New Daily Driver - 2006 ECSSB

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  1. 2005_Silverado

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    I thought part of it still pressed in :think:
     
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    Welcome to a tutorial for mounting an edge insight from ILuvJDMs fan shop LLC.

    Step one - buy flat aluminum from home depot

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    Step two - make a huge fucking mess of aluminum shavings

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    Step three - install super custom mount in truck and shim with washers to get just perfect

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    Step four - route cable

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    Step five - enjoy how you somehow lined everything up damn near perfect using caveman techniques

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    Alignment I the sole purpose I ended up selling my truck. Fuck torsion bars. Can't barely go low on them. Belltech is full of shit about their addrd adjustment as well. I think they say what, 3 or 3.5* if you have their alignment kit. Well I was at 3.5* on stock and went to probably about 2* or so with their kit
     
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    nope until you tighten nut down you can spin it right round like a record
     
  5. ILuvJDM

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    I agree. The kit might add that much at factory angles, but not after lowering. If the cam adjustment slides were straight out towards the wheel, it might give more equal adjustment, but they angle downward. So as you pull the UCA out to get better camber, it also lowers the frame mount and your UCA angle gets even worse. Hopefully these upper balljoints allow me to get rid of the camber. After those are installed I will have over 6° of added adjustment from aftermarket parts
     
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    Cleaning off 10yrs of dirt

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    Installing the turbo right now would be easy, but that will have to wait

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  7. ILuvJDM

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    So last weekend the project was new water pump, power steering pump, all new pulleys, tensioners, belts, etc. Removed the firewall insulation that was stained and covered in so much dust it made me sneeze pulling it out. Also rerouted the heater hoses in preparation for the turbo, you can see them in this picture here:

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    The new painted parts are a bit bright in the sun, but that might get better once everything else is clean and I add that hairdryer on the passenger side and the 3pc engine covers. Also have new brake master cylinder to install and might even get a new coolant tank to help the engine bay aesthetics

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    I was also chasing a vibration in the steering wheel at 60mph. Didn't go away after replacing pitman arm, so then I suspected tires. They were brand new and just mounted by Firestone so I never suspected them, but last night I moved the fronts to the rear and rear to front.... No more vibration at 60mph in the steering wheel. So could be a bad tire or just a shit balance job, but either way I need to take them back. I really don't want those dipshits working on my truck so I prefer to take just the wheels and tires up there, but it's my only set of wheels right now
     
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    i just bought a new tank too...old one was faded and 200k miles old

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NW6WDY/

    Doesn't come with a cap but if yours is still good, just swap it over.

    Also, take the weights off the wheels when you take them back...Ive seen lazy techs just throw the wheels on the balancer with the old weights on them and just stick new weights on where the machine tells them too. Correct way is to remove everything and then add. They'll have to do it right if u take them off before.
     
  9. ILuvJDM

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    Thanks for the link, cap is still good so that should work fine. Did the OEM tank have a sensor in it? The one on my truck has no sensor and has the wire loom for the overflow instead of a rubber hose. I figured the one on my truck was a cheap aftermarket replacement, but the AC Delco one seems to have the same features?

    I agree with the wheel weight comment, I actually stripped all the weights off the used wheels and cleaned all the adhesive off for good results... Still got a bad balance job
     
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    I haven't installed it yet...its in my truck, I'll take a pic. I think my oem tank has a sensor.
     
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    I couldn't find sensor on my 05 tank
     
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    Apparently mine is OEM, number was 15778386 which is an old part number for what you listed. I also couldn't find a plug for the sensor, so I'm wondering if any of the later model NBS trucks had the sensor? I know my 03 had one because when my water pump shit the bed in college I got a low coolant message on the DIC... Unless there's a sensor somewhere else in the system?

    Edit: the part number you listed is for tank with no sensor, but there is one on the same page ending in 6 that has the sensor. One review on Amazon for the one with the sensor said worked great in 04 truck so it's possible that in 05+ they deleted the sensor and that would explain why I can't even find a plug on my 06 truck. I'll get the one without the sensor, I was just curious how it all worked out. Cheaper without sensor too
     
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    looked up my vin on acdelco.com and it lists that pn only, not the one with the coolant sensor :mindblown:

    Radiator Surge Tank
    Part Number: 15808715
    Product Notes:
    Engine Coolant Recovery Tank
    All; Base, VIN: B, Eng Code: L33*; Base, VIN: T, Eng Code: LM7*; Base, VIN: Z, Eng Code: L59*; LS, VIN: B, Eng Code: L33*; LS, VIN: T, Eng Code: LM7*; LS, VIN: Z, Eng Code: L59*; LT, VIN: B, Eng Code: L33*; LT, VIN: T, Eng Code: LM7*; LT, VIN: Z, Eng Code: L59*; VIN: B*; VIN: T*; VIN: Z*

    Per Vehicle: 1; Years: 2005-2006
     
  14. ILuvJDM

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    I think it's safe to assume then that in 05 they removed the sensor. Good to know
     
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    looks like 03 was the last yr for the sensor...got damn GM and their cost savings
     
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    Too early for all this thinking. But I got the answer about my truck. Thanks for the part number, will help improve the look of the engine bay
     
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    get lil billet overflow tank imo
     
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    It crossed my mind but I just bought all new OEM coolant hoses so I think I'll stick with the OEM one for now. Hopefully I can keep this new one from turning yellow too quickly
     

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