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    Default Just bought a truck, New Mexico

    I never saw myself driving a truck, but it made sense practically so I just picked up an 04 Silverado today. I looked for a truck for a while until I found the exact one I wanted, standard cab, short bed, manual transmission, 2WD, with the 4.3L. I will be using it as a daily driver during the winter and to haul my bike/car around occasionally.

    Here it is when I first got it home this afternoon:




    Only thing I have found annoying about it is that the parking brake pedal is really high, I have to lift my whole leg up to get to it. Had a little free time tonight so I pulled off the bowtie and hood latch support and painted them. I was originally just planning on painting the bowtie but noticed that the support is right behind it and is silver for some reason, so I went ahead and did it too.

    Here it is after the paint:




    I think it looks better now, especially since the bowtie had rock chips in it before that aren't as obvious now. My two reasons for getting the 4.3 instead of one of the bigger ones were to save some gas while just driving around town and to limit my messing with it, we'll see how that goes.

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    Hi and welcome to the club!,Congrats on the truck,you couldn't have picked a better colour.
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    Welcome to the club, sir!

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    To the Site....

    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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    To the Club
    Hi my Name is Steve I have a 2004 Silverado Z71 Crew cab, silver berch in color and Live in Virginia Beach Va. I have installed JBA Stainless Steel Shorty Headers with Flowmaster 40, K&N 77 air intake, Taylor 409 Wires , Diablosport Predator Programer, Weston Bull Bar, Carage Works Grill, ReadyLift Leveling kit, Pioneer Navigation system, Viper two way Alarm with remote start, Rino hitch step, Factor 20 inch wheels with Nitto Graplers and that's it for now.
    :cool: Steve

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    Welcome to the GMTC !


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

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    Welcome to the club!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Welcome aboard!!
    Mike

    Currently

    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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


    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;
    TIRES:
    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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    Thanks for the welcomes, I always loved white trucks (except for Walker, TX Ranger era Rams for some reason) so when I saw this one it was perfect. Even though I swore to myself not to mess with it since it is my practical vehicle (my car is in my garage getting a new turbo as I find time to finish it up, not super reliable and a gas hog to boot), I have started checking out some basic I/H/E to do with the truck, I can hear the rumbling a little from the stock exhaust and can just imagine with it uncorked a little. I've also been thinking about leveling it a little, but not by raising the front, but rather dropping the back a smidge.

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