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CAFCNA Discussion => Chevrolet Avalanche Zone 2002 - 2006 => Topic started by: ygmn on 03/04/10 08:41 AM

Title: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ygmn on 03/04/10 08:41 AM
 :welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

Attention Members ...

Please use the forum (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/Themes/classic/images/english/search.gif) (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=search) button to see if there is an EXISTING appropriate topic for you to post in BEFORE creating a new one. This will help us group all of the related information and advice together making it easier for members trying to find it.

You should change the MAX days from the default of 7 days to something like 90 or more days if you don't find the information you seek at first. We have been around since January 2002 and lots of the questions coming up have already been discussed and answered.

Thank you and enjoy the site ;D

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: zr2s10 on 04/09/13 07:27 PM
Been finding some good info on the site and just signed up. I've wanted an Avalanche since I saw the original concept, and just bought one. Well, two actually! I bought an 03 Z-71 salvage title, and another whole truck for parts. I'm in the middle of the rebuild, and I'll post pics later. Can't wait to get it on the road!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/10/13 07:16 AM
 :welcome: zr2s10 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: zr2s10 on 04/10/13 10:12 AM
Thanks!  I'll try to post in the right place from now on, lol.  Not a good start...   :E:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/10/13 01:40 PM
:welcome: to the club zr2s10 you will get used to the site.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: matth53 on 04/10/13 02:40 PM
I've had a Membership for a few years but haven't posted yet.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/10/13 02:42 PM
What took you so long matth53.  ???
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: char t a on 04/10/13 08:43 PM
Hey I am new. Name is Char T A (Shar T A - it's french LOL). Not very new to forums but def. new to just getting my first Avy. And today I dropped $5K into it, so things are getting in order  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/10/13 09:42 PM
:welcome: to the club char t a
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Post by: avz66 on 04/11/13 08:13 AM
 :welcome: zr2s10
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Movenon on 04/11/13 12:25 PM
Hello everyone. Learning the basics

Movenon
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Post by: avz66 on 04/11/13 01:11 PM
 :welcome: char t a
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Daycoe on 04/11/13 09:18 PM
I just became a member
I have just purchased my fourth Avalanche, the new diamond anniversary addition 2013   
My first one was was when they first came out with that model in 2002 so whats more fitting then to have the last year.
I don't understand why the pulled the truck from production, its one of the best trucks going.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AvyMan2093 on 04/11/13 09:56 PM
Well I am new to this site, haven't quite figured out how to work it.  But yeah I bought my truck (a black 2002 z71) for my 18th birthday with my own money.  I love these trucks been wanting one since they came out and I finally got one last year.  I have already put a Cb/Pa system in it (childish but I dont care),kenwood deck, 12in rockford sub, CAI, Diablo Trinity tune, Plasti-dipped the rims (hopefully putting some actual rims on this summer).  I am currently going for the all black look looking to either lift it or level it, upgrade the rims to either 18 or 20's and put some 33's on her. Headers, true duals w/ cat-delete, train horn and ambitiously I one day plan to put a cummins turbo diesel in her but thats a ways down the road. Always looking to do something to my truck haha. Alright see you guys out there!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/12/13 03:51 AM
 :welcome: char t a to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/12/13 03:57 AM
 :welcome: Movenon to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/12/13 03:59 AM
 :welcome: AvyMan2093 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/12/13 04:52 AM
 :welcome: Movenon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 04/12/13 10:42 AM
 :welcome: Movenon  to the club and all new members
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/12/13 05:07 PM
 :welcome: zr2s10
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/12/13 05:09 PM
 :welcome:   Daycoe
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/12/13 05:11 PM
 :welcome: matth53  again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/12/13 05:11 PM
 :welcome: char t a
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/12/13 05:12 PM
 :welcome: AvyMan2093
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TexasSwanger210 on 04/12/13 08:06 PM
How's it going out there in Av land!?! My name is Joey, I live in Austin, Texas...I'm new to this forum but not to my Avalanche. I own a Black 2002 fully loaded Z71 cladded Avalanche that sits on 22 X 10" wheels. I look forward to chatting and possibly hanging out with some fellow Av enthusiasts.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 04/13/13 03:19 AM
 :welcome: TexasSwanger210
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/13/13 06:05 AM
 :welcome:  TexasSwanger210
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TexasSwanger210 on 04/13/13 07:42 AM
thanks avz66 :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/13/13 07:58 AM
:welcome: to the club TexasSwanger210 and all new members.  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TexasSwanger210 on 04/13/13 08:12 AM
thanks everybody im trying to get my pic to show but it just shows a little block  :help: an thank you
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Milkbarak on 04/14/13 08:06 AM
Glad o finally join. I have been visiting for years, in fact many before I finally traded my Chevy Blazer for my AVY in 2010.

2004 Z71 with 200k miles. No mod changers except for my Chrome Hood bowtie and rear window white Flaming Chevy bowtie.

Lots of highway miles as I live an extremely rural area...no cities within 30miles :). My sidesaddles are split, one tools the other loaded with beverages, this summer I am going to run power to the box to keep my drinks colder.

Best vehicle ever.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TexasSwanger210 on 04/14/13 08:29 AM
 :welcome: Milkbarak
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Post by: avz66 on 04/14/13 09:21 AM
 :welcome: Milkbarak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 04/14/13 09:22 AM
 :welcome: Milkbarak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/14/13 08:30 PM
 :welcome: Movenon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/14/13 08:31 PM
 :welcome:  Daycoe
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/14/13 08:32 PM
 :welcome: AvyMan2093
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 04/14/13 08:33 PM
 :welcome: TexasSwanger210
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Loggie on 04/14/13 08:35 PM
 :welcome: too all the new folks...there are so many  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Daddy_O on 04/16/13 08:08 AM
Hello everyone!

Joined up couple months ago; sorry just now posting.

I am 6 yr owner of a 2005 Avy 4 wheel drive. Only mods I have done have been adding level keys a few years back.

Now I'm ready for the BDS 6 1/2 in lift kit with new rims as tires.
I am pretty set on the BDS kit,but could use some help on tire selection.
I got 4 kids so forkin out big $$$ for tires isn't my forte.
Currently looking at 285/70-R17 Nitto terra grapplers.
New to the site so any links to forums on rims and tires would be great.

before and after pics to come
Thanks
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 04/16/13 08:39 AM

 :welcome: Daddy_0




























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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/16/13 08:54 AM
 :welcome: Daycoe to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/16/13 08:58 AM
 :welcome: TexasSwanger210 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/16/13 09:02 AM
 :welcome: Milkbarak to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/16/13 09:02 AM
 :welcome: Daddy_O to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/16/13 11:08 AM
 :welcome: Daddy_O
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Post by: silverrider on 04/17/13 08:46 PM
 :welcome: Daddy_O
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: neo7241 on 04/21/13 07:29 PM
Hey all...I bought an '03 Avalanche yesterday. I am sorry, but I don't have any pics yet. But I will be sure to post some tomorrow. Happy to be here!! pf
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/21/13 08:42 PM
:welcome: to the club neo7241
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Post by: WD13 on 04/22/13 02:17 AM
 :welcome: neo7241
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/22/13 07:46 AM
 :welcome: neo7241 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 04/22/13 01:15 PM
 :welcome: neo7241
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Post by: silverrider on 04/23/13 08:21 PM
 :welcome: Milkbarak
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Post by: silverrider on 04/23/13 08:22 PM
 :welcome: neo7241
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: lumpy-b on 04/25/13 02:04 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and to ownership of a 2003 Pewter Metalic Z71 slickside w/ trim AVI. You can find me in Northeast PA (DuBois, PA). 
The forum has already been a big help for me and understanding that my Bose 6 CD change has "bit the dust" 
Thanks !!
Lumpy-b
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/25/13 02:13 PM
 :welcome: lumpy-b
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Post by: WD13 on 04/25/13 02:40 PM
 :welcome: lumpy-b
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Post by: silverrider on 04/25/13 07:21 PM
 :welcome: lumpy-b
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/25/13 08:14 PM
 :welcome:  to all the new members!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/29/13 03:28 AM
 :welcome: lumpy-b to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LightOfZen on 04/29/13 11:06 AM
Been lurking this forum for a while now. Finally decided to contribute. Own an '04 Avalanche Z71. Love this truck.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/29/13 11:45 AM
 :welcome: LightOfZen !
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Post by: avz66 on 04/29/13 12:24 PM
 :welcome: LightOfZen
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Post by: WD13 on 04/29/13 01:50 PM
 :welcome: LightOfZen
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: sburktt on 04/29/13 06:40 PM
Hello all!!! I've always found great tips from this site just by doing a Google search so I figured I should join!  Thank you, Steve
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/29/13 06:55 PM
:welcome: to the club sburktt
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Post by: silverrider on 04/29/13 08:36 PM
 :welcome: LightOfZen
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Post by: silverrider on 04/29/13 08:37 PM
 :welcome: sburktt
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Post by: WD13 on 04/29/13 10:02 PM
 :welcome: sburktt
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Post by: avz66 on 04/30/13 08:17 AM
 :welcome: sburktt
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CloudReigns on 04/30/13 08:54 AM
:B:The name is Josh. I have a Summit White 2003 Avalanche Z71. Mickey Thompson's 33 or 35's (Not Sure) They Are Big. I've been looking around the site for a while and decided to become a member. I just recently purchased my truck and have spent a lot of time and money in fixing it up. New Windshield, New Tie Rods, Front End Alignment, Driver Side Passenger Door Dent (Fixed), Driver Side Rear Fender (Fixed), Front End Replaced with New Cladding and All New Lenses and Bulbs and New Kenwood Speakers. It needs a serious detailing. LOL! I'll use it for Hunting, Fishing and Well Everything. The site looks great and full of useful information.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 04/30/13 09:01 AM
 :welcome: Josh... the mod bug is a nasty one lol mine was stock as stock can be when i bought it 2 yrs ago
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 04/30/13 11:27 AM
 :welcome: Josh to the club.
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/30/13 11:46 AM
 :welcome: LightOfZen to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/30/13 11:48 AM
 :welcome: sburktt to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/30/13 11:50 AM
 :welcome: CloudReigns to the club.

Brian
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Post by: Tonscan on 04/30/13 01:24 PM

 :thumbsup:hello, guys
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Post by: Tonscan on 04/30/13 01:24 PM
 :thumbsup:hello, guys
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Post by: Tonscan on 04/30/13 01:25 PM
 :thumbsup:hello, guys
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/30/13 02:04 PM
 :welcome:  sburktt
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/30/13 02:05 PM
 :welcome:  CloudReigns and Tonscan
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Post by: avz66 on 04/30/13 02:37 PM
 :welcome: CloudReigns
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: StrackHammer on 04/30/13 06:46 PM
Hello! I just recently found this site and decided to join! I've lately been trying to make a few additions to my Avalanche to make it how I want it! See y'all in the forums!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 04/30/13 06:50 PM
 :welcome: StrackHammer
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/01/13 05:37 AM
Been lurking this forum for a while now. Finally decided to contribute. Own an '04 Avalanche Z71. Love this truck.
:welcome:  to CAFCNA and Ohio.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/01/13 06:35 AM
 :welcome:  StrackHammer !
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Post by: WD13 on 05/01/13 06:46 AM
 :welcome: StrackHammer
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Post by: CloudReigns on 05/01/13 11:38 AM
 :thumbsup: Thanks Fellas. I appreciate the warm welcome! I have a lot of work ahead of me. LOL! I'll learn a lot and cuss a lot I'm sure. No cussing on the site, got it...  :kidding:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/02/13 03:55 AM
 :welcome: StrackHammer to the club.

Brian
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Post by: carriles on 05/02/13 10:29 AM
hello from an OLD AV member!!! Welcome to all the newer members!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Rob3044 on 05/02/13 01:05 PM
Hey All, new to the Fan Club. Thought I'd post some pics of my rig. 6in California Super Trucks lift, with custom control arms, drive shaft. Riding on 37inch Toyo's with Helo Rims. Otherwise stock. Gonna regear the diff's, performance tune coming. Gonna put a custom snorkel on it. I'm thinking I'll fab my own custom bumpers and through a winch on it.

I would put up some pics but I can't figure out how to yet...working on it. Should be simple, I would have thought. :(
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 05/02/13 01:36 PM
there is a post limit you have to hit before you can post pics... kindof a spam filter type deal... once you hit that magic number it will let you post pics... i use photobucket and link them with img tags
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Post by: $2002Chevav on 05/02/13 01:44 PM
Welcome!!! Can't wait to see pics.  :B:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/02/13 02:53 PM
:welcome: all new members.  :wave:
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 05/02/13 03:29 PM
Welcome!!! Can't wait to see pics.  :B:

I second that!!! Welcome :wave:
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Post by: 05SCAV on 05/02/13 06:06 PM
Just wanted to say hello from SC.
Justin
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Post by: V. Anthony on 05/02/13 06:10 PM
 :welcome:  Justin.

Vic
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Post by: avz66 on 05/02/13 06:33 PM
 :welcome: 05SCAV
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Post by: silverrider on 05/02/13 07:07 PM
 :welcome: CloudReigns
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Post by: silverrider on 05/02/13 07:07 PM
 :welcome: StrackHammer
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Post by: silverrider on 05/02/13 07:08 PM
 :welcome: carriles
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Post by: silverrider on 05/02/13 07:09 PM
 :welcome: 05SCAV
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/02/13 07:21 PM
 :welcome: 05SCAV !
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Post by: silverrider on 05/02/13 07:43 PM
 :welcome: Rob3044
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Post by: WD13 on 05/02/13 10:05 PM
 :welcome: 05SCAV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/03/13 08:46 AM
hello from an OLD AV member!!! Welcome to all the newer members!

:o Wow, there's a blast from the past.  Nice to see read you again.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Rob3044 on 05/03/13 10:50 AM
Thanks for the replies...will i receive a notification that I have posted enough posts so that I can upload pics?

Avalanches Rule!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 05/03/13 10:55 AM
i dont believe so but i believe that the number is above 10 posts i dont know it for sure though
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: kplu191 on 05/03/13 01:34 PM
Just sayin hi from Upstate NY!  Picked up my '07 Avalanche, Z71 2 days ago! LOVIN it!!! Looking forward to learning more about it from this great site. Been wanting one for years, and found the 07 in AWESOME condition, with 55k miles on it. Hard part is letting my wife take it to work to keep the miles a little lower, but its "safer" there.  :thumbsup: Thanks for the great site!  :cheers: -----Kev
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Post by: avz66 on 05/03/13 01:42 PM
 :welcome: kplu191
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Post by: WD13 on 05/03/13 04:27 PM
 :welcome: kplu191
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/03/13 07:01 PM
 :welcome: kplu191 !
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Post by: Harpoon Brother on 05/04/13 02:34 PM
Hello from Southern Michigan!

2002 Av Z71 - dark green
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/04/13 02:40 PM
:welcome: to the club Harpoon Brother what area of Michigan are ya from I live just north of
Detroit.

Click the blue line at the bottom of this and say hello to the Michigan Folks.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/04/13 04:59 PM
 :welcome:  Harpoon Brother !
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Post by: WD13 on 05/04/13 06:36 PM
 :welcome: Harpoon Brother.
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Post by: kplu191 on 05/05/13 07:07 AM
 :welcome: Harpoon Brother! From another noob. Great site they have here!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/05/13 08:51 AM
Gee I missed ya kplu191 :welcome: to the club.
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Post by: avz66 on 05/05/13 01:25 PM
 :welcome: Harpoon Brother
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Post by: OKStriple on 05/05/13 05:36 PM
Hello from Southern Michigan!

2002 Av Z71 - dark green
Welcome to the site :welcome:
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Post by: silverrider on 05/05/13 08:19 PM
 :welcome: kplu191
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Post by: silverrider on 05/05/13 08:19 PM
 :welcome: HarpoonBrother
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/07/13 04:57 AM
 :welcome: Rob3044 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/07/13 05:19 AM
 :welcome: 05SCAV to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/07/13 05:49 AM
 :welcome: kplu191 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/07/13 07:05 AM
 :welcome: Harpoon Brother to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Crazylegs on 05/07/13 07:45 AM
Hi everyone!
I'm new here to the site, I picked up a 2005 Avalanche at the end of February and I love it!

I've learned lots from this site already and hope to learn lots more!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 05/07/13 07:55 AM
watch for the mod bug  :4: and   :welcome:
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/07/13 08:36 AM
 :welcome: Crazylegs !
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Post by: WD13 on 05/07/13 03:28 PM
 :welcome: Crazylegs
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Post by: avz66 on 05/07/13 04:13 PM
 :welcome: Crazylegs
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/08/13 08:16 AM
 :welcome: Crazylegs to the club.

Brian
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Post by: Crazylegs on 05/08/13 11:36 AM
Thanks guys!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: silverrider on 05/08/13 08:45 PM
 :welcome: Crazylegs
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/09/13 08:40 AM
Hello everyone! Im Dave and I just bought my 05 Avy on Monday! Man I love this truck! Now I'm getting bit by the mod bug! Cant wait to get to know all of you and learn a lot more about my Avalanche!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/09/13 08:50 AM
:welcome: to the club Keplinger_05 and all new members. :wave:
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Post by: WD13 on 05/09/13 11:42 AM
 :welcome: Keplinger_05
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/09/13 01:54 PM
 :welcome:  Keplinger_05 !
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/09/13 03:06 PM
Thanks guys! :cheers:
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Post by: avz66 on 05/09/13 03:06 PM
 :welcome: Keplinger_05
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/10/13 06:53 AM
 :welcome: Keplinger_05 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 05/10/13 08:30 PM
 :welcome: Keplinger_05
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Post by: Dunam15 on 05/12/13 01:38 AM
Glad I've been welcomed to the family! :A:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/12/13 01:51 AM
 :welcome: Dunam15
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/12/13 09:40 AM
 :welcome:  Dunam15 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/12/13 11:16 AM
 :welcome: Dunam15
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/13/13 03:26 AM
 :welcome: Dunam15 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 05/14/13 09:17 PM
 :welcome: Dunam15
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: kwikshift on 05/15/13 06:11 AM
Picking up a 2006 Z71 next Tuesday.  Excited to get to work on the truck, and get the truck working for me.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/15/13 06:26 AM
 :welcome: kwikshift to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/15/13 06:31 AM
 :welcome: kwikshift !
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Post by: avz66 on 05/15/13 08:10 AM
 :welcome: Dunam15
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Post by: WD13 on 05/15/13 06:01 PM
 :welcome: kwikshift
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Post by: avz66 on 05/15/13 06:05 PM
 :welcome: kwikshift
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Post by: silverrider on 05/15/13 08:38 PM
 :welcome: kwikshift
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: RichardsZ71 on 05/15/13 10:15 PM
Hi everyone
I just joined today, I have browsed many forums but tis is the first one I have joined, it seems to be full of positive helpful people.
I just bought my first avalanche last weekend and I love it, I'm still looking for any little excuse to drive it. Looking forward to many miles with her!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Moe02 on 05/15/13 10:49 PM
 :welcome: RichardSZ71
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/16/13 06:43 AM
 :welcome:  RichardsZ71 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/16/13 11:45 AM
 :welcome: RichardsZ71 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/16/13 01:41 PM
 :welcome: RichardsZ71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/16/13 02:51 PM
 :welcome: RichardsZ71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Alans2004Avalanche on 05/18/13 07:21 AM
Hi everyone, glad to find a club where people are positive and helpful to others. I bought my first AV about 2 months ago and love it! It is a 2004 Z71 1500 with 6in suspension lift sitting on 35X12.50R17 Toyo M/T's.  My father in-law has a 07 AV and his is the reason my wife and I fell in love with them. Live in Puyallup (Tacoma), Washington and looking forward to going to AV events.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/18/13 07:41 AM
:welcome: to the club Alans2004Avalanche
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Post by: WD13 on 05/18/13 08:42 AM
 :welcome: Alans2004Avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/18/13 09:30 AM
 :welcome: Alans2004Avalanche !
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Post by: avz66 on 05/18/13 05:52 PM
 :welcome: Alans2004Avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/18/13 09:09 PM
 :welcome: Richardsz71
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Post by: silverrider on 05/18/13 09:10 PM
 :welcome: Alans2004Avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Greygoose on 05/20/13 06:36 AM
What's going on all, my name is Darren, I am new to this site but excited to join.

I recently traded in my 2003 Tacoma Double Cab for a 2004 Avalanche Z66, was a deal I couldn't pass up.

I'm a Mechanical Engineer and an inventor, I have 3 patents I'm working on along with my full time working in a refinery. I have a wife of almost 2 years and July 2nd we are expecting our first child.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/20/13 07:12 AM
 :welcome: Greygoose! Also Congrats on the baby!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/20/13 08:45 AM
:welcome: to the club Greygoose!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/20/13 01:44 PM
 :welcome: Greygoose
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: updragracer on 05/20/13 05:51 PM
 :wave: Joined up , as I have a 2005 Avalanche on the way from a dealership far away lol , ordered the one I was looking for and traded my 2002 ford exploder for it . I have always been a chevy guy and one year with a ford was enough for me .

I always wanted a Avalanche but could never afford one .  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/20/13 06:24 PM
:welcome: to the forum updragracer
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Post by: WD13 on 05/20/13 10:38 PM
 :welcome: updragracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/21/13 07:43 AM
 :welcome: Greygoose
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/21/13 07:44 AM
 :welcome: updragracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/21/13 08:01 AM
 :welcome: Alans2004Avalanche to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avyz66 on 05/21/13 08:01 AM
 :welcome:   updragracer and Greygoose
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/21/13 08:08 AM
 :welcome: Greygoose to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/21/13 08:12 AM
 :welcome: updragracer to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/21/13 08:19 AM
 :welcome:  Greygoose
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/21/13 07:08 PM
Welcome to the club updragracer!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MrAwesomeMan on 05/21/13 08:28 PM
Hello all! I am new to this group and the truck world in general. I picked up my 2004 Avalanche Z66 just a couple of days ago after trading in my 2003 Tib GT. I am loving my new ride immensely and will probably have some questions down the road. I look forward to hearing your advice and helping make this transition that much easier. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/21/13 08:47 PM
:welcome: to the club MrAwesomeMan
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Post by: avz66 on 05/22/13 05:33 AM
 :welcome: updragracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/22/13 07:10 AM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 05/22/13 07:22 AM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/22/13 08:31 AM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan!
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Post by: WD13 on 05/22/13 04:26 PM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
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Post by: silverrider on 05/23/13 05:56 AM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/23/13 12:32 PM
 :welcome: Greygoose, updragracer and MrAwesomeMan !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dano411 on 05/23/13 08:10 PM
hello trying to figure out how to navigate through this site.. been looking threw here a while this is my first post.. i own a 04 avy with regency package. once i figure how to post pics i post some.... any other members from MA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/23/13 08:42 PM
 :welcome: dano411
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Post by: OaklandCowboy on 05/23/13 09:19 PM
04 Z66 (second Avy, had 02) looking to get tips on mod's and such....how do I upload a pic of her "Sweet Cakes"
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/23/13 09:29 PM
04 Z66 (second Avy, had 02) looking to get tips on mod's and such....how do I upload a pic of her "Sweet Cakes"

You need a few more post, but :welcome: to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: beast721 on 05/25/13 04:53 PM
Hey guys,
   My name is Adam. Just got my first avalanche in March 2013. 2003 cladded z71 avalanche. I love it. I got online and found this site and join. Been a member for a couple months. First post now. I usally look at the site Via Cell phone. Found alot of great info.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/25/13 06:00 PM
 :welcome:  beast721
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/26/13 09:19 AM
 :welcome:  dano411, OaklandCowboy and beast721 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: BlakNorthFace on 05/27/13 12:05 AM
Sup everybody!
Finally found one after searching for about a year. Drove 10 hours to North Carolina and picked up my 03 Z71 Black North Face Edition a couple weeks ago. 3 day mini-vacation in Gatlinburg on the way home too! Came with 7" screen stereo, I think 15% tint all the way around, and well taken care of. Next week I'm buffing, clay bar, and waxing it, then the black satin Krylon is going on.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/27/13 08:27 AM
 :welcome: dano411
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Post by: WD13 on 05/27/13 09:17 AM
 :welcome: dano411

 :welcome: BlakNorthFace
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/27/13 03:26 PM
 :welcome:  BlakNorthFace !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bleughost on 05/27/13 08:27 PM
Hello - Well, I just purchased my very first avy about a week and a half ago as a second car/truck. I have to say I'm in love....  :D. This is a great truck. I purchased a '02 4x4 Avy fully loaded, leather, sunroof, all the good toys. I'm told it has every option available that year. You all have a lot of great info and I am so glad I was able to find this forum. 'Of course I have a lot of things I want to do to it, but the very first thing is to restore the cladding. This is my first avy, but certainly will not be my last!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Moe02 on 05/27/13 08:30 PM
 :welcome: bleughost
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Post by: avz66 on 05/28/13 05:20 AM
 :welcome: OaklandCowboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Edwardavion on 05/28/13 09:35 AM
Hello,  Ed from Northern Michigan.
Found my 2003 Av, 2500 on Craig's list on Sunday May 26, 2013.

Garage Kept by senior who made 2 trips to Florida and a few to the UP of Michigan camping.  He parked it a few years ago and passed away earlier this year.

It has 11,000 miles on the odometer and is in show room new condition.  I intend to use it to pull my camper, and drive my GMC Canyon daily.

Lucky find as I had been looking for months.

Edwardavion
2003 2500 Avalanche  454 410-


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LilDee on 05/28/13 09:41 AM
What's up people! Glad to be a part of the family. Stumbled on this site and joined. Don from Atlanta, Ga. I've owned my Avalanche for 5 years. It's an 03 that I use as my tow truck for my bikes when I go drag racing. She is a garage queen when she's not working. I'll post pics when I can find time to take some. Talk to you soon! :wave:
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Post by: wyotonka on 05/28/13 10:02 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: WD13 on 05/28/13 10:22 AM
 :welcome: Edwardavion

 :welcome: LilDee
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/28/13 10:54 AM
 :welcome: Edwardavion and LilDee !
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Post by: avz66 on 05/28/13 04:14 PM
 :welcome: beast721
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Post by: silverrider on 05/28/13 05:18 PM
 :welcome: OaklandCowboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/28/13 05:19 PM
 :welcome: beast721
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/28/13 05:20 PM
 :welcome:BlakNorthFace
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Post by: avz66 on 05/28/13 05:47 PM
 :welcome: BlakNorthFace
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bradleem86 on 05/28/13 08:10 PM
Always wanted a avy and finally got a 03 on Saturday and love it!! :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/28/13 08:57 PM
:welcome: to the club bradleem86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/29/13 05:26 AM
 :welcome: bleughost
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: OaklandCowboy on 05/29/13 07:40 AM
Thanks for welcome
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Post by: avz66 on 05/29/13 07:45 AM
 :welcome: Edwardavion
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CHI-86 on 05/29/13 11:45 AM
HEllo EverYONe!! :wave:

My name is David born and raised in chicago , about 4 months ago bought an Avalanche and loving it, found very great and usefull info here and here i am now a member .
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/29/13 11:54 AM
:welcome: to the club CHI-86
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Post by: avz66 on 05/29/13 12:07 PM
 :welcome: LilDee
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Post by: WD13 on 05/29/13 01:43 PM
 :welcome: bradleem86 and CHI-86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/29/13 08:00 PM
 :welcome:  bradleem86 and CHI-86 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/29/13 09:08 PM
 :welcome: bleughost
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/29/13 09:09 PM
 :welcome: Edwardavion
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/29/13 09:09 PM
 :welcome: LilDee
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/30/13 01:19 PM
 :welcome: bradleem86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bradleem86 on 05/30/13 11:56 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone I like this website as much as my av can't get away from it.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 05/31/13 11:26 AM
 :welcome: CHI-86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/31/13 07:08 PM
 :welcome: bradleem86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/31/13 07:09 PM
 :welcome: CHI-86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Superman62 on 06/01/13 01:58 PM
I have loved the Avalanche since they first came out. Just bought my first a couple of weeks ago, a beautiful red with cladding. I'm really enjoying the wealth of info and advice on this forum.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 06/01/13 02:34 PM
 :welcome: to the club Superman62
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Post by: avz66 on 06/02/13 11:03 AM
 :welcome: Superman62
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: mopower on 06/02/13 03:35 PM
Hey guys, Newbie here from Florida.  I've got an 05 AV and love it but am a little jealous mine doesn't have the cladding :(   Is there any way to get some cladding for my ride and install it or is that just a pipe dream?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Loggie on 06/02/13 04:09 PM
welcome to the club and yeah pipe dream but with heavy modification you could pull it off :4:
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Post by: cncmasterofor on 06/02/13 05:53 PM
Thought it was time to introduce myself. Been lurking and searching for over a month now.

Name is Jason and I bought an 04' 2500 in April.
Bought the Avalanche mainly to tow my goat. But also needed a truck to get me to all the fun places here in Oregon. Really limited here without some sort of 4x4 truck.






(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h21/cncmasterofor/20130602_135728_zpsf5d725e2.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/cncmasterofor/media/20130602_135728_zpsf5d725e2.jpg.html)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h21/cncmasterofor/20130602_140714_zps82a3ca2a.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/cncmasterofor/media/20130602_140714_zps82a3ca2a.jpg.html)

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: mopower on 06/02/13 05:59 PM
welcome to the club and yeah pipe dream but with heavy modification you could pull it off :4:


Thanks for the info, I am very handy with stuff like this, where can I buy the factory cladding and how much does it cost?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/02/13 06:39 PM
:welcome: to the club cncmasterofor
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/02/13 09:09 PM
It would be very expensive to add cladding, you would need all 4 doors 4 fenders rear bumper front bumper and grille headlights.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 06/03/13 06:43 AM
 :welcome: cncmasterofor
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Post by: avz66 on 06/03/13 09:43 AM
 :welcome: mopower
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: mopower on 06/03/13 09:45 AM
It would be very expensive to add cladding, you would need all 4 doors 4 fenders rear bumper front bumper and grille headlights.

New metal fenders or just the plastic that goes on them? any body know about how much it costs in parts?
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/03/13 10:09 AM
you would need to replace almost every panel on the truck.... would probably be cheaper to just find a cladded
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Post by: silverrider on 06/03/13 10:14 AM
 :welcome: Superman62
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/03/13 10:15 AM
 :welcome: mopower
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 06/03/13 10:15 AM
 :welcome: cncmasterofor
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/03/13 01:20 PM
 :welcome:  Superman62, mopower and cncmasterofor !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/03/13 09:03 PM
 :welcome: cncmasterofor
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/03/13 09:37 PM
 :welcome: cncmasterofor. Nice goat! I love those cars! Enjoy.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/04/13 10:54 AM
 :welcome: Superman62 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/04/13 11:05 AM
 :welcome: mopower to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/04/13 11:39 AM
 :welcome: cncmasterofor to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/04/13 01:50 PM
 :welcome:Superman62!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/04/13 01:52 PM
 :welcome:Mopower!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wildcatbn on 06/04/13 07:10 PM
Got to say a big thank you to all the posters.  You have made buying this new to me avalanche a fun experience.   Even hot air blowing out of the drivers side did not phase me just checked the forums and had it fixed within 10 min.

I live in the Sioux Falls SD area and already have my amber drl so wave if you see a white avy driving by.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/04/13 08:10 PM
:welcome: to the club wildcatbn
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/04/13 08:50 PM
 :welcome: wildcatbn
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/05/13 04:28 AM
 :welcome: wildcatbn to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Jerseydude07 on 06/05/13 04:47 AM
I got my Avalanche about 2 weeks ago, Black 2005 LT Z71, LOVE this truck, LOVE IT!

Except for the fact I also just changed the fuel pump and repaired the 2 nylon lines. Good thing I park with passenger side of the truck on the curb or I would have never seen the gas run of the top of the tank.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/05/13 06:02 AM
:welcome: to the club Jerseydude07
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 06/05/13 06:20 AM
 :welcome: wildcatbn

 :welcome: Jerseydude07
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/05/13 06:37 AM
 :welcome: wildcatbn

 :welcome:  Jerseydude07
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/05/13 06:40 AM
 :welcome: wildcatbn and Jerseydude07 !! 
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Post by: swing4thefence on 06/05/13 12:12 PM
Got  an 05 Z71 about weeks ago with a 6" lift.  Replaced the upper ball joints and battery to get it on the road and I'm ready to go!
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/05/13 12:26 PM
 :welcome:  swing4thefence !
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/05/13 12:30 PM
 :welcome: swing4thefence
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/05/13 01:43 PM
 :welcome: Swing4thefence!
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Post by: avz66 on 06/05/13 02:51 PM
 :welcome: swing4thefence
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/06/13 08:13 AM
 :welcome: Jerseydude07 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/06/13 08:20 AM
 :welcome: swing4thefence to the club.

Brian
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Post by: WD13 on 06/06/13 10:33 AM
 :welcome: swing4thefence.
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Post by: silverrider on 06/06/13 01:44 PM
 :welcome: Jerseydude07   :B:
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Post by: silverrider on 06/06/13 01:45 PM
 :welcome: swing4thefence
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Post by: asiadman on 06/08/13 01:28 PM
Just joined and I have a 2005 Avalanche z71 looking for ideas and some groups in the Philadelphia /  south jersey area.

Gotta work on my signature next lol :) :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/08/13 02:17 PM
:welcome: to the club asiadman
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/08/13 02:46 PM
 :welcome: to the club asiadman
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Post by: dponiki on 06/08/13 03:31 PM
New to the avy but not new to Chevy full-size.  2004 sport red really no mods yet but doing the bed lighting mods as soon as parts arrive.  Need suggestions on exhaust.  I know i know everybody has their own favs but i cant decide. :help:
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Post by: avz66 on 06/08/13 03:34 PM
 :welcome: asiadman
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/08/13 03:36 PM
:welcome: to the club dponiki
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Post by: avz66 on 06/08/13 03:42 PM
 :welcome: dponiki
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/08/13 03:49 PM
New to the avy but not new to Chevy full-size.  2004 sport red really no mods yet but doing the bed lighting mods as soon as parts arrive.  Need suggestions on exhaust.  I know i know everybody has their own favs but i cant decide. :help:
Welcome to the club! Go to the search bar and you can look up exhaust info but a lot of people use flowmaster 40 or 50 series. I myself have a Cherry Bomb extreme witch is hella loud and sounds more like a race car or hotrod. Depends really on what you want but I love the old school hotrod sound and I really love loud! Good luck! Here check this out it might help. Sound clips of peoples avys on here.
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,23491.0.html
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Post by: 2500wipple on 06/08/13 04:06 PM
Went out to buy a 2013 Silverado and came home with a 2002 Avalanche 8.1 Litre SUPERCHARGED, 40,000 miles (70,000Km).
Somewhere between 650-700 HP when calling for it.  It was a special project vehicle developed by a local GM dealership.  Started with a fully loaded 4wd model and turns it into a Redneck Limo. 
It's Black and SICK!!!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/08/13 04:08 PM
:welcome: to the club 2500wipple
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/08/13 04:21 PM
Went out to buy a 2013 Silverado and came home with a 2002 Avalanche 8.1 Litre SUPERCHARGED, 40,000 miles (70,000Km).
Somewhere between 650-700 HP when calling for it.  It was a special project vehicle developed by a local GM dealership.  Started with a fully loaded 4wd model and turns it into a Redneck Limo. 
It's Black and SICK!!!
Welcome to the club! Nice find on your avy!
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Post by: 2500wipple on 06/08/13 05:08 PM
Thanks Guys.  Might get a guest appearance on Duck Dynasty with this one !! 
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Post by: JVZL1 on 06/08/13 05:20 PM
Went out to buy a 2013 Silverado and came home with a 2002 Avalanche 8.1 Litre SUPERCHARGED, 40,000 miles (70,000Km).
Somewhere between 650-700 HP when calling for it.  It was a special project vehicle developed by a local GM dealership.  Started with a fully loaded 4wd model and turns it into a Redneck Limo. 
It's Black and SICK!!!

OK you do not move from your computer until you have eonugh post for Pics and Videos.
SWEET find 'O' and  :welcome:
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Post by: WD13 on 06/08/13 06:22 PM
 :welcome: asiadman

 :welcome: dponiki
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Post by: WD13 on 06/08/13 06:25 PM
 :welcome: 2500wipple
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/08/13 06:33 PM
OK you do not move from your computer until you have eonugh post for Pics and Videos.
SWEET find 'O' and  :welcome:
He doesn't need a lot of posts if he posts pictures from Photobucket. That's what I did when I first started. Use Photobucket and let's see that beast!
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Post by: 2500wipple on 06/08/13 06:51 PM
http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/whipple2500/library/

Try this link.  Just got it today so there will be hours of engine cleaning.  Rest of the truck is really clean.  Just had fun going WOOOP today.  It's sick.  Pins you to the seat!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/08/13 07:11 PM


Try this link.  Just got it today so there will be hours of engine cleaning.  Rest of the truck is really clean.  Just had fun going WOOOP today.  It's sick.  Pins you to the seat!

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p688/whipple2500/Halifax-20130608-00013_zps4c592c8c.jpg)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p688/whipple2500/Halifax-20130608-00014_zps1a43465c.jpg)

Very nice  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Paul80 on 06/08/13 10:52 PM


     Hello My name is Paul. I own a 2002 Avy. I have to say its a great truck in many ways, one of the things that I really like about is that the body is continuous. From the front of the truck to Thar back. The bed is not separate if that  makes sense. Looks clean to me. Originally I signed up here to look for some info on replacing bushings and misc front end suspension things. I have about 90k miles on my truck and those parts have worn out. I like to play in the mudd in mine and occasionally get the evil eye from the wife when I see mudd puddles lol. My kids love it too a lot of leg room and elbow space. So glad I'm here and hope to enjoy the info here. Ty
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Post by: Moe02 on 06/08/13 11:47 PM
 :welcome: paul80
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Post by: avz66 on 06/09/13 04:35 AM
 :welcome: 2500wipple
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Post by: Durmite on 06/09/13 08:08 PM
hello, my name is Greg, I have a White '02 with 155k on it.
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Post by: silverrider on 06/09/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: asiadman
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Post by: silverrider on 06/09/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: dponiki
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Post by: silverrider on 06/09/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: 2500wipple
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Post by: silverrider on 06/09/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: Paul80
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/09/13 10:21 PM
 :welcome: Paul80
 :welcome:Asiadman
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Post by: WD13 on 06/09/13 11:26 PM
 :welcome: Paul80
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/10/13 05:25 AM
 :welcome: asiadman to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/10/13 06:09 AM
 :welcome: dponiki to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/10/13 06:26 AM
 :welcome: 2500wipple to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 06/10/13 06:31 AM
 :welcome: Paul80
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/10/13 06:46 AM
 :welcome: Paul80 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/10/13 07:11 AM
 :welcome: Durmite to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 06/10/13 07:29 AM
 :welcome: Durmite
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/10/13 08:06 PM
 :welcome: Durmite to the club!

 :welcome: dponiki to the club!
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Post by: silverrider on 06/10/13 08:41 PM
 :welcome: Durmite
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/11/13 06:54 AM
 :welcome: to all the new members!
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Post by: 2005VT on 06/11/13 08:30 AM
Hello, I just bought a 2005 Tan Avalanche LE with 155xxx miles, no cladding.  The dash speedo was just fixed, I had to install a new fuel pump, and new 275/60-20 tires.  Bought Goodyear Wrangler SR-As because of the awesome price.  I've been driving it for a little over a week and love it!  I've always been intrigued by these but had not accepted the concept yet, plus I'm not a fan of the cladding.  This one fell into my lap, the price was right, the ride is awesome!
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/11/13 10:54 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/11/13 11:48 AM
 :welcome: to the club 2005VT!
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Post by: avz66 on 06/11/13 01:19 PM
 :welcome: 2005VT
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Post by: WD13 on 06/11/13 04:54 PM
 :welcome: 2005VT
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Post by: silverrider on 06/11/13 09:15 PM
 :welcome: 2005VT
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/12/13 08:52 AM
 :welcome: 2005VT to the club.

Brian
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/12/13 02:09 PM
:welcome:  2005VT !!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/14/13 04:51 PM
:welcome: to the club 2005VT and all new members
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Post by: WildApple on 06/14/13 05:24 PM
Hi from CT, I just bought a 2005 AV 2500 with 89K and 4.10 gears! Happy to be back in the forum, I had a 2002 1500 several years back and loved it, but towing my 05 24' Crownline will be much better now....
I have a few questions so its on to the forums!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/14/13 05:49 PM
Hi from CT, I just bought a 2005 AV 2500 with 89K and 4.10 gears! Happy to be back in the forum, I had a 2002 1500 several years back and loved it, but towing my 05 24' Crownline will be much better now....
I have a few questions so its on to the forums!


:welcome: back WildApple
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Post by: WD13 on 06/14/13 06:56 PM
 :welcome: back  WildApple
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/14/13 07:24 PM

 :welcome: back  WildApple and Congrats on the 2500!
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/14/13 08:24 PM
 :welcome: Wildapple!
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Post by: avz66 on 06/15/13 04:52 AM
 :welcome: WildApple
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/17/13 05:46 AM
 :welcome: WildApple to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 06/17/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: WildApple
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Post by: DiscoMinistries on 06/17/13 09:49 PM
Just picked up a 2005 to better assist my cactus removal. I love it! This forum has great info! Thanks!
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: WD13 on 06/17/13 10:51 PM
 :welcome: DiscoMinistries to the club.
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Post by: D-Lo Brown on 06/17/13 11:38 PM
hello everyone, D-lo here last winter i bought a 2002 av 1500. its what i think is called "victory red" but im not positive on that lol. Im currently in Utah. This is my first av and i love it. hope to get to know every one and eventually build a beast of an avalanche like some of the ones ive seen on this forum :thumbsup:
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/18/13 04:01 AM
 :welcome: DiscoMinistries o the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/18/13 04:06 AM
 :welcome: D-Lo Brown to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 06/18/13 04:26 AM
 :welcome: DiscoMinistries
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Post by: WD13 on 06/18/13 07:05 AM
 :welcome: D-Lo Brown
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/18/13 08:10 AM
 :welcome: D-Lo that mod bug will get ya lol
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Post by: D-Lo Brown on 06/18/13 09:18 AM
thanks lonewolf and wd13!!




:welcome: D-Lo that mod bug will get ya lol



Oh tonka ive already been bit, i was browsing through the forum and your av is strongly making me consider yellow... how ya like it? lol
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/18/13 09:26 AM
i love my yellow truck .... its like the only reason why i dont own an 07+ avy  :D that and they dont have cladded 07+  :laugh:
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Post by: D-Lo Brown on 06/18/13 09:28 AM
IIIII love YOUR yellow truck lol.. yeah i think im definitely painting my av yellow soon it just looks so beast. like if bumble bee off transformers was a truck he'd be an avalanche!...    yeah i wish the 07+ had cladding :thumbdown:
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/19/13 12:05 PM
 :welcome: DiscoMinistries and D-Lo Brown !
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Post by: avz66 on 06/19/13 01:16 PM
 :welcome: D-Lo Brown
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Post by: D-Lo Brown on 06/19/13 02:27 PM
thanks 49t and avz!!
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Post by: Just4Kixx on 06/19/13 04:10 PM
Greetings all, just bought my "new" '04 Avalanche and thought I'd join your forum.

A bit about me: I'm a 41 year old mechanic living in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm into cars in a big way, but have no particular brand preference except I love the 83-88 Ford T-Bird & Cougar. I've owned vehicles from just about every manufacturer except Honda. I currently own a pimped up '05 Chrysler 300, a daily driver 2011 Sonata 6-speed, and of course my new Avalanche. Bucket-list vehicles are a 77-78 Trans Am (my first car was a '78 powered by an LT1 from a '70 Vette) and an LS-powered XJ Cherokee with the roof cut off. I will own one of each before I die.

About my new truck: It's a 2004 Z71, 1500 model without cladding. 85k miles, Loaded up with leather, etc, but missing sunroof and DVD. It's been regularly undercoated since new (a big deal here in the land of salty roads and damp, salty air) and is therefore free of rust. Previous owner installed a 4" body lift and, for some strange reason, clearance lights on the roof. It was traded in at the used car lot I work at, and I bought it dirt cheap. I've always wanted an Avalanche because I think the midgate is the cat's ass, and when this opportunity arose I jumped. When I bought it, it had American Racing 16X8 wheels with 265/75R16 tires on it, which thanks to the body lift looked ridiculous, like it was sitting on four donuts. The delaership I work for gave me a set of stock 17" wheels removed from a 2010 Suburban we put aftermarkets on, but even with these it looked funny. I finally cured the wheel problem today by installing a set of cheap Chinese 18X9.5 wheels wrapped in 275/70R18 BFG Rugged Trail T/A's.

Plans include a chrome grille, some aftermarket headlights with HID, and a Corvette nav system (I will post about this in the A/V section momentarily).

Anyway, hope you'll welcome me aboard. Off to explore the site. Pics of my ride will be posted when I have enough posts to post pics...
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Post by: D-Lo Brown on 06/19/13 04:21 PM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx
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Post by: WD13 on 06/19/13 04:44 PM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx to the club.
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Post by: avz66 on 06/19/13 04:45 PM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx
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Post by: silverrider on 06/19/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: DiscoMinistries
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Post by: silverrider on 06/19/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: D-LoBrown
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Post by: silverrider on 06/19/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/20/13 08:38 AM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx !
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Post by: arachnyd on 06/20/13 08:57 AM
New Avy owner from southwestern Ohio here!

I wanted a yellow Avy, but I settled for a 2005 Black one. Was 10 seconds away from buying a 2500 until reading some reviews and such and I realized the 2500 wasn't the reliable 3/4 ton vehicle the 2500 trucks were, so I paid a LOT more to buy a 1500. Felt funny paying a premium for a 1500 over a 2500, but I guess it is what it is... but if anyone wants a 2500 there is a GREAT condition Red 2500 in Cincinnati Ohio for a great price. I'm sure when I'm driving hundreds of miles with 7000 lbs on the back of this truck I'll wish I got the 2500! haha.

Picked up a loaded LT, black, WBH. Wanted an 07+ LTZ but I couldnt find one that met my needs, especially just for driving to race events.

Truck was purchased just to haul and tow, so hopefully it serves me well. A little nervous about buying a car so old, but the reliability reports seem great. Old truck was a 2011 Ram, but I felt stupid driving it 4000 miles a year and not being able to fit an 8' piece of dry wall OR my kids rear facing car seat in it. I've had the car one day and I've ordered brake controllers, backup cameras, and I'm going to post here shortly trying to figure out how to do backup sensors on the stupid chrome bumpers. Hopefully have ipod/bluetooth interfacing in the coming weeks and maybe some performance modifications to help with towing.

I'm an automotive engineer and a college professor. I also run a company that does R&D for the automotive and motorcycle industries. Hopefully I'll have some helpful perspective to give back to all of you who I am sure will be a great help!

I look forward to meeting many of you, learning from you, and sharing what I learn!
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/20/13 09:13 AM
 :welcome: gotta love the yellow lol but they are hard to find due to the fact they only made them in yellow in 03 but the black ones look good especially if you black them out imo  :4:
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Post by: Sauls1 on 06/20/13 09:56 AM
Hello.  Im Michael I've done a lot of reading on this forum and finally decided to join !
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/20/13 10:01 AM
:welcome: to the club Sauls1
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Post by: arachnyd on 06/20/13 10:15 AM
:welcome: gotta love the yellow lol but they are hard to find due to the fact they only made them in yellow in 03 but the black ones look good especially if you black them out imo  :4:

I test drove a yellow one but I wasn't blown away by the condition. Someone down the street has a yellow WBH and I think I'd consider killing for that car... haha! I told him when he sells it he needs to give me first dibs.

