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Extreme Off Road & Performance

Extreme Off Road & Performance

As a fan of lifted trucks, he knew he wanted to go beyond being an enthusiast and found his calling while in college when he realized that the custom trucks he worked on were better than most shops. With the help from his father and brother, he founded Extreme Offroad & Performance, Inc. in Katy, TX six years ago.

“At first things were slow and difficult, but once we started getting in work and building an awesome product, word got out about our work and things just skyrocketed from there,” Austin explains. “We named it Extreme because we thought it was a catchy name and it fit the product that we were creating.”



From enormous wheels and tires to sky-high lifts, show-worthy custom lifted trucks that impress at car shows and excel on dirt are the shop’s specialty. “I have a certain eye and talent to make them into what they are,” he says. “I can take something bone stock and with a few basic tweeks, transform them into head-turning vehicles. There has been a big off-road boom, starting with the introduction of the Hummer H2 and Jeeps, with the hottest off-road vehicle on the market the Ford Raptor, in my opinion. These vehicles have brought back the true off-roading enthusiast.”

With a strong attention to detail, no corner of a truck/off-road vehicle that rolls through his shop’s doors gets overlooked. For Austin, everything has to be perfect or it’s not a finished build. While wheel and tire packages are the most requested customization, the shop can do it all and sees anywhere from 15-25 cars a day and a couple of long-term, more in-depth projects at all times– a testament to how successful Extreme Offroad & Performance has become since its inception.



“We’re lucky to have such a huge customer following,” Austin says. “The majority of our customers are referrals and repeat. Word of mouth is still the best advertisement. That’s why you have to make sure your customers are satisfied with the final product and ours always are.”

Extreme Offroad & Performance’s detailed skills are especially seen on Austin’s own “Clownin’” Dodge truck, which he built for last year’s SEMA Show. “I thought the clown theme would be something different that no one has done before,” he says. As his most costly and detailed build to date, as well as one of the largest Dodges they’ve done, the clown-themed truck sports an insane black and orange exterior paint job that features intricate air brushed artwork from Coachwerks by Kinsey and personal details like necklaces with Austin’s wife’s initials and a portrait of his dog. “The guys at the shop like to joke around and name the crazy clowns after one another according to their personalities,” he laughs. “It’s a true crowd pleaser that we take to local car shows, tailgating at the Texans football games and more. It never disappoints.”



The paint job alone on the Dodge took three months. With suspension, accessories, wheels and tires, the sound system and interior another five weeks, making the build long and extensive, but it was all worth it in the end. “I’ve met my expectations with this truck,” he says. “It exemplifies what our shop can do. We strive to be innovative in our industry. We recently started doing in-house hydro dipping, which is a water ink transfer process with more than 500-plus patterns that we can put on lift kits, dash pieces, etc. We aim to stay ahead of the curve with the latest technologies and engineering that keep developing in the customization industry.” Now, Austin’s biggest problem is trying to figure out how to make something bigger and better than his Clownin’ Dodge for this year’s SEMA vehicle.

And from all his experience in the custom truck scene, Austin has a few words of advice for those looking to build their ultimate vehicle. “Don’t be part of the norm,” he mentions. “Do something extreme that makes your build stand out in a crowd. The aftermarket accessory business is always growing and there are thousands of ways to make your vehicle your own. Just think outside the box.”



2013 Dodge Ram Mega Cab - “Clownin’”

• Full Throttle suspension
• 16” lift kit
• Resi rear shocks and coilovers
• Custom powder coated orange suspension and axles
• Fab Fours front and rear bumpers
• Rigid Industries LED lighting in front and rear bumpers
• AMP Research PowerSteps
• Bully Dog performance tuner
• aFe power cold air intake
• Custom RBP grille,
• Custom headlights and taillights by Plain an Simple by design
• Custom hydro-dipped Hades skull patterns by
Extreme Hydrographics (Katy, TX)
• Toyo Open Country M/T 40x15.50x22 tires
• Custom Fuel Driller 22x14 2-pc color-matched wheels
• Custom black and orange clown paint scheme
• Rockford Fosgate sound system’




2013 Toyota Tundra

• BDS Suspension 6” lift w/ FOX Shocks powder coated teal green
• 3” Performance Accessories body lift
• 22x12 KMC Wheels ROCKSTAR II XD series
• Nitto Trail Grapplers 37x13.50R22 tires
• Boondock front and rear bumpers
• Rigid Industries LED Lighting in front and rear bumpers
• Custom 1-pc XD Series grille
• Custom painted rear drive train in teal green
• All interior pieces hydro dipped by Extreme Hydrographics (Katy, TX)
• Monster Hooks Inc powder coated teal green


2014 Chevy Silverado

• Full Throttle suspension
• 7” lift w/ Front Resi coilovers and rear FTS Resi shocks powder coated blue
• N-FAB front and rear bumpers and light bar brackets
• 50” Rigid Industries LED Lighting E-Series light bar
• 20x12 TIS Wheels TIS535B
• Nitto Trail Grapplers 35x12.50R20 tires
• Custom T-Rex Billet mesh grille
• Custom headlights and taillights by Plain an Simple by Design
• All interior and engine panels dipped in “Defective” by
Extreme Hydrographics (Katy, TX)
• UnderCover Tonneau Covers
• Lux Series bedcover and swing cases
• AMP Research PowerSteps
• Bully Dog performance tuner
• aFe Power cold air intake




