Leonidas is a 2013 RAM 2500 which was built for The SEMA Show 2018. It represented Edge Products in the show, and showcased the features and youthful energy of Spartan 4×4, an up and coming Kentucky off-road shop. Leonidas is Spartan 4×4’s first SEMA build, and certainly not their last.
Through contacts in Holley Performance the team on Spartan 4×4 was able to tell their own story and Leonidas build suggestions to Edge Products. Through that connection Spartan was selected to be a function vehicle at The SEMA Show 2018 for Edge Products.
Spartan 4×4 is a young company operate by young entrepreneurs and engine heads, all in their early twenties. It was founded in 2015 simply by Robert Bowden III, in his parents’ garage, outside Atlanta, Georgia. Bowden is now only twenty-two years old.
Spartan 4×4 is making a title for itself in the industry for their top quality and unique builds. The Spartan 4×4 shop in Bowling Eco-friendly, KY is officially now over the map, and has big plans meant for expansion in the works.
Leonidas is a show vehicle, but it is also the workhorse from the Spartan 4×4 fleet. While it lights up pretty, it also gets function done by pulling Spartan’s 25-foot gooseneck trailer, usually loaded with the particular shop’s other builds to displays all over the country.
The concept of the Leonidas build was to meld the particular lifted diesel show truck with all the functionality of a chase truck plus pre-runner. On top of all that it also needed to be a functional tow rig. This was a good inspired vision, and one the Spartan 4×4 team managed to pull off along with style.
This 2013 RAM ST Team Cab diesel was purchase from the farmer in Metcalfe County Kentucky, essentially the middle of nowhere UNITED STATES, by Spartan 4×4 in early 2018. Turning this once farm vehicle into a show vehicle and dragging machine was no small job. To make the accomplishment all that much more amazing the team at Spartan 4by4 had only 6-months to make this particular transformation happen before the big uncover at The SEMA Show 2018.
If there’s such a thing being a normal SEMA build, this isn’t this. Instead of being built in an enormous store filled with the best equipment, this pickup truck was built by the young plus hungry crew at Spartan fou in a small snow plow shed within Bowling Green, Kentucky.
As the base truck only set the particular young men back about $20, 500, the top quality custom build away has run up a tab substantially. With over $45, 000 within upgrades and custom parts this particular truck is a true show stopper.
The modifications to the super bottom model truck began with a complete suspension overhaul. The upgrade began with an 8-inch BDS Long Supply Kit and Fabtech Dirt Reasoning 4. 0 coilovers. Leonidas could be the only known 2013 RAM working the 2014 coilovers, which required some custom fab work to help make work properly. This suspension set up works great for a wide range of uses, plus allows for fitment of 20×10 Technique NV HD Race Wheels, that have been custom painted to match the vinyl fabric wrap, and big 37×12. fifty Nitto Trail Grappler tires.
A full Synergy 1-ton steering program with Fox dual steering stabilizers keeps the big truck turning correctly. An S& B cold air flow intake and 4-inch Edge Jammer Exhaust lets it breathing right. G2 Gear & Axle front plus rear diff covers allow for additional diff oil and cooling, that is important when hauling heavy a lot. A King Speed custom essential oil pan ensures proper suspension plus steering component clearance, while furthermore offering up proper oil quantity to the engine.
The exterior from the build then continued with Addicting Desert Designs (ADD) Stealth Jet fighter series bumpers, a Bulletproof problem, AMP Research power steps, along with a custom Overkill Fab grille. Within the truck bed is an ADD Honey Badger Chase Rack with spare tire provider. To complete the aggressive dark appears of Leonidas is a full 3M Dark Metallic Grey wrap, smoked cigarettes Spyder Head and tail lamps, and an AMI 50cal antenna.
The particular build at this point continued to the inside Leonidas, where much of the originality of the build is featured. The very first thing you’ll notice is the four dark Braum race seats and complete center console. The seats necessary custom brackets and the rear middle console is a full custom device. The Troy Products Tactical front side center console ties cleanly to the rear console, and combined these people house an iPad mount, SPOD switch pad, power ports, Cobra CB Radio, Kenwood stereo mind unit, a locking gun secure, and two 10-inch JL Sound shallow mount subwoofers in a custom made enclosure.
Wrapping up the vehicle are a number of top quality electronic devices. An EDGE Insight CTS2 Monitor will be mounted on the A-Pillar. An Ampd’d Throttle Booster and custom melody from King Speed ensures the particular truck has the power to tow large loads. An Oracle 8-piece stone light kit not only looks great, but provides great area lights around the truck. A Hornblasters Conductors Special 244 Nightmare Kit guarantees everyone knows that this big truck is definitely coming through!
With more SEMA builds often in the works Leonidas has not been neglected. The truck, as with most custom made builds, is never done. Be prepared to see Leonidas rolling around shortly with a full exterior makeover and much more upgrades soon. This truck continues to be and will be making the rounds for all the shows. Besides at the huge shows Leonidas can also be seen hanging around all over Kentucky, both on and off street. This is no show queen!
Going into 2020, these Spartans are usually bringing something that the east coastline has never seen before and they are capable to share that in the near future.