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Title: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mikes-07 on 06/23/10 06:34 AM
Hey Avalanche fans, I just picked up (not literally  :D ) an 07 AV. Used to have a Yukon years ago and had to get back to GM truck experience.
Thought I would try to see who's doing what to their AV daily. If this is already a post, I missed it and will delete this if necessary. Otherwise . . . . .  What did you do to your AV today?
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Post by: joese on 06/23/10 12:25 PM
Well, i left mine at home because it was bike to work day :'(
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 06/23/10 02:54 PM
Mine is at the shop for an alarm upgrade.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 06/23/10 03:28 PM
cleaned it out, gave it a bath and tomorrow the flowmasters go on  :B:
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 06/23/10 03:43 PM


Hit another truck!! :E:  A Dodge Ram!!  :thumbsup:  Oops!!!! Put a nice dent in the right rear quarter panel!! I should be able to pound it out!! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 06/23/10 03:59 PM

Hit another truck!! :E:  A Dodge Ram!!  :thumbsup:  Oops!!!! Put a nice dent in the right rear quarter panel!! I should be able to pound it out!! :thumbsup:

I'll bring ya some band aids if I see at the GTG...lol   
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Post by: adamjeeps on 06/23/10 05:02 PM
Topped off the washer fluid.  A gallon usually refills all 3 of our vehicles even though I hardly ever use the washers.
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Post by: GHP on 06/23/10 05:03 PM
I paid my parking rent
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 06/23/10 05:05 PM
Which flowmaster did you go with?


cleaned it out, gave it a bath and tomorrow the flowmasters go on  :B:
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Post by: gn85 on 06/23/10 07:56 PM
I gave it's A/C a workout.  Man that thing cranks out some cold air on hot days!!!
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 06/23/10 08:30 PM
Drove it about 270 miles to visit my sister-n-law & her hubby.
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Post by: avz66 on 06/24/10 06:09 AM
Nothing it sat under the carport  :(
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 06/24/10 06:13 AM
Kicked the tire when the turn signals stopped working correctly.  :E:
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Post by: Van on 06/24/10 07:04 AM
Put $80 in the fuel tank   :'(
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 06/24/10 09:27 AM
Put $80 in the fuel tank   :'(
WOW!!  I usually put the $80 in the cashier's hands and put fuel in my fuel tank!!!  :4:


 :laugh:
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 06/24/10 02:51 PM
Which flowmaster did you go with?



I was unable to do it today. But, the one I want on there is the Super 44. If you go to Flowmasters website you can listen to the different tones of their mufflers.

http://flowmastertv.com/featured_landing.php?reset=true

Although I don't have a big block in my truck like the test car, it still sounded good.
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Post by: Ski Edition on 06/24/10 02:58 PM
hooked it up to my camper and headed to Gatlinburg in the morning!!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: badtuffstuff on 06/24/10 03:59 PM
Drove him to work. Now I will drive him home.
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 06/24/10 04:52 PM
Actually reading the manual today to learn how to change a tire. Well really how to get the spare down.  ::)
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 06/24/10 04:53 PM
Now I need to search for a solution to these peeling door handles.
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Post by: Flint4x4 on 06/24/10 05:06 PM
I moved it to block end of my driveway to keep irritating neighbors from using thier front yard as a circle drive.
They should know better than to use my driveway as a circle.

They really know better than to mess with my Avalanche and why it's parked there.
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Post by: TXSZ66AVLANCHE on 06/24/10 05:34 PM
Made 2 service calls and drove 233 miles today
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 06/24/10 06:33 PM
Hooked up my camper this evening as well...she's loaded and ready to go!
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Post by: Ski Edition on 06/24/10 06:37 PM
Hooked up my camper this evening as well...she's loaded and ready to go!

Where you going?
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 06/24/10 06:46 PM
Harmonie Park, near New Harmonie, IN.  My friend Sarah that was next to us on Mom's day lives down there and asked us to come down.

Next weekend we're at Patoka Lake, taking the boat as well...

The weekend after that we're going to a place called Sycamore Springs - its a free place...donations accepted.  No alcohol permitted, though I know people sneak it anyway.  Def. getting the use of the camper! :D
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Post by: Ski Edition on 06/24/10 06:52 PM
Sounds good!!  As a new CC you need to get to coordinatin so I have something to do.
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 06/24/10 07:04 PM
Working on something for the first full weekend in August.
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/01/10 12:05 PM
In the shop now waiting for them to repair a rear parking sensor and front door speaker, both under warranty!
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/01/10 04:58 PM
it held a 2x6 while I sawed it  lol
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 07/01/10 05:08 PM
it held a 2x6 while I sawed it  lol

You do that too???   :laugh:  :thumbsup:

I hauled 12 feet of J channel and siding back to Lowes for a refund.
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/01/10 05:18 PM
You do that too???   :laugh:  :thumbsup:

I hauled 12 feet of J channel and siding back to Lowes for a refund.
:P
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Post by: ms38w on 07/01/10 05:23 PM
I caressed the stearing wheel and whispered into the sail panels... :A:
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/01/10 08:41 PM
I caressed the stearing wheel and whispered into the sail panels... :A:

We wont mention what he did with the tailpipe  :laugh:
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 07/03/10 04:03 PM
Changed her oil and got new lugnut locks.
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/03/10 04:06 PM
hauled groceries   :D
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Post by: skidoorider on 07/03/10 04:26 PM
Cleaned the MAF, ran Seafoam through the PCV, oil and fuel tank. Then got the oil changed (Mobile 1) along with a bath. I did notice the mpg drop, is this normal while the Seafoam works through the tank of gas?
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/03/10 05:57 PM
Washed it - again!   :4:
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/03/10 06:01 PM
Cleaned the MAF, ran Seafoam through the PCV, oil and fuel tank. Then got the oil changed (Mobile 1) along with a bath. I did notice the mpg drop, is this normal while the Seafoam works through the tank of gas?
shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/05/10 05:53 AM
shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread
Yeah, I read that it is a good idea to clean your plugs afterwards.
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Post by: skidoorider on 07/05/10 08:02 AM
shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread

Yeah, I read that it is a good idea to clean your plugs afterwards.

Changed plugs, appears to be back to normal, ? what procedure do you use to clean the plugs...
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/05/10 07:08 PM
shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread

Wild, I just noticed that spider in your Chevy symbol, that's cool.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/06/10 08:50 AM
shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread

Yeah, I read that it is a good idea to clean your plugs afterwards.

Changed plugs, appears to be back to normal, ? what procedure do you use to clean the plugs...
I honestly don't know...I was waiting to find out more. :)
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/06/10 06:04 PM
Used my Avy to jump start my Corvette
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/06/10 08:41 PM
I drilled 16 1 inch holes into mine :4:

God I love MODs
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/07/10 05:51 AM
I drilled 16 1 inch holes into mine :4:

God I love MODs
WHAT?  Okay...where's the thread with pics on what you're doing!?!?  :4:
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/07/10 07:17 AM
Found and fixed a squeak in the front end. Now trying to find a good stereo install shop. I see Music-in-Motion has closed.
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Post by: gn85 on 07/07/10 08:32 AM
Showed off for the kid at Home Depot.  Opened the tailgate and then the midgate and proceeded to put several 2x2x8 pieces of wood and a 3/4"x10 PCV pipe.  When I closed the tailgate, the kid was still standing there watching in awe. :)

Last weekend, the midgate got the chance to shine again when my buddy wanted to take a fiberglass hood home with him.  He was worried about it sitting in the bed and possibly being broken by the wind blowing around.  Opened the midgate, got the hood all the way forward and laid it down.  Then managed to put the bed panels back on.  Hood was safe.  Also put a radiator and a few other odds and ends in the bed.  Oh.. forgot to mention, I did this while towing a car on an 18ft. full deck trailer. :)  This thing never ceases to amaze me. 

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Post by: 08whitediamond on 07/07/10 08:39 AM
Monday-oil changed/service ..  and recall on heater for windshield wiper fluid// Got my check for $100 from GM because of recall  :thumbsup:{ they disconnect heater }   now have to take it back to dealership for dash padding  and front bowtie replacement/warranty
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 07/07/10 08:49 PM


I hauled 10 bags of dirt and 10 bags of mulch and 2 chairs in the back seat!! Then had a great nap after I unloaded the Avy!! Woke up in time to watch my Rays sweeping the Red Soxs!! Great day!!
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/07/10 10:04 PM
Wild, I just noticed that spider in your Chevy symbol, that's cool.
thanks, that was done by a member named Cariles years ago, still one of my fav mods

shouldn't be, read about others fouling the plugs in the other thread

Yeah, I read that it is a good idea to clean your plugs afterwards.

Changed plugs, appears to be back to normal, ? what procedure do you use to clean the plugs...
I'd try some brake cleaner, maybe a fine soft metal brush, like a solder brush, to agitate, then blast it again. preferably finish with compressed air to blow out any crud
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Post by: FrankCastle on 07/07/10 10:06 PM
I ordered an HID kit, headrest DVD and some decals for her. :A:
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/07/10 10:21 PM
I sprung for the "ultimate" at the touchless wash  LOL
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/08/10 04:17 AM
I ran a can of 'seafoam' through her!  Man, that was a lot of smoke!!  :4:
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Post by: avz66 on 07/08/10 07:37 AM
fixin to drive it in the rain  :needhug:
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Post by: FrankCastle on 07/08/10 09:58 AM
New vinyl visor stickers (old logo) today.
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 07/08/10 10:30 AM
I installed LED driving lights, and changed all my interior lights to Super Bright Red LED's. They are extremely bright and look awesome.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/08/10 09:04 PM
WHAT?  Okay...where's the thread with pics on what you're doing!?!?  :4:

Strobe lights. :4:


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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/08/10 09:07 PM
Strobe lights. :4:


 :nopics:     :laugh:
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Post by: skidoorider on 07/09/10 10:12 PM
Today CA to Utah route through Vegas, Did that climb from Baker CA at 11:00am today, outside temp 106, the AV hit 210 on the temp gauge. Ran the hill in 2nd at 45-50 mph. All in all I think it did well. But for sure there is no replacement for  displacement and I worked it pretty hard today. In Vegas checked the oil and trans levels, all OK under the hood (knock on wood). Tomarrow a tour of Zions National Park.
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Post by: WILDFIRE on 07/10/10 03:18 AM
cleaned Pepsi out of the cup holder  :E:
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/12/10 12:37 PM
cleaned Pepsi out of the cup holder  :E:


With a rag or a straw?   :4:
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Post by: fldon/07 on 07/13/10 02:51 AM
put gas in her. just like I did yesterday and the day before that and on and on.

But I still  :A: her
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 07/13/10 06:31 AM
Fixed my tailgate lock.  Just needed to clean some rust out of the slot in the mechanism, and spray it with some PB Blaster.  Works nice and smooth now.
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 07/13/10 06:37 AM
gave mine a bath only to have a brief thunder storm come in and cover her with dust and rain. So now she needs another bath.
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Post by: jdmick on 07/13/10 07:14 AM
I finally finished my Krylon Fusion project.  Now I need to make the time to clean up a little overspray, then I will post some pictures.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/14/10 12:21 PM
Had the right front tire plugged today. While backing up into Wal-Mart's parking lot, I knocked over a tree with the hitch...lol.  They should plant those better.  :4:  :B:  :laugh:
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/14/10 12:50 PM
Programmed my eBay Transponder & Remote Keys! they work great
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 07/14/10 03:39 PM


 :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:     :laugh:

Had the right front tire plugged today. While backing up into Wal-Mart's parking lot, I knocked over a tree with the hitch...lol.  They should plant those better.  :4:  :B:  :laugh:
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/14/10 05:10 PM
Got my new console tray today!

(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/27934/2451089060037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2451089060037408053aFwaJi)  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/47293/2055651390037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2055651390037408053ygSFQx)
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/15/10 04:49 AM
Got my new console tray today!

(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/27934/2451089060037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2451089060037408053aFwaJi)  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/47293/2055651390037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2055651390037408053ygSFQx)

:thumbsup:
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Post by: avz66 on 07/15/10 05:14 AM
Got my new console tray today!
nice  :cool:
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 07/15/10 05:26 AM
I would love to get the wood grain one for my AV...just not in the budget right now...  :thumbdown:
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Post by: jdmick on 07/15/10 06:06 AM
I replaced my u-joints to fix the squeak coming from the rear end, but it didn't fix it.  So, I would guess I will be posting in this thread for a while until I find the squeak.  My wife thinks I should just ignore it. :E:
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Post by: biglou58 on 07/15/10 06:13 AM
Got my new console tray today!

(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/27934/2451089060037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2451089060037408053aFwaJi)  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/47293/2055651390037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2055651390037408053ygSFQx)


Nice  :thumbsup:

What did that come out of?  Where'd you order it from?
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Post by: Avalanche Maverick on 07/15/10 08:01 AM
I ruined mine. Installed new speakers and they suck.

see my post

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,121381.0/topicseen.html
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/15/10 11:40 AM
The part is from a GMC Sierra and I ordered it from gmpartsdirect.
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Post by: avz66 on 07/15/10 04:46 PM
Used it to jump craftman mower lol
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 07/27/10 08:59 PM
Gave it a good cleaning and filled some rock chips.
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Post by: 4x4dreamer on 07/27/10 09:10 PM
I put a new brushed billet gas door on her today. Will put up some pics soon
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Post by: ms38w on 07/28/10 06:43 AM
I finished my shifter console where the manual trans stick comes through the center console below the radio.  Now it has a nice finished look.  My leather boot that I made is too big (too much material), so I'll have to make another one.  For now I'm using the rubber boot that I bought at AutoZone.  I actually bought it for the chrome bezel, but the boot will come in handy as a template for the new leather boot.
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Post by: Lehman on 07/28/10 10:44 AM
i put on new shocks ( sky jacker nitros) lvled it and bput bfg tko size 265 75 16s.
i love it..  :A:
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Post by: adamjeeps on 07/29/10 03:16 PM
Had the tranny flushed and filled with Amsoil low viscosity fluid and installed a tranny cooler.
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Post by: Lehman on 07/29/10 05:16 PM
tested the new hardware in the mud today..
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/30/10 09:15 AM
What a day. Moved a recliner to a friend's house. Ran over the neighbor's cat, and took out the mailbox.  :needhug:

Not so much worried about the cat, it's the mailbox I feel sorry for  :laugh:
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 07/30/10 10:53 AM
What a day. Moved a recliner to a friend's house. Ran over the neighbor's cat, and took out the mailbox.  :needhug:

Not so much worried about the cat, it's the mailbox I feel sorry for  :laugh:

The cat used up all its 9 lives with your AVY?!!!!  :oops:
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 07/30/10 12:25 PM
The cat used up all its 9 lives with your AVY?!!!!  :oops:

Every last one of them. ..lol
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 07/30/10 10:21 PM
Every last one of them. ..lol

Could u see the treads marks?!! ???
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Post by: fldon/07 on 07/31/10 03:32 PM
I replaced my u-joints to fix the squeak coming from the rear end, but it didn't fix it.  So, I would guess I will be posting in this thread for a while until I find the squeak.  My wife thinks I should just ignore it. :E:
just turn up the raido :laugh:
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Post by: cooncitycornflake on 07/31/10 09:21 PM
Put a new power washer in the back, backed it near the house and used the truck box as a platform to wash house siding.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 08/01/10 02:02 PM
Could u see the treads marks?!! ???
:laugh:
Waste tread? I think not  :laugh:
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Post by: thomsen05 on 08/02/10 07:53 AM
Transmission cooler    :drive:
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Post by: badtuffstuff on 08/02/10 09:11 AM
Took him out for some fresh air up to the cabin.
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 08/02/10 09:20 AM
Took him out for some fresh air up to the cabin.

Nice, Chris!  Where is your cabin?
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Post by: Mnblue02 on 08/02/10 05:09 PM
Added a billit bowtie and soon to come custom z71 decals
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Post by: Mnblue02 on 08/02/10 05:13 PM
Added a billit bowtie and soon to come custom z71 decals
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Post by: badtuffstuff on 08/03/10 08:26 AM
Nice, Chris!  Where is your cabin?
We rented it for the weekend. It is about 7 miles outside Oakly. about 30 min from Park City.
Great time.
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 08/03/10 09:15 AM
Sweet!  The Fiancee and I are thinking about renting in Park City after we're married...once every couple of years or so...I don't want to wait 5 years to return to Utah again!  :beating:
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Post by: ernie57 on 08/03/10 05:31 PM
The AV went to the shop to have a body lift installed, I'd do it my self but they gave me such a good price it was easier to let them do it I'll get it back tomorrow.
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Post by: avz66 on 08/03/10 06:38 PM
cleaning up av getting ready for padre island





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Post by: JVZL1 on 08/03/10 09:27 PM
Went for a 90 mile drive on Forest Service roads.
A few small hills kept it sane by myself.
First off road outing in my AVY. Discovered wasboards, pot
holes and ABS  :o do not go well to gether.
JV
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Post by: ernie57 on 08/05/10 09:47 PM
Got the Av back today with the 3" Body Lift installed.
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Post by: ms38w on 08/07/10 12:47 PM
 :thumbsup:looks good
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/08/10 12:05 PM
Got these from another member thought I'd put them on, but not sure I'm going to keep them.


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/187695217_photobucket_3805_.jpg)
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Post by: Lehman on 08/08/10 04:16 PM
i went a little offroading today with my buddy. unforunatly u cant see my truck because the the camera was in my avi but u can see my friends yota in front. pretty fun...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhn3YTU3AtA
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Post by: BooomerX on 08/13/10 01:31 PM
 :4: Ran a neighborhood cat off the Avalanche this morning with my son's 400fps SCAR full auto airsoft rifle. Hope he got the message. :4: I then reran the 8 gauge wires for the 800W power inverter under the back seat.
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Post by: FrankCastle on 08/13/10 01:50 PM
Rear brake pads and rotors today.   :needhug:
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 08/16/10 08:13 AM
Took a camping trip to the PA Grand Canyon with some friends and my gf.  Got to spend some time on dirt roads, and things were a little muddy after the rain on saturday night.  Fun times, dirty truck.
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Post by: ernie57 on 08/21/10 09:43 AM
Installed roof rack today it's surprising how much it changes the look of the truck.
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Post by: Flint4x4 on 08/21/10 02:54 PM
Bent my waag rear bumper guard  ::)   

Actually I noticed it was bowed in the center while removing some camping gear, someone must have backed into me at the grocery store. Since I've been slowly unloading stuff since I got back from camping on Monday and I opened & closed the tailgate more times in the past week than I have in a year no way I wouldn't have noticed.
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Post by: elpapisf on 08/27/10 09:27 PM
drove my av in the highway and my windshield decided to crack!!!!! :E:
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Post by: MooseAlanche on 08/28/10 05:14 PM
I used it to tow 3 yards of compost. Work day for the AV  :P
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 08/28/10 05:39 PM
Started the Sail Panel LED mod, but ran out of light.
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 08/28/10 05:40 PM
4 new tires and new shocks
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 08/28/10 06:13 PM
4 new tires and new shocks


Which Avalanche?!!  :4:
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 08/28/10 11:14 PM
Da blue one with 200k on her



the other 2 need em 2.....
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 08/29/10 09:15 AM
Just went out and showed my off. Nobody believes she has 163k on her. She runs and looks so nice, even dirty.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 08/29/10 09:31 PM
OK, I just spent the past 8 hours hooking up the Sail Panel LED's. I followed the wiring diagram to the T that's on this site for hooking up turn signals and brake lights. Got the right side to work, but when it came to the left side it all went nuts.  :E:
I gave up, so now there just running lights. I ended up using the Radio Shack LED's, they look nice, but all that work soldering and doing the diodes and resistors was for nothing.  :needhug: I'll post a pic tomorrow, too aggravated at the moment.  :E: 
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Post by: MooseAlanche on 09/01/10 04:22 PM
OK, I just spent the past 8 hours hooking up the Sail Panel LED's. I followed the wiring diagram to the T that's on this site for hooking up turn signals and brake lights. Got the right side to work, but when it came to the left side it all went nuts.  :E:
I gave up, so now there just running lights. I ended up using the Radio Shack LED's, they look nice, but all that work soldering and doing the diodes and resistors was for nothing.  :needhug: I'll post a pic tomorrow, too aggravated at the moment.  :E: 
You might have connected a diode in the wrong direction. Did you connect inyo the tail lights or the tow harness
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Post by: BnGBleeder on 09/01/10 08:17 PM
Finished my homemade bedslide !!
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Post by: avz66 on 09/02/10 05:50 AM
Nothing it been setting there since sunday
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Post by: Michaelmiata89 on 09/02/10 06:16 AM
Normally we do some pics when installed something ..... :beating:

Finished my homemade bedslide !!
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Post by: TheBeast on 09/02/10 09:58 AM
I cussed it(and Ohio) when I noticed rust on each fender.  :E:

I gotta move back down South!!!
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/02/10 08:40 PM
You might have connected a diode in the wrong direction. Did you connect inyo the tail lights or the tow harness

I thought about that too, rechecked everything the following day. Still can not figure out why that's happening. I went through the tail lights with a quick connect.

These pics suck, cause my camera phone isn't all that great
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Post by: Jolt on 09/02/10 08:42 PM
BACKUP SENSORS!! :D

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,122506.0/topicseen.html
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Post by: BnGBleeder on 09/02/10 08:46 PM
Normally we do some pics when installed something ..... :beating:


 I realized the post needs pics,but don't have any of it yet...have to finish it off now ,it just a rough finish... When done will post pics...
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Post by: thomsen05 on 09/03/10 07:27 AM
I bought my avy a superchips flahpaq 

 (http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/norm/src-1855_w_m.jpg)
 :drive:
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/03/10 07:47 AM
I am cleaning and oiling the Air filter, Seafoaming the intake and oil and cleaning the MAF today. Yesterday she got a bath, not a very good one. I find it hard to wash in 100 degree weather, and I cannot find a good car wash in the fresno area.
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Post by: Avalanche Maverick on 09/03/10 08:39 AM
I am getting my new sub installed and replacing my new blown speakers.
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/03/10 08:50 AM
I am scheduling an appointment for her to go to the SPA for the day. She is going to get a message and wax. Have her insides deep cleaned and shampooed, then have a Teflon clear coat applied. I think she has earned such a wonderful treatment. Then next week she goes in for a Tranny and oil cooler to be installed. I am hoping by next month to have my rear air suspension parts in, so I can install them.
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Post by: TXSZ66AVLANCHE on 09/03/10 06:43 PM
Today I installed E-Fans and some awesome brakes  :B:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z9/Joe1129uscg/Efanconv.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z9/Joe1129uscg/Centrix3.jpg)
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Post by: Jolt on 09/03/10 07:47 PM
Today I installed E-Fans and some awesome brakes  :B:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z9/Joe1129uscg/Efanconv.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z9/Joe1129uscg/Centrix3.jpg)

Got any how-to's? I'd like to do both. Where did you get your electric fans and where did you hook them up to?
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/03/10 08:09 PM
I purchased mine from FF Dynamics about 2 years ago. They come with a complete wire harness. They are pretty easy to install. I purchased my brakes from Summit racing and painted the calipers. Again over 2 years ago.
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/03/10 10:39 PM
I caught this post on the 24 hour tab. It's funny as I almost need to post here daily to record what I do to my Avalanche.  :laugh:
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Post by: TXSZ66AVLANCHE on 09/04/10 04:05 AM
Got any how-to's? I'd like to do both. Where did you get your electric fans and where did you hook them up to?

I got the fan local for $100 and the harness came from Black Bear Performance for $100, the PCM has to be reprogrammed in order to run the fans through the PCM like a factory setup....Black Bear did that as well for $250. If you have the 105 amp alternator you will also need a bigger one to run the efans (130-145amp) I didn't do this all at once, it was spread out one part at a time over a 2 year period to keep the mods under my wifes radar....Haha

I started a thread about the brakes http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,122524.0.html
if any questions about parts numbers for this just let me know.
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/04/10 07:47 AM
I installed a 200 amp alternator before I did my fan upgrade also. my fans are controlled with a temp probe in the radiator. Then you just set the temp for when you want the fans to turn on. I have mine set for 185. They turn on automatically with the ac.
I paid $ 200 for the fans with everything and a lifetime warranty and they guarantee your ride will not over heat. You can see what they look like in my sig.
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Post by: TXSZ66AVLANCHE on 09/04/10 08:41 AM
It looks like the kit that you have has no shroud?
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/04/10 08:47 AM
That is because the fans are bigger than other kits and if you think about it a shroud actually blocks the air from coming thru. It re-routes the air towards the fan. The setup I am running allows the air to just flow through the radiator with no obstructions. My Av runs at 165* with the Ac on and the outside temp over 100*.
Go to www.ffdynamics.com and check them out
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/04/10 09:19 AM
I am scheduling an appointment for her to go to the SPA for the day. She is going to get a message and wax. Have her insides deep cleaned and shampooed, then have a Teflon clear coat applied. I think she has earned such a wonderful treatment. Then next week she goes in for a Tranny and oil cooler to be installed. I am hoping by next month to have my rear air suspension parts in, so I can install them.

Wow Shane, you mod more that I do. Wish I had your Mod fundage! Did you ever take the CAI off? I still think the drop in filter does better on low end torque.

Tom
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/04/10 06:37 PM
No I kept it on and have learned to just live with it. I did notice after changing the PCV valve and cleaning the MAF and air filter that it is a lot better. I also realized today that I need to get a lift and not worry about the paint if I am going to do any severe off roading. I found out today that a simple level lift is not enough to go rock climbing with. So I am going to have to save up for a 6" lift and tires.
Oh yea I have been doing these mods for the past 6 years.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/05/10 09:39 AM
spent all night using a clay bar on my baby, than applied a coat of wax  :A:
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/05/10 10:10 AM
Nothing like a claybar to get rid of the road grime.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/05/10 10:13 AM
My back wont handle doing the waxing on the Av so i have to pay for that. I am taking it in a couple weeks to get a complete detail inside and out with a polish and wax.
Then I am just gonna go out and off road it again, but it is the thought that counts.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/15/10 08:12 AM
Nice thing about having one of these trucks is, don't have to lift it to change the oil  :thumbsup:

Mobil 1 5w30
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 09/15/10 08:20 PM
listened to my muffler rot in half and blow the rear pipes out.... Melting my over load bag... pop pstttttt..... then lost all the air in a trailer tire , pop.  that then snapped a trailer leaf spring befor pulling over....... Slowed down a bit and drove another 120 miles on the spare tire..
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/15/10 09:09 PM
listened to my muffler rot in half and blow the rear pipes out.... Melting my over load bag... pop pstttttt..... then lost all the air in a trailer tire , pop.  that then snapped a trailer leaf spring befor pulling over....... Slowed down a bit and drove another 120 miles on the spare tire..

So what exhaust are will you replacing it with?

Sorry about the tires.
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 09/15/10 09:16 PM
I don't know... it was a Ravin Z55  from  Myass    loved the sound till this last year as it went to hell.



I think I'll drive our new to us 2500 for a bit and think about it
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Post by: HiHo Silver on 09/15/10 11:18 PM
Parked on the driveway of my hopefully, future house!!  :A: 

The future house:

3 bedroom and two bath

2 car (but 1 AV) garage!!  :4:

open floor plan

thermador gas stove

Jenn-aire fridge

Bosch dishwasher

Roman style shower

Spa on the screened lanai

Spanish tile roof

Community pool, rec hall, gym, and tennis courts

own boat slip (but costs $67,000)  :E: so it would be house plus boat slip :E:


Starting the process to purchase!! Let the games begin!!  :P




No house!!!! My credit is worthless!! But I do have a 0% debt to income ratio!!  :4: Damn collections!! :beating:
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 09/16/10 05:46 AM
Alaska_AV's story was similar to mine, but I didn't have any truck problems.

Took a Mustang to the scrap yard yesterday.  On the way home lost a tire on the trailer.  Didn't have the spare, so I drove the final 10 miles home on 3 wheels (on the trailer :))
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 09/16/10 06:24 AM
Not today but earlier this week........

How I did it is posted
HERE (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,122461.0/all.html)
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/16/10 06:34 AM
I don't know... it was a Ravin Z55  from  Myass    loved the sound till this last year as it went to hell.



I think I'll drive our new to us 2500 for a bit and think about it

Don't know of that one, but think Stainless Steel where you live.
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Post by: Didit on 09/16/10 02:32 PM
Took my cluster out because I was doing well over 120mph, just replaced the stepper motor 4 months ago, took the bezel off and moved the needle back to zero, will see what it does tomorrow, lol.  I know I got another stepper motor somewhere, lol.

Didit
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Post by: maverick1974 on 09/16/10 02:42 PM
Last night I ripped out the all four brake MOD, disconnected my custom LOF, and was on the way to removing my LED front turn signal bulbs.  I was getting the turn signal stops working when I press the brakes problem.  Not sure why a bad ground on the front turn signal LED resistor was causing that.
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Post by: mnpewter04 on 09/16/10 04:43 PM
Fusion'd the plastics on my 04 wbh. 3+ coats on it, used all 3 cans to do the rear plastics.  All I can say is WOW what a difference
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/16/10 05:36 PM
Last night I ripped out the all four brake MOD, disconnected my custom LOF, and was on the way to removing my LED front turn signal bulbs.  I was getting the turn signal stops working when I press the brakes problem.  Not sure why a bad ground on the front turn signal LED resistor was causing that.

Because the system saw too light of a load wihtout the resistor load, so it assumes bulbs are out. We know better, but the computer can only reference current draw.
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Post by: Ski Edition on 09/16/10 06:00 PM
Replaced my PCM with a Black Bear Performance tune.  Took it to an ex-Chevy dealer (now a used car dealer/NAPA service center) to do the Tech II Security/Crank relearn.  Getting it ready for Torque converter/Cam change

Also installed the passenger side bed light and sat there and scratched my head on how I wanted to wire them up.  (Not much hair left)
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 09/16/10 08:39 PM
Installed My iPod and HD Radio Adapter, they both work great.
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Post by: JVZL1 on 09/17/10 06:23 PM
Got the AVY back on Tuesday from the body shop :E:. Got home from work this morning
took a nap in the AVY. After waking up gave the AVY a big hug :A:. Sure missed her when she was in the shop. :B:
JV
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Post by: Batleth on 09/17/10 07:46 PM
Glad to hear you and the av are ok.
I have been off the boards , moved into town. Taking a couple of years off as caretaker, my son is running it while I am gone. Gonna have some surgery done next month so wanted to be in town for the wife.
looking foward to som more GTG!
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Post by: maverick1974 on 09/17/10 08:21 PM
Because the system saw too light of a load wihtout the resistor load, so it assumes bulbs are out. We know better, but the computer can only reference current draw.
I think it is something else, It would blink once or twice then go dim steady when the brake is applied.  The resistor tested fine so I put it back in and cleaned the ground.  Tomorrow I might be removing the LED front turn signals.  I was getting the same problem off and on today.  I have a bad feeling it could be the flasher module.
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Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 09/17/10 08:29 PM
I had to clean the drivers side floor mat, because I spilled my Pepsi on it. So now I get to clean the carpet and seat also. I hate when I do something so stupid.
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Post by: Ski Edition on 09/18/10 06:29 PM
Took it to my TT2600 torque converter installed.  LOVE IT!!   :drive:
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/18/10 07:20 PM
Upgraded my Cherry Bomb Vortex steel muffler to a Magnaflow SS so my long tube headers would breath better. Man what a difference.

The muffman knows his stuff!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 09/18/10 07:24 PM
That's not a brake line leaking there is it Z66Modder?
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Post by: Z66Modder on 09/18/10 07:50 PM
That's not a brake line leaking there is it Z66Modder?

I just went for a test drive in the rain, most likely mud. It rained cats and dogs last night, so I propably hit a poodle.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/18/10 08:11 PM
Parked on the driveway of my hopefully, future house!!  :A: 

The future house:

3 bedroom and two bath

2 car (but 1 AV) garage!!  :4:

open floor plan

thermador gas stove

Jenn-aire fridge

Bosch dishwasher

Roman style shower

Spa on the screened lanai

Spanish tile roof

Community pool, rec hall, gym, and tennis courts

own boat slip (but costs $67,000)  :E: so it would be house plus boat slip :E:


Starting the process to purchase!! Let the games begin!!  :P




No house!!!! My credit is worthless!! But I do have a 0% debt to income ratio!!  :4: Damn collections!! :beating:

Getcha snugtop, cheaper to move into the Avy..lol  :laugh:
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/18/10 08:13 PM
I had to clean the drivers side floor mat, because I spilled my Pepsi on it. So now I get to clean the carpet and seat also. I hate when I do something so stupid.

I will take pepsi over coffee any day of the week. None the less, still a pain to clean up
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 09/29/10 06:21 PM
So found out today that the Avalanche does not fit thru one area of the drive-thru at the bank. Made a nice tire squealing noise all the way through..lol. Thank god for good tires. :drive:
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Post by: Mav777 on 09/17/11 10:39 AM
Bumping this thread....

In the last week, tinted two front windows, removed resonator, hard-wired radar detector, and installed new air filter.
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Post by: Didit on 09/17/11 01:51 PM
Put a new set of Michelins on the AV, went  to dealers to have a lube job, looked at a new Granite Blue AV, come down another 3k and I'll sign the deal, lol.


Didit
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Post by: blkbullet on 09/17/11 02:33 PM
Replaced the puddle lights, license plate lights, and interior dome lights with LED's......
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 09/17/11 03:51 PM
700 miles
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Post by: AyyTrainn on 09/17/11 04:25 PM
Compared It 2 An Ex Memeba & His H2.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/18/11 05:35 AM
Adding new bed lights  :4:
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Post by: gn85 on 09/18/11 11:52 AM
Replaced broken tailgate handle. Then loaded up the bed with wheels and tires for her car.  Going to get 'em mounted and balanced tomorrow.  Need to keep 'em in a locked bed.

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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 09/18/11 11:58 AM
Getting all my prep work done so I can mount my CB Radio
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Post by: ms38w on 09/22/11 10:04 AM
Took the center console out of the truck, took it apart and cleaned 10 years worth of spilled soda, coffee, cool aid and who knows what else  out of it. Then I put it back together  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mikes-07 on 09/22/11 12:39 PM
Interior cleaning and leather conditioning today!
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Post by: Kimmer on 09/25/11 05:48 AM
Put a new set of Michelins on the AV, went  to dealers to have a lube job, looked at a new Granite Blue AV, come down another 3k and I'll sign the deal, lol.


Didit

Does the granite blue have 4X4??? you may need it when hanging with the Michigan group.  :4:
 I :A: you Didit!!
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Post by: BigC Mich on 09/25/11 05:53 AM
                                  :laugh:  :laugh:

Does the granite blue have 4X4??? you may need it when hanging with the Michigan group.  :4:
 I :A: you Didit!!

Oh the memories!!!   :4:
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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 09/25/11 06:45 AM
Replaced all the wiring for my off road lights to a new switch. 91° out while doin it too...
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Post by: JVZL1 on 09/29/11 06:22 PM
The lights for the Auto and 2 wheel went out replaced the switch today.
JV
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 11/21/11 01:48 AM
Handwash and fixed some paint chips and scratches on saturday.  Went over the whole truck with Meguirer's Ultimate compound and a coat of deep crystal wax on sunday.  I'm pretty happy with the results, and glad to get everything fixed up before the winter (and rust) sets in.  It looked really nice as the sun went down, all shiny and what not.

About 2 hours later it rained, and is supposed to keep raining for the next 3 days.  :(
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Post by: ms38w on 11/25/11 07:39 AM
Well...it failed inspection, so I started making the required repairs.  I removed the passenger side outer tie rod end and the driver's side upper control arm.  As I was leaving for work, the control arm came in, so I'll put that half back together tomorrow.
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Post by: Warcraft8181 on 12/27/11 07:07 AM
Replaced the rear shocks! :D

125k miles i suppose it's time.
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Post by: Jax-04-Z66 on 01/18/12 08:42 AM
Installed Recon 60" led brake light bar. Pinup girl in back window  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Warcraft8181 on 01/28/12 09:58 AM
Installed Recon 60" led brake light bar. Pinup girl in back window  :thumbsup:

I approve  :thumbsup:
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Post by: AV 2500 on 01/28/12 02:07 PM
Changed the oil.
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 01/28/12 04:31 PM
Drove it to a GTG.
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Post by: DJ Payaso on 01/28/12 05:11 PM
did 1/2 of my brakes today... other 1/2 tomorrow.  :cuss:............ Last time I did my brakes I didnt take the rims off because all I did was replace the pads, and with 28" rims there is enough room that you can take the calipers off without taking he rim off.. but this time I had to turn the rotors ...now my back hurts too much to finish.. 28" rims aint light
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 01/29/12 12:34 AM
Added drain tubes from the rear drain trays down behind the bed panels to the rear bed drains.
Also ran a length of tubing through the center of the rear bedcover weather stripping. Hopefully this will help seal it a little better against the tailgate.
Wash and wax tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 01/29/12 03:19 AM
Added drain tubes from the rear drain trays down behind the bed panels to the rear bed drains.
Also ran a length of tubing through the center of the rear bedcover weather stripping. Hopefully this will help seal it a little better against the tailgate.
Wash and wax tomorrow.

HEY!

 :nopics:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mikes-07 on 01/29/12 10:18 AM
I used the APC 60" bar. It worked great until winter and one car wash. Now i have some dead LEDs.


Installed Recon 60" led brake light bar. Pinup girl in back window  :thumbsup:
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Post by: jdmick on 01/29/12 10:59 AM
I cut a hole in my floorboard, and replaced the fuel pump.  Only took me 4 hours, and that is including a trip to the store to get the tool to change the cutting wheel on the grinder.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 1oldsalt on 01/29/12 06:06 PM
HEY!

 :nopics:

Ok.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/dego35/tube01.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/dego35/tube02.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/dego35/tube03.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/dego35/coverstripping.jpg)

The white powder is talc. So far it's sealing well except for one spot. And the drains work great. No more water under the rubber mat. :thumbsup:
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Post by: DJ Payaso on 01/29/12 08:28 PM
well I finished the brakes and decided to change the plugs and wires while i was a it. What a difference it made. 135000 on the original plugs.!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: chAVey on 01/30/12 08:48 AM
Well, haven't done it yet, but got this on Friday: 3" Body Lift 10183 w/Gap Guards  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/270896938685?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649).

It arrived Friday - missing only one 3/8-16 x 1-3/4" Bolt!  Not bad for saving about $600!  And yes, it came WITH the gap guards.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 01/30/12 08:55 AM
I did a new flashlight mod. I mounted 2 identical flashlights under my Rear Seat. I used my speaker box as a mounting point and it turned out great. The flashlights are Gunmetal and LED. They are bright then my 4 cell and these are only 2 cell.
I posted a pic for refernece.
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Post by: AV 2500 on 02/01/12 08:04 AM
Got a brand new windshield put in.  I can see so much better now, I love it. :A:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/01/12 03:12 PM
Washed it.
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Post by: gopherbacon on 02/01/12 03:16 PM
bought new wheels for it! I found a set of H2 wheels on CL for cheeep..  I'm doing  :B: center caps with the treadwright tires.. will post the pics as soon as i get it all put together  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/01/12 04:17 PM
I whispered softly into the intake filter.  I told it I was going to give it a new brain and it would feel soooo much better.  Then we giggled and bathed in oil.  It was kinda sexy...all greased up in full synthetic...dripping off the dipstick and all over my hands.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 1oldsalt on 02/01/12 05:01 PM
I whispered softly into the intake filter.  I told it I was going to give it a new brain and it would feel soooo much better.  Then we giggled and bathed in oil.  It was kinda sexy...all greased up in full synthetic...dripping off the dipstick and all over my hands.


Umm. Probably should watch this.   :D

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/season-2-my-strange-addiction-videos/ (http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/season-2-my-strange-addiction-videos/)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/02/12 07:42 AM
Sorry...every one of those people are just FREAKS!  End of story. :thumbdown:
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Post by: turbojimmy on 02/02/12 02:24 PM
Sorry...every one of those people are just FREAKS!  End of story. :thumbdown:

I like the one that eats dryer sheets. Her breath must be spring-fresh.

So today I washed my Av for the first time. Hand washing reveals the imperfections that you don't notice when you give it the once-over at the dealer. Nothing major, just some touch-ups here and there. I used Black Magic on the inner fenders and it came out nice. I also used it on the running boards to make it more challenging for the kids to climb in. Oh what fun we had at the bus stop.

I used 303 protectant on the plastic up top. It doesn't leave a greasy residue and doesn't run off on the paint like the Black Magic does.

Got real license plates today and ditched the paper tags. My GM "all weather" mats came in so I popped those in as well.

Tomorrow I'm going to see how close the Silverado short-bed mat fits (the UPS guy brought that today, too). It's going to need trimmed, but it was 1/3 the cost of a 'real' Avalanche bed mat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AV 2500 on 02/02/12 02:45 PM
I got to install a new 145 amp alt.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/02/12 04:11 PM
You will like it AV 2500 stops all the dimming lights issues.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: BCmountaineer on 02/02/12 04:36 PM
Today I...

1. Topped up the oil (again again again again)
2. Swapped out my flakey white turn signals for amber ones  ::)
3. Vacuumed driver's seat floor area because it was turning into a sand pit
4. Put leather conditioner on seats
5. Washed the interior - doors, dash, consoles, cupholders :9:, windows
6. Thanked her for the good times and reliable rides.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mikey12 on 02/02/12 09:49 PM
Filled er up, $110, and installed 4 gaterback bowtie mud flaps...Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mikey12 on 02/02/12 09:53 PM
Oh ya, when I got gas, I bought a Lotto Max ticket, so I'm gonna win 50 million tomorrow... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: chAVey on 02/03/12 04:20 AM
Oh ya, when I got gas, I bought a Lotto Max ticket, so I'm gonna win 50 million tomorrow... :thumbsup:
Just remember who all your friends are here at CAFCNA when you make it big!  $50M could go a long way to adding about 10,000 Superchargers to all of us here!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 02/03/12 05:14 AM
Tomorrow I'm going to see how close the Silverado short-bed mat fits (the UPS guy brought that today, too). It's going to need trimmed, but it was 1/3 the cost of a 'real' Avalanche bed mat.

 :wave: Hey TurboJimmy; I saw your post today about carving up a Silverado bed liner to fit the Avy. I saw an original 05 Avy liner for $100 in Oshawa (Toronto) shipping for this would probably suck, since they are very heavy. But maybe a road trip to the Great White North? Just something to consider.
The Avy liners are the same for all years so it will fit perfectly!
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-05-CHEVY-AVALANCHE-OEM-REAR-CARGO-MAT-truck-BOX-bed-LINER-W0QQAdIdZ257193620
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: turbojimmy on 02/03/12 09:33 AM
:wave: Hey TurboJimmy; I saw your post today about carving up a Silverado bed liner to fit the Avy. I saw an original 05 Avy liner for $100 in Oshawa (Toronto) shipping for this would probably suck, since they are very heavy. But maybe a road trip to the Great White North? Just something to consider.
The Avy liners are the same for all years so it will fit perfectly!
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-05-CHEVY-AVALANCHE-OEM-REAR-CARGO-MAT-truck-BOX-bed-LINER-W0QQAdIdZ257193620

Thanks! I've come across mats described as '02-06 on eBay but I've passed thinking they won't fit. Going back to 2002 opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Ontario is a bit of a haul, but if I hold out long enough I bet I can get one locally.

In the meantime, the Silverado short-bed mat sort of fits. I had to trim it where the wheel housings would have been, but it's all good. It's certainly better than nothing (which is what I had before)!

I also replaced the bowtie on the front with a new OEM one. Mine was separating from its backing and looked bad. Little stuff like that bugs me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 02/05/12 04:29 AM

I also replaced the bowtie on the front with a new OEM one. Mine was separating from its backing and looked bad. Little stuff like that bugs me.

If you saved the old Bowtie you could completely separate it from the chrome surround and paint it with Krylon Fusioon (plastic paint) and Color Match it to your Avy!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: turbojimmy on 02/06/12 05:31 AM
If you saved the old Bowtie you could completely separate it from the chrome surround and paint it with Krylon Fusioon (plastic paint) and Color Match it to your Avy!!

I did save it, and I just ordered some touch-up paint. I'll have to try that. Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 02/06/12 06:46 AM
Went to ChevyGuyNC's  who helped install my Sequential Fire Strip, did the rear headrest mod, and went 6 on-high.  

Thanks also goes to jmuller62 for his help and supplies!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ChevyThunder85 on 02/06/12 08:14 AM
slow day @ work so im gonna give mine a bath
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: BCmountaineer on 02/06/12 11:45 AM
I changed the transfer case fluid a on saturday.  Took her offroading yesterday.  Today i will wash her.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 03Avalanche2500 on 02/06/12 01:50 PM
Drive like I stole it! Always love being behind the wheel of my 2500
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: gopherbacon on 02/06/12 01:54 PM
Drive like I stole it! Always love being behind the wheel of my 2500

x2.  just like every other day hehehehe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/06/12 02:42 PM
Would that be before or after drinking beer?  :laugh:

Changed the water pump gaskets. Still trying to find a drill bit to dig out the broken easy out in my drivers side head from last week. :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: gopherbacon on 02/06/12 02:47 PM
Still trying to find a drill bit to dig out the broken easy out in my drivers side head from last week. :E:

that does not sound... ideal..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/06/12 02:59 PM
that does not sound... ideal..
Not at all. Was changing exhaust and two bolts broke off in the driver side head. The front and the rear. The rear came right out with the easy out. The front is another story. Don't ever go to Sears and buy Craftsman easy outs. They suck. Got it in place and using a 1/4" ratchet it snapped almost immediately. We're talking not even a 1/4 turn.
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Post by: gopherbacon on 02/06/12 03:20 PM
Not at all. Was changing exhaust and two bolts broke off in the driver side head. The front and the rear. The rear came right out with the easy out. The front is another story. Don't ever go to Sears and buy Craftsman easy outs. They suck. Got it in place and using a 1/4" ratchet it snapped almost immediately. We're talking not even a 1/4 turn.

holy moly  :E:  My dad had a set that worked fairly well with some small things, tho we never had to use em in an engine block LOL
That being said, i hate crapsman tools too.. worth the money for good quality stuff from the local MAC/Snap-On/etc. tool truck anyway.   :thumbdown:
funny story, when i worked as a mechanic in HS we used the craftsman sockets and tools to take out our frustrations by breaking them on purpose.. mostly with the biggest impact available.. handy lifetime warranty was worth dozens of free sockets hehehehe
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/06/12 03:26 PM
holy moly  :E:  My dad had a set that worked fairly well with some small things, tho we never had to use em in an engine block LOL
That being said, i hate crapsman tools too.. worth the money for good quality stuff from the local MAC/Snap-On/etc. tool truck anyway.   :thumbdown:
funny story, when i worked as a mechanic in HS we used the craftsman sockets and tools to take out our frustrations by breaking them on purpose.. mostly with the biggest impact available.. handy lifetime warranty was worth dozens of free sockets hehehehe
Most of my buddy's high quality stuff was pretty well shot so I picked up a few from the nearby Sears Hardware. :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mikes-07 on 02/06/12 04:45 PM
New Rubber and Fresh Oil!   Notice the shine on the covers? Refinish Restore. . .

RUBBER: Michelin LTX MS2
OIL: Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W-30
FILTER: Mobil 1 Model M1113

(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/50328/2240335630037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2240335630037408053RrelMH)

(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/33313/2464434300037408053S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2464434300037408053bkVVaL)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: badtuffstuff on 02/06/12 11:51 PM
Changed out the water pump gaskets. Then spent the afternoon cleaning up the driveway.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/07/12 03:03 AM
Changed out the water pump gaskets. Then spent the afternoon cleaning up the driveway.
must have been a common thing yesterday as I did mine also. Glad I have efans and an air compressor with the right tools. Took all of 20 mins for mine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: BCmountaineer on 02/07/12 02:11 PM
E fans make everything a pleasure to do.  :A: :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 02/08/12 04:41 PM
Gassed up, washed and waxed up, and covered up for the next 7 months... Oh yet another deployment. yay...  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DJ Payaso on 02/08/12 07:00 PM
installed my new alt and belt......pretty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: stogen on 02/08/12 07:11 PM
Wow that alternator looks sweet :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Chattanoogan on 02/08/12 09:42 PM
Got back from the body shoptoday after running over Bambi! :7:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/09/12 03:25 AM
Drove it to work and back :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: turbojimmy on 02/09/12 05:34 PM
Gave mine to my girlfriend to drive for the next few days. Her BMW is on the fritz (guess who gets to figure that out?) so I loaned the Av to her. I'm happy she gets to drive it - I love it and I bet she will too. She hates automatics (her car is a 6-speed manual), but I think she'll dig it nonetheless. The Bimmer appears to have a bad coil pack or fuel injector on the #4 cylinder, which I'm motivated to fix quick so I can get my truck back!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/09/12 08:12 PM
You loaned you AV to the GF, heck you may never get it back.  :E: :E: :E:
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Post by: DJ Payaso on 02/09/12 10:26 PM
Wow that alternator looks sweet :thumbsup:
Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: turbojimmy on 02/10/12 04:16 AM
You loaned you AV to the GF, heck you may never get it back.  :E: :E: :E:

I will, she likes her Bimmer too much (when it's working - have had a bit of back luck with it recently).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Whitey McMudflaps on 02/10/12 07:12 PM
Finally get to post in this thread...  :4:

I did this... New shoes:

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x133/Poke_GTO/Phone%20pics/187174ef-1.jpg)

So fresh I haven't even had time to clean the new tires and wheels.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/10/12 07:24 PM
Nice boots and shoes Whitey McMudflaps
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Post by: 1Fastrider on 02/10/12 08:44 PM
Finished wiring up lights and under glow LEDs.  Still got to get strobes in the grill and hide the wires.  So little time, so many lights....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/11/12 03:08 AM
Nothing yet, but I'm about to go clean the snow off of it so I can go to work :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Flint4x4 on 02/11/12 10:03 AM
Assisted putting new AutoCraft Beam wiper blades on, one blade yanked right out of the sleeve when I was cleaning ice off after work last night. I can see now  :o 

Damn things cost $17 each but $8 off if you buy two at Advance Auto. It's 10o and the sign said they would install them for FREE  :4:  The plastic releases on my old blades were frozen so I beat them with my ice scraper handle. Young guy trying to replace the blades for me cracked up laughing. Twenty fingers were numb but I got it done alot quicker with four hands.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: tak1973 on 02/11/12 11:28 AM
Put new front half-shafts on yesterday.  This morning, my 10 year old and me R&R the transfer case and put in the MA upgraded pump housing.  It took us about 4 hours and was a great father-son bonding project.  As it turns out, there was no damage at all to the clip or the housing.  At least now I don't have to worry about it anymore.
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Post by: DJ Payaso on 02/11/12 01:14 PM
Put new front half-shafts on yesterday.  This morning, my 10 year old and me R&R the transfer case and put in the MA upgraded pump housing.  It took us about 4 hours and was a great father-son bonding project.  As it turns out, there was no damage at all to the clip or the housing.  At least now I don't have to worry about it anymore.
get all the time in you can while they are still young..I have a 16 year old and now I never see him. He is always with his girlfriend. Guess the girlfriend is cooler then hanging out with dad... Miss the days when he was still around. But every now and then he still likes workign on the AV with me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 02/21/12 03:39 PM
pulled the bed mat out and washed the bed
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 02/21/12 03:40 PM
installed my new alt and belt......pretty  :thumbsup:
thats nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: camaroz1985 on 02/27/12 09:50 AM
Over the weekend I installed both the easylift torsion spring, and the ez down cylinder.  Both made the tailgate basically effortless.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Silver07 on 02/28/12 07:23 PM
Unloaded everything.  Getting a 2011 demo Wednesday. Trading a 07 LT, 2 wheel drive with under 36000 miles on it. 
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Post by: avz66 on 03/09/12 05:08 AM
I stood on the bed pannels to clean carport at my dads house. I told my dad who needs a ladder?  lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Flint4x4 on 03/09/12 09:49 AM
I stood on the bed pannels to clean carport at my dads house. I told my dad who needs a ladder?  lol

Alot sturdier platform than a shaky ladder and you don't have to carry it.

