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So I guess I'll start with what I drove before I got the Xtreme.
My first truck was a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 with a 2.2l manual transmission, manual windows and locks, just a basic truck. I loved that thing. I put some 20s on it, shaved the tailgate and frenched the tag, rollpan, lowered it 3", HIDs, tint, LED tails, and a bunch of other stuff.

I had it for about 3 years then wanted something newer with more doors, Ended up selling it for $3,750.

I liked the mid size trucks and saw a few 355s online that caught my eye so I started looking. I almost bought a black crew cab ZQ8 in Miami but later found out that it was a water damage rebuild from one of the big hurricanes so that one was out. But this one truck from Jacksonville kept showing up. 2005 Chevy Colorado Xtreme, it was black, all stock but with a bed cover and no tint. I skipped school with my dad one day and we took the 3 hour drive to Jacksonville to check it out. The truck was being sold by a Mazda dealership. An older guy bought it for his son in high school, the son later went into the military and left the truck behind, the old man ended up trading it in for a new Mazda Miata. They were asking $16k, but my budget was $10k. The truck needed brakes and tires soon so we were able to wiggle them down to $11k out the door.

Pics of the day I brought it home. (2/8/2011)

Since the HID kit from the S-10 was the same as the Xtreme, I threw in the HID kit about 20 minutes after I got back to the house. I also threw in some white LEDs in the turn signal running lights that I had left over.

Then a few days later it was Valentine's Day so I took the girlfriend (now Wife) down to a nice restaurant by the river and we watched the sunset from the bed of the truck.

Then a few months later I bought some black 20x8.5" Helo 866 wheels for my 20th birthday.

Then I bought some black z85 headlights and DRLs, and 5% tint, and blacked out the Chevy grille emblem.

Then I got some switchback LEDs

Then I got my taillights and 3rd brake light smoked.

Then I shaved my tailgate.

I ripped out the lame little projector fog lights and put in full size ones behind the billet inserts. I also got my reflectors smoked (on the outside of the headlight)

Then I installed 2" Balljoints and 2" blocks

Scored a cheap blue neon kit off craigslist.

Scored a brand new cowl hood off craigslist for 160

I took it down by the bridge to the beach to get some nice photos of it.

Then recently, I purchased a set of the LED taillights.

After lowering it I quickly found out how huge the transmission crossmember was, so I ordered a KR Fabs one, powder coated it and threw it under there.

Right now Im waiting for my SS bumper to get back from paint. I was lucky to trade NLC my stock Xtreme bumper for his SS bumper. Miss match pics lol

I got it pretty flush, still needs a little tweaking.
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Met up with Josh Mayer since he was in Florida visiting, not sure what his nation username is.


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Headed down to the KDMF2 show on Saturday, more of an import show but I met up with David from our Florida group and we had a good time.

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Finally gave it another cleaning this weekend. I got the wife's BMW ready for our trip to NC so I figured I would love on the old girl some more as well.

Left side is before, right side is after a polish.

Even broke out the Dyson to get the Bedrug clean. Neighbors were looking at me weird.

Almost done here.

It rained the day afterwards at work but the water was beading off perfectly!

I have many side projects that need to be finished before sesm.
1. Notch the frame, should be done a week or 2 before the meet.
2. New headlight/DRLs with DKM reflectors
3. Wheels and tires
4. Exhaust - Maybe
5. Thinking about tinting my taillights....
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Got a new set of DRLs and DKM reflectors on the way.

New tires should be here soon for the new wheels.

Got a few other projects to finish, but they just take time.
Reflectors should be there by tomorrow! :th_woot:
@un4giv3n They actually showed up this morning, they were delivered before you posted that comment :th_woot: Thanks again Dan for the fast shipping and awesome customer service!

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Haha damn that's awesome..shit, I can't even get reflectors to arrive that quick within NY

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See all this work David u might as well keep her
See all this work David u might as well keep her
Yea she ain't going anywhere. :D
OK it's in writing no take backsies
dont tint the tails just sell to me lol

@RednecKevin Lol kinda want them darker, not blacked out but darker. I just got these ones because I cracked my other set recently.
So I started my reflectors yesterday. I got the headlights done easy peasy but the DRLs were a pain in the ass.
Before shot.

Pretty much what I did was bake the Xtreme lights and put the black housings in there with new reflectors.

Both interior trims to show the difference.

New DRLs since my other ones were shot.

The adhesive I used to mount the DRL reflectors got cloudy and pissed me off so that's where I'm at now. I stopped working on them so I wouldn't make it worse by being pissed off. Ill make an effort later this week to finish them after I cool down.

So this is how I'm rolling around.

The headlights look a little cloudy, I started to sand and buff them after the new reflectors were installed but stopped once I had troubles with the DRLs. Ill finish the DRLs and the headlights later this week.
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Also if anyone wants these Xtreme trims, make an offer.
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Looks like you are converting to duals in both front and rear. :lmaop:
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