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boombalatty

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About boombalatty

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    Texas
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    Male
  • Drives
    2017 5.3L Silverado CCSB
  1. What have you done to your K2 today?

    Looks like Crew by the legroom and space around the carseat.
  2. What have you done to your K2 today?

    Looking at the results, this might be on my to-do list very soon. Looks great!
  3. Shake or Vibration Issues

    I pulled the passenger rear wheel off to fiddle with some Plasti Dip and tossed the spare on because it's been too humid as of late (really, I'm just realistic about how long it will take me to do.) Low and behold, the shake has appeared at 70 MPH and above. I'm looking forward to putting the stock wheel back on.
  4. That's the plan.. now to get the accountant on board with it. Maybe throw some beer or bbq in with the deal to sweeten it for your buddy.
  5. I want to do bronze or a machined tint on my white truck so I vote bronze. Black is pretty well played out in my eyes.
  6. Audio is 100% off for me. A picture is worth a thousand words anyway, right?
  7. What kind of power connection do you need? Mine had a USB option so I ended up just tucking the cable into the headliner, driver's side pillar, then hardwired an old cigarette lighter to USB adapter to the RPO in the drivers side fuse box. It's hidden and I'm no pgamboa so it's good enough for me. Got my pictures and ideas from this thread:
  8. You should assume the Eaton G80 locker will grenade every time you do a burnout and that the stock driveshaft is a weak link. Maybe these parts don't fail the first time. Maybe you get lucky and you get countless hours of burnout and high speed enjoyment. I'm not going to put my faith in luck when I could invest in the parts I know will properly protect the ridiculously inflated investment I have to make in a new vehicle. Are roller rocker arms better than pivots? Yeah, but why? Oh they handle more power. Do you need it in a stock application? Likely not, but if you start doing things beyond stock applications you sure do and I don't see threads bitching about having to upgrade them. A quick pass through Texas Speed has them trying to sell me some pushrods, valve springs, and a timing chain with a cam package. Maybe I could toss all that in a stock block with stock components and pray it doesn't rain, but maybe it's a good idea to put the money in the parts to make it safe, fun, and not dump money in a $40,000 computer controlled rod chucker. Hell, you'd think with everyone bitching about the Chevy Shake that'd be a pretty damn good indication that if you wanna go real fast you should probably think about going through the damn drive train with a fine tooth comb looking for something that's gonna be a real big surprise at high speed. Keep in mind if you defeat the limiter and things break, it ain't GM's fault anymore. They avoid the legal ramifications and the bad PR by pointing at you doing something outside the intended design and application for your vehicle and you get to pick up pieces. Personally, I can't in good faith say the parts should be good enough when failures in trucks have displayed there is still the chance that I got lucky and got a shitty driveshaft. If you can, good for you. I will point and laugh if yours blows to hell and use you for my empirical evidence the next time someone asks me about something like this.
  9. I'll just leave this here (not my video) The stock drive shaft ain't exactly a performance piece.
  10. 2wd vs 4wd Ride Height?

    Touché!
  11. 2wd vs 4wd Ride Height?

    If you're already going up there, bring a tape measure. I will say that I pulled the blocks out of the back of mine and put McGaughys 2" drop shackles on my 2WD crew cab short box and it leveled it to within a 1/8 to 1/4" There have been some differences with just swapping out the shackles between the 2WD and 4WD (as well as crew cab vs regular and double cab) but I chalked it up to suspension setup due to the extra weight from the 4WD drive train up front. The shackles alone on a 4WD would level it. But seriously, take a tape measure up there.
  12. Picked up a set of (9) of #23115245 for $15 off of eBay. I don't have a need at this time for hooks, but I have some great wishlist ideas for the family for birthday and Christmas. Thanks guys!
  13. I do like the functionality of those Bull Ring tie downs but I'm cheap I saw the Dee Zee models and those were what I was considering if I couldn't source the plastic covers at a reasonable price. I may go with a combo of both.
  14. Oh nice! Those are pretty cheap. Are you talking about 23146899 or a different set?
  15. When the dealership did my bed liner, the folks they subcontracted out to were nice enough to remove the bed plugs (GM part # 15891612) before they sprayed it on rather than spray over them. The downside is that a couple of these have popped off now and vanished and I have some unsightly holes that I want to fill. I found the OEM part but $10-12 each seems rather steep and was curious if there was another option out there that I had not seen yet. I've spotted some tie down mounts that I can install that work out to be cheaper by about $2-3 each over the OEM covers, but thought I'd ask before I went that route or went cruising the wrecking yards for them.
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