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Michael Ross: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS

The 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS started as a tribute to Michael Ross' dad. "Every modification I do adds to that tribute," he writes. "It started with simple bolt-ons, which eventually led to a fully built 403. I just had to go with a ProCharger, custom interior, etc." Ross goes on to say the build has become more than just "a labor of love," and has evolved into his life's passion. "One of my ultimate goals is to get the truck published… someday.

Owner: Michael Ross
Location: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS
Horsepower: 600 whp
Club: Beyond Boost Crew

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Michael Ross, BLOO
Instagram: ross.mh

Photography by Sub-Ohm Photography, K&N Media.

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 7

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
2005 LQ9 block, bored out to a 403 with a 4-inch stroke 
Comp Cam 227/235 .612/.620 113LSA 
Taylor Vertex 409 Wires 
Powermaster 250 amp alternator
Polished & powder-coated Holley Hi-Ram intake
Nick Williams 102mm throttle body
Siemens Deka 60lb fuel injectors 
Dynatech headers and cats 
TCS 3100 Stall
True Cool 40K GVW trans cooler 
TEA (Trick Flow) ported & polished heads 
PRW Rockers 
ProCharger P-1SC-1 pushing 8lb of boost
Meziere water pump
Weisco pistons
RPM crank
Cleavite rings
TiAL 50 mm blow-off valve
Edelbrock 2 piece timing cover
Aeromotive A1000 fuel pressure regulator
Custom aluminum coolant tank made by Hot Rods By George

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 6

EXHAUST:
Magnaflow dual in\dual out muffler w/ Corsa tips

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 10

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
OEM

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 9

DRIVELINE:
FLT Level 5 transmission

WHEELS & TIRES:
Centerline Billet - 22-inch (f/r)
Nexen Tire (f/r)

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 1

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
McGaughys 2/4 suspension drop
Belltech shocks
ADDCO rear sway bar & front control arms
Energy Suspension bushings

BRAKES:
Hydroboost brake conversion
Zinc-coated slotted and drilled rotors
Red powder-coated calipers
Russell stainless steel brake lines

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 4

EXTERIOR:
Custom smoothed & painted flush tonneau cover
Custom one-off roll pan (r)
Shaved tailgate handle
Custom painted headlight & bumper light inserts
Custom painted grill inserts
Steel Cowl hood
Silverado SS Intimidator spoiler
Custom Chevy bowties cut into the bumper lights

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 2

INTERIOR:
Interceptor gauges
LC-1 Wideband
Katzkin seats
Suede headliner
Autometer gauges
Custom gauge pod
Custom dash cluster from U.S. Speedo
Blue LED conversion in dash & steering wheel

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 3

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Kenwood DN977 head unit
MTX X Thunder 4-channel amp
MTX Thunder subwoofer amplifier (x4)
Alpine Type-R components
All MTX components mounted in suede enclosures

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2016 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 34)
2013 World of Wheels Tuner Galleria
2013-2014 Chicagoland Hooters car shows
Independent Car show
TIC Car show
Ride or Die Chicago
2013 Another Level Car Show

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"I think the interior is amazing. Katzkin did an amazing job with the design, but moreover, adding the headliner, custom gauges, the cluster, the LED conversion. It makes it a unique ride both during the day and at night. It feels like I’m riding in something more luxurious than a truck."

SPONSORS:
FrozenBoost.com
US Speedo
Taylor Vertex
Powermaster Alternators
Diode Dynamics
Wegner Motorsports

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Nelson Performance-tuning
Sound Performance-Tuning
Shifty Motorsports-Fabrication
HotRods By George-Fabrication
Paint Asylum - Custom Paint and body work
Canal Auto Rebuilders

Michael Ross 2003 Chevrolet Silverado TBGLIVE 5