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So, I'll get some better pics tomorrow, but I did a thing today.

I traded in my 16 Trailboss for a 17 ZR2 that rolled of the truck yesterday. Im too busy grinning ear to ear right now, but i will post more pictures and details tomorrow.

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So, I'll get some better pics tomorrow, but I did a thing today.

I traded in my 16 Trailboss for a 17 ZR2 that rolled of the truck yesterday. Im too busy grinning ear to ear right now, but i will post more pictures and details tomorrow.

Great lookin' truck! Post your pics in the ZR2 photo thread and be the first new owner to post there.

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nhoggard: Great truck! So posting here must mean your have "build" plans; what goodies do you have in mind or are you broke?

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Ha! It was a lot of monnies, but after checking with our service department to make sure it would fit, I just ordered a Rough Country 2" level kit.

Also, I have a friend who does professional machining. He is going to try and make the roof rack and lightbar from the ZH2 for me. Then all I will have to do is order 3 of the 8" RC Black Series LED bars.

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Ha! It was a lot of monnies, but after checking with our service department to make sure it would fit, I just ordered a Rough Country 2" level kit.

Also, I have a friend who does professional machining. He is going to try and make the roof rack and lightbar from the ZH2 for me. Then all I will have to do is order 3 of the 8" RC Black Series LED bars.

Is there a 2" rake on your ZR2? Some of the pictures look level, while others look like they have rake.
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Yeah, at least two inches.
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Sorry guys, work got away from me today. This is the only pic I took today, and it's not that exciting. I said goodbye to the Trailboss today for good. I took this picture in the service lane while I was moving all of my stuff into the ZR2. I've got the Nikon charging up, and I'll take some better pics tomorrow.

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Ha! It was a lot of monnies, but after checking with our service department to make sure it would fit, I just ordered a Rough Country 2" level kit.

Also, I have a friend who does professional machining. He is going to try and make the roof rack and lightbar from the ZH2 for me. Then all I will have to do is order 3 of the 8" RC Black Series LED bars.

id be interested in that light bar as well
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So, first impressions? Would like to see some more pictures too! For how hype this truck is, very few people are posting anything!
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Ok, so after putting some miles on it this weekend, I am ready to give my initial thoughts:

Compared to my old Z71, the ride feels much more smooth. I dont know about the rest of you, but the downshifting on my Z71 was terrible. If I slowed down in traffic, and then went to speed up, there was a noticeable hesitation. No more, they seemed to have worked that out with the ZR2. I dont know why GM would do this on the ZR2, but there is about a 1.5" to 2" rake up front, but that will soon be fixed with a Rough Country 2" leveling kit. I put about 120 miles (mostly city) on it over the weekend, and I really didnt notice a difference in gas mileage. The dealership filled it up on Friday for me, and after driving all weekend, I am still above 3/4 full, and averaging 16.2 MPG.

On to things I dont like:
Honestly, I think I liked the interior of my Z71 a little bit better. The all blacked out leather interior of the ZR2 seems like it would be more fitting on a GMC Denali. You can see in my picture of the dash, the bezel around the stereo and shifter is a matte silver that I have no doubt will probably be scratched to hell within a year or so. The glossy "carbon fiber" pieces in my Z71 just seemed like they would last longer. The leather seats are extremely comfortable, but given the ride height, and having sliders instead of step bars, I think sliding out of the truck is going to eventually going to cause issues.
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Thanks for the write-up :) Enjoy it, looks awesome
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Ok, so after putting some miles on it this weekend, I am ready to give my initial thoughts:

Compared to my old Z71, the ride feels much more smooth. I dont know about the rest of you, but the downshifting on my Z71 was terrible. If I slowed down in traffic, and then went to speed up, there was a noticeable hesitation. No more, they seemed to have worked that out with the ZR2. I dont know why GM would do this on the ZR2, but there is about a 1.5" to 2" rake up front, but that will soon be fixed with a Rough Country 2" leveling kit. I put about 120 miles (mostly city) on it over the weekend, and I really didnt notice a difference in gas mileage. The dealership filled it up on Friday for me, and after driving all weekend, I am still above 3/4 full, and averaging 16.2 MPG.

