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jkuhlman24

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2012, 19:51:55 PM »

Sorry im posting late, but the tires in your pictures look awesome.. Looks like they have some meat on them. What kind are they if you don't mind...
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #26 on: July 6, 2012, 06:38:08 AM »

What's funny is that I have had more compliments on the tires than any other vehicle I have ever owned! LOL


I don't know what it is about these but they really add to the appearance of the truck and give it a different looking stance. I will really consider the same ones when these finally wear out....

I do have to say that the sidewall does seem a bit weak for hauling heavy stuff. Honestly they did alright when I had my 29' camper hooked up with a hitch kit, without the hitch kit it was a bit scary and I'm not sure how much the tire actually effected that. They also don't hold air pressure constant enough to keep the TPMS from letting you know everytime you take the truck out. You are constantly hitting the button to clear the message about the tire pressure.


The tires are:
275/55/R20
Hankook Dynapro ATM


Awesome reviews too:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/tires/hankook/product/submitProductSize.do?pc=10829&tmn=DynaPro+ATM+RF10&typ=Truck%2FSUV

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2012, 04:30:58 AM »

I'm jelly! I want color matched sail panels and a 6.0L!!! The 5.3L in these vehicles are so weak :(
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 11:23:19 AM »

I haven't updated this thread in awhile, but a lot has been going on!


Still love this truck  :A:. Sure it has it's quirks, but probably one of my happiest purchases. I'm at about 144,000 miles.


A lot has been done since day one:
-new front pads and rotors
-new rear pads
-new front ACDelco autoride shocks
-replaced passenger fog light housing and bulb
-new GM steering wheel spokes
-passenger exhaust manifold bolts replaced
-new passenger rear oxygen sensor
-new GM front and rear mud flaps
-moved the power steps back to fit front mud flaps
-changed rear diff fluid
-2 new parking sensors
-alignment/tire rotation
-new rear bumper reinforcement (tow damage)
-new rear bumper cover (tow damage)
-new Magnecor 8.5mm red spark plug wires
-new ACDelco iridium spark plugs
-new starter
-new Arnott rear shock compressor (need to install)
-new Arnott rear autoride air shocks (need to install)
-new gas tank EVAP canister with updated wire harness (need to install)
-new rear Firestone Coil-Rite Kit (need to install)
-predator tuner to turn off the 4/8 cyl fuel management (waiting for)


After I get the new rear suspension in I might raise the front 2" to level it out. We'll see when I get to that point.


Here are more recent pictures from a 2012 car show in my town:


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2013, 10:27:13 AM »

Nice truck!

I agree, I just got mine recently and had no idea how awesome they are.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2013, 11:41:18 AM »

Nice looking Avy!  Mine's an '07 too and I love the thing.  I also had my sail panels painted to match, and to me it gives the truck a much cleaner look.  Glad you're enjoying it!   :B:
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2013, 14:49:37 PM »

-new Arnott rear shock compressor (need to install)
-new Arnott rear autoride air shocks (need to install)
-new gas tank EVAP canister with updated wire harness (need to install)
-predator tuner to turn off the 4/8 cyl fuel management (waiting for)



I got around to installing the Arnott rear suspension parts this weekend. Sooooo awesome to have this system working like it should. Pretty easy install, took me about 3 hours with the evap system update parts I did while I was under there.


The install on the tank evap parts was to clear the P0449 check engine code: http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?topic=128834.0

I got the parts from Amazon :
-ACDelco 19257603 Evaporative Emission Canister Valve Solenoid Jumper Wiring Harness Assembly for $16.29.
 
and

-ACDelco 20995472 Evaporative Emission Canister Ventilator Assembly for $40.95.



The Predator tuner was a snap to work with. I shut off the fuel management system and loaded the "increased MPG" tune and my truck is easily gettin another 1.5 MPGs! Very very happy with that. Now I don't feel the truck switch over to 4cyl, smooth as silk.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2013, 22:20:02 PM »

 :welcome: that blu is sweet an i just got mine in febuary an i luvs her so much an like u said the gas milage is great. Enjoy her cuz i'm gonna enjoy my baby  :B:
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2013, 06:01:31 AM »

the color is awesome..still one of my favorites.. :A:

nice to know at 130,000 miles..the 6.0 still plenty strong!!

since I bought my 5 speed cavalier, my truck doesn't leave the garage much..@ 58,000 miles, I hope to have her for a long time..

CONGRATS!!
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 14:15:05 PM »

My p0430 code keeps coming back after 2-300 miles or so  :thumbdown:

It's the bank 2 catalyst below threshold. The exhaust manifold bolts were replaced on that side over a year ago and a new lower o2 sensor was installed when I replaced the evap canister/harness a couple months ago.


