Laying Frame on 28'ss

Laying Frame on 28'ss

What is the biggest wheel you think you could fit on your ride? How about the biggest wheel and still be able to lay frame? Steven Mclean, of Federal County Customs here in Alberta, owns this 2007 Silverado SS and it tucks 28” wheels and still lays frame. The wheels are U2-55 28”x10” all around and are wrapped with Lexani 295/25/28’s.

The SS was originally built by Brandon Imbeau from Calgary and was a Severed Ties truck. Brandon custom built the impressive suspension to lay it on the ground and squeeze these massive wheels up under the body. Steven then purchased it from him in the Summer of 2019.

When Steven bought the truck it didn’t come with an air management system so he quickly threw one together so he could drive it. He has since upgraded the truck with a Little Shop Engine Driven Compressor, cleaned up the installation, and did some hardline work with Chad Doucet and Matt Keetley. Chad also added sound to the cab of Steven’s truck with a custom stereo including a built box with two 10” JL W7 subs and Kenwood Speakers throughout.

The air ride system is controlled by an Accuair E-Level system and he also has a set of Viair 488’s on board for backup. The truck is complete with a  set of Slam Specialties air bags. The rest of the truck is mostly stock with the original Vortec 6.0L engine that came factory in the SS version of the Silverado.

This truck is the daily driver of the group. Steven is not afraid to take the kids on an all day road trip for a baseball game and anything else that the daily duties of a father and a shop owner would call for. Steven is so happy with the work that Brandon has done on the suspension as it is reliable and built not just to show but also to drive. Future plans for the truck are a few body mods and some clean up but other than that he just wants to drive it.

Steven is the owner and operator at Federal County Customs and has worked in the industry since high school over 20 years ago. He credits his oldest brother Kevin who owned some cool cars and trucks as one of his biggest influences in the community starting out. Steven also drives a 1996 Extended cab short box that he drives around the countryside in Coronation Alberta, where he is from, and tows with a pretty cool 2007 LBZ dually. Make sure you go follow Steven and his shop on Instagram @federal_county_customs.


Article: Brian Holzli

Photography: Travis Roe (TDR Photography)

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