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New to us 2002 Avalanche 2500 8.1L 4x4 with 45k Miles on it they day we brought it home:







Vent Visors installed:



Brake Controller Installed:




CB Antenna/Radio/PA Speaker and Roof Basket Installed:

 
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Custom bed rack and bike carriers installed:








Custom built bed slide:





Offroad lights mounted to roof basket:

 
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Hood Decals because bragging rights:



Front mount hitch installed:



Personal Snow Plow mounted to hitch:





Rear Tire Chains:



 
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Replaced the crank position sensor with updated version:



Polished turn signals and hit with one coat of VHT nightshades and gloss with UV protection:



Installed tow mirrors:





Installed LED courtesy lights in mirrors:



 
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Installed Canopy on roof Basket:



 
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Looks good all around. I'd love to find one of those minus the side cladding. Problem is I don't think you can get the 8.1 without the cladding
 
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Originally Posted by AJBert View Post
Looks good all around. I'd love to find one of those minus the side cladding. Problem is I don't think you can get the 8.1 without the cladding
Thanks! I actually am a fan of the cladding. I think you are right though, the 2500 may have only come cladded. We use it for camping/plowing/etc and the cladding has already proved its worth on more than one occasion in regards to protecting the body. I think one of my next steps is going to be to truck bed line all the cladding as it is started to look faded. It's currently in the shop due to a front alignment issue so it may just be getting a leveling kit and upgrade to 33's.
 
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Leveled and 285/75/16's(almost a 33" tire) installed:







 
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Removed the running boards, I like the look without them better.

Wife is not happy, she needs help to get in now.



 
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Nothing crazy, but I got my new bug and stone guard installed. You really have to look close, it blends in well with the front lines.



Also totally not off road related, but I'm pulling the cub scouts float in the upcoming Halloween parade so I picked up some cheap under body color/pattern changing LED's that are music reactive and also a knight rider style scanner for the front grill. Zipped tied everything in place for easy removal later.





 
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