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Author Topic: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!  (Read 144180 times)

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blu_fuz

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Finally my registration went through!


Thanks for having me everyone. It feels good to officially be part of the family  :wave:.


Just picked up a 2007 Bermuda Blue 6.0L LTZ smooth body Avalanche off ebay!  :cool:



This is really an amazing truck that no one I know owns! I wish I knew sooner how great these were. The GMT900 platform is really my favorite and to get the color I wanted and all the added upgrades that the original buyer ordered really makes this the perfect truck!


Thanks for having me, and check it out!


For a truck that cost nearly $50,000 5 years ago, I got a fantastic deal on ebay (first vehicle bought on ebay) . I was high bidder #3 and they sent me the 2nd chance offer :thumbsup:.

6.0L V8
4x4
Super duty trans with cooler
Navigation
Rear backup camera
Park assist
Power steps

and the list goes on, and on, and on! The owner ordered this truck new and had $13,000 in upgrades alone!



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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #1 on: 04/04/12 09:05 PM »

They are awesome trucks. I just got mine tooo and am happier than a pig in sh...   err poop. Grats on your pick up.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #2 on: 04/05/12 02:57 AM »

Very nice. Someone even painted the sail panels or added a body matched slick kit over it also.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #3 on: 04/05/12 05:08 AM »

you got a nice AV  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #4 on: 04/05/12 06:35 AM »

Very nice. Someone even painted the sail panels or added a body matched slick kit over it also.


The original owner is like 55-60 yrs old and I'm wondering if the dealer talked him into having the smooth plastics done..... He did own a '03, '04, and a '05 in the past. Maybe he just got tired of the black plastic look. I'm thankful he did it because I would have wanted it done too  :D.


Is having the Bermuda Blue '07 and a 6.0L a rare-ish combo? Was the '07 the last year of bermuda blue?



I just took it to the Chevrolet dealership this morning for them to fix the broken exhaust manifold bolts on the passenger side but other than that, it has been great this entire week. Had the XM for a day, loved it, and it was shut off...... Got it back on yesterday because it really is a nice feature to have.




Any ideas what else I should keep an eye on because of the mileage? 130k, but runs fantastic.


Thanks everyone.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #5 on: 04/05/12 09:27 AM »

Just got a call from the dealership and it's great news!!! They were able to extract the two broken exhaust manifold bolts and my total with a oil change, rear diff fluid change, and a "once over" on the suspension, steering, and brakes comes to about $550.


I'm happy with that.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #6 on: 04/05/12 10:30 AM »

Congratz on your purchase.  It looks like it is really clean and in excellent shape. 

I have heard about the exhaust manifold bolts snapping on some of the 07's.  I have a friend that had this occur, he just tack welded a nut to the broken bolt still in the head from inside the threading of the nut, used some penetrating oil, and then wrenched it out.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #7 on: 04/05/12 11:56 AM »

Welcome, nice truck and yes '07 was the last year of bermuda blue.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #8 on: 04/05/12 06:15 PM »

Yes they are fantastic!
You have a beautiful truck.You will love the ride!
Enjoy!

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #9 on: 04/05/12 06:44 PM »

Yep, you got a rare truck, and a great one! That color with the 6.0 and 4.10s is pretty sweet.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #10 on: 04/06/12 06:18 AM »

Very cool  :cool:.


I will try to get on my amber DRLs so you guys know it's me trucking around  :thumbsup:.


I am really in love with this thing. It feels like I stole the truck and it really isn't mine yet!  :o :4:.



Good to see a good support system here too for this platform. Thanks for all the kind words!  :wave:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #11 on: 04/06/12 08:48 AM »

Very nice looking AV.  I love the blue.  :thumbsup: Those white seats might be fun to keep clean but they look sharp too.  I added a Volant cool air intake on my 07 and picked up 2mpg.  Mine is one of the 07's that use oil.  I add a quart every 1400 miles.  (common on 07's)  I have just turned 115,000.  I love this truck.  Have fun with it you'll enjoy it. 
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #12 on: 04/06/12 09:30 AM »

The leather is really easy to keep clean and the color isn't quite white. All pictures make it look white but it is a tone of gray.....


I'll keep an eye on my oil level too, thanks for the TIP!

My truck was like a 6/2006 build I think so it would probably have that problem with the oil like you are talking about.


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #13 on: 04/06/12 11:47 AM »

Yes, watch the oil.  I am not sure the 6.0 has same issue but a good idea to watch.  Looks like you picked up a sharp truck.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #14 on: 04/10/12 08:32 AM »

Thank you.  :D



I wish I could make it my daily driver but I want to keep it this nice for as long as I can. The MPGs are good enough to drive it all the time. I love it  :thumbsup:.


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #15 on: 04/13/12 05:07 PM »

That is a gorgeous Avy!! Congrats!!
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #16 on: 04/13/12 08:13 PM »

Sweet ride blu_fuz. Since GM announced the end of production for the Avalanche, you now have a classic.

 :welcome:
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #17 on: 04/30/12 09:51 AM »

Put new front pads and rotors on last weekend. Said my fairwell to my '04 Silverado.

Out with the old and in with the new!


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #18 on: 04/30/12 04:52 PM »

Very Nice Sir.. Mine is white but has the same interior.. I bought mine in May of 07 with 3.2 miles on it..  176,000 now and she drives like the day I brought her home.. Best DD vehicle I have ever owned..  Most useful, comfortable etc etc..  New alternator at 138 K I believe. The rest is maintenance stuff only.. I have always used Mobil 1 since the first change.. I add about 1/2 qt at 3,000 and change it every 6,000 so even with my miles I dont have big oil use issues..  Still on the first set of replacement brake pads..  You will love the truck more the longer you have her !!  :welcome:
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« Reply #19 on: 05/01/12 02:03 PM »

176k on yours, that's great!  :thumbsup:


I hope to take mine to 300K.



Thanks for the kind words ;)

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #20 on: 05/09/12 11:25 AM »

these trucks rock, got my 2007 Metallic Orange(only 2007 also) two years ago(up to 55k miles).

My friends hate their trucks now with their bouncy full frames :)
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #21 on: 05/09/12 03:43 PM »

these trucks rock, got my 2007 Metallic Orange(only 2007 also) two years ago(up to 55k miles).

My friends hate their trucks now with their bouncy full frames :)

You know the AV has a full frame also.
The body and bed being one piece help the ride a lot, also the coil spring suspension.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #22 on: 05/10/12 08:46 AM »

yeah but the nice thing about the AV is it doesnt have that full frame truck bounce.

It feels like an SUV.

don't have this happening either

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWjTbiYo3x0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKMQjm7i2Jw
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« Reply #23 on: 05/12/12 03:18 PM »

Exact same options on my 08 and i love mine
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