Words: KRISTIE REAL
PHOTOS: ROMAN RACELA
Extreme Offroad & Performance is always doing everything extreme regarding their builds. Always chasing the next radical idea has helped catapult them to fame nationwide, as their builds continuously break necks and win shows. For this “extreme” build, co-owner Jordan O’Krinsky and his family partners, Austin & Michael O’Krinsky, purposely sought out a newly designed year-model diesel truck that has never been seen on the truck show circuit: the 2021 Chevy Silverado.
“We chose to do the newly designed Chevy 2500HD High Country because, like many aftermarket businesses, we wanted to push our Extreme brand and design work on a new challenge with never before used/designed aftermarket components making it our very own design,” Jordan describes. “We had the mindset to create something innovative and massive with a new color scheme and, most of all was the mastermind combination of ideas from my brother Austin and father Michael. It had to keep up with the industry’s best and our previous build Supreme Extreme!”
The 2021 Chevy featured a completely redesigned exterior and interior, which captured Jordan’s attention, but that meant creating mods and parts themselves. According to Jordan, the front-end design provided some challenges, given the headlights were now integrated into the grille, which had critics around the industry shunning the look. “But that only inspired us to accept the challenge and put those critics to rest.”
While designing the truck with his family and team (including the team mechanic, Francisco Valedez, 12-Volt techs Roberto Mauricio Jorge Reyes, and painter Carlos Capistran) the name “OVER THE TOP” manifested itself. The hard work and dedication the team put in, coupled with how high this extreme truck towered over the competition and its aggressive stance and head-turning color combination, cemented its monicker once it was all finished.
“I sat back and looked over past builds, knowing I wanted to create something massive that had a whole new design separate from anything else Extreme had pursued before, with a new color scheme that stood out at shows and in my home in Houston, Texas,” Jordan confesses. To do so, he teamed up with the industry’s best to seek high-quality parts that fit his extreme vision. He also sought to try out a few innovative companies aligned with the shop’s values and ideas to showcase the shop’s mission to support new companies looking to showcase their products to the masses.
While the build is adorned with various mods and parts that all combine to add to its overall aesthetics, Jordan does admit that his top ones include the massive 21” Full Throttle suspension paired nicely with color-matched TIS 28×16 forged 561 wheels and True Spike lug nuts. Then he wrapped the wheels in some aggressive 44” Interco Bogger tires for a towering Extreme show truck look.
In all, the complete build took four months of hard work and dedication, coming out exactly how he first envisioned it would be (with some minor changes by adding manufacturers that came on board last minute). The truck was first unveiled at the 2021 SEMA Show on display in the TIS Wheels booth to showcase the very first design of their new 561 Forged wheel. Then it also attended Lonestar Throwdown, Summer Truckin Nationals, and a variety of local Houston community parades, car shows/meets, and charity events throughout 2022. Now it’s used as Extreme Offroad & Performance’s billboard on wheels for the company while attending local Houston shows and more.
The greatest enjoyment of designing and building these massive show trucks is just one of the reasons why the guys do what they do. “The surprise on people’s faces when an Extreme build comes out of the lab is priceless,” Jordan admits. “That being said, I always like to keep our standards high, and fans’ anticipation when they hear about our new builds fuels us on our next Extreme idea.” And they’re already on to the next one, as Jordan confesses that the shop will concentrate on a newly designed Ford Super Duty next!