The exterior of the Silverado sports an abundance of mods, including fiberglass fenders an
One of the most talked about rigs at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas was this incredible '08 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.
Built by Bigfoot 4x4 Inc., this massive rig is a study in striking good looks, custom craftsmanship, and innovative technology. It was built in 15 weeks by the Bigfoot crew in St. Louis, Missouri, and it gathered several awards at the show. From its modified Dana 70 axles to its fire-breathing, biodiesel-burning Duramax to its 30 inches of custom suspension lift, the truck is a wonder of customization and full of fascinating tweaks.
We had the chance see, and photograph, the truck in action at the J&N Entertainment 4Wheel Park in Bloomsdale, Missouri. Turns out, the Bigfoot team isn't shy about getting the truck dirty.
Owner/Hometown: Bigfoot 4x4 Inc. /St. Louis, Missouri
Vehicle/Model: 2008 Chevy Silverado
Estimated value: $300,000
Type: Duramax turbodiesel V-8
Aspiration: Industrial Injection CP3 injection pump, injectors, and turbo; Magnaflow 4-in exhaust
Output, hp/torque (estimated): 800/1,200
Transmission: Modified Allison 1000 6-spd
Transfer case: Stock 2-spd., divorced, lowered and reclocked
Front: Custom 4-link, Sway-A-Way 2 1/2-in coilover shocks, Eibach springs, limiting straps
Rear: Custom 4-link, Sway-A-Way 2 1/2-in coilover shocks, Eibach springs, limiting straps
Front: Dana 70, custom trussing, hydraulic steering/open
Rear: Dana 70, custom trussing, hydraulic steering/open
Ring and pinion: Yukon Gear 5.13:1
Wheels: 24x18 steel by Southern Wheel & Rim with TrailReady beadlocks
Tires: 51x19.5-24 Firestone DuraForce AT-R
The Silverado uses a pair of Sway-A-Way RaceRunner piggyback shocks with Eibach springs at
The modified Duramax turbodiesel is fed biodiesel via a bed-mounted JAZ Products 20-gallon
Like the front axle, the rear is also a high-pinion Dana 70 and it features 5.13:1 Yukon g
Like the exterior of the Silverado, the interior was designed to turn heads. Some of the m
It may look stock at first glance, but the fact is, the biodiesel-burning 6.6-liter Durama
The four-link bars are beefy units made from 2 1/2-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall chrome-m
The Silverado's engine and transmission are mounted in the chassis at a 3-degree angle to
The factory IFS is history, replaced by a Custom Differentials-built, high-pinion Dana 70
A FASS Fuel Air Separator System ensures that the Duramax makes maximum power.