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First lifted ZR2

First ZR2 on 35s



CURRENT ZR2 MODS


LED high/low beams (summer)

High output h9/9011 low/high halogen (winter)

Plastidipped black bow ties

Front window tint matched to rear

BDS Suspension PROTOTYPE ZR2 lift

Chassis unlimited shackled ladder bar. Self weld kit

Self fabbed low profile spare tire bed mount

Fifteen52 cast monoblock Turbomac HDs 17x8.5 0mm offset bronze

35X12.50 Falken M/T

Custom 3” 100% welded exhaust with secondary cat removed. Cherry bomb Vortex muffler with 12” glass pack resonator

Chassis unlimited rock sliders. Self weld kit 90" with custom frame mounts

High lift jack mounted in bed

Sway bar removed

Overload leafs removed

Diesel coils

Plano bed box

Gladiator Cargo Net

Bull rings in bed

589 Steel driveshaft

VIAIR tire inflation kit


FUTURE

Self fabbed front and rear prerunner style tube bumpers.

Deaver rear leafs


CURRENT PICTURE:







Howdy all! Maybe should've started this thread when I purchased the truck, but better late then never!
I'll start with a short backstory. I sold a 2016 z71 dmax Colorado after seeing a ZR2 in person. Couldn't help myself. Long story short, I ended up with my ZR2.

The truck is a 2017 Deepwood Green Metallic ccsb V6. Fairly optioned out with bose, nav, all weather matts front and rear, chevy logo exhaust tip, Chevrolet performance door vinyls and even the multi color led foodwell and cup holder illumination package.

From the day I got it, I was immediately in love. I got the thing so I wouldn't be tempted to mod something with warranty to make it better off-road...that thought lasted about 2 weeks.

If you have questions about anything I've done or am planning on doing to the truck, please ask and I'll do my best to answer!

I will keep all current mods updated in my signature..


Here's some first day pics to start it off...



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The first major thing I did was polish it and get a good coat or carnauba wax on the gorgeous paint.



Looking into the paint...


Details



So happy I went with this color




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Great looking truck! I just got one almost like it a few weeks ago. Same color and packages. I went with the Duramax, though. I just love that diesel from my '16 Colorado.

What plans do you have for her?

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Next was a must have. Tri fold bed cover. Found one made in the USA that had good reviews at a great price point! Gator is the company.



I had some help unpacking. Everybody meet Zeus!


Fit and finish are great



Even came with weatherstripping, a great touch.


Very pleased with this product.


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Love this truck! My favorite ZR2! Really like the decal. I think it looks awesome with the green of your truck. Just so happens this will be my color as well. I won't have the decal though. Arrival for my truck is scheduled for Aug 13th. I do have some unique mods planned for it.
 

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Custom flag mount worked well for the 4th




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Got around to installing my Hikari LED high and low beams. I removed the end caps on the bulbs and the difference is quite noticeable.





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First time testing off-road. Found sand. Dug the rears in until the spare and diff were holding me up. Put in 4 low front and rear diff locked and boom, crawled right out.



Then found a little topsoil mound and decided to test approach and departure angles. Rear hitch dug in and the bumper wasn't far behind. Front was fine though.



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Great looking truck! I just got one almost like it a few weeks ago. Same color and packages. I went with the Duramax, though. I just love that diesel from my '16 Colorado.

What plans do you have for her?

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Thanks! Diesel vs gas was a tough choice for me. Came down to the 8 speed driving better.

Plans short term are level, 33s or so, black bow ties, and get it winterized and salt proofed. Long term is to make a very capable rig at every aspect off-road that can be daily driven year round with a solid piece of mind.


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Love this truck! My favorite ZR2! Really like the decal. I think it looks awesome with the green of your truck. Just so happens this will be my color as well. I won't have the decal though. Arrival for my truck is scheduled for Aug 13th. I do have some unique mods planned for it.


Thank you! I wasn't sure on the decal, but, on the green I think it works great!

The 13th is almost here! You'll love it! Please do share the mods planned as some of mine will be unique as well.


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This is a badassness overload. Sweet pics bro.


Much appreciated! I try to take all my pics with a canon point and shoot. I'm a recreational photographer so pics will be plenty on this thread.


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G2skier's zr2 build thread

These pics were from a fun weekend. Went to see some buddies from college and go wheeling.

