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jgraves's 2018 Silverado build

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Decided to make a build thread to track everything.

 

Picked up the truck in March. Found it at a dealer a couple hours away for $15k off sticker, and it had everything I wanted. So I drove down and picked it up!

 

Here it is the day I brought it home, that's my brothers truck in the driveway. He has an 04 1500 and dad has an 04 Duramax so GM runs in the family:

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Next to my first truck that got sold:

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First mod was mpg delete, removed bottom portion of front valance and rear "front" mudflaps:

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Got a tint done all around:

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Having an RC 2" level and new rims/tires put on next week.

 

After that plans are: put on black GM bowties, black widow muffler and resonator delete, and then after that save up for 2.5" coilovers, camburg arms, and rear shocks

 

 

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3 hours ago, jgraves13 said:

Black bowties installed:
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Look's good - How about BLACK Letters ??

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Look's good - How about BLACK Letters ??


Those may come further down the road! I kind of like the chrome ATM


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2" RC level, 295/70/17 nitto Terra grappler G2. Little bit of rubbing on the plastic and felt liner in the back, but don't have trim any metal!

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Did some trimming of the plastic wheel well molding. Took them off, marked them, and cut with a dremel. No more rub! Also ziptied the driver side felt liner, didn't do passenger because theres nowhere to ziptie it to.

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Did a wash and wax today since it didn't seem like the dealer did a wax job. Shines pretty well for being white.

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Got my exhaust done. Black widow venom 250, flapper and resonator removed. 3.5" tip

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On 5/30/2018 at 11:05 AM, jgraves13 said:

Did a wash and wax today since it didn't seem like the dealer did a wax job. Shines pretty well for being white.

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Clay with chemical guys white light sealant. It will last longer than wax.   Most dealers dont wax vehicles. Tbey jusr wash them with a brillo pad and give them to you 

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Coming up on 3000 miles now, should I take it in for the first oil change? That's what the consensus seems to be from older threads but can't find anything too current.

Also, anything wrong with the synthetic blend the dealer uses?


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21 hours ago, jgraves13 said:

Coming up on 3000 miles now, should I take it in for the first oil change? That's what the consensus seems to be from older threads but can't find anything too current.

Also, anything wrong with the synthetic blend the dealer uses?


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I prefer to do them myself.   I use amsoil signature series. Once a year.   

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Got some husky x-act contours from Amazon. $186 shipped for front two and half coverage rear (I have an under seat storage box so no need for the full coverage). Fit and finish is perfect!

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Added a good 'ol USA sticker for 4th of July! Added about 5hp :P


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