The Accessory Dream Guide Issue 2

Spring 2017 Accessory Dream the guide

Magazine for Jeep & Truck Enthusiasts

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Editor/Layout: Lina Tran

e are proud to share the second issue of the Accessory Dream Guide. Our decision to introduce another issue was made possible because of our great relationships with our vendors/suppliers, the hard work from our team on the magazine, the tremendous support from our customers and of course other fellow vehicle outfitting enthusiasts who visited our stores or website to grab and read the magazine. For over 40 years we have been outfitting vehicles and building our customers dream rides. We hope this version of the accessory dream guide provides you with some great ideas of how you can build your dream ride and inspires you to invest and buy more accessories. As you will see in this issue our team was very busy across Alberta and BC in a numberof communities. We participated in Trail Rides with many friends, we hosted truck/jeep meets in a number of cities and we participated in a number of community events. As an organization we are proud to support a number of initiatives in the cities we work and play in and look forward to more rides and more meets. In this second issue we are also excited to share the fan shout-out page. Like you, we love looking at all of the different ways our customers and friends like to outfit a vehicle. We find all of these vehicles help inspire us to look at new products and share ideas for the next great build. We are also thrilled with the response on our co-pilot section. We love the enthusiasm and the great pictures and the creative ways you enjoy your dream ride with your family and co-pilot friends. We invite you to visit the theaccessorydreamguide.com website to see more great builds or join us on Facebook and Instagram. Enjoy your ride and never stop building!

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Editorial Writer: Steve Hagopian

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The Accessory Dream Guide is available for pick-up free of charge from any Raven Truck Accessories and North Shore Off-Road Centre stores

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CONTENTS

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FEATURED VEHICLES From Our Fans & Followers

PET CO-PILOTS Featuring your Furry Friends

FEATURES AND ARTICLES

FEATURED VEHICLES

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INSTALL SHOP Our Builds

BLACK WIDOW 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 2500 Duramax

THE RAVEN JEEP 2013 Jeep Wrangler

CHUCK THE TRUCK 2015 Ford F-150 5.0L V8 SuperCrew

TRAIL RIDE with the 410 Expedition Team

TOM DEL 1987 Suzuki Samurai

WHEELS AND TIRES 101 Selecting the Right Wheel and Tire Package

BACKWOODS TUNDRA 2013 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD

SHOUT OUT Featuring Our Fans and Followers

SKULLY THE RAM 2015 Ram 1500 Sport

TRAIL RIDE with the Grande Prairie Jeep Club

GHOST JEEP 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

PET CO-PILOTS Featuring Your Furry Friends

WARTHOG 2014 Toyota Tacoma

ROOF TOP TENTS Transform Your Next Camping Adventure

DIRTY DONNA 2011 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

GET FEATURED: Use hashtag #raventruckaccessories and #northshoreoffroad on Instagram for a chance to be featured in our next issue #DreamGuideForDreamRides

ALYSHA AXANI 2013 Dodge Ram 1500

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UNDERCOVER CLASSIC

UNDERCOVER FLEX

• The original ABS tonneau • Weather-tight and fits perfectly to the bed of your truck • Dual point locking system • UV protected polymer finish • Textured black finish • Scratch resistant • Nearly half the weight of traditional fiberglass covers • Custom fit design and a double seal to prevent water and debris from entering your truck bed

• Hard-folding tonneau cover • Three secure riding positions • Built-in prop rods • Slam latches • Full bed access • Weather resistant • Rubber seals and drain tubes • Panels are lighter, stronger, and more dent resistant than aluminum

NIGHTHAWK LIGHT BROW

SWING CASE

• Dramatically changes the attitude of your factory Jeep® grille • Factory painted • Over 10 colors available • Available unpainted for custom colors • Easy installation

• Lightweight, high impact ABS plastic • Custom fitted for your truck

• Extremely versatile • Convenient storage

• Weather tight • Lift-off removal • Swings out • lockable

• Strong and durable • Comes standard with

replacement weather strip

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THE ULTIMATE TRUCK BED SOLUTION

THE NEW ULTRA FLEX COMES STANDARD WITH

• PREMIUM MATTE FINISH • CARPETED UNDER PANEL • SADDLEBAG STORAGE • UNIVERSAL TAILGATE OPERATION WITH DUAL ACTION SEAL • LUMINOUS BED LIGHTING • HIGH GRADE ALUMINUM PANELS

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FEATURED VEHICLES

Welcome to Featured Vehicles in our Accessory Dream Guide, where we show our appreciation for individuals who are building their “Dream Ride”.

At Raven Truck Accessories and North Shore Off-Road, we love what we do! We have decided to feature some of the enthusiastic Jeep/Truck modifiers who inspire us. We love how each vehicle reflects the style, interests and personality of its owner. It’s fascinating to see how every build is constantly evolving as parts are added and others are removed or improved. SHARE YOUR RIDE WITH PRIDE! If you also live this dream of making your ride into your ideal mod, why not share it with us and all the other enthusiasts out there? Show us your vehicle by posting photos on our Facebook pages or tag @raventruckaccessories or @northshoreoffroad on Instagram for your chance to be featured in our next issue of The Accessory Dream Guide. #DreamGuideForDreamRides

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CHUCK THE TRUCK 2015 Ford F-150 5.0L V8 SuperCrew

Featured Vehicles in this Issue

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BLACK WIDOW 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 2500 Duramax

GHOST JEEP 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

CHUCK THE TRUCK 2015 Ford F-150 5.0L V8 SuperCrew

WARTHOG 2014 Toyota Tacoma

TOM DEL 1987 Suzuki Samurai

DIRTY DONNA 2011 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

BACKWOODS TUNDRA 2013 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD

ALYSHA AXANI 2013 Dodge Ram 1500

SKULLY THE RAM 2015 Ram 1500 Sport

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TOM DEL 1987 Suzuki Samurai

GHOST JEEP 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

ALYSHA AXANI 2013 Dodge Ram 1500

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FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 2500 Duramax Owner: Junior Ferguson Location: Beaverlodge, Alberta Instagram: @14wide

BLACK WIDOW

Modifications & Accessories:

Junior Ferguson of Beaverlodge, AB is a GM guy who knows what he likes and sticks with it. His first dream ride was a 2010 GMC Sierra 1500, which he accessorizedin black and red. Now, his dream ride is a 2015 Chev Silverado LTZ, 2500 Duramax which he has accessorized in black and red. He even chose the truck’s name, Black Widow because of its colours. Growing up, he always admired the nice rides his dad and uncles had and he was always interested in cars and trucks.