Your lucky to have one!
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Post by: WD13 on 06/20/13 01:10 PM
 :welcome: Sauls 1
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Post by: wyotonka on 06/20/13 01:47 PM
Thanks! as far as i know i am the only one in my town with a yellow one .... had it for 3 years now only saw two others with out of town plates
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Post by: avz66 on 06/20/13 03:15 PM
 :welcome: arachnyd
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Post by: silverrider on 06/20/13 08:18 PM
 :welcome: arachnyd
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Post by: silverrider on 06/20/13 08:19 PM
 :welcome: Sauls1
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Post by: Ding on 06/20/13 09:12 PM
Hey guys! Purchased my 05 Z-71 Avy on Monday of this week. I'm in love  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/20/13 09:23 PM
:welcome: to the club Ding
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Post by: avz66 on 06/21/13 04:55 AM
 :welcome: Sauls1
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Post by: WD13 on 06/21/13 04:23 PM
 :welcome:   Ding
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Post by: WD13 on 06/21/13 04:25 PM
 :welcome: arachnyd
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Post by: avz66 on 06/22/13 04:51 AM
 :welcome: Ding
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Post by: silverrider on 06/23/13 04:03 PM
 :welcome: Ding
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Post by: HorsesAreTall on 06/23/13 07:27 PM
Hi, I am Pat and i just bought a 2005 z71 Avy with 130000 miles on it.  Im planning some mods in the near future and am happy to finally be a part of this community.  :B:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/23/13 07:56 PM
:welcome: to the club HorsesAreTall
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Post by: Shadowed74 on 06/23/13 08:01 PM
Just bought my first Avalanche, 2005 Z71 w/out cladding. LOVE it so far! I'm a Jeep guy and since I have the Av, saying goodbye to my old friend, my Cherokee. :'(   Was a bit concerned buying my Av...Although its an LT and straight as new, it has 170k on it! Friends are telling me the Av's have one of the best engines GM makes and seeing some posts of 200k and 300k clubs is definitely nice. My Jeep has nearly 200k on it and hoping the Av last even longer! So far, just added a cold air intake for the nicer MPG and belts squeak slightly when I turn sharp, so those will get replaced soon...Beyond that, any common stuff I should know right off the bat?
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Post by: silverrider on 06/23/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: HorseAreTall
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Post by: silverrider on 06/23/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: Shadow74
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Post by: WD13 on 06/23/13 09:36 PM
 :welcome: HorseAreTall
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Post by: WD13 on 06/23/13 09:37 PM
 :welcome: Shadow74
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 04:56 AM
 :welcome: Just4Kixx to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 05:37 AM
 :welcome: arachnyd to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 07:10 AM
 :welcome: Sauls1 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 07:29 AM
 :welcome: Ding to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 06/24/13 07:29 AM
 :welcome: HorsesAreTall
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 08:00 AM
 :welcome: HorsesAreTall to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 06/24/13 08:01 AM
 :welcome: Shadowed74
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/24/13 08:37 AM
 :welcome: Shadowed74 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: the_teapot on 06/25/13 01:06 PM
Bought an '07 LTZ 4x4 a couple weeks ago and am back in the Avy club.  Over the years I've owned a '04 Z66 and a '05 LT.  Glad to be back in an Avy.  Only pic is from my phone:

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx273/theteapot/Stuff%20For%20Sale/caa8f694-04be-4087-b9a2-53b0d699ca1a.jpg) (http://s763.photobucket.com/user/theteapot/media/Stuff%20For%20Sale/caa8f694-04be-4087-b9a2-53b0d699ca1a.jpg.html)

It's under the knife as we speak.  Lift, wheels, and 295/70 r18 Nitto Terras.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/25/13 01:14 PM
:welcome: to the club the_teapot nice looking AV.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 06/25/13 01:15 PM
 :welcome: the_teapot
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 06/25/13 02:48 PM
 :welcome: the_teapot
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/25/13 08:22 PM
 :welcome: the_teapot
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/27/13 09:55 AM
 :welcome: the_teapot to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 06/27/13 01:43 PM
Welcome back teapot!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/27/13 02:01 PM
 :welcome: arachnid, Sauls1, Ding, HorsesAreTall, Shadowed74 and the_teapot !!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Jeepin Dad on 06/28/13 04:05 AM
Traded the wife's minivan in this week for a 2003 2500 this week.  We are selling our popup, that I have been towing with my Jeep, and buying a travel trailer so we needed a vehicle with better suited to tow with.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u266/paingham/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg) (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/paingham/media/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ronthehandymanga on 06/28/13 04:30 AM
Traded the wife's minivan in this week for a 2003 2500 this week.  We are selling our popup, that I have been towing with my Jeep, and buying a travel trailer so we needed a vehicle with better suited to tow with.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u266/paingham/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg) (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/paingham/media/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg.html)
:welcome: to the club, and the 2500 club too.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 06/28/13 04:35 AM
 :welcome: Jeepin Dad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 06/28/13 05:14 AM
Traded the wife's minivan in this week for a 2003 2500 this week.  We are selling our popup, that I have been towing with my Jeep, and buying a travel trailer so we needed a vehicle with better suited to tow with.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u266/paingham/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg) (http://s170.photobucket.com/user/paingham/media/2003Avalanche_zpsabb2cccb.jpg.html)

Welcome... Nice looking Avy!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/28/13 06:20 AM
:welcome: to the club, and the 2500 club too.   :thumbsup:
2nd that!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/28/13 08:31 PM
 :welcome: Jeepin Dad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: mavericknj on 06/30/13 08:57 PM
 :welcome: To all  the newest members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: costantino on 07/02/13 10:20 AM
Hi, I'm from Pittsburgh and I just purchased my 2002 Avalanche z71 3 weeks ago. I paid 3600 and it has 155k. I will be posting a picture on the photo thread.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/02/13 10:30 AM
:welcome: to the club costantino
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/02/13 11:53 AM
 :welcome:  costantino !!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/02/13 01:19 PM
 :welcome: costantino
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/02/13 03:21 PM
 :welcome: costantino
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/02/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: costantino
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/03/13 09:49 AM
Hi, I'm from Pittsburgh and I just purchased my 2002 Avalanche z71 3 weeks ago. I paid 3600 and it has 155k. I will be posting a picture on the photo thread.

We don't like your kind around here. Please leave!

 :kidding: Just joking, football season doesn't start for another month. WELCOME!  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 07/03/13 03:04 PM
Hi, I'm from Pittsburgh and I just purchased my 2002 Avalanche z71 3 weeks ago. I paid 3600 and it has 155k. I will be posting a picture on the photo thread.

Im a Steelers fan so you're welcome in my books   :4:  :thumbsup:  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LathropLanche on 07/03/13 09:20 PM
It's been a long time since I've been on this site. Just started reading some posts. I live in Central California and enjoy my 2006 Avalanche that I bought new. Now I want to do a couple of mods. I'll post a pic of my Chevy in the next few days.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/03/13 09:59 PM
LathropLanche we love mods. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/04/13 06:44 AM
 :welcome: LathropLanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/04/13 07:37 AM
LathropLanche we love mods. :thumbsup:

Except the mean ones!!!

 :welcome: LathropLanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LathropLanche on 07/04/13 09:31 AM
My '06 is Bermuda Blue w/o cladding. So far I got 20'' wheels, tinted the back window, and chrome step bar. I'd like to level it (2wd), get a intake, and mod the exhaust. Of course I'm waiting for the ca$h.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/04/13 10:52 AM
My '06 is Bermuda Green w/o cladding. So far I got 20'' wheels, tinted the back window, and chrome step bar. I'd like to level it (2wd), get a intake, and mod the exhaust. Of course I'm waiting for the ca$h.

I have never seen a bermuda green WBH, please please share a picture!

Greens my favorite, but I didn't like the cladding on the green, so I want to see yours!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: orange02avy on 07/04/13 01:54 PM
Hi there, NWPA here, between Erie and Pittsburgh.  So, Go Steelers!   :thumbsup:  02 SOM NFE, bought it a few weeks ago and am loving it.  Got my ambers working yesterday.  Now comes some fun mods!  Hoping to get some others in the area for some GTG's soon. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/04/13 02:04 PM
Hi there, NWPA here, between Erie and Pittsburgh.  So, Go Steelers!   :thumbsup:  02 SOM NFE, bought it a few weeks ago and am loving it.  Got my ambers working yesterday.  Now comes some fun mods!  Hoping to get some others in the area for some GTG's soon. 

Booo Steelers.

What is up with all these steelers fans joining? I think I'm going to have to take a break from these forums during football season....

Although I drive from Cincinnati to Upstate New York frequently and during football season when I'm in erie I run with giant bengals flags- I mean giant 5' flags all the way through the state. If you ever see me, wave!


So I think this raises an interesting questions. If you meet a rival with an Avy, are you civil because your avy brethren, or not civil because your rivals?  Does  :B: :A: trump  :4:? Or does it completely depend on the color of the headlights? I think with amber headlights, I'd put the  :B: :A: first, but if its white, I'm not so sure...

Welcome all the same- Hope you enjoy the forums!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LathropLanche on 07/04/13 02:55 PM
I have never seen a bermuda green WBH, please please share a picture!

Greens my favorite, but I didn't like the cladding on the green, so I want to see yours!

Sorry I meant blue, but bermuda green does sound cool.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: orange02avy on 07/04/13 02:56 PM
Sounds like I got those ambers in just in time.....

I'll definitely wave to ya if I see you coming through.....

Glad to be here, hope to learn some new tricks and tips!

And by the way, I would be civil no matter what team they rooted for on Sunday


....even if it's the Bengals

 :kidding:

At least you didn't say Brown's or Raven's

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 07/04/13 11:24 PM
Lol arachnyd it's better than the broncos ..... But I would put chevy first but then again Wyoming doesn't have a team so it's pretty rare to have a room full of people who go for the same team so it's easy to overlook a team choice :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/05/13 06:41 AM
 :welcome: LathropLanche !!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: abralanche on 07/05/13 10:06 AM
Hello all,
about 4 months ago i bought an '03 Z66 with just about everything except the DVD entertainment package and the satellite radio.  it has been a long time since i have enjoyed driving a truck ('99 NEW Sierra SLE extended cab).  i am really enjoying it except for the gas fill-up time - but it is a truck and to be expected :thumbsup: - and the stupid tailgate handle problem :E: that seems to be rampant.  i have searched on here, but mine isn't the clip problem, but before i would sometimes have to have the key in the lock and turn clockwise barely to open it. will keep trying to look around, and post any questions in the correct area.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/05/13 10:34 AM
:welcome: to the club abralanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/05/13 11:12 AM
Welcome! abralanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/05/13 11:53 AM
 :welcome:  abralanche !!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/05/13 12:24 PM
 :welcome:  abralanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/05/13 03:38 PM
 :welcome: abralanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/05/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: LathropLanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/05/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: orange02avy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/05/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: abralanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Tass1431 on 07/06/13 01:37 PM
Hey there everyone!  My name is Sean and I reside in Powell River, BC.  I just bought my Avalanche a few months ago but I love it!  I am definitely a fan and am happy to be a part of the Avalanche community.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/06/13 01:51 PM
:welcome: to the club Tass1431
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/06/13 01:57 PM
 :welcome: Tass1431
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/06/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: Sean! I look forward to seeing you around the threads!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/07/13 08:25 AM
 :welcome:  Tass1431 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/08/13 08:41 PM
 :welcome: Tass1431
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DigitalJNSA on 07/09/13 05:48 AM
Hello All, :wave:

DJ from Sunny Palm Beach Florida here. Got a used 04 Avy a few months ago and I love as if it were brand spankin new. Thanks to you guys I have completed the FTDRL and ALL on High mod with little to no knowledge of vehicles or electrical components. Started with all chrome accessories, flow master exhaust, drop in K&N, new head lights and then new parking lights, now that i have Amber DRLS running FT I need new fog lights. Yea I got the Mod fever, got break it before my pockets do. Anyhow thanks again, Avalanche owners are the coolest. :cool:

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y530/DigitalJNSA/photo1_zpsef0916d8.jpg) (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/DigitalJNSA/media/photo1_zpsef0916d8.jpg.html)

DigitalJNSA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/09/13 05:51 AM
 :welcome: DigitalJNSA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/09/13 06:05 AM
 :welcome: DigitalJNSA  to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/09/13 07:44 AM
 :welcome:  DigitalJNSA !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/09/13 10:26 AM
 :welcome: Tass1431 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/09/13 12:52 PM
 :welcome: Digital!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: doc cop on 07/09/13 05:54 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/10/13 04:58 AM
 :welcome: doc cop
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/10/13 06:20 AM
 :welcome: doc cop !!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/10/13 06:59 AM
 :welcome: doc cop
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DigitalJNSA on 07/10/13 08:57 AM
 :welcome: DOC COP :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/10/13 10:24 AM
 :welcome: DigitalJNSA to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/10/13 10:36 AM
 :welcome: doc cop to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: pakmak on 07/10/13 12:10 PM
Been a member for several years, but just recently began posting.  The information available from this site has helped me keep my 2004 av running to 233,000 miles and counting.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 07/10/13 12:41 PM
 :welcome: ISH  :D
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: datkwikracer on 07/10/13 12:56 PM
Hello there new member here from SoCal. I have '03 Chevy Avalanche looking forward to learning lots.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/10/13 01:07 PM
:welcome: to the club datkwikracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/10/13 04:15 PM
 :welcome:  datkwikracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/10/13 04:33 PM
 :welcome: datkwikracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/10/13 04:58 PM
 :welcome:  datkwikracer  !!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/10/13 07:09 PM
 :welcome: DigitalJNSA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/10/13 07:09 PM
 :welcome: doc cop
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/10/13 07:10 PM
 :welcome: pakmak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/10/13 07:11 PM
 :welcome: datkwikracer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/11/13 10:19 AM
 :welcome: datkwikracer to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Amrit88 on 07/11/13 01:18 PM
Hey everyone I'm new to this website, I came across it while looking for some reviews on Refinish Restorer. I have a black 2005 Avalanche LT Z-71 that I bought back in 2008.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/11/13 01:27 PM
:welcome: to the club Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/11/13 01:31 PM
 :welcome: Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/11/13 02:12 PM
 :welcome: Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/11/13 09:08 PM
 :welcome: Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: arachnyd on 07/11/13 09:21 PM
:welcome: Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/16/13 04:05 AM
 :welcome: Amrit88 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/16/13 06:25 PM
 :welcome:  Amrit88 !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 07/18/13 10:26 AM
Hello,new here. I have a lifted 2002 avalanche z71that iv had for 2years.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/18/13 10:38 AM
:welcome: to the club brokenoak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/18/13 10:46 AM
 :welcome: to the club Amrit88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/18/13 12:12 PM
 :welcome: brokenoak to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/18/13 01:03 PM
 :welcome: brokenoak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/18/13 03:29 PM
 :welcome: brokenoak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 25hundred on 07/18/13 08:01 PM
Just picked up a 05 2500, seems like a great site.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/18/13 08:41 PM
 :welcome: brokenoak
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/18/13 08:42 PM
 :welcome: 25hundred
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/18/13 10:32 PM
 :welcome: 25hundred
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/18/13 10:41 PM
:welcome: to the club 25hundred
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Captain on 07/20/13 12:28 PM
Hello everyone my name is Chris, I'm a full time Firefighter Paramedic. I just bought a 05 Av with cladding 4x4 from my LD. This is my forest chevy in 10 years after I sold my ZR2, I have to say I missed having a truck and I'm very glad to be back in one. I'm very shocked that in the last day I've had my first problem, the gas guage went from working great to malfunctioning the gauge went from 3/4 tank to pass full to about the 3 o'clock position. It seams to be working but it's way off. I bought the extended warrant with Easycares total care coverage so it's going in the shop Thursday morning.  Pleasure talking to everyone and the great help these forums give us
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/20/13 04:57 PM
 :welcome: 25hundred
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/20/13 05:32 PM
 :welcome: Captain to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/22/13 09:20 AM
 :welcome: 25hundred to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/22/13 09:28 AM
 :welcome: Captain to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/22/13 12:44 PM
 :welcome: Captain
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/22/13 02:26 PM
 :welcome: Captain
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 07/26/13 08:54 AM
Hello all! New Avalanche owner from Michigan here! Picked up my 2002 Z71 yesterday and love it.

Hope to talk to everyone here soon!

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/26/13 09:12 AM
:welcome: to the club CaptnKirk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/26/13 03:49 PM
 :welcome: CaptnKirk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/26/13 03:51 PM
 :welcome: CaptnKirk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jej826 on 07/27/13 06:37 PM
Hello.I'm in Ct.I got my Avalanche a few days ago.Love it so far. :D.2004 with 99,000 miles.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/27/13 06:49 PM
:welcome: to the club jej826
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/27/13 09:11 PM
 :welcome: jej826
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/28/13 04:47 AM
 :welcome: CaptnKirk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: policek9unit45 on 07/28/13 02:09 PM
Hello. I'm glad to be a new member of the Av fan club.
From,
Glenn
Solon, Ohio
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/28/13 02:39 PM
 :welcome: to the club policek9unit45
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/13 05:09 AM
 :welcome: CaptnKirk to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/13 05:22 AM
 :welcome: jej826 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/13 05:51 AM
 :welcome: policek9unit45 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/29/13 06:14 AM
 :welcome: jej826
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/29/13 11:07 AM
 :welcome: jej826
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/29/13 11:08 AM
 :welcome: policek9unit45
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/29/13 12:52 PM
 :welcome: policek9unit45
Now post some pics of that Avy in action on these forums.............when you get enough posts
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 07/29/13 01:02 PM
 :welcome: policek9unit45
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DudeWhoDoZ71 on 08/01/13 10:25 AM
I'm Matthew  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/01/13 10:27 AM
 :welcome: to the club Matthew
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 08/01/13 10:28 AM
 :welcome: Matthew
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/01/13 02:59 PM
 :welcome: DudeWhoDoZ71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/01/13 07:00 PM
 :welcome: DudeWhoDoZ71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/02/13 08:35 PM
 :welcome: DudeWhoDoZ71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DudeWhoDoZ71 on 08/03/13 01:49 PM
Thank y'all for letting me join. I've been browsing the site for a couple years.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: huntersangel on 08/04/13 05:39 AM
Hey all, I have always wanted an Avalanche since they first came out, I finally bought one, traded my 2006 Grand Prix for a 2002 Black loaded Avalanche Z71, bought it Friday, it was a private seller,  my car had very high miles and was having a lot of problems, he was looking for a car and I needed a truck/SUV with camping, fishing, and my dogs I needed something bigger, so I sold him my car for 3200.00 and I paid 6400.00 for the Avalanche. And OMG I sooooo should have gotten one years ago, I am having so much fun learning everything about this awesome truck!  But the very next day I drove into town and what popped on - the Service Engine Light!  Which I really hope is nothing major bc she drives and functions sooooo amazing.  The only problem I have with her is I can't get one of the back fender lock storage boxes unlocked, any advice.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/04/13 11:27 AM
:welcome: to the club huntersangel
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/04/13 02:18 PM
 :welcome: huntersangel
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ReaperHGN on 08/05/13 10:11 AM
Hi All.  New to the site.  Have visited a time or two from various searches I have done.  Then was parked at work one day and came out to find a brochure tucked into my door handle.  I figured I would join and see what this is all about.  I have a 2005 Black Z71 and I am from Hillsboro Oregon.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/05/13 10:16 AM
Welcome to the club huntersangel.

Post your question in the appropriate forum and you'll get more answers faster as well as increase your post count.
I have an 02 myself but don't have that problem.
I am sure there will be other users who have had your problem.
By the way can you be a bit more descriptive?
Are you unable to push in the lock mechanism to unlock it or is it going in but yet not unlocking?


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/05/13 10:18 AM
 :welcome: to the club ReaperHGN
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/05/13 10:33 AM
 :welcome: DudeWhoDoZ71 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/05/13 10:54 AM
 :welcome: huntersangel to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/05/13 10:57 AM
 :welcome: ReaperHGN           
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/05/13 11:01 AM
 :welcome: ReaperHGN to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/05/13 11:53 AM
 :welcome: huntersangel
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 08/05/13 05:46 PM
Hello, I just joined the forum and have been poking around and looks like you have a ton of great info and history here...thanks for that!...have been looking for a group that would like to put together some rides in the Philly/NJ area. If anyone is interested let me know

OK, I'm gonna go poke around for the appropriate forum :) ntmu and thanks,!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/05/13 05:53 PM
 :welcome: to the club asiadman.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AVsnapon1390 on 08/05/13 11:21 PM
Hey!! My name is Blake I live in Conway Arkansas
I have a 2004 Chevy avalanche w/o cladding I have owned my av 2 years about a month ago and have loved every min of it well most of every min lol but I will also say that any breakdown or problem I have ever encounters was most def owner/user error lol

Ok here we go upgrades
Exterior
3 inch keys in front
4 inch extra comp spring spacers in rear
Front and rear Chevy SS bumper covers speed lined
Side skirts speed lined
18 gm alluminam wheels Speed lined
Entire av speed lined
Engine
Engine swap (complete 04-11-2013)
Swapped to a LQ9 6.0!!!!!
Dual 40 ser. Flowmaster dumped right behind cab

Has been recently driven thru a 7 foot ditch at 60 mph and big concrete culvert
And driven home no problem had to replace 2 bent rims and brake rotors and hubs

Most amazing thing ever on 4 wheels!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/06/13 01:26 AM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390

I'll keep an eye out for ya!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/06/13 07:26 AM
 :welcome: huntersangel
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/06/13 07:27 AM
 :welcome: ReaperHGN
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/06/13 07:28 AM
 :welcome: asiadman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/06/13 07:30 AM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/06/13 08:06 AM
:welcome: asiadman
Look around for Troublemaker. He's in NJ and is very active on these forums.
He's the first name that comes to mind for me.
I was in NJ too but moved to MN.
Too bad I never got to meet him before I left.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/06/13 08:08 AM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390
I have a feeling someone's been lurking and finally got up the nerve to join an post.
Anyway welcome again.
We're glad you're a member of this esteemed club of Avalanche fanatics.
 :laugh:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 08/06/13 10:01 AM
Thanks!...I'll keep an eye out for troublemaker

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/06/13 10:36 AM
 :welcome: asiadman to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/06/13 10:43 AM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/06/13 12:51 PM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AVsnapon1390 on 08/06/13 01:06 PM
I recently stumbled upon the site about 4 or so months ago and have since found myself looking here first for everything I was going to do lol figured it was time to go ahead and member up and start posting so here I am thanks everyone for the friendly welcomes!!! I will be on often.

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/06/13 02:04 PM
 :welcome: ReaperHGN
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MaineMan87 on 08/07/13 10:35 AM
Hey everyone.  New guy from Maine, if you couldn't tell by my username.  Just picked up my 03 Z71 with BOSE, sunroof, and heated leather seats. It is also equipped with a leveling kit and 285/70/17 BFG's with chrome AR rims.  I am coming from a Wrangler with 35" tires, but had to let it go in preparation for my first born, who is due in December.

-Andrew
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/07/13 11:44 AM
 :welcome: to the club MaineMan87
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/07/13 12:00 PM
 :welcome: MaineMan87 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/07/13 12:52 PM
 :welcome: MaineMan87
And congrats on the pending newborn.
Who knows the truck may last till the kid is old enough to drive it.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/08/13 06:27 AM
 :welcome: asiadman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Cary Avy on 08/08/13 09:51 AM
 :welcome: I am new to the avalanche club. I have an 05 z71 black with tan leather. I am in maryland and noticed after my purchase, I saw numerous avys rolling on the street. Beautiful truck had to get one.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/08/13 11:24 AM
:welcome: to the club Cary Avy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/08/13 12:09 PM
 :welcome: to the club Cary Avy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/08/13 02:16 PM
 :welcome: AVsnapon1390
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/08/13 03:36 PM
 :welcome: Cary Avy
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Post by: avz66 on 08/08/13 03:39 PM
 :welcome: MaineMan87
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Post by: silverrider on 08/08/13 05:47 PM
 :welcome: MaineMan87
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Post by: bleughost on 08/08/13 06:37 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: avz66 on 08/08/13 07:04 PM
 :welcome: Cary Avy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 08/09/13 07:26 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Stpierre on 08/09/13 02:41 PM
Hello all... I am a new member and own a 2004 Avalanche with 102k miles. Great truck and it has been good to the family. Recently having some oil pressure and clicking sounds and looking to the forum for help.... Never knew this existed until I had an issue. Looks like a lot of great resources.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/09/13 03:13 PM
:welcome: to the club Stpierre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/09/13 06:39 PM
 :welcome: Stpierre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/09/13 11:24 PM
 :welcome: Stpierre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/10/13 12:56 PM
 :welcome: Cary Avy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/10/13 12:56 PM
 :welcome: Stpierre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: zookeeper on 08/10/13 02:51 PM
Hello everyone! Stumbled across your forum while researching a water leak in my truck and decided to join. I just bought a 2003 Z71 about 2 weeks ago for a really great price. She's a nekid dark grey metallic and fully loaded including power roof... I'm in the extreme northwest hills of CT and looking forward to meeting some of you!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/10/13 03:24 PM
:welcome: to the club zookeeper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/10/13 07:49 PM
 :welcome: zookeeper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/11/13 12:35 PM
 :welcome: zookeeper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: zookeeper on 08/11/13 02:20 PM
thanks for all the warm welcomes!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: al373 on 08/12/13 03:46 PM
Hi

  I have a 2005 1500 4wd loaded with 90.000 mi. Have been having some trouble with the tranny slipping or what feels like slipping. A friend of mine told me they have electronic shift module behind the distributor and to try that before taking it into a dealer any suggestions. Also just started to and only occasionally the a/c will start to blow hot, shut off the truck and restart blows cold again ?

Thanks for any help
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/12/13 05:38 PM
:welcome: to the forum al373
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: enoniam on 08/12/13 06:13 PM
Hi

  I have a 2005 1500 4wd loaded with 90.000 mi. Have been having some trouble with the tranny slipping or what feels like slipping. A friend of mine told me they have electronic shift module behind the distributor and to try that before taking it into a dealer any suggestions. Also just started to and only occasionally the a/c will start to blow hot, shut off the truck and restart blows cold again ?

Thanks for any help

Um, these trucks don't have a distributor and the "electronic shift module" is the Powertrain Control Module (computer for both the engine and the tranny) and is located in front of the inner plastic fender under the hood on the driver's side.

Have you checked your tranny's fluid level?

Regarding the a/c, have you checked to see if the refrigerant needs to be recharged?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/12/13 08:20 PM
 :welcome: zookeeper
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Post by: silverrider on 08/12/13 08:20 PM
 :welcome: al373
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/13/13 05:21 AM
 :welcome: al373
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/13/13 06:00 AM
 :welcome: al373
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/13/13 06:50 AM
 :welcome: zookeeper

Unfortunately you just missed the 2013 Worldwide Chevy Avalanche GTG (get together) which was held at the Niagara falls a few weeks ago.
Seeing as how it would have been a short drive for you to get there, it would have been fun even though I missed it too.  :needhug:


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/13 08:12 AM
 :welcome: Cary Avy to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 08/13/13 08:15 AM
 :woohoo:   Fresh Meat   :woohoo:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/13 08:18 AM
 :welcome: Stpierre to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/13 08:30 AM
 :welcome: zookeeper to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: N84inc on 08/13/13 06:25 PM
New member here, not yet a new owner though.  In the market to pick up an Avalanche in September though.  Going to be asking a few questions before I made a decision.  Don't like to buy something without researching first.  And yes, I do know how to use the search feature of this site.  :P
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 08/13/13 06:49 PM
New member here, not yet a new owner though.  In the market to pick up an Avalanche in September though.  Going to be asking a few questions before I made a decision.  Don't like to buy something without researching first.  And yes, I do know how to use the search feature of this site.  :P

N84inc  :welcome:

Let us know what you are looking for and where you are from. Maybe we can help you find one.

Vic
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: N84inc on 08/13/13 06:56 PM
Located in Bend, OR.  Zip code is 97701.  Looking for a cladded avy 2004+ preferably.  4 wheel drive is a must!  White/Black in color, Leather interior...but I'm flexible on the color and interior.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/13/13 07:12 PM
 :welcome: N84inc
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 08/13/13 07:50 PM
Located in Bend, OR.  Zip code is 97701.  Looking for a cladded avy 2004+ preferably.  4 wheel drive is a must!  White/Black in color, Leather interior...but I'm flexible on the color and interior.

Gotcha  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/13/13 07:56 PM
Located in Bend, OR.  Zip code is 97701.  Looking for a cladded avy 2004+ preferably.  4 wheel drive is a must!  White/Black in color, Leather interior...but I'm flexible on the color and interior.

Here's something that might help you out!

CarGurus (http://www.cargurus.com/)

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/13/13 08:42 PM
:welcome: to the club N84inc

Post your question in this area, click the link below.

Buyers Questions and Answers (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,51.0.html)

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/14/13 06:30 AM
 :welcome: N84inc
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/14/13 06:45 AM
:welcome: to the club N84inc.
I see you want what some refer to as a Storm Trooper Avalanche.
Hope you find the avalanche of your dreams.
I know I did.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/14/13 07:02 AM
 :welcome: al373 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/14/13 07:05 AM
 :welcome: enoniam to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/14/13 07:22 AM
 :welcome: N84inc to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MaineMan87 on 08/14/13 12:35 PM
Welcome fom Maine!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rgluch on 08/14/13 03:19 PM
Not a new member I guess, but I think this may be the first time I have posted.  Wanting to get some posts under my belt so that I can post a picture of my truck.  I originally had an '02, Red Z66 without the cladding.  Now I am driving an '05, Maroon and Grey (2 tone) Z71 without the cladding.  I love these trucks.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/14/13 07:22 PM
 :welcome:  rgluch!!

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/14/13 08:10 PM
Congrats on your first post rgluch

I never have seen a 02 without cladding. LOL
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 08/14/13 08:31 PM
Congrats on your first post rgluch

I never have seen a 02 without cladding. LOL

Me either.. I didn't think they made them then. He must have stripped it.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LovinMyLanche02 on 08/14/13 11:39 PM
 :wave: Hello
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/15/13 06:01 AM
 :welcome: to the club LovinMyLanche02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LovinMyLanche02 on 08/15/13 06:25 AM
Thanks WD13  :woohoo: Wonderful to be a part of the club. I ♥ Avalanches!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/15/13 06:30 AM
:welcome: to the club LovinMyLanche02

What state are you from.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LovinMyLanche02 on 08/15/13 06:48 AM
Thank you MS03 2500  :wave: I am from KY.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/15/13 06:55 AM
 :welcome: to the club LovinMyLanche02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/15/13 06:59 AM
Not a new member I guess, but I think this may be the first time I have posted.  Wanting to get some posts under my belt so that I can post a picture of my truck.  I originally had an '02, Red Z66 without the cladding.  Now I am driving an '05, Maroon and Grey (2 tone) Z71 without the cladding.  I love these trucks.
LOL. Is that a typo or did you get the years somehow mixed up.
If it is not then you better go back and get that 02 wherever you took it as you had an instant classic in your hands being the only 02 ever without a cladding that I've heard of.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/15/13 08:16 AM
 :welcome:  N84inc
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/15/13 08:18 AM
 :welcome: rgluch
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/15/13 08:19 AM
 :welcome: LovinMyLanchet02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LovinMyLanche02 on 08/15/13 11:13 AM
Thank you Dluvr22 and silverrider   :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Regular6d on 08/16/13 05:41 AM
Hi everyone,
  I'm Justin not actually an Avalanche owner, but I work on them regularly, I have a shop in Hampstead, NC called Atlantic Coast Customs, currently I'm working on an 02 Z71 Avalanche, been having problems with the courtesy light fuse blowing constantly, checked here and found a thread that mentioned the cigarette lighter, power point. I can't believe I didn't check this out before, I literally have every light unplugged, had the headliner out trying to figure this out and now I feel like a dummy. i'll post my findings later, Thanks to a forum that I hope gives great info and not a bunch of whining punks trashing other ppl.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/16/13 05:46 AM
 :welcome: rgluch
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: captainmiller33 on 08/17/13 11:27 AM

Hey guys.. I'm Steve and from Eastern NC. I have a 2002 Avalanche z71. Looking to gain some information on how to get better gas mileage. From reading over the forum looks like I'm the only one getting 10mpg ugh. Also learn more tips on these kick azz trucks. Thanks for having me



Only mods to my truck is Rough Country Leveling kit, and painted smooth and to match cladding
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/17/13 11:42 AM
:welcome: to the club captainmiller33
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/17/13 12:48 PM
 :welcome: captainmiller33
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/17/13 03:17 PM
 :welcome: captainmiller33
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 1123ace on 08/19/13 08:17 AM
I am a first time Chevy owner. I had a small Japanese import but wanted to step up to the big leagues. So I went with a 2003 Chevy Avalanche. It seems like a great truck so far.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/19/13 08:41 AM
 :welcome: 1123ace
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/19/13 09:23 AM
 :welcome: captainmiller33
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/19/13 09:24 AM
 :welcome: 1123ace  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 03 z71 on 08/19/13 09:45 AM
My first Chevy truck too is a 2003 AV I'm sure you will love it. Welcome and hope you find all the info you need here.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/19/13 09:47 AM
 :welcome: 1123ace
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Wilohil on 08/19/13 12:39 PM
Well I was not sure where to post this but I wanted to be sure I said good buy.  Sadly I have sold my baby as she was getting up in mileage and the big ticket issues were popping up so I had to make the decision.
I am staying with a Chevy and have found a beautiful 07 Silverado 2500HD with low miles.  It will be nice to pull my horse trailer up the hills a bit easier and not put a strain on the truck.  I am going to miss my Avy and felt like I was walking away from a good friend as I had her for 6 years (bought used) and racked up close to 180K wonderful miles.  The good news is the dealership gave me 8k for her because it was in such good shape and cared for even though I stayed pretty much stock. So take care of your babies and enjoy them. 
I was more of a “lurker” than a poster and I learned sooo much about my Avy and her problems and modification from you folks I wanted to be sure I thanked you properly.  So THANK YOU ALL!
So it’s over to Silverado forum for me &  I hope they are as helpful as you have all been  :A:  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 08/19/13 12:40 PM
Wilohil     :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/19/13 01:00 PM
 :welcome: Regular6d
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Davedd on 08/19/13 02:27 PM
Just bought my 2004 Z71 4wd Gold/Clad leather with 225k miles. I am used to a Silverado 1996 350 4wd Z71 with 235 miles. Lost a lot of rust and got a heck of a good ride and 20mpg on the road. This forum has helped me already - had the front seat cushion stuck in the up position - on the way to getting it back together. Thank you to the person that runs this. I know it's work as I am one of the founders of the 1903-1909 Early Ford Registry, Inc - I do their web page - www.EarlyFordRegistry.com (http://www.EarlyFordRegistry.com)  I trailer my old Fords with Chevys.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 08/19/13 03:03 PM
 :welcome: captainmiller33
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Post by: WD13 on 08/19/13 04:43 PM
 :welcome:   Davedd
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Post by: avz66 on 08/19/13 04:45 PM
 :welcome: 1123ace
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Post by: DVRuger on 08/19/13 08:21 PM
Well after reading some of the stories here about finding your Avalanche's Mine seems kinda trivial.
I was looking for a pickup, 3/4 or 1 Ton to pull my camper. 
My 1994 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton would pull it, but she was tired, and I was fearing that pulling it to much would do it in for good.
I was looking at a truck at a corner used car lot, when he mentioned he had this sweet Avalanche.  I told him I needed a 3/4 ton and he said "But it is!"  I didn't know they ever made them. 
I took it for a spin, and now own it.  Camper gets hooked up this weekend for it's maiden voyage.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69034947/IMG_1454.JPG)

I do have a few problems with it I've identified that maybe the group can help me with.

Any hints about fixing or replacing these items would be appreciated! 

Truck does have a modified intake and magnaflow exhaust.  Damn that puppy barks when you step on it! 
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Post by: DVRuger on 08/19/13 08:24 PM
Also after reading some of the posts,.. has anybody tried to mod the 05 Nav system into the 03 model? 

Oh yeah,.. mine is the 03 sorry!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/19/13 08:30 PM
You are not a new guy sit back and learn :laugh:


BTW check out the 2500 area. EZ fixes.

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Post by: avalonandl on 08/20/13 08:24 AM
 :welcome: DVruger to the 2500 Club. Few of us around, your 2500 is rated to pull either 10,800(3.73 axle) or 12,000 (4.10) lbs.

I pull my 30 ft Offshore Chris Cat thats 11,000 on the trailer. Air bags help tremendously. Hypertech tuning does too.

The DRL's only light when in gear. So have someone start and put the Av in Drive and see if they light up. They Do NOT light up in park.

Auto Climate- common issue
CD Changer- you can get a reman. one from several places- search the web.
Gas Mileage- most 2500's get 11-12 around town- 14 hiway. I get 9 when pulling the boat.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 08/20/13 12:02 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: DVRuger on 08/20/13 12:48 PM
Thanks for the info.
I've been working on it some today, and I can't for the life of me get power to the DRL.  (They did have amber bulbs,.. another club member trade this thing in?)
I've also become concerned about towing.  Mine has the 4.10 gears so I"m not real worried about actually pulling my 9,000lb camper.  I got the equalizer 10,000lb weight distribution hitch, and if I"m reading this correctly, it appears that the factory hitch bends easily if you try to distribute the weight to the front.  Anybody have advice on this? 

I've looked for the 2500 owners section and it's hiding from me.  Likely I"m blind.

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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/20/13 12:54 PM
One member called the stock hitch a Flexible Flyer I called it a death wish

Here is the 2500 towing and hauling area

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,50.0.html
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Post by: DVRuger on 08/20/13 12:57 PM
Dan is the name,.. Live in Lansing MI.
Just traded in my 94 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 which I've owned since 1994 on my current 2003 Chevy Avalanche 2500.  Funny thing is I read where people are searching all over for the 2500 and this one kinda crawled right into my driveway.  Found local right here in town.
I'm wondering if another club member traded it in.

I've already posted some pics in another thread along with a few issues I"m looking for help in. 
Thanks for this club whoever hosts it.  I'm a DIY'r and there's lots of helpfull information here.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69034947/IMG_1464.JPG)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69034947/IMG_1465.JPG)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/20/13 01:41 PM
:welcome: to the club DVRuger good to see another 2500 owner from Michigan :thumbsup:
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Post by: DVRuger on 08/20/13 06:07 PM
One member called the stock hitch a Flexible Flyer I called it a death wish

Here is the 2500 towing and hauling area

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,50.0.html

Fine time to be reading about this when I'm scheduled to hook up a 9000 lb trailer in 3 days javascript:void(0);
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/20/13 06:27 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: avz66 on 08/21/13 05:23 AM
 :welcome: Wilohil
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/21/13 07:17 AM
 :welcome: to the club DVRuger
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Post by: avz66 on 08/21/13 07:36 AM
 :welcome: Davedd
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Post by: JayAv on 08/21/13 01:08 PM
My name is Jay.
I bought a 2002 North Face Av with 162K miles on it.
I live outside of Denver.
Very happy with the Av so far.

Thank you.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/21/13 01:51 PM
:welcome: to the club JayAv
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Post by: WD13 on 08/21/13 04:00 PM
 :welcome: JayAv
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Post by: avz66 on 08/21/13 04:29 PM
 :welcome: DVRuger
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Post by: sailingthrough on 08/21/13 04:46 PM
Hi guys!

British guy, emigrated to the US from Wales back in April to marry my American wife. Her old man sold us his Avy - '02 1500 with 140k on the odometer, and a fitted Snugtop. He parted with it for $5,000. Couldn't resist!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2rzckdw.jpg)
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Post by: avz66 on 08/21/13 04:48 PM
 :welcome: JayAv
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Post by: WD13 on 08/21/13 06:21 PM
 :welcome: to the club sailingthrough.
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Post by: SirTificate on 08/21/13 08:05 PM
Hi guys,

names Alex I'm in St Louis.  I have gotten lots of useful help from you guys over the years. glad to finally join.   I have an '03 Z71 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.  just put some big 33 mudders on it and I can't wait to get out and tear up some turf this weekend.
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/21/13 08:09 PM
 :welcome: SirTificate!

Captn---
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Post by: avz66 on 08/22/13 10:46 AM
 :welcome: sailingthrough
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Post by: NorwegianAvalanche on 08/25/13 11:30 AM
Hi from a Norwegian member. 
Great forum and many days is  spent in here  :wave: 
Guess it is time to finally say hello an thanks for all the great info on this awesome trucks.
My English spelling sucks but i hope that i make my self somewhat understood.  :B:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/25/13 11:32 AM
:welcome: to the club NorwegianAvalanche we have a few members over your way.
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Post by: WD13 on 08/25/13 12:10 PM
 :welcome: NorwegianAvalanche.
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Post by: NorwegianAvalanche on 08/25/13 12:15 PM
Thanks folks  :drive:
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Post by: avz66 on 08/25/13 02:39 PM
 :welcome: SirTificate
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Post by: silverrider on 08/25/13 05:07 PM
 :welcome: Wilohil
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Post by: silverrider on 08/25/13 05:08 PM
 :welcome: Davedd
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Post by: silverrider on 08/25/13 05:08 PM
 :welcome: DVRuger
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Post by: silverrider on 08/25/13 05:09 PM
 :welcome: :welcome: JayAv
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Post by: Marysia on 08/26/13 06:38 AM
Hey y'all,
I'm a 20 year old female from Ontario, Canada who has just bought myself at 02 Chevy Avalanche z71 last week, and I am already in love (Nice upgrade from a Mercedes Benz E320)!

 (http://www.4freeimagehost.com/resized/PUSHcc983b03fc67.jpg) (http://www.4freeimagehost.com/show.php?i=PUSHcc983b03fc67.jpg)

Loving the versatility, and the space is just amazing; I couldn't imagine having bought a different truck at this point. The guys who complain that it isn't a real truck and it's just a cross over can't even fit HALF the things into the bed of their trucks!!
Next few weeks I'll get to start putting in all the upgrades and making it feel like I was never driving anything else!!

Hope everyone else is enjoying their av's as much as I am already!
:B:
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Post by: naylor99 on 08/26/13 06:40 AM
Congrats and welcome!  :welcome:
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Post by: Schelbi on 08/26/13 07:23 AM
 :welcome:

2002 Z71 sounds great :thumbsup: (because I have a 2002 Z71 myself :4:)

I bought mine back in 2006 with only 4200 km and this week I'm gonna hit the 200 000 km. And I still enjoy my truck like the first day :A:

BTW: mine is from Canada, too. And has seen a lot of the world: build in Mexico, sold in Canada and driven here in Germany.

Please give us some more details about what you want to do and I'm sure a lot of people here will offer you help and knowledge!


Greeting from Germany,

Schelbi.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/26/13 09:16 AM
:welcome: to the club Marysia
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/26/13 11:12 AM
 :welcome: Marysia
Hope you enjoy your Avy
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Post by: avz66 on 08/26/13 03:05 PM
 :welcome: NorwegianAvalanche
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Post by: brokenoak on 08/26/13 03:14 PM
 :welcome: marysia!
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Post by: avz66 on 08/26/13 03:17 PM
 :welcome: Marysia
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Post by: WD13 on 08/26/13 03:25 PM
 :welcome: Marysia
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Post by: omaha_soco on 08/26/13 03:38 PM
Hello new to forum.... been wanting an avy for a while and finally found the one i've been waiting to see for sale.. 05 avy with soco conversion white diamond in color.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/the_predator/IMG_20130826_145904_858_zpsb17171a0.jpg)
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Post by: avz66 on 08/26/13 03:44 PM
 :welcome: omaha_soco
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/26/13 06:38 PM
 :welcome: Omaha_soco, Marysia, NorwegianAvalanche and any others I might have missed! Glad to have to aboard!

Captn---
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Post by: WD13 on 08/26/13 06:48 PM
 :welcome: to the club Omaha_soco  and  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: on the  white diamond.
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Post by: silverrider on 08/26/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: Sailingthrough
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Post by: silverrider on 08/26/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: SirTificate
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Post by: silverrider on 08/26/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: NorwegianAval
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Post by: silverrider on 08/26/13 08:28 PM
 :welcome: Marysia
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Post by: silverrider on 08/26/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: omaha_soca
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Post by: ms38w on 08/27/13 04:40 AM
 :welcome:  all new members.  It's so nice to see the general population sticking it to the man and his unrelentless hatred for large, gas guzzling vehicles.  Bravo to all that join us in our cause  :thumbsup:
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Post by: bryonstuder on 08/29/13 12:37 PM
Just bought a new (to me Z66).  used to have an 07 LTZ  ::)...missed it and decided to get another - this time a bit older and less bells and whistles  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/29/13 12:40 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: WD13 on 08/29/13 01:33 PM
 :welcome: bryonstuder
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Post by: avz66 on 08/29/13 02:51 PM
 :welcome: bryonstuder
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Post by: Rarebird on 08/29/13 02:55 PM
Hello folks. first off I am a noob to the Avalanche and just recently purchased a used 02 Z66 as more a all around family car ( for when you need more than 2 doors)..residing near Hickory NC

 I am industrial technician for a automotive supplier... doing repairs and modifications to assembly lines and thier robots, I started out as a auto mechanic to diesel mechanic and then went into the industrial side of the business. Wife and I are avid car nuts we have a mix of cars in the stables. I am also a moderator for a Trans Am Forum ( Transam Town ).

hope to get to know some of you, I have been lurking in the shadows for about a month now to get a feel of tha atmosphere and see that ths is a good place to be.

so without further ado here is the mini car show in my driveway...


 The Ava...2002 Z66

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/rarebird_78/DSCN1075_zps99966f11.jpg)

2007 Mustang Pony Package
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/rarebird_78/DSCN0772.jpg)

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/rarebird_78/DSCN0794.jpg)

1980 Chevy Corvette
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/rarebird_78/DSCF0295.jpg)


and my pride and joy... 1978 Trans Am factory 4 speed
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/rarebird_78/100_2125.jpg)
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Post by: avz66 on 08/29/13 02:57 PM
 :welcome: Rarebird

nice cars  :cool:
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/29/13 03:00 PM
 :welcome: rarebird.... i know someone who would love to have your vette  :4:
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Post by: Black Hulk on 08/29/13 07:55 PM
We just bought our '04 2500 in February, but this is the first we ave gotten around to joining. It's currently in pieces awaiting T-case parts to resolve the notorious pump rub issue.

We both always wanted one and love our "Black Hulk" and are looking forward to having it back on the road.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/29/13 08:44 PM
:welcome: to the club Black Hulk, my Tcase went out last year and I was 250 miles from home.
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Post by: WD13 on 08/29/13 08:57 PM
 :welcome: Rarebird

 :welcome: Black Hulk
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Post by: Black Hulk on 08/30/13 05:14 AM
:welcome: to the club Black Hulk, my Tcase went out last year and I was 250 miles from home.
 
Thank you! Are you rebuilding or replacing? We are doing the rebuild because it wasn't known to be as bad as it was until theft pulled apart the cases-metal shreds everywhere! So we are now in waiting for more parts - a clutch beating and its hub that had the tab completely broken off.  :E:
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Post by: Rarebird on 08/30/13 06:33 AM
:welcome: Rarebird

nice cars  :cool:
:welcome: Rarebird

 :welcome: Black Hulk

:welcome: rarebird.... i know someone who would love to have your vette  :4:

thanks guys for the warm welcome....

wyotonka:  yeah I get that alot.. till I state my asking price.. second owner mostly all original, previous owner upgraded the engine from L48 to L82 specs. have all documentation from original owner. pretty much a collectors set up from brochures to manuals and only 84k on the clock.

avz66: thank you for the compliment at one time I had 7 cars... one for each day of the week but I had to thin out the herd some due to the recession. I let go of a 2010 Camaro 600 Edition only because I was able to sell it for more than I paid for it.
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Post by: avz66 on 08/31/13 05:38 AM
 :welcome: Black Hulk
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Post by: Hellpuppy on 08/31/13 06:03 AM
Well alo there everybody :)

I'm sorta new and sorta old at the same time lol  I originally had joined this club back in 2002 as PoetryBo. I still have my 2002 Avalanche and it's still going strong! I had read that Chevy was going to discontinue the Avalanche line so thought I'd check to see if CAFCNA was still around or not. I see some very old names here :) I used to live in California where I purchased my Avalanche and have recently moved to the Midwest. I'm amazed that my truck is still performing well :)

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Post by: WD13 on 08/31/13 08:57 AM
 :welcome: back Hellpuppy.
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Post by: copracr on 08/31/13 09:56 PM
Hello everyone,  I just got my new Avalanche a few weeks ago.  It got nothing but problems: the brakes are hit, the steering is shot, the suspension is bouncy, the seat is beat, and much more.  But...it's awesome.

This is just about the handiest vehicle I have ever owned.  the bed is bigger than a compact truck,  and opens to hold about as much as my old long bed F350.  Not to mention there is storage everywhere.  I'm more of the mechanical type, so I'm not loading it up with mulch or construction supplies,  it's more like old engines and pieces parts.  So this truck really hits the mark for my needs.  And I can stuff all the kids in the back.  Just handy.

I'll be posting up about some of the problems since this is my first Chevy since my 89 Z28,  but I'll try and throw in some help where I can too.  thanks

And pics:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6IVcQEauqR4/UiLFn5k58MI/AAAAAAAAA5k/78poh2O8Gcw/w1118-h631-no/IMAG0594.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-anXZfVf8UtQ/UiLFnul0lvI/AAAAAAAAA5g/jByC-irlF5U/w1118-h631-no/IMAG0595.jpg)
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Post by: WD13 on 08/31/13 10:00 PM
 :welcome: copracr
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Post by: Hellpuppy on 08/31/13 10:35 PM
Chevy Avalanches always look impressive :)

Your new truck had all those issues???

