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After almost 8 years and 70K miles I have to admit there was nothing wrong with my wifes Suburban that wasn't easily fixable.

But I have been in love with the new body 2007 Sub's and the front end styling is to die for. The 0% financing and my supplier discount made it a deal we couldn't refuse. I wound up about $7K below sticker PLUS zero percent financing.

So we traded in the 2000 for a new 2007 LTZ with the kick ass 6.0 engine. It's white with all the toys, drop down DVD, Nav, rear camera, etc. It even has a block heater. They had to search far and wide to find me a 6.0 truck and I got one of only two left in dealer inventory in a 100 mile radius.

So I just wanted to say hello and try and learn stuff from you hardcore guys.

I had it two days and I got the front windows tinted to match. I have some real nice Boyd Coddington wheels we took off the old Sub that I am probably going to put on as well. The modding has begun. Next up is finding nice floor mats to protect the carpeting. Any ideas?

Bill D.
2007 Sub LTZ for the family
2007 Trailblazer SS for daddy
1994/5/6 - Impala SS for racing
1969 Camaro SS 396 Convertible
Yeah I have a car problem...Chevy style!
 

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Sweet! burb envy!
 

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Now that's one sweet Burban! Welcome to the club and congrats on your new purchase!:great:
 

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Nice truck, and welcome to the forum!

As for floor mats that'll look nice in a fairly luxurious SUV, check out Weathertech floormats. They replace your carpet mats, looks nice, fit rather well, and are easy to clean.
 

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Hey good to hear you got a sweet deal. As far as the floor mats. Check out stylinconcepts.com, they have a pretty good selection. :great:
 

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Thanks for all the replys. We love this thing.

Our 2000 Sub has the Husky liners and they lasted about 2 years. It wasn't that they didn't do a great job, I just thought they were too rough looking if that makes any sense. So I took them out and we went back to the regular floor mats. We left the Husky liner in the far back for storage, that's about it.

I would like to check out the weathertech stuff, thanks for reminding me of the name. I always thought those were pretty sharp. And also thanks for the link to the other site. I will check them out asap.

My kids have already named this new Sub Moby Dick because it's the White Whale. It SEEMS so much larger than the last Sub even though I know it's a visual thing since white makes everything look larger. That's why I wear white underwear! :glasses:

I would love to think I got a killer deal but I think the General needed me more than I needed him right now. The supplier discount and the 0% made it too good to turn down.

BTW, over the weekend I looked down and saw this on the odometer. LOL. Bad sign? An "Omen"?
 

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Can't be a good omen. Last year I had $666.66 in my bank account on Oct 31st. Needless to say I went right to the bank and took out 20 bucks. :)
 

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Nice truck-congrats. Is it a 2500? I'm asking because I'm guessing that the 1500 only offers the 5.3.
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Charlie
 

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Nice truck-congrats. Is it a 2500? I'm asking because I'm guessing that the 1500 only offers the 5.3.
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Charlie
Charlie;
Believe it or not it's a 1500. Because of the gas crunch no one and I mean no one wanted the 6.0 engine so it's pretty rare. I am a car nut and of course I couldn't live with the 310 hp 5.3 so I had them track down a 6.0 366 hp version. The 6.0 window sticker had 14/17 as the fuel economy and the 5.3 had 14/18 so for one highway mpg it wasn't that big a deal. The 6.0 also comes with active fuel management that shuts it down to a V4 at cruising speeds. You CAN NOT feel the difference, I can only tell when the display tells me I am in V4 mode. 1800 miles so far and loving it.

Candy;
Thanks for the link. I have not done floor mats yet, maybe a Christmas present for my wife.
 

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BigKahuna 13,
Thanks for the info.This is probably the 1st time in many years that Chevy offered more than one engine for the 1500 Suburban.I see your point in the 6.0- I like performance(even though I rarely use it) so I would have gone for the 6.0 also.
Right now I'm debating whether to replace the motor in my 1998 Suburban(it runs fine, but it has 197000 miles on it). We drive from New Orleans to Flagstaff AZ in the summer when we have the $$-stay at the La Quinta for a week-and there is a lot of middle of nowhere in TX. I would replace it for the reliability.
I'm debating whether to get a GM Goodwrench 5.7(350)-$2500 delivered(new not rebuilt), or the stroker 383(about $4600 delivered).The hp is 250 vs 340.The only downside is that the trans is only rated to 380 lb-ft,and the stroker produces 430 lb ft.
I don't need the extra power-but you know how it is with car nuts-I just can't resist getting a new high performance OEM motor for just $4500(and my work of course-probably a month in the driveway!!).
Enjoy that motor.
Thanks,
Charlie
 

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383 For The Win!

