Extreme Offroad & Performance: Everything's bigger in TexasExtreme Offroad & Performance customise trucks, Texas-style, making them as big and as bold as you can imagine. XCAR went to visit them.
[MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC] [NOISE]. [NOISE] My name's Austin [UNKNOWN]. I'm part owner of Extreme Offroad and Performance out of Katy, Texas. Basically, we're a full automotive customizing shop. Our specialty is. Custom trucks. You know, we do all things, cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, all that. But our main specialty is big bad trucks. So basically, you come in with a truck, whatever make it may be. You have this idea or this modification you're interested in doing. We help you do that. So we make your, you know, your dream or your idea become a reality whether it's. Something you already know you want, or something we help you design and build. That's what we're about. But we're extreme, man. We build some of the wildest, show trucks and vehicles on the market, and, you know, in the show scene. They're daily drivers. I have guys that bring them to, like, like parking garages, and they have to park outside cuz it, the truck's so big it won't fit in there. You know, there's really no limit. It's, it's limit is. Your, imagination is, you know, we can take it as far as we can from very, very basic to very, very, you know, crazy and unique just depending on, it all depends on what you want to do and your budge to do it. For example, if someone comes in and wants to build a full one of a kind show truck, best of the best. We do, full custom suspension, paint work, motor work, interior, car audio custom lighting. I mean just, basically transform it from being a stock vehicle to something that looks nothing like anybody else has on the road, you know? We've done Chevy truck for somebody before that's twin-turboed and. Full built you know, 427 you know LS7 motor and 1000 plus horsepower on it. You know, and the United States trucks are very, very prominent among all the manufacturers but more so down in the south and Texas, I mean everybody uses trucks for work or fun or you know, going hunting, or going to the ranch, off roading. Pulling their boat, pulling trailers, hauling the family around, picking up stuff. And you know there just also their big nice car to drive and people and you know enjoy having them. And the things you can do to them are limitless really with how crazy you want to get with it. Especially in Texas from what we know, I mean the truck scene is very, very prominent. Just as much or more than anything of the sports cart scene. Most, most people that own a you know, sports car, they also own a truck. So most of them have a truck and everybody who wants to modify their car also wants to modify their truck. The truck scene is, it's kinda funny. It's, you know, who's got the biggest and best stuff. You see it more at, like, the car shows. That's where we see it the most. You see guys with, my truck is bigger, and I've got the baddest paint job on it. You know, it, it's funny, it's really competitive. Biggest, brightest, loudest. You know, everything's bigger in Texas. [LAUGH]. The bigger the better it's fun to see everybody's look on their face you know, when they see the vehicle for the first time or they get really excited they ask us a lot of questions and I think the best part is when you deliver a finished product to the customer and they're just blown away that's kind of what it's all about I mean you work so hard building these. Creating this stuff every day, it's very rewarding and, you know, very fun at the end of it to see it traveling to a show or see it show up on a magazine cover, or, you know, see somebody's excitement when they see the finished product of how excited they are to, you know, what they've, you know what we've helped them create and what it's become. It's, it's real enjoyable. Some of these full, full projects where we basically take a brand new truck. Strip everything off of it you know, powder coat and paint you know, all the axels and the frames suspension. Do the paint jobs. Interior. I mean they averagely take two to three months to build. We're working on them every single day. There's just that much detail and that much. You know, that many parts in them from outside and in that you have to touch on them, so it's very time consuming. That was a truck that, you know, I built for me personally for the SEMA show a few years ago and then. An NFL player ended up buying it from us that he really liked it and he saw it on the cover of a magazine and he wanted it. But I try to make everything unique in it's own way, like, you know a lot of my big show cars you know, are similar to that one. They have custom paint jobs and custom colors, so I'll make a theme. I'll do different color schemes or. What have you, in the hard work I always try to put something personal in there, like whether it's like my initials, or you know, now on there is one of my dogs airbrushed there in the background, just some little personal piece incorporated that makes it unique from. You know, what everyone else has and I can be, like, look, this is something that's, you know, mine personal that I put in there. It's a full countermand air ride system. It's fully automated. Full of Press of a button you can go from a six inch life to a 10 inch lift to a 14 inch lift. It's got three settings on there. It's one of the top of the line suspensions on the market right now. A lot of guys like it cuz you press that button and drop down the lift, and you can actually park it in your garage, that kinda stuff. It's, it's convenient and at the same time you can show off whenever you want to. You know, we've done full paint job. It's got the road armor, front and rear bumpers. It's got. RBP's, grill on there. You know, we've done all the interior. It's got, Rockfort Fosgate sound system in there, and then we've got, of course, you know, the bigger wheels and tires. 40 inch Toyo open country mud terrain tires. And it's got, the fuel off road wheels on there. And they're, I think they're 22 by 14. So it's a pretty wide wheel and tire combination too, which gives it that aggressive stance. So the white and pink jeep we, you know? We went to SEMA last year, and we saw a couple different people doing some white and pink themes. And, you know what, we said, we need to do something like that. And just kinda put our own touch on it. Austin decided he wants to, to build something nice for his wife. And, that thing has been a, a real eye catcher. You know, it stops everybody's wife, it stops our customers, it stops, you know, everybody. Cuz they, they look at it, and you see a white and pink Jeep. You're like, what is this? Man, it's the, the Barbiemobile, you know? But it, it's fully decked out. I mean, I, I,. I wouldn't mind driving it every day. You know, it's, even though it's got the pink on there, it's, it's, it's a really nice jeep. For all the suspension and, the work that we put into it, it's I mean, it's, it's very well-rounded and it's a good build. It's got like a bedazzled box in there. It's got the two kicker woofers in there, and like, the full interior, we did, like some nice leather kit, and we hydro dip. All the panels in like a pink zebra. [LAUGH] We also do that under the hood. It's, you know, it's a little flashy, but I mean that's what we do, we, we built it, you know, to brake next, to stop people and they hey, what is that? I've never seen something like that before, so I think it does the job. Yeah I mean we've made so many crazy ones but. You know, one of my favorites. I, I always try to outdo myself each time. You know, the ones that I personally do for myself and why like I said a lot of times they're always built for the SEMA Show or for a magazine or something like that. I try to you know, do something different every time but get better and better at it and use newer and newer stuff each time. For example one of the ones I did last year for the SEMA Show was a Dodge that I built. A 2500 and it was on a 16 inch lift and it was all Lamborghini orange underneath and crazy you know, clown paint job on the side and full interior, custom sound system. And it was one of the most, most time consuming detailed builds that we've ever done. And it, I mean it, that truck, the popularity and the exposure that truck's gotten is unreal. I mean. Every day it's popping up on something. I mean it's just I spent a lot of time and a lot of attention to detail you know, making sure every aspect of this thing was just perfect and you know, every, everything on it had detail touched on it and, you know, that's the end result, is just to make it. Something that everybody is just crazy about at the end of the day. [MUSIC]