The Accessory Dream Guide
Year/Make/Model: 2012 Ram 1500 Engine: 4.7L Owner: Troy Byers Location: Edmonton, AB Instagram: @blackwidowkustoms99
Modifications: Wheels & Tires - 24x10 Dub Sleepers Rims (Custom Red/Black Hydrodip Work) - 305 35 R24 Zenna Tires Electronics - Yellow Top Optima Battery - DNX571HD Kenwood Navigation Head Unit - Hertz Dieci Dash Speakers - SPR-69 Alpine Type R 6x9 - MRX-F35 Alpine x 4 Channel Amp - MRX-M110 Alpine x Mono Block Amp - SWR12D2 12” Alpine Type R Subs - Fox Acoustics Fiberglass Sub Box Performance - Airaid Cold Air Intake - Dynamax Turbo Custom Dual Side Exhaust - Custom Engine HP Tuning Appearance - Custom Airbrushed Tailgate Emblem - Custom Red LED Underglow Lighting - Black Custom Built Headlights with Red LED Lighting - UnderCover LUX Tonneau Cover - Recon Smoked 3rd Brake Light - Recon Smoked Tail Lights - Street Scene Roll Pan - Ground Force Lowering Kit 2/3” drop - T-Rex Mesh Grille - Custom Hydrodip Billet Black Widow Spider Emblem - Tailgator Tailgate Seat - EGR Cab Spoiler - Bedrug Premium Bedliner
Edmonton is home to Troy’s Black Widow, a Ram with a difference. Troy’s reasons for creating Black Widow are straight forward: “I love lowered vehicles… and I wanted something to stand out and that everyone would remember being an eye catcher.”
Troy runs a large group of Ram enthusiasts called Badlands Ram. Initially, his friends wanted to make a tech tip Facebook page for any- one who owned a Ram truck. “After a time, I ended up getting a truck and I joined. As time passed, it kept growing. We felt that this wasn’t just going to be a tech tip page, that we should make it a group so we did. It has been 2 years now and I am running the group by myself and we are sitting at almost 2000 members across Alberta.”
Troy has two favourite accessories on Black Widow: “1st off are my 24” rims made by Dub. Then I had them Hydro Dipped with a custom pattern done by Liquid Customs. The 2nd one is my stereo, done by Snowman’s Custom Audio; it sounds amazing and it gets people interested in checking out my truck.”
After working in the accessories business since 1995, Troy opened his own business: Black Widow Kustoms & Repairs. He credits his mentor, Jim Smith, for a lot of his early training and inspiration.
His next mod on Black Widow will be: “custom red/black Katzkin leather for the seats.” “My main dream goal to do with the truck is to put a full air suspension on it.” The future looks bright for Troy and his Black Widow.
Photos by KM Photography
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