The owner of this 2006 Chevy Silverado didn't want to do a full lift, but rather a leveling kit fit his needs. This duramax is normally used to tow toys of all sorts & it is used to its full potential. Already having 17" chrome wheels mounted on Wrangler tires, the Pro Comp Torsion Key leveling kit was installed. Shortly after; the gas charged, silver Bilstein shocks were bolted into all four corners of the truck. Keeping this truck mild & reliable is what the customer had in mind & he accomplished that by doing a couple simple bolt on modifications.
Upon returning from Iraq, our customer was in need of some fun. He decided that a brand new Ford F-150 might just fit the bill. So he brought in his, fresh off the showroom floor Ford F-150 crew cab. He wanted to keep it mild yet have it look wild. A Pro Comp 3" Leveling kit was installed & the front end now sits level with the rear of the truck. To get that aggressive look desired, a set of black 20" KMC Addict wheels were mounted to a set of 35" Mickey Thompson tires. This truck went from mild to wild with a just a couple of modifications.
This customer came to us wanting to slightly lower his Dodge Challenger. While already having 22" wheels on the car, a mild drop was in mind to keep the stock ride quality yet have that mean lowered stance. A set of Eibach lowering coils were installed which had the fenders hugging the tires while having no rubbing issues. This clean cut Challenger is sitting low & cruising the streets daily.
This customer had a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT 8 & wanted to fine tune the handling characteristics. Removing the already race designed factory coils, front & rear Eibach Pro Series coils were installed along with Eibach anti-sway bars. With the car closer to the ground & ready to beat the pavement into submission, a Hurst short shifter was installed to close the gap from gear to gear. Saying that this car is fun to drive is a understatement, as there is very little body roll & each gear is closer than the tire to fender gap. This retired police officer wanted a car a little badder than the cars he had been pulling over & he certainly achieved that goal.
Nothing looks better than a brand new vehicle right off the show room floor. Oh wait, taking that brand new vehicle, in this case a 2010 Cadillac Escalade, and bolting some 26" Lexani wheels on it just about does it. The customer wanted to keep it clean & still have something custom. A Mcgaughys leveling kit was installed. Then some minor trimming was done up front in order to keep the stock turning radius & not tear the fender wells apart. When done, this Escalade was ready to hit the streets.
Talk about one bad ass grocery getter. With the customer already having 24″ wheels on his Tahoe, he wanted to close up the wheel & fender gap. The simple solution, installing a McGaughys 2/3″ lowering kit had this Tahoe sitting right & riding nice. There was some minor inner fender trimming done in order to ensure there was no clearance issues. At the end of the day the customer was very happy with his SUV.
Fresh out of the paint booth & brand new set of 26″ black KMC Slides bolted on, we pulled this 08 Denali into the shop & got to work on the McGaughys 2/3 lowering kit. Everything bolted up flawlessly & to clear the huge 26″ wheels, the the inner fender wells were trimmed & the factory steps were relocated a 1/4″ back. All said & done, the truck was aligned & drove perfect with no rubbing issues.
Our customer brought us his 2005 Ford F250 & said he wanted something over the top. After discussing different lift kit options, he settled on a 12″ Bulletproof lift with adjustable Fox coilover shocks. The rear of the truck sits on a set of Fox shocks with reservoirs. The truck sits on 20″ chrome Outlaw wheels with 40” tires. To keep this monster street legal for Arizona law (which requires mud flaps to be minimum 7″ from the ground), a set of custom adjustable mud flaps were installed.
As the end of the year has now come and gone I hope that everyone had a good, festive, and warm holiday season. We here at Grunion Fabrication had a very busy holiday. From a before-Christmas retail rush to building a car for bike builder Paul Yaffe’s significant other in under a week (more pictures in our Vehicle Gallery), it was definatley a hectic season.
For New Years a few of us here took a small break and headed north to Snow Bowl to take advantage of the relatively new snowfall. Thanks to the great weather, we made it home with only a few sore muscles, but no broken bones. And now it is time to get back to work building cars.
Since it is now 2009, we know that no new year would be complete without setting a few New Years Resolutions. Now, I know that you are thinking, you may not be the kind of person who does resolutions because you can never follow through with them. But, we have come up with a great list of popular new years resolutions we can help you acheive in simple effective ways!
Get in Shape
Getting in shape this year will be easy and fun with our very cool iPod Handlebar Mount.
This mount is a super sturdy and simple way to encourage you to get on your bike and get in shape while still looking good.
Grunion Fabrication knows that protecting the environment is an important part in everyone lives. When you shop at Grunion Fabrication you will feel good about your order knowing that ALL of the packaging and boxing materials are recycled and reused. We never waste paper or boxes and this year we will be emailing invoices and packing slips rather than printing them so we can cut back on wasteful use of paper and ink. Know that when you shop with us you are doing your part this year helping save valuable resources.
Get Finances in Order
With the economy in its current state we know that finances are weighing heavily on everyone’s mind. We want you to know that we are always willing to work with you on pricing.Â If you see a product that we sellÂ advertised for cheaper elsewhere, we will meet or beat their price.
We also offer very resonable or FREE shipping on many of our products. If you have ANY questions about the price or shipping price of any product, please feel free to call and discuss it with us and we will work with you to our fullest capabilites make sure you get the very best value for what you need.
Spend More Time with Family and Friends
This hobby that we all love so much is a great opportunity to you to take more time to spend with the people you love hanging out with. There are so many ways that our love of custom vehicles brings people together. From car shows, to car/truck clubs, we encourage everyone to get more involved this year with their local and out of state events. It is always a great time to get together and hang out working on and talking about your vehicles. We really believe that it brings family and friends together and will enrich the lives of you and your loved ones.
Organize and Optimize
This year we encourage you to do what you really want with your vehicle. There is nothing better than getting something new and exciting accomplished on your ride. There are so many new and exciting products coming out to make your vehicle better and more functional than ever. Maybe you want to upgrage your old ten switch toggle switch box to a smaller and cleaner looking switchbox
Or maybe you have some older style small valves and want to upgrage to some bigger and better SMC valves? Whatever you are trying to accomplish this year it is our goal to help you get there the most economical way possible. So give us a call or shoot us and email to pick our brains with any questions you might have and we will do our best to make sure you have a rocking 2009!
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