze and matte Grigio Avery Dennison Wrap (installed by Impacted Wraps and Graphics) makes the Rapture one of his best creations to date. “The graphics are another awesome thing about this build,” he says. “It’s the first time that a brushed vinyl has had a printed design over the top of it. If you look closely at the graphics you will see a destroyed city as the actual Rapture is taking place and people rising to the heavens.” Leaving no stone unturned, Bryant made sure that the inside looked just as good as the outside and worked with Alea Leather to design a bespoke interior that includes custom laseretched leather and leather belts that perfectly matches everything.
While this F-150 looked great inside and out, it needed to perform like a true Raptor, and its EcoBoost engine was rebuilt by Walsh Motorsports and loaded with upgrades from AFE Power, Precision Turbos and SCT Performance – all boosting the power to 515 hp. Usually, when crunched for SEMA, you’re bound to run into a few snags, but Bryant was lucky that no huge challenges came up. “Working with Five R Trucks is always a plus when you want to do a build with no issues,” he details. “Also Reagan at Impacted Wraps and Graphics did a killer job on the wrap and graphics and the crew at Lawson’s Paint and Body did a great job on the paintwork and fiberglass fenders/bedsides. Elite Performance and Tuning handled the custom tune via the SCT Performance tuning software.” 90
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GEAR: 2015 FORD F-150 ECOBOOST SUSPENSION • 12” Bulletproof suspension lifted w/ Icon coilovers in front and Icon piggyback resi shocks in rear • 10” Atlas Suspension leaf springs in rear w/ Bulletproof Traction Bars • Mag Hytech rear differential cover • All suspension powder coated Matte Vegas Nutmeg and Seaside Bronze using Prismatic Powders WHEELS & TIRES • 24x14 American Force Wheels Fuze 6 powder coated in Vegas Nutmeg • 40X15.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T tires • VV Concepts Spike lug nuts INTERIOR • Custom leather seating by Alea Leather w/ laser etching, custom stitching, grommets, perforated and embossed Rapture logos • P3 Cars custom retrofit digital gauge in passenger side air vent AUDIO • Kicker sound system upgrade designed to work w/ factory audio
EXTERIOR • Matte Grigio wrap w/ brushed bronze graphics w/ printed Rapture themed design using Avery Dennison material installed by Impacted Wraps and Graphics • Addictive Desert Designs front and rear bumpers, steps and chase rack • Addictive Desert Designs baja fiberglass fenders, bedsides • Rigid Industries Midnight series LED bars 40” Radius on front bumper, 50” on chase rack and 20” in grill • Rigid Industries rock light kit on the suspension • Custom made grill w/ Rapture logo by Gravel Empire • OR-Fab spare tire mount • Custom painted headlights by Lawson’s Paint and Body fitted w/ Diode Dynamics LED boards • LINE-X spray in liner • Huper Optik window tint • R1 Concepts brake rotors w/ engraved Rapture logo MGP Caliper Covers • HornBlasters train horn kit powered by Viair compressors • Monster Hooks swivel hitch mount PERFORMANCE • 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost engine custom tuned by Elite Performance and Tuning • Walsh Motorsports built factory Turbos w/ Precision Turbos internals • AFE Power Magnum FORCE Stage-2 “Limited Edition” Cold Air Intake System • AFE Power 4” Exhaust w/ Y Pipe • AFE Power BladeRunner GT Series Intercooler w/ Tubes • AFE Power Transmission, Oil Pan covers • AFE Power throttle body spacer • SCT Performance Livewire TS+ performance programmer 92
Bryant loves the attention it gets, which is totally deserved! “Everyone loves the truck, everywhere we take it. People always compliment us on how detailed it is. Now we take the build around to different shows all over the country to showcase all the sponsors involved and their products.”
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ustomization is anything but cheap. You have to have the funds to get the perfect parts and the network to get the work done (unless you’re handy with a wrench). Just ask Chris Gavlik, who waited years to make his dream truck become a reality. Fortunately, the wait allowed him to figure out exactly what he wanted to do to his creation. “I’ve always had heavily modified vehicles – mud trucks and race cars – but building something clean enough to take to shows all around Texas was something on a whole other level,” the Swift Car Club Houston chapter member describes.
Originally, the 1997 Ford F-350 was bought to tow his dirt track racer and its trailer, but after seeing another older body style truck lifted, he couldn’t resist the urge to customize his. He started with a 6” Skyjacker spring suspension lift and then came the larger 22x14 Fuel Hostage wheels that were powder coated white and wrapped in 37X13.50R22 Nitto Mud Grappler tires. But before he added any more details, he knew he had to try out the truck’s capabilities on the dirt and took it for some off-road fun, where it did “surprisingly well for such a big heavy truck,” he mentions.
Fully intent to build a show-worthy rig, Gavlik wanted to show that an old body style (OBS) truck can hold its own alongside newer body styles at shows and events. “There aren’t any OBS builds out there that are anywhere near as clean as mine,” he admits. “Maybe it’s because it’s something no one has done before. You just don’t see any show-quality OBS builds these days. I’m a Master Certified mechanic, so I knew that a 1997 crew cab long bed 4x4 Ford would be reliable for years to come. They just don’t make these trucks like they used to.”
Since he wanted to compete with newer body trucks, he switched out the old school ranch bumpers for some new armor with a Bodyguard Bumpers A2L low profile front bumper and their A2 series rear bumper. “It also had a lot of black trim pieces, which I decided to powder coat white,” he says. “Originally, the truck had more of an aggressive look, but I decided to ditch that and go for the cleanest look possible. Overall, the look of the truck has gone through many different stages to get to where it’s at right now.”