- 24x14 Fuel Forged

- 38” Nitto Trail Graps

- BDS Suspension 10” Lift Kit

- Rock Guard On Bottom

- Bushwacker Fender Flares

- HTP Kick Back Mudflaps

When he bought his current ride, it was stock, then he added a lift kit, which he says is: “kind of the starting point to a build and gives you motivation to continue”. His favourite manufacturer is Specialty Forged wheels due to their “unique style” and his favourite accessory on his ride is his bumper because he designed it himself. Next will come a 10-12” Cognito Stage 2 lift kit.

- Lund International Side Steps

- Chevy Tonneau Cover

- 2 x 10” TW3 Shallow Mount Subs

Junior first realized that his truck had transformed into his dream ride when the build started coming together & he “noticed it was better than I imagined”. He belongs to the Alberta Coal Rollers, which he joined because a few buddies were in the group and they had unique rides and they shared his pas- sion for excellence. While he’s been to a few auto shows and truck meets, his Black Widow “doesn’t

- JL Slash 1000 Amp

- Red Hydro Dip In Interior

- RGB Rock Lights

- Custom Front Bumper with Three 30”

- Cree Light Bars

see much off-road”. Junior points out that the northern Alberta weather provides enough extreme conditions. His fondest memory combined with his furthest excursion when he took at trip to Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. Next summer, he plans to drive to Toronto.

- Color Match and Tinted Headlights

- Custom “DURAMAX” Badge

- Axle Dump Exhaust

He admires Zach Rinehart’s 2015 Duramax which, no surprises here, is also black and red and has a full air suspension on 24x14 Speciality Forged Wheels. He saw it on Instagram@dirtymax911 while his own handle there is @14wide. Check it out for more photos of his ride!

- 5 Tune EFI Live with Auto Cal

- Full DEF, EGR Deletes

- RGB Lights In Interior

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At Raven, each of our locations has a full service Install Shop. Our installers are not only professionals, they are also enthusiasts and have a passion for customizing vehicles. Here are a few of our favorite builds. Visit our Install Shop website and see what we can do for your ride!

2016 Jeep Rubicon Accessories Installed at Raven Calgary South - BDS Suspension 3” Lift Kit with Fox 2.0 Shock Upgrade - AMP Research Power Steps - Warn Front and Rear Bumpers - Warn “Power Plant” Winch - Warn Recovery Straps - Iron Cross D-Rings (white) - Custom Powder Coated Matching White Factory Jeep Wheels Custom Machined Face - G2 1.5” HubCentric Wheel Spacers - BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 35” Tires - Smittybilt Spare Tire Bracket - Bushwacker Trail Armor Rocker Panel and Sill Plate - Undercover Nighthawk Brow with Custom Zebra Stripe Graphics - Rugged Ridge Pillar Mount Switches - KC Hi-Lites Light Bracket - Warn 3.5” Fog Lights - HuskyLiner X-Act Contour Floor Liners and Cargo Liner - Llumar 35% “CTX” Ceramic Window Tint (by Raven Graphics)

Jana Neal

2015 Ram 1500 Accessories Installed at Raven Edmonton North - Fuel Off-Road 20x10 Clever D574 Wheels - Open Country Mud Terrain 37x13.5R20 Tires - BDS Suspension 6” Lift Kit - AFE Power Momentum GT Pro 5R Cold Air Intake System

- AFE Power Silver Bullet Throttle Body Spacer - KC Hi-Lites Oval Rocker Switch - Oracle Lighting Chrome OE Style Headlights with Red SMD LED Halos

Stephen McConnell

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INSTALLSHOP.RAVENTRUCK.COM INSTALL SHOP

2017 Ram 1500 Accessories Installed at Raven Calgary South - Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares - Undercover LUX SE Tonneau Cover - BDS Suspension 6” Fox Coil-Over Suspension System - 35x1250R20 Studded Toyo Open Country CT’s with Hub Centric 1.5” Wheel Spacers

- Go Rhino RB10 Running Boards - Weathertech DigitalFit Floor Liners - DeeZee Truck Tailgate Assist - AMI Black Stubbie Antenna - Window Tint (by Raven Graphics)

Pat Hastings

2008 Ford F350 CC Accessories Installed at Raven Red Deer - Go Rhino 5” Oval OE Xtreme Running Boards - Go Rhino OE Xtreme Mounting Brackets - Bulletproof Front and Rear Bumpers - powder coated - Advance Manufacturing CustomFlow 5th Wheel Tailgate - powder coated - Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares Painted to Match - Rigid Industries E-Series 20” LED Spot/Flood Combo Light Bar - Rigid Industries E-Series 6” DOT/SAE LED Driving Lights - Truck Hardware Gatorback Ford Logo Mud Flaps

Jim Fradette

2013 Toyota Tacoma Accessories Installed at Prince George - Leer 122 Series High Rise Canopy with Carpet Liner

Chantal Reid

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RAVEN

THE RAVEN 2013 JEEP WRANGLER

The Raven Jeep represents the Raven Truck Accessories brand. This 2013 JeepWrangler does not simply shine in someparking lot, nor is itadailydriveror a pavement princess. The Raven Jeep exemplifies the off-road lifestyle by hitting the trails, testing its metal and getting muddy, time after time.

