Trucks Next Door

Published in the June 2013 Issue June 2013 News

Michael Broadfoot

Idaho Falls, Idaho

 

This is my 2002 Chevy 2500HD LB7 Duramax. I live in Idaho Falls, Idaho, which is huge on diesel trucks and I'm right there with them. So when I got my Duramax, I knew I had to get some performance put in it. Before I got under the hood, I figured I should give it a little one-of-a-kind look. I started out by putting 33-inch Federal Couragia mountain tires on and 20-inch Moto Metal wheels with red inserts to match my paint. I de-badged it, added a little tint and put a custom bed liner on the bumpers. I switched my exhaust pipe to a 7-inch single exhaust stack and figured it was about time for more power. I started out by installing an Air Dog fuel system and an Edge CTS. I put in a pyro and boost gauge, an EFILive DSP 5 and threw in an S&B intake. The power was getting to be a little much and the transmission wasn't really ready for it. I went ahead and rebuilt my transmission, which set things right, and I put my truck back on the road. Since I've started this project, my Chevy's been turning some heads.

 

Matthew Blymire

York, Pa.

Since I bought my 2007 6.7L Cummins, I've done everything I can think to it to get more out of it. I didn't really care much for the factory look so some exterior work was one of the first things I did. I added a Line-X bed liner, removed all of the factory badges, installed front window and windshield bar tint and added several different chrome accents including chrome window seals, door and tailgate handles, bull bar, a Ram grille logo and had my 4-inch to 6-inch exhaust tip chromed.

I also went through and changed my lighting by installing 8000K HID fog lights, Chrome projector Halo LED headlights, chrome trimmed Recon LED clearance lights, Recon big rig amber side cabs, as well as Recon LED Clearance, brake and cargo lights. After I got the Ram looking good, I went after some performance. I put in a 4-inch Turbo back exhaust, an aFe cold air intake with pre-filter, a Wild Card Customs boost tube and a Wild Card Customs intake manifold. I later installed an H&S performance Mini Maxx with overdrive transmission tuning and went back to a little exterior work. I put on a set of Fuel Offroad 20x9 with +01mm offset Chrome Hostage Wheels with Nitto Trail Grapplers and covered them with Bushwacker Pocket Flares. With the addition of a Reese fifth wheel hitch and an Extang Full Tilt tonneau cover, I was ready to take a break and let my Dodge speak for itself.

 

Dakota Vonderhaar

Eaton, Ohio

This is my 1997 Ford F350 Power Stroke. I have had this truck since I was 15 and I have no intention of getting another. I wanted to get started with performance installs as soon as I could, so I installed an Edge Evolution, aFe cold air intake, 4-inch MBRP exhaust and Autometer Cobalt gauges. This is just the start with what I plan on doing with it and more upgrades will be coming soon. While I've been looking around for more performance, I figured I would do a little bit of exterior work to show everyone else how I feel about my truck. I take pride in how my truck looks and love how it can turn heads wherever I go. The recently added clear headlights and billet grill made a huge difference in the overall look. I like all of the additions that I can put on the truck, but I also really enjoy the look that the truck came with. All of the work on the truck is completed by me and my boyfriend and we'll continue to give my truck more until it's exactly the way I envision it. Next up, I'm going to put in some Swamps tunes, 160/100 injectors and an Adrenaline HPOP. 

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