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    sharp rims... I like black trucks all blacked out (windows, lights, tags, bumpers,etc.)... What would look cool on a black truck would be ghost stripes or flames.
    2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..

    Future Plans: HD Tie Rods, Under hood upgrades, Crower Camshaft and possibly electric fans.

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    I see a lot of posts saying telling the Op to level the front himself, but nobody has said what they did and how they did it.

    In 4LO and movin' slow...

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    Thank yall

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    looks great..welcome to the club from a Canadian Member
    Brian...
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    Love the truck, hate the rims! But I'm anti-rims . I think it looks great though, nice glossy paint, I'm a sucker for standard cab, short beds...

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    sharp lookin truck, looks good so far but i agree on smoke for the 3rd brake light and a pair of Tow Mirrors, possibly a pair of pocket style bolt on fender flares.

    your truck has the coil sprung struts in the front suspension and leaf springs in the rear. Rough Country offers a 2" leveling kit for these model trucks that if i recall was $64.95 for the whole kit. (about a year ago one of my friends purchased one and him and i installed it in about a half an hour). after jacking it up and supporting it on jack stands, the driver side took about 15 minutes and the passenger side took about 5. (things tend to go faster once you know what youre doing ) The kit consistts of 2 C-shaped blocks about an inch thick and 4 bolts. The way these work is they are essentially spacers that go bettween your strut and your lower control arm, with longer bolts to reattatch.

    And before you ask, "How will a 1" block give me 2 inches of lift?!" dont feel bad cuz this one had me scratching my head at first aswell. :p The strut is about halfway between the frame where the control arm pivots, and the steering knuckle where your tire attatches, and so thinking of the control arm as a lever and the strut as a fulcrum, 1" of lift in the center will amount to 2" of lift at the far end.

    Installation of these are very straight forward and simple. Also they DO NOT REQUIRE A COIL SPRING COMPRESSOR.
    which is nice because it will save you about 60 bucks and they can be a real pain in the a$$. But as said make sure you have your tires alligned afterwards.

    If you do decide to install one of these and are having any trouble at all with the installation, either make a post thread, or feel free to send me a PM and i'll be happy to talk you through the process.

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    Black out the rear bumper.. Add Dark Purple or Gray Ghost flames...
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    Welcome!

    Lots of good input, here. I second the following in the list (in this order if cash is tight):
    • Level it out (lots of bang for the buck)
    • Vent visors (cheap and adds volume)
    • Black out both bumpers
    • Add towing mirrors
    • Replace the tall truck box with either a chest or a low profile truck box - black, of course

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    How do I black out the bumpers?
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    Welcome!

    Lots of good input, here. I second the following in the list (in this order if cash is tight):
    • Level it out (lots of bang for the buck)
    • Vent visors (cheap and adds volume)
    • Black out both bumpers
    • Add towing mirrors
    • Replace the tall truck box with either a chest or a low profile truck box - black, of course

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    Have them painted or some Co's make a overlay for them that can be painted to match

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