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    I am thinking about buying one. Anyone have some advice as in which year is better than another things to look for common problems. I have been searching and see that some 06s had oiling problems and people where blowing motors but since then it seems like their hasn't been much. Any comment appreciated.
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    I've read that the transmissions aren't that great. I'm not sure what messes up on them though.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    I would be VERY cautious as to whom you buy it from, just look up Trailblazer SS on youtube and you will see what I mean, there are lots of vidoes of four wheel burnouts. As for the tranny I can only imagine the problems come from stomping the living sh*t out of it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    I would be VERY cautious as to whom you buy it from, just look up Trailblazer SS on youtube and you will see what I mean, there are lots of vidoes of four wheel burnouts. As for the tranny I can only imagine the problems come from stomping the living sh*t out of it all the time.
    Kind of what I figured too I mean if I had that car with 400 hp I would probably beat on it alittle too. I feel the same way I am going to not only look at the car but also the owner lol if its some young little dick weed then i probably wont buy it.

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    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.

    The transmissions are junk, but then you can get one built up to handle more power, but in the long run it's a 5k lb beast with a trans made for a 3200lb F-body.

    I got rid of mine a couple months ago because I was bored with it. 550+hp is/was fun in an AWD. And, AWD burnouts are fun, but I did it ONLY a couple times at the track when some numbnuts watered my lane down more than I could drive around in the water box.

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