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04-18-2012, 04:33 PM #1
New Member From Connecticut
I've been lurking around for a few months now, and decided to introduce myself. My name is Dave and I'm in Connecticut. I am returning to the GM camp after spending the last 16 driving my Dodge. I had always had a GM. From my first GMC S-15 Jimmy, to my 1991 full size Blazer (which had always been my favorite) to a bevy of Chevys that my then wife drove while I had my Dodge. I got her a 98 Blazer, an 04 TrailBlazer and an 07 Tahoe. I kept the Tahoe after the divorce, but the payment got to be too much, so I had to get rid of it. I still had the Dodge, and it is paid off, so I just drove that. It has 10 inches of lift, sitting on 37's, not the most practical daily driver, but it is what it is.
Fast forward a few years. I got myself back on track, and decided to get something better suited for the family that I have. After a few months of looking, I ended up getting myself a 2004 2500 Suburban. it has 83,000 miles, and is in excellent shape. So far, I really like it. After all the stuff I threw in the Dodge, I'm keeping this one pretty much stock. So far the only thing I've added is a Banks air intake system. I would like to do a leveling kit and go a little bigger then the 245's that are on there now. But as I know all to well, once it starts going up, it gets hard to stop. It was easy on the Dodge with the solid front axle, but I'm not too sure about the IFS I have now. We'll see what happens down the road.
I use to be on the Dodge forums a lot a few years ago, and met a lot of great people from there. I hope to get back into the swing of things here. It has been a while.
That is my story in a nutshell. Hope to get to talking to some of you in the months to come.
Dave.2004 Chevy Suburban 2500
Banks Ram-Air Intake
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
5 inch Suspension
2 inch Spacers
3 inch Body
37x14.50x15 Toyo M/T
04-18-2012, 04:38 PM #2
Welcome aboard. Surprised the Dodge lasted this long (joke! I like those old Dodges but don't tell anyone I said that). Looking forward to seeing some pictures and hearing more from you, got a great group of people here.
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04-18-2012, 05:41 PM #3
Welcome aboard. You'll find that there are a lot of great GM enthusiasts on here. Where in CT are you? I have friends up off of 84, and get to Norwalk once in awhile.2009 GMC Sierra 5.3L running on E85
Black and chrome
Borla dual exhaust
Chrome Billet grill
4300k High/Low Beam HIDs
Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with PIAA 540s
Blacked-out tail and third brake light
04-18-2012, 05:53 PM #4
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Welcome to the club Dave, good to have you as part of our family.
04-18-2012, 09:02 PM #5
Welcome to the club. You've had a lot of GMs in your life. Too bad it got broken up by the dodge. =p Sorry, but you have to expect it on the gm forum. Sounds like you've got a beast in the making in that burb. Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Good to have you around.
To Be Completed (Eventually):
6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp
04-18-2012, 09:06 PM #6
Welcome. Pics of the Burb? I'm partial to them myself. Great for people like me who are volunteer emergency responders cause I can easily carry enough gear for any situation. Naturally, with my military background I tend to overprepare.93 Suburban (Southern Slayer): TBI 350, 4L60E
73 Z28 Camaro: L82, TKO 600
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04-19-2012, 04:33 PM #7
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Welcome to the club and Enjoy the site......
I am returning to the GM camp after spending the last 16 driving my Dodge. dam i love this.....
04-19-2012, 04:53 PM #8
04-18-2012, 07:58 PM #9
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Welcome to the Club!!!
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;
TIRES: 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
04-18-2012, 08:04 PM #10
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