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My 2005 Sierra

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So I've wanted a clean low mileage GMT800 pickup forever now, but all of the ones I've found always seem to be beat up or have a ton of miles on them. I finally ran across this one in Dallas the other day. I had a friend of mine go look at it, then I flew up there yesterday and drove it home!

 

2005 Sierra SLT Leather, Bose, power folding mirrors. Owned by an 83 year old man that doesn't really drive anymore. The best thing about it - less than 30,000 original miles when I picked it up. It still has new car smell! I noticed it still has the stickers on the muffler and everything underneath from the factory. It also has the original tires on it - which won't be there for long. I picked it up for $16,500.

 

This is how it looked when I picked it up.

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Last night when I got home I pulled it directly into my shop and removed all that chrome shit.

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I plan on leveling the front & putting some nice tires, maybe wheels on it as well. First thing I'm gonna do is tint the windows.

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Nice find! Super clean truck!

Is that an L5P Duramax I see sitting next to it?

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Thanks man!

 

Ha, yes it is! Our new tow pig/garage ornament. lol

2017 High Country. We traded in our 09 LMM. I honestly never really cared for that one too much. It was tuned/deleted. I think this one stock would damn near keep up with our old one. It's a beast. I'm going install a gooseneck in it this weekend. Can't wait to see how it tows our horse trailer.

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Thanks man!

 

Ha, yes it is! Our new tow pig/garage ornament. lol

2017 High Country. We traded in our 09 LMM. I honestly never really cared for that one too much. It was tuned/deleted. I think this one stock would damn near keep up with our old one. It's a beast. I'm going install a gooseneck in it this weekend. Can't wait to see how it tows our horse trailer.

Damn super nice! High Country no less. I have kept myself away from the dealers because I know if I drive one, my LML is getting traded. Lol

As I have read they are a beast. I guess GM really hit it out of the park with this motor.

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So I tinted the front windows of this thing the other night after work and today I cleaned it up a bit more. I also tapped into the XM radio and added an auxiliary input. I figured the stereo was one of the first things I'd change... But I really don't mind this factory Bose for the time being. It is a million times better than my ZR2's radio.

I pulled the ZR2 out of the shop and took a picture with it. The guy is coming from San Antonio next weekend to pick it up.

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So I ordered some cheap eBay clear headlights  and they were just that - shitty garbage, not to mention I think the crystal clear lenses are cheesy looking. So I tore them apart and put the clear reflectors in my OEM housings. I think they look perfect. Now I just need to find some turn signals that aren't completely clear.

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I think I've also narrowed my wheel selection down to what I want. I'm really leaning towards a set of K2XX All Terrain wheels.

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I love those wheels, GM has really hit a home run from the factory on the late model trucks with wheel choice.

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I totally agree. They have some great looking wheels now. 

I planned on ditching the wheels on this thing right off the bat... But even these don't look horrible compared to what used to be offered on the HD trucks. I despised the big chrome 5 star wheels on the previous Silverados. I do plan on ditching all the chrome on the front though - similar to a Midnight Edition. I may end up ditching the wheels then. I still have the urge to buy some PY0's. They're my favorite HD wheels ever

 

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I'll probably just leave what's on there for now, eventually I'll level it out and put some decent tires on it.  That thing sits in my shop most of the time. The GMC is what I drive every day, I'm gonna focus on getting it the way I want before doing anything to the Silverado. 

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Going to pick some parts off this thing tomorrow evening... 

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I wish I had something similar under my hood!

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I think he's already ripped all the goodies under the hood off. I thought about making him an offer on the hood - but would you guys trust something that's been burnt? I guess as long as it didn't warp it or anything.

So it looks like I'm not going to get the parts off of it anyway. He has it advertised as a 2004, but I Googled the inventory number from the windshield sticker and that took me to the auction site.. which gave me the vin. It's actually a 2002. Silver Birch Metallic wasn't offered on those until 04 I believe. This one is Pewter Metallic, damn it. 

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Piece of shit Photobucket finally died off. I think I have all my links fixed now to my imgur account.

Scored this locking storage box today off Craigslist for $25. New it was $338!!

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2 hours ago, Blackhighrider said:

Piece of shit Photobucket finally died off. I think I have all my links fixed now to my imgur account.

Scored this locking storage box today off Craigslist for $25. New it was $338!!

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Damn thats a hell of a deal! I have a storage unit under my rear seat, just not a locking type. Love how much they will hold.

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I kept all the LEDs from the Yukon and swapped them into this truck. Just had to get some for the door courtesy lights. They are stupid bright lol 

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I also wanted some color matched Denali/Escalade mirrors with puddle lights, but all the used ones I find are trashed and any I've been finding on eBay are overpriced or the wrong color. So I ordered the smooth mirror caps I am going to paint in the next couple weeks and came up with my own solution for puddle lights. Next comes color matched door/tailgate handles.

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Thanks!

Are all of my images working on here? I've been using GooglePhotos but the links aren't always working right. 

So I think I'm going to be picking these All-Terrain wheels & tires up tomorrow. Everywhere I look they're $1,200-1,800ish. They're going upwards of 2k on eBay! I found this set in San Antonio with 10,000 miles on them for $900obo with lugs. I'm gonna offer him $800 and at least try to get them for $850. 

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I found this pic on a GMT800 group. All-Terrains on 305s. I think this is exactly how I want my truck to sit. 

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So I took off work at lunch yesterday and made a 500 round trip trip with the dog to San Antonio and back. Got home about 10pm, pulled in my shop and put these on. lol $850 for wheels, tires & lugs. Tires have about 10k on them but still look great. When these wear out I'll stick some more aggressive tires on it. I think it would look good with a set of KO2s.
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I rolled 34,000 on the way there. She's getting old lol 
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On 7/25/2017 at 5:39 AM, Blackhighrider said:

Got my painted mirror caps on and front emblem. Now the hunt begins for wheels. 

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That's pretty much the same exact truck I had. Bought it new in 2004 then traded it on the ZR2 I have now in about 2007. 

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