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Want to plan ahead - What parts might I need?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Chandlerarms, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Chandlerarms

    Chandlerarms Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I am patiently waiting for my BOSS Super Duty to be installed (hopefully Thurs. or Fri). Its being put on a 2001 Silverado 1500. I do realize I am pushing the limits of the truck, but it will only be used in the parking lot of our 62 space apartment complex.

    The truck is stock. 93,000 miles. It is a Z71. Based on the speck sheet I received with the truck, it has a few things that I think are helpful, and some maybe not so:

    K68 - 105 AMP Delcotron Generator
    FK2 - Torsion Bar Spring adjustment
    KNP - HD AUX Transmission cooling Sys

    I have a SnowEx SP575 ready to be wired in. I am also adding a set of strobesNmore E series hide-a-ways in the rear. I have a pair of Timbrens that I hope to install prior to the install as well.

    I am happy it has the aux trans cooling sys. If needed, I will take to a local tire shop to get the torsion bars cranked up a little.

    I am a little concerned with the juice the truck is receiving. With the heat on high, when I power up/down the windows, the interior lights dim (quite a bit I think). Not sure how old the battery is, but its a DEKA P/N 778MF (CA=925/CC770). Should I replace the battery? I was thinking of going to a local big box auto parts store to get the alternator checked, along with the battery. I have read that Optima's were highly recommended in the past, but any quality battery should work? There also is room for a second battery, but I am still trying to understand what the simplest way to add one is. I am not too confident in replacing the wires to larger grudge cables, and grounding them ect. I guess I could see how it runs with all the equipment installed. Then I can replace the battery with a new quality battery, and if that doesn't help, add an identical one. I will leave the alternator upgrade for when the unit dies.

    I am assuming the front end suspension will need normal replacement, so what should I look for in replacement parts? Replace them with OE (heavy duty parts), what brands, what retailers? I realize this is not a question easily answered without specific examples, but I just want to be ahead of the game when the time comes, and minimize down time.

    Thanks in advance.