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    Default Bought my first Suburban

    Hi all, I just got my first Burb. It's a 1997 GMC K1500 SLE with the 5.7L. It has 225k miles, but most are highway. I got it for pretty cheap too, which was nice. I have 7 month old twins, and for some crazy reason the wife didn't want them riding in the back seat of my Wrangler :D Most of the time we use her 08 Liberty, so the Burb is just a once-a-week driver when she's gone and I have to take the little dudes somewhere. It seems to run well, so hopefully it'll last a while without major work. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions, but if anyone has recommended sites I should look at let me know. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the Club and congrats on your new ride!!!

    We have a ton of information here including a section for GM SUVs (see link below). If you have any specific questions that you can't find answer to, just ask.

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    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    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
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    Welcome to the site! As mentioned above you have found the recommended site for your suburban! There is a wealth of information here. Have a question, just ask, I am sure someone will answer it rather quickly. We just bough our first Yukon XL last summer after the birth of our second son. She did not like the fact that in my Silverado Extended cab the 3 year old was feeding and pinching the 2 week old. I love the amount of room we have now. Perfect for the long road trips.
    Last edited by Pikey; 05-18-2012 at 10:24 AM.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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