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  1. Finally got my differential narrowed and installed my bonspeed 22s 6in lip on the rears truck is dropped 4-6 ?
    3 points
  2. I didn't repaint them I cleaned them and applied this stuff https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR-Protectant-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B00KN0UOEE I finally got my rear sway bar I ordered back in November but has been on back-order since And..... She's out for the spring!
    3 points
  3. Love the truck. My first SS. 05 AWD. I lowered it, put 24's on it, BTR stage 2 cam, trunnion kit, push rods and lot of other stuff. It had .660 valve springs, headers and intake. Feels like it has a shift kit but not sure. I ordered a speed engineering exhaust but wont be available for a few weeks. Waiting a bit to get it tuned. I'm not sure what else I want to do. I think I'm going with AutoCal V3 Tuning System from Black Bear performance I work from home so its doesnt get drove much. Currently somewhat stock exhaust with gutted cats and flowmaster muffler.
    3 points
  4. Back together! Aside from the rear bumper I didn't have time to put on. First I POR15'd the brackets for the cladding Made sure to test fit everything before I drill any holes I felt bad drilling into these nice clean rockers haha But I did make sure to spray lots of rust proofing in the holes even though it will never see salt All riveted back on Back together! ?? backed it out of the garage to see if outside
    3 points
  5. Just finishing up the mechanical and tuning on the LSA install. 6.0 LQ9 with CnC’d LSA heads FIC 850cc Injectors (updated* 1000cc) 2 Bar MAP (updated* 3 bar) Comp Cam 54-454-11 LSA Supercharger 7.8 lower/ 2.35 upper (updated* 9.2 lower / 2.35 upper) 103mm Nick Williams TB 5 inch JLT CAI LS3 Blade MAF (updated* speed density) 1 7/8 headers 3 inch exhaust 3500 Circle D stall 4L80e All Wheel Drive
    3 points
  6. Long time no updates! Just have been enjoying the truck! It is put away for the winter to I intend to do a few things to it. First of which is a Trans cool 40k cooler which I installed yesterday. So much bigger than the stock cooler Also looks super cool behind the grille!
    2 points
  7. Update. I got the Black Bear Performance EFILive AutoCal. Black Bear tuned it and made a huge difference. They did a great Job with the tuning. Then I installed the full speed engineering dual 3" exhaust with headers. Hated it ! Tooo loud and lost major low end torque. I changed it up using a single 3" pipe and much happier with the sound vs dual 3"s. Still lost some low end torque but I have no cats now and it is flowing way more then the previous exhaust. Put in bigger injectors recommended after the tune to help the stage 2 cam. Waiting on Black Bear Performance to help me get it re-tuned. The current tune is not liking the 42Lb marine injectors at all or the exhaust swap.
    2 points
  8. Hey everyone! It's been YEARS since I've been on the forum. So I guess I'll reintroduce myself lol. I've got a 2004 SSS that I bought new. I've lowered it and put on an exhaust but that's all for performance mods. Recently I installed a Retrax tonneau cover and Yakima Overhaul rack system. Hoping to get more active in the forum since I've got the mod bug again.
    2 points
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  10. Thank you lol! Thank you!! Got everything back on including the cladding, I need to give it a wash but I love it! It has come a long way in the 3 months or so I've had it
    2 points
  11. As I was replying to another thread here, i was searching through my virtual pile of SS related photos and thought I would dredge up a few of the funny ones. Some of these I photo shopped myself. 1) I seem to recall somebody with a Red SS wanted more bass in their stereo, so I put in a bigger sub for him 2) Not sure why I did the riced out version of the SS, but it was funny looking. 3) The Lemon Fresh oil if from the internet. 4) It must be a bit hot where this guy lives. 5) Dual Radix super charger. Had a bit of fun photo shopping my single Radix in to two ;D 6) Ash all over my SS from a brush fire long ago (Southern California). 7) And we all know that Joseph was a carpenter, so he needed a fast truck to get around, that is why he had as SS.