Now what? I keep clearing the code with my tuner, but there are no other problems that would lead me to believe there is something wrong with the CAT on that side.... ???

I just don't want to be dealing with this problem during the winter and having the check engine light disable my remote start. That's annoying.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2013, 19:32:29 PM »

so how much u get it for? whats the mileage?
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2013, 06:28:56 AM »

I got it for $15,800 and it had 132,000 miles on it. New trans, new tires, black plastic smoothed and painted body color, not a scratch on it.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2013, 08:30:38 AM »

I have a burgundy 2007, and recently the transmission blew up on me for no apparent reason, the fluid level was good, and there were no leaks, any one else had this problem? and i am also hearing lots of sqeaks and noises coming from my front struts, i got an estimate to replace the front struts for $1500.00, ( apparently they are electronic) and adjust the ride and level electronically. The truck has 140,000 kilometeres on it. I had a 2002 before this one, and the struts lasted over 250,000 km. on that one. any one had similar problems. The truck is still my favorite, why is it being discontinued, i will really miss the midgate feature.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2013, 08:40:06 AM »

^ I'm not sure why your trans went out and I have no idea why the one in my truck was replaced either..... I'm just glad it was done before I got it.

You can replace your clunky front autoride shocks for waaaaaay cheaper than $1500. Read here:
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,131766.0.html


I replaced my front autoride shocks with new OEM units off Amazon for less than $350. I also replaced the rear autoride shocks and compressor with Arnott brand for about $550 and Arnott will buy your old blown out rear shocks for $25 each so don't throw them away!

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2013, 07:14:20 AM »

Beautiful color...
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2013, 11:09:00 AM »

^thanks ;)


Recently had my drivers front caliper dragging pretty bad. Gets the front wheel so hot you can't touch it. It ended up trashing my wheel bearing too on my way from Wisconsin to Indiana last weekend towing my car/trailer.

While in Indiana I swapped out the drivers front caliper bracket, slide pins, and wheel bearing.

Now not even a week later my passenger front caliper is sticking  :thumbdown:. I got all the parts ready at the parts store and will fix it before it trashes the bearing.


Right about 147,000 miles now. I still love it  :A:  :E: :laugh:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2013, 13:28:51 PM »

Nice truck! and a belated, congratz! Love those body colored plastics, just add a Black Diamond emblem on the side and everybody thinks you've got a '13  :cool:

Funny note, I just joined the forum but got my 07 LT on exactly the same day as you got/posted yours (April 4 2012?) Anyways, enjoy your truck!  :B:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2013, 10:58:32 AM »

Bout to get an '08 Black LTZ shipped to me... my only hesitation was should I get black (with the chrome handles and rv mirror covers - just tooo classy) or get that color. That blue looks simply amazing.
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« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2013, 12:45:15 PM »

Black is very sexay and a good choice  :thumbsup:.


It's hard not to love Bermuda Blue on these trucks. So much surface area to show off the color change  :A: :cool:

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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2013, 11:31:18 AM »

I'm still having front caliper issues. Looks like the new caliper brackets, slide pins, boots, and lube isn't doing the trick.

I ordered 2 new front ACdelco unloaded calipers, both front flexible brake hoses, and new pads under warranty through Oreilys. Hopefully they are all here for the weekend and I can swap these out and be done.

Frustrating to see my instant MPGs on a flat road drop 3mpgs because the calipers are dragging  :E: :beating:.

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« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2013, 04:11:14 AM »

 :welcome:  Awesome truck
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« Reply #47 on: September 3, 2013, 07:08:46 AM »

^ thanks  :D


Replaced both front calipers with AcDelco's and new flexible brake lines from GM. Oriley's warrantied the brake pads.

Oh does it feel great to have nice new brakes again.


Now I don't need to worry about burning up my braking system.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #48 on: September 3, 2013, 08:48:37 AM »

^ thanks  :D


Replaced both front calipers with AcDelco's and new flexible brake lines from GM. Oriley's warrantied the brake pads.

Oh does it feel great to have nice new brakes again.


Now I don't need to worry about burning up my braking system.  :thumbsup:
Thats next on my list as well, did the rears last month just waiting for the fronts to wear out more before I replace them.
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« Reply #49 on: September 3, 2013, 18:07:20 PM »



Replaced front rotors and pads on my 07 with this kit from Brakemotive. Very high quality brakes! Stops straight with no dust, barely worn after 20,000 miles. And, they don't get rusty, even in Pittsburgh.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-KIT-PERFORMANCE-DRILLED-AND-SLOTTED-BRAKE-ROTORS-CERAMIC-PADS-M020528-/400429372433?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d3b735411&vxp=mtr
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