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Finally took the time to get my cargo light to come on with my Reverse lights.

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Took a great pic 

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Engine cover painted and ready to install.

 

 

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Today I contemplated going a little higher with my leveling kit, bumping up to the 2.5 RC kit with 2” rear blocks....

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This weekend, I put on some new tires and wheels, and replaced the rear brake pads. 61,500 on the odometer.  First set of rear pads.  Fronts got replaced a couple months ago. 

 

The last set of Cooper ST Maxx tires got 60,000 miles. They still had legal tread by a bit , but I am getting ready for the hunting season.  I put the same size (305/60R18), but bought the Mickey Thompson equivalent, Baja ATZ P3.  Cooper owns Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek.  For many years Cooper made these brands under contract.  Not all that long ago, Cooper bought them out. The tread is slightly different, but retains the same basic size cleats and voids and they were on sale for a couple hundred less than I could get the Coopers.

 

I replaced the Fuel Anza D557 wheels I had chromed, but had since pitted, with some good factory square window aluminum 18x8.5 take-offs.  Pix later.

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Decided to give my exhaust tip a makeover.  I bought an MBRP Installer series exhaust for my 17 Silverado about a month ago.  After a month of use and a weekend driving on the beach in salty water, the tip started rusting and looking like crap.  I know its a cheap exhaust but I expected a little more life out of the components.  Anyways powder coating is one of my many hobbies so I figured why not.  Turned out pretty good and should continue to look good for the life of the exhaust. 

 

Prior to prep

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Sandblasted down to bare metal

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Sprayed and into the oven

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Final product

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Question for those who have cut the lower plastic under the front license plate. What did you use to cut? Tape and a sharp knife?


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56 minutes ago, Mercracing said:

Question for those who have cut the lower plastic under the front license plate. What did you use to cut? Tape and a sharp knife?


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are you referring to the lower valance that attaches to the bottom of the bumper? 

 

i used tape for a line and then my multi-tool...

 

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had some time over the last few evenings to throw some vinyl over the silver trim pieces in the truck

 

i still have to do the steering wheel (uugghhh....  those two pieces are such a pain to get off!) but that's it. i think the vinyl ties in really nice with the dash gauges and the interior lights

 

if anyone is considering doing this, an absolute MUST is rapid tac - it works sooooo well allowing you to move the vinyl around: rapid tac

 

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had some time over the last few evenings to throw some vinyl over the silver trim pieces in the truck
 
i still have to do the steering wheel (uugghhh....  those two pieces are such a pain to get off!) but that's it. i think the vinyl ties in really nice with the dash gauges and the interior lights
 
if anyone is considering doing this, an absolute MUST is rapid tac - it works sooooo well allowing you to move the vinyl around: rapid tac
 
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That looks awesome


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17 hours ago, Waterfowler41 said:

Today I contemplated going a little higher with my leveling kit, bumping up to the 2.5 RC kit with 2” rear blocks....

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I did a similar thing. I had added Fox PS 2.0 shocks front and back, which leveled the truck out. But I wanted it a little higher so I added ReadyLift blocks to the back. Started with 2.25" blocks, (because I am chicken), which only gave me 1" lift in the rear (39.5 -> 40.75 ground to fender well). Some of that comes from the wheels/tires (18s with 275/70).

If you don't mind me asking: what does your truck now measure from ground to fender well, and from center hub to fender well? Does "2.5" blocks from RC mean 3.5" blocks, since it swaps out the 1" factory block? Did you like the RC quality? Readylift was good, except one block had some bulge to it which made the u-bolt hard to fit. 

I am just worried I am stretching out the rear Fox shocks and loosing some effectiveness. Still new to this though.      

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28 minutes ago, ftwhite said:

I did a similar thing. I had added Fox PS 2.0 shocks front and back, which leveled the truck out. But I wanted it a little higher so I added ReadyLift blocks to the back. Started with 2.25" blocks, (because I am chicken), which only gave me 1" lift in the rear (39.5 -> 40.75 ground to fender well). Some of that comes from the wheels/tires (18s with 275/70).

If you don't mind me asking: what does your truck now measure from ground to fender well, and from center hub to fender well? Does "2.5" blocks from RC mean 3.5" blocks, since it swaps out the 1" factory block? Did you like the RC quality? Readylift was good, except one block had some bulge to it which made the u-bolt hard to fit. 

I am just worried I am stretching out the rear Fox shocks and loosing some effectiveness. Still new to this though.      

Right now I am only running the RC front 2" lower spacer.  I am due for new shocks and was going to add a rear block and upper spacer all at the same time. My understanding is the 2" rear block that comes in the kit would give me a net lift in the rear of 1" and a half inch more in the front with the upper spacer.  Here is the kit I am essentially building  (https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-leveling-lift-kit-1305-10.html).  The upper spacer is part number 1306 and the rear blocks are 6532 from RC if anyone is interested. 

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Installed engine cover today.  Love the look!

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Finally got hood swap done, really glad I did it

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Question for those who have cut the lower plastic under the front license plate. What did you use to cut? Tape and a sharp knife?


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What year truck? Mine is a 16 z71and it unbolts. I guess it depends which air dam you are asking about also.

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