    2 points
  12. 2005 SS with forged dished pistons, forged rods, ls3 heads with stainless steel valves and trunnion bear upgrade, 76/75mm trick performance turbo kit, devilsown meth kit, 40k trumax oil cooler, Texas speed cam 222/228, ls2 timing chain, built 4l60 with stage two shift kit and yank3600 stall, 120lb injectors, dual walbro 450 fuel pump with -10 feed lines and -8 return, 92mm holly hi-ram intake. Soon will be tuned for E85.
    2 points
  13. Seems like it is pretty perfect lol. I’ve seen them with more miles go for more.
    2 points
  14. Blackbear, does all my tuning with EFILIVE on my 03 Silverado ss
    2 points
  15. Due to an over popular cam spec requesting this is a new cam help guide and posting. If you want to review the cams here, feel free and ask all you'd like in this post. Want a cam recomdation or have a question on a specific cam, just post it in here. Info for cams needed is... Year of truck: Model: Trans: Converter: Gear: Tires: List of current mods: Possible future mods: Goals for truck: Uses of the truck: Cam list: Comp Cams: XR259HR...206/212 .515/.522 112LSA. Great cam for a stock truck looking to make big low rpm torque and use a stock torque converter. Better suited to a 4.8L or very mild 5.3L. Recomended torque converter would be no more than a 3000 for a 4.8L or 5.3L and stock or 2600 for a 6.0L. Recomended valve springs would be LS6 GM springs. XR265HR...212/218 .522/.529 114LSA. Great cam for a stock truck using stock truck exhaust manifolds and either a stock converter or low rpm stall. In a 4.8L or 5.3L I'd recomend a 2600 to 3000 stall. In a 6.0L I'd recomend a stock or 2600 stall, but the 2600 would be better suited to the job. Recomended valve springs would be GM LS6 springs. XR269HR...216/220 .525/.532 114LSA Decent cam for a bolt on type truck running shorty headers or long tubes. Stock manifolds could be used, but headers would be a bigger gain at this point. For a 4.8L this is a fairly agressive cam and I'd recomend at least a 2800 to 3200 stall. For a 5.3L and 6.0L a 2600 to 3000 stall would do the job nicely. This cam isn't really recomended for gains with it's low lift and bigger duration. Other than great valve spring life there isn't much reason to run it. Recomended valve springs would be LS6 springs. XR273HR...220/224 .530/.534 112LSA Decent cam for an LQ9 for someone worried about valve spring life. With this much duration and this low of lift I just wouldn't recomend it as a choice for any application. XR277HR...224/228 .534/.537 112LSA Agressive cam for duration and LSA. Not enough lift to make it worth recomending at this duration. XR265HR...212/218 .558/.563 115LSA Very nice cam for a truck with mild exhaust upgrades. Not a recomended cam for a 4.8L or 5.3L as this much split with the small intake valves isn't the way to go. For a 6.0L this cam makes for a nice and mild dail driver with very little lope at idle. Stock converter can be used, but a 2600 stall is recomended. This cam can also be used with a blower or nitrous with decent results. Recomended valve springs would be LS6 spring or Comp 918. XR275HR...222/224 .566/.568 112LSA Very strong cam for a naturally asperated setup. In a 4.8L you'll need a 3000 to 3400 stall. In a 5.3L you'll need a 2600 minimum and best results at 3000 stall. With a 6.0L I'd recomend a 2600 to 3000 stall depending on how agressive you want the launch. This is a very good cam for torque in the middle rpm range. Recomended to use shorty headers or long tubes. You may also need an injector upgrade at this point. With good tuning the idle will be a bit choppy, but yet still very streetable and will make for a nice daily driver with some bite. Not recomended for nitrous or Supercharger. Recomended springs are LS6 springs or 918's. XR281HR...228/230 .571/.573 112LSA Very strong cam for a naturally asperated setup. Not recomended for a 4.8L or 5.3L. An L33 5.3L H.O. could run this cam with it's increased compression, but would require a 3200 to 3600 stall to be happy with it's results. In a 6.0L I would only recomend this for an LQ9 with it's increased compression and it could be ran with less stall due to it's cubes and compression. In an LQ9 I'd recomend long tube headers, LS6 or Fast style intake, and larger injectors. I'd