This year’s SEMA Show is just three months away (Las Vegas Convention Center, November 3-6), and tuners from around the country are already hard at work pulling out all the stops in hopes stealing a few glances from the other entrants. Such as a possible host of modified 2016 Chevrolet Camaros, for example.
One of those attendees will be the Project Solaris, a highly modified 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab.
Solaris will be shown at the UnderCover Truck Bed Covers booth at this year’s SEMA show. And, like many SEMA vehicles in years past, it seems no expense was spared transforming it into a flashy, no-holds-barred custom truck.
Of course, no custom truck would be without a lift kit and the crew at Troutman Trick Trucks installed a Zone 6.5″ suspension lift with Fox Coilovers and beefy Fox rear shocks. The suspension was also powder coated in order to match the Sunset Orange Metallic paint seen elsewhere. Because SEMA, that’s why.
Anthem Offroad 20×12 Commanders with color-matched accents wrapped in chunky Mickey Thompson tires provide both form and functionality, while a Kleinn Automotive Air Horns HK8 onboard air system and train horn ensure Solaris will be heard well before it is seen. Then again, this Silverado is (over)built to sound meaner than stock, thanks to Gibson Performance Exhaust ceramic coated shortie headers. The headers are mated to the stock Y-pipe and then on to a Gibson Metal Mulisha cat back exhaust.
Solaris also makes a bit more power than a regular Silverado thanks to a Diablosport Trinity tune with a custom “DiabLew Tune.” The obligatory K&N cold-air filter was also installed to help its 5.3L V8 heart breathe easy.
Here are a few of the other modifications thrown Solaris’ way:
– UnderCover Elite LX bed cover
– Removable LED light might tonneau cover
– C4 Offroad Products bed lights
– R1 Concepts E Line Logo Rotors & pads with MGP caliper covers
– SuperRim Truck Accessories bumper cover, fender flares, tailgate enhancements, and hood scoop
– IronCross Automotive HD steps
– Spag’s Garage bolt over grill
– FastHeadlights custom cleared and blacked out headlights with RGB halogen lightbulbs.