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  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice
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    Jun 2011
    Peoria, Illinois, United States

    Default Tow/Haul Mode/ New Daily From IL

    Well after 176K miles my s10 decided it wanted a hole in the trans and it popped....

    After that while hauling it home I came across an s10, called the guy, got it all set up to pick up in 3 days... Drive all the way down (80 miles) to get it, guy stiffs me and says he sold it. Ok fine, whatever, karma will get him.

    Finally my dad and I talked, I was using his 06 Silverado to tow my car to the track(will make a thread for that car once I get situated here) We ended up convincing me that an s10 just wont do anymore, that its time to get a reliable, 4x4 for winter, and a good tow vehicle so i dont have to borrow his for towing mine to the track.

    Go to dealership to look at one, owner is a prick, I end up walking out. Strike 2.... one more im out. Guy wanted $22K for a base Sierra, 44K miles, one accident, and no options.... Guy was a straight up jerk, but I'm glad he was a prick to me.

    Hop on craigslist and finally found this one, test drove it. LOVED IT.

    2008 Chevy Silverado LT w/ LT2 4x4
    5.3L Flex Fuel V8
    23,000 Miles
    3 year/ up to 75,000 mile warranty starting 6/7/11
    5 year/ 100k mile warranty
    BLACK (wanted most)
    Cloth Interior (which I wanted)
    Center Console (I wanted)
    Z71 Suspension w/ Offroad Package
    Remote Start
    Power Everything

    on pure e85, im getting around 18-19mpg highway at 62mph with the ac off, I do notice it goes into and stays in v4 mode a LOT more with ac off. So i imagine gas will be even better.

    Mods to come are :
    Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit, showed up today at my house, will be installed this week

    35% tint on the front windows and windshield banner.

    Some form of an exhaust by the end of the year

    Next year probably wheels and tires

    Gonna keep it very mild and conservative since I really dont NEED to mod it.

    These are pre wax pictures, its been raining every other day here so I havnt taken the time to was it right.

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    Jul 2010
    Denver, CO
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    Welcome to the Club!!! I REALLY like the year of your ride! Congratulations on your new ride...enjoy!!

    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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    looks good! welcome to the club!
    Mike - SoCal

    07 Sierra 1500HD
    Ultra Mammoth Wheels 17x8
    Nitto Terra Grapplers - 305/70/17
    Line-X Bedliner and Wheel Wells
    NFab Nerf bars
    CST 4" Spindle lift

    08 Hybrid Tahoe - wifey's ride
    McGaughy's 2/3 drop kit
    22x9.5 Tyfun Wheels
    Nexen Roadians 285/45/22

  4. #4
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Thanks guys. I have a lot of reading to do and work ahead of me. cant wait to dig in.

  5. #5
    murdog94's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard!!


    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!!!!"

  6. #6
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Thanks! Nice People here

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    Welcome to the club. Thats a great looking truck!

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    Jr. Engineer McMahan's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Korea (for now)


    Welcome very nice truck

  9. #9
    Jr. Apprentice
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    Jun 2011
    Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Leveling kit went on tonight, I LOVE how it sits now.

    Also finally did a full blown detail on the outside of it. looks mint. Will post pics soon!

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    Feb 2010


    [/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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