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Personally I love the 06 grille and hood. Someday I want to swap my truck over to that setup. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
96 Silverado RCSB- 350 Vortec, JBA headers, true duals, 4/6 drop, Nelson tune, Spectre CAI -SOLD-
01 Camaro SS- LS6 intake, LTs, X-pipe, 4.10s -SOLD-
64 C10- Future 5.3/T56 recipient
03 Silverado ECSB- LTs,F-body E fans, TR220 Cam, Nelson Tune, 25% under drive, CAI, Circle D 3200 stall, Performabuilt Lvl 1 4L60...Every time it breaks, I make it faster.
All 06 models have the high rise hood like an 03-05 HD and yeah, when I bought my setup the hood was kinda high.
The 03-04 Silverado's all had the same (non-HD) hood, which had 2 "fang" like points that met up with the grille. The 05 had a flatter hood line along the grille, much like the 99-02 models and reintroduced the HD high rise hood back into the truck line.
As mentioned before, all 06-07c trucks received the HD hood, 1500 or HD. Which is probably why I really started to like what they were doing with the truck, even though I hated the 03+ styling up to that point. I especially like the chrome grille surrounds and HD combo but still prefer the 01-02 HD's overall.
2002 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LQ4/4L80E
1983 GMC Jimmy 6.2L Diesel and Koots-built TH350
1995 Chevy Corsica-Sleeper/Beater Car.