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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Dmanj's 2011 Silverado LT

For those that don't know, I purchased a new 2011 Chevy Silverado LT over the weekend. My sister took my G6 because her car died, so this is what is replacing it.

My plans for the truck are as follows:

Exterior

Debadge
Tinted or LED tails
HIDs
Tonneau cover
Tint
2.5" leveling kit
new 17" rims with 33" rubber
mudflaps (maybe)

Interior

Adding in a DIC
Steering wheel audio controls (if harness available)

Performance

Dual exahust

Audio

Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT
Alpine Type-X speakers
Alpine Type-R thin sub (unless I find a better slim sub)
Alpine PDX-F4 and 600W mono (might sell PDX for a 5 channel to power everything)

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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I started debadging today. Got the window decals off and the 4x4 logos on the side. However the rear decals are being a pain in the ass. Its just getting the sticky shit off. Never had this much difficulty when I was doing my G6. This pics are shitty, but my DSLR was dead


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mmm thats a nice truck! although it would be highly impractical I would slam the thing on the ground! But you probably can't anyways due to the diffs, especially if it's 4wd.

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mmm thats a nice truck! although it would be highly impractical I would slam the thing on the ground! But you probably can't anyways due to the diffs, especially if it's 4wd.
I have never understood the fascination with slamming a full size truck. Maybe a s10 or a blazer. We have two lifted GMCs, i couldn't imagine them sitting as low as my 6.

good looking truck btw!


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haha I love the belief of everything needs to be lowered, but then again, a full sized truck with a lift is pretty cool and a lot more usefull, haha
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Thanks guys.

IMO, all cars need to be lowered. For trucks, they are 4WD they go up, 2WD or AWD they go down.
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post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up the new HU today. This thing is BOSS, compared to my old HU. Bluetooth, Voice recognition, Pandora radio, Navigation, Live traffic updates.

Can't wait to get it installed. Just need my harness to come in.



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oh man I'm jealous of that unit you got there!
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post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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lol thanks.

The harness came in today. Looking at it the hardest thing of this install is going to be getting the dash apart. Other than that it will literally be plug-n-play. That is, once im done hooking my HU harness up to this harness.

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I took it in to have undercoating and paint sealer done yesterday. I got the shop to de-badge it for me so there wouldn't be any areas lacking sealer if I took them off myself later. They did an amazing job and the truck looks much better now.

Tomorrow the new HU goes in, along with my amp and speakers. Ill post some pics of it once that's done.





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I spent this weekend Installing my new HU, front speakers and my amp. The HU is amazing, but I still seem to have an issue with the amp. When I finished I turned the stereo on. It sounded kind of weird so I faded to each corner. One of my front speakers was super quiet compared to the others. I turned it off and swapped the channels with the other front speaker. Turned it back on and now that speaker is quiet. I swapped them back deciding I would take it to the store I got it from and let them listen to it. On the way home, the speaker that was originally was quiet had no sound coming out of it. Just static.

This may be the 3rd time I send it in to Alpine. Unfortunately, last time it was there, they bench tested it for 5 days continuous and it didnt fail once

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CRABS o3, Custom Magnaflow Exhaust, WAMS Performance tune, Racingline STB

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Platinum Apex Rims (18x8), Hankook v2 215/45R18, Painted calipers (Red), Complete debadge , Handle Overlays (Gloss Black), Arrow Overlays (Gloss Black), Grille Lighting (White LED's), Tinted Tails (2 coats VHT Niteshades), Painted Battery Cover (Silver with Red), Painted Engine Cover (Silver with Red), Eagle Eyes Projector Headlights (Black Housing), Upper Recessed Grilles (Chrome)

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Flows way better with the dash then the oem radio. Great job

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Thanks guys!

I found out this past week that my issue wasn't my amp. It was my RCAs. So I bought a new high quality ones and now the truck sounds amazing!
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