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2006 Chevy Silverado 1500


Kevin’s goal with his 2006 Chevy Silverado was to build a clean, simple, durable everyday driver that could handle well offroad without breaking the bank. By utilizing all production suspension parts from Dirt King Fabrication, the owner was able to keep the build time and costs down without sacrificing on performance. Anyone can slap some parts together and hope it works out, but the key to a vehicle performing as well as it looks is pairing the right components together for a complete cohesive package.

For the front suspension Kevin went with the Dirt King Fabrication long travel race kit. This is a production suspension system that is capable of 18” of travel with modifications to the core support. This particular setup is currently limited to 17” to avoid contact with the unmodified core support. Fox 2.5″ x 10″ coilovers and 3.0″ x 10″ bypass shocks are being used to dampen the suspension.

The rear suspension was set up with the intention of upgrading to the Dirt King Ultra 4-Link system in the near future; so Kevin is running 14” Fox 3.0 bypasses with 2” extended rod ends. Currently the truck has the Dirt King prefab bedcage, shackles, hangers, and Deaver U182 leaf springs providing 16” of travel. The setup is capable of 18” of travel when paired with 16” stroke shocks.

The front bumper is an eye catching one-off piece built by Dirt King Fabrication. It includes an ABS valance that allows for an improved approach angle by lowering the placement of the top tube.

Working closely with Fiberwerx the truck received redesigned 6” wide fenders and bedsides specifically built around the suspension system. Line-X San Diego sprayed the interior of the fiberglass fenders to increase rigidity and durability.

Dirt King developed an all-new 99-06 rear plate bumper for this truck that is now in production. It has a sleek low profile design for increased ground clearance and includes integrated license plate lights.


Front Suspension
– Dirt King Long Travel Race Kit
– 2.5″ x 10″ Fox Coilovers
– 3.0″ x 10″ Fox Bypass Shocks

Rear Suspension
– Dirt King Prefab Bed Cage
– Dirt King Shackle & Hanger Kit
– Deaver U182 Leaf Pack
– Dirt King Rear Wheel Wells
– 3.0″ x 14″ Fox Bypass Shocks

– Dirt King Plate Rear Bumper
– Dirt King Custom Front Bumper w/valance
– Fiberwerx 6” Front Fenders
– Fiberwerx 6” Rear Bedsides
– Line-X Bed & Inner Fenders

– Motor & Transmission LS Tuned by San Diego Superchargers
– 4.88 Gears with upgraded LSD
– Magnaflow Performance Exhaust

Wheels & Tires
– Wheels: Method 101 True Beadlocks
– Tires: 37″ x 12.5″ Toyo M/T

  • G
    Gonzalo Campos
  • February 27, 2019
This is one of the cleanest set ups i have seen. Gave me the chance to see on how my truck will look like in the future. ???? nice truck and nice build
  • J
    Jon Denzer
  • March 11, 2019
Nice one. I like the looks of the truck. The fox <a href="https://4wheelonline.com/Truck_Shocks.23" rel="nofollow">truck shocks</a>, wheels, tires, and the overall suspension setup. They should be commended with the work they did on this truck.
    • G
    • May 3, 2019
    Thank you very much!
  • C
  • April 6, 2019
Didn’t see anything about the motor and trans are they modified or stock? Said it was tuned by San Diego Supercharger’s does it have a supercharger or stock 5.3. Suspension is sweet and the truck overall is clean
    • G
    • May 3, 2019
    The motor had a power enrichment tune done on it as well as the shift points adjusted on the trans. Other than that it just has a Magnaflow exhaust and 4.88 gears for now.
  • P
  • May 2, 2019
awesome! how much $$ is this about??
    • G
    • May 3, 2019
    For a set up like this it would run between $35-$40K
      • Z
      • September 22, 2019
      35-40k including the truck or 35-40k for just the suspension work?
  • G
  • May 3, 2019
Thank you very much! Always love hearing the positive feed back. Let us know when your ready to build yours!