Monday, September 30, 2013

SEMA Feature of the Week: “Mega Hauler”-- Blaine Hawkin’s 2011 Dodge Mega Cab Dually

Blaine Hawkins has been preparing for SEMA for months and contacted us back in the spring to see about getting AMSOIL in his truck. Once we saw what he was working with, we said yes. One of the best parts is that he doesn’t keep it stored away as a show vehicle; he takes advantage of all that power on a regular basis and uses it as a daily driver and hauler. Here’s what he had to say about this head-turner headed to Las Vegas.

The details: 2011 Dodge Ram Mega Cab long bed dually. The truck has been stretched to accommodate a long bed since dodge has never made a long bed mega cab. The truck has air ride on all four corners and sits on custom cut 24 inch semi wheels. Several body modifications have been performed from front to back to make this a one-of-a-kind build. What it does: A clean one-off custom dually that is not just for show but hauls loads on regular basis. We built the truck with the intentions of using it to pull anything from a boat, travel and utility trailer etc. with ease and comfort, one that can turn heads while performing these tasks.

Where to see it: The truck is driven daily about 75 miles round trip and is used as a tow rig on the weekend, whether it is to drag races, car shows or the lake. The truck receives great amounts of attention as it is the only bagged and stretched long bed mega cab that is currently built. The truck also attends several car shows, anywhere from small local cruise-ins to shows receiving national magazine coverage. The truck has already been selected to be featured in Truckin' magazine and a Solo Films DVD, as well as a booth vehicle for Silent Coat at SEMA 2013.

AMSOIL under the hood:
AMSOIL 15W-40 Premium Protection Synthetic Diesel Oil
Absolute Efficiency oil filter
Severe Gear 75W-90 Gear Lube

Why AMSOIL? I chose AMSOIL products due to the company having a quality product and reputation. I do not have one favorite AMSOIL product; several products combined give the overall protection and lasting protection needed.

What is it about SEMA that makes it such a destination for car builders like you? I think SEMA is a dream destination for builders due to the fact of national event coverage, the high standard that the vehicles are held to, and a great spotlight to showcase the outcome of great companies working with their customers to obtain a quality vehicle.

If you could customize any build in the world, what would it be? If I could pick any vehicle to customize it would be an older-model 379 Peterbuilt.

And finally, what is your favorite junk food? Favorite would be a Kit-Kat.

Thanks, Blaine! Be sure to stop and visit with us when you're at the show, Booth 24661.

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