hey Artie i've got a '14, 5.3, v8. not sure about the ecotec?? how big do you want to go? i went up 7.5" and added 35" tires. to me it still drives fine (it's a truck, not a luxury car - ha! ha!). i'm the first to admit that my ride is a total street queen! ha! ha! even in the pic below the paved road is probably only 50' to the right of my truck. i never tow, but i do use my truck to haul stuff around in the box. i know lots of people on here say bad things about rough country lifts, but honestly, i've had mine for over 2 years without any issues.
wow!! truck looks great!!! i LOVE the bumper - your friend is dumb! ha! ha! definitely recheck the new parts - i had issues with my '89 a while ago and took it in to get looked at. i guess my distributor was going so the mechanic ordered a new one and it was faulty. ordered another one and it worked great. i can't remember what my mechanic said, but something about all the cheap crap that comes out of china now! ha!
is the front end out of alignment?? it might be worth getting it checked also - i know you say the wheels are balanced, but it might not hurt to get a second opinion. a number of years ago my wife and i went on a little road trip to celebrate our 10th anniversary. on the way back home i got hit (we were about 2.5 hours from home). insurance wouldn't pay to transport my truck back home to get fixed becuz there was an "accredited" shop close to where the accident happened. that shop was brutal! they missed that the gas sending unit (near the top of the tank) was cracked so when i went and filled up to drive back home gas went everywhere at the gas station. they didn't reconnect the rear tail lights so unknown to me i had no rear driving lights, turn lights, reverse lights OR brake lights! they also said they had the front end aligned - not a chance! so all that to say, 'not all shops are created equally'. so yea - if you have a shop you trust then i wouldn't worry too much about rechecking the tire balance, but if you're not sure then getting them checked somewhere else might by an idea. **in my province (british columbia), auto insurance is a crown corporation - so everyone uses one company that's run by the province (icbc). you can get additional coverage thru private companies if you like, but all basic coverage goes thru icbc. becuz of that, they have 'accredited' shops all over the province. icbc did call me after i got my truck back and asked about my experience with their accredited shop - they got an earful!
i used the glossifier on the bowties and left all the other 'badging' with just plasti dip i find that if i'm using a really fuzzy towel that it will leave a little fuzz on the bowties - so instead of 'wiping' the bowties i usually just take the towel and push/pat the bowtie. the wiping motion seems to leave waaaaay more 'fuzz'
got an email from recon this morning.... Columbus Day • 15% Off • Free Shipping! promo code.. CD15 **the free shipping is just in the U.S.
ha... forget about "new car smell" when STRM opens up his truck door... i thought they smelt bad... on the outside! ha! ha! also - STRMTRPR.... you mentioned white leather interior.... my neighbour had an old mustang a few years ago and got the interior redone and did white leather. he LOVED the look but it was brutal to keep clean. he often wore jeans and quickly noticed the seats were becoming blue. he tried everything to keep the seats white but it was a losing battle. odds are they will discolour fairly quickly. heh... perfect time to use another classic solo quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYX-NSZMqt0
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when you did the log-in did you enter your email address? all the promos i know of are emailed (make sure they aren't going to your junk mail) if not, try the "contact us" feature: https://gorecon.com/contact/ and ask them to add you to the mailing list i would expect the next batch of promo codes will come out around either halloween, u.s. thanksgiving or remembrance day
the plasti dip has held up AWESOME!! it cleans up great and no nicks, chips, cuts yet (and i did this 2 summers ago) i do want to redo the front bow tie, only becuz when i did it i 'dipped' both the gold bow tie and the chrome trim around it. i'd like to have just the gold part 'dipped' i removed the plasti dip off the chrome door bumper guards - i liked the look of the chrome better all the other stuff that i plasti dipped has held up great (silverado on doors and tailgate, rear bow tie, the red 'z' on the z71 in the grill)
i have recons in my 2014 - love them!!! in my '89 i have ipcw (i think they are ipcw... i got them years ago). i got them from autoanything.com i had one of the taillights stop working and autoanything replaced them no problem. it wasn't from a leak, just a faulty tail light they still work great
hey guys sorry for not posting pics earlier - my work has been insane for the last few weeks so my overall impression of this brake light - WOW!!! it's awesome! i really like it! very well built and holy... it's BRIGHT!!! the only kicker was since it was shipped to canada i got hit with a $30 'import/customs' fee.... awesome (maybe not) so here are some pics: (and it's really tough to get good pis of it illuminated becuz the LEDs are crazy bright. i played around with a bunch of different camera settings) cab lights - really bright! and a bunch of brake light pics:
there is this thread... i know NitroDatsik has painted his pieces white and has lots of videos on youtube i pulled all my trim pieces out when i was making my buttons glow blue instead of white - you can check my build thread for how to's... it will show a lot more than what you need, but it does show how to get the trim stuff off: build thread i recently wrapped my trim in blue vinyl. i like it, but i'll likely be removing the vinyl and doing it with paint
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