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Ride Profile: Devin Welsh 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Devin Welsh


"Jokes On You"

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rendering Of What I Want My Truc
Owner:   Devin Welsh
Year: 2001
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Silverado 1500
Est.Horsepower: 310
Suspension: KP Components 6 Link with watts, Ekstensive Metal Works front kit, Accuair Elevel and Ilevel, 2 3/4 body drop.
Paint/Body: Plans are to be fully shaved and painted Plum crazy purple.
Interior/Electronics: Fully smoothed and painted 2003 jet black dash and center console.
Wheels/Tires: 26x9.5 +25 Versante 225 wrapped in 275/25/26 tires
Engine: LQ9 from a 2005 SSS
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About my Silverado 1500

In 2010 at the age of 16 I bough a 2000 Silverado 4x4, completely stock. Soon after purchasing, I tore into the truck, swapped to a clean bed, shaved the tailgate and painted the truck victory red and jet black.

The truck rolled around like that for a year before I got the urge for more. I dropped the truck 5/8 on 22" boss 330's wrapped in 265/35/22 hankook ventus tires and eventually 5/10 on 24" American Racing 894's wrapped in 255/30/24. At this time, I also swapped to a full HD hood, grill and bumper cap.

The truck stayed like this for a while, up until mid 2012.

One night I was at home, walked out to the garage to find someone had poured aircraft stripper all over my truck, and even worse it had ran down into the engine bay and into my fuze box.

The truck was totalled over that. I purchased the truck back and decided it was time to move on. I painted the truck flat black and handed it over to my little sister with a 4/6 drop and 17's.

I scanned Craigslist looking for a long time, and eventually I found a cheap 2wd. This is a rarity since I live in Anchorage, Alaska. As soon as I found one, I swapped my clean bed and my front clip over and swapped the oem parts to my sisters truck.

I went through and thought about it, decided to bag the truck on my previous 24's. I did so by ordering a KP Components 6 link with watts for the rear, and an Ekstensive Metal Works front kit which can lay on 28's and narrows my front track width 1.5" per side.

Once the truck was bagged, minus air management, I decided to take it a step further, after two days of the truck being bagged, I started cutting channels in the floor to body drop the truck. Within the next week, the cab was laying rocker and I was too far to turn back.

I body dropped the bed and ran 1x1 bracing throughout the bed to support the sheetmetal floor that I built as well.

As I finished up the bed, I realized that the truck just didn't look right on the 24's anymore. They seemed small, and the next day my 24's were on Craigslist and sold.

Soon after, I upgraded to my current 26's. the front tucked amazingly, but unlike my 24's, the 26's didn't tuck in the rear, so I pulled my rear diff and had it narrowed 1.75" per side which is what the KP 6 link would allow.

At this point I got ahold of Reno from Accuair, and ordered a full Elevel and Ilevel system for the truck.

As of January of 2014, I received my KP Concepts rendering of what my dream looks like on paper.

For the spite thrown all over my 4x4,

All I have to say is that, "Jokes On You".

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