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    The exhaust sounds good. I like that a lot. Thanks for posting the vid. You basically have a 3 years newer version of my truck so some of our plans might be similar. It really depends how extreme you want to go. You could even go so far as to have a long travel suspension system built for the truck rather than lifting it. It'd be awesome for offroad, desert-type runs. It's also that much more money. The best thing I can say is be realistic about what you plan to do with it. For example, don't make it into a rock crawler. You can spend a fraction of the money and get a jeep or older chevy that's already lifted and everything. Once you figure out what you'l realistically do, then decide what you're willing to give up as far as mpg as a daily driver. There's going to be give and take everywhere. You can get something more than functional offroad without sacrificing a lot as far as on road use, but the more extreme you go one way or another, the more sacrifices you have to be ok with.

    Personally, I'm going primarily for function in a desert climate with enough clearance for rough roads, some ditches etc.. But for the really rough terrain, rocks, ditches etc, I'm planning to get something else. What I'm also trying to do is use my truck as a proof of concept that function and form don't have to be mutually exclusive. So I'll likely be making some sacrifices in specialized offroad function in order to keep it looking the way I want.

    The biggest thing is DO YOUR RESEARCH. And if you decide on EXACTLY what you want, then figure out what it'll cost you and save until you have that. Don't spend money just for the sake of it, but don't cut corners either.

    To Be Completed (Eventually):
    6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp

  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by ahmitchell1 View Post
    Gotcha, I was Gunna say that a 15k motor
    Damn, now you have me thinking about a new motor! I really want to put a supercharger on it someday, but I think those go for around $6000. Might take a while before I have that much in a lump sum to do that.

  3. #13


    Kenne bell is where it's at on superchargers
    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

  4. #14


    So after having the Borla system on for a few days I noticed and so did multiple other people that the right pipe coming out the back was way crooked. I went back to the place that installed it and they couldn't fix it properly. I got a hold of Borla and told them the situation. I sent Borla photos of the back of the truck as well as described what was wrong, and today they called me and told me they had new pieces made for me, and sent them overnight fedex free of charge.

    AWESOME customer service! They aren't sure what was wrong with it, but it only took them a couple days to get the stuff made and shipped out. It's nice to see a company who stands behind their product and was so fast to help me out and get this fixed.

  5. #15


    glad to hear they fixed it for ya.


    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

  6. #16


    Yeah you can't beat a company that stands behind there products. Good for you.

    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!

  7. #17


    So after the new kit arrived from Borla the left bracket was still off and the new kit was off a bit. I took it to another shop and they had to cut about 2" off the right tailpipe, then they put the exhaust tips on small jacks to make them perfectly even and I had them tac weld the pipes in place, then had them reclamp and retorque everything. Now it looks perfect!

    There may have been some defect or some measurement issue on their end. When I emailed Borla to tell them what I had to get done they offered to pay the shop fees and told me to keep the 2nd kit they sent out. I'm not going to take the money from them because I feel bad they had to send out a whole second kit, but I guess now I have a spare set in case I get rear ended. I give Borla 2 thumbs up for their customer service, it might have been a pain in the ass to get everything said and done, but at least they are willing to do anything they can to make it right.

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