What have you done to your GMT800 lately?

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Old77, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Goat

    Goat Well-Known Member

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    Those leds just bulbs or did ya have to do some special to make them work?

    I was gonna do this since I've ordered clear housings for my truck
     
  2. GMC4x4

    GMC4x4 Well-Known Member

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    They are just plug and play bulbs. I bought mine on ebay for pretty cheap but I did have get a few bad ones. Probably worth it to buy a known manufacturer. Pilot makes some and so does Phillips. I know they have them at Pepboys and I imagine Autozone. When you do the turn signals though you have to install resistor to prevent hyperflash.
     
  3. 04-2500HD

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    Not a damn thing sadly
     
  4. GMC4x4

    GMC4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Just driving it daily and enjoying the spacious cabin compared to my regular cab. Getting ready to drive it to Texas this weekend.
     
  5. silverado13

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    i just drove me z71 from baton rouge to houston and back and averaged 18-19 miles per gallon, thats with the cruise set at 75 mph, im happy with that
     
  6. GMC4x4

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    Driving back from Dallas now. About to add some oil to her and keep on trucking.
     
  7. 3linkedchevy

    3linkedchevy Well-Known Member

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    Finally pulled the trigger on a headunit before my move. My girlfriend will be driving this truck, so I wanted to make it as enjoyable for her as I could.

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  8. GMC4x4

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    Nice alpine.
     
  9. 3linkedchevy

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    Thanks... ordered 2 of them, one for this truck and my '97. I had an older Alpine in my '97 and loved it. So it was an easy decision.
     
  10. silverado13

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    i got carbon fiber vinyl and wrapped the bezel behind it, i think it looks good[​IMG]
     
  11. BigGraySophieTheSierra

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    Yanked my rear end. Hopefully I'll get it rebuilt shortly
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  12. 04-2500HD

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    Did some "spring cleaning" to the interior.

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  13. 3linkedchevy

    3linkedchevy Well-Known Member

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    Well took the truck in for an oil change and an alignment before our move on Friday (Southern California to Texas). I knew I needed to the u-joints, just didn't know how bad. I had a clunk that I thought was coming mostly from the transfer case. Needless to say, it was all driveshaft. The u-joint at the axle didn't even have any needle bearings left in it. Super glad I did it before the trip.
     
  14. GMC4x4

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    Yeah you gotta have u joints lol. One of mine was so bad I had to torch it to get the cap off.
     
  15. 04-2500HD

    04-2500HD Well-Known Member

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    Waxed it

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  16. GMC4x4

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    Took it to put some tires on it. I had finally settled on some 285/75/16 Gladiator QR900 MT then I was informed that they couldn't mount those to a 6.5" wide wheel. And they don't have anything to offer me in a 33" to fit a 6.5" wide wheel. So it looks like I'll have to settle for some 265s unless someone else has any ideas. Then I drove it to Lowe's to pick up some lumber.
     
  17. Erki

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    285s are fine on a stock wheel. Take it to a different shop that will mount them.
     
  18. GMC4x4

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    I solved the problem by buying these bad boys. 17x8.5
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    Now my problem is what size tire can I stuff under there. I really wanted a 33x12.5 but I'm not sure if it will rub any of my suspension components. So I may order up some 295/75/17
     
  19. GMC4x4

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    Gave it a real good bath and it needed it. If I get some energy back later I'll clean it out. Tomorrow the wheels and tires go on and then I'm going to do a photo shoot with it.
     
  20. GMC4x4

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    Well 3 of them are on the truck. Turns out that 1 was boxed incorrectly and is a 8x170 so I'm waiting on a replacement to arrive in the mail.