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Post by: timc on 08/31/13 10:47 PM
Hello everyone. Just picked up a 2004 Avalanche Z66 yesterday with just under 69k miles. Been looking for a while and finally had the opportunity to pick one up. Put our first couple hundred miles on it today, and we're loving it! Such a great ride. Hope this is the start of many happy years with our Avalanche.
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Post by: V. Anthony on 09/01/13 04:19 AM
timc   :welcome:

You will love it for sure!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/01/13 02:18 PM
:welcome: to the club timc
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 09/01/13 04:53 PM
Timc, Copracr, Hellpuppy... :welcome: to the club!  :thumbsup:


Captn---
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Post by: Hellpuppy on 09/01/13 05:35 PM
This website has really grown the past ten years :). Lol I still have the DirectHits in my truck that I installed ten years ago :P
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Post by: silverrider on 09/02/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: bryonstuder
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Post by: silverrider on 09/02/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: Rarebird
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Post by: silverrider on 09/02/13 08:28 PM
 :welcome: Black Hulk
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Post by: silverrider on 09/02/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: Hellpuppy
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Post by: silverrider on 09/02/13 08:30 PM
 :welcome: copracr
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Post by: Hellpuppy on 09/03/13 01:03 AM
Thank you for the welcomes everybody :)

To be honest I'm really surprised that after ten years my Avalanche is still going strong and people still comment on how nice it is, how smooth the ride, and how large and practical it is :

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Post by: Schelbi on 09/03/13 01:04 AM
Hello everyone,  I just got my new Avalanche a few weeks ago.  It got nothing but problems: the brakes are hit, the steering is shot, the suspension is bouncy, the seat is beat, and much more.  But...it's awesome.

This is just about the handiest vehicle I have ever owned.  the bed is bigger than a compact truck,  and opens to hold about as much as my old long bed F350.  Not to mention there is storage everywhere.  I'm more of the mechanical type, so I'm not loading it up with mulch or construction supplies,  it's more like old engines and pieces parts.  So this truck really hits the mark for my needs.  And I can stuff all the kids in the back.  Just handy.

I'll be posting up about some of the problems since this is my first Chevy since my 89 Z28,  but I'll try and throw in some help where I can too.  thanks

And pics:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6IVcQEauqR4/UiLFn5k58MI/AAAAAAAAA5k/78poh2O8Gcw/w1118-h631-no/IMAG0594.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-anXZfVf8UtQ/UiLFnul0lvI/AAAAAAAAA5g/jByC-irlF5U/w1118-h631-no/IMAG0595.jpg)

 :welcome: Nice ride :thumbsup: Good luck with your repairs.
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Post by: Schelbi on 09/03/13 01:10 AM
Thank you for the welcomes everybody :)

To be honest I'm really surprised that after ten years my Avalanche is still going strong and people still comment on how nice it is, how smooth the ride, and how large and practical it is :



You should drive your AV here in Europe! Lifted Avalanches are so rare here that nearly every day strangers are waving, motorcycle rider put their thumps up and kids only shout WOW :A:

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Post by: avz66 on 09/03/13 05:12 AM
 :welcome: Hellpuppy
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Post by: wilson! on 09/03/13 04:55 PM
newbie checking in from Huntsville AL with a lightly modded '04 4wd in Silver Birch Metallic.
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Post by: avz66 on 09/03/13 04:57 PM
 :welcome: copracr
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Post by: WD13 on 09/03/13 05:16 PM
 :welcome:  to the club wilson
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 09/03/13 06:12 PM
 :welcome: New Members!!
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Post by: silverrider on 09/03/13 06:30 PM
 :welcome: wilson
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Post by: wilson! on 09/03/13 08:55 PM
thanks for the warm welcome!

i'm a long time Chevy fan, and have owned many of them, but this Avy has to be the most versatile vehicle i've owned.
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Post by: dman3121 on 09/03/13 10:05 PM
Pulled the trigger a couple weeks ago. 1 owner private sale purchase, 04, Z71, 48,700 miles Silver Birch Metallic, all factory, sunroof and roof rack, step bars, Bose stereo/xm, 17" rims, etc. have original sticker @ $42,130. paid $14,500 without even thinking about it, it's that nice. garage kept, bed not touched, cladding like new, engine pristine. replaced battery and factory tires with BF 275/70/17 KO's last week. rides great, looking for a quality set of front seat covers. will post pics soon.
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Post by: Hellpuppy on 09/04/13 12:11 AM
You should drive your AV here in Europe! Lifted Avalanches are so rare here that nearly every day strangers are waving, motorcycle rider put their thumps up and kids only shout WOW :A:



Lol I did purchased AV fully loaded but don't think I got the Transatlantic ocean crossing option :P Even Avalanches have their limits ;)

Were Avalanches sold in Europe or  was your truck imported into the country?
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Post by: avz66 on 09/04/13 05:31 AM
 :welcome: timc
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/04/13 06:04 AM
 :welcome: wilson! to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/04/13 06:16 AM
 :welcome: dman3121 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 09/04/13 08:03 AM
 :welcome: wilson!
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Post by: silverrider on 09/04/13 05:32 PM
 :welcome: dman3121
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Post by: WD13 on 09/04/13 05:34 PM
 :welcome: dman3121
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/04/13 05:35 PM
 :welcome: dman3121
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: hyyal on 09/06/13 03:47 PM
Hi all!  New to the site and to Chevy trucks in general.  Just bought a 2005 avalanche. 110K miles, 1 owner and in great shape.  I hope to find some great info & meet great people.  Thanks for having me!

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/06/13 04:10 PM
:welcome: to the club hyyal, where are you from.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 09/06/13 04:25 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/06/13 07:24 PM
 :welcome: hyyal.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/06/13 08:07 PM
 :welcome:   hyyal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wild turkey on 09/08/13 11:05 AM
hello fellow AV owners, I call myself wildturkey because turkeys were using my truck as a roost till i scared them off..i just finished doing the carworx r/r..wow....look foward to learning or possibly helping fellow members. My truck is a driveway queen with just 36k miles since purchased in 06'...the 6" lift is the only mod..it's a fully loaded Z71..
probably time to add something, but what?...thats why i'm here....
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/08/13 11:27 AM
:welcome: to the club wild turkey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/08/13 04:53 PM
 :welcome: wild turkey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/08/13 04:59 PM
 :welcome: hyyal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dresmal on 09/08/13 05:00 PM
Hi my name is Dresmal and Im an oh wait wrong club  :E:

Just picked up a 2005 Avy last night, about 100k on her and still feels healthy. Been going over the forums for about 2 weeks while I was deciding between a few vehicles and this truck seemed like she would be a good fit for what I need. (Blasted Glamis trips are an addiction)

(http://s21.postimg.org/jjazbgelv/IMG_20130907_183529.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jjazbgelv/)

Edit: Uploaded the smaller image I used for something else by mistake
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/08/13 05:01 PM
 :welcome: wild turkey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/08/13 06:01 PM
 :welcome: hyyal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/08/13 06:02 PM
 :welcome: wild turkey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/09/13 04:55 AM
 :welcome: Dresmal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/09/13 06:57 AM
 :welcome: hyyal to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/09/13 07:27 AM
 :welcome: wild turkey to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/09/13 08:08 AM
 :welcome: Dresmal to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/09/13 09:26 AM
 :welcome: Dresmal.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: lquinn1 on 09/09/13 01:21 PM
Hello!  I have been reading here for weeks before I decided to purchase my 2006 Avalanche 1500 Z71.  I have not been this happy with a vehicle in a long time and it was worth all the effort to get one.  This forum has provided me with great resources and information so I am very grateful.  So with out further delay here is my new baby:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-paNz7IzhRk4/Ui4r1_nmePI/AAAAAAAAAXU/4w0l0Ua_bVQ/w1224-h690-no/avalanche.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 09/09/13 01:36 PM
 :welcome: lquinn1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 09/09/13 01:36 PM
 :welcome: lquinn1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/09/13 02:40 PM
 :welcome: lquinn1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/09/13 05:30 PM
 :welcome: to the club lquinn 1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/10/13 06:11 AM
 :welcome: lquinn1 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/10/13 11:15 AM
:welcome: all new members. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AlaskanLady on 09/10/13 12:09 PM
Greetings Everyone. I'm Iriana in Alaska and I have a 2002 Avalanche with 8.1 liter motor.

I love the way it rides and the power it has.


I will have some technical questions to post, when I find out where to post them LOL.


That's about all for now. :)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/10/13 12:27 PM
:welcome: to the club AlaskanLady we have a couple of members up there.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/10/13 01:17 PM
 :welcome: AlaskanLady
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/10/13 02:43 PM
 :welcome: AlaskanLady
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/10/13 02:53 PM
 :welcome:   AlaskanLady
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 09/10/13 08:26 PM
Greetings Everyone. I'm Iriana in Alaska and I have a 2002 Avalanche with 8.1 liter motor.

I love the way it rides and the power it has.


I will have some technical questions to post, when I find out where to post them LOL.


That's about all for now. :)

 :welcome: AlaskanLady
There's some guy up there named AlaskaAv. You must avoid him at all costs unless you plan to spend ALL you money modding your truck.
He really takes modding to the next level and does some things we can only dream of on our limited budgets.

Have fun with a great truck though.


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/10/13 08:45 PM
 :welcome: Dresmal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/10/13 08:46 PM
 :welcome: Iquinn1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/10/13 08:47 PM
 :welcome: AlaskanLady
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/12/13 05:05 AM
 :welcome: AlaskanLady top the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 04bluave on 09/15/13 11:24 AM
Hello everyone :wave:, I bought my ave about a year ago and been lurking around here since just reasearching as much as i could. I have found lots of valuable information here.  For me i will admit i purchased the Av not fully researching it before hand. I do like it thus far but already wanting more out of it.  :D the mods will be at the door for me when i get home from this deployment.

again its great to be here and cant wait to pick all the brains for info.

tony
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/15/13 01:38 PM
 :welcome: to the club 04bluave
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/16/13 03:41 AM
 :welcome: 04bluave to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 09/16/13 05:04 AM
 :welcome: to the club 04bluave
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: boris on 09/16/13 05:02 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html) :help:

 :woohoo: :woot: Hi every one I'm new to the club I have a 02 Z71 from Colorado

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: boris on 09/16/13 05:09 PM
Hi every one I'm new to the club I have a 2002 Z71 for bout 3 years
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/16/13 05:10 PM
 :welcome:   boris
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/16/13 05:12 PM
 :welcome: to the club boris
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/16/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: 04bluave
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/16/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: boris
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 04bluave on 09/17/13 03:24 AM
 :woot: Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I did forget to mention what i had I have a 2004 Z71 and from north florida. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/17/13 05:07 AM
 :welcome: 04bluave
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/18/13 06:19 AM
 :welcome: boris to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/18/13 02:56 PM
 :welcome: boris
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LC-Avy205 on 09/19/13 10:29 AM
New member today! My name is Jerry Brown and I live in Liberty Center, OH. I have 2002 Z66 and I am pushing 240k miles. I have added a Snugtop 2 years ago.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/19/13 11:00 AM
:welcome: to the club LC-Avy205
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/19/13 03:23 PM
 :welcome: LC-Avy205
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/19/13 04:05 PM
 :welcome: LC-Avy205
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/19/13 07:12 PM
 :welcome: LC-Avy205
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/20/13 04:08 AM
 :welcome: LC-Avy205 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 09/20/13 08:30 AM
 :welcome: LC-Avy205. Hope your snugtop finds a new home.
BTW Are you planning to get into another Avy?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avalonandl on 09/20/13 10:18 AM
How did it haul?

Get a Reese or DraW TITE HITCH.

You will be ok for a littlew while w/ factory hitch/

Avalon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LC-Avy205 on 09/20/13 11:37 AM
I would like to get back into another avalanche. Definitely upgrading to 4x4 on the next one. Would like to keep the snugtop and if I do then I have to get an '06 or older.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 09/20/13 12:21 PM
Um....... Don't quote me on this but I think the snugtop fits on all but the 2013 and the 2nd gen models with the optional smooth cladding kit.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 09/20/13 12:43 PM
the back of the snugtop is different for the different tailgate spoiler one is taller than the other so one will seal and the other wont but as far as the front end of the snugtop everything is the same shape as far as i know
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: blackm on 09/21/13 03:38 PM
Bought my first Avalanche last month and recently found this awesome website! Got an '05 Z-71.  Curious where the SS emblem came from. I didn't see any performance upgrades under the hood.  The car does have some pin striping and some other graphics on the sides. Is that their idea of SS? Also it has a tow feature is that typical on all '05's or was that an added option?

I tried to post a pic below.

(http://C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\avy.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MEDICO on 09/21/13 05:04 PM
First and foremost  :welcome: to the site... Due to people in the being rude/ crude... All new members are restricted from posting pics,text messages for apx  50 posts...what is your location?   Check out the various regional areas... GTG(get togethers) can be as simply getting ice cream with one other member to over 100 members. Both SEMA and folks GM come on the site hence be advised to keep it clean/nice.... People have been banned in the past

The site is not as active as in years past, but there is a ton of info to check out
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/21/13 08:55 PM
The previous owner added them SS emblems, no AV came with them.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Vaeagleav on 09/21/13 11:04 PM
Welcome to the site!
Hope you have many happy and safe miles in your AV.

MS03 2500 is correct, there was never a factory SS version. Several members have added the emblems to fit their idea of an SS AV.
By a " tow feature"  do you mean the tow/haul button or other things like the tow hitch or a transmission cooler etc. ? A towing package was an option on many versions of the AV.
Somewhere on the site is a breakdown of all the codes for options on an AV. You can find a sticker with all the factory options on your AV inside the glovebox.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/22/13 09:52 AM
 :welcome: blackm to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/22/13 08:37 PM
 :welcome: blackm
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/23/13 05:23 AM
 :welcome: blackm to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/23/13 05:25 AM
 :welcome: blackm
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: cle2500 on 09/25/13 04:21 PM
Newbie Alert!!

Very excited to get to know you guys. Just picked upa clean 2500 from a gentleman in NY. Going to learn all about this new truck head to toe... with a question or comment here and the four you guys. Great site.

Thanks, 
Chad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/25/13 05:04 PM
 :welcome: cle2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/25/13 06:13 PM
 :welcome: cle2500 to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Avalanche 1500 on 09/25/13 07:44 PM
Ive been on here for a while but im new to posting and finally got my pic and info about my truck up finally got it!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/25/13 10:15 PM
 :welcome: Avalanche 1500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/26/13 03:49 AM
 :welcome: cle2500 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/26/13 05:27 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche 1500.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/26/13 02:39 PM
:welcome: to the club all new members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/26/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: Avalanche1500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/26/13 08:41 PM
 :welcome:  Avalanche 1500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 55 CHEV on 09/27/13 01:07 PM
New guy here.  Just purchased a 2005 Avalanche LT and to my surprise it just may be the best concept going, too bad GM is stopping production.  The truck was really clean when I got it but I have already spent 2 days buffing the black paint a spectacular shine and topping it with my Adams wax for protection.  The av has 110k miles on it but was taken care of really well.  I have already dropped the suspension using Beltech keys and spindles along with their rear springs and Nitro series shocks.  I put on a set of Liquid Metal 20s with 295/45/20s, billet grill (overlay), window tint and a Prestige 797c alarm with remote start.  Off to the exhaust shop soon for some new sound, still up in the air for a cold air and tuner or tuned?  By November I should have gathered all of the components to replace the head unit, door speakers and adding amps.  My biggest concern is not losing the functionality of the midgate when I add a subwoofer.  I am new to the forum and have been researching many topics.

Oh yeah my refinish restorer came in yesterday so I get to clean my sail panels and bed covers this weekend.  I would post pics but you know I can't for a while.

Look forward to researching more and more on the forum.

Jason

This will take you to my photobucket album if you care to see the before and after shots.

http://s96.photobucket.com/user/Boargaurd/library/2005%20Avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/27/13 01:12 PM
You already had PhotoBucket going so just use the IMG link to post pictures of your ride.

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Boargaurd/2005%20Avalanche/Bw_800_zpsfae97811.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/Boargaurd/media/2005%20Avalanche/Bw_800_zpsfae97811.jpg.html)


(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l196/Boargaurd/2005%20Avalanche/IMAG0201_zpscfa63bea.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/Boargaurd/media/2005%20Avalanche/IMAG0201_zpscfa63bea.jpg.html)

Nice looking truck you got there!

 :thumbsup:

And  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/27/13 01:20 PM
 :welcome: cle2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 55 CHEV on 09/27/13 01:53 PM
Thank you. I tried that but it would not let me preview the post.  Thanks for the thumbs up !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/27/13 02:34 PM
nice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: by the way  :welcome: to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: yak-rack on 09/27/13 11:25 PM
Looks very nice!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/28/13 05:29 AM
Thank you. I tried that but it would not let me preview the post.  Thanks for the thumbs up !

All I did was click on the little gear picture in the upper right corner of your truck picture at PhotoBucket, choose Get Links, then left click on the line that reads IMG code.

That process copies the correct code to your computer's clipboard.

Return to the post you are working on and click in the post where you want the picture to appear.

Right click your mouse and choose paste.

Then drop down and click the Preview button to see how your post will look when finished.

Make any changes you need to make it look like you want and keep hitting Preview until you are happy with the post.

Click Post and admire your handy work.

Now, let's see some more pics of that truck!

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 09/28/13 12:07 PM
 :welcome:  :wave:

nice ride!

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/30/13 05:55 AM
 :welcome: 55 CHEV to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LiftedAvy02 on 09/30/13 06:00 AM
Whats up everyone? My name is Colin. Im active duty navy. Stationed in Maryland. Im transferring to Texas in April. I have a lifted 02 Avy.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 09/30/13 06:08 AM
 :welcome: LiftedAvy02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LiftedAvy02 on 09/30/13 06:12 AM
 :wave: Thanks asiadman.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: pdmedic on 09/30/13 07:30 AM
Guess I finally get to post in here. I'm the proud new owner of a White 2005 Z71 Avalanche that I picked up this last weekend.  I've wanted one for a while.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/30/13 07:33 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche 1500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 09/30/13 07:39 AM
 :welcome: pdmedic
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 09/30/13 07:50 AM
 :welcome: 55 CHEV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/30/13 09:23 AM
 :welcome: 55CHEV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/30/13 09:24 AM
 :welcome: LiftedAvy02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/30/13 09:25 AM
 :welcome: pdmedic
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/30/13 01:28 PM
 :welcome: pdmedic


 :welcome: LiftedAvy02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: quattrohead on 09/30/13 06:21 PM
Hello all,
So I have swapped a 2000 Saab 9-5 wagon for a Z71, the 9-5 will not tow a 26' camper  :o
Seems to be loaded with everything except DVD, has 184,000 miles and 5915 hours on it but is in exceptional condition.
I have replaced the shocks and installed an aux input, need to do the dash and switch lamps next.
Cheers all.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 09/30/13 06:25 PM
 :welcome: quattrohead congrats!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/30/13 07:57 PM
Congrats and :welcome: to the club quattrohead
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mommyof02 on 09/30/13 10:52 PM
 :welcome: quattrohead
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/01/13 08:32 PM
 :welcome: quattrohead
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/02/13 07:34 AM
 :welcome: pdmedic to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/02/13 07:38 AM
 :welcome: quattrohead to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: kruzer on 10/02/13 12:51 PM
I'm not really new, just don't post much, I get on here and creep . Love my Avi almost 11 years now  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 10/02/13 02:06 PM
(http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/images/gtnsmilies/creep.gif) creeper! lol  :welcome: ish
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/02/13 03:34 PM
 :welcome: LiftedAvy02
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Brightwhite on 10/05/13 09:36 AM
Welp, soon to be a new to me avalanche owner :thumbsup:

Gonna be my first chev! Owned f150s, a dozen or so Hondas and a couple other import cars...
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/05/13 10:12 AM
:welcome: to the club Brightwhite and all new members
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/05/13 10:18 AM
 :welcome: Brightwhite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 10/05/13 07:55 PM
 :welcome: brightwhite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/06/13 09:57 AM
 :welcome:  Brightwhite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/06/13 10:04 AM
 :welcome: brightwhite
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Post by: ekho on 10/06/13 12:21 PM
Hey all, been creeping as a guest for a while now, i cant creep anymore, full fledged registered owner and enthusiast currently in Spruce Meadows AB
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Post by: ms38w on 10/06/13 01:02 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: rhoffart on 10/06/13 03:15 PM
Hi all, I was looking on how to take the front grill off my Avalanche and stumbled on this site. I have a 2002 red Avalanche with 186k miles. I was told when I bought it that it was the first one in Houston. It totally original and never been wrecked. It time for some TLC.

I did get the grill off but broke two side bottom clips. Anyone have a source of clips?

Rick
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Post by: Loggie on 10/06/13 04:46 PM
 :welcome: to the club.

try http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php :thumbsup:
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Post by: rhoffart on 10/06/13 04:59 PM
Got it ... thanks

Next question ... I'm sure this is a repeat many time over ... What is the best way to restore the cladding?
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/06/13 06:50 PM
First  :welcome:
You can find threads and threads on restoring cladding. I painted mine black. But most use refinish restorer.
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Post by: rhoffart on 10/06/13 06:54 PM
First  :welcome:
You can find threads and threads on restoring cladding. I painted mine black. But most use refinish restorer.

Thanks ...

Yes I searched but most threads I found were older ... just wounding if one stands out as the best restorer or anything new.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/06/13 07:58 PM
 :welcome: ekho
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Post by: silverrider on 10/06/13 08:13 PM
 :welcome: Brightwhite
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Post by: silverrider on 10/06/13 08:13 PM
 :welcome: ekho
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Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/06/13 08:39 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: 04bluave on 10/06/13 09:34 PM
 :welcome: plenty of info to be had here. and way to many good ideas as for the cladding there is plenty of options its in what you choose to do for looks and also the budget on it as well. some go with restore others paint and have even seen a couple with bed liner. me i will be going the bed liner route at least thats the way iam heading right now.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: kmcq88 on 10/07/13 12:36 AM
Hi everyone. I just got my membership. I'm a wife of another member(that never puts down his frickin iPad because he's always on CAFCNA!), he shares all the info and pictures with me, but I figured I better check it out for myself. We love our 2013 Lifted Fairway Green Black Diamond Avalanche!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/07/13 01:05 AM
 :welcome: kmcq88 to the club
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Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/07/13 01:17 AM
Hi everyone. I just got my membership. I'm a wife of another member(that never puts down his frickin iPad because he's always on CAFCNA!), he shares all the info and pictures with me, but I figured I better check it out for myself. We love our 2013 Lifted Fairway Green Black Diamond Avalanche!

Don't listen to a word she says guys!!! She's full of crap...... But I luv er.

 :welcome: Babe. Enjoy the forums and pleeeeease don't bust my balls too much. Lol.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/13 04:13 AM
 :welcome: Brightwhite to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/13 04:24 AM
 :welcome: ekho to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/13 04:44 AM
 :welcome: rhoffart to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/13 04:57 AM
 :welcome: kmcq88 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: asiadman on 10/07/13 05:37 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: silverrider on 10/08/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: kmcq88
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Post by: silverrider on 10/08/13 08:29 PM
 :welcome: rhoffart
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/09/13 07:51 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 10/09/13 12:59 PM
New members!! Woohoo! Welcome! Welcome!!          :thumbsup:

Captn---
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Post by: avz66 on 10/09/13 02:22 PM
 :welcome: ekho
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Post by: Schelbi on 10/09/13 03:28 PM
Lol I did purchased AV fully loaded but don't think I got the Transatlantic ocean crossing option :P Even Avalanches have their limits ;)

Were Avalanches sold in Europe or  was your truck imported into the country?

Sorry for the late reply:
Avalanches were never sold officially in Europe. Mine is a Canada import. So these trucks are very rare here!

As far as I know there is only one other in a radius of at least 50 miles around my house.
Maybe some in the US Army barracks of Katterbach and Illesheim in Bavaria. If seen a few in Grafenwoehr, a huge training area of the Army 150km from me.
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Post by: avz66 on 10/09/13 04:18 PM
 :welcome: rhoffart
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Post by: rogerrichard on 10/09/13 05:22 PM
new member from Ma. Just picked up midnight blue 05 ave great shape love the ride has a few bugs to address like a few gauge cluster lights out and some steering wheel button lights out but looks like I'm able to address these issues with other member's help
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/09/13 05:24 PM
 :welcome: kmcq88
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Post by: WD13 on 10/09/13 11:06 PM
 :welcome: rogerrichard to the club
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/10/13 03:26 AM
 :welcome: rogerrichard to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 10/10/13 04:56 AM
 :welcome: rogerrichard
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/10/13 05:11 AM
 :welcome:rogerrichard
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Post by: ms38w on 10/10/13 05:23 AM
 :welcome:  all the new members...and they say the world hates gas guzzlers  :cool:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: s.chandler on 10/10/13 05:55 PM
hello to all i have been reading on here for a while this is my first post  i have a 2004 z71 and love it .
lots of info on here and look forward to sharing info on these trucks .
here is a pic of my truck

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/chandlerh2/photo_zpsd2ae8024.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/10/13 06:53 PM
 :welcome: s.chandler.
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/11/13 03:43 AM
 :welcome: s.chandler to the club.

Brian
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Post by: asiadman on 10/11/13 04:25 AM
 :welcome:
  rogerrichard
S.chandler
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Post by: PghKyle on 10/11/13 08:42 AM
New member here.

I have admired the AVs for a few years after an uncle purchased one.  The timing was right and now I am the proud owner of an '06 Z71.  Already put in new seating and minor things like new lamps and front bowtie.  Have a few other minor things to fix (tailgate latch, steering wheel button backlights are out, side mirror housing is cracked) but this truck is amazing and I got a great price.

Adding items to a wish list on Amazon for wife and mother for gift ideas.  Hopefully this holiday season brings a few goodies to
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 10/11/13 09:45 AM
 :welcome: i see the mod bug already bit  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dogman691 on 10/11/13 01:50 PM
Just wanted to say hello, new member from Maryland. I'm new to the Avalanche world and have been thinking about buying one for a while now. I look forward to gaining as much knowledge as I can from this forum as possible. I've always needed an all around truck/suv for my family and something to haul, and loved the AV, but for some reason just didn't get one. Now it's time to start my search. I've had many different trucks and all fell short for what I needed.  The members here seem to have a lot of knowledge and the site seems active. This is a truck a plan to keep for a long time and it seems most are very happy with there AV's. Thanks for listening to me ramble...
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/11/13 01:52 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: wyotonka on 10/11/13 03:14 PM
good luck on your searches and  :welcome:
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Post by: silverrider on 10/11/13 04:13 PM
 :welcome: rogerrichard
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/11/13 04:14 PM
 :welcome: s.chandler
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Post by: silverrider on 10/11/13 04:15 PM
 :welcome: PghKyle
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Post by: silverrider on 10/11/13 04:15 PM
 :welcome: Dogman691
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mercness1112 on 10/11/13 08:50 PM
Hey guys and gals!

Just joined the site, so I figured I'd introduce myself.


Short little Bio about myself:
Name is Austin.  I'm a Criminal Justice student attending University of Texas - Arlington, now in my (what I hope to be) final year.  Been happily engaged to my Fiance, Jillian, for a little over a year. I am loving every minute of it, and can't wait to say those two magical words next year....  :help:    :kidding:

Now for the good stuff!
Just bought a 2005 Avy z71 Fully Loaded with 150k on the Odometer!  Should be picking her up at the end of the month once the dealership has fixed some of the issues we agreed upon.  Wish she was sitting in the driveway right now.  :needhug:

Upgraded from my 2008 single-cab Dodge Ram 1500 with a standard trans.... notice I said UPGRADE!

Anyways, looking forward to getting to know everyone on the site, and have already learned a great deal of information about these trucks.  Thanks to some of the posts I've read from you guys already, I already have a MOD list a mile long (first and most important being AMBERS  :cool: )

EDIT:  Was able to link from my photobucket, pics are up!

Stay safe out there, and it's a pleasure to be here!


(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/AutoAustin/null_zps828930a1.jpg) (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/AutoAustin/media/null_zps828930a1.jpg.html)

(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/AutoAustin/null_zps0e1f6332.jpg) (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/AutoAustin/media/null_zps0e1f6332.jpg.html)

(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/AutoAustin/null_zps47020795.jpg) (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/AutoAustin/media/null_zps47020795.jpg.html)

(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/AutoAustin/null_zpsec16dd0b.jpg) (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/AutoAustin/media/null_zpsec16dd0b.jpg.html)

(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/AutoAustin/null_zpse2e7fe9c.jpg) (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/AutoAustin/media/null_zpse2e7fe9c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/11/13 09:31 PM
:welcome: to the club Mercness1112

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Post by: V. Anthony on 10/11/13 09:54 PM
 :welcome:  Mercness1112
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/12/13 05:18 AM
 :welcome: Mercness1112

Nice looking truck!

 :thumbsup:

(Nice to see someone figured out how to post pictures on their very first post. Well done!)
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Post by: s.chandler on 10/12/13 05:42 AM
welcome  :welcome: dogman691 where are you located at in Maryland . i am in the annapolis /edgewater area
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/12/13 06:02 AM
 :welcome: mercness1112
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Post by: WD13 on 10/12/13 08:44 AM
 :welcome: Mercness1112  to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dogman691 on 10/12/13 09:21 AM
Thanks for all the greetings from everyone. s.chandler I was born and raised in Annapolis and worked there my whole life. My family still live in Annapolis but I live in Friendship in Southern AA Co. That's awesome to hear someone is so close to me.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/12/13 12:12 PM
 :welcome: Mercness1112. Glad to see that your "magic number of posts" for posting pictures was 1.......
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mercness1112 on 10/12/13 03:46 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! 

Maybe I should change my career focus from law enforcement to magician?  :4:

Looking forward to getting to know all of you, as well as my new truck!  Hoping to get another 150k (of my own miles) on her!
 :abuelito:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/12/13 07:21 PM
:welcome: Mercness1112. Glad to see that your "magic number of posts" for posting pictures was 1.......
I noticed that to
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Post by: zakerid on 10/13/13 06:10 AM
New here. 2013 fairway metallic z71
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j241/zakerid/image.jpg)
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j241/zakerid/image-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/13/13 07:21 AM
 :welcome: zakerid

Awesome looking truck!

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: asiadman on 10/13/13 07:50 AM
 :welcome:  :wave:
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Post by: WD13 on 10/13/13 09:06 AM
 :welcome: zakerid to the club.

Nice :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/13/13 11:14 AM
 :welcome: Zakerid. Ya got my favorite color, but I'm obviously biased.

 I am sure glad to see new members able to post pictures right away, makes it more fun to see the members' truck that your welcoming....
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/13/13 11:24 AM
 :welcome: zakerid
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ZX14Ghost on 10/13/13 03:27 PM
 :help:
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/13/13 05:51 PM
:welcome: to the club ZX14Ghost
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/14/13 07:31 AM
 :welcome: Mercness1112
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/14/13 07:31 AM
 :welcome: zakerid
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Post by: silverrider on 10/14/13 07:32 AM
 :welcome: ZX14Ghost
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/14/13 07:35 AM
 :welcome: zx14ghost
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/13 11:25 AM
 :welcome: PghKyle to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/13 11:32 AM
 :welcome: Dogman691 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/13 11:42 AM
 :welcome: Mercness1112 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/13 11:48 AM
 :welcome: zakerid to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/13 11:52 AM
 :welcome: ZX14Ghost to the club.

Brian
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 10/14/13 12:08 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: avz66 on 10/14/13 01:23 PM
 :welcome: s.chandler
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 99veesixxer on 10/15/13 02:54 PM
Howdy from aggieland! i have a newtome 02 with 250K miles white exterior Grey cloth interior cladded. i love her my dads had her since day 1 and now shes mine. lookin forward to learning more!!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/15/13 02:57 PM
Congrats 99veesixxer Welcome to the club.
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Post by: WD13 on 10/15/13 06:07 PM
 :welcome: 99veesixxer to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/15/13 06:11 PM
Howdy from aggieland! i have a newtome 02 with 250K miles white exterior Grey cloth interior cladded. i love her my dads had her since day 1 and now shes mine. lookin forward to learning more!!

And learn more you will! There is soooooo much on CAFCNA!! It rocks!

Welcome.
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Post by: Mercness1112 on 10/15/13 06:21 PM
 :welcome: 99veesixxer!
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/15/13 06:53 PM
 :welcome: 99veesixxer
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Post by: avz66 on 10/16/13 03:02 AM
 :welcome:  PghKyle
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/17/13 09:58 AM
:welcome: 99veesixxer to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/17/13 11:42 AM
 :welcome: 99veesixxer
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Post by: avz66 on 10/18/13 03:19 PM
 :welcome: Dogman691
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Post by: doug37923 on 10/21/13 01:16 PM
on my 2002 Z71 with bucket seats the center console between them the closing latch broke... can I get only the lid and compartment box.. dealer seems to only sell whole console only... and I haven't found aftermarket replacement,, seems only 2002 has this issue.. and only this lid type... hopefully someone here knows different  thanks,,,  I love the avalanche,, and my catalanche ext 2013 with its 6.2L pulls my boat real easy... wish the avalanche had that 6.0 or 6.2 l option I would have bought it instead...
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/21/13 01:21 PM
 :welcome: to the club  doug37923
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/22/13 04:08 AM
 :welcome: doug37923 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 10/22/13 05:28 AM
 :welcome: zakerid
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 10/22/13 03:29 PM
Just wanted to say Hello from the Texas Hill Country. New member, and I am glad I found this site.
 
Have an 03' Av, Z66, 2WD, Bucket seat and 150,000 miles on the clock, and she is stock, for now (pics later).  Dark charcoal gray with a little ding on the front bumper.  Going on 7 years of owning my Av, and would love to get another one in the near future.  I know my kids would like that...  :D

Y'all have a great day !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/22/13 03:48 PM
 :welcome: to the club AllGMFamily
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Post by: asiadman on 10/22/13 05:38 PM
 :welcome: doug37923 & AllGMFamily
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/22/13 08:24 PM
 :welcome: doug37923
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/22/13 08:24 PM
 :welcome: ALLGMFamily
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/23/13 05:12 AM
 :welcome: ZX14Ghost
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ROWDYROY on 10/23/13 02:34 PM
Hey there ppl ROWDYROY here, new member. I have a 2003 z71 1500 5.3l cladded blue avalanche. I have put a few cosmetic touches of my own to it. For starters i added wood grain interior from BNI.(decent fit) I put a Bully bar with 2 HELLA lights on it. Also had duel custom exhaust installed and put on some chrome accents around the truck. Looking to put a 3in lift n tuck 33s underneath. Any and all advice will b EXTREAMLY helpful. Sry i didnt post here first trying to figure out how this site works but throughly enjoying it!!!
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Post by: ms38w on 10/23/13 03:11 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: WD13 on 10/23/13 04:32 PM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY to the club.
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Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/23/13 06:42 PM
 :welcome: Rowdy
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Post by: brokenoak on 10/23/13 06:48 PM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/23/13 07:05 PM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/24/13 03:24 AM
 :welcome: AllGMFamily to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/24/13 03:28 AM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 10/24/13 08:10 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: RobCathyM on 10/24/13 01:43 PM
Just bought a 02. liking it so far.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/24/13 01:58 PM
:welcome: to the club RobCathyM
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Post by: 03AVY2013 on 10/24/13 03:02 PM
Hello my name is alec I own a cladded 2003 chevy avalanche  :B: great truck love it. I live in garrison north dakota I'm getting dual exhaust put on tmw and ram air ordered and on its way I need a front end grill emblem any one got some extra because I'm not paying a 100 bucks for a piece of plastic
Thanks hope to hear from you
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/24/13 03:17 PM
:welcome: to the club     03AVY2013
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/24/13 03:38 PM
 :welcome: 03AVY2013. and try ebay for the emblem.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/25/13 03:31 AM
 :welcome: RobCathyM to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/25/13 03:43 AM
 :welcome: 03AVY2013 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 02AVthebest on 10/25/13 06:39 AM
02 AV owner, had it for 3 weeks now. 104K miles on her and no problems even after putting close to 1000 miles on her so far. :B: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/25/13 06:59 AM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/25/13 12:01 PM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/25/13 12:15 PM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/25/13 02:05 PM
 :welcome: 02Avthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: UrbanRedneck on 10/25/13 08:32 PM
Hi all just realized I have been reading this forum for a while yet never made a hello post.  Or for that matter any post  :beating:

My truck is an 06 Avvy Z71 charcoal color.  Just 26K on the clock and bone stock. 

See you all in the threads!

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/25/13 09:33 PM
UrbanRedneck...... That's a good name.... Feel ya "fo sho" on that one.....  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/26/13 02:07 AM
 :welcome: UrbanRedneck
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/26/13 02:30 AM
 :welcome: UrbanRedneck to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/26/13 06:32 AM
 :welcome: urbanredneck
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Yonyonson on 10/26/13 06:52 AM
Hi all. Been driving my Avalanche for almost 4 years now and it has been in the family for just about 9 years. Been lurking around here reading posts and finally decided to register.  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/26/13 07:10 AM
 :welcome: RobCathyM
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/26/13 07:10 AM
 :welcome: 03AVY2013
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/26/13 07:11 AM
 :welcome: Yonyonson
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/26/13 07:12 AM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/26/13 07:13 AM
 :welcome: UrbanRedneck
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/28/13 04:33 AM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/28/13 04:37 AM
 :welcome: UrbanRedneck to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/28/13 04:38 AM
 :welcome: Yonyonson to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 10/28/13 08:03 AM
 :welcome: yonyonson
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/28/13 08:28 PM
 :welcome: yonyonson
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/28/13 08:57 PM
 :welcome: Yonyonson
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/29/13 05:00 AM
 :welcome: 99veesixxer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 10/29/13 05:02 AM
 :welcome: doug37923
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: tinman0650 on 11/06/13 06:28 AM
Hi everyone,

I hail from Marietta, Georgia USA.  My friends call me Tinman. I have a Summit White 2002 z66 Chevy Avalanche that I affectionately call “Nekkid Yeti”. I bought it in Oct 2001 as it was being removed from the moving parking lot, after visiting the auto show in the ATL. As a long time owner let me tell you I have had some issues, but I would still buy another tomorrow.

Cheers, Tinman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/06/13 07:37 AM
 :welcome: tinman0650
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/06/13 11:23 AM
 :welcome: tinman0650 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/06/13 12:14 PM
 :welcome: Tinman0650
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/06/13 01:25 PM
 :welcome: tinman0650 this site is a huge help if you havent noticed ... just watch out for the mod bug  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/06/13 01:33 PM
 :welcome: tinman0650
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 11/06/13 02:00 PM
tinman0650   :welcome:

We have a lot of members around your area. We get together quite often. You should join us next time.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bwprice on 11/06/13 03:01 PM
Hello new member here.  I own an 05 Avalanche, love the truck.  I have 240,000 miles on mine still drives great, burns a little oil, considering a new crate motor.  Any suggestions on which motor to order?  I would like a little more horsepower, but still want to get decent gas mileage.

I also am looking for an installer in Orange County CA, any recommendations?

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 11/06/13 03:34 PM
 :welcome: bwprice!!


Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jamesff on 11/06/13 04:49 PM
Hello, I'm James.  I just bought my Avalanche last week.  I had to drive about 100 miles to get it, but it was well worth the trip.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 11/06/13 04:52 PM
 :welcome: bwprice
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 11/06/13 05:35 PM
 :welcome: James!

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/06/13 08:41 PM
 :welcome: tinman0650
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/06/13 08:42 PM
 :welcome: bwprice
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/06/13 08:42 PM
 :welcome: jamesff
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/07/13 02:19 AM
 :welcome:  bwprice
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/07/13 02:19 AM
 :welcome: jamesff
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/07/13 06:07 AM
 :welcome: bwprice to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/07/13 06:08 AM
 :welcome: jamesff to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 04bluave on 11/07/13 03:02 PM
 :welcome: :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/07/13 03:18 PM
 :welcome: AllGMFamily
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/07/13 03:19 PM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: qtipp20 on 11/09/13 07:47 PM
I have a 2004 non cladded avalanche 1500. I have already put a 3 inch lift on the front and 2 inch on the rear. I have stock 17 inch tires and want to know the largest size tires that people are running without having much clearance issues.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Loggie on 11/09/13 08:00 PM
welcome to the family.  check out this board for help


http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,85.0.html

or

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,18.0.html
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/10/13 04:17 AM
 :welcome: qtipp20
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rudeboi3 on 11/10/13 04:43 AM
Hello everyone! So I just bought my dream truck 2 weeks ago. It's a '02 Avvy. Been searching the web for ideas as to what I want to do to it and came across this forum. With that said, I'll see you all around the threads soon  :wave:

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee52/rudeboi3_photos/14AAAE63-9355-482E-A3F6-7C597B28FFD8-6446-000005C27441F807_zpsc5d5d634.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/10/13 04:46 AM
 :welcome: rudeboi3

Great looking truck.

I love it when a new member figures out how to post a picture on their very first post.

Well done!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rudeboi3 on 11/10/13 04:53 AM
:welcome: rudeboi3

Great looking truck.

I love it when a new member figures out how to post a picture on their very first post.

Well done!

 :thumbsup:

Thank you sir but I'm not new to forums ;D  I also own a lowrider and I'm in a lowrider forum as we'll  :cheers:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/10/13 05:09 AM
Thank you sir but I'm not new to forums ;D  I also own a lowrider and I'm in a lowrider forum as we'll  :cheers:

Excellent!

I look forward to your contributions on this board.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/10/13 10:12 AM
 :welcome: RobCathyM
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/10/13 10:13 AM
 :welcome: 03AVY2013
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/11/13 07:26 AM
 :welcome: qtipp20 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/11/13 07:33 AM
 :welcome: rudeboi3 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/11/13 04:50 PM
 :welcome: rudeboi3. Congrats on the new rig.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/11/13 08:38 PM
 :welcome: qtipp20
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/11/13 08:38 PM
 :welcome: rudeboi3
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Racerick on 11/11/13 10:56 PM
Hey Guys. New member as of about a week ago. Some great info here though a lot of bad influencers here. LOL. Just brought my new toy (05 Z71) home a week ago and have spent most of past week figuring out what mods I want to do. Already ordered GMT 900 front brakes with new pads and rotors all the way around, stainless brake lines and Husky mats.

Spent most of week getting wind deflectors off, one was cracked and I kind of like look better without. Those suckers have some strong adhesive on them, of course been sitting in FL sun for past few years has baked them on. Tried everything from gas to goo remover and still haven't gotten all the adhesive off.

It's good to be here, been wanting one of these for years and thanks for the awesome sharing of info and ideas on this site. Hopefully will be able to contribute something worthwhile soon.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/12/13 12:33 AM
 :welcome: Racerick.

And yeah, 3M double back tape is a bugger to get off!!! But that's a good thing right? :) No matter the amount of good off, adhesive cleaner, and heat gunning, your still probably going to get a blister on your thumb..... Lol.

One though tho, Autobody supply stores sell an "eraser wheel"($10) that you CAN chuck into a drill(although a drill isn't what it was designed for, but it works)and it strips that adhesive off as easy as 1,2,3!!!! Careful around plastic though.

Just FYI. They work GREAT!!!! 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/12/13 03:56 AM
 :welcome: Racerick

Try soaking the old sticky back tape with WD-40.

Spray the heck out of it and let it soak.

At the very least, when you get the majority of the tape off, the WD-40 will help clean up the remainder.

It won't hurt your paint.

I often use it to help remove bugs and stuff off the front of my truck.

It's great for helping to remove dealer stickers and such, as well.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 11/12/13 04:17 AM
Try soaking with Xylene...nasty chemical and don't touch any plastics but it will get the adhesive off then neutralize the xylene with alcohol & water
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Racerick on 11/12/13 05:19 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. Can't believe I didn't think of trying the WD-40 yet. Have heard it will do that, especially the last little bit seems to be the toughest. Used paint scraper cautiously to get the bulk of it off after soaking it in the aforementioned stuff.

LOL Hanz, yes, already have the blisters. Even using scraper, goo-off and gas, takes an incredible amount of rubbing and still can see some traces. Running about 90 min. per window so far and still not great.

Excited today, cluster coming back today that I sent off to get rebuilt with all new steppers and lights. Been riding around for 6 days w/o a dash.

Thanks again for the suggestions. Actually looking forward to tackling rest of it now.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 05:55 AM
 :welcome: 02AVthebest
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 05:57 AM
 :welcome: UrbanRedneck
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/12/13 07:17 AM
Hi, I've been searching posts here for a while.  Love all of the info, now that I've dug around my A/V for a few years I hope I can help out some poor soul where I had to learn the hard way.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/12/13 07:24 AM
 :welcome: id love to see better pics of that truck it looks sick  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/12/13 08:06 AM
Here's a couple pics from before the hood mod. 

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/nickplumer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_36572_zpsa89c1f6a.jpg)
(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/nickplumer/IMG_3663_zps595881c0.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 08:07 AM
 :welcome: Yonyonson
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 08:08 AM
 :welcome: tinman0650
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/12/13 08:17 AM
quick question.... where did you get those tail light guards
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/12/13 08:27 AM
Online at Andy's Auto Sport
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 11/12/13 08:36 AM
Hello!! Just picked me up a 02 2500 (will post pics later). Love this site!! :thumbsup:
Will be posting under problems and questions in a bit.

Thank you!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/12/13 08:38 AM
 :welcome: 2002blackedout2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 08:40 AM
 :welcome: bwprice
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 08:41 AM
 :welcome: jamesff
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/12/13 09:10 AM
 :welcome: nickplumer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/12/13 09:11 AM
 :welcome: 2002blackedout2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/12/13 09:11 AM
 :welcome: Racerick to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/12/13 09:15 AM
 :welcome: nickplumer to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/12/13 09:16 AM
 :welcome: 2002blackedout2500 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 11/12/13 11:03 AM
Thanks for the warm welcoming...again great site you have here! Can I get some response to my post here: http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141388.0.html I really need to get my truck back on the road, any input will help.

THANKS AGAIN!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 01:17 PM
 :welcome: qtipp20
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/12/13 01:18 PM
 :welcome: rudeboi3
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/12/13 08:57 PM
 :welcome: Racerick
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/12/13 09:00 PM
 :welcome: nickplumer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/12/13 09:00 PM
 :welcome: 2002blackedout
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: karp on 11/13/13 03:59 AM
Hello, Southern Indiana guy here.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/13/13 04:57 AM
 :welcome: karp
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 11/13/13 04:58 AM
Hello, Southern Indiana guy here.
Welcome karp. Check the Indiana section where you posted for some information.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/13/13 01:14 PM
 :welcome: Racerick
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/13/13 01:16 PM
 :welcome: nickplumer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/13/13 07:37 PM
 :welcome: karp
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/14/13 02:11 AM
 :welcome: karp to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/14/13 05:45 AM
 :welcome: karp to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/14/13 03:27 PM
 :welcome: 2002blackedout2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ryanloftin on 11/15/13 07:45 AM
New to the club. Just got my 1st AVY 3 days ago. '05 1500LT. No mods yet. Looking forward to getting great info and ideas from the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/15/13 08:23 AM
 :welcome: you will get ideas ... trust me lol just keep an eye out for the mod bug  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 11/15/13 10:29 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/15/13 11:07 AM
 :welcome:  That's right.  Mods are like Pringles.  Once you pop you can't stop.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 11/15/13 11:47 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/15/13 11:58 AM
 :welcome: ryanloftin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/15/13 07:39 PM
 :welcome: karp
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/15/13 07:40 PM
 :welcome:  ryanloftin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: pcwizard2600 on 11/16/13 04:52 PM
Hello everyone. I just purchased a clean 2002 Avy Z71, and in doing some research before purchase I found some very useful information here. Glad to now join!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/16/13 04:57 PM
 :welcome: pcwizard2600
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/18/13 03:53 PM
 :welcome: ryanloftin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/18/13 03:54 PM
 :welcome: pcwizard2600
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/18/13 04:26 PM
 :welcome: pcwizard2600
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 11/18/13 04:38 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/19/13 04:08 AM
 :welcome: ryanloftin to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/19/13 04:22 AM
 :welcome: pcwizard2600 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/19/13 08:10 AM
 :wave:  Welcome new members!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: skifffz1 on 11/20/13 11:01 AM
Hello, I have an 02 AV w/106k on it. Love it...my other car is a motorcycle Yamaha FZ1 w/136k on it.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/20/13 11:05 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: krisf on 11/20/13 11:51 AM
Hi all thanks for letting me in to this great club. heres my story....friday 11-8 found a blue AV cheap at a used car dealer near me, got a good trade number for my trailblazer and got a 110cc quad thrown in the back as well. so i did the deal, truck was supposed to be ready tuesday, picked her up wednesday after work thursday at work i get yelled at for a puddle under it realized that was why the brakes didnt feel so good,dropped it back off friday with a few other little things i wanted fixed as well. picked her back up monday with new front calipers, new rear pads, balljoint& All newbrake lines blower motor now works and the tank vent solenoid was replaced and they were able to get a nys insp sticker on it.tuesday night dropped my daughter off at practice and took the long way home giving her praise. she stuttered at a stop sign then 1/2 mile down the road ck engine light blinking and my foot is to the floor and she dies. no restart at all just a couple farts. call the dealer lucky they were still there after closing, the owner of the business came and arranged for a tow and gave me a loaner.just got the call that they ordered a fuel pump and i should be good to go tonight or tommrow.i have 20 days left of warranty and i think she will be a good addition to the family.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/20/13 01:08 PM
 :welcome: krisf
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/20/13 01:17 PM
welcome and once you get the kinks worked out you will love it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MADpa2006 on 11/20/13 06:55 PM

What's up group!  Already benefiting from knowledge here.  bought a work/play truck  - 2006 4x4 LT, 136k - sport red/grey leather.  pick her up Friday (actually the wife picks her up).  Looking forward to some mods, especially lights and stereo/gps/backup camera.

