Engine Size
5.3 Liter Vortec V8
Transmission Type
6 Speed Automatic
Body Style

SEMA 2017 "Battle of the Builders" - One-Off 10" Lift 2 Door Tahoe Suburban

This 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has been recreated as a modern two-door Tahoe, offering the best of both worlds—an excellent modern interior with the handsome looks of the earlier two-door Tahoe. This one-of-a-kind project evolved over time with a can-do attitude, external inputs, and true, professional skill. The results speak for themselves.

Originally envisioned by Jeff Phifer, the builder, this shortened Suburban project had a mild lift and rode on 33” tires. It was to be a small team project, built to raise a few eyebrows, not break the internet. Word of the build escaped, however, and the president of an automotive design company said he could secure some product sponsors if the truck was entered in the Battle of the Builders at SEMA. You've seen the pictures, so you know how it snowballed. Jeff credits David Jayne and the amazing crew of Madison Automotive with providing the support necessary to complete the project. He's grateful for everything they did to make the build happen.

Ten inch lift, twenty-four inch wheels, thirty-seven inch tires – this thing is a monster! Standing as it does, Jeff says “it attracts waaaay more attention” than any other car he's worked on, including bagged trucks with duallies and graphics, and some $100,000 and $200,000 cars. When parked in front of his shop, visible from the freeway, but not directly accessible, cross-country drivers have gone out of their way to get closer, take pictures, and talk with the builder. It's like a billboard on wheels!

Armchair quarterbacks criticize the result or the process, but the truth is Jeff overcame big risks to successfully build this truck. He might have stopped halfway, been unable to incorporate the sponsors' extreme products, missed the deadline, or compromised quality. The opposite is true, and other builders on the cutting edge of custom vehicle design, who understand the stakes and the effort, have personally extended their compliments and recognition. This includes The Muscle from Diesel Brothers, Topo: The Widebody King, and more. It's been photographed for Truckin' Magazine and may yet appear among its pages. Those who malign the work as being done in a personal garage have apparently forgotten Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Disney, Hewlett Packard, and Harley Davidson—just to name a few businesses that started in garages.

In the end, this 2015 Suban is a passion project. It's not about money or Instagram followers. Jeff is a skilled professional who loves his work and with this truck, brought one of his first ideas to life. He's already making plans for his next project.

What's your passion? If it's anything like Jeff's, this is your chance to get in on a one-of-a-kind creation. If this truck is calling you, make sure you answer! The caller ID will say (901) 850-0507 – Art & Speed.


  • Factory 5.3L V8
  • SB Filter Cold Air Induction
  • Bully Dog Programmer
  • Borla Exhaust System (Modified for Length)
  • Gas Tank(94-95 Specific) moved to Rear between frame Rails (Like the older Trucks)


  • Cognito 10" Lift
  • Lift Powder Coated with Prismatic Powders Blueberry
  • Slotted and Drilled Rotors (Factory Size)
  • Stock Drive Shaft Shortened
  • Adjustable Fox Shocks with Reservoir


  • Factory Chevy White (2015 Code)
  • Tinted Front Windows to match rear factory tent
  • Trex Billet Grille
  • Tahoe Rear Bumper (Factory)
  • 24x14 Grid Off-Road Wheel (1st Production run)
  • Nitto Trail Grappler 375/40R24 (Less than a 500 miles)


  • Factory Steering wheel with Controls
  • Factory Power Front Seats (Heated)
  • Factory Tan Interior (Great Condition)
  • Third Row Seat moved forward and replaced middle Captain Seats
  • One Piece Headliner (Tan)
  • Factory Sound System (With Touch Screen and Navigation)
  • Bluetooth System
  • Factory A/C system (blows very cold and dual climate zones)
  • Tilt/Sliding Steering wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Power Lift Gate


Engine Type
Engine Size
5.3 Liter Vortec V8
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Interior Color
Cocoa / Dune
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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