recomend a 2800 to 3400 stall behind an LQ9 with this cam. Idle even tuned in perfectly will be choppy and will make for a decent daily driver as long as you aren't in heavy traffic. Not recomended for supercharger or nitrous. Recomended springs would be 918's. XER273HR...224/230 .581/.591 114LSA Very similar power band to the XR281HR, except with a better idle and better drivability. I would not recomend this for anything smaller than a 6.0L either. Recomended to run a shorty or long tube header. Larger injectors will be needed. I'd recomend a 2600 to 3000 stall for this cam. If it is well tuned in the idle is lopey, but not unacceptable for a daily driver. This cam will also work ok with L92 style cylinder heads. It happens to be one of the cams that Livernois has chosen for it's L92 package. Will work nicely with nitrous or a blower. MP122 or bigger for Magnacharger or D1SC for Procharger. Recomended springs would be 918's or 921's. XER281HR...232/234 .595/.598 112LSA Pretty much a cam built for no smaller than a 6.0L. If you want to run a cam like this you'll want more than the stock compression of an LQ9. I'd say no less than 10.5:1 compression. You'll also want a car intake for this rpm range. With a 6.0L you'll want a 3200 stall or higher. This cam is better suited to bigger inch such as 6.7L and bigger. Not recomended for boost or juice. Recomended springs would be 921's or Partriot Dual Gold's. XER287HR...238/240 .605/.609 112LSA If you want to run this with a 6.0L, shoot for 11:1 compression or higher, a stall of 3600 or higher, 1 7/8 headers, and a Fast intake. This would make for a nice agressive cam in a 6.7L or bigger that can still be daily driven. More cubes of course wouldn't require as much stall. Recomended springs would be Patriot Dual Golds. Texas Speed: Thunder Racing: Trick Flow: TFS-30602001...216/220 .560/.560 114LSA TFS-30602002...220/224 .575/.575 112LSA TFS-30602003...228/230 .585/.585 112LSA Still updating...
    2 points
  16. Hello, I picked up this 2003 SSS about a month ago. It has 115k miles 1 owner. I have wanted one for many many years and was finally able to get one! It does need some TLC. First thing was a good detail Then I did some tint which is a must! Also fixed the missing tailgate handle bezel Time for rust repair and a 06 front end swap Now for the big stuff. I found a 2006 HD hood locally I then purchased some rust free fenders out of state which I am currently in the process of installing, just waiting on the grille to get painted Fenders are rough All torn apart Here is how she sits now
    1 point
  17. I came across these Rough Country wheel well liners online . I have always thought the rear wheel well looked unfinished and these make it look great! https://www.roughcountry.com/chevrolet-rear-wheel-well-liners-4299.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA3L6PBhBvEiwAINlJ9AWhTYQ0aFvstANnCoxpZfklTzsZRO-1CnHfDMtnoXX4RoR-74CGlhoCMS0QAvD_BwE Before, kind of unfinished looking in my opinion. I also made sure to put a thick layer of Fluid Film behind them. Not that this truck will ever see salt but it can't hurt Installed! Looks fantastic!
    1 point
  18. Can anyone steer me in the direction of this? I have a 2003 silverado ss so it has the awd transfer case. I did all the fluids a couple years ago and would like to do them again. Front and rear diff - 75w90 (couldn't remember 2-4 quarts?) Transmission- universal ATF? How much? I used the bg stuff last time AWD transfer case- for the life of me I can't find what type is needed. I thought i used royal purple synchromax last time. 2 quarts? I want to have everything ready to go so I can do it all the same day. Thanks for info in advance
    1 point
  19. Found my problem... 1 side of the coolant crossover pipe on the rear side of the engine was leaking from the o-ring gasket... I bought the replacement felpro gaskets that have 4 and replaced both rear ones and front ones since I was there already... pretty simple and cheap fix... trucks been good ever since... hopefully someone finds this useful in the future 👍🏼
    1 point
  20. Thanks! Unfortunately I haven't had time to finish it yet I because I came down with COVID. But yesterday I did test fit a wheel and I cannot wait to see them all on come spring!
