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  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice
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    Oct 2011

    Default New Member,First Time Owner Of A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE Z71.

    My name is Mike, I live in Indpls, IN. Just purchased my first 4 wheel drive truck. 1998 Z 71, 86,000 miles very well taken care of. I know nothing about driving,using, or maintaining a 4 wheel drive truck. I need tires immediatly, will be posting asking for advice here. Looking for a tire that is reasonably quiet, but good in the snow, this will be my daily driver, so I am looking for some comfort too. Can't wait for that first big snowfall.

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! Sounds like you found a low mileage truck, for a '98. Lots of good truck folk who are glad to share around here.

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Red Z71 Max's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Myrtle Beach, SC
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    Welcome to the Club Mike~!!

    (Scott) Myrtle Beach, SC
    January 2012 ROTM WINNER
    2011 GMC Sierra Z71 MAX 6.2 L w/ Trailering Package
    Rough Country, XD Rockstars, Nitto Trail Grapplers, N Fab, Lund Genesis, Putco, Gator Grip,
    Flowmaster 40 series, Diablosport InTune, Banks Ram Air CAI,
    WeatherTech, AVS Aeroskin, Tow Mirrors,

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    May 2011
    Upstate South Carolina
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    Welcome aboard and congratulations on a great find! The 98 models do not require a lot of maintenance and properly cared for will last well over 200,000 miles.
    86 911 Porsche Carrera
    98 K1500 Suburban LT
    2012 Nissan Leaf

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    Welcome to the club, Mike. You said you know nothing about maintaince on a 4x4. Since you just purchased the truck I would change the transfer case and axle fluids along with other normal things like air, fuel and transmission filters. Check the spark plugs, if you replace them use A/C Delco's. GM's just seem to run/like A/C's. Don't forget to grease the from suspension and drive shaft u-joints.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    Feb 2010


    Welcome to the site!
    [/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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