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The Beast Jr.

Post by twomanymontes » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:11 pm

Never started a thread, But Most people know my son Matt picked up a new to him truck this past February. A 2011 GMC Sierra Z71 in Lazer Blue that matches his Monte SS. In fact this truck belonged to one of our neighbors. Matt drove past it twice a day and fell in love with it. The day we saw the truck was gone and a 2014 GMC was in its place, Matt was searching the internet to see where it went. He found it and bought it.

Really haven't done too much to it, but we have done a few modifications. No pictures, But The day he brought it home, he pealed the Basil dealership decal off and installed a Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet decal in it's place. Then in March we installed HID headlights and a set of WeatherTech Floor mats. After that Changed the oil to Royal Purple and installed a Summit Racing trailer hitch plug. Since then it's been pretty much a work truck and been trying to keep it clean.

Yesterday, Took it to the Batavia cruise so it got detailed really good! Today the biggest mod happened. I installed the lift kit. 3" in the front and 2" in the rear to get it up and leveled.

Before, the front fender lip was 36 3/8" and the rear measured 37 7/8":
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After The front fender was 39 1/8" with the rear at 39 3/4":
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Next Spring, new rims and tires!
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Post by thedukejag » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:37 pm

Nice.Very cool Rick
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Post by twomanymontes » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:22 pm

Thanks Rick. Got it aligned today. Rides nice. Matt's loving it.
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Post by petegee77 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:10 pm

Nice wheels. No wonder Matt's lovin it.
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Post by battmann » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:08 pm

the beast jr. is much larger than beast sr. LOL.

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Post by petegee77 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:17 pm

battmann wrote:the beast jr. is much larger than beast sr. LOL.
Hey never thought of that but you're right ! LOL
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:09 pm

Yeah, it is bigger for now. But Mine will still pull his backwards!
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Post by petegee77 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:57 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Yeah, it is bigger for now. But Mine will still pull his backwards!
I don't doubt that.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:17 pm

So for Christmas I bought Matt a 24" LED light bar similar to the one I have on my truck. Today, I spent a few hours installing it.

I mounted it in the slot of his front bumper. Had to make a couple brackets to hang it from existing holes in the bumper frame mount. But it sturdy and looks good.
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All lit up!
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He's changed his mind so many times on his approach towards the truck, But I think he now has a plan. He wants to make it a GMC version of the Chevy Reaper off road truck.
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The appearance won't be the same, but similar. Different nose obviously and the wheels will be different and larger tires. But There is a super charger available and it's not all that expensive, so it might be a reality over the next few years.
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Post by battmann » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:53 pm

That reaper truck looks cool. Never seen that before. Is it just an appearance package?

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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:25 pm

Clint, it's a performance package. We saw one in Michigan. It's a killer truck! Here are the specs

Lingenfelter 2014 Silverado Reaper Package
550 Horsepower
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- 550 HP Lingenfelter TVS1900 Magnuson Supercharger package - 6.2 L
- Front Clip Restyling / Grill
- High Clearance Bumper with reinforced skid plate
- Integrated Rigid Industries Flood light system
- Daytime LED running lights
- Fox Racing remote reservoir shocks
- Ride Tech suspension package
- 9.2 inches of wheel travel in the front & 11.2 inches in the rear

- Corsa Performance exhaust package
- Reaper 20" wheels & tires
- Rock guard & side step
- Reaper gauge package
- Custom stitched headrest covers
- Reaper custom graphics

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Post by petegee77 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:51 pm

twomanymontes wrote:So for Christmas I bought Matt a 24" LED light bar similar to the one I have on my truck. Today, I spent a few hours installing it.

I mounted it in the slot of his front bumper. Had to make a couple brackets to hang it from existing holes in the bumper frame mount. But it sturdy and looks good.



He's changed his mind so many times on his approach towards the truck, But I think he now has a plan. He wants to make it a GMC version of the Chevy Reaper off road truck.

The appearance won't be the same, but similar. Different nose obviously and the wheels will be different and larger tires. But There is a super charger available and it's not all that expensive, so it might be a reality over the next few years.
That light bar is real nice Dave.
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Post by petegee77 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:53 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Clint, it's a performance package. We saw one in Michigan. It's a killer truck! Here are the specs

Lingenfelter 2014 Silverado Reaper Package
550 Horsepower


- 550 HP Lingenfelter TVS1900 Magnuson Supercharger package - 6.2 L
- Front Clip Restyling / Grill
- High Clearance Bumper with reinforced skid plate
- Integrated Rigid Industries Flood light system
- Daytime LED running lights
- Fox Racing remote reservoir shocks
- Ride Tech suspension package
- 9.2 inches of wheel travel in the front & 11.2 inches in the rear

- Corsa Performance exhaust package
- Reaper 20" wheels & tires
- Rock guard & side step
- Reaper gauge package
- Custom stitched headrest covers
- Reaper custom graphics

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That's one bad looking truck Dave.
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:17 pm

Pete, it is a sweet truck. It looks even better in person.

But I think this one is a little more my style

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Post by petegee77 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:49 am

twomanymontes wrote:Pete, it is a sweet truck. It looks even better in person.

But I think this one is a little more my style

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Yeah I like this one too.
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Post by johnny533 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:23 am

Absolutely stunning. I love the color and now I'm looking forward to the possibility of owning a Sierra Denali. :lol:

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Post by twomanymontes » Fri May 19, 2017 10:08 pm

Need to go GMC all the way!! And that color on My kid's truck is kind of rare for a GMC. They only did it one run. Chevy Silverados were more common.
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