Hey All -
I have a 2016 Silverado LTZ 4x4 5.3 w/ 8SPD that I just paid off and am looking to go full long travel. Here are the current truck specs:
Front Shocks - King 2.5 Adjustable Reservoir
Upper Control Arms - Camburg Tubular UCAs
Rear Shocks - King 2.5 Adjustable Reservoir
Tires: 35x12.5x17 BFG KO2s
Wheels: 17in Method NVs
Lighting: 2-Baja Designs XL80s (SDHQ A-Pillar Mounts)
Other: Range AFM Delete
The current set up is ok, I can keep up with stock Raptors on certain trail runs. Given that I want more out of this truck, I'm looking at the following long travel kits:
Camburg LSK Suspension Dirt King
I'm leaning towards the Camburg & DK kits as they're only +3.5 on each side vs. +4.5 for the LSK Kit. My garage isn't wide enough right now to accommodate +4.5 and will barely accommodate +3.5.
Here are the other mods to follow in the next 2 months:
Rear Bed Cage Whipple Supercharger +3 FiberWerx Fenders (All Corners) 37x12.5x17 BFG KM3s 4.10 Gears
Last Weekend I spend most of my time Building a PreRunner-Style Bed Tire carrier for my Silverado.
I have always loved how Trophy Trucks and PreRunners Look with the Dual Spare Tires on The back, and wanted to incorporate some of that into my truck build, so I decided to learn how to cut tubing and weld, while making this build
The total cost of this project was less than US$100.00 (without straps)
Take into account that my execution is far from perfect, and that it has downsides, but maybe this Topic will help anyone else who would be interested on doing something like this and consider my mistakes, so, this is my philosophy:
-Im a Mexican living in Mexico, our roads are FAR from good, and I have always carried 2 spare tires just in case (one on the stock location, one strapped on the bed)
-I wanted to free the space the 2nd spare was taking on the bed, and I just wanted a Dual Tire carrier just because
-I built it specifically to stock mounting locations for the stock tailgate, to be able to return the truck to Stock anytime
-I dont haul heavy stuff, so, not having an opening tailgate is something I can live with
-I wanted to keep my Tonneau Cover
-It is solid mounted to the bed, so it also acts as a brace and improves overall bed strength
-It helps with Weight distribution, helps the truck be less tail happy and smoother
-Im planning to incorporate toolboxes on the carrier (Soon I hope)
Here is the video of the Build, pics are attached:
Hope You Enjoy
Comments and Criticism is well received
So i just picked my self up a 2005 sierra 2500hd about a week ago and i want to build a 3/4 ton pre-runner. I want to go ahead and start with the engine work first then start on the suspension set up i want to end up having the truck supercharged but for know i want to run a programmer and some intake stuff can anybody give me some advice for companies to go with or to steer clear from?
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