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Published in the May 2011 Issue May 2011 Feature

Marshall's truckJaris Marshall
BC Canada

The list of mods made to his 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD by this building inspector from up north is proving to be a winning combination. Exterior modifications include a 6-inch Fabtech with 3-inch leveling keys and 5.5-inch rear blocks and air bags. Two-inch rear wheel spacers were added to line the rear wheels with front and 315 75 R16 Toyo Open Country tires are now on his OEM wheels. Other exterior touches include a Rhino liner, undercover Tonneau cover, clear taillights, custom OCC aluminum grill insert and AMP Research power steps.

Inside Marshall added Grey Katzkin leather seats, three pod gauge pillar with EGT, Boost and Aeroforce Interceptor scan gauge, Basswerx dual 10-inch down fire sub box with two Pioneer Premier TS-W1008D2 10 subwoofers.

And saving the best for last, the engine/transmission/tuning modifications on the 6.6L LB7 include EFI Live tuning with DSP5 Switch, Banks ram air intake, Banks Technicooler with 3-inch Boost tubes, PPE Boost Valve, 4-inch Down pipe to accommodate PRBX PacBrack, then a 5-inch single straight pipe out the back, Ported Turbo Mouthpiece and a Transgo shift kit.

Arnold's truckMike Arnold
Billings, MT

I love my ultimate work truck. It's a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with 6.6L Duramax and a fivespeed automatic Allison transmission. The modifications include a Bullydog GT Triple dog tuner and a 110-gallon auxiliary tank that is gravity fed for longer trips between fill ups. Other mods include Bilstien shocks and American Eagle 137 series 16 x 8 rims with 265/75/16 BF Goodrich All Terrain TK/KO tires. The picture was taken just south of Ekalaka, Mont., but I live in Billings.

Strong's truckBret Strong
Idyllwild, CA

Here is a picture of my 1999 Ford F250. I got it bone stock a little over a year ago with 115,000 miles it and now it has 163,000 miles. It was an automatic but now it's a six-speed manual with a South Bend clutch, S&B cold air intake, 4-inch turbo back MBRP straight pipe, XDP X-Wheel, 160cc single shot injectors with 40 over nozzles, DP-Tuner F5 chip, Snow Performance stage 3 Boost cooler, and autometer gauges trans-boost-egt. I love this truck and use it to haul my 24-foot enclosed trailer, plow snow with my 7 and a half-foot Myers plow and haul wood home to keep the house warm in the winter. This is now my daily driver thanks to Maximum Diesels in San Jacinto, Calif. DT

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