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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby nealinator » Jan 26 2019, 5:52pm

The Lewtune is fantastic. I like you might give pause about doing it if I had a brand new truck under warranty. But many here have done it and had no issues.

The amp steps are fantastic....even on a non lifted truck. Makes for a very natural step. The actual drop down much lower than the common nerf bars that are right up within about 4-6 inches from the truck floor and they are much wider and stick out farther when down. With 4" of lift they will really help you out. I made that comment initially before I knew you had the lift put on.


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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby CovetedStyle » Jan 26 2019, 7:21pm

The truck looks great, everything’s very clean looking. And I’d tell the ol lady 4 out of 5 doctors recommend amp steps for back and knee problems. Just tell her you read it on the internet so I’m sure it’s true. Haha
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby ferraiolo1 » Jan 26 2019, 7:28pm

Nooooo flares. Looks good as is. I would uses A less offset wheel before covering them with flares.


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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby txtimetravler » Jan 27 2019, 4:20am

Nice truck! Wheel combo look good.

You will have to post a pic of the fender flares propped up on your truck.

I have amp steps and love them! Wide platform, come out lower when entering/exiting and tuck under nicely. Well worth the $$
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby AC_Chevy [OP] » Jan 27 2019, 9:18pm

Okay, thanks for all the positive comments, but Saturday morning was the first day I was able to crawl under and look at everything. I’m no expert but I’ve installed this same lift before on other trucks, and one of my own a few years ago. So the shop I took to promised me it was going to be perfect after a million questions and telling them I know how it should be done. If I was dressed properly I would of crawled under the truck and checked it before I brought it home. So for trusting someone when you can’t do it yourself you can get screwed! Which I’ve been sick about since yesterday morning. This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen on a lift. Let me start a list: torn CV boot on the outer passenger side( all grease was on lower control arm and knuckle and inner wheel and all over the place, when you install a BDS lift and others there’s cutting and welding and grinding, and when it’s done you clean it up and paint! They did none of that and they welded in the plate backwards and half a$$. 2 inches on one side and 1/2 inch on other side. It should be welded all the way around, then cleaned up and painted! I’ll be there when they open in the morning, even though I’ve never felt so screwed or pissed, I’ll handle it like a gentleman and hope they fix it. I don’t want it to get ugly!
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby nealinator » Jan 27 2019, 10:03pm

Well that's a bummer. Hope they make it right.
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby 05Canuck » Jan 27 2019, 10:20pm

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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby thkbaron » Jan 28 2019, 1:10am

ferraiolo1 wrote:Nooooo flares. Looks good as is. I would uses A less offset wheel before covering them with flares.


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Ugh................Mike and his flare negativity. haha. Look at my build and see what you think. Its white just like yours. I've got Bushwhacker OEM flares painted to match on mine. I run a -12 off set 20x9 wheel with 33 12.5 trail grapplers.

One thing I will say about flares is if you ever want to take them off they will mar your paint to the point where you'll be able to notice it. White is better than most. Also you'll want to go towards the end of my build thread because I took the ugly big ass ones off that came with the truck new.
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby AC_Chevy [OP] » Jan 28 2019, 5:02pm

Well just left the shop where I had my lift installed and the Manager was as angry as I am. So there definitely going to make it right, dropping back off Wednesday morning to be corrected.
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Re: AC_Chevy’s 2018 Z71 Build

Postby nealinator » Jan 28 2019, 5:26pm

Got any pics of that welding botch? Seems maybe that manager need to inspect the techs work before going out the door.
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