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    Default Need Ideas about Hotrodding my Sub

    I own a 1999 Chevy Suburban C1500 with the 5.7 L Vortec V8 that is completely stock. I want to hotrod it and I am looking for ideas about the first things I should do and how to get the most bang for my bucks.

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    Welcome to the site. This is the body kit that I could find - I always thought this would look cool on a Sub - lowered, and painted yellow. There is another kit that's a '62 or '64, but I couldn't find anything.

    Post a picture of your truck and the rest of the group may get a feel from it and start throwing some ideas.

    Good luck,

    1999 Chevy K2500 Suburban 350
    K&N, reworked cai, Thrush cat-backs
    Vinyl, cranks, floor shift, and rear air!

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    First thing I would do is drop the suspension an inch or so, and get some nice looking wheels. If you have the $$$$ I would say throw on some airbags but they are little pricey. De-molding and de-badging your 'burb will give it a much cleaner look and it costs almost nothing to do it. Also some upgraded sway bars will improve your handling. Upgrading your brakes wouldn't hurt either.
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    If you're looking to hotrod it, invest in a good set of long tube equal length headers, a good cat back system, aftermarket high flow cats, a CAI, & a power tune, chip etc.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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