Article and Photography by:
 Bryan Fross
 Model: Kylie

   In the Sunny State of Arizona where it rarely rains, Michael Sainz cruises this 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. On this day, it was as clean as it could be. Well, that was until the rare rain started pouring down for about 20 minutes right before it was time to start shooting photos. Michael waited for the rain to let up, then he got back outside to wipe it down all over again and he was happy to do it. You see his Chevy is finally getting some recognition as a very cool, clean custom truck and that is all he ever wanted. With that said, this is only round 1 of the process. He has some major plans in the future for his truck so there could be many different versions of Michael's truck when all is said and done.

    After rolling it for a while just lowered, Michael decided to drop it off at Grunion Customs for Kevin Brumfield and his crew to install airbags at all four corners and a complete a 3-inch stock floor body drop to lay out the Silverado. The suspension consists of 2-inch McGaughys Drop Spindles with Grunion bag cups and a Grunion Customs 4-link with panhard bar. The air delivery system utilizes a Viar 480 dual compressor pack, a 10-gallon air tank, and SMC Valves to fill up the Slam Specialties air bags. The wheels are 22x9.5-inch Granite Alloy G6 wrapped in P265/35ZR22 Pirelli Scorpion Tires.

   The goal for the outside of this Chevy was simple, make it a clean truck with some upgrades in a few areas that will get it noticed. Michael added some Street Scene Cali Sport Mirrors with signals and a Reflexxion Cowl Hood to start. The door handles were replaced with flamed versions while the tailgate handle was shaved completely using an AVS tailgate handle relocator and a steel roll pan was welded in place of the bumper. Topping off the bed is a Gaylord's X2000 Tonneau Cover with Speedster spoiler.

    When it was time to get the interior a serious makeover, Michael dropped the truck off at The Interior Shop right next door to Grunion Customs. Todd Jubert started by taking the whole factory interior out before the extensive job of wrapping and painting everything possible. The factory buckets were wrapped in black suede with red inserts and the headliner received suede with a pinstripe design. The door panels received a similar treatment of black suede, red inserts, pinstripe design, and custom speaker pods. The dashboard and all pillars were smoothed and painted red. Other accents were added using Billet aluminum and include a grab handle, air conditioning/heating knobs, door sill plates, and a Billet Accessories Direct Wraith Steering Wheel that is half wrapped in black suede and red leather. The factory audio system was also tossed out in preparation for Rick at Creative Audio Werks to add a pair of Rockford Fosgate P163c 6.5-inch 3-way components in each door as well as a pair of Rockford Fosgate Power series 2 way 4x6-inch speakers in the rear pillars powered by a Rockford Fosgate T4004 4-channel amplifier. There are also two 12-inch Rockford P2 subwoofers behind the seats getting their juice from a California comp 1200 watt mono amplifier.

    The engine compartment of Michael's Silverado has remained fairly stock, for now. An AEM Brute Air Force intake was installed by Grunion and a 40 series Flowmaster exhaust was installed by Joe Chevy at B&M muffler.

  Michael would like to thank all of his friends, his club members from Negative Camber, and his family for all the help throughout the build up.