DAVE'S 1989 MAZDA B2200
This ground-scraping ride belongs to Dave Warren from Riverside County, CA. Dave is the webmaster of Act One Mini Truck and Compact Car Club. His light beige 1989 Mazda B2200 Cab Plus is low. Just how low is it? Here's a hint, the license plate reads GROWND 0. When Dave slams his truck, it literally sits on the ground.
He got to this amazing low by swapping in lowered Honda Accord springs by Eibach, cutting the upper a-arms and cutting the lower control arms. For complete ride-height adjustment, the truck rides on Hydraulics. The suspension is equipped with Silver Bullet shocks, cut and remounted leaf spring hanger mounts, and relocated shock mounts. For clearnace, Dave removed the bump stops, added a 4-inch plated step notch to the frame, and raised and plated the fuel tank. The result is over 8 inches of drop all the way around.
The truck rides on 16" X 8" custom made Budnik Switchblade Billet Aluminum wheels with a 5 3/8" offset to make sure the wheels tuck completely inside the fenders when the truck is set on the ground. The wheels are are wrapped with 205/45 rubber.
To smooth out the exterior, Dave shaved door handles, key locks, emblems, antenna, and tailgate handle. Dave then added a Mazda B2600i hood, 4X4 fenders, a Toyota 4X4 front bumper and valence, chrome Mazda grill, chrome mirrors, and chrome tail light trim rings. Out back, Dave molded in a Sir Michael's steel roll pan and frenched in a license plate on one side. He topped the bed with a Stockland camper shell, and went to work on the interior.
The inside is decked out with its fair share on modifications, including cloth Mazda bucket seats, custom made velour door panels, a wood grain dash, and a Momo mahogany shift knob. Solenoid operate the doors remotely, and the power windows were blacked out with Limo tint.
Dave went crazy with his stereo, which is cabable of reaching in excess of 140+ dB. It's controlled by an Alpine 7807 in dash CD player, Alpine CD changer, ORION 100 LED led display, ORION 300 PRQ pre amp, Audio control Epicenter digital bass enhancement, Audio control EQL parametric equalizer, and Audio Control 4XS 4 way active crossover. Power comes from an ORION 2150 GX 300 watt amplifier, ORION 225 HCCA 50 watt high current amplifier, ORION 250 SX 100 watt amplifier, ORION MBR 70 multi-battery regulator, 3 Optima sealed spiral cell batteries, Stinger 1 farad stiffening capacitor, Stinger gold plated interconnects, Stinger 12 and 16 ga. oxygen free pro series speaker wire, Stinger 4 and 8 ga. oxygen free pro series power wire, Stinger 150 amp circuit breakers. Stinger Road kill dampening material quiets the external noises, while the interior is pummeled by 2 ORION 12" DVC dual voice coil subwoofers, 2 ORION 10" DVC dual voice coil subwoofers, 2 8" ORION mid-bass drivers, 2 5" ORION carbon fiber mid-ranges, 4 4" ORION carbon fiber mid-ranges, 2 ORION Neodymium 1" tweeters, 2 ORION 1" dome tweeters, and 2 ORION 1" Piezo tweeters. The woofers are mounted in a custom built single reflex compound cavity band pass enclosure and the amps are mounted in a custom made flush mount amp board.
The truck is kept safe by an Excalibur 1000sx alarm, which operates the opening of both driver and passenger doors, rolls up and down both windows, opens the tailgate, and operates hydraulics to raise and lower the entire truck! Five batteries for hydraulics, three group 31 industrial 1100 cold cranking amp batteries, and two Energizer Deep cycle batteries create a combined series/parallel output of 48 volts. The batteries are also charged by the trucks alternator removing the need for regular charging by an external source. Exhaust is routed through a cat-back exhaust system with 2" custom mandrel bent pipe and a single Monza tip.
Dave worked long and hard on his truck, and he is extremely proud of it. The judges seem to agree, because Dave has recieved several 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies for his truck in both Closed Bed Mild and Stereo Sound off categories.
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