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  1. 8 points
    Finally cracked open my headlights on my 2016 Silverado Z71. The first one took forever to figure out, but the second one was much easier. Baked them at 240 degrees for 20 min the first time then each additional time 240 degrees for 10 min until I was able to crack the entire seal. Once they were apart, it was pretty straight forward. Applied 2 coats of VHT nightshade to everything and sealed back up with silicone. I applied a generous bead where the original seal was and put back together then baked for 240 degrees for 10 min to help cure. Once put back together I put another bead of silicone on the outside of the housing to ensure a tight seal. Washed my truck 2 days later and got rained on last night, no leaks!
  2. 8 points
    Neither. Look like cheapened and blown up Colorado's and Canyon's. How about more t-r-u-c-k and less bling.
  3. 8 points
    Warm enough to use the foam cannon today! Not bad for 95k miles!!
  4. 8 points
    You’ve been asking and we’ve been listening. Granted it took longer than anyone would have liked we are changing up our operations a bit to hopefully make things easier on everyone; especially the consumer! While most don’t know we have run the commercial side of our business during the week and the consumer side on the weekends as basically two separate entities and methods of communication. This has led to traditionally very happy third party resellers with their private branded products but also some unhappy consumers finding it hard to contact us outside of our consumer weekend business hours. That all changes today. Effective immediately we have merged our two communications channels and will be taking correspondence every day while we fine tune this. Please keep in mind it may take some time to get to inquiries now but rest assured we’ll do our best to get to each and every one as soon as humanly possible; please keep in mind we also need time to process orders J Also we are adding two more consumer processing windows to our weekday operations in addition to our weekend processing days; Monday’s and Thursday. So what does this mean to you? How we are handling the weekday consumer orders is basically if you are shipping in something that does not inhibit you using your vehicle (such as a Denali instrument cluster upgrade for example) please ship immediately after ordering as arrival day doesn’t matter as much. We will in turn process the unit as fast as the current workload allows but nine times out of ten no later than the following weekend. Full custom items e.g. Escalade cluster retrofits may take longer than one weekend as they are very labor intensive. For items that could potentially make driving your vehicle more difficult/full custom/rush orders you will still need to setup an appointment with us just to make sure we are all on the same page and can get to your order in a timely manner. We are also looking into the idea of possibly using other avenues of communication for our consumer market as well e.g. iMessage etc. I cannot stress enough how much we appreciate your continued support as we celebrate our 15thyear in business!!
  5. 7 points
    Finally purchased a K2XX! 2018 GMC Sierra SLT premium plus 6.2L 8L90 max tow crew cab standard bed 6.6’ Purchased at Laura GMC. Flew in and drove home. Great experience. No BS, no games, etc. I plan on putting bilstien on to raise front a bit to stuff a set of 285/70/17 big k02. Also need to order mud flaps and weather techs. Need to decide on hunting g down a topper / shell or getting a roll up tonnu cover. Removing steps and premium plus wheels. Have 1600 miles on it. Super smooth. Disable the traction control and smoke em whenever :-)
  6. 7 points
    Smoked my driving lights, amber turn signals, amber corner markers, and fogs with VHT nightshades. Blacked out my bowtie, Z71 emblem, and chrome bumper valance with plastidip.
  7. 7 points
    Well this just happened today. New shoes, 285/55R20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers and Fuel 20x9 +1 D625 Vandal wheels. I need some better picks, but these were right after they were put on and around town running errands this afternoon.
  8. 7 points
    Ah, my favorite. The Pep Boys Special Edition.
  9. 6 points
    So I guess it's the ''G'' spot us men have been looking for all our lives.
  10. 6 points
    Painted the factory chrome tube steps with bedliner material.
  11. 5 points
    Blacked out my whole front end this weekend. Have a separate post for my headlights. Used platidip on my bowtie, Z71 emblem, and chrome bumper valance/skid plate/mustache. Used VHT nightshade on my fog lights.
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  13. 5 points
    I wonder when we start to see the horrible commercials for the 2019s? "Herp De derp, today we gonna see what happened when you drop a turbo v6 into a carbon fiber bed versus an aluminum bed using a forklift on two wheels, then see the reaction from real kindergarteners. Don't mind all the "It's lasted the first 90 days" awards taking up the background"
  14. 5 points
    My personal experiences/impressions have never matched the editors at CR. Even their statistical ratings... if it’s not a SubaruHondaSmartCar that has a single cylinder hybrid engine that burns blood drained from Republicans, they don’t approve.
  15. 5 points
    Added some color matched tow mirrors today. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  16. 5 points
    Added factory keyless entry to my 2018 Custom for $75. After every dealership around me told me it was impossible.
