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    Thumbs up Just bought 96 silverado Soon to come!

    Hey y'all, just signed onto this forum looks pretty amazing, I'll be creating my own page in the near future for my 1996 Chevy k1500 z71 four wheel drive 5.7l V8 1/2 ton. She was a beauty back in her day and to me she still is one of the nicest trucks on the road. It's blue with two tone silver, with blue leather interior and as fully loaded as they came back in 1996.

    I have done a bit of work to her as I bought it with a blown engine ( a piston rod blew the block apart and also created a hole through the oil pan), so I spent 3600 on a new engine for her. The new engine has higher compression pistons allowing for a higher torgue ratio, increased horsepower, better fuel economy and increased low end power. The cam is just stock, because to buy a new performance hydraulic roller cam is expensive and would have run me to over 4300. The block is a 4 bolt main. It's a beautiful piece and runs like a deere.

    Other parts I have had to install include new triple core rad, knock sensor, distributor gear, wires and plugs, water pump, a couple different wires, universal joint (front front) and mechanic expenses. She's all safetied and ready for the road now. I am in the midst of installing a rubberized undercoating for the underbody of the truck (as much as possible) and hoping to undercoat the frame. Just need to buy a good suit with oxygen mask so I can apply degreaser to take off all the original grease and **** from the underbody. The engine compartment looks brand spankin new as when the motor was out and the new one was being built I took the liberty of degreasing everything possible to make for a new engine shine.

    Some modifications the truck came with when I bought it for 1700.00 canadian are 4 mud king 30" tires with 80% traction (still very good shape) w/original factory rims (not so special), a 2" body lift in the back (which actually looks amazing) an autostart anti theft system (still working the bugs out of, it likes to go off a lot), a K&N Air Filter (which needs to be cleaned badly), brand new drive shaft, newer stainless tool box, brand new bed liner mat and very very minimal rust, dents, and scratches to the body (however it is a truck that has been taken off roading on more than one occasion). Overall I don't care what anybody says, I like it and I think it's a good deal for what I got now.

    Some future mods I wish to do to it are:

    Full Magnaflow True dual exhaust w/tips and cats (no cherry bombs)

    Professional window tint dark

    Leather repairs were entering passenger side and drivers side (thinking about two toning it with silver)

    upgraded speakers, possibly a sub and amp (nothing too crazy just good clean sound)

    body and paint job (high gloss probably the same colors)

    suspension lift (3" to 4") including new upgraded suspension system to make room for 33" new bfg mud terrains or a/t's (havent decided yet), chrome rims and performance brakes

    new full performance ignition to improve fuel efficiency and power

    chip for greater fi and power

    throttle spacer

    single cowl hood with a functional new cold air intake system (K&N possibly)

    new chrome billet grille and decals (for when paint goes on)

    steering wheel cover

    possibly paint different pieces of the interior the same as the two tone silver to make for greater appearance

    chrome caps, valve covers, and other pieces to make the engine compartment look good.

    oil cooler w/ new lines

    new bed liner (has hles cut out for fifth wheel) possibly spray on although I'm not a huge fan

    Should be posting my page in less than a few weeks let me know what you think!
    Last edited by bradco_4; 06-10-2009 at 07:16 AM.

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    Legend cascott325's Avatar
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    Lawrenceburg, Kentucky


    my my my. we have ourselves another busy body. welcome
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
    extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
    reman tranny @ 130k miles

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    That is a long list you got there! Welcome and Good luck on your build.
    1973 Chevy Nova Drag Car 10.34 @ 128-Still not fast enough!
    2008 Chevy Silverado LT Z71-Sold
    2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT-Sold

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    welcome to the site

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Legend bry2500's Avatar
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    Gloucester, MA
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    Welcome to the site!!!

    now tht's some introduction. My head is spinning.


    02' Avalanche 2500 Onyx Black
    8.1L Vortec
    43,000 miles

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    Welcome to the site! I had a '96 and it was one of the best I've owned.

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Yacolt, Washington
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    Welcome to the site!
    Washington State
    2006 Silverado 2500HD LT3 4X4 CC SB Duramax LBZ
    Tuff Country 6" lift, 35" Toyo M/T's on 20" Ultra Peacemaker wheels, Quadzilla Stealth2 programmer, Diamond Eye 5" cat-back exhaust, factory Special order color Yellow.

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    Welcome to the site! ANYTHING ELSE! LOL..... GOOD LUCK
    The diference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.

    2007 NBS Silverado
    LT2 Z71
    2.5" Levelling Kit
    Hood Stripes
    Chrome Grill
    GM Bed Liner & Tonno
    Dick Cepek Rims 18X9
    Hankook RF10 Tires 275/65/18
    De-Badged Tailgate

    More Mods Coming

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    Welcome to the site!


    '94 Chevy Suburban K1500
    3" exhaust w/ aero turbine non-baffled muffler
    CFM Technologies TB spacer
    CB w/ 44" whip antenna

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    Legend 2ToNe04's Avatar
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    Fresno California
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    get some pics up, your sounds interesting.

    2004 4.8| Custom Paint| Tint| De-badged| Shaved Tailgate| Rollpan| Smoked Tails| Color Matched| Lowered 5/8| Suede Interior| Color Matched Interior| Indash & TVs| Mids-Lows & 2 12" CVRs| 500 & 1100 Interfires| Soundeadener| Outlaw CAI| Magnaflow|
    Future Mods: 6.0 LQ4/9| Bags|

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