When Gavlik purchased the Ford, it was stock and in mint condition, including its paint, which he kept original. “I can’t see repainting the truck when the 20-year-old paint looks better than the 2017 models coming out,” he explains. “When I tell people at shows that it’s factory paint, they can’t believe it until they crawl underneath and look under the truck or look in the door jambs because it looks that good.” 104
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“AT SHOWS, PEOPLE CAN’T BELIEVE ALL THE STUFF THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO THE TRUCK. IT HAS WON AWARDS AT EVERY BIG SHOW I’VE TAKEN IT TO.” Gavlik made sure to do a lot of research to choose the right pieces so that everything would fit “White Lighting” - a name given to the Ford from a friend - and even got some help from other truck enthusiasts at various shows and meets he attended. He also tried to keep the black and white theme throughout the build, adding a few hints of silver/chrome for accents. “Sometimes simple is better,” he adds. After two years, Gavlik’s OBS Ford was finally complete, although he admits that it’ll probably never be truly finished since there’s always something new and exciting that comes out every year. But the mods it has now has made the truck a huge hit. “I can’t even go to a 106
gas station without people stopping to ask me about the truck or take pictures,” he describes. “At shows, people can’t believe all the stuff that has been done to the truck. It has won awards at every big show I’ve taken it to.” As Gavlik’s first real show build, he’s extremely happy with the result and the fact that it’s different from what’s out there right now. He’ll continue displaying the OBS Ford in shows and plans on keeping the truck until the day he dies, mentioning that he knows it will undergo plenty more changes throughout its life. “This is my dream truck that I always wanted and I can’t let it go.”
GEAR: 2015 JEEP WRANGLER JK SWIFT CAR CLUB, HOUSTON CHAPTER WHEELS & TIRES • 22x14 Fuel Hostage wheels powder coated white • 37x13.50R22 Nitto Mud Grappler tires • Full size matching spare tire/wheel • Arrowcraft billet steel rear wheel spacers SUSPENSION • 6” Skyjacker Suspensions spring suspension lift • PMF suspension lift blocks • SKY Offroad traction bars • SKY Offroad front dual shock mounts • Custom rear shock mounts • Dual Bilstein remote reservoir shocks in front • Dual shocks in rear w/ Bilstein remote reservoirs • PMF suspension dual steering stabilizer • Complete suspension, frame, axles and brakes painted satin black ENGINE • Stock 460 CID Big Block (gas engine) w/ FlowMaster exhaust and MSD ignition • Drivetrain • Mag-Hytec differential covers front and rear • Steel braided brake lines • Warn manual locking hub conversion EXTERIOR • Perfect condition factory 1997 paint • Second ever made of the brand new BodyGuard Bumpers A2L low profile front bumper for old body style ford trucks (powder coated white/black) • Bodyguard Bumpers A2 series rear bumper (powder coated white/black) • Custom built light bar mounts for the roof • Anzo USA headlights • Fabtech spare tire mount w/ custom brackets to accept 37” wheel/tire • Nathan Airchime K3LA train horns w/ dual 8.5 gallon air tanks • Dual batteries custom mounted to frame w/ cut-off switch for wheel well/suspension lights • Allout Industries LED rock lights INTERIOR • Custom black carpet • Custom seat conversion to 2007 Ford Super Duty Harley Davidson special edition Leather 12 way adjustable heated seats • Complete interior color change to black using SEM interior paint products w/ grey inserts • Custom black vinyl double stitched headliner by 3rd Coast Customs • Custom black vinyl double stitched upper dash pad by 3rd Coast Customs • Custom steering wheel adapter with billet/chrome Forever • Sharp steering wheel, with white half wrap. POWDER COATED PARTS (done by Precision Powder coating in Spring, TX) - all 5 wheels, traction bars, swaybars, swaybar end links, shock mounts, front/rear bumpers and all plates, panels, hardware etc., train horns, panhard bar, bed rails, wiper arms
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any custom truck and SUV enthusiasts focus their attention on how fast they can make their rides go. However, it’s not how fast you can go that counts, but how fast you can stop. Full-size trucks and SUVs come from the factory with “adequate” brakes. But, add oversized wheels and tires, lift kits, and other heavy mods, and you’re bringing a lot of weight to a halt. You need brakes that you can count on to do the job. That’s why Wilwood Disc Brakes has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-performance bolt-on brake kits for street, racing and off-road applications since the company’s inception in 1977 by Bill Wood.
Wilwood Tactical Xtreme TX6 big-brake kits (for 2011 and newer GM HD 2500 Series trucks and SUVs) include everything needed to make the installation quick and simple. They feature billet aluminum brake calipers, which generates unmatched clamping efficiency through six thickwalled stainless steel pistons, matched to advanced formula high-friction compound brake pads for quick response and extended fade resistance. The Wilwood kits are available with your choice of standard 15-inch directional-vane rotors or high performance 15-inch cross-drilled, slotted, zinc-washed SRP rotors. Each rotor is mated to high-strength, forged aluminum hats that are rib-reinforced to carry extreme loads and are black anodized to prevent oxidation.
01. Wilwood Tactical Xtreme TX6 front and rear brake kits include everything needed to upgrade a GM HD 2500 Series truck or SUV with high-performance brakes.
