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So I decided that with my current position between my new position at work, and with my gravel mountainous driveway I needed to get myself a truck. I was going to put on a HT Plow as well because if our main plow truck goes down I need to have a back up. So with my search this beauty popped up.

2014 Silverado LTZ - Blue Topaz Metallic
52K Miles
SnowDogg VMD75 V-Plow setup

Clean Carfax history and I was able to trace back when the plow was put on to last year. The truck was originally a Lease, then purchased and used for less than 2 years before it was traded back in for something bigger. That's where I was able to pick it up.

Future plans are pretty simple (for now) but I am planning on keeping it pretty stock(ish) - Upgrade the lighting, Tint, Amp Research Power Steps and some other stuff here and there.
 

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Since I wanted to pick up a set of Husky Liners or Weathertech floor mats I have been keeping an eye out for some. But with Amazon Prime day, these oEdRo Floor Mats went on sale for less than $100 so I took a chance. I was pleasantly surprised with them. They look and fit great.
https://www.amazon.com/oEdRo-Compatible ... s9dHJ1ZQ==
 

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One thing I hated from the day I test drove the truck was the amount of lag from the drive by wire system, and then getting into my other Suv it was a night a day difference. So I purchased a SEC10 Throttle Response Controller (07-18 Silverado 1500) from AmericanTrucks.com

https://www.americantrucks.com/throttle ... chevy.html

So far after using it for a few weeks, it made a world of difference. I have the throttle set to the same sensitivity in both vehicles so there is no difference in pedal feel when I go from the truck to the Suv.
 

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txtimetravler said:
Looks great.
That blue sure does 'POP'. Love it.

Floor mats/liners look like a good fit.

Get the power amp steps next. Best mod I did to my truck!

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Thanks, I wasn't expecting as nice of a fit from a $100 set of fitted mats, but I was pleasantly surprised.

As far as the steps go, my piggy bank cannot afford it, but the moment I can they will be on order. Given that I am "Vertically Challenged" its a tiny hop to get into the truck so the steps will be nice. I won't settle for static steps because I am not a fan of the way they look.
 

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The day i drove the truck home with the plow on it, I noticed the outside temperature was reading over 130 degrees, which i know wasn't right for being in the mid 70's. After some research i found out its because the plow was blocking the airflow from the ambient temperature sensor. So i decided to move it from the center of the grill to the top passenger side corner in hopes that when the V-plow is up the air will get around it top peak and hit the sensor. So far while driving in normal conditions it reads fine, and if it still has issues in the winter ill find a new location for it.


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So the other day I had some time to install my HID low beams and then it's been raining for the past few days so the truck was filthy. Took it to the car wash and spent some time cleaning it up and making it shine. Planning on doing the Fog Lights by the end of the week. By looking at the pictures, I think its time for some tint and possibly losing the front plate.
 

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Truck looks great Matt!

I've been looking at a Vitesse Throttle Controller myself, and like you, the AMP Power Steps are on hold for a while. I can't stand my factory running boards....

A word of caution....I recommend staying away from car washes unless they're brushless. Recently my truck incurred a large depression about the size of a soccer ball right in the middle of the roof, forward of the "ribs." Got those "Painless Dent Repair" guys to take it out at a cost of $300. They said it was definitely from the roller/brush that goes over the roof......They see it all the time......The metal is really thin there...
 

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roorancher said:
Truck looks great Matt!

I've been looking at a Vitesse Throttle Controller myself, and like you, the AMP Power Steps are on hold for a while. I can't stand my factory running boards....

A word of caution....I recommend staying away from car washes unless they're brushless. Recently my truck incurred a large depression about the size of a soccer ball right in the middle of the roof, forward of the "ribs." Got those "Painless Dent Repair" guys to take it out at a cost of $300. They said it was definitely from the roller/brush that goes over the roof......They see it all the time......The metal is really thin there...
I appreciate the heads up about the car washes. I went through the DIY bay yesterday (with an aluminum bench to reach the roof) to spend some time on it.

A nice thing about the place I was my vehicles at is that they spent a lot of money to upgrade their systems and I see a lot of larger trucks than mine go through there (Plus a friend of mine is a supervisor at the location by my house) so I'll verify about any damage to other vehicles before I get my unlimited plan (for winter).

If I do happen to get a dent anywhere on the truck, I have unlimited Paintless Dent Removal bundled in with my extended warranty and the dealership so I don't need to worry about anything or money out of my pocket.
 

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So I Decided to change the Cabin Air Filter today because I didn't know if/when it was replaced since the truck currently has 53K on it. Boy am I glad I did, the installation was very simple, (4) torx bits around the lower glove box and it popped right out. Then the filter is located behind the rectangular door as seen in the pictures.

When I opened the door, It was dirty, and I figured it may have never been replaced. Then when I used my right angled pick to get a hold of the filter and pulled it out, I was in for a surprise. It was caked and ended up pulling out this old/dead nest.

The truck does not smell and neither does this filter so I know its old and the mouse/mice are gone. No signs anywhere else of them.

Vacuumed out everything and replaced with new. Glad I did this sooner than later, even though I've only had the truck for 500 miles myself.
 

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roorancher said:
Fan more powerful now? LOL!!!
The scary thing is I didn't think it wasn't powerful to begin with. But thinking about it I would usually keep it about 50% on hotter days, so I will see how it acts now, but regardless I am glad to clean that mess up and get it out of my truck.
 

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roorancher said:
Fan more powerful now? LOL!!!
So, after driving the truck I can confirm that the fan IS more powerful. I used to keep the fan on 50% and now its at 25% and feels like its blowing stronger than before. So glad I decided to change the filter when I did.
 

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Forgot to take some before pics.... But the previous owner seemed to drive the truck without any floor mats, and TRASHED the carpet. It was discolored and horrible. I ended up taping up everything in driver's and passenger's area then dyed the carpet back to black with Dupli Color vinyl and carpet dye. 3-4 light coats later it looks amazing and brand new. Perfect for me to cover with my oversized floor mats! WIN!
 
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