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A Bowtie For Show & Tow: 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ

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Agustin Jimenez
| Staff Editor
Posted September 1, 2011

This 2008 Chevy 3500 LTZ Hauls Big Loads And Looks Good

If it’s one thing that off-roaders need, it’s a dedicated tow rig that they can use to haul toys and trailers without hesitance. That’s just what Jason Arce was thinking when he set out to build this immaculate Chevy tow rig.

Jason wanted a truck that he could enter into some truck shows while also being able to tow a loaded 30-foot enclosed trailer down the highway with ease. But Jason also loves lifted trucks and knew he wanted a generous amount of lift to clear 40-inch tires, so he turned to his good friend Tim Lucero at Ikonz Customs in Denver, Colorado, for the installation of the 12-inch Cognito Motorsports lift kit. Jason had the truck built in less than a year thanks to help from Tim, another friend named Tyler, and his supportive wife, Christi.

Since Jason is employed by ATS Diesel, it’s no surprise he modified the 6.6L Duramax to pump out 560 hp and 1092 lb-ft of stump-pulling torque. Jason swapped out the injectors in favor of 90hp injector nozzles as well as PPE fuel rail fittings and shim kit along with an AEM cold air intake and ATS manifolds and up pipe. If you were at SEMA last year, you might have seen Jason’s truck there under the ATS banner. Jason tells us that despite being lifted 12 inches and running 40-inch tires, the truck rides really well and has plenty of stability while rolling down the highway with even the heaviest of loads – which by the way are no match for his truck’s quadruple-digit torque numbers!

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