Rear brake kits also come with oversized rotors matched to the OE master cylinder output, ABS function, and individual vehicle-bias requirements. We followed Ryan Doherty, chief installer at Bulletproof Suspensions; as he installed the brakes on a 2015 Chevrolet HD 2500 Series pickup that was totally customized with a Bulletproof Suspensions lift kit, body mods and big wheels and tires. NOTE: A lift or a floor jack and jack stands are required. Be sure to read all of the instructions included with the kit before attempting the installation.
02. The truck was put on a lift and raised and heavy-duty jack stands were placed under the front and for added stability. A floor jack can be used if a lift isn’t available.
03. The factory front brakes are adequate for safely stopping a stock vehicle, but not if big tires and wheels and other heavy mods are added.
04. Ryan began by removing the brake line and stock caliper and rotor.
05. The new rotors and hats were then assembled using supplied bolts and washers and torqued to 25 ft-lbs.
05. The new front rotor assembly was then installed and a lug nut was loosely attached to keep it in place.
06. The caliper-mounting bracket was installed next using saved OE bolts and temporarily tightened.
07. Next, the new Wilwood caliper was installed on the mounting bracket with lock nuts and temporarily tightened.
08. After the pad retaining pins were carefully removed from the caliper and the brake pads inserted into the caliper, the pins were reinstalled, securing the brake pads. Then, with the pad height set the caliper was torqued to 65 ft-lbs.
09. The new steel braided brake line was then installed in the back of the caliper and everything was checked and fully tightened.
10. The new front Wilwood six-piston caliper and slotted rotor looks clean and will deliver considerably improved braking.
11. Next, Ryan removed the stock rear brake caliper and rotor and attached the new caliper-mounting bracket.
12. Using the same procedure as the front, the new rear rotor and caliper was loosely attached, the new pads were placed in the caliper, the retaining pins were installed and everything was properly tightened and torqued.
13. The new Wilwood rear brakes complement the fronts perfectly and provide added braking power.
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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 26” wheels without compromising your vehicle’s off-road or on-road capabilities.
AMP TIRES MUD TERRAIN ATTACK 866.894.3351 | AMP-TIRES.COM FACEBOOK.COM/AMPTIRES |
AMP is proud to announce their new and improved Attack M/T A. From deep mud and slippery rocks to impossible trails, you need a tire that can conquer it all! AMP’s oversized M/T A tires feature an aggressive tread design with maximum traction – especially in aired-down driving situations. The massive tread grip on these tires offers both on-and off-road durability, whether you’re driving on asphalt or sand. With plenty of sizes available, there’s guaranteed to be something right for you. Choose AMP’s Attack M/T A and get all of the qualities you’ve been looking for in an off-road tire.
ATTURO TRAIL BLADE BOSS 855.632.8031 | ATTURO.COM | @ATTUROTIRES
The Atturo Trail Blade BOSS is a unique off-road tire inspired by the Quarter Master Knife’s BOSS Hogg Blade. Like the Blade, the tire cuts through the roughest of material - mud bogs, rock climbing and overland. The BOSS conquers them all. The sidewall features large tread lugs providing traction in deep mud, gripping loose rocks and protecting the sidewall from protrusions on the trail. The tire’s overall design is an appealing combination of style and performance. Available in 37” to 40” overall diameter sizes for 17”, 18”, 20”, 22” and 24” wheel applications.
FALKEN WILDPEAK M/T 800.723.2553 | FALKENTIRE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/FALKENTIRE |
Trusted by the pros to take on the harshest conditions, the tough Wildpeak M/T is built to get you there and back whether you’re on the pavement, mud, snow or rocks. The M/T features Falken’s proprietary three-ply DURASPEC Sidewall Technology developed to sustain the most punishing off-road conditions. DURASPEC also features two high ply turn-ups that provide an additional layer of protection and durability. An aggressive upper sidewall provides additional traction at low air pressures on rugged terrain. The Wildpeak M/T also features exceptional road manners thanks to an optimized variable three-pitch tread pattern and precision manufacturing technology. 128
GENERAL TIRE GRABBER X3 800.847.3349 | GENERALTIRE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/GENERALTIRE |
Extreme terrain tire delivers exceptional off-road performance in mud, dirt and rock-covered terrain for light trucks and SUVs. On-road capabilities feature a siped design for wet and winter performance.
GLADIATOR X-COMP M/T 480.387.5980 | APITIRE.COM/BRANDS/GLADIATOR | @GLADIATORTIRES
Aggressive is an understatement! This tire is a beast thanks to maximum traction and grip on the shoulder area of tire where itâ€™s needed the most! Self-cleaning tread and shoulder area, to prevent mud, rock and snow build up. Tire casing is full three plys of polyester with high turn up on side wall, which gives tire excellent strength and durability. Tread area has two full steel belts and two full nylon belts. The result is very stable tread and shoulder area, for aggressive and proven performance.
MARK MA DAKAR M/T III 844.887.4223 | TRI-ACETIREUSA.COM | TRIACETIREUSA @TRIACETIREUSA
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 turnup 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.
NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER NITTOTIRE.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/ NITTOTIRE | @NITTOTIRE Nitto Tire’s all new light truck tire delivers an unparalleled balance of off-road and on-road capabilities. Situated in between the Nitto Trail Grappler mud terrain and the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all-terrain, the Ridge Grappler makes use of a host of innovative technologies that set it in a class all to itself and make it the perfect balance between an off-road capable tire and a comfortable, quiet all-terrain tire. The Ridge Grappler will be available in 30 popular sizes including fitments for Jeep Wranglers as well as 3/4 and 1-ton trucks and features two unique sidewall designs.
