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I have a 2004 gmc sierra, 5.3 ext cab 4x4 bought it about 4.5 years ago...

Here she is the first day i bought it
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Shortly after i got it i decided to take a trip to Kansas and see my mom, needless to say tornado's suck
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Had a tree fall on it....
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After i got done fighting with the insurance i got it back with a custom metallic/cobalt paint job, And a leveling kit installed
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I Ended up Getting a Intake, shortie headers, a super chips programmer, and a exhaust and a set of 20's
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Heres a picture of the intake, i also got alittle paint crazy
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While in welding class 2 years ago i made a custom box for my intake for a project, turned out pretty good...
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I loved how the truck ran and looked but i wanted more, a few months after joining ls1truck i ditched the shorties, and grabbed me a nelsons tune and some new headers.
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Heres a drivers side picture
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While moving back home i had a headlight bite the dust so i decided to upgrade.
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Heres a night picture.
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I did alittle research over a year or so and decided i needed to look for a cam. i read and read but never could figure out what i wanted, i finally found a great deal on a used tr 220 cam with harden push rods.
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With the cam swap i also decided to upgrade to ls& lifters
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It took me about 3 months to get all the other parts together but finally did, with the help of my roomie we got the cam put in

I came home from work and my roomie already had it torn down
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I installed the new ls7 springs and cleaned up the heads alittle
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Not to long after we started putting the heads and intake manifold back on
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We got the truck running and it sounded great
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I also had my interment cluster go out so had to upgraded that as well
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About 2 months after the cam swap my truck started smoking alot, we ran a bunch of test and couldn't come up with any other answer but a cracked head. So i did alot of saving and had a buddie hook me up with a set of custom heads and a ported to match intake
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heres a picture of the flow chart...
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Its been a long four years, but im making pretty decent progress, im currently trying to get a stall. and gears hopefully. future plans include boost. well see... stay tuned for more :secret2:
 

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heres a few pictures from and cam, and later head swap. i have to get a set of new heads about 3 months later because i had a cracked head.

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And a picture of the new heads and intake manifoild.

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A few months go by and everything running great but i decide to bite the bullet and get a stall for the truck. so i ended up getting a tru-cool 40k tranny cooler and this bad boy

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Called chris from Circle-d and he hooked me up with a 3200 stall. it helped the truck alot!
although it was short lived.... i ended up smoking the sprag in it. but since it was under warranty chris replaced it no questioned asked. but i got to thinking if im going to be down there again i might as well up grade right...?
 

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So i decided to get the 4l80e. i picked it up for just over $600 with the tranny and new t-case with the shaft already installed. 103k 0n the tranny.

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got it cleaned up after a good scrub down

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New paint...?

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parts list for the tranny cooler lines
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I ended up having to get a new stall for the 4l80 so i ended up going with a Circle-d 2b 3000 multi disk.
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I figured i was done with the truck so i started looking at the cosmetic stuff. i was lucky and found these tail light/3rd break lights on ebay for $75

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and i picked up a new sub box from my brother inlaw

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about 6 months went buy and i figured " now" im finished with the truck..... right?

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wrong! i ended up getting a new job and was able to pull out all my days off and what not and everything fell into place at the right time. i ended up getting a kbracing hot & cold pipe kit from a friend of a friend with upgraded waste gate and BOV for $1500 i knew it was a smoking deal so i jumped all over it
 

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I started doing research and knew i had alot to learn fast. the new parts started slowly coming in.

it started with a new walbro fuel pump, comp rocker upgrade, brian tooley duel sping kit, gauge pillar and HIDs for my girsl truck " gotta keep her happy too " haha
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heres a few pictures of the fuel tank/bucket

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the next thing to come in were my gauges....

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NOW THE FUN BEGAN...........

i relocated my tranny cooler down low to make room for the inner cooler
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once i got that done i begin to work on the springs and rockers
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this baby also came in while i was finishing up the heads.
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Heres what she looked like on the logs...." no glove no love"

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Heres a few picture of the innercooler and cold piping

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next i worked on the fuel, installing 80lb injectors and a racetronix hotwire kit

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Wow killer build!
 

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And now how shes sitting today
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Im currently waiting on funds to get the truck complete. its been sitting in the drive way for about 3 months waiting on small parts here and there its all done now just waiting on money to come in so i can take it to tucson to get a new down pipe made and the exhaust done... i caint wait!
 
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