Fun fact: lowrider car culture dates back to the 1940s, specifically in Los Angeles, California. Living by the motto “low and slow,” early lowriders are connected to cultural and political statements. These days, lowrider car culture has already expanded all over the world, far from its original political stance.
That said, Jake McKiddie decided to turn a $108,000 stock Cadillac Escalade into a lowrider, slammed to the ground as low as possible. While Escalades are oftentimes connected with the hip-hop culture or “balling,” McKiddie’s Escalade is a different breed, though not necessarily off on a tangent.
You might think that this Escalade was only given a huge set of wheels and lowered but it’s actually not. In fact, it’s extensive aftermarket work; McKiddie and his team had to make the chassis from bumper to bumper, allowing the lowered stance.
Of course, the customization involved a lot of machine work, cutting, and working with electronics. Inside, wheel tubs are in place, which is the secret of this build to allow a really low stance. The wheel tubs are even found inside the engine bay, flanking the untouched 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The most notable upgrade here was the set of 30-inch MTW billet wheels. The brakes have been upgraded as well as the smaller stock rotors definitely look out of place with the massive set of rims. It’s now equipped with Wilwood 6-piston brake calipers.
You might think that McKiddie needed years to complete the project. That isn’t true as he only needed 8-9 weeks to turn the stock Escalade into this slammed SUV.
We know that lowriders aren’t for everyone but how about you, dear reader? What are your thoughts about this ride? Let us know in the comments section below.
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