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  1. #21


    That's the same muffler I used drove to summit and got it off them for like 50 bucks. Hey put your video in the truck tone thread so that we can get a nice collection going. We have that on my svt forum and it's awesome
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

  2. #22


    So the other day I got a wild hair, and decided to do the next mod on my truck. I wasn't willing to wait, or pay close to $400 (absolutely RIDICULOUS price) for the Recon smoked tail lights I wanted so I went to O'Reilly's and bought a can of VHT nightshades and decided just to tint my tail lights myself!

    It was a fairly easy process, I followed a great instructional video on youtube down to the T, and everything turned out great!

    Here are the lights after the first coat of VHT nightshades, I did 3 altogether and then 4 coats of clear.
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    Here is another progress pic; the light on the left has 3 coats of nightshades and the one of the right has 2. I kind of wish I had only done 2 coats but oh well! Still looks great!
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    And here's the finished product! I tinted both tails and the 3rd brake light, they are completely blacked out except for the reverse lens! It looks awesome and they are still just as functional as before. My next step is to buy LED bulbs to put in them. This mod was only $14 and looks awesome, so I think I did pretty well for myself!

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    Feedback greatly appreciated!
    09 Sierra SLT
    - Denali grille, black HALO headlights, smoked tails & brake light, 20% tint, Carbon fiber interior
    - Top Gun Customz 2.5" leveling kit, 305/55/20 Toyo Open Country AT's on GMC 20's
    - K&N 77 series cold air intake, Flowmaster super 10 series exhaust
    Next up: Smoked fog lights

    2000 Silverado Z71
    - 4" body lift, 315/65/16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires
    - Stainless steel Excalibur catback exhaust
    - Lots more to come!

  3. #23


    Cleaned up the truck real good today and took a bunch of pics. First pics since installing my Extang platinum tonneau cover. Bought it off craigslist for $100 flat. Not too bad.

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    Looks sharp! Everything is coming along nicely. Tonneau looks great, especially the black on white, but I may be slightly biased.

    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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    New England


    Looking good! Hows your gas mileage since removal of the air damn? I love the tails and the pin-stripe looks cool too. Keep up the good mod work.

  6. #26


    looking good man! i really like how you truck is turning out.

    question, how much did the grill run ya? im not sure how I feel about mine. somedays I like it, and some days I dont.


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

  7. #27


    Removing my air dam didn't change my MPGs at all, I only took it off because I think it makes the front end look too cluttered.

    And the grille ran me around $120 with shipping. It was the first mod to my truck because I hated my plain black grille. Actually ordered it the day after I bought the truck. I ordered it off, but I DON'T recommend the one I got. The clips they send you to mount the grille do not fit properly and I had to rig it myself by bending some mounting hardware. I personally think your truck would look good with a billet grille of some kind.

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    Its looking great, keep up the great work, I really like the grill as well but I like shiny things,,

  9. #29


    Thanks for the compliments everyone. It's coming along slowly but surely. I have most all of the 'smaller' less expensive mods done to it already, next up is messing with the suspension and performance.

    I just ordered a 2.5" TopGunCustomz leveling kit yesterday, should be on in the next week or so. That should last me until it's time to get new tires. (as well as the Rough Country 3.5" lift.)

  10. #30


    Nice ride. Wish I would have went with the super 10.

    2011 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 2WD W/5.3

    Convenience Package
    : Adjustable Pedals, Remote Start, Electric Rear Window Defogger, Rear Parking Assist

    Power Tech. Package| Volant CAI| GMC Upgraded Grill| Line-X Premium Bedliner| AVS Smoke Headlight Covers| Demolded| AMI Black Grill Emblem| AMI Black Rear Emblem| EGR In-Channel Window Visors| IPCW Third Brake Light| IPCW LED Fiber Optic Tail Lights| IJDM Dome & License Plate LED's| Flowmaster Exhaust W/ 3" Black Chrome Tips| OEM 20" Rims W/ Goodyear Eagle LS2

    You can't get away from the STORM!

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