With the dualie completed in two months, Josh looked forward to getting out on the road and enjoying his new toy. Although the short wait was still hard, it was worth it. Josh has more plans for the truck, but for now he's content to cruise around the streets of Texas and drive to as many shows as possible. Not too shabby for a truck with less than 160 miles on it.

The 411

Josh Helbert / Brownswood, Texas

'08 Chevy 3500

Engine /Drivetrain:
6.6L Duramax / Allison transmission / AFE Stage 2 intake / custom exhaust / two Optima batteries relocated underneath the bed / stock rearend narrowed 4 inches on each side / inner fenderwells tubbed / Bully Dog Power Pup programmer
By: Hack Shack, garland, Texas

Front & Rear: 24-inch Alcoa American Force Independence

Front & Rear: 285/35/24 Sumitomo NS All Sport

Front: Relocated upper control arms / modi-fied upper shock mounts / Slam Specialties RE-8 airbags / Toxic shocks
Rear: Custom two-link with Panhard bar /Firestone 3100 airbags / Toxic shocks
Accessories: Eight 1/2-inch Parker air valves / 1/2-inch steel-braided air line / Oasis XD3000 compressor / two 5-gallon air tanks
Chassis: Full back-half custom frame with gooseneck trailer hitch / narrowed frame / narrowed and shortened 30-gallon aluminum fuel cell
By: Hack Shack

Body Mods:
Shaved logos and badges / Precision four-piece stainless steel mesh grille / HID headlights and foglights / smoked taillights / Rhino-lined tub and notch cover
By: Hack Shack

Custom Paint:

Stock leather seats / Dakota Digital gauges
By: Mark Perez at Hack Shack

Alpine IVA-W205 head unit / MTX 6-1/2-inch component speakers / MTX 3404 amp for speakers / two Kicker 12-inch subwoofers / MTX 5601 amp for subs / StreetWires wiring / 9-inch XOVision headrest monitors / XOVision rearview camera
By: Mark Perez at Hack Shack


Special Thanks:
To the Hack Shack crew: Jay Ivey, Hector Ramirez, Andy Choote, Dustin Self, Jordon Butler, Mark Perez; and to Leah for putting up with him during the build.