  17. 5 points
    Haven't done it yet but got my new headlights and some morimoto h1 7.0 projectors. Gonna tackle a retro fit this weekend. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  18. 5 points
    In attempt to revive this thread.... just ordered b-pillar covers, uv coated acrylic. $33 cad shipped. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Glossy-Black-B-Pillar-Post-UV-Coating-Cover-Trim-4Pcs-For-CHEVY-14-16-Silverado/172298433482?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 going for this look. Photo taken from 1sik_z Instagram
  19. 4 points
    Today I filled it up. But this week it got lifted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 4 points
    Well finally got around to swapping out my LT headlight housings with the LTZ housing. Along with the Opt7 X led bulbs. While I was at it I threw in a pair of Rigid D-SS driving lights as fogs. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  21. 4 points
    Installed this Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  22. 4 points
    Here's a couple things over the past couple of weeks. Finally got my morimoto hid kit installed. 50w ballast with the 6500k bulbs. The ballasts are riveted under the plastic dressing under the hood. Install was a breeze, took maybe an hour from start to finish. Light output is 10x better than the factory bulbs. Can't even tell when I turn the light bar on now. (Guess I'll be removing it) Also picked up an ole beater avalanche. Heaviest haul so far and it done great on a 5 hour trip. I watched the transmission temp the whole way and it peaked at 205. That was from stopping at a red light. Average the trans temp runs around 190 to 195 unloaded so I think it's pretty good considering some of the hills in eastern ky. I did have to use my helper bags. 55psi Is what I put in them. Without it the truck was trying to bounce off the road. And just a random picture of the truck. She's a little dirty at the moment. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  23. 4 points
    Wrapped the hood Satin Black today. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  24. 4 points
    For light trailers- everything smaller than tractor trailer tires- Although those tires look cool trailers utilizing anything other than trailer tires will handle poorly. Car and truck tires will fit and can possibly handle the the load but will not track straight and can also cause issues when braking. Trailer tires like car/truck tires are round and black. On some even the green tire, the interior is the same. What makes a trailer tire a trailer tire is a carcass that is designed to handle a heavier load as well as a tread compound that resists chopping or scalloping and is designed to track straight, not corner or for optimal contact patch, roll down the road with the least amount of resistance keeping temperatures down. Yes, some manufacturers use car or truck trailers on trailers. Do yourself a favor and use trailer tires on your trailer. Yes, those off road tires look cool, but functional? NO.
  25. 4 points
    Reolaced my IOB 7" with the Alpine x110-slv 10" Restyle kit and added the leather steering wheel with radio controls. Drag is the steering wheel controls didn't work with the idatalink Maestro as I was told by the Alpine tech so I still have to change the BCM.
  26. 4 points
    Took that pic on top of Pike's Peak during sunrise (that's my camera - took pics from phone as well). It was an amazing morning. With today's modern cars, it's just like a normal drive. Nothing to worry about. Definitely downshift going downhill though. No big deal.
  27. 4 points
    I wouldn’t mind paying a little more if its means more Americans getting jobs. I’m retired so I don’t need a job, I lived the American dream. I don’t mind paying a little more so someone else can. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 4 points
    So ended up finding a thread about this on another forum trying to use the hood latch like I wanted. But after reading further into it seemed ppl were blowing their bcm by doing it so I ended up going a direct route. I installed a hood plunger style switch but also added a push button switch into the ground as well. This way if the hood needs to be open during the day for long time you can just pressure the switch and turn them off also this way no need for a relay since I am only breaking the ground and not having the hot 12v constantly going through the actually switch. Still have an in-line 7.5 amp fuse off the battery. Ended up being way brighter than I was going for but what the hell lol.
  29. 4 points
    Got the new shoes put on, and did some debadging and rebadging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
    I've been disappointed with the lack of illumination of my reverse lights for awhile and I'm glad I stumbled on this thread. I just ordered a pair of the Rigid Ignites today. If anyone is looking to buy a set of these, northridge4x4.com has them listed for $98.79. The price seemed too good to be true since most places are selling them for $123, so I called customer support and they confirmed the price. I also signed up for a first time buyers coupon code online which saved me an additional $5, bringing my total to $93.79 with free shipping.
  33. 4 points
    What the hell difference if the OP adds, deletes debadges or whatever? Z71 4x4. Why would anyone care. Most of this site is about mods! He just asked a question. You all go out and buy LTZ's and strip all the chrome off. Trying to make it something it is not? What's the difference?
  34. 4 points
    I did a thing Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  35. 4 points
    I have always checked my oil level cold in every vehicle, motorcycle, quad, lawnmower, etc I have ever owned. I want all the oil back in the oil pan so that is why I check it cold.
  36. 4 points
    This is my 2016 with a 6in BDS kit 20x12 -44 moto metal on 33x12.50 atturos Just getting started not going crazy as its a daily driver, but new to the lifted truck scene.
  37. 4 points
    Quite possibly the rating is appropriate. The transmission and V4 engine mismatch in tuning, and the dealer responses reported on this forum has seriously kept me from buying a new 2018 so far and keeping my perfectly running 1999. Seriously. I am surprised dealer and GM response is inadequate Sent from device. Excuse errors.
