2017 Chevy Colorado Z71

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alexdnick

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Hi all,

I bought a used 2017 Colorado last year and have slowly begun outfitting it to take me off the beaten path.

However I have mostly started to build this as a base camp for hiking.

This is where my thread starts, however the modifications I am posting today have been on for some time now but I am just beginning to document.

(5/17/19)
1. Eibach Pro Truck Suspension set to the max ride height
2. 32.5” Toyo At II’s with 18” Helo wheels
3. Yakima Bed Rock Rack
4. Tepui RTT
 

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Hi all,

I bought a used 2017 Colorado last year and have slowly begun outfitting it to take me off the beaten path.

However I have mostly started to build this as a base camp for hiking.

This is where my thread starts, however the modifications I am posting today have been on for some time now but I am just beginning to document.

(5/17/19)
1. Eibach Pro Truck Suspension set to the max ride height
2. 32.5” Toyo At II’s with 18” Helo wheels
3. Yakima Bed Rock Rack
4. Tepui RTT
Great looking truck! Subscribed.....
 
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Currently building a taller bed rack as the pre builds are so spendy.

Need to do this so I have more clearance as I’m going to put together a slide out kitchen next.

Will update once the rack is done!
 

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Hi all,

I bought a used 2017 Colorado last year and have slowly begun outfitting it to take me off the beaten path.

However I have mostly started to build this as a base camp for hiking.

This is where my thread starts, however the modifications I am posting today have been on for some time now but I am just beginning to document.

(5/17/19)
1. Eibach Pro Truck Suspension set to the max ride height
2. 32.5” Toyo At II’s with 18” Helo wheels
3. Yakima Bed Rock Rack
4. Tepui RTT
How did you like the bed rock rack? Thinking either something like that or maybe a 10" rack of some sort. I don't want it to sit to much higher than the cab of the truck. I have some room, but I still want it to fit inside the garage while loaded.
 

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How did you like the bed rock rack? Thinking either something like that or maybe a 10" rack of some sort. I don't want it to sit to much higher than the cab of the truck. I have some room, but I still want it to fit inside the garage while loaded.
Yeah I really liked it. The locking mechanism is super nice and it’s extremely easy to take on and off, or loosen to slide and move on the bed rails.

It kept the Tepui tent about 4” under the top of the cab on my Colorado. I wanted a tiny bit more clearance from the bed to the rails so that is the only reason I’m building a rack. So I can get my kitchen setup built.

I also recommend looking at HotMetalFab, they have a few universal racks that look promising and for a good price.
 
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Yeah I really liked it. The locking mechanism is super nice and it’s extremely easy to take on and off, or loosen to slide and move on the bed rails.

It kept the Tepui tent about 4” under the top of the cab on my Colorado. I wanted a tiny bit more clearance from the bed to the rails so that is the only reason I’m building a rack. So I can get my kitchen setup built.

I also recommend looking at HotMetalFab, they have a few universal racks that look promising and for a good price.
Thanks for the reminder......I had forgotten I looked at HotMetalFab. The other one I was looking at was the Max Modular 10" but it's over 2x as much (granted already powder coated though). But it does allow for mounting stuff on the side. Not that I would have a lot of stuff.........not doing any crazy overlanding with the Silverado! Maybe maxtrax and my shovel can just sit in the bed.
 

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Thanks for the reminder......I had forgotten I looked at HotMetalFab. The other one I was looking at was the Max Modular 10" but it's over 2x as much (granted already powder coated though). But it does allow for mounting stuff on the side. Not that I would have a lot of stuff.........not doing any crazy overlanding with the Silverado! Maybe maxtrax and my shovel can just sit in the bed.
Let me know if you got with the HMF rack. If my DIY rack ends up not working out in the long run they are next on my list of racks. I’d like to know their quality.

If you have space I’m sure painting it wouldn’t be hard or expensive. I’m planning on just carefully rattle canning mine and using a nice primer. Or maybe doing Bedliner but don’t want it to come out looking weird.
 

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Thanks for the reminder......I had forgotten I looked at HotMetalFab. The other one I was looking at was the Max Modular 10" but it's over 2x as much (granted already powder coated though). But it does allow for mounting stuff on the side. Not that I would have a lot of stuff.........not doing any crazy overlanding with the Silverado! Maybe maxtrax and my shovel can just sit in the bed.
Also because you were asking about the bed rocks, I found some on the KBVoodoo site for $175, that are universal bed cross bars.
 

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Just ordered 589Fab Front, Oil Pan, and Shock Mount Skids, as well as Chassis Unlimited 84" Sliders. Can't wait to get these and go to a bit more technical driving without worrying as much about my truck. Now on my list to find is a front bumper that is low profile like that of the ZR2 CBI Offroad front bumper.

Maybe I will pre order the Relentless Fab, after all, it's only money! Plus, with my cancer, at only 21, I am not sure how much longer I have so I am making the most of it.
 

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Those are all great parts for the Z71. Dump the air dam and a 2" lift gives you a lot more clearance. MOI and 589FAB make some nice winch bumpers that don't add a lot of weight.
Yeah I’ve been looking at the 589Fab bumper with no grill guards. Trying not to add length to my truck as Seattle parking lots aren’t made for length but it doesn’t add much so it may be my choice.

What is MOI? I’ve never heard the abbreviation before
 

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Thanks, there are aftermarket steel bumpers that mimic the ZR2 for the Z71's. 589Fab has a half bumper for the ZR and Z71 that looks great and keeps the weight down. What sold me on the MOI setup is the weight, winch mount and bar are under 50lbs.
 
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Don’t know if I am sad to say, or happy, maybe a little of both. Traded the truck for a ‘13 Rubicon. Got a good deal and didn’t have to pay any money(after about 2 hours of haggling the price). The CCLB was so nice, and so quite inside, but just wouldn’t get me where I want to go here in WA as it was just too wide(no literally too wide, already too trails I couldn’t fit in the entrance) and long.

I loved that truck but with my cancer and not knowing the time left I figure I might as well have fun and get out an camping without restriction.
 

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