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**WARNING: POTATO QUALITY PICTURES INSIDE**

So I figured it was time to make a thread about my shitbox. It's a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Z71. Currently sits at 257,XXX

When I got it, it was stock other than a toolbox on the bed. It had some dents and scratches on it, and it was far from perfect. The first thing I did was add some Craigslist special 285/75 Wild Country MTs.




The next thing I wanted to do was add some audio to it. The truck had Bose which I liked, but I wanted more bass to even out the system a little. I got a cheap headunit, and a sealed probox with 2 Sony 10s and a 1300w Clarion 4-Channel. It's not the greatest set up, but it's good enough for me.




I kept having issues with bulbs in my tail lights, so I picked up some Ebay led tails.



I got some 3 inch torsion keys for Christmas. I didn't know any better, so I put them on and turned them all the way up and rode like that for a while.




Then one day, it rained. It rained hard. A branch broke off of the tree that I parked near and landed on the truck's hood and passenger front fender, and crushed a good bit of the hood. I was upset, but I knew I could have it looking good soon.




A couple weeks later, I found another hood and got it put on. I also found a set of 18x9 -12 Ultra Wheels on Facebook for a really low price so I picked those up as well.



I drove around for a little while, then one night I left a stop sign fairly easy and my G80 unit grenaded. I was about a mile from the house, so I limped it home. On the way home, I lost 1st gear. Me and a good friend tore it apart, and here's the aftermath.





After a complete 4L60E overhaul, and a Vette servo, we were done with the transmission. As for the rear end, we bulletproofed it and added a TrueTrac in as well.

Everything was well for about 3,000 miles or so, then the truck started getting down on power and throwing random misfire codes. I changed the MAF sensor, plugs, and the wires. I got my coils tested at the local parts store and they came back positive, yet the problem continued. I then thought to get my cats checked. Sure enough, my driver's side cat was completely clogged. I cut them both off and gutted them and threw them back on. I then got a Super 10 Flowmaster and threw it on downstream. The truck was actually pretty quick! I later left to go on a two week trip up north, and ordered some 33x12.50R18 RBP Repulsor M/Ts and got my new-to-me wheels put on. I also removed the toolbox.





I then took some GMFS advice and ordered some clear headlights. I never knew how different it would make the truck look.




Here's a pic with @Colyn. just for giggles. My painter may or may not have fucked my hood color up. :nonojest:



I looked at my front end one day, and didn't like the angles that my joints and CVs were on, so I decranked till I was level. I also had temporary 6.5" LED bars in my fog holes. It's also much easier to tow when you're not looking at the clouds.




I ordered a Zone 1.5 inch Bodylift and got it put on a few weeks ago. I also installed an Android 5.1 Headunit to replace my JVC, but I have no pictures of it.

That's how the truck currently is. Plans are as follows:

Tint
De-mould (done)
Ultra Predator 2's 20x12
Billet Grille
Switchbacks (maybe)
Different style of LED Tails

I'm open to any ideas you may have!
 

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Also, I did my first bakestand in a while the other day, and man, was it fun.
 

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need a how to on posting pics lol
 

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need a how to on posting pics lol
They should all be there, I posted from my album on GMFS. They're showing up for me
 

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Looks good, I enjoyed reading this.
 

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i can too
 
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Nothing much is new, I traded head units with a buddy for his double din Pioneer touch screen. Much better sound quality. I installed some kicker door speakers to replace my factory Bose, which were beginning to rot because of them being made out of paper. Crutchfield.com was a great help in this ordeal. Also updated my plans list. Should be ordering wheels in early April.
 

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Not bad man. I know the grenaded posi feeling lol
Yeah man, nothing like spending money on what could've been a lift, wheels, and tires on a trans and a set of gears. Oh well, it runs like a champ now.
 

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I blew out an inner tie rod going 65 down the road one day. Death wobbled into a ditch, truck is fine and so am I. I tore a CV axle boot in the process, so the truck is in the shop getting both the inner road and the axle replaced. On the bright side, I'm only a month away from ordering wheels and tires. I can't wait to see those Ultra Preds!
 
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I blew out an inner tie rod going 65 down the road one day. Death wobbled into a ditch, truck is fine and so am I. I tore a CV axle boot in the process, so the truck is in the shop getting both the inner road and the axle replaced. On the bright side, I'm only a month away from ordering wheels and tires. I can't wait to see those Ultra Preds!
I broke my phone today so there's good news and bad news. Good news: Soon and very soon you won't have to deal with my potato pictures and double posts. Bad news: Ordering wheels and tires just got pushed back a week or two.
 

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Figured I’d update the thread while I have some time. Here’s the pics of my new head unit and a couple just whoring around waiting for the wheel fund to hit jackpot.



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Barefoot blue jean disaster
 

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