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ItsOnVoy

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Well I guess I should go ahead and show the mod's I have done with my truck. Maybe I will give some ideas of how somethings look for those one the edge on doing a mod.

This is how the truck looked on day one
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1st pic silverstars then Put 6000K DDM tuning HID's
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Added a Jenson HU (kind of an older picture)
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Removed the Emblems and added one coat of VHT Nite-Shade on the taillights
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Went ahead and did one more coat with the taillights (leaving at that, no more coats)
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Pulled the plastic off the pillars, Blacked out the GMC emblem in the front, added chrome side views and handles
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ItsOnVoy

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Then LED's all over :biggrin: (All white LED's SMD)

Reverse lights
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Corner lights before
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Corner lights after
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License plate
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Inside truck
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Some future mods (if money allows)
1. Resonator delete
2. Remove chrome and color match
3. De mold (maybe)
4. remove roof rack (maybe)
5. Remove running boards (maybe)
6. Anything that comes to mind I guess :cool:
 

HARDTRAILZ

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ItsOnVoy said:
Some future mods (if money allows)
1. Resonator delete
2. Remove chrome and color match
3. De mold (maybe)
4. remove roof rack (maybe)
5. Remove running boards (maybe)
6. Anything that comes to mind I guess :cool:

1. Free
3. Free
4. Almost free
5. Free
6 FAR FROM FREE

I dont think money is the issue, it may be indecision. You can do running boards and roof rack and reinstall if you don't like it....
 

jham

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Sam if you need help with the moldings or roof rack I am willing to help ya on a side note I need to start on the LED's my self
 

ItsOnVoy

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HARDTRAILZ said:
1. Free
3. Free
4. Almost free
5. Free
6 FAR FROM FREE

I dont think money is the issue, it may be indecision. You can do running boards and roof rack and reinstall if you don't like it....

Well the Resonator delete I am going to have a shop do it for me and add a tip. So I will need some money for that for sure.
Yes that is true with the boards and roof racks! If I do not care too much with the look then I can re add them. I have done that already with a couple of things anyway.

TXBlazer said:
You're well on your way!!! Looks Great!!:cool:

Thank you!! By next summer the truck should be all done :wootwoot:

jham said:
Sam if you need help with the moldings or roof rack I am willing to help ya on a side note I need to start on the LED's my self

Thank you I would appreciate that!! :tiphat: If you need some help with the LED's let me know too man :cool: (LED's can get expensive, Just as Carlton :raspberry: lol)
 

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Cut off the resonator and see what you think without the tip. I originally planned on it just being a couple weeks until I had the pipe extended with a tip, but I ended up liking the look enough that I never bothered with it. It has been that way for 2 years now and no problems.
 

ItsOnVoy

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Regulator said:
Cut off the resonator and see what you think without the tip. I originally planned on it just being a couple weeks until I had the pipe extended with a tip, but I ended up liking the look enough that I never bothered with it. It has been that way for 2 years now and no problems.

So the smell does not get into the cabin of the truck while in idle? that would be the biggest thing really. How does it sound with a tip or anything?
 

HARDTRAILZ

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No smell. Sound was not an issue when I had it just cut off a couple times. I prefer the tip, but no issue without one.
 

jham

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Sam at our fall meet you heard mine its only slightly louder than stock can't even hear it in the cab with windows up it shouldn't cost you more than 35$ with a tip I got mine for 30 with stainless tip
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HARDTRAILZ said:
No smell. Sound was not an issue when I had it just cut off a couple times. I prefer the tip, but no issue without one.

jham said:
Sam at our fall meet you heard mine its only slightly louder than stock can't even hear it in the cab with windows up it shouldn't cost you more than 35$ with a tip I got mine for 30 with stainless tip
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Which is perfect!!! I might just cut if off myself and just leave as it with no tip. If I want a tip then can be added later on!
 

