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Excited to join a new community here and take on new knowledge against future projects with this awesome resource!

Coming from a lifted 2010 Subaru Forester, shush it was a great camp car, and the wife took it over for her rig and jumping into a new Chevy Colorado! It's 2017, brand new I got for a great deal due to it being old stock.

So many options on it, my wife an I plan to keep it around for a long while...


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Updates and changes I've made;

HIR headlight mod in highs and lows.
LED fog lights with laminex yellow tint overlaid.
Deezee bed mat.
Midwest overland industries bumper mounted light bar.
Baja designs squadron r fog lights installed.
Dating fab center console molle panels installed with bags.
Full sized spare on matching 18" wheel has been sourced, will be mounting it underneath the truck, but throwing it in the bed when raking rougher trails.
Chevy Premium all weather floor mats F/R
Mexican blanket over the back seat .
Thule xsporter bed rack with Kuat trio bike trays.
Datin fab bedside molle panels with shovel, hatchet and (2) .50 ammo storage boxes.
Datin fab rear shock skids.
Yakima skinny basket and extension.
Added pelican box to the basket for added storage.
Falken wildpeaks at3w tires, one size larger. 265 65 18.
Superskidz 1-2-3-4 alloy skid plates.
589 skid plate support bracket, painted bbq black.
Midwest overland winch bumper.
Smittybilt x20 winch.
Ocd center console tray.
Hella Supertone horns installed.
Eibach shocks and springs in front set @ 2.7"
Wulf 2" rear shackles with icon 2.0 alloy body rear shocks.
Front diff drop and sway bar relocation brackets with longer end links.
Keyless Entry Keypad installed.


Planing to do;

Rock sliders.
Dash mat for better audio sound.
Hid retrofit in zr2 headlights with drl relocation.
Interior led lighting.
Move Baja designs to moi bar and order sae version for fogs.
Add rear facing flood light, mounted to basket.
Spray in bed liner.
Ocd glove box organizer or diy version.
Maybe a under seat sub woofer.
Rear diff skid plate by aev.
Bigger battery.
Possibly add a onboard compressor.

 

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Score - great find & sweet look'n truck. Enjoy making it yours.
 

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Nice!

And you didn't even have to wait till next winter to try it out in snow. LOL
 
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Whoa, a NEW 2017? That's surprising. I hope the truck serves you well for a long time.
 
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Nice!



And you didn't even have to wait till next winter to try it out in snow. LOL
Dude... No doubt. Driving to Winner for pickup was gnarly. I was in the eye of that thunderstorm yesterday.

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Cancel the bed liner. If you really want a bed liner get a spray in.
The drop ins are just good for trapping dirt and moisture = corrosion and destroying the bed out of sight.

I had spray ins on both of my last two trucks, on this one I thought about it, but decided against it. Who cares if it gets beat up inside the bed? If it starts to rust I'll just sand it and get a spray in installed.
 

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Cancel the bed liner. If you really want a bed liner get a spray in.
The drop ins are just good for trapping dirt and moisture = corrosion and destroying the bed out of sight.

I had spray ins on both of my last two trucks, on this one I thought about it, but decided against it. Who cares if it gets beat up inside the bed? If it starts to rust I'll just sand it and get a spray in installed.

I have a spray in, I would rather have the drop in. That way I can slide landscaping blocks, bags of cement and other items to the front, with out having to set them on the tail gate. then climbing in the bed, then picking them up AGAIN and setting them towards the front. What a pain. I have straps so things would not slide. It might take 10-15 years for a bed liner to rub the paint off and possibly cause a little bit of rust...
 

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I had the plastic one in for a year before I finally got my spray in done and the plastic was already through the clear coat in spots.

Nice looking truck and welcome
 
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Very opinionated folks on bed protection! Haha

Hey I get it though. But here's my thought. Bed will be used for soft gear. No rocks cement etc for at least 5 years probably. A spray in line-x is the going to be a final result at some point probably though but dang that's more than a monthly payment, so holding off for now. Will cover any defects later anyways..

My dad bought a truck at the same dealership as me when I was just a little shaver. He tossed a rubber bed mat in and he replaced it once in the... 28 years he's had the truck. It's a Chevy k2500 with only 110k on it or so. Bed is scratched here and there... been used for tons of different thing he just always had a company car... But obviously the mat did the job for our dogs, trips etc when I grew up.

So why not follow suit with the cheapest option when really just for now I'm only throwing soft gear and a dog in the back. Rubber mat shows tmrw via Amazon (hate buying from them anymore). $80 deezee. Should be sufficient until I owe less...

My biggest aftermarket priority now is a height adjustable bed rack. Which I can get half off from Thule. Still $400+ but I will want and need to bring the paddle boards places. Season pretty much already started.

That will be my first big aftermarket purchase I'm sure.



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You said need liner, not rubber mat. I was thinking the plastic drop in. I agree with rubber mats. I put one in my truck. The one I put is not specifically a truck bed mat. It came from Amazon Warehouse Deals and I trimmed it to fit.

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You said need liner, not rubber mat. I was thinking the plastic drop in. I agree with rubber mats. I put one in my truck. The one I put is not specifically a truck bed mat. It came from Amazon Warehouse Deals and I trimmed it to fit.

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Waxed the truck today. Got the bed mat in and played around with the mobile hotspot deal. Pretty cool....

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One more opinion from the peanut gallery about bed mats. On my 2017 Ext Cab (6ft box) I had the rubber mat. When I traded for my 2018 crew cab (5 ft bed) I put in a Bullet spray in liner.

In retrospect, had the rubber mat from my 17 fit my new truck I’d have forgone the spray in. Each one serves it purpose and either one is an excellent choice.

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I hear you and I think the Mat will be sufficient for our needs... gallery always welcome... Isn't that the point of a forum. Ha.

Love being part of an active forum again. And having so much information at hand...

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Ha, yeah these guys will help you spend your money with no trouble at all! I must say, this is a fun forum to be on, It's full of wisdom and personalities.?
 

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Got about 22000 Chevy points. That's good for some premium floor mats or a hood guard/bug deflector... For free!

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Planning for both. Thinking I'll use it for the mats and buy the deflector from a vendor here....

Priced out the Thule adjustable bed rack today via employee pricing. Ordered it up. Decided to get the xsporter in black. Need to be able to lug the paddle boards to the lake... No rtt for me so the weight limit of 450# is fine. Should have it installed in about a week or so.

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