Replacement for Austin's truck...2005 Z71 Tahoe

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DirtyBlackHoe, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Well I got tired of being lowered and wanted to get into a vehicle I didn't care so much about it. I decided that for dad duty and for the price it was very hard to beat a NBS Tahoe. I plan to do some simple mods to it and keep it very "normal". Seems like the more I mess with a vehicle the less I want to drive it and more I want to stare at it.

    Here are the details:
    2005 Bermuda Blue Z71 Tahoe with 134k
    5.3, 4x4, with all options
    Sunroof, Nav, DVD, rear captain chairs, and best of all 4.10 factory gears.

    Plans are as follows:
    Ford Keys, 1.5" Coil spacers, Bilstein 5100's (all ordered)
    2" Wheel spacers
    LED Interior upgrade (ordered)
    Dynatech Muffler and Corsa tip
    StrokerAce tune

    After that I plan little cosmetic mods and to just clean it up really good. Right now it is "taken care of" but it isn't clean. Water spots, leather needs cleaning, stuff like that. Hopefully I will have some updates in the next few weeks. The pictures hide a lot of the "dirtyness of the truck" but once paint corrected it should be pretty decent. Here are the pictures.

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  2. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    super clean, that color has always interested me. Excited to see where it goes.
     
  3. Truckless

    Truckless Active Member

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    Gotta love that dad life... Truck looks clean.


    Wish my drivers seat looked like that!
     
  4. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Looks good, would definitely drive it, plans sound like a nice simple DD. Just soaking those dry ass plastics in a bathtub full of trim dressing would help a ton. What are the plans for wheels/tires?
     
  5. Silver04

    Silver04 DA04

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    Love that color.

    Time to change sig pic :)
     
  6. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    HNNNG SUV builds
     
  7. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I thought about cleaning the trim and spraying it gloss black with SEM bumper and trim spray. Either that or Krylon fusion spray paint. Both should give it a lasting and good black finish.

    Right now for tires I plan to run 285/70 Toyo AT2's on factory wheels. I REALLY want LTZ truck 20s and 33s. I got a deal on 285/70's I just can't pass up this right now.

    Right now it needs an alignment bad, so getting the leveling kit and an alignment done is first importance right now. I close on selling my house in 2 weeks so that's next most important. Once I get that and the alignment behind me, I should have free time to paint correction and finely detail it.

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  8. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    I used fusion on my 04, held up to bugo pretty good but some of them mfers ate it away but I didn't use a promoter or anything
     
  9. BigBlue02HD

    BigBlue02HD Well-Known Member

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    Tahoe looks great....and clean!!!! :thumbsup:


    Can't wait to see the transformation!
     
  10. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Sometimes it looks level,sometimes it looks like it has rake. Going to wait a week or two and if still raked I will change 1.5" spacer out for 1"

    Bought used 285/70r17s today from local shop and they are horribly cupped out. I took them back this morning and now I have some choices to make.

    I need new tires and I have always loved the bigger tires on stock z71 Tahoe wheels. There is a part of me that wants to go 20x10 and there is a part of me that wants to go with 20" Reps. I just have to decide if I go 17's with meaty tire, 20x10's or Reps

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  11. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    Good looking rig.

    Which replicas you thinking?
     
  12. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Big Blocks in 20x10
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    I am really hoping to be able to go to Waycross and get Fogles 285/70r17 Toyo AT2 that are brand new and just run wheel spacers tho

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  13. BigBlue02HD

    BigBlue02HD Well-Known Member

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    I'm like you..... I like the beefy look of oversized tires on stockers. And, I like the OEM 20" with a nice tire as well. :hmm:


    Hence why I've got both sets to switch back and forth from. :crazy:
     
  14. racer36

    racer36 nbs lyfe

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    I vote reps or stocks with spacers and beefy tires for ease of maintenance and simplicity

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  15. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Yay or nay?

    OEM 22s with 285/50r22 Nitto Terra Grapplers.

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  16. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Looks good to me
     
  17. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I finally decided that I really want stay economical price wise and stay at 20s I think. The 22s will always have me worried about curbs and such and my OCD can't handle it.

    I love these wheels and always have. I think it will give it some pop without being overboard. Also doesn't hurt that I bought them for a smoking deal. Now I just have to find tires to go on them.

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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
  18. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    305 MTZs :imo:
     
  19. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    A few teasers. Ended up with 275/55 Terra grapplers. They look proportional in person, but might lower rear some and get some wheel spacers.

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  20. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    This is a better picture to show off the actual stance that it sits at. I am sure I could go bigger, but for the money and the stance I love it. Terra Grapplers ride awesome, it didn't weigh down and affect my performance, and I don't have to worry about trimming and hacking the fenders.

    I actually ordered a 3/4" spacer to replace the 1.5" coil spacer that I have in there right now. I am not sure if my keys weren't indexed as much or not, but I am maxed out on the front end. (close to hitting droopstops, but still plenty of clearance to be ok for what I do)


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