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY M/T 800.442.8696 | TOYOTIRES.COM FACEBOOK.COM/TOYOTIRES @TOYOTIRES 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.
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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.
ALLOY USA HD BALL JOINTS FOR 200716 JEEP WRANGLER JK AND 1999-2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 800.449.6649 | OMIX-ADA.COM |
The Alloy-USA JK HD ball joints were designed with a lowprofile (grease) zerk fitting - a feature not offered on factory replacement parts. The inner insert is replaced by a highstrength steel socket (replaces factory plastic nylon insert). This steel insert increases ball joint strength, which is a must for lifted vehicles running tires larger than stock. Ball and socket use an exclusive threaded preload system that prolongs Joint life. Ball and shaft are constructed from SAE 4150 chromoly steel. MSRP: $243.99
JKS MANUFACTURING ADJUSTABLE COIL OVER SPACERS 517.278.1226 | JKSMFG.COM | @JKSMFG
JKS Manufacturing offers a clever option to gaining a few inches of lift from your Jeep with ACOS (adjustable coilover spacers). These spacers use a threaded body to easily adjust the ride height between 1”-4” of lift and integrate an extended rubber bump stop. ACOS is perfect for anyone needing to dial in their Jeep’s ride height to compensate for heavy winch bumpers, roof rack and full size spare. Available for JK, TJ, XJ, MJ, WJ, and ZJ. MSRP: $280.00
METALCLOAK ROCKSPORT LONG TRAVEL TWIN TUBE SHOCKS AND ROCKSPORT HD STEERING STABILIZER 916.631.8071 | METALCLOAK.COM |
Nitrogen charge long travel shocks and steering stabilizers, distributed only by MetalCloak, are available for both JK and TJ Wranglers. The durable long travel, twin tube, Nitrogen Charged RockSport Shocks have proprietary valving tuned specifically to MetalCloaks exacting standards; the shocks are engineered to work in unison with MetalCloak True Dual-Rate Coils for a smooth ride on-and off-road. They include oversized 18mm chrome shafts, oversized front mounting stems, double welded bushing eyes, natural rubber mount bushings, Nitrogen gas charged to resist fading, and they are protected with shaft length stone guards. Call for pricing 134
RANCHO PERFORMANCE GEOMETRY CORRECTION BRACKETS FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 734.384.7804 | GORANCHO.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RANCHOSUSPENSION @RANCHOSHOCKS Rancho Jeep Wrangler JK geometry correction brackets – specifically engineered for convenience and versatility in a durable, affordable package – are here and were designed to further improve suspension performance, fit and finish and to return caster to factory spec on lifted JKs. Each Rancho correction bracket features a design that allows for multiple available configurations to fit a variety of lift kits ranging from 2” to 4”. Rancho geometry correction brackets utilize the factory upper and lower control arms and are constructed from heavy duty, 1/4” high-strength, low-alloy steel, helping to provide additional impact protection and longer life. $139.99
RUBICON EXPRESS JK 5.5” EXTREME DUTY 4-LINK LONG ARM LIFT KIT 310.900.8755 | RUBICONEXPRESS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/RUBICONEXPRESS |
This kit features adjustable chromoly upper and lower control arms with PT-MEG Super-Ride Bushings and Super-Flex Joints that are sure to provide superior handing while not limiting articulation. The kit’s full width, heavy-duty transmission crossmember allows for more durability and frame rigidity. An optional robust belly pan and CNC machine steering knuckle provide outstanding upgrades. Systems can be ordered in 3.5”, 4.5” and 5.5” lift heights with optional high performance monotube shocks. $3,399.99
SKY JACKER BLACKMAX SHOCKS 318.388.0816 | SKYJACKER.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SKYJACKERSUSPENSIONS |
BlackMAX twin tube shock absorbers have increased fluid capacity and utilize “foam cell” technology. When the shock is working hard and gets hot, the foam-cell insert compresses to compensate for oil expansion, which maintains consistent MAX performance throughout the operating temperature range of the shock. The foam-cell design also eliminates air inside the shock without gas charging so there is less pressure on the seal and allows for mounting in any direction. The 360-degree arc-welded end mounts and select specific valving give this shock absorber MAXvalue. A few other features include: plated shaft, sintered iron piston, black boot included, and a limited lifetime warranty. MSRP: $59.88 136
Protect your Jeep’s exterior from any terrain with some added armor.