My first truck!

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 11/20/13 06:57 PM
MADpa2006   :welcome:

Sounds exactly like my Avalanche    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 11/20/13 07:06 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/13 03:32 AM
 :welcome: skifffz1 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/13 03:40 AM
 :welcome: krisf to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/13 03:44 AM
 :welcome: MADpa2006 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/13 04:09 AM
 :welcome: MADpa2006
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wooleywews on 11/21/13 08:09 AM
We bought our Orange Burst Avi brand new back in 2005 in AZ.  Luckily, everywhere I've worked since we bought it has had underground parking, so the UV damage is minimal, to say the least!  We really, truly love our truck!!!  Lots of camping, traveling, and always enjoying the ride with this vehicle.   :A:

Our only complaint is that we didn't get the body side moldings/door guards on it new and now want to add them--but can't afford them.  :E:  Thinking about buying chrome after-market ones... Not too sure about that.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/21/13 08:10 AM
 :welcome: and take a look around you might come up with some ideas  :thumbsup:
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Post by: wooleywews on 11/21/13 10:02 AM
Well, after digging around through the forums here for awhile, I ended up taking some advice and checking out eBay.

Here's what I got: Chrome side moldings and chrome mirror caps.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360643001587
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321185250487

Both from eBay seller:  http://stores.ebay.com/m2deal/

 :wave:

I'll post pics after receiving and adding to the truck.   :cool:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/13 10:31 AM
 :welcome: wooleywews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: danman1982 on 11/21/13 10:59 AM
hey new member here, obv the name is Dan. Got myself a 2002 AV z71. Hopefully I can give more then I take here. see you in the forums
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/13 11:00 AM
 :welcome: wooleywews the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/13 11:02 AM
 :welcome: danman1982
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/13 11:09 AM
 :welcome: danman1982 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/21/13 11:20 AM
 :welcome: krist
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/21/13 11:21 AM
 :welcome: MADpa2006
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/21/13 11:21 AM
 :welcome: wooleywews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/21/13 11:22 AM
 :welcome: danman1982
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 11/21/13 01:13 PM
hey fellas i am new im 16 i got my first car in april what better than a avalanche right!?!?!? :B: and i love it i saved for 2 years and got it as far as suspention it is compleatly stock but has k&n cold air intake and upgraded touchscreen kenwood sterio along with screens in the back of the head rests but anyway i got my liecence in june havent even had it 6 months yet however those are all the upgrades previous owners put on it i put new tires on it in july a set of hancook dynapro's and a cool led bar under the tailgate :P i have the z71 package with towing its the half ton and a charcol grey yup well hi thats my pickup hoping to get a lift but inshurance and gas is expensive so its a slow prosses thanks

Thanks,
Dakota
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/21/13 02:10 PM
 :welcome: danman1982

 :welcome: Dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 11/21/13 02:15 PM
 :welcome: Dakotawik
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/13 03:00 PM
 :welcome: Dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: nickplumer on 11/22/13 07:14 AM
 :wave: Welcome Dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: brokenoak on 11/22/13 08:35 AM
 :welcome: dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/23/13 06:07 PM
 :welcome: Dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avickman on 11/23/13 07:03 PM
hey avy enthusiasts! Finally joined the avy club. Im 24 years old, live in Arizona, iv had my 03 for 4 years now use it as my everyday everywhere driver and love it!  Shes a 1500 2wd power everything with bose stereo and onstar capable. Shes got a few upgrades including a K&N cold air intake, Superchip, and flowmaster exhaust. She sounds MEAN! This is a great website, im looking forward to joining the club!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/23/13 09:32 PM
 :welcome: avickman to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/24/13 06:03 AM
 :welcome: avickman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dogman691 on 11/24/13 10:58 AM
 :welcome: avickman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/25/13 11:12 AM
 :welcome: avickman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/25/13 12:39 PM
To all the new folk joining our community.

Have you heard of the highly coveted Chevy Avalanche Black Diamond Coffee table book?
This is a once in a life time opportunity to get a book that is not and will not be sold anywhere.


http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141066.0.html (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141066.0.html)

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141132.0.html (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141132.0.html)

So check it out and get your post count up so you can order one.

******* This is not an advertising for CAFCNA or Chevrolet.  I am just a user like you who see an opportunity to tell all members of a great opportunity.
I am in no way affiliated with Chevrolet or CAFCNA nor do I stand to gain any profit by telling anyone here ***********************


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Willow LS on 11/25/13 07:44 PM
Hey guys,
My name is Will, live in Salisbury, MO.  I got my 2002 Avy Z71 in August.  You guys already have helped a lot.
Will
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/25/13 09:22 PM
 :welcome: Willow LS
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Bwt2500 on 11/26/13 06:53 AM
I'm not new here, but a new member so Just want to say hello to everyone. I Just got myself an early Christmas present...an 02 chevy avalanche 2500 8.1, pewter metallic. Came with my ride rancho shocks with remote. Everything is else is stock. Hoping to change that and get...k&n, flowmaster bb50, bigger tires and rims, led lights inside and out. Anyways, see you guys in the forums.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/26/13 09:18 AM
 :welcome: Bwt2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 05-49T6 on 11/26/13 12:43 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/26/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: Willow LS
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/26/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: Bwt2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 11/27/13 01:17 AM
 :welcome: Bwt2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/27/13 08:16 AM
 :welcome: skifffz1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 11/27/13 08:17 AM
 :welcome: krisf
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Cassey on 11/27/13 03:11 PM
 :thumbsup:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

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Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/27/13 06:12 PM
  :welcome: Cassey
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Post by: avz66 on 11/27/13 06:14 PM
 :welcome: MADpa2006
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Post by: avz66 on 11/27/13 06:16 PM
 :welcome: wooleywews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bkennedy39 on 11/28/13 04:53 AM
This is a terrific site, for a first time Avalanche owner. IT has saved me a lot of money. From a check engine light problem, 9 months' ago to a oil pressure gauge  problem. THanks
Chat Transcript
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You: my instrument cluster oil pressure gauge is reading 80, turning to on, it still reads 80. .looking at the Chilton manual, it looks like it is pretty easy to remove the cluster panel. I have a 06 Chevy
You: Avalanche
GM: What does the gauge do when you turn the ignition off.
You: the oil pressure gauge goes to 80 or the max
GM: even with ignition off?
You: no with ignition off, it goes to 0 or to the left
You: are you there
GM: yes sorry for the delay
GM: if the gauge is returning to the zero mark when you turn the ignition off you should check the oil pressure sending unit
GM: if it does not return to zero it is most likely the gauge
GM: if the gauge reads max as soon as you turn the ignition on without cracking the engine it is the sending unit
You: I see, so it is ore likely the oil sending unit rather than the gauge?
GM: yes unless it never moves. if it never moves it is most likely the gauge.
You: I appreciate you help. It must be the sending unit, which I can change myself. I am not good at soldering, so if it was the gauge I was going to send the cluster for the one gauge repair. I'll change
You: I'll change the sending unit or test it, and if it's not the problem I'll send the cluster to you. Can I drivel the truck with the cluster out?
GM: yes the vehicle will still function
You: thank you so much. Brian J Kennedy OKC OK 405=923=0208
GM: Thank you



 

 
 

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Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Tantrum1 on 11/30/13 03:32 PM
Hey all, My name is Mark, and I'm an Avalanche owner. Been an owner for quite some time. I enjoy the truck quite a bit. It currently has about 350,000kms (217,500 miles).
I work as an Aircraft Mechanic for a large Oil company.. So thats me....
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 11/30/13 04:53 PM
 :welcome:  Mark
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/01/13 04:09 AM
 :welcome: Tantrum1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/01/13 09:16 AM
 :welcome: bkennedy39

 :welcome: Tantrum1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/01/13 08:15 PM
 :welcome: Cassey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/01/13 08:16 PM
 :welcome: bkennedy39
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/01/13 08:17 PM
 :welcome: Tantrum1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 05:37 AM
 :welcome: danman1982
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 05:38 AM
 :welcome: Dakotawilk
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 05:39 AM
 :welcome: avickman
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 09:49 AM
 :welcome: Dakotawilk to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 09:54 AM
 :welcome: avickman to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 10:38 AM
 :welcome: Willow LS to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 10:49 AM
 :welcome: Willow LS
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 10:50 AM
 :welcome: Bwt2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 10:59 AM
 :welcome: Bwt2500 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 11:01 AM
 :welcome: Cassey
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 11:02 AM
 :welcome: Cassey to th club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 11:02 AM
 :welcome: bkennedy39
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 11:02 AM
 :welcome: bkennedy39 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/03/13 11:03 AM
 :welcome: Tantrum1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/13 11:03 AM
 :welcome: Tantrum1 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 03lanche03 on 12/05/13 08:15 PM
Hey guys  :wave:, just joined up. Bought a 03 Cladded 'Lanche last weekend, bought off its original owner (Older gentleman in his 80's) Looking forward to making my own using the mountains of information on this site.  :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/06/13 04:31 AM
 :welcome:  Lots of newcomers here. Always glad to see the V8's still alive and well. You will find a plethora of information on this site.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/06/13 07:06 AM
 :welcome: 03lanche03
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/06/13 10:13 AM
 :welcome: 03lanche03 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dogman691 on 12/06/13 07:09 PM
 :welcome: 03lanche03
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dubb197 on 12/06/13 07:41 PM
im new to this forum I bought my 2002 north face edition avy last year and love it. I have 22" rims on it I upgraded the alt and did the big 3 upgrade with an XS S3400 battery under the hood to power my 2000w hifonics brutus amp and 3 12's adding an extra battery in the bed of the truck soon.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/07/13 04:45 AM
 :welcome: dubb197
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/07/13 07:46 PM
 :welcome: 03lanche03
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wcmary on 12/08/13 05:45 PM
JJ here, got a 2002 Avalanche about a month ago.  It's a gem with only 65,000 miles and was pampered by the old man that owned it before me.  Everything is perfect and I love this truck!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Schelbi on 12/09/13 02:58 AM
JJ here, got a 2002 Avalanche about a month ago.  It's a gem with only 65,000 miles and was pampered by the old man that owned it before me.  Everything is perfect and I love this truck!


 :welcome:

Sound like a great buy!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/09/13 03:19 AM
 :welcome: wcmary
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/09/13 08:14 AM
 :welcome: to all new members  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/09/13 10:07 AM
 :welcome: dubb197 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/09/13 10:08 AM
 :welcome: wcmary to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/10/13 08:08 AM
 :welcome: dubb197
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/10/13 08:09 AM
 :welcome: wcmary
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/10/13 01:45 PM
 :welcome: 03lanche03
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/10/13 01:46 PM
 :welcome: dubb197
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Avalanchula on 12/10/13 07:43 PM
Just bought one yesterday. 05 Z71 with 50,000. Beautiful. I can't believe I never knew the greatness of these vehicles. So cool, so versatile. Badass. I am in love. I have owned lifted F150, F250, k-10 and a Tahoe but never have I been so excited to modify and drive something. This club is great and I'm looking forward to creating AVALANCHULA out of my Avalanche.  :wave:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 12/10/13 08:20 PM
 :welcome: to all new members  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/11/13 04:11 AM
 :welcome: everyone.  Avalanchula, what mod's do you have planned?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/11/13 04:26 AM
 :welcome: wcmary
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/11/13 04:27 AM
 :welcome: Avalanchula
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Avalanchula on 12/11/13 10:17 PM
Rough country 6"
Dick Cepek DC 2 rims black
Nitto mud Grapplers 35's
Flow master super 40 off road
Pacesetter headers
K&N cold air intake
All black on black
2 month ETA

Tips/ suggestions?



Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/12/13 04:40 AM
It looks like you have a good starting plan.  Obviously a tune to go with the bigger tires and the exhaust...performance as well?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/12/13 09:22 AM
 :welcome: Avalanchula to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/12/13 04:32 PM
 :welcome: Avalanchula
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/13/13 09:57 AM
Hi Gang.  I'm Joe from Cincinnati.  I hope to join the ranks as an Avy owner in the not distant future.  My soon to be 17 year old daughter is now in my winter ride so I am looking for a winter ride for myself.  The family also hopes to do a cross country tent camping trip and after looking at the options, I think an Avy is by far the best vehicle for that.  You'll likely see me asking a lot of questions in the buyers forum.  Thanks in advance for your help!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/13/13 12:56 PM
 :welcome: frito
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: gushlawnews on 12/13/13 01:06 PM
Didnt know they had a site for us. Thanks. Its always nice to be a part of something especially a specific club 02 Z71 Red, leather. 14-14.5 MPG 109000+ miles. Central fl. By tne way how much should be ok to pay and have my front bumper replaced? Or should I do it myself. Thanks
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Stackrat on 12/13/13 01:07 PM
 :welcome: frito!!!

There are a few club member in and around Cincy.  I'm in NKY, near CVG.  I've been an Avalanche owner for over 9 years now.  You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: broden on 12/13/13 10:02 PM
Hi all Bill here, I'm from Ohio and Purchased my avy Tuesday and am absolutely in love with it. Been wanting one since they came out in 02, it's a black onyx Z71 loaded with leather and all the bells and whistle's, it has 155,000 on it but it's mine and I love it
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/13/13 11:49 PM
 :welcome: gushlawnews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/13/13 11:49 PM
 :welcome: broden
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/14/13 05:14 AM
 :welcome: all
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 02Z71CO on 12/14/13 08:03 AM
Greetings, all.  Just joined and looking to contribute and get info from this site.
Former Chevy heavy line tech, just traded my 02 Dodge 2500 diesel for an 03 Z71 (I wished I'd signed up with the correct year!!!).  Glad to be back in the Chevy fold!! :)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avyvirgin86 on 12/14/13 11:14 AM
Howdy. My name is Terrance. Havent had an av yet but im going to get one real soon. Thats why I joined this awesome forum so I can learn about these beautiful trucks to help my search. Thanks for the add.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 12/14/13 01:26 PM
 :welcome:

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/14/13 02:48 PM
 :welcome: 02Z71CO
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/14/13 02:48 PM
 :welcome: avyvirgin86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 02Z71CO on 12/15/13 10:07 AM
:welcome: 02Z71CO

Thank you!! :)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/15/13 12:11 PM
I never paid much attention, as I don't spend a lot of time on the Corvette forums but, do they get new members in the droves that we do?   ::)  I love my Corvette, but this Avalanche is addicting  :A:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Schelbi on 12/15/13 01:42 PM
this Avalanche is addicting  :A:

 :thumbsup:  :A:

btw:  :welcome: all new members :D
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: H3XChevy87 on 12/15/13 03:46 PM
Hello everybody I'm new to the site trying to figure how things work. I've got a 2005 Chevy avalanche that needs a little work.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/15/13 03:52 PM
 :welcome: H3XChevy87
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/15/13 04:17 PM
Hello everybody I'm new to the site trying to figure how things work. I've got a 2005 Chevy avalanche that needs a little work.
I take it you have an H3 Hummer and used to have an '87 Chevy?   ::)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/15/13 05:29 PM
 :welcome: H3XChevy87
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/15/13 05:31 PM
 :welcome: all new members
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/16/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: Avalanchula
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/16/13 08:25 PM
 :welcome: frito
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/16/13 08:26 PM
 :welcome: gushlawnews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/16/13 08:27 PM
 :welcome: broden
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/17/13 08:28 AM
:welcome: frito!!!

There are a few club member in and around Cincy.  I'm in NKY, near CVG.  I've been an Avalanche owner for over 9 years now.  You won't be disappointed.
Hey, that's cool.  Do the Cincy/NKY crew get together much?
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 12/17/13 08:49 AM
Hey, that's cool.  Do the Cincy/NKY crew get together much?
Unfortunately, no.

I encourage you to check out next summer's National Meet.
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141178.0.html

Also, we may make a return trip to Jungle Jim's Market in early spring.
Keep an eye on this topic for updates,
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,93283.0.html
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Tob11 on 12/17/13 01:49 PM
Been a ember for a few yeas now.
AV forum is such a great place for info for sure. :thumbsup:

I have a few AV items that may be of use to other AV owners.

is it best to post in classifieds or simply add info conversations I feel fit the item?

I see that the posting rules have changed. Is this why I can't post yet?

Thanks
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 12/17/13 01:55 PM
 :welcome: new members!

This is way cool...if everyone goes to the National meet next July, we'll have a ton of trucks invading the town!  :thumbsup:

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/17/13 03:02 PM
 :welcome: Tob11
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 04bluave on 12/17/13 05:30 PM
 :welcome: :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/17/13 08:33 PM
 :welcome: 02Z71CO
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/17/13 08:34 PM
 :welcome: avyvirgin86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/17/13 08:35 PM
 :welcome: H3XChevy87
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/17/13 08:36 PM
 :welcome: Tob11
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/18/13 04:27 AM
Been a ember for a few yeas now.
AV forum is such a great place for info for sure. :thumbsup:

I have a few AV items that may be of use to other AV owners.

is it best to post in classifieds or simply add info conversations I feel fit the item?

I see that the posting rules have changed. Is this why I can't post yet?

Thanks


you have to have a certain number of posts before you can post pics and I believe that is true for posting in the "for sale" section as well.  It's to keep out spammers  :beating:  and riff raff :thumbdown:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: echastain88 on 12/18/13 10:52 AM
Hey all! New member here from Tulsa OK. Purchased my first Avalanche saturday. Its a 2002 Forest Green Z-71 with all the nice stuff on the inside. Just hit 107k Miles yesterday. Really loving it so far.
Not sure what im going to do as far as modding aside from some weathertech mats, Running Boards, Black out the bow ties, get a 40 series welded in and replace the worn out speakers.

Im also possibly having it tuned this weekend, i hear these trucks have a bit of power and efficiency in them to be brought out with a tune.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/18/13 11:47 AM
 :welcome: echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/18/13 01:27 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/19/13 09:47 AM
 :welcome: echastain88 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/19/13 12:14 PM
 :welcome: echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: andy80s1 on 12/19/13 01:56 PM
Just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I'm new to the site, bought a 2002 Ava. North face
earlier this year 117K mi. so far I'm pleased with it. Been a Chev. guy all my life though.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/20/13 03:14 AM
 :welcome: andy80s1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/20/13 10:00 AM
 :welcome: andy80s1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: McDank805 on 12/21/13 07:59 AM
Hi everybody ! New to the forums just purchased myself a 2004 Avalanche z66 @ 110k miles joining the forums to eventually post up some photos and get ideas for some mods I plan on doing during the new year.. Happy Holidays :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/21/13 09:25 AM
 :welcome: McDank805
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/21/13 08:20 PM
 :welcome: echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/21/13 08:21 PM
 :welcome: andy80s1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/21/13 08:22 PM
 :welcome: McDank805
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jakncoke21 on 12/22/13 04:04 AM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jakncoke21 on 12/22/13 04:11 AM
hello out there in chevy land my name is perry joined a few days ago purchased a 2002 chevy avalanche needs some work i am 54 years old ques i am going through a mid live Crissie's any way the truck is great also purchased a warranty after market on it   :wave: will be asking some tech questions reading posts soon as i figure out on putting some pics of the truck on the forum i will do that anyway hello everybody again i will be keeping in touch :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/22/13 04:50 AM
 :welcome: jakncoke21
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/22/13 06:34 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Apocalanche on 12/22/13 10:03 AM
Well, I'm new here - obviously.

This is my first AV - and I will likely be driving a First Gen AV to my grave - so they had better bring it back into production (with cladding) - not sure I can make a neglected 10 year old AV last another 60 years! I love the "full body armor" versus the "slick sides"!

I'm a man of many hats. I own my own web development studio (professional web developer & electronic technician), a 4th generation mechanic - with 15 yrs of wrenching, modding, and building under my belt. Semi professional photographer, locksmith and fabricator.

I have a long history of building hot rods and mudders. Came off a 500HP LS6 35th Aniversary Z-28 for my AV.

I hope to be an asset / resource for the community, but, when I have a technical question, it'll probably be a doosie!

Not sure which is worse: Not owning an AV, or obtaining one in the midst of winter and not being able to mod it!!

A lil' anecdote: Back in '02 the CEO of a company I "punched a clock" for bought an AV. I mocked him for several years for buying a "plastic truck". Over the years, my opinion of the AV became neutral. Recently I started to admire the First Gens. Within a week of sitting in one, I bought it!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/22/13 10:18 AM
 :welcome: OTT AV.  Sounds like you will be a great asset to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/22/13 01:52 PM
  :welcome: OTT AV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/22/13 07:03 PM
 :welcome: frito
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/22/13 07:05 PM
 :welcome: gushlawnews
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: echastain88 on 12/23/13 06:42 AM
 :welcome: OTT AV 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: RTR04 on 12/23/13 12:02 PM
Hi
 
i have an 04, Z71 my oil gauge goes all the way to max after i drive for a few hours, then stay there for five or six starts then slow returns to normal. is this a big problem or not can i fix myself?   
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/23/13 01:48 PM
 :welcome: broden
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/23/13 01:49 PM
 :welcome: 02Z71CO
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/24/13 06:58 AM
 :welcome: jakncoke21
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/24/13 07:21 AM
 :welcome: RTR04
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/24/13 02:18 PM
 :welcome: avyvirgin86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/24/13 02:19 PM
 :welcome: H3XChevy87
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/26/13 09:21 AM
 :welcome: OTT AV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Todd Thayer on 12/26/13 10:22 AM
Hello. Just became a member of the Avalanche club. I've wanted an Avalanche for years and my wife just bought me one for Christmas. It's a 2002 Z71, black and only 114,000 miles. According to the car lot, it was a one owner. It is in very good condition. I joined the site to see what others have done to their Avalanche and if mechanical repairs come up. Thanks
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: echastain88 on 12/26/13 12:25 PM
Hello. Just became a member of the Avalanche club. I've wanted an Avalanche for years and my wife just bought me one for Christmas. It's a 2002 Z71, black and only 114,000 miles. According to the car lot, it was a one owner. It is in very good condition. I joined the site to see what others have done to their Avalanche and if mechanical repairs come up. Thanks
Welcome Todd!
I just bought my first avalanche too. Also a relatively low mileage (106k when i bought it) 02 z71.
From all the research i did and reading up before i bought it, it seemed like the only major issues that arose from the 02's were trans problems and even those werent that often. From what i could tell these were/ are very solid vehicles. Most people getting ALOT of miles out of them, with proper care of course.
What color is yours?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 12/26/13 12:30 PM
Todd Thayer    :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/26/13 03:42 PM
 :welcome: Todd Thayer

 :welcome: echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/26/13 05:56 PM
  :welcome: Todd Thayer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/27/13 04:44 AM
 :welcome: Tob11
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/27/13 04:45 AM
 :welcome: echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: KeiserX13 on 12/27/13 09:20 PM
Just picked up an Black 04 WBH with 67K
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 12/28/13 03:04 AM
 :welcome: KeiserX13
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 12/28/13 04:41 AM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/28/13 04:44 AM
 :welcome: KeiserX13
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/28/13 07:56 AM
 :welcome: andy80s1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/28/13 07:57 AM
 :welcome: McDank805
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/28/13 04:04 PM
 :welcome: RTR04
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/28/13 04:05 PM
 :welcome: Todd Thayer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/28/13 04:14 PM
 :welcome: jakncoke21
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/28/13 04:15 PM
 :welcome: OTT AV
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: blackm on 12/29/13 04:39 PM
 :welcome: all!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/30/13 01:22 PM
 :welcome: RTR04
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/30/13 01:23 PM
 :welcome: Todd Thayer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaptnKirk on 12/30/13 03:35 PM
More newbies!! Woohoo!!  :welcome:   :wave:

Captn---
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 12/30/13 04:09 PM
 :welcome: KeiserX13
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 12/31/13 09:15 PM
 :welcome: KeiserX13
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Fin_ava on 01/05/14 08:53 AM
I wrote this first on:America Outsiders. Now put same here.

I've just bought my first Avalanche after many Chevy Van. Guy who sell it to me get bored with several problems and i try get my car in good condition. In Finland we don't have many Avalances and spareparts and information is poor. Hope to get help here  Cheesy .

Sorry, my bad english.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/05/14 03:11 PM
 :welcome: Fin_ava
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rolszack on 01/06/14 08:39 AM
Hi
Have an 02 z66 w 225k miles. uses a little oil, probably valve guides
looking for a good treatment for the cladding that is pretty oxidized
anyone find a good solution?
also, hard cover leaks a lot, need new seals for panels I guess
Happy Trails :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/06/14 09:32 AM
 :welcome: rolszack
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/06/14 09:49 AM
 :welcome: Fin_ava
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/06/14 09:50 AM
 :welcome: rolszack
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 01/06/14 09:53 AM
Hi
Have an 02 z66 w 225k miles. uses a little oil, probably valve guides
looking for a good treatment for the cladding that is pretty oxidized
anyone find a good solution?
also, hard cover leaks a lot, need new seals for panels I guess
Happy Trails :B:
a lot of us have been using the refinnish restorer on our plastics.. makes a world of difference  :thumbsup: and  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/07/14 08:36 PM
 :welcome: Fin_ava
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/07/14 08:36 PM
 :welcome: rolszack
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jeffhilife59 on 01/12/14 06:03 PM
New to site, Just bought 2002 Avalanche with 128,000 miles. pretty truck and am pleased with it so far. Had it for about 6 months. Thanks in advance for all support and help. Jeff
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 01/12/14 06:14 PM
 :welcome:  Jeff
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/13/14 03:32 AM
 :welcome: jeffhilife59
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/13/14 09:26 AM
 :welcome: jeffhilife59
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: SteveKelley on 01/13/14 06:07 PM
Hello from NH
I have an '02 Avalanche Z71
Been driving since summer.
I have done a few things to it already.
Looking forward to doing some more modifications to it soon
Steve
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 01/13/14 07:14 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: KeiserX13 on 01/13/14 07:22 PM
Hello from NH
I have an '02 Avalanche Z71
Been driving since summer.
I have done a few things to it already.
Looking forward to doing some more modifications to it soon
Steve


 :welcome: Steve

Where in NH are you from?
Im also from NH and just got my Avalanche 2 weeks ago
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: SteveKelley on 01/13/14 08:11 PM
I am located in the Plainfield/Claremont NH area
Maybe we could meet up sometime....
How many other Avalanche owners are on here from NH?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/14/14 03:30 AM
 :welcome: SteveKelley
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: KeiserX13 on 01/14/14 07:41 PM
I am located in the Plainfield/Claremont NH area
Maybe we could meet up sometime....
How many other Avalanche owners are on here from NH?

not sure how many other yet
i did find this thread tho that has been updated http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,125060.0/all.html 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: old tech on 01/15/14 09:00 AM
old tech checking in.

I loved electronics way back when a hard drive was the size of a washing machine.

I don't drive much but when I do it's towing a toy hauler from Denver to Grand Junction.  The 01 5.9 Durango works way too hard accomplishing it.

A diesel would be good, but maintenance and initial cost?  Nope.

Finding this forum was finding answers.  Even derated for elevation going over the Continental Divide, an 02-04 8.1l with a 4.10 rear should do the job much better.

The Carson is 24' and weighs about 7,000 loaded.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9130339@N06/7726067872/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9130339@N06/7726067872/)

So, hello!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/15/14 09:46 AM
 :welcome: old tech
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 01/15/14 09:48 AM
 :welcome: Old Tech looks like a nice trailer setup  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: old tech on 01/15/14 10:06 AM
Thanks!

I went with the Anderson weight distributing hitch because of the simplicity.  It works.  Since I had my shoulder rebuilt I needed something easier than torsion bars.

The Carson took a while to figure out from all the mfgrs but damn, it's built good.  It'll take the Spyder with room to spare, both German Shepherds (rescues - they have behavior problems and couldn't be put into shelters in case of a fire) with ease.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 01/15/14 10:24 AM
i know i have been looking into a couple... i dont "need" a toyhauler just something small that i can drag where i want... mostly been looking at the livin lite vrv's  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/15/14 12:18 PM
 :welcome: SteveKelly
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/15/14 12:19 PM
 :welcome: old tech
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/17/14 11:53 AM
 :welcome: old tech to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 05:45 PM
 :welcome: old tech
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 05:46 PM
 :welcome:  SteveKelly
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 05:46 PM
 :welcome:  jeffhilife59
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 05:47 PM
 :welcome:  rolszack
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 05:47 PM
 :welcome:  Fin_ava
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:06 PM
 :welcome:RTR04
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:07 PM
 :welcome:   Todd Thayer
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:08 PM
 :welcome:  KeiserX13
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:09 PM
 :welcome:  02Z71CO
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:11 PM
 :wave:  jakncoke21   :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:12 PM
 :welcome:  avyvirgin86   :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:12 PM
 :welcome:  echastain88
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/18/14 09:13 PM
 :wave:  H3XChevy87    :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dlfarr on 01/19/14 05:55 AM
[img]Hi, I have been a lurker for a couple of years now. I have only posted once in 3 or so years.

I recently purchased my second Avalanche, its also a 2003, but this time its a loaded 2500. I like the first one, but I really love this one.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/19/14 06:04 AM
 :welcome: dlfarr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 01/19/14 09:53 AM
 :welcome: dlfarr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/20/14 08:53 AM
 :welcome: dlfarr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/21/14 02:16 PM
 :welcome: jeffhilife59
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/21/14 02:17 PM
 :welcome: SteveKelley
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Beavernation on 01/22/14 07:46 AM
Hi,

I just bought a 2005 Avalanche. Any ideas or thoughts to help me learn about it more will be appreciated.


Thx. Rick
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/22/14 08:02 AM
 :welcome: old tech
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/22/14 08:03 AM
 :welcome: dlfarr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/22/14 09:33 AM
 :welcome: Beavernation
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/22/14 09:42 AM
 :welcome: Beavernation
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/23/14 11:04 AM
 :welcome: Beavernation
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: BrokenPacket on 01/23/14 02:16 PM
Hey everyone!  Just bought a black 2003 Z66 Av.  I absolutely love it so far -- happy to have found the forums also!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/23/14 04:08 PM
 :welcome: BrokenPacket
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/24/14 05:41 AM
 :welcome: dlfarr to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/24/14 05:47 AM
 :welcome: Beavernation to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/24/14 05:55 AM
 :welcome: BrokenPacket to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 01/24/14 07:03 AM
 :welcome: BrokenPacket
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Post by: BigJake34 on 01/24/14 03:31 PM
I'm finally able to hello to all the members! I have been trying to register since mid November, but never received a confirmation email until last night. Thought this site was closed. I've been reading quite a bit on here and am excited to finally be apart of the group!  :wave:
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Post by: avz66 on 01/24/14 03:38 PM
 :welcome: BigJake34
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/24/14 05:16 PM
 :welcome: BigJake34
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Post by: WD13 on 01/24/14 08:19 PM
 :welcome: BigJake34
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Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/25/14 02:20 AM
 :welcome:  BigJake34
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Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/25/14 02:21 AM
 :wave:  BrokenPacket
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Post by: AllGMFamily on 01/25/14 02:23 AM
 :welcome:  Beavernation
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/14 08:25 PM
 :welcome: BrokenPacket
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/14 08:26 PM
 :welcome: BigJake34
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Post by: 601Drew on 01/26/14 06:21 PM
Hey my name is Drew and I just bought a 2004 maroon avalanche earlier this month.  Just last week I went ahead and put new tires/wheels on it along with a 2.5" leveling kit (which really didn't level it all the way  :E:).  Looking forward to getting some ideas here and seeing what you people are doing to your rides.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/27/14 03:40 AM
 :welcome: 601Drew
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/27/14 08:48 AM
 :welcome: BigJake34 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/27/14 08:53 AM
 :welcome: 601Drew to the club.

Brian
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Post by: madmatt on 01/27/14 05:58 PM
Hello from Northwest Indiana..I have had my new to me '03 for about a month now and its awesome!
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Post by: silverrider on 01/27/14 08:32 PM
 :welcome: 601Drew
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Post by: silverrider on 01/27/14 08:32 PM
 :welcome: madmatt
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Post by: Beavernation on 01/27/14 10:38 PM
I picked up my 2005 today!! I have a bunch of questions. Meridian, Idaho.  :help:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/28/14 03:32 AM
 :welcome: madmatt
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/28/14 05:49 AM
 :welcome: madmatt to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 01/28/14 04:35 PM
 :welcome: 601Drew
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Post by: avz66 on 01/28/14 04:35 PM
 :welcome: madmatt
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Post by: TowWhiteAv2500 on 01/29/14 06:03 PM
Long time Avalanche fan, finally now an owner.  Got a good deal on an 02 2500 with 70k miles, about a month ago. I have been fixing it up to be my new tow vehicle. Cant wait until winter is over to get to really enjoying it and outfitting it for kayaking/camping.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/29/14 06:07 PM
 :welcome: TowWhiteAv2500
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/30/14 04:57 AM
 :welcome: TowWhiteAv2500 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 01/30/14 03:42 PM
 :welcome: Beavernation
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Post by: avz66 on 01/30/14 03:43 PM
 :welcome: TowWhiteAv2500
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Post by: pcwizard2600 on 01/30/14 07:22 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: mavericknj on 01/30/14 07:37 PM
Hello to all the new members. This a wonderful site for new Avy owners. It has proven highly valuable with information on maintenance and care. Enjoy :welcome:
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Post by: jrdeleon0430 on 02/01/14 11:40 AM
Hello, All!

Proud owner of a new (old) 2002 Avalanche. Took ownership of her today. Can't wait to drive her around more and learn all the neat things I can do to make her even more awesome.

(http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/086b6ca88b7511e38dfc0e96a2f1168c_8.jpg)
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/01/14 11:40 AM
 :welcome: jrdeleon0430

Nice truck!

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: asiadman on 02/01/14 12:15 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: Skulptr on 02/02/14 03:31 AM
Another newbie, but definetly not new to the forum scene. I've been lurking and searching here a few weeks, finally joined, but i've been on forums for every vehicle i've owned in the last 10 years. As always, i'm one of few representing the eastern half of WA, but i guess i can also double dip, since i spend half of the year in great (c)old north dakota too...
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 02/02/14 10:56 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/02/14 11:47 AM
 :welcome: Skulptr
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Post by: silverrider on 02/02/14 08:33 PM
 :welcome: TowWhiteAv2500
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Post by: silverrider on 02/02/14 08:34 PM
 :welcome: jrdeleon0430
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Post by: silverrider on 02/02/14 08:34 PM
 :welcome: Skulptr
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/03/14 01:13 PM
 :welcome: jrdeleon0430 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/03/14 01:44 PM
 :welcome: Skulptr to the club.

Brian
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Post by: hnorthern12 on 02/04/14 04:55 AM
Im hnorthern12 and I'm from the indianapolis area where I'm currently a full time student. I just got my first avalanche a couple weeks ago. Its a 2004 Chevy Avalanche z71 fully loaded with many different mods.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/04/14 05:36 AM
 :welcome: hnorthern12
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Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/04/14 07:02 AM
Im hnorthern12 and I'm from the indianapolis area where I'm currently a full time student. I just got my first avalanche a couple weeks ago. Its a 2004 Chevy Avalanche z71 fully loaded with many different mods.

Welcome!  The college crew seems to be growing by the week.  Drove my '05 Z71 all through college, couldn't have been a better vehicle for moving stuff in/out of dorms and apartments
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Post by: silverrider on 02/04/14 08:35 AM
 :welcome: hnorthern12
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/04/14 12:29 PM
 :welcome: hnorthern12 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 02/04/14 05:28 PM
 :welcome: jrdeleon0430
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Post by: avz66 on 02/04/14 05:30 PM
 :welcome: Skulptr
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Post by: 2004Redavy on 02/06/14 07:22 PM
New guy here just bought myself an 04' avalanche z71 in red, so far I love her drives like my old sierra, ended up on this site on more than one occasion for how to's and liked the people thought i'd sign up :)
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/07/14 05:14 AM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/07/14 06:58 AM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy to the club.

Brian
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/07/14 07:43 AM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy
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Post by: avz66 on 02/07/14 02:35 PM
 :welcome: hnorthern12
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Post by: avz66 on 02/07/14 02:36 PM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy
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Post by: asiadman on 02/07/14 04:54 PM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy
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Post by: silverrider on 02/07/14 08:25 PM
 :welcome: 2004Redavy
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Post by: gman2304 on 02/14/14 11:07 AM
Hi everybody, I bought a 2005 4x2 wbh a few weeks ago with 162,000 miles and a one owner. This truck is immaculate and I will post some pics when the weather gets better. It has the WAAG brush bar on the front and I've already installed the mudflaps from weathertech. The side window weathertech vent shades will be coming soon. This is my first post of many to come...glad to be here. Thanks...Gman
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/14/14 06:33 PM
 :welcome: gman2304
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Post by: truman3 on 02/14/14 06:39 PM
Been browsing for a while and finally joined you crazy kids.

I'm Truman and I have an Avalanche.

Had a company truck and it went away, I was in a pinch and needed a vehicle but the budget does not allow for today's retail prices so I took my parents old avalanche that's been parked for two years and I absolutely love it!

2003 Z-66 cladded with 191,xxx hard Texas miles.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/14/14 06:42 PM
 :welcome: truman3
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Post by: V. Anthony on 02/14/14 06:48 PM
 :welcome:  truman3
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 02/15/14 06:57 AM
 :welcome: gman2304
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Post by: silverrider on 02/15/14 06:58 AM
 :welcome: truman3
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Post by: WD13 on 02/15/14 09:13 PM
 :welcome: gman2304

 :welcome: truman3
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Post by: Chrisd4 on 02/16/14 03:21 AM
This is a great site. I just purchased my Avalanche last week. It's quite a story as to how we ended up together. I'll make it brief. Grilfriend moves here from Florida to be with me. Moves in with me. I consolidate loans to make my life easier. All is well right? Nope....she hates the North East being a resident of Florida last three years.(She is originally from North East) It has been very noticeable that she is not happy, tells me a week ago Saturday it's over and her sister is on her way to help her pack and return to Florida, I had sold my 2013 Z71 Silverado because we had to many vehicles I was driving her Chevy conversion van....now I need a vehicle.....low and behold I find my Avalanche test drive it and buy it on the spot no questions asked. It's immaculate one owner and I love it better than my 2013  Rado YAHOO! Oh Hell Ya! Go figure right? Actually life is GOOD!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/16/14 04:19 AM
 :welcome: Chrisd4
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Post by: Chrisd4 on 02/16/14 06:38 AM
Thank You
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/17/14 06:11 AM
 :welcome: gman2304 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/17/14 06:21 AM
 :welcome: truman3 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/17/14 08:15 AM
 :welcome: Chrisd4 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 02/17/14 07:13 PM
 :welcome: Chrisd4
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/18/14 09:50 AM
 :welcome: Chrisd4!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Chrisd4 on 02/18/14 03:43 PM
Thank you Lonewolf, Silverrider and Blackedout, still learning the ropes of the board, but what a great site, talked to my autobody man today about some graphic upgrads, but first I want to tackle the mechanics and the engine do some mods there, nothing drastic, maybe some headers and a catback all stainless steel of course, salt is an issue here in the good ole Northeast.
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Post by: jnstokes01 on 02/20/14 09:04 AM
I have to admit i posted elsewhere first!  That aside i got my 02 Z1 a few weeks ago and have already logged about 3000 miles on it and have loved everyone of them. This forum is awesome and i feel like i may never be able to contribute to it as there is already over 10 years of troubleshooting and mods posted here but if anyone has questions about tri-five chevy's, G or J bodies or SRAD gixxers i can help out with them! :thumbsup: I am having trouble getting the link to the 02 owners manual to work and don't know if its my internet/computer/impatientce but if someone has an alternate link that would be appreciated.
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/20/14 09:44 AM
 :welcome: jnstokes01 this forum is an insane amount of help and has to be one of the most active forums i have ever seen ... watch out for that mod bug though  :4:
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Post by: jnstokes01 on 02/20/14 12:29 PM
Oh that bug bit me when i turned 16! No vehicle has every remained untouched in my possesion, some more than others but i have a feeling that Lola (avy) is gonna get the most out of any of them...
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/20/14 12:30 PM
 :welcome: jnstokes01 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/20/14 12:40 PM
Oh that bug bit me when i turned 16! No vehicle has every remained untouched in my possesion, some more than others but i have a feeling that Lola (avy) is gonna get the most out of any of them...
I know how that goes  :4:
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Post by: asiadman on 02/20/14 07:27 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: avyz66 on 02/21/14 04:47 AM
Welcome to the club jnstokes01  :B:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/21/14 04:54 AM
 :welcome: jnstokes01
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Post by: Binbrook310 on 02/21/14 02:17 PM
Hey Guys, been lurking here for a while and definitely contributed to my decision to buy my first Avalanche over another silverado, just bought a 2004 Z66 Avalanche LS, my family truckster and derby car hauler, here she is!

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/Binbrook310/cf56804e79ff36e9b74bc9eb3a8d6317x_zps61c85248.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Binbrook310/media/cf56804e79ff36e9b74bc9eb3a8d6317x_zps61c85248.jpg.html)
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/22/14 06:49 AM
 :welcome: Binbrook310
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Post by: MI_Joe on 02/22/14 04:21 PM
Hello all, I just found this site this past week and I have been on it every day since.  Sadly I do not own an Avalanche yet. I do however plan on buying one in the next couple months. I have been wanting one since I seen one in a hunting magazine (I believe it was 5 years before they came out, possibly 97'). I will be able to get one after I sell my 95 4x4 Chevy truck. I can not wait. I have been looking at them continuously on craigslist for the past three months. This site has already helped me narrow down the choices of avy's that I'm looking at. 2003-2006 z71 :B:  Thank you CAFCNA
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/23/14 04:48 AM
 :welcome: MI_Joe
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Post by: silverrider on 02/23/14 10:56 AM
 :welcome: jnstokes01
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Post by: silverrider on 02/23/14 10:57 AM
 :welcome: Binbrook310
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Post by: silverrider on 02/23/14 10:58 AM
 :welcome: MI_Joe
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 02/23/14 01:49 PM
Oh that bug bit me when i turned 16! No vehicle has every remained untouched in my possesion, some more than others but i have a feeling that Lola (avy) is gonna get the most out of any of them...

sae here bro 16 loving my AV!!! the only limit to what im doing the money  :E: recently time but after this next week working like crazy to buy metal to make a bumper and a really nice accessory for the back called a Yamaha yz400 or a wr  :thumbsup:
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/24/14 05:28 AM
 :welcome: Binbrook310 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/24/14 05:30 AM
 :welcome: MI_Joe to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: whitaker717 on 02/24/14 05:59 AM
Hi guys, new Av owner.  Its a yellow north face edition and absolutely love it.  Looking forward to chatting it up with you guys.  Her nickname is Chaquita, for the banana of course.  Take care all
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Post by: whitaker717 on 02/24/14 06:00 AM
Hi guys new to the board and new avalanche owner.  2003 Yellow North Face edition to be exact.  Love her so far.  Her nickname is Chaquita.  It is a pleasure to be aboard.  I have some needs for her as I get more accustomed to the forum.  Take care guys
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 02/24/14 06:10 AM
 :welcome: :wave: whitaker717
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/24/14 06:21 AM
 :welcome: whitaker yellows are hard to come by ... would love to see some pics  :wave:
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Post by: frito on 02/24/14 06:33 AM
Hi guys new to the board and new avalanche owner.  2003 Yellow North Face edition to be exact.  Love her so far.  Her nickname is Chaquita.  It is a pleasure to be aboard.  I have some needs for her as I get more accustomed to the forum.  Take care guys
Welcome whitaker717   :welcome:  Yellow AND a NFE.  Wow.  That has to be one of the rarest Avy's out there.  I'm with wyotonka, you need to get some pics up as soon as you're able.  I'd love to see it.
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/24/14 10:03 AM
 :welcome: whitaker717 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/25/14 03:42 AM
 :welcome: whitaker717
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Post by: tatttooer on 02/25/14 04:10 AM
Hello everyone from ellijay ga, Not much to say about me self other than I am father of 3, I am a tattoo artist (own my own shop) and a avalanche lover....  And that i put to many T's  in my forum name hehe  :E: :jacked:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/25/14 04:26 AM
 :welcome: tatttooer
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Post by: avz66 on 02/25/14 05:16 AM
 :welcome: gman2304
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 02/25/14 05:17 AM
 :welcome: truman3
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dertyone on 02/25/14 06:09 AM
Hello all.  New to club and thanks for all of the helpful information.

2002 Pewter 4x4 Avalanche
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Post by: avyz66 on 02/25/14 06:14 AM
 :welcome: Dertyone
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/25/14 06:34 AM
 :welcome: tatttooer to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/25/14 06:43 AM
 :welcome: Dertyone to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 02/25/14 07:48 AM
Welcome tatttoer  :welcome:

my tattoo artist here quit and moved to texas... now i have to find a new one  :needhug:


welcome Dertyone  :welcome:
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 02/25/14 10:01 AM
only regret on my avy its not a color  :E:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Stormtrooper on 02/25/14 11:39 AM
Hey guys!
New to the forum. Just picked up an orange 02 avalanche with cladding and 97k miles. This is my first avy but 4th in the family. My mom had an 02,05 and 08. This is my DD as my toy car is a supercharged mustang :)

Been looking online and have a list of things I plan to do slowly over time.
1- paint or fix this nasty grey faded cladding.
2- exhaust
3- Lift kit. I'm torn between a 2"key/spacer lift, a 4" susp or a 6" susp
4- wheels/tires depending on which lift I go with.
5- misc exterior and interior mods to make it my own.
6- A programmer and intake at some point.
7

Anything else or recommendations for me? Anything I should be on the lookout for on these trucks?
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/25/14 12:03 PM
 :welcome: Stormtrooper to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/25/14 12:23 PM
Hey guys!
New to the forum. Just picked up an orange 02 avalanche with cladding and 97k miles. This is my first avy but 4th in the family. My mom had an 02,05 and 08. This is my DD as my toy car is a supercharged mustang :)

Been looking online and have a list of things I plan to do slowly over time.
1- paint or fix this nasty grey faded cladding.
2- exhaust
3- Lift kit. I'm torn between a 2"key/spacer lift, a 4" susp or a 6" susp
4- wheels/tires depending on which lift I go with.
5- misc exterior and interior mods to make it my own.
6- A programmer and intake at some point.
7

Anything else or recommendations for me? Anything I should be on the lookout for on these trucks?

Welcome to the club Stormtrooper. :thumbsup:
Glad to see someone is starting with a blank canvas on an 02 Sunburst Orange Metallic like I did a couple of years ago.
Get to it. The only limit is your imagination...... well and your wallet.
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Post by: bryceliving on 02/25/14 03:12 PM
Hello, Bryce from ND here.... Love the site!  Just bought an 03 with some gremlins, and have already learned so much from you guys.....

Av has 168k white with cladding, just put some 2014 chevy takeoff 18's on her.. I'll post some pics when I figure out how...
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/25/14 03:24 PM
 :welcome: bryceliving
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bryceliving on 02/25/14 03:29 PM
Thanks...  Have so many ideas running through my head thanks to all of the awesome rides on here...  Don't see allot of white Av's on here though.... Need some more ideas, lol
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Post by: tatttooer on 02/25/14 05:16 PM
thanx for all the warm welcome guys  :B:(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=271394996349915&set=pb.100004382504163.-2207520000.1393377382.&type=3&theater)
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 02/25/14 06:51 PM
Thanks...  Have so many ideas running through my head thanks to all of the awesome rides on here...  Don't see allot of white Av's on here though.... Need some more ideas, lol

you want my charcoal one instead? haha
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/26/14 03:10 AM
 :welcome: Dertyone
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/26/14 03:11 AM
 :welcome: Stormtrooper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/26/14 03:12 AM
 :welcome: bryceliving
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avyz66 on 02/26/14 04:33 AM
 :welcome: to the club Stormtrooper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avyz66 on 02/26/14 04:34 AM
 :welcome: to the club bryceliving
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/26/14 06:02 AM
 :welcome: bryceliving to the club.

