Land of the Lifted

Our 25 Fa­vorites of SEMA 2017

Truckin - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - BY JEREMY COOK PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: JEREMY COOK & TEAM TRUCKINÕ

Our 25 fa­vorites of SEMA 2017

The spec­ta­cle known as SEMA has come and gone once again and, just like ev­ery year, Truckin was on the scene look­ing for the big­gest, bright­est, lat­est, and great­est of all the lifted trucks to stock the pages of the mag­a­zine for the fore­see­able fu­ture and fill the in­ter­webs with all the trucks you can han­dle. So while we’re show­ing you only our very fa­vorite trucks on these pages, we’ve got lit­er­ally ev­ery truck that was at SEMA this year on the web at truck­trend.com, so go take a look.

Just like last year, the new alu­minum-bod­ied Su­per Duty was one of the top con­tenders, with show-steal­ing ex­am­ples like the fully en­graved Hanro truck, or the Diesel Broth­ers “Light­ning” F-450 re­sid­ing in the ReadyLift booth. F-150s were in large sup­ply, too. The LGE-CTS–built SOTA Of­froad Rap­tor had a lot of traf­fic, as did the Hen­nessey 6x6 Ve­loci­rap­tor. Rams and GM prod­ucts made a big show­ing as well, with a killer one of each flank­ing the in­door Amer­i­can Force booth and a whole bunch more in its booth out­side. There were even a bunch of Titans, Tun­dras, and Ta­co­mas to go around.

But the big news in the big truck world was the amount of clas­sics on hand. From the Icon Ford crew cab to the R-Tech K50, four-door Bronco, and crew cab Power Wagon, builders were all about build­ing high-end lifted cruis­ers out of ex­tremely rare, or even nonex­is­tent trucks. The orig­i­nal­ity of these rigs is what re­ally got our minds rac­ing and ex­cited to see what shows up next year.

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