FAB FOURS FRONT AND REAR FENDER SYSTEM FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 866.385.1905 | FABFOURS.COM | @FABFOURSINC
From concept to reality... Building off the radical design of “The LEGEND,” The Fab Fours’ front and rear replacement fender system focuses on aggressive styling, ease of installation and modularity. It’s a complete bolt-on system with optional parts that adds greater tire clearence and allows you to run larger tires. Front and rear base fenders, front and rear fender flares and gill box are made from 11-gauge steel and available in bare steel or black matte powder coat. All parts are 100% U.S. steel and manufactured in South Carolina, U.S.A. MSRP: Front Fender - $879.99, Rear Fender - $549.99 Inner Fender - $208.99, Front Fender Flare - $439.99 Fender Gill Box - $384.99, Rear Fender Flare - $302.99
HAMMERHEAD ARMOR JEEP JK STUBBY FRONT BUMPER 855.HHTOUGH | HAMMERHEADARMOR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/HAMMERHEADARMOR @HAMMERHEADARMOR Hammerhead’s front Jeep bumper is designed to be winch capable. This front bumper accommodates factory fog lights and it allows for lights to be mounted to the pre-runner bar. They are made with 3/16” thick plate steel and are reinforced to allow for extra strength, while keeping the bumpers as light as possible. The shackle mounts are a part of the mounting surface to the frame, extending through the bumper and are welded on the inside and outside of the bumper. The pre-runner style brushguard is made with 1.75” x 0.120” wall tubing. MSRP: $875.00
METALCLOAK FULL HARDLINE SYSTEM FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 916.631.8071 | METALCLOAK.COM FACEBOOK.COM/METALCLOAK |
Metalcloak’s new JK Full Hardline System for the Jeep Wrangler features Hardline front and rear tube fenders, Hardline rocker skins, Hardline rocker base and a hardline FlipStep. Get a complete package for your JK Wrangler and enjoy the benefits of an integrated system. Featuring the signature MetalCloak fitments, additional strength, award-winning quality, and easy installation - all with a great look. Hardline Fenders provide the strength of steel over plastic factory flares, while the 1/8” aluminum Hardline exo skins and 3/16” cold rolled steel rocker base give boat-side-style protection from the perils of the trail. And with the addition of the flip-step, you can get up and into you Jeep that much easier or take the step off for extra clearance from hazards when you choose. Fenders are available in your choice of aluminum, raw metal, or signature black texture powder coat. MSRP: Starting at $1,799.00 138
MULE EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT BUMPERS AND TIRE CARRIER SYSTEMS FOR 200716 JEEP WRANGLER JK 801.627.2921 | MULEEQUIPPED.COM |
Mule Expedition Equipment’s new line-up of stylish bumpers for the Jeep Wrangler JK are available in front stubby, mid length and full width bumpers, with a host of add-on accessories to meet individual needs and budgets. Rear bumpers come with optional tire carriers. Standard features include powder coat, integrated ports for OEM lights and 1/2” recovery mounts. Add-on options include hoops, winch mounts, skidplates, and detachable side wings. Mule Expedition Equipment is 100% manufactured in the U.SA. MSRP: Starting at $399.99
POISON SPYDER BRAWLER FULL WIDTH FRONT BUMPER FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLE JK 951.849.5911 | POISONSPYDER.COM |
The Brawler Full Width Front Bumper provides the best ground and tire clearance possible in a full width JK bumper. This bumper brings Poison Spyder form and function to the Overlander 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, integrating with them cleanly, while protecting them from trail hazards. Includes DOM tubular Brawler Bar, recessed fog light buckets and high clearance recovery shackle tabs. Constructed of CNC laser-cut, precision brake-formed 3/16” high strength plate steel. MSRP: $823.90
ROAD ARMOR JEEP WRANGLER JK BODY ARMOR AND BUMPERS 877.294.2726 | ROADARMOR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ROADARMORBUMPERS @ROAD_ARMOR Road Armor JK line of products remain true to their signature faceted design yet flow seamlessly with the body lines, while providing the ultimate on-and off-road protection. CNC laser cut from steel plate, then precision brake-formed and welded, ground and available as raw steel or finished with their 5-stage powder coating process. Available in both two and four door configurations for models 2007 to current. MSRP: Starting at $221.00
RUGGED RIDGE XHD ROCK SLIDERS 800.449.6649 | RUGGEDRIDGE.COM |
The new Rugged Ridge XHD Rock Sliders are designed to defend your Jeep’s most vulnerable points – the lower rocker panel and pinch seam. Featuring an innovative one-piece design, each rock slider is precision manufactured from CNC laser cut 3-mm steel plate and finished with tough, textured-black coating. They have also integrated a step, making climbing in and out of lifted vehicles easier. Rubber gaskets cover the rocker panels, protecting your Wrangler’s finish. Designed to function with stock and most aftermarket fender flares, XHD Rock Sliders are easy to install, with no drilling required. MSRP: $920.99 140
SNYPER SCOPE BULL BAR FRONT BUMPER FOR 2007-16 JEEP WRANGLER JK 800.345.8476 | WESTINAUTOMOTIVE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/WESTINAUTO | @WESTINAUTOPRODUCTS Snyper Scope Bull Bar Front Bumper is an off-road stubby-style winch bumper with a welded bull bar for Jeep JK. It is a fully welded design made of 7-gauge steel, and is pre-drilled for winch (up to 10.25” tall) mounting. It features 1” thick shackle mounts and a Snyper logo laser cut on the ends. MSRP: $1,199.00
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2011 JEEP WRANGLER JKU WORDS: DEANNE DELUNA PHOTOS: DALE MARTIN
kyjacker’s Jeep Wrangler JKU is more than just a demo vehicle to show off their suspension products; it reminds people of how great America is and the many freedoms we’re blessed with, including the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, mentions Lee McGuire, Director of Marketing for the company. “It is also near and dear to owner and VP Lonnie McCurry Jr.’s heart, so it matched well for the theme,” she adds. As a regular SEMA exhibitor, the patriotic JK had to not only look good, but also perform well since it was going to be tested at the company’s annual visit to the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT.
Carefully choosing products that not only fit the theme, but can also hold up on any terrain, the crew at Skyjacker went to work to find parts that would complement both their goals. “We have developed a number of product partners that we like to work with because we have used their products and know the quality,” she explains. “We chose the parts that fit the build, but we do stick with some quality build partners because we have to use the products in the field and we always want to be using the best of the best.”
