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About UofAZCats

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  • Name
    Tadd
  • Location
    DeLand, FL
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    My truck and basketball
  • Drives
    2015 Silverado Rally CC

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  1. UofAZCats Victory Red Rally Silverado

    For Father's Day I painted my front bumper. I had previously plasti-dipped my front bumper in red as noted above. unfortunately it got a ding on the very tip of the bumper from when I didn't back into the garage far enough and the garage door dinged the tip scrapping off a small section of the plasti-dip exposing the chrome underneath. While planning to fix that issue I decided I wanted to try to paint over the plasti-dip to try to color match the paint. The color is not perfect but much closer. The finish is a little too matte. I put on two coats of the Dupli-color clear over the top of the Victory Red paint. Not sure if I need to add more clear or a better clear coating or what. I am happy with it now but I was panicking a little yesterday. I put on 3 cans worth of the touch up paint but each time I finished with a coat the red would get cloudy white looking almost like it would have if I sanded it. It has been rainy and humid all last week and apparently the white was due to the humidity. I put on the clear on it still looked cloudy. After a little Google/Youtube research I found that the cloudiness was most likely due to the humidity and could be solved with my heat gun. Half an hour later I was much happier. I am going to try polishing it next week to see if I can get more gloss out of the clear. Took the following pictures today (almost 20 hours after the last coat).
  2. UofAZCats Victory Red Rally Silverado

    Been awhile since I posted. I did finally get the truck at a level I liked. The post above shows it at its lowest which was well below where I wanted it. I finally got it adjusted to approximately a 2/5 drop and I think it looks great. I won't go into the whole saga with this since I covered most of it in the Lowering thread while I was going through it. I ended up using Belltech drop spindles to lower the front end and a flip kit in the rear. As I noted above I initially had the Inez lower control arms installed but the drop was more than I wanted in the front and the front wheels really moved backward in the wheel well which was no supposed to have been the case. I ended up having the OEM lower control arms reinstalled and added the drop spindles to get the drop I wanted and this also reduced the amount the front wheels shifted back. Its perfect with the exception of the front wheels shift rearward. Picture below gives a view of my ride now. The turning radius has been hampered somewhat to avoid rubbing and while I have gotten somewhat used to it I would really like to have the OEM turning radius. The upper control arms are the controlling factor based on discussions with my guy at the alignment shop. Nasty recommended Twisted Metalworkz camber correction control arms to replace the OEM upper which would allow the wheel to be moved back forward. Saving up my pennies to get that done and hopefully be finished with this issue.
  3. Painted my front bumper. I had previously plasti-dipped my front bumper in red. It got a ding on the very front from when I didn't back into the garage far enough and the garage door dinged it knocking off the plasti-dip. While planning to fix that issue I decided I wanted to try to paint over the plasti-dip to try to color match the paint. It's not perfect but much closer. Its a little too matte to finish. I put on two coats of the Dupli-color clear over the top of the Victory Red. Not sure if I need to add more clear or a better clear or what. I am happy with it now but I was panicking a little yesterday. I put on 3 cans worth of the touch up paint but each time I finished with a coat the red would get cloudy white looking almost like it would have if I sanded it. It has been rainy and humid all last week and apparently the white was due to the humidity. I put on the clear on it still looked cloudy. After a little Google/Youtube research I found that the cloudiness was most likely due to the humidity and could be solved with my heat gun. Half an hour later I was much happier. I am going to try polishing it next week to see if I can get more gloss out of the clear.
  4. 2019 Daytona Truck Meet

    Today was the 2nd day of the Daytona Truck Meet. Some nice looking trucks rolled into to town and were on display at Daytona International Speedway. Lots of lifted trucks and few lowered ones. All makes and models, though obviously the Silverados and older model Chevys were the best. People from all over, from Cali to Manitoba, Canada, at the meet with their trucks. Didn't think about jumping on here to see if someone had mentioned the meet until tonight. If interested check out the webpage at https://daytonatruckmeet.com/. If you didn't make it down we will see you next year.
  5. 2014+ Lowering / Drop Kits

    Sounds like I'll be putting in an order soon then. When they did the alignment post spindle install the mechanic said that the upper arm was maxed out in terms of centering and showed me where the arm had been shifted. Forgive any terminology inaccuracies.
  6. 2014+ Lowering / Drop Kits

    Its stock. I had an Inez arm in there but it moved the wheel even farther back. I put the stock arm back on and added the spindle. Closer to center by a little bit but the above is what I have with just the spindle.
  7. 2014+ Lowering / Drop Kits

    Jumping in on this, I have the drop spindles for a 2"ish front drop and my wheels have moved back quite a bit compared to stock and I rub because of it. Will the Twisted upper control arms take care of this issue and center the wheel?
  8. Not exactly an afternoon project. Quite an undertaking. Amazing job.
  9. Well this happened...
  10. Front/Rear Bumper Replacment

    \ My truck is obviously red in stead of silver but I went with the black grill and color matched the bumper and I love the look. Chevy had the redline edition in silver with a black grill and silver bumper. Search for pictures of that and you'll get a good feel for the look. Good luck.
  11. What brand of tires did you put on? I have the same wheels and want to go with the 305s instead of the stock 285s.
  12. Love it. Right up there with Peace through superior firepower. Scum Devil. Been living the good life in FLA since graduation.
  13. Nice Avatar. Bear Down.
  14. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Cleaned her up nice and then took her downtown in the evening.
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