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    Talking Hello from good ol' Europe

    Hi guys,

    my name is Peter and I live in Linz, which is the third biggest town in Austria.

    I'm 28 years old and a huge fan of american cars since I was a little kid.

    My first V8 powered car was a `80 Chevy Caprice Station
    pretty sweet ride.

    Last year I drove through Linz and saw a small car dealer hidden in some backyard. I stopped as I saw that out of the three cars he had for sale, two were Chevy Silverados and one was a GMC Suburban.
    After I found out that the Suburban had the 454ci engine, I immediately knew I had to buy this car.
    This was a friday late afternoon, so all banks are closed and everybody was ready for the weekend.
    First thing on monday morning was a trip to my bank to get the cash to buy the burban.

    Well since then I'm riding my truck day and night and became best friends with all gas station owners around town.
    We pay 1,2 Euros per liter these days, so you can imagine why

    But I love the truck and don't want to have any other car.

    Since I bought it I had to do some minor (and major) repairs and unfortunately I don't have the knowledge yet to do everything on my own. But I am willing to learn and hope to find some answer and information here in this forum.

    regards from Austria
    Peter

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    Hello from the States across the pond.

    Welcome.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:



    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs
    350cu.in bored over .050"
    balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
    Flat top pistons,cam,ported heads
    Option Racing Cold Air Intake
    Holley Throttle Body Spacer
    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
    Goodyear Silent Armor A/T 305/70-16
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    Howdy, peter! Welcome to the site. I enjoyed the story and I'm very glad that you are enjoying your new truck. Austria is a great place, I have a great friend from there and she always loves going back to visit her dad and grandparents. I hope you have a great time here at GMTC and get plenty of great information.

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    Welcome....and Congratulations on your new ride!!!!!


    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
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    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Welcome to the club, Peter.

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    Tons of info here for your burb,Welcome!
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    love the Vauxhaull* dont know how to spell it but the one thats like th GTO is sweet
    "if i had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first six sharpening the ax."-Abraham Lincoln

    Gary ASE certified master tech
    94 k1500 33" tires Hummer rims
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    Welcome aboard. That burb sounds sweet. Good luck with it, and post some pics if you can. You write good English. Did you spend any time in the US?

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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Congrats on the new ride! Glad to have you here!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome aboard!
    Mike

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