Youcan join theRaven Jeepas it travels throughout Alberta & British Columbia. It can be found participating in trail rides, Jeep meets, off-roading events and even parades. With all of its modifications

Show Your Ride for Brandon

and accessories, it isn’t hard to spot this beauty. Everywhere it goes, it makes heads swivel as motorists gaze at it and begin to make plans about their own dream rides. It just has that effect on people. When you see it, you’ll know: this ride truly represents Raven Truck Accessories commitment to helping enthusiasts build their dream rides. We hope to see you soon out on the trails or at an event. When we do, be sure to come up and say hello. We love to talk mods, off-roading adventures and yes, misadventures, and the best backwoods spots to explore and enjoy. See you on the trails! #OFFROADLIFE

Attending Truck and Jeep Meets

Trail Ride with North Country Offroad Addicts

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JEEP

Modifications & Accessories: - Lund International Aeroskin Low Profile Ventvisor Textured Black Combo Kit - Lund International FX Flat Style Fender Flares - Bushwacker Jeep Trail Rocker Panel and Sill Plate OE Matte Black - Bushwacker Trail Armor Jeep Hood Scoop OE Matte Black with Texture - Rampage Recovery Bumper with Stinger Textured Black - Smittybilt D-Rings - Rampage Black One Piece 3D Grille - Rampage Trailview Frameless Top - ICI Magnum RT Steps - JKS Manufacturing Lift Kit 3.5” J-Konnect Suspension System - BF Goodrich 325/65R18 All Terrain Tires - Procomp Xtreme Alloys Matte Black Wheels - Procomp Lug Nut Kit - Daystar Black D-Ring Isolator - Warn Winch VR8000 8,000 lb with Quick Line Speed - Trail Gear 50” LED Light Bar Mount Kit - Trail Gear LED Pod Light Bracket - Putco Luminix High Power LED Headlights - Brightsource Double Row 50” LED Flood/Spot Light Bar Combo - Brightsource 3” LED Spot Light Bar - Brightsource 31” Stealth Single Row LED Light Bar - Undercover Nighthawk Light Brow - Huskyliner Weatherbeater Front Floor Mats - Huskyliner Weatherbeater 2 nd Seat Floor Mats - AMP Research Fuel Door

Photos by Mike Van Soest

See more of the Raven Jeep on our Install Shop at installshop.raventruck.com

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SPEEDY SEAL TIRE REPAIR KIT • Comes in a compact carry case • Includes all the components necessary to repair tubeless radial or cross ply tires, without removing the tire from the vehicle or rim • Includes a quality pencil type tire gauge • Rounded corners and edges to protect vehicle upholstery • Fully removable lid and basket for easy access and cleaning • Ventilation grills allow operation even in the most confined cargo areas • Average DC power consumption: 0.7 to 2.3 amp hr • Separate dairy/ fruit compartment • Unique stainless steel detent hinge with quick release mechanism. • No external power transformers required to operate the fridge on 12v DC, 24v DC or 110v AC FRIDGE FREEZER • 100% CFC free-low amp draw-ice free operation • Powder coated zinc steel cabinet shell • Recessed powdered coated steel fixed carry handles • Two piece injection molded lid, UV stable • Convenient on/off power indicator-integrated battery protection system (12/24v DC) • Solar panel and generator compatible • Deep storage capacity for large upright bottles • User friendly, forward facing thermostat control • Built-in 12, 24 and 120 volt facility

TIRE INFLATOR WITH GAUGE • Compatible with ARB Air Compressors • Easy to read dial with dual scale PSI/Bar increments • Quality bronze bourdon tube design • Fully geared solid brass precision movement

• Protective rubber gauge guard • Air bleed button for deflating • 13” stainless braided flexible hose • Clip on chuck • 1⁄4 NPT US standard male air fitting • Internal air shut off valve

E-Z DEFLATOR KIT • Corrosion resistant brass/stainless deflator tool

• Quality bronze bourdon tube gauge design ensures accuracy is not affected by changes in temperature, humidity or altitude • Fully geared, solid brass precision movement • Protective rubber gauge guard • Easy to read dial with one PSI increments

with dual pressure range and dual chuck, insertion and reamer tools, lubricant, additional valve

accessories and 30 self vulcanizing repair cords for complete air sealing • Spare repair cords are also available in packs of 50 from ARB

• Thoroughly designed and tested to ensure accuracy • Includes protective canvas pouch and instruction sheet

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CALGARY AREA TRAIL RIDE WITH 410 EXPEDITION CANADIAN OVERLAND TEAM

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On February 4th, 2017, Raven Truck Accessories and ARB sponsored a Meet Up and Trail Ride with Alberta’s very own 410 Expedition Canadian Overland Team. Vehicles of all types from Tacomas, Jeeps, Full Size Trucks and everything in between met at Raven’s Calgary South store location and at the Husky Gas Station in Cochrane before leaving for the Waiparous Area. The Raven Jeep led the convoy into the area and the 410 Expedition team quickly setup a staging area for a campfire and lunch. During the day, groups set off on different trail runs while others stayed at the campfire meeting new friends and colleagues over hot chocolate and Spolumbo’s Deli Sandwiches. The day was wrapped up with numerous prizes donatedby Raven TruckAccessories andARB. To seea full episode of this event, please visit 410 Expedition’s YouTube channel and watch “Trail Run”. We look forward to having you join us on our next event in June! Stay tuned on our Raven Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.

410 Expedition Canadian Overland is dedicated to sharing their adventures in the backcountry and remote locations with overland rigs. Life is Good, Get out and explore! Visit 410 Expedition’s YouTube Channel to see more videos from their outdoor adventures.