Brian
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Post by: 2500 Rush on 02/26/14 07:19 AM
Got back to driving the best when I picked up a white 2002 2500 2wd in Houston last month. It's a real beast.  Haven't hooked up my boat to it yet but with the 8.1 liters under the hood, HAH.  Previously I had owned a 2002 Z71 4x4 but sold in in 06.  Please forgive me for letting go of the first one.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/26/14 07:20 AM
 :welcome: 2500 Rush
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Post by: avz66 on 02/26/14 07:28 AM
 :welcome: Chrisd4
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Post by: avz66 on 02/26/14 07:29 AM
 :welcome: jnstokes01
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/26/14 09:23 AM
 :welcome: 2500 Rush to the club.

Brian
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Post by: avz66 on 02/26/14 12:18 PM
 :welcome: Binbrook310
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Post by: avz66 on 02/26/14 12:19 PM
 :welcome: MI_Joe
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 06:02 AM
 :welcome: whitaker717
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 06:03 AM
 :welcome: tatttooer
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 06:03 AM
 :welcome: Dertyone
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Post by: avyz66 on 02/27/14 06:43 AM
 :welcome: to the club 2500 Rush
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 07:37 PM
 :welcome: Stormtrooper
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 07:38 PM
 :welcome: bryceliving
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/14 07:39 PM
 :welcome: 2500 Rush
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Post by: Schelbi on 02/27/14 11:38 PM
 :welcome: to all new members.
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Post by: avz66 on 02/28/14 04:13 AM
 :welcome: whitaker717
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Post by: avz66 on 02/28/14 04:14 AM
 :welcome: tatttooer
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Post by: avz66 on 02/28/14 04:15 AM
 :welcome: Dertyone
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Post by: swede on 03/08/14 06:26 PM
Hello Everyone,
Glad I found this great forum.  I absolutely love my avalanche.  It is a 2002 Black with Grey cladding.  I am a Chevy girl and when I saw it, drove it and bought it.  It has 123,00 miles on it.  Has some leaks but great ride.  I will post my questions in the appropriate sections.
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Post by: bryceliving on 03/08/14 10:03 PM
 :welcome: Swede :cool:

Hello Everyone,
Glad I found this great forum.  I absolutely love my avalanche.  It is a 2002 Black with Grey cladding.  I am a Chevy girl and when I saw it, drove it and bought it.  It has 123,00 miles on it.  Has some leaks but great ride.  I will post my questions in the appropriate sections.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/09/14 04:24 AM
 :welcome: swede
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Post by: ms38w on 03/09/14 06:37 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: asiadman on 03/09/14 06:56 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: whitaker717 on 03/09/14 07:24 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: Mike2005 on 03/09/14 12:14 PM
Hey folks.

I was a not so active member a while back, got busy, and well….
I can't remember my password, maybe even changed email addresses….
Came back because…I'm having a problem with my 2005 LT.

I'm going to search a bit and repost if I can't find a solution.

Glad to be back, and if it was as before, I'm going to be amazed at the knowledge, talent and expertise that is just behind a few strokes of the keyboard.  Hope everyone has been well and 2014 is a good year.

Mike
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Post by: WD13 on 03/09/14 06:18 PM
 :welcome: back Mike2005
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Post by: avyz66 on 03/10/14 04:39 AM
 :welcome: to the club swede
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Post by: avyz66 on 03/10/14 04:40 AM
 :welcome: back Mike2005
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/10/14 06:10 AM
 :welcome: back Mike2005
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/10/14 10:49 AM
 :welcome: swede to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/10/14 11:03 AM
 :welcome: back Mike2005.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 03/10/14 08:37 PM
 :welcome: Swede
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 03/10/14 08:37 PM
 :welcome: Back Mike2005
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: michael_gates16 on 03/11/14 10:10 PM
Michael  :cool: :D

2003 Z71 1500 4X4
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 03/12/14 02:45 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: avyz66 on 03/12/14 03:05 AM
 :welcome: to the club michael_gates16
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 03/12/14 05:42 AM
 :welcome: michael_gates16
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Bumblebee77 on 03/12/14 09:31 AM
Hey guys!  New to this form as well as a Avalanche owner.  Actually picking her up at 6 pm today.  She's a different color than what i'd like but its grown on me since i started looking at her.  Bright yellow..haven't seen any on here yet!  She has a good story behind her.  She belonged to a GM Corp Employee who was given a new vehicle ever year to drive.  She was with him for a year (16k), until the individual i purchased her from got her.  He bought her primarily to haul his boat to/from the lake (which he lived on), and a camper on occasion.  Needless to say, she's got 48k miles on her!  Fully loaded except a sunroof.  Only night she's been parked outside was when camping...cladding looks brand new!  Can't wait to start doing some mods to her to make her look just a little better! 
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/12/14 09:42 AM
 :welcome: bumblebee... the yellow is rare as they only made it in 03  :thumbsup: cant wait to see what you do for it  :wave:
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/12/14 10:20 AM
 :welcome: michael_gates16 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/12/14 10:25 AM
 :welcome: Bumblebee77 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 03/12/14 01:32 PM
 :welcome: Bumblebee77
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 03/12/14 05:11 PM
 :welcome: Bumblebee77 to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ncwookie on 03/12/14 06:24 PM
Hello all,
New owner of my first Avalanche, she is an 04 Z71 red fully loaded with everything but nav system, I will use my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 as a nav system, plus add on the torque application. I have been reading thru a few posts and it seems like I have found an excellent resource of knowledge.
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 03/12/14 06:55 PM
Hello all,
New owner of my first Avalanche, she is an 04 Z71 red fully loaded with everything but nav system, I will use my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 as a nav system, plus add on the torque application. I have been reading thru a few posts and it seems like I have found an excellent resource of knowledge.

ncwookie  :welcome:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/13/14 04:02 AM
 :welcome: ncwookie
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/13/14 06:12 AM
 :welcome: ncwookie to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Bumblebee77 on 03/13/14 06:55 AM
wyotonka i wasn't sure about the Yellow at first.. but its really growing on me!  your right, i haven't seen many in yellow.
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Post by: SRFNSNO on 03/13/14 07:00 AM
Chevy Yellow :A:
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Post by: whitaker717 on 03/13/14 07:29 AM
Hey bumblebee.  I too have a 2003 yellow AV.  Mines the North Face edition. Is yours?  Welcome
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Post by: frito on 03/13/14 07:59 AM
Hey whitaker717.  I too have a 2003 yellow AV.  Mines the North Face edition. Is yours?  Welcome
Hey whitaker717, we still haven't seen any picture.  I wanna see!

PS  :welcome: everybody
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Post by: Bumblebee77 on 03/13/14 08:00 AM
No whitaker717 its a Z71.  She's fully loaded though.  Only option she don't have is a sunroof (where she has roof-racks instead). 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 03/13/14 10:28 AM
Z71 here no sunroof  :wave: and yellow  :4:
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Post by: silverrider on 03/13/14 11:16 AM
 :welcome: michael_gates
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Post by: silverrider on 03/13/14 11:17 AM
 :welcome: Bumblebee77
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Post by: silverrider on 03/13/14 11:19 AM
 :welcome: ncwookie
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/13/14 01:20 PM
Hey guys!  New to this form as well as a Avalanche owner.  Actually picking her up at 6 pm today.  She's a different color than what i'd like but its grown on me since i started looking at her.  Bright yellow..haven't seen any on here yet!  She has a good story behind her.  She belonged to a GM Corp Employee who was given a new vehicle ever year to drive.  She was with him for a year (16k), until the individual i purchased her from got her.  He bought her primarily to haul his boat to/from the lake (which he lived on), and a camper on occasion.  Needless to say, she's got 48k miles on her!  Fully loaded except a sunroof.  Only night she's been parked outside was when camping...cladding looks brand new!  Can't wait to start doing some mods to her to make her look just a little better! 
SWEET BRO!! I am loving my avy more everyday!! when I first came to the forum people would say that I was like  :bsflag: I am 110% a believer where you located could get together for some gtg's (get together) :welcome: :wave: :thumbsup:
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Post by: lerd65 on 03/15/14 12:36 PM
Welcome ncwookie!!!
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/15/14 02:35 PM
hey how do you start a thread?
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Post by: dwillis on 03/16/14 03:39 PM
Hello there folks.West TN here.Bought my first Avalanche last thursday,I love it except for all the leaks I seem to encountered.I've been lurking around and have noticed that it is a pretty common issue.I'll be honest I probably wouldn't have spent as much on the vehicle if I'd just done my research.but hey what's done is done and I will make the best of it."when life hands you lemons..." right!That's what I get for being a honest person and assuming the best of everyone  :beating:
What I have is a 2002 Z71 Avalanche.fully loaded out leather,power everything,onstar,auto climate control,4x4,aftermarket wheels and some semi aggressive over sized tires(needs a leveling kit because they rub the inner fender),sunroof,and a lot I'm sure I am forgetting.I'm trying to read as many posts I can before asking questions but just bear with me because this is a far different beast than my ususal truck or my Trans Am so i will be asking advice because of my ignorance.Thank you and I look forward to talking to you guys an I'll try to help with anything I can also.I'll try to post a pic when I can too.  :wave:
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/16/14 07:23 PM
 :welcome: dwillis :wave:
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Post by: dwillis on 03/16/14 07:27 PM
thanks  :4:
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/16/14 07:32 PM
yup dudr and when it comes to post pics what I have found easiest way is to get a photo bucket and there will be a yellow box on the side click on the bottom link then post it into the box and it will look like this (http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/hill_zps59873a0c.jpeg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/hill_zps59873a0c.jpeg.html)
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Post by: dwillis on 03/16/14 09:34 PM
sweetness.Nice ride man.I'll have to look into that
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/17/14 07:44 AM
and I have that panel it just came loose like a day before that back on there now
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/17/14 10:06 AM
 :welcome: dwillis to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: GT_80 on 03/18/14 08:43 AM
HI all, My name is James. I just purchased a 2004 Avalanche Z71. I will be trolling the forum and I definately have some questions already. I had a 2003 Sierra before the Avy and I loved it, but I drove the Avy and I fell in more love with it :)  :A:  :B: I have a wife and 2 kids, and the back seat has the most room I have seen in a truck, and that helps with the kids. The bed mid gate feature sold me on this thing!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/18/14 08:50 AM
 :welcome: GT_80 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 03/18/14 10:11 AM
HI all, My name is James. I just purchased a 2004 Avalanche Z71. I will be trolling the forum and I definately have some questions already. I had a 2003 Sierra before the Avy and I loved it, but I drove the Avy and I fell in more love with it :)  :A:  :B: I have a wife and 2 kids, and the back seat has the most room I have seen in a truck, and that helps with the kids. The bed mid gate feature sold me on this thing!!

Same reason I love my AV too...I have 3 kids two teenagers and they love how much room the rear seats have! Welcome GT_80  :thumbsup:
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Post by: WD13 on 03/18/14 10:14 AM
 :welcome: GT_80 to the club
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/18/14 10:22 AM
I am a teenager and its versability fit me perfect could still do some off road and when needed I could haul 4' by 8' sheets for work
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Post by: silverrider on 03/18/14 11:58 AM
 :welcome: dwillis
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Post by: silverrider on 03/18/14 11:58 AM
 :welcome: GT_80
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Post by: dwillis on 03/18/14 12:11 PM
 :welcome: GT80
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Post by: rpmorrison on 03/18/14 02:21 PM
well I'm new to the avy world. just got a 2004 Z71, already got lot's of great information from this site. Living in North Dakota 7 years from California, driving a two wheel mazda pick up, now don't know how to act not sliding through snowy stop signs. With the help from all of you my new friend ( the avy ) should have a nice long life together,
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Post by: GT_80 on 03/18/14 05:07 PM
thanks for the warm welcome! i tried posting on a Silverado Sierra site and they kicked me out! should have joined here in the first place :)
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Post by: asiadman on 03/18/14 05:50 PM
 :welcome:
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/18/14 06:14 PM
well I'm new to the avy world. just got a 2004 Z71, already got lot's of great information from this site. Living in North Dakota 7 years from California, driving a two wheel mazda pick up, now don't know how to act not sliding through snowy stop signs. With the help from all of you my new friend ( the avy ) should have a nice long life together,

cool bro myn is a 2004 z71 also :D
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Post by: GT_80 on 03/18/14 07:24 PM
cool bro myn is a 2004 z71 also :D

Mine too
(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b477/GT_80/Avalanche/007_zpsd5f33e81.jpg)
(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b477/GT_80/Avalanche/005_zps51b19170.jpg)
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Post by: rpmorrison on 03/18/14 07:33 PM
mine is that nice dk blue with cladding, looks brand new, I did put new stainless steel exhaust tips on it, new front blinker light housings, just ordered ac delco plugs and msd wires, put in moble one oil and filter, gm bug guard, waxed it twice and here in North Dakota this time of year wash it twice a week, can't stop, I'm drawn to it, and only had it a month. lol
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/19/14 03:59 AM
 :welcome: GT_80
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/19/14 04:00 AM
 :welcome: rpmorrison
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Post by: ms38w on 03/19/14 04:30 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/19/14 10:03 AM
 :welcome: rpmorrison to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 03/20/14 08:36 PM
 :welcome: rpmorrison
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Post by: lerd65 on 03/21/14 07:12 AM
 :welcome: rpmorrison
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Post by: WD13 on 03/21/14 11:31 AM
 :welcome: rpmorrison
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Post by: Martinez on 03/22/14 07:54 AM
Just bought a 2004 SOM 2500 Avalanche, with 185K miles on it.  I bought is as a tow rig for my Jeep.

(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n511/martinez_coins/photo1_zps4d6412fd.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/martinez_coins/media/photo1_zps4d6412fd.jpg.html)

(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n511/martinez_coins/DSC_5945_tonemapped_zpsd0d5c99d.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/martinez_coins/media/DSC_5945_tonemapped_zpsd0d5c99d.jpg.html)
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Post by: WD13 on 03/22/14 08:23 AM
 :welcome: Martinez
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/22/14 08:29 AM
you will love it does it have a tow package?
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Post by: Martinez on 03/22/14 10:53 AM
you will love it does it have a tow package?

Yes, I just need to install a brake controller.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/22/14 04:01 PM
 :welcome: Martinez
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/23/14 06:29 PM
me too I need to add one any idea how much they run?
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Post by: silverrider on 03/24/14 09:22 AM
 :welcome: Martinez
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/24/14 11:14 AM
 :welcome: Martinez to the club.

Brian
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Post by: DixieDarling on 03/24/14 07:59 PM
 ;D Hello Avalache Familyyyyy ! There's a new niece in town !

My story: I've been itching to buy a new vehicle since juuust before I graduated college. Not sure if you guys heard but Atlanta had this freak white, fluffy, cold stuff come down from the sky...made it IMPOSSIBLE to drive. Weirdest thing ? Well, ever since some sweet soul in an Avalanche took me home, and only needed 4 wheel drive for one hill, I decided I'd buy a 4 wheel drive truck! After the second ice storm I found -the one-. It's a white on black cladding '02 Avalanche, got it about a month ago, and I'm so in love. Like.. more than any boyfriend... I'm starting to think my obsession with my truck is unhealthy.  :A:

Anyway, hope I made ya giggle (I like to be different) !!  :wave:
-tiffany
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Post by: asiadman on 03/24/14 08:13 PM
 :welcome: tiff  :thumbsup:

 :wave:
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Post by: WD13 on 03/24/14 10:11 PM
 :welcome: DixieDarling to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 03/24/14 11:14 PM
Hey Tiffany  :welcome:  :wave: now go find a mud hole and put the 4wd to work! :)
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Post by: DixieDarling on 03/24/14 11:30 PM
Hey Tiffany  :welcome:  :wave: now go find a mud hole and put the 4wd to work! :)

I'd love to !! But I did a quick little run through the gears in a parking lot just to make sure they get used... and the truck buckled going into 4 High  :rich: Oh, and thanks for the welcome  :D
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Post by: V. Anthony on 03/25/14 05:41 AM
 :welcome: DixieDarling. There are quite a few of us here from the GA and AL area. Looking forward to meeting you at one of our GTG's.

Vic
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/25/14 07:58 AM
 :welcome: DixieDarling
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Post by: silverrider on 03/25/14 10:03 AM
 :welcome: DixieDarling
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ronthehandymanga on 03/25/14 12:38 PM
:welcome: DixieDarling. There are quite a few of us here from the GA and AL area. Looking forward to meeting you at one of our GTG's.

Vic
Ya what Vic said.    :thumbsup:
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Post by: jnstokes01 on 03/26/14 06:04 AM
 :welcome: dixiedarling
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Vaeagleav on 03/26/14 08:36 AM
Welcome to the site DixieDarling!

Be careful on this site, people love to show you ways to spend your money on mods.... :4:
You can get lot's of ideas by attending local GTG (get togethers) and you should be in a good area for that........

Hope you have many safe and happy miles in your AV!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/26/14 08:46 AM
 :welcome: DixieDarling to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 03/26/14 08:49 AM
I'd love to !! But I did a quick little run through the gears in a parking lot just to make sure they get used... and the truck buckled going into 4 High  :rich: Oh, and thanks for the welcome  :D

That's normal and means the 4WD works.
Just don't try to take turns in 4WD on dry pavements as you'll ruin some things.
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Post by: raiderron on 03/26/14 11:13 AM
Hello all. I hope this is correct but will get it right eventually if not. Retired ASE Master Tech and ASE Service Writer. Have owned lots of Chevy's over my lifetime. Just bought an '02 Z71 today, pewter with black leather seats. Looking forward to playing with it and modding it as I see fit. Bought it because it was the first year and has the cable controlled throttle. Have seen lots of problems with the drive by wire in some of my shops. Have been reading lots of threads here about the "02 so it appears some of you could even be jealous of my good fortune! LOL. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dluvr22 on 03/26/14 11:21 AM
Hello all. I hope this is correct but will get it right eventually if not. Retired ASE Master Tech and ASE Service Writer. Have owned lots of Chevy's over my lifetime. Just bought an '02 Z71 today, pewter with black leather seats. Looking forward to playing with it and modding it as I see fit. Bought it because it was the first year and has the cable controlled throttle. Have seen lots of problems with the drive by wire in some of my shops. Have been reading lots of threads here about the "02 so it appears some of you could even be jealous of my good fortune! LOL. 

HAHA!!! I must agree with you.
When the accountants started taking over the manufacturing process, a lot of stuff got deleted.
Yes the newer models have some newer stuff but some of the staples got left out.
 
Foot well lights, 2 lights in the bed, and locking center  console just to name a few.
Although I really wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Black Diamond to add to my stable so I have both the first and the last year in my driveway.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 03/26/14 11:44 AM
 :welcome: raiderron
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 03/26/14 11:54 AM
I was really surprised when I saw the black leather seats with the Chevy logo. After reading here I see the logo is pretty much only on the '02's?

I now live at and manage an upscale storage facility here in Eugene, Or. and I have a cust with a black AV, not sure what year yet, I am going to ask to see his seats. Hope he doesn't take that the wrong way! 
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Post by: raiderron on 03/26/14 12:10 PM
EXT4ME, where at in Arkansas do you live? I have a close friend that lives in Beaver. He owns a pool cleaning business there and only works about 8 months out of the year. Oh, and thanks for the welcome.
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Post by: ronthehandymanga on 03/26/14 12:56 PM
 :welcome:  raiderron
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Post by: raiderron on 03/26/14 01:05 PM
Thank you Ron.   
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Post by: DixieDarling on 03/26/14 02:58 PM
That's normal and means the 4WD works.
Just don't try to take turns in 4WD on dry pavements as you'll ruin some things.


I forgot to mention in that comment that I initially tried to put it in 4Hi while the wheels were cut hard left... it made an awful noise so when it buckled down I got worried, because I didn't remember it doing that in the test drive, that I may have messed it up. Since then I've talked to a mechanic friend and he said it sounds like I just got it in a bind but it'll be okay.
 :oops:
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Post by: DixieDarling on 03/26/14 03:04 PM
I was really surprised when I saw the black leather seats with the Chevy logo. After reading here I see the logo is pretty much only on the '02's?

I now live at and manage an upscale storage facility here in Eugene, Or. and I have a cust with a black AV, not sure what year yet, I am going to ask to see his seats. Hope he doesn't take that the wrong way!  

First, :welcome: to the family Ron, from one newbie to another!! I'll go ahead and warn you, this site is suuuuuper addictive, and these guys already have me thinking of ways to blow money I haven't even made yet.  
:laugh:

I looked at a black '02 with the Chevy emblem embroidered into the leather seats, they look super nice and so clean ! But the '02 I ended up getting doesn't have it, and they're almost exactly the same truck so not sure what the difference is?  :dunno: But anyway, good buy and can't wait to see pictures !!  
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Post by: raiderron on 03/26/14 03:17 PM
First, :welcome: to the family Ron, from one newbie to another!! I'll go ahead and warn you, this site is suuuuuper addictive, and these guys already have me thinking of ways to blow money I haven't even made yet.  
:laugh:

I looked at a black '02 with the Chevy emblem embroidered into the leather seats, they look super nice and so clean ! But the '02 I ended up getting doesn't have it, and they're almost exactly the same truck so not sure what the difference is?  :dunno: But anyway, good buy and can't wait to see pictures !!  




Thank you Dixie. Unfortunately I am no beginner to the blowing/spending money on my ride. Have owned 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton Chevy 4x4 trucks and even a couple of Duramax trucks. I never ran out of ways to spend money on them. LOL. This is my first Avalanche so now I get to start all over. I am both looking forward and not looking forward to it. Thankfully this rig has new tires on it already and the interior and exterior are in great shape. We have no salt on the roads here in Eugene, Oregon.

I am already getting in to the answering of questions in some of the repair forums. I like that a lot. Also learning stuff I thought I already knew. So again, Dixie, we shall see just how much fun this will be. Lots of it, I bet! 
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Post by: EXT4ME on 03/27/14 04:43 AM
EXT4ME, where at in Arkansas do you live? I have a close friend that lives in Beaver. He owns a pool cleaning business there and only works about 8 months out of the year. Oh, and thanks for the welcome.

I spend most of my time in central Arkansas, Little Rock mostly.

Looks like your friend lives up in the northeastern part of the state, closer to Fayetteville.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 03/27/14 06:11 AM
I was really surprised when I saw the black leather seats with the Chevy logo. After reading here I see the logo is pretty much only on the '02's?

I now live at and manage an upscale storage facility here in Eugene, Or. and I have a cust with a black AV, not sure what year yet, I am going to ask to see his seats. Hope he doesn't take that the wrong way!  

Hey. You're in Eugene.
I fly up there once in a blue moon for work conferences.
In fact I should be there sometime in May for another one.
Too bad corporate won't let me drive my truck and pay for gas.
It would make for a nice mini GTG.

You're right about the logo in the seats too.
I've been meaning to redo my seats because I now have a tear in the driver's seat.
Unfortunately I could not find those logos anywhere until a few months ago.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-20-CHEVY-Vintage-Logo-Chevrolet-Bow-Tie-4-Leather-Patch-Brown-Gold-Black-/141211328743?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e0d9e0e7
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 03/27/14 06:18 AM
 :welcome: raiderron to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 03/27/14 11:34 AM
Hey. You're in Eugene.
I fly up there once in a blue moon for work conferences.
In fact I should be there sometime in May for another one.
Too bad corporate won't let me drive my truck and pay for gas.
It would make for a nice mini GTG.

You're right about the logo in the seats too.
I've been meaning to redo my seats because I now have a tear in the driver's seat.
Unfortunately I could not find those logos anywhere until a few months ago.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-20-CHEVY-Vintage-Logo-Chevrolet-Bow-Tie-4-Leather-Patch-Brown-Gold-Black-/141211328743?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e0d9e0e7








Ok, Dluvr22. Do you have access to my email? I think I enabled it in the set up. If not then just repost and I can make sure you get it. As I stated before, I am retired from the auto/light truck industry after 35 years and now live at and manage an upscale storage facility. If we GTG in town here I know a fantastic Mex restaurant close by. Let me know if this works or not for you.
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Post by: raiderron on 03/27/14 11:38 AM
Thank you LoneWolfbd. Looking forward to lots of posts and tech and etc. here at this site. I muddled thru some tech/repair support yesterday and was fun to put my tech mind back in operation for a bit. Also learned some tricks from the other AV owners. Thanks to all.
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Post by: NM_Dawg on 03/27/14 11:56 AM
First, :welcome: to the family Ron, from one newbie to another!! I'll go ahead and warn you, this site is suuuuuper addictive, and these guys already have me thinking of ways to blow money I haven't even made yet.  
:laugh:

I looked at a black '02 with the Chevy emblem embroidered into the leather seats, they look super nice and so clean ! But the '02 I ended up getting doesn't have it, and they're almost exactly the same truck so not sure what the difference is?  :dunno: But anyway, good buy and can't wait to see pictures !!  

Dixie - I got the chevy emblem from Katzkin - came out nice and has held up well for over 10 years  :thumbsup:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/snidow5/64905605/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/snidow5/64905605/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snidow5/64905605/)
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Post by: DixieDarling on 03/27/14 08:35 PM
NM_Dawg

I drove to a friends house today and while sitting in the driveway I realized ... my seats DO have the emblem in it.  :beating: I felt like a total id10t. haha  :E: :E: :E:
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 03/28/14 10:14 AM
Dixie - I got the chevy emblem from Katzkin - came out nice and has held up well for over 10 years  :thumbsup:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/snidow5/64905605/)


 :jacked:
Nice emblem and all but IMHO nothing aftermarket beats these

(http://imageshack.us/a/img827/1493/imagesbj.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/5599/imagembjt.jpg)
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Post by: silverrider on 03/31/14 07:00 AM
 :welcome: raiderron
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Post by: NVRSADI on 03/31/14 11:32 AM
Man this is going to be epic.  Haha.

Looking forward to sharing
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/31/14 11:39 AM
 :welcome: NVRSADI
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Post by: WD13 on 04/01/14 05:39 PM
 :welcome: NVRSADI to the club
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Post by: DixieDarling on 04/01/14 08:36 PM
Man this is going to be epic.  Haha.

Looking forward to sharing


 :welcome: to the club !!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/02/14 03:33 AM
 :welcome: NVRSADI
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Post by: silverrider on 04/02/14 06:58 AM
 :welcome: NVRSADI
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Post by: raiderron on 04/02/14 04:20 PM
 :welcome:NVRSADI
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Post by: Mitchproc on 04/04/14 09:30 PM
Well I have done it. I've purchased a 2005 Bermuda blue avi and I friggin love it. My dad has owned 2 avalanches before me so they aren't new. But now that I own one for myself, I have fallen in love.
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Post by: DixieDarling on 04/04/14 09:47 PM
Well I have done it. I've purchased a 2005 Bermuda blue avi and I friggin love it. My dad has owned 2 avalanches before me so they aren't new. But now that I own one for myself, I have fallen in love.

 :welcome: to the fam Mitchproc !! I know the feeling, I loved the cars I had in the past but when YOU own one, its a totally different feeling !! Congrats and get to posting so you can put up pictures !!  :B:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/05/14 04:37 AM
 :welcome: Mitchproc
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Post by: V. Anthony on 04/05/14 05:09 AM
 :welcome:  Mitchproc
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Post by: raiderron on 04/05/14 10:02 AM
 :welcome:   Mitchproc
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Post by: Mitchproc on 04/06/14 09:51 AM
Thanks all, I am wondering how do I post pictures on here? Thanks
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Post by: DixieDarling on 04/06/14 12:27 PM
Thanks all, I am wondering how do I post pictures on here? Thanks

You have to hit a certain magic number of posts before you can post pictures. Just keep posting and checking your 'Additional Options' button in a reply screen. They're super strict on spammers here, just wanna make sure you aren't one  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mitchproc on 04/07/14 07:38 PM
You have to hit a certain magic number of posts before you can post pictures. Just keep posting and checking your 'Additional Options' button in a reply screen. They're super strict on spammers here, just wanna make sure you aren't one  :thumbsup:

I figured it out. just had to use my photo bucket
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/08/14 07:15 AM
 :welcome: NVRSADI to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/08/14 07:23 AM
 :welcome: Mitchproc to the club.

Brian
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Post by: rathy1989 on 04/08/14 10:34 AM
Hi I'm Ryan.  I'm new to the site.  I own a 2003 Avalanche no clad, and a 2010 z71 avalanche : )
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Post by: raiderron on 04/08/14 11:21 AM
 :welcome: Mitchproc and rathy1989.
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Post by: wyotonka on 04/08/14 11:29 AM
 :welcome: rathy1989
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 04/08/14 11:42 AM
 :welcome: Mitchproc and rathy1989!!!
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Post by: Puddytats2 on 04/08/14 12:30 PM
Hi-I have actually been a member before but cant remember my info-sad but true! Have a 2003 North Face Edition and have to say-I absolutely love it! I am a little worried now that my mileage is getting up there (almost 175,000)-wondering when (if) I should call it quits since I'm not a mechanic and don't know how long these trucks can go. Love the idea of a site where everyone comes together for advice, support, etc.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/08/14 01:19 PM
 :welcome: Puddytats2
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 04/09/14 07:08 AM
Hi-I have actually been a member before but cant remember my info-sad but true! Have a 2003 North Face Edition and have to say-I absolutely love it! I am a little worried now that my mileage is getting up there (almost 175,000)-wondering when (if) I should call it quits since I'm not a mechanic and don't know how long these trucks can go. Love the idea of a site where everyone comes together for advice, support, etc.

 :welcome: Puddytats2

As long as you maintain it you still got a long way to go and not much to worry about.
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af64/pitboss6/Avalanche400K_zps06a23824.jpg)

Yes this is still the original engine in an 02 model.
Not mine but the current owner ( its still with the first owner I might add) did nothing special but the oil changes when recommended.

Heck there's even a 400,000 mile club here although there are not a lot of folks who have joined it yet.
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Post by: krazycarguy on 04/09/14 07:18 AM
:welcome: Puddytats2

As long as you maintain it you still got a long way to go and not much to worry about.
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af64/pitboss6/Avalanche400K_zps06a23824.jpg)

Yes this is still the original engine in an 02 model.
Not mine but the current owner ( its still with the first owner I might add) did nothing special but the oil changes when recommended.

Heck there's even a 400,000 mile club here although there are not a lot of folks who have joined it yet.


 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :thumbsup:
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Post by: silverrider on 04/09/14 07:29 AM
 :welcome: Mitchproc
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Post by: silverrider on 04/09/14 07:29 AM
 :welcome: rathy1989
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Post by: silverrider on 04/09/14 07:30 AM
 :welcome: Puddytats2
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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/09/14 08:08 AM
 :welcome: rathy1989
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Post by: raiderron on 04/09/14 10:19 AM
 :welcome: Puddytats2
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/11/14 07:12 AM
 :welcome: rathy1989 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/11/14 07:17 AM
 :welcome: Puddytats2.

Brian
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 04/12/14 07:26 AM
hey guys any ideas why im not getting email updates anymore its not in spam and I checked my settings
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Post by: avz66 on 04/15/14 12:41 PM
 :welcome: rathy1989
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Post by: avz66 on 04/15/14 12:42 PM
 :welcome: Puddytats2
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Post by: Chevmeister on 04/20/14 09:52 PM
I just joined recently, haven't posted yet, but i have been lurking for a while.  A year ago I got my wife an 02 1500 and she loves it.  Just recently I totaled my 2002 3500 Silverado Diesel and had to get a new truck.  I searched the entire country and found a really clean 2004 2500 Avalanche in Florida.  Needless to say its now his and hers Avalanches at my house.  Once I sell whats left of the 3500 including the drivetrain I will be searching for a newer 06-07 Diesel for the 2500 Avy.  Ive already got a ton of good info from this site and im looking forward to contributing what I come up with.


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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/21/14 03:03 AM
 :welcome: Chevmeister
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Post by: silverrider on 04/21/14 06:34 AM
 :welcome: Chevmeister
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Post by: raiderron on 04/21/14 09:31 AM
 :welcome:  Chevmeister
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/21/14 11:30 AM
 :welcome: Chevmeister to the club.

Brian
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Post by: DixieDarling on 04/21/14 03:04 PM
 :welcome: to the club Chevmeister !
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Post by: NOLAz71 on 04/29/14 10:35 AM
I've been a member for a while, but haven't been active.  Recently I've had to use a lot of this site's resources for my Avy and decided it was time to jump in.

Looking forward to learning more and being part of the Avy Fan Club - I love mine!

'02 1500 Z71
Forest Green w/ Cladding
120,000 miles

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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 04/29/14 11:21 AM
Welcome back NOLAz71.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 04/29/14 02:47 PM
 :welcome: NOLAz71
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Post by: EXT4ME on 04/29/14 05:16 PM
 :welcome: NOLAz71
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 04/30/14 06:24 AM
 :welcome: NOLAz71
Glad our experiences could be of help to you
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Post by: WD13 on 04/30/14 02:00 PM
 :welcome: NOLAz71
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Post by: ronthehandymanga on 04/30/14 03:44 PM
 :welcome: NOLAz71, Chevmeister
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Post by: Relfie on 04/30/14 05:54 PM
Well, looks as if I missed this thread.

My name is Michael. I am from upstate NY area and own a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT. It has 85,000, it's in great shape and I've ordered a bunch of stuff to make it look killer now! Pics to come when I'm able to post them!
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Post by: ronthehandymanga on 04/30/14 06:19 PM
 :welcome:  Relfie
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/01/14 04:52 AM
 :welcome: Relfie to the club.

Brian
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Post by: Zef_66 on 05/01/14 08:55 AM
Well I'm new here. I joined a couple weeks ago when I started looking for a new (to me) truck. I recently sold my old truck, so I stepped up the search a little bit. For about a month now I've had my eyes set of getting a 2500 Avalanche.

I am supposed to meet and transfer the title on a 2004 Avalanche 2500. I hope I'm not jumping the gun by posting my intro a couple hours too soon.

But I am looking forward to getting the truck home, starting some maintenance, and doing some mods.
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Post by: ronthehandymanga on 05/01/14 09:51 AM
 :welcome:  Zef_66  not only to the club.. but the 2500 club too.
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Post by: WD13 on 05/01/14 11:46 AM
 :welcome: Relfie, Zef_66














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Post by: weedog on 05/02/14 09:15 AM
hi avalanche land hows it going my name is Jimmy im form north alabama i have a 2004 Z66 glad i found yall looking forward to looking around ans posting and asking ?
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Post by: WD13 on 05/02/14 09:43 AM
 :welcome: weedog to the club.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/02/14 09:43 AM
 :welcome: Relfie
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/02/14 09:44 AM
 :welcome: Zef_66
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/02/14 09:44 AM
 :welcome: weedog
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Post by: raiderron on 05/02/14 09:59 AM
 :welcome: Relfie   :welcome: Zef_66   :welcome: weedog    You will all have fun here. A great group of people and very knowledgeable about your rigs and can help with lots to save you money. Hope to hear from you all in future posts.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Zef_66 on 05/02/14 11:39 AM
Hey, thanks guys!

I started a thread to share my story, pictures, and progress:

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,143444.0.html
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Post by: clubmanager on 05/02/14 03:57 PM
Hi, first post.....buying a 2002 North Face edition tomorrow and looking forward to modding it a bit. Have been a Landcruiser owner for a long time and most recently a Porsche Cayenne. I've always wanted an Avalanche and remember looking at them the first year they came out! It's the perfect vehicle for my family.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/02/14 07:06 PM
 :welcome: clubmanager
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Post by: clubmanager on 05/03/14 04:56 AM
Cheers Mate! Will post pics when I get it home. The dealer is fixing a few things and detailing it before delivery. Really stoked about it and the wife and kids love the styling of the North Face add ons. Wish it had a sunroof but not gonna let that queer the deal. More later and thanks again!
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Post by: raiderron on 05/03/14 09:25 AM
 :welcome: clubmanager
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Post by: ms38w on 05/04/14 04:04 AM
 :welcome:
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Post by: 03jeep on 05/04/14 08:11 AM
Hey everyone. Been signed up for a little while and just picked up my Avalanche last night. I ended up trading my suburban for an 02 2500 4wd with the 8.1.  It is in pretty decent shape for the year so I think I got a decent deal. The guy told me it had the Allison trans but I found with some searching that they didn't come with that trans. But apparently the 4L85E is a good trans. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say HI. I am in Lexington SC so let me know if they are any local Avalanche members around the area. Here's a couple pics of the AV and my Suburban that I traded for it. 
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10259504_10202591053035620_6936306519806669227_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10173807_10202591053075621_2098561837705212991_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10250136_10202591053115622_3123703946302910897_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/10339746_10202591053435630_6139491945250866167_n.jpg)
And the Suburban I traded for it.
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/998966_10202433058525856_7083449381475479407_n.jpg)





  DJ
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Post by: ms38w on 05/04/14 09:30 AM
 :welcome: 03jeep!  Do you also have a Jeep?
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Post by: WD13 on 05/04/14 10:14 AM
 :welcome: 03jeep to the club.
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Post by: 03jeep on 05/04/14 11:44 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys. I actually just picked up another Jeep last week. The 03jeep is from when I had an 03 Rubicon years ago. It's my screen name on all the forums so I just kept it. I just picmed up a 98 Grand Cherokee as a play toy.    DJ
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Post by: TLB on 05/04/14 11:52 AM
03jeep welcome to the site big block owner  :thumbsup:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/04/14 01:21 PM
 :welcome: 03jeep
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Post by: Schelbi on 05/04/14 11:53 PM
Hey everyone. Been signed up for a little while and just picked up my Avalanche last night. I ended up trading my suburban for an 02 2500 4wd with the 8.1.  It is in pretty decent shape for the year so I think I got a decent deal. The guy told me it had the Allison trans but I found with some searching that they didn't come with that trans. But apparently the 4L85E is a good trans. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say HI. I am in Lexington SC so let me know if they are any local Avalanche members around the area. Here's a couple pics of the AV and my Suburban that I traded for it. 

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10173807_10202591053075621_2098561837705212991_n.jpg)

 :welcome:
An Avalanche and a Jeep is a great combo :thumbsup: I drive a black 2002 Avalanche (but only 1500) and a 1992 Cherokee XJ as an offroad toy.

Do you now, whats that over the wheel wells? Looks like a spray on bed liner like Herculiner or Rhino.

Greetings from Germany!

Schelbi.
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/05/14 07:20 AM
 :welcome: Zef_66 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/05/14 12:20 PM
 :welcome: NOLAz71
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/05/14 12:21 PM
 :welcome: Relfie
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/05/14 12:22 PM
 :welcome: Zef_66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/05/14 01:24 PM
 :welcome: weedog to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/05/14 01:27 PM
 :welcome: clubmanager to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/05/14 01:28 PM
 :welcome: 03jeep to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/06/14 09:49 AM
 :welcome: 03jeep
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 03jeep on 05/06/14 05:18 PM
:welcome:
An Avalanche and a Jeep is a great combo :thumbsup: I drive a black 2002 Avalanche (but only 1500) and a 1992 Cherokee XJ as an offroad toy.

Do you now, whats that over the wheel wells? Looks like a spray on bed liner like Herculiner or Rhino.

Greetings from Germany!

Schelbi.

Yea, the previous owner said it is Rhinolined.    DJ
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Chance on 05/07/14 04:18 PM
Just bought a 02 Avalanche. Dark blue Z71, dark brown leather interior. 175,000 miles. It's in great shape and drives excellent. I am Looking forward to fixing it up with some of my own touches.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/07/14 04:24 PM
 :welcome: Chance to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Chance on 05/07/14 07:28 PM
Thanks guys, lots of good info here.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mitchproc on 05/07/14 09:17 PM
 :welcome: chance
 :welcome:03jeep
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: birddude on 05/08/14 12:36 AM
Hi gang, Just got my 06 1500 z71 cladded Black with 102,000 on it. I'm in love! Have not had a new truck since 97. My lovely wife even likes the look. Maybe too much since she to drive more than I do cuz she wont let me in the driver seat! Working on that though! "But it is my Beast". Hopefully ! Will be posting soon.                                  Late Birddude
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/08/14 10:25 AM
 :welcome: birddude and  :welcome: Chance
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/08/14 12:06 PM
 :welcome:  birddude
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CAPTSHARK on 05/08/14 04:48 PM
Hello Avalanchers, I'm new to forums and my Avalanche. I love it!! I'm from Florida and run Airboat tours in the Everglades. I have a 2002  black z66 and it is a comfortable cruiser. Looking forward to using this forum for all the valuable info and meet some new friends.
Later
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/08/14 04:52 PM
 :welcome: Chance
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/08/14 04:53 PM
 :welcome: CAPTSHARK  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/08/14 04:54 PM
 :welcome: birddude
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/08/14 04:54 PM
 :welcome: CAPTSHARK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/08/14 07:23 PM
 :welcome: weedog
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/08/14 07:25 PM
 :welcome: clubmanger
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/08/14 07:25 PM
 :welcome: 03jeep
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/09/14 07:28 AM
 :welcome: Chance to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/09/14 07:31 AM
 :welcome: birddude to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/09/14 07:36 AM
 :welcome: CAPTSHARK to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Stryder on 05/13/14 10:45 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm new here. 2002 Chevy Avalanche North Face Edition (4wd 1500 5.3) that I've owned since new. Looking t odo some mods for off-roading - please offer advice on the post in the Performance Mods section.

Thanks!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/13/14 12:08 PM
 :welcome: Stryder
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/13/14 05:05 PM
 :welcome: to the club Stryder
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: BIGHED on 05/13/14 06:46 PM
Hey fellas,

I've had my 2002 AV since brand new. It has  just under 170,000 miles been good.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/13/14 08:19 PM
 :welcome: BIGHED to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/13/14 08:22 PM
 :welcome: Chance
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/13/14 08:23 PM
 :welcome: birddude
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/13/14 08:24 PM
 :welcome: CAPSHARK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/13/14 08:25 PM
 :welcome:  Stryder
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/13/14 08:27 PM
 :welcome:  BIGHED
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/14/14 03:51 AM
 :welcome: BIGHED
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: BamaAV8112 on 05/14/14 06:57 AM
New to the forum and new to the Avalanche.  I just bought my Avalanche a little over a week ago and I have to say, I absolutely love it!!  I just hate I got into the Avalanche after it has been discontinued.  I still plan on getting a newer model once I sell this one.  The only things I'm planning on doing to it right now are exhaust, CAI, removing the chrome bow tie up front and painting the original black, aftermarket stereo and possibly painting the upper cladding.  I haven't seen anybody paint the upper cladding with the same style truck as I have so I'm not real sure how it would look.  May do a quick photoshop later to get an idea.  Also, the previous owner put tires on that are too big for the lift so I'll be changing those out soon.  I don't like it when the tires rub.  Anyway, enough rambling, here are pictures of my truck with my wife's car.
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/akljp639/IMG_3795_zpsd996510c.jpg)
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/akljp639/IMG_3794_zps17942e4e.jpg)
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/akljp639/IMG_3793_zps95f6bb53.jpg)
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/akljp639/IMG_3791_zps467f4f66.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MLM on 05/14/14 07:09 AM
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag17/akljp639/IMG_3794_zps17942e4e.jpg)

Chevy and Pontiac :thumbsup: I like that combo too :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: BamaAV8112 on 05/14/14 07:42 AM
Chevy and Pontiac :thumbsup: I like that combo too :welcome:

Yea I'm a big GM fan and love the Pontiacs.  I didn't know when I bought the Avalanche that I would be an owner of 2 discontinued vehicles haha.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/14/14 09:18 AM
 :welcome: BIGHEAD to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/14/14 09:20 AM
 :welcome: BamaAV8112 to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/14/14 09:24 AM
 :welcome: BamaAV8112
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/14/14 09:30 AM
 :welcome: BIGHED to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/14/14 09:36 AM
 :welcome: BamaAV8112 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/14/14 10:51 AM
 :welcome: BamaAV8112.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AmericanMade717 on 05/14/14 03:29 PM
Hey guys, I'm on this forum on behalf of my dad who is the original owner of a 2002 North Face Edition.  I absolutely love these trucks and am planning on buying it off him when he decides to upgrade.  

Truck has about 120k on it and it is in decent condition.  Issues include some body-rot above both rear fenders, a dent above the passenger side rear fender, A/C just recently stopped working, and all the speakers are blown out (which is the first thing I plan on fixing).  

Anyway I'm excited to be on this forum and talking with some fellow Avalanche fans.  BTW, who wants Chevy to bring the Avalanche back already!?  Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.  Thanks guys.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1176.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1177.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1178-Copy.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1179.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1180.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1181.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/AmericanMade717/IMG_1182.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/14/14 04:25 PM
 :welcome: AmericanMade717
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/14/14 07:34 PM
hey americanmade717 great name and #!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/15/14 09:31 AM
 :welcome: to the club AmericanMade717
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TLB on 05/15/14 04:04 PM
Welcome to the new members !!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: swamprat91 on 05/15/14 05:56 PM
Hello all,
Alex here just figured i'd introduce myself and post up a few pics of the 03 i just picked up.
Had it about a week and it's got about 146k miles on it but runs and drives like a dream.
Here is the day i got it, since then i've ripped off the front bug deflector since it was cracked, Buffed out the front lights and swapped on some 18" 2014 Silverado take-offs.

I'll post some updated pictures when i get a chance to wash her up, kind of dirty since she's my work truck lol

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/tatertot91/CAM00360_zpseccefd47.jpg)
(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/tatertot91/CAM00359_zps5a32763e.jpg)

Didn't get an installed pic but here are the new wheels getting mounted up

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/tatertot91/CAM00400_zps9674ae5f.jpg)

Still have to order some Refinish Restorer and get her all shined up
Any input/advice is greatly appreciated
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DixieDarling on 05/16/14 02:07 AM
 :welcome:  to the club swamprat91 ! Good looking AV !  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/16/14 03:30 AM
 :welcome: swamprat91
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TennMatt1 on 05/16/14 08:09 AM
Glad I found a site dedicated to the Chevy Avalanche. I always wanted one so I finnaly bought one while vehicle shopping and its a whole lit more than I dreamed it would be!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TLB on 05/16/14 08:21 AM
Welcome swamprat91 & TennMatt1  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/16/14 10:07 AM
 :welcome: swamprat91 and TennMatt1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/16/14 01:21 PM
 :welcome: AmericanMade717 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/16/14 01:23 PM
 :welcome: swamprat91 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/16/14 01:23 PM
 :welcome: TennMatt1 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/16/14 05:16 PM
 :welcome: TennMatt1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: asiadman on 05/17/14 03:42 PM
 :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: swamprat91 on 05/17/14 05:42 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone   :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DixieDarling on 05/17/14 06:37 PM
 :wave:
Welcome TennMatt !! Pictures soon !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: scotta68 on 05/18/14 05:25 PM
Hello all... just picked up an 04 Z71 and absolutely love it so far. I have a lot of reading to do and already picked up a few good tips for the faded black parts. Thanks for the add
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 05/18/14 06:06 PM
 :welcome:  all the new members to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/18/14 06:40 PM
Hello all... just picked up an 04 Z71 and absolutely love it so far. I have a lot of reading to do and already picked up a few good tips for the faded black parts. Thanks for the add

nice bro! myn is a 04 how many miles you got on her? also as a tip easiest way I have found to post pics is photo bucket oh and  :welcome: :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Schelbi on 05/19/14 02:07 AM
 :welcome: to all new members :wave:

You definitely found the right place to get bitten by the mod bug  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/19/14 03:39 AM
 :welcome: scotta68
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/19/14 08:11 AM
:welcome: to all new members :wave:

You definitely found the right place to get bitten by the mod bug  :thumbsup:

Just gotta watch out for that one about lifts I got see if there's a cure that's not $1200 haha  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Schelbi on 05/19/14 11:23 PM
Yeah, I tried to cure the first bite of that bug with a 3" body lift......didn't really help :'(
The next therapy was a 6" suspension lift.  :thumbsup:

But there are still many other mods buzzing around in my head   ::)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: gfdeputy2 on 05/20/14 05:39 AM
New member from New Hampshire & new Avy owner here is my 2004 loaded Z71 74,000 miles
(http://i61.tinypic.com/no7wnm.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MLM on 05/20/14 06:02 AM
 :welcome: gfdeputy2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/20/14 06:24 AM
Yeah, I tried to cure the first bite of that bug with a 3" body lift......didn't really help :'(
The next therapy was a 6" suspension lift.  :thumbsup:

But there are still many other mods buzzing around in my head   ::)
i am going todo the 3''/2'' lift and then put a 1-2'' body lift and squezze 35's under there with some wheel widners and some trimming
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/20/14 08:38 AM
 :welcome: gfdeputy2 and scotta68
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/20/14 12:10 PM
 :welcome: gfdeputy2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/20/14 12:28 PM
 :welcome: scotta68 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 05/20/14 12:34 PM
 :welcome: gfdeputy2 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/21/14 04:34 AM
 :welcome: wolfman86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: gfdeputy2 on 05/21/14 04:35 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wolfman86 on 05/21/14 05:06 AM
Hey guys thanks for the add.
 I have owned an 02 Z71 for  4 years now, bought it with 127k miles and have 141k now, just recently replaced the front hub assemblies and shocks all around Rancho RS 5000.
Taking it in this week to have the rear end completely rebuilt it has been making noise since I bought it but has been getting worse. the carrier bearings have gone out, I'm just hoping the ring and pinion gears are okay still. I have replaced the entire sound system in the truck component  Kenwood in the doors and built a box to hold a 10" kicker comp under the rear seat. looking to put a 3" body lift on it this summer with some new rubber.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/21/14 07:27 AM
Hey guys thanks for the add.
 I have owned an 02 Z71 for  4 years now, bought it with 127k miles and have 141k now, just recently replaced the front hub assemblies and shocks all around Rancho RS 5000.
Taking it in this week to have the rear end completely rebuilt it has been making noise since I bought it but has been getting worse. the carrier bearings have gone out, I'm just hoping the ring and pinion gears are okay still. I have replaced the entire sound system in the truck component  Kenwood in the doors and built a box to hold a 10" kicker comp under the rear seat. looking to put a 3" body lift on it this summer with some new rubber.
U should get some torsion keys also for a leveling kit
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/23/14 06:22 AM
 :welcome: BamaAV8112
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/23/14 06:23 AM
 :welcome: AmericanMade
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/23/14 06:24 AM
 :welcome: Swamprat91
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/23/14 06:25 AM
 :welcome: TennMatt1
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: reefkrazy on 05/25/14 10:49 AM
New Guy here. Been lurking around but just joined. Just picked up a 02 Avalanche z71 .  Love this truck!

