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    Default First Mod? Suggestions Requested

    As the title states I'm looking to do my first mod to my 2006 1500 Reg Cab, I'm looking to see what would be the most beneficial to my truck. Thanks! Prices/Pictures/Mod ideas would be awesome!
    2006 Chevorlet Silverado "Tank" 1500 LT Regular Cab
    - Diamond Plate Tool Box
    - Tonneau Cover


    Future Mods :
    - BDSuspension 6" Lift
    - 35% Tints
    - Tow Mirrors (Heated/Power)
    - 35" Tires
    - Cat-back exhaust
    - Cold Air Intake

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    I say exhaust

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    I would start with intake and exhaust. I have the volant CAI. A way to do this in an inexpensive way is to get the exhaust and get a drop in K&N filter.

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    +1 to the other guys about intake/exhaust but my first mod is always Tint...when done professionally with quality materials can easily last you the life of your ride...


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    x2 for exhaust and intake but window tint is a good way to go to


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    Looking at your future list of mods, i would get the most expensive one out of the way and go with the BDS lift.
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    I've been considering just doing a leveling kit instead....I'm not sure if I want to put the added stress on the drivetrain and slam the gas mileage.

    Quote Originally Posted by marko54 View Post
    Looking at your future list of mods, i would get the most expensive one out of the way and go with the BDS lift.
    2006 Chevorlet Silverado "Tank" 1500 LT Regular Cab
    - Diamond Plate Tool Box
    - Tonneau Cover


    Future Mods :
    - BDSuspension 6" Lift
    - 35% Tints
    - Tow Mirrors (Heated/Power)
    - 35" Tires
    - Cat-back exhaust
    - Cold Air Intake

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    I would do exhaust, its fairly cheap, and makes a positive difference in the driving experience.

    A quick note on your suspension ideas, Id suggest a leveling kit instead of a lift kit. Ive owned several lifted trucks and although it looked awesome, I regretted doing it because the truck also needs new gearing for bigger tires, speedometer adjustment, etc...
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    @747 : How expensive are a GOOD leveling kit and could I lift the truck via torsion(sp?) keys to fit 35s?
    2006 Chevorlet Silverado "Tank" 1500 LT Regular Cab
    - Diamond Plate Tool Box
    - Tonneau Cover


    Future Mods :
    - BDSuspension 6" Lift
    - 35% Tints
    - Tow Mirrors (Heated/Power)
    - 35" Tires
    - Cat-back exhaust
    - Cold Air Intake

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