The term 'Denali' means 'The High One' in several American Indian & Alaskan dialects and it accurately fits the end result of Andrew Jones' 2015 GMC 2500 Denali. Andrew purchased his Denali and had a 4" lift kit installed with a nice set of wheels and tires back in his home state of North Carolina. It was certainly a nice setup on a new truck, but Andrew felt he could get more out of the new Duramax. A plan was developed to build the truck for the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas and make it the best truck it could possibly be for Andrew. Once the truck was hauled from North Carolina to Kelderman headquarters in Southeast Iowa the long list of projects could finally begin.
Old habits die hard, so the Kelderman crew immediately turned their attention to the truck's suspension. The rear leaf springs were removed in favor of the time tested 6-8" 4-Link Rear Air Suspension and SLKD2WD Air Control System. To get the front of the truck up in the air, an all-new Kelderman 7-9" static height lift kit was installed with boxed control arms and upgraded tie rods capable of handling the future power upgrades for the truck. Fox remote reservoir shocks provide a comfortable ride while maintaining the necessary performance for off-road activities. A WARN winch installed in the front Fusion Bumper makes sure there is always an escape plan should the 37x13.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires find themselves in a bit too deep. Rigid Industries light bars in the front and rear bumpers provide support to the factory projector headlights should this Denali begin to need some more light.
The final touch to this build was a custom set of Fuel Forged FF19 wheels that Andrew hand picked to match the theme of his truck. Fuel now offers the wheel in their production lineup featuring the Brushed Silver, Gloss Black and Polished accents that blend in perfectly with the high class look of the GMC. After a successful week on display at the 2015 SEMA Show, the truck made it's way back home to North Carolina and Andrew now drives it daily. What started as a project to make this GMC worthy of it's name ended up with a Denali that stands high above the rest.