I thought it time to start build threads for our local community regarding our current two trucks: 2009 Lexus LX570 (Toyota Land Cruiser sister) and 2006 Chevrolet Silverado dually crew cab long bed. I'm a slow spender but always open to ideas and feedback.
"Sydney" 2006 Lbz Crew Cab Dually Silverado Work Truck
Purchased for $25k on 09/05/2018 from a private party in Portland, Oregon.47,120 miles / 1,850 hours at time of purchase.Two previous owners - Portland owner purchased in October 2014. Bellingham owner purchased new in October 2006.Specs:Duramax 6.6 liter LBZ diesel motor with 6-speed automatic (with push-button manual mode) Allison transmission.Crew Cab.Long / 8' bed.Dual rear wheels.3.73 rear differential gearing.34.0 gallon fuel tank.4-wheel ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes.GVWR = 11,400 lbs.Curb weight = 6552 lbs.Payload = 4,848 lbs.Towing capacity = 12,000 lbs (conventional) / 16,000 lbs (5th wheel).Work Truck (WT) trim: manual / roll up windows, manual locks; standard A/C, dual airbags, separate driver / front passenger climate controls, cruise control, second row folding seats, automatic headlights, daytime running lights, pickup truck cargo box light.Manufactured __/2006. MSRP $32,140, dealer invoice $29,408.Stock tire size: LT215/85R16/E (Diameter - 30.4". Width - 8.5". Sidewall 7.2". Circumference 95.4". Revs/Mile - 664).Previous Owners' Modifications:ProFlaps front and rear mud flaps.Kenwood DDX392 touch screen head unit.Kicker CS front door speakers.Rear suspension: overload springs.Rear air bags and Air Lift compressor with wireless remote.Power telescoping and adjustable mirrors: Power Vision of Pendleton, OR.Tubular, adjustable lumber / kayak rack.Gel seat pads.Lund hood bug deflector.Bed rubber mat.Truxedo spray on bed lining.GM nerf bars / running board steps.Reese Tow Beast category _ rear hitch.Our Modifications:2020-08-07: 18 percent ceramic coated window tint.2020-04-29: Gen-Y torsion ball 2-mount w/stacked receivers for 2-1/2" hitch. 7-1/2" drop/rise. 16,000 pound capacity. $709.99. Also procured Gen-Y weight distribution shank for $99.99.2020-04-11: LED interior cab light mounted over front seat cup holders.2020-03-23: Chevy steering wheel cover.2019-12-25: dash camera - thanks, parents!2019-12-25: Yakima axe / shovel bracket for MegaWarrior - thanks, parents!2019-12-02: Yakima MegaWarrior basket with 2 extensions.2019-08-01: Fan-Tastic vent 1250 in topper / canopy for dog and camping.2019-06-23: DeeZee Tailgate Assist.2019-06-02: Herculiner on front bumper, rear bumper, nerf bars / steps, mudflap trim, fender flares, front grille, hood bug guard / deflector (repair fender chips first with Bondo, done 01/26/2019).2019-05-27: reverse camera from Amazon.2019-02-xx purchase, 05-18 install: Transfer Flow in bed fuel tank 100 gallons - $1800 ($100 off coupon).2019-02-12: YitaMotor cube LED fog lights.2019-02-03: 52" LED bar mounted to Yakima bars.2019-02-03: Yakima Q109 clips, Q towers, and bars moved over from WRX.2019-01-26: QuakeLED 60amp, 8 LED wireless light controller from WA Sportsmens Show for $75.2019-01-19: YitaMotor 32" curved LED bar in grille.2019-01-12: RAM mount on dash.2018-12-10: grille removal, mesh covering (stainless steel stucco backing from Lowes.2018-11-11: Firestik 3' tunable tip CB antenna, Firestik spring, Firestick stud mount, hood hinge bracket, & Cobra 29LTD CHR (chrome) CB radio. [moved from LX570 11/11/2018]2018-09-22: Clifford alarm with shock sensor and key less entry, door lock power actuators.2018-09-18: Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller.2018-09-12: Glasstite Raven high top canopy / topper (Craigslist).Wish List:Reserve air tank, hose chuck.HAM radio antenna install.Tinted windows.Seat Covers: Carhartt? Costco - Coverking Tactical @ $190 per row.Coverking dash mat: $29.99 @ Costco.Heated seats.Wheelskin for steering - $60.Subwoofer behind rear seat - need new box.Upgraded rear speakers in doors to match fronts.In-channel vent visors.ARB front bumper #3462020 ($1450.65 + 195 install kit = 1645.65 @ BumperSuperstore, $1470 @ Amazon). Fusion front bumper with options.ARB Locking rear differential.Lift: non torsion bar drop: Cognito (No torsion drop, UCAs) 6" @ $3610. BDS High Clearance (No torsion drop, good warranty) 7" @ $1975. CST. Fabetch. Bulletproof. (No Les Schwab available).Leveling kit? Many @ 4WheelParts. Fit up to 33" tire.Lift with torsion bar drop: 7" McGaughys @$1750.Tires and rims: 18-20" rims? 35-37" tires?> 35 x 10.5 r16.> 35 x 12.5 r16.> 315 / 75 r16 (34.6"x12.4").> 35 x 11.5 r18.> 35 x 12.5 r18.> 285 / 75 r18 (34.8"x11.2") (old truck).Sliding rear window?Topper roof vent?Flip up sunroof?Sliders or steps (Amp power steps)?Titan Fuel Tank replacement tank 62 gallons - $1800?