One Lifted, Ex­tended & Pissed-Off Du­ra­max Sierra


One lifted, ex­tended & pissed-off ’15 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Not many would have the guts, huevos, or gusto to take a brand-new, top-of-the-line ’15 GMC Sierra 2500HD De­nali truck from the deal­er­ship and in­stall a mas­sive lift, com­plete with 26-inch forged wheels and 40-inch­tall mud tires—let alone do a com­plete matte black re­paint. But John Mika­lik III, bet­ter known as Mik, and the crew at Elite Cus­toms in Sparks, Ne­vada, took that chal­lenge. Oh, and they also ex­tended the cab of the brand-spank­ing-new truck and short­ened the bed for a mega-cab model GM never of­fered from the fac­tory!

The nick­name “Mad­dmax” came from not only the sin­is­ter dark and mean look the truck would have when fin­ished but from those who said Mik and the rest of the crew were “mad” for cut­ting up and ex­tend­ing a brand-new truck and tak­ing on such a build in less than 6 months. It all started with the idea and con­cept ren­der­ing by KEG Me­dia. The goal was to of­fer up a mega-cab GMC Sierra with more com­fort and room for Mik’s grow­ing fam­ily. The cab was ex­tended be­hind the rear doors, and the bed was short­ened to com­pen­sate. The fuel filler was re­lo­cated to the in­side of the bed for a cleaner look and to ac­com­mo­date the new bed length. Elite Cus­toms then sprayed the truck in­side and out in Spies Hecker Matte Black paint be­fore the body was out­fit­ted with new lights, Fu­sion bumpers, and a spiked grille.

But hav­ing a big, bold body on a puny sus­pen­sion and wheels would be like Arnold skip­ping leg day. So, a mas­sive Cog­nito Mo­tor­sports Stage 2 lift with Fox shocks and Kel­der­man airbags in the rear was pow­der­coated and in­stalled to hol­ster the mas­sive 26x16 Spe­cialty Forged wheels en­cased in 40-inch­tall Fuel Off-Road Mud Grip­per M/T tires. As the truck is a higher-end De­nali from the fac­tory, the in­te­rior was up­graded with lux­ury in mind. The rear seat was swapped for those out of a Yukon, al­low­ing them to re­cline thanks to the ex­tended cab. Be­hind those seats sits an Alpine sub­woofer en­clo­sure hooked up to the fac­tory touch­screen head unit. The seats were then cov­ered in Alea black leather be­fore be­ing stitched with the “Mad­dmax” logo.

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