In­side the Build

Truckin - - MIXED EMOTIONS -

Year/Make/Model: ’98 Toy­ota Tacoma

Owner and City/State: Mitchel Varisco; Lafayette, Louisiana Club Af­fil­i­a­tion: Sun­set


Front Sus­pen­sion: Tubu­lar up­per and lower con­trol arms, 2500 Air Lift bags Rear Sus­pen­sion: Re­verse four-link bag over axle, 2600 Air Lift bags, Vi­air 480 com­pres­sor, Ac­cuair VU4 and Switch Speed all done by Brian Brubaker, Dakota Dig­i­tal air gauges


En­gine: 2.4L, K&N cold-air in­take, larger in­jec­tors, MSD wires Trans­mis­sion: Five-speed Toy­ota

Rearend: Nar­rowed 1.5 inches


Tra­di­tional body drop; shaved door han­dles; gas door; an­tenna; third brake light; Grant Kus­toms Cali Combo; frenched-in li­cense plate box; full func­tional elec­tric sun­roof from a Cava­lier; sui­cide doors; 01-04 full front end con­ver­sion; cus­tom­made wood drop-in bed by Thomas Townsend, Eric Ar­ring­ton, Matt Long, and Brian Brubaker; cus­tom-mix Root Beer Pearl Ul­tra 7000 Sher­win Wil­liams paint; RM Glam­our clear; black spray-in bed­liner done at The Paint Asy­lum


Race Red–painted and smoothed plas­tic pan­els, Saturn bucket seats, cus­tom cen­ter con­sole, head­liner and door pan­els wrapped in match­ing red leather, red car­pet and cus­tom-matched floor mats, steer­ing wheel, door han­dles, Ac­cuair con­trol mounts, shift knob and cuphold­ers pow­der­coated Yankee Gold all done by Kus­tom Stitch in Knoxville, Ten­nessee, and Ad­vanced Pow­der Coat­ing Stereo: Alpine flip-out DVD head unit, Memphis Au­dio com­po­nents done by DJ Roberts


Wheels: 18x8, 20x9; Drop­stars 644M, pow­der­coated Yankee Gold Tires: 215/35R18, 245/35R20; Dun­lop Digi-Tyre

Spe­cial Thanks From Owner: Christina Ham­men, James Varisco, Ch­eryl Varisco, Nathan Field­ers, We­ston McBride, James Soileau, Nick John and Amanda, Jaret JJ Guidry, all of my Sun­set Lake Charles fam­ily, and es­pe­cially Thomas Townsend.

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