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just introducing myself, and starting my build thread


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Hey fellas, welp a few weeks ago, i bought my 2015 silverado Z71 4x4 crew cab, its also a custom sport edition, and the color is black, so everything is painted to match from the factory, minus the chrome door handles and mirrors. But ill fix that soon. Anyways, ive been doing lots of research as far as lift kits go and tires etc, and several of my searches on google led me back to this site, which i found some good info from. So i figured I'd start a build thread in here and share my experience and excitement with you all, as well. Im not new to the forums, im a member on ls1tech because im an avid fbody (camaro trans am) enthusiast, and i race so, help out on there when i can. So anyways, had the truck a few weeks and i put some exhaust on it last week. Used the classic 40 series single in/out dumped it for now. I used the single in and out (i usually dump the dual outlet flowmasters) because my buddies brother owns a mineke and he is going to run a 3" pipe to the rear of the truck and dump it with a 6" nice chrome tip centered in the rear of the truck basically right where the spare tire goes. Holding off on the rest of that pipe and tip until i get it lifted, which brings me to the next topic, all the goodies i bought for it.

 

Ive always usually lowered my vehicle's, mainly because i never could afford the opposite (lifting costs much more as im sure most of you know lol) but now that ive got my life on track (after some rough yrs of my youth) i can afford to do the this, something ive inly dreamed about.

 

So i bought the McGaughys 7-9" SS suspension lift, because theres alot more support from this lift and it gives the full drop of 7" which keeps the angles looki mg right. Its black also. But they sent me someone elses kit and they received mine! So im in the process of swapping kits with the other guy. Should be here next week. Just last night i recieved my Zone 1.5" body lift. So total lift should have me right around 11" with the mcgaughys set at 9". Now for the wheels and tires i went with black 22x14" fuel hostages with a -76 offset wrapped in 37"x13.5R22 Toyo MT's. Thats why im lifting it to 11". And before someone decides to nagg me for the "look" i prefer, plz save it, because you wont catch me trying to belittle your taste in mods. Anyways, the wheels and tires shipped out from custom offset yesterday, so those should be here next week also. So probably thurs or fri im having everything installed. Im really excited about all this. Ive only dreamed of a new Z71. But let alone lift it how i want before i even make the first payment on it. Im veey blessed to say the least. Anyway, where should i begin my build thread fellas? And how does the description i gave you guys sound? I know it will look amazing to me and most of the people i know. Thanks for reading. Look forward to hearing from you guys.

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Thanks fellas. Well as of today, made a change. A pretty major change, in fact. I totally changed the style and look that im going with. This is the 3rs time. But i swapped it out this last time because my wheels and tires havent shipped, like i har understood. They say they are waitinf on the last wheel to arrive so that they may ship them out. Well i told them im tires of waiting and asked them if they had any particular wheels in the sizes of 22x12 with -44 offset. They actually had the exact wheels i had in mine. And si bc e im no longer going with the 14" wide wheel, im dropping the tire down to 35" from the 37". Going with that more retro semi exotic look as i call it. Im also going to run a 1" or 1.5" wheel dpacer so i can get that stance im after since i gave up 2" of width and half the lip. I absolutely do not like lifted trucks with the wheels are flush with the body. Looks like you could tip them over, because theyre so tall and narrow lol. Im icluding a pic of almost what it should look like. This pic is a very good example minus my setup is going to be all black. Truck, wheels, and lift. I didnt get these fuel wheels, but the wheels i got look almost exactly like these. I like this idea better because it will be much more rational and easier on my truck, drivetrain, mpg, speed and parking.

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Thanks guys. Got the tracking number today for the wheels and tires finally. So its locked in. Those are the ones. No more changing. Im getting my lift kit installed tomorrow i wanted to do the wheels and tires at the same time as the lift but it just didnt work out that way. Im kinda debating wether i should run the Zone 1.5" body lift on top of the 9" suspension lift like originally planned since im not running 37's anymore. What do you guys think? I dont want to over do the lift and make it look stupid because it dwarfs the 35's. Then again its just 1.5" which would put me at 10.5. Not running the add a leaf because i kinda like the (very) slight drop in the rear on SOME setups. Not the crazy ones. Ill include a link to a truck i found that is very similar to what im doing minus some small differences. But its running the exact same lift kit (McGaughys black SS set at 9") with similar wheels and tires. With no add a leaf. I think it could handle another 1.5" what do you all think? I also bought some 1" bora wheel spacer (x4) so it will give me the stance im after since i went to 22x12 in stead of 14" wheels. Let me know what yall think, and id very grateful for some pics you think might give me a better idea of what it would look like @ 10.5" with 35's

 

 

 

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