Kymera: Fab Fours Cummins-Powered 2015 Chevy Colorado

    Kymera

    Ali MansourPhotographer, Writer

    It’s called Kymera. It’s a name that’s derived from the Greek mythology creature Chimera—you know, the one that was part goat, lion, and snake. Yay, we hadn’t heard of it either, but it makes perfect sense once you realize the different pieces that make up what started off as a ’15 Chevy Colorado.

    Fit with a fully built 12-valve Cummins diesel engine, AxleTech 4000 axles, and detailed metalwork more commonly found on high-end hot rods, this Bow Tie is beyond unique. Debuting at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Kymera was the brainchild of Fab Fours CEO Greg Higgs. Teaming up with Tim Odell at Vice Unlimited, the American bumper manufacturer wanted to build something so over-the-top that everyone would stop and take notice.

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    As good as it looks, we were curious how the pickup would perform on the trail. Luckily, we got the chance to tag along on Kymera’s first outing at the Flats Offroad Park in Marion, North Carolina. From full-throttle hill assaults to twisting the suspension on the muddy trails, we got to see firsthand how this presumed showpiece works in the dirt. While there are still a few kinks to work out, the rig proved that it can impress on-road and off.

    At A Glance

    General
    Vehicle: ’15 Chevy Colorado
    Owner: Fab Fours
    Stomping grounds: Lancaster, South Carolina
    Build Time: 10 months
    Drivetrain
    Engine: 5.9L BD Diesel twin-turbo Cummins
    Transmission: 47RH
    Transfer case: Advance Adapters Atlas 2
    Low range ratio: 3.8:1
    Crawl ratio: 52.60:1
    Front axle/differential: AxleTech 4000/stock pneumatic locker, 5.65 gears
    Rear axle/differential: AxleTech 4000/stock pneumatic locker, 5.65 gears
    Suspension
    Front: Double-triangulated four-link w/18-in-travel Fox 3.0 Factory Series coilovers and 4.4 Factory Series Bypass Piggyback shocks, Fox 2.0 Factory Series bumpstops, Currie Antirock sway bar
    Rear: Double-triangulated four-link w/18-in-travel Fox 3.0 Factory Series coilovers and 4.4 Factory Series Bypass Piggyback shocks, Fox 2.0 Factory Series bumpstops, Currie Antirock sway bar
    Steering (f/r): Full hydraulic w/double-ended steering rams
    Tires/Wheels
    Tires: 405/70R20 Alliance Multiuse 550
    Wheels: Custom 20-in
    Miscellaneous
    Armor: Custom 2x4-in, 0.250-in boxed square and 1 3/4-in, 0.120-wall tubing chassis
    Cool stuff: Be Cool radiator, Rough Country LED fog lights, GenRight taillights, Katzkin leather, Dakota Digital instrument cluster, Warn winch