Here's the story:
Fall 2014, my daily driver 2001 Audi allroad (Manual swap and big Turbos) starts acting up and randomly not starting. It's becoming worrysome and annoying. (and as of this summer it has been sitting, neglected, unable to start... I will attempt wiring resurrection when we get a warm weekend)
I had been wanting to get a truck to do truck stuff,* so I was looking at K5 blazers... But didn't really want another project.
Then Chevy released the new Colorado, I fell in love. I ended up plucking up what was one of, if not the first, Colly in the state of Colorado. I really wanted a diesel but wasn't willing to wait 1+years for that.
I decided a lease was a good idea for me since I didn't want to be tempted to modify it , that's what my allroad is for. 1 year later I realized in going to go over my mileage, so I've accepted I will be buying the truck at the end of my lease and therefore the Modding has begun LOL.
This thread will follow the build progression of the truck and be a photo dump location.
Anyways, this was her on the showroom floor. 2015 Z71 4x4 CCLB V6, Tow Package, Bose, 8" screen, Nav.
At this point i was still planning to probably return my truck at the end of the lease period so all my mods are reversible.
First things first, the dam airdam had to go. Like a week after driving it off the lot.
Next up I got tint on the front windows to match the back, 22%. Also did 50% on the windshield.
At about the same time I got a Better Built cross bed tool box, and mounted some fork mounts for bikes to it.
Trip to Moab to camp and bike.
Got about $5k in hail damage over the summer 2015, luckily insurance covered it.
Towed some things
I was happy for a while, kept my word, and didn't modify it.
And then I started getting the itch over the summer.
Installed OEM Black Bowties
Got the Zone 1.25" level in September
Then I started upgrading the lighting. LED license plate bulbs, reverse bulbs, cargo lamps, and interior dome/map lights. And I also added LED ID Marker light bar from GMT800 trucks under the tailgate.
Diode Dynamics 6000K HID'S with HD relay harness.
A few small things in October:
OEM Floor Liners (necessary and overdue)
Mounted a small fire extinguisher under tool box.
DeeZee bed tie downs
Smittybilt hitch receiver Shackle
Also in October Went down to southern Colorado for work, checked out the Sand Dunes and then did some 4x4 road and camped out. Drove up wolf Creek Ski area to the continental divide (for work)
Upgraded tires from 255/65R17 stock z71 Goodyear All Terrain Adventure to Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires 265/70R17 (~32"). Much more aggressive looking tire, winter rated, and add a bit of lift to the truck.
Adopted a fur machine... Err I mean ,* copilot....added ?hammock" to rear seat to keep him and his fur relatively contained
Bit the bullet and got the GM accessory/Kicker VSS 8" Subwoofer Kit
FINALLY got the bed coated with Line-X 12/2015. Something I had been meaning to get since I got the truck.
Thats how we sit at the end of 2015...but i have bigger plans for 2016.