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Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Kev42 [OP] » Nov 24 2018, 9:25pm

Hello, I've been a long time follower on the forums but don't post much. Anyways... I originally had a 1999 GMC Sierra Z71 for almost 10 years. I ended up selling because I wanted to put some money into a build, but didn't feel like it was worth it for my high mileage Sierra, even though it never let me down! I purchased my current 2012 Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 around September of 2015, and I've been slowly building it since. I got it in Diamond White and have been in love with the color and the truck ever since!

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Additions so far:
-Line-X Premium in the bed
-Northern Tool - Low Profile Matte Black Toolbox
-BDS 6inch Lift w/ Fox 2.0s in rear
-20x9 0mm offset Fuel Mavericks
-35in Toyo MT's
-Hypertech 2.0 Programmer
-Husky rear wheel well liners
-AMP Research Power Steps

The first thing I did to the truck was got the bed liner sprayed with Line-X Premium, my uncles friend owns a Line-X shop and I got a great deal! Next was a Matte Black lowpro toolbox that I got for Northern Tool for a great deal as well!
Heres the liner/box and my puppy (Duncan) the day I got him almost 2 years ago
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In March 2016 I pulled the trigger on a 6in BDS Lift kit and some new wheels and tires:
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Next was Husky Rear Wheel Well Liners:
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I also painted my front tow hooks with some red "wrinkle paint" to give it a very flat color look.
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I'll be happy to answer any questions anyone may have as well. I'll post some more pics later :)
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Nov 26 2018, 5:33am

Ahem....what about Duncan? Let's see a pic of him at 2 years old!

Oh, truck looks great btw!
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby 05Canuck » Nov 26 2018, 5:48am

Love the red tow hooks...them wheel liners will save your bacon!!....and the paint.
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Kev42 [OP] » Nov 26 2018, 6:49pm

Here is Duncan the other day!
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Another of the tow hooks installed after painting them red.
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Here are a few of me going to rescue my friends in their 4runners last year. This was right after a hurricane and a weeks worth of rain so the mud pits were DEEP. The first friend in the white 4Runner I pulled out with ease on a saturday after work, and we made it back out of the trail. My other friend has an older 4runner and went back to the same trail and got stuck 2 days later. I got stuck 50 yards from him and luckily a local guy came from their 4runner facebook group and pulled us both out. The guy that pulled us out has an older gen that was SAS'd on 40s! I would never take my truck through that again, but I did have a blast lol. Unfortunately the only pic I have from the second day is the one at night at the gas station.

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And the aftermath:
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby nealinator » Nov 26 2018, 8:37pm

Nicely build up Kev. Pics are great but they are coming in very small unless you click on them. Perhaps you meant for that...but personally I like to see them full size so I don't have to click on every one. Looks like that was quite a deep mud hole for sure!
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Kev42 [OP] » Nov 26 2018, 10:50pm

Thanks! I've been copying the wrong image code, didn't mean for them to be small. I can't edit the posts now but ill make them big from now on.
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby nealinator » Nov 26 2018, 10:52pm

No prob. You can only edit for about an hour. You can request a mod to change things for you if it is a big deal...but right now we are sorta running lean regarding mods.
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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Kev42 [OP] » Nov 28 2018, 12:03am

Also, I ordered some new tires last week. My Toyo MT's have roughly 35k miles on them and could probably go for another 5k til they are bald... but I did drive them out of alignment for a while and they wore uneven... my bad lol. It annoys me that they are worn uneven, so I figured I'd buy some new ones.

Anyways, I ordered some Cooper STT Pros 35x12.50r20. The original plan was to go with Toyo RT's, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on the Coopers. I got them on Amazon for about $260 a tire! The toyos were roughly $100 more per tire.

Dropped the truck off at the shop today for mount/balance, alignment check and oil change. Should pick it up sometime tomorrow!

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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby Kev42 [OP] » Nov 28 2018, 11:33pm

Here are the Cooper STT Pro's installed! Don't mind the dirty truck and wheels, they will be cleaned up tomorrow :)

They drive just as smooth as my Toyo MT's did. They do have a little more road noise, but that part doesn't bother me.

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Re: Kev42's 2012 Silverado 1500

Postby ferraiolo1 » Nov 29 2018, 12:18am

Nice!!!




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