Renowned TV Show Builders West Coast Customs Team Up With General Tire and Jeff "OX" Kargola to Create the "OX-Tundra"
CORONA, CA--March 31, 2011: West Coast Customs (WCC) premiers their new show on Discovery's HD Theater, Inside West Coast Customs, April 3, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Inside West Coast Customs is the next exciting show featuring WCC's outrageous builds. WCC is unveiling their latest creation, the "OX-Tundra." The Ox-Tundra is the creation of Ryan Friedlinghaus, owner and CEO of West Coast Customs, and General Tire athlete, Jeff "OX" Kargola. WCC took a 2010 Toyota Tundra and transformed it into the ultimate off-road survival machine for the Baja 1000.
"Ox wanted to make his truck fully functional and be able to handle all the obstacles for being out in the desert as a chase vehicle. Â He also wanted to make it 'dark' and 'mean' to fit with the Metal Mulisha style," said Friedlinghaus. "To start the transformation, we built a custom-roof rack to hold a spare tire, extra gas and lots, and lots of bright lights. We made the rack removable so when the Baja is over, Ox can take it off and go low-profile. On the front of the truck, we have a custom bumper with a winch attached to get out of any hairy situation, and we added a few more lights to make this the brightest truck out there. In the back, we will put in some tool boxes and install a shower. The interior of the truck will be super plush so that while you're in the desert, you can get away from it all in the cab of the truck. We covered the seats in leather with DVD players in the headrests, and we put in a new leather headliner with an additional DVD screen, and for Ox's survival and sanity, a satellite phone and bumpin' sound system. To give it the 'mean' look he asked for, we will give it a one-of-a-kind gray camo paint job with some aggressive General Grabber tires."
Friedlinghaus and his shop have been doing exclusive custom builds for the MTV show Pimp My Ride , TLC's Street Customs, Street Customs Berlin and now on his new show on Discovery's HD Theater, Inside West Coast Customs. West Coast Customs is world-renowned for their extreme vehicles, outrageous features and unique designs.
Check out Inside West Coast Customs, Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Discovery Channel's HD Theater, and on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Discovery Channel.
Jeff "Ox" Kargola, best known as a Freestyle MX rider, started his off-road career racing in the SCORE series in Class 22, and has since been making big waves in the off-road racing scene. Ox is off to an amazing 2011 season, fresh off his 2011 SCORE San Felipe 250 win in Class 22, and his Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) win in the Superlite Class. In 2010, Ox placed first at the San Felipe 250 in Class 22 and stole third in Superlite at the LOORRS Glen Helen Race. Â Earlier in his career, Ox earned a silver medal at the Winter X Games for "Best Trick," was a WFA Big Air Points Champ and was the first person to complete a "Superman Seat-Grab Back Flip." And that's just recently Ox has been chalking up wins and titles since 2001. Ox currently rides for Boost Mobile, Metal Mulisha, Monster Energy, Osiris Shoes, General Tire, Desert Assassins and Method Wheels.