Ryan Arsenault is one of those guys that you see everywhere. Not just because he built one killer S-10, but because he really does drive this thing everywhere!

Ryan has spent the last seven years of his life building, tweeking, perfecting, and enjoying his Dime. With the help of a few friends and shops, Ryan has constantly worked on making his truck better every step of the way, and over the years he's always tried to bring new mods to his ride before the next guy.

As an East Coast staple in the minitruck scene, Ryan has received tons of influence from buddies like Dan Mayhew, who helped Ryan shape his truck into the work of art that graces these very pages. Building a functional truck that not only brings home the trophies, but also serves as cruising enjoyment, is Ryan's biggest accomplishment. Ryan wanted to ensure that he could jump in and drive state-to-state so the suspension was tended to with his own hands. Ryan also dived in and gave a helping hand to help out Extreme Lines in the task of smoothing out the body.

All in all, this special issue pays homage to all the S-10s out there that carve their own creative niche out of one of the most popular trucks to ever hit the planet. As an added bonus Ryan also braves the open road and risks the rock chips, the damaged roll pans, the door dings, blown 'bags, and all the other things that can really piss us off! And as one of these guys, he really gets to enjoy his truck in its entirety. We look forward to seeing what's next.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22-inch Bonspeed Palisades
Backspace: Five inches
Tires: Nitto NT555 255/30ZR22

Chassis Modifications
Suspension (Front): Barnyard Control Arms and Slam RE7 'bags (Rear): Suicidedoors four-link
Airbag: Slam Specialties RE7
Control arms: Barnyard
Spindles: Belltech two-inch drop
Compressor: 3/4hp AIM
Frame mods: Custom back-half
Frame material: 3x4-inch box and one-inch round tubing
Gas tank: 16-gallon custom stainless fuel cell
Detail work: Painted and color matched
Performed by: Owner

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, front corners, taillights, tailgate, rollpan
Body-dropped: 3 1/2 traditional
Taillights: Custom-made
Misc.: Sliding ragtop
Exterior bolt-ons: '00 Chevy S-10 front bumper
Performed by: Extreme Lines and owner

Paint
Brand and colors: Black and Gold
Airbrushing: Tom McNeal at Bonehead Designs
Performed by: Justin Simmons at Extreme
Lines Auto Body

Interior
Seats: Stock, recovered with leather and tweed and custom stitched
Dash: Fiberglass with flames
Door panels: Fiberglass with flames
Center console: Fiberglass
Performed by: Moe at Vanworks

Stereo
Head unit: Pioneer
Custom fabrication: Fiberglass sub box
Performed by: Moe at Vanworks

Special Thanks By Owner
My Mom and Dad, AJ Dalbec, Moe at Vanworks, Justin at Extreme Lines, Tom McNeal at Bonehead Designs, Dan Mayhew, and BJ Lanigan.