Like a Boss: Custom GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Rides High on 42-inch Tires
Decked-out Sierra 2500 SEMA show truck features a massive lift, huge wheels, custom audio equipment, and lots of flashy hardware.
When it comes to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show that takes place in Las Vegas every year, it’s not a matter of “Go big or go home.” You either go big or stay home. People go to SEMA to be wowed. You bring a vehicle that’s going to stand out and stun people or you don’t even bother making the trip there. Clearly, the people behind the construction of this custom GMC Sierra 2500 Denali were determined to make it to the show in Sin City.
According to this video from YouTuber Salinas Photography, it belongs to Jimmy Kost, the owner of 1st Class Audio & Tinting in El Paso, Texas. Instead of outsourcing the build, he had the crew at his shop do it. They made an already large truck into a huge one, boosting it up on a 16-inch lift. SEMA is no place for stock wheels and rubber, so the 1st Class team threw those out and replaced them with a set of massive 28-inch deep-dish chrome wheels wrapped in 42-inch off-road tires.
No SEMA truck build would be complete without an aftermarket grille so 1st Class put in a new one that makes a not-so-subtle statement. Kost’s truck is no longer just a GMC. It’s a BOSS. Lower down, there’s an angular new bumper that rocks fog lights on both ends and a wide auxiliary light bar in the middle.
Out back, there’s another aftermarket bumper with integrated assist steps cut into it. A special hitch drops down from the 2500’s stratospheric height to pull Earthbound trailers.
Kost’s squad used a palette of white, lollipop red, and chrome to color-coordinate the entire package to an impressive degree. Pops of red highlight the grille’s short and simple message, and surround the lights in the front bumper. Red and chrome are the dominant colors for most of the underbody hardware, such as the shocks, rear differential, and leaf springs. Even the flashy wheels have pointy red lugnuts. It makes us wonder: Which colors did they use for the ladder that you need to get into this monster?