This is a modest build, if it can be called a build, and will likely bore most. Well, too bad. I'm shooting for longevity not power. Its not a DD so I plan to own this vehicle a long time (>15 years). I'm at 4.5 years w/ 124k miles. I'm the second owner.
She's up on stands with completely empty wheel wells at the moment but here's whats going down (yes, everything is being done at once. Its not a daily and I'm fortunate to have space to leave'r be when i'm not working):
Stock LCA w/ Energy Suspension bushings and Kryptonite ball joints
New Bump stops
- old ones were non-existent
Energy Suspension sway bar bushings and end links
Kryptonite XD hubs
Dmaxstore HD super stupid big tierods
Dmaxstore XD Pitman, Idler, and Idler support (the last being really nice since it came with a hose to finally relocate that hard-to-reach zerk)
I kept the stock centerlink and gear box. Although i'll probably check the gearbox
before i re-install it.
LMM ISS bearing
. Its not the same part as the LBZ/earlier models. See the some-beach series on the steering.
ISS (hopefully these two will remove my clunking noise
. Thanks to mijdirtyjeep
for the help)
for the idea and write-up)
Bilstein 5100 on the corners
Rancho RS7000MT in the middle
Sulastic shackles with 1.5" drop shackles
Dorman 905-509 torsion bar mounts
LML port-side manifold (thanks DRC, i decided not to empty my wallet... at least not in this area)
LML Heat shield
I tried pounding the old one. Needless to say how that worked out...
PPE T-case brace
Kennedy Single Lift pump deluxe kit (how-tos from hook
, and alisobob
will all be helpful when I actually get to this)
AFE drop-in Proguard 7 Filter - thanks, again, for the idea DRC
Fuel filter housing spacer and billet bleed screw
PTP Turbo Blanket for Duramax ('04.5-'10)
MotorOps - thanks for the rec, DRC.
BFG KO2s (update: they now have a 50k mile warrantied tire: Its the KO2 DT)
285/70-17 on stockers (thanks tyreboyz
for the tire info)
Edge Insight CTS2
EGT probe (not installed yet)
estimated time of completion: Late-April/Early-May (this year, of course).
Pics? maybe. Not doing anything flashy so the pics would be pretty vanilla (especially since my truck is white)
I do plan on, when i get time, posting my experiences from having performed this work. Most did this when their vehicles were younger. Mine is middle-aged so hopefully those getting their first LMM or modifying it for the first time can use this as a 'what to expect' POV.