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Ordered my truck in Feb, (fully loaded Sport CC 4X4 black), it arrived Friday. Dealer didn't want to deal. Tried to take advantage of my love for the truck. Didn't work out. Bought a fully loaded '12 Flame Red Big Horn CC 4X4 Saturday at a different dealer. It has everything I ordered on the sport, minus leather, for $6,000 less. Could not be happier. LOVE the truck!! BTW, the first dealer called back Monday with a change of heart. Hate it for him.
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Mods so Far:

Debadged - Used fishing line to cut the badges off. Then just peeled the foam adhesive off. Almost every one came off in one piece. Very easy, no need for heat guns or 3m wheels, nothing. Then cleaned with 3m adhesive remover, washed, and waxed. Did both sides in 45 minutes.
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Magnaflow y-pipe (10778) and cat-back (16869) - My absolute favorite mod so far. The tips are AWESOME, plus the deep rumble is just what i was looking for. It's not obnoxiously "in yo face" loud, just a sexy low rumble that makes the truck sound like it's got a set (which it does). I highly recommend this kit. Just gonna put a pic of the tips.
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Mods coming next week or two:
Finish up debadging the tailgate
N-FAB steps (dealer took the OEM ones off Monday)
Window Tint
Cover King Neoprene seat covers
Weathertech Floorliners
Leveling Kit (Bilstein 5100s, all 4, with 1" spacer in rear)

Eventually some tires, and Line-x bedliner.
 

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I also painted that hideous silver antenna black. I guess that may not be worthy of listing as a "mod". If not, i beg your forgiveness lol

I put a K&N air filter in too. Maybe that will make up for the weak antenna painting.
 

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Just curious....what is the BT catchcan for??? What purpose does it serve?
 

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Looks good, I've been wanting to change out those stock tips on my truck, are your's a clamp on style or are they welded. I've been having difficulty finding larger double walled exhaust tips
My tips came with the Magnaflow cat-back system (16869). They are 5" double-walled polished Stainless Steel. The tips were welded to pieces of pipe. The kit is designed to clamp on, but I took it to a muffler shop and had everything welded in.

Just curious....what is the BT catchcan for??? What purpose does it serve?
The catch can "catches" oil that comes from your PCV valve into your throttle body and eventually into your intake. You see no performance gains, but it keeps your engine running cleaner. There are several manufacturers of catch cans, but I went with the Billet Tech. I just don't like the idea of oil getting in my intake. That's less room for fuel and air. Basically, it's a $150 mod that makes me feel better. :LOL:
 

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Just curious....what is the BT catchcan for??? What purpose does it serve?
My tips came with the Magnaflow cat-back system (16869). They are 5" double-walled polished Stainless Steel. The tips were welded to pieces of pipe. The kit is designed to clamp on, but I took it to a muffler shop and had everything welded in.


The catch can "catches" oil that comes from your PCV valve into your throttle body and eventually into your intake. You see no performance gains, but it keeps your engine running cleaner. There are several manufacturers of catch cans, but I went with the Billet Tech. I just don't like the idea of oil getting in my intake. That's less room for fuel and air. Basically, it's a $150 mod that makes me feel better. :LOL:
It catches oil that "backs up", the system originally has it just go through the intake assembly via the PCV valve, but that can actually reduce the longevity of your engine. So it's like Bocephus said, it's $150 peace of mind :LOL:

Damn I'm trying to find just those tips, the cutouts on the bumper just beg to be filled in with larger exhaust tips lol
 

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Thanx for the info guys.....truck is lookin good.
 

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Ordered my truck in Feb, (fully loaded Sport CC 4X4 black), it arrived Friday. Dealer didn't want to deal. Tried to take advantage of my love for the truck. Didn't work out. Bought a fully loaded '12 Flame Red Big Horn CC 4X4 Saturday at a different dealer. It has everything I ordered on the sport, minus leather, for $6,000 less. Could not be happier. LOVE the truck!! BTW, the first dealer called back Monday with a change of heart. Hate it for him.



Your dealer didn't give you the price when you ordered? I just ordered mine last week and they did all the paperwork and told me what my payment would be unless some new incentives come out between now and then. Yes it's written in the contract I signed.
 

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Ordered my truck in Feb, (fully loaded Sport CC 4X4 black), it arrived Friday. Dealer didn't want to deal. Tried to take advantage of my love for the truck. Didn't work out. Bought a fully loaded '12 Flame Red Big Horn CC 4X4 Saturday at a different dealer. It has everything I ordered on the sport, minus leather, for $6,000 less. Could not be happier. LOVE the truck!! BTW, the first dealer called back Monday with a change of heart. Hate it for him.



Your dealer didn't give you the price when you ordered? I just ordered mine last week and they did all the paperwork and told me what my payment would be unless some new incentives come out between now and then. Yes it's written in the contract I signed.
That's the way it should be handled. When i went to order it, i had cash in hand expecting to talk about the money. He said we would just wait until it arrived. He WOULD NOT talk about money. I told him that i wouldn't feel obligated to buy it if the money wasn't right and he said that was fine. NEVER AGAIN! I sat on my hands for 8 weeks waiting on that beast! :4-angermax:
 

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Wow that is so bad when you're spending that kind of money. My dealer wouldn't place the order until we did all the paperwork and everything was approved.
 

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Love the truck and love the color
Wish I had more courage to step out of the comfort zone to grab the flame red.
I did like it and still do
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Great looking truck, Bocephus, and nice start to the mods. Some people have complained about an exhaust 'drone' when the resonators are removed. I have ordered the same exhaust you have. Have you noticed any 'drone'?
 

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Thanks for all the comments!!

Great looking truck, Bocephus, and nice start to the mods. Some people have complained about an exhaust 'drone' when the resonators are removed. I have ordered the same exhaust you have. Have you noticed any 'drone'?
I haven't noticed ANY drone. Driving 75mph down the highway, you can barely hear it. Turn the radio louder than 5 and you can't hear it at all. My wife couldn't tell any difference (for what that's worth :LOL:) When you romp on it, it comes to life and sounds great, but when you're just cruising, it's quiet as a mouse. :smileup:
 
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