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    Default Newbie - Introduction - 2003 Suburban 1500 2wd

    I figured I'd introduce myself and share my ride(s) and a little info about myself

    I am a father of 3 boys and married 9+ years. The GM we have as a family is a 2003 Suburban 1500 2WD. In reality my wife is the primary driver of this beast of a vehicle as I daily drive a 97 Eagle Talon ESi.

    We've got about 115k on the suburban and I plan on driving it till it doesn't drive or perhaps when I can afford to upgrade to another newer year suburban.

    I really never needed to do much to the suburban since we got it at about 90k almost 2 years ago, so I'm out in the www trying to research some issues and perhaps find some good info to keep this beast in shape. I also hope to do some small upgrades, with the wife's permission, to get it performing and sounding a little better.

    I'll do my best to get to know this community and hope to be sharing some automotive knowledge as I am able along with learning as much as I can about this platform.


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    We are the Borg. Lift your vehicle and surrender your keys. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. Welcome to GM Truck Club, Jason!

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    Welcome to GMTC Jason. The 03 Suburban is an awesome family vehicle. I had a 03 yukon xl and now have a 05 yukon xl. You will have it a long time if you plan on driving it until it dies. Depending on your definition of dies.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Welcome to the club. Your suburban is not even to its half of life yet. As long as you don't beat on it and take care of it you have at least another 150,000 miles.
    Welcome to the club, glad to have you
    Tim Walters (Curky)

    Wrangler AT/S 265/70R17 - Trail-FX window vents - Husky fitted splash guards - Silver Star zXe - Leveling kit -

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    Welcome to the club Jason, it's nice to have you here.

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    Welcome to the G M T C !

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2001 View Post
    Welcome to the G M T C !
    Thanks. I hope this is to be a start to a beautiful relationship

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curky View Post
    Welcome to the club. Your suburban is not even to its half of life yet. As long as you don't beat on it and take care of it you have at least another 150,000 miles.
    Welcome to the club, glad to have you
    Yep. One of the main reasons I got it due to their longevity as long as I can fix any of the little things that pop up. I just had to recently "clean" the o2 sensors to get the cel to go away... so far.

    I need to get the truck inspected and it was throwing a weird cat efficiency below threshold code and someone suggested I try removing and cleaning the o2 sensors with brake cleaner and so far so good. In end end I'd prefer to spend $ on a new intake or exhaust before having to shell out for a new cat converter.

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