Although known for numerous other builds (such as “Project Controlled Burn” and “Backwoods Sportsman” for “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson), this one is actually one their most “decked out extreme Jeeps” because of the Hemi swap and axles, Lee mentions. Working on and off it for two months prior to the 2015 SEMA Show (in addition to their other special SEMA projects), the Jeep is outfitted with about $100k in modifications and garnered lots of praise from the public. “It’s patriotic and it transcends a lot of demographics and people - young and old - have appreciated the build,” she adds. The most recent event it saw was the 4Wheel & Off-Road’s Ultimate Adventure, which is a weeklong event where vehicles are really put to the test on and off the trail. “It came back with some fresh chips on the wheels as battle scars, but drove out of there which was a feat in itself!” 144
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SUSPENSION • Skyjacker LeDuc Series coilover conversion • Skyjacker RR Tie Rod/Drag Link • Dynatrac Dana 60 front and full float Dana 80 rear • PSC Motorsports hydraulic assist steering kit PERFORMANCE • V8 6.4L VVT Hemi engine • J.E. Reel Driveshafts EXTERIOR • Rigid Industries lighting • Warn winch • Captain America headlights by HID Projectors • US flag mounts on Poison Spyder spare tire carrier, w/ US flag wrap • 6 panel sPOD switch for JK accessories WHEELS & TIRES • 20” Raceline RT180 Liberator beadlock wheels w/ candy red powder coat • 40x15.50R20 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
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ason Williams has a deep history in the automotive industry having worked for MHT Wheels for the past 11 years and owning an import shop earlier in his automotive career. His Oklahoma City-based Xtreme Motorsports was where he built his show-stopping 1992 Honda Prelude which was showcased at the 1995 SEMA Show. Fast forward to 2015 with Williams having transformed his 2015 Jeep Sahara Unlimited into another highly custom SEMA Show vehicle. â€œThe combinations you can create with a JK are absolutely endless, making it the perfect vehicle to start with. You could remove the doors and the top that gives a true sense of adventure and freedom,â€? he explains about the platform he has long admired for its versatility and iconic status in the customization scene.
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Adventure and freedom were two things that inspired the build, another major factor was the fact that he needed something to connect him with the industry again after being part of it for so long. “Being in the automotive industry for so long sometimes you do not get to enjoy what originally got you here,” he confesses. “This build was to challenge myself and work with my industry partners to create a unique vehicle that focused on highlighting all of the incredible products in the aftermarket world.” Although, it’s unofficially nicknamed “LKN4DRT” on his license plate, one look at the JK and you know it won’t see any action on the trails anytime soon, which is the exact reaction Williams was going for. “When everyone reads it, and sees how clean this all white monotone JK looks they chuckle and say, ‘Yeah right, this thing will never see dirt.’” And that’s okay for Williams, who didn’t want a mud or dirt beast, but something that could be used for shows and everyday driving. Thanks to the ability to have a vision in mind on what a completed project vehicle should look like, starting the build was easy. “Being in the wheel business, I believe the wheels set the stage for the entire build,” he says. “With that being said I wanted to build something that highlighted our new Fuel Forged Series wheels and the unlimited color choices that go along with them.”
Aside from the new Fuel Forged wheels, another highlight is the Fabtech 5” Crawler kit that was powder coated copper to match the wheels. “This lift requires you to smooth the factory frame out and start from scratch. For this I recruited Jason Wells from J&T Truck Accessories, Jason became an integral part of completing this build. Cody Stcyr (also from J & T Truck accessories) was also key in making sure the build stayed on track and on budget, and made sure all the little parts that you never think of were available.”
In total, a build of this caliber would cost about $100K to replicate given the extensive mods used. But thankfully, Williams had the support of the industry and after it was unveiled at last year’s SEMA Show, it’s been on the road as a demo vehicle to promote all the companies involved. But on occasion, he does take it out for a ride with his two kids and wife enjoying all the attention it gets everywhere it goes. “The Jeep came out exactly like I had first envisioned and I couldn’t be happier with the final product.” 168
GEAR: 2015 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SAHARA WHEELS & TIRES • 22X12 Fuel Forged FF15 Trans Copper wheels • 38X15.50R22 Fuel M/T • Metal Lugz (Spike Lug Nuts) EXTERIOR • Ultima Bumpers • VPR4x4 Rock Sliders • VPR4x4 Roof Rack • Metalcloak Overland front and rear fenders and front inner fenders • Monster Hooks front and rear • Warn winch and roller fairlead topped off w/ Factor 55 Prolink • JW Speaker LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights • Pandemic light bars • Bartact custom handles • RK Sport hood • Infinite Rule Monster Hook locks • Powder coating by Paul Williams of ACS in Oklahoma City • Custom paint by Lance Moorehead • Graphics by Colton of Cray Design SUSPENSION • Fabtech 5” Crawler kit w/ Trans Copper powder coat INTERIOR • Diode Dynamics interior lighting package • Alea Leather custom interior w/ copper accents by California Customs PERFORMANCE • Air Raid air intake and throttle body spacer • Switch Pros electrical management system • Teraflex Big Slotted Brake Rotor Kit Front and Rear • Teraflex Diff Covers • G2 Axle & Gear, ring and pinion 5:13 gear ratio • Gibson Exhaust
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or Andres Lafont, nothing is sexier than a Jeep Wrangler. Riding around with the top off in his hometown of Miami, FL is what life is all about. But its stock form wasn’t cutting it for him and wanted to add to its sexiness and enlisted Keg Media for help. Besides garnering attention for himself, Lafont also wanted the Wrangler to show off his luxury dealership Car X Depot’s values and capabilities, with the shop’s red and black colors carried over in the build. “Honestly I could say it came out perfect,” he admits. “The design and the final product were
extremely accurate. We were very lucky because we were working with KEG Media; those guys know what they are doing.” Lafont knew that the Jeep not only needed to look good, but also be able to perform well off-road so no expense was spared in choosing the right products. “We went with the best brands on the market for every single product we put into it.” The sexy red JK was built around the tough 4” Teraflex long arm lift, while a set of 17x9 ATX Chamber Pro 2 Beadlock wheels were paired with 37X12.50R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers are Lafont’s
favorite additions. The exterior includes Fab Fours rock armor, Full Metal Jacket front bumper (another favorite for Lafont), Rigid Industries lighting, an AEV Snorkel and JCR Offroad fenders. Now, it’s doing the rounds at his dealerships, getting the type of attention it deserves. “Everyone loves it,” he describes. “All the feedback we get is incredible. I could say almost every person on the street turns his or her head to see it!”