Photos by Art O’Keefe

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SpyderShell ™

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SPYDERSHELL™ Armor Coat is Poison Spyder’s premium coating process for select bumpers and armor products. SpyderShell™ is more than just powder coat—it’s a complete system that incorporates the state of the art in preparation, application, materials and packaging to ensure that SpyderShell™ products stay looking great for years.

JK FRONT BUMPERS WITH SPYDERSHELL™ 17-59-010-DBP1 Brawler Lite Front Bumper - Brawler Bar - Black 17-59-030P1 JK Brawler Lite Front Skid - Black 17-63-010-DBTP1 Brawler MID Front Bumper - Brawler Bar - Black 17-63-030P1 JK Brawler MID Front Skid - Black 17-64-020-DBTP1 JK Brawler FULL Width Front Bmpr - Brawler Bar - Black

JK FENDER ARMOR WITH SPYDERSHELL™ 17-03-030P1 Front Crusher Flares - Standard (Steel) - Black 17-03-031P1 Front Crusher Flares - Narrow (Steel) - Black 17-03-032P1 Front Crusher Flares - X-Wide (Steel) - Black 17-02-080-VP1 Front Inner Fender Kit - Vented - Black 17-05-010P1 Rear Crusher Flares - Standard (Steel) - Black 17-05-020P1 Rear Crusher Flares - X-Wide (Steel) - Black

JK REAR BUMPERS WITH SPYDERSHELL™ 17-62 -010P1 RockBrawler II Rear Bumper - Black 17-62-020P1 RockBrawler II Rear Bumper - Tire Carrier - Black 17-62-040-DP1 Brawler FULL Width Rear Bumper - Black 17-62-040-DLP1 Brawler FULL Width Rear Bumper - Lights - Black 17-62-050-DP1 Brawler FULL Width Rear Bumper - Tire Carrier - Black 17-62-050-DLP1 Brawler FULL Width Rear Bumper - Tire Carrier - Lights - Black JK CORNER ARMORWITH SPYDERSHELL™ 18-05-020P1 4-Dr Crusher Corners - LED Taillights - Black 18-05-021P1 4-Dr Crusher Corners - LED Tail & Backup Lights - Black 18-05-022P1 4-Dr Crusher Corners - OEM Taillights - Black 18-06-021P1 4-Dr Trail Corners - LED Tail & Backup Lights - Black 18-06-022P1 4-Dr Trail Corners - OEM Taillights - Black

JK ROCKER ARMORWITH SPYDERSHELL™ 17-08-200P1 2-Dr Brawler Rockers (Steel) - Black 17-08-410P1 2-Dr Body Armor (Steel) - Black 17-08-040P1 2 Dr Ricochet Rocker - Frame Mt - Black 18-08-200P1 4-Dr Brawler Rockers (Steel) - Black 18-08-410P1 4-Dr Body Armor (Steel) - Black 18-08-040P1 4 Dr Ricochet Rocker - Frame Mt - Black

JK EXTERIOR UPGRADESWITH SPYDERSHELL™ 17-53-010-PC JK Hood Louver ‘07-’12 - Black 17-53-011-PC JK Hood Louver ‘13+ - Black

42-11-030-PC Bombshell Diff Cover - Dana 30 - Black 42-11-044-PC Bombshell Diff Cover - Dana 44 - Black

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WHEELS AND TIRES 101

#1 – TIRE SIZE - Decide if you want to keep the same size tire or add larger overall diameter tires. If you would like to go bigger, you may need to add a level-lift or lift kit. - There are many free Tire Size Calculators online. One of my favorites is https://tire- size.com/calculator because it allows you to compare tire sizes:

days of steel “Chrome Cragar” and alloy “five-star” wheels. Black, Grey, Chrome, Machined, and Pol- ished are some of the popular finishes on today’s trucks. Combine this with a Gloss, Satin or Matte effect, which really helps to personalize the look you want. #5 – WHEEL & TIRE FITMENT (do they stick in, stick out, or sit flush?) Getting that wheel & tire package to look just right on your ride has a lot to do with how far in or out they sit on your vehicle. Let’s have a quick look at what determines this: - Wheel “Offset” and “Backspace” are two measurement terms used in the wheel and tire industry to determine how far your wheels stick in or stick out - Offset is the more common term used in recent years and it is always referred to in millimeters - The lower or more negative the number, the more it will stick out. For example a wheel with a negative offset (example “-15”) will stick out more than a wheel with a “0” or pos- itive offset (example “+20”) - Backspace is still used somewhat in the off-road community and is always referred to in inches

24 THE ACCESSORY DREAM GUIDE Now let’s get back to the steps for select- ing the right tire and wheel package: Wheel and tire upgrades are often the first modification made to Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. Not only do they make the most noticeable change to the look of your vehicle, but they can also enhance performance, on or off-road. However, selecting the wheel and tire package that looks “just right” takes a little bit of planning and consideration. Before we get to the steps of selecting the right wheel and tire package for your vehi- cle, let’s quickly review how they are sized. The wheel and tire industry typically combines both Metric (millimetres) and Imperial (inches) units of measurement when labeling sizes. This can be confusing, so let’s look at some examples: 2017 Ford F-150 Typical stock tire size: 265/70/17 “265” = width of tire in mm “70” = profile of how thick the sidewall is (70% of the width) “17” = diameter of the wheel in inches Common upgrade tire “Plus Size”: 305/55/20 (requires a 2-3 inch level-lift to fit on an F-150) “305” = width of tire in mm “55” = profile of how thick the sidewall is (55% of the width) “20” = diameter of the wheel in inches Just to make things a little more confusing, the off-road community sometimes refers to a tire size only in inches. For example, a 33”x12.50”x20 tire is identical in size to a 305/55/20. Other popular off-road tire sizes are 35x12.50x20, 37x13.50x20 and so on. The 12.50 and 13.50 in these tire sizes refer to the width in inches.

