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Written by Kristie Bertiucci | Photos: Dale Martin

When your shoe game is strong, the rest of the outfit follows suit, which is exactly the case for Complete Customs’ El Jefe GMC.

The Dallas–Fort Worth-based shop is known for their elaborate builds, dressed in the latest and greatest mods around, so when they got word that Specialty Forged was releasing a 26” wheel and Fuel was dropping a 40x15.50R26 M/T tire, owner Shaun Freilich headed straight to the GMC dealership to pick up a 2015 GMC HD truck that would not only look badass with the wheel/tire combo, but also pair nicely with the newly released Bulletproof Suspensions cantilever rear suspension.

el jefe, downtown New York City

“We built this truck more for everyday use and to highlight the 26s wrapped in 40” tires since we wanted to be one of the first trucks to roll with this setup!” Shaun exclaims, adding that it’s the ultimate HD truck around. Since it was going to be Shaun’s personal work horse, the guys at the shop started calling the truck “El Jefe” and the name sort of stuck throughout the build.

randon exterior shots of el jefe

To keep the project “clean and classy” for everyday excursions, the crew wanted to keep the overall concept simple but impactful, which is exactly what the result was. Besides the Specialty Forged wheels and Bulletproof Suspensions lift, El Jefe is dressed in a ton of other mods that add to its overall clean exterior. “As we do everything here at Complete Customs, when we plan builds for SEMA, we always make sure to incorporate the products that we truly believe in and sell daily at the shop,” he details. “These manufacturers are considered part of the team because without them we would not be where we are today.”

interior shot of el jefe

El Jefe made its debut at the 2015 SEMA Show with Truck Hero and is now a shop rig that’s displayed at shows and events across Texas to market their work, in addition to it being Shaun’s daily driver. “The attention the truck has received from the public has been awesome,” he says. “I’d like to thank Team CC for all the late nights and hard work that went into this build. As well as all the sponsors that teamed up with us on the project!”

exterior shot of el jefe in downtown New York City

GEAR: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4
    Wheels & Tires
  • 26x14 Specialty Forged SF007 WHeels w/ Satin Black Lip & Machined Face & Aluminum Center Caps
  • 40x15.50R26 Fuel Gripper M/T/ tires

  • Suspension
  • 12” Bulletproof Suspensions Rear Cantilever 4-Link Suspension System w/ ICON Coilovers & Aluminum 4-Link Upgrade Option

  • Performance - (installed by Powerflo Diesel, McKinny, TX)
  • Wilwood Front & Rear Big Brake Kit
  • FASS Titanium Fuel Pump
  • FASS Sump Kit
  • PPEI Custom Tune w/ EFI Live Autocal
  • Flo~Pro 5” Downpipe Exhaust
  • EDGE CTS2 Insight
  • S&B Intake
  • G2 Axle & Gear Rear Aluminum Differential Cover

  • Exterior
  • ReTrax Pro MX Tonneau Cover
  • BedRug Bed Liner
  • AMP Research PowerSteps
  • Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares
  • RK Sport Ram Air Hood
  • Complete Customs Custom LED Grille
  • Avery Aluminum Brush Metallic & Satin Black Wrap

  • Interior
  • Ultra-Suede French Grey Headliner
  • Custom Roadwire Black w/ French Grey Suede Inserts Seats

  • Accessories
  • Escort PASSPORT 9500ci Platinum Radar
  • Horn Blasters Katrina 5 Chime Nightmare Edition
  • Swing Cases
  • Titan 57 Gallon Fuel Tank

  • Lighting
  • Rigid Industries D2 XL Driving LEDs
  • Rigid Industries D2 Flush Mount LEDs
  • Rigid Industries M-SRQ RGB Diffused LEDs
  • Rigid Industries DMX Control
  • Rigid Industries Capture GoPro LED
  • Rigid Industries D2 Fog LEDs

  • Audio -(instay Next Gelled bn Audio)
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound System
  • Rockford Fosgate T500X1BR Amplifier
  • Rockford Fosgate T400X4AD Amplifier
  • Rockford Fosgate T1S1-10 Subwoofer
  • Rockford Fosgate T4652-S Components
  • Rockford Fosgate T1650 Coaxials
  • Helix Processor
  • Custom Subwoofer Enclosure

Complete Customs | completecustoms.net ● Powerflo Diesel | powerflodiesel.com ● Next Gen Audio | nextgenaudiovideo.com

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