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2005 GMC 2500 HD Crew Cab - Colossal Crew Cab

Posted in Project Vehicles on July 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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The four-wheel-drive community is comprised of many types of rigs. For some, it's all about having a spotless, mean-looking, massive rig that towers over everything else. These owners have as much deep-seated passion for their rigs as the trail, desert racing, or rockcrawling rig owner.

Chance Kamp is like that. This Richmond, Texas, resident has a history of building big, ultra-clean, in-your-face rigs. This show-quality '05 GMC 2500 HD is his latest creation, and it utilizes some of the products he sells at his Texas-based All Out Offroad shops. The truck was designed to meld old-school brawn with the latest in truck-customizing trends. When Kamp isn't showing the truck or using it as a daily commuter, he says it serves him well during trips to the coastline around Matagorda for some beach exploration.

A collection of bolt-ons adorn the exterior of the rig. There's a front-mounted N-fab Pre-runner bar with three PIAA lights, side-mounted N-fab Nerf-Steps, and an N-fab Rear-runner bar with a pair of PIAA lights. There's also a set of Bushwacker Pocket Style fender flares. All of these components have been painted to match the color of the truck. Rounding out the exterior mods is a Lund billet-aluminum Elliptical grille, a bed-mounted spare, and a set of 22x11 MKW MK19 chrome wheels pressed into a set of 40x15.5 Toyo Open Country M/T tires.

The rear of the truck received 13 inches of lift via Full Throttle leaf springs. It also features four chrome Fox remote-reservoir shocks, a custom N-fab axle truss, and a pair of custom ladder bars. Like the front, all of the suspension components were either powdercoated or chromed. The rear axle, like the front, was regeared with Yukon 4.56:1 gears and the factory limited-slip rear differential was retained. Check out that tailpipe. It's the culmination of an MBRP exhaust that was cut and custom bent to exit from the center of the vehicle.

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Specifications

Fourteen inches of front suspension lift is generated by a Full Throttle kit. The front suspension mods also include a pair of chrome Fox remote-reservoir shocks at each wheel mounted to Full Throttle double shock hoop kits. In an effort to make the underside look as good as the topside, Kamp either powdercoated or chromed all of the suspension components. The front differential with 4.56:1 Yukon gears is spun by a custom CV driveshaft.

General
Owner: Chance Kamp/Richmond, Texas
Vehicle/Model: '05 GMC 2500 HD Crew Cab
Estimated value: $75,000

Engine
Type: 6.6L Duramax Diesel V-8
Aspiration: Airaid intake system, Edge five-level controller, MBRP 4-inch-diameter exhaust
Output, hp/torque (estimated): N/A

Drivetrain
Transmission: Allison five-speed
Transfer case: Stock two-speed

Suspension
Front: Full Throttle 14-inch-lift, double shock hoop kit, Fox remote-reservoir shocks
Rear: Full Throttle 13-inch-lift, Fox remote-reservoir shocks, N-fab custom truss, custom ladder bars

Axles/Differentials
Front: AAM/open
Rear: AAM/factory limited-slip
Ring-and-pinion: 4.56:1 Yukon Gear

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 22x11 MKW MK19 chrome
Tires: 40x15.5-22 Toyo Open Country M/Ts

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