The Accessory Dream Guide


Year/Make/Model: 2011 Chevy Colorado Z71 Engine: 5.3L V8 Owner: Kris Thistle Location: Calgary, AB Instagram: @sparkysz71


Modifications: Exterior:

Kris Thistle’s dream ride is a 2011 Colorado named Rampage. He also calls it his “Little Big Truck” because it sits taller than some full-size pickups and it’s a mid-size. Kris’ plans for his truck are also oversized: “Seeing the guys on the Colorado forums with their trucks showed me options and I wanted to make mine unique. Everyone does full-size builds, I wanted to do something different.”

- Aries Automotive Bull Bar, Sprayed with Line-X and Rigid Industries Dually Pods - Extang Solid Tri-fold Tonneau - Spray-In Bedliner - 17x9” Black/Red Ballistic Jester Rims - 315/70r17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs - Aftermarket Power Sunroof Installed - Tinted Eagle Eye LED Taillights - Custom FineLine Headlights: Quad Ess K Mini H1 Interior: - Custom painted black interior with red splatter accents - Black-cat Customs Red Splatter Z71 Gauge and Blue Needles - Pioneer AVH-X7500BT Flip Screen DVD Deck - 2x 10” Kicker CompRT Subs w/1200W Hertz Amp - Hertz Energy 6.5” speakers with Hertz 4-channel - ’06 Hummer H3 Black Leather Heated/Power Seats - ’06 Hummer H3 Black Leather Armrest - Red GrafxWorx Bow Tie Steering Wheel Inlay - Custom DK Moulds Red/Black HVAC/Headlight Knobs and Buttons - SSK Black Billet Shifter Stalk with Red Handle - 1.5” Smaxx Body Lift - Rancho RS60613 AAL - Monroe Sensatrac Rear shocks - Bilstein 5100 Shocks in Front - ReadyLift Torsion Keys cranked 2.5” Performance: - Volant CAI with Oiled Filter - MSD Spark Plug Wires - Doug Thorley Tri-Y Long Tube Headers - Supermod Ported Throttle Body - True Dual Header-Back System Catless, added an xpipe w/twin Flowmaster Original 40 Mufflers and Twin 4” Black Chrome Tips - Custom Davenport Dyno/Street Tune putting out 236whp/262wtq on 35s 6.0 Projectors w/Cobb Style RGB Halos - Redline Tuning QuickLift Hood Shocks Suspension: - 4” Rancho Suspension Lift

The Calgary native’s truck is used for everything: “It’s mainly a pavement princess daily driver, but I’ve towed trailers with it, hauled loads of wood, moved furniture, and got muddy. At Colorado forum meets, Rampage has won 2 “Best of Show” and 2 “Best Work in Progress” awards.”

Kris has two favourite accessories. “My custom headlights, which have RGB halos, custom splatter-painted housings and reflectors to match my theme, and quad projector retro- fits with 6000K HIDs. I love them because they constantly grab people’s attention & give the truck attitude. The mod that’s tied for my favourite would be my after-market sunroof. Having one put in was on my list from moment one. I had a black headliner installed at the same time and it has never leaked in the 4 years I’ve had it!” Kris has “a never-ending mod list: I want a supercharger and I also have plans to upgrade my control arms and steering shafts, add an e-fan, cams, and do a rear brake disc conversion.

I have a new hood I’m eyeing up. His goal is to: win a “Best Truck” at a bigger show with other brands competing. I enjoy how it turns heads, and it’s definitely more than I expected it to be at this moment.”

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