I cleared an intermitant engine code fault by tightening the gas cap.  ::) 

I always tighten the gas cap, I guess not tight enough the other day. oops!

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Post by: chAVey on 03/09/12 10:32 AM
Installed a 3" body lift over the weekend.  Now got to figure out why I've got a Stabilitrak and Traction Control error.  Thinking maybe a bad ground - had to remove a few and maybe I didn't get one put back good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: badtuffstuff on 03/12/12 01:17 PM
Replaced the water pump and thermostat in Tonka yesterday. What fun.  :E:
Does anyone know how to get that blue gasket sealant off your fingers?   :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 03/15/12 05:43 PM
put some new tires, battery and did a oil change
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 03/15/12 05:58 PM
Replaced the water pump and thermostat in Tonka yesterday. What fun.  :E:
Does anyone know how to get that blue gasket sealant off your fingers?   :P
Air grinder  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: BigC Mich on 03/15/12 06:31 PM
Installed a Chrome Tail gate handle and Bezel.  Not the cheap stick on kind.  What a pain!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 1oldsalt on 03/15/12 08:43 PM
Reinstalled my light bar after some modifications and a trip to the powder coater.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 03/16/12 04:28 AM
Installed a Chrome Tail gate handle and Bezel.  Not the cheap stick on kind.  What a pain!!!

WTH? What happened... did work let you out early for good behaviour?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 03/16/12 12:39 PM
Left it abandoned in the drive and took the bike to work. :thumbsup:

It might get a good spring detailing tomorrow morning before we take off on the bike though. :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: motopsyco on 03/18/12 05:27 PM
washed, waxed, polished everything. took all day, especially with all that plastic to polish
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mrobers on 03/19/12 04:30 AM
Just did some small maintenance :

- Seafoam (http://youtu.be/ebiQhOI8qiw)
- Oil and filter change
- Replaced steering idlerarm
- Rotated wheels front<->rear
- Checked all fluids incl. diffs
- Replaced side turnsignals with LED-type
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 03/19/12 05:29 AM
This is what I did this past Saturday! lol

ZMaxx Dragway in Concord, NC. (Next door to Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: camaroz1985 on 03/19/12 08:47 AM
This is what I did this past Saturday! lol

ZMaxx Dragway in Concord, NC. (Next door to Charlotte Motor Speedway)

So, what did you run?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 03/19/12 09:12 AM
So, what did you run?

With the stock 5.3L, no performance mods, and after 3 attempts...

My best was 82 MPH / 16 Seconds for the 1/4 mile.

 :B:


 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mnpewter04 on 03/19/12 11:01 AM
Dropped it off at the body shop for some rust repairs
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: camaroz1985 on 03/20/12 08:33 AM
Used it as an anchor to straighten out the body and exhaust of our 24 Hours of Lemons race car.

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd436/looksgoodonpaperracing/2012/2012-03-18/P1011418.jpg)

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd436/looksgoodonpaperracing/2012/2012-03-18/P1011410.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 04/25/12 03:03 PM
cleaned the a c condenser
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 04/25/12 04:16 PM
Spring cleaning, getting ready for Vermontville this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mags on 04/25/12 07:08 PM
 :B:Spent the last 3 days (spare time) sanding and painting my mud guards with fusion. That rough finish is not easy to sand. I could rob a bank and no finger prints. :wave:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 04/25/12 07:20 PM
Finally finished up a big job for a "blue hair" she was a sweetie and gave me a nice tip "to get some pancakes and beers with your Avalanche friends" at Vermontville Syrup Festival.
Now I just have to get Ava prepped for her first parade!!! (our little girl is growing up so fast!)

MMMMM Pancakes and Beer!! lol!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: chAVey on 04/25/12 07:26 PM
I can tell you what I didn't do - Install one of these: N-Fab Pre-Runner Bar (http://www.n-fab.com/products/sfID1/73/sfID2/61/sfID3/72/productID/239).  Been on order for 6 weeks and still waiting!  

3 weeks ago I called and asked if they could expedite - I was going to need it this weekend.  "No Problem" dey sez.  Should ship on the 20th.  "Great" I sez.  Called last week.  "Ya, No Probla Mon!".  Call today "Um, it's going to be at least another week to finish + shipping time."   :E:  :E:  :beating:

(So should I sue them if my front bumper get's fubar'd?)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: NebLanche on 04/26/12 07:01 AM
Installed new LED backup lights, led bed light and led interior lights :D
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Post by: ARMYtango on 04/26/12 07:08 AM
Installed new LED backup lights, led bed light and led interior lights :D

  :woot:

:nopics:
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Post by: TheHeff on 04/26/12 08:38 AM
It's a little late, but this weekend I had the stock muffler/resonator cut out.  I installed a Flowmaster 40 series with a 4" tip.  It sounds AH-MAZE-ING!!!!! 
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Post by: NebLanche on 04/26/12 05:18 PM
  :woot:

:nopics:


fine :)

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Post by: ARMYtango on 04/27/12 04:34 AM
SWEET!!   :thumbsup:

The interior lights look like you are in a hospital! lol

Great job!
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Post by: StrutNut on 05/01/12 08:43 AM
Well,

Over the weekend I replaced the front shocks and replaced the Knock Sensors and Knock Sensor wire harness.  This week new speakers all around.  Soon to replace the radio as the factory deck CD player doesnt work and I want to do an upgrade as well.  Still have to fix the 4x4 but I have until fall for that project.  Also got that ABS Sensor project.   I also will be repainting some of the cladding on the front.  Not sure if I will stick to the original factory and just do the faded front bumper or do the whole works another color.  If all goes well, Avalanche bumper bar and roof rack as well.  I love my new to me 02 Z71! 
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/01/12 05:50 PM
Passed it in the driveway twice. Once leaving on the bike and once coming home on the bike  :4:
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 05/05/12 05:04 PM
Installed Jimmi Jammers.
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 05/05/12 10:04 PM
wacked ones driver door into anothers rear bumper
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/12/12 03:10 PM
I have HawaiianBrian to thank for this I never notice EXTs had body colored grab handles

Before

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2011%20Nationals/2012-05-12_17-18-42_930.jpg)


After

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2011%20Nationals/2012-05-12_17-57-56_506.jpg)
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/12/12 03:51 PM
wacked ones driver door into anothers rear bumper
:sucks:


I know a great body and paint man up your way. :4:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/12/12 03:52 PM
Passed it in the driveway twice. Once leaving on the bike and once coming home on the bike  :4:
x2  :4:

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Post by: ltxi on 05/13/12 04:10 PM
Looked at it out of my home office window.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/13/12 06:48 PM
I have HawaiianBrian to thank for this I never notice EXTs had body colored grab handles

Before

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2011%20Nationals/2012-05-12_17-18-42_930.jpg)


After

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2011%20Nationals/2012-05-12_17-57-56_506.jpg)

Completed a long overdue Mod

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2011%20Nationals/2012-05-13_21-42-09_646.jpg)
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 05/13/12 10:56 PM
Put LED strips in the bed.

Like these-
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,128779.0/topicseen.html (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,128779.0/topicseen.html)
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Post by: DouglasOak on 05/14/12 04:42 AM
I did 5 laps on the Detroit Grand Prix race circuit on Belle Isle!
The track is set up with all the barriers and stands but the Island/Park is still open to the public. My track times were pretty lame as the place is swarming with cops, but it was pretty fun regardless!!
I love the last picture...
Time to make the Donuts!!!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/14/12 07:56 AM
Nice DouglasOak :thumbsup:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 05/14/12 08:39 AM
Nice DouglasOak :thumbsup:
DirtyGirl kept teasing me for making all the "Vroom" and "Screech" noises as I went around the first 4 times.
So I figured W.T.H...
(1) The Cops were on the other side of the island harassing all the Pimps, Thugs and Dealers, with their 28"s on their Donks.
(2) Ava's got a full tank of 93 Octane and the Programmer is set to Extreme...
So I dropped it into Second gear and took her for a pretty good ride!!! :4:
I am sad to report that there still wasn't nearly enough "Vrooming" or "Screeching"!!!!
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Post by: StrutNut on 05/14/12 09:39 AM
Just ordered some of "The Right Stuff" to bring the cladding back to life.
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Post by: avz66 on 05/14/12 01:51 PM
I have HawaiianBrian to thank for this I never notice EXTs had body colored grab handles
looks good MS03   :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/14/12 03:33 PM
Thanks avz66 I really like the way it looks now, now for the mirrors.

 :E: :E: :E: Why can't I leave things alone.
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/14/12 05:49 PM
Painted the grab handles with Krylon Fusion.
Not a perfect match, but close.
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Post by: slaTe 05 on 05/14/12 06:18 PM
picked up a set of the rain guards for all four windows and installed em
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Post by: mnpewter04 on 05/15/12 06:00 PM
Changed the oil and filter
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/16/12 04:53 AM
Cleaned the MAF sensor.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: avz66 on 05/16/12 11:14 AM
Painted the grab handles with Krylon Fusion.
Not a perfect match, but close.
nice  :thumbsup:
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/16/12 05:32 PM
Thank you.
Tow hooks are next.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/16/12 05:45 PM
Thank you.
Tow hooks are next.
You G'Back that bumper yet? It'll make a helluva difference.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/16/12 05:47 PM
Yellow tow hooks, I haven't seen that one before. I'll be standing by.
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/17/12 03:03 AM
You G'Back that bumper yet? It'll make a helluva difference.
Not yet, hopefully soon.

Yellow tow hooks, I haven't seen that one before. I'll be standing by.
Yeah, if I don't like them, they will be back to black.
I did the ones on my black Av gray to match the cladding.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/17/12 03:50 AM
Yellow tow hooks, I haven't seen that one before. I'll be standing by.
Dunno, almost reminds me of the gold powerbar mod.  :4:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/17/12 08:11 AM
Dunno, almost reminds me of the gold powerbar mod.  :4:

Hey  :beating: one fubar and they never let you live it down. LOL
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Post by: Flint4x4 on 05/17/12 08:31 AM
Hey  :beating: one fubar and they never let you live it down. LOL

It wasn't any worse than Wendy making me rearrange the living room and then change it back,...
more than once too   :laugh:   
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/17/12 02:26 PM
Put about 20 miles on it. First it's moved out of the drive in over a week.


Now if you wanna know what I did to the Harley today.......  :4:
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Post by: CJMOFFAT on 05/17/12 06:38 PM
Got my tailgate handle replaced after a dick at Ace ripped it off because it was locked........ boy did he look stupid when i hit the unlock button....
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 05/17/12 10:12 PM
Installed Digital Power Manager #40120 but came up short on ground cable.  :E: :E:
Finish tomorrow. Then prepping the AVY for cross country trip. SoCal to Ft. Luderdale via Oklahoma.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/18/12 04:44 AM
 :laugh:

Got my tailgate handle replaced after a dick at Ace ripped it off because it was locked........ boy did he look stupid when i hit the unlock button....

I would have loved to see the look on his face when he heard it unlock.

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Post by: CJMOFFAT on 05/18/12 10:44 AM
 :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: ... Nah i didnt get mad it about need replacin anyways it was start to crack on the handle but his face was priceless... Paper white and that "oh $h!7" look.... I cant believe it makes it poop XD
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/18/12 04:17 PM
Oil change for the black one.

A little painting on the yellow one.
Difficult to get a straight crisp edge with a paint pen.
Not sure if I like it.
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Post by: akfireman on 05/18/12 04:36 PM
Oil change for the black one.

A little painting on the yellow one.
Difficult to get a straight crisp edge with a paint pen.
Not sure if I like it.

Looks good !!
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Post by: avz66 on 05/18/12 05:06 PM
A little painting on the yellow one.
Difficult to get a straight crisp edge with a paint pen.
Not sure if I like it.
looks good  :thumbsup: the color of your av just pops  :cool:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/18/12 06:02 PM
Oil change for the black one.

A little painting on the yellow one.
Difficult to get a straight crisp edge with a paint pen.
Not sure if I like it.
Yup, Leave it on there. I like it. :thumbsup: I can't see the edges you're talking about and that's a pretty close up pix. No one sitting behind you will be able to see any edges either......now where's my reading glasses.. :4:
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Post by: LornesAV on 05/19/12 08:34 PM
I clay bared the a couple of sides, still more to do. Highway stripes were getting pained and apparently I caught the overspray. Lots of elbow grease but it's coming off.

Hard parts is going to be the cladding.  :needhug:
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Post by: Troublemaker on 05/19/12 08:58 PM
Fixed the connection on my passenger side DRL - it would work for about 30 mins, then go out again, and it wasn't the bulb.  Pulled the bulb and bent out the wire pins, so they stuck out further from the bulb, then did the same inside the socket.  Coated with dielectric grease and it's as good as new!

Also re-wired my sail panel LEDs...  water got into the first set of wiring (only the connections by the trailer harness, not the wiring going up to the LEDs themselves!).  Wrapped in electrical tape, then heatshrink, then more tape.  If water gets in that, I'm gonna install some sheet metal under the AV....
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/23/12 03:32 PM
Painted the tow hooks.
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Post by: bgnAV05 on 05/23/12 03:36 PM
I picked it up from the paintless dent repair guy.  Had some hail damage on the hood.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/23/12 07:16 PM
Painted the tow hooks.

NOW GET THAT LOWER BUMPER FASCIA DONE!  :4:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/23/12 07:16 PM
Unlocked mine to get my clear glasses out for a night ride.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TeXXaSSZ66 on 05/24/12 03:56 AM
I had the rear cladding and bed covers Gator Back coated under warranty and it looks great.
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Post by: ms38w on 05/24/12 04:11 AM
Painted the tow hooks.


 :thumbsup:  looks good...color-matched tow hooks  ::)  I like that idea  :A:
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/24/12 04:57 AM
Pulled the landscape trailer to mow more lawns!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: NebLanche on 05/28/12 04:24 PM
Full hand wash, followed by a beautiful application of Meguiars liquid wax, then added a new bugshield and finally applied a new coat of rainx to the windows.

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Post by: EXT4ME on 05/28/12 05:02 PM
Bug and tar removed and hand washed the EXT today.

Sometime this weekend I must have ran over a large bucket of tar.

That stuff was down both sides and even up on the tailgate.

When I had it all washed up and dried off I took the back window out, opened the sunroof and all of the windows, dropped the midgate and just drove around and enjoyed the great weather.

Outstanding.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: TankThekid on 05/28/12 07:51 PM
Painted back and front bow ties
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Post by: avz66 on 06/06/12 05:31 PM
checked tire pressure lol
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 06/06/12 05:46 PM
cussed it out for not idling, it would start and die. I then jumped into the other one to make it to work.
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Post by: NebLanche on 06/06/12 06:02 PM
Painted my engine cover Husker Red to match my bow tie, then installed K&N CAI...  looks and sounds nice under the hood :thumbsup:
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Post by: HawaiianBrian on 06/06/12 06:19 PM
I drove mine to work today! Yes, on a week day, left the company car at home. :4:
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Post by: LornesAV on 06/06/12 07:46 PM
Put my spare on, I guess I have to thank the government for the TPMS. I got an warning then switch to the pressure and watched it going down. If I didn't have that then I would have drove past the gas station that helped me out. The lugs were so tight that I bent my lug wrench and another guys 4 way wrench. Then I got lucky that the gas station had a 3/4 drive set and a 6' cheater bar because it wasn't going to come off. I think I might get a road side assistance policy or carry a cheater and a 3/4 break over bar. So Friday when I get back home it will get my new set of tires.
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Post by: akfireman on 06/11/12 09:14 PM
Installed my Ambers !!!

completed the Antenna Delete Mod. http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,82790.0.html (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,82790.0.html)

started debadging by removing the LT's, will complete tomorrow, as well as removing the cross bars from the Luggage Rack.
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Post by: Rewind on 06/12/12 06:47 PM
Installed 35W 6000K HIDs in both high and low beams along with the FTDRL and All-on-High mod!!!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 06/25/12 05:04 AM
Ok...don't laugh...but I rigged a hasty fix for my sagging #3 panel...lol
We had some pretty heavy rain come through here and my bed and lawn equipment were soaked due to a bad leak between the tailgate and the sagging #3 panel.   :needhug:

As you can see in the pic, I used a 5 gallon paint bucket to raise the jack up closer to the underneath of the panel and placed a plastic 5lb weight on the jack to keep it from digging into the panel.

I am hoping that today's heat and sun will help form it back into a slightly better level.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/25/12 05:11 AM
Nothing again. It hasn't moved in almost a week.  :4:
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Post by: ARMYtango on 06/25/12 05:14 AM
Nothing again. It hasn't moved in almost a week.  :4:

Keeping that mileage low!! lol
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/25/12 05:40 AM
Keeping that mileage low!! lol
lol,,,it's got 163,*** on it now. Not low by any means. When it's over 40 and dry, I take the bike everywhere. After today's trip, I'll have put 1,000 miles on the bike in the last 3 days.
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 06/25/12 07:33 AM
Army, what happened that it sagged? Did you carry stuff on it? I thought they could hold over 200#.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 06/25/12 07:41 AM
Army, what happened that it sagged? Did you carry stuff on it? I thought they could hold over 200#.

No, I didn't carry anything on it...I guess it has just happened over time.  This truck has always been in the southern heat, so I am assuming it has made it a little malleable.
This is why I am hoping that I can use the heat to reverse the process...lol
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 06/25/12 10:43 AM
Oh, I think Ill keep an eye on mine this summer. Here's to hoping the sun helps your get it back where it started!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 06/25/12 10:55 AM
Oh, I think Ill keep an eye on mine this summer. Here's to hoping the sun helps your get it back where it started!

Me too!

THANKS!
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Post by: StrutNut on 06/25/12 11:28 AM
Tried to get the 4x4 back over the weekend.  Dealer said it was the transfer case encoder/shift motor.  Bought a used on at the yard.  Got the old one out, new one would not go in.  Old one would not go in.  Apparently this thing died in 4auto.  I just got it about 6 weeks ago.  Motors where just no lining up with any of the 4 positions.  Also - no power to the dang thing so likely not the problem anyway.  Got a TCCM to put in now an give that a try.  I know its not the switch or fuses.  Anyone have some helpful hints as to how to replace the TCCM let me know!  I would love to get a PM with details!  I gave up on it after we finally got the encoder motor back on. 
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Post by: spidey on 06/25/12 11:31 AM
Finally get to post in this thread...  :4:

I did this... New shoes:

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x133/Poke_GTO/Phone%20pics/187174ef-1.jpg)

So fresh I haven't even had time to clean the new tires and wheels.

What rims are those, Im looking at a summer pair and I like the black with little bit of Chrome touch
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Post by: 4MRanch on 06/25/12 11:36 AM
Replaced both front DRL/Fog Lamp housings with new OEM parts that sure are clear compared to the originals.  Also replaced both original rear door speakers since one had gone bad.

Spending some quality time bonding with the AV is always a good thing.
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Post by: BigC Mich on 06/29/12 01:09 PM
Replaced the Factory ACDelco Battery with a Die Hard Gold.  Not bad for a 7 year old battery that still had power but when I had it tested it was only putting out 62 CCA.
I also had to replace the terminal screw as the old one would not come out of the Neg side post.  The entire side post just spun.  Ended up cutting it off.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/30/12 04:31 PM
Did a little maintenance today cleaned the MAF and air filter
First 2 pic are the dirty parts 3/4 cleaned 5Th oiled filter.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-06-30_15-01-42_797.jpg)


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-06-30_15-12-08_64.jpg)


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-06-30_15-53-41_280.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-06-30_16-42-20_369.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-06-30_17-13-51_375.jpg)
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/30/12 04:59 PM
Actually drove it for the first time in about 11 days. Dang battery was dead. Had to flip the switch and used the backup battery to get it started.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 06/30/12 05:36 PM
Took a little road trip over to Hot Springs (http://www.hotsprings.org/).

Ate some good BBQ at McClard's (http://www.mcclards.com/).

Went to Oaklawn (http://www.oaklawn.com/) to let the casino have a shot at my bankroll.

Walked out with $72.00 more than I walked in with.

That paid for my gas and BBQ lunch with a little left over.

All in all, a pretty good day.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 07/01/12 05:37 PM
Me too!

THANKS!
Did it come back? It's been hot enough lately...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 07/02/12 04:43 AM
Did it come back? It's been hot enough lately...

Unfortunately no.   :E:

I decided to drive with it still set up and after about 30 minutes, I took a turn a little sharp and heard the jack slide off the bucket.  I looked in the rearview mirror, and it went right back to where it was.  :thumbdown:

I am going to have to try something else.

I saw something on here awhile back that looked like it used a cut metal bedframe...so I am going to look for that and see what I come up with.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Need4Speed on 07/02/12 05:19 AM
I think that all avalanches have a sagging last bed panel. What makes it worse is that the tailgate seems to have a very slight crown in it so even a straight last panel seems to sag when you look in the rear view mirror. I cut a 2x4 to length and use that to keep the last panel from sagging. Just wedge it between the floor and the panel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 07/02/12 05:22 AM
I think that all avalanches have a sagging last bed panel. What makes it worse is that the tailgate seems to have a very slight crown in it so even a straight last panel seems to sag when you look in the rear view mirror. I cut a 2x4 to length and use that to keep the last panel from sagging. Just wedge it between the floor and the panel.

That was another idea I was thinking of doing.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: NebLanche on 07/08/12 04:04 PM
Painted my engine cover Husker Red to match my bow tie, then installed K&N CAI...  looks and sounds nice under the hood :thumbsup:

Finally got some pics to include

K&N with the painted cover
(http://www.fastframelincoln.com/images/EngineCoverK&N.jpg)

Side emblems painted, front windows 25%, and bugshield
(http://www.fastframelincoln.com/images/Updated.jpg)

Tailgate emblems painted and new Exhaust Tip
(http://www.fastframelincoln.com/images/Tailgate.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Flint4x4 on 07/08/12 04:09 PM
Neglected it, my '04 has a growing to do list  :( 
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Post by: Rewind on 07/08/12 08:01 PM
Pulled the rubber mat out and cleaned out the back end. Also put R&R on the panels and sail.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 07/09/12 04:36 AM
Took it fishing with my son!
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Post by: lordvette on 07/12/12 06:53 PM
installed new rims,tires and muffler
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Post by: Troublemaker on 07/12/12 07:16 PM
Installed saddlebag power locks.  Just need to connect the wires to the tailgate power lock and test.  (Ran out of daylight!)

Also connected the reverse wire for my LOF, since I had the tail light off anyway...
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Post by: JVZL1 on 07/21/12 07:18 PM
Made her earn her new shoes today Wilco has a sale on pellets. 
Towed two tons of pellets on the trailer then the wife and I let her rest and stacked them in the garage.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JVZL1 on 07/27/12 03:54 PM
Took her in to get her new shoe alignment done  
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/27/12 04:43 PM
I found my round tuit, and threw on the on the gorilla (Durastop)brakes on that I had setting in the garage for 6 months.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-07-27_18-55-29_854.jpg)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/28/12 12:23 PM
Other side done, now for the rear ones.

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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 07/28/12 02:38 PM
Broke out the Dremel and did the rear headrest mod.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/28/12 03:41 PM
You will like the headrest mod Saoirse_Trodai

Now for a correction, after I took a test ride I heard a god awful scraping sound. slowly backed up the driveway and started taking things apart, front rotor was rubbing the shield I was dumb founded WTF. Took the rotor off and looked at the back trying to see way. Guess what I put the rear rotor on the front.   :E: :E: :E: :E:

Now I'll tackle the rear.
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 07/28/12 10:12 PM
You will like the headrest mod Saoirse_Trodai

Now for a correction, after I took a test ride I heard a god awful scraping sound. slowly backed up the driveway and started taking things apart, front rotor was rubbing the shield I was dumb founded WTF. Took the rotor off and looked at the back trying to see way. Guess what I put the rear rotor on the front.   :E: :E: :E: :E:

Now I'll tackle the rear.

Omg!!  Good one!!   :laugh:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/28/12 10:20 PM
Omg!!  Good one!!   :laugh:

Hey don't be a hater, even I do dumbazz things. :4:
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 07/28/12 10:23 PM
Hey don't be a hater, even I do dumbazz things. :4:

Hey, I am not hating.  Just harassing.  :B:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/28/12 10:41 PM
Hey, I am not hating.  Just harassing.  :B:

You know me I love it when you laugh at me. What a dumbazz thing to do. :laugh:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/29/12 11:00 AM
Three down one to go

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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/29/12 12:58 PM
Washed the outside.

Detailed the inside.

There can not possibly be any more living bugs in the state of Arkansas.

I know this because of all of the dead ones there were on the front of my truck.
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Post by: TankThekid on 07/29/12 04:00 PM
Detailed it and had a flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust installed.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 07/29/12 09:06 PM
Washed the outside.

Detailed the inside.

There can not possibly be any more living bugs in the state of Arkansas.

I know this because of all of the dead ones there were on the front of my truck.
a wet dryer sheet works wonders on getting splattered bugs off the front of anything. I use them on my bike and both our trucks.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 07/30/12 03:30 AM
a wet dryer sheet works wonders on getting splattered bugs off the front of anything. I use them on my bike and both our trucks.

Great tip!

I'll give it a try.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: brijoha on 07/30/12 03:45 AM
Installed saddlebag power locks.  Just need to connect the wires to the tailgate power lock and test.  (Ran out of daylight!)

Also connected the reverse wire for my LOF, since I had the tail light off anyway...


Hey did you get the instructions for that power lock mod on here somewhere. I have been trying to search for it.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/30/12 09:00 AM
Try this

 Linky  (http://www.avpowerlocks.com/SB%20Instalation%20instructions.html)
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Post by: avz66 on 07/31/12 04:57 PM
cleaned my volant CAI
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 07/31/12 06:12 PM
Dropped her back off at the body shop....  Rear end got tweaked during wreck.   :needhug:
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 08/05/12 06:30 PM
Finally finished getting my paint polished,sealed and waxed. Its been 3 weeks of piecemeal work. This should be good for the next six months or so.

1) Clay bar
2) Light compound
3) Polish
4) Glaze
5) Sealant
6) Collinite 476 wax
7) Collinite 845 wax
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Post by: spidey on 08/07/12 08:33 AM
Installed Weathertech window vent visors front and back.  Got the black to match the black trim.  They are there yet not there.  At night you cant even tell I have them

Was going to go chrome and glad I didnt.  I dont think I would of liked not being able to see through the visors (my old truck has smoked and could see through as well)

Just a personal preference is all, chrome would of been nice to but stood out more
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 08/07/12 09:12 AM
I put the weathertech side window defectors on too this weekend. NICE! Also painted the muffler with black woodstove paint so it blends in underneath and makes the s/s exhaust tip look better!
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Post by: spidey on 08/07/12 09:14 AM
I put the weathertech side window defectors on too this weekend. NICE! Also painted the muffler with black woodstove paint so it blends in underneath and makes the s/s exhaust tip look better!

I like that idea.  My factory tip is stained with tar.  First road trip ever and got hit.  It was like a mist almost and wot come off the tip.  I got the truck cleane up, it was even on the tailgate.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/07/12 05:58 PM
well, I, uh, looked at it when I rode by going to and from work. :4:
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Post by: lordvette on 08/08/12 09:38 AM
new headlights!!

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: gopherbacon on 08/08/12 09:41 AM
new headlights!!

 :thumbsup:

Looks awesome with ur new LED fogs  :thumbsup:
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Post by: wheelmans on 08/08/12 12:18 PM
new headlights!!

 :thumbsup:

I wish I had the money for those.
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Post by: avz66 on 08/08/12 03:36 PM
new headlights!!

 :thumbsup:
damn thats sweet  :A:
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Post by: motopsyco on 08/11/12 05:35 PM
today I took out my headlight to use a pair of needlenose pliers to grab that chrome reflector and put it back in the slot so it isnt rattling around in my headlight housing anymore
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Post by: lordvette on 08/11/12 07:36 PM
changed the wheel hub bearing
changed the front brakes and rotors
finally hooked up the additional lights on my new headlights

tired and broke :'(
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 08/15/12 03:43 PM
Complete brake job and a car wash.   :A:
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Post by: adamjeeps on 08/16/12 11:55 AM
New Powerstop front rotors and brakes. Also while driving around that night braking in the pads, caught a couple in the CVS parking lot "in the act" in the back seat of their car!  :A:.

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Post by: ARMYtango on 08/16/12 12:01 PM
New Powerstop front rotors and brakes. Also while driving around that night braking in the pads, caught a couple in the CVS parking lot "in the act" in the back seat of their car!  :A:.



 :nopics:      :laugh:
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Post by: Rewind on 08/16/12 12:19 PM
Installed sail panel windows.
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Post by: avyz66 on 08/16/12 12:25 PM
Just added a quart of oil. Check oil level on DIC was driving me crazy. Time for an oil change!
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Post by: Mommyof02 on 08/16/12 02:33 PM
Went with hubby to his back doctor.  He has to have surgery.  I really hate parking garages.  Made hubby park on the top level.

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481944_3910649997844_2018235466_n (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tng99/7797872454/) by britajsmommy2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tng99/), on Flickr
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/16/12 05:17 PM
Starting to prep it for winter storage
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/16/12 06:34 PM
I worked the hell out of the 2500, but the weekend she is getting heavily modded for some major towing.
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Post by: 1oldsalt on 08/16/12 11:12 PM
Since GM was trying to save money to pay back the bail out and didn't put in an engine compartment light, I put in a couple LED strips I had left over from my bed lighting.
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Post by: majorv on 08/18/12 05:13 PM
Okay, don't laugh, but I took off the bed panels just to make sure I knew how to take 'em off and put 'em back on again (only had it 2 weeks).  Also realized that there are no tie downs in the bed except for the 4 points in either corner just inside the tailgate.  :(

How does everyone else store their "stuff"...tools, jumper cables, jug of water...that kind of stuff?  I thought about using a milk crate and tethering it to a tie down (so it doesn't fall over and end up all over the bed) but there's very little to tie it to?  ???
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Post by: Jimmylh on 08/18/12 05:25 PM
Okay, don't laugh, but I took off the bed panels just to make sure I knew how to take 'em off and put 'em back on again (only had it 2 weeks).  Also realized that there are no tie downs in the bed except for the 4 points in either corner just inside the tailgate.  :(

How does everyone else store their "stuff"...tools, jumper cables, jug of water...that kind of stuff?  I thought about using a milk crate and tethering it to a tie down (so it doesn't fall over and end up all over the bed) but there's very little to tie it to?  ???

I keep one or two large plastic totes in the bed. One has permenent items like flashlights etc. The other is empty and we use it during shopping trips so shopping bags are out of sight and won't roll around.
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Post by: majorv on 08/18/12 05:39 PM
I keep one or two large plastic totes in the bed. One has permenent items like flashlights etc. The other is empty and we use it during shopping trips so shopping bags are out of sight and won't roll around.

You know, that's the one thing I miss about the SUV I traded in for my AV...not worrying about groceries all over the back when the grocery bags roll around.  A plastic tote would solve that.  I'm tired of hoisting the groceries in the back seat (I'm only 5'3")  :P.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/18/12 05:59 PM
Okay, don't laugh, but I took off the bed panels just to make sure I knew how to take 'em off and put 'em back on again (only had it 2 weeks).  Also realized that there are no tie downs in the bed except for the 4 points in either corner just inside the tailgate.  :(

How does everyone else store their "stuff"...tools, jumper cables, jug of water...that kind of stuff?  I thought about using a milk crate and tethering it to a tie down (so it doesn't fall over and end up all over the bed) but there's very little to tie it to?  ???
I use my saddle bag compartments for all that stuff.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/18/12 07:14 PM
They make pretty good beverage coolers also, just put some ice in them.
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Post by: majorv on 08/18/12 08:15 PM
You know, that's what the salesman at the dealership said, too, because there are drains in the side compartments.  Like I said, I'm only 5'3", so I guess I'll have to keep a step stool in the bed.  I can't even see into the compartments much less get an arm down there, lol!
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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 08/18/12 09:12 PM
Tailgate cupholders  :thumbsup:
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Post by: felixgun on 08/19/12 12:06 AM
Just got my Volant tips welded on!!

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Post by: gopherbacon on 08/19/12 12:47 AM
Just got my Volant tips welded on!!
did you post the right picture?? lol
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Post by: avz66 on 08/24/12 05:37 PM
changed the oil today  :thumbsup:  0,082,830 miles
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Post by: felixgun on 08/24/12 11:42 PM
did you post the right picture?? lol

LOL I don't know what happened but yes I did post the wrong picture! Here's the right one haha:

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Post by: Eggshop on 09/12/12 12:27 PM
Painted my calipers RED, took the easy way out and left them on, just covered areas around them.

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Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/12/12 05:12 PM
Painted my calipers RED, took the easy way out and left them on, just covered areas around them.

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/Eggshop/2007%20Avy/bfe097a3.gif)
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I hope those sliders still work as they should with them all painted together like that.  ::)
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Post by: mrobers on 09/14/12 03:09 AM
Put high powered CREE LED's in my DRL's and backup-lights. Love the output and brightness !

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2rc0b40.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/xmj1o7.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/287hdfa.jpg)

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Post by: spidey on 09/14/12 07:58 AM
Just small stuff, not sure if I would consider them mods.  Was browsing a local Canadian Tire and found some stuff on sale.

Found myself a nice black with a little bit of red Steering Wheel cover.  Just to tie in with my red fuzzy dice and black interior.  Also found a nice large cargo mat that I will leave in my truck for when the mid gate is folded down.  That way I can lay it down when hauling something long and not scratch it
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 09/14/12 08:26 AM
Put high powered CREE LED's in my DRL's and backup-lights. Love the output and brightness !

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2rc0b40.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/xmj1o7.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/287hdfa.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/4sbqko.jpg)

Have any info on the backup lights?
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Post by: lordvette on 09/14/12 10:41 AM
Have any info on the backup lights?

holy &%*#!!!! beyond awesome!! :o :o
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Post by: lordvette on 09/14/12 10:43 AM
1."claybar"

2.install new wipers(07 been on there since day 1 :beating:)

 :wave:
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 09/14/12 10:46 AM
Filled the tank....
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/14/12 06:44 PM
Filled the tank....
ouch!
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Post by: avz66 on 09/15/12 04:35 AM
put a whole gallon of rain x  :thumbsup: got tired of the light comin on  :laugh:
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 09/15/12 06:29 PM
Took both of them to a GTG.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/16/12 03:10 AM
Which one   :cool:

My avy...sat in the drive

My other Avy...took it to work, filled it up at the pumps also

Her Avy...she took it to the hair salon and Lord knows where else.
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Post by: stogen on 09/16/12 02:56 PM
took the train horns out :'(
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Post by: DouglasOak on 09/16/12 04:07 PM
took the train horns out :'(
Yeah, don't know why you put the sad face... you know you're gonna put them in the big new Chevy!!!!!  :B:
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Post by: ARMYtango on 09/17/12 05:41 AM
took the train horns out :'(

Wanna get rid of them?  :cool:
lol
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Post by: ARMYtango on 09/17/12 05:42 AM
Took mine to a 4-day military exercise....put the midgate down, and slept in it each night!
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 09/17/12 10:00 AM
In the past week I got the front windows tinted, and a 'brow' put on the windshield, added a Fire&Ice bar, and got the rear window rain guards on.  Couldn't do the fronts due to the tinting - now that its been a week, they'll be going on next.

Going to get a Bull-Bar or brush guard for it...hopefully soon. :)
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Post by: spidey on 09/17/12 10:14 AM
Filled the tank....

Me too.  $125 later from E
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Post by: AZIROC on 09/17/12 10:30 AM
Its been offically a week since I have owned my avy now.  mod wise I cant say I did to much :(  I spend 7 hours saturday washing, claying, wetsanding, clear coat cutter, polish, wax x2.  sunday i spend 3 hours doing the Pledge Future floor wax to the plastics.  2 coats then 12 hrs later 1 more coat. today, well this morning, I did the fill the gas tank for $115 mod.   :E: :E: :E  BUT i ordered HID's for me fog lights and low beams (35w 5k and 55w 6k) just a few minutes ago.  past that, I dont think I wil lbe "modding" much more.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 09/17/12 10:35 AM
Its been offically a week since I have owned my avy now.  mod wise I cant say I did to much :(  I spend 7 hours saturday washing, claying, wetsanding, clear coat cutter, polish, wax x2.  sunday i spend 3 hours doing the Pledge Future floor wax to the plastics.  2 coats then 12 hrs later 1 more coat. today, well this morning, I did the fill the gas tank for $115 mod.   :E: :E: :E  BUT i ordered HID's for me fog lights and low beams (35w 5k and 55w 6k) just a few minutes ago.  past that, I dont think I wil lbe "modding" much more.

BE VERY CAREFUL if you install the HID's in your fogs they WILL melt the housings!!!!

Even had a couple members using 25w HID's and those melted the housings as well. You are OK with the low beams cause the headlights are a much stronger composite.
I would hate to see a new mod cost you a set of brand new fog lights!!!  
Not sure where to steer you to see all the complaints on this issue, but will try to post up soon. Until then maybe hold off on that mod.
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Post by: DouglasOak on 09/17/12 11:12 AM
DISREGARD my last post, I thought you had an 07+
I know HID bulbs will destroy the new style Fog Lamps, not sure about the 02, but I haven't heard any horror stories.
Sorry if I gotcha a lil' skeered!!!
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Post by: AZIROC on 09/17/12 11:21 AM
haha, its all good.  i saw both posts at the same time.  I saw earlier the '07+ didnt like HIDs in the fog light housing, but everything i saw for 02-06 saif 35s were ok but 55s were a no-no.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/17/12 01:02 PM
DISREGARD my last post, I thought you had an 07+
I know HID bulbs will destroy the new style Fog Lamps, not sure about the 02, but I haven't heard any horror stories.
Sorry if I gotcha a lil' skeered!!!
They make a 25w for those...just saying. Another guy with an 08 Z71 (bigger, rectangle fogs) runs 35w's in his without issues.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wheelmans on 09/17/12 04:30 PM
Returned a rented high brush cutter (Outback by Billy Goat) to take out the 6' tall weeds out of my ditch (160 foot long).  It usually takes about 3 hours to do with a weed eater, pita.  It was a muddy mess, but with all that power, that Billy Goat never got stuck.  Just glad that it came with loading ramps to get it in and out of the back of the Avy.  I do not think 3 people could pick that thing up.
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Post by: SmokeyJoe on 09/23/12 10:14 AM
Finally got the bug defelector installed.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Hope this helps with the rocks & stones for the windshield. This one year old has two chips alaready and the my 'o7 went through 2 windshields.   :needhug:

Looks good anyway and was an easy install.
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Post by: junkyarddog on 09/23/12 11:06 AM
Replaced the left front wheel hub assembly, finally failed at 205000. Real bear getting old hub off. Used an entire can of penetrating oil and a smoke wrench. Bought Moog assembly, install took about 15 minutes. Not looking forward to doing the right side it's the original also and is now due.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/23/12 11:44 AM
Changed out the front shocks on Avy#3 today. Much better :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/23/12 12:00 PM
Thanks funny OBB I put the Bilstein 5100 shock on the front today, did the rear yesterday. And yes sir much better ride, you could hear the fluid in the fronts rear were not that Bad.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: V. Anthony on 09/23/12 12:08 PM
Went to church picnic today and hauled supplies.

Vic
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Post by: WD13 on 09/23/12 12:25 PM
put on sun visors decals, hard wired my radar detector to rear view mirror and  installed center console burl wood cap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/23/12 02:59 PM
Thanks funny OBB I put the Bilstein 5100 shock on the front today, did the rear yesterday. And yes sir much better ride, you could hear the fluid in the fronts rear were not that Bad.
I still have the OE ones on the back of mine with over 164k miles on it. I don't think they're bad but I don't haul much in it anymore so I can't be sure. Changed all 4 on the wbh earlier this year. I'm not sure how many miles ago Funkdrum put the Rancho shocks on this one but I could collapse them by hand very easy. Installed the Monroe Reflex on it, same thing I have on mine. Love them. Ordered them from Advance's website and got 15% off. Shipped to the house for free. :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/23/12 04:16 PM
Got mine from eshocks.com 75 bucks a pop. Cheapiest I have found.
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Post by: AZIROC on 09/23/12 10:10 PM
The gas mod sucks :(  $90 today  :E: :E: :E: :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 09/24/12 04:42 AM
Washed her.

That's it.  :6:
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Post by: CntrySngr72 on 09/24/12 04:44 AM
Yesterday towed 2 loads of broken up concrete out to dump...jacked out the front and back porch steps.  Feeling it today!
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Post by: majorv on 09/29/12 08:28 AM
Finally got to use the Avy for what I bought it for.  Daughter and I show purebred rabbits and the season has just started.  Dropped the midgate and loaded it up with rabbit carriers, chairs and grooming table.  It worked perfect!  Had a ton of space for hauling and kept the rabbits protected and cool with A/C.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/29/12 10:37 AM
Changing the right front wheel hub assembly on Avy#1 :E:.  over 164,000 miles out of the original so I guess I shouldn't complain.
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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 09/29/12 12:14 PM
Hypertech 180o thermostat going in now...
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 10/04/12 12:18 PM
Getting the oil changed at the moment.

Getting my own fluids topped off too.
Enjoying some half-priced Margaritas and nachos while surfing CAFCNA.

No, the oil change place does not serve Margaritas.
But the restaurant up the street does!  :abuelito:
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Post by: avz66 on 10/04/12 01:30 PM
Getting my own fluids topped off too.
Enjoying some half-priced Margaritas and nachos while surfing CAFCNA.
o yeah  :cheers:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 10/04/12 01:31 PM
changed the right wheel hub assembly.
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 10/04/12 02:38 PM
changed the right wheel hub assembly.
Sounds like you are getting really good at that.
You can do my black Av.  :4:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 10/04/12 03:25 PM
Sounds like you are getting really good at that.
You can do my black Av.  :4:
I've helped Craig do enough of these it's not a big deal anymore. Just don't look when I take a BFH to your truck to get the old one off.  :laugh:
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Post by: 2011avalanche on 10/04/12 04:09 PM
Finally changed my antenna location!  Moved it from the cowl area to up on the bridge.  Much cleaner looking!!  Reception is the same and only took about 2 1/2 hours - only took that long because I broke the center wire on the radio antenna jack and had to fix that...
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/04/12 04:32 PM
I've been eyeing up this mod for a while.
Was the plastic replacement piece very expensive?

I have the V Dub antenna, extension cable and the GM ant adapter sitting in the basement. (leftovers from my Car audio shop years ago)
making only one hurdle to get over to do this mod.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: chAVey on 10/04/12 06:29 PM
Spent the day taking the AV to the dealership.  Did I mention I didn't drive it there?
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/05/12 04:49 AM
Spent the day taking the AV to the dealership.  Did I mention I didn't drive it there?

Ruh Roh!  :o 
That can't be a good thing!
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Post by: chAVey on 10/05/12 09:01 AM
Yeah, Good News/Bad News: turned out to be just a dead battery - my 3rd battery in 5 years!!  This one lasted about 30 months.

Expensive tho': $300!!

Dealer says if I can find my receipt from last time, he'ld warranty some of it.

I'm pretty sure it's the Edge Evolution Programmer killing the battery.  This is the one that sits on the dash and works as extra gauges too.  Anyone have any experience with this?
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/05/12 09:26 AM
I have the Edge Evolution CS, I have left it plugged in and never had an issue. It is currently unplugged, because I find  it too bright at night, otherwise I love it.
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Post by: AZIROC on 10/05/12 11:34 AM
Here in AZ, your best bet on a battery is to get 1 that has a 5 year warranty.  it WILL go out in lass then 2 years.  obviously keep your receipt!!  my dad, for example, had to buy his first battery in 9 years because he has exchanged his so many times because they would run out of warranty they said they couldnt give out any more new ones. 
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Post by: 2011avalanche on 10/05/12 02:25 PM
I think it was under $30, been a while since I bought it.  Or get one at a bone yard.  Just get the one for the Tahoe (or any GM large SUV) as it does not have the antenna hole..

I've been eyeing up this mod for a while.
Was the plastic replacement piece very expensive?

I have the V Dub antenna, extension cable and the GM ant adapter sitting in the basement. (leftovers from my Car audio shop years ago)
making only one hurdle to get over to do this mod.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/05/12 03:02 PM
I think it was under $30, been a while since I bought it.  Or get one at a bone yard.  Just get the one for the Tahoe (or any GM large SUV) as it does not have the antenna hole..

                                                                                                     :laugh:
I never noticed them on a "civilian" Tahoe or Burb, and don't have the stones to pull one off a cop car.  
I will have to check a couple yards for one.
Thanx for the info.
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/05/12 03:06 PM
I have the Edge Evolution CS, I have left it plugged in and never had an issue. It is currently unplugged, because I find  it too bright at night, otherwise I love it.

I did find a great use for my programmer dash pod    :thumbsup:
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Post by: LornesAV on 10/05/12 03:12 PM
Yeah, Good News/Bad News: turned out to be just a dead battery - my 3rd battery in 5 years!!  This one lasted about 30 months.

Expensive tho': $300!!
  • $75 for towing
  • $95 for Diagnostics
  • $130 for AC Delco Battery

Dealer says if I can find my receipt from last time, he'ld warranty some of it.

I'm pretty sure it's the Edge Evolution Programmer killing the battery.  This is the one that sits on the dash and works as extra gauges too.  Anyone have any experience with this?

My chevy dealer had a 6 year battery with free replacement the entire time. They did jot bring that up until I mentioned sears with however long there warranty was. Might want to ask about it. By the way that picture looked familiar from when I had a wheel bearing seize. Our truck are the same color and Z71.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: chrisstowss on 10/06/12 01:19 AM
Does backing into someones car count for "What I did to my Avalanche today?"

Good news:  No Damage to my Avy.  Thank you cladding!  Not even a scratch.  The bad news: 11 days worth of repair to the Hyundai I backed into.     I'm still not used to driving such a big vehicle.  I've only had it a couple of weeks, and my normal car is a camaro... 


 :thumbsup: 
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Post by: Eggshop on 10/06/12 06:09 AM
Does backing into someones car count for "What I did to my Avalanche today?"

Good news:  No Damage to my Avy.  Thank you cladding!  Not even a scratch.  The bad news: 11 days worth of repair to the Hyundai I backed into.     I'm still not used to driving such a big vehicle.  I've only had it a couple of weeks, and my normal car is a camaro... 


 :thumbsup: 

Next time you do that just leave a note under the wiper saying "sorry I hit your car" without a contact number for sure, LOL
Thats what someone did to me when I had  ford F150 sometime back.
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Post by: AZIROC on 10/06/12 02:04 PM
  I've only had it a couple of weeks, and my normal car is a camaro... 


dont tell me this, I am going from a camaro and motorcycle to an Avy as well.  I fell like I can run everything over if i wanted.  :o
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 10/07/12 03:37 PM
Made a mid-deck for the dog.
Actually, I did this yesterday.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/08/12 05:47 AM
Does backing into someones car count for "What I did to my Avalanche today?"

Good news:  No Damage to my Avy.  Thank you cladding!  Not even a scratch.  The bad news: 11 days worth of repair to the Hyundai I backed into.     I'm still not used to driving such a big vehicle.  I've only had it a couple of weeks, and my normal car is a camaro... 


 :thumbsup: 

Ha!  Been there!

Earlier this year, I was in the pick-up line at my son's school on a saturday and someone pulled up behind me in a small car.  They pulled up so close that I couldn't see their car past my tailgate.
I picked up my son, and the car in front of me was unccupied (they got out for some reason and left the car in the line   :beating: ), so I had to back up and then BANG...of course I had to pay for it.
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Post by: chrisstowss on 10/09/12 02:17 AM
Next time you do that just leave a note under the wiper saying "sorry I hit your car" without a contact number for sure, LOL
Thats what someone did to me when I had  ford F150 sometime back.

Hilarious!   I know what it's like to have my car hit though. Some idiot slammed their door into my Camaro the 2nd week I had it. Talk about anger!
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Post by: chrisstowss on 10/09/12 02:20 AM
Ha!  Been there!

Earlier this year, I was in the pick-up line at my son's school on a saturday and someone pulled up behind me in a small car.  They pulled up so close that I couldn't see their car past my tailgate.
I picked up my son, and the car in front of me was unccupied (they got out for some reason and left the car in the line   :beating: ), so I had to back up and then BANG...of course I had to pay for it.

Such a buzzkill!   It's hard to see some things in the Avy at times.   Normally I'm quite careful but was in a hurry and didn't look behind me. It happened to be my friends car, so called the insurance and they're taking care of it all.
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Post by: wheelmans on 10/10/12 04:44 AM
Ha!  Been there!

Earlier this year, I was in the pick-up line at my son's school on a saturday and someone pulled up behind me in a small car.  They pulled up so close that I couldn't see their car past my tailgate.
I picked up my son, and the car in front of me was unccupied (they got out for some reason and left the car in the line   :beating: ), so I had to back up and then BANG...of course I had to pay for it.

I have almost done the same.  Just happened to see the BMW coupe in my sideview mirror after putting the avy in reverse.  It was a close call.  That is when I went to Target to purchase a $99 wireless backup camera that mounted on my license plate.  It was kind of  pain because I didn't really want to mount the monitor, so it sat next to the drink holder until I needed it.  I am glad to have the built-in camera on my 2012.  Shouldn't run into anything behind me now. (knock on wood)
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Post by: ms38w on 10/10/12 05:05 AM
Looking for a high cliff and see how far it can fly before a firey crash on the rocks below!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/10/12 05:09 AM
Looking for a high cliff and see how far it can fly before a firey crash on the rocks below!

Ok, Thelma....Do you have Louise with you as well?  :laugh:
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/10/12 06:31 PM
just got to drive it to work then home. but soon i'll be getting all my maintenance done
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/12/12 07:18 PM
Drove it today with windows down and back window out. And i must say thats awesome.
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Post by: avz66 on 10/13/12 11:00 AM
checked tire pressure all 5 and a wash  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/13/12 01:04 PM
checked tire pressure all 5 and a wash  :thumbsup:

I thought I was the only one to climb under and check the spare.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: V. Anthony on 10/13/12 01:07 PM
Added new Chrome "Chevrolet and Avalanche" letters to the tailgate.   :thumbsup:

Vic
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/13/12 01:46 PM
Those look great! AVesome job Vic!!!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: V. Anthony on 10/13/12 02:22 PM
Thanks DouglasOak  :D

Vic
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/14/12 02:55 PM
Well wanted to wash it today but that didnt get to happen. But i did get dielectric grease all my bulb contacts and got my glare cap back in place in my driver headlight
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Post by: Eggshop on 10/14/12 06:49 PM
Gave her a much deserved bath and a little buffing today also installed a back up camera I had laying around for a few years now.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/15/12 05:00 AM
Those look great! AVesome job Vic!!!   :thumbsup:

Wait...was there a pic?

I didn't see one. lol
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/15/12 05:11 AM
Wait...was there a pic?

I didn't see one. lol

He posted them in another thread!!!  ;D Check it out!!
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,135411.msg1986345.html#msg1986345

(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/nerosdad/DSCN0579_zps5fc7a757.jpg)
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/15/12 05:17 AM
Ah yes!  Thank you, DouglasOak!

