This Month's Best Shot
Redneck Ready
Who: Carl Stevens
Where: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas
What: '95 Dodge Ram 4x4
Carl and wife Janie built this Ram Arkansas wilderness-ready. This bad boy has 10 inches of lift to clear Mickey Thompson 16x38.5x15 Baja Claws, which are stretched over Mickey Thompson 15x12-inch Classic II wheels. Keeping the rolling stock under command is a set of Rancho dual steering stabilizers and a Rock Ram hydraulic assisted steering by AGR. An NS1 Ram hood helps the Magnum to breathe, allowing the V-8 to push the big meat through the help of a 4.56:1 gear ratio. The final fitment includes Muth review mirrors and New Vision graphics. The truck has 136,000 miles on it, with the stock paint on everything but the hood. Without a doubt, this is one loved Dodge.

Simply Xtreme
Who: Michael Vacca
Where: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
What: '04 S-10 Blazer Xtreme
The first thing Michael did when he got his Xtreme home was polish the pinstripes off. After that, he wrenched on a Flowmaster dual exhaust and Mac Performance cold-air intake, which help enhance the power. Diamond clear corners up front and euro taillights white off some of the colored lenses to give a clean look. Three-inch Belltech spindles and 4-inch Stylin' Concepts rear blocks set the Xtreme's attitude.

Family Effort
Who: Joshua & Tabitha Goodlet
Where: Hopkins, South Carolina
What: '96 Dodge Dakota
When Joshua decided to build his dream truck, he employed the help of his family to get the job done. The only other influences were his friends, Twisted Minds, and painter Joe Harry. To start, Joshua had his billet grille powdercoated black to match his dream build. The bumper cover was customized with functional cold-air intake ducts set behind the lower valance inlets. SnugTop's tonneau cover flushes the bed off to enhance the stealth appeal. The suspension was dropped by 2 inches up front, then leveled off with 4 inches out back. A set of 18-inch Pacer wheels was mounted to Nankang 225/40/18 meat to finish the exterior. Inside, Sunpro gauges, two 10-inch Orion subs, and 1,000 watts of Memphis Audio power provide all the custom touches. Joshua says, "Special thanks to Tabitha, her brother Shaun, Joe Harry, and most of all, Anita Baily."

Blue Truck
Who: Jeff Finch
Where: Alliance, Ohio
What: '99 Silverado
Jeff Finch thought it would be a great idea to personalize his '99 Silverado. He started with a set of Enkei Deep Six 20-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear meats. He added drilled and slotted rotors, then wiped out a jar of red paint, painting his calipers. A Gibson dual exhaust, and a Mac Performance cold-air intake provide some extra ponies. A TransGo tranny shift kit gives the tranny a good firm shift. The lights were removed and replaced with TYC Elegante carbon-fiber-style rear taillights. The front was enhanced with carbon-fiber-style projector-style headlight covers. A Patriot by Swiss color-matched tonneau and polished-stainless fender trim finish off Jeff's ride.

Chevy Sexdream
Who: Rob Sheldon
Where: Nashville, Michigan
What: '99 Chevy Xtreme
Rob took his '99 Xtreme and made it lower with a 2/3 Belltech drop. Lund window trim shrouds the glass and some big white stickers are stretched over the windscreen. Painted headlight covers and APC clear corners equipped with Xenon ultra-white bulbs enhance the front clip. Out back, a set of euro taillights gives the tail segment a custom look, along with a Jason tonneau cover. Under the bed cover is a Bedrug carpet liner. Rob couldn't contain himself - he absolutely needed to enhance the power of the Extreme and employed Ravon for its ripping after-cat exhaust and Airaid for the high-flow huffin'.

Black Beauty
Who: Jonathan Seals
Where: New Market, Tennessee
What: '02 F-150
A set of XS SR 600 20-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear 275/45/R20 makes up the F-150 rolling stock. Getting the ride height to look right with the rolling stock, a Belltech 2/4-inch drop was added to the truck's suspension. Controlling the movement in the suspension is done with Toxic Shock dampers on all four corners. Angle Eye projection beams light the truck's way. Carbon-fiber-style taillights equip the Ford with a custom touch. Sport mirrors enhance the streamlined appeal, along with Limo tint on the glass. Keeping the groceries in the bed is done with a Labra vinyl bed cover. That's a must, considering power enhancements such as the Poweraid throttle-body spacer and Flowmaster exhaust give the 5.4L Triton a bit more breathing room to make power.

Simple-Minded
Who: Stephen Lapinski
Where: Brooklyn, New York
What: '04 F-150 Lariat
Stephen loves his F-150 Lariat. It doesn't take much to make a truck your own. Black window tint darkened up the windows to match the paint scheme. A set of Weld Racing 20-inch EVOs wrapped in Falken Ziex S/TZ04 meats gives the truck excellent handling abilities and good looks. After that, Stephen whipped out his platinum card to JC Whitney and ordered up a brushbar, side steps, and a bed shell.

SS Ride
Who: Doug Woods
Where: Unionville, Ontario, Canada
What: 04 Silverado
Doug wanted a true-to-form SS Silverado. He took his '04 Silverado and added a Vortech supercharger to bring the power up. Enhanced by JBA headers, a Volant intake, and a Flowmaster after-cat exhaust, the truck makes well over 400 hp. The addition of a SS front fascia with billet treatment set the mood, but an altitude adjustment was in order. The employment of a 2/4 drop from McGaughy's got things moving in the right direction. A set of 20-inch Centerline wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes S/T meats gave the truck not only an aggressive look but also the ability to stick in the corners. A red-and-black-leather interior is enhanced with a Sony Explode sound system. The custom touches included shaved gate handle, Snugtop tonneau cover, and Caddy handles.

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