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On 9/14/2023 at 1:11 PM, Baker17 said:

Installed Westin pro traxx 5 side steps. Sort of regretting it. Didn't realize it would sit so low to the ground. It's only 6 3/4 inches off the ground. If I had known how low they were I would've gotten something else.

 

Debating if I should swap out the tail lights to either LED bulbs or an LED smoked out unit.

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Brotha that truck looks awesome. Love the stance!!!!!

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On 6/13/2023 at 9:22 PM, 17Z71 said:
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Today I put a Fox suspension under my truck.  Fox 2.0 coil overs up front set at 2 inches of lift at fox 2.0 shocks in the rear with Supreme suspensions 2-inch blocks.  I also put on the black Trail Boss style wheels and Goodyear Ultraterrain AT tires.  I almost forgot we changed out the OEM chrome running boards for these black ones.  I had already done the blacked-out badging, Borla touring catback, and an S&B cold air intake.  My truck is a 2022 refresh RST 6.2 I bought it new in January.Foxlift2.thumb.jpg.e7425bde6a851c31d2be9bd86edc4324.jpg

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Where did you get the black badging? Love the before and after pics. Truck looks awesome!

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On 6/3/2023 at 9:29 PM, s10dragracer888 said:

Hello all.  So, my ‘20 trail boss got a new front differential cover this afternoon. I have the 8.25” front differential, supplier SU5 (AAM).

 

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sorry, the above picture is upside down…I was laying on my back in the driveway and thought about it last second. 
 

No, it doesn’t leak.

 

I started with a factory cover from GMPartsDirect.com, and ordered a 1/2” NPT Allstar Performance weld-in steel drain plug and bung on Amazon.

 

my brother works with a welder (professional, welded at Dominion Energy for 30 years), and they MIG welded it from the inside.

 

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after I got it home, it was time to tap out the bung a little more to get the plug to sink into the bung a little further and be flush on the outside. At its current location, the neodymium magnet clears the ring gear by 1/4”. I fastened the magnet to the drain plug with Loctite 638 retaining compound.

 

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if it weren’t for the three top bolts being next to impossible to remove, it would have gotten done much quicker than the 3 hours it took me. I used 1.57 quarts of LucasOil Synthetic, 80w-90 gear oil (red and black bottle). Torqued the fasteners in a cross-cross pattern to 18 ft.-lbs. like the service manual calls for. After bolting the skid plate back on, I’m on to the next project.

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Now that is some great work!!!!

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1 hour ago, Mshawn said:

Now that is some great work!!!!

Thank you, Mshawn. I can’t take all the credit. It’s not all my doing. I just installed the cover, adhered the magnet to the drain plug, and tapped the bung for the plug to go in deeper. Just as a bit of info I’ve discovered, I believe all the trail bosses between ‘19 and ‘21.5 have the same front differential.

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So, here lately, I’ve added RoadActive Suspension, Powerstop z36 Extreme carbon ceramic pads and drilled/slotted rotors, and the Hellwig 1.125” rear sway bar. After the dual exhaust, these were the last things on my list to improve performance on my 4.3 Custom Trail Boss for towing my grandfather’s enclosed trailer and flat track Triumph TR6 to the track in the spring and summer. It rides really nice because of the Baja Boss A/T’s minimal road noise and the Bilstein 5100 shocks and struts….the engine sounds fantastic with a flow master Super 44 and 2.5” pipes singing from the back, paired with a K&N air intake (modified from a V8 application), and the interior is extremely comfortable, yet sporty with the leather and carbon fiber trim….paired with a storage console and high country instrument cluster and dash, I have no doubt that this truck is now truly a “Custom” Trail Boss. I love it.

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Got my response lights installed on my 2024. This is for the volunteer fire department in Indiana I am on.

 

The front windshield is Feniex Fusion-2X duals, the grill is Feniex Quad and the rear window is a FireWire rear window strip. All are wired back to the 12v outlet switch from one of the Fusion-S lights. It will allow the pattern and color change.

 

I'm debating on doing a strip light on the lower lip of each rocker panel. I do hope that the Speed Turtle will be updated for the Global B architecture in the 2022+ trucks. 

 

 

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Yesterday I pulled my front seats and did some radio installation/relocation.  My truck's driver seat is powered by the passenger seat is manual.  I originally had my CB and GMRS radios mounted under my passenger seat.  I needed to get my ham radio installed, but the bracket and motor for the power seat were taking up precious real estate.  I swapped the CB radio to the drivers seat because it's substantially smaller than the Ham and GMRS radios.  I then mounted the ham radio to the passenger seat.  After routing and cleaning up the wiring with loom and zip ties I put everything back together.  Now all my radios are installed and functional.

 

Today I pulled my passenger side molle panel from Valhalla Offroad.  I have 2 1.75 gallon water bottles and a 5# fire extinguisher mounted on the molle panel.  The fire extinguisher is mounted with 2 Super Quick Fists above the wheel well.  The vehicle's vibrations have caused the fire extinguisher to move towards the front of the truck and come out of one of its quick fists.  I recently purchased a tall cabinet for sitting things in the garage and it came with an L bracket to connect the cabinet to the wall to prevent tipping over.  I mounted that L bracket to the molle panel in a way to stop the fire extinguisher from sliding out of its quick fist. 

 

Tomorrow I'm going to remove the drivers side molle panel and start installing an ARB twin air compressor with a 1 gallon tank and air hose.  This might take a few days, so it'll be a bit before I post up about it again. 

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8 hours ago, Transient said:

Yesterday I pulled my front seats and did some radio installation/relocation.  My truck's driver seat is powered by the passenger seat is manual.  I originally had my CB and GMRS radios mounted under my passenger seat.  I needed to get my ham radio installed, but the bracket and motor for the power seat were taking up precious real estate.  I swapped the CB radio to the drivers seat because it's substantially smaller than the Ham and GMRS radios.  I then mounted the ham radio to the passenger seat.  After routing and cleaning up the wiring with loom and zip ties I put everything back together.  Now all my radios are installed and functional.

 

Today I pulled my passenger side molle panel from Valhalla Offroad.  I have 2 1.75 gallon water bottles and a 5# fire extinguisher mounted on the molle panel.  The fire extinguisher is mounted with 2 Super Quick Fists above the wheel well.  The vehicle's vibrations have caused the fire extinguisher to move towards the front of the truck and come out of one of its quick fists.  I recently purchased a tall cabinet for sitting things in the garage and it came with an L bracket to connect the cabinet to the wall to prevent tipping over.  I mounted that L bracket to the molle panel in a way to stop the fire extinguisher from sliding out of its quick fist. 

 

Tomorrow I'm going to remove the drivers side molle panel and start installing an ARB twin air compressor with a 1 gallon tank and air hose.  This might take a few days, so it'll be a bit before I post up about it again. 

Any Photo's ??

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I recently installed a TruXedo Sentry CT tonneau cover and a set of Westin Pro Traxx 5" oval steps. Install on both was really easy.  So far I really like the Sentry CT but I'm fighting a small water leak that might not be from the cover. I'm still on the fence about the Pro Traxx steps. The look good but I'm still used to the factory steps my 2011 2500HD had that were wider. 

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Time for the next project.  Working on the Vallhalla Offroad molle panel I have on the drivers side of the truck bed.  I'm installing an ARB air compressor with 1 gallon tank, and mounting the switch on the panel too.  This is day 1.  I'm not certain about the orientation of the air tank.  The gas can is 1.75 gallons.  I always have 2 of them located in the spot you see the 1 in the pic.  The location of the air compressor is where it'll be permanently.

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