The 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association annual trade show is always a great place to see some of the highest quality trucks in the nation. If your vehicle is accepted into the SEMA show, it says something. These trucks were built using the newest, most sophisticated, coolest parts available (and, in some cases, not available). After you peruse these fine trucks, head over to www.8-Lug.com for a whole lot more.
Kelderman Manufacturing brought this great looking Dodge to SEMA with 35-inch Toyo M/T tires mounted on 22x14 Throttle Deep Fuel Offroad wheels from MHT. The guys at Kelderman installed the company’s 5-to-6-inch air-ride suspension system. When fully extended, this kit will achieve 9 inches of lift. The suspension system and Fab Fours front and rear bumpers are color-matched to complement the blue tribal design on the truck. This truck is a ’99 F-250 that has undergone a full frame restoration. It features a Precision Metal Fab 8-to-20-inch heavy-duty air-ride suspension kit, SSBC V-8 disc brakes, and Weld Racing’s new forged 20-inch wheels on military 14.5R20 (43-inch) Michelin tires. Under the hood is a built compound-turbocharged Cummins 12-valve motor and MBRP exhaust. The body has been refreshed with molded fiberglass pooch fenders, an ’07 front end complemented by a Road Armor bumper, and Rigid Industries LED lightbars. The rearview mirrors and the tailgate were liberated from an ’08. CAP-Pack, winner of the Light Truck Association Best New Product Over $500, used this Dodge as a platform to promote its new invention. This go- anywhere, do-anything truck is outfitted with a Top Gun Customz suspension lift utilizing NightHawk Black Ops-edition shocks to keep the 37-inch Toyo M/T tires on 20-inch BMF Novakane Death Metal rims in check. Should problems arise, the Superwinch tucked inside the Winch Ready bumper (with a push guard) is standing by. It’s hard to believe this great looking white ’11 Ford F-350 used to be Plain Jane stock. Powerlabsdiesel.com contacted some of the best companies in the aftermarket industry to outfit this rig. All the components complement one another in such a way that it’s easy to overlook one or two of them. Altitude is courtesy of an 8-inch Top Gun Customz lift, while the stance can be attributed to the M16 40/14.50R-24 Interco tires on 24-inch BMF Death Metal S.O.T.A. rims. Appearance is enhanced by Fusion Defender series front and rear bumpers with Rigid Industries LEDs, a Royalty Core grille, Superdutylights.com headlights, Bushwacker fender flares, and an ACI Laredo bedcover. And that’s just the exterior! Full Throttle Suspension answers the question: How do you make an ’01 to ’10 Chevy 2500 rear suspension ride smoother and have more articulation? Install a 10-inch four-link suspension with FTS 4.0 coilover shock absorbers damped with FTS 2.5 remote reservoir shocks. Duh. This ’11 Chevy 2500 HD Crew Cab is perched on a 15-inch lift kit engineered by Full Throttle Suspension. According to FTS, the kit is 100 percent bolt-on and features an A-arm drop bracket that does not extend beyond the track width. Of course, the lime green powdercoating and chrome finish is at the owner’s discretion.