Project "CODERED"

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Guess I'll copy my build thread over here ;-)

2004 ZQ8 3.5 Auto Colorado Crewcab

All stock

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Street Scene Roll Pan added
Street Scene Gen 1 Bumper added
Trucktec Soft Bed Cover added
Bowtie changed from gold to black

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Goodmark 2 inch Cowl Hood added
Xenon Side Skirts added
Street Scene Fog Lights added

factory flares were removed for the time being due to the side skirts

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Truck all painted up

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Added AEM intake
Added Magnaflow exhaust

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Installed clear corner headlight and parking/turnsignal lights

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audio install

JL Stealth Box I got for half the cost of new and a amp I had laying around

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installed Street Scene Stainless Grill

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American Racing RTS 20's

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Drop number 1

Belltech 2inch Ball Joint Drop
Belltech 3inch Leaf Spring Drop

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My friend Josh helping out

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has a little bit of a rake

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Drop Number 2

well with the first setup I was rubbing like crazy on bumps

So I switched the factory ZQ8 springs out with Belltech 1inch drop springs so I went back up 1/2 inch in the front

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Painted front caliper setup 2 tone

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Added the factory flares back on after trimming them down

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Added door jab trim pieces from an 07 model

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Street Scene Spoiler

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Hellwig Traction Springs

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Installed all red 3rd brake light and TYC LED tails

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Added my flush bed cover and the street scene spoiler

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New stainless steel gauges also modified the needles to red

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bed cover and spoiler painted

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Other parts

Clean cut creations crossmember still needs to be installed

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Drop Number 3

Belltech Coilover setup for the front Also have a set of 1 inch blocks for the rear that I havent put on yet

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pics from the coil over install

well got them on the passenger strut gave me issues when taking it out.

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friend compressing the next one for me

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always needed when working

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picked up a set of 18 inch factory colorado xtreme wheels for the winter timeand track

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painted the wheels flat black

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then finally got my center caps

Also added Street Scene mirrors

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changes here

repainted the wheels passenger side charcol with a red lip and drivers side added a red lip was trying to decide which I prefered

also painted the mirrors and added a black chrome grill

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Picked up a set of Silverado SS wheels

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had a friend bore them out


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test fitted ;-)

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added rubber :-D


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got some new tires bought them used with 1k-1500 miles on them for $300

old 245/35/20
new 255/35/20

old currently on the wheels

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new against old

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New stacked up till I decide to swap them on

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thought I'd finally update this thing

So awhile back I picked up a canyon shell from Paul that he already cut out

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Also picked up a SS grill for it

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I got the grill and my bumper as well as the colorado grills powder coated

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meanwhile I was gettign the bumper fixed and repainted and getting the grill shell painted also

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pieces all painted

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installed

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hmmm what Did I pick up??

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L33 5.3 V8 Out of a 06 Silverado. Has 22k miles on it. All aluminum block and heads

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the bad parts

need a new pulley no biggie

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smashed oil filter umm ok

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oh the damn cracked oil pan (they only took 50 bucks off for that grrr)

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took the engine to the engine shop


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went to check on it


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then brought it back home

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and before I left for israel I blew a tire

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However bad news I did hit something and it shot a hole through my inner fender and dented the bedside from inside :cry:

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Picked up some new tires

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LH8 oil pan for the V8

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Painted behind my grill

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I'll have a few other items coming when I get back from Israel

One thing I need to fix when I get back is my exhaust

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hmm whats this?

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Started stripping the motor down

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Still need to paint the heads, valve covers, brackets, water pump, pulleys, etc....

Not sure how I'll do the fast intake

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Swapped out the oil pickup since I have to use a LH8 oil pan (colorado/canyon/h3) since the silverado one won't work, and the oil pickup was too long so I had to use a LH8 one. However I did get a new windage tray but I saw no need to swap it out.

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LH8 pan, it will be staying the cast aluminum color

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and another reason why I can't use the pan

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Small update

;-). Need to have them stripped welds cleaned up and then recoated

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and thats how everything pretty much sits, haven't had much time to work on the truck lately due to traveling with work and now trying to get my garage ready for winter and issues i've had with my Jimmy.
 

ItsOnVoy

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Damn you went a long way with the car! Great job with it though! I LOVE the black chrome :yes::yes: I am thinking of it for my truck now!!
 

SEKOLAx216

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It was like i was reading a story. Nice truck man,you got it lookin sick
 

Porkins

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Talk about "Picture Heavy" I thought my laptop was having a seizure. Nice SS rims!
 

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Porkins said:
Talk about "Picture Heavy" I thought my laptop was having a seizure. Nice SS rims!

I do what I can lol
 

jimmyjam

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thats whats up. is that fast intake gonna fit in there?

i had a red trailblazer on black wheels, everyone loved it. i had blacked out the grill and cross bar as well, something to think about
 

smitty5150

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I am in love with your truck!

I've been toying with the idea of dropping a v8 in my tb for over a year now. Everyone says it isn't worth it, but I still want to try.
 

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jimmyjam said:
thats whats up. is that fast intake gonna fit in there?

i had a red trailblazer on black wheels, everyone loved it. i had blacked out the grill and cross bar as well, something to think about

Thanks the truck the intake came off of was a Colorado ;-)

If you noticed I swapped the Chevy grill for a GMC grille

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I am in love with your truck!

I've been toying with the idea of dropping a v8 in my tb for over a year now. Everyone says it isn't worth it, but I still want to try.

Thanks. Oh this will be worth it for the swap
 

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To the OP, AWESOME! Great to see the transformations your truck has seen, the many stages my 02 TB has been through are mostly in memory as Im too lazy to get pics usually. Its been stock, dropped, raked (stock rear, dropped front), stock, and now has a 3/2" lift on it.

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I am in love with your truck!

I've been toying with the idea of dropping a v8 in my tb for over a year now. Everyone says it isn't worth it, but I still want to try.

You have an 02 right...Ive got the PCM issues sorted out Im 95% sure. Run a LS1B 1MB PCM with a factory 02/03 TrailBlazer 5.3L V8 Operating System. Remember they're the same truck, just a few inches longer. GM's done the hard part by writing us an Op. Sys. that will still communicate correctly with the cluster, BCM, etc. :cool:
 

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Figured it was time to update this

Washed the wheels up

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Layed out

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Masked up

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started coating

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HARDTRAILZ

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Love the hood!
 

Porkins

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Love it! What did you use for paint?
 

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STLtrailbSS

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Whats your cam lift? Is that all you upgraded was valve springs?
 

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STLtrailbSS said:
Whats your cam lift? Is that all you upgraded was valve springs?

I got a cam, rod, and springs. A friend was going to put this package in his and then he decided to not do his v8 swap. I still havent put the cam package in yet, but hopefully soon.


Cam -

Intake valve lift - .580, degrees of duration 225
Exhaust valve lift - .590, degrees of duration 229
Lobe center 114 + 4 LSA

Push rods -

5/16" x 7.400" hardened

Valve Springs-

Gold Dual Valve Springs, Super 7 Locks, Ti retainers, Seals & .505" Bases (use with stock guides)
 

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