#2 - TYPE OF TIRE There are 3 main categories of tires for Trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs

All-Season (Street/High- way friendly, least aggres- sive looking) All-Terrain or “AT” (aggres- sive looking but still street/ highway friendly, some- times available in Snow- flake rate All-Weather) Mud-Terrain or “MT” (very aggressive looking, a little noisier on the street/high- way than All-Season or AT) - Do you like the look of tires with thick sidewalls or a lower profile “thin- ner” sidewall? - Do you like the look of big diameter wheels? - Do you want both?

- The lower the number, the more it will stick out. For example a wheel with a 5” offset will stick out more than a wheel with a 6” offset

#3 – WHEEL SIZE

The experts at North Shore Off-Road can walk you through the process of selecting the wheel & tire package that’s just right

for your Dream Ride! Written by our expert Steve Hagopian

#4 - WHEEL FINISH, COLOR & STYLING Wheels have come a long way since the

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A/T SPORT 80,000 KM TREADWEARWARRANTY Part No. Size Load Range 43110515 31x10.50R15LT C 43312515 33x12.50R15LT C 43512515 35x12.50R15LT C 42457016XL 245/70R16 XL 42657016XL 265/70R16 XL 42358516 LT235/85R16 E 42257516 LT225/75R16 E 42457516 LT245/75R16 E 42657516 LT265/75R16 E 42857516 LT285/75R16 E 43157516 LT315/75R16 E 43057016 LT305/70R16 E 42657017 LT265/70R17 E 42857017 LT285/70R17 D 43157017 LT315/70R17 E 42656517 LT265/65R17 D 43056517 LT305/65R17 E 43712517 37x12.50R17LT D 43056018 LT305/60R18 E 43512518 35x12.50R18LT E 42756020 LT275/60R20 E 42956020 LT295/60R20 E 43055520 LT305/55R20 E 43512520 35x12.50R20LT E 43712520 37x12.50R20LT E

XTREME MT2 60,000 KM TREADWEARWARRANTY Part No. Size Load Range 75031 31X10.50R15 C 75033 33X12.50R15 C 75035 35X12.50R15 C 760265 LT265/75R16 E 76285 LT285/75R16 D 76315 LT315/75R16 E 770265 LT265/70R17 E 77285 LT285/70R17 D 77305 LT305/65R17 E 77315 LT315/70R17 E 771340 40X13.50R17 C 771237 37X12.50R17 D 780295 LT295/65R18 E 780305 LT305/70R18 E 7801237 37X12.50R18 E 700295 LT295/55R20 E 701295 LT295/60R20 E 701235 35X12.50R20 E 701237 37X12.50R20 E 721235 35x12.50R22 E 721337 37X13.50R22 E

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FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 2015 Ford F-150 5.0L V8 SuperCrew Owner: JR Location: Edmonton, Alberta Instagram: @jrco_bobekongwe

CHUCK THE TRUCK

Modifications & Accessories:

Chuck the Truck has been the name of both of JR’s F-150s. As a child, he dreamed of driving big rigs and his father taught him to drive on Isuzu work trucks and Jeepneys in the Philippines. When he landed in Canada in ’08 and laid eyes on the F150s, he promised himself that he’d drive one someday and he’s had two: an ’11 Ingot Silver and now a ’15 Ruby Red. The first morning he had V2.0, he “tinkered to convert my low beam & fog halogen bulbs into LEDs.” Then he immediately added: “mud flaps, rear well liners, weatherproof floor liners, & window and hood deflectors for starters.” He calls this selection “functional, yet sets it apart from stock appearance right away.” His favourite brands are “Bulletproof and Trigger Industries”. He likes to “support

- 24x14 Fuel Forged

- 38” Nitto Trail Grappler

- BDS Suspension 10” Lift Kit

- Rock Guard on Bottom

- Bushwacker Fender Flares

- HTP Kick Back Mud Flaps

- Lund International Side Steps

- Chevy Tonneau Cover

Alberta-made companies.” His favourite add-ons are “the Ballistic Jester 12 offset wheels and the Bushwacker flares with Recon marker lights.” While he is satisfied with the exterior, he wants “to change the internal components such as AFE cold air intake, Borla/Corsa/Gibson dual exhaust and tuner to complement my 5.0!” He first felt the thrill of his dream ride when “people started taking notice of it, they’d turn their heads, want you to roll down your windows just to say how nice of a truck it is! Hard work paid off!” He is a member of several Alberta F150 groups. He states that “joining these groups sparked my interest more and pushed me to customize my ride & set it apart.” They’ve offered “tons of shared knowledge and experience” too. He admits to enjoying a “bit of drifting during and after huge snowfalls” as well as going to meets. He loves driving the logging roads near Invermere, BC:” Bumpy, washboard roads, scenic views, twisty turns along the cliff side running at 80-100 kph. when nobody’s watching!”

