Readers’ Street Trucks: July 2006

October 14th, 2009

No Grocery Getter

0607_st_readers_trucks_dodge_durango_sAlthough Tom Counts of Yuma, Arizona, has only had his Dodge Durango for less than a year he has put plenty of work into it. The 4.7L Dodge powerplant has been upgraded with a Jet Performance Chip, throttle body spacer and K&N cold air intake as well as a Flowmaster exhaust. After cranking up the torsion bars a couple of inches he installed a set of BF Goodrich rugged trail 285/70 and 17-inch forged aluminum racing wheels. To make sure that no one thought this SUV was just another grocery getter, Tom painted on the silver racing stripe and billet grille. Future plans include a set of headers and a programmer when it’s available.


Country Rebel

0607_st_readers_trucks_ford_ranger_s16-year old Travis Pack just got his first truck, a clean Ford Ranger. Between handling school, friends and everything else that a normal teenager deals with he’s found the time to lower the truck 4-inches in the front and 6-inches in the rear. The rear tailgate handle has been shaved and the windows have been tinted 5% all the way around. Inside the cab are two 10-inch subs powered by a 200-watt amp, while under the hood is a cold air intake.



A Sweet Homecoming
0607_st_readers_trucks_1998_ford_expedition_sWhile Sergeant Ivan Warmack is stationed in Iraq, his ’98 Ford Expedition is in the shop getting finished. At the time this photo was taken, the Expy was equipped with Halo projector headlights, Street Scene grille, chrome step bars, and Euro taillights, and rolling on a set of 24-inch Milanni wheels and Kumho tires. Inside the SUV is a complete Audiobahn stereo system that includes a head unit, component speakers, four 12-inch subs, and almost 3,000 watts of power. We wish Sgt. Warmack a safe return so he can see his finished project.



The Boss

0607_st_readers_trucks_1998_ford_f150_sDavid O’Hern from Dearmanville, Alabama, purchased his ’98 Ford F-150 XLT straight from the factory. Not long afterwards he pulled off the stock wheels and replaced them with a set of 20-inch Boss 304 wheels wrapped in 245/55R20 rubber. Next on the list was some window tint for the back and side windows as well as a set of upper and lower billet grilles from Carriage Works. After replacing the headlights and taillights he bolted on a Tru Flow dual exhaust and Redline cold air intake. Next on David’s to-do list is some interior modifications.



Betty Boop
0607_st_readers_trucks_1994_chevy_truck_sEd and Betty Mitchell of King George, Virginia, purchased their 1994 Chevy short bed brand new from the dealer. So far they have installed Euro taillights, Fastback tonneau cover, Goodmark cowl hood, Street Scene mirrors, and a front bumper cover. Below the truck are 15 x 10-inch Ultra wheels and dual Flowmaster exhaust that exit through the roll pan. Under the hood the 5.7L engine has been dressed up with some Mirage color change paint.



Tana’s Crew Cab

0607_st_readers_trucks__2005_gmc_sierra_truck_sMontana “Tana” Montes of Alsip, Illinois, has dropped his ’05 GMC Sierra 2 inches in the rear to level it out using DJM shackles. A set of 20-inch Eagle Alloy wheels and Vogue tires fill up each wheel well. Escalade door handles, painted mirror caps, billet grille, billet antenna, and a custom canvas tonneau cover were all added to the exterior. The interior features two Kicker competition subs in a custom box located behind the seat that are powered by a Swiss Audio amplifier.


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