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Gator Jeaux replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomKid Rock is awesome. Glad to be a fan. He's one of the most patriotic Americans in the music industry along with Toby Keith. Glad GM is supporting Kid Rock.
Gator Jeaux posted a topic in Major League Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Firearms, Hunting, OHRVKasey Kahne (00) beats Erik Jones (4) in a photo finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway Chevrolet got its 200th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night with Kasey Kahne driving the No. 00 Haas Automation Silverado for JR Motorsports in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne edged Erik Jones, a Toyota driver, by 0.006 sec in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history. Chevrolet has fielded the Silverado for Truck Series competition since the series' inception in 1995. Chevrolet won the first ever NASCAR SuperTruck Series race as well as the championship with Mike Skinner driving the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Silverado for Richard Childress Racing. Since then, Chevrolet has won eight manufacturers' championships, the most all-time, and leads the series all-time with two hundred race wins.
Well, I hope you still do them by the time I get my truck. ^.=.^ I'd love to meet up with some fellow GM truck enthusiasts and get some ideas for mods. First thing I want to do, which I think is the most important thing, is re-gear the truck to 4.10. From what I've been reading here, re-gearing your truck is the most important thing you should do first and foremost. And hey, maybe that'll handle that rough uphill drive to Castaic Lake! lol
Bakersfield is so far, though. lol It's so far that my mom would rather take a train there than drive. You know, I've never actually been to Bakersfield. With Kern County Raceway Park there now, and with Irwindale Speedway unfortunately closing, I'll be going to Bakersfield for the K&N Pro Series races... hopefully. Hopefully we get more members in here by the time I get my truck. I've been doing a lot of reading on this site, and it seems the first and most important thing I should do to my truck is re-gear it to 4.10 to accommodate the future 2.5" lift I'll get on it. That won't be for a few years from now. So I'm hoping by then, we get some more members in here. It is nice to know that there are some people in this state who have great taste in trucks. With that said, nice to meet ya.
What's up with that? 'Cause I was hoping to find out the same thing, even though I'm the Los Angeles South Bay. But still, I'd like to find a reliable service station either around here or in Orange County. Especially a place that has experience with lifted/modded trucks and knows what they're doing when it comes to wheel alignments and such.
Glad I finally found this sub-forum. I was born in Torrance and live in Inglewood. I plan on moving to Louisiana within the next ten years, God willing. I'd love to join y'all at Castaic Lake sometime... after I get my truck, of course. lol
Gator Jeaux replied to Tfrost64's topic in Major League Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Firearms, Hunting, OHRVI feel it's too risky to get such a rod holder. With all the stories I hear of anglers getting their gear stolen out of their trucks and boats because they leave them in the open, I will invest a little money into a nice tube to safely secure my rods. "A.R.E.'s roof rack mounted Rod Pods will help every angler keep their gear secure and organized. At 8 ft. long and 6 inches in diameter, they can comfortably accommodate a number of rods in each tube. The spring loaded end cap can accept a padlock, so security will never be an issue." - A.R.E. And with that on top of an A.R.E. cap, I can safely and securely keep my tackle and other gear organized in the bed of my truck without fear of it being stolen.
Thanks for the tip. I noticed the Chevrolet website kept automatically changing the rear axle ratio to 3.08 whenever I clicked on the 5.3L V8. But, now I see I can go ahead and still choose the 3.42 ratio with said engine. I'll definitely keep an eye on that when I look for a used truck. Haha, I like to! I look at every major expense as a long investment. I try to plan things for a short term loss and a long term gain. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a truck now only to find out a few years from now, it can't do what I want it to do. I don't want to be one of those people who gets something just because it looks nice. I want something that'll perform the way I want it to. That way, I can have it for a very long time rather than end up spending even more money to get another truck that can get the job done. Yeah, the trim, itself, is why I want the Z71. It's the lowest trim that offers fog lights. I reckon I can buy a stock bumper with the fog lights and put that on a lower trim, but I have no idea how the wiring would work for that. I do have a need for fog lights as I have been in very thick fog on a 2-lane road on the side of a mountain (that was fun). But, I also like the look of it. As far as the cosmetics of my truck goes, I want to recreate Ty Dillon's 2014 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet Silverado wrap on my truck. And the Silverado used in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is very interesting. It's basically an LTZ trim without the chrome bumper and detailing on the sides. However, that trim doesn't offer cloth seats (I hate leather seats), which is why I'm going with the LT Z71. It's the only trim to offer fog lights and cloth seating. But, I'm going to have to switch out the headlights to the LTZ-trim headlights, which I can get from 1A Auto. I also need to switch the grill to the LT-trim grill; haven't found that replacement part, yet. Another question. I'm 5'6". Would I need the adjustable pedals and steering wheel to comfortably drive the truck? That was one reason why I was never too into the newer trucks because they're so big, and I liked how small the classic trucks were like the '59 Apache. But, I started looking at the newer trucks for better fuel economy and safety. And when GM came out with the 2014 Chevy Silverado, I fell in love. And I know comfort is key. The more comfortable I am, the more safely I can operate the vehicle.
I plan on getting my first truck within three years. I'm looking at the 2014 Silverado because those will have depreciated the most of the 3rd-gen Silverados by the time I'm ready to buy. I'm having a bit of trouble deciding on which trim to get. I want a decent truck that can handle going off-road (I do plan on making necessary modification to make it handle perfectly on and off-road). I would also like a truck that can handle towing a boat like a Tracker Grizzly 1654 MVX Sportsman, of which the package weighs around 1,402 lbs. I might also like to someday have a travel trailer for camping. I'm currently looking at the LT Z71 with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8. The LT Z71 is the best trim that offers cloth seating. Would that trim and engine package fulfill my needs?
Hi! My name André J. Davillae, but y'all can just call me "Gator Jeaux." I am a ragin' Cajun redneck, although I am from California. I'm an avid outdoorsman, and I especially love fishin'. I'm a music minister at my parish, and I also sing country. I've been a huge NASCAR fan since I was three and have been going to races every year since 2002. NASCAR is what really made me loyal to Chevy, which is why I'm here. I'm trying to begin my life as an independent adult, and I plan on getting my first truck in no more than three years after I save up enough money. I plan on getting a 2014 Silverado LT Z71 because that's the highest model that still gives you the option of having cloth seats. There are a lot of things I want to do to my truck to truly make it my own. I've been doing a lot of research on trucks, and just about everything I've researched kept leading me back to this forum. Y'all have a lot of great information on here, and I'm glad to be among fellow GM truck enthusiasts. I look forward to conversing with y'all.
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