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About jshrubs

  • Birthday 08/25/1990

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    Jim Shrubsall
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    Outdoors, fishing, hiking
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    2016 Chevrolet Silverado

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  1. Look for hubcentric spacers. People who lose their wheels are usually running the other kind of spacers. Hub centric disperses the weight of the wheel more evenly
  2. I put small flares on mine for this reason. Had stone chips on the rear inner lips of both wheel wells. Had it repaired properly at a body shop and the following year had new rusted stone chips in the same spots. Went back to the body shop but this time I installed flares and wheel well liners after to prevent stone chips.
  3. I don't think anyone has done this. I have seen a large Chevrolet decal across the tailgate which lots of folks have done and it looks great. You might have to be the first to try the embossed letters. Post up here if you do, I'm curious as to how it would look.
  4. Awesome build man! I like the changes you made throughout, definitely makes it unique. I rebuilt my last truck, a 2006 GMC Canyon. Was a rollover. The damage to yours was a bit more extensive than mine was so I applaud you for taking that on. Looks like it was well worth it. I'm in Canada as well so I can relate to the cost of automotive parts up here. I was lucky that my fiance's dad was a autobody man at the time of the rebuild so he helped me source cheaper parts.
  5. Put a GoRhino exhaust tip on. Was going to get an OEM Chevy tip, but this was way cheaper and just as good quality. Will more than likely have it powder coated gloss black when I have my tow hooks redone in red.
  6. Swapped the 4x4 decal out for black with a red outline. The red has a hint of orange but I still like it. Might get my tow hooks powder coated to match this shade of red.
  7. Pulled the tint off of the marker lights and put a darker tint on. Got it exactly how I want now. The light still shows through pretty well.
  8. Dip got damaged over the winter so I peeled it off. Think I'll just wait until I can colour match the bumpers
  9. 2016 4.3 with the 6 speed. Mines still a bit of a baby with only 102,000km (63,379 miles) but its been problem free so far. Only work I've had to do is a battery replacement, spark plug change (by choice), and regular maintenance according to GM's maintenance schedule (brake fluid change, transmission fluid change). Transmission has had a few hiccups here and there (hard shifting) but nothing close to what people have experienced before having to replace the torque converter.
  10. What brand did you get? I'm in the market for an android based stereo replacement but I might wait a little longer until these brands have worked all the bugs out with software updates
  11. The black and white looks real sharp with red accents. Where did you get the rear bowtie overlay with the red? I've been looking for one just like that!
  12. Split second decision..plastidipped the front bumper. Never liked the Argent grey colour that the WT bumpers come in. Really sticks out when the truck is clean. Will do The back bumper next. I do have plans to colour match the bumpers but it won't be until at least next year.
  13. If you want the most out of this engine, you can do all the bolt on mods and then get a tune to get the most out of them. If you find an exhaust you like then headers will make it louder but the performance benefits for headers will probably be minimal. Also exhausts on these trucks can sound good until you get into the higher range of rpms (Highway Speeds). A tune will be your best bet if you're looking for something easy to wake the truck up and companies like Blackbear will retune for free as you add mods. Turbo is not as easy as it seems. Not a lot of support for this engine in that regard. No off the shelf options so it would have to be 100% custom and I haven't seen any reliable power made through a turbo yet on the 4.3 ecotec.
  14. Plenty of comparisons on youtube regarding intake valve cleaners. I've personally used seafoam and crc. I'm the second owner of my truck and purchased it with relatively low kilometers so I've kept a tight maintenance schedule including using seafoam or crc every other oil change. From looking at tests of these products online, it doesn't seem like they help with higher mileage engines with pre-existing carbon buildup, but I would think its a great preventative measure for removing fresh carbon deposits. I also have a catch can, which I have to dump out every other oil change. Like others have said, the idea of it makes sense, so why not. If you're looking for things to do to keep your truck running right, just keep up with the gm recommended maintenance schedule.
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