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04-28-2012, 08:40 AM #11
The Finished product pics
Last edited by Dirty Dog; 04-28-2012 at 08:50 AM.
04-28-2012, 01:10 PM #12
Nice write-up. The end result still looks tiny compared to the TopKick, though. LOL!
04-28-2012, 04:28 PM #13
looks good. i may have to look at a colorado at some point as a DD if i play with the Sierra a bunch. or, leave the sierra alone and have a colorado to play with.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
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 - Aidaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill
04-28-2012, 04:34 PM #14
Thanx Surreal..... It was lots of fun doing the lift and writing it up.... Lucky did a good majority of the work... and when that little truck is done bud... You can bet when we finished
Its gonna have a lotta HEART!!! baby!!! a lot of Heart......
I will let Lucky tell you whats next to come ..To make that...CHevy Heart Beat......
I hope he brings it here to do, It's a fun truck and Lucky is a great guy to work with....
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04-29-2012, 08:23 PM #15
04-29-2012, 08:51 PM #16
that is so BA looking man. I dig the colorado on the back of the topkick.
05-03-2012, 09:34 AM #17
Hello again, to everyone,,,, welcome back to the lift how to thread...... We are back as we have completed the test drive and some tweaking..... on the initial drive we found some stuff that needed immediate attention, I few improperly torqued bolts which produced some squeaks and rattles, a small clearance problem with the front drive shaft, cured with the die grinder, other then that the kit is doing what it was meant to do......
I am going to refer back to the start of this post,, and say this again when planning anything like this lift project the most important thing you can do, and it also may be harder then the actual work,,, but it is the planning and prep work that becomes the most vital step in any project like this.... A few mistakes were made in this process when the Lucky Penny was started... here is a few of the over sites ,,,,, the off set of the front rims should have been greater...
this was rectified with 1/4inch wheel spacers, which lead to new longer wheel studs on the front.... The kit was purchase to accommodate new rims and tires, instead of the other way around as I suggested at the beginning of this post, this will be corrected by installing a 3 inch body lift kit from suspension connection,,, to be installed as soon as it arrives from the states....
But all in all it has turned out fairly good and after the next step (body lift) it will function as wanted for its intended use....
there will be a short video up latter today for you to see the truck in motion.... as Mystic inspects our work.....
Here is the Video link :
Last edited by Dirty Dog; 05-03-2012 at 11:20 AM.
05-03-2012, 12:43 PM #18
05-03-2012, 12:56 PM #19
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Great write up and video....and awesome job on the truck!!! Did you formerly make videos for a living? And you always have the perfect music. This entire thread is top quality.
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;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
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PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
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ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
05-03-2012, 01:05 PM #20
Thank you so Kindly, Mfleetwood,,, Its nice to know that some folks like this thread and will find a useful bit of knowledge in it......
We will be doing the same type of thread for the 3 inch body lift....
And as to the movie thing,,, no,,, i only ever worked behind the scenes,,,, but I am starting to like it,,, but its a new hobby,,, hmm as if i have time.... lmao
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