2011 GMC Sierra Regular Cab build

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  1. Oscar702

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    What's up guys, I wanted to make a thread of my truck I'm building. It's a slow build but I'll get it to where I want it. I bought it last year in February so it's going to be almost a year with it. It's a 2011 GMC Sierra regular cab.

    Here it is when I brought it home..

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    The next day, some friends helped me lower the rear 2-3 inches with lowering shackles and removing the block from the leaf springs.
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    It wasn't much of a difference but I saw a difference.

    Then I installed some hid lights.. They were a pain to install since it's a long process to just remove the headlights.

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    After some months of saving, I bought a lowering kit. I went with 4 inch djm control arms, a mcgaughys flip kit with belltech shocks.

    Here is how it sits as of now..
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    My next upgrade is color matching the chrome parts.I've heard from people and some shops that painting the chrome could result in peeling paint over the years. So instead Of painting the chrome, I bought a denali bumper, a work truck grille, and bumpershellz for the rear and I'll also be painting my mirror covers.
    I received the rear bumpershellz so I'm just waiting for my front bumper and grill. They should arrive tomorrow.

    I'll keep you guys posted.
     
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    These are the bumpershellz for the rear...
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    Front bumper and grill came in today.. Noticed I forgot to order the hood trim piece for the grill so ill be ordering that piece. Next week parts will be going in for paint.

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    I picked up my Parts and will be installing them tomorrow.

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    I haven't took any pictures of the mirror covers and rear bumpers but I'll post pictures when they're installed tomorrow.
     
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    04slox2 HABS SUCK!!

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    thats going to make a huge difference once installed
     
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    Declad those wheels man


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    when you pulled the block out of the rear did you need new u-bolts or were the oem the right length
     
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    Where do you get the rear bumper shells ?
     
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    X2 on the rear bumper pieces well on all of them. I've been looking for paintable parts for a while now.
     
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    I just googled bumpershellz and found them
     
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    Sorry guys, I'm barely seeing replies. I had forgotten to keep you guys updated but the bumpershellz I got from eBay.



    This is how it sits now.

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    I bought some u bolts from autozone and those are the ones my truck still has on right now.
     
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    I just recently had a friend tell me about how I can declad the wheels. That was going to be the next thing I do but I have to find a set of wheels to ride on while I declad them and get them powdercoated.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I want to declad the wheels soon. Plan on powder coating them black with some lower profile tire and white lettering.
     
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    Don't know how black wheels would flow overall..probably look pretty good, but I've always loved seeing de-cladded wheels polished
     
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    Sorry for not keeping updated. I haven't really done much to the truck lately. Today I picked up some Denali taillights. They're a bit dirty so Im going to try to get them cleaned a bit.

    Does anyone know what temperature and for how long I can throw the lights in the oven to remove the glue? IMG_1060.JPG
     
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    Can you get me a picture of the distance between the axle and frame at 7 in the rear
     

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