Nice job Vic!  :thumbsup:

They USED to make ones that would fade like the "Z66" decal...and I would get those in a heartbeat if I could find them anywhere, but since I cannot, I have been contemplating just getting the silver ones to match the "Z66" and pinstriping.

Anyone seen the faded ones anywhere??
 
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 10/15/12 05:47 AM
I have the fade on my black Av (since about 2004.)
I want the same for my yellow Av, but can't find them.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/15/12 05:49 AM
I have the fade on my black Av (since about 2004.)

JEALOUS!  :sigh:

lol
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/15/12 02:55 PM
Got my ambers in and put a tag on the front
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/2012-10-15173259.jpg)
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Post by: spidey on 10/15/12 02:59 PM
Bought winter studded tires, although not installed yet.
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Post by: avz66 on 10/16/12 01:30 PM
I thought I was the only one to climb under and check the spare.  :thumbsup:
everyone forgets but i do mine once a year  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/16/12 01:34 PM
everyone forgets but i do mine once a year  :thumbsup:
I like to get dirt and rust in my face after every oil change, or before a major trip. (just to be safe)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/16/12 04:10 PM
Thanks for the reminder DouglasOak and avz66 guess I should put the spare back in place before the trip to Hotlanta.

Added a solid front sway bar to the working girl  should make her drive like it's on rails.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/2012-10-16_17-53-39_209.jpg)
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/17/12 03:58 PM
Well had a fairly productive day. Made my payment this morning came home to a rockauto box on the porch so i let it cool off so my avy could get new plugs, wires, and bank 1 sensor 2 o2 since the heater element burned out.

Also had bosch +4 platinums in it. It ran good but i hope it runs better since i put ac delco iridiums back in it
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Post by: AZIROC on 10/17/12 08:01 PM
just did the $107 gas mod  :E:
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Post by: avz66 on 10/18/12 04:59 AM
just did the $107 gas mod  :E:
i always do $20 mods  :laugh: my av always empty
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/18/12 05:03 AM
i always do $20 mods  :laugh: my av always empty

HAHA! Same here!  Mine ranges from $20 - $40

When it doesn't cost me over $100 to fill my tank, then I may fill it more often...lol
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Post by: AZIROC on 10/19/12 07:17 PM
yeah, I prob should do the $20 mod.   >:(   But the good thing is my work is all of 2.1 miles away and we really dont use it on weekends, so a tank of gas lasts an easy month.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 10/20/12 03:33 AM
Actually drove it to work for the first time this week. Been driving the beater  :4:
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Post by: Kimmer on 10/20/12 12:40 PM
We had all 3 of our AVYS loaded to the tilt moving our sons out into an apartment.  :woohoo: :woohoo:
Big C and I made 2 trips and left the rest for the boys to worry about...
This momma is whipped!!!!
We are going to have an empty nest now.... :needhug:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/20/12 02:02 PM
We are going to have an empty nest now.... :needhug:

What about the 2 dogs, and "the horse"??
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Post by: Kimmer on 10/20/12 03:13 PM
What about the 2 dogs, and "the horse"??

you forgot the cat. :laugh:
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/20/12 03:19 PM
Did the $50 gas mod at 1/4. Now i got a whole 3/4 :'(
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Post by: wheelmans on 10/23/12 01:04 PM
I do the $70 gas mod every week... I need to move the office closer to my house.  Thirty miles one way is a pain driving in the city!
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Post by: Tpicks55 on 10/23/12 05:09 PM
Planted a tree in front yard.  I knew I was in trouble when the landscaper rolled out the tree on a bob cat.  I asked how much it weighed he said 300 lbs.  It was more than that! :beating: :E:  backing it up to the bigger hole i dug it was a gut buster to roll it off the truck.  While backing it up went over an ornimental grass hit a retaining wall stone I didn't see ripped off both left side mud flaps.   :o  But its in the hole.   :laugh:
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Post by: CJMOFFAT on 10/23/12 05:22 PM
Welp two weeks ago i broke both front struts and i was like  :needhug: .... $1500 gone... didn't realize it at the time but i've been having bad stearin wheel vibrations and we thought it had broken something on my lift but nope... just knocked some weights clean off the rim or each tire... like a boss  :E: all of its fixed now :D and i washed it and waxed it today after bein in the shop so much she deserved it..
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Post by: avz66 on 10/27/12 12:52 PM
replaced my radio with another 02 one  :D i got from Sonders  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DouglasOak on 10/27/12 07:24 PM
Installed my train horns!!!   :4:
All I can say is WOW!!!!   :o
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 10/28/12 09:00 AM
Went to take my front running lights off. One already had a the clip broke but now both do :E:

But atleast now they are shiny and clear again
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Post by: ARMYtango on 10/29/12 06:34 AM
Washed and waxed the exterior.
Put on a coat of RR.
Detailed the interior.
Installed a dual tip cat-back exhaust (with help from Jmuller62 (many thanks!))

Just a note to others....check under your bed mat every so often!
I pulled mine out when I was washing the AV and found a colony of ants!  :o  (see pic)
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Post by: avz66 on 10/29/12 07:08 AM
i try to do my bed mat 2 times a year
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Post by: 9C1_2NV on 10/29/12 08:34 PM
sunday i pulled off the factory hitch and replaced it with a Draw Tite 41930, what a HUGE difference! touched up some of the undercoating while i was under it.  looking forward to mounting the 7 pin to the left of the rear tag through the bumper once this hurricane is over.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/29/12 08:52 PM
Yeah the hitches make quite a difference and yes the hurricane is slowing down a bunch of modding.
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Post by: avz66 on 11/01/12 07:36 AM
tire rotation and balance
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 11/05/12 04:38 PM
Did a front end inspection today and my passenger side wheel bearing is showing some play at 179,900.

Wonder if its still covered under warranty. j/k ::)
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Post by: eroc022 on 11/05/12 05:47 PM
put 124$ of gas in it..... :E:
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Post by: naylor99 on 11/06/12 06:13 AM
Managed to squeeze it into the garage!
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Post by: Rewind on 11/06/12 06:47 AM
Fixed the windshield washer fluid hose. Installed HID's in the fog lights and swapped all my regular bulbs for LED's.
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Post by: avz66 on 11/06/12 06:54 AM
Managed to squeeze it into the garage!
were your other AVs a little shorter
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Post by: naylor99 on 11/06/12 12:35 PM
were your other AVs a little shorter

 :laugh: No, but I downsized houses, so I wasn't sure if the new garage would accommodate the AV. It does - in fact, the 'new' garage is actually a few inches deeper...
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/06/12 12:57 PM
Avy# 1 sat in the drive. Avy #2 got driven to work by the Mrs. Avy #3 got it's winters shoes put on it.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/06/12 01:54 PM
Cut another hole in it and filled it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-06_14-17-47_63_zps5b51569b.jpg)


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-06_15-56-02_248_zpscff73380.jpg)
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Post by: spidey on 11/06/12 02:25 PM
Cut another hole in it and filled it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-06_14-17-47_63_zps5b51569b.jpg)


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-06_15-56-02_248_zpscff73380.jpg)

Ive got that on my list to do to.  Dont know why they still put the socket below the tailgate.  What steps were needed to do this.  Just a good drill  :D
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Post by: Didit on 11/06/12 03:31 PM
Painted the "bowtie" on my GM mud flaps so I can put em on tomorrow!

Didit
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Post by: DouglasOak on 11/06/12 07:48 PM
 :nopics:
Painted the "bowtie" on my GM mud flaps so I can put em on tomorrow!

Didit
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Post by: AZIROC on 11/07/12 11:51 AM
psg side window motor went out over the weekend.  so i learned how to take the door panel off.  alot easier then i though.  changed that out.  now the SES light came on for that good ole P0455 code.  i changed the gas cap, cleared the code.. and it came back on today.   :E:  so this weekend ill clean out the front silinoid on the engine and change out the rear 1 by the muffler.
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Post by: Michaelmiata89 on 11/07/12 12:59 PM
I swapped after almost two years of use my "old style" blue leds in my dash cluster for new style SMD leds
These are much brighter and it looks much better.(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee367/michaelmiata89/IMG_3890.jpg)(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee367/michaelmiata89/IMG_3900.jpg)
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Post by: wheelmans on 11/07/12 01:06 PM
I swapped after almost two years of use my "old style" blue leds in my dash cluster for new style SMD leds
These are much brighter and it looks much better.

That is a sweet looking instrument cluster lighting.  It might pass for the current photo contest.  :0:
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Post by: Didit on 11/07/12 01:55 PM
:nopics:

Just for you Karl, hehe
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/07/12 04:34 PM
Just for you Karl, hehe
  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: Didit on 11/07/12 05:00 PM
More better??   When I ordered them, I thought the dang bowtie was white, grrr plain black on black,   used the hammered pewter from the 03, kinda matches the silver pinstripes!



Didit
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Post by: DouglasOak on 11/07/12 05:32 PM
More better??   When I ordered them, I thought the dang bowtie was white, grrr plain black on black,   used the hammered pewter from the 03, kinda matches the silver pinstripes!



Didit
They look great!  :thumbsup:
Curious to know how the paint holds up.
I was wanting to spray the bowties white when mine come in.
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Post by: wheelmans on 11/08/12 09:04 AM
More better??   When I ordered them, I thought the dang bowtie was white, grrr plain black on black,   used the hammered pewter from the 03, kinda matches the silver pinstripes!

Didit

Very nice.  I just purchased some flat mud flaps that have an etched design of mountains.  When I get time, I'll work on putting some body color paint in the etching so that it stands out.  The fun part will be installing them.  I guess I will have to take the wheels off to mount them.
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Post by: 05snopro440 on 11/08/12 12:00 PM
Very nice.  I just purchased some flat mud flaps that have an etched design of mountains.  When I get time, I'll work on putting some body color paint in the etching so that it stands out.  The fun part will be installing them.  I guess I will have to take the wheels off to mount them.

Only the rears. Fronts can be put on just with turning the front wheels.
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Post by: Didit on 11/08/12 12:07 PM
I did not take any rubber off to put these on, stubby screwdriver and short socket!  I kinda cringed though when it came time to drill the hole for the rear flap, two screws in the front go into the running board, one got in till tires come off, but hey its a running board, that did not bother me at all, lol.

Didit
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Post by: wheelmans on 11/08/12 01:24 PM
Sweet! Thanks for the info.  That should save lots of time at least not having to pull the front wheels.  I will see if Didit's idea with stubby will work.  If I have to drill holes, I'll look to see if it is possible to drill from behind the wheel well.  I do not have the molded mud flaps so I will take extra time to make sure they are lined up correctly before putting the screws to it.  Pics to come when I get to working on this.
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Post by: Jabamasax on 11/08/12 02:33 PM
NEW EXHAUST!! WOO HOO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUL8ADQi-I&feature=plcp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUL8ADQi-I&feature=plcp)
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Post by: avz66 on 11/08/12 03:10 PM
sounds sweet  :A:
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Post by: ms38w on 11/08/12 05:25 PM
Changed oil...
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 11/09/12 04:21 PM
Put the winter tires on.
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Post by: avz66 on 11/10/12 01:59 PM
cleanin under mat
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Post by: JVZL1 on 11/10/12 11:38 PM
Going through DRL bulbs lately so I'm giving these a try.  
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Post by: avz66 on 11/11/12 05:40 AM
Going through DRL bulbs lately so I'm giving these a try.  
where did you get them at  ???
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/11/12 07:09 AM
Going through DRL bulbs lately so I'm giving these a try.  
  Are you sure it's the bulbs and not a bad socket?
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Post by: JVZL1 on 11/11/12 08:18 AM
where did you get them at  ???

Purchased them through Amazon needed a few things seen these thought I would give them a try. I like the look going to see if they have turn signal. WigWag! :4:  
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Post by: JVZL1 on 11/11/12 08:23 AM
  Are you sure it's the bulbs and not a bad socket?

 Ya when I installed the LEDs looking at the sockets they should be replaced. On the to-do list.  
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/11/12 09:03 AM
I have some wiring to do on her today, then I may even wash it cause it has been a while.
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Post by: Jabamasax on 11/13/12 06:41 AM
Put my Ambers on!
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 11/13/12 05:35 PM
Got my exhaust on. so ill try to get a video this weekend
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Post by: avz66 on 11/17/12 04:00 PM
washed my baby today  :A:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/18/12 02:01 PM
Made her a new power distribution block

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-18_16-49-10_483_zps2563ad52.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/2012-11-18_16-48-54_186_zpsae4ae93a.jpg)
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/18/12 04:32 PM
Different battery cable post on the 04 along with a battery tender plug. Same post on the wbh 05 along with the HID headlight relay harness.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/18/12 09:21 PM
Different battery cable post on the 04 along with a battery tender plug. Same post on the wbh 05 along with the HID headlight relay harness.

???
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/19/12 04:35 AM
???
Side mount battery post. I'm too cheap to trade in perfectly good batteries (3 avys and 4 batteries)  to get dual post batteries so I changed out the "post" that goes through the cable into the battery. The new ones are a little longer and have bolt in the end of them for adding wiring directly to the battery.
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Post by: blu_fuz on 11/19/12 06:14 AM
Installed new park sensor (yay no "service park assist" message anymore) and installed the AlphaTherm Heated Wash AT-37GM that went in the place of the factory unit that was recalled and removed, so now the button works on the dash and the heated washer fluid is going to be fun  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: JVZL1 on 12/08/12 11:07 PM
The wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. Told her buy me a new set of seat heaters for my old worn out body, that’s all I want. Purchased them through local dealer Hubbard Chevrolet.
So that is what I did today installed the drivers cushion and back heater today.  :thumbsup:  
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/09/12 03:53 AM
The wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. Told her buy me a new set of seat heaters for my old worn out body, that’s all I want. Purchased them through local dealer Hubbard Chevrolet.
So that is what I did today installed the drivers cushion and back heater today.  :thumbsup:  
Get any pix??
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Post by: Rewind on 12/10/12 07:12 AM
Finished installing LED's all around the exterior, now 100% LED/HID.

Tonight looking to retrofit some HID's into the reverse lights!!!!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 12/10/12 07:19 AM
Finished installing LED's all around the exterior, now 100% LED/HID.

Tonight looking to retrofit some HID's into the reverse lights!!!!

 :nopics:

Would LOVE to see how it turned out as I have been wanting to do the same thing, myself!
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Post by: JVZL1 on 12/10/12 10:29 AM
Get any pix??

Only after they are out, the back pad.
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Post by: JVZL1 on 12/10/12 10:39 AM
Going through DRL bulbs lately so I'm giving these a try.  
Less than a month!
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Post by: dblosch on 12/10/12 12:06 PM
RE-mounted my Yakima rack on the bed covers.  Originally mounted right when I bought it 5+ years ago, the bolts were completely rusted. Some had actually broken!  Brand new 10/24 socket cap screws, and lots of black RTV this time around. Should be good for another 5 years.

:wave:
Dan
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Post by: Wazbro on 12/10/12 01:03 PM
RE-mounted my Yakima rack on the bed covers.  Originally mounted right when I bought it 5+ years ago, the bolts were completely rusted. Some had actually broken!  Brand new 10/24 socket cap screws, and lots of black RTV this time around. Should be good for another 5 years.

:wave:
Dan
That is why I use Stainless Steel hardware that that sort of thing.
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Post by: dblosch on 12/10/12 01:08 PM
That is why I use Stainless Steel hardware that that sort of thing.

Ya, I probably should have used stainless this time around.  But more importantly, I probably should have checked them out sooner!  The bikes cost way to much to mount them on a rack that could be rusted, or just loose, etc...
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Post by: Rewind on 12/11/12 07:48 AM

Only after they are out, the back pad.

Here's a pic of the back with all LED's and tailgate light bar. Haven't done the HID's in the reverse lights yet, still working on that.

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/Deuce2007/20121210_185652.jpg)
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Post by: Rewind on 12/11/12 07:49 AM
Forgot to get a pic of the front....

Hid's in high/low/fog and LED's everywhere else.

Combine that with the all on high mod............I can see GREAT at night!!!!!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 12/11/12 07:50 AM
Nice!

Where did you purchase your LEDs from?
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Post by: Flint4x4 on 12/11/12 09:45 AM
Less than a month!

I have the same 3157 NALL ambers I installed June 2004, did the full time DRL mod too
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Post by: Rewind on 12/11/12 10:06 AM
Nice!

Where did you purchase your LEDs from?

http://hyper-leds.weebly.com/
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Post by: Rewind on 12/11/12 10:31 AM
Here is the FB page for the LED's I have.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/HyperLeds?fref=ts
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Post by: ARMYtango on 12/11/12 10:33 AM
Thanks!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: thenuwguy on 12/11/12 10:54 AM
Had to taker her in for a rear main seal and get the spark plugs changed.  Hopefully she's good for another 100k after this.
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Post by: zo6man1 on 12/23/12 10:30 PM
Pulled a Traverse, a Honda hatchback and a Subaru out of the snow on I-90, best part was when this big Fat dude pulled up in a H2 and told me to move my truck outta the way because he can have the Honda pulled out in a heartbeat :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: needless to say the AV had NO PROBLEM getting the job done  :B:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/24/12 03:54 AM
Changed out the wiring harness from the rear junction block to the passenger tail light assembly on the WBH. That took all of 5 minutes. I had repaired 3 of the wires right at the plug a couple of times already and they were breaking again. $33 for the new harness and piece of mind.
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/27/12 08:16 AM
drifted it ... again and again and again  :4: gotta love snow
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Post by: avz66 on 01/03/13 07:49 AM
inspection station

its funny when they cant find a way to open the hood  :laugh:
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Post by: spidey on 01/03/13 07:53 AM
Installed my grill insert last night from Putco.  First time I saw this design I knew I wanted it.  Very happy with the way it looks.  Just have to cover the bowtie now from the gold to a nice silver or black

Unpacked ready to go

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/CypressCounty-20130102-00257.jpg)

Before

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/CypressCounty-20130102-00258.jpg)

After

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/CypressCounty-20130102-00259.jpg)

And this was from by kitchen table this morning (just for fun)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/CypressCounty-20121228-00253.jpg)
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Post by: wheelmans on 01/03/13 08:57 AM
Installed my grill insert last night from Putco.  First time I saw this design I knew I wanted it.  Very happy with the way it looks.  Just have to cover the bowtie now from the gold to a nice silver or black

Very cool look grill!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: badtuffstuff on 01/03/13 12:44 PM
That does look great. Fixing the bowtie is a must. lol
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Post by: ARMYtango on 01/14/13 05:30 AM
Installed my new Xenon lows and highs.

As you can see in the pic, the fogs will be next!

LOVE the way it looks!
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Post by: camaroz1985 on 01/14/13 11:25 AM
Sold it on Saturday
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Post by: ARMYtango on 01/14/13 11:28 AM
Sold it on Saturday

Booo!  lol

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Post by: camaroz1985 on 01/14/13 12:23 PM
yeah I know, it was a tough decision for me too.  I don't like letting go of vehicles

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,136861.0.html
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Post by: avz66 on 01/21/13 05:54 AM
clay bar the AV
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Post by: ARMYtango on 01/21/13 06:13 AM
clay bar the AV

SWEET!!!!  I love the mirror you installed on the paint! lol
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Post by: Dart3ed on 01/21/13 08:06 AM
Gave him a bath and finished smokin the head lights DIY style with some night shades.. :B:..tail lights will be done @ the end of the week now that school is starting back up.
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Post by: Nick@Night on 01/26/13 07:59 AM
Had to do something about that cavernous center floor console, so I added the GM console organizer accessory.  Color is ebony, & it's felt-lined.  

GM# 19166288.  Requires RPO D07 center floor console.

Roughly a $35 + tax item from dealer.  Got it shipped free, through ebay, for $30.

Note: There is a pass-through for anyone who would want to keep devices plugged in to the lighter, or USB port.

Nick
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Post by: JVZL1 on 01/26/13 10:09 PM
Changed Air filter, cleaned MAF and Throttle Body added Seafoam to gas tank.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: naylor99 on 01/27/13 07:06 PM
I finished my bed light installation;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/AVbedlights1.jpg)

I put in a toggle switch at the back, and ran power from the trailer hitch wiring. (What you see laying in the bed is my next mod - Bedrug!]
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Post by: Loggie on 01/27/13 07:09 PM
I finished my bed light installation;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/AVbedlights1.jpg)

I put in a toggle switch at the back, and ran power from the trailer hitch wiring. (What you see laying in the bed is my next mod - Bedrug!]


Looking good dude!
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Post by: spidey on 01/28/13 07:57 AM
Got my new Chrome Avalanche license plate frame and chev license plate bolt snap covers.

Its says AVALANCHE in block letters at the top, and the snap covers are chrome with red bow ties on them.

Not a huge thing, but just something small to personlize it
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Post by: avz66 on 01/28/13 01:28 PM
I finished my bed light installation;
looks good  :thumbsup: new tailgate  :cool: mines beat to hell lol
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Post by: blu_fuz on 02/07/13 02:16 PM
Seeing that LED bed and the nice new looking tailgate plastic makes me want to buy a new plastic cover for my tailgate! hahahaha




Anywho, I installed the DeeZee tailgate shock kit and a new mirror puddle lamb bulb  :cool:.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/07/13 04:12 PM
Tried chasing down an electrical issue that wouldn't resurface and then took the bezel off my tailgate to shoot some PB Blaster in there. The lock arm was sticking and wouldn't let me open the tailgate.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 02/07/13 05:02 PM
Dropped the spare tire to make sure the winch worked and checked the pressure... all good :thumbsup: 
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Post by: Carpenter29 on 02/07/13 05:31 PM
Bought new ac delco plugs and ordered some awsome wires from summit racing today!!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: adamjeeps on 02/09/13 02:38 PM
Led reverse lights :D
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 02/09/13 02:58 PM
Ordered some Chevy floormats last night, and she got a bath today...  :B:
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Post by: denneym1 on 02/09/13 03:28 PM
Made a custom switch panel to fit the upper of the two dash cubbys.  It holds four toggles for my emergency lights and back up camera, and a rocker for my auxiliary lights.  Put on a Bully Billet fuel door (not impressed with the quality of it), put some graphics in the back window, and added a custom front license plate frame that says Avalanche on it.  Still lots to do but need some warmer weather.  Sure was nice to be able to pop the back window out and take it indoors to work on it.  Oh, and fixed the rear window defogger while I had it out...bad connection.
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Post by: Loggie on 02/09/13 04:42 PM
washed her :A:
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Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 02/09/13 05:08 PM
Washed Her (before the storm), Pearl is nice & clean now. (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/dakota47_2007/rbsnowday005.jpg)
Kind of miss little Blackie .  (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/dakota47_2007/e-pray4444444444444444003.jpg)
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Post by: naylor99 on 02/09/13 07:14 PM
Not today, but I did finally finish my bedrug installation;

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,137190.0.html (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,137190.0.html)

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Post by: Troublemaker on 02/09/13 07:37 PM
Dug mine out of about 6" of snow...  not bad, compared to having to dig out of 3' before....
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Post by: Carpenter29 on 02/12/13 02:57 PM
Cleaned my engine and put new air filter in
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Post by: blu_fuz on 02/14/13 07:38 AM
Washed mine, tire shine, and left it parked in the garage  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: EXT4ME on 02/14/13 08:27 AM
Yesterday fixed my driver's side seat heater.

Today enjoying the fruits of my labor!

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/14/13 08:47 AM
Put mine back to work hauling stuff from the storage bin, getting ready for the move.
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/14/13 03:40 PM
Finished polishing up the summer wheels for one of them. The clear coat had lifted and some oxidation was on the wheels. Stripped of the CC, and hand sanded then hand polished these things.  :P

They all came out pretty good though.
(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/ohiobellboy/20inchwheels_zps580405fb.jpg)
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 02/14/13 07:54 PM
Looks good OBB. Are you going to clear coat them again?
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Post by: Carpenter29 on 02/15/13 12:34 PM
I put some custom made seat covers on her.
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Post by: avz66 on 02/15/13 12:39 PM
nice  :thumbsup:
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Post by: spidey on 02/15/13 02:01 PM
I put some custom made seat covers on her.

What did those cost.  I want to get some to.  I have the black interior (unfortunatly I was to late to order my truck with what I wanted, so I had to go with black interior) and my seats show every piece of white fuzz and dog hair thats floats in from the garage.

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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/15/13 05:47 PM
Looks good OBB. Are you going to clear coat them again?
Nope. I'll just keep them clean and waxed,,,, or at least Twiggy better  ::) They'll be on from mid April to Thanksgiving so we shouldn't have any salt issues dealing with them. Should be pretty easy to keep clean. I also thought about doing some accent color to them. Not too sure about that yet though. Need to talk to my painter and see what kind of $$ I'd be looking at.
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Post by: Carpenter29 on 02/15/13 06:00 PM
230.00$ from autoanything.com well worth the money they fit perfectly they custim make em to fit perfect there water proof neoprene.
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Post by: hsiekbert on 02/15/13 06:25 PM
Took it bargain shopping with me and the wife.  Made it carry home an 18 speed bike, a 16" girls bike, an antique Porter Cable circular saw, 2 bike helmets, 4 spare tires, china platter, 4 wine glasses, 2 ramikins, a coke glass, lamp, 8 bulbs, 2 bungy cords, antique sander, 2 quilts.......and still had room for groceries.
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 02/15/13 08:32 PM
wednesday ordered 1k of parts for the avy and today the water pump started leaking so another $150 and i hope all is good now
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Post by: denneym1 on 02/16/13 04:13 PM
Outlined my bowtie in red lacquer, installed a Prodigy brake controller, installed an mp3 jack (thanks to the instructions here), located a place to pull power for some switches I am installing (for a back up cam and some lights), and got the wires for same through the firewall.  Hope to finish up those plus install my nerf bars before the weekend is over, and then install my Edge Evolution CS, bug shield, and tranny cooler when they get here. 
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Post by: TLB on 02/16/13 04:21 PM
Added 2 quarts of oil.    Big blocks just love oil.
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Post by: Saoirse_Trodai on 02/16/13 05:41 PM
New tires, oil change, installed LED tails, drls, turn signals, and licence plate lights. Busy day... Rear end so bright now...
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 02/17/13 09:13 PM
Sneak Peek

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/mms_img-131574707_zpsb428a66c.jpg)
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/17/13 10:29 PM
Put my summer sneakers on my Avy today. Then finished installing my computer in the truck....if there's ever such a thing as finishing a project on this truck
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: blu_fuz on 02/18/13 06:07 AM
Busy again with her this weekend. Installed new oxygen sensor, removed the power steps and slid them back a little, installed GM front mud flaps, installed GM rear mudflaps, and washed the truck again.


Then she rewarded me by leaving me stranded at the bowling alley saturday night. Tried to "hammer tap" the starter to get it to kick over but no dice. Went back sunday morning and changed the starter out in the parking lot and it was 10* outside  :thumbdown:. Turning into a love/hate relationship here  :E: :A: :help: :beating:
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/18/13 12:32 PM
Installed 2 rear mud guards because of the larger wheel  today. Store only had 1 pair in stock and the guy at the counter said once I bought that their system will replenish their on hand stock of 1. So I'll do the fronts as soon as those come in
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Post by: spidey on 02/19/13 11:04 AM
Installed my license plate frame and screw snap covers.  Small thing but personalizes it the way I want

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/MedicineHat-20130215-00270_zps1488ffc6.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/MedicineHat-20130215-00271_zps414e88fa.jpg)
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/19/13 11:08 AM
Sunday mine got a "spa day" washed the outside thoroughly and detailed the inside .... fit my seat covers and finished putting in my double din.  :thumbsup:
the seat covers are life savers....
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Post by: naylor99 on 02/19/13 05:26 PM
Put amber DRLs in my 2013. What a PITA!
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 02/19/13 07:18 PM
Cut a 2by 23 inches long and used it to remove the sag in the 3rd bed cover... we'll see how long the 2by is needed.  :B:
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Post by: hsiekbert on 02/20/13 06:19 AM
Good idea. Let us know how it works out.  Maybe that'll help with the water leakage.
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 02/20/13 10:55 AM
Just bought a set of LT Pace Setters for my 04.
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Post by: mnpewter04 on 02/20/13 01:01 PM
Cut a 2by 23 inches long and used it to remove the sag in the 3rd bed cover... we'll see how long the 2by is needed.  :B:
Ive had a 2x4 under mine for two years and its still needed
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Post by: Didit on 02/20/13 02:10 PM
My decals came in from Tribal AV, so I got my rear window graphics on here at the kitchen table, eating a turkey manhattan before I take it back out, lol

Didit
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/20/13 03:15 PM
What is a turkey Manhattan .... is that like a Manhattan roll??
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Post by: Didit on 02/20/13 04:20 PM
A piece of bread, gravy, mashed taters, gravy, some turkey and more gravy, lol
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Post by: Torenhire on 02/20/13 04:27 PM
Popped on the levelling kit, before and after pic!

(http://i.imgur.com/b882N8z.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fHjKRii.jpg)

Ambers (they've been in for a week or so now, but meh)

disclaimer: previous owner caused the dings in the push bar.

(http://i.imgur.com/My9G46i.jpg)

Removed my tailgate, kind of surprised it fit in here, haha...just gotta replace the handle and it can go back on!

(http://i.imgur.com/4AE0Zn6.jpg)
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Post by: Ravalanche731 on 02/20/13 04:47 PM
Chromed out my black emblem and added a chrome touch on the interior today!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/93109573@N06/8492872671/)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/93109573@N06/8493972390/)
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/20/13 05:44 PM
Finished installing a set of mud flaps behind the tires. The wider tires(10 inches wide) on my 24 inch rims make that somewhat of a necessity. Also put in 3157 switchback LEDs to replace the original white set I had for 4 years. These new ones are by far brighter and blink amber to boot.
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/21/13 06:01 AM
is there gravy on that?  :laugh:
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Post by: Didit on 02/21/13 02:05 PM
is there gravy on that?  :laugh:

hehe just a little, as an after thought , I had to fix another one, because I was sure that someone woulda done the this post is wortless .................. you know, and the way I worded the initial post I was gonna post a pic of the TMH, so as you can tell by the plate, I had already ate, so fixed another one haphazardly and the wife ate it, lol.   There was more gravy on top of it before she ate it!

Didit
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Post by: denneym1 on 02/21/13 06:28 PM
Amber DRL bulbs, Hella driving lights, and installed my Edge Evolution CS programmer.  Still to do....bug shield, nerf bars, and tranny cooler.
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Post by: denneym1 on 02/24/13 02:53 PM
Put the bug shield and nerf bars on today.  Bug shield took about 5 minutes, nerf bars about 2 hours.  Those body mount bolts are long and took forever to screw in and out!  Other than that, it was a pretty simple install.  Another set of hands would make it go quicker but its easy enough for one guy.  Next, the tranny cooler!
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/24/13 03:11 PM
Put the bug shield and nerf bars on today.  Bug shield took about 5 minutes, nerf bars about 2 hours.  Those body mount bolts are long and took forever to screw in and out!  Other than that, it was a pretty simple install.  Another set of hands would make it go quicker but its easy enough for one guy.  Next, the tranny cooler!
Air compressor and an air ratchet come in handy for stuff like this  :thumbsup:
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Post by: denneym1 on 02/25/13 09:52 AM
I finally did break out the air tools, my poor arms got tired!
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Post by: junkyarddog on 02/25/13 02:47 PM
Boxed in the lower control arms on the rear. Used 1/8 x 2 x 18 steel flat. Cost 16.00. Noticeably tightened up the rear suspension. Cheapest mod yet.
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Post by: dblosch on 02/25/13 03:04 PM
Boxed in the lower control arms on the rear. Used 1/8 x 2 x 18 steel flat. Cost 16.00. Noticeably tightened up the rear suspension. Cheapest mod yet.

I like the sound of that!  Nice thinking.
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Post by: Torenhire on 02/28/13 12:43 PM
FTDRL and All on high!
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Post by: Z66Modder on 02/28/13 06:53 PM
Put er in the shop to replace the transmission.  :6:

But at least I'm getting a shift kit in the new one.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Loggie on 03/02/13 05:38 AM
i'm letting my friend take it to Huston and she gave me her mustang convertible to drive.  Already after one day....I MISS MY AV
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Post by: DouglasOak on 03/02/13 10:55 AM
i'm letting my friend take it to Huston and she gave me her mustang convertible to drive.  Already after one day....I MISS MY AV

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576422_4598091303831_1995271666_n.jpg)
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Post by: DouglasOak on 03/02/13 11:30 AM
I'm running to the window every 10 minutes just to look at my beautiful girl AVA.

5 weeks ago I did the ol' Slip and Slide in an unsalted Ice and Water covered parking lot.
I ended up taking out the taillight and the inner and outer fender up to the filler neck, and cracking the bumper cover.

I figured about 2-3 grand worth of damage, but the final tally was $8976.24 !!!
   :needhug:
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG-20130208-00123.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG-20130213-00132-1.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/Ava17.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/Ava16.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/Ava11.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/Ava10.jpg)
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 03/02/13 02:24 PM
I have a few rust bubbles on the rear quarter of my 2002.
I thought maybe one day I'll get it replaced when the rust gets really bad.
But not at $9000!  :o
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Post by: DouglasOak on 03/02/13 02:31 PM
I have a few rust bubbles on the rear quarter of my 2002.


Speaking of rust bubbles, when the fender was removed, we noticed that the General puts a closed cell foam on the inside of the fender, between the door and the tire, it was totally wet and had surface rust all around it, it had even made a tiny pinhole to the outside!
Beware 2007+ owners. this is gonna be a trouble area. There is no way to get to it to remove the foam (other than remove the entire fender!)

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Post by: Nick@Night on 03/02/13 03:12 PM
Speaking of rust bubbles, when the fender was removed, we noticed that the General puts a closed cell foam on the inside of the fender, between the door and the tire, it was totally wet and had surface rust all around it, it had even made a tiny pinhole to the outside!
Beware 2007+ owners. this is gonna be a trouble area. There is no way to get to it to remove the foam (other than remove the entire fender!)

Am I dreaming?  I thought GM stopped this practice after 2003, or 2004.

Nick
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/02/13 03:25 PM
I have a few rust bubbles on the rear quarter of my 2002.
I thought maybe one day I'll get it replaced when the rust gets really bad.
But not at $9000!  :o

Just paint them white, draw little faces on them and tell everyone they are scrubbing bubbles.  :4:



 :kidding:
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Post by: cyanamid on 03/03/13 02:12 PM
Took out front differential. Needs a bearing kit and the axle fork collard that locks the axles together.
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/04/13 04:34 PM
Installed my tranny color and put some gold pinstripes on it, and some gold lettering on the tailgate.  Oh and put some LED's in the center console.
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Post by: chAVey on 03/04/13 04:42 PM
"Felt" a grinding this am when I drove to work.   So when I got home, I re-tightened all the body lift bolts (none were loose) as well as retorqued all the lug nuts (again, none were loose).  We'll see what it feels like tomorrow.  Couldn't tell what corner it was coming from and I didn't hear it grinding - just sort of felt it through the steering wheel.  Thinking it might be time for brakes (27K miles since brake job).
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/04/13 07:50 PM
Installed my tranny color and put some gold pinstripes on it, and some gold lettering on the tailgate.  Oh and put some LED's in the center console.

 :nopics:
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Post by: pastthebrink on 03/04/13 11:36 PM
I finally pulled off my front bowtie and put about 8 coats of semi gloss black on it...I want a punisher skull in the middle but I havent found a good template yet. Then I finally got my Hella Black Magic lights mounted on my prerunner bar and most of the wiring run so I can button it up tom. I got my MAF cleaned out, put on my Goodyear Gatorback belts, then the best mod of the day was rounding off the bolt on my tranny plug while trying to change my ATF. Oh yeah and Amber DRLs.
More to do tom so off to bed.

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Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 03/05/13 03:33 AM
I gave her a wash & wax, then changed the oil & filter.  detailed the inside too  :B:
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/06/13 08:45 AM
Here are the lights in the center console.  They light up the cubby and the "black hole" cup holders.
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/06/13 08:50 AM
And here is my switch panel.  There are four toggles for front and rear emergency lights, the center console lights, and my backup camera, and a two way rocker for my Hella combo fog and driving lights.  You can also see the mp3 input I added.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/06/13 09:28 AM
 Looks good denneym1   8)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/06/13 01:44 PM
Feed her 2 quarts of motor oil, I'm sure within a week the change engine oil warning will be on.
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/06/13 08:45 PM
Feed her 2 quarts of motor oil, I'm sure within a week the change engine oil warning will be on.

How many miles on her? I'm at 93K and burn no oil. Switched to synthetic at 65K.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/06/13 09:00 PM
It's the nature of the 8.1 they all do. It loses 2 quarts of oil about every 3,000 miles I never see any blue smoke it's been happening since I had it and I have 122,000 miles. As long as it does not go past 2 quarts I'm not going to worry about it.

Every forum I'm been on everyone says the save thing, so suck it up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 03/07/13 06:19 AM
I have a fr
It's the nature of the 8.1 they all do. It loses 2 quarts of oil about every 3,000 miles I never see any blue smoke it's been happening since I had it and I have 122,000 miles. As long as it does not go past 2 quarts I'm not going to worry about it.

Every forum I'm been on everyone says the save thing, so suck it up.

I have a friend in Texas who bought the new style Camero 6 cylinder and he noticed it used oil as well right from the start. 
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 03/07/13 12:27 PM
Nothing :-(
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Post by: pastthebrink on 03/07/13 02:11 PM
Sat around hoping it would get warm so I could do some paintwork on the grill. Then ordered some more LEDs from superbright LEDs.
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Post by: cyanamid on 03/07/13 04:10 PM
Today finished removing and rebuilding the T case 246GM
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 03/07/13 05:50 PM
Got it dirty...   :B:
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Post by: hsiekbert on 03/07/13 09:24 PM
Put new plugs and wires on it.  It was just a little overdue at 195K miles.
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Post by: rdflattum on 03/07/13 10:52 PM
Installed "ASI" Billet Locking Fuel Door on my 2013 LT.  Looks great! :thumbsup:
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/08/13 06:12 AM
Installed "ASI" Billet Locking Fuel Door on my 2013 LT.  Looks great! :thumbsup:

 :nopics:


 :4:
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Post by: msroll on 03/08/13 06:30 AM
baby got new shoe's brake shoe's that is :thumbsup:
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 03/09/13 09:06 PM
Just ordered a can of Refinish & Restorer from "the right car stuff"!!  :B:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/09/13 09:48 PM
Just ordered a can of Refinish & Restorer from "the right car stuff"!!  :B:

:thumbsup:

Sunday it's 55 degrees in Michigan Spring Cleaning.  :woot:
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 03/10/13 06:34 PM
Washed it, put on a coat of R&R, waxed the wheels. I'll polish and wax the whole avy closer to summer when i know the weather will be nice for a while

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/HPIM3754_zps45379e4c.jpg)
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/HPIM3755_zps3682dee4.jpg)
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/HPIM3756_zps871f9c69.jpg)
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/HPIM3757_zps9bb0f00a.jpg)
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/10/13 06:58 PM
Full on detail!!! Gorgeous sunny day, perfect for a spring cleaning. Looking great now.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/10/13 07:27 PM
I did the inside on mine it's suppose to rain tonight.
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Post by: Trucker Rick on 03/10/13 07:32 PM
Took the baby for her very first oil change.
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Post by: pastthebrink on 03/10/13 08:46 PM
Hit the cladding with a dose of r&r. That stuff is incredible.
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/10/13 10:58 PM
I took mine fishing....or it took us!
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/11/13 06:10 AM
Yesterday 48° and awesome today 41° and snowing this weekend 65°
 :woohoo:
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/11/13 04:22 PM
Got the front side windows tinted to match the back windows.  Looks good!
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/11/13 07:51 PM
Hey denneym1 we have a rule around here no pics no mod.


:nopics:
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/12/13 07:31 PM
Replaced my wiper blades with a set of Trico Neoform blades. They were on sale at Advance Auto Parts. Buy one get one half off. Saved $10.00. Total bill, $29.99!
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/12/13 08:18 PM
are they the ones with a bracket or are they the curved ones.... i ask cuz the only ones i like are the bosch icons they are frameless and thick enough that they tont flex up at the ends and the last time i got some they were like 30 to 40 a piece
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/13/13 05:01 AM
are they the ones with a bracket or are they the curved ones.... i ask cuz the only ones i like are the bosch icons they are frameless and thick enough that they tont flex up at the ends and the last time i got some they were like 30 to 40 a piece

http://tricoproducts.com/Drivers/WiperProducts/PremiumPerformance/Neoform

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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/13/13 05:33 AM
http://tricoproducts.com/Drivers/WiperProducts/PremiumPerformance/Neoform



I also use only the Bosch wipers, but these look the same and are carried at the store just 400 feet from where I live. Will have to take a walk and check them out, thanks.
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Post by: wyotonka on 03/13/13 06:30 AM
keep us updated on those.... i would like a less expensive option...  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/13/13 06:45 AM
Your welcome! I'll post a performance update after the next rain.

Does anyone know if there is a thread for discounts and sales on A/V parts and accessories? I'll start one if there isn't!
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Post by: thenuwguy on 03/14/13 11:03 AM
Finally got rid of my stock radio (non nav) and put in a great replacement with bluetooth.
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Post by: avz66 on 03/16/13 02:06 PM
havent driven the AV since sunday so i backed it up vacuumed and foam cleaned all the seats
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/16/13 02:29 PM
Happy to report that the Trico Neoform wiper blades worked great! Streak free, clean wipe every time. Even did a great job clearing the bird crap off the other day in one swipe without smearing it everywhere. Lol.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/16/13 08:27 PM
I brushed the snow off mine today.
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/21/13 10:33 AM
Replaced my big, white "Avalanche" rear window decal with a smaller, more subdued blue one.
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Post by: chAVey on 03/21/13 08:19 PM
That's Kewl!  I like the zombie family in the bottom!!
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Post by: denneym1 on 03/21/13 08:31 PM
Thanks!  I am a big Walking Dead fan!  Looking forward to getting a chance to give her a good detailing when the weather permits so I can post some nice pics.
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Post by: Bobbymcl82 on 03/22/13 03:23 AM
Thanks!  I am a big Walking Dead fan!  Looking forward to getting a chance to give her a good detailing when the weather permits so I can post some nice pics.

 :laugh:
Judging by that bed cover, I'd say that's a good idea!
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Post by: OKStriple on 03/22/13 05:07 PM
Today I put on Bushwacker Flares (painted to match)
In the past week I have:
Had hail damage to the hood fixed
replaced the windshield
replaced all 4 door speakers
replaced the back door reflectors
replaced the bezel around the tailgate latch
replaced wiper blades
applied refinish restore to the cladding around the bed
waxed it
fixed the gas vent solonoid to clear a CEL
Replaced the missing bed mat with one bought on ebay

Wife says I need to slow down the spending or she's going to visit some guy named Louis Vuitton.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/22/13 07:44 PM
You have had quite a week OKStriple
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Post by: Marine4Life on 03/25/13 04:54 AM
Noticed a small leak at my pinion seal while changing the oil last week so here's what I did yesterday, and yes with pics MS03.
Had a little slop in the differential, but nothing too bad.  Took about 4 hours and total cost: $50

(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/151/e09e243d14974cdc8bdae3dabdb67fba/l.jpg)

(http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/155/70b310c854c9448597da8a516e7c293f/l.jpg)

(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/ab346703d6e64e3daf615a51d062534f/l.jpg)

(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/120/a4b2d9f0ae6245b8befc59fc002c6e7f/l.jpg)

(http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/4d6aedcd4dbb44d69fd06cf31881aebd/l.jpg)

(http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/153/b4b311c7b76545ccaec6adce6cfd943b/l.jpg)
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Post by: naylor99 on 03/25/13 11:33 AM

Used some 3M vinyl to dress up my front bowtie;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/bowtie_brushed.jpg)
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 03/25/13 12:05 PM
Noticed a small leak at my pinion seal while changing the oil last week so here's what I did yesterday, and yes with pics MS03.
  • Replaced Rear Pinion Seal
  • Inspected Ring and Pinion and Changed Dope (goes without saying I guess)
  • Replaced Front and Rear U-Joints
  • Replaced Tail Shaft Seal
Had a little slop in the differential, but nothing too bad.  Took about 4 hours and total cost: $50



(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/120/a4b2d9f0ae6245b8befc59fc002c6e7f/l.jpg)



Is your drive shaft Aluminum?  If so what year avalanche do you have and is it a 1500 or 2500?
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Post by: Marine4Life on 03/25/13 02:47 PM
Is your drive shaft Aluminum?  If so what year avalanche do you have and is it a 1500 or 2500?


Yup, it's a 1 piece aluminum drive shaft for an '03 1500.
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/25/13 08:02 PM
Same here on my 02 Z66. Rings like a bell when you tap it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 03/27/13 08:10 PM
Installed the Auto Ventshade 25457 Bugflector II...  :B:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-03-27_16-51-38_218.jpg)

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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 03/27/13 08:22 PM
Did a engine detail........ I know  :nopics:

But i'll take pics after i get the underside of the hood detailed
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Post by: JVZL1 on 03/29/13 11:11 PM
I purchased Energy Suspension Sway Bar bushings and end links. Changed oil, filter and installed the Links and Bushings today.
I received a set of Stainless Brake Lines from Mudd today one step closer to the GMT900 Brake Upgrade.  
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Post by: Nick@Night on 03/30/13 12:29 AM
For my first oil change in the '08, I asked the dealership to fill it with Mobile 1.

Believe it or not, I have never run a full synthetic in one of my vehicles, until today.

Been running a full synthetic oil mix in my Stihl toys, for years.

Something must be wrong with me.

Nick
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 4x4dreamer on 03/30/13 12:38 AM
Traded the ole girl in on a 2013 Black Diamond edition Avalanche. Rebates and financing were great and the dealer was having a midnight madness sale. MSRP was 53,554.26 and with rebates and trade got away with 35k out the door. We're gonna miss the 02 terribly but she was beginning to rust apart  :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 03/30/13 03:37 AM
Traded the ole girl in on a 2013 Black Diamond edition Avalanche. Rebates and financing were great and the dealer was having a midnight madness sale. MSRP was 53,554.26 and with rebates and trade got away with 35k out the door. We're gonna miss the 02 terribly but she was beginning to rust apart  :(
DAMN, my jaw dropped so far it's getting in the way of me trying to type. I sure didn't see that coming.  :o
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/30/13 04:39 AM
Traded the ole girl in on a 2013 Black Diamond edition Avalanche. Rebates and financing were great and the dealer was having a midnight madness sale. MSRP was 53,554.26 and with rebates and trade got away with 35k out the door. We're gonna miss the 02 terribly but she was beginning to rust apart  :(

Damn, that' not much more than I paid for my 02. Congrats  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 03/30/13 05:42 AM
Traded the ole girl in on a 2013 Black Diamond edition Avalanche. Rebates and financing were great and the dealer was having a midnight madness sale. MSRP was 53,554.26 and with rebates and trade got away with 35k out the door. We're gonna miss the 02 terribly but she was beginning to rust apart  :(
Congratulatons! Can't wait to see it.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/30/13 05:44 AM
35K that is a good deal. Congrats

Still love the White Diamonds. :thumbsup:
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Post by: 4x4dreamer on 03/30/13 09:28 AM
DAMN, my jaw dropped so far it's getting in the way of me trying to type. I sure didn't see that coming.  :o

Mike. While they were inside signing away and finishing up the negotiations I just sat outside on the tailgate pondering life without the ole girl :(. Mom took it to town on Wednesday and she said it felt funny. I drove it and it felt like the trans was slipping. I guess that was the last straw. She'd been wanting a new one but never really expected a brand new one. But she couldn't pass up a good deal when she had the chance. We're definitely gonna miss the ole girl but she was starting to fall apart. It was a hard decision.  ::)
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 03/30/13 12:22 PM
Traded in Big Bird.  :(
I actually learned to like the yellow.

But when I saw this certain 2009, I had to go check it out.

Some of you may recognize the black one.  :4:

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Post by: Nick@Night on 03/30/13 12:37 PM
I actually learned to like the yellow.
For me, the yellow reminded me a little of what it takes to appreciate Kawasaki Racing Green.

The genuine enthusiast can see the beauty......even if my girlfriend thought it was ugly.

Congratulations, by the way.

Nick
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Post by: Loggie on 03/30/13 05:03 PM
PlasticDip my cladding and added window visors and bug shield

 AVS Deflectors   (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,138194.msg2012999.html#msg2012999)
 PlasticDip  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,138195.msg2012998.html#msg2012998)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: pastthebrink on 03/30/13 06:09 PM
Got almost all of the way through replacing the Waterpump, hoses, thermo, intake, belts,fan etc.... then the rain.
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Post by: Z66Modder on 03/30/13 09:19 PM
Re-painted the rear bumper, changed the tailgate cladding to gloss black and touched up the z66 emblem on the front bow-tie.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/01/13 01:02 PM
Saturday I installed the iSgm575 iPod/mp3 adapter. Picked it up for $93 off amazon, steering wheel controls work with my Nano 4th gen… plug-n-play!  :cheers:
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Post by: JVZL1 on 04/01/13 04:40 PM
Re-painted the rear bumper, changed the tailgate cladding to gloss black and touched up the z66 emblem on the front bow-tie.

 :yakmar: of the NORTH

 :laugh:

See you Saturday   
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Post by: pastthebrink on 04/01/13 05:56 PM
Shocks replaced on all four corners. Hopefully my energy suspension parts will be in tom.
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Post by: denneym1 on 04/02/13 02:35 PM
Not finished, but working on a coat of R&R and a coat of wax.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 04/02/13 04:54 PM
Programmed the garage door opener button.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 04/02/13 07:19 PM
Congratulations GBT, did that '09 belong to another Ohio member who regularly attends GTGS?  ;-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 04/03/13 03:16 AM
Yes.
Still waiting for him to post what he got in place of the 2009.
I already know because the salesman told me.  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Torenhire on 04/03/13 09:16 AM
Programmed the garage door opener button.

I still haven't done that yet...I still use the damn remote clipped to the sun visor  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 04/03/13 03:47 PM
It can only be programmed so many times (I think either 4 or 8, I forget).  Mine had been programmed to the max allowable when I got it, so I have to use a clip on  :E:  Sucks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 04/03/13 03:51 PM
I've been hauling base board molding, door trim molding, and other various moldings, drywall, ceramic tile, 5 gallon buckets of paint...all that good stuff.  Now, I'm off to buy a new toilet.  It's amazing how 3 teenagers can muck up a toilet to the point it WON'T come clean!    :9:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: boubou on 04/05/13 08:37 AM
with all the help on this site,i have done the amber light mods and the rear head rest mod.Thank to you.I did the leveling kit last fall.Simple mods ,but sometime money it's hard to get :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/05/13 12:14 PM
Rear seat head-rest mod...  :B:
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Post by: naylor99 on 04/05/13 12:17 PM
It can only be programmed so many times (I think either 4 or 8, I forget).  Mine had been programmed to the max allowable when I got it, so I have to use a clip on  :E:  Sucks.

Surely there is a way to clear the memory and reprogram. Check your manual. Is it a 'homelink' style with 3 buttons? If so, you can clear all memory as follows; To clear the memory of all three buttons in the HomeLink transmitter, hold down the two outside buttons (1 & 3, 2 being the one in the middle) for approx. 20 seconds until the red light begins to flash rapidly. Release both buttons. This will clear ANY programmed settings.