- 2 x 10” TW3 Shallow Mount Subs

- JL Slash 1000 Amp

- Red Hydro Dip In Interior

- RGB Rock Lights

- Custom Front Bumper with Three 30”

- Cree Light Bars

- Color Match and Tinted Headlights

- Custom “DURAMAX” Badge

- Axle Dump Exhaust

- 5 Tune EFI Live with Auto Cal

- Full DEF, EGR Deletes

- RGB Lights In Interior

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FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 1987 Suzuki Samurai Owner: Lee Murray Location: Langley, BC Instagram: @bc_backroading

TOM DEL Modifications & Accessories: - YJ Spring Conversion - Toyota Axles - 6 Shooters and Chromo Shafts - ARB Locker in the front

Lee Murray’s attitude towards his ‘87 Suzuki Samurai, called Tom Del, (“it’s a long story”) differs a bit from the other featured vehicle participants we’ve interviewed for the Accessory Dream Guides. When he was asked when he began to think of his Samurai as his Dream Ride, he wrote: “It’s getting there.” He still wants to add “tube fenders and then a turbo or tdi swap.” When he got the stock Samurai as a grad present, he first put on: “Stereo because I was a kid, shortly after was lift,

- Detroit in the Rear - 1.6 EFI Swap, 35s - Custom Bumpers and Sliders - 6.5-1 Tcase - Heated Seats - 88.5 Transmission

gears and tires.’ He is diplomatic and wise about what he would recommend as the first accessory to install: “All depends on what the vehicle is used for”. Lee’s response to choosing his favourite accessory on his own ride is also carefully thoughtful: It would be a “toss between lockers and low gears.”

His Instagram handles show his destination preferences: @bc_backroading and @bc_backroading_trailers. From all the photos on there, you can see how adventurous he is. That Tom Del is a contortionist! The pics show beautiful BC at its wildest nature as well as how flexible

The off-road trailer he custom built It comes out on long road trips

and adaptive this vehi- cle can be. Lee “mostly takes it out on week- ends” from his home

base of Langley, BC. His favourite off-road sites are Sylvester and Harrison and his furthest trip so far has been to Whipsaw. He “was at a few events and show n shines last year” and he belongs to funinbc.com and on Facebook, he’s in the BC Toyota 4WD group. From straddling a mountain stream to parking on the beach by a lake to challenging the laws of physics while having a blast in the snow, he sure does have fun in BC. Lee says he has always been into vehicles and making the most of them. He was “definitely born with it, both my parents were into vehicles growing up.” “I’ve always been into General Motors and Suzuki.”

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OUR FA

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2015 Ram 1500 Sport Owner: Anthony Rudkin Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Instagram: @yeti_build

2003 GMC Sonoma Highrider (ZR2) Owner: Darby Ellis Calgary, Alberta Instagram: @darby.ellis

1995 Jeep YJ Owner: Andy Tedford Maple Ridge, BC Instagram: @andytedford

2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Owner: Darryl Waumsley Calgary, Alberta Instagram: @thedeepdarkjeep

1997 Ford F-350 Owner: Dave Bertrand Powell River, BC

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N RIDES

Shout Out

1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport Owner: Shayla Prasad Surrey, BC Instagram: @girlsguidetooffroading

2005 Chevrolet Silverado LLY Duramax 2500HD Owner: Mathew MacKinnon

Medicine Hat, Alberta Instagram: @mr.featherz

2001 Ford Sport Trac Owner: Don Fraser Edmonton, Alberta Instagram: @ch12tributetruck

1991 Toyota Pickup Owner: Dustin Ference Fort McMurray, AB Instagram: @_ference14

2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Owner: Stephanie Tucker Grande Prairie, Alberta Instagram: @stephanietucker13

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner: Corbin Bagu Regina, Saskatchewan Instagram: @corbinbagu

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SOFT ROLL-UP, HINGED COVER COMBINATION TRUCK BED COVER • All the same features of a Lo Pro, plus it flips back from the front • Dual front latching system-rolls from the back or flips from the front • Automatic tension control-keeps the cover looking great at all times

SOFT ROLL-UP TRUCK BED COVER • Low-profile roll-up cover • Installs in just minutes with a pre-assembled, quick attach cover system • Free-floating hook and loop system • Automatic tension control • Easy trigger latch

LOW PROFILE DESIGN

2 IS BETTER THAN 1

SOFT ROLL-UP TRUCK BED COVER • Rolls up completely for access to entire bed and the ability to haul cargo • Hook and loop system allows for continuous contact, always easy to fasten • Pre-set tension control system and straight bows keep a smooth, flat look when closed

HARD ROLL-UP TRUCK BED COVER • The security of a hard rolling and flexibility of a soft rolling tonneau • Signature low-profile look • Opens from both sides of the truck • Supports 400 lbs

ROLL-UP UTILITY WITH A HARD COVER

QUALITY ROLL-UP AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

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e Titanium is the ultimate combination of hard and soft in a truck bed cover, resulting in a stylish, low-profile, roll-up cover with

superior strength and toughness. ROLL-UP UTILITYWITH A HARD COVER ATTITUDE

FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 2013 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD Owner: Martin Banasiak Location: Calgary, Alberta Instagram: @backwoods_tundra

BACKWOODS_TUNDRA

Modifications & Accessories: - Smittybilt Front Steel Bumper - Iron Cross Rear Steel Bumper - Custom Retrofit Headlights - Color Morf Halos - Recon Tinted Taillights - Anzo LED Tailgate Light Bar - LED Interior Lights - HID Headlights - Rigid Industries Pods in Grille (amber) - Rigid Industries Pods Flood (fogs) - Rigid Industries 50”Roof Light Bar - LED Bulbs All Around (interior/exterior) - Addictive Desert Design Roof Mount - Speed Demon Reverse LED Pods - Custom Mountain Vinyl Wrap - 20” BMF Novokane Rims - Hawk Performance Brake Pads

“POP! BAM! POW!” That’s how Martin describes the change his 5” Zone lift made to his ’13 Toyota Tundra. It is “in your face with all the bright orange accents.” Next, he wants: “bigger tires 35” Nitto Ridge Grapplers and my headlights retrofit with after-market LED honeycomb Jeep JK headlights… yes I did say Jeep that’s why these are going to be one of a kind.” Even when it was “bad to the bone stock”, he saw “so much potential in my truck. I wanted to make it an expedition truck similar to the Devolro Tundra, but with my own unique touch”.

