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    They're a LOT of fun. The "oiling issue" is...

    They're a LOT of fun.

    The "oiling issue" is for ALL years of the TBSS. The problem is the #6 piston/rod bearing being deprived of oil at launch. That's what I lost a couple years ago in my 2007....
  2. The little gold bowtie is simply applied with...

    The little gold bowtie is simply applied with double-sided tape. You can just pull off and use alcohol or goo-gone to remove the left-over adhesive. It leaves the silver colored bowtie, which is also...
  3. I've never heard a reputable mechanic call for a...

    I've never heard a reputable mechanic call for a FLUSH. Drain/refill, yes, but when you flush (especially a higher mileage trans) you run the risk of ruining the trans with crap the "flush" may bring...
  4. TB's use shocks up front. Get some Bilstein HD's...

    TB's use shocks up front. Get some Bilstein HD's that come stock on the SS models. About 10 mins a side and BAM! you're good to go.

    The dashboard noises sound like the normal crappy build...
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    There are several to choose from, Superchips,...

    There are several to choose from, Superchips, DiaboSport but I use a laptop and programming software called HPTuners.

    You might be able to have someone local to H-Tine (I noticed you're in...
  6. Thread: silverado SS

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    In 2007, it was the "Classic" body style, not the...

    In 2007, it was the "Classic" body style, not the new body style. It took me aback at first, too.
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    Have you opened your door panel to see if there's...

    Have you opened your door panel to see if there's some moisture accumulating in the switch assembly?
  8. Thread: Cold air kit

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    No. Dealers don't tune. You'll have to find...

    No. Dealers don't tune. You'll have to find either a mail-order tuner that can send you a set of tuned computers and you'll have to send yours back OR get a handheld tuner that can change your...
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    I recently replaced the Silvy dash panel with a...

    I recently replaced the Silvy dash panel with a newer Escalade one due to all the gauges but the fuel gauge being broke and not working.

    It's a common issue.

    Now, the only thing that doesn't...
  10. Thread: stall / surge

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    Have you tried cleaning out the MAF and...

    Have you tried cleaning out the MAF and throttlebody?

    The TCM is VERY sensitive to that being dirty and you might be experiencing it getting a little pissy.

    Take some electronics cleaner (or...
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    Always work your way up from the cheapest...

    Always work your way up from the cheapest thing...kind of like wives/women.

    ;-)
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    You'll probably need to re-tune the computer for...

    You'll probably need to re-tune the computer for maximum effect both in extra ponies and extra mileage. I know a lot of times (not 8.1L specific) a good tune and CAI will net you 1-2 MPG.

    Heck,...
  13. Thread: silverado SS

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    2003-2007 were the years Good: Capable...

    2003-2007 were the years

    Good: Capable truck, since it has same engine as 1500HD. First years had AWD, which was solid. The LQ9 6.0 was iron block and was able to take a lot of boost.

    Bad: S...
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    First, I'd just try a new gascap. A lot of...

    First, I'd just try a new gascap.

    A lot of the time that's all that's needed.
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    Below is a pic of drivers side leveler. 1)...

    Below is a pic of drivers side leveler.

    1) You can keep the rear tires on; just use a 10mm ratchet with a long extension.
    2) Remove the front bolt on the drivers side and then rear bolt unloosen...
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    Whistling: Have you made sure that there isn't a...

    Whistling: Have you made sure that there isn't a leak in the air intake piping? Or do you have a CAI on it already?

    Level: The "GM Lean". Does the Envoy have bags in the back? If so, it's easy to...
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    I'm driving mine, right now. 2007 TrailBlazer SS....

    I'm driving mine, right now. 2007 TrailBlazer SS. Forged, cammed and fast and only getting faster. Throwing a ProCharger at it now, just waiting for the S/C to arrive.
    ...
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    My trans/stall ran $3920, total. $2895-Trans...

    My trans/stall ran $3920, total.
    $2895-Trans itself
    $725 -Yank SSTB3600 converter
    $300 -Installation (I drove to Indy, they're the gurus, I wanted them to throw the wrenches on the truck.)

    The...
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    You're going from 4.2 to 5.3? That's the only way...

    You're going from 4.2 to 5.3? That's the only way I can see a non-direct swap in your future. If anything, I'd think the only thing that might cause a slight headache would be to swap out the PCM/TCM...
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    It's a brand new item. Shouldn't need "fixing"....

    It's a brand new item. Shouldn't need "fixing". Everything is working but the gear indicator. I may call them tomorrow, though, see if they know of anything that might "usually happen". Thanks.
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    They just called...got it working, mostly. The...

    They just called...got it working, mostly. The gear indicator isn't working, everything else is, though.

    WTH!?
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    Okay, the local dealer has my truck and is having...

    Okay, the local dealer has my truck and is having issues programming it. It's the Cadillac panel, so it's a different part number than stock. Of course, it fits perfectly in there and all but now I'm...
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    Since you're in C-Stat, you might make the trip...

    Since you're in C-Stat, you might make the trip to DFW for Phoenix Transmissions. They do a LOT of the big power trans work in that area for the TBSS/Silvy SS crowd and other LS engine powerhouses.
    ...
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    GTO is an LS2 (or the LS1) aluminum block. The...

    GTO is an LS2 (or the LS1) aluminum block. The LQ9 is the Silvy HD or Silvy SS iron block. LS2 and LQ9 are both 6.0. And, yes, the LS6 heads will fit your LQ9, as will the cam. Although, the C6Z06...
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    Cool. Definitely take pics and journal your...

    Cool. Definitely take pics and journal your build/swap.

    While you have the 6.0 out, you should go over it and maybe through it to make sure all is good. Heck, maybe forge the internals to be...
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