 
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Post by: JVZL1 on 04/06/13 10:26 PM
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,137547.0/all.html#top
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Post by: BCmountaineer on 04/09/13 12:24 PM
I cleaned the Air filter, maf and changed the oil.  Next is brakes... anyone know of a deal in Canada?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 04/09/13 08:45 PM
Removed the Fire and Ice light bar and installed a Recon Xtreme with Scanning amber turns signals, high power LEDs and smoked lens.  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Thomcat on 04/10/13 03:51 AM
Actually last night.

Parked the Avy in the garage with 2 inches to spare, key on, engine off, threw a DVD into the rear seat entertainment system and played drive-in movie with the "old lady".  Found out that the Z71 does have stiffer shocks.

Well, you asked......
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/10/13 06:43 AM
Removed the Fire and Ice light bar and installed a Recon Xtreme with Scanning amber turns signals, high power LEDs and smoked lens.  :4:

 :nopics:

Someone had to say it...  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Flint4x4 on 04/10/13 07:12 PM
I drove it to work then to get the oil changed and new tires/front end alignment after work.
Then I backed into a post while leaving Northwest Tire and heard this horrible scraping noise  :E:   

I barely scratched the paint above the right rear wheel, the cladding has few rub marks. OOPS! 
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 04/10/13 09:50 PM
Well fan clutch was failing last year when it was warm. First time i have to really use my a/c this year it quits at every extended stop so mine got the E-Fan mod.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 04/13/13 10:42 AM
Just gave mine a bath, after a week of rain and road grime, I found my first crease from someone's door >:(. People just do not care about others cars anymore.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Didit on 04/13/13 03:37 PM
Just got done putting my Firestone Coil Rite air bags on!   Won't tow a camper without em, lol.


Didit
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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 04/13/13 07:26 PM
Just got done putting my Firestone Coil Rite air bags on!   Won't tow without em, lol.


Didit

I saw the picture, you already did!   :wave:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 04/13/13 07:32 PM
Just gave mine a bath, after a week of rain and road grime, I found my first crease from someone's door >:(. People just do not care about others cars anymore.

I'm thinking it comes from people not caring for their own cars so they dont care to disrespect yours. I say that because i'm in other peoples cars 5 days a week and alot are dumpsters and complete lack of care
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 04/13/13 07:34 PM
let my son take it to the prom  :4:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/383143_4588570283464_744000693_n.jpg)
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/35005_4588384678824_69231788_n.jpg)
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 04/13/13 08:14 PM
Bet that was scary Loggie, bet you can't sleep till he gets it back home.
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Post by: DouglasOak on 04/13/13 08:29 PM
let my son take it to the prom  :4:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/383143_4588570283464_744000693_n.jpg)


BEST.  DAD.  EVER!!!
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Post by: chevyfan-germany on 04/13/13 11:42 PM

BEST.  DAD.  EVER!!!

Hey Buddy,good looking chap congrats...if I remember back the times in k-town  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Didit on 04/14/13 02:58 AM
Just got done putting my Firestone Coil Rite air bags on!   Won't tow a camper without em, lol.


Didit


hehe fixed  that Butch!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 04/14/13 03:25 AM

hehe fixed  that Butch!

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 04/15/13 04:01 PM
Custom set of rock slider/steps.  Finishing tonight and tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 04/15/13 06:27 PM
 :o someone has skillz :cool:
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Post by: Paul Mitchell on 04/15/13 06:54 PM
:o someone has skillz :cool:
He sure does!  It's amazing what some people on this forum can do.  My skills end at washing and waxing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 04/15/13 07:00 PM
He sure does!  It's amazing what some people on this forum can do.  My skills end at washing and waxing.


:laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 04/15/13 07:17 PM
Custom set of rock slider/steps.  Finishing tonight and tomorrow.

I wanna see the finished product
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 04/15/13 08:32 PM
Added a stainless exhaust tip today, not much, but looks nicer than the stock tail.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/stainless_zps74b43bff.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/stainless_zps74b43bff.jpg.html)
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Post by: norcalavy on 04/15/13 10:10 PM
Cleaned my MAF sensor.  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 04/16/13 05:36 AM
Added a stainless exhaust tip today, not much, but looks nicer than the stock tail.
nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 04/16/13 12:11 PM
I wanna see the finished product

Got caught up working late.... ill post a final pic when they are welded on and painted.... Friday at the latest.
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Post by: wyotonka on 04/16/13 12:20 PM
Got caught up working late.... ill post a final pic when they are welded on and painted.... Friday at the latest.

 i want some  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 04/16/13 12:42 PM
Added a stainless exhaust tip today, not much, but looks nicer than the stock tail.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/stainless_zps74b43bff.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/stainless_zps74b43bff.jpg.html)

Nice, Ive been meaning to do that, but deciding on the tip.  I like the chevy bow tie one people have shown here, but my local muffler place shoer me a nice one with a double wall.  $100 installed. 
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Post by: Loggie on 04/16/13 01:04 PM
used it to haul a pump to drain a hole were is pool used to sit
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 04/16/13 01:05 PM
i want some  :4:

$200 in steel and a solid 6 hours into them already.  These suckers are no joke....overkill is an understatement.  

I feel sorry if a deer or honda civic t-bones my avay.... bad day for them!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 04/16/13 01:21 PM
oh i know you dont have to tell me about the price of steel .... thats what i sit at this desk and do all day  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 04/16/13 07:31 PM
$200 in steel and a solid 6 hours into them already.  These suckers are no joke....overkill is an understatement. 

I feel sorry if a deer or honda civic t-bones my avay.... bad day for them!!! :laugh:

still cheaper than buying them from somewhere
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: utahpablo on 04/16/13 08:35 PM
Dusted it off in Utah with a California car duster..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 04/17/13 05:17 AM
Dusted it off in Utah with a California car duster..
lol i still got mine that i got new in the 90
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 04/17/13 04:55 PM
Nothing today but tomorrow the front end is getting torn off. Getting two new front fenders. Damn rust anyway. :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: SlapHappyAvy on 04/23/13 01:35 PM
added the SLP exhaust tip. That coupled with the volant intake, adds a nice throaty exhaust note to the truck. Kinda the way it should sound stock.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Witts Avalanche on 04/23/13 01:40 PM
HID's up front last weekend, with a lot of help from my friend...(Chip) Thanks Buddy!!!
 :thumbsup:


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w262/ewitt41196/E1BAD653-AD38-4DF4-B48A-63AA1890BC49-2077-0000026CFCD653B7_zpsc049ef26.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Chattanoogan on 04/25/13 06:39 PM
I sadly sold off my AV today..... :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 04/25/13 09:21 PM
I sadly sold off my AV today..... :'(

 :sucks:

 :kidding:  That is sad, Bet you miss her already.

10+ years for me, can't imagine my life without it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 04/26/13 05:15 AM
I sadly sold off my AV today..... :'(
what did you get  ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Chattanoogan on 04/26/13 02:28 PM
I sold it for 7500.00 with 210K miles on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AvyMan2093 on 04/26/13 03:19 PM
I pulled a buddys Ridgeline out of the mud :B:, and now she's going to get a bath.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 04/27/13 04:32 PM
R&R'ed the upper cladding...  :A:

1st panel with R&R, 2nd panel none...

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-04-27_16-08-32_866.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-04-27_16-08-32_866.jpg.html)

All done...
 
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-04-27_17-09-09_302.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-04-27_17-09-09_302.jpg.html)
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Post by: naylor99 on 04/27/13 07:25 PM
R&R'ed the upper cladding...  :A:

1st panel with R&R, 2nd panel none...

All done...
 

WOW, what a difference!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: SlapHappyAvy on 05/01/13 08:54 PM
helped my buddy move today. Who knew that an entire house fits in the bed of the avalanche. Only took 4 trips to move everything. The GM Accessory Bed Net was quite handy.

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/newbiestyle/photo8.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/newbiestyle/media/photo8.jpg.html)

It was 80 degrees out today. What a blast to drive around with the tonneau off and the midgate down!

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/newbiestyle/photo9.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/newbiestyle/media/photo9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: adamjeeps on 05/02/13 05:43 AM
Took a wet rag to the inside edges of the doors. There was a ton of dirt and other crud built up underneath the rubber weatherstrip on the bottom of the doors. Luckily I did not see or feel any rust. If you live in a area that uses salt on the roads, make sure you wash that stuff out of there, the design keeps it trapped between the seal and the door and washing the exterior does not get to it!!
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Post by: wyotonka on 05/02/13 06:21 AM
i have always wondered how well the bed net worked..  :thumbsup:

Took a wet rag to the inside edges of the doors. There was a ton of dirt and other crud built up underneath the rubber weatherstrip on the bottom of the doors. Luckily I did not see or feel any rust. If you live in a area that uses salt on the roads, make sure you wash that stuff out of there, the design keeps it trapped between the seal and the door and washing the exterior does not get to it!!

i usually go to a manual car wash and open the doors and very carefully spray it out on low pressure  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: yendorLTZ09 on 05/02/13 12:39 PM
I hauled about 1200 lbs(545 kg for you Canadians) of mulch.  I've got an LTZ, so it autoleveled with no problems.  I thought I would have to take the midgate off to haul all the bags of mulch, but it all fit in the back, with the covers on too! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AvyMan2093 on 05/02/13 12:56 PM
Moving out of my dorm room for the summer, going to be loaded to the gills and then some.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: denneym1 on 05/02/13 03:16 PM
First, I put my new plates on.  ZOMBIE6.  Then I put my Suzuki King Quad in the back to see if it would fit.  It does, barely, as long as I leave the tailgate down.  I didn't drop the mid gate to see if it would go in enough to raise the tailgate, but I don't think it will.  As long as I can haul it I'm good!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 05/02/13 03:28 PM
my rancher es barely fits under window seal so i can close my tailgate you never know it might fit .... i know a 650 can am outlander doesnt even come close with the bed panel hardware on
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Moe02 on 05/02/13 03:36 PM
painted intake cover
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/02/13 05:59 PM
Last week got the dreaded P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 Low Circuit) so here is some pics of the operation since everybody loves pics.
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0078_zpsa038dd29.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0078_zpsa038dd29.jpg.html)

Thats not milky oil thats the aluminum stained from the oil after i got what i could with brake parts cleaner and i never see anybody replace the valley pan gasket or the 2 seals you see in this pic when they change out the knock sensors. but those seals go around the stud the knock sensors thread into so if it ever holds water again. The water could get around those seals and onto the cam so $3.03 each from the dealer i consider it cheap insurance.
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0079_zpsed42a6c7.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0079_zpsed42a6c7.jpg.html)
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0081_zpsdfa1b23b.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0081_zpsdfa1b23b.jpg.html)

No sludge at 183,861 miles. :thumbsup: (Did valve cover gaskets also)

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0080_zps6a1d2128.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0080_zps6a1d2128.jpg.html)

Also would like to add pic of my E fan mod.
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0073_zpscb5ef232.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0073_zpscb5ef232.jpg.html)
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Post by: Chevylovex2 on 05/04/13 09:09 AM
 :cool: can't wait for warmer weather next weekend to do this!! Only 60s and rain through Wednesday here in southern VA -- 80 by next weekend!!

helped my buddy move today. Who knew that an entire house fits in the bed of the avalanche. Only took 4 trips to move everything. The GM Accessory Bed Net was quite handy.

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/newbiestyle/photo8.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/newbiestyle/media/photo8.jpg.html)

It was 80 degrees out today. What a blast to drive around with the tonneau off and the midgate down!

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/newbiestyle/photo9.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/newbiestyle/media/photo9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Nick@Night on 05/04/13 01:11 PM
Last week got the dreaded P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 Low Circuit) so here is some pics of the operation since everybody loves pics.
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0081_zpsdfa1b23b.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0081_zpsdfa1b23b.jpg.html)
One of these days, I'm going to tear down to the knock sensors to take a look-see.  Had been meaning to ask whether replacement of the harness was a simple plug & play, or would require splicing into the main harness.  This picture answered my question.  Thanks!

Nick
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/04/13 03:11 PM
Yea its an easy job. I can have the intake off in 10 mins
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Post by: Nick@Night on 05/04/13 03:17 PM
Yea its an easy job. I can have the intake off in 10 mins
Out of curiosity, did you build-up some silicone beads to reroute future water infiltration?  Was thinking GM might have recommended rigging some sort of makeshift dam.

Nick
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Post by: JVZL1 on 05/04/13 06:11 PM
I purchased Energy Suspension Sway Bar bushings and end links. Changed oil, filter and installed the Links and Bushings today.
I received a set of Stainless Brake Lines from Mudd today one step closer to the GMT900 Brake Upgrade.  

Finished up with the sway bars did the rear today.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: mavericknj on 05/05/13 06:00 PM
Took a wet rag to the inside edges of the doors. There was a ton of dirt and other crud built up underneath the rubber weatherstrip on the bottom of the doors. Luckily I did not see or feel any rust. If you live in a area that uses salt on the roads, make sure you wash that stuff out of there, the design keeps it trapped between the seal and the door and washing the exterior does not get to it!!

Thanks for the heads up. Cleaned and reinstalled the tailgate seal. Treated the lower cladding and sail with R&R. Dropped the spare tire and lubed the cable and mechanism. Did a visual inspection of the frame and under carriage. No rust or corrison, but will have to replace rear wiring harness during the summer. Towed a friend's 07 Avy, he brought with a blown engine. Gave him the forum information.
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Post by: Moe02 on 05/05/13 10:04 PM
painted wheels
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Post by: avz66 on 05/06/13 05:19 AM
Towed a friend's 07 Avy, he brought with a blown engine. Gave him the forum information.
cool  :thumbsup: he can learn alot from this site
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/06/13 03:41 PM
Out of curiosity, did you build-up some silicone beads to reroute future water infiltration?  Was thinking GM might have recommended rigging some sort of makeshift dam.

Nick

Yea, I took and put a bead of silicone around the dip in the little rubber plug and pushed it in the hole and squeezed a nice bead all the way around and put some around the wire coming out
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Post by: Dueck on 05/06/13 04:22 PM
I replaced the front air deflector after some winter damage. Got new rotors and pads, front and back. Had the leaking transmission cooler lines replaced and transmission fluid and filter changed. I think I'm ready for the summer road trips. Bring it on! :drive:
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Post by: SlapHappyAvy on 05/06/13 07:34 PM
today was the first time hitting the water this season!

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee252/newbiestyle/photo10.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/newbiestyle/media/photo10.jpg.html)
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Post by: gbert2006 on 05/07/13 07:08 AM
Jeffs03avalanche,  awesome pics! Looks like ur lanch is ready for another 100k.
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Post by: wyotonka on 05/07/13 07:25 AM
fixed my bike rack to wiggle less yesterday going to make it wiggle less will get pics up after work  :thumbsup:
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/07/13 04:39 PM
Jeffs03avalanche,  awesome pics! Looks like ur lanch is ready for another 100k.

Thanks, And yes it is. But I'll still find things to do/fix on the old avy
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/07/13 04:41 PM
fixed my bike rack to wiggle less yesterday going to make it wiggle less will get pics up after work  :thumbsup:

Make sure to have lots of pics.  :)
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Post by: DouglasOak on 05/07/13 04:46 PM
Replaced the coil for #7 cylinder,
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,138802.0.html

Thanks to bigmachz for clueing me in to the source of the problem, I was freaking out all last night not knowing what could possibly be wrong with Ava.

Swapped the coil, went to do a side job, where the nice lady made me a BBQ steak dinner, and topped it off for a ride around the county.  :drive:
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Post by: Dueck on 05/07/13 05:16 PM
The baby got a bath and engine detail today.
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Post by: Crazylegs on 05/07/13 07:18 PM
New inner tie rod ends and alignment yesterday, and a nice bath this afternoon!
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Post by: Blackcomb on 05/10/13 08:29 AM
stripped the matte black finish off of the steering wheel, sanded and buffed it out with a fine compound.
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/10/13 08:47 AM
I am am moving past my chrome phase.
To that end I replaced my chrome gas door cover with a black locking version from Bully.
Did the same with the tailgate handle trim a few days ago.

Gas door cover came black. Same for the Avy tailgate trim however the perfectionist in me took it (gas door cover) apart and painted both pieces with the same paint used on my cladding.

The Devil is in the details you know.
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Post by: Nick@Night on 05/10/13 12:03 PM
The Devil is in the details you know.

Truer words were never spoken, or written.
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Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 05/11/13 01:51 PM
This was actually yesterday just as soon as i parked at work
(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/jeffs93astro/03%20Avy/DSC_0085_zpse67a2807.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/user/jeffs93astro/media/03%20Avy/DSC_0085_zpse67a2807.jpg.html)
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Post by: Chevylovex2 on 05/11/13 03:11 PM
Gave her a bath (and watched the pollen fall on her as I washed). Then headed out to a cruise in at our Chevy dealer. Took one of our dogs with us -- she enjoys the avalanche as much as we do!! She was exhausted on the way home.
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/11/13 03:38 PM
Inner tie rods are a PITA. I spent the whole day trying to get my inner tie rod on the passenger side off to no avail.  I burrowed the inner tie rod removal tool from Autozone, got an adjustable wrench,  pickle fork and a big hammer. Got the outer tie rod off but the inner just won't budge.  I finally give up and will take it in for service tomorrow and do an alignment.
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Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/11/13 06:02 PM
Installed the Rancho RS5411 Steering Stabilizer...
 
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg.html)
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/11/13 07:16 PM
Installed the Rancho RS5411 Steering Stabilizer...
 
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg.html)

That has been one of my pending mods for a while along with a transmission cooler and........the list goes on and on.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/11/13 09:11 PM
You just keep hanging around Dluvr22 we love helping members spend money on mods.  :4:
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Post by: adamjeeps on 05/12/13 09:38 AM
Treated the bed panels with Refinish Restorer. Going to do the rest of the sail panels today. This stuff is amazing! My panels were not too bad since it has been garaged a lot of its life but they are BLACK now!!!
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Post by: chAVey on 05/12/13 05:03 PM
Finally got new tires.  Nitto Terra Grapplers 295/70 R18.

Before and After.  Yes, that's the spare tire in the before.  Picked up construction staple a couple weeks ago.
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 05/13/13 09:44 AM
Installed all the parts to the HHO kit last night... will have the wiring done tonight and be running Hydrogen tomorrow.
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Post by: krazycarguy on 05/13/13 01:32 PM
let me know how well that works for ya
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/13/13 01:48 PM
I'd be interested to know too.
Gas prices just surpassed the price of diesel in my area.
BTW do you have a detailed worklog of this and your other installs somewhere I may have missed?

EDIT: Found It. LOL
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Post by: wyotonka on 05/13/13 02:18 PM
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,136912.msg2020317.html#msg2020317

PuddleStompin build....
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Post by: junkyarddog on 05/13/13 02:21 PM
On arriving home last night I was greeted by a hollow knocking sound at idle that disappeared under load. Thought at first I had cracked the flywheel or the torque converter was sick. Turned out the drivers side catalytic converter was the source of the noise. Replaced it today with a new Walker converter, cost about 120 bucks and took about an hour and a half. Glad it was the drivers side where I had room to weld and not the passenger side which would have required dropping the crossover pipe.
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Post by: Blackcomb on 05/13/13 05:11 PM
Went to replace bank one sensor one after receiving a lean/rich code from it, to find I was sold a used sensor, I am told they will get me a new one tomorrow.
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Post by: james21 on 05/14/13 12:22 PM
Lets see, got my roof rack sand blasted and re-powdercoated, got two of my lights replaced, put a Rigid 40" LED bar on the front of the rack and a 6" Rigid SR bar on the back; coming soon dual whips and CB.

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Post by: krazycarguy on 05/14/13 01:37 PM
Lets see, got my roof rack sand blasted and re-powdercoated, got two of my lights replaced, put a Rigid 40" LED bar on the front of the rack and a 6" Rigid SR bar on the back; coming soon dual whips and CB.



pics?
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/14/13 01:52 PM
Been wanting one of those Rigid LED light bars but they are so freaking expensive.
Please post some pics.

I need to see that thing on an Avy.
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Post by: james21 on 05/14/13 02:15 PM
Try to get pics up soon, tried taking some with my phone, but came out distorted. Rigid is really expensive, but they are the best in the business, and they really are built to last.
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 05/14/13 03:54 PM
Been wanting one of those Rigid LED light bars but they are so freaking expensive.
Please post some pics.

I need to see that thing on an Avy.


Shoot me an email Roger@Rubicon-LED.com

We are way more price competitive than Rigid and Baja Design.  Our Website is being built right now but you can check out our FB page to see some of our customers rides and my avalanche.
https://www.facebook.com/rubiconled
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Post by: james21 on 05/14/13 05:46 PM
How well do they hold up compared to Rigid?

Personally I've tried some of the lower end LEDs and they burnt out in 8 months. I have about $2700 in Rigid lighting between my 2 trucks. That shows how much I trust their products. They've gone through Blizzards, sub-zero temps, submerged, been whacked by trees, and gone down some really harsh roads; and yet they keep on ticking, all LEDs still functioning, just a couple minor scuffs (I am referring to the two sets of Dually D2s I have on my work truck)
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/15/13 08:21 AM
Finally got the Tie rod end out late last night with the help of a buddy of mine.
Now it seems there is a bit too much play in the idler arm as well.
Got to get that changed too as well as my torsion keys and spring spacer before taking it in for an alignment.

I may just go back to the stock wheels and tires until this is done as I am already seeing abnormal wear on my left front tire.
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Post by: james21 on 05/15/13 09:31 AM
You could always install one of these: www.hendersonslineup.com go to pickup products, its the SS175 replacement idler arm, its a pretty stout setup, I've had it on my AV for the past 3 yrs, havent had a single problem with it, probably has 30-35K on it. Bit steep on Price $195, but beats having to go back to smaller wheels/tires. JMHO
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/15/13 10:09 AM
You could always install one of these: www.hendersonslineup.com go to pickup products, its the SS175 replacement idler arm, its a pretty stout setup, I've had it on my AV for the past 3 yrs, havent had a single problem with it, probably has 30-35K on it. Bit steep on Price $195, but beats having to go back to smaller wheels/tires. JMHO

Thanks. The price is steep and it doesn't solve my problem.
I am only thinking of going to the smaller wheels and stock tires because the alignment isn't done yet.
It would be a waste of money taking it in for an alignment now and then having to take it in again after the idler arm, torsion keys and spring spacer install.

The tires on the 24 inch rims are about $300 bucks a piece and my stock tires are already trashed and will need to be replaced before winter anyway plus they cost less.

Therefore it just seems less expensive to go to the stock tires until I can make all the changes I need to make  to the front end and suspension geometry and then put the larger ones back on for the alignment. This way I don't ruin the new tires further
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Post by: JohnnieMo on 05/15/13 09:58 PM
I removed the door mouldings, and the badging.  It left a disaster on the paint so I had to polish it with a medium cut compound and a stiff pad.  I'm probably 8 hours in and this is the result so far:
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Post by: msroll on 05/16/13 06:51 AM
I put new plugs in the 07 with 110,000 miles. Good news was 7&8 looked good (no oil or fouling from afm) they weren't as worn as the other 6  ;D
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 05/16/13 11:30 AM
How well do they hold up compared to Rigid?

Personally I've tried some of the lower end LEDs and they burnt out in 8 months. I have about $2700 in Rigid lighting between my 2 trucks. That shows how much I trust their products. They've gone through Blizzards, sub-zero temps, submerged, been whacked by trees, and gone down some really harsh roads; and yet they keep on ticking, all LEDs still functioning, just a couple minor scuffs (I am referring to the two sets of Dually D2s I have on my work truck)

We have our Rubicon series lights on tons of different vehicles.  My business partners and i did a ton of sourcing prior to going into business to make sure all light bars were weather proof, durable and had the best LED parts in them.  Rigid and the other companies are ripping people off on the prices for these light bars.  I will be meeting with a couple members from the club this weekend at our GTG in Folsom to show them some of the lights.  I will have them post what they think of them on here after they see them in person.

The RDC 12" series i have on my truck currently have been through the snow in Lake Tahoe all winter and not a single problem.  We have a 40" on a Polaris razor which we drive the heck out of and it has been throw tighter spots then i though a machine could get through and not a single problem with our lights.  Our lights are mounted on rigs that race in KOH(King of the Hammers) and have placed which shows the durability of our lights.
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/17/13 11:27 AM
Installed the Rancho RS5411 Steering Stabilizer...
 
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-05-10_16-28-34_524.jpg.html)

Too bad it is only for the 2500.
I have seen posts where there are other brands for the 1500 so I'll keep on looking.
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Post by: majorv on 05/18/13 12:11 PM
Just picked up my Avy from the collision center.  Less than a year old and had to replace the front bumper (thank you insurance!) after colliding with a Lab who made the mistake of darting in front of us on a dark highway.  It could've been a LOT worse if we'd been driving  anything lower!
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Post by: Z66Modder on 05/18/13 05:46 PM
Tore apart the ABS EBCM today to rid the ABS & Brake light coming on. It went to a constant state yesterday. Not any more as the solder fix worked. See the pics here:

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,134662.msg2020968.html#msg2020968 (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,134662.msg2020968.html#msg2020968)
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/21/13 12:59 PM
Did my first Plastidipping!

Decided to start small and plastidipped my power bar.....Now I am coming up with many other things to plastidip!  :thumbsup: lol
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/21/13 01:49 PM
You could always install one of these: www.hendersonslineup.com go to pickup products, its the SS175 replacement idler arm, its a pretty stout setup, I've had it on my AV for the past 3 yrs, havent had a single problem with it, probably has 30-35K on it. Bit steep on Price $195, but beats having to go back to smaller wheels/tires. JMHO

After doing even more research, I see that you are right.
Costs aside this is the best option for me.
Now to just find the funds.
Unfortunately I need an alignment soon or I will have to spend even more on new tires so I can't wait to get the funds.

By the way what about a steering stabilizer? Will that help at all?

Thanks
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Post by: Chevylovex2 on 05/21/13 04:05 PM
Did my first Plastidipping!

Decided to start small and plastidipped my power bar.....Now I am coming up with many other things to plastidip!  :thumbsup: lol
Spray or actual dip? They sell the dip here in a spray paint can. Looks great!!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/21/13 04:42 PM
Spray or actual dip? They sell the dip here in a spray paint can. Looks great!!

Spray.
Only took about half a can....
I think I will do my bumpers next, then wheels.
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Post by: Chevylovex2 on 05/21/13 04:46 PM
Spray.
Only took about half a can....
I think I will do my bumpers next, then wheels.
looks awesome. Had the same idea. I have 3 cans - my husband redid the bumper on his truck -- very nice. Wheels are my first project -- that is if it ever stops raining long enough!!!
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/21/13 05:05 PM
looks awesome.

Thanks!  :thumbsup:
I kinda like it too! lol
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/21/13 05:12 PM
Today I installed led drl ambers on the avy. Really easy mod on the 05. ;D
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/21/13 05:43 PM
Today I installed led drl ambers on the avy. Really easy mod on the 05. ;D

I have been having a tough time finding amber LEDs that do not state "Not for use as GM DRLs"  or something like that...

What did you use and where did you get them?
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/21/13 06:32 PM
I have been having a tough time finding amber LEDs that do not state "Not for use as GM DRLs"  or something like that...

What did you use and where did you get them?
Not sure the brand name but I took a pic of it. These ambers work great and no issues. I drove around all day today.
 (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/davecharles2908/IMAG0302_zps246f05d7.jpg)
 (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/davecharles2908/IMAG0301_zps2aac0f94.jpg)
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/21/13 06:34 PM
Oh I also bought them at Autozone for about 20 bucks.
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Post by: Didit on 05/21/13 07:04 PM
Made a custom made horn button for my newly re-installed train horns thanks to the Michigan and Canada guys.   Soooo as you know the 13's don't have a lot of options to mount stuff like there was in my 03, so I had to get creative.  I was looking for some kind of plastic box to work with, I forgot to stop at the Office Depot yesterday, so on the way home I hit the Walgreens, in the school supplies section I found an eraser for chalk boards or dry erase boards for 2.49, hmmmmmm I think this might work, I got it thinking it was a three sided box with the felt pushed up inside, NOPE its perfect a closed box.  So I measured drilled cut and shaped and this is what I came up with!  Personally I think it looks pretty good.

Didit
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Post by: 74Rallye on 05/21/13 07:19 PM
I've had a noise that sounded like a bad wheel bearing since I bought my 02 AV a couple of months ago. I found the axle stub on the drivers side to be a little loose. I changed the diff case bearing and it was a little better for about a week and then worse than ever. So yesterday I pulled the front diff and and the carrier bearing were waaaay gone. Today I replaced the carrier bearings, case and extension tube bearings and seals. I must be getting too old for this stuff. I had a hard time stuffing the diff. back into place.
 
It's quiet now. So quiet that I can hear some kind of bumpety bump sound when spin the steering wheel. It sounds like it's coming from the steering column.
  
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Post by: ARMYtango on 05/21/13 08:08 PM
Not sure the brand name but I took a pic of it. These ambers work great and no issues. I drove around all day today.
 (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/davecharles2908/IMAG0301_zps2aac0f94.jpg)

Thank you for the info!  I will look for them!
And they don't say on the package that they are not got GM DRLs?

I also see that you are getting the lens fog like mine...lol
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/21/13 08:28 PM
Thank you for the info!  I will look for them!
And they don't say on the package that they are not got GM DRLs?

I also see that you are getting the lens fog like mine...lol
Nope I didn't see anything on the package about not for gm DRLs. Lol yeah I need to buy new light housings. That fog is a pita!
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 05/22/13 03:05 AM
Pretty clever Didit.  :D
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/22/13 07:40 AM
Not sure the brand name but I took a pic of it. These ambers work great and no issues. I drove around all day today.
 (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/davecharles2908/IMAG0302_zps246f05d7.jpg)
 (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/davecharles2908/IMAG0301_zps2aac0f94.jpg)

Sorry to burst your bubble but I tried those on my 02 Avy a while back.
Bought them from Autozone too.
They will burn out.
In time some individual LEDs will start flickering and then shut off.
They don't say not for GM DRLs on the packaging but that does not mean a thing.

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Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 05/22/13 07:50 AM
Looks good Didit.
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Post by: Keplinger_05 on 05/22/13 08:43 AM
Sorry to burst your bubble but I tried those on my 02 Avy a while back.
Bought them from Autozone too.
They will burn out.
In time some individual LEDs will start flickering and then shut off.
They don't say not for GM DRLs on the packaging but that does not mean a thing.


Really? Damn! Well I guess I will enjoy them while they last. Do you know of any good ones?
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/22/13 09:03 AM
Actually I give up after a switching out multiple bulbs.
LED technology has improved in the past few years like the Cree plasma LEDs I have in my parking lamps that are white when driving at night but blink amber when I use the turn signals. I think I might try those and see but the traditional LEDs just really don't work.
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Post by: Blackcomb on 05/22/13 03:48 PM
completed a small bucket list on the Avy today.
plugs/ wires
air cleaner
radiator hoses
clean maf
clean TB
replace remaining 2 O2 sensors
injector flush and top engine clean
trans service

Next on the list is a lower right ball joint I found to be bad today, hehe then off to the dealer for the TPS campaign.
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Post by: AZIROC on 05/24/13 11:00 AM
stock speakers went out finally so i put new ones in.  going to do the amp bypass this weekend and maybe install a new deck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: james21 on 05/24/13 12:28 PM
Made a custom made horn button for my newly re-installed train horns thanks to the Michigan and Canada guys.   Soooo as you know the 13's don't have a lot of options to mount stuff like there was in my 03, so I had to get creative.  I was looking for some kind of plastic box to work with, I forgot to stop at the Office Depot yesterday, so on the way home I hit the Walgreens, in the school supplies section I found an eraser for chalk boards or dry erase boards for 2.49, hmmmmmm I think this might work, I got it thinking it was a three sided box with the felt pushed up inside, NOPE its perfect a closed box.  So I measured drilled cut and shaped and this is what I came up with!  Personally I think it looks pretty good.

Didit
Im curious why you didn't just hook them up to the horn? seems like its out of the way down there
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 05/24/13 02:37 PM
Finally got around to buffing all the highway grime out of the front end today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0287_zpsfc1fbd0a.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0287_zpsfc1fbd0a.jpg.html)
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and finally a panoramic shot
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: james21 on 05/25/13 12:42 AM
Great job :thumbsup:. Wish mine was that shiny.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 05/25/13 06:07 AM
Great job :thumbsup:. Wish mine was that shiny.
Thanks, I have this thing for shiny cars, I feel the need to make them all look like this. My wife says I have issues, but doesn't complain that her car is like new in and out every day either.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/25/13 12:46 PM
Im curious why you didn't just hook them up to the horn? seems like its out of the way down there
I actually did that on the most recent avy. Tied in under the dash. Put a 3way toggle switch in so I have, stock horn, no horn or train horn all with the factory steering wheel horn pad.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/25/13 12:47 PM
The beater got a quick bath and tire scrub. Avy number 3 got a full blown rub down, wash, Rejex paint sealer, RR, wheels polished. Even had time to get the bugs off the front of the bike today.  :thumbsup: Avy number 1 is still in the shop getting it's new GM fenders on it. Don't ever try to put aftermarket front fenders on a cladded avy. They don't fit worth a damn.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 05/26/13 07:30 AM
I actually did that on the most recent avy. Tied in under the dash. Put a 3way toggle switch in so I have, stock horn, no horn or train horn all with the factory steering wheel horn pad.

Been running that way for 3 years now. It's a great setup.  :thumbsup:


So I put the Z66 to work, hauled 2/3 yard of pea gravel for the back yard. Than made a second trip and picked up a dozen 12" pavers and 37 rolls of sod. 37 rolls just about fills every square inch of the bed. The Rancho shocks don't hold a candle as compared to the factory self leveling Bilstens. I scraped the trailer hitch going up the drive on both trips.  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 05/26/13 06:07 PM
I spent 2 hours in the park before the GTG cleaning & detailing the Avalanche and waxing the rims. It looked great but everyone showed up with their Avalanches sparkling so I am not sure that anyone noticed mine........
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 05/26/13 06:13 PM
I spent 2 hours in the park before the GTG cleaning & detailing the Avalanche and waxing the rims. It looked great but everyone showed up with their Avalanches sparkling so I am not sure that anyone noticed mine........
We were looking forward to seeing you and Joan in person.  :wave: We can always see pix of your badass truck on here. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Tpicks55 on 05/27/13 04:45 AM
I spent 2 hours in the park before the GTG cleaning & detailing the Avalanche and waxing the rims. It looked great but everyone showed up with their Avalanches sparkling so I am not sure that anyone noticed mine........

Always notice your Avy!  Love that paint job.  Its quite different.  Enjoyed seeing you both again.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: old skool on 05/27/13 06:06 PM
Detailed the engine today...

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 05/27/13 07:30 PM
Damn, looks good  :thumbsup: , Come on over and do mine. Wait til the rain stops first.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 05/28/13 09:26 AM
Well I finally finished replacing both parts of my idler arm as there was a lot of play and vibration in my steering wheel at highway speeds. I must say I like the way it drives much better now.
Apparently the arm has been bad for so long I just got used to it.
Now I am thinking of finally adding that steering stabilizer while my attention is on the front end.
Alignment and front wheels re-balancing is up next followed by my torsion key job and spring spacer and then yet another alignment.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: denneym1 on 05/29/13 02:33 PM
Took it camping.  Used the tent for the first time.  Froze our butts off!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 05/29/13 02:47 PM
oh come on  :4: we almost froze too.... it hit mid 30's in the mountain at night but since we camped all winter too we took our 0° sleeping bags with  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Bruizza on 05/29/13 04:10 PM
Ordered a Spectre CAI for mine today.  Won't be here until next week though.   :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: junkyarddog on 05/29/13 05:53 PM
Replaced the Air Lift bags I installed almost 7 years ago with a new set. Job is much more difficult when you have to remove old bags as they are much stiffer due to age. Both were worn through on the bottom. No complaints though new kit was only 97 bucks at Jegs.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 05/29/13 07:51 PM
Finally got a chance to drop the stock hitch... hope to install the new one tomorrow evening. :B:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-05-29_18-57-41_9.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-05-29_18-57-41_9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 05/29/13 08:31 PM
Did something different today, I drove my Avy :A:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/29/13 09:19 PM
Eat your wheaties in the morning that pup is heavy :laugh:


Finally got a chance to drop the stock hitch... hope to install the new one tomorrow evening. :B:


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Moe02 on 05/29/13 10:41 PM
Got it dirty doing donuts so took a couple of hours washing it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 05/30/13 05:45 AM
Oh ya know, just the usual. First I saw a mud hole and it looked like just the surface and I went through and sunk about three feet because it was actually clay and then was pulled out and after being pulled out my bumper dragged across and almost cam off. Lucky enough that mom and sister weren't home so I fixed it, washed it and no one knows but me!!! Feel like the luckiest guy in the world!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 05/30/13 06:44 AM
Quote
so I fixed it, washed it and no one knows but me!
except for all of us :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 05/30/13 05:08 PM
Replaced lower right ball joint and rear brake pads/ rotors.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dueck on 05/30/13 05:41 PM
I packed it. Ready for a road trip to Alberta. The weather sucks here so I'm going golfing somewhere else. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 05/30/13 06:05 PM
Is that one of those "Have clubs will travel" post. LOL
I keep my clubs in the AV all the time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 05/30/13 06:21 PM
Is that one of those "Have clubs will travel" post. LOL
I keep my clubs in the AV all the time.
Same here, when I went down to Florida this spring I golfed my way home to Chicago. Took some time but was worth it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dueck on 05/30/13 06:41 PM
Is that one of those "Have clubs will travel" post. LOL
I keep my clubs in the AV all the time.

You got that right. They'll be heading to Tennessee this fall and who knows where in between.  :drive:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JVZL1 on 06/01/13 07:50 PM
Pulled the bed liner cleaned the bed, installed new tailgate seal and Mid Gate Drain Gate, purchased here many moons ago. Along with lubing the door and tailgate hinges and handles.   :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 06/01/13 09:13 PM
Today I lubed up all my door hinges and also installed the Maglite mod on my drivers side saddlebag
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/04/13 06:21 PM
Over the weekend I installed the Reese Class V Hitch and relocated the plug-in on my 2500.  :B:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/04/13 06:56 PM
Today I did the full time DRL's and also lubed all my doors. They were really sqeaky and driving me insane! :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/05/13 09:04 AM
Over the weekend I installed the Reese Class V Hitch and relocated the plug-in on my 2500.  :B:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-06-04_15-49-42_496-1.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-06-04_15-49-42_496-1.jpg.html)

Who relocated the plug for you?
I've been meaning to do mine as water has corroded the leads where they are multiple times and I've had to replace the harness when I needed to tow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/05/13 09:42 AM
Who relocated the plug for you?
I've been meaning to do mine as water has corroded the leads where they are multiple times and I've had to replace the harness when I needed to tow.


http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,8382.125.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/05/13 12:12 PM
Thanks
DouglasOak's update is just what I needed.
I had thought of doing this mod but wasn't sure how to get through the metal bumper.
Didn't want to mess things up using the wrong hole saw.

Yet another weekend project.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/05/13 12:21 PM
Who relocated the plug for you?

I did it myself using tips from the thread MS03 quoted... this forum is awesome!!

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,8382.125.html

I did have some trouble with the so-called "bi-metal hole saw" trying to cut in the 2" hole for the plug-in. It took two saws, they both lost their bite rather quickly. I used cutting oil... maybe I wasn't supposed to??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/05/13 12:53 PM
That is strange once I got the pilot hole thru the metal I just let the hole saw do its thing with just a little pressure.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 06/05/13 06:47 PM

I did have some trouble with the so-called "bi-metal hole saw" trying to cut in the 2" hole for the plug-in. It took two saws, they both lost their bite rather quickly. I used cutting oil... maybe I wasn't supposed to??


Good quality hole saws are the key... like I said in the thread we tore thru 2 cheap black "bi metal" hole saws that come in a generic kit (Garbage Freight, etc...) before buying a high quality one and running it thru, no problem. As for cutting oil or WD-40, it helps to keep the saw cool, heat can lead to dulling the teeth faster.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/06/13 07:19 AM
Good quality hole saws are the key...

I guess that would exclude "Milwaukee" then...  :E: 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/06/13 09:08 AM
Actual I used a Milwaukee blade, it must have been operator error LOL :kidding:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 06/06/13 09:52 AM
anybody know the oem backspacing on the stick 17 inch rims
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/06/13 10:02 AM
anybody know the oem backspacing on the stick 17 inch rims
Sorry 09 Chevyavy but you will probably get a quicker answer asking in the tires and wheels section of the owners zone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 06/06/13 12:41 PM
... must have been operator error LOL :kidding:

Yup, that 1/2 drill is one complicated piece of equipment...  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/07/13 03:04 PM
Plasti Dipped the bowties
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: KyleGT on 06/07/13 06:27 PM
Gave her a nice buff and wax.
Shines now!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Moe02 on 06/07/13 06:32 PM
got it a little stuck  :E:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 06/08/13 01:58 PM
got it a little stuck  :E:

You got me beat.
I got just a little dirty.
But for me, that is very bad.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: grevels on 06/08/13 02:25 PM
Replaced the oil pressure switch/sending unit today. Tomorrow new rear shocks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/08/13 02:50 PM
I super glued and JB Weld my rear window holder back together, after the dealer told me they could not order it any longer.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: grevels on 06/09/13 09:25 AM
Rear shocks are on. I think I would rather do 10 sets of them than another oil pressure switch. Still getting my Suspension Error on the DIC. I knew I should have ordered the compressor also.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AZIROC on 06/09/13 09:29 AM
MS03 2500, thats not what I wanted to hear.  I let my g/f borrow my truck for 1/2 day and when i get it back i had to use it for something and when i went to lower the midgate, i see the window lock thing missing.  come to find out it is broken right in 1/2 and sitting on the floor.   :o   i will try the JB weld idea though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/10/13 06:38 AM
I super glued and JB Weld my rear window holder back together, after the dealer told me they could not order it any longer.


Guess I need to be extremely careful with mine going forward.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 06/10/13 09:13 AM
Got the top end is completely pulled off yesterday... Rebuild is under way
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 09:59 AM
The mod bug was biting hard last night since I was unable to mod last weekend so after I left work and had dinner, I went out and got these two things off my mod list.

Relocated trailer wiring plug.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4213/imagelea.jpg)

Finished wiring my new backup camera.
This one is dedicated to backing up and parking.
There is going to be another added without the guide lines for day to day use.

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6483/imagecwlj.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6194/imageugtw.jpg)

Now I have another mod added to the list. A 4 channel DVR to monitor 4 cameras simultaneously and access video feed from the web.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/11/13 10:19 AM
The mod bug was biting hard last night since I was unable to mod last weekend so after I left work and had dinner, I went out and got these two things off my mod list.

Relocated trailer wiring plug.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4213/imagelea.jpg)

Finished wiring my new backup camera.
This one is dedicated to backing up and parking.
There is going to be another added without the guide lines for day to day use.

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6483/imagecwlj.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6194/imageugtw.jpg)

Now I have another mod added to the list. A 4 channel DVR to monitor 4 cameras simultaneously and access video feed from the web.

I, too, have a back up system for my Avy...problem is, it is still in the box waiting to be installed....
To be honest, I am not entirely sure how I am going to get the wires into the tailgate to lead up to the handle bezel....How did you install yours?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 10:39 AM
Here is the abbreviated version



(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/9052/tailgatecam4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img222/7439/tailgatehole.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img100/9997/tailgategrommet.jpg)

Ignore the guy next to the Caddy.
That's my neighbor who loves to come out to work on his car when I am working on mine.
He spends more time asking me for help than actually doing anything himself.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img836/1367/taillight.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img708/171/wp0000901.jpg)

What you don't see since I forgot to take a pic of that part is me running the wiring up through the upper cladding past the third brake light and following the brake light wiring into the cab.
From there it is just a matter of running the wires under the door sills to the screen up front.

This camera receives power from the reverse light so it only comes on in reverse.
The other one I plan to install shortly without the guide lines will get power from the acc input on the trailer wiring harness also accessible under the truck

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/11/13 10:49 AM
Thanks for this!  :thumbsup:
 
Just a couple of questions...

What size hole/grommet did you use?   and
Was it difficult to get from the grommet, up through the tailgate to the bezel (I heard there are some cross members to drill through?)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 06/11/13 10:53 AM
I ran my wiring up from the bottom center of the tailgate.  Kept it under the truck until under the rear passenger door sill.  Drilled a hole there and brought the wiring up and under the sill and from there with the other factory wiring running up towards the driver's kick panel.  Used RTV to seal around the hole under the door sill.  Left the hole alone without grommet or rtv on bottom of tailgate since it's fiberglass and therefore no rust worries.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/11/13 10:58 AM
I ran my wiring up from the bottom center of the tailgate.  Kept it under the truck until under the rear passenger door sill.  Drilled a hole there and brought the wiring up and under the sill and from there with the other factory wiring running up towards the driver's kick panel.  Used RTV to seal around the hole under the door sill.  Left the hole alone without grommet or rtv on bottom of tailgate since it's fiberglass and therefore no rust worries.

But did you have to drill through any cross members/supports to get from the bottom of the tailgate to the handle bezel?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 10:59 AM
Thanks for this!  :thumbsup:
 
Just a couple of questions...

What size hole/grommet did you use?   and
Was it difficult to get from the grommet, up through the tailgate to the bezel (I heard there are some cross members to drill through?)

It is 2 inches.
I could have gone a bit smaller but I had initially plan to use a USB webcam and had planned to get get the USB cable through there
The grommet is actually a Buick valve cover end seal I had knocking around if memory serves me right.

Yes there are cross-members in the tail gate.
To get past them I drilled another hole in the bottom of  the tail gate, fished a wire hanger through there to pull the wire through to the hole in the bottom then fished the hanger from that hole to the tailgate handle . I sealed that hole with another valve cover seal so I can get back to it and open it if I need to in the future.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 11:04 AM
I ran my wiring up from the bottom center of the tailgate.  Kept it under the truck until under the rear passenger door sill.  Drilled a hole there and brought the wiring up and under the sill and from there with the other factory wiring running up towards the driver's kick panel.  Used RTV to seal around the hole under the door sill.  Left the hole alone without grommet or rtv on bottom of tailgate since it's fiberglass and therefore no rust worries.
I thought about going that route as it would be much easier but I did not want to have the camera wiring exposed to the elements like that.
In the Midwest that sort of wiring will not last one winter through the snow and salt that is put on the roads

Same reason why I replaced my trailer wiring plug 3 times and eventually had to do the mod to move it up to the bumper
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 06/11/13 11:05 AM
But did you have to drill through any cross members/supports to get from the bottom of the tailgate to the handle bezel?

I think I did but it wasn't anything that needed anything more than a standard length drill bit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 11:11 AM
I Concur.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/11/13 11:12 AM
Thank you both for the input!

Now....to find the time to get 'er done...lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 06/11/13 11:13 AM
I thought about going that route as it would be much easier but I did not want to have the camera wiring exposed to the elements like that.
In the Midwest that sort of wiring will not last one winter through the snow and salt that is put on the roads

Same reason why I replaced my trailer wiring plug 3 times and eventually had to do the mod to move it up to the bumper


My wiring has seen 7 or 8 midwest winters.  Not to say there haven't been issues over the years but its survived the lsat couple of years without issue.  Two springs ago I did move my wiring from entering the cab under the driver's door sill to the back door sill because it seemed the weather was attacking where I had soldered some wiring together, and by getting the wiring into the cabin sooner I could use the existing wiring and have the soldered junction inside the cab instead of under the truck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 06/11/13 01:23 PM
changed the oil 87,091
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/11/13 01:55 PM
On an 02 that you owned from day one? That's one pretty low mileage Avy you got there.
I'm getting ready to join the 200,000 mile club and it still runs and looks like new.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Keplinger_05 on 06/11/13 02:11 PM
I just got done washing and waxing the Avy. Had to make that Bermuda Blue sparkle!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 06/11/13 04:40 PM
On an 02 that you owned from day one? That's one pretty low mileage Avy you got there.
I'm getting ready to join the 200,000 mile club and it still runs and looks like new.


yeah got it in late 2001


your get 300k out of your baby  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 06/11/13 06:20 PM
changed the oil 87,091

Still have me beat as my 02 Z66 just hit the 96K mark. Would be a little closer to you if I had stayed away from the Nationals; that added 2K in one trip.  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 06/15/13 08:32 AM
I actually started this project a few years ago, but got busy doing other things and put it off to the side.  I got a hankering to work on it again last night.  Not working leaves me lots of time for modding, but no money for parts.  I had most of the thing done, just needed a couple switches and plugs, so I got to work on it.

It is an air conditioner for the dogs in the bed of the truck. I made it from one of those giant 150 quart coolers, an electric fan (like an add-on radiator fan), a relay, trailer harness/plug and also added a power point to the bed of the truck while I was at it.  Two switches control it all.  One in the dash to control power to the rear of the truck and one on the air conditioner to be able to turn it off and still have the power point power.  For now, I fill the cooler with dry ice.  The fan blows air down through the lid, over the ice and out an opening I cut in the back of the cooler (screened in so the dogs don't lick the dry ice).  I could add regular ice as well, and run a drain hose to the bed drain.  The future might include a water/air intercooler setup I have lying around from my twin-turbo days.  Basically, add a reservoir to the inside of the cooler, fill it with glycol or engine coolant and pump it to the "radiator" with another fan pulling the air over it.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130614_164333_751.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130614_164333_751.jpg.html)
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Post by: ms38w on 06/15/13 08:40 AM
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130614_210400_068.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130614_210400_068.jpg.html)
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Post by: ms38w on 06/15/13 08:42 AM
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_101402_752.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_101402_752.jpg.html)
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Post by: ms38w on 06/15/13 08:44 AM
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_102910_455.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_102910_455.jpg.html)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_102858_070.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_102858_070.jpg.html)

The wood cover on top was my original "kennel" for the dogs, but I wanted them to have cooler air, especially while the truck wasn't moving.  The air conditioner can be operated either with this wooden "kennel-top" or with the stock bed cover.

I can leave the unit running without leaving the truck running, as the power supply is hooked to the power block under the hood for constant power, controlled by the switch in the dash.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 06/15/13 11:45 AM
What a COOL  idea!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Montana on 06/16/13 11:19 AM
I installed front and rear mud flaps.  They should be standard.  I also bought a new locking receiver with a 2" ball.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: adamjeeps on 06/16/13 12:07 PM
I installed front and rear mud flaps.  They should be standard.  I also bought a new locking receiver with a 2" ball.

Why should they be standard? Some think they are hideous and don't do much good anyway. Your Avy will still get muddy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Montana on 06/16/13 12:29 PM
Why should they be standard? Some think they are hideous and don't do much good anyway. Your Avy will still get muddy.

That's a fair question....

My Avy gets mud on it as soon as I drive it down the street.  Mine is  White Diamond and it shows all the dirt and debris kicked up from the front and rear tires.  I realize that it will get dirty but I hate putting out a lot of effort to clean my truck and it looks dirty the first time I drive it.   Weather or not it's standard equipment, it's just my opinion. 
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Post by: djavalanche on 06/16/13 09:18 PM
old thread but its ok, i plasti dipped my emblems
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/16/13 10:05 PM
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_101402_752.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_101402_752.jpg.html)
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(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_101455_874.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_101455_874.jpg.html)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/IMG_20130615_101602_666.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/IMG_20130615_101602_666.jpg.html)

I've heard about this white buffalo in the Avalanche world and now it seems like my eyes have finally seen it.

Is that a six speed manual transmission shifter I am looking at in these pics?
If so then you really are the man.

