Has anyone tried to make their own version of the Red-Line badges? I haven't seen one in person, but it seems like they are just painted black on the surface and red on the sides. Could someone who has actually seen them confirm that it's as simple as getting out some masking tape and a few cans of spray paint? I saw a Ram the other day that was all black with orange tow hooks on the front, and it looked awesome. The orange and black went really well together. I feel like orange is a color that could be very easy to overdo, so I'm thinking about starting small doing an Orange-Line badging instead of a Red-Line edition.
I am planning on taking the air dam off of my truck pretty soon, but I feel like the chrome "mustache" will look very odd hanging on the bottom of the truck without the air dam. Has anybody removed the chrome mustache or replaced it with something else, and want to share their methods/results?
My truck is a bit of a pain in the neck for me to get to this week, would you mind telling me if the muffler was center in/center out? I'm thinking of doing the Black Widow 250 or 300 with a single in/dual out setup, but it only has center inlet, so I was wondering if that's gonna be an issue.
What don't you like about it? Also if you've heard both the Black Widow and the Flowmaster what are the differences? To me it seems like the Flowmaster has more of a truck-like low rumble while the Black Widow has more of a muscle car sound. Also all the clips I've heard of Black Widows sound crazy loud. I want to be able to make some noise, but not be that guy waking up the whole street.
I have a 2017 LT with the 5.3 and I don't like how quiet the truck is stock. Even with my foot on the floor it doesn't really sound like much. My old truck had some sort of Borla system on it, not sure which one, which sounded amazing. I am currently thinking about mufflers like the Flowmaster 44, Borla S-type and similar. Personally I would rather not blow $900 on an exhaust system if I can get a similar sound with just a muffler. I know that there are some minor performance differences but I'm not trying to win any races, I really just care about the sound. From watching videos I am struggling to tell if there is a major sound difference between a full cat-back system and just swapping out the muffler. I've seen some where it appears to make a huge difference and others where it seems pretty minor. The options I'm thinking of are: Buy a single in, single out muffler, cut out the stock one and weld in the new one. I'd leave the resonator on and install an AFM module to disable that. Buy a single in, dual out muffler, cut off the stock muffler. Get a shop to weld in new tubing. Would take resonator off and install the AFM module. Buy a full exhaust system. Are there major differences in sound between these options? Also does anyone have a ballpark estimate on how much option 2 would cost? I don't think I will drop the money for a full exhaust system, but I also don't want to waste $200 on installing a muffler that won't make my truck sound much different from stock. Thanks!
Hey all, Somebody hit one of my tail lights while I was street parked and I need to replace it, so I figured I might as well get some smoked tail lights since I had to shell out some cash. I have an LT with incandescent tail lights. The tail lights I am looking at are these Spyder LED ones in black: http://www.autoanything.com/lights/spyder-led-tail-lights If you scroll down you can see them. Then I was planning on using this wiring harness to add a load resistor to stop issues from going from incandescent to LED lights. http://www.gen5diy.com/Chevrolet/Silverado/P-P-Harness13/LED-Taillight-Harness/LED-Taillight-Harness9/ However I still need to find a wiring harness that plugs into the tail lights, because I don't think my stock wiring harness will work and the Gen5DIY harness plugs into the one that comes out of the stock LED tail lights. Anyone done this kind of thing before and can point me in the direction of the right parts? Thanks!
I have that exact same harness and my plan is to do just that. I've heard other people talk about doing this so you can't see it looking at the exterior of the truck. Is this what you did? If so did you just pull the 7 pin plug out of its normal position and plug the Curt harness into that? or is there a separate plug under the spare tire somewhere? Found out today my truck didn't ship with a jack/tire iron from Chevy for some reason, so I can't get the tire down quite yet to look myself.
I am trying to wire up a tailgate light bar to my truck to get some extra visibility from my reverse lights when backing up. I have to back down a long driveway early in the morning and the stock reverse lights just aren't quite cutting it. I want to install it in a way so that I don't have to splice into my tail lights if I can avoid it. I bought a 5 pin to 7 pin wiring harness and crimped a bullet terminal onto the reverse light wire on the light bar, so I'm good to go there. From what I've read about other people doing this, there's a 7 pin terminal behind the bumper somewhere but I don't see it for the life of me. I'd rather connect everything up behind the bumper than have a 7 pin plug and dust cover hanging off my bumper all the time. Can anyone point me to where this supposed 7 pin terminal is on the inside of the bumper?
Posted this elsewhere but it didn't get any attention so I'll try again here. I'm trying to take the tail gate off my 2017 Silverado so I can get a light bar on. Before I do that, I have to disconnect the backup camera from its wiring harness next to frame crossmember behind the spare tire. I've been messing with the thing for about an hour and for the love of God I cannot the connector to come off. I unlocked the red tab like you're supposed to. Then I pushed down on the black piece in the middle of it, I can hear it sort of click/creak as it raises the little plastic clip. I know I'm using the right technique to get this thing off, but for the life of me I can't get the thing to come apart. Taking your tailgate off really isn't that uncommon of a thing to do, so anybody experienced this before/got any tips? Electrical connectors and I have a bad history but I've never experienced anything this bad. My fingers were still hurting 2 days later.
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