Yup, I'm figuring this computer biz out pretty quick. Glad to know I found a kick a$$ forum. Some dudes seem pretty uptight, but lots of "old heads" (that's what we call the experts in my career field) out there too. I hope to tap a lot of brains along the way, and hopefully start actually providing useful advice soon.
RHS, thanks for the tip, and the compliment. The only truck I have ever and will ever order from the factory. It's gonna be a beast when I'm done. Won't even need a gun to hunt those elk anymore.
On the exhaust...debated the custom dual jobber. Got a buddy who did it on a '97 1/2 ton. Says he's borderline with the emissions police. I have 2 problems here: 1) I still need to drive this baby to work and the store, and 2) I want it to be relatively quiet for hunting. I'll obviously take some extra decibels if it means significant Hp, but not too serious on making this solely a back-road ride yet. Hell, if God decides to let me win a Harley in a lottery so I have something for the road, I'll throw on a Whipple supercharger and some home-made tractor-pull headers instead and chase those lowered Monte Carlo's outta the county!! Anyway, I have a little time until that project. I'll let you know how the K&N feels on this stock 364 6.0L.
Thanks for the back up. Nice lookin' ride you got there. Honestly, the Fabtech 8" is news to me....which is a big surprise. Heard of a company called Whiplash Suspensions? They seem kinda new (to my truck anyway), and were the first 8" lift I found for my 2500. Some good pics, too...I'll track down the sight in a sec. Might as well talk about it a little...even though the lift and tires are far off for me. Superlift was the first to make a lift for the new 3/4 ton Silverado, and ever since, I've still been pretty impressed. Looks like a solid system. Ought to fit 35" under there easily. I always figured that would be enough for me, but that 8" looks damn good. They obviously show their truck with a 4.5 inch body lift on top of the 8", which I may never do, but still purty.
Any pros? cons? Bueller?
"We're all pink on the inside!"
'99 Silverado 2500HD ext. cab/SWB, 6.0L, manual, 4.10's etc. etc.- not even close! no mods yet!