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Old 01-11-2018, 08:11 AM
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Here at CARiD, we love trucks, and Silverado is certainly one of our favorite models out there. So we've decided to go further and start our own project build using the best parts and accessories available for it on our site. Please welcome Black Chevy Silverado 2500 6.6L Midnight Edition Project by CARiD!

This truck is one of the most popular in US with a class-leading 445-horses, and 910 pound-feet of torque under the hood. However, we all know that it can perform much better. What can unleash the real beastly nature of Silverado better than performance upgrades? This is what we've decided to start our project with and cooperated with our friends from Afe. They've sent us a Power Package, designed specifically for this truck, which includes Afe Momentum Air Intake System combined with their Scorcher Tune Module. This killer combo gives our truck additional 70+ horsepower and 138 torque for easier breathing and producing more power.

Links to these products:

aFe - Momentum HD Aluminum Black Cold Air Intake System

https://www.carid.com/2017-chevy-sil...377122295.html

aFe - Scorcher HD Module
https://www.carid.com/afe-power/scorcher-hd-module.html

Well, those numbers won't tell you anything until you can actually see and hear the final result, right? Grab some beer and enjoy, like our tech expert Greg did once he took the truck on the road.


More upgrades are coming! Subscribe to our build thread and Youtube channel, and follow the latest news!

What upgrade would you like to see next on our Project Chevy Silverado?
 
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:43 AM
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Hello everyone! We are back with next addition to our Chevy Silverado project. It took awhile for us to decide, which way to go, but the decision was pretty obvious – a tonneau cover. Its one of the first add-ons most truck owners get for their rigs and one of the most popular questions on the truck forums – what tonneau cover to choose. Hopefully, video review from our tech expert Greg will be helpful for those, who are searching for the perfect tonneau cover on today's market with tons of options available.

Guys from BAK knows better than anyone else, that you might use your truck's bed in different ways, whether it's carrying your expensive tools, kid's bikes, outdoor equipment or anything else. Their BakFlip MX4 Premium Folding Tonneau Cover safeguard your truck bed against dirt, grime, rain and snow thanks to its heavy-duty matte aluminum construction.

BAK BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover Video Review



BAK® - BakFlip MX4 Premium Folding Tonneau Cover

https://www.carid.com/bak/bakflip-mx...eau-cover.html


The interior of the BakFlip MX4 is outfitted with a high-density foam core specially formulated to provide superior strength with moisture and decay resistance. Thanks to its flush-mount design, the installation of the BakFlip is a piece of cake without any drilling required - Greg tried it himself and shares his experience with the audience.

If you are looking for a hard folding tonneau cover that literally does it all, BakFlip MX4 from BAK is the right way to go! See you guys later with our next Chevy Silverado addition!
 

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Old 02-01-2018, 07:18 AM
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Looking to enhance the performance side of driving your truck? Want some extra hps gains and looking for more efficient engine operation? Our recently released free-flow Magnaflow DPF-Back Exhaust set up is your perfect choice that will definitely improve the quality of your driving.

To help you understand the difference between having a stock exhaust system and high-performance aftermarket application installed on your truck, our product expert Greg has prepared yet another all-encompassing overview of the product. Made in the USA and engineered from the durable 409 Stainless Steel to last for years, free-flow Magnaflow DPF-Back Exhaust System will turn your Silverado truck into a real blast and make it second to none on the road. Depending on your application, the tube diameters can vary, to ensure the best gas flow and maximum power increase.

The overview is wrapped up with a detailed step by step installation, so you can perform yours as an easy and fun DIY project. Please note that some minor cutting may be required. This system is listed as a perfect fit for 2017-2018 Chevy Silverado 6.6 Duramax.


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https://www.carid.com/2018-chevy-sil...442217066.html

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New upgrade to our Chevy Silverado project truck is already on and today we are here with the next review. We thought what can help our truck to take on any trail with confidence prior to going with a lift kit and our friends from Fox came up with a solution. Our review is dedicated to their 2.0 Performance Series Shocks and their installation on our Chevy Silverado.

Fox offers some impressive benefits with this product over typical shocks, like excellent levels of travel with improved rebound and compression while the remote reservoirs increase the oil capacity and move hot oil out of the shot for a massive reduction in fade even on the roughest terrain. Their shocks are designed as a direct replacement for stock suspension or aftermarket lifts kits and feature hassle-free bolt-on installation. When it comes to a comfortable on-road ride and predictable off-road handling in even the toughest conditions or variable temperatures, Fox shocks are the ones you can count on.

Watch Greg's new video review below. Experience yourself the incredible performance and precise control that Fox shocks deliver!


Fox® 2.0 Performance Series Front Driver or Passenger Side Smooth Body Non-Adjustable Shock Absorber

https://www.carid.com/fox/performanc...80-24-968.html
 
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After adding Fox Performance Shocks to our Chevy Silverado we decided that we want something even more radical, and contacted our friends from ReadyLift. We've chosen their 8'' Lift Kit, available for 2011-2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD/3500HD 2WD/4WD trucks.

ReadyLift is #1 preferred manufacturer of truck Suspensions Leveling and Lift Kits that are guaranteed to retain your factory ride while providing the looks and lift every truck owner wants. Their lift kit allows you to use a larger wheel and tire combinations (Max Tire Size: 37"x12.50"), while keeping that smooth OEM ride and drivability. ReadyLift Kit includes heavy-duty welded steel crossmembers, iron knuckles, cast iron rear lift blocks with integrated bump stop landing pads, tubular upper control arms with a corrected ball joint angle and heavy-duty ball joints, assorted hardware and accessories and SST3000 shocks. Combined together, all these components offer balanced lifting force and really help to achieve that height that you need for maximum performance.

Watch new detailed review from our product expert Greg!


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- Max Tire Size: 37"x12.50"
- With SST3000 Shocks
- Install Time: 10 Hours +/- 1 hour (excluding alignment and wheel/tire assembly)
- Recommended Wheel Size: 9" wide with -6 offset
- Lift vehicles with Leaves, coils or torsion Bars
- Retain factory ride quality
- Lifetime warranty.

ReadyLIFT® 7"-8" x 5" Front and Rear Suspension Lift Kit

https://www.carid.com/readylift/lift...n-44-3070.html






 

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Hi everyone, today we are here with an in-depth look at the Hostile SPROCKET Satin Black offroad wheels that we've installed on our Chevy Silverado. Hostile wheels are used for both lifted and non-lifted trucks, as they have the structural fit and materials that fit both body positions.

They feature wide lips, angular styles, bold metal labels and a wide selection of chrome and black finishes. Being pressure die-cast from aircraft-grade aluminum, they are built to perform and look great both on and off the road!

HOSTILE® - SPROCKET Satin Black







Main features:

- Aggressive looks
- One-piece cast aluminum custom wheels, that can carry loads up to 2,200 lbs.
- Available in different sizes
- Fits 2007-2018 Chevy Silverado models
- One year warranty on material and workmanship.



Make your Chevy Silverado stand out with a set of Hostile SPROCKET Satin Black Wheels!
 
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