    1 point
  21. Hey guys, I am toying with the idea of parting ways with my truck. It has the following mods. Magnuson 2300 supercharger , Flt level 7 trans with Circle D 25-2800 stal trans, upgraded cam and valve springs, lowered 3/5,goodmark cowl induction hood, Gaylord Speedstur X2000 bed cover,led conversion inside and out, Magna flow duel exhaust. This truck has 51xxx miles and will only need tires. I have only driven the truck maybe 300 miles this year and it is rust free...never driven in snow or rain since I have owned it.Truck was purchased in 04 with 18xxx on the clock. I cherish this truck but at the moment feel the need to move on. I am asking $21,500.00 or trade for a 68-72 Corvette coupe of same value ( no frame or birdcage rust).A few of the mods know this truck and I am sure they will vouch for me and this truck if asked.
    1 point
  22. *fleetside, anyway. The stepside bumper is different. Guess I should've mentioned that in case you go boneyard hunting, but I'll also guess if yours is all rusted out, other used bumpers are, too. New ones are pretty inexpensive. If you're somewhere that it's gonna see salt, a chrome one might last longer than a plain painted one, and you won't see it anyway. Chrome costs more but if it lasts longer, may be worth it. Richard
    1 point
  23. Tradeing in my 03 ss for a newer gmc sierra. 2018 elevation. Hard choice. But had 17 yrs wit my ss. Always have my memories. Wanna say thank. U to all who helped me ova the yrs. Wit modeing n advice. Wish u all best of luck. N good health. So long.
    1 point
  24. ? good to know your issues are fixed... I’m on a 4-6 drop on my 2wd SS, so didn’t have issues with a 1pc driveshaft since mine has the 2pc.. I am also running McGaughys helper bags and they do make a difference in towing and ride.. I will never run a drop kit without helpers from now on
    1 point
  25. Black bear ,EFILIVE
    1 point
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  27. Hi If your interested in keeping the NV149 (AWD) option, you can upgrade the chain from 1.25' to 1.5". NP. For the NP149, New Process never installed a 1.5" chain, nor do we see it in the parts books, But if you look into the NP263HD. this unit - and maybe others, have the 1.25" chain (same PN) as the NV149, but also have the 1.5" chain & sprockets as a HD option. I bought and installed the 1.5" kit. Little close to the Viscous Clutch body but does clear it.
    1 point
  28. Welcome, Not sure what to tell you on fair price but that's pretty low miles for a 2003! Well even for any year of Silverado SS at this point but especially a first year truck. If it's from your local area I'd inspect it VERY closely for rust although with 35K miles I seriously doubt it was driven in any bad weather. At any rate the hard lines for brakes and fuel tend to rust out very quickly on this generation of trucks if they're ever exposed to road salt or possibly even salt air (like from the coast) so check 'em as closely as possible. With those miles I'd say it's unlikely to have signs of problems of any kind. Some believe that low mile older vehicles are full of problems but I'm not one of those. One exception would be the tires; if it has ancient tires (check the date codes) then you'll want to replace them immediately - even if they're not dry rotted. If it does have any odd details, post back with your findings and others can offer advice. The truck is probably worth well upwards of $15K if it's clean. Richard
    1 point
  29. Makes no difference on the motor size, youd have to check the RPO codes in the glove box. K68=105 amp, KG3=145 amp, KW1=160 amp. The vast majority of trucks are KG3's.
    1 point
  30. I still have my ss it has 64000 miles on it. One fender has rust and I need to clean it up underneath. I moved to Georgia from New York and just took it for emissions test. Everyone there was drooling over it. Not very many arrival blues left!
    1 point
  31. It's in! It's finally in! Now to tune it with BlackBear... Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  32. I've got brand new oem intimidator badges....can sell as set of 3 which includes 2 door badges and a tailgate badge, but also have a few extra door badges that can be sold seperately
    1 point
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