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This is gonna be interesting.

Current assessments are a 2" body lift, a car style intake(possibly), and car style accessory drive to raise the power steering pump.

Battery tray needs to be relocated, and I'll need to do some fab work on the rad support to fit a set of low profile electrics.

Overall, nearly as tight as I thought it would be. Fair amount of room laterally. Hope I don't need to clearance the firewall or tunnel.
 
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Got ourselves a nice hillbilly styled, mock body lift here. Couple of these LVL chunks worked great.

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Factory pucks are 1.5, this is 3.5, and it all works well. 2" body lift will work just peachy. I'll make some braces to keep from bending bolts.

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Ma-ma-ma-mama say, mechanics are so mad, cause they got all them bolts, and no nuts, to tighten em wit'.

I'll swap out the zinc washers later. Whatevs.
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Hey look, headlights. Shits actually fitting. Well, not the air intake. I'll need one of those to run over to the drivers side. Oh well.

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Or I could put a nasty hood cowl on, and make sure it goes where the tape sits. I dunno. Whatever looks worse, probably.

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Tons of room for rads and fans and shit! Woo!
 

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Why not chop the shit out of everything and make new mounts/cross beams vs a body lift? Seems to be the more common way to do things these days. I feel like a body lift is going to cause more issues down the road, especially if you're looking at 2".
 

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I'm looking into it, although that would be more welding, and the insurance company cares alot more about cabin related welding than they do about engine mounts. And I need this fucker to pass an inspection for a custom vehicle and VIN.

If I'm not satisfied with getting bolts long enough to center the load point in the bolt shank, 10.9 strength, and upsizing from m10 to M12, I'll look into raising the mount brackets.

Other side of this is, there are 12(!!) Mounts on this thing. And manufacturers regularly use bodylifts up to 2" to clear things. Just ask Chevrolet how they wedge the Duramax into their trucks.

Hoping to have an engine harness by mid next week, with OBD2 port and fusebox.
 
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Imagine demanding full payment from a customer before you'll start their work, getting it, "losing the invoice", not doing the work, demanding payment a week later, and then cussing out the customer and demanding you refund them and they go elsewhere, when they aren't happy.

I had that happen to me today.

Harness and fuse box, and a few things for our Envoy and F150 were purchased and *pre-paid*, as required by the wrecker. It was about 1800 bucks worth of shit, on multiple invoices. This wasn't a small order.

Guy gets ahold of me today, demanding payment, claiming I didn't pay him.
I send him both confirmation emails for the payments, and confirmation numbers for the EFTs.
Get an apology.
Let him know I've got a concrete pour at 1pm, but I'll be there before 5 to get it all.
He says "I haven't pulled your stuff. Early next week maybe"
Um. . . Hhwat? I prepaid you, and you said Friday. Now, after figuring I didn't pay you, you just didn't pull shit, didn't tell me, and now you're being snippy? Get fucked.

Dude ended up demanding to refund me because he didn't like the way I was talking.
I told him to pull the parts, I'd deal with it.
Now I'm looking for parts elsewhere at a few other places. If I can, I'll let the cunt spend all the time pulling that shit, and then demand my refund after. Fuckem.
 

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And ya know, now that I see it properly with a little lift and together, I think 42s are gonna actually be too big.
37s are going to be pretty tall on there as it is, unless it's going to be way higher than I thought from the driveline swap.

Hm.
 

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And ya know, now that I see it properly with a little lift and together, I think 42s are gonna actually be too big.
37s are going to be pretty tall on there as it is, unless it's going to be way higher than I thought from the driveline swap.

Hm.

Go big or go home.
 

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42s mean saying goodbye to your headlights.
So do 37s, likely. I'll have to mount a DOT approved light at lower than 36" (I believe that's their magic number)
Factory lights on new f250s are higher than SGIs legal limit here, but that's all fine n dandy.
*Grumble grumble*

The way it sits now, I'd clear 35s.
But not by much and they'd rub all over. Any kind of travel on 40s will require a 46" wheel arch height.
It'll just be about getting whatever size fits and allows travel without being too small, once the driveline is in.

Those are Future Graham problems, though. For this week I'll buy headers and maybe a rad. Who knows, Highlander.
 

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To run with that spoiler, it works effortlessly. I switched to a smaller battery for ergonomics.

Lucked out pretty heavily with this wiring.
The complete factory electrical manual is available online in PDF form for the 09 Silverado lineup. And all the electronic parts, pedal, and harness, are from 09 trucks too. That was serendipitous.

so I'm pretty happy to have pinouts and diagrams. Takes the mystery right out of it.
 
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