The Crappy Gas Mileage From a Quick Truck Award
Who: Matt Thompkins
Where: Aurora, IL
What: '99 Dodge Dakota R/T
Suspension: Stock
Engine: Blown 5.9L V-8 / Powerdyne supercharger pushing 6 psi of boost / MSD Ignition system / Taylor plug wires / Gibson headers and after-cat exhaust system / 180-degree thermostat
Wheels/tires: Stock
Interior: Custom A-pillar gauge pod
Audio/video: Stock
Body Mods: Mopar tonneau cover / Bed Rug bedliner
We Say: The 5.9L V-8-powered Dakota is a screamer right out of the box and also perhaps one of the most underrated high-performance pickups of all time. It flat-out hauls butt and has piss-poor fuel economy to prove it. Matt's is even faster and probably worse in the fuel economy department, but who cares?

The Baddest Truck on the Jobsite Award
Who: Anthony Pueblo
Where: Kentwood, MI
What: '00 Ford F-150 4x4
Suspension: 4-inch Rancho suspension lift
Engine: 4.6L V-8 / K&N filtercharger / throttle-body spacer / larger injectors / computer chip
Wheels/tires: 17-inch Antera / 37x12.50R17 BFGoodrich radial All-Terrain T/As
Audio/video: Nope
Body Mods: 3-inch body lift / 32 percent darker tint on the windshield, so he can see where he's going in the dark
We Say: If you have to drive your sport truck to work, then you might as well make it look cool, and if you have a hard time finding a parking spot at the job site, then think outside the box like Anthony. Hey, Anthony, next time stand on the other side of the truck where the sun is shining when you take the photo. Your truck would have looked much cooler that way.

The Low Snow Award
Who: Servando Davila
Where: Weslaco, TX
What: Dodge Ram
Suspension: (Front) Castellan's Customs 5/8-inch drop kit
Engine: Protech Racing installed Borla Cat-Back exhaust / Superchips programmer / Summit Racing headers / MSD Ignition system / AIRAID cold-induction system and throttle-body spacer / 3.73 rear gears
Wheels/tires: 20-inch Akuza wheels / Servando forgot to mention what size and brand of tires
Audio/video: Xtreme Car Audio installed a Kenwood head unit / dB amplifiers /two 15-inch BMF Crossfire subs / four dB drive component speaker sets / two 8-inch monitors in the headrests / 15-inch monitor in the dash
Body Mods: RT body kit / TYC taillights / Gaylord tonneau cover / Sir Michaels roll pan
We Say: She's smooth as silk, and she has a sweet rumble in the parking lot. What more could a guy want?

The Best Green Chevy With Torq-Thrust IIs Award
Who: Daniel Byington
Where: Duffield, VA
What: '95 Chevy Silverado C1500
Suspension: (Front) 2-inch Belltech drop spindles / (Rear) 4-inch drop shackles, hangers, and Toxic Shocks
Engine: V-8 swap four-bolt 350-cid / dual-plane intake / geardrive
Wheels/tires: 17x7- and 17x8-inch American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs
Audio/video: N/A
Body Mods: Goodmark cowl-induction hood / Sir Michaels roll pan / color-matched grille and side mirrors
We Say: Simple 'n' clean, it almost blends into that green background like a chameleon. That makes it hard for ricers to sneak up on Daniel and get the jump on him.

The "Yes, He Uses It!" Award
Who: Robert Tranchina
Where: Denver, CO
What: '99 Chevy "Sportbed" 4x4
Suspension: (Front) 6-inch Fabtech drop-down lift kit / (Rear) chromed traction bars
Engine: 5.3L V-8 / polished Whipple supercharger / Arizona Speed and Marine full-length headers / K&N Filtercharger / 4.56 gears
Wheels/tires: Elite Wheels / 35-inch SSRs
Interior: Flamed gauge face / billet door panels / Colorado Custom billet steering wheel / stock seats re-covered in leather
Body Mods: Mac's custom paint / taillight and third brakelight covers / Lund visor
We Say: Here's a man who ain't skeered to take his show truck off-roading. We tip our backward baseball caps and offer a hearty golf clap to you, sir.

The Future Tiny Tire Destroyer Award
Who: Aaron Csikosv
Where: Cedar Lake, IN
What: '93 Ford Ranger XLT
Suspension: (Front) 2-inch Chassis Tech drop coil springs / (Rear) 3-inch Chassis Tech leaf springs
Engine: Who knows? It has a K&N filtercharger on it, though
Wheels/tires: 15x8- and 15x10-inch KMC Relic / BFGoodrich Radial T/As
Interior: Grant GT steering wheel
Audio/video: JL Audio 10-inch subs in custom enclosure / Clarion amplifier / Kenwood head unit
Body Mods: Trenz billet grille / APC clear corner and taillights / Godfather Customs roll pan / Truxarossa mirrors / Low Glow neon / Billet Specialties accessories
We Say: Aaron says he quite frequently loses his driving privileges for doing "brake torques" in the school parking lot. He also says that he plans to add nitrous to whatever motor might be under the hood. Is this a recipe for disaster? Nah.

