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gSwift's Lifted 2014 Sierra SLT


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Well, let me start by saying that of all the projects i've had, i've never started a build thread, but here goes.

 

My original plan was to purchase a standard truck and do most of the mods myself, but after finding this beauty In Illinois, I figured it would be a good starting point.

 

Its a 2014 Sierra SLT 4x4 6.2 and came with a 6" ProComp lift, 20"LRG wheels, and Nitto Trail Grappler tires. Now as far as the lift goes, i'm happy with the height, but I know its probably their base model kit, so i'll definitely be looking to upgrade in the future.

 

Since i've taken delivery, I've made the following changes. Nothing major, but i've had it a month

 

Week 1: 20% tint on front doors and K&N drop-in filter, and Weather Tech floor liners

Week 2: Adams stage 1 polish and de-badge

Week 3: Line-X bed liner

 

Now here's where it got bad.... After I had it polished and de-badged, i dropped it off at Line-X for my bed liner and Line-X got over-spray all over 75% of the truck. Cab,wheels, nerd bars... you name it, it had over spray on it. So Line-X decided to refund me he $599.00 for the bed liner, which brings us to...week 4

 

Week 4: Back to detail shop, this time a clay bar and stage 2 polish is in order

 

Week 5 (5-17-14) Ordered Bushwacker pocket style fender flares. They came in but i'm not really happy with them. I may either go without the flares, or i will try to find a set of the Black Widow ones.

 

Next up: replace the 6" rectangular nerd bars for a set of AMP electric boards

 

Day after purchase

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Getting the detail treatment

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Before and after the de-badge

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Here is a few shots by detailer took. I love Adams polishes

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Hope you guys enjoy...As I learn more about the truck and this type of suspension i'll be adding updates. In the mean time, i'll be looking at exhausts as well, but i'm still on the fence about that.

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I like it. Clean with the badges removed and just the GMC up front and out back, that's my plan. How does it ride and MOVE with the lift and wheels?

It actually rides surprisingly well, but I did buy it with the lift already installed and never drove one with without a lift, so really I have nothing to compare it to. As far as handling, I think it handles pretty well to. Especially considering the lift and the fact that I came from a highly modded 370z to a lifted truck.

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FNG here.

 

Sweet ride. What's the best way to remove all badging?

 

Thanks

My detailer did mine when he polished the truck, but from what I understand he uses an eraser wheel of some sort on a drill.

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Here's a couple of shots with the Weathertech floor liners. These are hands down the best liners on the market in my opinion. Every car I've owned has had a set.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Does that back license plate say Laura Buick GMC, the dealer out of Collinsville? If so, how were they to work with? I've been looking at their 'factory lifted' trucks online and they have some good looking trucks. Curious about their warranties and what the fine print is (if any). Thanks!

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Does that back license plate say Laura Buick GMC, the dealer out of Collinsville? If so, how were they to work with? I've been looking at their 'factory lifted' trucks online and they have some good looking trucks. Curious about their warranties and what the fine print is (if any). Thanks!

It does say Laura Buick GMC. They were great to work with, very friendly but if you are looking to get a better deal than what they list it probably won't happen. But in my opinion the price they list for the lifted trucks can't really be beat. I mean my truck has everything and more than most of the Denali's I've seen locally and its lifted with a full warranty and I paid just under 47,000 for a truck that listed for 60,000.

 

As for the warranty, i was told that since they are installed by certified dealers that the warranty is not affected. The suspension components are also covered for 5 years under the ProComp Lift Shield warranty.

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It does say Laura Buick GMC. They were great to work with, very friendly but if you are looking to get a better deal than what they list it probably won't happen. But in my opinion the price they list for the lifted trucks can't really be beat. I mean my truck has everything and more than most of the Denali's I've seen locally and its lifted with a full warranty and I paid just under 47,000 for a truck that listed for 60,000.

 

As for the warranty, i was told that since they are installed by certified dealers that the warranty is not affected. The suspension components are also covered for 5 years under the ProComp Lift Shield warranty.

That's good to know! I thought for sure that it would void a portion of the warranty, but that does make sense that it is done by a certified dealer so they'll honor it. I'm also amazed at the prices for the lifted trucks. And they are putting nice wheels and tires on them too! Some on their website have Fuel wheels with Toyo MTs or Nitto Trails worth $2500+ easily!

 

Thanks for the information on them, I'll definitely be keeping them in mind.

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I meant to ask in my original post too how you like the 6.2.. I know you said you haven't driven the truck prior to being lifted, but does it have plenty of giddy-up with the bigger tires? What sort of mpg are you seeing with the larger motor and tires? Thanks again!

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That's good to know! I thought for sure that it would void a portion of the warranty, but that does make sense that it is done by a certified dealer so they'll honor it. I'm also amazed at the prices for the lifted trucks. And they are putting nice wheels and tires on them too! Some on their website have Fuel wheels with Toyo MTs or Nitto Trails worth $2500+ easily!

 

Thanks for the information on them, I'll definitely be keeping them in mind.

Yeah I don't see how they are making much if any money. I just looked and I paid 47,919 out the door. The truck itself in stock form was 52,440, so thats a good deal even for the stock truck. And then when you add in the lift package..another 6995.00 for the lift and wheels, thats an amazing deal I think.

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I meant to ask in my original post too how you like the 6.2.. I know you said you haven't driven the truck prior to being lifted, but does it have plenty of giddy-up with the bigger tires? What sort of mpg are you seeing with the larger motor and tires? Thanks again!

I like the 6.2 a lot! It has a crazy amount of get up and go power when needed. MPG's aren't as bad as you'd think with 35's and a 6.2....I average 15.7 and slightly better on the highway. The only thing i don't really like is that 93 octane is required for the 6.2

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