The staff speaks and you listen. It's that simple. This month's question is:Calin: i guess it would have to be using a torch to lower my '71 chev y Blazer for the weekend. i had new lowering springs on order, but they were n't coming in till Monday. instead of waiting, i heated up the coils until the Blazer dropped. it rode like crap, and the tires rubbed, but it was the lowest truck in my neighborhood for that particular weekend in 1986.
Mike: Lemme see. it's got to be a tie between the time i added a booster/equalizer to the coustic 380 amplifier in my camaro because i wanted a louder stereo, or the time i was too broke to buy front shocks for my Toyota after 'baggin' it. The head unit and amplifier got barbecued-yeah, no fuses, either-as soon as iturned on the booster. The Toyota headed for the sky every time i ran over railroad tracks or an elevated bridge at more than 50 mph. Both mods were dumb and dangerous, but what can i say? It was high school, and all i cared about was chick s and how my ride sounded and looked. Not much has changed since then.
Andy: The dumbest mod on my truck was not done by me but rather Daimlerchrysler. you see, the company installed from the factory these awesome ball joints that were destined to fail within the first five years of owning my truck. The best part is that after receiving from the factory an extended warranty on ball joints, Daimlerchrysler chose to dishonor its warranty and failed to reimburse me for having to replace the so-called "custom parts.' Awesome.
Kevin: I think it was pretty lame that i did crazy flamed window tint when my truck had no exterior mods or graphics. i'm not saying that custom tint cannot be cool; it's just that my truck had nothing going for it when i did it. it was a cheap way to spruce up the truck while I could not afford to do any serious mods. Soon enough, it all came to an end when the cHP ordered me to strip my windshield and side windows of the obnoxious tinted flames.
Galen: i would have to say it was when i had an old roommate weld my fenders to the cab on my '95 Mitsu. The truck was my daily driver at the time, and I really didn't have the time to work on it myself. it was mostly shaved up already, with the exception of the front fender corner lights. The reason this was dumb is the fact that the truck wasn't body-dropped yet, and i had plans to body-drop it later when i had more time. if I would have thought about it, i would have been content with just shaving the corners lights, instead of welding the fenders to the cab. Now i had to try and cut off the fenders without destroying them in order to do the body drop. Ok, that 's it. i don't want to talk about this anymore; i'm all depressed again. i gotta call my shrink. Thanks, Mike.i'll make sure that the doctors send you the bill. And i was doing so much better. Damn!
Snugtop Goes Off-Road Racing
SnugTop, an industry-leading manufacturer of truck caps and tonneau covers, has signed on as an Associate Sponsor of the Monster energy Pro-2 cORR truck of Wide Open Motorsports, driven by credentialed veteran Jerry Welchel.
Announcing the sponsorship, SnugTop President Hartmut W. Schroeder says, "We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Todd clement and his Wide Open Motorsports operation, and when they expanded the scope of their racing to include stadium competition, it was an easy decision to lend our support."
The '07 Lucas Oil cORR (championship Off-Road Racing) stadium series includes events in Los Angeles, Dallas, San Diego, and Las Vegas-all prime markets for SnugTop. Additionally, the seven-race series will be televised on NBc Sports and the Speed channel.
Schroeder adds, "This sponsorship goes a lot deeper than just having a SnugTop decal on a race truck. We will be developing a number of programs and special promotions that will center on cORR race venues and our local dealers. We look forward to getting involved in what is clearly the most exciting form of motorsports that trucks can compete in. it's a win-win situation for everyone."