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ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Feb 20 2017, 10:52pm

Bought the truck mid to late January 2017. Kind of a little present to myself, turning 20 this year and always wanted a truck so why not get a good one am I right?

Truck is a 2013 GMC Sierra SLE with the 5.3, 6 speed auto, Extended cab, 6.5 foot bed, rear gear is a 3.08 (I know the worst one) and has leather, parking assist, and the 20 inch chromes (going soon trust me) other than that it seems to be a base model.

Here is the pic of the day I drove it home....
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Day I drove it home!


After about two days I felt the need to spend some money! Yeah I know I'm about to catch flak for putting HIDs in a reflector housing, but hey I haven't been flashed yet!
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First Mod!


After that, I had to wait a while, stuff gets expensive fast!! Here are the spindles I decided to go with. I was looking at spacer originally, but then decided spindles were the best for me with what I was wanting to do to the truck. Went with the 3.5" lift spindles from CST, I will slowly be turning this truck into more and more of a prerunner!
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CST 2WD 3.5" Lift Spindle Kit


Below are pics of the installed kit and comparisons! Let me know what you guys think!! So you guys know the pics of the front end without the wheels on (just looking at the rotors) is with the front of the truck jacked at an equal height.
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Stock front wheel ride height

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Front wheel with lift spindle on

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Brake rotor without Lift Spindle on

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Brake rotor with lift spindle on

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Stock vs lifted look (comparison)

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Drifferent angle of the finished product.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Feb 21 2017, 1:38am

Here are some more pictures of the truck in general...

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Truck with the side doors open

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Front end

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Truck from the back end

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Another angle


Open the pictures up, its a better quality.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby 05Canuck » Feb 21 2017, 2:02am

She's looking good! Keep the pics coming and welcome to the site!!
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Mar 15 2017, 8:52pm

So I went ahead and joined the group who have removed the lower front valance. Here are some pics! Yeah the wheels are dirty I know, they are going to be gone/ for sale soon. Have some aftermarket wheels on order from Americas Tire.
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Driver Side with lower valance still installed

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Driver Side without lower valance

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Passenger side with lower valance

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Straight on with valance

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Straight on without lower valance


I would recommend most people do this. As I'm going with wider and taller tires, the supposed mileage loss is not even a worry anymore. Plus it looks good and only takes 5-10 minutes.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby project_darkphoenix_ » Mar 15 2017, 9:15pm

Looks good! Should look into swapping some Denali/All Terrain parts on and some custom headlights/tail lights.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby Gozzie » Mar 15 2017, 9:19pm

Good job ProfBrown,
It looks really good and well taken care of.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Mar 15 2017, 9:24pm

project_darkphoenix_ wrote:Looks good! Should look into swapping some Denali/All Terrain parts on and some custom headlights/tail lights.


I've already done an HID kit on it and I don't like the longevity of a lot of the aftermarket lights, as well as I can't find one I like enough to justify spending the money on ya know? The stock ones look good and are still really clear! Also, the front end is going to have a decently major makeover in the future. I will be taking off the other part of the black plastic valance and wiring the current fog light wires to LED pods that I will mount on a custom prerunner style front bumper. Only parts left stock on the front end body wise will be the body color portion of the bumper, the headlights, and maybe the grill.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Mar 15 2017, 9:25pm

Gozzie wrote:Good job ProfBrown,
It looks really good and well taken care of.


Thank you sir! More to come in the future! Wheels and tires coming soon if Americas Tire is working in my favor! Already ordered the rims and tires just waiting for the delivery of the rims at this point.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby project_darkphoenix_ » Mar 15 2017, 9:26pm

I liked stock too, that's why I retrofitted mine. The Sierras look really good with quad projectors.
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Re: ProfBrown's 1500 Truck Build

Postby ProfBrown [OP] » Mar 15 2017, 9:29pm

project_darkphoenix_ wrote:I liked stock too, that's why I retrofitted mine. The Sierras look really good with quad projectors.


I must say those look really good! I still like the look of the reflector housing though. I'm weird I know, but the projector style just isn't what I'm going for, and also the look doesn't seem right for these trucks. That's just my crazy opinion though.
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