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    Default Help me spend money!

    Thats right folks, help me spend money!

    Deal is, got some money coming from income tax refund. I have $400 or so to play with. $145 is going to a custom tune from Diablew (06MONTESS)

    what else should I get for best bang for the buck? Volant CAI? Led interior lights? Led esterior lights? (in bed, reverse lights...) Led light bar for the rear end? some custom paint work?

    I have toyed with getting some auxiliary reverse/work lights wired on a 3 way connection (auto on when in reverse, and switched)Reason being for the reverse lights, I have some of

    its the far right light, and yes its in 12 volt. @Enkeiavalanche is hooking me up with a Carr light bar, so I will have to get those set up and wired once the bar gets here. (already paid for)

    just looking for some ideas and opinions.



    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    Piermont,NY, back in Northern NJ now, But may be in IL soon....


    You could get the WhiteNight system.... Hint hint...Click image for larger version. 

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    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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    Bushwacker rail caps!
    2010 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB (Silver) 4x4, ReadyLift 2.5" Level Kit, 305/60/18 Dick Cepek Mud Country, Go Rhino Nerf Bars, Husky Liners front and rear, Bushwacker Bed Rail Caps, Custom tuned. 4:11's

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    How close are size wise are those lights to the stock fog/driving lights?
    You could do a bunch of the things on your list for that money if you do it yourself. The tailgate bar is around $100. The cost of the paint and other supplies should come to around $100 to do any paint work. I bought my LED's for the interior off of amazon for around $40.

    2011 GMC Sierra SLE - 5.3 - 4X4 - Z71 - King Shock Level Kit - Body Color GMC grill emblem - 2 Tone Engine Cover, Rad Cover and Battery Box - Volant CAI - Tru Cool 40K tranny cooler - Sylvania ZXE bulbs Hi/Low -TriFold Hard Tonneau Cover- CoverCraft Seat Covers - Diablo inTune - GoRecon LED under rail lights - GoRecon LED White Lightning Tailgate Light Bar - Windows tinted to 45%- Kenwood DNX6990 - JL Audio C5-650 &650X- JL Audio Amp- Interco Truxus M/T 33x12.50x18

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    My experience with the tailgate bars are don't get one lol!!! They are all crap!! I have bought the Recon fire and ice bar, lasted a year and a half. Bought an ebay $29.00 tailgate light bar, It lasted a year. The only difference between the two, I could have bought 7 of the ebay bars for what I payed for the Recon bar. I don't buy them any more, they just don't last.

    What kind of custom paint work are we talking about? Airbrush, pinstripe or are we talking do it yourself? If your talking professional paint work, $400 wouldn't even cover a set of fender flares. I would spend the $400 on something else.

    I had the Putco led bed lights on my Colorado, and they are not that bright at all. I ended up tearing those out, and buying a cheap set $40 of led white underbodys and they fit perfect under the bed rails and they are hellaciously bright!!!

    Don't ya just love tax time!!
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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    ya know, i just had a thought, i think im gonna set a appointment and get my bed rails sprayed with line-x like my bedliner.

    the paint work i was talking about was some DIY stuff ive ben toying with, some red accents here and there, try and get the shade like the GMC logos on the front and back.

    see how much that is, may get some led interior lights as well.


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    My light bar from IPCW has gone through Salt,Snow and rain for over 4 years never had a problem..Click image for larger version. 

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    that is pretty sweet. may have to look at one of those.


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    @Enkeiavalanche, what brand is that. I had one previously and it lasted a few months. I live in MI so mine will see everything your does

    I like the interior LED idea. I would like to do mine but most of the work my truck needs is exterior
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    I have had my Recon tailgate bar for almost 2 years witout issue.

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