If you're a fan of our website, you may remember Ray Hernandez. His last truck, a Chevrolet S-10, was featured on our site less than two years ago. This 2006 Chevrolet Silverado HD is much larger and diesel powered. It's a big change from his last project. With that being said, he still managed to put the same effort into this new venture.
This type of truck with its size and diesel powerplant just begs to be lifted so it can tower over most other vehicles on the busy socal streets and highways. Pit Bull motorsports accomplished the height Ray was looking for with a CST 11-inch lift utilizing Ready Lift keys, sway bars, as well as Cognito ladder bars and Cognito pitman/idler arms supports. The tie rods were replaced with a set of Fabtech tie rods then the frame and suspension were painted candy blue along with a coat of clear to protect it. The 20x10-inch KMC Diesel Wheels were also painted to match and then wrapped in 40x11.50-inch tires.
Now that the truck was sitting substantially higher than it's factory positioning, the modifications to the overall look of the truck could begin. After a round of smoothing that included shaving the door handles, tailgate handle, taillights, and third brake light, Ray had his truck sprayed with Lexus white base and with Ice Blue Pearl. The front bumper received a Street Scene SS Bumper Cover and the all of the front end opening were filled with billet grilles. To finish off the cool new front additions, the headlights were smoked which adds just a little something extra to them.
There was no chance that Ray was going to leave the inside of this project stock. The crew at Chuy's Interior started by covering the seats and door panels in blue leather with the seats also getting white suede inserts. The headliner was also covered in white suede to match and the floor was covered in blue carpet. The dash was customized using fiberglass and a custom console/subwoofer enclosure was constructed to fit between the seats and pound some bass in the cabin. In the dash resides a Kenwood DVD player with Navigation that CDL Audio installed to send tunes to the Hifonics components in all four doors. The aforementioned bass is provided by Hifonics Amplifiers that push the low notes to four 10-inch Kicker Competition Subwoofers. This is all made possible by using two Kinetik 3800 Batteries for power.
Ray would like to thank his club ///Relaxed Atmosphere, all of his family and friends for there support as well as everyone involved in this build.