I'll start by introducing myself.... My name is Paul and I have been a car nut for years. I have never owned a Chevy truck before this year, but I have always wanted one. I did have a 1991 Ford Bronco (full size) that served me well for the last 11 years, but I hated to work on the thing and (as they all do) it rusted pretty badly. I have been a GM Car guy for many years with particular interest in Pontiacs. I drive daily an '87 Fiero GT. I also have a IMSA tube chassis Fiero race car I built (link to website: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/789315 ) and a '96 Ram Air T/A . My wife drives an '08 Aveo. I used the Bronco to tow a 20' enclosed car hauler, but it was all that poor little truck could do. It was not so much the 6000 lbs of the race car and tools that made it tough to pull, but it was the wind resistance from the trailer that was the kicker. I needed to upgrade my towing vehicle and I wanted something to haul my family (wife and 2 kids). When it was time to replace the Bronco I said "I'm going Chevy!". In August, my long time friend (who happens to be a Chevy salesman) called to tell me that "my truck" had arrived. I never seem to have any money and I told him (as I usually do when he calls with a good deal) that I was broke. He said that this was definitely the truck I was looking for and he started to tell me about it. Here is the list: - 1994 K2500 Suburban - 94,600 miles (one owner before the dealership) - Lived 95% of its life in Reno Nevada (ie beautiful looking underbody and suspension) - 454 ci engine - Towing package with commercial tires, additional electric cooling fan, etc..... - 4L80 Transmission - 4:10 LSD rear - Monotone light blue I won't say the price, but it was a steal. I said to my buddy, "Sir, I will there tomorrow evening ready to buy if the truck looks as good as you say". I am a very picky person and I wanted a truck that was (IMO) RIGHT. Well, the truck was fantastic and I bought it that night. I sold the Bronco about 2 weeks later. I love my Chevy! As with every vehicle I buy, I have to make it "mine" before I am happy. Keeping in mind that this truck is my back up vehicle and must work all the time, here is a list of my minor modifications so far: - Removed the aluminum running boards (yuck!) - New front rotors, pads and rubber brake hose - New shocks (Rancho 9000 series - rears are adjustable - 2000 lb coil helper springs - Added a K&N Air Filter - Synthetic fluid for everything with Lucas. - Added a battery isolator for charging the winch battery in the race trailer - Rewired the tow wiring using 8 gage high current wire for the brake and power supply - Put on a new trailer wire harness connector (7 pin) - Added a fuse distribution block for continuous 12V and switched 12V for "projects" - Added a Transmission temp gage in the dash board ashtray area (with a cooling fan for the gage to keep it from fogging) - Added a proportional electronic brake controller (no moving parts) - POR 15 the rear trailer hitch - Underbody coating to the fender wells, frame, and underbody - Added a rubber bed liner and cut it to fit. It can be folded to the 6' length (with the back seat up) or the 8' length - Added custom cases that fit under the back seat to hold jumper cables, tow strap, and spare tow ball - Added a tool box storage area under the hood - Added mud flaps to protect the body - Added a double air dam to help (I think) gas mileage. The jury is still out on this one. I am currently only getting about 10.5 MPG. Same as before. - Changed the seat back adjustment on the DS. I added one more notch to allow it to tilt forward more. This way I was able to tilt the bottom of the seat backward. (more like a sports car). - Wash, clay bar, wax. Serious interior cleaning (not that it was dirty) that took about 2 weeks. - Touched up paint chips I have done a few more things, but mostly minor repairs (squeaks and rattles) That is about it for now. I have other ideas, but I am short on cash (go figure). I do have a couple of questions, but I'll post those later. I am looking forward to being on the forum.