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Street Trucks May 2021

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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Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Engaged Media
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2 Min
letter from the editor

LIKE MANY WRITERS AND EDITORS FROM MAGAZINES IN THE PAST, I TEND TO FIND MYSELF COMPLETING IMPORTANT PIECES THE DAY BEFORE THE DEADLINE MORE OFTEN THAN I WOULD LIKE. No matter how many issues we plan out, and no matter how many times I look at the schedule, it always comes down to the last minute. Does that happen to you in your profession? I’m sure most makers would agree that not only do we turn to wait until the last minute, but it also happens to be when we do our best work. A few weeks of thinking bundled into one hour of writing is better than a couple hours of forced article entries for the ease of an early finish. If a custom hotrod builder begins a project before…

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6 Min
word on the street

NEW TECH, NEW STYLES Upgraded Ford Super Duty Gets SYNC 4, 12-inch Screen, Lariat Sport and Black Appearance Packages FORD is rolling out smart and stylish upgrades for the 2022 F-Series Super Duty as it continues to offer the highest available payload, and max conventional and fifth-wheel towing. The all-new, landscape-oriented 12-inch center touch screen with SYNC 4 is standard on Lariat and above models, with physical controls below for quick access to commonly used functions. Occupants can easily multitask functions by splitting the screen to see navigation, music, truck features and the new digital owner’s manual. With twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, all-new SYNC 4 can wirelessly connect smartphones without the USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility, as well as SYNC AppLink apps. Customers…

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4 Min
parts counter

ePlus AIR MANAGEMENT ACCUAIR SUSPENSION, MAKER OF NEXT GENERATION AIR SUSPENSION CONTROL PRODUCTS, HAS LAUNCHED THE EPLUS AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM APP. The new app allows users of AccuAir Suspension e-LEVEL+ Air Management System products to control the ride height of their car or truck from a smartphone, eliminating the need for a secondary control source. Traditionally, e-LEVEL+ products required the use of a handheld remote to manage the height-based electronic leveling process. The new ePlus app, powered by Bluetooth 5.0, works in partnership with, or independently of, the secondary control source. Real-time height streaming provides a live display of the percentage of suspension travel for each individual corner, along with the target height when the system is in position with RideMonitor. This accurate depiction of air ride height streaming allows users to visualize…

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3 Min
da outlaw that’s just his game

IN THE 1943 AMERICAN WESTERN FILM “THE OUTLAW,” SHERIFF PAT GARRETT WELCOMES HIS OLD FRIEND DOC HOLLIDAY TO LINCOLN, NEW MEXICO. Doc is looking for his stolen horse and finds it held by Billy the Kid. Drama ensues and a classic story is created for the history books, one that tells a tale of love and betrayal, and one in which the lead actress becomes regarded as a sex symbol and a Hollywood superstar after filming. The story is iconic and relatable to many people around the world, but in this particular case, it relates to Darrell Poe’s 1996 Chevrolet S-10 known as Da Outlaw! Starting off as a basic utilitarian use pickup truck, this Bow Tie has earned its place in history and was begging for a new afterlife. So, Darrell…

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2 Min
truck specs

OWNER Darrell Poe Jr. ❚ Location: Bluefield, West Virginia ❚ Occupation: Route Salesman ❚ Make, Model, Year: 1996 Chevrolet S-10 ❚ Club Affiliation: Xtreme Lowz CHASSIS MODS: Rear frame C-notch Fully plated frame with 3/16-inch steel Recessed front shocks Custom shock mounts in rear Body dropped 2 ¾-inches by Darrell himself. Battery relocated under the cab One-off crossmember that holds the four-link and lets the exhaust pass through Custom transmission crossmember Custom compressor brackets One-off fuel cell brackets Chassis mods completed by Darrell Poe, Jr. and Brian Lucas SUSPENSION: Accuair switch speed and Accuair endo tank Firestone 2,600-pound front and rear bags One-off wishbone rear suspension Lower control arms using 2x2 tubing and Thor Bros ends Bullet 2-inch drop spindles WHEEL/TIRE: 22-inch pro Wheels from Hotrods wheels 245/30zr22 Achilles ATR tires ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN: Chevy 327ci v8 crate engine ’85 Chevy…

1 Min
q&a with owner and builder darrell poe jr.

ST: When did you originally purchase it and for how much? DP: December of 2012 for $3,500. ST: How much did the complete build cost? DP: $40,000 plus so far. ST: How long did it take you to build this truck? DP: Seven years and counting. ST: What was the original reason for building this ride? DP: I sold my other mini-truck. ST: What previous modified rides have you owned? DP: A ’91 Chevy S-10 named ROCKBTTM. ST: How did you get involved in the scene? DP: I watched my cousin and his buddies lower their trucks when I was 12. I was hooked! I bagged and body dropped this truck for a friend of mine, Kevin French, many years ago. After selling my 1991 S-10 “ROCKBTTM,” I knew I had to have another mini, and by luck this one ended…