2016 Silverado Z71

Jan 13, 2010
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I bought this 2016 Z71 LTZ back in May and immediately started making changes.

Day I bought it.



2 days later
2" leveling kit and removed the lower air dam.



About 6 days after purchase.
Swapped wheels and tires with 18x9 Black Rhino Lucerne wheels and 275/65/18 Mastercrafts from my old '08 I traded in.

 
Jan 13, 2010
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Greens Fork, IN
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Re: 2016 Silverado Z71

Next up was removing some of the overwhelming amount of chrome. All of the letters as well as the door moulding and Z71 decals got removed.



Bowties got paint matched. Tinted front windows 20% to match rear and 5% windshield visor strip.





Added traction bars I built for my old '08.





Swapped plug wires for 8.5mm MSD Super Conductors.



Added the optional aluminum skid plates to replace the worthless plastic "splash shields".

 
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Jan 13, 2010
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Greens Fork, IN
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I needed some extra storage for my hitch insert, ratchet straps, jumper cables, etc, so I built a storage box out of 1/4" plywood and coated it with spray can bedliner paint. Oh,and I also added the Weathertech floor liners right after I got the truck.





My latest project was removing the rest of the bumper plastic and I built a filler piece for the center of the bumper with a stainless skid plate.



 
Jun 6, 2006
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kelowna, bc, canada
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Re: 2016 Silverado Z71

awesome!!!

love what you've done so far

i chucked when i read this....

I bought this 2016 Z71 LTZ back in May and immediately started making changes.
i bought a 2014 silverado z71 LTZ in june and my first stop after leaving the dealership was the place that did my lift! ha! ha!
 
Jan 13, 2010
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Greens Fork, IN
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Re: 2016 Silverado Z71

Thanks Chris.

I made some frame crossmember caps to clean up the looks of the rear wheelwells.









After I removed the air deflectors from in front of the rear tires, the area looked unfinished. I made some trim pieces to fit the area using the stock screws to hold them on.