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NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:42 PM

MY 2011 Escalade Build
 
Been a ongoing project since i got the truck 3 weeks ago ill just list al the stuff

ff you guys know me you know I like modding my vehicles..... even if I don't have the truck yet lol. I will be using this truck to tow my ctsv to the track also so no 3600 stall or heads/cam or nitrous on this one just basic mods.

We should be finishing up the paper work this week and truck will be getting shipped from Arizona to me here in san francisco in about a week so I have 8-10 business days to get rolling here.

Truck is a 2011 Brand new Escalade 2wd (dont need awd here less issues) and Galaxy Grey color with ebony interior.

Parts ordered today

2/3-4 kit from yours truely
http://www.tbssowners.com/store/inde...d&productId=87


Rear DJM hardware kit. Should let the truck come down a little more in rear.
http://www.tbssowners.com/store/inde...&productId=125

I also will be comparing the belltech vs djm shock extenders to see if one shock extender is longer from center to center hole. On a autoride truck being longer would be better to let the truck sit lower. Never did this before so might as well get all the info out there.

Front/Rear DJM Swaybar Kit
http://www.tbssowners.com/store/inde...&productId=105


Rear Spohn Del Sphere Panhard Bar
http://www.tbssowners.com/store/inde...&productId=165


Rear Spohn Del Sphere Lower Control Arms Bar
http://www.tbssowners.com/store/inde...&productId=168


Escalade 24" m arcellinoreplica wheels which I sell now
You get a 5-Year finish warranty and a lifetime structural warranty.
http://tbssowners.com/store/index.ph...&productId=164


305 35 24 Yokohama advins 228 each
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...&nichtweiter=1


Wilwood 16/14 Front/Rear Set up
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_6021wt_814


Volant Intake $245 shipped from summitracing.com
http://volant.com/edetail.asp?ID=941

Husky Floor Mats Complete Interior Kit
256.80 shipped from summitracing.com

I will just replace main muffler with magnaflow and have it dumped under rear bumper. Kinda want the clean smooth look

Only other thing im going to try to clear out the stock headlights oh and a tune from LT1z on my tbss site.




STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1ST UPDATE 2/13/12 Dealership walk around
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS0JN...layer_embedded

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:43 PM

finally got more parts in!!

WILWOOD 16 inch rotors and fat calipers
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...DE/goodies.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/goodies3.jpg


305 35 24 yokohams
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/goodies4.jpg

24 inch chrome escalde whees
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/goodies2.jpg

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:44 PM

Well I cut the resonator off and a few things. 1 the escalade has a 3.5 inch cat back set up which will be perfect for my whipple 2.3 and the resonator is totally different then the tbss. Its pretty much solid inside and just one hole in the middle.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ADE/esky12.jpg

and the new spohn bar.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ADE/esky13.jpg

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:45 PM

48 Miles on the truck I couldn't take it anymore Had to lower it



i wanted to do steps on the truck just to feel the difference.

So today i did the front belltech spindles
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY16.jpg


Front swaybar
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY15.jpg


and rear shock extenders
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY17.jpg


Even with my alignment off the djm front bar and spindles make the truck feel a lot more in control. In the rear im really suprised how better it feels. Its not as jarring and more smooth and this is with the stock rear springs in only thing added was shock extenders. Im guessing the shock angle is better so has a better chance to work.

I cant wait to put the rear belltech springs along with the djm trailing arm relocators, spohn panhard bar, lower spohn a arms and last the rear djm swaybar!! Thing will feel so much better.


riht now
FRONT 33 7/8 from ground to fenderlip
REAR 37 7/8 From ground to fenderlip


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY19.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY18.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY14.jpg


LAST but not least!! esky 24" chrome replicas with 305 35 24 Yokohama tires
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY20.jpg


48 Miles on the truck I couldn't take it anymore Had to lower it



i wanted to do steps on the truck just to feel the difference.

So today i did the front belltech spindles
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY16.jpg


Front swaybar
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY15.jpg


and rear shock extenders
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY17.jpg


Even with my alignment off the djm front bar and spindles make the truck feel a lot more in control. In the rear im really suprised how better it feels. Its not as jarring and more smooth and this is with the stock rear springs in only thing added was shock extenders. Im guessing the shock angle is better so has a better chance to work.

I cant wait to put the rear belltech springs along with the djm trailing arm relocators, spohn panhard bar, lower spohn a arms and last the rear djm swaybar!! Thing will feel so much better.


riht now
FRONT 33 7/8 from ground to fenderlip
REAR 37 7/8 From ground to fenderlip


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY19.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY18.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY14.jpg


LAST but not least!! esky 24" chrome replicas with 305 35 24 Yokohama tires
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...STI/ESKY20.jpg

kinda long day did all the rear kit today ie trailing arm relocators/shock extenders/springs/djm bar/new endlinks and spohn panhard bar and bumpstop bracket. Truck feels perfect now around corners.

---------- Post added at 11:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:09 PM ----------

bumpstop bracket cut with new short one installed and belltech 5305 coil
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/IMG_7085.jpg

spohn bar vs stock bar
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/IMG_0891.jpg

Rear djm swaybar along with shorter endlinks
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...E/IMG_2332.jpg

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:47 PM

the center consoles of these trucks suck cant put anything up top
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...-01_150121.jpg


so ended up buying the platinum top half much better now you can put your phone in there
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...-01_151624.jpg

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex33 (Post 442336)
Looks great Tony. I am curious why you didn't go with the boxed rear lowers. Is all the adjustablity really necessary w/ an otherwise stock truck?

im doing a supercharger and long tubes so i need to dial in the pinion angle.

---------- Post added at 09:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:50 PM ----------

brakes are on more pics tomm
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...SKYWHEEELS.jpg

this truck by far is the best 07 up gm suv ive ever done. The truck handles so good!!!

tonight i put in the del sphere spohn arms and just by doing that i feel the truck handles better.

Im going to try to do the upper ones once i get my welder back down the road

Stock piece was weak and stamped. The rubber bushigns on one side were already cracking.

Here is stock vs spohn
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../zpfile006.jpg

Grease it up well and you will see this
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../zpfile005.jpg

dont forget locktite
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../zpfile004.jpg

on her
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../zpfile002.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../zpfile001.jpg

Got the rear led plates in from vleds
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...68477-1-2.html

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...-16_184620.jpg


then for mirrors i had to do also but i think ill go brigher
stock bulb
[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...-16_185052.jpg[/IMG]


LED BULB
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...-16_195054.jpg

Jeffro March 17th, 2012 07:57 PM

Nice truck

NORCAL SS March 17th, 2012 08:00 PM

with whipple 2300/kooks long tubes and 3.73s should tow my ctsv perfectly to track.

01 SPDWY Z March 17th, 2012 09:16 PM

That's a hell of a baller dream build. Very nice.

Kingcater March 18th, 2012 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 01 MRM TA (Post 895068)
That's a hell of a baller dream build. Very nice.

This. Your vehicles are always modded in the right wau

BlueMagicSS March 18th, 2012 01:19 PM

Very Nice!!!

POSI12BOLT March 19th, 2012 10:05 AM

yeah, those brakes, wheels, and drop make it perfect!

ThatGuySkye March 19th, 2012 11:17 AM

Nice! You build some nice ass SUVs.

Yonerton March 19th, 2012 12:09 PM

Ballin'

tjZ06 March 20th, 2012 08:41 PM

Very nice! I'm curious how much the console top was? I have a '11 Silverado 2500 LTZ and the interior is mostly the same as yours but my center console it all just the plain black plastic. I'd like to move to what you have, maybe the wood steering wheel too.

-TJ


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