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Old July 22nd, 2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Run of the mill 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Ext SB

I bought this truck in April 2004, and I've only recently begun to do some of the things I wanted to do 10 years ago. It's a very typical truck, but after 11 years and not wanting a car payment (or to part with a perfectly good truck), I've made it a bit more interesting.

- Cat-back MBRP stainless steel exhaust kit
- Alpine SPS-610C component speakers up front
- Pioneer DEH-X8600BH head unit
- Extang Revolution tonneau (old snap on was a PITA)

Saturday, I bought Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels (16x8) and BFG KO2 285/75R16 tires. Belle Tire threw in lug nuts, t-bar crank, mounting & balancing, an alignment, and cut the overall cost by $200. It's rubbing on the front plastic wheel well liner occasionally, but that will be easy enough to pull back. I thought they were going to aim for about a 1"-1.5" crank, but they max'ed it out and got a lot more out of it than I expected. I was too giddy about it to voice any sort of concern. I'm satisfied with the ride and handling so far, but we'll see about hauling and towing this weekend. I haven't noticed any binding in the CVs either.

I don't have a decent picture yet, and the rear is squatting slightly with the old set of wheels and tires in the back.
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 04:06 PM   #2
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FWIW you won't get any binding in your CV's


My 2005 Sierra 1500 The day I bought it.
3" lift keys, 1" block in the rear and new 285-70-17 Nitto's to round it out.
I've blown out two upper ball joints, but never the CV's
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After waiting for probably 8 years, I finally removed the molding on one side of the truck. I was mainly waiting until I got a machine polisher, and I finally got a PC 7424XP a couple weeks ago.

FWIW, I noticed oxidation on the DC-2 wheels. I brought it in to Belle Tire yesterday, and Dick Cepek has a new set on the way. Great service. Now my concern is how to prevent it from happening again. I know they're not top quality wheels, but 9 months, with one winter? Sheesh.

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If you do key lifts, there is an aftermarket company that sells upper control arms to fix droop and upper ball joint issues associated with key lifts. I wish my 00 had as little rust as your truck does. Though my wheel wells are going to be even more cut up with the next set of mods I'm about to start.
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