2013 Ford Super Duty F-450

• Kelderman Air Suspension 4-6” lift
• Road Armor Stealth front and rear bumpers equipped w/ Rigid Industries LED lighting
• Rigid Industries LED light front grille holding w/ E-Series 30” LED light
• Custom headlights by Plain an Simple by design
• American Force Liberty 22” wheels
• Toyo Tires Open Country AT II 35x12.50R22
• Retrax Pro Bed Cover
• Undercover swing cases for storage
• Bully Dog GT Diesel Tuner
• AFE Stage 2 cold air intake
• Custom Alea Leather and suede seats
• Custom painted dash pieces by Extreme Hydrographics
• Custom wrapped suede headliner
• Recon LED taillights, cab lights and mirror lights
• Monster Hook forged titanium hook, powder coated to match
• Horn Blasters Katrina Horn





2012 Dodge RAM

• 6” BDS lift kit with Fox shocks and coilovers
• 3” body for a total lift of 9”
• Custom lightning-themed paint
• 22x12 TIS Wheels TIS534B
• Toyo Open Country M/T 37x13.50R22 tires
• Custom interior
• RBP custom grille
• Lift and all suspension custom painted blue
• Bushwacker fender flares





2013 Ford Raptor

Performance
• Roush SuperCharger
• American Racing headers
• Corsa exhaust system
• Custom Dyno tune
• 600 HP package

Exterior
• Addictive Desert Designs front and rear Stealth bumper
• 30” Rigid Industries light bar mounted in front bumper
• 50” Rigid light bar mounted on roof w/ custom ADD brackets
• Recon headlight projectors
• Rear Recon LED taillights
• Rear LED brake light and mirrors
• Painted fender flares to match
• Custom hydro-dipped grille in Hades skulls and all badging
• Amp Research PowerSteps
• 20” Fuel Maverick wheels
• 35x12.50R20” General Grabbers

Interior
• Custom hydro-dipped interior panels in Hades skulls pattern
• Full sound system integrated w/ factory navigation

Suspension
• ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension





2013 Ford Super Duty F-250 Platinum

• Kelderman Air Suspension 8-10” lift
• American Force Bravo 24” wheels
• Toyo Open Country M/T 40x15.50R24
• FabFours front and rear bumpers
• Rigid Industries LED light bar grille
• Rigid Industries 50” E-Series roof mounted LED light bar
• Custom headlights and taillights by Plain an Simple by Design
• Recon F-250 illuminated badges
• Warn 10K winch
• Bully Dog GT Diesel Tuner
• aFe Stage 2 cold air intake
• Custom Alea Leather and suede seats
• Custom painted dash pieces by Extreme Hydrographics (Katy, Texas)
• Custom wrapped suede headliner
• Monster Hook forged titanium hook, powder coated to match
• Horn Blasters Katrina Horn
• Custom Kicker Audio sound system
• Badges and tailgate painted flat black

Sources:

Extreme Offroad & Performance extremekaty.com

Toyo Tires toyotires.com

TIS Wheels tiswheels.com

Rigid Industries rigidindustries.com

BushWacker bushwacker.com

RBP rollingbigpower.com

aFe Power afepower.com

Nitto nittotire.com

Addictive Desert Designs addictivedesertdesigns.com

General Tire generaltire.com

Rockford Fosgate rockfordfosgate.com

KMC Wheels kmcwheels.com

N-Fab n-fab.com

AMP Research amp-research.com

Fuel Off-Road Wheels fueloffroad.com

T-Rex Billet Grilles trexbillet.com

Plain an Simple by Design plainansimple.com

SEMA 2014: DUB Edition Ford Expedition

SEMA 2014: DUB Edition Ford Expedition
The 2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine has amenities that bring an added level of style and sophistication. The exterior has custom mesh accents, front grille and lighting with 26-inch DS644 concave wheels from Dropstars Wheels, and Pirelli tires. Custom DUB Edition badging, tinted windows and an integrated radar detection system are featured as well. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 was given an exhaust system from Borla Performance, and the team installed a suspension kit from McGaughy’s Suspension Lift Kits to lower the vehicle, as well as high-performance brakes. There is an upgraded multimedia and sound system, upgraded seats and upholstery, and custom adjustable LED lighting that can be controlled by remote installed inside on the front row. The center console extends throughout the vehicle, with places for headphones and tablets. Motorized hidden boxes can hold valuables like watches. The rear seating area has multiple monitors that can be viewed from different locations and from angles both in and outside of the vehicle. There is a video gaming system and wireless headphones, along with internet accessibility. “Expedition already has a great look and design,” said Myles Kovacs, president and cofounder of DUB Media. “We wanted to take that foundation and create something that takes upscale travel to another level, taking cues from airline travel.”

Genright Gets Right in Their Terremoto Jeep JK

Genright Gets Right in Their Terremoto Jeep JK

That project opened their creative minds to go bigger with their next build, which they have with their Terremoto Jeep (which is Italian for earthquake).



