1999 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 - Readers Wheels

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Matt's Four-Wheelin' CustomIs there such a thing as getting carried away with customizing? Matt Fleming of Fulton, New York, doesn't think so. Matt's '99 Chevy Z71 is outfitted with billet grille inserts, headlight and taillight covers, aftermarket foglights, a sunvisor, a Nitro wing, a roll pan, and a hard tonneau cover. Beneath the fiberglass ram-air hood, the engine compartment has a K&N filter and a dual exhaust. The truck sits on a 6-inch RCD suspension lift with American Racing wheels encased by 33x12.5x16 BFGs. Matt plans to add a 3-inch body lift, yellow fender flares, and racing stripes.

Casper the Friendly GoatAfter a long day of work at the salt mine in Grand Saline, Texas, Denny Sloan winds down four-wheeling in his '01 Dodge Ram Quad Cab. Nicknamed Casper, the truck runs a 360 Mopar engine with a K&N filter and Flowmaster exhaust. The body is outfitted with a cowl-induction hood, Bushwacker flares, a bug deflector, nerf bars, and tinted windows. For added clearance, Denny installed a 3-inch Pro Comp lift and mounted 16x10-inch Weld Stone Crusher wheels encased by 33x12.50R16 Pro Comp All-Terrain rubber. The interior features leather seats and an upgraded Infinity sound system.

Big-Block Bow TieRyan Lee McCormick tells us that his '01 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 2500 HD has all the accessories needed for towing out Dodge and Ford V-10 trucks. The Chevy runs a Vortec big-block backed by an Allison transmission. A Superlift 6-inch suspension lift clears room for the 35x14.5x16.5 Super Swamper SSRs mounted on 16.5x9.75-inch Weld Typhoons. The body was fitted with Westin nerf bars, a Lund hoodscoop and window vents, a bug deflector, and a Bow Tie radio antenna. Recovery gear includes an onboard air compressor, a tire repair kit, tow straps, and shackles.

Show OffAlthough this '86 Ramcharger is nowhere near complete, Jeremy Monday of Germantown, Maryland, wanted to show it off after adding a 4-inch lift with Rancho shocks and a new set of BFG Mud-Terrains. For performance, the Ramcharger runs a small-block 318 with an Edelbrock air filter, a Performer carburetor, an Edelbrock intake manifold, and an ACCEL ignition.

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