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    Default Hello From Raleigh, NC. New to the Chevy Family!

    Hey everyone! Besides my grandfather owning a 1960s Impala SS, I am the only person who now owns a 2007 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab LT 5.3 L V8 Flex 1500 4x4, purchased last week, its not the new 2007 body. I am new to trucks and Chevy. I live in the Raleigh-Durham NC area with plans to move to central NY probably next summer (2014). I have only lived in NC for about 2.5 yrs and don't have any friends that know trucks either. My truck is a little older and higher miles- 124K or around there. My mechanic who works on Land Rovers says it looks pretty good as far as rust and function.

    I registered to post questions and help get some feedback on what I see/hear/feel when driving and fixing up the truck. Right now we dont tow anything or go off road (I just don't know where to go). I guess thats it for now as I learn this website. I will post pictures when I figure out how! haha Thank you in advance for the help!


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    Welcome to GMTC!

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab "All-Star Edition"

    Line-X'd Bed
    Line-X'd Custom Brush Guard(Heavy Duty)
    5.3L Flex Fuel
    275/65R18 Toyo Open Country AT2's
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit(want to get the 2.5 RC kit)
    EGR In-Channel Vent Visors
    Exterior PLUS Package
    Interior PLUS Package
    K&N Drop-In Air Filter
    Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
    Black Bowties
    Diablo Sport Predator(AFM Disabled)
    Towing Mirrors
    Next Planned Mods
    Blacked out Tail Lights
    Aftermarket Rims

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    Welcome to the Club and congrats on your new ride!!!

    Here is some posting pic help for you....

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Thank you for the welcome and the link MFleetWood! I have added 2 photos to my page. Its pretty much a stock truck as I bought it, so nothing to write home about as far as features go. Now I am trying to figure out how to search through the forums to find threads on questions I have. Mainly my first one is about a chirping sound that seems to be getting louder. Its not squealing like a belt, but a cricket/bird chirping. So thats the topic/question, now I need to find a relevant thread.


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    If you are looking for some where to off road you are a short drive from Uwharrie. Very sweet trails for 4x4's.

    ________2013 4C Rated__________

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    Oh ok! Looks like its east of Charlotte. The place has lots of good reviews! Sounds good, thanks! I feel the truck may need some upgrades before going off road too seriously. It has street tires and its not lifted. Even the clearance is kinda low, at least i feel it is. When laying under it my face is only 2" from its lowest point (tranny area). Im looking for larger wheels to put on to get my axles up higher. Im more worried about getting the undercarriage up vs making the truck taller. Am I wrong in this concept? Thanks!


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    Welcome aboard. If you see a lifted 2004 gmc extended cab with 35s and a long bed that's green with a transformers logo on it driving around, tell him I miss him lol.

    If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger cheater bar.

    1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 "Vortec" | Spectre "Cold Air Intake" | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tail Lights | Denali headlights | Grill Mounted Fog Lights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/70/16 Futura Scramblers | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers 2N1O | Mostly stock-ish
    Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Transmission Fluid cooler | Paint (Halfway there)| Interior Restoration/Upgrade with newer model parts | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations (68% Done) | And whatever is spurr of the moment
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