“We saw lots of great builds, however, none that truly mixed the ‘creature comforts’ with true off-road capabilities,” says Tim Pellegrino of GenRight Off Road. “We wanted to build a four-door Jeep Wrangler JK like no one had ever built before from the ground up. We wanted to strip out every factory piece –the dash, seats, engine, axles, every wire, etc. – and start over. We thought it was time to build a Jeep JK model that could run trails with our other rigs.” The result of this build was the Terremoto Jeep that Genright Off Road founder and president, Tony Pellegrino, dreamed of as a no compromises “driver’s” car and fittingly calls this mechanical wonder his baby and inspiration.



According to Tim, concepts were driven from the idea that GenRight could be the “DUB of Jeeps.” To see what it would all look like, the entire build was designed in CAD first, but it eventually evolved throughout the project. “The rear suspension is a great example – the outboard coilover design utilized provided several challenges that could not be addressed until the assembly phase began,” Tim explains.

And because the customization process isn’t always easy, Tim and the team at GenRight faced a few other challenges. Since no other company had built a Jeep JK to this degree, many of the parts that were needed didn’t exist, so they had to design and manufacture practically everything. “For example, we weren’t sure how to accommodate for the rear shock tower flex that would be generated at high speeds in rough off-road conditions. We had to develop a cam pivot and tie it to the custom roll cage.”



But as a manufacturer of high-end aftermarket Jeep parts and accessories, designing their own parts wasn’t as difficult a feat as it sounds, and they were able to complete the Terremoto Jeep in a year for its work-in-progress debut at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, CA and shown fully completed at the 2013 SEMA Show, where everyone praised the unique build. A highlight of the Terremoto Jeep is its high-performance drivetrain combined with its no expense spared interior and finishes found only in exotic cars, Tim mentions.



“We love the way it turned out,” Tim says. “It’s fast! Our first chance to drive it off-road was during this photo shoot. Whether it was drifting in the sand at 50 mph or launching off jumps, it’s the most complete vehicle we have ever produced.” So far, its capabilities have been tested at Johnson Valley, CA and Parker, AZ and will spend 2014 out on the road touring the Southwest before heading out to a “Gumball Rally-style” off-road event called RallyVenture in July as part of the first annual Silver 4WD and SUV State Jamboree.

ENGINE
• 650HP LS3 V8 Motor
• FAST Throttle Body
• COMP Cams Custom Cam
• Wiseco Pistons
• ARP Bolts
• Holley HP EFI
• Griffin Aluminum Radiator
• HPS Hoses
• DEI Thermal Heat Coating
• K&N Air Filter
• DynoMax Exhaust Muffler
• Torco Racing Lubricants

TRANSMISSION
• TCI 4L80E 6-Speed Transmission w/ Paddle Shifters
• Currie RockJock 60 Axles
• Yukon Gear and Axle 5.38 Ring and Pinion
• Advanced Adapters 3.0 Atlas Transfer Case
• ARB Front and Rear Lockers
• JE Reel Driveshafts

SUSPENSION & BRAKES
• GenRight 4-Link suspension, Front and Rear
• King Shocks 2.5” Internal Bypass Coilovers
• AGR Hydraulic Ram Assist Steering
• BrakeMan Brakes Wave Rotors and Calipers

TIRES & WHEELS
• 40x13.50R17 Goodyear MT/R tires
• Raceline RT180 Liberator 17x9 Forged Aluminum
Beadlock Wheels

EXTERIOR
• GenRight Aluminum Front and Rear Bumpers
• GenRight Aluminum Rocker Guards
• GenRight Aluminum Fuel Tank w/ Steel Skid Plate
• GenRight Aluminum Front and Rear Flat Fender Flares
• Custom Aluminum Half Doors
• Warn 9.5 CTI Winch
• Factor 55 FlatLink Shackle Thimble and D-Ring
• JW Speaker Headlights
• SPIDERWEBSHADE Jeep Top

INTERIOR
• Fully Removable Rollcage
• Axia Alloy Billet Aluminum Rollbar Mounts
• Custom Aluminum Dash and Center Console
• RacePak Digital Gauge System
• Custom PRP Ostrich Skin Seats
• Simpson Five-Point Racing Harness
• Rugged Radios 4-Person Intercom
• Lowrance 10” High Definition GPS
• Apple iPad
• Line-X Coated Interior

sources:

GenRight Off Road
genright.com

Advanced Adapters
advanceadapters.com

Axia Alloys
axiaalloys.com

Currie Enterprises
currieenterprises.com

Goodyear Tires
goodyear.com

Griffin Radiators
griffinrad.com

Holley EFI
holley.com

JE Reel Driveline
reeldriveliine.com

King Shocks
kingshocks.com

K&N Filters
knfilters.com

LineX
linex.com

PRP Seats
prpseats.com

Raceline Wheels
racelinewheels.com

Rugged Race Radios
ruggedradios.com

Simpson Safety
simpsonraceproducts.com

SpiderwebShade
spiderwebshade.com

The Brake Man
thebrakeman.com

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