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2001 GMC Sierra z85

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by TheMrGExperience, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Debadged, 4x6 to 6x9 rear speaker conversion
    Well due to a series of unfortunate events, my uncle now owns Taylor, my beloved 2008 Tacoma PreRunner. My new truck is named Shelia. Shes a 2001 GMC Sierra z85 4x4 regular cab long bed and will have to do for a few years until I can get another taco. The feisty bitch got into a bar fight before I got her which is why I got such a good deal.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Her good side doesn't look too bad though

    [​IMG]



    Okay so heres the break down.
    THE GOOD:
    4.8L v8
    4x4
    265/75/r16 nitto grappler A/Ts
    rubber floors (factory believe it or not)
    manual transfer box
    auto rear diff locker
    40/20/40 bench seat w/buckets
    z85 tow/off road package w/full skids
    Decent MPGs @17mpg
    shorter wheel base then ext cab short bed sierra/silverado
    good ground clearance

    THE BAD:
    Heavy
    Needs buku body work
    auto locker gets annoying on road sometimes
    tail pipe is cracked
    dome light is out
    high miles (180,000)
    manual windows :(

    MODS SO FAR:
    named her Shelia
    removed SL badges
    removed dumbass AT&T 'bluetooth' shit
    removed lower valence
    mini tool set
    buku bright construction light for off road repairs
    Rear 6x9 speaker conversion


    PLANS:
    Fix body
    Replace lights & fix all the minor things
    40% tint
    crank the torsion bar to level
    blisten 5125s all around
    winch (or heavy duty come-a-long)
    255/85/r16s
    Off road rims
    brush guard
    tail light guards
    fender flares
    bazooka tube
    select-able locker
    new exhaust
    new headers
    CAI
    Tool box (original owner took it and knocked $600 of price)
    4x4 graphics
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Debadged, 4x6 to 6x9 rear speaker conversion
    [​IMG]

    new head light and grille w/lower valence removed
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

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    Those headlights are so freaking easy to take in and put out :laughing:
     
  4. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Debadged, 4x6 to 6x9 rear speaker conversion
    it was under my father's name and after an unfortunate series of event my uncle now owns it. I may keep that build going though because he is a technological genius and will pimp that shit out harder then i ever could lol.

    My plan with this truck is to make it a bogger in about a year when i get a new DD
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Debadged, 4x6 to 6x9 rear speaker conversion
    it really was two freaking pins haha! The older GMs are almost as easy to work on as my old taco
     
  6. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    where at?
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Replaced rear speakers with 6x9s

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Debadged, 4x6 to 6x9 rear speaker conversion
    tested the flex today. Not bad for stock with 31s still wasn't maxed

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    As soon as I grow a money tree the mods will be coming
    I am also wondering this. And why not park the truck in the driveway not the grass :confused:
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Blueanimal

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  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Maverick904

    Maverick904 Resident Fishing Expert

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    that way he can water the grass and spray off the truck at the same time!
     
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