Dave Shulman started in custom trucks at the tender age of 15 years old. In 1998, while living in Orlando, Florida, he founded the ever popular “AcrophobiA” truck/car club. His first build was a body-dropped F-150 named, “Catch 22.”
We were recently invited on an exclusive driving experience with the new Yokohama Geolandar X-AT, which is the seventh model in the Geolandar family of adventure tires making it one of the most diverse lineups in the industry. It’s also the third in the Geolandar X-series line of “in-between” and “extreme” offerings, according to Fardad Niknam, Yokohama’s Senior Director of Marketing and Planning. The other two are the X-CV for luxury sport crossovers and their flagship off-road, rock-crawling X-MT mud terrain.
Fab Fours owner Gregg Higgs is an avid rock crawler, which is the perfect way to test out new products. Thanks to his passion for rock crawling and the recent release of their Open Fender System, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine those two aspects to create the company’s first-ever Crawler Hauler sitting on 40” tires with only a leveling kit.
When it comes to customizing, you can’t be afraid of your vision. You can’t care about what the haters will say. After all, you can’t build the rig of your dreams based on other people’s perceptions. You have to do you and do it well! You can’t please everyone, right?! Christopher Varner of Varnbilt Motorsports knows this all too well.
If you follow the lifted truck scene, then you already know that the name ECD is synonymous with some of the hottest builds. In the past four years, ECD has wrapped about 20-30 show-worthy vehicles that have all been featured at SEMA, with a few also gracing the cover of this magazine.