GEAR: 2015 JEEP WRANGLER JK SUSPENSION • Teraflex 4” long arm lift kit WHEELS & TIRES • 37x12.50R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers • 17x9 ATX Chamber Pro 2 Beadlock wheels EXTERIOR • Fab Fours Full Metal Jacket front bumper w/ Warn 8,000 lb Zeon 8s winch and Factor 55 ProLink • Fab Fours rear bumper w/ swing out tire carrier and Fab Fours Roof Rack • Fab Fours rocker armor • (3) Rigid Industries 50” E series light bars • (8) Rigid Industries D2 cubes • Rigid Industries rock lights
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PERFORMANCE • Bully Dog performance tuner • Magnaflow exhaust • Viair OnBoard air system INTERIOR • Roadwire leather seats, black w/ a red contrast stitch BUILT BY Dalto Shop Miami for Car X Depot and Keg Media. Keg Media designed. CARX DEPOT CARXDEPOT.COM | KEG MEDIA KEG-MEDIA.COM DALTO SHOP MIAMI DALTOSHOPMIAMI.COM
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2015 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICON WORDS: DEANNE DELUNA PHOTOS: JASON BUKOLT
n the customization game, it’s all about making your ride stand out from the rest, choosing the right parts to make that happen or just fabricating your own. Fab Fours is well known for creating their own mods that are anything but ordinary. Take for example THE LEGEND and THE LEGEND 2.WOAH – two out-ofthe-box Jeep builds that feature insane additions to create a truly unique vehicles. They also have KRYPTON which is a 2015 Ford Super Duty F-350 that rides on massive 40” tires with no lift! But before bringing these outrageous mods to the market, they have to test them out on their own project vehicles and Fab Fours’ VP of Sales and Marketing Matt McShane’s Jeep was one of them. The company is all about the off-road lifestyle, given owner and CEO Greg Higgs worked hard to turn his rock crawling hobby into a career. So when it came time to purchase a new vehicle, it only made sense to go with something that can handle any trails and there are few, if any, other vehicles that are more than capable of that than a Jeep (which they purchased from their friends at Adam’s Jeep). Add in the fact that Fab Fours has a very aggressive new product initiative for the JK and it made perfect sense to make his ride a test rig.
“I wanted a show queen that I could drive everyday,” McShane describes, which is why he called it “Mall Assault.” Originally, I didn’t have much of a purpose for this build other than having a mildly modified JK to show off some 199
of our best selling Jeep products,” he says. “But with the great exposure from THE LEGEND builds coupled with a handful of hot new products, the build morphed into what you see today. It has now become the face of our newest Jeep JK products including the Grumper (our grille/ bumper combination), The ViCowl (our visor/cowl combination) and brand new fender system.”
