The Ultimate Chase Truck: EVO-Built 2000 Solid-Axle GMC 1500 [Video]

It has nearly 300,000 miles on it and trail scars from front to rear, but don't let that fool you. This 2000 GMC 1/2-ton is one of the toughest trucks you'll ever come across. From the Baja 1000 to its most recent duties on JL Experience, this solid-axle converted GMC has seen it all. While the truck’s owner Mel Wade was busy leading the JLX, Low Range 4x4 owner Kelly Carter manned the truck, dubbed Chase 12, for the trip. We catch up with him during the week as he gives us the rundown on the Off Road Evolution built pickup.

GMC Chase Truck 12

Quick Specs

VEHICLE 2000 GMC Sierra 1500
ENGINE 5.3L GM V8
TRANSMISSION B&M 4L65e
TRANSFER CASE(S) Offroad Design 203/205 Doubler
AXLES (F/R) Kingpin Dana 60, Detroit Locker, Dynatrac diff cover, 5.38 gears/GM 14-bolt, Detroit Locker, Dynatrac diff cover, 5.38 gears
SUSPENSION Custom 4-link front with King Coilovers/Dear rear leaf springs w/cantilever and bypass shocks
WHEELS 17x9 ATX Slab beadlock
TIRES 40x13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
MISC. Custom interior 'cage, MasterCraft Safety seats, Warn 15,000-lb winch, Hi-Lift Jack, ARB Fridge/Freeze, custom bumpers

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