You are really the guy for one off ideas for your truck.
This and the quadra-steer Avalanche must be two of the rarest ones out there
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mavericknj on 06/17/13 06:32 PM
Added deflector to the sun roof. Changed the driver side heated seat switch to correct a issue. Changed the passenger side door panel (twice) the bracket for the window and door locks switch was broken. Tomorrow replace the side steps.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/17/13 09:14 PM
Finally got this done.
Made a few tweaks to the original design to fit with the overall theme.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img407/5227/i7fo.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8674/0cr3.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/17/13 09:19 PM
Added deflector to the sun roof. Changed the driver side heated seat switch to correct a issue. Changed the passenger side door panel (twice) the bracket for the window and door locks switch was broken. Tomorrow replace the side steps.

What are you doing to replace the steps. I also took mine off to replace but when looking at the options out there, I find that the ones comparable to the factory ones are really expensive. Therefore I decided to replant mine with LineX truck bed coating and add a few coats of paint to match the painted cladding properly before the LineX coating dries completely.

The LineX should theoretically withstand the abuse the steps see on a day to day basis.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mavericknj on 06/17/13 10:12 PM
What are you doing to replace the steps. I also took mine off to replace but when looking at the options out there, I find that the ones comparable to the factory ones are really expensive. Therefore I decided to replant mine with LineX truck bed coating and add a few coats of paint to match the painted cladding properly before the LineX coating dries completely.

The LineX should theoretically withstand the abuse the steps see on a day to day basis.

They are being replaced with Westin bars, flat and black.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 06/18/13 09:50 AM
I've heard about this white buffalo in the Avalanche world and now it seems like my eyes have finally seen it.

Is that a six speed manual transmission shifter I am looking at in these pics?
If so then you really are the man.

You are really the guy for one off ideas for your truck.
This and the quadra-steer Avalanche must be two of the rarest ones out there

Yes...I would be the man.  I've been fighting The Man my whole life...kind of ironic, don't you think?  Anyway, that is a 6 speed manual trans shifter you see there. So...who's got the quadra-steer Avalanche? This I've got to see...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/18/13 09:59 AM
Why should they be standard? Some think they are hideous and don't do much good anyway. Your Avy will still get muddy.

I don't know about you guys but it does make a difference in mine.
after putting the my rims and tires on, They turned out to be sticking out approximately 1/4 inches.
Looking at the tires you will barely notice it but I did have dirt and gravel hitting the body so hard I could hear it in the cab. Adding the mud guards stopped most of that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 06/18/13 10:01 AM
mine came off after i bought it ... i dont mind the look but i like how it looks without.... i dont hear stuff hitting the body either but that could be offset difference
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/18/13 10:06 AM
Yes...I would be the man.  I've been fighting The Man my whole life...kind of ironic, don't you think?  Anyway, that is a 6 speed manual trans shifter you see there. So...who's got the quadra-steer Avalanche? This I've got to see...

Here you go.

Sorry about this I checked my email and saw the Video.    :E:


Click the picture to see the video, is that cool or what.  :thumbsup:



(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/th_VIDEO0006_zps5f923e66.jpg) (http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/VIDEO0006_zps5f923e66.mp4)
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Post by: ms38w on 06/18/13 11:32 AM
...and Hummer wheels to boot!    :thumbsup:

So, what's the build on this? Was the Avalanche body dropped onto a quad-steer Silverado frame or was the Avalanche rear and running gear swapped out for quad-steer parts?  Very cool!   :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/18/13 11:56 AM
His is a 2500 and he swapped the rear axle and a few other things.


http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,138589.msg2019934.html#msg2019934
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 06/18/13 12:08 PM
Port and Polishing kits purchased today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 06/18/13 11:47 PM
Had my front windows tinted. looks much better
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/19/13 04:30 AM
Oil change and wheel alignment.

She rides the line much better now! lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/20/13 01:23 PM
Ordered the SLP dual tips and weathertech no drill splash guards this week, now I cant wait to get them and put em all on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 06/20/13 01:27 PM
Started porting the heads.... almost half way done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/20/13 07:19 PM
Got one of the new front fenders on it.... GM ones fit like a glove. Now those aftermarket ones on ebay that will "save" you $100 each.... :E:  :E:  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/21/13 12:13 PM
Cut a few more holes in her for more bed light.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130621_145303_572_zpsf215f85e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/21/13 12:15 PM
This can't be good.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130621_142732_082_zps6fb2c67d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 06/21/13 12:18 PM
This can't be good.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130621_142732_082_zps6fb2c67d.jpg)

That drilling must have scared the p!** out of your panel! lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 06/21/13 12:24 PM
i think they are like foam filled if im not mistaken .... i would let it dry pull the seals off and see if you can find the hole thats letting it get in before winter comes around again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/21/13 12:26 PM
It's funny it did not feel that heavy but it had a ton of water in it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 06/21/13 01:56 PM
change a flat  :needhug: got to my sister house to cut her grass  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: majorv on 06/21/13 04:12 PM
Actually reading the manual today to learn how to change a tire. Well really how to get the spare down.  ::)

LOL, I used to change my own tires (in my previous cars) but I think I'll call AAA for the Avy...too much trouble what with cranking down the tire and trying to haul a 20" tire around.  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/21/13 04:47 PM
change a flat  :needhug: got to my sister house to cut her grass  :E:
Just rotate it to the round spot  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/21/13 06:34 PM
LOL, I used to change my own tires (in my previous cars) but I think I'll call AAA for the Avy...too much trouble what with cranking down the tire and trying to haul a 20" tire around.  :P
Would be a good idea to lower it past the safety catch every now and then just to shoot some lube in there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 06/21/13 07:35 PM
Put in new bed rug..  very nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/22/13 01:59 PM
weather tech splash guards arrived today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0339_zpsaaa2820a.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0339_zpsaaa2820a.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0338_zps902fae6b.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0338_zps902fae6b.jpg.html)
Monday my front windows get tinted, and maybe even talk the wife into the new wheels.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Moe02 on 06/23/13 06:50 PM
Started my midgate subwoofer box

(http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa443/moe9691/DSC_0072.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 06/23/13 10:32 PM
weather tech splash guards arrived today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0339_zpsaaa2820a.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0339_zpsaaa2820a.jpg.html)


They don't hold up well when you sideswipe a 14" log at night, coming off the mountain on an overgrown logging road.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/24/13 10:03 AM
Front window tints done:
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0346_zps85018130.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0346_zps85018130.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 06/24/13 10:20 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 06/25/13 08:03 AM
This can't be good.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130621_142732_082_zps6fb2c67d.jpg)

Did you find/fix the cause?  Mine do the same thing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 06/25/13 08:53 PM
Repaired the Tow/Haul switch wire. It hides underneath the strain relief in the steering column.  :beating:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/25/13 09:12 PM
Wow I would say that was a problem.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 06/26/13 06:43 AM
and with the black strain relief covering that area completely, you would never know just by looking.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/27/13 01:08 PM
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0347_zps18d40bfe.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0347_zps18d40bfe.jpg.html)
Nuff said
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/27/13 01:24 PM
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0347_zps18d40bfe.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0347_zps18d40bfe.jpg.html)
Nuff said

Nice
Guess the wife agreed for you to get those new wheels
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 06/27/13 01:40 PM
Checked the front brakes on one of the 05s. Put the front end back together on my 04 and drove it to lunch. Man I sure do miss driving that one.  :A:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 06/27/13 02:21 PM
Sure you miss it OBB I think you like the HD more.

I just got chased in the house because of big ole storms.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Shanes 02 Avalanche on 06/27/13 02:35 PM
I installed a new Jasper Transmission and lost 300RPM in 4th gear.i use to run 2000 RPM at 80 MPH. Now I am closer to 2350. And my tranny temp runs 185-215 on 100 plus days. I do live in the Sierra Nevada foothills with altitude changes from 1500 to 5700 feet. So I am either climbing up or going down. I have a tranny cooler.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/27/13 03:36 PM
Nice
Guess the wife agreed for you to get those new wheels
She hasn't seen them yet  :help:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 06/27/13 03:54 PM
RUN!!!  :3: lol ..... its that easier to ask for forgiveness than permission  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/27/13 05:47 PM
Maybe she will not notice them. Mine did not notice my 24 inch rims until some friends came over and started talking about them over a month later.
It did help that my original 17s were painted black already.
To this date she does not know how much I paid and she will never know.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: azzkiker on 06/27/13 07:18 PM
I found out what was causing my wet carpet up front. Darn HVAC drain!! I cleaned it out and no more cabin wetness!! Did a full inspection on the truck and it looks like I needs new rear brakes and a front axle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/27/13 08:40 PM
Maybe she will not notice them. Mine did not notice my 24 inch rims until some friends came over and started talking about them over a month later.
It did help that my original 17s were painted black already.
To this date she does not know how much I paid and she will never know.

She noticed, kinda hard to not see the attitude change in the truck. She did say good choice and she liked them, then started shopping for wheels for her car. :thumbsup: :A:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 06/28/13 05:06 AM
I installed a new Jasper Transmission and lost 300RPM in 4th gear.i use to run 2000 RPM at 80 MPH. Now I am closer to 2350. And my tranny temp runs 185-215 on 100 plus days. I do live in the Sierra Nevada foothills with altitude changes from 1500 to 5700 feet. So I am either climbing up or going down. I have a tranny cooler.

Is your torque converter locking up?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 06/28/13 06:03 AM
 :thumbsup:
She noticed, kinda hard to not see the attitude change in the truck. She did say good choice and she liked them, then started shopping for wheels for her car. :thumbsup: :A:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MEDICO on 06/29/13 01:20 PM
What a fun weekend.. :o.02,z66 with 120k... Decided to do a bit of pm... Both sepentine belts, both tensioner assy... Water pump' fan clutch, all hoses... Why can't GM go back to the old style engines. The most frustrating part was the  quick disconnect fittings for the heater core ends of the heater hoses.. Even with the quick release tool they were a bear. :E:

I also found a previously overlooked grease fitting  :beating:on the top of the idler arm assy, that is hidden by the lower fan shroud....

If you want pictures... Open your trucks hood :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: denneym1 on 06/29/13 08:10 PM
Pulled the boat! 

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j348/Michael_Denney/278650ddf756d657869e6271013133aa.jpg)
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Post by: Z66Modder on 06/29/13 08:35 PM
Put on the first coat of wax this year.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Code3Av on 06/29/13 09:26 PM
Added front and rear cameras to my factory nav.
Nav with new buttons
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam1_zps655077db.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam1_zps655077db.jpg.html)

rear cam
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam2_zps8a5f04ed.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam2_zps8a5f04ed.jpg.html)

front cam
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam3_zpsb7a41b76.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam3_zpsb7a41b76.jpg.html)

Cam, same front and rear
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam4_zps956342b2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam4_zps956342b2.jpg.html)



Works awesome ! pretty easy to install.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 06/29/13 10:56 PM
Hit a pole I didn't see. Pretty sure my AV is a gonner. Didn't get a police report. Hopefully I didnt have to to make a claim with insurance. I honestly hope they total it. I just put all new lights up front and I doubt I can get a new bumper for an 02 because they're originally grey. I was trying to sell it anyways. I need a Duramax again. I can probably part it out a little if someone needs something specific. I will post up pictures in the light.  :needhug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Code3Av on 06/29/13 11:28 PM
Hit a pole I didn't see. Pretty sure my AV is a gonner. Didn't get a police report. Hopefully I didnt have to to make a claim with insurance. I honestly hope they total it. I just put all new lights up front and I doubt I can get a new bumper for an 02 because they're originally grey. I was trying to sell it anyways. I need a Duramax again. I can probably part it out a little if someone needs something specific. I will post up pictures in the light.  :needhug:
dibs on the back window :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 06/30/13 06:28 AM
Put on the first coat of wax this year.
looks like glass  :A:  :A:  :A:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 06/30/13 10:40 AM
I doubt I can get a new bumper for an 02 because they're originally grey. I was trying to sell it anyways. I need a Duramax again. I can probably part it out a little if someone needs something specific. I will post up pictures in the light.  :needhug:

If you look at the pic I just posted, that bumper is only 4 months old. It was factory gray, I just painted it again.



Thanks avz66!  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 06/30/13 11:10 AM
Hit a pole I didn't see. Pretty sure my AV is a gonner. Didn't get a police report. Hopefully I didnt have to to make a claim with insurance. I honestly hope they total it. I just put all new lights up front and I doubt I can get a new bumper for an 02 because they're originally grey. I was trying to sell it anyways. I need a Duramax again. I can probably part it out a little if someone needs something specific. I will post up pictures in the light.  :needhug:

I'm needing the 02 grey cladding pieces that flank the rear passenger side tire.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 06/30/13 11:15 AM
I like the cameras Code3, esp the front one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 06/30/13 12:14 PM
Added front and rear cameras to my factory nav.
Nav with new button


Works awesome ! pretty easy to install.

I'm assuming the rear camer does a mirrored image but rhe front doesn't?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: majorv on 06/30/13 12:33 PM
Had the Avy for 10 months and finally used it as a truck!  Removed the bed covers and hauled animal cages across town.  It was funny because the guy we picked the cages up from looked at the bed and said, "you sure you have enough room for these?"  I said "sure, if I have to I can just drop the midgate and push 'em further in for more room", with a smile.  As it turned out, we didn't have to.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: old skool on 06/30/13 01:36 PM
Added front and rear cameras to my factory nav.
Nav with new buttons
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam1_zps655077db.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam1_zps655077db.jpg.html)

rear cam
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam2_zps8a5f04ed.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam2_zps8a5f04ed.jpg.html)

front cam
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam3_zpsb7a41b76.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam3_zpsb7a41b76.jpg.html)

Cam, same front and rear
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/bp_fire/av/cam4_zps956342b2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bp_fire/media/av/cam4_zps956342b2.jpg.html)



Works awesome ! pretty easy to install.

The front is a license plate camera also?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 07/02/13 07:44 AM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc505/zr2freak316/20130630_170348_zpsbaf79536.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 07/02/13 07:44 AM
OH NO!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 07/02/13 07:58 AM
Im happy about my front license plate not getting messed up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/02/13 08:54 AM
I have always feared clicking on this one and seeing wrecked it  :E: looks like it just got the bumper and the grille though.... did the airbag go off?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 07/02/13 12:57 PM
Debadging and de-moulding.  Ouch.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 07/02/13 08:11 PM
No, airbag didn't deploy. Oh, and someone engraved FU into the side of it. My guess is for having my gooseneck taking up parking in front of my house. I hate people sometimes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 07/02/13 08:12 PM
Also got my fender as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 07/03/13 05:30 AM
Also got my fender as well.
I hope you got a GM fender for that. Have been going through pains lately with my 04. Bought two new after market fenders and the don't fit worth a crap.  :E: Ended up getting GM ones to put on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/03/13 06:47 AM
When the shop put this bumper on in January, it did not fit properly on the drivers side. The installer says they are GM rejects they are supplied with. They used a heat gun to reform it but it did leave a 1/4" gap where it met the green paint, so Allstate had them paint both quarter panels. Looks like new now.  :4: They actually base / clear coated the bumper; It was acrylic urethane   before. $7,500 in damages but included two new front tires because they failed to do a front end alignment and ruined my tires.

So no they will not total it for that.

(http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=120920.0;attach=190352;image)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 07/03/13 09:38 AM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc505/zr2freak316/20130630_170348_zpsbaf79536.jpg)



Maybe you should have had the front camera like code3Av...

 :P  sorry...couldn't resist.

Honestly, doesn't look too bad from the picture. I would be surprised if they total it. Jon can have it fixed up in his garage in a weekend...and probably put a D-max in at the same time...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 07/03/13 10:47 PM
don't look to bad from 1 pic

changed out my remote start brain, key fob stopped working, broke innards. got a used one from a member here and it plugged right in. good upgrade!  wired my train horns to it.....ya buddy, long time coming
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: zr2freak316 on 07/04/13 12:08 AM
I know they won't total it. I honestly thought about letting the chains that tied it down get a little loose, but I just bought that gooseneck and I didn't want to ruin the paint :laugh:

The farmer I work for has a brother who has a body shop and I live with them during the summer so I can farm too. He said my core support is f#*%$!ed and my radiator is leaking. it bent part of the frame but he said he will be able to pull it. I just want and need a new duramax. I guess my insurance wont go up as much though. I have enough insurance to pay for as this year I will be paying 250K just for insurance. I prefer not to pay any more :laugh:

Hopefully it gets fixed soon.

I will only accept GM parts to go back on as that is what got ruined.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/04/13 11:58 AM
Added some new speakers to the front today, drivers side died so replacement was needed. I gutted the factory speaker and wedged a Sony 6.5" 3 way in the housing, soldered the factory connector to the Sony speaker and everything sounds great and looks like I didn't touch a thing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Code3Av on 07/04/13 12:03 PM
The front is a license plate camera also?
Both are same camera. Kinda strange leaving the front camera on while driving :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 07/04/13 12:45 PM


I will only accept GM parts to go back on as that is what got ruined.

Guess you'll be wanting used parts as well, that's what got ruined. 

Just Jokeing
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jmuller62 on 07/04/13 02:48 PM
Oil Change today. Also did Seafoam and replaced both belts.
Total took about 90 minutes so not too bad, but I think I lost 5 pounds in sweat alone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dueck on 07/04/13 03:42 PM
Ordered a new set of 20"AR893 black and machined wheels with tires. Should have them on by the end of next week. I'll post pics then.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Code3Av on 07/04/13 04:26 PM
When the shop put this bumper on in January, it did not fit properly on the drivers side. The installer says they are GM rejects they are supplied with. They used a heat gun to reform it but it did leave a 1/4" gap where it met the green paint, so Allstate had them paint both quarter panels. Looks like new now.  :4: They actually base / clear coated the bumper; It was acrylic urethane   before. $7,500 in damages but included two new front tires because they failed to do a front end alignment and ruined my tires.

So no they will not total it for that.

(http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=120920.0;attach=190352;image)
what size are those tires ? Love that look :4: that thing sits perfect :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/04/13 04:31 PM
Washed her up, applied a little tire-shine and removed the back-glass... now we're ready to go see some fireworks!!!  :D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-07-04_17-30-19_36.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-07-04_17-30-19_36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/04/13 11:29 PM
what size are those tires ? Love that look :4: that thing sits perfect :thumbsup:

Thanks, they are 265/70R17 stock size for 2002
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/05/13 06:35 AM
Here's a great mod by my 12yr old....  :D


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-07-04_20-30-36_129.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/Alvarez_RD8/media/2013-07-04_20-30-36_129.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 07/06/13 06:37 AM
Going to switch over to synthetic Mobil 1 full synthetic. Anyone run this? How long can I expect it to last before I need to change it again
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/06/13 06:49 AM
Going to switch over to synthetic Mobil 1 full synthetic. Anyone run this? How long can I expect it to last before I need to change it again

I use Mobil 1 and I follow the DIC recommendation.

I change my oil between 6,200 and 7,500 miles when changing at 5% oil life or so left on the DIC.

Others will chime in and there are many threads discussing this hot topic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 07/06/13 06:51 AM
How many quarts do I use? The guy at autozone said 6 but I wanted to make sure before I started
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: junkyarddog on 07/06/13 11:45 AM
Installed my 2nd set of new front shocks at 220000 miles. Rock Auto had a closeout on Gabriel Ultra shocks for 15 bucks each, definitely improved handling will be interesting to see how they last. Side note here is I still have the original Sachs shocks on the rear and they are still OK.  New ones listed on Rock Auto are almost 400 bucks each, no wonder they last forever.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/06/13 01:33 PM
Muahaha  :4: now to build the mounting plate
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/06/13 05:29 PM
My wife has a nice little cargo net in the trunk of her car, I like it, and use it all the time we take her car, so much I wanted one for the Avy. Here it is, what I did to my Avalanche today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0357_zps095e7b60.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0357_zps095e7b60.jpg.html)

And Wyo, the weekend has just begun and you look to have had a full weekends worth of work already done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Troublemaker on 07/06/13 07:01 PM
How many quarts do I use? The guy at autozone said 6 but I wanted to make sure before I started

Yep, 6 quarts is what you need.  If you have the 5.3 engine.  Not sure about the 8.1 though.  Be sure to compare prices on 6 1-qt bottles, compared to a 5-qt jug and 1 1-qt bottle.  Sometimes it's cheaper to buy that way, unless the 1-qt's are on sale.  Last oil change I did, I ended up getting 5 1-qt's and a filter for less than I would normally pay just for 5 qt's.  (I had a couple 1-qt's left over from my last oil change, so I didn't need 6 this time).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/06/13 07:50 PM
Muahaha  :4: now to build the mounting plate
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg.html)

Rumble seats, Very Cool!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/06/13 08:10 PM
I just got them set in there for now I will draw up plans for it at work this week and figure out how to latch them down but still fold ... That and I've been off since Thursday  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Troublemaker on 07/06/13 08:51 PM
Make those seats face backwards, like we used to do in our parents' stationwagon!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 07/06/13 08:55 PM
Make those seats face backwards, like we used to do in our parents' stationwagon!

I was thinking the same thing, only I was envisioning an old Brat...
(http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/images/car_info/Subaru/Brumby/1978_Subaru_Brat.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/07/13 05:12 PM
did the clay bar rub on the truck and the car today, I had forgotten how awesome those things work.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0361_zps09d98525.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0361_zps09d98525.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0358_zpsdd39e031.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0358_zpsdd39e031.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/07/13 05:54 PM
Make those seats face backwards, like we used to do in our parents' stationwagon!

I was thinking about making the mounting plate reversible
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 07/07/13 06:21 PM

I was thinking about making the mounting plate reversible
                                                                                       :laugh:
Apparently if the seats face backwards, pretty ladies will suntan in the back of  your truck!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 07/08/13 03:44 AM
                                                                                       :laugh:
Apparently if the seats face backwards, pretty ladies will suntan in the back of  your truck!!!!

But if the seat faces forward, you may get stuck driving Grannie and Ellie May out to Beverly Hills.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/08/13 06:33 AM
how the heck did they get pretty ladies to sit in a subaru brat  :laugh:
but if the mounting plate can come out they can be used out of the truck too
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: camaroz1985 on 07/08/13 06:37 AM
The Brat is awesome!  Friend of mine in college had a pristine one that got t-boned by a texting minivan driver, sad day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/08/13 06:38 AM
thats what we keep threatening to get my little sister for her 16th birthday  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 07/08/13 01:38 PM
I just got them set in there for now I will draw up plans for it at work this week and figure out how to latch them down but still fold ... That and I've been off since Thursday  :4:

What did the seats come out of??  This looks like a fun mod.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/08/13 01:44 PM
i cant seem to figure out what year but it was either a suburban or tahoe or yukon but my roomates 02 rear bench is one piece and my brothers 04 is one pc but they are both yukons but they are definitely out of a gm suv third row i scored them at a garage sale last year for 5 bucks lol so i figure i will get them to work.... they barely fit with the gutters in and i might try and fit them in so it clears the tonneu latch  :thumbsup: this bench is a 50/50 split once i figure it out though i will probably order the seat covers to match my actual seats
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/08/13 02:10 PM
Added the SLP tips to the Avy today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0365_zps869abb28.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0365_zps869abb28.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0363_zps4f132151.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0363_zps4f132151.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0364_zpsc20f7aa4.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0364_zpsc20f7aa4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/08/13 02:16 PM
looks good blackcomb...

it looks like the 05's had the 50/50 3rd row
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/08/13 02:22 PM
Check this video out Wyotonka

http://www.loungecrafters.com/index.html

If you can pull this off I you'll be the envy of everyone who owns a truck. LOL
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVinSbyCt on 07/08/13 07:08 PM
Check this video out Wyotonka

http://www.loungecrafters.com/index.html

If you can pull this off I you'll be the envy of everyone who owns a truck. LOL
Sweet!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/08/13 07:57 PM
Hmmm ..... That wouldn't even be that difficult  :cool: lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 07/09/13 11:13 AM
Installed Amber DRL's  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/11/13 07:49 AM
Fixed a hyper flash in the right turn signal, I'm beginning to hate the LED brake lights.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/11/13 09:08 AM
Mine got the hyperflash once... it turned out to be a loose connection i used the bulb grease on the connections and made sure everything was tight no hyperflash for a year now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 07/11/13 09:27 AM
I zip tied the wire connector to the resistor
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/11/13 09:42 AM
i never put resistors on mine.... pulled the stock out plugged in the led's and put them back in  :dunno:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/12/13 06:19 AM
You're lucky Wyotonka.
Mine hyper flashes every other time I put my turn signal on but that is because I have them in the parking lamps also.
I have those cool switch back LEDS that are white when the parking lamps are on but blink amber when you put the turn signals on.
I tried fixing it last winter but it lasted 2 weeks than started hyper flashing intermittently so I just about give up.

In addition the left side will hyper flash for a few times and then on other occasions the right side will but they won't hyper flash when the emergency lights are on
It just about drove me mad until I give up.
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/12/13 06:30 AM
i have seriously been wanting to do the switchbacks... do you have a pic of those at night by chance???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/12/13 06:32 AM
I've been trying to get a video for the longest but I can't switch the lights and record at the same time.
LOL.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/12/13 09:25 AM
You're lucky Wyotonka.
Mine hyper flashes every other time I put my turn signal on but that is because I have them in the parking lamps also.
I have those cool switch back LEDS that are white when the parking lamps are on but blink amber when you put the turn signals on.
I tried fixing it last winter but it lasted 2 weeks than started hyper flashing intermittently so I just about give up.

In addition the left side will hyper flash for a few times and then on other occasions the right side will but they won't hyper flash when the emergency lights are on
It just about drove me mad until I give up.
 

It's the current draw (or lack of it). With both lamps on you have enough current to stabilize the circuit, but with only one lamp on there simply is not enough. That is why the resistors are added.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/12/13 10:00 AM
Started my Bike rack for the Bed covers build today.
Just found 2 gently used Yakima Frontloader bike racks on Craigslist.
Managed to bring the price down to $100 each including the key and Key cores.
Scheduled to pick them up after work today
I think it is a pretty good deal.
What do you guys think?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/12/13 10:32 AM
It's the current draw (or lack of it). With both lamps on you have enough current to stabilize the circuit, but with only one lamp on there simply is not enough. That is why the resistors are added.
True.

I am on my second set of resistors as new resistors came complimentary with the LEDs.
I may need to check for loose connections but I am just being lazy right now.

It is on my to do list along with my HID fog light wiring but it is not high on my list of priorities right now.

Since it is warm out, I plan to take my soldering iron to it soon as those wire taps that were provided tend to cut the lamp wiring
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/12/13 10:37 AM
Started my Bike rack for the Bed covers build today.
Just found 2 gently used Yakima Frontloader bike racks on Craigslist.
Managed to bring the price down to $100 each including the key and Key cores.
Scheduled to pick them up after work today
I think it is a pretty good deal.
What do you guys think?



considering i am about done with my bike rack and i am at a hundred.... but its taken a year and a half to get this far  :E: i would say its a pretty good deal  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/12/13 10:56 AM
LOL.
I've already doubled your price and I don't have a way to mount it to the Avy yet.
Looking at eBay I can get 2 pairs of q clips for $40.00 and a roof rack off craigslist for another $100.

That'll mean approx. $340 spent total.

I just tried to build the same setup on Yakima's website and the total in my cart including shipping is $719.99
They need  :beating:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/12/13 01:15 PM
i got the yakima sst towers off ebay 24.00... modified the clips that came with them to work for the tonneus free.... used 3/4 schedule 80 for the bars $13 and about 3 cans of bed liner like $20 then got the bike trays from a neighbors garage sale for $30 i have one more clip to modify then they are going on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/13/13 08:38 PM
Got this in the mail yesterday.
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2664/ome1.jpg)

And decided to do it the hard way..............

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7623/ns8f.jpg)

by taking old paint off using paint stripper
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 07/15/13 05:32 AM
Installed my back-up cam to help with the numerous times I have to hook up my trailer!

Usually I have a tinted cover for my plate, but my plate screws were not long enough to go through the cam AND the cover....so I will be getting longer screws soon so i can put the cover back on.

I also installed my dual pillar pod with my Glow Shift trans temp gauge.
The gauge is not hooked up to anything yet because I am not sure where the sensor is supposed to go on the transmission! lol
(Anyone have any ideas?  :P)



Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Moe02 on 07/16/13 07:17 PM
installed an amp and 1 kicker cvt 10 shallow mount sub under seat for now until i finish my midgate box
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/16/13 08:39 PM
Installed a Battery Tender JR. hard wired so I can just plug in an ext. cord whenever I don't use the truck for a while. I have a ton of options direct to the battery, so it doesn't take long to drain it if I don't start it for a week or two.

1st pic shows where I tie wrapped it to the frame just aft of the driver's side tow hook. 2nd pic shows where I hooked the ground. The 3rd shows the quick disconnect if I'm not going to use it for a while. I ran the positive under the fuse box cover and piggy backed it to the battery input stud.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dueck on 07/16/13 08:43 PM
I got the baby all cleaned up ready for a new set of wheels tomorrow morning.   :woohoo:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/16/13 09:29 PM
 :thumbsup:
I got the baby all cleaned up ready for a new set of wheels tomorrow morning.   :woohoo:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: gbert2006 on 07/18/13 08:47 PM
Took it to Chevy and had em change the oil, top off all fluids, and a new air cleaner. I get home and double check the fluids, I checked the rear diff, 3/4 pint low!!!!! Damn you chevy dealership! Lazy bums! I was so pissed. I never bothered to check since i've had the dealer service it every 3k miles since I bought it. Im heading to San Antonio next weekend to float the river, so I was just curious to check everything before my 1100 mile roundtrip. 100 point inspection my ass. Double check their work!!! You never know!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 07/20/13 07:51 AM
change a flat  :needhug: got to my sister house to cut her grass  :E:
just replaced the tire for $23 under warranty
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/20/13 06:50 PM
installed DeeZee tailgate assist

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1009774_10200154020644422_119907509_n.jpg)

 How to Install Dee Zee EZ Down Tailgate Assist w/pix  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,139788.msg2029408.html#msg2029408)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/21/13 09:58 AM
installed DeeZee tailgate assist

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1009774_10200154020644422_119907509_n.jpg)

 How to Install Dee Zee EZ Down Tailgate Assist w/pix  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,139788.msg2029408.html#msg2029408)

Damn I keep forgetting to do that one.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/21/13 07:24 PM
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsa170dde5.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsa170dde5.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsef12ed63.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsef12ed63.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zps3701ed85.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zps3701ed85.jpg.html)
Finally got this off the list...  :thumbsup: Total cost as of now $104 only thing I want to add is a roof basket for when not hauling bikes
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/21/13 08:02 PM
Tune UP

 New plugs a wires w/pix  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,139794.msg2029502.html#msg2029502)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970618_10200159540542416_1443818207_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 07/22/13 05:23 AM
looks good Wyo.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/22/13 07:25 AM
Did my bike rack this weekend too.
Still need to add some finishing touches like the yakima lock cores but here goes

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/9695/9ujt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/9ujt.jpg/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img7/5800/nvma.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/nvma.jpg/)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/22/13 07:31 AM
yeah... mine are still missing lock cores and the bars need to be shorter then see if the yakima end caps will fit the 3/4 in pipe.... i also need to turn my trays around my bikes will sit backwards but the lock cant reach the bike the way they sit now  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/22/13 07:48 AM
Had that same problem.
Had to pull the trays back a bit for the bike to fit without hitting the cladding.
The end if my tray sticks out about 2-3 inches past the tailgate.
It's not further out than the rear bumper though so that's OK

Oh and I just noticed that both my trays endcaps seem to be missing already  :E:

I do have two lock cores for the bike trays so I can lock the bike when mounted on but no cores for the rack.
Plan on giving Yakima a call to get the matching cores for the towers so I only need 1 key for everything.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/22/13 07:54 AM
thats why my towers arent equipped with the cores yet i want the whole rack assembly to have the same key (2 trays 4 towers and my hitch rack)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/22/13 09:52 AM
Muahaha  :4: now to build the mounting plate
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zps68cf46f2.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsfdea226c.jpg.html)

so here are my thoughts on this so far.... the strikers on ebay are $150  
:needhug:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2001-2012-CHEVY-TAHOE-YUKON-3RD-THIRD-ROW-SEAT-BRACKETS-SET-W-BOLTS-STRIKERS-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/yhwAAOxye3BRuMf~/$T2eC16V,!zoE9s5nf!FGBRuMf+kTdg~~60_35.JPG)


 but if i can get the details on spacing between bars and what not i could easily build a set for around probably $30 like the aftermarket ones shown here
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2000-2012-TAHOE-YUKON-3RD-THIRD-ROW-SEAT-BRACKETS-STRIKERS-BOLTS-/15/!Byz-TgQ!2k~$(KGrHqF,!iMEw5heruEBBMTP1Oz5W!~~_35.JPG)
then mount those to a thin (probably like a 12ga) plate bent at a 90° angle on each side just under the width of the bed with holes to bolt it to the sides on the bed with even bolt spacing so it can be turned around enabling the seats to face either way
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/22/13 02:29 PM
new brakes up front.  Nothing to fancy, just spun the rotors and put new pads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 07/22/13 05:38 PM
new brakes up front.  Nothing to fancy, just spun the rotors and put new pads.
Plugs, wires and brakes?
Are you getting ready for a long road trip?  ;)
See ya Thursday.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVinSbyCt on 07/22/13 06:07 PM
Packed it up for a trip up to the White Mtns.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/22/13 06:27 PM
Plugs, wires and brakes?
Are you getting ready for a long road trip?  ;)
See ya Thursday.  :woohoo:

:woohoo: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 07/27/13 02:13 PM
lubed the wire cables hood, spare tire, bench seat in back both cables
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/27/13 05:37 PM
Took a pic of my broken hanger. guess I'll be welding it tomorrow.  :E:

All Done! Used my Miller XMT-304 in Tig mode with an HF-251D High Freq starter box and a CK 17 torch. Used 1/8" ceriated tungsten and 1/8 308L filler rod. I beveled the edges as you can see in pic #2 and  did a full penetration weld. Smooth it out just for looks and also check for cracks. Now to mow the lawn.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 09:50 AM
lots  :4:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1692_zpsaf68ffb4.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1692_zpsaf68ffb4.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1690_zps297b0c09.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1690_zps297b0c09.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1691_zpsa9777151.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1691_zpsa9777151.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1686_zpsf65ddb43.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1686_zpsf65ddb43.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1687_zpse1308222.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1687_zpse1308222.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1689_zpsf18ba788.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1689_zpsf18ba788.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Paul Mitchell on 07/30/13 09:59 AM
Nicely done!  That saved you some money.  The skill level of you and some other members is really up there and to be admired.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 10:15 AM
Nicely done!  That saved you some money.  The skill level of you and some other members is really up there and to be admired.   :thumbsup:
thanks  :D my roomate thinks im crazy lol everytime he comes home im tearing into something whether its my house, truck or something else i found .... i like to figure it out on my own that way i can either learn or know how it operates
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/30/13 10:30 AM
lots  :4:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1692_zpsaf68ffb4.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1692_zpsaf68ffb4.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1690_zps297b0c09.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1690_zps297b0c09.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1691_zpsa9777151.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1691_zpsa9777151.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1686_zpsf65ddb43.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1686_zpsf65ddb43.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1687_zpse1308222.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1687_zpse1308222.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1689_zpsf18ba788.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1689_zpsf18ba788.jpg.html)

Somebody's been busy.

Love the lights.
Will be following you soon.
In the pic where you took apart the bed, was that to run the camera wire or are you doing the mod to have another switch in the rear to turn the cargo lamps on?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 10:43 AM
Kinda both..... i had the switch already but something somewhere got unhooked at some point and it quit... so i fixed the connection and ran the camera wire through... didnt know where else to run it cuz i didnt want it below the truck
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/30/13 11:53 AM
How much and where did the light come from? That would be great mounted to shine down on the bed panels.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 11:59 AM
they are laser projectors.... i got them off ebay for around $20
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Troublemaker on 07/30/13 02:19 PM
I met up with avalanchedriver today, to hand over the Black Diamond book he won the bidding for the Nationals Charity Event!


.... and I'm just realizing I posted this in the wrong thread....  should be in the "what did you do WITH your AV today"...    ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 07/30/13 02:22 PM
How much and where did the light come from? That would be great mounted to shine down on the bed panels.


Great minds think alike.
I had planned on doing the exact thing this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 03:11 PM
I met up with avalanchedriver today, to hand over the Black Diamond book he won the bidding for the Nationals Charity Event!


.... and I'm just realizing I posted this in the wrong thread....  should be in the "what did you do WITH your AV today"...    ::)
Or what did you haul in your avalanche  :thumbsup:  :kidding:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/30/13 06:18 PM
added some tow hooks

(https://sphotos-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/1004802_10200210036924794_704973196_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1012455_10200210037244802_1581258776_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 07/30/13 06:19 PM
and some weather tech mats

(https://sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/529111_10200210036484783_1055011737_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/10482_10200210036444782_905172931_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1001080_10200210036524784_1810310990_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 07/30/13 08:46 PM
Good investment Loggie.  •    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 07/30/13 08:55 PM
Definitely  :thumbsup: just make sure u put the retainer clip in if it came with it... Ida's told that's something they are going t start checking for warranty
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/01/13 04:43 AM
Definitely  :thumbsup: just make sure u put the retainer clip in if it came with it... Ida's told that's something they are going t start checking for warranty

Expound upon, please.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/01/13 06:58 AM
where the hole is on the driver side floor mat it should have came with the little retainer pc for it when i made a warranty claim on mine he had me send pics and told me that technically i should have that clip in place but since they didnt start shipping them with the mats till mid last year
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/01/13 06:59 AM
and some weather tech mats

(https://sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/529111_10200210036484783_1055011737_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/10482_10200210036444782_905172931_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1001080_10200210036524784_1810310990_n.jpg)

Nice Insurance for your carpets.
There is definitely great coverage there.
No room to make a mess anywhere.

I would jump on a set if I didn't like my factory rubber floor mats so much.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/01/13 09:34 AM
where the hole is on the driver side floor mat it should have came with the little retainer pc for it when i made a warranty claim on mine he had me send pics and told me that technically i should have that clip in place but since they didnt start shipping them with the mats till mid last year

That's what I thought you were posting about.

My set came with that silly little retainer.

After I attempted to use it a couple of times only to have it pull away from my carpet and leave a hole, I took it off and tossed it in my console.

The last time I looked, it had made it's way to the bottom of the pile of stuff in my console.

I suppose it will stay there until I finally flip it out into the trash can.

Useless, in my opinion.

Actually, worse than useless since it tore a hole in my carpet.

Also, I purchased mine from a truck accessory shop's inventory (not ordered) on April 25, 2012.

The retainer clip was in the box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/01/13 09:39 AM
i havent seen it yet as mine didnt come with one but if its too bad i might redesign it or build my own just for warranty purposes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/01/13 10:07 AM
Here's the retainer clip that came with my set:

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer02.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer02.jpg.html)

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer01.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer01.jpg.html)

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer03.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/mat_retainer03.jpg.html)

Maybe they have improved on the design since I bought my set.

I hope so if they are requiring us to use this clip for our warranty.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/01/13 10:10 AM
or just keep it in the center console and if you need to warranty put it in for the pics  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 08/01/13 10:13 AM
or just keep it in the center console and if you need to warranty put it in for the pics  :laugh:

Great minds think alike.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 08/01/13 05:35 PM
Finally got around to getting my front windows tinted.
20% to match rears.

Before and after.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 08/01/13 05:42 PM
Finally got around to getting my front windows tinted.
20% to match rears.
what took you so long  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Troublemaker on 08/01/13 05:47 PM
Every time he went to get them tinted, his "Windows" would crash at 19%...   :laugh: 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 08/01/13 06:10 PM
Ugg
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: HawaiianBrian on 08/01/13 06:18 PM
Every time he went to get them tinted, his "Windows" would crash at 19%...   :laugh: 
took me a while, but I got it. :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/03/13 01:22 PM
Had a few ebay bucks from last month and ordered the in chanell wind deflector. Like the looks better kinda cleans up the look.

Before

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130802_123217_092_zpsa2083a88.jpg?t=1375560655)

After

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130803_151034_332_zps5972cffa.jpg)


Getting 10 year old 3M tape off was the biggest pain in the rear I ever had in years.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Loggie on 08/03/13 01:44 PM
little clay bar action

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1098181_10200228681390894_1384079019_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 08/03/13 04:14 PM
Installed my inverter, antenna, and HDTV tuner.  :thumbsup:
Now I have 18 channels to chose from on both screens while running around town. (put it on mainly for news and weather while camping)

The outdoor antenna is really good when mounted to the roof rack, and has very little fade (pixelation) when moving.
It even works fairly good when propped up against the back seat.

But I'm gonna have to work on the mount, cause it looks kinda goofy when the antenna is off.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/03/13 04:19 PM
Traced down a bad wire for the BU camera on the 04. It's the video line from the back of the truck to the front. That's a weekday project when I have a Thurs off.
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Post by: DouglasOak on 08/03/13 04:28 PM
Traced down a bad wire for the BU camera on the 04. It's the video line from the back of the truck to the front. That's a weekday project when I have a Thurs off.

Just did the same thing yesterday! The coax broke where it flexes at the tailgate. I just stripped back the insulation to solder it back together.
Sooooo happy to have my rear cam back... It's been out for over 2 months!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/03/13 05:08 PM
Just did the same thing yesterday! The coax broke where it flexes at the tailgate. I just stripped back the insulation to solder it back together.
Sooooo happy to have my rear cam back... It's been out for over 2 months!
I had my old camera and hooked it up at the end of the extension wire and nothing. Plugged it right into the PAC2 and it worked like a charm. Mine is running through the frame so at least I can use the old one for a pull cord.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/03/13 06:46 PM
Had to work later than I expected today so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. However I did manage to Rain-X all the exterior glass and clean the interior glass, except the rear, before it became too dark to see. Tomorrow the plans are to wax the body and treat all the seals. Hopefully there will be enough time to do the interior too, we'll see.

Captn---
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Post by: DouglasOak on 08/03/13 06:48 PM
Had to work later than I expected today so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. However I did manage to Rain-X all the exterior glass and clean the interior glass, except the rear, before it became too dark to see. Tomorrow the plans are to wax the body and treat all the seals. Hopefully there will be enough time to do the interior too, we'll see.

Captn---

Sounds like someone is getting ready for Woodward Dream Cruise...
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/03/13 07:58 PM
Sounds like someone is getting ready for Woodward Dream Cruise...

Hmmmm......could be!
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Post by: Dueck on 08/04/13 06:46 AM
I added my b'day presents. LED reverse lights and EZ Down tailgate assist. Had to change the reverse lights so they match the lights on the light bar.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 08/04/13 08:02 PM
Put on the Turtle Wax this afternoon. I didn't want to get any wax on the cladding so I took the time to mask off the edges nearest the paint. Also, who ever was the previous owner must have kept parking under a tree, the roof was a wreck.
A little work and it came out great! Tomorrow, weather providing, I'll be back at it treating all the weatherstripping.

Captn---
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Post by: Moe02 on 08/08/13 01:12 PM
Pulled the transmission now ready for the other (http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa443/moe9691/IMAG0040.jpg)

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Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/08/13 03:32 PM
Got the oil changed in the beater. Fixed a bad wire for the BU camera in the 04 along with finally getting my rear door locks to work the way they should and replaced the passenger side mirror glass in it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 08/09/13 07:18 AM
Installed Ambers ....
 (http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-07-10_15-35-18_923.jpg)
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/09/13 07:20 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u52/Alvarez_RD8/2013-07-10_15-35-18_923.jpg) Looks good...  :thumbsup: i think you lost your last bracket in your post somehow  ???
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/09/13 01:31 PM
I played around with the interior lighting while trying to get the back lighting OK. I used 2 plasmaglow ultraflex. Think I'll wait for the dark to make sure it does not glow too badly

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130808_200143_163_zps6ce7661a.jpg)
 

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_131455_826_zps6a89f187.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_161400_069_zps8d90392e.jpg)
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Post by: HawaiianBrian on 08/09/13 01:36 PM
I played around with the interior lighting while trying to get the back lighting OK. I used 2 plasmaglow ultraflex. Think I'll wait for the dark to make sure it does not glow too badly

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130808_200143_163_zps6ce7661a.jpg)
 

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_131455_826_zps6a89f187.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_161400_069_zps8d90392e.jpg)

nice mod MS! :thumbsup:
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Post by: FrankCastle on 08/09/13 01:40 PM
Finally heard from the body shop, and I can pick her up after two weeks! Before and after pics to follow. Thanks, random hit-and-run...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 08/09/13 02:03 PM
finished replacing the factory speakers with sony's today
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Post by: Paul Mitchell on 08/09/13 06:54 PM
I played around with the interior lighting while trying to get the back lighting OK. I used 2 plasmaglow ultraflex. Think I'll wait for the dark to make sure it does not glow too badly

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130808_200143_163_zps6ce7661a.jpg)
 

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_131455_826_zps6a89f187.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_161400_069_zps8d90392e.jpg)

Wow!!!  Nice job.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/09/13 07:40 PM
Thanks Paul and HB going out a little later and see what it looks like in the dark. Hopefully it will not be lighting up the whole interior.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/09/13 08:54 PM
I played around with the interior lighting while trying to get the back lighting OK. I used 2 plasmaglow ultraflex. Think I'll wait for the dark to make sure it does not glow too badly

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130808_200143_163_zps6ce7661a.jpg)
 

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_131455_826_zps6a89f187.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_161400_069_zps8d90392e.jpg)


OK here it is at night the first pic is with a flash second one no flash, I think I'll put some tint on it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_231219_055_zpsf350b2d6.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_234213_940_zps4054c890.jpg)

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Post by: DouglasOak on 08/10/13 03:04 AM
OK here it is at night the first pic is with a flash second one no flash, I think I'll put some tint on it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_231219_055_zpsf350b2d6.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_234213_940_zps4054c890.jpg)



MS03, have you considered adding a resistor, or even a dimmer for the leds?
If using a resistor start with a 1.5k and add another 1.5k (in series) if still too bright.
Ideally a potentiometer (dimmer switch) would be best, but you could also put the power going to the leds off the dash light circuit so they dim with the rest of the dash, however they would not be on till the dash lights come on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 08/10/13 09:36 AM
changed the dif fluid this morning
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Post by: DouglasOak on 08/10/13 11:59 AM
DirtyGirl and I have been busy all day getting ready for BOMBERPALOOZA 2013.
It's an annual house party, that usually entertains (pi$$es off) the neighbors for a 4-5 mile radius!
With 2-3 live bands, the music is hard and loud and runs to the wee hours, when we get a friendly reminder from the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) Ontario Party Poopers to turn it down.
Then the Grand Finale is usually a few thousand dollars of fireworks capped off by bleeding the air tanks dry with the Train Horns.

So to be responsible I packed up the Avy tent and all the gear for the night.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1094819_10201020301643253_1984596655_n.jpg)

Not being content to simply watch DVD's after the party quiets down,
I installed my HDTV tuner and antenna for news and weather, and some late night infomercials!


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1511.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1506.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1507.jpg)

I am quite surprised with the reception... 25 channels while parked, and able to get around 10-12 channels while on the road with little or no fade or pixelation.
I love it! Even have separate volume on the HDTV Tuner remote!


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1513.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/10/13 02:25 PM
MS03, have you considered adding a resistor, or even a dimmer for the leds?
If using a resistor start with a 1.5k and add another 1.5k (in series) if still too bright.
Ideally a potentiometer (dimmer switch) would be best, but you could also put the power going to the leds off the dash light circuit so they dim with the rest of the dash, however they would not be on till the dash lights come on.


Yup I think I'm going to do the dimmer, the lights are tied into the ign/run circuit. I want to see it during the daytime and will dim it at night.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Code3Av on 08/10/13 04:23 PM
Just started my Softtopper install. Will post pics tonight when done. Havent seen a cladded Av yet with a softtopper ??!?!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/10/13 06:02 PM
DirtyGirl and I have been busy all day getting ready for BOMBERPALOOZA 2013.
It's an annual house party, that usually entertains (pi$$es off) the neighbors for a 4-5 mile radius!
With 2-3 live bands, the music is hard and loud and runs to the wee hours, when we get a friendly reminder from the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) Ontario Party Poopers to turn it down.
Then the Grand Finale is usually a few thousand dollars of fireworks capped off by bleeding the air tanks dry with the Train Horns.

So to be responsible I packed up the Avy tent and all the gear for the night.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1094819_10201020301643253_1984596655_n.jpg)

Not being content to simply watch DVD's after the party quiets down,
I installed my HDTV tuner and antenna for news and weather, and some late night infomercials!


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1511.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1506.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1507.jpg)

I am quite surprised with the reception... 25 channels while parked, and able to get around 10-12 channels while on the road with little or no fade or pixelation.
I love it! Even have separate volume on the HDTV Tuner remote!


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Karl_Killick/IMG_1513.jpg)

Just wait until the fall out of the fireworks melts your tent.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/12/13 07:28 AM
Had an awesome weekend camping aside from the hail  :E:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1803_zps1b9ed1be.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1803_zps1b9ed1be.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1800_zpsd0c14ae7.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1800_zpsd0c14ae7.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1795_zpsbc2c04e9.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1795_zpsbc2c04e9.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1793_zpsf7c2fa47.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1793_zpsf7c2fa47.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1789_zps3f627703.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1789_zps3f627703.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1787_zpscae93efe.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1787_zpscae93efe.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1779_zpsef164364.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1779_zpsef164364.jpg.html)
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Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/12/13 08:09 AM
Had an awesome weekend camping aside from the hail  :E:

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1779_zpsef164364.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1779_zpsef164364.jpg.html)

I guess having a 4 wheel drive vehicle saves the road because they won't have to come and dig out the dumba$$ who drove a 2 wheel drive vehicle out there in the first place.

 :laugh: :thumbsup:
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Post by: thenuwguy on 08/12/13 08:12 AM
Installed a little Purdue pride (class of '01 :thumbsup:) and the weathertech no-drill mudguards.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 08/12/13 08:36 AM
I did the same guards, good clean easy instal, and they look great
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/12/13 08:48 AM
I guess having a 4 wheel drive vehicle saves the road because they won't have to come and dig out the dumba$$ who drove a 2 wheel drive vehicle out there in the first place.

 :laugh: :thumbsup:
:laugh: i saw 2 cars when we were up there both of them had broken front bumpers it is not a low car kinda road
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 08/12/13 07:15 PM
Washed, waxed and got the AV ready for this weeks trip up to Michigan. Also repaired the drain cover at the base of the midgate that I broke loading durarock in a couple months ago.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 08/12/13 07:35 PM
Washed, waxed and got the AV ready for this weeks trip up to Michigan.


Getting ready for Dream Cruise?? We're having a little GTG on Friday night if you can make it!
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,136957.msg2032477.html#msg2032477
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/12/13 07:46 PM
Drove it to work,,, then 12 hours later, drove it home  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 08/13/13 06:23 AM
Getting ready for Dream Cruise?? We're having a little GTG on Friday night if you can make it!
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,136957.msg2032477.html#msg2032477
Maybe, I am up in the Midland/ Bay City area every year for my wifes family reunion/ hog roast. She said if everything is going smoothly I can drive down to the Dream Cruise and meet everyone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/23/13 02:04 PM
OK here it is at night the first pic is with a flash second one no flash, I think I'll put some tint on it.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_231219_055_zpsf350b2d6.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130809_234213_940_zps4054c890.jpg)



Alright added a LED dimmer so the lights don't light up the whole interior.