The Best Interior Trim Made From Leftover Tool Cases by a Guy With Two First Names Award
Who: Bob Carl
Where: Mount Zion, IL
What: '92 Chevy Silverado C1500
Suspension: (Front) 2-inch Belltech drop spindles / (Rear) 2-inch Belltech drop shackles
Engine: 350-cid V-8 / five-speed manual tranny / headers / after-cat exhaust / computer chip / K&N filtercharger / Flex-a-lite electric fan / 300 estimated horsepower
Wheels/tires: 20-inch American Racing wheels / no mention of tires
Interior: Hurst shifter / two-tone blue and black upholstery / bucket seats / homemade center console with light-up skull / accent lighting / billet mirror and pedals
Audio/video: None
Body Mods: Projector headlights / clear corner and parking light lenses / Stylin' Concepts LED taillights / Street Scene mirrors / chrome diff cover / SS-350 emblems / fiberglass tonneau cover
We Say: 58-year-old grandfather of four, Bob said there's more than 500 countersunk screws in the aluminum interior trim, giving the truck an "industrial look." We wonder how many of those electrician's toolboxes he cut up to make all that trim?

The He Gets the Picture Award
Who: Jayden Drager
Where: Queen Creek, AZ
What: '99-and-later Chevy Silverado
Suspension: AIM Industries 2/4 drop kit
Engine: 4.8L V-8 / Vortec supercharger / dual exhaust / Volant ram-air kit / Superchips programmer / Yukon 4.10 rear gears / 460 estimated horsepower
Wheels/tires: 20-inch Boss 303 / General Grabber
Audio/video: 7-inch LCD monitor / DVD / PlayStation 2 / two 1,000-watt BD Rockford Fosgate amps / two 1-farad capacitors / four 10-inch Rockford subs
Body Mods: Custom front bumper / roll pan / billet grilles / black carbon-fiber-style lights
We Say: Mr. Drager has several things working in his favor; first off, he sent us the largest photo submission of any reader's ride this year (an 8x10), plus his truck is supercharged, and if you added an extra letter "G" to his last name, it would be "Dragger," which means that he's super-cool. Rock on!

The Smoothest Dodge Award
Who: Gabriel Avila
Where: Dallas, TX
What: '04 Dodge Ram 1500
Suspension: (Front) DJM 2-inch drop control arms / (Rear) DJM 4-inch axle flip kit / Toxic shocks all around
Engine: 5.7L Hemi / AIRAID intake system / Flowmaster exhaust / Optima YellowTop battery
Wheels/tires: Factory Dubs
Audio/video: Pioneer head unit / 10-inch JL Audio subs / Kicker 6x9-inchers and 6-1/2-inch component speakers
Body Mods: Shaved handles / fiberglass tonneau cover / Street Scene bumper cover / Roadmax grille / bodywork by Esparanza Body Shop / painted DuPont Candy Blue
We Say: It's clean, it's straight, and those side step bars not only hide the framerails but give little people an easy way into the truck whenever Gabriel hits the local cruise spot.

The Flattery Will Get You Everywhere Award
Who: Tom Hartzell.
Where: Nazareth, PA
What: '02 Ford F-150 Supercab
Suspension: RCD 5-inch suspension lift
Wheels/tires: 16-inch American Racing wheels / W/LT305/70R16 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/As
Body Mods: 3-inch body lift / VentShade vent visors / Extang full-tilt tonneau cover / Manik tube steps / Reflexxion Cobra-style cowl-induction hood / Putco stainless steel grille insert / Westin bull bar and skidplate
We Say: At first, we thought Robert and Jodie Doyle, who won our "Best Penmanship" award (page 67, Aug. '05 issue), had sent us pics of their F-150 again. But, upon closer inspection-we actually opened the letter and read the words on the paper-we realized that this truck is a brilliantly disguised copy of theirs. Call us Sherlock, if you will.

The "This Is for You, Man" Award
Who: Scott Stamper
Where: Oxford, MI
What: '99 Dodge Dakota
Suspension: 3/5 drop with Toxic shocks
Engine: V-8 with chrome-plated Edelbrock induction system / lots of wire loom
Wheels/tires: Stock
Audio/video: Kenwood CD head unit and tweeters
Body Mods: Shaved handles / roll pan / billet grille / Street Scene mirrors / clear lights all around / cap and visor
We Say: Scott bought this truck already customized and would like to thank the previous owner, who he did not identify. Maybe the guy is on the run or something. We just don't know.

The "Please Renew Your Subscription, Larry!" Award
Who: Larry Grubbs
Where: Greensburg, PA
What: '00 Chevy Silverado Stepside
Suspension: Stock
Engine: It has one. Oh, and it has a dual exhaust
Wheels/tires: Stock
Audio/video: We have no idea
Body Mods: The full-on plastic fantastic treatment is in place: sunvisor / door vents / side vents / running boards / tonneau cover / hood shield / custom pinstriping
We Say: Larry wrote us saying that he's sent in pics of his Chevy for three straight years and never once saw it in Sport Truck, and that if he didn't see it soon, he would stop subscribing. Threats work well, Larry, so here ya go! Next time, give us a little information to go on. Maybe that's why your truck didn't make the mag before.

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