In the first-ever OBS Builders Guide, we put our direct focus on swapping the factory engine for a Blueprint Engines 383c.i. stroker motor, an American Powertrain transmission, along with a full RideTech Coilover suspension system and 22-inch American Racing wheels. It was an impressive truck that was built right from day 1. Now we turn focus to our Q1 project truck and 2021 OBS Wheel Buyers Guide. This issue we focus on adjustable suspension and bolt-on options for bagged OBS trucks. We have Ridetech AirRide suspension, Toyo Proxes STIII tires, EBC Brakes, Bed Wood and More Retroliner, and much more being installed at Saltworks Fab in Florida.
We are running a staggard setup for the wheels and tires. Sizes 20×8 in the front and 20×9.5 in the rear.
In the same issue, we will also run a 5-page Wheel Manufacturer Highlight article and the OBS Wheel and Tire Buyers Guide. This will be a ton of ink of multiple books and digital/social properties about buying options on these radical trucks.
Truck – 1997 GMC Sierra Ext Cab (see attached with rendering)
Ridetech AirRide Suspension – https://www.ridetech.com/product/air-suspension-system-88-98-c1500/
Ridetech Air Management – https://www.ridetech.com/product/5-gallon-airpod-with-ridepro-x-control-system-en/
U.S. Mags Wheels – https://us-mags.com/bullet-u130-w-14336.htm
Brakes – https://www.shopebcbrakes.com/
Install Shop – SaltWorks Fab https://www.saltworksmfg.com/
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Previous OBS Builders Guide Coverage
Link to previous digital articles
Youtube install video link with over 500,000 views
Video of the new truck project
Link to issue 1 of OBS
Link to ST editorial coverage of OBS 1