When we last left off, our Ultimate Avalanche was running and driving and had two new Dynatrac Axles with Detroit Lockers under some Tuff Country springs and shocks. This month we'll move away from the running gear and address some of the protection issues. First we stopped by the local Rhino Linings shop in Van Nuys to get the interior sprayed with a custom color lining. Our buildup then became a road trip when we headed east from Los Angeles to Denver with a stop at Poison Spyder Customs. Our Avalanche was outfitted with some custom rocker panel protection and a new rear bumper, and during that visit we also had a new Trail Ready front bumper and Warn winch installed.
Then we headed back to California where we visited some folks in Santa Rosa for an interior rollcage. After that it was back to L.A. for another round of Rhino Lining for the bed. This was all done in about two weeks of insane driving, fabbing, and living off of 25-cent Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies, fudge rounds, coffee, and Red Bull, which can be found at 8 out of 10 gas stations. Our Avalanche was starting to look very healthy. We, on the other hand, were beginning to look a bit ragged and scruffy.
So follow along on the third round of the wrench and fab fest that goes into any Ultimate Adventure vehicle. Then watch next month when the final episode wraps up and the Adventure really begins.
Stay tuned next month when we tie up a few loose ends, visit KC Customs in Santa Rosa for paint and Flowmaster for exhaust, get our rear steer hooked up, and finally mount our exclusive top-secret extra-special tires from BFGoodrich. Plus, we'll tell you about some of the cool products we'll be taking along on the Ultimate Adventure and even let you in on why the Avalanche has a tendency to run out of gas along deserted highways.