Kbuskill's 2008 Burb LTZ "MOD" Thread

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  1. kbuskill

    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    Notice what I did in the title there :rolleyes: ???

    I did that in case I get lazy... I don't want to end up in the same boat as Pete @Galante ... lol


    So let me start this off with a pic of our last truck. It was a 1st Gen 2000 Cadillac Escalade, bone stock when I bought it aside from the 2006 5.7L crate engine and billet grill.
    It was not real heavily modded as I have a wife and 3 kids so "play money" is hard to come by. At that time I only had one kid and I do all of my own stunts so that saves money.

    I added 22" wheels,
    Removed the running boards and installed Tahoe LIMITED side skirts,
    Limo tint all around,
    Big Cadillac emblem from one of the newer cars, can't remember which one,
    Custom LED tails,
    Custom LED front turns,
    HID fog, low, and high,
    Pioneer AVIC N4,
    Removed Bose amp replacing with JL Audio 6 channel for mids and highs,
    5 farad power cap,
    3000 watt class D mono block pushing a pair of Audiobahn 12s,
    Had alternator rewound to 200 amp to compensate for the power draw, also installed a smaller pulley on the alternator to help with charging at idle,
    Removed engine driven fan and installed a modded set of GMT900 electric fans, picked up some MPG.
    7" headrest monitors,
    15" flip down which was a bit challenging installing with the sunroof,
    Probably a whole lot more that I am forgetting but that isn't really the point of this thread so I will post a couple pics and get on to the main event.
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    These started life as clear LED tails. I opened them and installed the extra 2" round light at the top where the round reflector normally resides and wired it up to the brake lights. I also added the CADILLAC script to the inside of the lens right above the reverse light. Keep in mind this was after I sprayed them ruby red but before clear coat.
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    Here is a pic of the front turn signals I modded. These are actually LEDs for the front of a Semi... did I mention I drive a truck for a living?
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    Ok an overall pic showing the Tahoe Limited side skirts and the BIG Cadi emblem in the billet grill and I will stop boring everyone.
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    Ok not sure how many pics I can add to a thread, I know some forums restrict you to 5 so next post will start the Burb "mod" thread.
     
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  2. kbuskill

    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    Here is a couple pics of our 2008 Chevy Suburban LTZ in White Diamond Tricoat as she sat at the dealership the night we picked her up.
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    Nothing terribly special or anything we all haven't seen before BUT we've got to start somewhere right?
     
  3. kbuskill

    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    I know you guys like build sheets so here you go.
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    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    I will try to keep the mods in chronological order but I have slept since then so I may not recall things so clearly.

    First mod was having the entire windshield tinted in 70% Huper Optik ceramic film https://www.huperoptikusa.com/
    entirely clear but blocks 99% UVA/UVB rays and about 50% of the heat transmission which is super nice here in N.E. FL. and no worries about driving on poorly lit country back roads at night.
    8" 5% strip on windshield and 18% on the front doors to match the factory rear tint. My wife didn't want the 5% all around like we had on the Esky and since it is her daily driver I begrudgingly obliged.... Happy wife, Happy life.

    I don't think I have any pics of this in my phone, surprisingly, I will have to get some pics to post I guess.

    More to come later... it's late and I'm tired.
     
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    Subd for some excellent mods:D.
     
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    Love u too ken ;)
     
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    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    I dig your outside the box thinkin. Definitely want to see more :gr_grin:
     
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    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    Wait a minute..... there is a box?!?!?
     
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    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    Well I mean I've heard of it, I've never actually seen it tho :shrug:
     
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    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    Just as I thought... rumor and conjecture.:D
     
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