With no initial design in mind, the only thing McShane knew was that he wanted to utilize the company’s black and red colors, as well as use a silver metallic as the base color of choice. Using the best products in the industry, McShane dressed the entire exterior in Fab Fours parts and went with a modest Rubicon Express 5.5” Extreme Duty 4-link long arm lift kit with a front and rear FOX coilover upgrade kit with Air Bumps stops. This allowed him to fit 24x12 American Force Vector FP5 wheels wrapped in 38X13.50R24LT Nitto Trail Grapplers. Power was added via a BD Diesel Performance Throttle Sensitivity Booster and Magnaflow Cat-Back Rock Crawler Series exhaust system. The interior sports a Bedrug BedTred and a custom Katzkins leather black interior surrounded with red carbon fiber inserts and red stitching. 200
“I absolutely love the way the build looks and performs right now,” he mentions. “I’m sure it will go through a few more changes, but I couldn’t be happier. Actually, I wouldn’t mind putting in a supercharger and exotic sound system… but all in due time.” Aside from being his daily driver, the Jeep will continue to be the face of the Fab Fours Jeep JK new product line and will be at as many shows as it can before the next Jeep takes over as new products are created. GEAR: 2015 JEEP WRANGLER JK FAB FOURS PRODUCT • Grumper w/ Crash Bar Cover • Front Fender System w/ optional Gill Box and High Arch Fender Flare • Rear Fender System w/ optional High Arch Fender Flare • ViCowl w/ optional 4-light insert • Fab Fours Limb Risers • Fab Fours Rock Sliders • Fab Fours Door Skins w/ optional side Mirror Guard • Fab Fours Rear Bumper w/ Off-The-Door Slant Back Tire Carrier • Fab Fours Cargo Shelf • Fab Fours Front and Rear Grab Handles SUSPENSION • Rubicon Express 5.5” Extreme Duty 4-Link Long Arm lift Kit • Front and Rear Fox Coilover upgrade kit w/ Air Bumps Stops WHEELS & TIRES • 24X12 American Force Vector FP5 • 38X13.50R24LT Nitto Trail Grappler PERFORMANCE • BD Diesel Performance Throttle Sensitivity Booster • Magnaflow Cat-Back Rock Crawler Series LIGHTING • (4) Red Rigid Industries Dually Lights • (12) Red Rigid Industries Rock Lights • sPOD with LCD touch screen and Bluetooth module • Monster Headlights HID Projectors w/ halos, Angel Eyes & Devil Eyes SOFT TOP • Bestop slant back soft top • SpiderwebShade Grey Jkini-4D INTERIOR • Bedrug BedTred • Katzkins Custom Leather Black Surround w/ red Carbon Fiber Inserts and red stitching RECOVERY EQUIPMENT • Warn Zeon Platinum 12-S Recovery Winch w/ Spydura Synthetic Rope • Factor 55 Hawse Fairlead and FlatLink Shackle 202
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K8s are increasingly becoming popular builds in the off-road customization scene. Not only do they provide the ruggedness of a Jeep, but they also offer the look and convenience of a truck, combing for a two-forone custom! When Rigid Industries challenged Tim Mills of Custom Motor Concepts for a unique build to have in their booth at SEMA 2015, he knew it had to be a JK8 from the start. “We had to come up with something that would stand out amongst all of the different show vehicles that would be present at SEMA,” he describes. “My idea was to simply build a vehicle that would be more comfortable out in the elements than it was in a show setting. This vehicle was built to be used and abused.” Thus PRIM8TE JK8 was born. For the design of the build, he pulled features and details from previous creations (mainly trucks and Land Cruisers) and combined them for an insane JK8. The custom bed rack was actually designed back in 2009 for a truck he was building and it’s
something he says hasn’t been done before in the Jeep world. To create precision formed and fitted parts for the Jeep, Mills and his crew used OEM CAD computer software to get everything just right. Once the design work was completed, it was up to CMC’s master fabricator, Travis Ball, to turn the vision into reality. Mills is not a fan of “trailer queens,” so he spec’d out the Jeep as if he were building it as his personal ride, choosing parts that not only looked good, but with function in mind. “It’s a vehicle that you could drive cross-country, beat on it off-road, live out of it for a week and then drive it back home,” he details. More than pleased with the result, he was able to use and abuse it on terrain ranging from the sandy deserts of Nevada to the red slickrocks of Moab, Utah and even the Rocky Mountains of Colorado – performing “exceptionally well” at all locations. When it’s not being used out on the trails, the JK8 is used for promotional efforts at car shows and events and running everyday errands.
GEAR: 2011 JEEP JK8 - RIGID INDUSTRIES SEMA BUILD EXTERIOR • 4dr JKU converted to a pickup (Mopar JK8 Conversion) • Rigid Industries Pods in Front Bumper (tied into OEM Fog Lights) • Rigid Industries 20” Dual Beam (White/Amber) in Rigid Replacement Grille • Rigid Industries Round Spot Lights (6x) mounted above windshield • Rigid Industries 10” Scene Lights (4x) mounted on sides of bed rack • Rigid Industries 10” E-Series (2x) mounted on rear of bed rack • Rigid Industries Dually XLs (2x) mounted on inner rear tire gate • Rigid Industries Dually D2s (2x) mounted in rear bumper (tied into reversing lights) • Rigid Industries Amber Rock Lights (6x) mounted under vehicle • Rigid Industries Bed Lights (4x) mounted inside of bed rack • Trucklite LED replacement headlights (Low and High Beam) • G2 Axle & Gear Rock Jock Dana 60 axles • ARB Air Lockers front and rear • 35 Spline shafts • Warn Premium Lockouts (35 spline) • Custom cast center sections (hi-pinion) • 5.13 Gears
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A.D.D. Offroad Front and Rear Bumpers Bumpers have been tucked/trimmed, powder coated to match Metalcloak Aluminum Fender Flares, powder coated to match, body color center sections Warn 9.5 CT-S Winch in front w/ Synthetic Rope, Factor 55 Hook Replacement Warn 3,000lb winch on bed rack for raising/lowering rear tire gate Custom Bed Rack All DOM Tubing Rear gate is power operated to open/close and has fully integrated LED lighting (Rigid Industries) Integrated Rotopax Mounts Rotopax Fuel Cans (2x) Rotopax Storage Cans (2x) Rotopax Water Cans (2x) Smittybuilt Rooftop Tent Carries 2x spare 40” wheels and tires Viair Onboard Air System Dual Compressors Single Air Tank Smittybilt Arctic Fridge Smittybilt Generator w/ wireless remote Custom A-Pillar Light Rack that holds 6x LED Spotlights (Rigid), DOM Tubing
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An off-road lifestyle magazine. In this issue: Sugar High Ford F-150, Ol Yeller Dodge, Rapture Ford F-150, The Patriot Jeep JKU and more!
Published on Oct 12, 2016
An off-road lifestyle magazine. In this issue: Sugar High Ford F-150, Ol Yeller Dodge, Rapture Ford F-150, The Patriot Jeep JKU and more!