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130823_165041_510_zps1af321b6.jpg)


(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg198/michigansilver/Avalanche/IMG_20130823_165029_119_zpse09c25ec.jpg)
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Post by: Paul Mitchell on 08/23/13 08:22 PM
I really like the first photo with the dimmer.  It looks great. :thumbsup:
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 08/23/13 08:30 PM
The pictures does not do it justice, at night the light was bright. I just needed to tone it down a tad.
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Post by: ARMYtango on 08/26/13 05:27 AM
Added HIDs to my low beams....DANG they are bright! lol
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Post by: brokenoak on 08/26/13 07:08 AM
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/brokenoak19/IMG_20130822_173624_403_zpsb4fc22e5.jpg) put some camo on door panels.
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/26/13 08:15 AM
is that fabric...? i would like to know details  :4: i have been wanting to change mine to blk and yellow since i got my seat covers in
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 08/26/13 09:01 AM
Yes its fabric. I got it and adhesive at walmart.not very hard to do at all.
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/26/13 10:18 AM
did you take out the inserts or just wrap them with it on the door?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 08/26/13 10:46 AM
I took the panel off. Removed the lock and the hadle(4 bolts on back of panel)and removed the upper cloth.which under that is nothing but panel.removed glue with steal wool and cut new fabric to size of one i took off.spayed the glue and put it on and tuked it in the crease.
 Now the bottom i left the carpet on.i dont suggest removing it...i tried.its a pain. So i just put glue and fabric on top of it.i seen on another site to just leave carpet on and it stuck to it pretty good.
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Post by: wyotonka on 08/28/13 05:33 PM
Broke down to paper pressure  :beating:  :kidding:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsb6b89517.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsb6b89517.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/29/13 07:04 AM
Took it to the car wash for the 5th time this week.
Been going to the car wash every day as I am trying to detail my paint again.
So much to do on the weekends that I am relegated to working on it after work.
As a result I use compound and polish and buff 1 or 2 panels a day and park in the garage.
Yes I do remember to wax afterwards and wax again each day after cleaning it at the car wash.
I am hoping to get the whole truck done by the end of next week.
Till then it's daily washes until its all done.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 08/29/13 07:26 AM
Well, yesterday. Gave it the late summer Zaino treatment.

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/photo-19.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 08/29/13 08:03 AM
Gave it a good wash, been awhile with summer travel, work, etc.  Got my son to help me.

Some tips for people if you dont know already.

Had some poplar tree sap on the hood and roof, not sure how it got there, since I dont usualy park under trees.

Anyway the usual wd-40 trick didnt work like it does with road tar.  What did work is use very hot water and a microfiber cloth.  The heat from the water melts the sap and the cloth stops scratches.

I didnt take a picture of the clean truck, but did armorall my weathertech floor mats back to a deep black again.

I also use armorall on my bed panels after they dry, it seems to work to keep them a nice deep black.  Not sure if over time its harmful or helpful
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 08/29/13 08:06 AM
Got a magnacharger installed, plus related goodies. 335rwhp, 372rwtq
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/29/13 08:25 AM
Gave it a good wash, been awhile with summer travel, work, etc.  Got my son to help me.

Some tips for people if you dont know already.

Had some poplar tree sap on the hood and roof, not sure how it got there, since I dont usualy park under trees.

Anyway the usual wd-40 trick didnt work like it does with road tar.  What did work is use very hot water and a microfiber cloth.  The heat from the water melts the sap and the cloth stops scratches.

I didnt take a picture of the clean truck, but did armorall my weathertech floor mats back to a deep black again.

I also use armorall on my bed panels after they dry, it seems to work to keep them a nice deep black.  Not sure if over time its harmful or helpful
I armoralled my weathertech floor mats once they got really slippery  weatherthech actually makes a cleaner for them though that will clean them well however last time i got my oil changed they used dawn dish soap and water and they looked like new  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 08/29/13 01:27 PM
I armoralled my weathertech floor mats once they got really slippery  weatherthech actually makes a cleaner for them though that will clean them well however last time i got my oil changed they used dawn dish soap and water and they looked like new  :thumbsup:

Didnt notice this morning when I got in.  I pressure wahsed them first, then did it after they dried.  Basically they were kind of brown from, well, having shoes on them.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 08/29/13 09:24 PM
Got a magnacharger installed, plus related goodies. 335rwhp, 372rwtq


You Suck.   :kidding:  I'm so Jealous.

Congrats.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 08/30/13 07:37 AM
Well I decided to continue buffing my Avy.
Got to the rear quarter panel with my Z71 decal.

It went from this:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/571/dalj.jpg)

to this:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img401/314/uuil.jpg)

Looking on the bright side, At least I know the cleaning compound is working.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 08/30/13 08:04 AM
Now if you just leave that and put a vinyl back over the top where it was black then you wont have to do it again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 08/31/13 02:38 AM
Drove it 9+ hours to St Louis for a GTG this weekend. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 08/31/13 08:53 PM
Drove it 9+ hours to St Louis for a GTG this weekend. :thumbsup:

Wait a minute! That's what DirtyGirlAva and I did today too!!!

Hmmm, maybe that's why there's so many Avy's in the parking lot!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 09/01/13 06:40 AM
Wiped it down already,,,, now, on to the modding shortly :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: old skool on 09/22/13 09:51 PM
Installed  custom door puddle light projectors...

(http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r788/randy_smith2/null_zps742e3a04.jpg?t=1379909921)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 09/23/13 10:16 AM
Washed and waxed the AV then lowered the spare and lubed it all up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 09/23/13 10:44 AM
Cleared it's throat  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 09/23/13 11:10 AM
Well This was yesterday.
Buffed and polished my hood and front fenders again.
Truck sits under the tree in the yard as my girlfriends POS civic gets parked in the garage.
Anyway I got water droplets on that left marks that just wouldn't come out after a wash.

Now I got to come up with a really good excuse as to why I should be parking in he garage instead of that dumb civic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 09/23/13 01:30 PM
because its not a honda 'nuff said  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: WVa on 09/26/13 02:57 PM
Mine is washed and detailed and has been sitting in garage for two days. Have been under the weather.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/29/13 10:35 AM
Crap found this yesterday first sign of cancer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 09/29/13 11:00 AM
I agree. Better hit it before it spreads. Bummer dude!  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/29/13 11:10 AM
It is strange looking at it with your eyes you can't see the bubbles but you can clearly see them in the picture
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mommyof02 on 09/30/13 10:58 PM
Crap found this yesterday first sign of cancer.

Oh man!!  That is such a sad sight to see..   :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 10/01/13 07:37 AM
Took my pretty heavy bed mat out and cleaned all under it.

Rolled around on my creeper under my Avy for the first time, just getting aquainted. (loved not having to jack it up or drive up on ramps like I do with my '07 WRX and '12 Routan!)
Put a machete in the driver's side compartment... just cus.

Plan on getting those sails looking black again after work today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 10/01/13 10:51 AM
Crap found this yesterday first sign of cancer.

I found a bit of that too. It is right over my left rear tire.
Mine is nothing more than 2 dots the size of water droplets. So far it has not spread since I first saw it a month or so ago.
Wonder how much it will cost and if I'll have to resort to painting the whole rear quarter panel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: junkyarddog on 10/01/13 03:50 PM
Had to have the windshield replaced, it cracked on vacation this summer. Was crossing the Painted Desert and ran into heavy rain busted my butt to get out before flash flooding started. As the weather got cooler the crack was growing daily. Really not that bad, only cost me 250 bucks and I learned a lot from watching the install.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 10/02/13 06:54 AM
Had to have the windshield replaced, it cracked on vacation this summer. Was crossing the Painted Desert and ran into heavy rain busted my butt to get out before flash flooding started. As the weather got cooler the crack was growing daily. Really not that bad, only cost me 250 bucks and I learned a lot from watching the install.

I have a chip on the passenger side since 2006, but it won't crack so I can get the insurance company to pay for it. Still the original 2002 windshield.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/03/13 07:58 PM
Well baby needed new shoes soooo I had a $70 off coupon code if you spend 400 bucks.

I bought 2 Michelin  LTX M/S2 - LT265/70R17E 121R BW on-line installed 469 for the front. Went home put the new ones on the back, went back to the same retailer but different store and used the same coupon code again and got 2 more. 140 bucks saved. :thumbsup:


They never want to work on the rears because of the 2 inch spacer I have on it. Score one for THIS GUY  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 10/05/13 08:02 AM
Woooohoooo! Treated my sails and bed covers and washed her. Now it's looking just as good as it should!

Filled it up.... wow $104. Man, that better laaaast.

Oh, and installed a (dash) crack-hider. I'll post some pics soon as I can. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVinSbyCt on 10/05/13 09:19 AM
Put a machete in the driver's side compartment... just cus.
Never know when you'll run into a mob of zombies!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 10/05/13 10:52 AM
Never know when you'll run into a mob of zombies!
I would insert some kind of remark here, but I did the very same thing in the same compartment, and my wife told me " you never know when your gonna run into zombies".
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 10/05/13 09:49 PM
Since we are on the subject, new lid my daughter bought today at the mall. I think I need to order a green handled machete at Bud-K .

Update: The video of the machete was bad A$$, so I ordered one tonight.  :4:

Watch here on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cQ4gRDClenE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cQ4gRDClenE)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/06/13 01:02 AM
Washed n waxed...... Gosh I haven't waxed a car since I was 16(35 now) and forgot how much of a pain in the arse that is!!!

To explain a little tho, I never wax my rigs because I'm a painter and ya never know(as a painter) when your gonna get a wild hair up your arse to just up and paint your rig, and wax is a major "no no" if your a painter..... But I figured ""Heck with it, its a 2013 Avy with a SICK ARSE COLOR ON IT, so I'm not painting it anytime soon, and we're headed into winter so I may as well try and protect it as best I can.""

:)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Just4Kixx on 10/06/13 04:55 PM
Installed brackets for plow gear. I got a screaming deal on a complete Fisher Minute Mount plow, including brackets to fit my truck, so I jumped on it. My driveway is 150 feet long and on a 30% grade so it will be appreciated (I did it by snowblower last year, my first winter in this house, and it took two to three hours to do each time). Some evening this week I'll install the electrical portion of the plow, then I'll be ready to kick winter's ass.

Oh, and thanks to the body lift, I only had to trim the underside of the plastic lower front bumper. In spring if I take the brackets off there will be no visible cutouts. Gotta love it...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 10/06/13 06:47 PM
On the first 05, fixed the bad relay harness for the hids and oiled up the tailgate latch. It rusted again and did not want to stay in the unlocked position.

On the second 05, modded that damn spare tire hoist so it'll work when I need it to and not when it feels like working and put the spare back up under the truck instead of inside the bed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 10/06/13 06:57 PM
Washed.waxed. got er lookin good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 10/06/13 10:31 PM
Installed brackets for plow gear. I got a screaming deal on a complete Fisher Minute Mount plow, including brackets to fit my truck, so I jumped on it. My driveway is 150 feet long and on a 30% grade so it will be appreciated (I did it by snowblower last year, my first winter in this house, and it took two to three hours to do each time). Some evening this week I'll install the electrical portion of the plow, then I'll be ready to kick winter's ass.

Oh, and thanks to the body lift, I only had to trim the underside of the plastic lower front bumper. In spring if I take the brackets off there will be no visible cutouts. Gotta love it...

Sweet. You will be just like AlaskaAV
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 10/07/13 12:36 AM
hayyyyy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/07/13 12:51 AM
^ Lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 10/14/13 03:27 PM
I'm just amazed how quiet my 10 year old AV is with 1,000 bucks worth of new tires. I can even hear the radio volume decrease when I stop.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 10/15/13 04:34 PM
Today I added a set of Eagle Eye LED tail lights. I was amazed at how easy it was...like a total of 10 minutes...maybe.

Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Paul Mitchell on 10/15/13 07:22 PM
Nice lights :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 10/15/13 09:59 PM
Today for the first time ever I drove another car while my brother drove my Avalanche so I can get a view from multiple angles of how awesome my truck looks in the eyes of others as I go about my daily routine.

Man this truck looks awesome from every angle you look at it.
...................... And no I am not biased at all.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 10/16/13 05:25 AM
Today for the first time ever I drove another car while my brother drove my Avalanche so I can get a view from multiple angles of how awesome my truck looks in the eyes of others as I go about my daily routine.

Man this truck looks awesome from every angle you look at it.
...................... And no I am not biased at all.



HAHA...Love it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 10/17/13 06:36 AM
Installed Flowmaster Dual exhaust.....sounds great really happy with it

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/IMG_0503.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/IMG_0503.jpg.html)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/IMG_0504.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/IMG_0504.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 10/17/13 06:44 AM
Did you make a video or sound byte and post it in the exhaust section??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 10/17/13 07:23 AM
Did you make a video or sound byte and post it in the exhaust section??

I can ...
Whats the best way to post a video like that on the forum?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 10/17/13 07:49 AM
Upload it to youtube, then post a link.  Like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKcvORwx_7M




Look what happened to this poor guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ1keTvxddQ


Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 10/17/13 08:27 AM
Upload it to youtube, then post a link.  Like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKcvORwx_7M




Look what happened to this poor guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ1keTvxddQ




wow thats crazy...

my buddy has a go pro so ill make a clip this weekend and post it over in the other thread
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/17/13 02:49 PM
Lift Kit "re-torqued" and first oil change(had 2,960mi when I pulled into Jet Chevrolet.....close enough)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 10/17/13 03:12 PM
I didn't do NOTHIN' to it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AV 2500 on 10/17/13 04:37 PM
Loaded it up for the GTG in helen GA :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: silverrider on 10/17/13 05:47 PM
Loaded it up for the GTG in helen GA :thumbsup:
Unloaded the AV after getting back from Destin,Florida today so we could reload it back up for the trip to Helen,Ga
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 10/17/13 06:20 PM
Unloaded the AV after getting back from Destin,Florida today so we could reload it back up for the trip to Helen,Ga

I love me some destin!!!! Whered yall stay???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: silverrider on 10/17/13 07:38 PM
The Sandestin beach  resort where my sister lives.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: dblosch on 10/17/13 08:04 PM
Today was a big day...

I traded this:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7HpFo_DDiVk/UmCjatFDOmI/AAAAAAAAA50/jdmyx4Z0J3Y/s640/eng%25206.JPG)

For this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DSg8vD7kEIs/UmCjaqlsjWI/AAAAAAAAA58/RnB70VOaok0/s640/eng%25204.JPG)

And I got started on R&R'ing my cladding.  Before:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-385_GQlTzwg/UmCi_OHYpoI/AAAAAAAAA4U/KBPX0JWKmO4/s640/2.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q_5Fa-xwqLk/UmCjWdzB7II/AAAAAAAAA48/MPgvN4lVStM/s640/7.JPG)

And after... The bed panels got two coats, the rest still needs a second go around:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E-erbfcH9QQ/UmCjMZSh_XI/AAAAAAAAA4s/OgZBZwAr-aQ/s640/5.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kDRbf25o0ys/UmCiwtaq3QI/AAAAAAAAA34/niNMVpyn-zc/s640/11.JPG)

Since I had it off, I cleaned and reinstalled my yakima mounts with new stainless hardware, too.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JTb-3lWdufo/UmCi_ZX8XpI/AAAAAAAAA4Y/NxDnpIMdMFI/s640/12.JPG)

When she's all done I'll post better pictures in the Before/After thread.

:wave:
Danny

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 10/17/13 09:04 PM
Wow. You put a hole through the bed panels to install the Yakima rack mounts. Interesting.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: dblosch on 10/17/13 09:09 PM
Wow. You put a hole through the bed panels to install the Yakima rack mounts. Interesting.....

Yup.   I did it 6+ years ago, when I first bought her.  I didn't know about CAFCNA yet, so I didn't know there were other options.   That being said, I haven't had a single issue, and I've really put that rack through its paces! If I were to do it again, I'm not sure I'd do it any differently.

 :wave:
Danny
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/17/13 09:44 PM
Yup.   I did it 6+ years ago, when I first bought her.  I didn't know about CAFCNA yet, so I didn't know there were other options.   That being said, I haven't had a single issue, and I've really put that rack through its paces! If I were to do it again, I'm not sure I'd do it any differently.

 :wave:
Danny

And don't fret man, if it was all that big a deal I'm sure you know the power of black epoxy and a rag(to match the texture).....

Your right, you WERE busy today, good for you!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 10/17/13 09:47 PM
damn radio knob fell off again

so I torched the pig
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 10/18/13 01:43 AM
damn radio knob fell off again

so I torched the pig

NOW who's off their med's   :o





Today was a big day...

I traded this:



(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7HpFo_DDiVk/UmCjatFDOmI/AAAAAAAAA50/jdmyx4Z0J3Y/s640/eng%25206.JPG)

For this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DSg8vD7kEIs/UmCjaqlsjWI/AAAAAAAAA58/RnB70VOaok0/s640/eng%25204.JPG)





I hope it wasn't an even trade...It takes years to get the right patina on a motor  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 10/18/13 02:51 AM
damn radio knob fell off again

so I torched the pig

Was that the rental car from Planes, Trains & Automobiles that John Candy and Steve Martin drove?

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 10/18/13 04:49 AM
damn radio knob fell off again

so I torched the pig

Are those black rims for sale??   :cool:

lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 10/18/13 05:20 AM
WHAT HAPPENED????????????????
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 10/18/13 05:57 AM
add GM bed extender
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0515.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0515.jpg.html)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0516.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0516.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 10/18/13 07:55 AM
damn radio knob fell off again

so I torched the pig

Wow. That is one junk vehicle without a single part to salvage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 10/18/13 07:58 AM
add GM bed extender
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0515.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0515.jpg.html)

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0516.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/IMG_0516.jpg.html)

I didnt know that was an option to do with the Avalanche.  Straight from GM???   Cost and install yourself.

Looks good, but Im still going with the bedslide
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 10/18/13 12:10 PM
I didnt know that was an option to do with the Avalanche.  Straight from GM???   Cost and install yourself.

Looks good, but Im still going with the bedslide

Yes straight from GM. I paid $175 with shipping and i installed it last night.  Its says only compatible for 02-06 but that's just bc GM changed the hooks on the 07 and up but here is a thread with some options on that.  I just removed the bottom hook and everything works perfect.

You'll see the pics of what i mean and what others have done for this there are a few different options
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?topic=67335.0
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 10/19/13 12:21 AM
Helped me make a door to keep the dog from running up and down the stairs to the deck outside my 2nd floor master bedroom. Thank you, AVY, for helping me sleep better :A: :D

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/AnointedDrummer/IMAG0989_zpsd41d63a9.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/AnointedDrummer/media/IMAG0989_zpsd41d63a9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 10/20/13 07:50 PM
I tested GM's towing capacity rating.....

Thats 11000 pounds including the trailer. Towed like a champ, just didnt break any land speed records, lol

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1378189_10153334735900652_1596237013_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 10/20/13 08:39 PM
washed the exterior, shampooed the back seats and vacuumed the entire interior, then an hour later watched the rain fall on her.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/20/13 10:15 PM
Parked it between a Prius and a Subaru..... When I got home I apologized to it.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Bassman Z71 on 10/20/13 10:24 PM
 :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 10/21/13 05:28 AM
Parked it between a Prius and a Subaru..... When I got home I apologized to it.....



Arrest Him!

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/Bmmb.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/Bmmb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 10/21/13 01:26 PM
Got the first cut of our apple orchard finished.  Avalanche got me to and from the property.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 10/21/13 04:54 PM
polished the bumpers today to remove stone dings in the clear coat and light scratches in the rear, it looks great again
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 10/22/13 06:44 AM
Got the first cut of our apple orchard finished.  Avalanche got me to and from the property.
  :beating: thats not the one that should be getting you around  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: try again on 10/22/13 08:50 AM
well 3 days ago got the cognito arms and the adjustable bilstein shocks installed and the 0-1 inche in the rear ...have to say they stock z71 shocks were good but these are better and worth it ..the truck is leval now raising the front 2.25 inches..bilstein says 1.75 inches but because of the cognito arms it raises more..and I hve the bedmat and love that as it quites down the noise and I got the rear cover for when the seats are down also as I have my dog {shiba inu} with me all the time and comes to work with me every day.. and did my black bear log yesterday and waiting for the tune.. ..jeff
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 10/22/13 01:43 PM
  :beating: thats not the one that should be getting you around  :laugh:

Way over due for getting my truck running again.... couple more days till this tune shows up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 10/22/13 06:14 PM

Look what happened to this poor guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ1keTvxddQ



Dammmn!  :o :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVinSbyCt on 10/22/13 07:51 PM
Not what did I do to my Avy, but for...
I ordered THE BOOK!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 10/30/13 08:39 PM
Tinted and just installed Avy Shades - a sail panel window I got on ebay. I'll post pics tomorrow when I can take them in daylight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 10/31/13 05:22 AM
Gave her new life...(a new battery).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/31/13 08:30 AM
Gave her new life...(a new battery).

Soooooo, was I right on your post about that? Or just a coincidence?  ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 10/31/13 08:33 AM
So far, so good!  :thumbsup:

When I had it tested the first time, it was out of the vehicle and tested as good.

I then went and had it tested while in the vehicle, and it came up as bad.

I just decided to stop playing the guessing game and get a new battery anyway.
If I start to have problems again...then I know it is a parasitic drain and will spend the time trying to locate it.

Thanks for your input!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/31/13 08:37 AM
So far, so good!  :thumbsup:

When I had it tested the first time, it was out of the vehicle and tested as good.

I then went and had it tested while in the vehicle, and it came up as bad.

I just decided to stop playing the guessing game and get a new battery anyway.
If I start to have problems again...then I know it is a parasitic drain and will spend the time trying to locate it.

Thanks for your input!

Cool. Hope that was all it was man. I know "charging issues" can be a pain.... I'm farrrrr from a mechanic, was just curious. I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: dblosch on 10/31/13 05:08 PM
I'm a man, not that that's an excuse...  Once in a while, something with tight lines and fiery red paint comes along, and I catch myself looking.  I mean, we've been together a long time, and everyone's mind wanders, right? 


Today she gave me one of those glances, and I fell in love with my Av, all over again.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RrVK4MYg9UE/UnLvoDuc32I/AAAAAAAAA6s/nTA-UpYoB3c/s640/IMG_7702.JPG)


:wave:
Danny
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 10/31/13 05:45 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 05-49T6 on 11/04/13 06:25 AM
Installed new AC Delco Platinum Spark Plugs.  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 11/04/13 06:41 AM
Not today but yesterday and day before.

Added a second oil drain line from supercharger back to oil pan.  Vortech rep told me that oil getting into intake from supercharger could be due to the high pressure and volume oil pump that was installed earlier this year putting more oil into the supercharger and that a second 1/2 inch line should provide enough additional gravity flow volume to keep the supercharger from leaking oil through a seal.  We'll see.

I figured it would be a good Saturday job with the hard put pulling the oil pan and drilling an tapping it for a 3/8 inch pipe thread adapter.  Turned out what the Vortech rep didn't tell me was that I'd have to mod the supercharger bracket to make room for the second drain line.   :beating:  Grinding tools seemed to just gum up with aluminum - ended up doing about 5 hours of hand filing on the thing - probably removed the equivalent of 1/3 the volume of my thumb from that bracket.   :E:

Next weekend will remove and inspect the air plumbing coming out of the supercharger for oil.  Hopefully that will fix it although it may be time to replace the seals in the supercharger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: try again on 11/04/13 08:59 AM
the grinding tools for steel do not work with aluminum...the tools have much more spacing between the cutting edges for alum...common mistake and they can be cleaned but a hassel..jeff...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 11/04/13 09:38 AM
Yeah, a co-worker of mine that grew up on a farm and has done a lot of work on farm equipment told about different grinding tools for aluminum this morning.  Makes sense because what I was using wasn't very effective for long.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/04/13 10:05 AM
Tried to install my spring spacers but it turned out to be a bit more work than the time I had allotted for myself.
Removed the rear wheels then realized I had to unbolt the shocks and the torsion bar in the rear to get the axle to drop enough.

Don't laugh but my perfect plan went to hell when I realized that after adding the 2 inch spacers with the bigger rims and tires, my truck wouldn't make it out of the garage as it was now effectively taller  than the garage door opening.  
:E: :E: :E: :beating: :beating: :beating: :beating:

Thankfully it was not in my plans to do the torsion Keys for another week or I would have been in serious trouble.
Guess I will have to take it in to a shop to get it done at this point.

I did also install new puddle lights and the effect is just what I was hoping for.
Lastly I sprayed all the wheel wells with 3M undercoating


P.S. Sorry I don't have pics of my epic Fail. I was too busy trying to undo what I had done to take any pics
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 11/04/13 10:08 AM
HAHAHAHA.... sorry we can't be expected not to laugh.

Is it taller than the opening, or just the door doesn't open high enough?  I installed a new garage door opener a couple weeks back and realized that forever my door wasn't opening as high as it could, and I effectively got a few more inches of clearance.  Granted, I didn't have clearance issues anyways.

It is an easy mistake to make, so don't feel too bad.  Hopefully you didn't wreck anything learning your lesson.

Worst case just take a bunch of air out of your tires and park on the street from now on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/04/13 10:19 AM
LOL . I believe it was actually taller than the opening.
I tried taling the roof rack crossbars off but that too was getting frustrating.

My 24 inch rim and tire package actually raised the truck 3 inches or so higher than the stock height. Add the 2 inch spacers and I had 5+ inches of lift in the rear alone ....... and for some reason it looked more than 5 measly inches to me

As far as letting the air out, that would not have been a problem on the stock 17s but on the 24s, that's a whole different matter
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/04/13 02:18 PM
That's good stuff right there Dluvr22! Thanks for sharing.

Off topic, but it reminds me of when I replaced the 4wheel drive actuator(in two feet of snow) of my 95 2dr Tahoe, only to realize that I should've checked the fuse first! Haha. Lesson learned though. Hahaha.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 11/04/13 02:22 PM
Had a friends Blazer that we were putting a new engine in and it wouldn't fit in the garage, we ended up buying car dollies from Harbor Freight and taking the wheels off and resting the drums right on the dollies
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Just4Kixx on 11/04/13 03:39 PM
I actually did this on Friday, but was having issues with the forum loading all weekend. I put all new brake lines on the AV. Didn't have one blow, but failure was imminent, and I didn't fancy trying to stop this pig with a blown brake line so I made a preemptive strike and did 'em all...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 11/04/13 04:24 PM
I actually did this on Friday, but was having issues with the forum loading all weekend. I put all new brake lines on the AV. Didn't have one blow, but failure was imminent, and I didn't fancy trying to stop this pig with a blown brake line so I made a preemptive strike and did 'em all...

Sounds like a good thing to me!!!  :thumbsup:

Lets see............., today? I just thought about how much I wanted to leave school and go out and wax the ole girl since I washed her yesterday  :A:  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 11/05/13 07:12 AM
We've finally been getting snow over here in Eastern Oregon. One of the biggest things I've been looking forwawrd to is seeing just how this thing is gonna do in winter's incliment weather.

Going from a torquey, weight-deprived, traction & stability control - less (though thankfully AWD with a very low CG) Suby WRX to this behemoth that weighs 3 tons (4 tons if the 1k gal tank is full;) ), with traction & stability control as well as 4WD is a luxurious step up. Never wrecked while driving 7 miles per day on the curvy freeway for 6 straight winters in that raw rocket, I'm pretty sure with all those electronic countermeasures that the AV offers, I should be twice as good as gold. :B:

ps: learned that to really mess around in it, ya gotta keep holding that TC button down for just a few more seconds....
:drive:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 11/05/13 10:16 AM
AAAHHHHHH So you finally have learned the key to REALLY turn that stupid traction control off eehhh? Fun isnt it!!!! I know if I pull up to the stop sign at the end of our street to turn right, and my whole traction control / stabilitrak is off, I can make the tires spin a few times and get a chirp out of them. Its even better when its wet........  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 11/05/13 10:33 AM
Don't know about the newer AVs, but here's how to make TC default to off when you start up the truck:

Making TC default to off vice on, is about as easy as resetting the oil life indicator on trucks without the DIC option, and it is FREE!  Here is the procedure:

1. Park the vehicle with the ignition off and the transmission in PARK (P).
2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine.
3. Apply the brake pedal, shift into NEUTRAL (N), press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the TAS (Traction Control) on/off button and hold it down for at least six seconds.
4. Release the TAS button and both pedals.
5. Turn off the ignition and wait a few seconds.

I've tried this on my 03 truck and it works like advertised.  My TC has defaulted to OFF for over 6 years.  Whenever I start the truck up, the little indicator on the dash is on, telling me TC is disabled.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 11/05/13 10:50 AM
AAAHHHHHH So you finally have learned the key to REALLY turn that stupid traction control off eehhh? Fun isnt it!!!! I know if I pull up to the stop sign at the end of our street to turn right, and my whole traction control / stabilitrak is off, I can make the tires spin a few times and get a chirp out of them. Its even better when its wet........  :cool:
Though I just now finally did it, I actually knew it much before I even had the AV: once I started reading the "little known facts" thread, I couldn't stop! It's always a joy to walk up to any dealership and know a substantial amount more than the dweeb who'se trying to sell me the vehicle.
:laugh:


Don't know about the newer AVs, but here's how to make TC default to off when you start up the truck:

Making TC default to off vice on, is about as easy as resetting the oil life indicator on trucks without the DIC option, and it is FREE!  Here is the procedure:

1. Park the vehicle with the ignition off and the transmission in PARK (P).
2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine.
3. Apply the brake pedal, shift into NEUTRAL (N), press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the TAS (Traction Control) on/off button and hold it down for at least six seconds.
4. Release the TAS button and both pedals.
5. Turn off the ignition and wait a few seconds.

I've tried this on my 03 truck and it works like advertised.  My TC has defaulted to OFF for over 6 years.  Whenever I start the truck up, the little indicator on the dash is on, telling me TC is disabled.
Though I doubt that I'll ever do it, that's great info. Had no idea that was even possible. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 11/05/13 10:52 AM
Don't know about the newer AVs, but here's how to make TC default to off when you start up the truck:

Making TC default to off vice on, is about as easy as resetting the oil life indicator on trucks without the DIC option, and it is FREE!  Here is the procedure:

1. Park the vehicle with the ignition off and the transmission in PARK (P).
2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine.
3. Apply the brake pedal, shift into NEUTRAL (N), press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the TAS (Traction Control) on/off button and hold it down for at least six seconds.
4. Release the TAS button and both pedals.
5. Turn off the ignition and wait a few seconds.

I've tried this on my 03 truck and it works like advertised.  My TC has defaulted to OFF for over 6 years.  Whenever I start the truck up, the little indicator on the dash is on, telling me TC is disabled.


Definitely doing this!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mommyof02 on 11/10/13 03:18 PM
Made hubby and the 14 year old fix my door with Gorilla tape..   :4:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/10/13 04:58 PM
Took the summer wheels off Twiggy's 05 and put the winter ones on  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 11/10/13 06:18 PM
Changed out the battery  :thumbsup: been needing it for a while
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/11/13 06:49 AM
Added a new K&N CAI I won from another site....

Thanks goes out to JMuller62 for the help with the install!  :thumbsup:

Man, when I romped on the pedal this morning to pass a car, this girl ROARED!!  Making my performance dual exhaust sound like it should!  :o :4:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/11/13 07:37 AM
Added a new K&N CAI I won from another site....

Thanks goes out to JMuller62 for the help with the install!  :thumbsup:

Man, when I romped on the pedal this morning to pass a car, this girl ROARED!!  Making my performance dual exhaust sound like it should!  :o :4:



Good Job.
I've always wanted to add that but since I am still running my stock exhaust I figured the gains would not be worth the cost.
Not in your case though

What next? A throttle body spacer?
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 11/11/13 09:07 PM
Purchased a Level IV 4L65E from Century Transmissions and a Yank 2600 Stall converter from Texas Speed.  Truck is going in for the install next week.  Finally going to have my truck operational.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 11/11/13 10:12 PM
Purchased a Level IV 4L65E from Century Transmissions and a Yank 2600 Stall converter from Texas Speed.  
Truck is going in for the install next week.  Finally going to have my truck operational. Tranny Bulletproof!!!

I kinda fixed that for ya... That is a SICK package!!! :o

I'd love to know more details (like pricing) but if ya have to ask, ya prolly can't afford it!!  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 11/11/13 11:04 PM
I scraped Snow and ice off mine, not happy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 11/11/13 11:05 PM
Ordered a new passenger side mirror and finally got confirmation on my new weather techs  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 11/12/13 12:13 PM
Installed Putco taillight chrome.  Id put up pics but for some reason my phone wont let me.  I will retake some tonight hopefully.

With the Silver colour and the othjer chrome splashes here and there, looks really good
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 11/12/13 01:13 PM
Got some Wurth AC and Heating System Treatment in the mail (should be there when I get home). I tried a couple other products to no avail, I really hope this kills the bad smell of my HVAC system for good. ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 11/12/13 01:34 PM
Synthetic oil change, and put her winter shoes on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/12/13 01:36 PM
Got some Wurth AC and Heating System Treatment in the mail (should be there when I get home). I tried a couple other products to no avail, I really hope this kills the bad smell of my HVAC system for good. ::)

Hmm....... Did your avalanche come with a cabin air filter?
I know GM deleted it on some of the later model years ( probably to save on cost) and not sure if they ever put it back.
I just did mine on my 02 avy and it made a world of a difference.
If they did, you'd be best served by replacing the filter with a charcoal one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 11/12/13 01:51 PM
Hmm....... Did your avalanche come with a cabin air filter?
I know GM deleted it on some of the later model years ( probably to save on cost) and not sure if they ever put it back.
I just did mine on my 02 avy and it made a world of a difference.
If they did, you'd be best served by replacing the filter with a charcoal one.

I think it's crazy that they d/c'd those; it couln't have really saved that much $, could it have?!? :thumbdown: Mine is filter-less. :E: It was the first thing I looked for. Insult to injury, I found the spot where it should have been. Makes me entertain the idea of just adding a cabin filter right there myself.  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 11/12/13 04:52 PM
I kinda fixed that for ya... That is a SICK package!!! :o

I'd love to know more details (like pricing) but if ya have to ask, ya prolly can't afford it!!  :E:

Out the door for the tranny im sitting at around $3500 once my core is shipped back.  I upgraded to the better ouput shaft.  Setup also comes with the new Sonnax Smart Tech input housing.  Told Mike that i was planning on a built 408 in the future and wanted to make sure that this would stand the abuse.

The yank ran me around $550 shipped.  Local shop that has done good work for me here in Auburn is doing the install.  Hope i don't shred the G80 by january... Yukon Diff and aluminum drive shaft are next on the table as i can see that being the next weak link.

Sooooo said and done... probably $4500.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 11/13/13 11:39 AM
I think it's crazy that they d/c'd those; it couln't have really saved that much $, could it have?!? :thumbdown: Mine is filter-less. :E: It was the first thing I looked for. Insult to injury, I found the spot where it should have been. Makes me entertain the idea of just adding a cabin filter right there myself.  :cool:


Its been done. Theres a thread around here somewhere on how to do it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: nickplumer on 11/13/13 12:35 PM
Converted my cluster over to blue LEDs last night.  Gotta take it all out again tonight cause the 470 ohm resistors aren't dropping enough voltage, so the LEDs aren't going all the way off when I get out. UGH!!!   :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/13/13 04:37 PM
Nothing yet ::) The beater decided to do something strange this morning on the way to work. The radio shut off, the traction control shut off, the 4 gauges on the right side of the cluster decided they were not going to continue to work either. Truck ran fine. Just lost part of the cluster and the radio. A few miles later the gauges started working again out of nowhere. No radio or TC though. After work, the battery was totally dead. Put a set of cables on it and it fired right up, ran fine and everything worked just like normal. :E: Off to my mechanic tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/13/13 07:37 PM
^ Sorry man..... That SUCKS!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 11/13/13 08:11 PM
driving with the headliner pulled down up front. the onstar antenna loosened up again and let a lot of water in, across the headliner, down the stereo and A-pillars to the floor on both sides. sun visors weigh twice what they should and the trip computer in my upper cubbie was full of water.
 rained for a day really hard/ pissed me f-in off
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Hanz Groober on 11/13/13 08:21 PM
^ :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 11/14/13 09:35 PM
Dropped it off at the 4x4 shop. Leaking axle seal, intermittent gear whine and 2 tires with slow leaks.  :7:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 11/15/13 06:07 AM
washed it yesterday just to find out last night, it rained.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 11/16/13 01:44 PM
Finally got my phone pictures figured out to send to Photobucket.  Latest mod, chrome tail light trim.  I know many are anti chrome, but I think it ties in nice with the other factory chrome I have.

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_21_21_Smart_zps78121a4d.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/venom_s6v/media/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_21_21_Smart_zps78121a4d.jpg.html)

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(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_21_02_Smart_zpsada47bdd.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/venom_s6v/media/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_21_02_Smart_zpsada47bdd.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 11/16/13 02:35 PM
I installed a set of Sylvania zXe low beams today. I also tried out the Rain-X Lens Restorer....and it worked great!

One bummer though, when I went to reinstall the passenger turn signal assembly, the clip broke off  :'( . So Monday I'll have to do some calling around and see if I can find a new housing...shouldn't be too hard to find.

Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 11/16/13 03:18 PM
Lookin good spidey!  :thumbsup: I think they look perfect with the Silver Ice!

I was gonna pick up a used set from Kijjiji and spray them white to match my truck.
(sadly I was too late to get that set... but it's definitely staying on my Mod list)

Finally got my phone pictures figured out to send to Photobucket.  Latest mod, chrome tail light trim.  I know many are anti chrome, but I think it ties in nice with the other factory chrome I have.

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/venom_s6v/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_53_00_Smart_zpsf60f785b.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/venom_s6v/media/Avalanche/WP_20131107_14_53_00_Smart_zpsf60f785b.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 11/16/13 03:20 PM
While spidey was putting chrome on I was having to take chrome off...

Ava traded in her summer shoes for her winter boots.  :needhug:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 11/18/13 07:47 AM
Lookin good spidey!  :thumbsup: I think they look perfect with the Silver Ice!

I was gonna pick up a used set from Kijjiji and spray them white to match my truck.
(sadly I was too late to get that set... but it's definitely staying on my Mod list)


Thanks, I think the chrome on the ice is the kind thats there but not (if that makes sense)  My hood guard is the same, its chrome, but it matches the front chrome so perfect, its hard to even tell its on the truck.  But with my window guards, I got black since the windows are black, and they do the same thing, there when you really look.

I got these cheap, around $75 from Amazon.com, and thats with shipping to Canada.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 11/18/13 08:52 AM
Nice looking little Dog  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 11/18/13 08:59 AM
Nice looking little Dog  :thumbsup:

Thats Mia, our little JRT.  Has her winter coat on for the day
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 11/18/13 09:09 AM
Looks good on that silver ice man!!! Like you said, personally I am NOT a chrome guy, I plastidipped over all my chrome for that reason. However I do have a black av and the chrome, I just dont like the way it pops out at you. On the silver ice, it blends right in and it looks good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 11/18/13 03:41 PM
Drove it to work and beat the snot out of it before putting it away for the winter :4: Damn it feels good to hammer on it every now and then.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 11/18/13 06:32 PM
I installed a set of Sylvania zXe low beams today. I also tried out the Rain-X Lens Restorer....and it worked great!

One bummer though, when I went to reinstall the passenger turn signal assembly, the clip broke off  :'( . So Monday I'll have to do some calling around and see if I can find a new housing...shouldn't be too hard to find.

Captn---

There is a small black plastic tab protruding from the outer edge of the turn signal assembly. Drill a small hole through it, put light assembly in place and zip tie it through the hole you drilled to the metal next to it. It won't go anywhere. Those plastic clips break way to easily and both of mine are secured in this manner.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 11/18/13 07:15 PM
Thought it would be more fitting to post this here instead:

Swapped out my 24" rim and tire package for the 17" since winter is here. Changed all four brake pads since I was under there already as well.
Took the truck for alignment and was told that the right inner tie rod was bad. Firestone wanted $290 to replace tie-rod before alignment.,
I politely told them no thanks, then drove to the nearest Autozone and picked up a new tie rod for $40.00, drove home and spent the next 15 minutes replacing it.
Drove back to Autozone and returned the old inner tie rod since I had limited lifetime warranty on it, got my $40.00 back and drove right back to the alignment shop.

Guy was very surprised to see me back already with a replaced Tie -rod which he claimed his tech would have taken 3 hours to fix hence the 3 hour labor charge.
Got the new alignment done and an hour later was on my way home after saving almost $300.00
Alignment was free since I have lifetime alignment from them as well.

All in all I got a lot done today for a little bit of cash.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/19/13 05:06 AM
Thought it would be more fitting to post this here instead:

Swapped out my 24" rim and tire package for the 17" since winter is here. Changed all four brake pads since I was under there already as well.
Took the truck for alignment and was told that the right inner tie rod was bad. Firestone wanted $290 to replace tie-rod before alignment.,
I politely told them no thanks, then drove to the nearest Autozone and picked up a new tie rod for $40.00, drove home and spent the next 15 minutes replacing it.
Drove back to Autozone and returned the old inner tie rod since I had limited lifetime warranty on it, got my $40.00 back and drove right back to the alignment shop.

Guy was very surprised to see me back already with a replaced Tie -rod which he claimed his tech would have taken 3 hours to fix hence the 3 hour labor charge.
Got the new alignment done and an hour later was on my way home after saving almost $300.00
Alignment was free since I have lifetime alignment from them as well.

All in all I got a lot done today for a little bit of cash.


Great job!

This is exactly why I learn how to do the work on my vehicles myself, and use only lifetime warranty parts!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Bassman Z71 on 11/19/13 04:23 PM
Thought it would be more fitting to post this here instead:

Swapped out my 24" rim and tire package for the 17" since winter is here. Changed all four brake pads since I was under there already as well.
Took the truck for alignment and was told that the right inner tie rod was bad. Firestone wanted $290 to replace tie-rod before alignment.,
I politely told them no thanks, then drove to the nearest Autozone and picked up a new tie rod for $40.00, drove home and spent the next 15 minutes replacing it.
Drove back to Autozone and returned the old inner tie rod since I had limited lifetime warranty on it, got my $40.00 back and drove right back to the alignment shop.

Guy was very surprised to see me back already with a replaced Tie -rod which he claimed his tech would have taken 3 hours to fix hence the 3 hour labor charge.
Got the new alignment done and an hour later was on my way home after saving almost $300.00
Alignment was free since I have lifetime alignment from them as well.

All in all I got a lot done today for a little bit of cash.

Impressive. Thanks for sharing the story. I like to work on mine as well, but not so sure I could do the tie rod thing. Great job.
 :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 05:49 AM
I pulled the trigger on the Grand Sport stripes. I'm happy with the way it came out.  Its a silver metallic it closely matches the front bumper for the z71. i know not everyone will like it but its different for a change and it wasn't that expensive so its no big deal if i get sick of it and take it off. I also plasti dipped the wheels in Anthracite grey metallic for the winter time.

What do you think?
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 11/20/13 05:56 AM
I like it!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/20/13 06:01 AM
NICE!!!
I have been wanting to pull the trigger on dipping my wheels with anthracite, but have not seen it oin any other truck yet.

Thanks for the pics...I like how they turned out and have decided that I will go with it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 06:38 AM
NICE!!!
I have been wanting to pull the trigger on dipping my wheels with anthracite, but have not seen it oin any other truck yet.

Thanks for the pics...I like how they turned out and have decided that I will go with it!  :thumbsup:

i love them...the only advice i would say is if you can take them off the truck and spray them it would be a bit easier but i ended up doing 5 coats on each rim and i also did two coats of glossifier...i didnt want them really glossy......it took me about an hour a rim from setup to clean up
coat 1
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/coat1.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/coat1.jpg.html)
coat 2
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/coat2.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/coat2.jpg.html)
coat 3
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/coat3.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/coat3.jpg.html)
coat 4
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/coat4.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/coat4.jpg.html)
coat 5
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/coat5.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/coat5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/20/13 06:47 AM
Thanks for that!  I wasn't thinking glossifier, but that may be the way to go as well.
Unfortunately I do not have the nice stock rims like yours, but we both have the bowtie in the center that I would like to show, and I see that you were able to keep from being sprayed. 
How much of a pain was it to tape off that bowtie in the center?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 07:10 AM
Thanks for that!  I wasn't thinking glossifier, but that may be the way to go as well.
Unfortunately I do not have the nice stock rims like yours, but we both have the bowtie in the center that I would like to show, and I see that you were able to keep from being sprayed. 
How much of a pain was it to tape off that bowtie in the center?

actually what i did was i just plasti dipped right over the Chevy logo on the rims and i purchased these decals and i just cut around the Chevy logo....they are well made thick decals..i was really impressed with the quality of these decals.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360782049943?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/20/13 07:18 AM
actually what i did was i just plasti dipped right over the Chevy logo on the rims and i purchased these decals and i just cut around the Chevy logo....they are well made thick decals..i was really impressed with the quality of these decals.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360782049943?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Wow!  Pretty sweet!  that would be PERFECT!  Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 07:29 AM
Wow!  Pretty sweet!  that would be PERFECT!  Thanks!

you're welcome...and make sure you clean them really well before you start with a good wheel cleaner that wont leave any film on the rim....another thing is when you order the plasti dip for the wheels i would recommend the Brake Dust Pro (BDP) cleaner that dipyourcar.com sells for cleaning the plasti dip wheels after....its a bit pricey at $20 a bottle but its worth it.....good luck if you have any questions let me know
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 11/20/13 07:32 AM
you're welcome...and make sure you clean them really well before you start with a good wheel cleaner that wont leave any film on the rim....another thing is when you order the plasti dip for the wheels i would recommend the Brake Dust Pro (BDP) cleaner that dipyourcar.com sells for cleaning the plasti dip wheels after....its a bit pricey at $20 a bottle but its worth it.....good luck if you have any questions let me know

Thanks for the tip!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 11/20/13 08:28 AM
I pulled the trigger on the Grand Sport stripes. I'm happy with the way it came out.  Its a silver metallic it closely matches the front bumper for the z71. i know not everyone will like it but its different for a change and it wasn't that expensive so its no big deal if i get sick of it and take it off. I also plasti dipped the wheels in Anthracite grey metallic for the winter time.

What do you think?
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg.html)

Looks good!

The angle looks great.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 11/20/13 09:03 AM
looks really nice Ice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 11/20/13 09:07 AM
Love it Ice9812
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: blu_fuz on 11/20/13 09:23 AM
Love the stripes and the color of the dipped wheels!  :cool:

The EXT roof rack is good lookin too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 10:54 AM
looks really nice Ice.
Love it Ice9812
:thumbsup:
Love the stripes and the color of the dipped wheels!  :cool:

The EXT roof rack is good lookin too  :thumbsup:
Looks good!

The angle looks great.

 :thumbsup:

Thanks everyone ...i appreciate all the feedback
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 11/20/13 12:17 PM
I pulled the trigger on the Grand Sport stripes. I'm happy with the way it came out.  Its a silver metallic it closely matches the front bumper for the z71. i know not everyone will like it but its different for a change and it wasn't that expensive so its no big deal if i get sick of it and take it off. I also plasti dipped the wheels in Anthracite grey metallic for the winter time.

What do you think?
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe3.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe2.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/stripe4.jpg.html)
(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq233/Ice9812/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg) (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/Ice9812/media/09%20Avalanche/truck7.jpg.html)

WWWWOOOOWWWW  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o That looks absolutely amazing man
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 11/20/13 12:29 PM
put on new wheels- (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/dakota47_2007/IMG_0607_zpsc17abaf6.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/dakota47_2007/media/IMG_0607_zpsc17abaf6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Ice9812 on 11/20/13 01:42 PM
WWWWOOOOWWWW  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o That looks absolutely amazing man

Thank You very much :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: djavalanche on 11/21/13 08:14 PM
Installed  custom door puddle light projectors...

(http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r788/randy_smith2/null_zps742e3a04.jpg?t=1379909921)


how u do that. awesome!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 11/22/13 05:46 AM
how u do that. awesome!!!!!!!
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,136637.0.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 11/23/13 06:22 AM
Put the winter shoes on my baby, and did a full checkup to make sure she was good for winter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 11/23/13 06:46 AM
Good job on the stripes Ice, looks great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JVZL1 on 11/23/13 08:16 PM
DROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has taken me four weekends to accomplish fixing/replacing my T-Case.
 :'(
Do to my surgery this took way to long to complete. Today I got it all put together fluid in and a test drive.  :thumbsup:  After a few miles and checks I went out to the pasture. Tried out Auto, High, and Low went well.  :thumbsup: So I put it in 2 wheel and proceeded to get stuck,  :4: High pulled me right out.  :thumbsup: I have a mound of dirt I climbed it in Auto, High and Low, them I went around climed in 2 wheel until stuck on the mound then used High, then Low and then Auto to pull myself over the mound each time around.  :woohoo:
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 11/23/13 09:22 PM
Gotta Love  :A: it when a plan comes together and 4WD takes you home.  :drive:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 12/01/13 12:05 AM
Installed my emergency fuel pump in the parking lot of a sams club 40 miles away from home @ -5
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 12/01/13 06:59 AM
Installed my emergency fuel pump in the parking lot of a sams club 40 miles away from home @ -5
Man you go through a lot of fuel pumps! I guess that is the price you pay for owning a lot of Avalanches!  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 12/01/13 03:34 PM
Installed white LEDs in my puddle lamps and rear interior reading lamps..
and blue LEDs in dome light.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 12/01/13 06:37 PM
Man you go through a lot of fuel pumps! I guess that is the price you pay for owning a lot of Avalanches!  :D

this is #5 for my first avalanche  quarter million miles on her. This one took weeks to die, some surging and lower power events thrown in to confuse me....

factory pumps suck haha
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 04bluave on 12/01/13 07:27 PM
didnt do any to the ave but did buy it some leds for the sail panels.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 12/01/13 08:02 PM
didnt do any to the ave but did buy it some leds for the sail panels.  :thumbsup:

Man....I STILL have to do that mod! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 12/01/13 08:18 PM
Man....I STILL have to do that mod! 

C'mon up to Valdosta...

AV a Happy New Year GTG... Valdosta, GA... JAN 4th 2014  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141142.0.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 04bluave on 12/01/13 08:25 PM
C'mon up to Valdosta...

Yup that is where mine will be getting installed.

Oh and i did just get an intune as well got a great deal on amazon for cyber weekend or something like that. $315 shipped.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 12/02/13 04:23 AM
C'mon up to Valdosta...

AV a Happy New Year GTG... Valdosta, GA... JAN 4th 2014  (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,141142.0.html)

I would love to, but will be heading to Missouri that week :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/02/13 05:08 AM
Got the garage cleaned up enough to get the '04 inside for the winter. I had to mod the garage door opener bracket for it to fit though. I'm really hating our 2 car garage with 2 single doors. :thumbdown:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/02/13 06:23 AM
^thats on the to do list for me too ... .well mine just needs to be in the garage at night so i dont have to scrape windows  :4: that and only 7' tall doors the luggage racks hit the seals when i pull in and btw obb... my garage is a 2 car door and a single car door... i have pulled up to the single before but never tried to pull it in there so i feel your pain kinda  :laugh: except it is a pain to get 2 cars in the 2 car door  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/02/13 07:09 AM
^thats on the to do list for me too ... .well mine just needs to be in the garage at night so i dont have to scrape windows  :4: that and only 7' tall doors the luggage racks hit the seals when i pull in and btw obb... my garage is a 2 car door and a single car door... i have pulled up to the single before but never tried to pull it in there so i feel your pain kinda  :laugh: except it is a pain to get 2 cars in the 2 car door  :E:
My antenna scrapes the door on the way in. I'm not sure of the door height but my 04 has a 3" body lift and higher TB keys along with the 33s. The bottom of the mirrors are 6" higher than either of our stock height avys. It's a tight fit for sure.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 12/02/13 12:46 PM
this is #5 for my first avalanche  quarter million miles on her. This one took weeks to die, some surging and lower power events thrown in to confuse me....

factory pumps suck haha


Jon...you still use factory fuel pumps?  That surprises me.  You should modify a stock housing to accept Walbro pumps.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 12/02/13 01:55 PM
Just bought a new toy for the avy. Should be here in a few days :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Torenhire on 12/02/13 02:05 PM
Catback and headers, woo
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/02/13 02:16 PM
was going to do my wig wags tonight but it looks like i will be getting ready for snow ... calling for up to 12" by tomorrow  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 12/02/13 02:27 PM
Quality time today.  Got down and dirty under her undercarriage... She spewed fluids and all sorts of good stuff all over me when I started wrenching on her...   :A:   Good times...good times...I think you call it "second base"  ::)    Gave her the Royal treatment and filled her back up with some Purple stuff  :4:  Yeah...she's raunchy...but that's the way I like her  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 12/02/13 05:43 PM

Jon...you still use factory fuel pumps?  That surprises me.  You should modify a stock housing to accept Walbro pumps.

its not stock now.....but not the good stuff. I'm to cheep to do that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 12/02/13 07:27 PM
Got it inspected.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 12/03/13 06:01 AM
its not stock now.....but not the good stuff. I'm to cheep to do that.

