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2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ


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2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ

...........................to the Ghost

(Shoulda put a time lock on my wallet...this place'll put ya in the poor house..!!)

Mods/Additions:


Linex'd Bed
DeeZee ToolBox
Extang Toolbox Tonneau
Weathertech mats
OEM GM Vent Visors
White Painted GMC emblems, Door/Tailgate handles
De-Badged
Alien Patrol Front Replacement bumper
BulletProof Rear Steel Bumper
Matched White Speaker Grills front/back
Chromed Nerfs - 3rd set
GMC Mudflaps all round
'05 Avalanche Ebony Leather 8 way front Htd. buckets.
'03 Escalade TNR - Bose Lux Amp: Just AWESOME.!!
New Driver Door Hinges - Total Automotive
OBS Suburban rear wheel liners-EXACT fit.
Replaced both front Fenders - self Painted Asep 2015
Paint Job 2014: Self administered - HPLV-compressor-Single phase paint and some practice on the tailgate to get it right...am PLEASED.!

Lube Specialist SSteel Fuel Bleed screw
FASS 150 GPM Fuel system
FS2500 Oil bypass System @ 5 mU
EFI Live - DSP5 - EDGE Insight Monitor - Tunes By DPS Calgary (Idaho Rob)
AFE Turbo Back Exhaust (Kitty Delete.!)
OEM simply the BEST Air Filter
Hayden 2850 Fan Clutch - cuts in at 195F
PPE Manifolds
PPE UP pipes
MBRP Down Pipe
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exhaust
Sinister Intake (EGR Delete at 271,695 Miles)
Head Gaskets/ARP Studs Sep 2015
All New Glow Plugs: Nov 2016
New PS Pump-Lines July 2018
New Steering Box Jul 2018
New Pitman-Idler Jul 2018

Deep Trans Pan by BD
Transgo Jr. self install.
Tranny Lines FIXED: SS Braided Teflon hose/fittings. Replaced in 2018 with HD Hydraulic Type Lines.
Transynd @ nearly 100%
AFE Rear Diff Cover
AC Delco Reman Alt...don't buy anything else.!!

TC Pump rub Fix (Kennedy) & Holly Auto ..It didnt need it but what the hell eh.?
PCV RE-Route by Spi
New GM Teflon ISS
Webasto TSL-17 Diesel Powered Coolant Heater for those nippy (-45C) nights with no plug-ins. Totally Kewl.!!

CompuStart Remote start
CanadaCam Dash Cam
All on Headlight Mod: Merchant Auto
OEM Denali Headlamps
6000K (9006) HID's
LED Hi Beams
New Silverado Tailights (w/Harness)
Rigid Dually Fog Lights: 2 Amb Fld & 2 White Spots - Re lensed mar 2019
Rigid D2 - 20" LED bar under bully bar...1km range



265/70R17 BFG Rugged Trails on Pro Comps Rims
Bilsteins 5100's all 4 corners
Moog HD Pitman/Idler Arms
Cognito UCA's (NorCal)
FabTech HD Tie rod ends - Sway bar links

30 Gallon Aux Fuel tank (Under tool box) gravity fed.
Titan Tank 52 Gal: Total cap w/slip tank: 82 Gallons (310L) w/ Titan Skid plate


Comm by BBry MOTION
In Truck BTooth BBry VM605 (FM transmit)
Navigation GM TNR (Lux) / Garmin Nuvi 3450
Attitude: Genetics, of course.!



I'd like to thank all those on this Forum for helping me to understand how these trucks work, helping when I was in a pickle and last but not least, helped me spend my money..! LOL

