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silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby silentbravo [OP] » Feb 10 2016, 2:59am

Well since I have bought this truck and started reading up on this site and others, there looks to be about $3,000+ (this will probably go up...) of mods that I would love to do. A lot of people wouldn't have guessed that reading could be so expensive :D haha.

Sadly all the fun (re: expensive) mods will have to wait till I get some better employment, but I can document the few things I have done so far and dream about the rest. I will be doing most/all of the work myself or with help of family.

Wishlist:
Audio overhaul: New speakers front/back, amp(s), double DIN conversion with Kenwood multimedia head unit, sound deadening
Electrical: New HO Alternator, Big 3, rear backup camera, maybe a front security cam, adding steering wheel audio controls, maybe 2nd battery, extra backup lights + switches
Performance: E-fans, custom tune, Long tubes + full exhaust, Airaid MIT, and beyond?
Extras: Wheels, tow mirrors

To Do:
Complete maintenance: New fluids, clear all trouble codes/issues, new fuel pump, shocks (estimating all this around $700+/-)
Just bought the truck (Sep. 2015) with 115k~ on it and it is due for some maintenance upkeep and a fresh start so I know what all has been done. This is next on the list before any upgrades, going to be a while before I get through it, hopefully by end of summer anyway.


Here She Be:
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0 4x4
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Floor mats, All lights on, 4 high mod

Postby silentbravo [OP] » Feb 10 2016, 3:54am

Floor mats
Nothing too special here...
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Husky looked tough, and had a lot of space for collection plus good price. Fitment is decent, I like them.
Rugged Ridge for the rear had looked to have the best capacity to hold stuff and cover most of the floor. Fits alright

I did the 4 Hi / 4 High / All on / All lights on mod tags: silverado, sierra, tahoe, yukon, 2000, 2001, 2002, 00, 01, 02, NBS, New Body Style
I used this guide, which was very good.

Here is the driver's side light removed, high beam plug on left, low on right
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Some tools I used and hardware. Also used some electrical tape, power drill and some sandpaper not shown.
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Self tapping screw, electrical washer (terminology?), and the bit of wire to splice in
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Ground spot sanded clean of paint
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Ground attached here
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Taped up the wires a bit, and then tucked them away.
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Love it so far, lights up much better. :D
2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0 4x4
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Mods: Bilstein 5100s, Airaid M.I.T., Custom LED Fog Lights, Custom Tablet Center Console, Catch Can, E-fans, Backup Camera, Black Bear Performance Tuned
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby jmoore19 » Feb 11 2016, 5:06pm

Looks like a great truck. Perfect for a build! Good luck with the build. Sub'd for updates.
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby Heavy1Ton » Feb 12 2016, 2:15am

Pretty good looking truck. Always like that style. Wish I would of had the money to buy one new back in 01'.
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby semicrazy » Feb 12 2016, 4:13am

In for progress updates. Nice truck.
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby silentbravo [OP] » Apr 05 2016, 6:26pm

Going to post up maintenance as well, probably boring but will be a nice way to keep track of everything done for future reference.

March 10th~

Cleaned the throttle body, no telling when it was last cleaned. Discovered the truck has one of those amazing +4mpg +20hp/tq throttle body spacers* (see disclaimer below)

Seems to run a bit better now :D Used nearly a whole can of the cleaner on it.

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*complete lies
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby silentbravo [OP] » Apr 05 2016, 6:47pm

Installed the Airaid Modular Intake Tube (part# 200-912) over the weekend. At least it looks way cleaner than elephant nose factory one :D

Factory under hood (+ extra Dirt)
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Factory intake tube uninstalled
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Airaid Box
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Instructions were good + stickers
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Here it be with clamps and rubber fittings installed, ready to plug in.
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Installed
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0 4x4
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Mods: Bilstein 5100s, Airaid M.I.T., Custom LED Fog Lights, Custom Tablet Center Console, Catch Can, E-fans, Backup Camera, Black Bear Performance Tuned
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby silentbravo [OP] » May 06 2016, 11:45pm

April 2016
Installed a pocket in place of the cassette player. Was about $10 shipped from ebay, surprisingly made in USA.
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Added a Bass Bobble head that I have had for a long time, never wanted to add it to my previous vehicles since they were all interim :lol:
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Also replaced cabin air filters. They weren't OEM at least but they were clogged pretty well with dirt and other junk. No pics for that.

May 6, 2016 - Cleaned Engine today
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Tomorrow or soon will be new intake gaskets and possibly knock sensors/harness if they are totaled out.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0 4x4
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Mods: Bilstein 5100s, Airaid M.I.T., Custom LED Fog Lights, Custom Tablet Center Console, Catch Can, E-fans, Backup Camera, Black Bear Performance Tuned
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby Rolland » May 09 2016, 6:01pm

The pocket looks great and I hope you like it as much as I do mine. I had some left over foam type tool box drawer liner so cut out a piece for the top, it does a nice job of keeping sunglasses from flying around. Just used a double side tape to stick the liner down.
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Re: silentbravo's 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Postby silentbravo [OP] » May 10 2016, 8:02pm

I was actually thinking about how it needed a bit of rubber mat or something in the bottom to keep stuff from slipping about. If I ever find something appropriate I may toss it in there.

I've got some more pics to add for my intake gasket replacement, maybe today or tomorrow. Nothing to amazing (well increased MPG is), but catching up on maintenance on this at least.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0 4x4
293146
Mods: Bilstein 5100s, Airaid M.I.T., Custom LED Fog Lights, Custom Tablet Center Console, Catch Can, E-fans, Backup Camera, Black Bear Performance Tuned
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