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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #425 on: September 17, 2012, 10:35:39 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #426 on: September 17, 2012, 11:12:34 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #427 on: September 17, 2012, 11:21:17 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.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #428 on: September 17, 2012, 13:02:36 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.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #429 on: September 17, 2012, 16:30:52 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #430 on: September 23, 2012, 10:14:04 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #431 on: September 23, 2012, 11:06:15 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.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #432 on: September 23, 2012, 11:44:56 AM »

Changed out the front shocks on Avy#3 today. Much better :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #433 on: September 23, 2012, 12:00:45 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.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #434 on: September 23, 2012, 12:08:26 PM »

Went to church picnic today and hauled supplies.

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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #435 on: September 23, 2012, 12:25:17 PM »

put on sun visors decals, hard wired my radar detector to rear view mirror and  installed center console burl wood cap.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #436 on: September 23, 2012, 14:59:24 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #437 on: September 23, 2012, 16:16:44 PM »

Got mine from eshocks.com 75 bucks a pop. Cheapiest I have found.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #438 on: September 23, 2012, 22:10:33 PM »

The gas mod sucks :(  $90 today  :E: :E: :E: :E:
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #439 on: September 24, 2012, 04:42:45 AM »

Washed her.

That's it.  :6:
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #440 on: September 24, 2012, 04:44:41 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #441 on: September 29, 2012, 08:28:24 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #442 on: September 29, 2012, 10:37:14 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #443 on: September 29, 2012, 12:14:21 PM »

Hypertech 180o thermostat going in now...
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #444 on: October 4, 2012, 12:18:37 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #445 on: October 4, 2012, 13:30:13 PM »

Getting my own fluids topped off too.
Enjoying some half-priced Margaritas and nachos while surfing CAFCNA.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #446 on: October 4, 2012, 13:31:45 PM »

changed the right wheel hub assembly.
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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #447 on: October 4, 2012, 14:38:13 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #448 on: October 4, 2012, 15:25:20 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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Re: What did you do to your Avalanche today?
« Reply #449 on: October 4, 2012, 16:09:03 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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