Dakota's 2008 vmax thread

Dakota

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A handful of guys already know but i picked up a 2008 ccsb vortec max a couple of days ago. Its got just about every option available. (Leather, sunroof, oem nav/dvd headunit, dl3s, etc).

The good- It has the L76 6.0l, 4l70e, 14 bolt, 4 wheel disc brakes and efans. It already has full exhaust (lts, xpipe, bullets, cutouts to a y pipe and a stock muffler), a tune and im pretty sure it has a cam but i dont have any info on it. Has a billet bowtie, billet grille inserts, cleared heads and cm front end. Already has a bolt in mcg notch and helpers also.

The bad- dash is cracked, passenger mirror doesnt power fold or adjust but the turn signal works, couple of small fixable rips, chrome is flaking on the front interior handles, chipped paint on front exterior handles

Immediate plans:
Debadge tailgate -done
Polish up the headlights -done
Remove pinstripe -done
New vmax badges with black "max" -done
New fogs -done
Tint front sides
Swap my tahoes over -done
Billet antenna -done


Future plans:
4/7 drop -done
Magnaflow
Brake upgrade
New upper dash
New mirrors
Bedcover?
Bedliner
Tbss 24s
Cm rear bumper
Cai
Chrome handles?
New interior handles

Overall im pretty happy with it, it has a few flaws but nothing i cant fix.

Havent really had a chance to get any good pictures yet.
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Dakota

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So far ive removed the vmax badges since the passenger side was broken, polished the bowtie, and swapped my billet antenna from my white truck until i can get another one.

Monday or Tuesday im gonna get the front windows tinted and possibly pick up some tires for the tahoes. I should have my new fogs and badges by then aswell. Planning on finishing the debadging, removing the pinstripe and polishing the headlights at the same time as everything else.

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Get a bakflip. Wasn't sold on them, thought they were gimmicky, but my pops just bought one and it's awesome. Works great, secure, and looks awesome.
 

Dakota

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So now what's going to happen to the nbs?
Fix the rear end and keep it for now.
Get a bakflip. Wasn't sold on them, thought they were gimmicky, but my pops just bought one and it's awesome. Works great, secure, and looks awesome.
I like the way those look but dnw that price tag. Ill probably just get a roll up vinyl cover. We'll see.

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Congrats man! Can't wait to see what you do with this one!

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Same issue with my passenger mirror. Doesn't power fold. Lol. To swap the mirror motor out is easy. Just pop the glass out and remove 4 screws


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Same issue with my passenger mirror. Doesn't power fold. Lol. To swap the mirror motor out is easy. Just pop the glass out and remove 4 screws


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Looks good man will keep an eye on this since I just picked up a 08 as well.

Good to know, I have the same issue on my 08 I just picked.


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Congrats man! Can't wait to see what you do with this one!

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Thanks man. Plan on keeping it simple and somewhat reliable :rofl:
This is basically the goal for right now. Besides a few small differences.
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Congrats man, looking forward to it dropped.
Thanks buddy, hopefully it wont be long!
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Same issue with my passenger mirror. Doesn't power fold. Lol. To swap the mirror motor out is easy. Just pop the glass out and remove 4 screws


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Well the frame of the mirror has a small piece broken off. I found a set of cl last night for $125 in dfw. Ill probably just grab something like that and swap my caps over.

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Dakota

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Looks good man will keep an eye on this since I just picked up a 08 as well.

Good to know, I have the same issue on my 08 I just picked.


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Thanks man. Hopefully i can get some mods done soon
Sell white trok to fund procharger


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Hnnnnggggg dfw
Sell s10 an buy drop


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The drop is getting purchased whether its gone or not lol.
Burnouts right meow.
This truck breaks the tires over so easy it makes my white truck look like a prius.
Congrats! I know you're happy. The white truck always seemed to give you problems.
Thanks man! Hell yea im happy. That truck was good to me for the first 4 or so years, then all of the problems hit back to back.

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