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2000 NBS Blue Steel Burban Build

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by 00'BlueSteel, May 12, 2015.

  1. 00'BlueSteel

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    2000 1500 Suburban LS 4x4 | 5.3 | built 4l60e/10bolt/8.25

    Parts list:
    7-9 Cognito front and rear kit Installed
    Cognito Dual hoopsInstalled
    Cognito HD TierodsInstalled
    Cognito Idler pivot assembly/steering bracesInstalled
    Cognito UCAsInstalled
    Cognito rear coil spacer swapped for SkyJacker 4.5-5” lift springs
    Spohn adjustable panhard bar
    Installed
    6 - Bilstein 5165s Installed
    Norcal Mod Done
    20x12 Moto Metal 962s wrapped in Federal 33x12.50s - old
    16x10 Classic IIIs 375/65 MTz P3 - current
    4LO/6HI HIDs in HIs, LOs, Fogs
    Installed
    5K LEDs swapped everywhere Installed
    Switchbacks and SMD LED DRLs Installed
    Debadge/demolding Done
    Electronic brake control Installed
    built 4l60e Installed
    Redhead Steering gear box Installed



    So here she is when I got her...
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    added headlights and tailz cause I had them on hand
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    How it sits today...
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    Stage1
    Stage 2 Stage 3 - Current
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    Mods started with lights, de-badge treatment and some small bushing maintenance

    Spyder Tailz
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    One of the first things I did when I got it was replace the Jounce Bumpers lol


    Spyder Halo Headlights, I will get pics with them on soon..
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    And pieces for the HD swap are showing up
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  3. 00'BlueSteel

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    Rando Updates...

    Got her all de-molded/badged, need to hit it with the good old clay bar, 105, 205, and polish treatment at this point, get it really shinning.

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    And got the 4Lo/6Hi mod going on.
    and HIDs in the lo and high, the lo has projector with decent cut off and the high is is just standard housing so it gets bright as FFFF when they are all on..

    just parking light turned on
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    4Lo
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    6HI
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    HIDs going in...
    I put 10k in the lows, mostly for color I live in a big city and you really don't even need headlights on most streets haha, 6k for the highs incase I find myself out in the cut late and its dark....

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    HID 4Lo
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    And 6Hi, thats all lights on the bumper light row on along with 4 HID bulbs and 4 Halo rings and the top row side marker LEDs haha so many lights and I haven't even added the 4k HID fogs yet
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    Over the past week the colors have settled in the new HIDs and I am very pleased...Will get better pics of all the lights one night this week...along with order 6K Vleds for the entire bottom row to eliminate all the yellow

    Going to keep cleaning the outside up while I get the big parts on the list together..

    Next n line:
    VLEDs everywhere
    Running Boards off
    Getting 20% tint all around. so back will be 20 on factory and frnt will be straight 20.
    Finish detailing it and fixing little places in the paint
    Swap Chrome Housing Bumper lights for Black housings to match Headlights
    Order 1.5" BL lift and put that, the HD grille, and the bumper pad on.
    Get everything color matched..

    I think at that point I will be down to the fun stuff haha...
     
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    **deleting post to clean build thread**
     
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    Not sure why my post were deleted/flagged and not posted….

    If I did something wrong I was unaware of it and I apologize. If a mod come PM me about it that would be cool. I like this forum and wanted to be a contributing member.
     
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    It's the way you posted them. You're new here and you're hyperlinking them to photobucket so when you click on the pic it sends you away from TYF instead of just inserting them as an image. Kinda like as if a spammer was posting links outside of TYF


    I approved them.
     
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    Ohhh that makes perfect sense. Thanks for approving them. Got some more updates I need to post up haha. Going to search right quick for a better way to post so it won't link and trigger the spam-dar.
     
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    Litte teaser pic, got a lot of mods and a few upgrades done…

    Had a fun time chasing down an alignment shop that could do it, apparently no one around here has the new jigs that clamp to the tires instead of the rim. Found a Meineke full of guys who race dirt track together and happen to have the new style alignment gear and it was gold.

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    A quick flash back to the changes and mods done over ht past couple weeks.

    Running boards and mud flaps off
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    Front end before I seen removed valance to new wheels and tires
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    PS'd the front color matched and blacked out, not to bad needs some chrome though
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    Got board memorial day weekend, so I put the keys in, norcal mod and slapped the wheels and tires on for the hell of it, Cognito arms were in the mail on the way so figured why not.
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    the long bolt is the stock bolt...I used those cause the shorties with the keys did nothing.
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    Wrapped up late and got some crap night pics
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    Daytime beauty pics before the arms came in
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    The rodeo has 8-12s on 10k watts walled behind the drivers seat, 8 batteries, 320 alt, 200+ft of 0ga, 4-10" mids in the front doors along with some super tweeters. It gets mobile concert loud. 150+db daily no problem, Oh and 29" mud tires haha.
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    Cognito UCAs came in..

    Stock arms
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    Look at the UCA ball joint angle ewwwwwww
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    Cognito UCAs and new sway bar end links - need new pics after alignment. Angles changed and gap between droop opened up a good bit...
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    How it sits today,
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    Pads/rotors, tie rods, and passenger side window regulator are on the list next.
    Followed by 1.5 BL and HD swap. Then the drivetrain build up will start, at least that is the plan as of now.
     
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    Very nice job! Yours is like the bigger brother of mine!

    A tip. I found spraying the wheel wells with black undercoating really made the truck look nice. I had my truck nice and polished but the gray and faded wheel wells (and trim) just sucked.

    This stuff.
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    Painted trim and wheel wells. I also used 105/205/klasse seal ;) You have good taste in polish!
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