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?