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06-09-2007, 07:39 PM #1
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Chip recommendations and other questions?
These are probably newbie questions but here goes....
1. I have a 1994 GMC Suburban K1500. Not looking to race the thing or anything like that, but I've heard that some chips not only improve performance but gas mileage. At least it did on my european sedan. What should I get?
2. How does one go about replacing the oddball stock stereo in the '94 with a DIN model without destrying the dashboard? Is there some kind of an adapter available?
3. Anyone ever seen an aftermarket center-hump under dash console that works with/around/inspite of the 4wd shifter?
Thanks in advance for your help.
06-09-2007, 07:51 PM #2
First of all Welcome,PSP.
1. I'm not an expert at. So I'll let someone else take a stab at that one.
2. Yes there is an aftermarket kit with all the pieces at a good Stereo shop. Its the only way to go really. I had one in my 89 Chev Silverado. Looked, Mint!
3. I've only seen custom build under dash units. Years ago I build an over-head console (from visor to viser) for a friend. He put his CB, some switches and a Stereo up there it look sweet.
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1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E
06-09-2007, 08:00 PM #3
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06-10-2007, 01:49 PM #5
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06-10-2007, 01:59 PM #6
Not sure. It was a few years back but my stock stereo came out and it came with a thing that turned it into a place for storage, like sunglasses and stuff. I looks pretty cool when it all done.
The kit is more than likely the same though
06-11-2007, 03:29 PM #7
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The radio installation kit will make a standard DIN sized radio fit in the oddball location of the factory radio. As cableguy said, it'll look stockish, nothing ugly about it. I have installed aftermarket radios in my 05 saturn and my 91 sub with everything looking perfectly stock. (on a side note, my sub radio doesn't look 100% stock simply because the kit came with different face offsets, and the way the 91 dash is set up, I chose to put the 2 inch forward offset on so I could get to the radio, but I could have opted to use the flush faceplate....)Christopher
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2005 Saturn ION-2 Stock 255K miles
1982 Bronco, 1993 Bronco (sold), 1971 M35A2 Deuce and a Half
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06-11-2007, 09:46 PM #8
06-09-2007, 08:44 PM #9
Wish I could be of more help, I know the guys on my Fiero forum use lap tops to control their chips.
But any chip will have some programmable features, by some means. Be it their own programming devise or a lap top.
I’m not a real technology fan so my knowledge in this area is, to say the least, limited.
Technology is great, when it Works,
And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesnít.
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86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
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