Reefkrazy

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t172/reefkrazy/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/reefkrazy/media/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/25/14 02:26 PM
 :welcome: to the club reefkrazy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TLB on 05/25/14 04:36 PM


(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t172/reefkrazy/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/reefkrazy/media/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg.html)
Looks like you are loaded and ready to go, welcome to the site  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/27/14 04:33 PM
 :welcome: reefkrazy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: reefkrazy on 05/27/14 04:46 PM
Thanks guys. Yeah I kayak a lot with my kids. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ladylioness on 05/28/14 03:27 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ladylioness on 05/28/14 03:34 PM
Hello, I am new to the club. I have a 2005 Z71 white Avalanche with cladding.  I have some questions about the 2005 running boards. Where would I post those questions?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/28/14 03:59 PM
:welcome: to the club ladylioness

You can post your question in this area

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,155.0.html

BTW we are having a get together Saturday if you care to come Click the picture in my signature for details
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shovelhead1340 on 05/28/14 04:45 PM
Hi everyone,  got my av before winter and have loved it so far (except the rust starting to peak through.) I do all my own work and maintenence so I'm sure I'll have questions. Thanks in advance
Glen
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Didit on 05/28/14 04:49 PM
Hi Glenn  :welcome: to the club, hey there is a pretty good sized GTG this Sat in Detroit if you can make it.  Check out the Michigan thread!  Enjoy the wealth of information you will get here on the site!

Didit
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 05/28/14 04:56 PM
 :welcome: shovelhead1340 to the club. What year was the Harley you reference? Was it a pan/shovel? 80 c.i. 90 Fatboy was my fav I owned. All silver including frame. Loved that bike. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Bassman Z71 on 05/28/14 05:15 PM
Welcome fellow Ontarioian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DouglasOak on 05/28/14 05:52 PM
Welcome to CAFCNA Glen!  :welcome:

What part of the province are ya from?
Maybe we can get to meet you at a GTG (get together) soon.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: AvVortecZ71 on 05/28/14 06:42 PM
Hey guys, this isnt my first post, but I figured I should introduce myself! Im Justin from Port Huron Michigan, I am 16 and i own a 2004 Avalanche Z71. Only things that have been changed on it are tire size (Have 265 BFG A/Ts) and I put a Super 44 on it. My Avy has 204,600 and is running strong, makes no noises or anything suspicous! This is my second truck, but my first Avalanche. Hoping to do great things with this truck, and hoping to gain lots of knowledge on it! I bought and paid for my truck, so this aint daddys! I also do all my own maintenance, and will continue to! Glad to be apart of the community, as this is definitely a community worth being apart of! Also, I will be trying my best to make it to the meet on Saturday. I have to work so it will be tough but I will more than likely be there!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 05/28/14 06:59 PM
 :welcome: to the club AvVortecZ71.  And kudos to you for buying your own truck and doing your own maintenance.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 05/28/14 07:06 PM
New Guy here. Been lurking around but just joined. Just picked up a 02 Avalanche z71 .  Love this truck!

Reefkrazy

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t172/reefkrazy/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/reefkrazy/media/20140525_121337_zps81cffe49.jpg.html)
are those dipped rims?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 05/29/14 12:06 PM
 :welcome: ladylioness
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/29/14 12:06 PM
 :welcome: shovelhead1340
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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/29/14 12:07 PM
 :welcome: AvVortecZ71
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Post by: raiderron on 05/29/14 12:26 PM
 :welcome: ladylioness and  :welcome: AvVortecZ71
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Post by: silverrider on 05/29/14 08:30 PM
 :welcome: scotta68
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/29/14 08:32 PM
 :welcome: gfdeputy2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 05/29/14 08:33 PM
 :welcome: wolfman86
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Post by: silverrider on 05/29/14 08:34 PM
 :welcome: reefkrazy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: reefkrazy on 05/30/14 09:22 AM
are those dipped rims?

Yep plast a dip. I love this stuff!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/03/14 10:51 AM
 :welcome: reefkrazy to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/03/14 11:03 AM
 :welcome: ladylioness to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/03/14 11:13 AM
 :welcome: shovelhead1340 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/03/14 11:51 AM
 :welcome: AvVortecZ71 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: russmcb on 06/04/14 07:17 PM
I bought an '02 2500 a few weeks ago.  185k miles, $7200.  I'm pretty happy with it thus far.  I bought it to tow my 24' enclosed trailer (and Miata race car).  I took it on a 5 hour tow last weekend and it was pretty good.  It 'porpoised' a bit when I hit undulations, but I have some thoughts about how to reduce that.  Before that trip I had to drop it off at my buddy's car stereo shop for a few days.  Now it has a nice Kenwood stereo, XMSirius satellite radio, amp, speakers, subwoofer.  That sure helped make the trip more enjoyable.  I can't post any pictures yet - not enough posts (two :-).
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 06/04/14 08:14 PM
I bought an '02 2500 a few weeks ago.  185k miles, $7200.  I'm pretty happy with it thus far.  I bought it to tow my 24' enclosed trailer (and Miata race car).  I took it on a 5 hour tow last weekend and it was pretty good.  It 'porpoised' a bit when I hit undulations, but I have some thoughts about how to reduce that.  Before that trip I had to drop it off at my buddy's car stereo shop for a few days.  Now it has a nice Kenwood stereo, XMSirius satellite radio, amp, speakers, subwoofer.  That sure helped make the trip more enjoyable.  I can't post any pictures yet - not enough posts (two :-).
if you do a photobucket its a little less hastle anyway
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/04/14 08:37 PM
 :welcome: ladylioness
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Post by: silverrider on 06/04/14 08:39 PM
 :welcome: shovelhead1340
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Post by: silverrider on 06/04/14 08:40 PM
 :welcome: AvVortecZ71
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Post by: silverrider on 06/04/14 08:42 PM
 :welcome: russmcb
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/05/14 06:40 AM
 :welcome: russmcb to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 06/05/14 08:28 AM
 :welcome: Russmcb to the club.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/06/14 03:53 AM
 :welcome: russmcb
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: McClutchiin on 06/06/14 07:07 AM
Hey my name is Matt, I have a 2005 Avalanche that I purchased about a month ago. I love the truck and have loved the way they looked since they first came out! I am a new Avalanche owner but not new to fixing and working on cars. I am from the Southside of Chicago and look forward to chatting with you all and maybe being a part of your meetups one day!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 06/06/14 07:33 AM
 :welcome: McClutchiin to the club
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/06/14 08:47 AM
 :welcome: McClutchiin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/06/14 09:53 AM
 :welcome: McClutchiin to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 06/06/14 10:04 AM
 :welcome:  McClutchiin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Free2Brew on 06/11/14 05:31 AM
Hello all, I have been using these boards as a source of information for the past 4 years of owning my 02 Avy.  Love the truck and your knowledge has made my life so much easier, thank you.  Signed up so that I can help where I can, and donate to the cause that has supported my Avy obsession.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/11/14 07:09 AM
 :welcome: Free2Brew to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 06/11/14 08:14 AM
 :welcome: Free2Brew
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Post by: Free2Brew on 06/12/14 03:18 PM
 :yourock: Thanks for the warmth.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dannyr3_8 on 06/13/14 08:48 AM
hey guys just joined your forum i bought my 02 av last week and have a problem with brake lights on the dash staying on and i found so many helpful post on here i had to join looking forward to talking with you all and thanks for having such a helpful forum

danny :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/13/14 08:55 AM
 :welcome: dannyr3_8 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: V. Anthony on 06/13/14 09:03 AM
 :welcome:  dannyr3_8
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Post by: raiderron on 06/13/14 09:05 AM
 :welcome: to the club dannyr3_8
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Post by: WD13 on 06/13/14 01:07 PM
 :welcome: dannyr3_8
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/13/14 01:40 PM
 :welcome: dannyr3_8
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Post by: silverrider on 06/16/14 08:09 AM
 :welcome: McClutchin
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/16/14 08:10 AM
 :welcome: Free2Brew
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/16/14 08:11 AM
 :welcome: dannyr3_8
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Jronguitar on 06/17/14 08:12 AM
FINALLY!!!

Just purchased a AV here in sunny St Petersburg FL. Been waiting a long time and am happy I did.

Found a 2005 with just over 43k. Advertised at 16,9k drove away paying 14,2k

Not sure if I can post pics yet, but will do so first chance.

I have a ton of questions, and will be on here frequently, looking for the knowledge you fellow owners have.

Thanks for having me!!!

JR
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 06/17/14 08:43 AM
 :welcome: Jronguitar
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Post by: raiderron on 06/17/14 08:44 AM
 :welcome: Jronguitar to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/18/14 09:49 AM
 :welcome: Jronguitar to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: RedBone86 on 06/20/14 11:30 AM
Howdy all,

My name is Jason, been a long time reader but just recently made my first post. I am from Texas but currently living in Colorado. This Forum has helped me out on more than one occasion regarding questions about my AV. I look forward to more AV talk in the future. I have a 2004 1500 Av which i enjoy immensely!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 06/20/14 11:37 AM
 :welcome: RedBone86 to the club
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Post by: DixieDarling on 06/20/14 01:20 PM
 :wave: RedBone86
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Post by: WD13 on 06/20/14 01:24 PM
 :welcome: RedBone86
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/20/14 02:54 PM
 :welcome: RedBone86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 06/21/14 12:25 PM
Howdy all,

My name is Jason, been a long time reader but just recently made my first post. I am from Texas but currently living in Colorado. This Forum has helped me out on more than one occasion regarding questions about my AV. I look forward to more AV talk in the future. I have a 2004 1500 Av which i enjoy immensely!
hey dude I take myn fourwheeling quite often here in co always looking for other avs togo with
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/23/14 06:55 AM
 :welcome: RedBone86 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: RedBone86 on 06/23/14 01:43 PM
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I just got stationed in Colorado Springs. I have been wheeling around Turkey Creek and Pueblo Reservoir. Send me a PM Dakota if your ever in the area and looking to do some wheeling.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/23/14 08:55 PM
 :welcome: Jronguitar
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/23/14 08:56 PM
 :welcome: RedBone86
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: HeadofWords on 06/28/14 05:25 AM
Hello all.

Thinking about becoming an owner of a 2002 Avalanche. My dad bought one new back in Oct 2001, used mainly as the long distance vehicle. 61k, Z71, black with the tan sport leather interior. The truck is in pretty good shape for being 14 years old. No major issues except I replaced the factory radio a few weeks ago when it finally bit the bullet. Has all the options except Onstar.

Doug
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Post by: MNWILDAVALANCHE on 06/28/14 06:02 AM
Hello everyone!

I just got an avalanche this winter. 2002, Z71, Dark Green, pretty much stock, except put a new radio and new speakers in. Have some questions to see what people have added/upgraded their avalanches. Also my fog lights won't work - have tried everything (fuses, relays, checked all the wires, the only thing I didn't replace is the 200 some dollar main relay. Also the dimmer for my dash lights doesn't work, I have to jam it to th point the interior some lights almost come on to get it to work. Hopefully somebody knows what I'm talking about.  ???  :help:

-Cody
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Post by: WD13 on 06/28/14 08:21 AM
 :welcome: HeadofWords

 :welcome: MNWILDAVALANCHE
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Post by: raiderron on 06/28/14 08:57 AM
 :welcome: MNWILDAVALANCHE and HeadofWords to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 06/28/14 09:30 AM
Hello everyone!

I just got an avalanche this winter. 2002, Z71, Dark Green, pretty much stock, except put a new radio and new speakers in. Have some questions to see what people have added/upgraded their avalanches. Also my fog lights won't work - have tried everything (fuses, relays, checked all the wires, the only thing I didn't replace is the 200 some dollar main relay. Also the dimmer for my dash lights doesn't work, I have to jam it to th point the interior some lights almost come on to get it to work. Hopefully somebody knows what I'm talking about.  ???  :help:

-Cody
the dimmer switch is a commong problem myn has the same problem and its getting worse im gona go to a local junk yard and have them search for 99-06 silverados and avalanches and suburbans to see if I could take a old one as for the fod lights your talking about the round ones right? because the squareish ones next to them are DRL's (driving lights) and when you push the button to turn them on it the second one down and a light comes on next to it if a light comes on in the dash then that's the bed light and I know that sounds dumb but never hurts to double check  :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 06/30/14 03:24 AM
 :welcome: HeadofWords
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/30/14 03:25 AM
 :welcome: MNWILDAVALANCHE
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/30/14 06:49 AM
 :welcome: HeadofWords to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 06/30/14 06:53 AM
 :welcome: MNWILDAVALANCHE to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 06/30/14 09:51 AM
 :welcome: HeadofWords
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 06/30/14 09:52 AM
 :welcome: MNWILDAVALAN
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Truckasaurus on 07/04/14 12:07 PM
 :wave: Hello everyone!  My name is Jesse and I'm the proud owner of a 2002 Av 2500.  I bought it about a year ago, not long after I bought a new Camaro.  Unfortunately, not long after I bought it, life happened and I never got around to taking good care of it when I found the axle seals were leaking till just before winter last year.  Now, my high payment Camaro is gone and I'm down to the beast with a drinking problem and a long list of needs and wants including stereo system upgrade, exhaust system, bigger tires and a major rest restoration project.  It's got an ugly coating of rust everywhere underneath and a little on 1 of the fenders. 
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/04/14 12:29 PM
 :welcome: Truckasaurus
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: tex2750 on 07/05/14 04:44 AM
Hey everyone, this is John.  I have an 05 z71 avalanche with a 6 in lift, 17 in pro comps with nitto mud grappler 35s. I have a drive on beach in town so my Av gets a regular workout. Oh, and mine is orange.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/05/14 06:21 AM
 :welcome: tex2750
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 07/05/14 04:42 PM
Hey everyone, this is John.  I have an 05 z71 avalanche with a 6 in lift, 17 in pro comps with nitto mud grappler 35s. I have a drive on beach in town so my Av gets a regular workout. Oh, and mine is orange.
first hello  :wave: :welcome:
second  :nopics: haha sounds pretty lets see it! and you can use photo bucket to post it if you don't have enough posts yet
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Post by: harveje on 07/06/14 07:15 AM
Good morning CAFC tem....
Recently acquired 2004 avy Z71 184K
punch list
heat gun and super blue the plastic----done
upper steering sector---done
oil change--done
repair fogs---done
bypass pioneer x920bt stereo--done
use factory xm antenna---done
clean interior---1/2 done
spray front bottom valance---done
speedo fix----future
electronic climate control fix---future
blend door fix---future
power windows real slow to raise----motor fix or grease tracks---future
buff scratches out--future
fix midgate seals--future
fleet
yukon xl
excursion
f150 ext cab lwb
lesabre
 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/06/14 08:44 AM
 :welcome: harveje
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/06/14 09:55 AM
Quite a list you have there harveje :welcome: to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/06/14 11:14 AM
 :welcome: harveje
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LiftedChevy1 on 07/07/14 09:46 PM
Hey Everyone!

My name is Todd and i'm new here but I've been working on cars and trucks since 1996.  I'm an ex certified mechanic and I live in Huntley, Illinois which is a far northwest suburb of Chicago. This is my first ever lifted truck but I've been working on trucks for a while.  I would love to meet up and hang out with people and talk about the trucks and work on them as well.  From what I have seen so far this site has got a lot of info that will come in handy and hopefully i'll be able to add to it as well.  I have a 2005 Avalanche 1500 Z71 with a 6" lift kit and 38x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers and Flowmaster exhaust.  I'm just starting to do some research into what the best mods are that either I can do myself or can find for a good price that will produce the best results.  I would love a supercharger but the money isn't around at the moment.  I look forward to talking and helping all of you!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/08/14 03:26 AM
 :welcome: LiftedChevy1
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Post by: krazycarguy on 07/08/14 06:07 AM
Hey Everyone!

My name is Todd and i'm new here but I've been working on cars and trucks since 1996.  I'm an ex certified mechanic and I live in Huntley, Illinois which is a far northwest suburb of Chicago. This is my first ever lifted truck but I've been working on trucks for a while.  I would love to meet up and hang out with people and talk about the trucks and work on them as well.  From what I have seen so far this site has got a lot of info that will come in handy and hopefully i'll be able to add to it as well.  I have a 2005 Avalanche 1500 Z71 with a 6" lift kit and 38x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers and Flowmaster exhaust.  I'm just starting to do some research into what the best mods are that either I can do myself or can find for a good price that will produce the best results.  I would love a supercharger but the money isn't around at the moment.  I look forward to talking and helping all of you!

Nationals is in a couple weeks. Maybe you could join us!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: tex2750 on 07/08/14 07:41 AM
Tex2750 with a link to pics of the orange beast. URL=http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/tex2750/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140427_135645_690_zps618adb3c.jpg.html](http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/tex2750/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140427_135645_690_zps618adb3c.jpg)[/URL]
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Post by: tex2750 on 07/08/14 07:48 AM
And one more...
(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/tex2750/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140418_163343_023_zps920cc643.jpg) (http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/tex2750/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140418_163343_023_zps920cc643.jpg.html)
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 07/08/14 11:00 AM
let me be the first to say that is pretty  :cool:
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Post by: raiderron on 07/08/14 11:30 AM
 :welcome: to the club HeadofWords, Truckasaurus, tex2750, harveje, LiftedChevy1...Stand by for some fun.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WitchDoctre on 07/08/14 01:44 PM
Hello to all.  Finally got my membership in order and now I can post and ask questions.  Been reading thru all the info for a while now.  I own a 2004 Avy, 1500 base model with over 200k and still humming along with (knock on wood) almost all original parts.  Had to replace the alternator during a trip out to San Diego last October (AutoZone and Wally world are wonderful).  Time to replace the water pump as it appears to have a seal leaking, but it will be changed shortly.

Once again - Hello to all.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 07/08/14 02:20 PM
 :welcome: WitchDoctre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 07/08/14 02:59 PM
 :welcome: WitchDoctre to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/08/14 05:04 PM
 :welcome: WitchDoctre
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Billy Z on 07/08/14 05:48 PM
Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum, Just picked up my first 2004 avalanche last month, Cant explain how much I love it, besides all the trouble it gives me! :E:
Which brings me here today in search of answers that I cannot find via the "Search" option,
I decided to create my own thread in hopes that someone can share some insight with me regarding my specific problem
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Theguywiththeorangeav on 07/08/14 07:00 PM
 :wave: Hi!
05 Av Z71 Sunburst Orange
Stock  :thumbsup:
Just got it 2 months ago and love it.
15 years old
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/08/14 07:09 PM
:welcome: to the club Theguywiththeorangeav and all new members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/09/14 03:31 AM
 :welcome: Billy Z
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/09/14 03:32 AM
 :welcome: Theguywiththeorangeav
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LiftedChevy1 on 07/09/14 04:14 AM
 :welcome: Witchdoctre, Billy Z, and Theguywiththeorange!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 07/09/14 08:39 AM
 :welcome: Billy Z and Theguywiththeorange!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: x40oz on 07/10/14 06:15 AM
Hey all....Just purchased a bone stock 04 z71 AV. I honestly have never thought much about the AV, always kind figured just get a crew cab truck, but this thing is growing on me. Each time I drive, I like it more and more. And the fact I got a great deal on it make me like it even more.

First mod will be keys...looking for 2.5" lift in front. Then tint front two windows...nothing major.

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/x_40oz/7c331e83-7be4-4385-b216-b619ad339a79_zps189ec0b1.jpg) (http://s1082.photobucket.com/user/x_40oz/media/7c331e83-7be4-4385-b216-b619ad339a79_zps189ec0b1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Randy Vickery on 07/10/14 08:45 AM
What took you so long matth53.  ???
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Hi I am a brand new member . I own a 2002  Z71 Avalanche with 154,00 miles. 
Truck has been pretty good to me over the past 7 years. Only problem now is Service Engine light flashes over 60 mph and truck runs bad at that speed. We checked the codes and the po 300 come up misfire. My mechanic isolated to #5 and # 6 we checked spark plugs, wires and coil pack all good. We have heard that these motors have problems with lifters. Yesterday started up and tapping for about 20 seconds. I am not sure what it is? Could it be the CAT. or sensor under intake manifold ?  I also never cleaned the throttle body or used Sea foam as I have heard recommended. Anyone out there with some Help???
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DixieDarling on 07/10/14 08:49 AM
 :wave: liftedchevy1, WitchDoctre, Billy Z, theguywiththeorangeav and x40oz !!
 :welcome: to the club !
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 07/10/14 12:18 PM
 :welcome: all new members to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 07/10/14 12:35 PM
 :welcome: to the club Billy Z, Theguywiththeorangeav, x40oz and Randy Vickery
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/11/14 08:56 AM
 :welcome: x40oz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 07/11/14 08:57 AM
Yeah the round ones...the button doesn't light up or anything. also the small square running lights, sometimes one will come on, sometimes both and sometimes neither come on. Im not pressing the bed light button i know which one that is  :P  let me know if you know how to fix it.   I did buy a replacement button but it had the wrong plug on it? (weird i know) i have checked all the fuses too...replaced the relay and it still wont work...dimmer and fog lights

thanks so much for your help thus far






Wait for it........... This thread will be moved.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/11/14 05:20 PM
 :welcome: Truckasaurus
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/11/14 05:21 PM
 :welcome: tex2750
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/11/14 05:22 PM
 :welcome: harveje
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 07/11/14 05:24 PM
 :welcome: Lifted Chevy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: road-warrior on 07/12/14 07:22 PM
After 3 months of late night internet searches and craigslist adventures, I finally made the plunge and purchased my first Avy!  2005 z71 blue with cladding.  Only 66000 miles.  Bought from a salvage yard in VA.  I live in IL.  Only minor damage. I cant wait for its arrival.  Will post pics asap.  Love this site already!
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Post by: frito on 07/12/14 08:05 PM
 :welcome: road-warrior
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/13/14 05:38 AM
 :welcome: road-warrior
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Post by: raiderron on 07/13/14 07:48 AM
 :welcome: road-warrior
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Post by: silverrider on 07/13/14 02:56 PM
 :welcome: WitchDoctre
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Post by: silverrider on 07/13/14 02:57 PM
 :welcome: Billy Z
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Post by: silverrider on 07/13/14 02:59 PM
 :welcome: Theguywiththeorangeav
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Post by: silverrider on 07/13/14 03:00 PM
 :welcome: x40oz
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Post by: x40oz on 07/13/14 04:55 PM


First mod will be keys...looking for 2.5" lift in front. Then tint front two windows...nothing major.


Sorry bdatlanta...I could not reply to your message...guess i dont have enough post yet. I plan to do the front two 15-20% which i think is what is on the rear. But I plan to put another layer of 25-30% on the rear two doors. I do not intend to tint the back glass as it is already hard to see out of.

Hope this helps.
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Post by: LiftedChevy1 on 07/13/14 06:00 PM
 :welcome: x40, silverrider, and road-warrior
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Post by: cyrus399 on 07/13/14 07:09 PM
Hi all, my name is dave. Just bought a 2k5 avalanche. Live in maineville, oh. Was just in a major accident which totaled out my f-150. Always wanted an avalanche, so with the money I got, I bought one. Its a LT. LOVE it.nice meeting ya.
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Post by: x40oz on 07/13/14 08:01 PM
 :welcome: cyrus399
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Post by: frito on 07/13/14 08:31 PM
 :welcome: cyrus399.  I live in the Eastgate area and work in Mason near Lowes and Home Depot.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/14/14 03:36 AM
 :welcome: cyrus399
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Post by: bdatlanta on 07/14/14 05:32 AM
Hi all, my name is dave. Just bought a 2k5 avalanche. Live in maineville, oh. Was just in a major accident which totaled out my f-150. Always wanted an avalanche, so with the money I got, I bought one. Its a LT. LOVE it.nice meeting ya.
I'm a former f150 die hard and just switched to an Avy. You made a smart choice. The ride will impress you compared to the f150.
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/14/14 01:46 PM
 :welcome: cyrus399 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LiftedChevy1 on 07/14/14 08:40 PM
Welcome to the  :B: club cyrus399!! You'll be glad you left the dark side! LOL
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Post by: raiderron on 07/15/14 08:35 AM
 :welcome: to the club cyrus399
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Post by: bdatlanta on 07/15/14 10:00 AM
Sorry bdatlanta...I could not reply to your message...guess i dont have enough post yet. I plan to do the front two 15-20% which i think is what is on the rear. But I plan to put another layer of 25-30% on the rear two doors. I do not intend to tint the back glass as it is already hard to see out of.

Hope this helps.
Just had my fronts done to legal limit in GA, 32% which almost matches the factory tint on the rear.Looks good and I'm very satisfied. Went for the better grade that blocks the most heat.  $90 for the 2 door windows wasn't bad. Improved the appearance IMHO.
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Post by: cyrus399 on 07/16/14 07:54 AM
I'm a former f150 die hard and just switched to an Avy. You made a smart choice. The ride will impress you compared to the f150.

That was a big reason I bought on
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Post by: silverrider on 07/16/14 09:20 AM
 :welcome: Randy Vickery
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Post by: silverrider on 07/16/14 09:21 AM
 :welcome: road-warrior
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Post by: silverrider on 07/16/14 09:22 AM
 :welcome: cyrus399
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Post by: killer kane on 07/16/14 10:11 AM
Hi, Bill here, I recently picked up a 2002 Avalanche and I love this thing. Nice to have a website that I can get some specific info off of as well.
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Post by: raiderron on 07/16/14 10:13 AM
 :welcome: killer kane to the club. If info for your rig is what you crave, then yes, this is the right place for that.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/16/14 10:15 AM
:welcome: to the club killer kane and all new members.
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Post by: frito on 07/16/14 10:15 AM
 :welcome: killer kane
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Post by: bdatlanta on 07/16/14 10:20 AM
 You'll find this site full of info killer.

 :welcome:
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Post by: raiderron on 07/16/14 10:34 AM
 :welcome: Randy Vickery to the club.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/16/14 10:50 AM
 :welcome: killer kane
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Post by: Shanes 05 Z71 on 07/16/14 04:18 PM
Hey to all!  Took me forever to get approved to this forum. Just got me a 2005 all black Z71 with cladding and I found you guys looking to learn about my new truck!  So far, I've found a wealth of knowledge here.
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Post by: frito on 07/16/14 04:22 PM
 :welcome: Shanes05Z71
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Post by: raiderron on 07/16/14 04:28 PM
 :welcome: to the club Shanes 05 Z71
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Post by: silverrider on 07/16/14 09:09 PM
 :welcome:  killer kane
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Post by: silverrider on 07/16/14 09:10 PM
 :welcome: Shanes 05 Z71
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/17/14 04:48 AM
 :welcome: killer kane to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/17/14 04:55 AM
 :welcome: Shanes 05 Z71 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/17/14 08:57 AM
 :welcome: Shanes 05 Z71
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Post by: baldfox157 on 07/19/14 12:18 PM
Hey, All.
Long time lurker, first time poster. Got my first AV 2 weeks ago, and love it so far. Haunting helped me to know what to look for while I was shopping, and thanks to all for the Refinish Restorer tips. Turned out better than expected. Look forward to spending a lot of time here.
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Post by: raiderron on 07/19/14 12:24 PM
 :welcome: to the club baldfox157
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/19/14 04:51 PM
:welcome: all new members.
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Post by: picklefreek on 07/19/14 07:40 PM
Hi all!!

Been lurking since last summer when I bought a 2002 Z71 to see if I liked it, (always had HD 2500's, but really no need any more).  Found this site then. And it was a lot of help. Fell in love with the AVY, and decided to upgrade to the '07 LT. This is primarily my weekend vehicle to pull the toys like boats, sleds and campers. Since getting it it has been hard to get into my daily driver (Subaru Outback).

Anyway, that's my story and I am sticking to it. Want to thank you for all the help and knowledge you already provided me.

Thanks,
Chris Thayer
Epsom, NH 
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/19/14 08:53 PM
:welcome: to the club picklefreek
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/20/14 04:47 AM
 :welcome: baldfox157
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/20/14 04:48 AM
 :welcome: picklefreek
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Post by: raiderron on 07/20/14 10:39 AM
 :welcome: picklefreek to the club
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Post by: green go on 07/21/14 10:54 AM
New AV owner-to-be here. I've been told I'm the proud poppa of a 2002 green 1500 Z66 that belonged to my grandfather. He decide since he can't drive anymore that I should take over.

Mike
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Post by: frito on 07/21/14 11:25 AM
 :welcome: baldfox157, picklefreek & green go
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/21/14 12:41 PM
 :welcome: baldfox157 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/21/14 12:48 PM
 :welcome: picklefreek to the club.

Brian
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Post by: ck4597 on 07/21/14 02:02 PM
Thanks for accepting me

Been driving a 03 Z71 for 9 years.  195,000 miles and going strong, but "Sam" (yes my avalanche has a name) is starting to show some wear.  Looking forward to finding out where to look and what to do in order to fix things myself

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Post by: frito on 07/21/14 02:28 PM
 :welcome: ck4597
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/22/14 04:03 AM
 :welcome: green go
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/22/14 04:04 AM
 :welcome: ck4597
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/22/14 07:37 AM
 :welcome: green go to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/22/14 07:43 AM
 :welcome: ck4597 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 07/22/14 09:27 AM
 :welcome: to the club ck4597 and green go.
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Post by: silverrider on 07/22/14 02:28 PM
 :welcome: baldfox157
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Post by: silverrider on 07/22/14 02:29 PM
 :welcome: picklefreek
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Post by: silverrider on 07/22/14 02:30 PM
 :welcome:  green go
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Post by: silverrider on 07/22/14 02:31 PM
 :welcome: ck4597
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Post by: dr.gilbo on 07/25/14 12:59 PM
hey guys and girls im new to the forum just wanted to stop and say hi. A little about my self i live in va work at a crazy job that pays for my AVA lol. would not trade it for the world even though its broke down right now. I am hoping to meet more people with this unique truck and get some more info about it as well. thanks everyone
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Post by: raiderron on 07/25/14 01:05 PM
 :welcome: to the club dr.gilbo.
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Post by: frito on 07/25/14 01:05 PM
 :welcome: dr.gilbo
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Post by: Firemedicss on 07/25/14 02:57 PM
hey all! new member, my name is shane, I am a firefighter and paramedic. had my 2002 avalanche z71 for about a year. My favorite vehicle ive ever owned!! love it! see yall around!
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Post by: raiderron on 07/25/14 03:05 PM
 :welcome: to the club Firemedicss
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/26/14 05:43 AM
 :welcome: dr.gilbo
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/26/14 05:43 AM
 :welcome: Firemedicss
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Post by: Trent099 on 07/26/14 03:19 PM
Howdy everyone Im Trent099, hailing from Carbondale IL. I have been in love with Avalanches for a while now and I just sold my 1999 Silverado 1500 Z71 to get my Avy. Hoping to snab one soon to truly be a part of this fantastic club.
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Post by: DixieDarling on 07/26/14 03:37 PM
 :welcome: to the club Trent099 ! Good luck with the AV hunt !  :wave:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/27/14 05:16 AM
 :welcome: Trent099
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Post by: Stock04 on 07/28/14 07:46 AM
Hi, My name is Tod.
New to CAFCNA and the avalanche owners club, just bought my first avalanche a stock black 2004 Z71 all power leather interior and I Love it! Just Missed the get together in Madison Indiana but will hopefully be able to get together some some of you soon in other places.
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Post by: frito on 07/28/14 09:01 AM
 :welcome: Firemedicss, Trent099 & Stock04.

Hey Stock04, I noticed your email address.  Are you in Cincinnati?  I live in Eastgate and work in Mason.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/28/14 11:49 AM
 :welcome: Stock04
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Post by: shane67lchs on 07/28/14 01:44 PM
Hi everyone!

Not new to the site.... been looking at the forums for a while... but new member. First A/V bought about a month ago, 05 LT (leather, nav, sunroof). I wish I would have been on here sooner then I could have started taking more pics of the mods I have been doing. I'm sure I will make a thread about it.
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Post by: raiderron on 07/28/14 03:08 PM
 :welcome: to the club Stock04 and shane67lchs
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Post by: frito on 07/28/14 07:05 PM
 :welcome: shane67lchs
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/29/14 03:44 AM
 :welcome: shane67lchs
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/14 08:48 AM
 :welcome: dr.gilbo to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/14 09:05 AM
 :welcome: Firemedicss to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/14 09:58 AM
 :welcome: Trent099 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/14 10:38 AM
 :welcome: Stock04 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 07/29/14 11:05 AM
 :welcome: shane67lchs to the club.

Brian
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Post by: Trent099 on 07/31/14 10:09 AM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: silverrider on 07/31/14 07:10 PM
 :welcome: dr.gilbo
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Post by: silverrider on 07/31/14 07:11 PM
 :welcome: Firemedicss
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Post by: silverrider on 07/31/14 07:12 PM
 :welcome: Trent099
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Post by: silverrider on 07/31/14 07:13 PM
 :welcome: Stock04
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Post by: silverrider on 07/31/14 07:14 PM
 :welcome: shane67lchs
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 08/01/14 01:56 PM
WELCOME ALL!!  :welcome:
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Post by: BW_731 on 08/04/14 01:27 PM
New member here.  Just bought a new-to-me 2004 Avalanche. 

I like the community so far.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 08/04/14 01:29 PM
 :welcome: BW_731
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Post by: V. Anthony on 08/04/14 01:31 PM
 :welcome:  BW_731
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Post by: frito on 08/04/14 02:34 PM
 :welcome: BW_731
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Post by: raiderron on 08/04/14 03:13 PM
 :welcome: to the club BW_731
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Post by: shane67lchs on 08/04/14 03:50 PM
 :welcome: BW!
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Post by: 2002mizzouav on 08/04/14 08:45 PM
Hello all,

Just picked up an 02 Z66 with 140k for $4500. It has some paint peeling and some other small issues but mechanically runs awesome! I had an 03 Tahoe so I know how good these 5.3's are. I'm in the Air Force and am stationed at Whiteman AFB MO.

Here are some pics...

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o107/1999blacksvt/avalanche1_zpsb050016d.jpg) (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/1999blacksvt/media/avalanche1_zpsb050016d.jpg.html)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o107/1999blacksvt/avalanche3_zps531af206.jpg) (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/1999blacksvt/media/avalanche3_zps531af206.jpg.html)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o107/1999blacksvt/avalanche2_zps5b5e819f.jpg) (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/1999blacksvt/media/avalanche2_zps5b5e819f.jpg.html)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/04/14 09:33 PM
:welcome: to the club 2002mizzouav
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Post by: EXT4ME on 08/05/14 03:44 AM
 :welcome: 2002mizzouav

Great looking truck!
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Post by: frito on 08/05/14 06:41 AM
 :welcome: 2002mizzouav
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Post by: MichBlueEagle on 08/05/14 07:28 AM
Hi to everyone!

I've been a longtime browser of your site. I currently do not a Avalanche but hope too soon. I've been checking out Avalanches on Craigslist both locally and nationally just because Michigan is terrible for rust and I've noticed lots of Avalanches here have telltale rust above the wheel wells, which leads to my Question.

 I really prefer Avalanches with cladding. Of course the rust still appears over the wheels because GM for whatever reason has that drastic cutoff of the cladding before the radius starts at the wheel well. Anyway I found a Avalanche that the cladding appears to go over the Wheel wells?? ...

 http://bham.craigslist.org/ctd/4586810252.html
 Or
(http://images.craigslist.org/00202_7KDEAdDlfIX_600x450.jpg)

Is that cladding? Or has the owner Just painted black over the wheel wells?

I kinda like that look....

Ideas? comments??
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/05/14 07:41 AM
It's definitely not cladding.
It is either bedliner, paint or plasti-dip.
Can't say for sure but no there's isn't any cladding above the wheel wells
If you are worried about rust and I understand why you would, you may want to look at the later years.
It is my understanding that GM did not use galvanized steel until a mid to late 2005. Give a take a year or so

**** Correction, They did use galvanized steel but not much was done for rust prevention.
It was not until later years that they started treating the body panels to be more rust resistant. ******
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Post by: MichBlueEagle on 08/05/14 07:48 AM
I didn't think it was actual cladding - just thought it was strange. I don't mind the look though! I might think differently close up.

I also didn't realize GM wasn't using galvanized at that time.


Thanks!!!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 08/05/14 08:05 AM
 :welcome: MichBlueEagle
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/05/14 08:08 AM
Hi to everyone!

I've been a longtime browser of your site. I currently do not a Avalanche but hope too soon. I've been checking out Avalanches on Craigslist both locally and nationally just because Michigan is terrible for rust and I've noticed lots of Avalanches here have telltale rust above the wheel wells, which leads to my Question.

 I really prefer Avalanches with cladding. Of course the rust still appears over the wheels because GM for whatever reason has that drastic cutoff of the cladding before the radius starts at the wheel well. Anyway I found a Avalanche that the cladding appears to go over the Wheel wells?? ...

 http://bham.craigslist.org/ctd/4586810252.html
 Or
(http://images.craigslist.org/00202_7KDEAdDlfIX_600x450.jpg)

Is that cladding? Or has the owner Just painted black over the wheel wells?

I kinda like that look....

Ideas? comments??

LOL
I see you already picked a username that kinda matches the truck........... Does that mean you're pretty much sold on it?
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Post by: frito on 08/05/14 08:31 AM
Hi to everyone!

I've been a longtime browser of your site. I currently do not a Avalanche but hope too soon. I've been checking out Avalanches on Craigslist both locally and nationally just because Michigan is terrible for rust and I've noticed lots of Avalanches here have telltale rust above the wheel wells, which leads to my Question.

 I really prefer Avalanches with cladding. Of course the rust still appears over the wheels because GM for whatever reason has that drastic cutoff of the cladding before the radius starts at the wheel well. Anyway I found a Avalanche that the cladding appears to go over the Wheel wells?? ...

 http://bham.craigslist.org/ctd/4586810252.html
 Or
(http://images.craigslist.org/00202_7KDEAdDlfIX_600x450.jpg)

Is that cladding? Or has the owner Just painted black over the wheel wells?

I kinda like that look....

Ideas? comments??
:welcome: MichBlueEagle.  It'd definitely not factory.  There are aftermarket plastic pieces meant to resemble/extend the cladding just for appearance sake.  I suspect that's what these pieces over the wells are.  They could be there for one of a few reasons:


I would try to find out which of the three this falls into.  If it's the first or last point I would be OK with it.  If it's the middle point I would be afraid of serious rust issues down the road.  Since it's being sold by a dealer vs. a private party, I don't know if you'll actually be able to determine the "why" they are there.
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Post by: raiderron on 08/05/14 08:51 AM
 :welcome: to the club 2002mizzouav and MichBlueEagle
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Post by: MichBlueEagle on 08/05/14 09:00 AM
Thx All!!

And Yes! I do prefer the Midnight Blue Color, and I'm from Michigan.

 :B:
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Post by: silverrider on 08/05/14 08:42 PM
 :welcome: BW_731
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Post by: silverrider on 08/05/14 08:44 PM
 :welcome: 2002mizzouav
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Post by: silverrider on 08/05/14 08:45 PM
 :welcome: MichBlueEagle
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/05/14 10:26 PM
Hi to everyone!

I've been a longtime browser of your site. I currently do not a Avalanche but hope too soon. I've been checking out Avalanches on Craigslist both locally and nationally just because Michigan is terrible for rust and I've noticed lots of Avalanches here have telltale rust above the wheel wells, which leads to my Question.

 I really prefer Avalanches with cladding. Of course the rust still appears over the wheels because GM for whatever reason has that drastic cutoff of the cladding before the radius starts at the wheel well. Anyway I found a Avalanche that the cladding appears to go over the Wheel wells?? ...

 http://bham.craigslist.org/ctd/4586810252.html
 Or
(http://images.craigslist.org/00202_7KDEAdDlfIX_600x450.jpg)

Is that cladding? Or has the owner Just painted black over the wheel wells?

I kinda like that look....

Ideas? comments??

Hey neighbor :welcome: to the club. That is paint.
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Post by: Fritsam on 08/09/14 05:17 PM
Hello,

Was given a 2002 Avalanche 66 as an Easter present from my sister.  My uncle actually was the original owner and he gave it to my aunt...and so on. My uncle owned it til 240,000 miles and he religiously changed the oil, and had everything done over at regular intervals.

Anyway, it has 252,000 miles and runs great.  No rust, it was a North Carolina truck and I have it in Ohio now.

So far I've replaced all the rotors and pads and today had the joy of cutting a hole into the floor to replace the fuel pump.  That was a blast.  But it's up and running strong as ever and I'm sold on the Avalanche.  Was a die-hard Ford owner but was pleasantly surprised by the difference in the framework, suspension, exhaust and brakes in the Avy...

I'd like to thank the Admins of this board for their hard work because it was postings on this board that gave me the "courage" to tackle the fuel pump job...never done one before. 

Thanks again!!!   


Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/09/14 05:51 PM
:welcome: to the Fritsam there are a couple of get together coming up in Ohio soon.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/09/14 06:03 PM
 :welcome: Fritsam
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 08/09/14 06:06 PM
 :welcome: Fritsam!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Sal Picasso on 08/10/14 09:11 AM
Good morning & hello .. New member alert lol . I just want to thank you for the add .
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/10/14 09:36 AM
 :welcome: to the club Sal Picasso
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/10/14 10:03 AM
 :welcome: Sal Picasso
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/10/14 10:08 AM
 :welcome: Sal Picasso
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/11/14 04:03 AM
 :welcome: frtisam &Sal Picasso  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dr.gilbo on 08/11/14 05:45 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys  :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 08/11/14 10:11 AM
 :welcome: Sal!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/12/14 10:17 AM
 :welcome: to the club Fritsam and Sal Picasso
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Buhler55 on 08/12/14 10:21 AM
Hello I'm new to the fan club and I was wondering if you guys have any advice for level my avalanche. I want to take a 3 inch leveling kit put it on my avalanche and then put some 32"s on my wheels. Any advice ???
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/12/14 10:38 AM
 :welcome: Buhler55
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/12/14 10:54 AM
 :welcome: to the club Buhler55
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/12/14 12:30 PM
 :welcome: Buhler55  Sorry, but I don't have an answer for you.  I'm pretty much stock.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/12/14 01:04 PM
Hello I'm new to the fan club and I was wondering if you guys have any advice for level my avalanche. I want to take a 3 inch leveling kit put it on my avalanche and then put some 32"s on my wheels. Any advice ???





Buhler, do a search and you can find several threads that will answer your questions.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/12/14 05:32 PM
 :welcome: Fritsam
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/12/14 05:34 PM
 :welcome: Sal Picasso
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/12/14 05:34 PM
 :welcome: Buhler55
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/14 05:53 AM
 :welcome: Fritsam to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/14 06:23 AM
 :welcome: Sal Picasso to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/13/14 07:07 AM
 :welcome: Buhler55 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bowtie4life on 08/14/14 09:59 AM
For the last 6 months or so I've been looking at getting a new (to me) vehicle.  I have a small Chevy SUV now and it just isn't big enough for the family and all the equipment (fire & SCUBA/water rescue) I haul daily.  I've been searching for a crew cab vehicle, and had been focused on the Silverado.  But then I got looking at the Avalanche and was sold on it.  Plenty of interior space for the family and dogs, plus plenty of secured bed space for all my equipment, plus have room left over.  No need to unload all my stuff just to go shopping.
If all goes well with the loan, I should be taking possession of a Black '04 Ava Z71 today or tomorrow, hopefully today.  :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/14/14 10:10 AM
 :welcome: bowtie4life  and  :thumbsup: on the new ride.  Post pics when you can.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/14/14 10:10 AM
 :welcome: bowtie4life to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/14/14 10:11 AM
 :welcome: to the club bowtie4life  :B: The AV is a breed of it's own. Meets and exceeds lots of needs. Heck, with a gas or gen powered margarita mixer stabbed in the tow receiver, you could live for weeks almost anywhere you want to go. Must have priorities after all.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/14/14 10:28 AM
 :welcome: bowtie4life
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/14/14 10:41 AM
 :welcome: to all the new members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MLM on 08/14/14 11:35 AM
For the last 6 months or so I've been looking at getting a new (to me) vehicle.  I have a small Chevy SUV now and it just isn't big enough for the family and all the equipment (fire & SCUBA/water rescue) I haul daily.  I've been searching for a crew cab vehicle, and had been focused on the Silverado.  But then I got looking at the Avalanche and was sold on it.  Plenty of interior space for the family and dogs, plus plenty of secured bed space for all my equipment, plus have room left over.  No need to unload all my stuff just to go shopping.
If all goes well with the loan, I should be taking possession of a Black '04 Ava Z71 today or tomorrow, hopefully today.  :B:

Offhand I can't think of any other discontinued vehicle that has no true equivalent and yet so many people are still discovering is perfect for them. Holy carp fish l can't even count how many new owners have checked in here just in the past few months. Does GM need any more hints to bring back the Avalanche? Welcome in bowtie4life!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bowtie4life on 08/14/14 12:39 PM
IF they bring it back in the future, I hope they learn from their mistakes and make it cladded.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/14/14 01:13 PM
IF they bring it back in the future, I hope they learn from their mistakes and make it cladded.
  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ms38w on 08/15/14 04:39 PM
IF they bring it back in the future, I hope they learn from their mistakes and make it cladded.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  With engine options too...I'm getting tired of the "one size fits all" mentality of the auto manufacturers.  I want choices within the group. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/16/14 08:08 AM
 :welcome: bowtie4life
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/16/14 01:00 PM
 :welcome: bowtie4life
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bowtie4life on 08/16/14 06:26 PM
Financing finally went through and picked up my 2004 Ava Z71 today.  :D  My wife and daughter say I have permagrin, okay so maybe I do.  I've wanted a truck my entire adult life and I finally got one.  I got home and dropped the wife and daughter off so they could go school supply shopping and I went and did some shopping of my own at AutoZone.  Needed some cleaning supplies.  One of the items I got was the Eagle1 Tire Shine.  It was highly recommended elsewhere on this forum.  After returning home, I went to work washing the Ava and used the Eagle1 on the tires, cladding and bed cover.  DAMN, my wife and I were both very impressed with how it all looked.  All areas that the Eagle1 was used on looks like new.
Looking forward to having the Ava for a very long time, and learning more and more from all of you on this forum.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/16/14 07:18 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 08/17/14 08:02 PM
 :welcome: bowtie4life
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rjl1417 on 08/18/14 01:39 PM
Hello,
My name is Robert and I recently purchased a 2002 Avalanche 2500 with 260,000 km on it. Been wandering this site finding great advice looking to do a compete tune up and hopefully enjoy what life is left in this great truck.

Robert,
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/18/14 01:52 PM
 :welcome: rjl1417
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ROWDYROY on 08/18/14 06:03 PM


Hey there fellow AVALANCHE people! Been a member for a lil while now and thought i would let people know that i got my amber lights so its official I am part of the club! :B:.   I live in the Pittsburgh pa area so if i see any other ambers out there il make sure to say hello. Well Babe the Blue OX(AV'S Name) and I will see you guys on the road..
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 08/18/14 11:01 PM
 :welcome: rjl1417

 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Muld0991 on 08/19/14 01:20 AM
Hi there, I am new here. I am Cor Mulder from The Netherlands, Europe and happy owner of a 2002 Avy, 5.3 LM7 4x4.
I hope to be of any help in the future but I think you people have much more experience sind the Avy is US car...
Anyway I am happy to be a new member, thanks and greetz from Holland.
Cor Mulder '67
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/19/14 04:34 AM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/19/14 04:35 AM
 :welcome: Muld0991
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/19/14 05:02 AM
 :welcome: rjl1417 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/19/14 05:07 AM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/19/14 05:14 AM
 :welcome: Muld0991 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Cappelle on 08/19/14 07:09 AM
Hello, Never thought I'd own an avalanche but when the right deal came up... However now that I have it, it's really growing on me. I got an 2003 z71 (limited GFX edition if that means anything)  pewter color with cladding.
 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/19/14 08:32 AM
 :welcome: to the club Cappelle
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 08/19/14 09:22 AM
 :welcome:  Cappelle, ROWDYROY,  Muld0991 & rjl1417
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/19/14 10:22 AM
 :welcome: Cappelle
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ygmn on 08/19/14 11:25 AM
... (limited GFX edition if that means anything)  ...
 
