Bagged, Bodied, and Boosted

Tiffany Neumann loves custom trucks. Ever since she was a little girl, she has been fascinated by the idea of transforming the plain and ordinary into something extraordinary and unique. As she got older, those interests melded seamlessly with the custom truck scene, which she has been a part of for many years now.

When Tiffany’s husband Tony decided to take over driving duties of her custom Mazda mini, she was met with a problem: what to build next? It didn’t take long for Tiffany to figure out that a full-size would leave a lot more room for activities, so she picked up a 2015 Chevy Silverado and went to work. Well, since Tony pretty much stole the Mazda, she made sure that he put in his fair share of work to pay her back!

HONEY-DO LIST

As a member of the Forbidden Fantasy truck club, Tiffany had some pretty high standards for this latest build. Because of this, it would take three years of long nights and weekends to get the results you see here. Luckily for Tiffany, Tony is the dude behind Kreative Kustom Worx, which specializes in building custom vehicles, so he was pretty much obligated to do anything she wanted. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that Tony couldn’t wait to check each item off the list of things Tiffany wanted done to her truck—maybe not. In either case, the list was long, so he got to work and got the help of some handy friends along the way.

Going low was goal number one, but Tiffany knew that she wasn’t going to be satisfied with just the frame hitting the pavement.     

Don’t let the clean engine bay fool you. The rear-mounted turbo provides a ton of power to the wheels.

Going low was goal number one, but Tiffany knew that she wasn’t going to be satisfied with just the frame hitting the pavement. Airbags were a no-brainer, of course, but the only thing that was really going to set the stance off right would involve a lot more work. And so, Tony broke out every cutting tool in his arsenal to bodydrop the Silverado, which included sectioning the frame under the cab, dropping the body mounts 2.5 inches, and raising the bed floor.

At this point it would have been easy enough to just button things up and call the truck done after tossing on some custom wheels, but no. Nope, that would have been too easy. And to be honest, you probably wouldn’t be seeing this truck on these pages if Tiffany had stopped there. Instead, the rearend was also narrowed a total of 8 inches to maximize the amount of lip on the black 26×10 rear US Mags Outrage 6 wheels, but then she went and bought some huge 14-inch Wilwood brakes to stuff behind them, with 16-inch Wilwoods peeking through the matching 26×9 front wheels.

NOT DONE YET!

After Tony was done with a large chunk of what was on his list, Tiffany sent pieces of the truck off for some additional work. Brandon B-sons Fab Lab added the hinged floor section to the bed (and he’s very proud to have done it all himself!), and once the rest of the metalwork was complete she had Shane Hancock at Supreme Customs apply a fresh black paintjob. Elgin Harris of Floating Focus then worked his magic by designing, taping, and spraying the lowrider-style patterned paint using black, teal, and silver paint, with silver leafing thrown in for extra “pop.”

Speaking of “pop,” the original 4.3L V-6 was in dire need of a power boost, so Tony came back in and saved the day with a rear-mounted 48mm STS turbo setup. The engine also got a set of JBS stainless steel headers, which also helps spin the rear tires a lot more easily and sounds a hell of a lot cooler than the original exhaust!

Moving inside, there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with the interior, but stock is pretty boring when you’ve gone this far, so Advance Coatings and Trim came onboard to build the custom door panels, headliner, and accent pieces, as well as reupholster the seating with fresh black vinyl with teal stitching. Handmade Howard also played a big role with transforming the Chevy’s innards, with a custom center console and enclosures for the Kicker amp and speakers. The crowning touch is the US Mags Outrage steering wheel, which oddly enough matches the Outrage wheels at each corner of the truck.

Tiffany says that her truck would have been finished a lot sooner, but unfortunately Tony works extra slow when he isn’t getting paid. On a positive note, it gave her tons of time to pick out the truck’s colors!


TRUCK SPECS

OWNER

  • Tiffany Neumann
  • Franklin, IN
  • 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • 8-inch rear frame notch
  • Rear axle housing and axles narrowed 8 inches
  • Custom 4-link rear suspension
  • Tubular upper and lower control arms
  • Air Lift Dominator II front airbags
  • Firestone 9100 rear airbags
  • KYB front and rear shocks
  • Body mounts lowered 2.5 inches
  • Frame sectioned underneath cab
  • Wilwood 16-inch 6-piston front brakes
  • Wilwood 14-inch 6-piston rear brakes
  • Steel-braided brake lines
  • 20-gallon fuel cell

WHEELS & TIRES

  • 26×9 and 26×10 US Mags Outrage 6 wheels
  • 255/30R26 and 295/30R26 Landsail LS588 tires

ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

  • GM 4.3L V-6 engine
  • JBA stainless steel headers
  • Custom STS rear-mounted turbo setup
  • Custom 2.5-inch exhaust
  • 6L80E automatic transmission
  • 3.73 gears with limited slip differential

BODY & PAINT

  • Chevy Z71 grille
  • Tubbed front and rear fenderwells
  • Raised bed floor
  • Custom hinged bed access panel
  • Repainted GM Black
  • Lowrider style pattern graphics with silver leaf

INTERIOR & STEREO

  • Original seats reupholstered with black vinyl/teal stitching
  • Custom door panels
  • Custom headliner
  • Custom hand-painted accent pieces
  • Custom center console
  • Custom speaker enclosures
  • Stinger head unit
  • 9-inch Kicker L7 subwoofers
  • 6.5-inch Kicker door speakers
  • Kicker tweeters
  • 1,500-watt Kicker amplifier
  • US Mags Outrage steering wheel

 

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