Our 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 had humble beginnings, but it's come a long way in a short time. We started with a bone stock, extremely clean truck and called upon some of the best in the business to transform it with a short list of exactly the right parts. We started with a 6.5-inch lift kit from BDS Suspension, which we upgraded with Fox 2.0 performance shocks, and the Recoil adjustable traction bar system, which we installed out at Powerhouse Performance. We also mounted up a set of polished Guardian 20-inch wheels from American Force, and wrapped them with 37-inch Cooper Discovery SST Pro tires. We loved the look of the wheel and tire combo with the otherwise stock truck, but there was one more area we wanted to touch upon before calling this one done.
You've seen us use EBC Brakes a lot here at Truckin on our builds. The reason is, it's a super affordable way to add some insurance in the form of increased stopping power to our projects. EBC components also provide something a little nicer to look at when peering past the custom wheels we install. We placed our order for the EBC Stage 8 Super Cool Dimpled & Slotted Brake Kit. This high-heat tolerant brake pad and rotor combination is able to deliver a strong brake bite even at 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit. The EBC Stage 8 Kit includes EBC Orangestuff brake pads, made specifically for extreme duty and towing on oversized tires, and Thermic black-coated dimpled and slotted rotors for max heat dissipation. This was the right combo for this truck, which already had rough-looking pads and rotors from all the towing it's already done in its short life.
Since we were already headed over to New Century Tire in Westminster, California, it was a no-brainer to have them install the brakes real quick-like! We rolled in and out of the shop in about an hour—and that included the alignment. Junior and the crew at New Century handled business like the pros that they are.
At that point, all that was left to do was cruise around in style and get some hero shots of our much improved-upon 2500HD. We've put plenty of road miles on the truck since the install—even a little in the dirt—and we're thoroughly impressed with the ride quality. The BDS/Fox combo is already a proven one, but we can't wait to get out on some trails and see for ourselves!