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Street Trucks June 2020

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The # 1 source of inspiration for the custom truck enthusiast. In-depth technical articles educate you on what you can do to set your truck apart.

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United States
Engaged Media
$7.59(Incl. tax)
$25.35(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
letters to the the editor

WE MISS YOU GUYS!! This quarantine thing is getting old, and not attending any truck shows is causing our inner crazy to come out a little. We miss talking trucks for hours on end with interesting truck guys who have unique talents and style. Most outsiders just see metal and four wheels no matter how detailed or custom it is, but not us. We’re different. We can stare at the same truck for 45 minutes while discussing the fine details and upgrades with the owner and builder. “What thickness metal did you use? Which hardware did you bolt it up with? How much work is it to install that suspension?” Even if we don’t have any projects planned, we ask questions like we are deep in the thick of it.…

4 min.
word on the street

RAM TRUCK UNVEILS NEW 2020 RAM 1500 LARAMIE SOUTHWEST EDITION RAM recently unveiled the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition, a new luxury trim aimed at the largest truck-buying region in the world. The Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition packages together popular appearance and luxury features. The Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition will be offered exclusively in Texas and neighboring states. “For nearly 20 years, Ram has recognized that Texas and America’s Southwest are the center of the truck universe,” said Mike Koval, ad interim head of Ram Brand, FCA-North America. “Ram was the first manufacturer to offer a Texas-exclusive model, and the Lone Star edition remains our most popular truck in Texas. Our new Ram Laramie Southwest Edition adds the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology.” Outside, the Laramie Southwest…

3 min.
parts counter

SPARK SOME POWER! PERFORMANCE DISTRIBUTORS’ NEW PENTASTAR S.O.S. coils (Part #DUI-45550) are dying to spark up your engine. With enhanced coil windings, more voltage output than stock ignitions, and capabilities for quicker starting and smoother idling, you’ll be hitting the roads like never before. The new technology in these coils allow you to open up your plug gaps to .065 inch, burning your fuel more completely leading to more power and performance. The extra voltage under load, also known as the acceleration phase, increases spark intensity for a more complete burn of the fuel mixture. It’s compatible with flash devices and programmers. And its superior thermal epoxy leads to improved heat transfer and vibration resistance. Whether you drive a Cherokee, Wrangler, Ram or even a Caravan, you can enjoy the additional performance provided by…

5 min.
built to roll

“HIS SILVERADO WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO DRIVE IN THE CUSTOM CONDITION IT IS CURRENTLY IN, AND HE WOULDN’T THINK OF PASSING UP ANY OPPORTUNITY TO HOP BEHIND THE WHEEL.” HERE’S A FAMILIAR SCENARIO: A GUY BUYS A BRAND NEW TRUCK WITH THE INTENTIONS TO ONLY MILDLY CUSTOMIZE IT TO MAKE IT MORE HIS OWN. When the first batch of parts just isn’t enough, in comes even more product—then some more, and more, and even more. This should hit home because it basically describes all of us at one point or another. There are those still in the fresh truck phase who may be contemplating whether to take their truck further, while there are others who understand their compulsion and don’t have a problem giving into the “more is more” mentality. There really…

1 min.
truck specs

OWNER Carlos Tellez ’14 Chevy Silverado Frisco, Texas ENGINE Factory ’14 GM 5.3L V-8 K&N air intake American Racing Headers long tube headers Carven Exhaust 3-inch system BODY & PAINT Shop: SCC Shop, Crowley, Texas Factory GM black paint Custom wheel tubs by SCC Shop Z71 grille CHASSIS/ SUSPENSION Factory ’14 GM frame Custom control arms Accuair Endo tank and e-Level air management system Dual Viair 480cc compressors Baer Brakes Eradispeed rotors WHEELS & TIRES 28x9 and 28x12 MTW Killa 6 wheels 275/25/28 and 295/25/28 VersaTyre tires INTERIOR & STEREO Shop: Upholstery by Albert Limon, Grand Prairie, Texas Katzkin leather seat covers in red/black Custom wrapped red interior accents Phoenix Android 12.1-inch navigation stereo unit…

2 min.

THE WORD PUNCTILIOUS COMES TO MIND WHEN WE HEAR THE STORY BEHIND THIS ’16 FORD F-150. A punctilious person pays attention to details. Are you always precisely on time? Is your room perfectly neat? Do you overly obsess about minor dents, chips or dings on your truck? Then you are one of the punctilious people, and we welcome you with open arms. As you walk around this bagged four-door Platinum Ford, you can clearly see that no detail was too small or overlooked by owner Robert Lopez. He also happens to be an aircraft technician, so keeping an eye on every detail is a big part of his job. “THESE BUILDS ARE REALLY STRESSFUL, BUT DON’T TAKE ANY SHORTCUTS AND IF YOU HAVE THE OPTION, BODY DROP IT RIGHT AWAY. IT’S JUST…