  38. 4 points
    I installed a 2nd battery today. I used a solenoid to isolate the 2 batteries. I installed a small 3 position switch to control the solenoid. It has 3 modes. Mode 0 the batteries are isolated no matter what position the key is in. Mode 1 the batteries are isolated when the key is off. When the key is in the run position the batteries are tied together letting the 2nd battery charge. Mode 2 the batteries are tied together no matter what position the key is in. Mode 0 is for should there be a problem with the 2nd battery or anything on that system it can be isolated from the factory electical system. Mode 1 is how the system is run normally. All my added lights and accessories are on the 2nd battery. So if I am at camp and run this battery down I can still start the truck. The battery will recharge as I drive. Mode 2 is for when the factory battery is dead for some reason and I need to boost myself. So I can boost the truck without getting out of the cab. You don't want to leave the switch set to mode 2 because the solenoid would run the 2nd battery down over an extended period of time. I will make a thread with a better discription, pictures and a drawing if it will be of any use to someone. I ran this setup on my 2001 Z71 for a few years and it worked well. There I used it to run a 3000-watt inverter. Soon I will be reinstalling that in my 2017.
  39. 3 points
    Just got my truck back, definitely got more than I bargained for! My truck was built during a period in the 2016 MY that didn’t have apple CarPlay. Not only did the upgrade include factory navigation, it also gave me the projection icon on my screen and apple CarPlay functionality! To say that I’m impressed with this upgrade would be an understatement.
  40. 3 points
    Well, it would seem the expected rumors of the demise of what some call, "archaic" L96 6.0 have been premature, and the motor is moving to more platforms. Get the idea that it is a solid motor design? Fuso is going to put it in some of their cab over Class 5 trucks, and hook up a Allison 1000 behind it. Something that I wish GM had the vision to do. https://www.ccjdigital.com/fuso-set-to-debut-gas-powered-fe-trucks-this-year/?utm_source=weekly-equipment&utm_medium=email&utm_content=03-07-2018&utm_campaign=Commercial Carrier Journal&ust_id=480221824f761d3e1f8cedd4a1049565&utm_term=newsletter-2-weekly-equipment-position-2
  41. 3 points
    Replaced my condenser, Dealership want to do it for 1400$ I went out and bought a condenser for 84$ , spent 4 hours and a couple beers putting it in, then took it to my buddy to vaccum it and put refrigerant in for 40$. Saved 1276$ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 3 points
    I considered doing exactly that but the dealer nor GM treated me very well and in short told me I was SOL and that’s how the truck is. They are on their own just as they left me on my own. I’d much rather share it with owners searching for solutions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 3 points
    About the same difference as thinking it has a 6.2 only to find out its the 4.3....
  44. 3 points
  45. 3 points
    Added a beacon to my truck. I decided if I was going to do it I was going to do it right. I hid the controller so I don't have to look at it when I am not using it. I also mounted the light in such a way that I can unhook it and pop it off the truck in a few minutes when spring comes. Funny thing is I just did an 800-mile road trip and this light cost me about 1.5 MPG!
  46. 3 points
    Installed my center console today with pgamboa’s harness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
    Just hid a lot of posts. This is a thread for a raffle, not your opinion of the NRA (good or bad).
  48. 3 points
    Satin black with rear limo tint 5% and strip 5%.
  49. 3 points
    Pgamboa can't go radio silent for a week. Lots of people depend on him haha Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  50. 3 points
    After some research I was unable to locate a thread on a 2016+ Sierra front conversion, so figured I would put one together for anyone interested! I know this conversion isn't for everyone due to resale value, costs, what the VIN says, and so fourth. Personally I love the iridium metallic and the options I have, so coming to terms with locating a 16 Iridium AT didn't make sense. I began with the headlights a few months back due to the lack of light output on the stock 14-15 lights, after a bit of time the 16+ trucks began to grow on me more and more. Let me start by saying..finding used 16-18 parts is challenging, the bumper being the hardest in my opinion. After a few months of sourcing parts, I was able to acquire everything at significant price differences over new. Minus the 16-18 headlights, the conversion cost me right around $1,800 said and done. Still having all the original 15 parts, I should be able to recoup a bit of that back. As for the 16+ Silverado conversion, more is required to be changed then the Sierra. From doing the swap I found that I needed less then I originally thought. As of right now I don't have working fogs, but that shouldn't be an issue. Unfortunately, the harness is on national back order. Parts Required for Bumper Conversion (see pics below) -Complete Bumper Assy (including brackets, fog lights, lower valance, harness) -Upper Top Pad -Sight Shield -New Grille (Chrome, All Terrain, Denali..) *Green boxes are required purchase parts *Yellow boxes are optional purchase or modification of old part *Red boxes are parts not needed *You will have to locate 4 retainers for the grille, these are already pre drilled, As for everything else, it goes together like a breeze! (16+ Headlight Conversion) please see post below: (Bumper Assy) I didn't use either of the yellow items in the photo below, I trimmed the old side retainers down roughly 3mm to accommodate new top pad: (Wheel Moldings) As for the wheel moldings, I trimmed just shy of 1.5" on them and sanded down to save on costs:
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