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    Default Recommended brands for mods

    Hey Guys I'll have my 2011 Chevy Silverado Lt/Z71 in 3 weeks when I'm back home from work...and I'm going to start modding it right away like I did with my other Chevy...What are some recommended Bull bars(black one's), Bumpers, fender flares? If you could post a link too that would be awesome...The trucks black so going go with black everything....oh and K&N CAI good enough too?



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    Welcome to the club, Matt. When you say bumpers, do you mean winch bumpers?

    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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    Thanks!, and sorry I meant rear bumper

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    Westin makes good bull bars and Bushwacker has quality fender flares.
    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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    x2 on Bushwacker flares

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    Cheers! thanks guys!

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    Vincennes02261897, a member here installed a Ranch Hand rear can check out his pics on his profile page.

    Also, I've never had K&N but they get great feedback here. Other ones with great reputations on this site are Volant and Banks, so you may want to check them out as well.

    And finally, I do like the westin stuff as well and both the nerf bars and brush can see both pictured in my sig and on my profile page.

    Have fun and Good Luck!!!

    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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    Smittybuilt make good Black "gloss" bull bar's and at a good price that's what i have on my truck i only paid like $140 for it on sale. Try this website out and at check out enter codes for discounts and not to mention Free Shipping on any order!

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

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    Yes. I love my Ranchhand rear bumper and it's extremely solid! I got rear ended (lightly) at the gas station the other day and it did absolutely NOTHING. Plus, I think it looks cool (but that's an opinion issue).

    As for CAIs, I've heard some wonderful things about Volant. There are several Youtube videos on this particular CAI and there are plenty of members around GMTC who have purchased them and loved the results.

    Like others have mentioned, Bushwaker comes in with the win on fender flares. They look great and hold up quite well. I've personally known several people who have purchased and installed them with complete happiness.

    Best of luck!

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    Thanks for all the responses! Are the bull bars just bolt on? no drilling holes or anything like that? Same with the fender you need to drill holes? I wish I could order from autoanything but duty would be pretty big to Canada I think...Gonna check out my parts store when I get back home. Also what kind of gains do you get from the Airraid TBC on the 5.3L?


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