by Jon Tirrell
Mount Zion Offroad Staff Writer
Top 5 Mount Zion Offroad Truck Builds
America’s favorite vehicle – the pickup truck! One thing people ask us frequently is “do you only work on Jeeps?” That answer of course is that we work on all types of vehicles, but we specialize in 4×4 vehicles. A number of our team members and long-time clients do own and love Jeeps but the off road space is not limited to them, and neither are we!
As a 4×4 vehicle customization shop, we take pride in creating one-of-a-kind trucks of all makes that reflect the unique personalities and needs of our clients. Our team of expert technicians and service advisers work together to bring the vision of each build to life. In this post, we’re excited to showcase our top five truck builds, highlighting the parts and accessories that make each one unique. Whether you’re a fan of off-road adventures or simply appreciate the rugged look of a 4×4 truck, you are sure to enjoy these incredible builds. Let’s dive in and explore our top five picks!
#5 Lifted & Leveled Tundra
Vehicle: 2023 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
Color: Magnetic Gray Metallic
Wheel: Fuel Rebel 20×9 +1 Offset
Tire: Nitto Recon Grappler 295x60R20 (34×11.50)
Suspension: Westcott Designs 2/1 Lift & Level
Other Accessories: TRD Pro Grille swap
What We Love: The MADE IN THE USA Westcott kit, and the subtle but unique appearance acquired from the Fuel wheels.
They did a great job with lifting and upgrading rims and tires on my 2023 Toyota Tundra 1794. They made great recommendations and installed the equipment flawlessly with great communication and customer service.
See More: https://mountzionoffroad.com/portfolio/2023-toyota-tundra-1794-edition/
This beautiful 2023 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition is built with the Westcott 2/1 Lift & Level kit. We have built several using this kit, and the parts are very well engineered and made. We love that Westcott makes all their parts in-house right here in the USA. One great thing about this kit is that it retains the factory ride and handling, while making room for a significantly larger tire.
The customer chose the Fuel Rebel 6 wheel in a 20×9 and +1 offset for just a little bit of poke. A great hybrid terrain tire, the Nitto Recon Grappler 295/60R20 measures approximately 34 inches tall. We also swapped out the standard 2023 Toyota Tundra 1974 Edition grille for the TRD Pro grille to give the truck a more rugged front end.
#4 2021 Carli Dominator Power Wagon
Vehicle: 2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Color: Black with gray Power Wagon Graphics
Wheel: Fuel Covert 20×9
Tire: Cooper STT Pro 37×12.50
Suspension: 2” Carli Dominator System with 3.0” King Remote Reservoir Shocks
Other Accessories: Carli Fabricated Radius Arm upgrade
What We Love: The Ram Power Wagon has long been a shop favorite full size truck, but the Carli Dominator and King Shocks really take this beast to another level!
See More: https://mountzionoffroad.com/portfolio/2021-ram-2500-power-wagon/
Power Wagon trucks are such an incredible heavy duty 4WD platform. The owner of this 2021 Ram 2500 wanted his truck built RIGHT, using suspension components from Carli and King. It doesn’t take much to fit 37’s on a Ram 2500, but you need a kit like the Carli Dominator to take suspension travel with large tires to the next level. The result is that the truck rides like a dream, and will climb or bomb the most rugged terrain anywhere. The fabricated Carli radius arms are massive, giving the owner the peace of mind that the suspension will take any beating he can throw at it.
#3 Chevy Z71 Bomber
Vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Z71
Color: Satin Steel Metallic
Wheel: Fuel Rebel 17×9 +1 Offset
Tire: Nitto Ridge Grappler 305/70R17 (34×12.0)
Suspension: BDS 5.5” Performance Suspension System with Fox 2.5 Remote Reservoir Coil-overs
Other Accessories: 4.11 Spicer Re-gear
What We Love: The Colorado is a sweet platform, and to build one on Fox coil-overs is a total dream rig!
I am very happy with the way my truck turned out! It rides better than anticipated which is awesome!
See More: https://mountzionoffroad.com/portfolio/2019-chevrolet-colorado-z71/
Chevrolet’s Colorado is an underrated platform, and as such you don’t see a lot of them built anything like this one! A massive 5.5 inch lift from BDS to clear the nearly 34” tall tires, and Fox remote reservoir coil-overs to manage all that travel and soak up the whoops! To ensure the power plant is able to operate at optimal RPMs with the big jump in tire size, we re-geared to a 4.11 ratio.
#2 The New Frontier
Vehicle: 2022 Nissan Frontier SV
Color: Black Obsidian
Wheel: KMC Dirty Harry Satin Gray w/ Black Lip 18×8.5 +18 Offset
Tire: General Grabber ATX 265/70R18 (32.50×10.50)
Suspension: 6” Rough Country lift with Complete Struts
What We Love: This was the first new Frontier we had the opportunity to build, and it’s a really cool refresh on a classic tough midsize truck. They’re relatively easy to work on, and look great with added suspension lift and larger tires!
See More: https://mountzionoffroad.com/portfolio/2022-nissan-frontier/
With it’s rugged styling, capable 4×4 system, and numerous factory options, the 2022 Frontier is a great updated midsize platform. We were excited to see Rough Country waste no time creating a full front differential drop 6” kit for this truck in the affordable price point they are known for. This kit can be ordered with or without the RC Lifted N3 Struts, and for this build our customer chose to add the N3 Struts. The KMC Dirty Harry wheel was an excellent choice to round out the altered look of this beautiful little pickup!
#1 Super Tremor
Vehicle: 2022 Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor
Color: Iconic Silver
Wheel: Method Race Wheels 305 Matte Black 20×9 +18 Offset
Tire: Nitto Ridge Grappler 37×12.50R20
Suspension: Carli E-Venture System 1.5” with e-Clik
Other Accessories: Full progressive leaf pack, Carli torsion sway bar, Carli adjustable radius arms, Carli low mount stainless steel steering stabilizer
What We Love: It should be obvious, but we’ll say it anyway—the only way to make a Carli kit better is to get the SDI e-Clik upgrade! Also, the Method 20” wheels were absolutely the right choice for this rig.
See More: https://mountzionoffroad.com/portfolio/2022-ford-f-350-super-duty-tremor-e-venture/
Ford’s new Tremor package on the Super Duty includes some impressive off-road centric features such as a rear locker, front limited slip, and skid plates. On the technology side, it boasts ‘Rock Crawl’ and ‘Trail Control’ drive modes. Our customer wanted to build on this platform by adding some proven hardcore parts from Carli and tech with the SDI e-Clik shocks. At the press of a button the Carli E-Venture kit with E-Clik shocks can change shock valving to match the terrain and speed. We installed the Carli fabricated radius arms, full progressive leaf pack, low mount stainless steel steering stabilizer, as well as their custom torsion sway bar to round out the handling upgrades. Method 305 wheels in matte black finish and a 20×9 +18 offset with Nitto Ridge Grappler 37×12.50 tires really make this truck stand out!