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    Default Noob from Ann Arbor, MI

    Just picked up my first truck, on Halloween. A white '99 C2500 454 Suburban LT. Needs just a bit of TLC but having fun already. Looks brand new. I replaced the front brake pads and had the rear drums 'adjusted' by a mechanic. I have a new parking brake release cable and handle on order, as well as two door jam switches to fix the dome lights, which this forum pointed me too. Thank you!

    I tried putting running boards (Ionic Billet) on but after I successfully installed the driver's side, I noticed the mounting kit will not work on the passenger side due to tubes and hoses running along the inside of the rocker panel. D'oh! Rookie mistake. Will probably try a nerf bar later on.

    I need to find the hardware that mounts to the back of the second row seats to hold the floor flap up so the third row passenger has some leg room. Can't find that one anywhere. Would help if I knew what it was called. Anyone?

    The truck is in great shape and I got it for a song so I'm very happy. The gas bill is going to kill me, but I don't care. Taking it on an inaugural road trip with the kids next week. 800 miles each way. We made the trip this past summer in a Subaru Legacy. Much tighter quarters. Kids should enjoy this.

    Only thing mechanically 'wrong' is the clunking sound in the right front when the front end lifts up. Saw another thread about it pointing to the fender bolts being loose. Checked them all. Twice. Like Santa. Not too worried about it right now but will keep my ears on it.

    The only thing I'm not looking forward to on this trip is the stereo. My Subaru has a very nice sound system and this Burban does not. I like my music, a lot, but it's too close to the holidays to dump cash into an audio system. Kind of fun to be able to play tapes again, though.

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! Sounds like you found a good Suburban, have fun!

    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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    Myrtle Beach, SC
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    Welcome to the Club!!!

    (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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    Welcome to the club.

    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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    Upstate South Carolina
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    Welcome aboard! Google GM parts and look for a site called They are based out of NC and supply the real deal OEM parts - ones that are hard to fine, ones you don't know the name of.
    Last edited by Caddiac; 11-15-2011 at 07:03 PM.
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    98 K1500 Suburban LT
    2012 Nissan Leaf

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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Congrats! Nice looking ride!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome from SE Michigan.
    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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