Roll Playerz: 2000 Ford Expedition

Every school has their “cool kids”… the ones with the latest clothes or the ones who always seem to be the life of the party. For Jaime Villa, he was one of these fortunate cool kids. You see, his older brother, Oscar, owned a custom 5.0 Ford Mustang on 13-inch Dayton Wire Wheels and Jaime remembers when his brother would pick him up at the end of class. “Everyone would look and stare as we cruised away,” Jaime says. From that time on, he vowed to have his own custom car one day.

“I always wanted a Ford Expedition,” Jaime explains. “After a few years of saving my money, it was finally time to graduate from riding shotgun to the driver seat.” On the very first day he purchased the SUV, it was off to the tint shop where they would also install a custom T-Rex billet grille. From there it was off to Tune It, who would complete the bodywork with Triple J Custom Pintura creating an intricate display of teal, blue, and purple pattern combinations. Local Arizona artist Chavo was brought in to add miles of pinstriping lines throughout the vehicle. Todd Jubert’s Interior Shop in Phoenix created the custom two-tone blue and tan tweed interior, added a custom Billet Specialties steering wheel, and bolted on the custom Bentchi B15 chrome wheels wrapped with Diablo 255/30-26 radial tires. CJ Silvey of Superior Auto Sound installed the custom Slam Specialties AccuAir airbag system powered by Optima batteries, as well as a custom JL Audio speaker sound system. The litany list of custom modifications to this vehicle would eventually include a shaved tailgate, Lambo-style doors, custom tilt hood, 3-D headliner, as well as custom fiberglass center console and dash.

To this day Jaime continues to improve on the car of his dreams but is reminded that this could not have been possible without the help and support of good friends and family like Abel, CJ, Todd Jubbert, Eddie Aviles, Ricardo Rubio, Lil John, and, more importantly, his son, Isaac, and beautiful wife, Mayra.

Nickname

Relentless

Owner

Jaime Villa

Car Club

Swift

City

Mesa, AZ

Vehicle

2000 Ford Expedition

Engine

2000 Ford 4.6L

Upholstery

Todd Jubert’s Interior Shop in Phoenix created the custom two-tone blue and tan tweed interior and added a custom Billet Specialties steering wheel

Body/Paint

With Tune It completing the bodywork, Triple J Custom Pintura created an intricate display of pattern combinations with Chavo adding pinstriping lines throughout the vehicle

Suspension

CJ Silvey of Superior Auto Sound installed the custom Slam Specialties AccuAir airbag system powered by Optima batteries as well as a custom JL Audio speaker sound system

Wheels/Tires

Bentchi B15 chrome wheel wrapped with Diablo 255/30-26 radial tires