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    Default September was good to me....

    SO, I have been driving chevy/GMC since my first vehicle almost 9 years ago, had a 95 GMC 1500 2wd longbed with 5.7 in it, jusst got rear ended in it in the beginning of September right at 199,700. Rear end and ABS system were toasted so good ole full coverage insurance on my 15 year old vehicle came through and I picked up a 98 1/2 Ton 2wd LS Suburban with 172k PERFECTLY maintained miles and a brand new 4l80E tranny at 150k for $2500 from a 77 year old retiree who bought a 2011 corvette (super wealthy).

    I will put pictures up as soon as my crappy digi cam is charged, but I am not kidding when I say PERFECTLY maintained, every service record since 1998 in glove box totaling almost 20K over 12 years, interior had husky liners on it since the day off the lot AND it is a Rarity according to the GM VIN decoder site, one of only 2 built with same options, basically old man saw I really needed a reliable rig and tossed me a bone since he had the means to do so.

    List of Service records
    New 4 Core Radiator at 90k
    New HD Brake Rotors at 90k
    Rear Drum to Disc conversion at 90k also HD
    New ignition and all electrical at 100k
    New Master Brake Cylinder at 100k
    New PS unit at 100k
    New Front and Rear A/C at 120K
    Recoat and rust proof of frame at 100k
    New HD Driveline at 120k
    New Front and Rear Axle at 120k Rear End is Still Limited Slip Posi-Trac as was from factory.
    New NOT refurb 4l80e HD at 150k just 2 years ago and new Factory Transmission cooler to go with it.

    ALL of these things were done PREVENTATIVELY by previous owner, most of it was replacing perfectly running parts just because he could (anal) and was garaged all its life. Also all wiring, cables, and compressor or cooling lines were replaced along with their respected parts, this is literally the 0.000001% percentile of people and how they maintain their vehicles, which I was a part of but did not knew anyone else cared for their vehicles like this as I had never witnessed it outside of my family.

    List of things I have done since Purchase
    Amsoil Dual bypass Oil Filter just today.
    All New 02 Sensors
    New Fram Air filter and Filter Housing (old one did not seal right)

    SO pictures will be up within 15...glad to be a part of this madness, pretty cool community setup here.

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    Welcome to the club.

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    Legend Bigbomber's Avatar
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    Feb 2010


    Welcome to the club!
    [/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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    Eddie Z71's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Hi, and welcome to the site!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard!


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    Jr. Engineer
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    Plainfield, Illinois


    Welcome to the club. That's quite the list. I try but never seem to be that much over the top.
    Plainfield, Illinois
    2010 1500 Series Extended Cab LT Z71 4X4
    2011 Cruze LTZ
    2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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    Nice find. Good luck with it and charge that camera.

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    Wow, I am never that lucky.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs 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
    Pioneer SupertunerIII CD USB Bluetooth
    Kicker ZX200.2 ZX Amp
    Kicker Audio COMP 10" Subwoofer

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    Sr. Engineer Sam_A's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States


    Welcome to the club!

    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT 4x4, Crew Cab
    6.6L Duramax Diesel (LB7) with an automatic Allison 1000 5 speed.
    Spray-in bed liner, S&B Air Filter, Homemade CAI ram scoop, ball hitch for Gooseneck
    Black toolbox, metallic-black bowtie, 5.5" NV-200C Bumper Off-Road lights behind a blacked-out grille
    285/75R16E BFG A/Ts
    Future Upgrades: Exhaust, CAI, programmer, intercooler, torque converter

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    Congrats, I can only dream of finding something along those lines.
    2002 Chevy 1500 Ex-cab Z71: 5.3L, auto 4, shorties, hi-flow cats, true dual 2.5" straight pipes, AirAid intake, TBS, Platinum plugs, 8.5mm wires, programmer, 3in w/ 33s, also has the composite bed

    2010 GMC 1500 Crew Cab Z71 w/ All Terrain package: 5.3L, auto 6, 2" Zone leveling kit, AirAid Jr. Intake Kit

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