- 33” Toyo Extreme AT2 Tires - .40 Cal Shell Valve Caps - Painted Calipers (orange) - Painted Emblems (orange) - Paint Match Grille - Chrome Delete - Tow Mirrors

His truck’s name and his Instagram handle BACK- WOODS TUNDRA says it all: “I love the mountains and it is a big part of my life, anything that has to do with the outdoors and camping”. Living in Calgary is close to the Rockies but he also likes to travel further. The best discovery yet is outside Van- couver where he “decided to explore some new trails. I learned very quickly where my tires were and where they needed to be.” The furthest he’s gone so far is to New Denver, BC and he plans to

- Painted Trim Interior (orange) - Realtree Camo Seat Covers - Hilux Altitude Meter/Leveler - 2 10” Shallow Kicker Subwoofers - Custom Subwoofer Box - 1500 Watt Kicker Amplifier - Limo Tint (all around) - AFE Cold Air Intake (painted orange) - External Bluesea Fuse Box - Raider Topper (lined with carpet) - Smittybilt Shackles (powder coated orange) - Rotopax 15L Jerry Can - 5” Zone Lift (powder coated orange)

take a road trip “up and around Alaska and the Yukon for a month or more”. His most fond memory is “camping because I could basically go anywhere in my truck”. This ride pride continues when he considers the most extreme conditions he’s encountered: “Extreme conditions pfffttt it’s a Tundra it’s unstoppable.” Durability is fundamental for Martin. He describes both his favourite brands using the same terms. Toyotas are “built to last and fun to rip around with” and Rigid Industries LEDs are “built to last and bright”. There’s a photo of him as a child in the garage “helping his Dad by hitting the tire with a rubber mallet” so it seems that Martin was built to create dream rides.

- 2 Undercover Swing Case - Flowmaster Super 10 Muffler

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FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 2015 Ram 1500 Sport

Owner: Lacy-Marie Meyer Location: Edmonton, Alberta Instagram: @skullytheram

SKULLY THE RAM

Modifications & Accessories: - Mopar Cold Air Intake - Flowmaster Super 44 Muffler - Bushwacker Fender Flares with Spike Studs - Black After Market Rivet Mesh Grille with Spike Studs - 20” LRG Splits 104 Rims - Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX LT305/55R20 - Full Air Ride Suspension - Mopar OEM Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Mud Flaps - Husky Liners Floor Mats - Black Euro Headlights - Colour Matched Engine Bay Cover

Lacy-Marie Meyer calls herself a “Dodge girl” and “a metal head obsessed with skulls” so it doesn’t take much of a brain to see why she named her 2015 Ram Skully and grabbed the Instagram handle Skullytheram. This Edmontonion’s ride even resembles a skull with its clean white lines and sharp black accents. When she added black spikes to the white Extend-A Fenders, Skully “really started to feel personalized”. This is one girl raised to drive a dream ride. She writes: “most kids went to Chuck E Cheese’s for their birthday, I went to crash derbies & mud bogs.” Although she grew up wanting a “monster truck with huge tires”, when she got her stock truck, the first thing she did was “take off the muffler and put on something noisy, because I wanted it to sound mean”. She advises others to do the same, “but I like anything that

makes it their own, to make it unique.” It’s those personal choices that reflect the driver’s taste which count: “I love how my truck sounds. But I also love all the details on it, like the spikes and skulls”. Her next accessories will be “a front bumper upgrade with some new fogs”. Lacy-Marie’s been a member of Badlands Ram since she “was carded” when she had her 2012 Ram and loves going to meets: “I get to meet awesome people,talk specs and make friends”. She loves this lifestyle: “I do everything from playing in the mud to car shows. I’ve been able to be a part of some fundraisers as well.” She has discovered some great hunting and fishing spots while off-roading in Alberta and BC and she plans to do more of that. She has also spent time checking out other trucks on Instagram and she’s found a favourite: mr. highliter is a Ram accented in her favourite colour, yellow.

Photos by KM Photography Instagram: @kalyn.marie.photography

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LIFTMACHINE ON-VEHICLE ADJUSTABLE FRONT LIFT LEVELING KITS • LIFTmachine is the patented product that launched the adjustable lift & leveling kit revolution. While our competition provides a fixed non-adjustable solution, LIFTmachine is easily installed in the most compact position, then simply adjusted to your liking, all the way up to 3.0* of lift • LIFTmachine on-vehicle adjustable front lift & leveling kits are available for a wide range of late model pickups & SUVs equipped with

PATENTED FORGED TORSION KEY FRONT LIFT AND LEVELING KITS • Forged Torsion Bar Keys are like no other aftermarket torsion key front lift and leveling kit. While competitive products have simply mirrored the shape of the OEM key, and indexed or changed the position of the hex, we went through the painstaking process of redesigning the entire adjustment system, as well as the shape of the key itself. And, we’re the only aftermarket torsion

key manufacturer to include a complete forged replacement drive system & bolts with every kit we sell

McPherson Strut & Coil Spring front suspensions

PATENTED 3-IN-1 ADJUSTABLE REAR LEAF SPRING BLOCKS • SuperBLOK progressive adjustable leaf spring blocks allow a multitude of rear ride height options. While our competition provides a fixed non-adjustable solution, our patented 3-in-1 kits are simply indexed to your liking, at the time of installa- tion, allowing rear lift options of 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0*

PATENTED SUPERBLOK 3-IN-1 REAR COIL SPRING BLOCKS • SuperBLOK progressive adjustable coil spring blocks allow a multitude of rear ride height options. While our competition provides a fixed non-adjustable solution, our patented 3-in-1 kits are simply indexed to your liking, at the time of installation, allowing rear lift options of 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 • Available for a variety of late model Dodge/Ram, GM & Jeep vehicles equipped with coil spring rear suspensions

• Available for a variety of late model vehicles equipped with leaf spring rear suspensions

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PATENTED RIDE HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE LIFT & LEVELING KITS

