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04-07-2014, 11:04 AM #1
My new toy...
I sold me '95 a while back. It was a long road and a hard decision to make. I put a lot of time and effort into the truck and it looked great. It was a hard decision to let it go, but the guy who bought it followed me around and called me every day wanting it... I was getting a bit fed up with it because it was starting to nickel and dime me for everything. I let it go and joined the world of gas sipping GM cars.
Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my Olds Intrigue and don't have any plans to get rid of it anytime soon. I have missed having a truck since the day I let the '95 go to a new home. With it's V6/5 Speed drivetrain, it was fun to drive but was really underpowered. It struggled with my 5x8 enclosed trailer with mobile DJ gear in it.
So last week, the wife told me thaqt she wanted to start camping again, but that she didn't want anymore pop up campers. So we are in the market of r a 30' travel trailer and of course you KNOW I was all about finding something to pull it with. I was originally in the market for a 2500 or 3500, but every one of them I found was beat. They had been run hard since day one and it showed.
Now, I had towed a 30' travel trailer with my 2003 with a 4.8 about 5 years ago and it yanked it along like it wasn't even back there It was just a bit bouncy. That truck rode more like a car than it did a truck. With that in mind, I thought that a 1500 with it's 5.3 would be more than up to the task of handling such a job. This one rides like a 3500 and will really move. I was leary of the oversized tires robbing my torque but when I towed the intrigue home with it on a dolly, I knew it wasn't going to have any problems with bigger stuff.
So, with all of that being said, I am the proud (And I DO mean "PROUD") owner of this 2000 GMC Sierra SLT Z71. It is a MONSTER and has EVERY option except for Onstar. It has a 3" body lift. Normally, I don't care for a body lift, but it was obvious that this lift was done right. I picked it up cheap and brought 'er home. Meet "Big Bubba". The latest addition to the corral.
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04-07-2014, 12:53 PM #2
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I wish you luck with your new truck! To bad you had to get rid of your OBS truck but that 2000 looks very clean and tough.
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04-07-2014, 01:00 PM #3
Very nice. I used to have the 2000 Chevy z71. Its a great truck. Does yours have the autotrac or the floor shifter (thats what I had)?David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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04-07-2014, 01:12 PM #4
I'm not sure what autotrac is. I have a column shifter. It has the beefy center console and I am trying to figure out if it has a subwoofer inside. I know that some of them had one but the factory head unit is gone so I don't know what stereo it had without looking up the RPO codes... That is a project for another day.
04-07-2014, 01:21 PM #5
04-07-2014, 03:52 PM #6
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Very nice Ride... Looks clean..08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
04-07-2014, 05:23 PM #7
Sharp Looking Sierra, Very Nice.....
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04-07-2014, 06:38 PM #8
grats on the truck moogvo!!!
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04-07-2014, 07:43 PM #9
DUH! Yeah, I have push button 4x4. I am the sort that likes to have a shifter to grab onto but at this point and at the price I paid, I won't complain!
I found some rust on the rockers and suspect there is some behind the newly installed flares too. I will be ripping those off this weekend and having a look underneath. The rust on the rockers was covered up with vinyl so I didn't see it. No frame rust although it does look like the underside of the truck was recently sprayed with black undercoating... Ponderous.
04-08-2014, 10:11 AM #10
Congrats on the new ride! Bubba looks good!-K&N Air Filter
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