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Need Help With Modifications

Hey all,

I recently purchased my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4dr 2wd last week and I want to start making it my truck.

This is my first vehicle and I am going for the lifted/off road look and I honestly don't know what to look for.

So, I would appreciate ANY recommendations, feedback, tips, tricks, etc. Here's what I need help in:

Lift Kit/tires/etc.
-6" or 7.5" lift kit? (Brand? Special kits? Leveling Kits? Suspension? What is this is hear about Blocks in the Rear? Do I need Blocks?)
-What size tires for the above lift kit?


I want HID's w/Angel Eyes ring and possibly blacked out but do I need an entire headlight kit? Or can I just get the bulbs? Recommendations for Headlights?

Tail lights
I want blacked out tail lights but not all the way blacked out. Holes for the lights and black around i guess?

FlowMaster or Mangaflow? I want Dual exhaust for sure. Any Recommendations?

I want some nice quality sound and not the "over the top trunk rattling bass." I find that annoying. I would like some bass but not too much. Any recommendations on what I would need exactly for this? Because I have absolutely no clue regarding sound lol.

Custom Air Intake
What does it do? And if it is suggested, any recommendations?

Performance chips
What do they do?

Well, that's about it! Thanks in advance guys and I'll post pics of my truck soon!
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for the lifts i would look into bds, cst, Fabtech, FTS, they are all top quality lift kits with the full drop diff i would stay away from rouch country like blackedout said unless your looking for a cheap lift then its right up your ally i guess. For the taillights not real sure what you are looking for you can always get some vht shade and tint them your self but i always been a fan on the go recon blacked out ones my self. i would recommend the magnaflow exhaust i have a true dual on my 2001 2500 hd and just loves it. like blacked out said cold air there aint much there bud i would recommend the airaidjr kit that gives u a drop in filter and remove the stock tube that would be your best bang for your buck there im personally running the banks ram air but i got a hell of a deal on it since my buddy owns a shop. im running spencershids and i just love them i recommend them to anyone who is looking i paid about 420 canadian for high lows and fogs but imo its all worth it for the costumer services and quality i just blew my ballast a couple weeks ago and all i had to do was take a picture of the ballast and he sent me in a new can go with a handheld im running the hypertech for now and it works ok but im going to be soon upgrading to a blackbear and i would recommend if your going to get a custom tune done get all your parts on before your order it cause he will have the tune work with everything you got added to your truck.
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