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February 2009 Chevy 4x4 Trucks - Readers Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2009
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Dinosaur Valley
Vehicle: '02 Chevy 2500HD
Owner: Russ Clark, Glen Rose, TX
Tires & Wheels: 37x14.50 Pro Comp Xterrains on 18-inch Helos
Suspension: Custom 8-inch
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, Flowmaster exhaust, Diablo Sport Power Puck
Other Doodads: Onboard air
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

His Ultimate Z71
Vehicle: '99 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71
Owner: Andy Arredondo, Huntsville, TX
Tires & Wheels: 39.5 TSLs on 32-bolt steel beadlocks
Suspension: Custom coil-spring front and four-link rear
Drivetrain: 4L60E, NP241, Dana 60 with 35-spline Alloy shafts, 14-bolt rear with a Detroit Locker, 5.38 gears
Performance Mods: 5.3L, Hypertech programmer, K&N intake
Other Doodads: Custom front bumper, chopped rear, front and rear winches, high steer, hydraulic assist, boxed frame
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

Blue Cowl
Vehicle: '72 Chevy C20
Owner: Bryan Green, Hackneyville, AL
Tires & Wheels: 35x10.50 Boggers on 16-inch Mickey Thompsons
Suspension: 4-inch Pro Comp
Drivetrain: TH350, NP205, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: 350ci
Other Doodads: Custom winch bumper and Optima RedTop
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Needs lockers
Anything to add?: Body parts for these trucks are hard to come by.

Smokin' Z71
Vehicle: '95 Chevy Z71
Owner: Brad Makepeace, Greenville, NC
Tires & Wheels: 44x19.5 Boggers on 16x12 Mickey Thompson Classics IIs
Suspension: Custom 13-inch via leaf springs and a straight-axle conversion
Drivetrain: NV4500, NP241, Dana 44 front, 14-bolt rear, Detroit Lockers, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 5.9L 12-valve Cummins, 4-inch turbo-back exhaust with a 5-inch stack
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, dual electric fans
Does everything work the way you want?: It will as soon as I finish building the Dana 60 for the front and swapping it in
Anything you would change?: P-pump mods to get more power, bigger injectors, and a larger turbo

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