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    1998
    Chevy
    Suburban K1500, 4wd
    White/tan
    LT, skid plates, HD towing pkg

    original owner Oct 1997. $38K, now 2012 at 160K miles.

    Good reliable truck. Great people capacity. Good towing capacity, comfortable road ride. Expensive to operate re: fuel costs.

    Bad - hard on brakes & tires, intake manifold gasket is a maintenance item ~ 85K miles, fuel pump is also a maintenance item - watch the inline fuel filter / replace annually, when you replace the fule pump first time cut an access panel in the floor of the cargo area which will simplify access for future replacement w/o dropping the fuel tank.

    Modifications

    Added mud guards front and rear to save rocker panels.

    Tidy'd up trailer light connector w/ wiring box mounted to bumper.

    Halogen buck up light bulbs - still not bright enough. Better to put external back-up lights on.

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    K&N air filter. breathes a little easier.

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    stock - bilsteins. Still rolling fine @ 160K miles.

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    discovered used tires. I'll never buy another $1,000 set of new Michelins again. Make sure you get minimum load range "D" (8 ply) tires. E's better - 10 ply may have rougher ride. D's have been fine for me. C's are gone in 30-40K miles.

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