I never heard of that that option

Must have been a dealer badge thing...
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 08/19/14 11:44 AM
 :welcome: to the club rjl1417 ROWDYROY Muld0991
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 08/20/14 04:37 AM
I have never heard of GFX either so i googled it... They are the largest upfitter in Canada.

http://gfxtrucks.com/gfx-vehicle-packages/avalanche/

Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 08/21/14 04:59 AM
 :welcome: Cappelle to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/22/14 08:31 PM
 :welcome: rjl1417
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/22/14 08:32 PM
 :welcome: ROWDYROY
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/22/14 08:34 PM
 :welcome: Muld0991
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 08/22/14 08:34 PM
 :welcome: Chappelle
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: threemiloffset on 09/04/14 06:19 PM
Herro.  I have owned my Avy for a little over a year now.  I am thinning down the fleet solely to her so I figured I should join up and research some ways to make her how I like, since I have a history of not being able to leave vehicles alone and in stock form. :drive:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/04/14 06:30 PM
 :welcome: to the club threemiloffset
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/04/14 07:14 PM
 :welcome: threemiloffset
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/04/14 07:22 PM
 :welcome:  threemiloffset    BEWARE  It's addicting!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/04/14 08:48 PM
 :welcome: threemiloffset to the club.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/05/14 03:43 AM
 :welcome: threemiloffset
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/05/14 05:54 AM
 :welcome: threemiloffset to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/05/14 06:15 AM
 :welcome: threemiloffset
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wyotonka on 09/05/14 08:13 AM
Herro.  I have owned my Avy for a little over a year now.  I am thinning down the fleet solely to her so I figured I should join up and research some ways to make her how I like, since I have a history of not being able to leave vehicles alone and in stock form. :drive:
I have that history with everything, not just vehicles  :laugh: welcome and there are tons of mod ideas here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DatAv05 on 09/05/14 05:27 PM
Hey all, I'm Will, working out a deal with a dealership I work at on buying an 05 Avy WBH Z71 Dark Ming Blue/Shale Leather, fully loaded. Wish me luck! Should be getting it done Monday if things go well. I'll definitely be posting about it if I do end up with it! I'm a full time detailer at the place, so needless to say I'll be spending my lunch break and then some on it. :) Looking forward to joining the Avalanche world finally.

 :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/05/14 05:30 PM
 :welcome: to the club DatAv05
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/06/14 04:11 AM
 :welcome: DatAv05
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/06/14 06:06 AM
 :welcome:DatAv05
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: threemiloffset on 09/06/14 10:36 AM
I have that history with everything, not just vehicles  :laugh: welcome and there are tons of mod ideas here  :thumbsup:

I think having those problems is pretty close to a mental illness, haha.  I have a shirt that says "I void warranties"

Already been checking out mod ideas.  Installed some Monroe Reflex shocks last weekend.  My Spectre intake should be here today and the Gibson cat-back should be here next week.  Probably going to end up getting some Ford keys to level the front of the truck out with.  Been checking out headers and leaning towards the OBX with the Y-pipe combo.  Also a Blackbear tune.  The last two I am patiently holding off on until the sale of my other car.

For today's adventure I am going to be bringing some of my faded cladding back to life, man does it look like crap faded.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Willow LS on 09/06/14 08:58 PM
Guys,
I'm back,  I now own a 2003, with 20"Rims.  Not a fan of those. But I am back in the saddle. The deer took down my old one,  but my brother-in-law is going to make sure that this one will survive a deer of it comes to that.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/07/14 05:12 AM
Guys,
I'm back,  I now own a 2003, with 20"Rims.  Not a fan of those. But I am back in the saddle. The deer took down my old one,  but my brother-in-law is going to make sure that this one will survive a deer of it comes to that.
:welcome: back.  I'm glad you were able to find a replacement.  Have you brother-in-law make something like this for you and I don't think you'll have to worry about Bambi any more.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTQwWDk2MA==/z/udkAAOSwVupTpo3v/$_75.JPG)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/08/14 07:04 AM
 :welcome: DatAv05 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CanadianAvyEH on 09/08/14 02:50 PM
Sylvain from northern ontario canada
2002 avy z71
4:10 gears
33" dick cepeck mud country's
OBX longtube headers
Straight piped to flowmaster super 40
Black painted plastics
Blacked out grille
Camo front emblem
5% windows
2 12" type r's
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/08/14 06:58 PM
 :welcome: CanadianAvyEH
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/09/14 04:08 AM
 :welcome: CanadianAvyEH
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Kville76 on 09/09/14 05:57 AM
Hello. I'm Kevin from Winston-Salem, NC.  My Avalanche is an 02 2500 with 79k miles.  That's right 8.1 big block power here.  Bought it from my boss who bought it new.  Sold my 13 Sierra 1500 with 6.2 for it.  Really liked the 13, but not the payment.  The 8.1 should tow about the same and the payment is much more manageable.  Put a set of 285/75/16 Michelins on it, refinish restored the plastic, 3"dual in/4"single out Spintech exhaust, and tinted the windows.  Also, already changed the DRL to amber. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/09/14 06:09 AM
 :welcome: Kville76.  Sounds like you have a sweet ride.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/09/14 07:53 AM
 :welcome: CanadianAvyEH to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/09/14 08:03 AM
 :welcome: Kville76 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/09/14 09:14 AM
 :welcome: to the club CanadianAvyEH
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/09/14 09:15 AM
 :welcome: back Willow LS
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/09/14 09:17 AM
 :welcome: to the club Kville76
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Willow LS on 09/09/14 10:36 AM
:welcome: back.  I'm glad you were able to find a replacement.  Have you brother-in-law make something like this for you and I don't think you'll have to worry about Bambi any more.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTQwWDk2MA==/z/udkAAOSwVupTpo3v/$_75.JPG)

I showed my brother-in-law that picture and he laughed, then got all serious... "is that really what you want?"  No man. I still need it to look normal. Lol. I'll take pictures when it's built.

Welcome to everyone after my post.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/10/14 09:31 AM
 :welcome: Kville76
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/11/14 07:13 PM
 :welcome: DatAv05
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/11/14 07:15 PM
 :welcome: CanadianAvyEH
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/11/14 07:16 PM
 :welcome: Kville76
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DixieDarling on 09/11/14 07:21 PM
:welcome: back.  I'm glad you were able to find a replacement.  Have you brother-in-law make something like this for you and I don't think you'll have to worry about Bambi any more.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTQwWDk2MA==/z/udkAAOSwVupTpo3v/$_75.JPG)

This is pretty bad@ss. I like it !  :A:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: stretch2500 on 09/13/14 06:38 PM
Wanted to say hello. I have finally bought an Avalanche after many years of wanting one. Its an 02 white 2500. I'm excited about joining the family and reading/getting answers on the forums.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/13/14 07:39 PM
 :welcome: stretch2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 09/14/14 12:31 AM
 :welcome: stretch2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/14/14 02:11 AM
 :welcome: stretch2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: TheAtheistReverend on 09/14/14 06:52 PM
Hello y'all.
My POS '92 Ranger was totaled while it was parked in front of my house a couple weeks ago, and I needed a new truck. With a family started and a new career on the horizon, I wanted something safer and a little more substantial. I had never considered an Avalanche, but my mechanic friend insisted I get a Chevy or GMC truck. I test drove an Avy as people seem to like to call it, and totally fell in love.
I am now a proud owner of a 2004 K1500 Z71 and glad I found this forum! I've already done a ton of creeping around and learned a lot of great information here, so thanks!
Let's see if I can get a photo of my new baby uploaded...

(http://i.imgur.com/aArr0QA.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/14/14 08:25 PM
 :welcome: stretch2500
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/14/14 08:26 PM
 :welcome: TheAtheistReverend
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/15/14 04:27 AM
 :welcome: TheAtheistReverend
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/15/14 10:04 AM
 :welcome: stretch2500 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/15/14 10:08 AM
 :welcome: TheAtheistReverend
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/15/14 10:30 AM
 :welcome: TheAtheistReverend to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DURASPANK on 09/15/14 10:21 PM
New here. Been a chevy man my whole life.
Will admit I have a dodge now but that's only because mega cab and diesel. (I'm sure my dad lookin down and shakin head)
Anyway son wants a Avalanche for his first ride. So been lurkin around. Some good info here.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/16/14 12:56 AM
 :welcome: DURASPANK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/16/14 07:47 AM
 :welcome: DURASPANK  Now go get rid of that Dodge.   :B:  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/16/14 08:22 AM
 :welcome: DURASPANK to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/16/14 09:21 AM
 :welcome: to the club stretch2500, TheAtheistReverend and DURASPANK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DURASPANK on 09/16/14 09:28 PM
:welcome: DURASPANK  Now go get rid of that Dodge.   :B:  :4:
As soon as chevrolet builds a 4 door ext cab I will. Got my screen name from my first 4 door truck. 01 dually duramax with foose spank wheels.
Love the room in my mega. Reclining rear seats is cool too. Chevy drives better though and my Duramax was faster.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/17/14 09:06 AM
Owned 2 of the Duramax diesels and they were the bomb. I loved those trucks but do not need the towing prowess anymore. Here in Oregon the diesel is way expensive, also. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/17/14 09:14 AM
As soon as chevrolet builds a 4 door ext cab I will. Got my screen name from my first 4 door truck. 01 dually duramax with foose spank wheels.
Love the room in my mega. Reclining rear seats is cool too. Chevy drives better though and my Duramax was faster.
That sound sweet.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: mccarronz on 09/19/14 01:36 AM
Hello, recently bought a Sport Red Metalic '05 Z71 WBH bone stock (for now).
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/19/14 04:57 AM
 :welcome: mccarronz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/19/14 08:55 AM
 :welcome: to the club mccarronz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 09/19/14 10:44 AM
 :welcome: mccarronz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 09/19/14 10:48 AM
 :welcome: DURASPANK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/19/14 05:13 PM
 :welcome: mccarronz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/22/14 06:58 AM
 :welcome: mccarronz to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/22/14 07:27 AM
 :welcome: DURASPANK
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/22/14 07:28 AM
 :welcome: mccarronz
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: blazzinbird on 09/22/14 02:36 PM
Hi guys,

  So I just got my Avalanche its a 2004 z71. I traded my silverado in for it. After I got it home about a week later I find out it's going to be a project truck. So I guess I'll do my signature with current problems.

Btw I'm Brandon and I'm from illinois.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/22/14 03:38 PM
:welcome: to the club blazzinbird and all new members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/22/14 04:13 PM
 :welcome: to the club blazzinbird
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/22/14 04:25 PM
 :welcome: blazzinbird
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/22/14 06:53 PM
 :welcome:  blazzinbird
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: hardrock on 09/22/14 07:35 PM
Back Again!
Finally bought another Avalanche, an 06 Z-71 with 144K
Lots of plans, stay tuned! Looking forward to talking with old and new members soon.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/22/14 10:36 PM
:welcome: back hardrock
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/23/14 03:09 AM
 :welcome:back hardrock
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/23/14 03:28 AM
 :welcome: back hardrock
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/23/14 08:32 AM
 :welcome: back hardrock
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Midpac on 09/23/14 09:28 AM
Hey guys,
We're a three Avalanche family ... Mom has a white 2002 w/o cladding, wife has a green 2004 Z71 AV w/o cladding and mine is a burgundy 2004 Z71 AV with cladding and every option available.  We love these trucks, good looks, good work truck, comfortable ride and great mileage.  Been looking for a forum / knowledge base on left REAR grinding noise when hitting a bump in the road ... Sounds like a gear not guite engaging.  Will continue searching.  Thanks all.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/23/14 09:43 AM
Hey guys,
We're a three Avalanche family ...
:welcome: to the club Midpac .  You and OhioBellBoy would get along well.  He's also part of a three Avy household. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: enoniam on 09/23/14 09:47 AM
Welcome Midpac!

Tell us, how did your mother get her 02 w/o cladding?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/23/14 10:04 AM
Hey guys,
We're a three Avalanche family ... Mom has a white 2002 w/o cladding, wife has a green 2004 Z71 AV w/o cladding and mine is a burgundy 2004 Z71 AV with cladding and every option available.  We love these trucks, good looks, good work truck, comfortable ride and great mileage.  Been looking for a forum / knowledge base on left REAR grinding noise when hitting a bump in the road ... Sounds like a gear not guite engaging.  Will continue searching.  Thanks all.






 :welcome: to the club Midpac. And, like enoniam, I would like to know about the '02 w/o cladding.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Gabriel Grendge on 09/23/14 11:28 AM
Hello all! New member here. I've had my Avy for bout a month. It's the newest vehicle i have. The truck i drove before is a 88 GMC S15 SS. So it's a huge jump in many aspects. My wife has a 93 buick le sabre so thats the newest we got before the avy. Um not great at introductions considering i'm kind of an introvert. I'm pretty concise and to the point mostly. Love the knowledge on the forum. Been checking it out previous and continually since i got my avy. Mine is a fixer-uper so it needs quite a bit of work but i love that kinda stuff.
Um Thanks for having me hope it'll be fun.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/23/14 11:36 AM
 :welcome: to the club Gabriel Grendge. You will find lots of people here that like the first year AV's including me. I too have an 02 Z71. If you have questions there are lots of answers here for you. For anything else you can do a "search" at upper right of page and find threads that will help. How to save money and the best bang for the buck.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/23/14 12:45 PM
 :welcome: Gabriel Grendge
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/23/14 05:01 PM
  :welcome: Midpac
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/23/14 05:02 PM
 :welcome: Gabriel Grendge
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Gone Blue on 09/23/14 07:28 PM
Hey second time Avalanche owner from SE MI checking in.  I have previously owned an 02' Z66 that I bought new.  And then last week I bought an 05' Z71 4wd Avalanche without cladding with 118m miles on it.  Happy to have an Avalanche back in the garage.

G.B.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/23/14 08:24 PM
:welcome: to the club Gone Blue or should I call you neighbor.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/24/14 03:05 AM
 :welcome: Gone Blue
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/24/14 03:33 AM
 :welcome: Gone Blue
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/24/14 06:46 AM
 :welcome: blazzinbird to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/24/14 06:51 AM
 :welcome: Midpac to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/24/14 07:39 AM
 :welcome: to the club Gone Blue
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/24/14 10:34 AM
 :welcome: Gabriel Grendge to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/24/14 10:42 AM
 :welcome: Gone Blue to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 09/24/14 11:52 AM
Helllooooo everyone and  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 440thumper on 09/24/14 04:47 PM
440thumper to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/24/14 05:09 PM
 :welcome: to the club 440thumper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/24/14 06:22 PM
 :welcome: 440thumper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/25/14 04:59 AM
 :welcome: 440thumper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/25/14 07:46 AM
 :welcome: 440thumper to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/25/14 08:30 AM
 :welcome:  blazzinbird
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/25/14 08:31 AM
 :welcome: hardrock
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/25/14 08:32 AM
 :welcome: Midpac
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Gone Blue on 09/26/14 08:00 PM
Thanks for all the "welcomes".  I am sure this site will a great help with my truck.  My Z71 Bilsten shocks are toast.  After reading a number of threads and posts on here I picked up a set of Monroe Reflex mono tube shocks.  Thanks again to all.  G. B.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 09/28/14 07:56 AM
 :welcome: EVERYONE!!!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Vikings83 on 09/28/14 03:59 PM
Name is Vince living in Jacksonville, FL.  2002 Z66 Victory red, bought it from someone in 2013 with 120,000 miles on it so I'm still new to the avalanche world.  I have replaced the catalytic converters, spark plugs/wires, New tires Grabber 265/70/17 STX, New knock sensors, manifold gasket, new rear differential gasket with Royal purple gear oil.  Lots more to do to it but takes money and I have a 2 yr old so I have none! Once we pay off our other car (Nissan Rogue) I'm going to get new exhaust, wheels, tires, and a lift.  It does have an oil leak which I'm suspecting is the main seal but ill save that for another day.  Running 10w-30 with Lucas oil stabilizer or oil honey and that's work well with the engine.  Still runs strong and I absolutely love my avalanche!! I also used plasti-dip on the cladding to make it black, is was sun worn gray when I bought it.  50$ worth of plasti dip did the trick :B: ill post pics when I have the chance! Great site, lots of great info and not a lot of egos here!! thanks for the add!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/28/14 06:45 PM
:welcome: to the club Vikings83
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/28/14 08:15 PM
 :welcome: Vikings83
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/29/14 04:49 AM
 :welcome: Vikings83 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 09/29/14 12:17 PM
 :welcome: to the club Vikings83
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: KenW on 09/29/14 05:08 PM
New member here. Thanks to all the members who contribute their knowledge and experience here. It's a terrific resource.

I've been an AV fan for many years. Bought my first AV, a 2004 Z71, in 2005, but reluctantly had to sell it when Gremlins took over the electronics at the same time the warranty ran out. Just bought a beautifully kept 2002, July of this year, and hope to keep it for a long time to come. Of course, I'll be counting on y'all's advice to help me do just that.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 09/29/14 05:34 PM
New member here. Thanks to all the members who contribute their knowledge and experience here. It's a terrific resource.

I've been an AV fan for many years. Bought my first AV, a 2004 Z71, in 2005, but reluctantly had to sell it when Gremlins took over the electronics at the same time the warranty ran out. Just bought a beautifully kept 2002, July of this year, and hope to keep it for a long time to come. Of course, I'll be counting on y'all's advice to help me do just that.

Welcome kenW :welcome: :wave: they are very helpful without a doubt
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 09/29/14 05:36 PM
 :welcome: KenW
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/29/14 08:40 PM
 :welcome: Gabriel Grendge
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/29/14 08:41 PM
 :welcome: Gone Blue
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/29/14 08:42 PM
 :welcome: 440thumper
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/29/14 08:43 PM
 :welcome: Vikings83
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 09/29/14 08:44 PM
 :welcome: KenW
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 09/29/14 09:07 PM
Thanks for all the "welcomes".  I am sure this site will a great help with my truck.  My Z71 Bilsten shocks are toast.  After reading a number of threads and posts on here I picked up a set of Monroe Reflex mono tube shocks.  Thanks again to all.  G. B.
Dude with your name u have already made a friend you should check out my build thread under custom avalanche ext section if u like blue I got a feeling u will like it
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 09/30/14 06:16 AM
 :welcome: KenW to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/30/14 05:19 PM
 :welcome: Vikings83
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 09/30/14 05:20 PM
 :welcome: KenW
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/01/14 09:21 AM
 :welcome: to the club KenW
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dorelse on 10/01/14 08:24 PM
I'm not really new...but I'm returning!

Picked up my 'new to me' '02 z66 on Monday.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Xlq_Iff5KAg/VCzDpaZuCQI/AAAAAAAAdTk/SFyGpsu-Yik/s800/BlackAvy.jpg)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: busboy on 10/01/14 08:32 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/01/14 09:14 PM
:welcome: to the club busboy, where are you from. ???
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/02/14 04:09 AM
:welcome: to the club busboy, where are you from. ???
He's actually from Athens.

 :welcome: busboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/02/14 04:10 AM
I'm not really new...but I'm returning!

Picked up my 'new to me' '02 z66 on Monday.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Xlq_Iff5KAg/VCzDpaZuCQI/AAAAAAAAdTk/SFyGpsu-Yik/s800/BlackAvy.jpg)
:thumbsup:   :welcome: back
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/02/14 04:32 AM
 :welcome: busboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/02/14 04:33 AM
 :welcome: back dorelse
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: qreaigh on 10/02/14 06:35 AM
Good morning CAFC tem....
Recently acquired 2004 avy Z71 184K
punch list
heat gun and super blue the plastic----done
upper steering sector---done
oil change--done
repair fogs---done
bypass pioneer x920bt stereo--done
use factory xm antenna---done
clean interior---1/2 done
spray front bottom valance---done
speedo fix----future
electronic climate control fix---future
blend door fix---future
power windows real slow to raise----motor fix or grease tracks---future
buff scratches out--future
fix midgate seals--future
fleet
yukon xl
excursion
f150 ext cab lwb
lesabre
 
What did you have to do to use the original XM antenna,  also hows the reseption.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/02/14 07:13 AM
 :welcome: busboy to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/02/14 07:24 AM
 :welcome: back to the club dorelse and  :welcome: to the club busboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: dm02avalanche on 10/02/14 08:56 AM
New member and first Avalanche (2002 Blue/LT Gray Cladded), Love the Forum !! Lots of Great post .....

Doug / Southern New Hampshire
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/02/14 09:09 AM
 :welcome: dm02avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/02/14 09:25 AM
 :welcome: to the club dm02avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Crash0000 on 10/02/14 12:04 PM
New member here from Central NC.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/02/14 12:42 PM
 :welcome: Crash0000
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Crash0000 on 10/02/14 12:57 PM
Thx!  :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: busboy on 10/02/14 05:54 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: busboy on 10/02/14 06:04 PM
new to this forum and learning to use this site.  Owner of a 2002 avalanche. We have owned 6 avalanches. 
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/03/14 07:31 AM
 :welcome: dm02avalanche to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/03/14 07:36 AM
 :welcome: Crash0000 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/03/14 09:04 AM
 :welcome: to the club Crash0000, again
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: baldfox157 on 10/03/14 04:32 PM
Hey, guys. Silly question, why is the new topic button not on all of the forum subjects? I was trying to post a WTB.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/03/14 05:01 PM
Go to CAFCNA Feedback and post your question there for the response or someone will maybe answer here. Your question may be moved to correct spot though.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rdiddy_25 on 10/03/14 08:09 PM
Hello, my name is Rafael. New to this forum. Just got my first Avalanche: 2006 LT Fully loaded Z71 package. Look forward to learning from all if you.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/03/14 09:07 PM
:welcome: to the club rdiddy_25, where are you from. ?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: xoutofmyheadx on 10/04/14 01:06 AM
 :welcome: peepsez. we sure got a ton of new pp in here lately.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/04/14 08:46 AM
 :welcome: to the club rdiddy_25
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/04/14 09:25 AM
 :welcome: rdiddy_25
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/04/14 06:20 PM
 :welcome: dm02avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/04/14 06:21 PM
 :welcome: Crash0000
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/04/14 06:22 PM
 :welcome: rdiddy_25
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Ovalbore on 10/05/14 12:34 PM
Hi everyone. Picked up my first Avy last Friday (2004 Cladded z71). It needed some work and every time I googled something this site always popped up with the answer so I figured I'd join!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Boatman2 on 10/05/14 03:06 PM
Great info on this site,!  I just purchased a 2003 cherry 4wd z71 loaded with the cladding on Sept 19.  It has 92,000 mi.  Got it for $9200.00 After a week of haggling.  I want to keep the cladding looking like new, any suggestions??

As per my name I bought it because I bought a bigger boat and our 1998 gmc Sierra couldn't get it up the ramp without great difficulty (otherwise it was a good truck!).

Any suggestions on preventative maintainance ?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/05/14 05:27 PM
 :welcome: Ovalbore
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/05/14 05:28 PM
 :welcome: Boatman2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/05/14 06:38 PM
 :welcome: Ovalbore & Boatman2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Rocky Mountain Sooner on 10/06/14 01:56 PM
Hello fellow Av Fans!

My wife and I found a 2005 Av 1500 Z71 in charcoal gray, non cladded. Well she saw it first and told me she wanted it. So being the manly man that I am, I went to have a look for myself. We left the dealership that day with it. I absolutely love this truck! :D
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/06/14 02:24 PM
Hello fellow Av Fans!

My wife and I found a 2005 Av 1500 Z71 in charcoal gray, non cladded. Well she saw it first and told me she wanted it. So being the manly man that I am, I went to have a look for myself. We left the dealership that day with it. I absolutely love this truck! :D
:thumbsup:  :welcome: to the club Rocky Mountain Sooner
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/06/14 04:53 PM
 :welcome: Rocky Mountain Sooner
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/07/14 09:12 AM
 :welcome: to the club Ovalbore
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/07/14 09:13 AM
 :welcome: to the club Boatman2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/07/14 09:14 AM
 :welcome: to the club Rocky Mountain Sooner
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/14 10:18 AM
 :welcome: rdiddy_25 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/14 10:26 AM
 :welcome: Ovalbore to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/14 10:29 AM
 :welcome: Boatman2 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/07/14 10:31 AM
 :welcome: Rocky Mountain Sooner to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: JrBean on 10/07/14 02:22 PM
Hi!  I joined a couple of weeks ago, after buying a used 2006.

Can someone tell me why I can't include pictures on my posts?  I tried sending a message to a moderator, but it also says I have no permission to send direct messages. 

Since joining, I've done the Amber DRL's (way cool) and the FTDRL mod, along with Lows on high.  Loving the club, loving the truck, not liking that I can't post pictures or even send a message to a moderator.  :/

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/07/14 02:26 PM
Hi!  I joined a couple of weeks ago, after buying a used 2006.

Can someone tell me why I can't include pictures on my posts?  I tried sending a message to a moderator, but it also says I have no permission to send direct messages. 

Since joining, I've done the Amber DRL's (way cool) and the FTDRL mod, along with Lows on high.  Loving the club, loving the truck, not liking that I can't post pictures or even send a message to a moderator.  :/









You have to have a minimum number of posts before allowed to post pics, I think 20-25.  :welcome: to the club JrBean
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/07/14 03:22 PM
 :welcome: JrBean  If you have the picture saved on Dropbox, Google+ or something like that, you can right click on the picture, click "Copy Image URL" and then use the Insert Image icon (http://64.38.204.55/cafcna/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) by pasting the Image URL into it
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/07/14 05:17 PM
 :welcome: JrBean
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/07/14 08:45 PM
 :welcome: Back dorelse
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/07/14 08:46 PM
 :welcome: busboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/07/14 08:47 PM
 :welcome: qreaigh
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/07/14 08:48 PM
 :welcome: dm02avalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/07/14 08:49 PM
 :welcome: Crash0000
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: n0useforaname on 10/08/14 08:15 AM
Name is Eric Frank, live in central PA, just picked myself up a 2002 white avalanche Z71 loaded.  Thing is mint, only 150K on the clock, zero rust, etc...  I used to have an 05 Lanche years ago and traded it on a diesel... did the whole drag racing, etc.. thing.. triple turbos, built tranny, engine, etc.. and I missed my Lanche almost every day.  Finally sold the diesel now back to the old school style :)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/08/14 08:45 AM
 :welcome: n0useforaname
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/08/14 08:48 AM
 :welcome: n0useforaname
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/08/14 09:15 AM
 :welcome: to the club n0useforaname
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/08/14 09:55 AM
 :welcome: JrBean to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/08/14 09:58 AM
 :welcome: n0useforaname to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: JrBean on 10/08/14 03:40 PM

You have to have a minimum number of posts before allowed to post pics, I think 20-25.  :welcome: to the club JrBean

Well, that would explain it!  Wow, that's a lot of posts... (minus 1)   :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/08/14 03:56 PM
Well, that would explain it!  Wow, that's a lot of posts... (minus 1)   :4:





They do that to keep spam away. Spam is not going to post that many to get some pics on here but in an earlier post, frito told how to do it. Good luck.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2500AVYFLA on 10/09/14 05:42 AM
HELLO!!!

Long time lurker, first time poster!! What an incredible resource for the BEST TRUCKS EVER!!!  :4:

Proud owner of a 2002 2500 Avalanche 4x4, Black with leather interior. Purchased my 2002 AVY 'used' in 2002 with 4,800 miles on it. First owner had bought it, rigged it with a front towing attachment, dragged it to Alaska and back behind his motorhome and when he got home his wife informed him she "didn't like it" so he traded it in on a Tahoe. Found my Avy sitting on the 'used' car lot of a GMC dealer and traded my Chevy Z-71 ext.cab 4x4 and a little cash and bought her right on the spot!

Can't wait to do some forum searches and then do the standard 'new to a forum' NOOB questions!  :cool:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/09/14 05:47 AM
 :welcome: 2500AVYFLA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/09/14 05:59 AM
 :welcome: 2500AVYFLA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/09/14 09:01 AM
 :welcome: to the club 2500AVYFLA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: JrBean on 10/09/14 10:15 AM
 :welcome: 2500AVYFLA 

Lots of good info. to be found on here!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2500AVYFLA on 10/09/14 01:18 PM
:welcome: 2500AVYFLA 

Lots of good info. to be found on here!

I have already fixed/solved/got info on some many minor things from just searching this place its been a blast. Has refired up my wanting to update my 2500 so I can get another 150k out of it!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/10/14 10:26 AM
 :welcome: 2500AVYFLA to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 10/10/14 12:08 PM
 :welcome: to all the new peeps!  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/11/14 09:03 AM
 :welcome: baldfox157
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/11/14 09:04 AM
 :welcome: rdiddy_25
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/11/14 09:05 AM
 :welcome: Ovalbore
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/11/14 09:06 AM
 :welcome: Boatman2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: cissysdad on 10/11/14 09:06 PM
new member i drive a 2002 avi since new 128,000 on the ol girl love it cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dueck on 10/11/14 09:57 PM
 :welcome: cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: WD13 on 10/11/14 11:10 PM
 :welcome: to all the new members.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/12/14 08:31 AM
 :welcome: cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/12/14 08:31 AM
 :welcome: cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/13/14 10:09 AM
 :welcome: cissysdad to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/13/14 12:23 PM
 :welcome: to the club cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: busboy on 10/13/14 08:25 PM
:welcome:
Hello and welcome to the club....
 :wave:
New members please post in here with a little introduction about yourself.....

Fill out your signature in your profile and include what year & model Avy or Ext you have so members can better answer any questions you may have.

Also if you are interested in meeting other members and attending get togethers you may want to fill in the location block within your profile as well.  Putting just the state you reside in is usually good enough.

Enjoy the club and all we have to offer.....Thanks for finding us....

Below is some information new visitors/members may find useful:

That was an old post from a good member...since the site has been around much longer...you may want to set the search end date back much more....the forum started around 17 Jan 2002.

NOTE:

Before starting a thread, please check all the various sections we have developed. Start your thread in the section that best fits your thread. Mods will move threads started in an incorrect forum and may or may not tell you.

Now for some helpful information:

Some threads which help explain some forum functions and to help better your forum experience:

NOTICE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,1528.0.html)
Image And URL Posting! (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,4.0.html)
Signature And Avatar Sizes (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,69205.0.html)
New MEMBER Feedback
 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,17244.0.html)

Thread which has links to various popular mods...
Find It Here First. Links To Mods, Advice, FAQs (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,6503.0.html)

Place to practice posting pics:
Practice thread for posting pics and such  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,32449.0.html)
 :nopics:

What all the bowties and colors mean:
Color Coding of Member Names & Bowties (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,39477.0.html)

 :yourock:
Link to becoming Supporting Member:
CAFCNA Supporting Membership webpage (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/store/supporting_member.html)

 :woohoo: :woot:

Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rdiddy_25 on 10/13/14 08:30 PM
:welcome: to the club rdiddy_25, where are you from. ?

Live in New Braunfels, Tx.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/13/14 09:50 PM
Live in New Braunfels, Tx.

Go over to the Texas area of the site and post up a Hello post.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/14/14 03:51 AM
 :welcome: busboy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/14/14 09:22 AM
 :welcome: busboy to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: cissysdad on 10/14/14 10:18 PM
thanks to all that sent me a welcome
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/16/14 09:45 AM
 :welcome: Rocky Mountain Sooner
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/16/14 09:47 AM
 :welcome: JrBean
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/16/14 09:49 AM
 :welcome: n0useforaname
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/16/14 09:50 AM
 :welcome: 2500AVYFLA
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/16/14 09:51 AM
 :welcome: cissysdad
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: CaughtnaAvalanche on 10/16/14 07:26 PM
Hello all!  I have just joined the club, so to speak, but I haven't technically picked it up yet. Hope to tomorrow or first of next week. I have signed the paperwork however, slits a done deal. Glad to be here, I've been reading over the pages last few days and decided to register today. Look forward to talking about this new obsession!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/16/14 08:43 PM
 :welcome: to the club CaughtnaAvalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 10/16/14 09:13 PM
 :welcome: everyone!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/17/14 01:07 AM
 :welcome: CaughtnaAvalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/17/14 05:00 AM
 :welcome: CaughtnaAvalanche to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: tmatkins2 on 10/23/14 06:13 PM
Hi all, just got my 03 Avalanche a couple months ago.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 10/23/14 07:24 PM
 :welcome: to the club tmatkins2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/24/14 03:21 AM
 :welcome: tmatkins2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 10/24/14 10:29 AM
 :welcome: tmatkins2 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/25/14 07:11 AM
 :welcome: CaughtnaAvalanche & rdiddy_25
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/27/14 01:27 PM
 :welcome:  CauhgtnaAvalanche
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 10/27/14 01:31 PM
 :welcome:  tmatkins2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 10/27/14 01:35 PM
 :welcome: tmatkins2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: cnbrvers on 11/02/14 08:10 AM
Hello to all.
I am new here as I have recently bought my first Avalanche. 2004 with less than 60,000 miles on her. I've owned regular
p/u's in the past but now wanted a unique truck.

Real sweet and well taken care of. I recently retired from DOD and the wife and I are going to travel pulling our RV.

Seems like a great site and a wealth of info.
V/R,
BOB
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/02/14 10:12 AM
:welcome: to the club cnbrvers and all new members
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/02/14 10:21 AM
 :welcome:  cnbrvers
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/02/14 04:26 PM
 :welcome: cnbrvers
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/03/14 08:31 AM
 :welcome: cnbrvers to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: wndrvr on 11/03/14 11:47 AM
Looking or ideas to lift/level my stock 2005 non-clad Z71 for my 16yo son.  Want to run at least 33's on it, put new bumpers on front and back.  Also need to gatorback the plastic.  Thanks for all the great pics, I'm looking forward to the changes for mine (his)!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/03/14 12:07 PM
 :welcome: wndrvr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/03/14 01:17 PM
 :welcome: wndrvr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/04/14 10:22 AM
 :welcome: wndrvr to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/04/14 11:05 AM
 :welcome: to the club cnbrvers
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/04/14 11:06 AM
 :welcome: to the club wndrvr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Lobo on 11/04/14 01:47 PM


Hello, I think I should have started here first, but I posted in the 100K mile club but really don't know where the post went.
  Just got my 2006 Z71 (white w/cladding) in Oct and it already had 112K on it.  This site has helped us a lot already.  Started getting lights from the get go.  Your advice to change the vent evap solenoid cleared the engine light for about $30.  Apparently nobody knows how to clear the check tire pressure light.  Replaced AT tires with new road tires, had sensors reset, and everything else we could think of to do, but still have light.  Everyone we know with same chevy dash set up all have this problem.  Maybe a tire sensor  is bad but heard they are about $50 and not sure which one it is.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/04/14 02:14 PM
 :welcome: to the club Lobo
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/04/14 02:28 PM
 :welcome: Lobo
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: DURASPANK on 11/04/14 10:09 PM
New here. Been a chevy man my whole life.
Will admit I have a dodge now but that's only because mega cab and diesel. (I'm sure my dad lookin down and shakin head)
Anyway son wants a Avalanche for his first ride. So been lurkin around. Some good info here.
Just to update. We now have a 02 orange Z66. 200k on it but you wouldn't know it from the way it runs. Took a set of tires, alignment to git it to drive right. Think once I put shocks on it.(oil soaked) It'll be perfect. Had flow master installed also. Son has his dream vehicle.  Orange has always been his favorite color.
Noticed today it has amber drl's must've been some member here
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/05/14 03:57 AM
 :welcome: Lobo
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/05/14 05:40 AM
 :welcome: Lobo to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/05/14 08:31 AM
 :welcome: cnbrvers
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/05/14 08:32 AM
 :welcome: wndrvr
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 11/05/14 08:33 AM
 :welcome: Lobo
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: heavychevy2003 on 11/07/14 04:56 PM
Hey guys new to the forum!

Just got my 03 avalanche a few days ago :B: so far I'm loving it. I have Been looking at the chevyavalanchefanclub for about 6 months now but I only joined after I purchased my avalanche.

I love what you guys do (and drive) hope I can be apart of the club just like all you guys

Also the guy with the big yellow tonka truck I love that truck!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/07/14 05:00 PM
 :welcome: heavychevy2003
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Willow LS on 11/08/14 07:50 PM
Welcome everyone :wave:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/09/14 08:00 AM
 :welcome: heavychevy2003
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/10/14 04:30 AM
 :welcome: heavychevy2003 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LT PHOENIX on 11/10/14 06:26 AM
Hello, my name is Chris. I've had my 06 for about a year or so. I love it, so glad I bought it!!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 4x4dreamer on 11/10/14 07:00 AM
Hello, my name is Chris. I've had my 06 for about a year or so. I love it, so glad I bought it!!

 :welcome: LT PHOENIX So glad you love your Av  :thumbsup: Best wishes!


-Ian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/10/14 07:03 AM
 :welcome: LT PHOENIX
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/10/14 09:58 AM
 :welcome: LT PHOENIX to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/10/14 11:00 AM
 :welcome: LT PHOENIX
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/10/14 11:07 AM
 :welcome: to the club LT PHOENIX
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: rkunz2 on 11/10/14 02:37 PM
Hello, my name is Chris. I've had my 06 for about a year or so. I love it, so glad I bought it!!

 :welcome: Welcome, LT PHOENIX!

I'm a new member too, and from AZ (Chandler)! Longtime viewer and recent member. This is a great forum!

Mine is a 2002 Olympic White Z66 optioned out, save DVD system and roof rack. Owned since day 1, August 2002. The AV's are great trucks, a real piece of American engineering done right. She's my 2nd bow-tie sitting in the garage, my daily driver is a 2010 Malibu.

Enjoy the forum!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/10/14 05:24 PM
 :welcome: rkunz2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/10/14 08:20 PM
 :welcome: to the club rkunz2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/11/14 04:27 AM
 :welcome: rkunz2
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/11/14 06:04 AM
 :welcome: rkunz2 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: shane67lchs on 11/11/14 06:58 PM
 :welcome: EVERYONE!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 11/13/14 04:58 PM
 :welcome:  :welcome:  :welcome:  :welcome:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Rsams6 on 11/14/14 11:08 AM
Hey everybody! I just bought an '06 Avalanche this weekend, and am loving it so far! Found some interesting stuff on here so thought I would join. Pics will soon come.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/14/14 11:12 AM
 :welcome: Rsams6
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Farmor on 11/14/14 01:04 PM
Don't know what happened, just lost the page, will continue the saga later. Looking forward to learning more about Avalanches.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 11/14/14 01:11 PM
 :welcome: to the club Farmor
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/14/14 01:21 PM
 :welcome: Farmor
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/14/14 04:56 PM
 :welcome: Rsams6
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/14/14 04:56 PM
 :welcome: Farmor
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 4x4dreamer on 11/14/14 07:18 PM
 :welcome: Everyone  :thumbsup: So many new members and its hard to keep up with them all. It warms my heart  :A: :A:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Redbaron317 on 11/16/14 10:29 AM
Hey everyone i just joined. Love this forum you've already been so much help. I've still got some issues with fuel pressure, pump shutting off when fueling (after replacing vent solenoid), awful poor fuel economy and more. Thought yall might be able to help me out or direct me to the right post. I'll try and post in the right area. I just bought my av 6 months ago and by far the nicest vehicle I've owned. Not sure how to post pics!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/16/14 12:33 PM
 :welcome: Redbaron317
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/16/14 08:58 PM
 :welcome: Redbaron317 

To post pics, save your pics on photobucket, dropbox, google drive or something like that.  Right click on the picture and click "Copy image URL".  When you're posting, click the (http://64.38.204.55/cafcna/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) icon and then paste the image URL.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Redbaron317 on 11/16/14 09:09 PM
Cool thanks!

(https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxHNx4Iy3xR4dlpsWDdfNnh4b1U/edit?usp=docslist_api)
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Rickelake on 11/17/14 04:41 AM
Morning C.A.F.C. members, this is my first post. Just purchased my first Avalanche, a 2005 1500 4WD in Summit White with only 64,000 miles in pristine condition :0) I'm probably gonna have a few questions in the next couple of weeks! Thanking you in advance for any help, ideas or suggestions you can throw my way!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/17/14 04:41 AM
 :welcome: Rsams6 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/17/14 04:44 AM
 :welcome: Farmor to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/17/14 04:50 AM
 :welcome: Redbaron317 to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/17/14 05:38 AM
 :welcome: Rickelake to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 11/17/14 05:45 AM
Morning C.A.F.C. members, this is my first post. Just purchased my first Avalanche, a 2005 1500 4WD in Summit White with only 64,000 miles in pristine condition :0) I'm probably gonna have a few questions in the next couple of weeks! Thanking you in advance for any help, ideas or suggestions you can throw my way!
:welcome: Rickelake
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Post by: 4x4dreamer on 11/17/14 07:59 AM
Morning C.A.F.C. members, this is my first post. Just purchased my first Avalanche, a 2005 1500 4WD in Summit White with only 64,000 miles in pristine condition :0) I'm probably gonna have a few questions in the next couple of weeks! Thanking you in advance for any help, ideas or suggestions you can throw my way!

 ::) Lucky, I still haven't been able to find one in white with low miles in my area, or on the east coast for that matter..  :( Well, let me rephrase that; i can't find one with Leather/Bose/Nav/Sunroof/z71 Package, preferably southern with no rust.. Geez, I don't ask for much do I?  :laugh:

 :welcome: Rickelake, best wishes to you and your Av  :A: :B:
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Post by: cnbrvers on 11/17/14 09:16 AM
Hello..!  I'm a new Avalanche owner as of about a month ago. Recently retired, I wanted something stronger to hold up to continued towing of our smaller rv.
Really liked the unique look of these so started looking for the right one over three months ago.  Finally found a 2004 z71 with 59k miles  on it !!  Jumped on it and never looked back.
I'll post pics as soon as allowed.
Do want say this site really rocks with all the info and advice!
VR   BOB
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/17/14 09:19 AM
 :welcome: Rickelake
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/17/14 09:20 AM
 :welcome: cnbrvers
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Post by: frito on 11/17/14 10:19 AM
 :welcome: cnbrvers
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/17/14 11:18 AM
 :welcome: cnbrvers to the club.

Brian
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Post by: CDAKline on 11/17/14 11:26 PM
Hey I just bought my first Av!  Traded in my Toyota on a whim and I absolutely love my 05 Z71 and I don't know how I made it this far in life without one.  I'm sure I'll be bugging everyone soon for advise and pics showing it off (once winter is over and I and I start into it).
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/18/14 04:17 AM
 :welcome: CDAKline
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/18/14 06:11 AM
 :welcome: CDAKline to the club.

Brian
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Post by: frito on 11/18/14 06:20 AM
 :welcome: CDAKline
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Post by: raiderron on 11/18/14 08:32 AM
 :welcome: to the club CDAKline
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Post by: Bassman Z71 on 11/18/14 08:27 PM
 :welcome:  CDAKline  Glad you traded that Toyota!  Had a 05 once, best Avy I owned. Way to go!
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Post by: Lvrboy on 11/19/14 05:32 PM
Hi my name is John. I have a 2002 red avalanche. I've had it since 2011 and it was my dad's before mine. I absolutely love the concept of the avalanche and have a lot of mods into this truck!! Glad to be a member and hope to receive good feedback from this forum!!
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Post by: Lvrboy on 11/19/14 05:34 PM
Oh and the username is the title of one of my favorite bands.. if anyone was curious   :B:
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Post by: raiderron on 11/19/14 05:45 PM
 :welcome: to the club Lvrboy
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Post by: frito on 11/19/14 07:48 PM
 :welcome: Lvrboy
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/20/14 01:05 AM
 :welcome: Lvrboy
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Post by: stevenboise on 11/20/14 01:57 AM
Hi, everyone!  New member here making the obligatory welcome post.  We own a 04 Avalanche and found this forum as we are looking at doing some upgrades to it to make it a better off-road truck for us.  Seeing lots of ideas and comments and decided it would be better to be a member.   
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/20/14 04:17 AM
 :welcome: stevenboise
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Post by: frito on 11/20/14 04:21 AM
 :welcome: stevenboise
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/20/14 06:41 AM
 :welcome: Lvrboy to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/20/14 06:44 AM
 :welcome: stevenboise to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 11/20/14 07:33 AM
 :welcome: to the club stevenboise
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Post by: Lvrboy on 11/20/14 05:22 PM
Thanks guys. Gonna circle the forum and make a few posts so I can post some pictures. Great to be on here! :D
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Post by: silverrider on 11/20/14 07:25 PM
 :welcome:  heavychevy2003
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Post by: silverrider on 11/20/14 07:27 PM
 :welcome:  LTPHOENIX
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Post by: silverrider on 11/20/14 07:29 PM
 :welcome:  rkunz2
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Post by: silverrider on 11/20/14 07:31 PM
 :welcome:  rsams6
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Post by: Avalanche735 on 11/20/14 08:48 PM
Hello from central Alabama. I just bought a 2003 Avalanche. I have already read some very useful information on this forum. I look forward to taking part in the Avalanche madness.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: smthng on 11/21/14 05:05 AM
Not really "new" but haven't been here since 2007.  Just bought an '04 2500, mostly for towing duty.  Runs good, but need some attention.

(http://i.imgur.com/NfS2GRq.jpg)
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/14 06:01 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche735 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 11/21/14 06:08 AM
 :welcome: back smthng.

Brian
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Post by: frito on 11/21/14 06:38 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche735 and  :welcome: back smthng
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/14 09:46 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche735
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/14 09:47 AM
 :welcome: back smthng
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Post by: txavy2500 on 11/21/14 03:25 PM
New from TX. just purchased a 04 2500 series with 125k miles. seems to be a good solid truck that just needs some tlc.
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Post by: raiderron on 11/21/14 03:27 PM
 :welcome: to the club txavy2500
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Post by: frito on 11/21/14 03:28 PM
 :welcome: txavy2500
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Post by: raiderron on 11/21/14 03:28 PM
 :welcome: back to the club smthmg
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Post by: raiderron on 11/21/14 03:29 PM
 :welcome: to the club Avalanche735
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/21/14 04:26 PM
 :welcome: txavy2500
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Post by: NJnorthface02 on 11/22/14 05:12 PM
HEY:-D just brought home my first avalanche! 2002 Black, mean looking, mean sounding, fast as heck  North Face Edition and the drive home (at about a average speed of 90mph) was awesome!

 Thanks to the avalanche community here for all the advice and information you have given over the years on this board. It helps folks like me in searching for our own...
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/22/14 06:52 PM
Congrats on the new to you AV and :welcome: to the club NJnorthface02
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Post by: raiderron on 11/22/14 07:15 PM
 :welcome: to the club NJnorthface02
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Post by: frito on 11/22/14 08:41 PM
 :welcome: NJnorthface02
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/23/14 04:45 AM
 :welcome: NJnorthface02
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Post by: 03Avy235 on 11/25/14 05:01 AM
Hello, just bought my first avalanche 2003 grey metallic, with tinted windows. Other than that bone stock for now. Really excited to Finally have a avalanche!
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Post by: frito on 11/25/14 06:36 AM
 :welcome: 03Avy235
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Post by: silverrider on 11/25/14 08:43 AM
 :welcome: Farmor
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Post by: silverrider on 11/25/14 08:43 AM
 :welcome: Redbaron317
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Post by: silverrider on 11/25/14 08:44 AM
 :welcome: Rickelake
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Post by: silverrider on 11/25/14 08:45 AM
 :welcome :cnbrvers
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/25/14 06:26 PM
 :welcome: 03Avy235
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Post by: Shakes on 11/27/14 08:18 AM
Just picked up an 04 base with only 60k on it. 22" wheels, stereo and tint. It's no off roader, but it'll haul the car and do what truck things I need it to do while the wife and I are comfortable so I'm excited about it.

I haven't had an American vehicle for quite a while but I'm glad to have picked up a bow tie. I had an 85 Celebrity, that I wrecked, and a '78 suburban (4x4 4spd) when I was in high school.