First day we went to go shooting at a range out on a not so difficult (usually) trail. Was in 2 high rear locked and decided to get a little muddy and crawl through what looked like a 2-3" deep set of muddy ruts. Simple right? Not so much. Ended up being bottomless clay and I was half way in before I realized the situation. Tried my hardest to crawl out in low with both diffs locked. Didn't work. Got pulled out by a trusty ol Isuzu Rodeo. Lots of mud.



The next day, I decided to hit an old jump I knew of. Started hitting it at 40 with no issues or air time. Eventually got up to about 60-65 to get all four tires airborn. That was pretty damn fun! Truck handled the situation beautifully again and again. I'm not sure how to upload video on tapatalk app so I'll YouTube link it soon. Here's a pic.

Edit: here's the link..

https://youtu.be/j31oKF5VWbU






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I unfortunately missed a killer trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes state park that I helped plan last weekend. I was hospitalized over the weekend and couldn't do a thing about it. A few forum members made it out there with their rigs including @BustaLota @axc630 and @urs6e24 and it looked like an awesome time!

I now have 2 flag brackets fabbed up and need to use them soon!



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G2skier's zr2 build thread

Last update before I cut the lights out for the night.

Mods that are happening in the near (ish) future:
-paint bow ties black
-33"ish tires
-Level the front (I'm not messing up the dssv position so don't get into that you sticklers)
-tint for the front

The leveling parts that will work will be here this weekend, but do to my surgery, I can't do any heavy lifting for a month so I'll have to sweet talk (bribe with alcohol) someone into helping me as soon as they're able.

I also have 2" hub centric wheel spacers that are off my old z71 that I might throw on as a joke while I decide on what 33s I want. According to math on paper, I should be able to fit them, especially if it's leveled. Real life results may vary. I'm sure it'll look goofy.


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Finally home from the hospital! Got to see this thing for the first time in 8 days


Some packages I ordered also showed up!

First are the Rhino shackles. Ordered them because our trucks have no open tow hooks, just rings and my recovery strap has looped ends. They were under $20 on amazon prime due to a close out deal or something. 41,850lb break strength.

Nice box with carry handle


Powdercoated


Free sticker, lifetime warranty card and protective packaging, very nice.



Next is a decent quality foam gun for my power washer! Did my homework and this one seems to be a good deal at less than $40.


All pieces feel heavy duty in the hand. Bottle is marked nicely.


Can't wait to use both of these! Doctor said no lifting more than 5lbs for 6 weeks but he thinks I'll heal much faster than that. Fingers crossed!


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Love the truck just 2 many doors. I've done the Tonneau cover, mud mats, DRL relocation, LED's up the kazoo. Simple pin strip, I'm not sure if I'm going to de-badge it or not, looking at a 1" front lift...maybe. Around here almost all stations have 10% corn juice gasoline. I found one that has real 92 octane with no corn. I can feel the difference in performance. Much better low rpm response. I like the GM Performance decal I may look at one of those. Nice truck.
 

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Love the truck just 2 many doors. I've done the Tonneau cover, mud mats, DRL relocation, LED's up the kazoo. Simple pin strip, I'm not sure if I'm going to de-badge it or not, looking at a 1" front lift...maybe. Around here almost all stations have 10% corn juice gasoline. I found one that has real 92 octane with no corn. I can feel the difference in performance. Much better low rpm response. I like the GM Performance decal I may look at one of those. Nice truck.


Thanks! You have a good taste in color! I too have debated on de badging. Can't decide if this color needs it or not. Sounds like you found a good watering hole! My leveling kit comes in tomorrow but I'm not sure when I'll be able to install it to see if it'll work as I planned. Measured the truck today and there's 1.5" forward rake on mine.


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Thanks! You have a good taste in color! I too have debated on de badging. Can't decide if this color needs it or not. Sounds like you found a good watering hole! My leveling kit comes in tomorrow but I'm not sure when I'll be able to install it to see if it'll work as I planned. Measured the truck today and there's 1.5" forward rake on mine.


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Can't wait to see the truck leveled! What size was the spacer you got again?
 

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Can't wait to see the truck leveled! What size was the spacer you got again?


It's a "1 inch" spacer but it's only 5/8" tall. In theory it'll bolt in no problem.


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