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Street Trucks

June 2021
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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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1 min.
letter from the editor

AS MOST RELEVANT COMPANIES CAN ATTEST, EVOLVING WITH THE LANDSCAPE THAT SURROUNDS THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC THRIVES IS A MANDATORY PROCESS DURING DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS. As a media company in 2021, we can’t just stick to what we’ve been doing great for the last 21 years. We have to continue being great at print while learning and developing new and interesting forms of media to keep our audience entertained. It’s a delicate balance between quality and quantity, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at keeping up with the pack. In 2021, the team at Street Trucks is not only producing 21 independent publications based solely around the custom truck industry, but we are all also livestreaming at least 10 national events from around the country and even…

3 min.
word on the street

ROUSH PERFORMANCE TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR ITS OFF-ROAD READY 2021 F-150 ROUSH Performance has announced that its 2021 F-150 is now available for pre-order. This truck is the result of the brand’s rich racing history. From the corners of Pikes Peak to the silt of Baja, Roush brings its commitment to off-road performance to the modern pickup. The ’21 Roush F-150 comes standard with a custom-valved set of Roush/Fox 2.0 shocks, and the front coilover shocks are outfitted with tuned performance springs that lift the front end 2 inches, leveling the stance of the truck. General Tire 33-inch Grabber A/TX tires are paired with 20-inch gray Roush wheels to complement the suspension upgrades. The Roush F-150 also comes equipped with a cat-back dual-tip exhaust system. Exterior enhancements for the Roush F-150 include a set…

4 min.
parts counter

K&N FULL SYNTHETIC OIL PINCHING PENNIES WHEN IT COMES TO ENGINE OIL IS A VERY BAD IDEA THAT CAN COST YOU A LOT IN THE LONG RUN. That’s why you should spring for the nice stuff, like K&N’s Ultra Premium Full Synthetic Engine Oil. It features Synthanax Technology, an advanced additive package to reduce friction and wear, keep oil viscosity stable at all temperatures, and reduce contaminants and built-up sludge. You’ll get superior all-weather protection and top-level performance that meets or exceeds OEM specifications. K&N Ultra Premium Engine Oil is lab- and dyno-tested and recommended for engines running gasoline, ethanol or blended fuels. It’s available in 5W-20, 5W-30 and 0W-20 weights. SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT 800-230-3030 www.summitracing.com ARKON MANDELA THE WAIT IS OFFICIALLY OVER. The ARKON Mandela has arrived. A proper directional wheel with an open…

6 min.
under pressure

WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION, BUT THE OLD SAYING, “IF YOU WANT IT BAD, YOU GET IT BAD,” CERTAINLY APPLIES WHEN THE CREATIVE PROCESS IS HURRIED. Great art takes whatever time it takes, especially when you are talking about building award-winning custom trucks. The combination of imagination and craftsmanship is a delicate blend that can’t be rushed, often needing years before the truck first rolls into the winner’s circle. Mel White from Boynton Beach, Florida, understands the methodical approach to success. “GREAT ART TAKES WHATEVER TIME IT TAKES, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BUILDING AWARD-WINNING CUSTOM TRUCKS.” “I started work on my Pro-Street Chevrolet in my late 30s, and now that I’m 50, it’s finally complete,” Mel says. “The construction process had lots of hiccups along the way. Things…

1 min.
truck specs

OWNER Melvin White ❚1997 Chevrolet Silverado ❚ Boynton Beach, FL ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Merlin 540 ci Tall Deck, 975 hp BDS 871 Blower, 8:1 compression Two 850cfm Pro Systems Racing carbs Garlits “Hat” air cleaner Dart Pro 1 heads Hydraulic roller cam MSD 6Al electronic ignition Custom 2 1/2-inch headers into a 5-inch collector 5-inch Cerakote exhaust, Flowmaster mufflers CVS Racing pulley system 16x30 custom-made double pass radiator 2 SPAL 16-inch fans Engine work by: South State Speed Shop, Hackensack, NJ Turbo 400 trans with reverse manual valve body and trans brake 3500 stall speed Coan Engineering Kwik-Shift Performance shifter Trans by JW Performance Transmissions, Rockledge, FL CHASSIS & SUSPENSION Back-half chassis Ladder bar with diagonal link Narrowed Ford 9-inch, 3.90 gears Moser 35-spline axles Factory front end components 2-inch drop spindles Wilwood disc brakes…

3 min.
crusin’ low

EVERY NOW AND THEN, WE MUST RESET OUR MINDS WHEN PLANNING OUT A NEW PROJECT. That was the case for Henry as he is no newbie to the custom scene. His past builds involved classic cars and a few modern muscle cars that he would take to local car shows. So, this time around, he wanted to change things up a bit and build a sport truck. After seeing the sport truck scene grow larger and larger, Henry wanted his 2000 Chevy extended cab Silverado to be able to lay out on the ground as well as have plenty of power at any stoplight to take on any unsuspecting sports cars. The stock 5.3L motor was a good candidate to install a ProCharger’s high output intercooled system with P-1SC set to…