Too cheap?  With your skills I'm surprised you haven't built a bigger/better pump with old scrap parts you found lying around.  McGyver!   :beating:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/03/13 06:22 AM
put it in 4 and drove it to work... well there were times when it went back in 2  :4: :drive:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 12/03/13 06:50 AM
put it in 4 and drove it to work... well there were times when it went back in 2  :4: :drive:

Ditto. And I'm still getting to know how she handles in this white stuff. The threshold for loosing traction is much bigger than I'm used to; not to mention the countermeasures that it employs. It jerks it back into alignment with authority. :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 12/03/13 07:18 AM
put it in 4 and drove it to work... well there were times when it went back in 2  :4: :drive:

send some of that white stuff my way!!!! Please lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Torenhire on 12/03/13 09:32 AM
Yeah Tonka, the heck man.

Share!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/03/13 09:48 AM
if it was up to me you could have it  :laugh:  the high for tomorrow here is 3°
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 12/03/13 12:43 PM
We just got a couple feet with a lot of wind.  It doesn't look bad, but this snow bank when into my radiator when I drove in to the garage.  But the truck is invincible with studded winter tires and 4x4. 

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/jmolberg/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_00001755_zps84c0a6c9.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jmolberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_00001755_zps84c0a6c9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: try again on 12/03/13 12:43 PM
you must have bad or stock tires...my Cooper Destination A/T3's are very grippy and sometimes when you wanna play its not as fun...I was very surprised with the traction on ice which we have a lot of here since sunday and now snowing with 8 inches on the way. then the fun starts with below zero temps and expected more that 30 below wind chills ect for many days...jeff

Ditto. And I'm still getting to know how she handles in this white stuff. The threshold for loosing traction is much bigger than I'm used to; not to mention the countermeasures that it employs. It jerks it back into alignment with authority. :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: try again on 12/03/13 12:45 PM
Jonnie mo I wish you could stop that below zero weather coming from your place next day or two..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/03/13 12:53 PM
our storm seems to be missing us ... only about an inch maybe as of right now.... only calling for 1-3 today and less than 1 tonight
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 12/03/13 07:15 PM
you must have bad or stock tires...my Cooper Destination A/T3's are very grippy and sometimes when you wanna play its not as fun...I was very surprised with the traction on ice which we have a lot of here since sunday and now snowing with 8 inches on the way. then the fun starts with below zero temps and expected more that 30 below wind chills ect for many days...jeff


You may have misunderstood, friend. What I mean is, in comparison to my '07 WRX, though AWD, and such a "better" (when dry performance counts) power to weight ratio, with performance tires, with no countermeasures; it's just a rocket, your driving skill and the worst that winter can throw at ya. Even a little too much throttle, and with all that torque it can loose traction in a second, if not wary. That's what I mean - in the Avalanche I can be so much more careless (for lack of a better term) and not fear paying the consequences since it's so much heavier, lower P to W ratio and it takes over when it thinks I'm mishandling it. Sooo.... I THINK we're on the same page. :-) Driving the AV in the winter is a vacation compared to balancing that turbo-charged machine.
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/03/13 11:08 PM
I love driving in the snow in 2wd  :4:
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 12/04/13 12:29 AM
I love drifting in the snow in 2wd  :4:

fixed that for you.
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Post by: ms38w on 12/04/13 05:18 AM
fixed that for you.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/04/13 06:11 AM
thanks  :laugh:
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Post by: try again on 12/04/13 09:28 AM
thanks for clearing that up .....we also have had wrx's for many years now my wife drives a '12 wrx and its is in the new purple color, the only upgrade we didn't get was the nav unit...we have dedicated 16" wheels and firestone's bliztec{I think that's the name} tires and they work awesome...bought them when we had the '09 and kept them for this car...she doesn't put a lot of miles on so they have good tread left...

You may have misunderstood, friend. What I mean is, in comparison to my '07 WRX, though AWD, and such a "better" (when dry performance counts) power to weight ratio, with performance tires, with no countermeasures; it's just a rocket, your driving skill and the worst that winter can throw at ya. Even a little too much throttle, and with all that torque it can loose traction in a second, if not wary. That's what I mean - in the Avalanche I can be so much more careless (for lack of a better term) and not fear paying the consequences since it's so much heavier, lower P to W ratio and it takes over when it thinks I'm mishandling it. Sooo.... I THINK we're on the same page. :-) Driving the AV in the winter is a vacation compared to balancing that turbo-charged machine.
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 12/04/13 10:45 AM
Brand new 4L65E and 2600 yank are going in today.... back on the road tomorrow.
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/04/13 10:55 AM
Brand new 4L65E and 2600 yank are going in today.... back on the road tomorrow.
its about time  :4:
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 12/04/13 05:10 PM
Finally got around to getting mud flaps installed on the 2009.
Just in time for the winter salty slushy road mess.
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/04/13 06:34 PM
Finally got around to getting mud flaps installed on the 2009.
Just in time for the winter salty slushy road mess.


Which ones did you go with??

I still can't decide... WeatherTech or GM...

I need to do something soon. I'll probably try to pick them up while I'm in Florida.
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/04/13 06:59 PM

Which ones did you go with??

I still can't decide... WeatherTech or GM...

I need to do something soon. I'll probably try to pick them up while I'm in Florida.

Thought about maybe painting them white DouglasOak? I think theyd look pretty good on your rig
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/04/13 07:08 PM
Thought about maybe painting them white DouglasOak? I think theyd look pretty good on your rig

I can order the GM flaps in Summit White, and I thought about it until I saw a set installed... Definitely looked cooler in my head!!
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Post by: Prism on 12/04/13 08:34 PM
Got my wireless antennas today. I was hopping i could use one for a mobile wifi rig for the AV. I guess i really didnt read the specs on the antenna.... its 4 feet long. Still needed for the tests i need to do in florida. i guess on to a new plan.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: GoldBowTie on 12/05/13 03:02 AM

Which ones did you go with??

I still can't decide... WeatherTech or GM...

I need to do something soon. I'll probably try to pick them up while I'm in Florida.

Weathertech no-drills.  Pretty easy install.
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Post by: krazycarguy on 12/05/13 06:16 AM
Installed my new roof mount luggage basket. Still dont know if I like it as much as I was hoping. It needs to be wider IMO

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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/05/13 09:48 AM
I noticed that when I aw it online. The specs are something like 42 long but only 35.7 wide. The smittybilt one I am going to try to get is 48 by 48. Which is why I want one so I can mount a full spare up there along with bigger light bars. I am also considering building my own with the same mounting kit that comes with the smittybilt so that way I can mount them wherever I want. And for the spare I would put a tire cover on it and also a y strap to hold it down. Plus if I make my own I can make it wide enough to be able to put an solid 1/8 inch plate across the front at an angle that is slightly wider than the rack itself so I can mount a 50 inch bar straight to the rack instead of onto the roof
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Post by: krazycarguy on 12/05/13 01:08 PM
I noticed that when I aw it online. The specs are something like 42 long but only 35.7 wide. The smittybilt one I am going to try to get is 48 by 48. Which is why I want one so I can mount a full spare up there along with bigger light bars. I am also considering building my own with the same mounting kit that comes with the smittybilt so that way I can mount them wherever I want. And for the spare I would put a tire cover on it and also a y strap to hold it down. Plus if I make my own I can make it wide enough to be able to put an solid 1/8 inch plate across the front at an angle that is slightly wider than the rack itself so I can mount a 50 inch bar straight to the rack instead of onto the roof

the thing is tho, those demensions are outside dem. The inside width is only 30. I think im gonna take it to a fab shop, see what itll cost to widen it 6-8 inches. I think thats the only reason i dont like it. It needs to be wider. It looks so small up there. If the fab work costs toomuch, ill probably get the yakima rack.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 12/05/13 02:18 PM
Painted and installed the new bug guard today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg.html)
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/05/13 02:26 PM
that looks good  :thumbsup:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/05/13 03:59 PM
Painted and installed the new bug guard today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg.html)

Man that thing is really clean. At first before I read what it was I said to myself, whatd he do? Paint his emblem? I thought he did that already!!    :laugh:   I didnt see it at ALL when I first glanced at it. Amazing. Looks outstanding man
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Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 12/05/13 06:31 PM
Very Nice, didn't even notice it,,  LOL..
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Post by: Blackcomb on 12/05/13 06:34 PM
thanks, needed to try and hide some of the touchups on the leading edge of the hood, took a lot of highway damage this spring driving thu Alabama in a nasty storm.
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Post by: Paul Mitchell on 12/05/13 07:02 PM
Beautiful paint work :thumbsup:
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Post by: Torenhire on 12/05/13 07:17 PM
wow I didnt even notice it at first, nice work!
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/05/13 07:21 PM
Painted and installed the new bug guard today.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0529_zps71cf99b5.jpg.html)

I assume you had a clear guard and painted the inside??

That was my original intention for Ava, but the cost of the guard and paint kept making me put it off... But this looks great (even better than I thought it would.

I am picking up a black WeatherTech on the weekend, I think I'll just Plasti-Dip the front white and put it on for protection this winter and do the clear painted white in the spring.
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Post by: Blackcomb on 12/05/13 08:40 PM
Treated it like an RC car body, so yes painted the inside of a clear guard. I got the clear guard for $55 and free shipping from autoanything (had a coupon and hit a special) and the paint was $30 after shipping from express paint(had to order as the color cannot be gotten unless from a paint supply house). Still plenty of paint left for something else as well.
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 12/05/13 09:04 PM
I assume you had a clear guard and painted the inside??

That was my original intention for Ava, but the cost of the guard and paint kept making me put it off... But this looks great (even better than I thought it would.

I am picking up a black WeatherTech on the weekend, I think I'll just Plasti-Dip the front white and put it on for protection this winter and do the clear painted white in the spring.

They do make them painted you can pick one up at the dealer


5 Deflector, Hood Air
Dealer Installed
Chrome    #.3 19165947 $149.00
    Blue     #.3 19156310 $129.00
Graystone #.3 17800570 $129.00
        Red #.3 17800569 $142.00
      Silver #.3 12499268 $129.00
     Smoke #.3 19165946 $79.00
      White #.3 12499269 $129.00
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Post by: MS03 2500 on 12/05/13 09:14 PM
PS I put my spare tire back in.  ROAD TRIP  :thumbsup:
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 12/06/13 04:55 PM
Well today I put together my winter "survival" tote. Of all the years living here in Michigan I have never had a need to use anything in it, it's nice to have just in case.

Captn---
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Post by: krazycarguy on 12/06/13 05:49 PM
Well today I put together my winter "survival" tote. Of all the years living here in Michigan I have never had a need to use anything in it, it's nice to have just in case.

Captn---

so whats all in there?
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/06/13 06:04 PM
They do make them painted you can pick one up at the dealer


Thanks B!! I'd like to see one of the OEM ones before I drop the duckets on it.

For now I'll stick with the WeatherTech (gonna pick it up tomorrow in Royal Oak for 25 bux)  :thumbsup: and I've already got a couple cans of white Plasti Dip.
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Post by: CaptnKirk on 12/06/13 06:57 PM
so whats all in there?

I have a spare pair of hunting boots, insulated gloves, wool blanket, folding camp shovel, hand warmers, a Coleman SportCat catalytic heater w/2 1lb propane bottles, 750 watt power inverter w/various connectors, 8 x 8 tarp, LED flashlight w/ spare batteries, matches/disposable lighter, box of cat litter, bottled water and a container of trail mix.

Other things I carry in a saddlebag all the time are various tools, tow strap and chain, knife, first aid kit and jumper cables. I'd say the majority of the time I'm helping out others who might be stranded, broken down, stuck...whatever. Being on a SAR team, my Av is loaded and ready to go 90% of the time. All I have to do is grab my pack and I can be on the road in less than 20 minutes.

Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dogman691 on 12/07/13 02:57 PM
The temp was like 60 yesterday so I cleaned my cladding and used refinish restorer. It started raining but I had it in the garage so this morning I pulled it out and saw a couple little touch up spots. It works great! I then put a missing GM mud flap on. So in the last two days my Avy got some refinish restorer and a mud flap.
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Post by: 04bluave on 12/13/13 06:58 PM
The Ave got its first bath in six months today, it also ran for thefl first time. Was great to be driving her again,  tom its an oil chnage more driving and tunning if i can make it over to my buddies
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/13/13 07:37 PM
The Ave got its first bath in six months today,
                                          :laugh:
It must have rained in Florida and you pulled it out of the carport!!!

I love watching my parents neighbor when it rains...
Pull the car out of the carport, fill the bucket with some soapy water to wipe down the car, then let the rain take care of the rest!!!!
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Post by: 04bluave on 12/14/13 01:25 AM
Lol never have done that one. Dont think i would getbas much enjoyment from it. Tom it will be getting the 3.00 aux connecter mod  :D
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/14/13 08:12 AM
                                          :laugh:
It must have rained in Florida and you pulled it out of the carport!!!

I love watching my parents neighbor when it rains...
Pull the car out of the carport, fill the bucket with some soapy water to wipe down the car, then let the rain take care of the rest!!!!
Less water spots that way when you pull it inside to dry it off. Goldbowtie does it all the time.
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Post by: 04bluave on 12/14/13 04:19 PM
Got the aux connector installed so love that mod, :thumbsup: now i need to find some plasti dip glossifier
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Post by: JohnnieMo on 12/14/13 06:18 PM
New plugs are wires.  Also had some adjustments made in the tune.  It was pulsing at low RPM in overdrive.  

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Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/14/13 07:09 PM
Got the aux connector installed so love that mod, :thumbsup: now i need to find some plasti dip glossifier
I believe I have a few cans of that sitting next to me waiting on warm weather for a mod...  :4: Of course, That won't be until April or May  :E:  :E:  :E:
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Post by: GoldBowTie on 12/16/13 05:45 AM
Less water spots that way when you pull it inside to dry it off. Goldbowtie does it all the time.
Yep.  :thumbsup:
I watch the weather radar and try to time finishing the washing just as the downpour hits.

I'm sure the neighbors think I'm crazy.
They are right, but not because I wash my car in the rain.  ::)
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/16/13 06:25 AM
I believe I have a few cans of that sitting next to me waiting on warm weather for a mod...  :4: Of course, That won't be until April or May  :E:  :E:  :E:

Yeah man same here. I had plastidipped all the nameplates, the emblems, and also the front grill and emblem. Since then I have put lights on the front and wrapped the bowties in camo wrap and the dip has muddy water marks. Hopefully one day this week when its warmer I will wash it and then wax it and then respray. I have 2.5 cans of black and 2 cans of glossifier. I am gonna cover up the lights and the camo with painters tape and tape it all off. Then I will spray it with about 3 coats since I have some tears in the nameplates and LT symbols. Then let it dry like that. Then I will tape closer on top of the plastidip and spray the glossifier so it doesnt get on the paint. then After 3 coats of that I will pull all the plastidip up and that way I will have glossy plastidipped stuff. Hopefully that works. I just want to use the glossifier because I am thinking it will work as like a type of clear coat and hardener for it.
Does anyone know for sure?
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Post by: ms38w on 12/16/13 08:22 AM
Due for state inspection this month, so I'll take it down to run errands, get it washed and inspected, and call it a day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 12/16/13 01:12 PM
Wired in some switches
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/16/13 04:44 PM
AWW MAN THAT LOOKS SWEET!!!!!!! whered ya get the switches? I have been wanting to get some like that
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Post by: PuddleStompin on 12/16/13 05:39 PM
AWW MAN THAT LOOKS SWEET!!!!!!! whered ya get the switches? I have been wanting to get some like that

Got them at a local parts store.  They are all individual switches.  They are PICO 30amp.  Here is a link to Summit.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pco-5581pt/overview/

Took measurements 3 times before drilling the first hole.  :o  :o  :o  :o
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Post by: 04bluave on 12/16/13 05:47 PM
Love the look of those switches,

Still have not found the glossifier yet :thumbdown: not sure where else to look have checked most of the parts stores as well as lowes and homedepot. 

But did get the oil changed today, before the tailgate handle broke, still need to get the muffler done aswell its going to be a long few days
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Post by: DouglasOak on 12/16/13 05:58 PM
Still have not found the glossifier yet :thumbdown: not sure where else to look have checked most of the parts stores as well as lowes and homedepot.  


Click on the link below...

(http://www.plastidip.com/img/photos/dipyourcar_logo.jpg) (http://www.dipyourcar.com/)

Shipping should be fast and reasonable...

DipYourCar.com
7748 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
www.dipyourcar.com
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/16/13 06:03 PM
Love the look of those switches,

Still have not found the glossifier yet :thumbdown: not sure where else to look have checked most of the parts stores as well as lowes and homedepot. 

But did get the oil changed today, before the tailgate handle broke, still need to get the muffler done aswell its going to be a long few days

Try pep boys, my local one has every plasti dip that you could think of, all the blaze colors even, metalizers, pearlizers, black, white, gray, and glossifier

Got them at a local parts store.  They are all individual switches.  They are PICO 30amp.  Here is a link to Summit.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pco-5581pt/overview/

Took measurements 3 times before drilling the first hole.  :o  :o  :o  :o

Cool man I will be sure to get some of those instead of getting a big panel, plus I can fit more of those in a smaller space. Was thinking maybe of putting them in the drivers side a pillar or on the dash plastic above the radio unit
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Post by: 04bluave on 12/16/13 07:47 PM
I will try pep boys in the morning if not dip your car is where i will get it.  Thank u douglasoak and 09 chevy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 12/16/13 08:45 PM
Click on the link below...

(http://www.plastidip.com/img/photos/dipyourcar_logo.jpg) (http://www.dipyourcar.com/)

Shipping should be fast and reasonable...

DipYourCar.com
7748 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
www.dipyourcar.com


Damn, why did I look at this thread, now I got another mod to do!  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: PuddleStompin on 12/17/13 09:37 AM

Cool man I will be sure to get some of those instead of getting a big panel, plus I can fit more of those in a smaller space. Was thinking maybe of putting them in the drivers side a pillar or on the dash plastic above the radio unit
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after pulling the dash apart the section where i put them had the least amount of plastic to drill through.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 12/17/13 10:12 AM

Still have not found the glossifier yet :thumbdown: not sure where else to look have checked most of the parts stores as well as lowes and homedepot. 


Try HomeDepot.com.
They're a few cents less than DipYourCar.com and home depot offers free shipping to your home or local store.............. that is if you're looking to buy a case of six cans.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/17/13 10:16 AM
our home depot here now has a separate plastidip display up by the paint counter with the colors and the glossifier  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 12/17/13 11:49 AM
Got her all washed up, cleaned all outside glass, then Changed the oil & oil filter & air filter.   (Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 - pf48 oil filter) (k&N air filter)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 11:59 AM
Got her all washed up, cleaned all outside glass, then Changed the oil & oil filter & air filter.   (Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 - pf48 oil filter) (k&N air filter)

Is pennzoil a full synthetic?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 12/17/13 12:12 PM
Pennzoil Platinum IS Synthetic oil and Dexos approved..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 12:15 PM
Sweet good to know  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 12/17/13 01:06 PM
anyone here ever used any of that new "green" oil? 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/17/13 01:46 PM
washed it... thoroughly  :A: its been needing it with these winter roads... couldnt even tell the tailgate was yellow anymore
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 03:11 PM
Same here man!!! Just finished using my new product choice for washing the truck which is the Turtle Wax Ice wash and wax. love the way it almost looks waxed after just washing it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 04bluave on 12/17/13 03:18 PM
 :thumbsup: pepboys came through today so got the glossifier and was able to do the wheels, steps, grill and bowtie. The difference in the look of the truck is amazing. I just got it all finished so will have to add pictures tom since the sun has gone down.  Was able to fix the tailgate as well little rod clip cost all of 5 bucks and took 5 minutes to install.

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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 06:38 PM
Same here man!!! I am going to be working on mine tomorrow night, will be spraying on 2 coats of dip followed my three of glossifier, wait, as a matter of fact, I am gonna go do that now
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 04bluave on 12/17/13 06:44 PM
i did 4 coats of dip and 2 of glossifier for the wheels and steps and just 3 and 2 on the grill
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/17/13 08:03 PM
the '04, I walked in the garage and looked at it plugged in the for the winter. :needhug:
the first '05, Twiggy took that one to work
The second '05, I took that one to dinner for guy's night out.



This thread can be a pain updating for me.  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 08:10 PM
i did 4 coats of dip and 2 of glossifier for the wheels and steps and just 3 and 2 on the grill

Just did 3 heavy coats of black dip to really cover all the imperfections and 1 light one. Then I just did 1 coat of glossifier. I am going to to maybe 3-4 cuz I want a really good gloss finish like the paint on the truck
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 08:14 PM
I wait 10 mins between dip coats, how long do I wait between coats of glossifier? the same? I just did but it looked kinda wet so I sprayed and now I am waiting 15 mins between them to see if it changes that so we will see
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Post by: Z66Modder on 12/17/13 09:14 PM
 :nopics:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/17/13 09:31 PM
hahahaha was it bad that I was waiting for that? hahahaha okay give me a few.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 12/17/13 10:09 PM
reassured the Avy that I would give her a proper bath when we get to Florida Saturday. She gets a 2 week Chicago salt reprise.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/18/13 05:11 AM
May god bless your AVs soul. Stay frosty my friends hahaha
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Post by: avz66 on 12/22/13 05:09 PM
I changed the back brakes with Akebono pads and rotors and one caliper

I bled them good
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Post by: wyotonka on 12/22/13 09:33 PM
Took ou the transfer case to discover that it had not started pump rub on it yet but the line on the pump was disconnected ... Other than that all looked good... Put in the merchant automotive pump while I was in there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 12/23/13 06:54 AM
Well, it snowed 7 inches yesterday, and we're to get about 4 more total before wednesday :thumbsup: So what am I doing to my Avy? Why getting it sideways of course!!   :drive: :drive: :drive:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 12/23/13 06:58 AM
our roads have been iced over..... i think i drive sideways more in the ice than straight  :laugh:
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Post by: krazycarguy on 12/23/13 12:09 PM
our roads have been iced over..... i think i drive sideways more in the ice than straight  :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Brightwhite on 12/23/13 12:21 PM
Yanked out the rear facing car seat.

Cleaned the minions area thoroughly.

Reinstalled front facing car seat.

Chevy sure made it interesting to access that top latch... I need a drink lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: echastain88 on 12/23/13 12:50 PM
Drove it..... lol
Been wanting to install my new deck and speakers but its too cold
brrrr......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 12/23/13 01:46 PM
changed the front shocks today, got Rancho RS5000

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Bassman Z71 on 12/24/13 07:41 AM
changed the front shocks today, got Rancho RS5000


How do they compare to stock?
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Post by: brokenoak on 12/24/13 09:26 AM
Checked oil to find it nice and milky.  :needhug:  :E:
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 12/24/13 11:10 AM
Checked oil to find it nice and milky.  :needhug:  :E:
oh chit  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avz66 on 12/24/13 02:28 PM
How do they compare to stock?
stock was better, my AV came with Bilstein
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 12/25/13 12:18 AM
Castech heads on an 02. Has your coolant level been disappearing mysteriously?  

And Merry Christmas Everyone!  It's past midnight here.  :wave:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 12/25/13 03:36 AM
Yep it was. Just gonna put a 6.0 in it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RB`s 2010 AV on 12/25/13 05:38 AM
Go with a 6.2   :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JVZL1 on 12/28/13 05:34 PM
Replace the drivers side front hub assembly.  
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 12/28/13 06:51 PM
Been thinking about maybe doing a set of custom home made halo rings for the headlights
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: KeiserX13 on 12/28/13 09:05 PM
took off the "chrome" door handles
removed the bug deflector to find a rust spot so put it back on for now
plati-dipped the chipping bow tie
removed dealer sticker
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Rob(firebird) on 12/29/13 03:28 AM
Had to replace the battery. Allthough it was still the first one, it only lasted about 5 years. I guess features like power sidesteps, starting with lights on and stuff like that doesnt help to increase the lasting age of a battery.
Well, if the new one works for another 5 years I wont complain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ARMYtango on 01/01/14 05:02 PM
Replaced the HVAC blower (ahhhh, finally some HEAT!)  :thumbsup:
Replaced the fuel vapor canister (ahhh, can finally pump a tank of fuel at a normal rate)..lol  :thumbsup:
Applied a couple coats of RR.  :A:
Applied a couple CAFCNA decals to the rear window.  :B:
Vacuumed her out, and checked all the fluids.  :cool:
WHEW!  :abuelito:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 01/23/14 11:39 AM
A couple of projects over the last few weeks;

- Added the door projectors and wired them into the puddle lights;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/avproj-3.JPG)


- added a Bully chrome hitch step bar with LED lights;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/IMG_0393.jpg)

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/bullystepled.JPG)
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Post by: Z66Modder on 01/23/14 06:49 PM
Finally repaired the sail panel light out on the driver's side so I could make a video of the Recon Xtreme LOF bar, only to discover one of my 4-in-1 diodes out on the drivers side taillight as well when watching the video.   :E:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UngIbBQDiuI&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Prism on 01/24/14 10:27 AM
trying to figure out why the ranch hand push bar wont fit on the 07+ z71 , and who locally can make it fit.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: spidey on 01/24/14 03:11 PM
A couple of project over the last few weeks;

- Added the door projectors and wired them into the puddle lights;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/avproj-3.JPG)


- added a Bully chrome hitch step bar with LED lights;

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/IMG_0393.jpg)

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/bullystepled.JPG)


Cool, I have theat step bar.  I love the LED look, just adds to the truck
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 01/27/14 06:10 PM
Finally had a chance to get into my buddy's shop and replace my old vent solenoid...
(pretty quick and painless... about 30 minutes)

The worst part about it being bad, was having the check engine light on and not being able to use the remote start!

I'll be so happy in the morning when it's 20 below and I can start it from my bedroom!!!   :woohoo:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 01/27/14 07:15 PM
First day it's been above freezing in a while so I swapped out the broken bearing on my cargo slide. Enjoyed the high 30s while it lasted, back in the low teens for the next few days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 01/27/14 09:48 PM
getting my baby ready for a working road trip into Canada to Haines Alaska
cleaned work crap outa it
changed fluids /filters
fixing mod wiring 
ladder rack at the grab handle location
adding a second fuel tank in the spare location
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 01/28/14 10:12 AM
Humm ya going to fix a little damage from a real Avalanche AA.   ?


(http://www.trbimg.com/img-52e73f15/turbine/la-na-nn-ff-alaska-avalanche-blocks-highway-va-001/512)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 01/28/14 11:30 AM
Dont have to go that way......
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 01/28/14 11:43 AM
Today I re wired my train horn so that I have a kill switch on the compressor so it wont run when the tank looses pressure but the truck is off. Now I can just kill the entire system
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 01/29/14 10:49 AM
We got snow yesterday first time the avy seen snow since i've had it probably first time ever since its from Florida. And im proud to say it did excellent and was trucking along just as good as the 4x4's around here :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 01/29/14 11:32 AM
Calling  my local mechanic as my mod funds will be directed elsewhere this week.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/802/uz7m.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/513/qh2i.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/13/q51e.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 01/29/14 11:34 AM
Looking up all the RPO codes
Cant find these, does anyone know what they are??

FUB

RAN

1LT
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 01/29/14 01:31 PM
Looking up all the RPO codes
Cant find these, does anyone know what they are??

FUB

RAN

1LT

Gimme the last 8 of your vin, I can tell you what all your RPO codes mean
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 01/29/14 01:32 PM
Calling  my local mechanic as my mod funds will be directed elsewhere this week.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/802/uz7m.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/513/qh2i.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/13/q51e.jpg)



It appears you have a bit of a leak, lol
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Post by: Willow LS on 01/29/14 02:02 PM
Bought Bilstein 5100 shocks for her.  And pricing a cam, rocker arms and a 6.0 for a possible summer swap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 01/29/14 06:37 PM
Gimme the last 8 of your vin, I can tell you what all your RPO codes mean

Okay man, I looked them all up today and found all but those three

but here the last 8

9G187775
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: cooncitycornflake on 01/29/14 07:04 PM
Parked it after two fairly solid weeks of driving - glad the boss is feeding the 8.1.   :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Wazbro on 01/29/14 08:12 PM
Looking up all the RPO codes
Cant find these, does anyone know what they are??

FUB

RAN

1LT
Well i don't know the first 2 but,

1LT is the trim level.
Trim levels changed some over the years,
in 07 and 08 they had LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT and LTZ in order of increasing options.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 01/29/14 08:30 PM
FUB = Seal - Paintshop Applied Hem Sealer

RAN :dunno:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 01/30/14 11:36 AM
Finally warm enough out to wash the AV, of course it will be completely covered in grime after 5 minutes of driving this afternoon, but at least it is shiny in the driveway right now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 01/30/14 03:26 PM
Finally warm enough out to wash the AV, of course it will be completely covered in grime after 5 minutes of driving this afternoon, but at least it is shiny in the driveway right now.
   :nopics:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 01/31/14 04:58 AM
I know, I totally blew that one. I had to see my account with my tax stuff so ran out right after washing, so now it is back to being a block of salt, I missed the five minute window. In reality even tho I got to give it a quick bath it really needs 4 or 5 more, and the temp needs to be above 30 without 40 mile an hour wind, my fingers got a little cold. :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: rgbeard on 01/31/14 07:04 PM
Drove it to Mexico with the newly-rebuilt transmission.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Prism on 02/01/14 09:48 AM
getting a quote on getting all the warning lights installed on the truck and getting the push bar modified to fit the z71 front end.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: cooncitycornflake on 02/01/14 12:04 PM
Finally repaired the sail panel light out on the driver's side so I could make a video of the Recon Xtreme LOF bar, only to discover one of my 4-in-1 diodes out on the drivers side taillight as well when watching the video.   :E:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UngIbBQDiuI&feature=youtu.be


Thanks for posting that video.   Also the chrome on the dark green is very sharp!   :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/01/14 05:03 PM
Thanks corncitycornflake.

Today I got to repeat the GM Brake Module Solder repair.  :E: I did this about a year ago, but maybe I missed a solder joint. So I am waiting for the black silicone to cure so I can install it. Took 1/2 the time this go around. Changed the oil while I'm waiting. Here is a pic of the module curing:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 02/02/14 04:07 PM
Drove her 720 ish miles from Wasilla to Haines Alaska, via Canada.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/02/14 08:33 PM
Drove my Avalanche around town with the the NFC Champions flag, now I can replace it with Superbowl Champions!!! Go Seahawks!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/03/14 12:36 PM
20 degrees out and sunny, and here is the pic this time!
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg.html)
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Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/03/14 05:12 PM
20 degrees out and sunny, and here is the pic this time!
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg.html)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/03/14 06:44 PM
Installed a diablosport predator programmer thanks to Stratusfear02, modified the 87 octane tune. Love it!! adjusted for tires, move the rev limiter up from 6000 to 6200, changed a few other things as well. No when I am shifting between gears and I am punching it, its like the truck is sitting back a little more and right after the shift its like the truck jumps forward begging to go more, its amazing. Love it. Will get a custom tune thrown at it maybe down the road if I keep my 5.3 in here. Oh, and I renamed the AV, from molly, to Thor.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/04/14 03:43 AM
20 degrees out and sunny, and here is the pic this time!
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/IMG_0587_zps88906754.jpg.html)

Hey...did you know your truck matches your house?   :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/04/14 04:45 AM
neighbors think I am infatuated with the color.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/04/14 06:44 AM
Oh, and I renamed the AV, from molly, to Thor.
    :laugh:

Gotta love it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/04/14 07:03 AM
neighbors think I am infatuated with the color.

The real question is...what color(s) is/were the Impala and Grand Prix?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/04/14 07:09 AM
Impala is Victory Red and the GXP was Stealth Grey. Were currently looking at a Caddy CTS4 in Black Cherry, lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/04/14 07:15 AM
neighbors think I am infatuated with the color.

Yeah I am starting to think so too   :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/04/14 07:30 PM
Impala is Victory Red and the GXP was Stealth Grey. Were currently looking at a Caddy CTS4 in Black Cherry, lol.

Man you have an obsession  :laugh:


As per the thread topic: today I banged the driver-side windshield wiper against the windshield until it appeared to sit more flush, damn thing was leaving a streak across the middle of the glass right where my line of sight is.  If my neanderthal fix worked I'll be happy, if not, I'll be screwed driving in the snow tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 4x4dreamer on 02/04/14 09:03 PM
Hey...did you know your truck matches your house?   :P

I was thinking the same thing  :4: :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/05/14 04:29 AM
This looks like the humble beginnings of a new thread titled:

You know you have an obsession when .........

Just Saying. :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/05/14 05:37 AM
 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/05/14 02:29 PM
Missing my Avalanche terribly.
I'm here in Florida with an POS rental while my Avalanche is sitting at home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/05/14 04:20 PM
Just installed the Hummer H2 aluminum console latch for my Avalanche..

I love the look compared to the factory black latch..perfect fit and matches the dash vent surrounds close enough :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/05/14 05:58 PM
Just installed the Hummer H2 aluminum console latch for my Avalanche..

I love the look compared to the factory black latch..perfect fit and matches the dash vent surrounds close enough :thumbsup:
:nopics:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/05/14 09:01 PM
:nopics:

LOL..pics coming. although not good ones in the dark garage. the flash made the trim piece a blur.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/05/14 09:15 PM
heres few pics, although not good.. :A: small detail, but love the result!!

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02812_zps0ee73ce0.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02812_zps0ee73ce0.jpg.html)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02811_zps115422ee.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02811_zps115422ee.jpg.html)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02813_zpsa9cd95ed.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02813_zpsa9cd95ed.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: HawaiianBrian on 02/06/14 11:05 AM
heres few pics, although not good.. :A: small detail, but love the result!!

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02812_zps0ee73ce0.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02812_zps0ee73ce0.jpg.html)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02811_zps115422ee.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02811_zps115422ee.jpg.html)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02813_zpsa9cd95ed.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02813_zpsa9cd95ed.jpg.html)

nice change, may I ask where you found one and how much it was?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/06/14 12:51 PM
nice change, may I ask where you found one and how much it was?

GM parts direct..shipped to the house it was $105 I believe..part #19208238 PUSHBUTTO

installation simple. open lid, take out 8 screws of inner back lining on lid. pull out plastic trim w/ putty knife, its a little snug. remove 2 screws holding down pushbutton. finally pull out rubber mat on top and remove those 4 screws.. :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/06/14 01:20 PM
Installed a pair of towing mirrors.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: brokenoak on 02/06/14 02:09 PM
Put back together what i could while i wait for new heads.mine cracked.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: HawaiianBrian on 02/07/14 01:09 PM
GM parts direct..shipped to the house it was $105 I believe..part #19208238 PUSHBUTTO

installation simple. open lid, take out 8 screws of inner back lining on lid. pull out plastic trim w/ putty knife, its a little snug. remove 2 screws holding down pushbutton. finally pull out rubber mat on top and remove those 4 screws.. :thumbsup:
 

Awesome, I swapped all my wood grain pieces for the alumimum finish way back, this would be a good match! thx
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/07/14 03:50 PM
Awesome, I swapped all my wood grain pieces for the alumimum finish way back, this would be a good match! thx

the finish is almost exact..i feel its worth the price..i personally like the look even with my woodgrain..wishing I would have the aluminum wheel spokes instead of the wood ones I bought. might buy a complete autowoods wood wheel with the silver spokes and sell these wood grain wheel spokes. I like the full silver trim also. just not enough to spend time and money on swap..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/07/14 04:08 PM
Avy #3 went on the lift for some new tranny fluid and filter. While under there my buddy pointed out the fact that it has an engine block heater installed. Time to test that thing out.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JVZL1 on 02/08/14 02:42 PM
We got our first snow fall of the season in the valley. They are calling for freezing rain today and tomorrow in the transition.  Put on my Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires on. These have been an outstanding winter tire for me. The Coopers were doing well just can’t believe the difference in traction and stopping with the Nokians.  Also put a set on the daughter’s car.  
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ltxi on 02/08/14 05:21 PM
Today?....drove it again. Av is our cross country cruiser/home depot stuff hauler/bad winter weather extra vehicle. Only 40K miles in 6.5 years...2/3 to 3/4 of that long haul. For the last month it's been a daily driver...wx been kinda sucky 'round here if one ain't got a 4x4 to fall back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/09/14 07:28 AM
Yesterday I got my new plugs and wires put in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: blazinlow89 on 02/09/14 11:02 AM
Replaced a faulty brake switch, now my cruise control works.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: old skool on 02/09/14 12:01 PM
Added footwell lighting, front and back...

(http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r788/randy_smith2/Application5001_zpseea8081c.jpg)

(http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r788/randy_smith2/Application5002_zps56abca69.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 02/09/14 12:17 PM
Brushed 5" of fresh snow off of them  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 02/09/14 12:19 PM
Installed LED bulbs in reverse lights, license plate lights, puddle lights, and interior domes.

No pics yet...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/10/14 06:56 AM
Brushed 5" of fresh snow off of them  :E:

Feel like I do this every 2 days  :E: :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/10/14 07:42 AM
Feel like I do this every 2 days  :E: :E:

 :'( yall seem sad bout this!! I MISS the PA snow so bad!! not only beautiful to look, but playing in the snow in the AVY and KingQuad was soo much fun.

got 2" here in TN FRI morning and the guys at work thought I was nuts out in the middle of the snow doing donuts in the parking lot!! they all scared to death to drive home and im rejoicing! different world here indeed :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/10/14 07:46 AM
Ordered Aluminum steering wheel spokes to match my new latch on the center console. my burlwood spokes will be available for sale soon!!

also, ordered matching burlwood Autowoods steering wheel and the matching gauge cluster piece..

pics coming within a week or so!! :A:

exhaust will be my last purchase, I hope.. ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/10/14 08:16 AM
it doesnt want to quit snowing here either  :needhug: i think if we were without i would want to play though  :4: its just a matter of not seeing the ground in 3+ months
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 08:29 AM
come down here and you never lost it  :laugh:
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Post by: RevRichmond on 02/10/14 09:33 AM
Brushed 5" of fresh snow off of them  :E:
House buying deal-breaker: no attached garage. :) I still hafta do it at work, but thankfully not every single morning I get up. :A:


Ordered Aluminum steering wheel spokes to match my new latch on the center console. my burlwood spokes will be available for sale soon!!
also, ordered matching burlwood Autowoods steering wheel and the matching gauge cluster piece..
pics coming within a week or so!! :A:
exhaust will be my last purchase, I hope.. ::)

Last purchase?? NEVER! :B: Mod fever is contaigous and incurable.
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Post by: RevRichmond on 02/10/14 09:50 AM
Almost forgot..... buddy gave me a brand new K&N air filter for it. I'm pretty sure it added 700-ish HP. :woot:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 09:56 AM
more like 1000
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/10/14 10:53 AM
Covered my entire cargo area with truck bedliner...soooooo much better  ;D Here's before and after pics:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 10:56 AM
Looks awesome man!!! Did it yourself or had a place do it?  :thumbsup:
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/10/14 10:58 AM
that looks great  :o

yup ... now ya did it. I have been thinking about hitting the plastics back there with black bedliner since it doesnt see much sun, so it wont fade quick. I just wanted to make it look new and clean again...  :A:
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Post by: enoniam on 02/10/14 10:59 AM
Are you going to use the stock bedmat or go without?
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/10/14 11:14 AM
09chevyavy: Yeah did it myself. I took my time prepping and painting, added 3 thick coats to make sure its durable and left it out in the hot sun to bake for about 2hours, that dried it up real good.
wyotonka:  Thanks! Yeah definitely made it look new again...you should do it!
enoniam: I love my stock bed rubber mat so I'm still going to use it :) I lug trash and some heavy cargo once in awhile so having that mat there will definitely help!

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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 11:26 AM
09chevyavy: Yeah did it myself. I took my time prepping and painting, added 3 thick coats to make sure its durable.
wyotonka:  Thanks! Yeah definitely made it look new again...you should do it!
enoniam: I love my stock bed rubber mat so I'm still going to use it :) I lug trash and some heavy cargo once in awhile so having that mat there will definitely help!


Yeah man, I had kryloned my saddle bags and plastics in flat black but I really wanna bedliner it. I would do the inside but I have a bedslide, so I wont do it on the inside. So right now I have several things in the works.

Newest addition to the list- I met yesterday the guy I call "raptor guy". Owns a raptor down the street and turns out he went to my current high school and loves the work I am putting out lately. He had swapped his rims and tires away from stock and still has the stock 315/70R17 BFG allterrains. So I may buy those from him to put on my truck.

Following this, I have the paint for it, just need the silicon and to borrow my dads dremel tool, I will be cutting open my headlights, removing everything like wires, bulbs, all that, then mask off the headlight buckets, and clean with denatured alcohol, wet sand with 1000 grit, clean again, primer, paint semi gloss black, then clear over. Thinking about tinting the lenses before I put it back together. Either way I will re install everything, remove masking tape of course, then reseal with a high heat silicon adhesive.

Next is to add bed lighting through LED bed strips under the drip rails with super glue and 3m mounting tape. Might do the saddle bags also. Will mount a switch by the tail gate.

Then I want to sit on all the money I make til the end of summer to (hopefully) swap in a dana 60 front, divorce case, chevy rear 14 bolt, then somehow make it either a 4 on the floor shift ( trying to stay away from that) or (hopefully) electronic to install the knob in my factory location. Then will finish everything with shocks, lines, all that, driveshafts, then put 8 inch coil lift with a leveling kit, new rims off of a HD truck prolly stock ones for now, then hopefully be able to clear some 38s or 40s. I should be able to since I can fit 35s now...... trimmed a lot in the past. Plus that extra 10 inches should help.

Then save up again for custom bumpers, roof rack, and steps, do full size spare up top with tons of light bars from PuddleStompin

Then once its all said and done, swap in the big bad boy, you guessed it, a dmax and allison


Longterm goals I know but hey, I figure while I am still young, do it now when I dont have a ton of stuff on my plate. This way I can enjoy it and just fix stuff if I need to later on

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Post by: wyotonka on 02/10/14 11:27 AM
well right now im definitely lacking the 2 hours of hot sun to make sure it dries good... it will probably be a bit before i can  :wave:
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/10/14 11:44 AM
Yeah man, I had kryloned my saddle bags and plastics in flat black but I really wanna bedliner it. I would do the inside but I have a bedslide, so I wont do it on the inside. So right now I have several things in the works.

Newest addition to the list- I met yesterday the guy I call "raptor guy". Owns a raptor down the street and turns out he went to my current high school and loves the work I am putting out lately. He had swapped his rims and tires away from stock and still has the stock 315/70R17 BFG allterrains. So I may buy those from him to put on my truck.

Following this, I have the paint for it, just need the silicon and to borrow my dads dremel tool, I will be cutting open my headlights, removing everything like wires, bulbs, all that, then mask off the headlight buckets, and clean with denatured alcohol, wet sand with 1000 grit, clean again, primer, paint semi gloss black, then clear over. Thinking about tinting the lenses before I put it back together. Either way I will re install everything, remove masking tape of course, then reseal with a high heat silicon adhesive.

Next is to add bed lighting through LED bed strips under the drip rails with super glue and 3m mounting tape. Might do the saddle bags also. Will mount a switch by the tail gate.

Then I want to sit on all the money I make til the end of summer to (hopefully) swap in a dana 60 front, divorce case, chevy rear 14 bolt, then somehow make it either a 4 on the floor shift ( trying to stay away from that) or (hopefully) electronic to install the knob in my factory location. Then will finish everything with shocks, lines, all that, driveshafts, then put 8 inch coil lift with a leveling kit, new rims off of a HD truck prolly stock ones for now, then hopefully be able to clear some 38s or 40s. I should be able to since I can fit 35s now...... trimmed a lot in the past. Plus that extra 10 inches should help.

Then save up again for custom bumpers, roof rack, and steps, do full size spare up top with tons of light bars from PuddleStompin

Then once its all said and done, swap in the big bad boy, you guessed it, a dmax and allison


Longterm goals I know but hey, I figure while I am still young, do it now when I dont have a ton of stuff on my plate. This way I can enjoy it and just fix stuff if I need to later on



Damn now that's a "to do" list! :)
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 11:46 AM
 :laugh: more like a $$$$$$$$ list haha
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/10/14 11:46 AM
well right now im definitely lacking the 2 hours of hot sun to make sure it dries good... it will probably be a bit before i can  :wave:

Yeah man, the sun really helped. Without it, it would probably still be sitting half way in my garage (doesn't clear because of lift haha) trying to dry, especially with all those thick coats I added.
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/10/14 11:58 AM
supposed to be in the 40's this week with rain and snow all week... this will be the warmest its been in months  :cool:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/10/14 11:59 AM
supposed to be in the 40's this week with rain and snow all week... this will be the warmest its been in months  :cool:

40s is cold here  :laugh: its 70 here about
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Post by: Toothless on 02/10/14 12:00 PM
Last two days, replaced HVAC blower resistor (went out Friday on the way to work), replaced tailgate handle. Tired of fighting with it ($10.27 & shipping RockAuto) and both door lock relays. :thumbsup:
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/10/14 04:22 PM
supposed to be in the 40's this week with rain and snow all week... this will be the warmest its been in months  :cool:

40's = warm  :o damn.
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Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/10/14 05:40 PM
40's = warm  :o damn.

40s = heat wave  :laugh:
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Post by: mark24v on 02/10/14 06:19 PM
Fitted a light under the hood and put amber DRL aswell
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 02/10/14 06:40 PM
40s = heat wave  :laugh:
Agreed! This weeks high for me is in the 20's
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Post by: frito on 02/10/14 07:37 PM
Fitted a light under the hood and put amber DRL aswell
30's = time to shed the coats.  40's = time to break out the shorts.   :4:
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Post by: mark24v on 02/10/14 10:45 PM
Heatwave for me this week is -16c and the low is -32c lol we break out shorts and flip flops at -5 c  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Alaska_AV. on 02/11/14 01:00 AM
Put bad gas in her and the fuel pump froze up at -36
had to tow her 40 miles
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/11/14 06:03 AM
40's definitely = heat wave... we were at -25°f last tuesday  :laugh:
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Post by: krazycarguy on 02/11/14 06:58 AM
-12 this morning!!
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/11/14 10:46 AM
09chevyavy: Yeah did it myself. I took my time prepping and painting, added 3 thick coats to make sure its durable and left it out in the hot sun to bake for about 2hours, that dried it up real good.
wyotonka:  Thanks! Yeah definitely made it look new again...you should do it!
enoniam: I love my stock bed rubber mat so I'm still going to use it :) I lug trash and some heavy cargo once in awhile so having that mat there will definitely help!



hey 2002blackedout2500, can you elaborate what you did to prep and prime? Have a customer that wants me to bedline his silverado but I want to be able to give him a good estimate on what all is involved.


Fitted a light under the hood and put amber DRL aswell

 :thumbsup: what light did you use?!
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Post by: blu_fuz on 02/11/14 10:58 AM
I did this. Finished relocating the autoride compressor into the saddle bag  :cool::
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142537.0.html
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Post by: mark24v on 02/11/14 11:21 AM
I used a LED light i got from Princess Auto up here Canada has a build in on/off switch in it wired it straight to the battery with a in line fuse it cost me $19 bucks, Gives off plenty off light very happy with it pity GM did not fit a light as standard
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/11/14 12:02 PM
hey 2002blackedout2500, can you elaborate what you did to prep and prime? Have a customer that wants me to bedline his silverado but I want to be able to give him a good estimate on what all is involved.

Prep: Clean, clean, clean haha - this took up most of the time. Dirt, sand, and mud build-up from previous owner  :E:. I then removed the 8 hooks on both ends (4 on each end) of the bed with a 15ml I believe and removed the floor spring-loaded contraption which goes against the front panel (with glass) using a torx socket and painted that seperate. After I got all the junk out I shot it down with the hose, wiped it down and let it air dry in the sun then sanded with med grit sand paper (only metal parts-the plastic was so scratched up I figured the texture was rough enough to hold the paint), I then wiped down all sanded areas and plastic sides with all-purpose auto cleaner and taped off the two cargo lights and started painting. I didn't use any primer because the liner was so thick and sticky I figured I didn't need to.

By the way, this was not a spray-on liner, I used a brush and roller. I bought a gallon but still have 1/2 left which I may use for the panel covers. Also, try to stay away from the rubber edging, the bed liner will not hold to it and just peel off. And paint in sections from front to rear tailgate. I did the front panel and about a foot of the sides and the metal bed area adding three coats, then kept moving back a foot until I hit the tailgate. I know some people say wait until fully dry before painting between coats but I was racing the weather with rain in the forecast the following day so I just waited just enough to where the liner was a bit sticky and added another coat. The outcome was pretty awesome for a DIY ;)

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Post by: rgbeard on 02/11/14 05:46 PM
Got the truck back from corrections to a freshly rebuilt transmission.  Happily drove it, used it to trailer my sportbike and loaded it up for a bunch of stuff that I'm moving.

Back to happy.    :wave:
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/11/14 07:38 PM
Prep: Clean, clean, clean haha - this took up most of the time. Dirt, sand, and mud build-up from previous owner  :E:. I then removed the 8 hooks on both ends (4 on each end) of the bed with a 15ml I believe and removed the floor spring-loaded contraption which goes against the front panel (with glass) using a torx socket and painted that seperate. After I got all the junk out I shot it down with the hose, wiped it down and let it air dry in the sun then sanded with med grit sand paper (only metal parts-the plastic was so scratched up I figured the texture was rough enough to hold the paint), I then wiped down all sanded areas and plastic sides with all-purpose auto cleaner and taped off the two cargo lights and started painting. I didn't use any primer because the liner was so thick and sticky I figured I didn't need to.

By the way, this was not a spray-on liner, I used a brush and roller. I bought a gallon but still have 1/2 left which I may use for the panel covers. Also, try to stay away from the rubber edging, the bed liner will not hold to it and just peel off. And paint in sections from front to rear tailgate. I did the front panel and about a foot of the sides and the metal bed area adding three coats, then kept moving back a foot until I hit the tailgate. I know some people say wait until fully dry before painting between coats but I was racing the weather with rain in the forecast the following day so I just waited just enough to where the liner was a bit sticky and added another coat. The outcome was pretty awesome for a DIY ;)



Well he has a silverado, so I would have to figure out what to do for the sides cuz I know he wants it all the way up, but I was gonna do the sides front first so I could move around, then work my way back until I am just doing the tailgate so I could have access to spray or roll, whichever I do. You can get the liner from like home depot right?
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/12/14 11:51 AM
Well he has a silverado, so I would have to figure out what to do for the sides cuz I know he wants it all the way up, but I was gonna do the sides front first so I could move around, then work my way back until I am just doing the tailgate so I could have access to spray or roll, whichever I do. You can get the liner from like home depot right?