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ItsOnVoy said:
Thank you!! By next summer the truck should be all done :wootwoot:

:laugh: That's what YOU think!! :raspberry:

ItsOnVoy said:
(LED's can get expensive, Just as Carlton :raspberry: lol)

The only expensive LEDs are the ones that people put together and wire up for you. The more DIY stuff you get, the prices drop big time, but you trade cost for convenience. :twocents:
 

ItsOnVoy

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Blckshdw said:
:laugh: That's what YOU think!! :raspberry:

:rotfl: I am going to tell myself that for now and hope it does turn out that way :whistle:


Blckshdw said:
The only expensive LEDs are the ones that people put together and wire up for you. The more DIY stuff you get, the prices drop big time, but you trade cost for convenience. :twocents:

Very true but the convenience is worth it for me! At least the time and headache saved is for me because if I try to make my own then :banghead::explode:
 

Blckshdw

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ItsOnVoy said:
Very true but the convenience is worth it for me! At least the time and headache saved is for me because if I try to make my own then :banghead::explode:

That's only because you've never done it before. Start small with easy stuff, then you'll get the hang of it. Then move up to more complicated stuff. Baby steps man, besides if/when you need help, we're here to help you along. :yes:
 

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Blckshdw said:
That's only because you've never done it before. Start small with easy stuff, then you'll get the hang of it. Then move up to more complicated stuff. Baby steps man, besides if/when you need help, we're here to help you along. :yes:

Sounds good :biggrin: I know that for the next summer I want to learn how to change the cluster lights to LED's and everything else in there. Only thing for me is how to open what I need to open.
 

Regulator

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ItsOnVoy said:
So the smell does not get into the cabin of the truck while in idle? that would be the biggest thing really. How does it sound with a tip or anything?

Ok, for some reason this thread didn't show up for me yesterday as an unread thread, I never did see this question. Kyle is correct though, no smell and no issues what so ever with the exhaust in the vehicle. (Before anyone says a word, yes I know that carbon monoxide is odorless, go stick you head in the exhaust of your truck and tell me that it is odorless.)

Because the Envoy's don't have any cut on the bumper for the tail pipe, I think it just gives the back end of the truck a cleaner look.
 

Blckshdw

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Oh yeah, +1 on not having issues with the exhaust. After I had my resonator cut off, I didn't put a tip on either, since I hadn't made up my mind which one I wanted. That was back in the spring.... :duh:
 

ItsOnVoy

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Well carbon monoxide might be odorless but if you put your head back there, you will smell something for sure. Now is there a specific kind of saw to use when cutting these off? I am sure they require some elbow grease lol
 

HARDTRAILZ

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ItsOnVoy said:
Well carbon monoxide might be odorless but if you put your head back there, you will smell something for sure. Now is there a specific kind of saw to use when cutting these off? I am sure they require some elbow grease lol

If you smell something with the windows up you have bigger issues. There is no more smell than stock.

I used a plain'o sawzall w a demolition blade for cutting wood/metal. A metal blade prolly would have been better. Some people use a hacksaw, but that is labor intensive.
 

Blckshdw

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Use something that plugs into a wall outlet. Much less elbow grease needed :wink:

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ItsOnVoy

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I think I have an electric one or a buddy of mine has one. Should be soo much easier with that! Thanks guys! I will keep all this in mind once the winter ends...the longgggg winter :sadcry::suicide:

HARDTRAILZ said:
If you smell something with the windows up you have bigger issues. There is no more smell than stock.

I used a plain'o sawzall w a demolition blade for cutting wood/metal. A metal blade prolly would have been better. Some people use a hacksaw, but that is labor intensive.

Oh no I do not smell anything with the windows up right now. I am saying if you put your head right next the exhaust you will.
 

Wooluf1952

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Looks great.

About the chrome rear views:
Are those covers or complete new mirror assemblies?
 

ItsOnVoy

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Wooluf1952 said:
Looks great.

About the chrome rear views:
Are those covers or complete new mirror assemblies?

Thank you! They are covers that I got off of eBay. I looked for a new assembly but the Envoys do not come with Chrome as an option
 

Regulator

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Blckshdw said:
Use something that plugs into a wall outlet. Much less elbow grease needed :wink:

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Yup, electric saw zaw with a metal blade. It takes about 15 seconds and your all done!
 

