Photo 3/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado spyder Headlights Wiring | 1. Install technician Dan Reed at Street Trenz in El Cajo, California, began with the Spyder headlamps (PN: PRO-YD-CS07-CCFL-BK, $399). The headlamps were a direct plug-and-play setup for the Chevy, but it was desired to place the CCFL halos on a separate switch.
Photo 4/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado spyder Headlights Installed | 2. Mounted in place of the factory lighting, it was easy to see the immediate improvement in appearance, and the projector-style headlamps cut through the darkness like a warm knife through butter.
Photo 5/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado smittybilt Lightbar | 3. To allow the Vision X off-road lights a place to mount, we measured and drilled the bumper to accept this Smittybilt lightbar (PN: 110040, $127.95)
Photo 6/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado vision X Lights | 4. At 100 watts apiece, we're pretty sure these Vision X lights will burn your retinas clean out of your head.
Photo 7/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado vision X 6 Inch Lights | 5. A quartet of 6-inch halogen lights from Vision X (PN: VX-6010, $119.00 each) were bolted to the bumper bar and wired into the Chevy's cab.
Photo 8/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado street Scene Speed Grille | 6. Since we were already rooting around the front end of the truck, Reed went ahead and slipped a black powdercoated Street Scene Speed Grille (PN: 950-74176, $129.95) over the Silverado's factory egg crate.
Photo 9/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado street Scene Black Chevy Emblem | 7. Adding a sinister attitude was this Street Scene black Bow Tie emblem (PN: 950-84050, $57.95).
Photo 10/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado surco Safari Rack | 8. Extra storage is always welcome, even in a fullsize truck. With the Surco Safari rack (PN: S5050, $416.90) mounted to the roof, plenty of additional room was provided to carry the things not requiring instant access.
Photo 11/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado vision X Xmitter | 9. To take advantage of the safari rack's accessory mounts to hang additional lights (PN: LT100, $55.95), we bolted up a 42-inch Xmitter bar from Vision X (PN: XIL-LP3340, $1,498.75). With the LED Xmitter mounted up high, it was safer from being damaged and could throw light that much farther.
Photo 12/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado street Scene Speed Grille | 10. How would you like to see this in the rearview mirror of your compact car?
Photo 13/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado fuel Door Removed | 11. The original fuel door could have easily been kept, but it didn't have that rugged appearance we so desired.
Photo 14/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado powdercoated Bully Fuel Door | 12. Keeping with the planned urban camouflage theme, a powdercoated Bully fuel door (PN: BBS-2302, $34.95) replaced the stocker.
Photo 15/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado powdercoated Bully Fuel Door Installed | 13. Opening the door required a simple push to release the internal spring-loaded, magnetic catch.
Photo 16/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado factory Taillights Removed | 14. Pulling the OE rear taillights was an easy affair. The two bolts retaining the taillights were accessed through the inner bed.
Photo 17/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado spyder Led Taillights | 15. The Spyder LED taillights were plugged directly into the factory harness with no splicing necessary.
Photo 18/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado spyder Led Taillights Installed | 16. Spyder's LED taillights (PN: ALT-YD-CS07-LED-BK, $364.95) were much brighter and could be seen from farther away. Having the super bright taillights was just the ticket for traveling the crowded highways to reach those desolate backroads.
Photo 19/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado led Third Brake Light | 17. Something we didn't get in black was the LED third brake light.
Photo 20/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado putco Smoked Brake Lamp | 18. Putco's smoked brake lamp (PN: 920289, $84.95) was swapped in place for the original with just two screws. It couldn't have been simpler.
Photo 21/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bedrug Bed Kit | 19. Speaking of easy mods anybody could do, the Bedrug kit dropped right into place. Keeping the Bedrug in position was an abundance of self-adhesive hook and loop fasteners.
Photo 22/22 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bedrug Bed Kit Installed | 20. Our Bedrug kit (PN: BRC07CCK, $398.05) will last many years regardless of the elements and will look great doing it. This is perfect for the go anywhere, do anything attitude behind Project 12-Gauge.