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About RCD

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  • Birthday 03/07/1975

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    Chesapeake, VA
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    2018 Chevrolet Z71 4x4
  1. Your final decision depends on a few things (IMO). #1 is how much you want to spend, and #2 is what you want your truck to look like when it is all done. Google images can show you any combintation of lift and tires that you want. For instance, search for <Silverado RCX 5" 33> CLICK HERE FOR A TEST RUN and you will find a host of images with that equipment installed on a Silverado. I started with a 2" leveling kit and was happy with it for about 9 months or so. I just spent 8 hours today (with the help of two friends) installing a Rough Country 5" kit with a Top Gun Customs 1" leveling kit (for a full 6") and 1.5" rear wheel spacers (from Motorsport Tech). I am very pleased with the results. If I had a crystal ball 9 months ago, I would have installed the 5", etc. then. Another option in regards to kit choice, tires, wheels, etc. is to utilize the search feature on this forum as well as using Google to search this forum and other "GM" truck sites. The results will take some reading (aka research), but the results will empower you to make a well educated decision. Yes, I need to update my profile and pictures to show my present setup... Regards---
  2. The 2009 that I just bought had a very strong "new car smell" because the dealership sprayed a gallon of it in the cab (my clothes even smelled like it after driving it home). I left an open can of coffee in the truck for about a week and the odor is gone. I kept it in the deep part of the center console. On a side note: I have always kept coffee grounds in my vehicles. I have a plastic container with a ventilated (tight mesh fabric) top that I keep hidden in the cab. I replace the coffee about twice a year. It really keeps the vehicle odor free.
  3. Walther P99 AS 9mm (the James Bond gun...) - 15 rd clip (loaded with 14) Blackhawk Serpa Holster - I also use an ITW neoprene holster made by Uncle Mikes for ultra concealment SOG Trident spring assisted knife
  4. I have been a Chevrolet truck fan since day one. My dad is a big GM fan; naturally his son would be the same. I have always been a DIY mechanic who enjoys modifying whatever vehicle I am presently driving. I just purchased a 2009 Chevrolet 1500 Z71 4x4 Friday the 1st and I have already ordered a leveling kit, Airaid cold air intake, Rhino floor mats, etc. I am going to have a set of Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts (285-65-18) installed as soon as I get the leveling kit installed (RC). Linex, exhaust, and a tool box are on the list of things to be added as well. I am looking forward to exchanging information with this community. I fixed the first 'problem' with my truck last night; I had the famous heat shield rattle behind the panel under the steering wheel. I found the solution on another forum, but I am sure it has been discussed here as well. Where would we be without all the incredible information that the internet has to offer??? Regards, Ryan

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