I got mines from a local auto parts shop for about $50 a gallon. I used RUST-OLEUM bed-coating due to the rust developing because of mud build up, but I hear Herculiner is very good too!
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Post by: mark24v on 02/12/14 01:47 PM
This is a better view of the light
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Post by: Alaska_AV. on 02/12/14 06:20 PM
didn't torch 2 of them...
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Post by: gbert2006 on 02/12/14 06:42 PM
Put on some new brake best select rotors and some Wagner thermo quiet ceramic pads on the front of my Avy... Best of all no more pulsations! Took about an hr. The hardest part was breaking loose the caliper bracket bolts.
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Post by: Blackcomb on 02/14/14 09:45 AM
Did a nice spring clean to the interior of the AVY, and took it and the wifes car to the wash for a quick salt removal.
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Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/14/14 11:31 AM
Cleaned more snow off of it. Installed a brake controller. Now seeing if the optima battery charger is worth it's cost.
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Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/15/14 03:44 PM
Cleaned more snow off of it.

This is becoming part of the daily routine.  18" total from the other day, 3-5" today/overnight, and they're talking about more for Monday into Tuesday
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Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/15/14 04:55 PM
2002blackedout2500 - when you bed lined your bed, did you bedline under the black drain cover at the midgate (the trim piece with the vertical slots that spans the width of the bed). Just wondering if you did, if it went back on ok. Thanks.
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Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/15/14 10:37 PM
2002blackedout2500 - when you bed lined your bed, did you bedline under the black drain cover at the midgate (the trim piece with the vertical slots that spans the width of the bed). Just wondering if you did, if it went back on ok. Thanks.

I removed it and painted it separate then mounted it back once everything was all nice and dry  :D
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Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/15/14 11:00 PM
Finished installing my Autowoods Burl gauge cluster and matching wood wheel..

since I just did the aluminum latch on my armrest, I swapped my wood spokes on my wheel for the brushed to match my latch. helps breakup the wood too. very happy with the results.. :A: :thumbsup:

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg.html)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg.html)
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Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/16/14 07:09 AM
This is becoming part of the daily routine.  18" total from the other day, 3-5" today/overnight, and they're talking about more for Monday into Tuesday

And it's getting old....
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Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/16/14 07:16 AM
And it's getting old....

I only wish to have snow here in TN!! after growing up in PA, always having a 4x4 and my 750 Suzuki 4x4 wheeler w/ plow, I looked forward to the snowfall.
big change moving to TN and seeing 1-2" a year total. Avys love the snow, so did my 2 blazers and trailblazer
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/16/14 07:57 AM
Well this was yesterday actually.
I did a coolant flush and fill and added an engine block heater. 
The heater cord barely reached to the headlight but I got it there.
My main worry one is the close proximity to the exhaust pipe near the manifold.
Wiring the heater cord from the block to the frame ultimately meant it had to pass near it.
It may not be a big issue in the cold months but I definitely plan to fins some sort of heat shielding soon.

Sorry no pics as I figured it has been done so many times it's not necessary.
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Post by: Blackcomb on 02/16/14 11:11 AM
Well this was yesterday actually.
I did a coolant flush and fill and added an engine block heater. 
The heater cord barely reached to the headlight but I got it there.
My main worry one is the close proximity to the exhaust pipe near the manifold.
Wiring the heater cord from the block to the frame ultimately meant it had to pass near it.
It may not be a big issue in the cold months but I definitely plan to fins some sort of heat shielding soon.

Sorry no pics as I figured it has been done so many times it's not necessary.
Jegs has a bunch of heat shielding products for wires.
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Post by: Paul Mitchell on 02/16/14 02:39 PM
Finished installing my Autowoods Burl gauge cluster and matching wood wheel..

since I just did the aluminum latch on my armrest, I swapped my wood spokes on my wheel for the brushed to match my latch. helps breakup the wood too. very happy with the results.. :A: :thumbsup:

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg.html)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg.html)

Nicely done!
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Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/16/14 06:08 PM
Thanks Paul.

 Getting to be a pro tearing apart the steering wheel and air bag assembly. Autowoods steering wheels are expensive,  but have good look and quality.
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Post by: irontrain on 02/17/14 12:16 PM
Finished installing my Autowoods Burl gauge cluster and matching wood wheel..

since I just did the aluminum latch on my armrest, I swapped my wood spokes on my wheel for the brushed to match my latch. helps breakup the wood too. very happy with the results.. :A: :thumbsup:

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02817_zps39a779ac.jpg.html)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/pennrck25/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/pennrck25/media/DSC02818_zps28d62b18.jpg.html)

That's sharp looking.
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/17/14 12:27 PM
personally I am not a fan of the burlwood. I plan to take all the wood trim and either paint it gloss black or have it hydrodipped in max 4 camo- the same camo I will use on my seat covers in the future.
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/17/14 12:39 PM
i was looking at an 07 (shh dont let the tonka truck hear  :laugh: ) the other day and it had a black burlwood interior and looked sharp  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ms38w on 02/17/14 03:08 PM
i was looking at an 07 (shh dont let the tonka truck hear  :laugh: ) the other day and it had a black burlwood interior and looked sharp  :thumbsup:

HE'S CHEATING ON YOU TONKA TRUCK!  Wandering eyes...
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/17/14 03:10 PM
sent money to Speedfreak95 for his extra set of headlights to begin my super awesomest headlight custom build ever that will give me a bajillion more horsepower in honda peoples terms but none in real numbers hahaha.
heres the link

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142605.0.html
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Post by: wyotonka on 02/17/14 03:38 PM
this is the one i was looking at.... i dont think i want a non z71 though
(http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/544/408/images/2014/1/28/358/913/36180637636.358913228.IM1.02.565x421_A.562x421.jpg)
(http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/544/408/images/2014/1/28/358/913/36180637638.358913228.IM1.04.565x421_A.562x421.jpg)
(http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/544/408/images/2014/1/28/358/913/36180637641.358913228.IM1.07.565x421_A.562x421.jpg)
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/17/14 04:50 PM
Dang I like the fade on it for sure, and the interior is nice. I think that would look better with black interior though. And non z71 isnt bad, its also 4x4 I see which doesnt make sense with the rim and tire combo to me and lack of offroading style and look but hey still a nice truck
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Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/17/14 06:43 PM
Nice truck. Gotta love what dealers put on the windshield.  :beating:
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Post by: AVinSbyCt on 02/17/14 07:01 PM
Nice truck. Gotta love what dealers put on the windshield.  :beating:
I agree, asterisks are dumb  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/17/14 07:48 PM
That's sharp looking.


thank you. wife not happy about my bill..at least I got $50 core exchange for my old wheel..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/17/14 07:53 PM
personally I am not a fan of the burlwood. I plan to take all the wood trim and either paint it gloss black or have it hydrodipped in max 4 camo- the same camo I will use on my seat covers in the future.

everyones taste is different. I completely tore apart the interior of my trailblazer and sent parts away to be dipped in BLACKWOOD, also did the whole blackwood thing in my 05 avalanche. the burlwood looks just fine with the black interior. decided im not dumping a grand or more into an interior im ok with. putting my time and money elsewhere with this truck. last big purchase is a full exhaust to compliment the intake and really liven up the 6.0 underhood
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Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/18/14 05:38 AM
sounds like a plan!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: AVYLTZTN08 on 02/18/14 05:55 AM
sounds like a plan!  :thumbsup:
ive been told CORSA would be one of the best choices to help with interior drone at speed. don't want anything annoying since this truck sees 12 hour road trips. I like the look with dual tip @ side exit. just not sure on touring or performance I believe. the truck already sounds great with the intake and stock exhaust..

any suggestions??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/18/14 05:57 AM
corsa is a good one, not sure if borla has one, magnaflow would be a good one. gibson too maybe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/18/14 06:06 AM
Dang I like the fade on it for sure, and the interior is nice. I think that would look better with black interior though. And non z71 isnt bad, its also 4x4 I see which doesnt make sense with the rim and tire combo to me and lack of offroading style and look but hey still a nice truck
its probably a 4x4 because its in colorado... we dont see many 2wd trucks around here  :thumbsup: i know i would never buy a 2wd truck here
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/18/14 06:34 AM
ive been told CORSA would be one of the best choices to help with interior drone at speed. don't want anything annoying since this truck sees 12 hour road trips. I like the look with dual tip @ side exit. just not sure on touring or performance I believe. the truck already sounds great with the intake and stock exhaust..

any suggestions??

Post in the exhaust section and you will get all the advice you need.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/18/14 06:59 AM
its probably a 4x4 because its in colorado... we dont see many 2wd trucks around here  :thumbsup: i know i would never buy a 2wd truck here

I know because the tell tale sign in a 07+ is if you look on the left side of the dash on the left of the steering wheel oyu will see a little set of knobs. the left most knob is in both 4x2 and 4x4 and controls the lights. In between this is the dome light auto off/on, light brightness/dimness knob, and foglight switch. Then just right of that is either another knob with 4x4 modes like 4lo, 4hi, auto and 2 hi (not in that order haha), but if it is a 4x2 then it will be a little open cubby hole which I have
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/18/14 12:42 PM
Ordered a can of refinish restore today, should have it next week, just as we head back to the teens temp wise.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 02/18/14 01:18 PM
Fixed my driver side Windshield Wiper the bolt backed off. All the darn snow and ice is taking its toll on the ole girl.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/18/14 01:26 PM
Took my Avy in for a comprehensive checkup.
I've got a long list of things to fix
Thankfully a lot I can do myself like the LF wheel hub bearing, LF inner tie rod, Cracked A/C belt, obviously my steering gear, etc.
Things I will have the shop do include replace worn front axle shaft seals, front and rear diff fluid fill ( actually I'll just do a comprehensive 4wd system flush and fill) and engine wash and dye added to check for leaks as there are fluids under the truck.
Hopefully I can get all things done bit by bit without having to take out a loan like they suggested I do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 02/18/14 07:01 PM
Took the Av to the dealership and had an oil change. All other fluids look good except for the power steering which is starting to look a little dark, but not in need of change yet. The dealership offers a Spring detailing package that I'm going to take advantage of after all this snow is gone. It makes me sick to see all the salt dried up on the floorboards.

When my taxes are done I'll be ordering parts to start fixing the front end from when I hit that deer a few weeks ago....I can't wait!


Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: jeffs03avalanche on 02/19/14 07:38 PM
Completely rebuilt the front end used all moog. Made a world of difference but hey not bad for 190k.

Will try to remember get pics tomorrow i know how everyone likes pics :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 02/19/14 09:07 PM
I had installed a light switch at the back of my AV. Too tight a fit for a lighted switch, but that made it hard to find in the dark. So, I found some 'glow in the dark' tape, and made a little cutout around the switch. Perfect solution...
 
(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/AV_switch_wtape.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 02/19/14 09:24 PM
I have the BedRug, and its great - but I needed a way to keep things from sliding around. Found these on Amazon;

http://www.amazon.com/VW-Volkswagen-Cargo-Organizer-Blocks/dp/B00859HI12

They stick the the BedRug great!

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/cargo_block.jpg)

(http://billnaylor.com/BDAV/cargo_blocks2.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Michaelmiata89 on 02/20/14 08:18 AM
Three days ago I installed some new tires on my 02. Cooper Zeon LTZ 305/40/22 and they are so cool.
I made a post in some other section on this forum, but I think it's not visible...
So here's the link
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142616.msg2062228.html#msg2062228

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee367/michaelmiata89/diverse/9665E065-6863-4FF4-B3A3-79ED5F41AFA5_zpseikjma0u.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/michaelmiata89/media/diverse/9665E065-6863-4FF4-B3A3-79ED5F41AFA5_zpseikjma0u.jpg.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee367/michaelmiata89/diverse/837F649C-8C3D-4EFA-AD18-7D82C5737FA0_zpsts9facgh.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/michaelmiata89/media/diverse/837F649C-8C3D-4EFA-AD18-7D82C5737FA0_zpsts9facgh.jpg.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee367/michaelmiata89/diverse/A8536584-446A-40D3-89F8-15EE825E4FEF_zps59wj7xzp.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/michaelmiata89/media/diverse/A8536584-446A-40D3-89F8-15EE825E4FEF_zps59wj7xzp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mr Monte on 02/20/14 08:45 AM
On my 2008 LTZ I:

Replaced low beam headlight bulbs with SYLVANIA SILVERSTAR ULTRA H11. Much brighter than factory & DOT legal.  Only took 2 1/2 minutes to install.

Replaced rear rotors/brakes.  Was down to less than 10% on original brakes with 132k miles. I thought my brakes worked really well before but what a big improvement.  Stops about 30% shorter now. 
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/IMAG1667_zps9d949bfd.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/IMAG1667_zps9d949bfd.jpg.html)

Tomorrow I'm replacing front/rear diff, transfer case & tranny fluids.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/20/14 12:42 PM
Picked up the ambers for my DRLs and ordered a Chemical Guys foam cannon and a bottle of Mr Pink to lather my baby in sudzy goodness.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Roody650iAvy on 02/21/14 06:32 AM
Three days ago I installed some new tires on my 02. Cooper Zeon LTZ 305/40/22 and they are so cool.

Let us know how you like them  :thumbsup:  Heard good things about them
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/21/14 08:08 AM
I looked at it longingly...wishing I could afford to drive it and mod it some more.   :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/21/14 08:42 AM
Drove it to school, right now its sitting in the parking lot outside of school waiting like a beast thats ready to run. ooooooohhh yeah hahaha
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/21/14 08:55 AM
mine will be getting seafoamed when i get home... then most likely going to be opening the headlights and seeing what i can do on the fog on the inside  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/21/14 06:56 PM
I looked at it longingly...wishing I could afford to drive it and mod it some more.   :'(

That's a daily event for me, but I drive it anyways.  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 706woodman on 02/21/14 07:30 PM
replaced upper and lower ball joints drivers side :thumbdown:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Mr Monte on 02/21/14 08:34 PM
Replaced front/rear dif, transfer case & transmission fluids (+trans filter).  Only took 3hrs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: james21 on 02/21/14 09:45 PM
I cleaned about 20"s of snow off her, that have piled on over the past three weeks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 02/22/14 12:52 AM
Threw a gas can in the back and a little trench shovle in the side.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AvyOwner23 on 02/22/14 02:31 AM
Put back on the two passenger cladding pieces that fell off when my dad got my truck stuck, least they didn't break. ha! :laugh:  Then about 6 hours later took a drive to western michigan kalamazoo, got a car wash along the way. Now it's parked next to real close to someone because my girlfriend insisted on close parking... :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/22/14 02:48 AM
...Now it's parked next to real close to someone because my girlfriend insisted on close parking... :E:

That's when you drop her off at the entrance and then park where you want.  :thumbsup:
But there is always some @$$ who is going to park right on top of you no matter how far away, and how many open spaces are available, they just have to park right next to you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/22/14 03:13 AM
Replaced front/rear dif, transfer case & transmission fluids (+trans filter).  Only took 3hrs.

Was just told I need to get that done to my truck too at the last service inspection.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/22/14 02:28 PM
Since I have no money to mod at the moment, I modded my hitch-cover.  It was chrome, but had started to show signs of wear and pitting, as chrome often does.  I used truck bed liner for the black, then used touch-up paint and tire paint on do the teeth...


(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/286830a2-f76f-4ca8-8cb7-f97d8af4b8fb.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/286830a2-f76f-4ca8-8cb7-f97d8af4b8fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 02/22/14 04:10 PM
Replaced the solenoid in my electric tailgate lock mod.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/22/14 04:38 PM
Installed my ambers.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/ambers_zps4596497f.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/ambers_zps4596497f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/22/14 09:21 PM
Since I have no money to mod at the moment, I modded my hitch-cover.  It was chrome, but had started to show signs of wear and pitting, as chrome often does.  I used truck bed liner for the black, then used touch-up paint and tire paint on do the teeth...


(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/IFGoebel/286830a2-f76f-4ca8-8cb7-f97d8af4b8fb.jpg) (http://s1139.photobucket.com/user/IFGoebel/media/286830a2-f76f-4ca8-8cb7-f97d8af4b8fb.jpg.html)

That turned out well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/23/14 07:49 AM
Pulling it into the garage to see if I can finally do the steering gear replacement myself now that all the parts are here. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/23/14 10:52 AM
That turned out well.

Thanks.  I notice that a chunk of the tire paint pen's felt tip must have come off and is embedded on the tooth now.  You can see it on the bottom-front tooth.  Hopefully it won't be too noticeable going down the road.  Maybe I'll dig it out and touch it up...but then maybe not  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: rick119 on 02/23/14 04:25 PM
Added LED's to the bed and saddle bags. Went with amber but the camera phone pics dont show the brightness of them. Plenty of light to see whats hiding in there. Wired up to a simple switch powered off the trailer plug.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844449.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844450.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844451.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: cyanamid on 02/23/14 04:56 PM
Good Deed Today. Pulled truck and helpless guy out of the ditch.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/23/14 05:06 PM
Disassembled some stuff under the hood looking for the driver side horn. GM did a nice job burying it in there. Wanted to add dual electric air horns, already have one on the passenger side. Finally got to it, washer fluid reservoir did not want to come out (due to that triangular brace on the side, unbolted brace but couldn't get brace out enough to remove reservoir, I got it up and over just enough to squeeze in there.) It was getting late, installed new horn, blew fuse, didn't have time to wire up new circuit, removed horn and put original one back in and put it all back together and replaced fuse. I figured it wouldn't handle both horns but I didn't think it would take so long to get to it. Temps are dropping back into the 20s tomorrow, too cold for exterior electrical work in a cramped space for me.  It can wait the next warm break.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/23/14 07:35 PM
Will be done buttoning up my ride after the steering gear install shortly.
Unfortunately GF left with my FX 35 and the power steering fluid is in the back.
Long process for a first timer. There were a couple of obstacles I had to hurdle to get it done.
First the new steering gear had 3 keyways while the pitman arm had 4. I therefore had to go hunting around for the right one. Next obstacle was the bolts that holds the gear to the frame. The original bolts would not go all the way in. Seems there was a minor inconsistency with the threads. Also since I could not get the pitman arm off, I had to find a nut to put the new one on and the only place that had one that size turned out to be Ace Hardware. This was followed by me installing the steering gear and having to take it off again as I did not put the pitman arm on before bolting it in.  After an hour of trying to get the pitman arm on to the center link, I had to pull it all off to do it again before I got it right. Now I just need to put my oil pan shield and the plastic shield between the bumper and the front crossmember on and hopefully I should be done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/23/14 08:16 PM
Disassembled some stuff under the hood looking for the driver side horn. GM did a nice job burying it in there. Wanted to add dual electric air horns, already have one on the passenger side. Finally got to it, washer fluid reservoir did not want to come out (due to that triangular brace on the side, unbolted brace but couldn't get brace out enough to remove reservoir, I got it up and over just enough to squeeze in there.) It was getting late, installed new horn, blew fuse, didn't have time to wire up new circuit, removed horn and put original one back in and put it all back together and replaced fuse. I figured it wouldn't handle both horns but I didn't think it would take so long to get to it. Temps are dropping back into the 20s tomorrow, too cold for exterior electrical work in a cramped space for me.  It can wait the next warm break.

Power the horns direct using 12 volt battery supply (fused of course) but interrupt the wire witha a 12v Relay. Energize the coil of the relay with the horn signal. Now no blown fuses.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/24/14 03:39 AM
Disassembled some stuff under the hood looking for the driver side horn. GM did a nice job burying it in there. Wanted to add dual electric air horns, already have one on the passenger side. Finally got to it, washer fluid reservoir did not want to come out (due to that triangular brace on the side, unbolted brace but couldn't get brace out enough to remove reservoir, I got it up and over just enough to squeeze in there.) It was getting late, installed new horn, blew fuse, didn't have time to wire up new circuit, removed horn and put original one back in and put it all back together and replaced fuse. I figured it wouldn't handle both horns but I didn't think it would take so long to get to it. Temps are dropping back into the 20s tomorrow, too cold for exterior electrical work in a cramped space for me.  It can wait the next warm break.

If yours is like mine, and I am pretty sure they are the same, the washer tank goes DOWN to come out.

Search YouTube for how-to's on replacing the tank.

You would think it comes out through the top side, but it doesn't.

Good luck!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 02/24/14 06:39 AM
Power the horns direct using 12 volt battery supply (fused of course) but interrupt the wire witha a 12v Relay. Energize the coil of the relay with the horn signal. Now no blown fuses.

Thank you. That's the plan but for a warmer day.

If yours is like mine, and I am pretty sure they are the same, the washer tank goes DOWN to come out.

Down  :E:  Thanks. I was aggravated, and it was getting caught up on something going down as well.  I'll look for a video next time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/24/14 06:57 AM
Thank you. That's the plan but for a warmer day.

Down  :E:  Thanks. I was aggravated, and it was getting caught up on something going down as well.  I'll look for a video next time.
LOL
YouTube has revolutionized the DIY industry.
If I have to do any work I've never done on my truck before, I simply look for a YouTube video.
Nothing beats an actual video to get stuff done on your truck.

Case in point.
I had to replace my steering gear yesterday myself as the repair shop I took my truck to wanted $575 in parts and $260 in labor.
I can see why the labor cost what it did as it was some work for me to get this done but with the help you YouTube I saved the labor cost and only paid $200 for the parts .
Quick savings of $600+
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 02/24/14 12:20 PM
Added LED's to the bed and saddle bags. Went with amber but the camera phone pics dont show the brightness of them. Plenty of light to see whats hiding in there. Wired up to a simple switch powered off the trailer plug.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844449.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844450.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/645351/23791890/408844451.jpg)

 :thumbsup:  Nice mod...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Prism on 02/24/14 12:33 PM
changed out the tranny fluid , oil , and transfer case fluid. and put in a new AGM battery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 02/24/14 06:04 PM
I'm starting my LED conversion! I ordered LEDs to replace all the 194s and a pair for the back up lights. I changed out the back up lights and tomorrow I'll be on to changing the interior 194s and license plate bulbs.  :thumbsup:

Captn---

Apologies for the crappy pic...I forgot to wipe the lens before I snapped it.  :beating:

 (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/CaptnKirk/IMG_20140224_194142.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/CaptnKirk/media/IMG_20140224_194142.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/25/14 05:52 AM
finishing painting on my custom headlight build  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 02/25/14 07:30 AM
finishing painting on my custom headlight build  :B:
Can you lost pictures when done< I am thinking about doing something custom to mine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/25/14 07:41 AM
Can you lost pictures when done< I am thinking about doing something custom to mine.
he has a thread on it... I cant wait til theyre done and i dont even have a nbs  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 02/25/14 02:45 PM
he has a thread on it... I cant wait til theyre done and i dont even have a nbs  :laugh:

Could someone post up the thread?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/25/14 03:05 PM
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142605.msg2062682.html#msg2062682  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/25/14 03:21 PM
Easiest addition to my av...added a 1/8" stereo to dual RCA cable so I can listen to mp3s from my phone. Thought I would have to do this: http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,93646.0/all.html in order to listen to mp3's but luckily my Kenwood amp had an extra RCA jack input ;) So I picked me up a 12ft of these:

(http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1-14133605w345.jpg)

...and lined the wires from my back seat (where the Kenwood is located) to under the dash and out the front near the ashtray and voila! Instant mp3 aux access ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/25/14 06:57 PM
Easiest addition to my av...added a 1/8" stereo to dual RCA cable so I can listen to mp3s from my phone. Thought I would have to do this: http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,93646.0/all.html in order to listen to mp3's but luckily my Kenwood amp had an extra RCA jack input ;) So I picked me up a 12ft of these:

(http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1-14133605w345.jpg)

...and lined the wires from my back seat (where the Kenwood is located) to under the dash and out the front near the ashtray and voila! Instant mp3 aux access ;)

sweet mod bud!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/26/14 04:58 AM
After having several of my chrome center caps "borrowed" and never returned, I decided against buying any more chrome center caps with the Cadillac emblem, only to have them go missing again.

I decided this time to buy a full set of just plain chrome center caps to fit my wheels in hopes that maybe without the Cadillac emblem they are going to be less likely to end up on someone else's hooptie.

I got a set of four for less than the cost of a single replacement cap with the emblem.

I should be able to replace these for a heck of a lot less when they get borrowed.

I think they look OK.

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/ChromeCenterCap01.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/ChromeCenterCap01.jpg.html)

I know some of you don't care for chrome, but some of us old guys kinda dig it.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 02/26/14 05:43 AM
personally I am against chrome, but they look good. and I bet they look even better to your wallet huh hahaha
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 02/26/14 06:18 AM
thats why the old guys drive the caddys  :laugh:  :kidding: those look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 02/26/14 11:11 AM
After having several of my chrome center caps "borrowed" and never returned, I decided against buying any more chrome center caps with the Cadillac emblem, only to have them go missing again.

I decided this time to buy a full set of just plain chrome center caps to fit my wheels in hopes that maybe without the Cadillac emblem they are going to be less likely to end up on someone else's hooptie.

I got a set of four for less than the cost of a single replacement cap with the emblem.

I should be able to replace these for a heck of a lot less when they get borrowed.

I think they look OK.

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/ChromeCenterCap01.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/ChromeCenterCap01.jpg.html)

I know some of you don't care for chrome, but some of us old guys kinda dig it.

 :thumbsup:

Love the chrome - looks great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 02/26/14 09:05 PM
Just should have stuck some club decals on them.  :4:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 02/27/14 03:29 AM
I like it!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 02/27/14 04:58 AM
Just should have stuck some club decals on them.  :4:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 706woodman on 02/27/14 05:25 PM
Installed led projectors in my Door panels
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 02/27/14 06:55 PM
Finished installing the small interior LEDs and ordered the festoons for the puddle, dome and cargo lights. Should be here by Wednesday!  :thumbsup:

Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/28/14 08:14 AM
Well yesterday was a sad day indeed.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Mobile%20Uploads/BCEE4A2F-2992-4A8B-A65A-5657C3C51BE0_zpsmntw2ryy.jpg)

It could have been worse though so I'm grateful for that.
This is the first time in all my years of owning the avalanche that it has ever been towed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: frito on 02/28/14 09:40 AM
Well yesterday was a sad day indeed.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Mobile%20Uploads/BCEE4A2F-2992-4A8B-A65A-5657C3C51BE0_zpsmntw2ryy.jpg)

It could have been worse though so I'm grateful for that.
This is the first time in all my years of owning the avalanche that it has ever been towed.
I hope it ends up being a quick and easy fix.  It sounds like you could use some good luck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 02/28/14 10:21 AM
Yeah. At least the tow truck was a Chevy. I would have hated it more if it was a Dodge or Ford
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 02/28/14 07:29 PM
what happened?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 03/01/14 03:39 AM
Baby got new shoes.

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j300/wrpearrow/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/IMG_0173.jpg) (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/wrpearrow/media/Cadillac%20Escalade%20EXT%20images/IMG_0173.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 03/01/14 03:57 AM
What tires are those? Let us now how you like 'em.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: EXT4ME on 03/01/14 04:26 AM
P265/70R17 Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season.

I'll toss up a thread in the MODS: Tires & Wheels (http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142754.new.html#new) section with a little more info that will give me a place to report back on my experience with these tires as I get some miles on them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on 03/01/14 04:37 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Z66Modder on 03/01/14 05:43 AM
Well yesterday was a sad day indeed.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Mobile%20Uploads/BCEE4A2F-2992-4A8B-A65A-5657C3C51BE0_zpsmntw2ryy.jpg)

It could have been worse though so I'm grateful for that.
This is the first time in all my years of owning the avalanche that it has ever been towed.

Don't beat yourself up, happened to me once in the 10 years I've owned her. It's just hard to drive when you have 0 gears available.  :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 03/01/14 09:53 AM
Waiting for a replacement 4 wheel drive switch to come into my local NAPA. Started acting up yesterday, showing it was in neutral but still in 2H. Somehow overnight it managed to go into 4L and switch was unresponsive to change. Pulled fuse, let sit, reinstalled fuse and it let me switch back to 2H (heard it switch).  Pulled fuse and switch. Figures it does this day before we are supposed to get a foot of snow, better than the actual day I suppose.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/01/14 06:32 PM
New pads and rotors on the front, injector flush and engine detail today. over all inspection turned up upper controll arms will need to be replaced this summer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mavericknj on 03/02/14 07:50 PM
Could not enjoy the Avy this weekend. A Honda Civic took out the driver side from the read bumper to the front fender. I hope the insurance company will cover the repair cost.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  :needhug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Bassman Z71 on 03/02/14 08:34 PM
send pix's. Sounds bad!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: james21 on 03/03/14 09:32 AM
Well yesterday was a sad day indeed.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Mobile%20Uploads/BCEE4A2F-2992-4A8B-A65A-5657C3C51BE0_zpsmntw2ryy.jpg)

It could have been worse though so I'm grateful for that.
This is the first time in all my years of owning the avalanche that it has ever been towed.

Kinda surprised you used a wrecker, I only use flatbeds. I guess it's either personal preference or what was available.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 03/03/14 11:17 AM
Kinda surprised you used a wrecker, I only use flatbeds. I guess it's either personal preference or what was available.

Yeah I think its more what's available. When my CPS went out they sent one of these to tow me home, luckily it started right up when they came and the tow guy just followed me just in case I died out. He did tell me that if the tow driver is not experienced these wrecker tow trucks can cause significant damage.

Well Dluvr22 hopefully you got home safely!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Snyder80 on 03/03/14 11:43 AM
Today I looked at Ava suspended in the air on a lift at the dealership with her guts thrown about all around her....   :'( :needhug:

Been a week in the shop with no word yet on how much longer...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 03/03/14 02:34 PM
Today I looked at Ava suspended in the air on a lift at the dealership with her guts thrown about all around her....   :'( :needhug:

Been a week in the shop with no word yet on how much longer...

whats wrong with her?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Snyder80 on 03/03/14 02:59 PM
whats wrong with her?


My saga is detailed here:

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142316.0.html

The short story, she is misfiring on deceleration. They ended up tearing the entire top of the motor apart.

While underneath I noticed gear oil on underside of the bed... Turns out the pinion seal went out thanks to a bad pinion bearing and two bad axle bearings.

The dealership found the water pump is leaking.

They also found a leaking axle seal on the front diff

The extended warranty company sent an inspector out today. Should hear tomorrow if it's covered and what my portion will be if it is...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Dluvr22 on 03/03/14 08:04 PM
Kinda surprised you used a wrecker, I only use flatbeds. I guess it's either personal preference or what was available.
Yeah I hated it but after waiting from 11:45 AM to 7:30 PM when he finally showed up, I was just happy he had the dolly to lift the rear wheels off the ground
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/04/14 02:00 PM
tried out the new polisher and 3M compounds on the hood today, turned out like liquid candy in the sun.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/photo1_zps656a105a.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/photo1_zps656a105a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 03/04/14 03:02 PM
tried out the new polisher and 3M compounds on the hood today, turned out like liquid candy in the sun.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a634/Blackcomb1441/photo1_zps656a105a.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Blackcomb1441/media/photo1_zps656a105a.jpg.html)
niiiice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: avalanchedriver on 03/04/14 05:17 PM
Dropped her off at the dealer to replace encoder motor sensor. Then they couldn't get the tech 2 to communicate with the T case to program the new sensor. It would communicate with ECM but throw an error code when it got to the t case, and they did pull the radio fuse. Tech was complaining about all the aftermarket stuff I have and this is why GM doesn't want all this stuff added on. (Eye roll). So apparently after a call to Detroit they figured out what the issue was and got the sensor working. I'll find out tomorrow what the issue and fix was when I pick it up, have to work tonight.

Complaining about mods was a little irritating, I have an aftermarket audio system wired in with adapters, a viper remote start with starter kill, dual battery with simple ignition controlled isolator, custom tune which was reverted back to stock for service and a lift, gears and tires. Never had a problem with Tech 2 communication before. I understand he doesn't know what is wired where outside gm schematics, but I can't be the first vehicle he has worked on with some of the above mods. This particular tech has worked on my work vehicle which has way more aftermarket electronics installed then my truck.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/09/14 06:50 PM
Today was the first day of "Spring" like weather in a few months and I got to put some time into my truck.

Upgraded the 7 pin trailer hitch plug and installed Line of Fire and Ice.
Waiting on the Dash cams to get here so I can permanently install them along with my Bully Dog, radar detector, and wigwags.

Also, I've owned the truck for 3 months now - driven almost daily - and just today I discovered it had an ash tray ... and I'm a smoker.
Beings as I don't use the ashtray, trying to decide how I can better utilize that space. Maybe a slide-out switch panel?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: gbert2006 on 03/09/14 08:05 PM
Today I installed new iridium plugs and new wires. Smoothed the idle up just a bit and my mpgs seem to have gotten quiet a bit better on my afternoon cruise. At 71900miles I figured I'd go ahead and tune her up. I feel it was well worth it. Plus 3 of the plugs looked a bit worn. That passenger side plug closest to the firewall wasn't as bad as everyone seems to make it out to be...it took me about 45mins to complete the job. Not to shabby.  :B:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 03/09/14 08:06 PM
Also, I've owned the truck for 3 months now - driven almost daily - and just today I discovered it had an ash tray ... and I'm a smoker.
Beings as I don't use the ashtray, trying to decide how I can better utilize that space. Maybe a slide-out switch panel?

Do you smoke in the truck? If so, start using your ash tray. (starting rant here) I really hate seeing folks flip their butts out the window along the highway.  :E: Sorry, but I'm being serious. I used to smoke, and I know how easy it is not not think about it, and pretend it isn't trash. But it is. You wouldn't throw trash out the window, right? (end of rant) If not, a slide out switch panel sounds great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/09/14 09:21 PM
Do you smoke in the truck? If so, start using your ash tray. (starting rant here) I really hate seeing folks flip their butts out the window along the highway.  :E: Sorry, but I'm being serious. I used to smoke, and I know how easy it is not not think about it, and pretend it isn't trash. But it is. You wouldn't throw trash out the window, right? (end of rant) If not, a slide out switch panel sounds great!

I police my butts (and my brass).
(http://fessonline.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/700x700/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/t/stub1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: naylor99 on 03/09/14 09:39 PM
I police my butts (and my brass).
(http://fessonline.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/700x700/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/t/stub1.jpg)

 :thumbsup: Great! And thanks!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: CaptnKirk on 03/10/14 06:42 PM
I couldn't pass up the nice weather here today...so I replaced the drivers door window regulator. And it wasn't near as difficult as I thought it was going to be, besides, I wasn't going to pay the dealership what they wanted to fix it...close to $200. Now I have a drivers window that goes down again!!  :thumbsup:

I also ordered parts I need to repair the front end from when I hit that deer.
Front fascia, pair of headlights, pair of turn signals and pair of fog lights...$449, free shipping.  :thumbsup:

Aaaannddd now we are expecting more snow...yay.  :E:

Quote
Tuesday
A chance of showers after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. West northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 1am, then snow. Low around 23. North northeast wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday
Snow before 4pm. High near 23. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Captn---
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/10/14 07:22 PM
R and R'd the sail panels, I will say I was skeptical until I started applying it, now I am a believer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 03/11/14 07:27 AM
R and R'd the sail panels, I will say I was skeptical until I started applying it, now I am a believer.

Then I saw her face...Now I'm a believer, I couldn't leave her if I tried...



 :beating:     sorry
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/11/14 09:05 AM
No need to apologize, it fit perfectly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 03/11/14 09:13 AM
Today I drove it to school and its in the parking lot now. Been thinking all day about my options and what I want to do to it. Next thing I want to do is swap my HIDs to some from the retrofit source- the morimoto 3five bulbs and my same kit. Then I want to swap my fog lights out and instead mount a set of cubes in their place just like the ones that are in my custom headlights. I also ordered some smaller LEDs to try and make work in my CCFL strips that I am trying to build. Really hope I can make them work the way I want it to because if not Ill be pretty upset because its either put them in the way they are or have a company do it. And the whole point of me doing them was to do it myself.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 03/11/14 09:21 AM
Idk what look you are going for but Oznium.com has a way good selection of leds  :thumbsup:


Today i brushed another 2" of snow off and drove to work  :beating: so sick of winter i could  :9:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 03/11/14 10:03 AM
I contacted oracle to see what they could do even thought it might be expensive. I know itll be a good product from them either way. So that is a good thing
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Roody650iAvy on 03/11/14 06:21 PM
Today hit 55 (first time in the 50s since the fall if I'm correct) so I did something I've been meaning to do for 3ish years...nothing overly exciting but it's long overdue...old stickers were put on about 4 years ago and were cracked/peeling/faded/discolored...

Before
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n169/roody25/Avalanche/B2D15B4C-8DA0-48CF-B59A-A3F0332DC72D_zpsfh2rhve7.jpg)



After
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n169/roody25/Avalanche/1A9CAB6A-AA89-4E80-BCBA-4A6B92A91487_zpsuytugsss.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/11/14 07:26 PM
Few weeks ago I did the poor man bed slide with 5/8 ball bearing rollers for wheels. Will be trashing and redoing come spring.

Have done a number of things over the past few days:

Permanently installed my BlackVue Dual dash cams.
Permanently installed my Bully Dog Gauge. Up to this points, the wire has just been hanging around my feet and the gauge sliding across the dash.
Permanently installed my Line of Fire & Ice - tail gate light bar.
Upgraded my 7 pin trailer pigtail to be a 7+4 pin. (Photo guide here. (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Apocalanche/library/Avalanche/Trailer%20Harness%20Upgrade))

All wires tucked, hidden and secured properly - which was surprisingly easy!

Temporarily installed my electric trailer brake controller - not sure where to mount it yet. Set it under the back of the center console for now.

Yesterday 75°F. Today 35°F. WTF! Ran out of weather before I got my list done!!

Still to do: Fix Driver side Mirror, Install wigwags, hard-wire my radar detector. Make friends with someone that has a 48" vinyl contour cutter. Continue building website.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: bryceliving on 03/11/14 08:51 PM
Hit a skunk this morning..  Now that I am scented, I put the light on the AR and we are going hunting, lol..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 09chevyavy on 03/11/14 08:57 PM
Few weeks ago I did the poor man bed slide with 5/8 ball bearing rollers for wheels. Will be trashing and redoing come spring.

Have done a number of things over the past few days:

Permanently installed my BlackVue Dual dash cams.
Permanently installed my Bully Dog Gauge. Up to this points, the wire has just been hanging around my feet and the gauge sliding across the dash.
Permanently installed my Line of Fire & Ice - tail gate light bar.
Upgraded my 7 pin trailer pigtail to be a 7+4 pin. (Photo guide here. (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Apocalanche/library/Avalanche/Trailer%20Harness%20Upgrade))

All wires tucked, hidden and secured properly - which was surprisingly easy!

Temporarily installed my electric trailer brake controller - not sure where to mount it yet. Set it under the back of the center console for now.

Yesterday 75°F. Today 35°F. WTF! Ran out of weather before I got my list done!!

Still to do: Fix Driver side Mirror, Install wigwags, hard-wire my radar detector. Make friends with someone that has a 48" vinyl contour cutter. Continue building website.

Whats the dash cam thing?

Also, how do I do the fuel mileage thing at the description on the profile of each post.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/11/14 09:57 PM
Whats the dash cam thing?
It's sort of like a web cam and/or a "black box" - but for your car/truck. Check it out. (http://www.blackvue.com/en/contents/sub1.asp?idx=17) This one is kind of pricey, but I like the dual channel (Front & Rear) cams and I like the WiFi access via Andriod/iPhone. A dash cam cam be picked up anywhere around $20 to $500 bucks. If you're truly interested in one, do some research as there are extreme differences between cheap, modest, and high end cams. Maybe I should do a write up on them while it's all fresh in my head ...

Also, how do I do the fuel mileage thing at the description on the profile of each post.
Go to fuelly.com (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/apocalanche/avalanche-1500) and register. Each time you fill up grab your odo reading and enter that - along with fueling info - into the website. On your fuelly  profile page - on the bottom of the right hand column, you will see a "badge" and a link to the instructions. There's a large and small badge. Which ever you want, copy and paste the contents of the first box (one that starts with a [URL .... ) and paste it into your signature here. Each time you fill up Fuelly will update the image in your signature automagically.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 03/11/14 10:00 PM
Few weeks ago I did the poor man bed slide with 5/8 ball bearing rollers for wheels. Will be trashing and redoing come spring.


Check this out... not sure how far you are from Topeka, but it's a pretty decent price.

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,142863.msg2064797.html#msg2064797
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/11/14 10:00 PM
Hit a skunk this morning..  Now that I am scented, I put the light on the AR and we are going hunting, lol..

Skunk vs. Avalanche ... you may have been hit in the battle; but I'm pretty sure you won the war ...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/11/14 10:08 PM
Check this out... not sure how far you are from Topeka, but it's a pretty decent price.

Thanks for the lead! It's about 200 miles south of me. Will have to check into it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 03/12/14 03:11 AM
Skunk vs. Avalanche ... you may have been hit in the battle; but I'm pretty sure you won the war ...

Have you ever had dealings with a skunk?  A few years ago, my dog got sprayed square in the face...then ran into the house.  Within seconds, the entire house and the entire mountainside smelled....and it's not the same smell you get when you pass a dead skunk on the side of the road, either.  My yard smelled for two weeks, the house for two months and the dog for 9 months (over 100 baths with various remedies).  That skunk on the side of the road is reminiscent of "gasoline"...the one that YOU hit is nothing that pleasant.   :D:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: mark24v on 03/12/14 10:48 AM
Today change the oil put in Amsoil signature series 5w-30 and put a EZ down tailgate assist fitted great and works great well happy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on 03/12/14 11:38 AM
Have you ever had dealings with a skunk?  A few years ago, my dog got sprayed square in the face...then ran into the house.  Within seconds, the entire house and the entire mountainside smelled....and it's not the same smell you get when you pass a dead skunk on the side of the road, either.  My yard smelled for two weeks, the house for two months and the dog for 9 months (over 100 baths with various remedies).  That skunk on the side of the road is reminiscent of "gasoline"...the one that YOU hit is nothing that pleasant.   :D:

A friend of mine ran over a dead skunk (of course it was a female driver - kidding)...smelt it for miles on the truck...yuck!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: bryceliving on 03/12/14 06:56 PM
We have many here in ND!!!  I walked in my garage last year and was able to dive out of the way....  That smell is still in my garage... I'll be working under a car and catch a whiff, then I tear my whole garage apart gun in hand looking for the phantom skunk, lol... I have also had my dog tangle with one... Near makes you vomit!


Have you ever had dealings with a skunk?  A few years ago, my dog got sprayed square in the face...then ran into the house.  Within seconds, the entire house and the entire mountainside smelled....and it's not the same smell you get when you pass a dead skunk on the side of the road, either.  My yard smelled for two weeks, the house for two months and the dog for 9 months (over 100 baths with various remedies).  That skunk on the side of the road is reminiscent of "gasoline"...the one that YOU hit is nothing that pleasant.   :D:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/12/14 07:12 PM
Have you ever had dealings with a skunk? 

I live in Nebraska ... skunks are pretty common. I don't find the smell intolerable - but I grew up on a farm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: wyotonka on 03/12/14 09:12 PM
A lot of skunks here in Wyoming too...as long as you aren't right next to it it's not unbearable... Maybe we just smell Colorado  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/12/14 10:14 PM
A lot of skunks here in Wyoming too...as long as you aren't right next to it it's not unbearable... Maybe we just smell Colorado  :laugh:
^  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Randy on 03/12/14 11:46 PM
Skunks in California also. They tear up the lawns every spring in the neighborhood. I caught 8 skunks and a possum in 2012 and 4 skunks and 2 raccoons last year, raccoons are more destructive. It's getting close to when they start making their appearance, better put the grub killer on the lawn..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 03/13/14 05:45 AM
A lot of skunks here in Wyoming too...as long as you aren't right next to it it's not unbearable... Maybe we just smell Colorado  :laugh:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: enoniam on 03/13/14 06:51 AM
We had a family of skunks move into our crawl space.  Didn't notice them until one day they had a domestic squabble and at least one sprayed another...   :thumbdown:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Stormtrooper on 03/13/14 08:06 PM
Today was a productive day for me and my two week old new/used AVY. Installed my Pro-Ryde 3" front keys/2" rear blocks. Upgraded to some rancho rs5000s. Alignment. Full time DRLs, LED DRLs, LED switchback turn signals, and 6000k HIDS. Loving the new look! Ill have to start posting some pictures soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 03/13/14 08:08 PM
Ava found a new friend, and he followed her all the way home...

Say hello to "Trey Lurr Parker"


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1982366_10202460372084114_551312621_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/10004057_10202460372524125_498826329_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/13/14 08:13 PM
Nice! Looks like the Avy could use some spring helpers though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/13/14 08:22 PM
Now what are you going to stuff in there DouglasOak


(http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=182970;type=avatar)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: BlkBoostedV6 on 03/13/14 08:29 PM
 Pulled the transmission this morning and tore it down, "forward sprag basically exploded". Also tore off the exhaust from the long tubes back.  Will have trans re-assembled tomorrow and to the exhaust shop it goes for new tail pipes. Cant wait to drive it for the first time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: DouglasOak on 03/13/14 08:34 PM
Nice! Looks like the Avy could use some spring helpers though.

Now what are you going to stuff in there DouglasOak


(http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=182970;type=avatar)

To answer both, I think I should stuff some new Autoride rear shocks in it. Ava's left rear shock has a small tear and  leaks pretty good.
I already have brand new fronts, so I'll need to get the rears done soon so I can load "Trey" up with some toys!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 03/13/14 08:42 PM
I did notice that and she is riding low
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/14/14 06:25 PM
To answer both, I think I should stuff some new Autoride rear shocks in it. Ava's left rear shock has a small tear and  leaks pretty good.
I already have brand new fronts, so I'll need to get the rears done soon so I can load "Trey" up with some toys!

I forgot you have coils. Try air bags. New air shocks will help keep it from bouncing, but won't significantly improve the sagging rear end. With a trailer that heavy - you may blow the air shocks.

Springs (leaf or coil) push the body off the axel - and effect ride height.
Shocks dampen the springs so your vehicle does not turn into a bouncy ball. (airshocks do modify ride height - but - not what they are intended for.)
Airbags do not let the springs compress as much - thus your ride won't sag as much. The great thing about them is they can be adjusted for a smooth ride or a heavy trailer (within reason).

The Avys have lighter springs for a smoother / better ride - but, well, as you can see - they don't accommodate heavy trailers.
Heavier springs will tolerate a heavier load - but will be a stiff ride when unloaded.

It really depends on how often you will have the trailer hooked.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/14/14 07:24 PM
Serviced the rear diff today, gears looked great, no discoloration or metal in the case. old fluid was dirty, but not to bad, was time for a change. I replaced the lube with Amsoil and put a good rubber/ metal gasket on the cover. Shes ready for another 115k.
Tomorrow the good wheels and tires go on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: 1995stretch on 03/14/14 10:16 PM
Played with the radio menu...

Set clock and volume - speed sensing. Hate what that does to the volume...!

Bought oil / filter / airfilter for a service. found how to re-set oil life. Got to get this beast up on my ramps this weekend for an underside tour and service.

Want to see what her belly looks like!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ohiobellboy on 03/15/14 03:02 AM
Serviced the rear diff today, gears looked great, no discoloration or metal in the case. old fluid was dirty, but not to bad, was time for a change. I replaced the lube with Amsoil and put a good rubber/ metal gasket on the cover. Shes ready for another 115k.
Tomorrow the good wheels and tires go on.
I hope you put locktite on those bolts. Those rubber gaskets have a tendency to allow the bolts to work loose. I found out the hard way. :E:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Blackcomb on 03/15/14 06:11 AM
I hope you put locktite on those bolts. Those rubber gaskets have a tendency to allow the bolts to work loose. I found out the hard way. :E:
yea, put a dab of blue thread locker on them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: RevRichmond on 03/15/14 08:00 AM
Few weeks ago I did the poor man bed slide with 5/8 ball bearing rollers for wheels. Will be trashing and redoing come spring.

Have done a number of things over the past few days:

Permanently installed my BlackVue Dual dash cams.
Permanently installed my Bully Dog Gauge. Up to this points, the wire has just been hanging around my feet and the gauge sliding across the dash.
Permanently installed my Line of Fire & Ice - tail gate light bar.
Upgraded my 7 pin trailer pigtail to be a 7+4 pin. (Photo guide here. (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Apocalanche/library/Avalanche/Trailer%20Harness%20Upgrade))

All wires tucked, hidden and secured properly - which was surprisingly easy!

Temporarily installed my electric trailer brake controller - not sure where to mount it yet. Set it under the back of the center console for now.

Yesterday 75°F. Today 35°F. WTF! Ran out of weather before I got my list done!!

Still to do: Fix Driver side Mirror, Install wigwags, hard-wire my radar detector. Make friends with someone that has a 48" vinyl contour cutter. Continue building website.

Is that for the micro-shake?? If so, what's the cure? I think I remember reading about it here somewhee before I actualley even owned my AV.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: ms38w on 03/15/14 09:14 AM
Moved the Av out of the garage/shop so I could work on the two Jeeps.  Then I stared longingly at my '79 Corvette, hood off, covered in dust, no battery...thinking "you need to finish this and get it on the road..."

Now I have the Av outside in the sun and breeze with the windows down airing it out.  It gets a little musty all couped up in the shop.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/15/14 12:20 PM
Is that for the micro-shake?? If so, what's the cure? I think I remember reading about it here somewhee before I actualley even owned my AV.

No. The whole mirror is loose from the "folding" pivot base. It's currently being held down with a zipstrap. TSB 05-08-64-007
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: AVinSbyCt on 03/15/14 12:25 PM
Washed it! Almost forgot what color she is!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 03/15/14 08:22 PM
Installed my new clip on towing mirrors.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004ME8MZ0

They are extremely snug. So far I'm impressed. Won't have a chance to tow for a while.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/jmolberg/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174124_zpsc356ca34.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jmolberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174124_zpsc356ca34.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/jmolberg/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174115_zps2a5f793b.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jmolberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174115_zps2a5f793b.jpg.html)


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/jmolberg/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174133_zps3458902f.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jmolberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140315_174133_zps3458902f.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 03/15/14 08:39 PM
I understand the practicality of them , but imho, they look kinda silly from the front, lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: fatkrak on 03/15/14 08:56 PM
gave her a good bath
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/13175242294_2950d9995e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/119802137@N03/13175242294/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/119802137@N03/13175242294/) by avalanchepics (http://www.flickr.com/people/119802137@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: Apocalanche on 03/15/14 09:59 PM
Picked up a Stryker CB / Ham radio. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stryker-SR-89MC-Compact-Radio-Communication-Device-Hunting-Fishing-10-Meters-/141209643899

Guy that sells and mods them lives like 30 minutes from me. Got to meet him in person - real cool dude!

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Apocalanche/Avalanche/CB%20Ham%20Radio/stryker_zps1a3261ee.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Apocalanche/media/Avalanche/CB%20Ham%20Radio/stryker_zps1a3261ee.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: JohnnieMo on 03/15/14 10:47 PM
I understand the practicality of them , but imho, they look kinda silly from the front, lol.
Ya they do look a bit goofy. I may not even need them in the end. I've got a small camera I plan to install on the back of the boat trailer. I'll plumb it in to the nav system through my lockpick.   That may be all the rear vision I need.

But for under $50, why not try them?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
Post by: krazycarguy on 03/16/14 11:30 AM
They look like a fantastic fit. Almost looks OE
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