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Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 29 2019, 7:19pm

finally got around to uploading a bunch of pics to the site so i'm officially starting my build thread.

basic info

10/31/18
2008 silverado LT 1500 crew cab z71 4x4
5.3L vin M gas w/ afm
138,xxx miles

11/3/18 - fender flares installed
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11/8/18
running boards
2" zone offroad leveling kit
new AC Delco shocks/struts
Pathfinder AT 275/65/18 tires
LED fog lights

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11/28/18

LED low beams
LED high beams
Truxsport Truxedo roll up tonneau


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Dec 2018
Linex Bed
Weather Tech floor mats (front only)

Jan 2019
Tailgate assist piston https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BMXPHKJ/

march 8, 2019
AFM Failure, #6 intake lifter stuck. off to the shop for a full (0 mile) engine rebuild

......to be continued post-engine build in next post
08 silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 CrewCab
Stage 1 Cam, DOD/AFM Delete, Performance Valve grind, Port/Polished intake/exhaust, custom tune.

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby Bradley21sanders » Jul 29 2019, 9:05pm

Are you permanently deleting the AFM or doing a stock rebuild with the AFM still in it?
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 29 2019, 11:08pm

Bradley21sanders wrote:Are you permanently deleting the AFM or doing a stock rebuild with the AFM still in it?
The engine build was completed about 4 months ago. I went with a full AFM delete. Lots More to come when I sit back down at the comp in a couple hours. I just ran out of seat-Time before I had to get on the road.

Patience young grasshoppa....

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08 silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 CrewCab
Stage 1 Cam, DOD/AFM Delete, Performance Valve grind, Port/Polished intake/exhaust, custom tune.

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 3:45am

march 2019 - continued - a couple weeks after the kaboom aka - welcome to breaking in your first engine :)

engine rebuilt by D&S Engine Specialists / Motor City Muscle over in Clawson, Mi
http://www.dsengine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/D-S-Engine-Spe ... 264337652/

Mikes guys are great and they really do clean work.

just for transparency reasons - i have no affiliation with Mike or his shop other than as an extremely happy customer.

build specs

AFM delete kit
stage 1 cam installed
custom tune
all mating surfaces trued
cylinders honed
all "wear parts" - like seals, gaskets, piston rings, bushings, valve springs, etc replaced
block was hot tanked, bead blasted & finished with a high temp aluminum suitable paint for corrosion protection (see pic below of engie going back in)
performance valve grind when the heads were machined/rebuilt
exhaust manifolds dehorned and lightly polished
intake polished and lightly ported
melling high flow oil pump
left valve cover updated
new timing set
exhaust manifold hardware replaced
new water pump & tstat
new radiator
new trans cooler lines
belts, hoses, both belt tensioners
plugs and wires
heater core fully flushed and full coolant system switched to green from dex-cool



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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 4:02am

april/may 2019

mostly did some maintence stuff while my bank account whimpered softly in the corner from the shell shock of the work done under the hood. :roll:

stuff accomplished includes (but not limtied to)

front and rear axel fluid (royal purple 75w90)
transfer case flush
transmission filter and fluid
fuel pump (my fault, split a fuel line - :oops: )
right front hub
both CV axels
new OE wiring left and right rear brake light harnesses and circuit board to repair corrosion and some bad splicing the previous owner had done back there
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 4:07am

may 19th

Kenwood Excelon DDX8905-S with backup cam installed

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swapped over my RF 10" shallow mount enclosure/sub under the back seat

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08 silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 CrewCab
Stage 1 Cam, DOD/AFM Delete, Performance Valve grind, Port/Polished intake/exhaust, custom tune.

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 4:17am

July 2019

new Rough country rear bumper & locking tailgate handle assembly

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wired a waterproof LED strip under the bumper to highlight the RC logo as a 4th brake light
you can also see my backup cam in the pic - and no it doesnt wash out at night with the red LED over it

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black billet front bowtie swap
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rear frame rail plugs - i found these on amazon for only $8 #winning
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N94IGOG/

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also finally got a pic of the 3157 LED's i put in the backup lamps at night.. check these bad lads out!
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0749G3M4Y/

the back of the stone driveway where it curvs around the barn is ~50-60' away
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 4:26am

LED Low beams only
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Degreased and un-dusted the engine bay area this weekend as well

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if you havent tried Gunk Citrus multi-surface engine degreaser/cleaner you need to. this stuff is amazing. spray it on, wait, rinse. un beleiveable results for almost zero effort.
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08 silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 CrewCab
Stage 1 Cam, DOD/AFM Delete, Performance Valve grind, Port/Polished intake/exhaust, custom tune.

StormTrooper

Plant.One's 08 Stormtrooper build
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.one [OP] » Jul 30 2019, 4:35am

coming attractions


front bumper
rear billet bowtie
partial debadging
off road lighting
winch
08 silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4 CrewCab
Stage 1 Cam, DOD/AFM Delete, Performance Valve grind, Port/Polished intake/exhaust, custom tune.

StormTrooper

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby ARS14 » Jul 30 2019, 1:56pm

Looking good. I like your truck and the white/black color scheme as well. I call mine Oreo.
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