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Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby timjrudy10 [OP] » Feb 18 2019, 11:56pm

Well, figured I would start a new thread for the new truck! After selling my 2001 z71 that had been in the family for 18 years and 180k miles, I was in the market for a new(er) replacement with the least amount of miles as possible. I ended up finding this gently used 2016 with only 20k miles and got a great deal. Brought her home 2/13/19...

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First pic


Some specs on the truck:
-2016 LT2 z71 DCSB w/ cloth heated seats and full center console
- 5.3
-3.42 gear ratio
-Factory drop in bed liner
-Truxedo TruXport soft rollup tonneau cover
-AVS rain guards
-Front windows tinted to match
-Factory running boards

Plans for it:
similar to my last one this one will be my daily driver so not going too crazy, just clean and mostly stock with some nice upgrades...
-WeatherTechs or Husky floor liners
-Level (tires after stocks wear out)
-AFM disable w/ Range Device
-Remove running boards


And maybe down the road add others such as a tune, exhaust, Air raid MIT.

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Profile shot


My first impressions driving is that it is much more luxurious than the old '01. The fit and finish is awesome and ease of acceleration is amazing. MPG's are much better and the ride is super quiet. Overall, I am happy with my purchase thus far!
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby nealinator » Feb 19 2019, 12:16am

Congrats on the new truck again Tim. Will be following along your build. Great looking truck!
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby timjrudy10 [OP] » Feb 19 2019, 1:13am

Thanks Neal, new sig looks good too...


So I ordered some cheapo LED lights off eBay with a free $5 gift card and installed them as the reverse and license plate lights

Put them in this afternoon
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And a pic at night
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby SierraHarley » Feb 19 2019, 1:24am

Hopefully those cheap LEDs don't give you issues.

Nice looking truck and congrats on it.
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby timjrudy10 [OP] » Feb 19 2019, 1:34am

Thank you, sir.

I kept the stock ones for now, but I also have like 20 more to go in if needed. I'd like to change the yellow bulbs in the 3rd break light as well, but afraid of it possibly leaking as well.

Next up is a good detail..needs a clay bar and a few coats of sealant, but that might have to wait until spring
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby SierraHarley » Feb 19 2019, 1:36am

Keep an eye on your reverse lights and battery drainage. There are complaints on the Impala forum that 2014 and up have issues with the reverse lights staying on dimly lit all the time and draining batteries when LED bulbs are installed. I know it's a Silverado not an Impala but still Chevrolet.
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby ferraiolo1 » Feb 19 2019, 1:38am

So far so good with my cheap ones. I drive mine once a week so I would probably notice some drainage.

But I’m sure it differs with which ever Chinese factory they came from


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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby SierraHarley » Feb 19 2019, 1:41am

I just noticed your Silverado still has the sticker on the back end, while my Sierra has the 4x4 emblems up on the front fenders? I wonder which trucks get the emblems on the fenders and which don't?
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby timjrudy10 [OP] » Feb 19 2019, 1:43am

Sierras no longer have the bed sticker for 4x4 or z71, while Silverados still do..If thats what you're referring to

Something to do with the BS professional grade..whatever that is
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Re: Timjrudy10's 2016 Silverado LT z71

Postby SierraHarley » Feb 19 2019, 1:45am

It actually does seem more professional grade to be honest. :D
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