I love seeing all the rigs on these pages, both big and small. You people have imagination and skills I can only long for. Add in the time it takes and the money, and I'm really quite envious.
Here's what I'm looking for, it'll be kind of a tick list from you guys and your ideas. Just looking to see if I'm on the right path, I know it's my truck, but I don't want to miss out on some ideas I should just have on the rig.
Let me start out, I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado Z71 crew cab. I love it. Best truck I've owned to date. Sadly I haven't gotten to wheel it but I know she'd do great. I'm a family camper, it's at least four of us, sometimes five and also sometimes two dogs. I also use the truck for home improvement and everyday life. What I'm looking for is a my truck being slightly more capable off-road wise, weather prepared wise and user wise.
I plan on taking this truck on a two week trip to the Lake Superior area, UP, and hopefully get to do the trails there that have been written about here.
I'm planning on getting a 2" leveling kit or something similar, just to get the truck a little better stance, any thoughts on which brand is best, and who to avoid?
I need new tires, I have 265 R65 18's on there now, I'm looking for a good all-terrain tire with more of an aggressive look, but nothing crazy.
I would love a swing out rear bumper, but I know that's just not in the cards right now budget wise, maybe someday. If only for ease of changing the tire and looks.
I would love a front bumper but that'll never happen, I will be installing a lightbar just for some extra lumens up front. Also any opinions on which one is best, not looking for extra protection, just light mounts.
I want to get a high lift, is it worth it? I'm sure the answer is yes.
I have a cap on the back and want to mount LED's under the rail, I've seen some great installs here.
I know CB's have their limitations but I love them, I miss the one I had and will be putting another in this truck some day soon.
I plan on building some cabinet type things on the sides of the bed so that I can store long items safely on trips, i.e. fishing rods and kayak paddles. But I want it to be easily removable if nesc.to haul stuff. Does anyone have a set up similar?
Thanks, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.