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GHOST

Modifications & Accessories: - Aries Automotive Front & Rear Fenders - Aries Automotive Front & Rear Bumpers - Aries Automotive Front & Rear Tube Doors - Auburn Gear 4.88 Gears - Auburn Gear Ected Max Lockers Front and Rear - Dv8 Offroad Inner Fenders - DV8 Tire Carrier - Rough Country 3.5 inch lift kit - ProComp Rims - 35×12.5×18 Toyo Open Country M/T Tires - WildBoar Front Grille - 67 Design JK Phone Mount - 67 Design 2 Balls Carbon Fiber Mount - 67 Design Mag Mount - Off Grip Jeep Accessories Paracord Jeep Handles - Off Grip Jeep Accessories 4 door Package with custom made Rear for Socrates - Hi-lift Jack - Rugged Ridge Jack Mount - 52” LED Light Bar

Andrew aka Ghost Jeep is the perfect brand ambassador for North Shore Off-Road because, while he shares many of the ideals of all Dream Riders, his’13 Jeep Wrangler is unique. As the brand ambassador, Andrew recognizes excellence in all makes: “There is no specific ride I admire. I admire any ride that someone has a passion for

and [which they] put their time and effort into to make it their own.” When he began to build his dream ride, it “started as a concept of building a capable vehicle to go on family adventures… To meet and get involved with new companies and to see people admire my Jeep and what it can do.” This Sqaumish, BC native’s vision is always universal: I can’t pick a favourite [accessory], they all work in conjunction with each other to make one hell of a vehicle.” Like a ghost, his Jeep is all white and so is his pet co-pilot, Socrates Samoyed. Andrew just began to go to Jeep-related events and plans to do more of that in 2017. He belongs to 4WDABC Jeep BC and his favourite off-road ride is to Brohm Ridge, where ‘there is an epic view at the top”.

- 4” Cubes LEDS - PIAA 540 Lights - Bull Bar

While his attitude includes all makes, Andrew’s original goal was personal: “I’ve always had a passion for vehicles. It was passed down from my father. It really became a dream of mine to do something special after my brother passed away.

- Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switches - Smittybilt XRC 10,000 Winch with Synthetic Rope - Hypertech Tuner

- J.T Brooks Tire Deflators - Rockslide Engineering - Roto Pax

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JEEP NORTH SHORE OFF-ROAD’S BRAND AMBASSADOR

Year/Make/Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Owner: Andrew Benoit Location: Sqaumish, BC Instagram: @ghost_jeep

We were always on wheels as kids: three wheelers, BMX and mountain bikes. I wanted to do something that would stand out in the small town that I’m from and for my brother so that he could live on through me (R.I.P.) ‘One in a million’ Michael Charles Benoit.” This personal attitude also shows in his most memorable ride: “Taking my daughter home from the hospital with my mom who flew across Canada to be there.”

See more of this ride on the North Shore Off-Road Install Shop http://installshop.nsor.com

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FEATURED VEHICLE

Year/Make/Model: 2014 Toyota Tacoma Owner: Curtis Mann Location: White Rock, BC Instagram: @rambling.bc4wd

WARTHOG

Modifications & Accessories:

Curtis calls his ’14 Toyota Tacoma “my Taco”, but her official name is ‘Warthog’ “like the warthog vehicle from Halo 3.” He grew up off-roading with his dad in an old K5 Blazer and his personal “addiction” began with an ’85 Toyota pickup “straight outta Back To The Fu- ture.” Curtis calls White Rock, BC home and he bought his “taco brand new off the lot, bone stock. Every modification, aside from the ARB Airlocker, I’ve installed myself.”

FRONT SUSPENSION: - 3” OME Struts with 886 Coils - JBA HD UCA’s - Sway bar - Delete 1” Diff Drop REAR SUSPENSION: - OME Dakar leafs - BCC Shackle Flip Kit with Synergy XJ shackles - Toytec BOSS Shocks - Trail Gear Stainless Braided Brake Line Extensions

He is extremely brand loyal: “TOYOTA ALL THE WAY! Only in a frozen hell would you find a dead Toyota. They go forever.” His favourite off road track is “Whipsaw Trail. It’s got a mix of every type of wheeling you can think of. It has a breathtaking landscape that is beautiful as much as it is delicate.”

ARMOUR: - RBF Custom Hybrid Front Bumper - Trail Gear Rock Defense Rear Bumper with 1” Tuck - Atomic Fab Custom Weld on Sliders - ARB Safari Armax Snorkel - ARB Rear Airlocker - Superwinch 8500 with Gemstone Diamond Series Line - RBF Custom Bed Rack for Tepui Kuke-nam SiberIan Camo RTT - RBF Custom In-Bed Tire Carrier - 6ball Shifter Knob

Curtis is a member of two BC 4WD clubs: “Both of them are active in charity work and main- tain a lot of the trails we have so that we can keep access to the land.” His most extreme challenge so far has been the Eagle Mountain, Gate Keeper: “It’s a short rock garden on the way to the look out that looks down at Deep Cove. Going up was no problem, had to bump it a little, but I made it up with minor wheel spin. Coming down is a whole other story. The long wheelbase of a DCLB Tacoma makes it

42 THE ACCESSORY DREAM GUIDE Finally, Curtis has a message for you readers about his beloved taco, Warthog: “Sorry, it’s not for sale!” sketchy. Gate Keeper is kind of like a table… I almost took the truck over the edge of the table down a cliff. Had to stack a million rocks just to back up and try it again…I’ve done Gate Keeper 3 times and this has happened 3 times. I have no idea why I keep going back. Adrenaline rush? Yup.”

LIGHTING: - 20” Glare LED Light Bar - LED Reverse Lights WHEELS AND TIRES: - 17” Ceco Daytona Black - 285 70 R17 - Cooper STT PRO

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