Dealer photo
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/shakes/02_zps2511778d.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shakes/media/02_zps2511778d.jpg.html)

At home
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/shakes/20141123_144731_zpsc8f23f5e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shakes/media/20141123_144731_zpsc8f23f5e.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/shakes/20141123_144718_zps685f37fa.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shakes/media/20141123_144718_zps685f37fa.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/shakes/10171694_10152866124385903_3600177307463477333_n_zps147ca987.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shakes/media/10171694_10152866124385903_3600177307463477333_n_zps147ca987.jpg.html)

The car, just because.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/shakes/IMG_7015_zps01e2c372.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/shakes/media/IMG_7015_zps01e2c372.jpg.html)
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Post by: raiderron on 11/27/14 08:51 AM
 :welcome: to the club 03Avy235
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Post by: raiderron on 11/27/14 08:52 AM
 :welcome: to the club Shakes
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Post by: frito on 11/27/14 01:47 PM
 :welcome: Shakes
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Post by: EXT4ME on 11/27/14 05:39 PM
 :welcome: Shakes
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Post by: silverrider on 11/30/14 08:39 AM
 :welcome: CDAKline
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Post by: silverrider on 11/30/14 08:40 AM
 :welcome: Lovrboy
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Post by: silverrider on 11/30/14 08:41 AM
 :welcome: stevenbois
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Post by: silverrider on 11/30/14 08:42 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche735
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Post by: revival1 on 12/02/14 01:14 PM
Just got this 2005 2500 4X4(http://)(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee506/lorif2007/Picture571.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/lorif2007/media/Picture571.jpg.html)
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Post by: raiderron on 12/02/14 01:15 PM
 :welcome: to the club revival1
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/02/14 01:56 PM
 :welcome: revival1
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Post by: ronthehandymanga on 12/02/14 02:01 PM
 :welcome: all    :wave:   :thumbsup:


revival1
Avalanche735
stevenbois
Lovrboy
CDAKline
Shakes
03Avy235
Rickelake
NJnorthface02
txavy2500
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Post by: permasite on 12/03/14 07:45 AM
Hello to the group and the admins. 

I had a tough time getting past the original registration processjavascript:void(0);, but now I am here and I am looking forward to contributing. javascript:void(0); Your site has already been invaluable to me as a guest member.  I got my Dark Ming Blue Metallic 2005 Avalanche LT (with out the cladding) about two months ago from a shifty stealer. 

They fixed a couple of obvious safety problems, and hide or did not disclose several other defects during the initial sale.  Additionally, in servicing the vehicle, they created several problems where there were none.

Using your site, and with a little help from youtube, I was able to fix my way through several difficult repairs.  As a result, I have gained some in site on some of the require repairs, that I am looking to share.

Absolutely the worst was the replacement of the HVAC passanger actuator javascript:void(0);(problem not disclosed by the stealer).  This creates a situation where the heater only blows cold air on the passanger in every setting. Absolutely inaccessible!  But I got her done!  Wahoo!!!
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/14 10:34 AM
 :welcome: revival1 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/03/14 11:30 AM
 :welcome: permasite to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 12/03/14 11:37 AM
 :welcome: to the club permasite.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/04/14 04:25 AM
 :welcome: permasite
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Post by: frito on 12/05/14 07:45 AM
 :welcome: permasite & revival1
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Post by: silverrider on 12/08/14 07:21 AM
 :welcome: smthng
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Post by: silverrider on 12/08/14 07:22 AM
 :welcome: txavy2500
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Post by: silverrider on 12/08/14 07:24 AM
 :welcome: NJnorthface02
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Post by: silverrider on 12/08/14 07:26 AM
 :welcome: 03Avy235
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Post by: permasite on 12/08/14 08:32 PM
Thank you guys for the big welcome,

I am working on the jeff d under rear seat subwoofer enclosures.  I am going to load them up with a pair of 8" polk audio subwoofers.  I am already reading up on how to get my audio signal from the head unit before the bose amp.  I think this will crush it!  Working on the ftdrl, ambers of course, and fogs on with high beams.  Great stuff.  You guys are the bomb.

AsI get a little time I will be adding photos of the jeff d sub boxes.  But I think the big contribution I can make will be an you interesting up date on how to replace the impossible to get to, ain't no way even touch it SOB MOTHER FING PASSANGER SIDE TEMPERATURE ACTUATOR.  Make my blood boil just thinking about it.  

But here is the deal.  I saw the video of the guy on youtube that cut away the duct tube that runs across the dashboard, that gave me some big balls.  Wait a minute, let me explain my motivation first.  Why' would I go so radical on my hvac, because I had no other choice.  My new to me Avalanche, my wife will not ride because it just blows cold air all over her.  If the heat is on she is getting blown with cold air.  And now my dashboard is completely apart 4 weeks after I purchased the truck.  That dash was not going back togeather without this problem bring fixed.

So any way, I am telling you that you can do this repair in about two hours.  You remove the dash (It took me 45 minutes just to figure out how to remove the oh-poop handle on the dash), and then cut away this tube, and vola there is the actuator sitting easy to get at.  I give hugh credit to the guy on the youtube video. Kudos!  Where he took a sawzall to it to cut the tube, I improved upon his action.  First I cut across the top of the tube with one of those oscillating cutting tools and then asdeep as the tool would go.  Next you finish the rest of the cut with a hot knife.  Or in my case a 4 inch putty knife and a propane torch.  This worked so clean.  After replacing the actuator,  I reinstalled the duct tube and wrapped the duct tube with that sound deading material.  I cut it to size, heated it , formed it, and then added several 3/4" screws. Then, I could reassemble my dash. What a job.  I did get pictures, but I do not know how to post them yet. (Some video of the repair before the dash was fully reassembled).

Thanks for all the help.  I AM LOOKING TO RETURN THE FAVOR IN KIND.

In reference to the jeff d sub box, I made two high detail 3d drawings of the actual assembly, and then turned that into a super detailed cutlist drawing.  The 3d software is sketchup from google.  It is free and very powerful.  Iwill post photos once I figure out how to.

John G aka Permasite
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Post by: Starcrow on 12/09/14 10:55 AM
Hi everybody!
Been reading this site for a couple weeks and finally decided to make a profile.  Love the amount of information here.
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Post by: raiderron on 12/09/14 11:44 AM
 :welcome: to the club Starcrow
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Post by: frito on 12/09/14 12:16 PM
 :welcome: Starcrow
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/09/14 02:31 PM
 :welcome: Starcrow
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/10/14 05:13 AM
 :welcome: Starcrow to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 12/10/14 07:38 AM
 :welcome: Shakes
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Post by: silverrider on 12/10/14 07:40 AM
 :welcome: revival1
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Post by: silverrider on 12/10/14 07:41 AM
 :welcome: permasite
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Post by: silverrider on 12/10/14 07:42 AM
 :welcome: Starcrow
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Post by: Jdverheul16 on 12/12/14 08:58 AM
Hey, I'm John, I am mildly skilled in the automotive world, but am excited about learning from others about the stuff y'all do with your trucks.
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Post by: raiderron on 12/12/14 09:29 AM
 :welcome: to the club Jdverheul16
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/12/14 09:45 AM
 :welcome: Jdverheul16
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Post by: frito on 12/12/14 10:53 AM
 :welcome: Jdverheul16
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 12/12/14 01:07 PM
 :welcome: Jdverheul16 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: billybatts on 12/12/14 03:16 PM
 :wave:

Hey everyone,

Just joined the AV team a little over a month ago.
Have been driving Chevy trucks for years.
Hated the Avalanches until early this year when I started looking for a second vehicle.
I liked the interior of my 94 Full Sized Blazer but needed the cargo area of my 99 3-door Silverado.
The Avalanche kept popping up in my searches so i went and checked one out and realized it was the best of both worlds.

Ended up with 2004 5.3 z71 "Mullet Truck".  :thumbsup:
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Post by: frito on 12/12/14 03:50 PM
 :welcome: billybatts
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/12/14 04:54 PM
 :welcome: billybatts
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Post by: silverrider on 12/17/14 06:22 AM
 :welcome:  Jdverheul16
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Post by: silverrider on 12/17/14 06:23 AM
 :welcome:  billybatts
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Post by: raiderron on 12/17/14 07:21 AM
 :welcome: to the club billybatts
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Post by: marcjac1 on 12/18/14 10:24 AM
Hi all! Just bought my first Avalanche a few weeks ago. It's a Silver Birch '05 which had just 29,500 miles on it at the time. I drove 315 miles from NC to Winchester, VA to buy it. I've already found it to be as useful as I hoped it would be. It's a great commuter vehicle, extremely comfy for trips and hauls almost anything. Looking forward to years of enjoyment. Thanks to everyone in advance for their knowledge!

-Marc
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/18/14 10:37 AM
 :welcome: marcjac1
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Post by: raiderron on 12/18/14 10:55 AM
 :welcome: to the club marcjac1
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Post by: Misfit171 on 12/18/14 02:33 PM
Hi I'm a new member of coarse. I'm in the process of buying a 2006 avalanche and thought this site would help me through a few things I'll need to know. Can't wait to dig in.
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Post by: Drakeoz71 on 12/18/14 04:39 PM
Im drake just recently bought my first avalnche its a 2004 got some bigs plans for it ill start a build thread soon with pics
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Post by: frito on 12/18/14 06:31 PM
 :welcome: marcjac1, Misfit171 & Drakeoz71
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/19/14 03:31 AM
 :welcome: Misfit171
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Post by: EXT4ME on 12/19/14 03:32 AM
 :welcome: Drakeoz71
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Post by: Willow LS on 12/19/14 05:25 AM
 :wave:
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Post by: MrAwesomeMan on 12/19/14 10:04 PM
Greetings Avalanche Community! I have been a member of these forums for a while now but really only on a passive level. I have had my 2004 Z66 for about a year and a half now and I love it more and more each day. My current mods to date include a 6" Fabtech suspension lift, Mayhem Riot wheels wrapped in Cooper rubber, green LEDglow interior lighting kit, green LEDglow wheel well lighting kit, and an led bar for the tailgate. I also have a billet grille/ front air dam kit on the way to cover up the factory black plastic. I live in the Lakewood area of Washington state and attend car shows and events as much as possible. I hope to meet other Avalanche owners in my area to hang out with and share ideas with.
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Post by: silverrider on 12/20/14 03:33 PM
 :welcome: marcjac1
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Post by: silverrider on 12/20/14 03:34 PM
 :welcome: Misfit171
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Post by: silverrider on 12/20/14 03:36 PM
 :welcome: Drakeoz71
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Post by: silverrider on 12/20/14 03:37 PM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
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Post by: raiderron on 12/20/14 03:39 PM
 :welcome: to the club Misfit171
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Post by: raiderron on 12/20/14 03:40 PM
 :welcome: to the club Drakeoz71
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Post by: raiderron on 12/20/14 03:41 PM
 :welcome: to the club MrAwesomeMan. Must be hell to have to live up to that every day!
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Post by: MrAwesomeMan on 12/20/14 04:24 PM
:welcome: to the club MrAwesomeMan. Must be hell to have to live up to that every day!

It gets a little crazy, but that's the price I pay  8)
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Post by: raiderron on 12/20/14 04:48 PM
LOL! I used to know what you mean!
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Post by: frito on 12/20/14 10:12 PM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/21/14 12:15 AM
 :welcome: MrAwesomeMan
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Avalanche0579 on 12/24/14 08:22 PM
 :B: Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I have had an 05 Avalanche for a few years now and been looking on this site for hints and things for a lil while now. Tried signing up a few times and finally obtained a confirmation email saying I was accepted lol. Glad to be a part of the community, and I'm sure I'll have more questions other than what have been answered, by reading the discussions on this site so far.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/25/14 03:01 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche0579
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/25/14 08:04 AM
 :welcome:  Avalanche0579
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 12/25/14 11:38 AM
 :welcome: to the club Avalanche0579
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Post by: silverrider on 12/27/14 08:10 AM
 :welcome: Avalanche0579
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: SEGALANCHE on 12/28/14 01:30 PM
Hello, everyone! Nolan from Alberta here. Just acquired an 02 2500. Full load with a 6" Pro Comp Lift. I traded it straight across fro my 05 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Been after an Avalanche since they came out, and the Big Block seemed like the only choice. I have a bunch of Dodges VWs and a Caddy besides. Have a few upgrades in mind, some long tubes and new exhaust, fancy shocks, different wheels and tires(fierce attitudes blow, also want to see if 37" will clear.), better axle ratios( currently 3.73), paint, maybe a Raylar engine upgrade down the line. Nice to have a Chevy again.

the Av

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Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 12/28/14 05:47 PM
:welcome: to the club SEGALANCHE and all new members.
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Post by: frito on 12/29/14 03:55 AM
 :welcome: SEGALANCHE.  Nice Avy.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: silverrider on 12/29/14 06:27 AM
 :welcome:  SEGALANCHE
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: guttersnipes199 on 12/29/14 01:09 PM
Hi All, My name is John and I have a 2003 1500 Chevy Avalanche with Body Cladding
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/29/14 02:05 PM
 :welcome: guttersnipes199
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Post by: Ray_TheDread on 12/29/14 09:32 PM
Hey everyone. My name is Ray and I have an 04 Z71. Glad to finally be a member!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 12/29/14 09:40 PM
:welcome: to the clue Ray_TheDread
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/30/14 03:36 AM
 :welcome: Ray_TheDread
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/30/14 06:25 AM
 :welcome: SEGALANCHE
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/30/14 06:25 AM
 :welcome: guttersnipes199
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/30/14 06:26 AM
 :welcome: Ray_TheDread
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: red_loctite on 12/30/14 12:11 PM
Hello.  Well, this is not only my first AV, but my first Chev truck.  Ford man for years, but with the mileage I put on in a year, I got sick of putting plugs back into the 2000F150 heads.
got a 2002 Avalanche Z71 with 220000kms on the clock.
have a few issues that I will talk about in the proper forum.
I put about 45000kms on my truck in a year, so we'll see how this lasts.
Chris.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/30/14 12:52 PM
 :welcome: to the club and  :welcome: to the right side.   :B:  :4:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: jemo4570 on 12/30/14 05:02 PM
02 Z71 with 124k.
All original. My first Avalanche.
Lifetime GM owner.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 12/30/14 06:02 PM
 :welcome:  jemo4570
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/31/14 05:12 AM
 :welcome: red_loctite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 12/31/14 05:13 AM
 :welcome: jemo4570
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 12/31/14 05:19 AM
 :welcome:   red_loctite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 12/31/14 05:20 AM
 :welcome:   jemo4570
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: 39chev on 01/01/15 12:02 PM
  Hi I am a new member I just bought 2004 chevy avalanche z71off road package and it as the on star in it. I do know if this is 1Lt.It is fully loaded up
  For a chevy avalanche but it as no leather seats.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Old No.7 Avalanche on 01/01/15 01:39 PM
  Hi I am a new member I just bought 2004 chevy avalanche z71off road package and it as the on star in it. I do know if this is 1Lt.It is fully loaded up
  For a chevy avalanche but it as no leather seats.
:welcome: to the club,
Any questions feel free to ask.
#7
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/01/15 04:34 PM
 :welcome: 39chev
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/01/15 09:25 PM
 :welcome: 39chev
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: radski43 on 01/02/15 09:21 PM
Hey all new here I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche that I have had for about 3 years now almost 4. I have been browsing the site for awhile and final came a member here.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/03/15 05:29 AM
 :welcome: radski43
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/03/15 06:25 AM
 :welcome: radski43
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: radski43 on 01/03/15 07:37 AM
Hello and thanks and hi 39chev
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Post by: silverrider on 01/03/15 08:03 AM
 :welcome:  guttersnipes199
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/03/15 08:05 AM
 :welcome:  Ray_TheDread
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/03/15 08:06 AM
 :welcome:  red_loctite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/03/15 08:07 AM
 :welcome:  jemo4570
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/03/15 08:08 AM
 :welcome:  radski43
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Elwiscon on 01/03/15 10:50 AM
Hello all I'm Erick from the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado!!I have been looking for a 2005-06 crew cab Silverado, saw a nice 05 Avalanche WBH and decided that I better suits my needs, as I don't need a real truck bed most of the time, just need a family hauler with a basic bed for those Home Depot, camping, biking trips, IMO the Avalanche looks cooler and has more versatility than its Silverado sibling, as it can go from family hauler to an 8'-bed truck in minutes. I also considered a second gen Sport Trac or a Ridgeline but neither has the mid gate, guts and cool-factor of the Avalanche. Anyway, I've been lurking on this site for the last few days, although I do not have an Avalanche yet, I have a couple ones an 05 and an 06 I'm interested in,but before I hand over the cash, I would like to know from Avalanche owners if there's any major issues, problems, or something to watch for on these awesome rigs.

option 1: 06 Avalanche Z71 WBH, 70,000 miles, navigation black with 6" Fabtech lift, $14K
option 2: 05 Avalanche Z71 WBH, 102,000 miles, stock. $12K

I really like the first one, as it has a lift kit, sunroof, and factory navigation.
So, what are the major issues/problems with these rigs? Thank you all.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/03/15 12:07 PM
 :welcome: Elwiscon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mikey orgz66 on 01/03/15 12:12 PM
Thanks for adding me I have a burnt orange avy cladded z66 every time I
Searched for info you guys popped up seems like some great people on here
  :B:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/03/15 12:14 PM
 :welcome: Mikey orgz66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 01/03/15 12:36 PM
 :welcome:  Mikey orgz66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mikey orgz66 on 01/03/15 12:45 PM
:welcome: Mikey orgz66


 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 01/03/15 02:52 PM
Hello all I'm Erick from the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado!!I have been looking for a 2005-06 crew cab Silverado, saw a nice 05 Avalanche WBH and decided that I better suits my needs, as I don't need a real truck bed most of the time, just need a family hauler with a basic bed for those Home Depot, camping, biking trips, IMO the Avalanche looks cooler and has more versatility than its Silverado sibling, as it can go from family hauler to an 8'-bed truck in minutes. I also considered a second gen Sport Trac or a Ridgeline but neither has the mid gate, guts and cool-factor of the Avalanche. Anyway, I've been lurking on this site for the last few days, although I do not have an Avalanche yet, I have a couple ones an 05 and an 06 I'm interested in,but before I hand over the cash, I would like to know from Avalanche owners if there's any major issues, problems, or something to watch for on these awesome rigs.

option 1: 06 Avalanche Z71 WBH, 70,000 miles, navigation black with 6" Fabtech lift, $14K
option 2: 05 Avalanche Z71 WBH, 102,000 miles, stock. $12K

I really like the first one, as it has a lift kit, sunroof, and factory navigation.
So, what are the major issues/problems with these rigs? Thank you all.

Hey buddy I'm in Evergreen! We going wheeling over the summer however with that few of miles mine has almost 200,xxx when I got it at 168,xxx miles and I had to replace the radiator no parts are any more the. A couple hundred parts radiator was $200 I have replaced c hubs and things like that but my truck isn't drove like a grandma either I am 17 tranny's in these last anywhere from 200,xxx too 320,xxx miles and there's guys with 420,000 miles on the vortec motors so you got a long time before anything pricy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/03/15 03:14 PM
 :welcome: Elwiscon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: ChevyGal on 01/05/15 07:49 AM
Hello,  I have always been a ChevyGal.   Started with my dad.  I currently have a black Cavalier and black Avalanche.  I always wanted an Avalanche and began to look for the exact one I feel in love with when they came on the scene in 2002.  I found one under 100,000 miles and bought it on the spot. I have owned my 2002 Avalanche for 3 years and love it.  Buying it from Maryland has posed a problem.  I now need to get the brake lines replaced because of rust from the salt they put on the road for snow and ice.  I patched up a few but I will need a complete line job.  As of yesterday the oil pressure is off. It usually stays around 40 at idle and max at 60.  Now it max at 80 going on 35 mph.  And when I turn it off the hand stops at 40 and doesn't reset till switched on. I love my truck and don't want to part with it.  I found this site and hope to figure out whats going on with it.  Thanks for letting me join.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: bowtie4life on 01/05/15 08:09 AM
 :welcome: ChevyGal

I would get your oil system checked. It may or may not be the system, it could be the gauge. Before I bought my Av, I had and Equinox and was having an issue with the speedometer do the same sort of thing your oil gauge is doing. Sometime it would read properly other time it wouldn't. I got to the point that I just used my GPS to keep track of my speed. From what I heard, I would have had to pay about $500 to get the entire instrument cluster replaced and programmed. Wish you luck in resolving the issue and hope it doesn't hit the pocket book to hard.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/05/15 08:11 AM
 :welcome: ChevyGal
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 01/05/15 11:25 AM
 :wave: :welcome:
hello  chevygal!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/05/15 12:18 PM
 :welcome: ChevyGal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/06/15 08:30 AM
 :welcome: Elwiscon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/06/15 08:31 AM
 :welcome:  Mikey orgz66
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Post by: silverrider on 01/06/15 08:32 AM
 :welcome:  ChevyGal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Randy Vickery on 01/06/15 08:30 PM
:welcome: char t a to the club.


My Avalanche is a 2002 z 71 with 154,500 miles on it. I am the second owner  and have owned it for 8 years. My name is Randy Vickery .I live in New Jersey the Garden State ! Right!! Anyway I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences both good and bad and ugly and issues that bug the hell out of me but I still love the TRUCK.i am pretty handy and have done quite a few repairs myself that I can share to  help other members.
My latest issue is the rear brakes and rusted out brake guards behind the rotors  . I tow a 6000 lb. boat with the truck and I am thinking about upgrading the calipers ,pads,and rotors from standard junk so I m not replacing rotors every brake change! Any suggestions?
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: JWM4 on 01/08/15 01:21 PM
Hello  from Pittsburgh.  Just picked up my 04 a few months ago. This thing rocks!  I was just trolling the internet and came across this club. Pretty cool. Right now the truck is fine but come spring there are some that I would like to change. Seems I can get the info I'll need right here.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/08/15 01:27 PM
 :welcome: JWM4
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Tatback on 01/08/15 03:43 PM
Hello Everyone from Florida. Wife and I have been lurkers for a while now. Figured it was time to stop in and finally say hi. The forum has helped us a lot from looking for an Avalanche, to researching problems, and maintaining our Avalanche.

2003 Z71 in Arrival Blue


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Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/08/15 03:54 PM
 :welcome: JWM4
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/08/15 03:55 PM
 :welcome: Tatback
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Tatback on 01/08/15 03:57 PM
 :wave: :cheers:
:welcome: Tatback
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Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:40 PM
 :welcome: SEGALANCHE
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:41 PM
 :welcome: guttersnipes199
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:42 PM
 :welcome: Ray_TheDread
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:43 PM
 :welcome: red_loctite
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:44 PM
 :welcome: jemo4570
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:46 PM
 :welcome: 39chev
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:47 PM
 :welcome: radski43
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:47 PM
 :welcome: Elwiscon
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:48 PM
 :welcome: Mikey orgz66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:49 PM
 :welcome: JWM4
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:50 PM
 :welcome: ChevyGal
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/08/15 04:51 PM
 :welcome: Tatback
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MR.CONELIFE on 01/09/15 05:23 PM
HI YALL! my names Tyler! I reside in FL! im new to the Forums so if I mess up on something im sorry! I own an 04 chevy avalanche! and own the infamous @Cone_life page on instagram!

im a FF/EMT and love it! wish I could use my lanche for work!  ;D

Glad to be part of such a great community!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/09/15 05:25 PM
 :welcome: MR.CONELIFE to the forum.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MR.CONELIFE on 01/09/15 05:41 PM
THANKS! SUPER STOKED!
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/11/15 07:14 PM
 :welcome: MR.CONELIFE
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Dakotawilk on 01/11/15 07:17 PM
HI YALL! my names Tyler! I reside in FL! im new to the Forums so if I mess up on something im sorry! I own an 04 chevy avalanche! and own the infamous @Cone_life page on instagram!

im a FF/EMT and love it! wish I could use my lanche for work!  ;D

Glad to be part of such a great community!
:welcome: :wave: hey buddy I got an 04 too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/12/15 04:14 AM
 :welcome: MR.CONELIFE

Here's to the '04s.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/12/15 10:42 AM
 :welcome:  JWM4
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/12/15 10:44 AM
 :welcome:  Tatback
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/12/15 10:45 AM
 :welcome:  MR.CONELIFE
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: V. Anthony on 01/12/15 10:50 AM
 :welcome:  MR.CONELIFE

Be sure to go to the FF/EMT/POLICE forum and say hello there too.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/14/15 06:06 AM
 :welcome: MR.CONELIFE to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Savvy on 01/14/15 10:04 PM
Mike, picking up my 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT tomorrow! Super Excited! I have wanted one since 2003 so i cant wait! :D :D
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: MS03 2500 on 01/14/15 10:10 PM
 :welcome: to the club
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/15/15 02:50 AM
 :welcome: Savvy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: frito on 01/15/15 04:41 AM
 :welcome: Savvy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/15/15 08:12 AM
 :welcome:  Savvy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: avz66 on 01/15/15 08:54 AM
 :welcome: Mikey orgz66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/15/15 10:09 AM
 :welcome: to the club Savvy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/15/15 12:36 PM
 :welcome: Savvy to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mikey orgz66 on 01/17/15 01:15 PM
How do I search the forums for a specific
Topic rather than having to go through them
One by one thanks
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/17/15 01:27 PM
The home page is broke down in to several sections. What are you looking for and I can tell you how to get to it.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mikey orgz66 on 01/17/15 01:48 PM
Stuff on valve chatter I tried to pm you but
It says I'm not allowed for some reason haha
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 01/17/15 01:59 PM
Yea, you will need more posts to do that. I forgot. Go to home page, go to Avalanche Owners Zone, open up Problems, Questions, Answers and then you will see Problems: Engine. You can go in there and start a thread about your problem and wait for the members to respond. Or you do a search at the top and type in a keyword or 2 and do a search for the same problem/thread. Lots of info in there about your problem. Be very detailed about the problem, chronological order, when it happens, year of the rig and engine size and such.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Mikey orgz66 on 01/17/15 02:12 PM
Thanks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 01/18/15 07:43 PM
 :welcome:  Mikey orgz66
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: slopestile on 01/19/15 08:16 AM
Hello,
I bought my 2002 Avalanche last year and am ready to start adding my personal touch to it.  I'm excited to get some insight from fellow Avalanche lovers.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/19/15 08:17 AM
 :welcome: slopestile
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: Joeairforce on 01/19/15 07:03 PM
Well, I thought I had posted in here before but I can't find it so.....  :wave: Howdy, I'm hoping to buy my first Avy as soon as I get my tax refund back. Got my eye on 2 '03 2500 4x4's right now.
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: EXT4ME on 01/20/15 03:45 AM
 :welcome: Joeairforce
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/20/15 05:00 AM
 :welcome: Mikey orgz66 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/20/15 05:07 AM
 :welcome: slopestile to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/20/15 05:10 AM
 :welcome: Joeairforce to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 01/20/15 10:18 AM
 :welcome: to the forum slopestile
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Post by: raiderron on 01/20/15 10:19 AM
 :welcome: to the forum Joeairforce
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Post by: silverrider on 01/20/15 10:24 AM
 :welcome:  slopestile
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Post by: silverrider on 01/20/15 10:25 AM
 :welcome:  Joeairforce
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Post by: cntry_boy77 on 01/21/15 09:05 AM
Suppose I should say hi :wave: I've had my Avy 2500 for almost 2 yrs. Love it! It's beast!! It replaced my other tow vehicle, a 2001 Sierra 1500. The 6200# 33' TT was just too much for it! Anyway, looking to get some good advice as to things I can do to the beast to make it more beastly!
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Post by: raiderron on 01/21/15 09:06 AM
 :welcome: to the forum cntry_boy77
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/21/15 11:28 AM
 :welcome: cntry_boy77 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/21/15 12:48 PM
 :welcome: cntry_boy77
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Post by: jim5six on 01/22/15 08:35 AM
Hello all,
I have wanted an Avalanche ever since they were introduced. Finally got to get it! 2005 Avalanche 1500 Z71. I have always had Jeeps so this is a bit different but I have lots of experience with lifts, wheels, tires and general Off-Road stuff. I hope I can add to this community and look forward to learning form you guys.
Initial Plan/List:
I plan to use this rig to see some of the country on 4 or 5 day road trips and have a place to sleep when the day ends without spending my money on hotels.
Leveling Kit
Aftermarket Stereo
Need to restore/protect the plastics
Bed Tent
Cold Air Kit
Dual Battery with 110V converter

https://www.dropbox.com/s/29d9coian72hxjz/2015-01-19%2015.24.46.jpg?dl=0

Thanks for the time and Pre-Thanks for the help. I hope I can be helpful in return!
-Jim
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/22/15 08:45 AM
 :welcome: jim5six
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Post by: raiderron on 01/22/15 09:23 AM
 :welcome: to the forum jim5six
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/23/15 10:32 AM
 :welcome: jim5six to the club.

Brian
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Post by: frito on 01/23/15 02:05 PM
 :welcome: slopestile, Joeairforce, cntry_boy77  & jim5six
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Post by: PhasedOut on 01/24/15 09:49 PM
Hello everyone!

I wanted an Avalanche since I first found out about them. It was May 2001, and I was looking for a vehicle, so I loaded up the Chevy website....and there was the Avalanche, a truck I never heard of!
After clicking around, I sent off for an information form, and in the mail Chevrolet sent me a Hot Wheel Avalanche...I hope I can find it now!

So, I finally got one in 2011.......its an 02, and I'll have pics soon. I've been lurking in the forum for a long time and finally joined up to start posting.

First and Foremost, I wanted to thank all of you for posting such useful information. Since I got married, I've learned to do a lot of my own vehicle maintenance!

 With much guidance from this forum, I've done the following to my Avalanche:
 
Brakes - shoes and rotors, Intake Manifold Gaskets, AC Compressor and Drier, Alternator (on the side of the road no less!), repaired and repainted mirrors, chassis lube and of course oil changes .

I even made the cladding look 100% better using a mixture of 1 part Boiled Linseed Oil and 3 parts Paint Thinner!

Anyway, I love my truck and i'm gonna roll it until the wheels fall off! I just made it past 200,000 miles. I'll get some pics up, and I hope I can help out around here too!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 01/24/15 10:26 PM
Welcome to the club     PhasedOut
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/25/15 03:48 AM
 :welcome: PhasedOut
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Post by: achevygirl on 01/25/15 10:03 AM
I have a 2006 Z71 that is dealing me fits! The other night the message board said major charging system failure.  :help: :E:In the last 2 weeks I have replaced the alternator and starter. It still won't start. I have had the battery tested they say it's good. Over night the battery is dead when I try to jump it as soon as I connect the ground it sparks and smokes. The guys at the parts store think it's a ground wire somewhere....

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Post by: Dakotawilk on 01/25/15 11:55 AM
I have a 2006 Z71 that is dealing me fits! The other night the message board said major charging system failure.  :help: :E:In the last 2 weeks I have replaced the alternator and starter. It still won't start. I have had the battery tested they say it's good. Over night the battery is dead when I try to jump it as soon as I connect the ground it sparks and smokes. The guys at the parts store think it's a ground wire somewhere....


You can do some searching on here but I would start by chasing some ground wires to all those major components and go about it that way and btw  :welcome: :wave:
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/25/15 03:46 PM
 :welcome: achevygirl
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Post by: frito on 01/25/15 07:09 PM
 :welcome: PhasedOut & achevygirl.  In regards to your electrical issue, your other option besides chasing grounds is to look for a parasitic power draw.  You'll need a multi tester to check for draw and then pull one fuse at a time until you find the culprit.  Good luck.
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/15 07:27 PM
 :welcome:  cntry_boy77
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/15 07:28 PM
 :welcome:  PhasedOut
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/15 07:30 PM
 :welcome:  jim5six
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Post by: silverrider on 01/25/15 07:31 PM
 :welcome:  achevygirl
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/26/15 07:18 AM
 :welcome: PhasedOut to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/26/15 07:20 AM
 :welcome: achevygirl to the club.

Brian
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Post by: pkt219 on 01/28/15 06:03 AM
Good morning all. I've had my 02 Avy for a couple of years and actually thought about getting rid of it for another "truck". After looking and further thought I made the right decision in keeping it and making some necessary repairs and upgrades.

 While doing some research for work i needed to do I came across this site, and glad I did. Looking forward to getting more information and advice for future repairs and updates.
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 01/28/15 06:08 AM
Good morning all. I've had my 02 Avy for a couple of years and actually thought about getting rid of it for another "truck". After looking and further thought I made the right decision in keeping it and making some necessary repairs and upgrades.

 While doing some research for work i needed to do I came across this site, and glad I did. Looking forward to getting more information and advice for future repairs and updates.
:welcome: :wave: pkt219 your right there's more options todo on this site then you could imagine on what people have done if you took it as a full time job just modding the truck still would probably take you a year todo everything everyone has done  :laugh: it's a great resource for sure have a good one buddy
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Post by: frito on 01/28/15 07:12 AM
 :welcome: pkt219
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 01/28/15 07:32 AM
 :welcome: pkt219 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: raiderron on 01/28/15 09:01 AM
 :welcome: to the club PhasedOut
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Post by: raiderron on 01/28/15 09:02 AM
 :welcome: to the club achevygirl



Go to the questions and answers heading at the home page and post some details about your problems so more people will see them and then can help.
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Post by: raiderron on 01/28/15 09:04 AM
 :welcome: to the club pkt219
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Post by: EXT4ME on 01/28/15 04:57 PM
 :welcome: pkt219
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Post by: silverrider on 01/31/15 08:06 AM
 :welcome:  pkt219
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Post by: Zifnad7 on 02/05/15 07:17 AM
Been stalking this forum for a couple years wile i was saving to buy my first av. There is so much info here it helped a lot when i was deciding what to get. I look forward to posting about the mods i plan to do. 
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/05/15 07:44 AM
 :welcome: Zifnad7 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: frito on 02/05/15 08:22 AM
 :welcome: Zifnad7
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Post by: raiderron on 02/05/15 08:35 AM
 :welcome: Zifnad7 to the club
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/05/15 02:21 PM
 :welcome: Zifnad7
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/05/15 05:53 PM
:welcome: to the club Zifnad7 good to see another stalker actually join the forum.
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Post by: silverrider on 02/07/15 06:44 AM
 :welcome:  Zifnad7
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Post by: markwoodlief on 02/07/15 08:02 AM
picked it up yesterday.  05 with 113k on it.  It's on 35's with a fabtech lift, but not sure which one yet.  Coming from the Jeep world, it looks like some sort of long arm kit.  Love it so far, but need some sort of side rails with steps so the kids can get in  :thumbsup:

(https://z1wlxa-bn1306.files.1drv.com/y2pqpcKl9gNPqKTuTMZiHrLQWbbv9_ci9tXYlNN_tRcnrPEJJWtZKuGyT2QLCCWFlKDR_S9zeqt6gzS2V2-SG5LuZ4d4fKKHB4BM4AkaMVNQHZJ0jUG07iCKD__ljUhmfw8CwDSBrSPiGYqKCUJcqQ2Tw/WP_20150206_17_26_03_Pro.jpg)
 
(https://dbwvaw-bn1306.files.1drv.com/y2pdkgLfOFIG9JMd28YFe7hMwjELp9cW_Uk4IeAKrm_wzoNAYwR5urkM-GUorG0oNy53-PcsWK_uQbJ6XQldmE_-Tq90UjmQy00bwTqLBZW2v_9PEGm_XVNcPbkcl4GFSTc9SFt71kLNLJAETKlMknwiw/WP_20150206_15_57_18_Pro.jpg)
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/07/15 08:14 AM
 :welcome: markwoodlief
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Post by: raiderron on 02/07/15 09:15 AM
 :welcome: to the club markwoodlief
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Post by: frito on 02/07/15 02:34 PM
 :welcome:  markwoodlief
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/09/15 05:38 AM
 :welcome: markwoodlief to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 02/11/15 07:23 AM
 :welcome:  markwoodlief
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Post by: blubaldmontess on 02/11/15 12:02 PM
New...sort of?  I had a 2005 but had to let it go because of...financial issues...

So I just bought a 2003 Sunset? Orange Z71 avalanche out of Paris, KY with 100,685 miles.  Nice condition, owner looks to have traded it into the dealership because it had issues going over 15 mph, as in it would go over that speed!  They replaced the plugs, wires, injectors, 4wd actuator and cats (looks like a 2,000 bill for the dealership).  The truck was last registered in 2012 according to the plates that are still on it.  Got it for 10k which was a helluva steal.  Now time to modify the heck out of it.  I'll be asking plenty of questions because wife says I can make it my new "toy"!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/11/15 02:44 PM
 :welcome: blubaldmontess
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Post by: raiderron on 02/11/15 02:53 PM
 :welcome: to the forum blubaldmontess
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Post by: 989chevy101 on 02/11/15 09:38 PM
hi i just bought a 2002 with 6 inch lift ruff country lift it only got 265/70/17 on it i would like to run 35s  will they clear? any info would be great
 ??? ??? :help:
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Post by: raiderron on 02/11/15 10:13 PM
 :welcome: to the forum 989chevy101
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/12/15 05:16 AM
 :welcome: 989chevy101
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/12/15 05:53 AM
 :welcome: blubaldmontess to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/12/15 06:14 AM
 :welcome: 989chevy101 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: jpena on 02/12/15 04:20 PM
New to this site. I have a 2005 Avalanche that I am planning on doing a few things to. Now if my dumbass could only figure out how to post pics
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Post by: raiderron on 02/12/15 04:25 PM
 :welcome: to the forum jpena
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/12/15 05:23 PM
 :welcome: jpena
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/13/15 07:08 AM
 :welcome: jpena to the club.

Brian
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Post by: BulletZ71 on 02/13/15 06:10 PM
New to the club. Had my Avy for 2 years now don't know why it took me so long to join up
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Post by: V. Anthony on 02/13/15 06:11 PM
 :thumbsup:  BulletZ71
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Post by: V. Anthony on 02/13/15 06:12 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: raiderron on 02/13/15 07:12 PM
 :welcome: to the forum BulletZ71
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/14/15 05:36 AM
 :welcome: BulletZ71
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Post by: hotrodder000 on 02/14/15 07:38 AM
After 2 failed attempts of joining, I have finally been accepted. Owner of a 2003 Avalanche NF from PA. Name is Mike
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Post by: raiderron on 02/14/15 08:59 AM
 :welcome: to the forum hotrodder000
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Post by: hotrodder000 on 02/14/15 10:23 AM
Thank you raiderron. Nice to be part of the group
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/14/15 03:03 PM
 :welcome: hotrodder000
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Post by: hotrodder000 on 02/14/15 05:42 PM
 :wave: thank you
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/16/15 05:16 AM
 :welcome: BulletZ71 to the club.

Brain
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/16/15 05:29 AM
 :welcome: hotrodder000 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 02/17/15 07:45 AM
 :welcome:  blubaldmontess
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Post by: silverrider on 02/17/15 07:46 AM
 :welcome:  989chevy101
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 02/17/15 07:46 AM
 :welcome:  jpena
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Post by: silverrider on 02/17/15 07:47 AM
 :welcome:  BulletZ71
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Post by: nvsteve on 02/18/15 08:18 AM
Newbie here in Minden Nevada.  Bought a '02 1500 Z71 last week to use as my daily driver.  It's white, black leather, bone stock.  The bed cover panels leak but other than that it seems good to go.  Looks like this forum will be fun!

After one week,  the parking brake has failed, which after searching this site seems like a pretty common issue. 
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Post by: raiderron on 02/18/15 09:21 AM
 :welcome: to the forum nvsteve
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/18/15 03:36 PM
 :welcome: nvsteve
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Post by: jww3rd on 02/19/15 06:50 AM
Hi there,
New member here, just purchased a 2003 from a good friend. Love the Avalanche Z71 package. I do have a question if anyone had the sme problem. I was driving yesterday in snow, and I had to go to Auto  4WD and my speedometer stopped  working. Now it only goes up to 30mph. Any feedback on this problem?
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/19/15 09:02 AM
:welcome: to the club jww3rd and all new members.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/19/15 06:55 PM
 :welcome: jww3rd
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Post by: raiderron on 02/19/15 07:15 PM
 :welcome: to the forum jww3rd
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/20/15 05:41 AM
 :welcome: nvsteve to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/20/15 05:58 AM
 :welcome: jww3rd to the club.

Brian
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Post by: omaha_soco on 02/20/15 10:45 AM
didn't even notice we had a special section for our years...checking in from Omaha Nebraska
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Post by: 05snopro440 on 02/20/15 02:59 PM
picked it up yesterday.  05 with 113k on it.  It's on 35's with a fabtech lift, but not sure which one yet.  Coming from the Jeep world, it looks like some sort of long arm kit.  Love it so far, but need some sort of side rails with steps so the kids can get in  :thumbsup:

(https://z1wlxa-bn1306.files.1drv.com/y2pqpcKl9gNPqKTuTMZiHrLQWbbv9_ci9tXYlNN_tRcnrPEJJWtZKuGyT2QLCCWFlKDR_S9zeqt6gzS2V2-SG5LuZ4d4fKKHB4BM4AkaMVNQHZJ0jUG07iCKD__ljUhmfw8CwDSBrSPiGYqKCUJcqQ2Tw/WP_20150206_17_26_03_Pro.jpg)
 
(https://dbwvaw-bn1306.files.1drv.com/y2pdkgLfOFIG9JMd28YFe7hMwjELp9cW_Uk4IeAKrm_wzoNAYwR5urkM-GUorG0oNy53-PcsWK_uQbJ6XQldmE_-Tq90UjmQy00bwTqLBZW2v_9PEGm_XVNcPbkcl4GFSTc9SFt71kLNLJAETKlMknwiw/WP_20150206_15_57_18_Pro.jpg)

Looks good! White looks great on Avalanches...
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Post by: raiderron on 02/20/15 03:21 PM
 :welcome: to the forum omaha_soco
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Post by: hotrodder000 on 02/20/15 06:55 PM
nice avy, put some pants on that kid...lol
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Post by: frito on 02/21/15 07:09 AM
 :welcome: All new members.
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Post by: BlackHillsSD on 02/21/15 06:54 PM
Hello, 
 Picked up an 02 Avalanche a couple weeks ago. Great information on the site.  Many things on my lists of mods and upgrades.  Speakers swapped out. Waiting for a harness to bypass the factory amp.  Still trying to figure out the DRL bulb swap.  It appears that my DRL are the regular low beam headlights. The bulbs beside the fog light don't seam to work. Not sure if it has anything to do with the parking brake being broke.  Still finding little things that need attention. Thanks to everyone that post great info on here.
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Post by: frito on 02/21/15 07:00 PM
 :welcome: BlackHillsSD.  The drl's are the bulbs next to the fog lights.  In factory configuration, the bulbs will only come on with the truck in drive and E-brake disengaged during the daytime.  Once the headlights come on the drl's go off.  To really check them you'll either need to put the truck in drive while parked in front of a window or have somebody put it in drive while you look from the outside.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/22/15 06:33 AM
 :welcome: BlackHillsSD
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Post by: Swedishavy on 02/23/15 02:47 AM
Hi! I own à 2002  1500 Z71 Avalanche. Up here in Sweden it is a great vehicle to drive.
I use it mostly for hunting and fishingtrips + towing.

Some mods:

Magnaflow exhaust
Superchip 2950 cortex
KYB Gas A Just shocks

Tires:

Rims: Incubus Devil 18"
Summer:Bridgestone All terrain
Winter: Michelin X-ICE north

180 000 Miles and runs like a dream.

My next project is to do a complete overhaul on
The front and rear brakes.

Have A great day! Love this forum.
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Post by: V. Anthony on 02/23/15 04:49 AM
 :welcome:  Swedishavy
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/23/15 05:32 AM
 :welcome: omaha_soco to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/23/15 06:08 AM
 :welcome: BlackHillsSD to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/23/15 07:33 AM
 :welcome: Swedishavy to the club.

Brian
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Post by: bengi on 02/23/15 03:15 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a set of 4 Chevy 16" x 8 lug rims for my 04 Av 2500, with lug nuts and wheel centers. I'm in MA.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/23/15 05:15 PM
 :welcome: Swedishavy
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/23/15 05:16 PM
 :welcome: bengi
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Post by: mrmidnight on 02/23/15 09:26 PM
Hey ya'll, I introduced myself last week in the Military section. I currently own a 2002 Avy Z66 that I bought a few weeks ago. So far no issues! I'll be around and chime in from time to time!
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/24/15 03:42 AM
 :welcome: mrmidnight
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/24/15 04:18 AM
 :welcome: bengi to the club.

Brian
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/24/15 04:20 AM
 :welcome: mrmidnight to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 02/24/15 08:50 AM
 :welcome:  hotrodder000
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 02/24/15 08:51 AM
 :welcome:  nvsteve
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 02/24/15 08:52 AM
 :welcome:  jww3rd
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: silverrider on 02/24/15 08:53 AM
 :welcome:  BlackHillsSD
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 02/24/15 08:54 AM
 :welcome: BlackHillsSD to the forum
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 02/24/15 08:55 AM
 :welcome: Swedishavy to the forum
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 02/24/15 08:56 AM
 :welcome: bengi to the forum
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: raiderron on 02/24/15 08:57 AM
 :welcome: mrmidnight to the forum
Title: Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
Post by: widener23 on 02/24/15 09:37 AM
Hello. Thanks for the add. :wave: :thumbsup: Recently traded 2000 Silverado 2500 HD for 2002 avy 1500. Even trade rustbucket to no rust. Couldn't be happier.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/24/15 02:18 PM
 :welcome: widener23
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Post by: 1happydude on 02/24/15 03:38 PM
Just purchased a 2006 Avalanche lt.  I was looking for a 4door truck and found nothing in my price range with miles that I could live with.  I test drove a 2004 Ava and fell in love with the features.  The dealer wanted $13995 and the truck had 89k miles.  The wife hopped on cars.com and found my 06 Ava with 54k miles and a price of $14500.  We took the drive from ct to no (during a snow storm) and test drove the beast.  The dealership had it full of gas and detailed to the nines!!!

The final price was 14050 after some negotiations. 

I love the truck and hope it gets lots of life.  I purchased an extended power train warranty for piece of mind.

So, did I make a good deal?

I drive less than 20 miles per week and plan to baby this truck as much as possible.  I have put in a new k&n air filter and will use full synthetic oil from now on.

Any other recommendations on preventive maintenance procedures?
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Post by: raiderron on 02/24/15 04:57 PM
 :welcome: 1happydude to the forum
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 02/24/15 06:50 PM
 :welcome: 1happydude 
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/25/15 05:34 AM
 :welcome: widener23 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/25/15 05:37 AM
 :welcome: 1happydude to the club.

Brian
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Post by: V. Anthony on 02/25/15 05:57 AM
 :welcome:  1happydude
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/25/15 12:10 PM
 :welcome: 1happydude
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Post by: Mwilson206 on 02/25/15 03:09 PM
Hello. I am a new owner of a 04 Z71. My dad has owned 9 different trucks, buying a new one each year. Also my niece is named ofter this truck so they are important in the family.

Some information about my truck, well, I dont actually have any. It seems to run very well, no check engine light, no tinks, tings, bangs, or any other menacing noises coming from the engine. I am not used to this truck so I am still paranoid its going to break. It has rather high miles 225k and I am not sure what services it had done recently other than an oil change.

If anyone has any suggestions I am open and willing. I would like this truck to last for a long time

Thanks Seattle Matt
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Post by: raiderron on 02/25/15 03:15 PM
 :welcome: Mwilson206 to the forum
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Post by: Dakotawilk on 02/25/15 04:57 PM
Hello. I am a new owner of a 04 Z71. My dad has owned 9 different trucks, buying a new one each year. Also my niece is named ofter this truck so they are important in the family.

Some information about my truck, well, I dont actually have any. It seems to run very well, no check engine light, no tinks, tings, bangs, or any other menacing noises coming from the engine. I am not used to this truck so I am still paranoid its going to break. It has rather high miles 225k and I am not sure what services it had done recently other than an oil change.

If anyone has any suggestions I am open and willing. I would like this truck to last for a long time

Thanks Seattle Matt
Welcome Mwilson your good for a while there's guys on here 420k and mine had almost 200k and I had to put a tranny in it but most don't till 300k Thad the only major repair you will have other then that just some small stuff springs brakes so on
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/25/15 06:26 PM
 :welcome: Mwilson206
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Post by: LoneWolfbd on 02/26/15 05:11 AM
 :welcome: Mwilson206 to the club.

Brian
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:09 AM
 :welcome:  Swedishavy
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:10 AM
 :welcome:  bengi
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:11 AM
 :welcome:  mrmidnight
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:12 AM
 :welcome:  widener23
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:13 AM
 :welcome: 1happydude
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Post by: silverrider on 02/27/15 11:14 AM
 :welcome:  mwilson206
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Post by: patgizz on 03/01/15 01:21 PM
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2005 Z71, every option just about including navigation.  owned for almost 2 years/30k miles.  getting up close and personal with the underside next week, the 10 bolt rear exploded and i'm putting in a 14 bolt.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/01/15 02:20 PM
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2005 Z71, every option just about including navigation.  owned for almost 2 years/30k miles.  getting up close and personal with the underside next week, the 10 bolt re