Fosscore's 2006 Tahoe Build Thread

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Fosscore, May 4, 2014.

  1. Fosscore

    Fosscore Full Access Member

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    (This was my original posting in May 2014, before I got hooked and starting modding.
    See the results throughout my build thread.)


    Hey TYF.

    Finally got around to the newbie posting with a couple pics and a few mods. Been reading and using ideas. Looking forward to getting more ideas and tips from the forum.

    2006 Tahoe LS 2WD 4.8L. 2nd owner. 70K miles. A few scratches, small dings and interior scuffs, but not too bad for 8 years old and a work truck for 65K of those miles.

    Flowmaster 50. K&N CAI. LED interior. 5% tint. Debadged. New JVC head unit, JL Stealthbox and all new door speakers as they were all blown. LED tails.

    Running 20's. Was thinking of jumping up to 22's or 24's maybe with a drop? Thinking of Velocity vw12 rims to get a little shine in there. Or stick with the 20's and drop as it is? Look forward to your input. Thanks guys. Glad to be here.

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    Modifications List as of April 2017.
    75800 miles.


    (Page numbers in RED will take you directly to the pictures and write ups for these specific modifications when they were done to the truck to assist in finding what you are looking for.)

    There are many pictures of the truck as a whole throughout the entire thread to give front, quarter, rear, interior, underneath and engine compartment looks at the truck and the modifications on this list beyond the page numbers that are listed. As well there are looks back from stock to current. Hope you find what you are looking for or just enjoy having a look around. Thanks.


    2006 Tahoe LS 4.8L 2WD


    Exterior Modifications
    • Cadillac Escalade Chrome Roof Luggage Rack (cross rails removed and color matched end caps) (page 8)
    • Cadillac Escalade Rear Vent Caps/Appliques (color matched) (page 5)
    • Cadillac Escalade Passenger Side Wiper Cowl End Piece (w/o antenna hole) (page 37)
    • De-Badged
    • De-Molded
    • FM Antenna Deleted (hidden inside engine bay) (page 14)
    • Front Lower Air Deflector Deleted
    • OnStar Antenna Deleted (page 14)
    • Rear Wiper Deleted (page 30)
    • Tow Hitch Deleted (page 29)
    • 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Hood (pages 23, 24, 32, 36, 60)
    • Color Matched Parts (Dark Ming Blue Metallic WA722J) (pages 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 21, 37)
      • Escalade Roof Rack End Caps
      • Escalade Rear Appliques/Vent Caps
      • Grill
      • Front Bumper Cap
      • Front Bumper
      • Front Lower Valance
      • Rear Bumper
      • Rear Liftgate Applique
      • Spare Tire Lock Cylinder Cover (page 37, 95-96)
      • Rear Liftgate Glass Push Button Ring
      • License Plate Light Lens Covers (page 37, 95-96)
      • ALL Door Handles
      • Mirrors (entire mirror housing)
      • Front Bowtie (matches silver TBSS wheels)
    • Depo Chrome Projector Headlights fitted with Vouke VK-5S 8000 lumen LED headlights (pages 14,40, 79, 80)
    • eBay Clear LED Parking Lights (non-amber) (pages 6, 7, 40)
    • Spyder LED Tail lights (with JDM Astar 1200 lumen LED reverse lights) (pages 3, 5, 73)
    • Dorman LED 3rd High Mount Brake Light (page 37)
    • LEDs Installed in OEM Fog Light Housings (page 50)
    • 5% Tint on Front Windows and over OEM Rear Windows
    • 45% Tint on Windshield (pages 97-100 multiple pictures)
    • 24x10 TBSS Wheels, Silver Machine Face w/ AC Delco TPMS (pages 14, 15)
    • 295/35/24 Nexen Rodian HP Tires
    • Power Stop K2015 Front/Rear Ceramic Brake Pad and Cross Drilled/Slotted Combo Rotors Brake Kit (calipers painted Duplicolor Silver) (pages 10, 42)
    • Fleece Performance Engineering GM All Lights On Module (page 40)
    • Custom Tahoe Cover by CoverCraft (page 11)
    • Street Scene Polished Stainless Steel Grille Inserts, Part Number 950-79140 (pages 82, 83)
    Interior Modifications
    • Replaced ALL interior door switches, dash switches and instrument cluster with Blue LEDs
    • Replaced ALL Interior Lights with "Ultra Blue" LED (pages 8, 40, 42)
    • Replaced OEM Pewter Headliner with Dark Grey (page 14)
    • Replaced OEM Pewter Carpet with Dark Grey (page 14)
    • Custom Carpet Floor Mats w/ Black Bowtie Outline on Front Mats (page 14)
    • Painted Speaker Grilles Black
    • Plasti Dip Mirror Interior (Sail Covers by A Pillar)
    • Plasti Dip Interior Door Handle Trim Cover Panels
    • Replaced OEM Driver Seat Bottom Pewter Leather (pages 12, 13, 14)
    • Cadillac Escalade Rear Climate Control Face Plate (page 37)
    • Steering Wheel Controls Changed to Blue LEDs (page 63)


    Suspension Modifications (pages 7, 19, 41)
    • NORCAL SS CUSTOM 3/5-6 Tahoe Lowering Kit
    • Front DJM 3 Inch A Arms
    • Front Belltech Street Performance Shocks
    • Rear NORCAL SS Custom 6" Springs
    • Rear Belltech 1-inch spacers (removed)
    • Rear DJM hardware kit:
      • Trailing Arms
      • End Links
      • Shock Extenders
    • Rear Belltech Street Performance Shocks
    • DJM Free Travel Mod
    • Spohn Adjustable Panhard Bar
    • Airlift Helper Bags 60742
    • Energy Suspension Rear Urethane Bump Stops
    • Front Ground to Fender Lip 32 7/8""
    • Rear Ground to Fender Lip 33 1/8"

    Performance Modifications
    • Black Bear Performance Tune, 93 Octane (in person) (page 8)
    • K&N 57 Series FIPK Air Intake (pages 8, 37)
    • Flowmaster Super 50 Series Muffler
    • Genssi Dual Exhaust Tip (page 76)


    Audio Upgrades
    • JVC KW-HDR81BT Double Din Head Unit
    • JL Audio XD700/5 Class D 5-Channel Amp
    • JL Audio Stealthbox 10W3v3-2 Subwoofer, (under center console)
    • EMF Audio SWAG 6.5" coaxial (replaced Phoenix Gold Ti265cs 6.5 inch Components, Front) - crossover and tweeter retained in door
    • Phoenix Gold 6.5 inch, Rear
    Build Sheet. (page 86)


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  2. NathanJax

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    Welcome aboard!! Great start.... I think some chrome wheels would compliment those bumpers better...otherwise black those out and leave as is....
     
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    Thx OHSIXX. Might give the bumpers the black treatment to complement the black rims and see how it goes.
     
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