You will definitely need to update your 4L60E. We have a great guy in the Impala community who builds near unbreakable 4L60E's for about $1800 including shipping.

Also you probably have to update your PCM to program for the 383 and you can use www.pcmforless.com Bryan Herter is the man!

But to be honest, I had a 98 Tahoe and that sucker was a warrior. I wouldn't replace your engine until you absolutely have to. It could easily go 250-300K miles. The Vortec is a pretty good motor.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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I don't know how I missed that one. Nice upgrade! I've gotten a chance to drive a 2007 Burban and I loved every second of it!

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Big Kuhana 13, thanks for the tip on the 4L60.$1800 is a decent price.Where is Impala?
You are probably right about running it until it breaks.The motor is obviously still good.It gets good mpg,and hasn't used any oil that I can measure in the 2100 miles I have had it.I expected such a high mile motor to drop a full quart on the dipstick in 2000 miles, but it is still right where it started-at the top mark.I use fairly thin oil-5w30 Mobil I-I expected some loss.According to my Scangauge it delivers 20 mpg at 58-60 mph-not bad at all.I mixed driving it gives me 15.5 mpg-actual Miles/fillup-no BS digital readout ,an actual (they all lie).
I'll probably wait.
GM says it is dropin in respect to the ECM.They claim it is EPA legal everywhere but CA and a couple of other states.
Thanks for the tip.
Charlie
 

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Hey Bigkahuna 13.

First of all, congrat's on your new rig. Looks great. And congrat's on your choice of signature. I just love Pulp Fiction and Big Kahuna Burgers.

As for the floor mats I'm in pretty much the same situation. Although my new Burb is older ('03) it's in absolute mint cond and I'm anxious to get good carpets to protect the inner mats. I have a 2 seat second row and I've found that the Nifty carpets have a very nice looking set that covers up the little isle between the two second row seats. As well as the first and third row.

You might want to check them out.
 

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Big Kuhana 13, thanks for the tip on the 4L60.$1800 is a decent price.Where is Impala?Charlie
Charlie,

Check here, the guy builds killer trannies. I've been running my 500 hp Impala SS through his Level 3 tranny for a few race seasons with no issues. www.cpt4l60e.com Ask for Shane (owner) and tell him I sent you.

BTW, the motor may be a dropin for the ECM/PCM ... but you will want to have it tuned to maximize fuel economy and of course performance. Otherwise the computer will be a bit confused and hold back some of the potential of that engine. Our guy that tunes the PCM's will make ANY of your trucks more fun, better driveability, more power, and better mileage by tuning the computer.

Ajax,

I will look into the NIFTY mats. Thanks. Do you have a link? So far I have found a few decent mats, but I want to see them all before I choose.
 

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Bill,
Thanks for the tip. I'm expecting my finances to take a turn for the better soon,so I saved the site. It looks like their level 1-good to 350 hp-just $1400 would do the trick for me.
Not bad-I could get a new motor,and better than new trans for only $6000.I could get another 200,000 out of the Suburban that way(and it would be fun,and kinda quick for a biggish vehicle!!).GM's are big bargains in respect to performance stuff.
Thanks,
Charlie
 

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Hey Bigkahuna 13.

First of all, congrat's on your new rig. Looks great. And congrat's on your choice of signature. I just love Pulp Fiction and Big Kahuna Burgers.

As for the floor mats I'm in pretty much the same situation. Although my new Burb is older ('03) it's in absolute mint cond and I'm anxious to get good carpets to protect the inner mats. I have a 2 seat second row and I've found that the Nifty carpets have a very nice looking set that covers up the little isle between the two second row seats. As well as the first and third row.

You might want to check them out.
So I am looking at the Nifty stuff (Catch-All) and I can't find one example of the new 2007 Sub mats covering that gap between the second row buckets. I sent them an email but haven't heard back. They are TEH STINK at the customer service!

The Weather Tech stuff is about the same price. Not sure if it's as nice looking at the Catch-Alls BUT I know it will fit perfect and it has 2 advantages so far:

1. They cover the aisle between 2nd row buckets
2. The front seats have the mats covering the door sills, which is pretty cool and unique and very useful.



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front row covers door sills...cool!



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2nd row mats cover hump perfectly



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3rd row goes UNDER 2nd row buckets to help keep it in place



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I loved the Husky Liners in our 2000 Sub but they were a bit too rough looking AND they curled up on the edges over the years so we yanked them out. These Weather-Techs look like they stay flat no matter what so I just talked myself into it, ordering the Weather-Techs now.

I'll snap some pics when I get them.

Peace!

Bill
 
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