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HankHill's Build Thread
Since I'm finally starting to do a few things to my truck I figured I'd start a build thread.
I picked my truck up in March of 2014. It's a 2006 crew cab z85 4wd. The truck was bone stock and only had 53k miles.​


After finally saving some money and looking at a million different wheel/tire options, I finally settled on 16x8 MB Razor wheels and 265/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers. The main reason for going with the MB Razor wheels was they ended up being around $80 a piece.​



I bought the stuff today to make a diy intake. Weather permitting I should have it finished the middle of next week. I'm also planning on taking the truck next week to have an exhaust put on. I'm hoping to sweet talk the wife into buying some rock sliders for my birthday(I won't hold my breath though lol). I've got an are camper shell that I throw on during hunting season. I've still got to get it color matched.

Some of my planned mods are
Wheels/Tires-DONE
DIY Intake-DONE
LED Interior Lights-DONE
HID Headlights-DONE
Light/Recovery Bar-DONE
z71 Fender Flares-DONE
Blazer Overhead Console-DONE
Rock Sliders
Exhaust
Flip Third Brake Light
LED Light Bar

Any suggestions/comments are welcome and encouraged. I've been lurking around trying to get caught up on some of the new stuff that's come out since I had my first Colorado.
I'm just glad to be back on the nation:salute:
 

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Truck is looking real good! Dig the wheels, I was planning on some MB Razors myself in black but seeing yours in polished is giving me second doubts...might copy your style.
Copy away if you'd like.lol IMO these wheels are hard to beat for the money. They are just a few bucks more than the cragars and weigh like 13lbs less per wheel.

The weather finally cooperated today and I finished my DIY intake. I still need to paint it and get a decent filter. I took the airbox lid off just to see how loud it was and it's pretty damn loud.lol Here are a few pictures I took today. My truck was really clean till all the snow started melting and made my driveway a mud hole.

 

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Nice economical updates...keep up the great work!
 

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I've done a few small things to the truck lately. A guy I work with showed me the led interior lights he had put in his truck and since it was such an inexpensive upgrade I decided to do it too. I also upgraded my headlights while I was at it. I installed a set of 35w HID 6k. It was a super straight forward install and I can't believe how bright these things are for just 35w. Here are a few quick pictures I took last night.

This is the HID kit I bought. It seems to be really high quality and all the reviews are read are positive. I was going to go with the ddm kit, but heard some bad reviews on their shipping times.

 

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It's funny how you chose the op7t over the ddm kits for the shipping times.

I have ordered many things from ddmtuning and have always despised their terrible shipping times. Last time I ordered some replacement 55W ballasts and bulbs and paid the extra $13 for faster shipping. ONE MONTH LATER they showed up. I emailed DDM because this time I went out of my way to get faster shipping. This is her reply for anyone interested:

Sorry for the delay and inconvenience. I've already requested our Accouting Dep to refund you the shipping fee, as a compensation. It will be issued within 24hr. After it's done, we will email you the refund info.

Also, we've been working with our Shipping Agency regarding the shipping delays. Within a week or so, we will switch to a different airline, which should eliminate this kind of delays in the future.

Best Regards,
Jessica Yao
DDM
 

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I've been searching through the nation the past few weeks and came across the overhead console mod. I searched on eBay and found several and ended up getting a long blazer console for $30. I spent a couple hours today getting it installed. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Here are a couple of quick pictures. If anyone has any questions I'll be glad to help what I can.


I still have to get a temp sensor and calibrate the compass. I also got some hid high beams and did the hi/low mod. I'm planning on having a prerunner bumper made within the next few weeks.
 

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Nice HIDs...where'd you get the kit and what's the part#?
 

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I fell in love with that overhead console when I had my blazer . That is on my list of things to do. How did you mount it.
 

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I got my prerunner bar installed today. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I wish the hoop wasn't so wide and had more of an angle, but I think once I install my light bar it will tie it all together. I'm also going to pick up a set of z71 flares next week. Hopefully they'll keep my tires from slinging so much crap all over my truck.


Once I get the flares installed I plan on taking some decent pictures of the truck.
 

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I went and picked up the z71 flares yesterday. Ended up getting them for $60. They have a few scuffs and scratches but I'm planning on putting bedliner on them anyway. I took my z85 flares off today and finally managed to get all the double sided tape off. Hopefully I'll have the flares finished by this weekend and I'll be able to clean the truck up and take some decent pictures.
 

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The fender flares are on. It was almost dark when I finally got them on so I just took a quick pic. Overall I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. I would've loved to have color matched them but these are in pretty rough shape. The bedliner filled most of the deep scratches and make them look a lot better. Next on the list is to remove the body moldings and a complete detail. My truck looks like some crack head has been living out of it for about a month.
 
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