Makin' Some Noise
Horacio Lujan's '00 Chevy Silverado
We Say: When Horacio started working on his truck, he gave it a 3/4 drop to make it better than factory. Since he worked at an audio shop, he was savvy enough to add in a nice system that is able to knock out loud tunes. While rolling around in the static-dropped Chevy, he got clowned by someone in a 'bagged truck. From that point on, Horacio has kept his game face on and made major progress on his truck.
What He Wins: Hours of entertainment in the pocket of his pants. That's right, we are giving Horacio the means to play pocket pool anytime he wants. Plus, if anybody walks in on him while he is polishing his...skills...he could tell them how good he is getting at eight ball. Though it doesn't come with any instructions, it does make some cool noises.
Rims/tires: 22-inch Panther Realm / 265/35R22 Dunlop
Engine: 4.3L V-6 / K&N cold-air intake / custom dual exhaust
Suspension: KP Components front airbag cups, rear cantilever parallel four-link and a Watt's link / McGaughy's drop spindles / Slam Specialties airbags / rearend narrowed 4-inches / York engine-driven air compressor / 12 gallon air tank / 1/2-inch valves
Body Mods: Custom two-tone paintjob with silver pinstripe / painted grille and bumpers / Escalade door handles / shaved tailgate / '04 Silverado taillights / custom wheel tubs and notch cover in bed / clear corner marker lights
Interior: Painted dash bezel
Audio/video: Alpine CDA-9815 head unit / Infinity 6-1/2 inch component speakers in the doors and 5-1/4 inch component speakers in QLogic kick panels, all powered by a four-channel amplifier / three MTX Audio 10 inch subwoofers in custom fiberglass center console / MTX Audio TE1501d amplifier
Win Some Of Our Cool Swag!
Each month here in Sport Truck, the Homegrown Haulers winner will receive a pair of Mechanix Wear gloves, a Mother's detailing package, a Havoc DVD, and some awesome Sport Truck stickers. And to keep it real, we're also tossing in a piece of swag from our trusty old junk drawer! So just how do you win? It's easy. It all starts with you taking a killer photo(s) of your truck and sending that along with all of your information as well as a list of mods done to your truck. High-resolution digital photos are preferred and may improve your chances of winning. But really what it comes down to is if your truck is cool enough to pass our standards (OK, more like if we happen to get a bull's-eye on the dartboard!). So get going! Get out there with your digital cameras, put the settings on high-quality, and start shootin'. Email all of your stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a CD with images via snail mail to: Sport Truck Magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 1100, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Tony Pinzino's '98 Chevy Silverado W/T
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
We Say: Who said you can't make a clean show vehicle out of a tired old work truck? Well, whoever said that was wrong because Tony certainly changed the fate of his little workhorse.
Rims/tires: 20-inch Boyd Coddington Turbine / low profile BFGoodrich
Engine: 4.3L V-6 / Airaid cold-air intake / Wester's Garage custom-tuned PCM / MSD ignition / JBA shorty headers / custom exhaust with Flowmaster muffler / Corvette 1-2 servo and shift kit
Suspension: KP Components rear parallel cantilever four-link / Suicide Doors front bag cups / Slam Specialties airbags / Asco 3/8-inch valves
Body Mods: Shaved tailgate handle and rollpan / smooth wiper cowl / Silverado HD front bumper / Silverado LS front grille / TYC parking and headlights / Street Scene mesh grille inserts / Gaylord's tonneau cover
Interior: Corbeau bucket seats / billet shifter and rearview mirror
Audio/video: Clarion VRX755VD head unit with 7-inch flip-out screen / Infinity 6 -inch component speakers in the doors / Kicker KX250.2 amp for speakers, SX1250.1 amp powering a 12-inch L5 subwoofer
You Like Them Spinning Tires?
R. Inouye's '84 Chevy S-10
We Say: There wasn't much information given to us on this first-gen S-10. One thing we know for sure is that it can smoke the tires like nobody's business.
Rims/tires: 16-inch aluminum racing / Front: 295/50R16 / Rear: 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra
Engine: 350ci Chevy small block V-8 / Edelbrock intake manifold & carburetor / MSD ignition / custom headers / custom fuel cell / 700R4 transmission / Ford 9-inch rearend
Suspension: Drop spindles / custom back half frame / rear ladder bars / custom coilovers
Body Mods: Fiberglass cowl hood, front bumper, and rollpan / shaved fuel door / clear corner marker lights / Street Scene mirrors
Interior: APC bucket seats
Audio/video: Kenwood head unit
Flash Of Style
Marvin Bazemore's '03 Ford Supercrew
Warner Robins, Georgia
We Say: Since Ford didn't make a four-door version of its' Lightning pickup, Marvin took it upon himself to stylize this Super Crew just like one. Though it lacks the power of the 5.8L Triton V-8, this truck does carry over the aggressive looks of the Lightning.
Rims/tires: 18-inch Ford SVT Chrome Lightning / 295/45R18 Toyo Proxes ST
Engine: 4.6L V-8 / K&N cold-air intake / Mac Performance exhaust with 3-1/2 inch tips
Suspension: Ground Force 3/5-drop / Nitro Drop shocks / cross-drilled and slotted brake rotors
Body Mods: Ford Lightning bumper cover / DG Motorsports ground effects with exhaust cutouts on passenger side / Cervini's Cobra R Hood / 3D carbon-fiber fender vents / Century tonneau cover with rear wing / Sir Michael's rollpan / painted LED taillights / DEPO projector headlights / Fire and Ice rear LED light bar / custom pinstriped blue flames / bug deflector / Street Scene front grille inserts
Interior: smoothed and painted dash in gloss black
Audio/video: Stock in-dash six disc CD player
Greg Munsell's '99 Chevy Silverado HD
Las Vegas, Nevada
WE SAY: Soaring down the streets like an eagle on the prowl is Greg's sweet Silverado HD. He obviously knows how to do things right by having the stunning Summer Ehly pose in front of it while Jenn Joy Photography took this shot. We definitely like.
Rims/tires: Axis Warlock / 35x12.5-inch Pro Comp
Engine: 8.1L V-8 / Kenne Bell supercharger / ceramic headers / iridium spark plugs / six-speed manual transmission / Quick Time Performance electric exhaust cutouts / magnetized aluminum rearend cover
Suspension: 6-inch Superlift kit with Bilstein shocks
Body Mods: Gold eagle hood ornament with light-up eyes / flamed grille inserts / ARE camper shell
Interior: White-face gauges
Audio/video: Upgraded, but not specified