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2005 Silverado Crewcab, 4WD, Bypasses, 37s

2005 Chevy Silverado$26,500.00 OBO
For Sale

Syracuse, UT
  (2) Scott LeSage   Private Message
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5.3L, Fabricated 4WD longtravel, Trussed Curry 9", 4.88s, Detroit Locker, 37 BFG, Methods, Deaver spring under, Fox bypasses and bumps, A/C, Heat, Leather interior. This is a ton of truck for the price, please don't waste my time if you are not serious about coming to see it. (near Salt Lake City, UT)

Price reduced 4/29. Bought a new truck and this one needs to go a new owner. This truck gets a lot of second looks because its so subtle and clean that you almost can't tell how capable it is at first glance. It just passed Smog, and is registered in Utah. I should get the new title in the mail in the next few weeks. Windshield is cracked, I'll replace it for a full price offer.

Truck was originally built by Real Fabworks in El Centro, CA.
OEM color code, professionally painted Fiberglass and Camper shell.

Front end:
Custom Bumper, skid plates and Valence
Fabricated Radiator mount/core support
Fabricated Engine cage that mounts the bump stops and inner fenders
Fabricated Fender hangers, which also mount engine accessories like the coolant bottle and Fuse box.
Battery is mounted in the bed.
Boxed 4130 upper and lower control arms, all Uni-ball pivots.
Fabricated 4130 Knuckles, double shear everything.
Fox Internal bypass shocks
Fox Hydro Bump stops
Dual rate springs that don't just sit on the cross-overs at ride height.
Dual limit straps on both sides.
4.88 Gears, extended axle shafts
The whole front end was prepped by the truck shop a year ago, new bearings everywhere, new pitman arms, diff seals, CV boots.
High performance brake rotors and pads
I haven't measured front travel in a long time, but I think its strapped to 12 or 14 to keep the axles happy. The shock is 8.5" so theoretically the front should get 16 or 17".

Rear end:
Curry Fabricated 9" with truss, custom width
Brand new 3rd member housing, 4.88 gears, Detroit locker, bearings, and u-joints this year
Spring under Deavers
Cantilever mounted Triple bypass Fox's
Hydro Bump stops
Tubbed and Rhino-lined Bed, with locking toolboxes and tie down rings.
Spare mounted in Bed
Fabricated 4130 spring hangers (front and rear) and shackles
Notched and boxed frame rails, bump stop cans are tied in to make it super strong.
Dual Limit straps per side.
18" of Travel strapped.

Brand new 37" BFGs on 17" Method wheels.

This truck can do everything, and is the most comfortable adventure vehicle I have ever been in. I've been all over the country with this thing and it rarely has a hiccup. Granted, I have spoiled the thing with maintenance before and after big trips.
It's always been professionally maintained by "The Truck Shop" in San Diego, I have over $40,000 in maintenance receipts during the time I have owned the truck.

In the last few years, some notable maintenance items are:
New GM crate 4L60E Transmission (just under 3 years ago), still under warranty.
New Transferase with billet cover upgrade
Steering pump
AC pump and all new Hard and soft lines
New Radiator
Plugs and coils
AGM battery
New Fuel Pump
K&N Air Filter
These were mostly replaced preventatively, the only thing that actually broke was the Radiator.
240k on this 5.3 and it runs like a top. I do Oil changes every 3,000 miles or sooner with Full Synthetic Mobile1 10-30 and Lucas Oil pure synthetic stabilizer.

Leather interior, in really good shape for it's age. Drivers seat has a small rip but nothing major. Steering wheel has a bald spot.
Power seats, mirrors, windows
Trailer brakes
Dead pedal (Foot rest)
Touch screen with Satellite radio, Bluetooth and back-up camera
2 amps and a sub behind the rear seats, but I've never used it.

Other things to mention:
The 4.88 gears with the 5.3 and 37s are torquey! But the Speedo shows 5-10% faster than actual, which has added more miles to the truck than it has traveled.
The truck has seen mostly highway miles, which is why its in such good shape for 200K. One hour commutes, and usually 5 or 6 cross country road trips per year has racked up the miles, but they are easy miles.
When the truck is in the dirt, its a pleasure cruise not a pre-run. I always have to drive it home, so it never gets beat on that hard, and I don't want to spill the wife's trail soda.
The suspension was clear coated originally, which still looks pretty good, but areas like the front A-arms have started to peal and rust. It looks better with some WD-40 on it.
There is a dent/scratch in the tailgate, and some paint chips/dings on the rear bumper.
Rear Fiberglass has rock chips (Duh)

Update 4/29/24: This winter in Utah I noticed the oil pressure was sometimes slow to rise on the below freezing mornings. Letting it warm up for 3-5 minutes helps, but sometimes the pressure would still dip at the first or second stoplight. I learned to just keep the RPMs up on those cold mornings, and I still drive it everyday. Now that it's warmer, its not an issue, but wanted to be completely transparent. If the truck goes back to a warmer climate, I doubt this would be an issue at all.

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