All In The Family
Who: Steve Klemm
What: '03 hemi Ram 2500 Quad, '91 Dodge Dakota extra Cab,and '04 Grand Cherokee Columbia Addition
Steve Klemm is what you might call a DaimlerChrysler fanatic, considering that he owns three of them. First up is his pride and joy, an '03 Hemi Ram 2500 Quad Cab. He has added an SRT hood with billet grille, and it features a billet gas cap cover,a Westin black powdercoated bull bar, Luverne running boards, a 4-1/2-inch Tough Country lift, JBA titanium ceramic-coated headers, a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust, a JET Performance Stage 1 chip, chrome Mopar valve covers, a color-matched spray-in bedliner, a Mopar tonneau cover, an Airaid cold-air intake, Mopar stainless steel door threshold covers, and a set of American Racing Teflon-coated Victor rims.
Steve's Dakota has been his daily driver for the last 15 years. He just recently put in a 5.7L Hemi crate engine, along with replacing virtually everything else, including the ignition, the electric fans, the radiator, and so on. It has a 4-inch TrailMaster lift, a Flowmaster exhaust,and an ARE shell. Everything else is stock and in great condition. To finish up on the entire overhaul of the truck, his plans are for some fresh new paint, since the existing paint is factory issue.
Last but certainly not least is Steve's '04 Grand Cherokee Columbia Addition.It has a 4.7L HO engine. He has bolted up a Borla exhaust, a K&N cold-air intake, a front leveling kit, and some sweet 17-inch Detata wired rims, as well as a Mopar chrome pushbar.Steve tells us that he couldn't let the missus drive an unmodified vehicle.
What He Wins
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Who: Shawn Ray
Where: Acworth, Ga
What: '96 Ford F-150 XLT
Shawn Ray of Acworth, Georgia,acquired this '96 Ford F-150 on his 16th birthday from his father.He has had it for one year now and has performed a lot of work to change it from its stock form. The motor is a relatively stock 302, other than the K&N intake and dual Flowmaster exhaust.The exterior has been outfitted with 20-inch Boss wheels, billet grille, clear headlights with green strobes in them, and Euro taillights. On the interior, he has upgraded the outdated factory stuff for a Kenwood head unit and door speakers, Infinity speakers in the rear, and a Memphis audio amplifier with a Memphis Audio 12-inch sub in a ported box. He has also replaced the carpet and installed a new headliner. Shawn says the truck is a lot of fun and he does most of the work himself, when he can and when he has the money.
Cool As Ice
Who: Mitch Bradshaw
Where: Albany, Ga
What: '00 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD SportMitch Bradshaw of Albany, Georgia, has taken his time building this '00 Toyota Tundra, but it's because he wants to make sure everything is done right. The truck's exterior has been dressed up with an abundance of goodies, such as HID Bi-Xenon headlights and foglights, Euro taillights, clear corners lenses, and a Waag brushguard. Stock rolling attire wasn't good enough for Mitch, so a set of 22-inch Eagle alloy rims with Goodyear Fortera tires was bolted up. In addition to TRD having its way with the truck, Mitch added a K&N Filter Charger Intake Kit and TRD Performance Headers, leading to a Bassani Exhaust System. A JET Performance Chip was installed to bump up the pony production even more. In the cab, Mitch was not happy with the factory sound, so he swapped out the deck with one from Pioneer and wired up an army of amps, components, and subwoofers. He plans to add video to his audio, as well as bucket seats and a custom center console.