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post #1 of 84 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Talking 2009 Imperial Blue GMC LMM Truck Conversion Thread

I recently purchased a clean 2009 GMC 2500HD from Texas. This is my build thread as I plan to convert the truck into a powerhouse for towing sleds in the winter. Here are a few photos I snapped on my trip back to Colorado with the truck.








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Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps

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post #2 of 84 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 06:35 PM
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First removed the RBP star on the front grill. Also painted everything black behind it to make it pop, however the outline of the star is still visible. Tried numerous cleaning products and can't seem to clean it up. Gonna try SOS pads when I get more free time...

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2009 Imperial Blue Metallic GMC 2500HD Crew Cab -Silverthorne, CO
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Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps
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I'm leaning towards this look. Just trying to determine what would be the best paint to use on the mesh grill. Self etching primer?




2009 Imperial Blue Metallic GMC 2500HD Crew Cab -Silverthorne, CO
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Build Thread

Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps
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My first big improvement is going to be new shocks all the way around. These Fabtech shocks are completely shot. I think I'm going to completely remove the dual shock hoops and return to singles up front. What do you guys think? Is it worth purchasing 4 shocks for the front? As for plans this weekend, I am going to be removing the side moulding as well as installing LED lights all around. I have a GMC badge on the way that I'm going to test fit to the grill. I'm still debating whether or not to paint the mesh black. I need some feedback gang!!



2009 Imperial Blue Metallic GMC 2500HD Crew Cab -Silverthorne, CO
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Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps
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Just ordered some Bilstein 5100s to replace the worn out Fabtech suspension. I'm going to scrap the dual hoop for now and roll with the singles at each corner. Also got their steering damper as well, because it appears mine is the original and it bump steers pretty bad now. Lots of projects coming up for the truck!



2009 Imperial Blue Metallic GMC 2500HD Crew Cab -Silverthorne, CO
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Build Thread

Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps
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really sharp truck!!!!!
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Had a fairly busy weekend but managed to squeeze a few hours of labor on the truck. Got the oil changed. Replaced all the headlights, fogs, & marker lamps with LEDs. Looks sharp. Added '15 Duramax badges to the hood. I'm still unsure about their look. What do you think? I didn't get the side moulding off, but I did remove the grill and painted it. Still have to make some mounts for the GMC badge to be added to the grill. Shocks come Monday!










2009 Imperial Blue Metallic GMC 2500HD Crew Cab -Silverthorne, CO
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Build Sheet: 8" Fabtech lift ; 20x9.5 Fuel Maverick wheels ; 35x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs ; 5" MBRP exhaust w/3" MBRP Downpipe ; LBZ up pipe ; WCFab Stage 2 Intake ; WCFab Intercooler Pipe ; FASS 150 lift pump w/ draw straw ; PCV Reroute ; EFI Live by DDD ; TransGoJr ; Edge Insight CTS2 ; Ruff Stuff Specialties Traction Bars ; Boost Mirrors ; Husky Liners Kickback flaps; Amp Research Steps
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