High Hopes, Low Truck
Brandon Anderson's '07 Nissan Titan
Rims/tires: 22x9 Eagle Alloy 026 in black / 265/35R22 HP 299 Fullrun
Engine: 5.6L V-8 / Nismo cold-air intake
Suspension: Belltech 2-inch drop coils on a 2-inch lowering strut / Belltech 4-inch flip kit with performance shocks
Body Mods: Painted front bumper, hood, and side mirrors by Christians Auto Design in Mansfield, Texas / shaved rear door handles / Halo projector headlights with headlight strobes by StreetGlow / Euro taillights
Interior: Dash painted Blizzard White / A-pillar three-gauge pod with Glowshift gauges
Audio/video: Pioneer AVIC-700bt head unit with iPod/video/SD micro card connections / Escort Passport 8500 radar detector
We Say: 21-year-old Brandon is in the process of modding his Titan with the hopes of getting it to SEMA next year. He is a full-time student and part-time worker, so we have no clue when he finds time to work on the truck. We see a lot of stock Titans come across our desk and this one is definitely worthy of some of our junk.
What He Wins: Since we happened to have a brand spankin' new Nissan hat, Brandon will get that to display some brand pride. We are also sending him a really cool welding calculator pack from Miller Electronics. It will be a perfect companion to any welding task Brandon might encounter in his journey to reach SEMA.
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 email@example.com, or send a CD with images via snail mail to: Sport Truck Magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 1100, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Phillip Hollaway Jr.'S '00 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
We Say: The paintjob on this Dakota screams "look at me." If that isn't enough to get you lookin', the sound system will infect your ears with bass and turn your head. Either way, Phillip built a nice Dakota that is worth a good look.
Rims/tires: 18x8.5 Panther Juice 6 / 255/55R18 Falken Ziex ST/04
Engine: 3.9L V-6 / CGS cold-air intake
Suspension: Belltech 2-inch drop coils and shocks / Belltech 3-inch steel blocks and shocks
Body Mods: SS Gen 2 bumper cover/ 4-inch Angel Eyes fog lights / Cervini's ram air hood / ARE LoPro hard tonneau cover / Intense Blue Pearl basecoat and Sumlime green pearl flames
Interior: Painted dash / custom-painted flamed pedals
Audio/video: In-dash CD and four Aura door speakers / Two Audiobahn 12-inch subs behind back seat / Audiobahn four-channel amp and Audiobahn two-channel amp under seat
Jose L. Garcia's '01 ford svt lightning
We Say: Jose bought the truck used in '02 with 39,000 miles on the clock. He uses it as a weekend and nice weather truck, with the occasional trip to the 1/4-mile track. It has a best run of 12.85 at 105 mph, and he had the truck on a dyno recently and made 395 hp and 470 lb-ft.
Rims/tires: 20x10 Boyd Coddington Smoothie II's / 295/40ZR20 Continental Cross Contact UHP
Engine: 5.4L Triton V-8 / Eaton supercharger / JLP cold air intake / Diablo Sport Predator tuner / Flowmaster Thunder Series exhaust
Suspension: FRPP lowering kit 1-1/2-inches all around
Body Mods: Keystone Shaker hood / custom-made billet supercharged badges / OEM Harley Davidson F-150 chrome grille / '69 Boss Mustang paint scheme / Bed Rug bedliner / Sport Master soft tonneau
Interior: Trenz billet pedals / custom billet door sills with supercharged engraved on them / A-pillar 3-gauge pod filled with Auto Meter trans temp, boost, and air/fuel ratio gauges / Aeroforce interceptor scan gauge
Audio/video: Pioneer AVIC-N3 touch screen, GPS, DVD receiver / rearview camera / voice command module / steering-mounted wireless remote
Jason Sprague's '07 Gmc Denali
San Antonio, Texas
We Say: Jason's Denali not only has big 24-inch rollers, but it has the big brakes to slow all that weight down. Jason didn't say if he plans to mod the truck anymore, but considering these were fully loaded from the factory he's probably happy with the big-baller rims.
Rims/tires: 24x10 Foose DF-6 / 305/35ZR24 BFGoodrich T/A KDW
Engine: GM Performance Parts exhaust and cold-air intake
Suspension: Ground Force 1.5/2.5 Lowering Kit / AP Racing six-piston calipers with 15-inch rotors (Front) / AP Racing four-piston calipers with 13.5-inch rotors (Rear)
Body Mods: Denaligrill.com upper and lower black grille replacement
Interior: Five-percent tint all around
He Painted It Himself
Rodney Hardman's '00 Chevy S-10
Clarksburg, West Virginia
We Say: Rodney took it upon himself to paint the truck and it came out great. He is on the fence and can't decide whether to slap a turbo onto the 2.2L or just swap it out for an LT1, or LS1 V-8. Either way, if the engine swap comes out as good as the paint, this will be a bad truck. Oh, and you are welcome, Rodney. Your dad's '67 Chevrolet Stepside looked great in the August issue.
Rims/tires: Hand-polished 16-inch stock wheels / 235/55R16 BFGoodrich Traction T/A
Engine: Stock 2.2L and five-speed transmission
Suspension: Front Belltech 2-inch drop spindles and 1-inch springs / rear 3-inch drop leafs and 1-inch blocks / Nitro drop shocks on all four corners
Body Mods: Goodmark cowl hood and rollpan / painted to match bumper, grille, and valance / shaved door handles, tailgate handle, and antenna / Street Scene mirrors, Speed Grill, and Bowtie / clear turn signal lenses / Subaru Blue Micah paint
Interior: Stock bucket seats and center console from a '99 ZR2 Blazer including all power options