Welcome to the bulldogg build, and yes. That's bulldogg with 2 g's. So to start off on the general platform of the build, I have a 2008 Silverado 1500 WT Extended cab, 4.8L V8 with a "heavy duty" 4l60E, 4WD with a manual transfer case and she's at a little over 115K. So now that everyone knows what I'm workin with here, here's some back story so everyone knows the reasoning behind all of this, my father bought the truck in 2011 with about 30k on it for about $21k, somewhere along the road I became old enough and he truck was paid off, I ran into issues with my ford ranger and wound up inheriting the Silverado, further down the road the cats were clogged so old meineke decided to shaft us for a grand and welded the entire exhaust assembly together at the flange and gave us some popped manifold bolts which in term caused a pretty nasty leak and at the same time decided they didn't wanna pay to fix it so that's one of the main problems, whereas recently the trans decided it was gonna lose 4th gear and part of 2nd so that's really the main issue, other than that, the rest is minor things like the dreaded fender rust eating away the bedsides, dings and dents all over the body and bumper, and at one point the Diff decided to lock up the g80 locker inside and was stuck so I was driving a drag car in a sense but that was an easy fix with a good cleaning and fluid change since it had never been done, and the other issues are just a check engine light and service airbag light, 02 sensors are probably reading the wrong mixture because of the leak and just yesterday after inspecting them, noticed one of the wires was corroded and broken which would explain one of the p0036 and p0171 code, the airbag sensors behind the bumper went out a while ago and I finally have the time and resources to get them for a pretty decent price. But that's all the problems at hand as of right now. To sum all of this up, this build thread is gonna be a consistently updated thread with minor to major upgrades and how to do them along with solutions to problems I run into or have ran into, feedback is always welcomed and appreciated good or bad, so next up to be discussed is the current upgrades my truck has and what I plan on doing next, stick around!
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