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a67ssrs' 2003 Silverado 1500HD

Postby a67ssrs [OP] » Jun 16 2018, 4:32am

My truck is a 2003 Silverado 1500HD 4x4. It's black in color, with dark anthracite leather interior, Bose 7 speaker audio with factory rear seat DVD player. It of course has the 6.0 LQ4, and 4l80E transmission, with engine and transmission oil coolers, and factory tow package. It also came with aftermarket backup camera, Rhino lined bed with Revolver X2 tonneau cover, and late 2017 DOT coded Michelin LTX AT2 tires! I picked it up 5/4/18, with 164k on the clock, in immaculate condition. Maintenance has been well documented on the truck, with every fluid change logged in the back of the owner's manual! Despite that, there were (and still are) a few things that needed attention, and besides, I can never leave well enough alone.379356379336379338379342379354
2003 Silverado 1500HD
1967 Camaro SS/rs
2004 330i ZHP
2005 SRT-4
2014 Flex SEL
2002 SL2
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Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
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Year: 2003
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Extra Info: 1500HD 4X4 3.73
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First mod!

Postby a67ssrs [OP] » Jun 16 2018, 3:15pm

First, an AEM dryflow air filter (28-20129) for my K47 high capacity air cleaner. I plan to pair it with an Airaid 200-912 MIT. I didn't take a picture of it, but it looks exactly like the stock photo:
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Which is a little strange, because the AEM dryflow that came with my CAI in my SRT-4 was grey in color and looked dry. This one looked and felt like a K&N...
2003 Silverado 1500HD
1967 Camaro SS/rs
2004 330i ZHP
2005 SRT-4
2014 Flex SEL
2002 SL2
Original Poster
a67ssrs
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 19
Topics: 5
Images: 19
Joined: May 16 2018, 2:15am
Years of membership: 2 years of membership2 years of membership
Location: OH
Year: 2003
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 1500HD 4X4 3.73
Group Membership:
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2nd mod: DDX-6704S

Postby a67ssrs [OP] » Jun 16 2018, 6:10pm

When I got my truck, it had CDs stuck in the head unit, leaving me with radio tuner only. I consider this unacceptable, so after some trial and tribulation I won't go into here, Crutchfield hooked me up, then I installed a new Kenwood DDX-6704S. This thing has all the latest bells and whistles, including Android Auto, HD radio tuner, Spotify and Pandora apps, DVD capability, and more. It sounds amazing, and looks great! 379810379816379820
2003 Silverado 1500HD
1967 Camaro SS/rs
2004 330i ZHP
2005 SRT-4
2014 Flex SEL
2002 SL2
Original Poster
a67ssrs
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 19
Topics: 5
Images: 19
Joined: May 16 2018, 2:15am
Years of membership: 2 years of membership2 years of membership
Location: OH
Year: 2003
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 1500HD 4X4 3.73
Group Membership:
Registered users
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3rd mod: Bilstein 5100 shock absorbers

Postby a67ssrs [OP] » Jun 16 2018, 6:17pm

I felt like my truck wasn't riding as smooth as it could, and visual inspection of my shocks led me to believe that they were original, 15 year old, 164k mile units. I scored what I think was a very good deal on 2 front (24-186735), and 2 rear (24-186742) Bilstein 5100 series shocks. Install took me about an hour, a flat rate tech should be able to get them done in half that time. The results are phenomenal, I can't believe how good my truck rides now!379812379814
2003 Silverado 1500HD
1967 Camaro SS/rs
2004 330i ZHP
2005 SRT-4
2014 Flex SEL
2002 SL2
Original Poster
a67ssrs
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Firing on 1 cylinder [L1]
Posts: 19
Topics: 5
Images: 19
Joined: May 16 2018, 2:15am
Years of membership: 2 years of membership2 years of membership
Location: OH
Year: 2003
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 1500HD 4X4 3.73
Group Membership:
Registered users
Registered users
Registered users

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