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    Default New Silverado owner

    Hi all,

    I am new to this site, and i am just starting to drive, my first vehicle being an '04 silverado, standard cab, long bed, that I bought dirt cheap from a company's fleet (150,000 highway miles, well-maintained.) It's got a 4.8 V8 in it, and it runs great, however I am trying to make it look less boring, but not in an obnoxious way. I've already taken a sawzall to the stock muffler and welded on a flowmaster 50 series, i also built my own stereo system, complete with an 800 watt sub, sounds great.

    What could i do to make this thing look better?

    Thanks! -JB
    2004 Silverado, Base trim, 4.8 V8, 158,000 miles
    -Spectre (cause it was cheap) cold air intake
    -Flowmaster 50 series muffler
    -Self-installed stereo with Sony head unit, Polk Audio speakers, Polk Audio PA1100.5 amp (huge and powerful) and a BOSS 800 watt sub (fitted inside a tiny homemade enclosure behind the passenger seat)
    -vette servo installed in the trans
    -front & center mount after market trans cooler
    -horns from a 1970's cadillac!!!

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    Well, there are many options for a Silverado. Lets start with a current picture so we know what you are working with?

    Are you wanting to change looks or performance?

    a few options for looks:

    Blacked out or color matched grill/bowtie
    removing some or all decals and molding
    window tint
    wheels/tires
    2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab
    8in ProComp Suspension Lift, 4in Shackle Flip Kit, 3in Performance Products Body Lift, 17x9 Moto Metal wheels, 35x12.50x17 ProComp Xterrains, K&N cold air intake kit, Custom 3in exhaust, GoRhrino Black spring loaded steps, Truxedo Bed Cover, "SS" style Instrument Cluster with blue pointers and Trans Temp Gauge, JVC indash touchscreen DVD player, 2 MTX 10in subwoofers, Sony Xplode 1000watt amp, Radio Shack CB with dual black whips, Optima yellow top battery

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    Welcome to the site!! And yes, pics would defnitely help. In addition to what chevybulldog mentions above, you could lift, nerf bars, fender flares, etc....

    btw, congrats on your new ride!!


    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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    Welcome aboard!
    Mike

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    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

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

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    Welcome to the club!
    [/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 G M T C !


    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
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    to the site
    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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    sorry for the long time until the response... here is a photo if my truck...http://www.flickr.com/photos/40178084@N07/5182760632/
    2004 Silverado, Base trim, 4.8 V8, 158,000 miles
    -Spectre (cause it was cheap) cold air intake
    -Flowmaster 50 series muffler
    -Self-installed stereo with Sony head unit, Polk Audio speakers, Polk Audio PA1100.5 amp (huge and powerful) and a BOSS 800 watt sub (fitted inside a tiny homemade enclosure behind the passenger seat)
    -vette servo installed in the trans
    -front & center mount after market trans cooler
    -horns from a 1970's cadillac!!!

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    Welcome to the site and congrats on the new truck! You've got a nice ride there.

    It looks like your windows could use some tinting. Other than that, I would certainly save up for some nicer wheels and tires so that you can replace the ones you currently have whenever they lose tread. I'm also a big fan of offroad lights in the grille and it turns out quite nice on your truck's body style. It's also a very useful addition. Let's see.... a toolbox would make your bed look a little more proportionate to the size of your cab and beef up the look of your truck a bit more. Even if you don't think you would have a need for it, you can rest assured that you'll find plenty of things to stuff in there.

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    Welcome to the club, JB.

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