Respectfully,
Theo

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First Day home:  Feb 25, 2007:  51,230km...still a virgin. I found it easier for fuel filter changes to loosen filter and then remove the housing. Done Mar '07 AFE 4in Trubo back. I have since added a 5 in stainless tip I added the deep pan same time as Transgo Jr. installed June 2007 FM 100 installed w/ home made Al bracket: Aug 2007 Secondary Oil filtration Apr 2007 Homemade mudflaps...Apr 07 Lower cover and bug/stone screen. Painted Emblem White SAnded and Painted White GMC Emblem Oct 2008 RetroFitted Trans  lines-Jan 09 Camping in Banff, May Long..08  SS tip visible I think.? It took a while to find locations to mount the ballasts/Ignitors. Feb 09 Trans Lines installed - finally..!!  No leakum ... perfect. Feb 09 2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ - Photo 86374 May 05, 09.  Pissed me off for about 10 seconds...then the light came on.!!  New Bumper.!! Camping on Thanksgiving: Hand Hills, Alberta October 2006 -6C Daytime Bumper as it arrived from Colorado workin on the new nose.. Taken on my driveway in Calgary - May-June 08 Barrie, Ontario - Mar 09 Waiting for them to dry..Heater on in the garage. July 2009 colour matched Speaker Grills...thanx Doc Goodwrench! ABS fittings for fill tube work like a charm: cheap and easy to use.! Aug 09 Did the fix..but OEM Clip was still good.! No matter- never an issue now.!! Bought in Dec 2009.  Tires to come in '10 spring/early summer. 30 Gallon Alum fuel tank - gravity fed by 1/2" line w/sight glass - single baffle. Finally:  PPE sleeves, Congnito UCA, Bilstein 5100, New Upper ties rods, centre links: Sep 2009 Close up of the nice tig welding on the CatchCan July 09 Stanadyne 5 Micron filter on left - OEM on right after 18,000km 2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ - Photo 106675 2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ - Photo 106680 March 2010 my new co-pilot...Bentley New to us Mar2011, 2007 Sandpiper 27 RBS, 12' slide, dual 6V, 75W solar..heated tanks - no bunks.!! About to install Rigid Brand LED Fog Lights (min SR) and a 20 As of July 2013 2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ - Photo 132169 Webasto Diesell Coolant heater 2006 GMC Duramax 6.6L LBZ - Photo 162970
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Member: steakman
Created: 03-12-2007 04:47 PM
Last Modified: 04-01-2019 12:16 PM
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Comments
Author Comment Date
Weszal Sweet Rig! 01-11-2011
1fastLLwhy I was going to say nice truck....until I saw the Flames flag....we love our battle of Alberta's here LOL....ok fine....it's still a real nice truck!! 04-06-2010
DURAtotheMAX looks good Theo...I like the license plate!! 03-30-2010
steakman yea...so far so good.! hope I never hit one..plan to use the duck n pray method if I do.! Thank you..! 03-10-2010
Brad92 That is one clean looking truck! Guess the moose run and hide when they see it? ;D 03-10-2010
Dmaxx87 Just curious did u sand door handles before u painted them???? If not how did the texture fill in???? 02-08-2010
Trucstop I like the black bumper way better than the white. I had white on white on my 04 . then did that bumper in black powder coat , looks better in black. Did you paint or go with linex . My bumper is black linex . way better than paint. 02-03-2010
Donovan Love the bumper. I have some fresh 1/4" plate laying around and think I am going to do something similar when i get some spare time...... 01-20-2010
steakman Appreciate the comment - Thank you.! I really have to thank those that have gone before me and took the time to take pics and do good write ups on DIY's. That is, in my opinion, one of the many great things about this forum..!! Besides...no flamin left wing whackos here either..!! They'd likely be found driving their "cute" $40,000 CAD Prius around with a Latte in hand. 01-17-2010
mmangels22 I like everything you've done Steak, really nice to see people do their own work. 01-15-2010
steakman My pleasure..! This has not only been a labour of love..but becomes a hobby. finish one mod and ya go lookin for another.. (damnit..!!) 12-20-2009
woodrow246 Great homebread Ideas and thought. Love your mods. Especially thx for sharing them! 12-11-2009
steakman yea I hear on the grills. I was surprised to find that they were steel..! I ahd though for some reason aluminum was the base metal..once I found that out..had the doors off to get the door handles to paint them white..figured I may as well blast n paint the grills too. Thanx.! 12-04-2009
kingcrete sharp truck bro. Im a fan of the painted speaker grills, Did mine last month since the owner must of had a truck full of truck teen girls, cause all of my speaker grills looked like they had vomit on them. 12-02-2009
steakman Hey ya know..I never knnew I could reply on this..duh. thank you all for your kind compliments. Tis a mid life crises rig...and a work in progress. Thanx guys, I appreciate it. 11-19-2009
double047 Very good looking truck and set-up! 09-22-2009
rodder55 man ur truck is awsome you have done almost everything i have wanted to do to mine. i really like you mirrors they look awsome sweet rig man 07-29-2009
Rassy Nice looking truck Stk,, been following your posts since we both got our trucks about the same time... Love the Bumper.... 07-09-2009
450zzz Great job on the bumper, you must have had to drink Black Labels for quite a while to save the cash for that puppy.....; ) 06-23-2009
serge nice truck! got any pics of those headlights at night? 03-04-2009
andrewsisson45 sick truck nice fuel line lol 11-18-2008
dozerboy Nice Got any pics of your the fount of the truck and the white GMC emblem without the bumper cover? 10-07-2008
andrewsisson45 nice truck 08-28-2008
BigBlueBurban What in the world is all the hosing contraption under your hood? Do all that yourself? 08-11-2008
Diesel_Day_Dreamin Sorry to hear you're selling your ride, and it was coming along nicely! Details on the GMC Bug Shield? I installed a screen behind my grille for that. 10-31-2007
Quick 6 Racing Nice looking ride, must fly with your TT in tow, we towed our 19ft prolwer TT the first year then moved into bigger and heavier RV 08-10-2007
Dmax101 Ah yes! another clean lookin Dmax - very nice! I'm with ya! on bright white. 07-17-2007
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