1996 Chevy Z71 4x4 Extended Cab - Texas Heat Wave
A Smokin' Z-71 From The Heartland
Photography by Team Off-Road
Since Travis would have to endure those hot Texas days, it only made sense that he make his interior as cool-looking as it could be. With that goal in mind, he re-carpeted and reupholstered all the door panels, the seats, and the floor with a black and gray color combination. Then he replaced almost all of the stock plastic trim pieces with billet items. Included in this billet replacement was the steering wheel, the heater box cover, the shifter levers, and the signal covers. Sounding as if it came from the Houston Astrodome rather than from a truck, the sound system can almost be heard from across the state. Comprised of Alpine/Phoenix Gold/MB Quart components, it hits hard and loud.
To date, Travis is still thinking of items that he can replace and retune on his rig. He has already placed an order for a Dana 60 front axle and has planned to increase the tire height to 44 inches. We'll keep you posted. The saying is true: Everything's just a little bigger in Texas. If you don't believe it, you will when you see Travis' truck. And it will suddenly make perfect sense.
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|Vehicle ||: ||'96 Chevrolet Z-71 Extended Cab 4x4 |
|Owner/hometown ||: ||Travis Kirtley/Cypress, Texas |
|Engine ||: ||5.7L Chevrolet Vortec V-8 |
|Transmission ||: ||4L60E automatic |
|Suspension ||: ||8-inch Pro Comp suspension; 3-inch body lift; |
|2-inch torsion bar lift; 2-inch rear |
|shackle lift |
|Wheels ||: ||15x14 Weld Racing |
|Tires ||: ||39.50x15x15 Mickey Thompson Baja |
|Other ||: ||Chromed differential cover; Alpine/Phoenix |
|Gold/MB Quart sound system; Hypertech |
|Performance power chip; billet valve covers; |
|Optima gel battery; stainless steel braided |
|hoses; 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust system; |
|chromed Gibson shorty headers |
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