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dieselfan1

dieselfan1's 2018 Silverado build

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Should have started this when I bought this truck new a year ago.

2018 Silverado LT Crew cab 6'6" bed 5.3 6spd 3.42 4x4

Its an LT plus so it has almost

everything you could get on an All-star LT. No center console, no sunroof, nav. Good enough.

First thing I did was Katzkins.

Next was Access Tonneau cover and some Go Rhino Stainless steel steps and Bed Rails. Luverne Stainless steel mudflaps. Bed rug bed liner.

AVS Aerosheild deflector. Frame plugs. Then I swapped out the reverse lights, license plate lights,and the cargo lights to LED's. Swapped the antenna for a shorter one.

Lloyd's carpet mats.

Next up I put a Borla S type catback exhaust duals out the back with Stainless steel tips. Of course then I added the Range AFM disabler.

Then I had it ceramic coated.

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Big changes.

Dec 19th I ordered a lift kit and tires/wheels from Custom Offsets.

McGaughys 7"-9" set to 9" with the add a leafs for the rear.

37"x12.50x20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.

Scorpion SC 29 wheels

20x10 -19 offset.

The wheels are new this year none on the Custom Offsets gallery. Or anywhere on Google.

The tires and wheels are coming Dec 30th. And the lift is supposed to be here later in the week.

I scheduled the install at 4 Wheel Parts for March 2. I'm not in too big a hurry it's the dead of winter here in Minnesota.

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Using the configurator on the Scorpion wheel website I came up with a rendition of a Black Silverado with a 6" lift with my wheels. 

Not sure of the tire size. Maybe 33s?

Think 9" lift and 37's though.

My truck will be just short of a foot taller than it is now.

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The pieces are starting to fall into place.

Fed ex showed up with my tires/wheels. Packaged up real nice on a pallet. The lift gate came in handy . These bastards weigh a ton. I just saw my gas gas go down while it's parked. So far two thumbs up for Custom Offsets. Tires are fresh. Made in the 43rd week this year. (end of October)

I'm really impressed with the wheels too. Nice 3" lip. Not bad for a 20x10. Nice chrome. Look to be easy to maintain. It sucks buying something from a picture on your phone hoping you get what you are hoping for.

I wasn't disappointed.

I'm going to drop them off at my Ceramic Coating guy later this week and get the wheels done.

 

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Looks like I bought my stuff a week to early.

You have to buy a complete package like I did between noon 12-31 and noon 1-1 and you are entered to win $1000 toward the labor to install your lift/tires.

How many wheel/tire, suspension combo sales do they make in a day?

I would want to think I would have had a decent chance

Maybe one in ten?

That would have almost covered the labor on my lift.

Grrrrrr

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Wheels look rad my friend! Can’t wait to see this thing come together.

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Wheels look rad my friend! Can’t wait to see this thing come together.
Thanks bro
Your wheels are off the chart. Can't wait to see yours when it's done

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Almost all the pieces are in place. The lift kit has arrived.

Still waiting to get the UCA's.

I found them $60 cheaper on eBay than Custom Offsets.

Also waiting for a confirmation on my install date from 4 Wheel Parts.

I'm jacked.

 

 

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Nothing better than the arrival of fresh truck parts!! Haha i’m surprised you haven’t ripped into the boxes yet!

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On 1/6/2020 at 1:05 PM, dieselfan1 said:

Almost all the pieces are in place. The lift kit has arrived.

Still waiting to get the UCA's.

I found them about $60 cheaper on eBay than Custom Offsets.

Also waiting for a confirmation on my install date from 4 Wheel Parts.

I'm jacked.

 

 

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Can't wait to see it installed!

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I finally had a chance to open up the boxes and make sure they got everything. All the parts are here. No missing parts. Yayhoo. Still waiting on the UCA's got them on eBay.

Very stout looking pieces with some pretty nice welds. The u bolts and brake line brackets are unpainted so I'm going to paint them tomorrow.

I also picked up my wheels/tires from my Ceramic Coating guy.

3 coats of Ceramic Pro. Chrome looks like a mirror. He said I could probably run them in the salt as long as I keep them clean but that's next to impossible this time of year. I'll wait. It's snowing as I type this. This is going to be a long six weeks waiting on the install. 88ca307d216b57f41bb6f5d522e684bf.jpg70fd613ca276efb3281bb25c8bf9c113.jpgb680d1b495a9d2a9d73782f5d867488d.jpg5363ce0aae1de0e7382c0faedafe317f.jpg483e3b77b58f54dbc93277b9ea72549d.jpgc6595ba6e2b0a3171c7a1962d19cf1ea.jpg

 

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I'm ordering the Upper control arms this week. 

I went back and forth between the McGaughys which have pressed in balljoints and Cognito's that have bolt in balljoints. I then found a thread on here about Kryptonite UCA's the guy (ATXsilverice) was looking for feedback.

He wants some UCA's for his 17-18.

I did some digging and found these are pretty stout. Lifetime warranty on even the balljoints. 

Probably going to be at least a month before I get it in the shop to get the lift installed to much going on plus a new Grandson any day now. So my plate is full.

BTW it's f'ing snowing here again .

Did I mention I'm sick of winter already 

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You'll get a nose bleed checking your oil. 

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Another box of parts showed up today. I've been going back and forth between the Kryptonite, Cognito, and the McGaughys UCA'S.I went with the Kryptonite's.

So now all the pieces are in place.

I got my Kryptonite UCA's today from Alligator Performance.

Very happy with these .

Now back to waiting for the snow to melt so I can get this done. Sucks, big cold front last night it was -17 here this morning -34 wind chill.

-19 tonight but little wind.

Balmy compared to last year.

C'mon spring🌄🏝️🏖️🏜️😭

 

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That’s way too cold, where do you live?

Kryptonite uca’s look good, I think I like them better than my cognitos. Are the ball joints kryptonite as well?


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