On to things I dont like:
Honestly, I think I liked the interior of my Z71 a little bit better. The all blacked out leather interior of the ZR2 seems like it would be more fitting on a GMC Denali. You can see in my picture of the dash, the bezel around the stereo and shifter is a matte silver that I have no doubt will probably be scratched to hell within a year or so. The glossy "carbon fiber" pieces in my Z71 just seemed like they would last longer. The leather seats are extremely comfortable, but given the ride height, and having sliders instead of step bars, I think sliding out of the truck is going to eventually going to cause issues.
Everyone always complains about rake, but it is not there just for payload, it also serves a purpose for aerodynamics. Now a 2" rake may be a bit much.
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I am going to guess the answer is "NO", but going to ask anyway. Did Chevy put a 4WD mode indicator on the DIC or elsewhere on the instrument cluster on the ZR2?

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I'm curious if there is any possibility way GM would roll out a firmware update out to other models giving them an "off road" mode through a holding of a button on the DIC. Also the Z71 compared to the ZR2 does anyone know about after removing the air dam what the difference is in approach angle?
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Ok, so after putting some miles on it this weekend, I am ready to give my initial thoughts:

Compared to my old Z71, the ride feels much more smooth. I dont know about the rest of you, but the downshifting on my Z71 was terrible. If I slowed down in traffic, and then went to speed up, there was a noticeable hesitation. No more, they seemed to have worked that out with the ZR2. I dont know why GM would do this on the ZR2, but there is about a 1.5" to 2" rake up front, but that will soon be fixed with a Rough Country 2" leveling kit. I put about 120 miles (mostly city) on it over the weekend, and I really didnt notice a difference in gas mileage. The dealership filled it up on Friday for me, and after driving all weekend, I am still above 3/4 full, and averaging 16.2 MPG.

On to things I dont like:
Honestly, I think I liked the interior of my Z71 a little bit better. The all blacked out leather interior of the ZR2 seems like it would be more fitting on a GMC Denali. You can see in my picture of the dash, the bezel around the stereo and shifter is a matte silver that I have no doubt will probably be scratched to hell within a year or so. The glossy "carbon fiber" pieces in my Z71 just seemed like they would last longer. The leather seats are extremely comfortable, but given the ride height, and having sliders instead of step bars, I think sliding out of the truck is going to eventually going to cause issues.
I agree about the interior. The full leather look seems more like a luxury option than off road. Those seats are also really hot in summer sun.
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I am going to guess the answer is "NO", but going to ask anyway. Did Chevy put a 4WD mode indicator on the DIC or elsewhere on the instrument cluster on the ZR2?

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Ok, so after putting some miles on it this weekend, I am ready to give my initial thoughts:

Compared to my old Z71, the ride feels much more smooth. I dont know about the rest of you, but the downshifting on my Z71 was terrible. If I slowed down in traffic, and then went to speed up, there was a noticeable hesitation. No more, they seemed to have worked that out with the ZR2. I dont know why GM would do this on the ZR2, but there is about a 1.5" to 2" rake up front, but that will soon be fixed with a Rough Country 2" leveling kit. I put about 120 miles (mostly city) on it over the weekend, and I really didnt notice a difference in gas mileage. The dealership filled it up on Friday for me, and after driving all weekend, I am still above 3/4 full, and averaging 16.2 MPG.

On to things I dont like:
Honestly, I think I liked the interior of my Z71 a little bit better. The all blacked out leather interior of the ZR2 seems like it would be more fitting on a GMC Denali. You can see in my picture of the dash, the bezel around the stereo and shifter is a matte silver that I have no doubt will probably be scratched to hell within a year or so. The glossy "carbon fiber" pieces in my Z71 just seemed like they would last longer. The leather seats are extremely comfortable, but given the ride height, and having sliders instead of step bars, I think sliding out of the truck is going to eventually going to cause issues.
Well having the new 8 speed transmission fixed your downshifting issues I am sure you can order those bezel pieces and swap them out. with the fake CF pieces that are on the Z71. Its physically the same interior, just trimmed different.

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Nice photos! I am curious to see if the spacers affect ride quality at all.
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