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Ride Profile: Wes Blankenship 2008 GMC Sierra 1500

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 - Wes Blankenship


"King Kong"

2008 Gmc Sierra 1500 All Donefor Now
Owner:   Wes Blankenship
Year: 2008
Make: GMC
Model: Sierra 1500
Est.Horsepower: 450
Suspension: 7.5" Rough Country, PA 3" Body Lift
Paint/Body: Onyx Black, painted bumpers
Interior/Electronics: Kenwood 7" Navigation, 2 Rockford Fosgate 12" shallow mount subs
Wheels/Tires: 20 x 9 Fuel Kranks, 37-1250-20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
Engine: Cammed 6.2L and 6L80E 6 Speed trans swapped in place of the factory 5.3L and 4L80E
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About my Sierra 1500

My Pride and Joy. This was the first Truck I had ever purchased, bought brand new in 2008.  In the last year or so I have transformed it into the monster known as "King Kong".  Here is the list of mods I have:

•  7.5” Rough Country Suspension Lift Kit
•  3” Performance Accessories Body Lift Kit
•  Rough Country Suspension Kicker Braces
•  Rough Country Suspension HD Tie Rod Sleeves
•  PA Gap Guards
•  20” Fuel Offroad (MHT) Krank Wheels 20x9 Matte Black
•  37” x 1250-20  Nitto Trail Grappler Tires
•  Cognito Extended Front Braided steel brake lines

•  Spray in Bedliner
•  Recon Smoked LED Cab Lights
•  18% window tint with 5% Banner
•  De-badged exterior
•  Black accent custom headlights
•  Tinted Fog Lights
•  HID Kits (HI, LOW, and FOG)
•  Black Underbody Coating
•  11” Drop Trailer Hitch
•  NFAB Black Step Bars
•  New OEM GM Front 2500 HD bumper w/cooler hole  
•  Frt/RR Bumpers painted black to match the truck
•  Afterburner LED turn signal bar kit
•  2500 HD Towing Mirrors Power w/turn signal
•  Sportcraft Black mesh powder coated front grille
•  Black Diamond plate locking toolbox
•  AVS track mount rain guards
•  Street glow Red LED underbody kit

•  Kenwood DNX 5190 DVD Bluetooth Navigation Head unit
•  2 12” Rockford Fosgate Shallow Mount subwoofers in custom under seat box
•  Rockford Fosgate 300/1 amplifier

Drivetrain & Performance Upgrades
•6.2L 378 ***  L94 Engine 19,000 miles (out of a 2011 Cadillac Escalade)
•6l80E Automatic 6 speed Transmission 19,000 miles
• Custom HP Tuners Street Tune
• 30 spline input shaft for stock transfer case conversion 19132978
• TBMS Sport T42 to T43 Transmission Interface adapter (for transmission conversion)
•  LS2 Timing Cover 12633906 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•  3 Bolt Cam Gear 12586481 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•  6.2L OEM Head Gaskets 12610046 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•  LS7 Lifters 12499225 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•  LS7 Lifter Guides 12595365 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•  4.8L Valley Cover 12598832 (to delete VVT and AFM)
•COMP Cams 54-458-11 - COMP Cams LSR Series Hydraulic Roller Camshafts
•  Motive Gear 4.10 Ratio Gears

Comments On Wes Blankenship's Sierra 1500

Wes Blankenship
Wes Blankenship | New User
Posts: 3 | Joined 12/11/13
Posted: 12/11/13 10:54 AM

A couple of the pictures were taken mid way through the build so some things may be missing like the toolbox and cab lights. I will try to post some more updated pictures soon!

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