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here is mines removed!it looks a lot cleaner and no big diference in sound juuust a bit!:smile:
 

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ItsOnVoy

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Regulator said:
Yup, electric saw zaw with a metal blade. It takes about 15 seconds and your all done!

Wow a nice quick cut will be awesome!! Going to look into one of those!

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here is mines removed!it looks a lot cleaner and no big diference in sound juuust a bit!:smile:

that looks good! I might do something like that, or do a dual look! I'm Not sure if the dual will look as good as a single!
 

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So I went ahead and did one of the mods I wanted to do and removed the roof racks. I just need to do something about the black screws and color match them because those will bug me quick!

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Let me know what you guys think!

Looking to de mold later on when I have the eraser wheel and remove the running boards also! The truck should look a lot better with those done!
 

Blckshdw

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Looks good Sam. As far as getting the bolts not to bug you anymore, just lift your truck, then you won't see them at all!! :laugh:
 

ItsOnVoy

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Blckshdw said:
Looks good Sam. As far as getting the bolts not to bug you anymore, just lift your truck, then you won't see them at all!! :laugh:

lol I am thinking of color matching them when I get the paint, if I can even color screws :undecided:
 

ItsOnVoy

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Well here is an update on my truck. Got it de molded and got a decal put on. Let me know what you guys think!!

Huge thanks to Derek (Meltdown) for hooking me up with a eraser wheel for this project :hail: deff helped :yes:

Also a huge thanks for Jeff (silvernclean) for hooking me up with his extra decal!! Harmless decal looks great :thumbsup::hail: You guys are the best helped me a ton :yes:

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You didnt mess around!! You said exactly what you wanted to do and its DONE!! Molding is gone, decal in place...just waiting on word about the res delete. Did you ever get ahold of S&K Muffler? Listen if money becomes an issue, I can bring out a sawsall and we can cut it ourselves. You can then take it anywhere you want to have them weld a small extension on and tip. Its about 15 mins of work for us to do, if you want. Just drop me a line and let me know. The shop will charge you about $20 for the time and you can get any tip you want with the extra you save having them cut it.

Let me know if I can help.

Melty
 

ItsOnVoy

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Meltdown211 said:
You didnt mess around!! You said exactly what you wanted to do and its DONE!! Molding is gone, decal in place...just waiting on word about the res delete. Did you ever get ahold of S&K Muffler? Listen if money becomes an issue, I can bring out a sawsall and we can cut it ourselves. You can then take it anywhere you want to have them weld a small extension on and tip. Its about 15 mins of work for us to do, if you want. Just drop me a line and let me know. The shop will charge you about $20 for the time and you can get any tip you want with the extra you save having them cut it.

Let me know if I can help.

Melty

Thanks man!! Yeah I am a bit in the air on the reso delete due to the money thing like you said. I still have to call S&K Muffler, Ill prob do that later this week after my exams and get a quote from them (if they can give me one). If it's also too much then we can prob do it our selfs and see how that comes out also. I will let you know for sure I appreciate it man!! I will prob have to wait till may if I do the reso delete though due to finals coming up (do not want to distract myself too much lol). But the $20 isn't bad if they can do that, I want to get a quote on a dual look. That would look really good :yes: Whenever you get a chance and talk to your buddy about the paint job let me know on it if you can!
 

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Doing all of these mods..... Seem to be heading to the lowered look..... lmao. Is that what your getting to eventually Sam? Any plans to Lower on these shitty Michigan roads?:rotfl: Everything takes time right? haha look where I am.... WAY BEHIND! lmao I will catch up!
 

ItsOnVoy

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03envoy said:
Doing all of these mods..... Seem to be heading to the lowered look..... lmao. Is that what your getting to eventually Sam? Any plans to Lower on these shitty Michigan roads?:rotfl: Everything takes time right? haha look where I am.... WAY BEHIND! lmao I will catch up!

haha no actually that is the one mod i will not be doing which a lowering kit! I will be sticking to the stock height for now pretty much lol

Your good I mean my truck took me 2 years until I did many of these mods so you always have time :thumbsup: Plus a ton of my mods can be done within one day worth so your truck can wake up in the morning a new person :rotfl:
 

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