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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
Went back to Freeman Park over the weekend, the truck handled it GREAT.
I was hauling down through the sand ruts (4"+ deep) at an easy 15-20 MPH. I could easily change "lanes" at basically any point.
Saw at least four guys get stuck, the Colorado kept on digging though.

And a picture from Saturday morning about 7AM, we were the only ones up except one guy fishing about 100yds down the beach.


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Changed the diff, transmission, and transfer case fluids yesterday, truck is much quieter going down the road now.
Almost certain the diff fluids had never been changed, but it all has the best AMSoil synthetics I could get now.

Took some pics of the rear diff internals while the cover was off.

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Looks good so far man!
Thanks! I've done all the big stuff planned for the truck. Don't want to go too crazy with it since I drive it most days to/from work.
I do have some AMSOIL XL on the way for my next oil change though, just cranked over 204K last week.

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Update!! I know it has been a while, but today the Supermod SFAN4500 went in. Bought from @Merica! for a deal.

Install, especially with the thermostat housing, was very straightforward.
Impressions, definitely more pick-up on the low end, I'll have to update later with mpg gains.


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This thread has been a long time in the making, but here goes! As promised in my intro thread :)

Back in March of 2016, I finally got a truck. It came up after buying the house, and I got a deal.
The truck itself is a 2005 Chevy Colorado Standard Cab Z85 4x4 with the 5 speed manual transmission. It had 194K on the clock at the time, almost 199K now.
Completely bare bones, the only features it had were auto headlights, Z85, and 4WD.

Issues with the truck at the time I bought it:
- Headlights and tail lights needed replacing
- Fuel cap message (P0455)
- Front/rear bumper were a bit banged up
- Seat was halfway worn out, was the fixed bench (no arm rest)
- Tint is crap
- Toolbox had no key, so I couldn't lock it

Mods I have done so far:
- Replaced the clock spring to add cruise, unknowingly the turn signal was almost worn out as well.
- Replaced the 3rd brake light with an LED one
- Swapped all accessory bulbs with LED (interior, plate, etc)
- Added fog lights which run any time the headlights are on (byproduct of replacing bumper/headlights)
--- Lights
--- Relay
--- Relay Harness
--- Bulbs
--- Bulb Harnesses
--- Fuse Holder
- Swapped the seats for H3 buckets with a Colorado center console, thread below
- Added OSH's
--- Grip Handle | Genuine GM | 15134376 : GM Parts Direct: Your direct source for Genuine GM Parts
- Changed window visors to ones that weren't falling apart (bought the in-channel kind)
- New tail lights, post #10.
- New front shocks, post #13.
-- Skyjacker Black Max B8540
- New rear shocks
-- Skyjacker Black Max B8584
- Removed toolbox and put on a roll-up tonneau cover, post #21.
-- Tonno Pro Lo-Roll LR-1025
- Cooper Discoverer ATP in 31x10.5R15, post #32.
- New rear leafs, post #39.
- Driver's side SwingCase, post #44.
- Kenwood KDC-HD262U Radio and JVC Club 6520 Speakers.
- Supermod SFAN4500 Electric Fan Kit, post #51.

Fixes I have done so far:
- Replaced parking brake cable, the clip was broken off
- Replaced front bumper (added fog light cutouts at the same time)
- Chased P0455 error... see thread below
- Bought a key for the toolbox, still wouldn't work. Fixed the locking mechanism!
- Replaced catback with a Walker OEM kit due to a hatchet job muffler rusting out at the welds.
- Replaced fuel filter, looked like it hadn't ever been done.
- Replaced MAP sensor.
- Replaced PCV vent hose.
- Blower motor resistor and harness fix.
- Changed fluids for AMSoil; front/rear diff, transfer case, and transmission.

Had it out wheeling a couple of times, the best trip was out to the beach at Freeman Park in NC. Sand was soft enough on the first day I was sinking an easy 4" down.

Planning a trip to Uwharrie later this month, we'll see how that goes!!

I'll continue to update this thread with more info as I progress, there's some nice LED tail lights here ready for install along side my SuperSparkz :bestest:

Other planned (future to way future) mods include a mild lift to fit some 31" AT's, maybe a new radio to get HD.

2/23/2017 - Changing references of Z71 to Z85.
That is a big list thanks for the link

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