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Hello also from Toledo
« on: 12/06/18 01:06 AM »

Greetings, I'm Gill :wave: ... just got myself a 2004 Z66 Avalanche, slick side, 214k.  Hoping to get it in for a tune-up sometime in the next couple weeks. Been reading up on it but would still appreciate any wisdom you guys can provide.
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/18 03:05 AM »

 :welcome:

"Slick side" huh?  I have not heard them called that.
Yours sounds like a WBH = without body hardware.
214K.  Some would say that is just broken in.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #2 on: 12/06/18 12:26 PM »

"Slick side" huh?  I have not heard them called that.
Yours sounds like a WBH = without body hardware.


"2003 models featured a darker cladding, from mid-year Avalanche could be ordered without the cladding. The uncladded model, known as the Without Body Hardware (or better by its acronym "WBH"), and alternatively called "slicksides" by GM marketers, resembles the '03-'05 Silverado in the front. " :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/18 02:56 AM »



"2003 models featured a darker cladding, from mid-year Avalanche could be ordered without the cladding. The uncladded model, known as the Without Body Hardware (or better by its acronym "WBH"), and alternatively called "slicksides" by GM marketers, resembles the '03-'05 Silverado in the front. " :thumbsup:

I am aware of that.  But never heard them called slick side.
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Av #1 2002 Onyx Black Z71  206 MONTHS of ownership (Oct 01 - today) and 68507 miles.
147 GTG's attended in: OH, WV, TN, NY, MI, Canada, IN, NH, KY, GA, PA, NC, IA, and MO.

Av #3 2009 Black LTZ  68 months of ownership (Mar 13 - today) and 147452 miles.
(124594 when bought)
25 GTG's attended in: WV, OH, PA, IN and MI

Av #2 2003 Yellow Z71 WBH  18 MONTHS of ownership (Sep 11 - Mar 13) and 9302 miles added.
(101764 at delivery, 111066 at trade-in) Traded for 2009
19 GTG's attended in: OH, MI, PA, WV

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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #4 on: 12/07/18 05:54 AM »

you would be the first to call a wbh slickside.

Whee di you get the quote from?
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #5 on: 12/07/18 07:47 AM »

Seems like I have heard them referred to that as well, but I don't recall from where.
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #6 on: 12/07/18 07:36 PM »

I first read that phrase on a wiki, I spent months looking for my Avalanche, I wanted a two-wheel drive without body cladding, which is pretty hard to find around here. I pretty much had to buy mine sight unseen all we had was a couple pictures. The day we went to pick it up we found out they had 20 phone calls on it earlier that day.

It's probably going in for a tune-up next week I was kind of hoping the Avalanche fan club would have some advice on what to check out while it's in the shop.

PS - the folks I got it from had never used the midgate or seen it done.
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #7 on: 12/08/18 03:28 AM »

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It's probably going in for a tune-up next week I was kind of hoping the Avalanche fan club would have some advice on what to check out while it's in the shop.

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Browse the PROBLEM sections and see what is commonfor your series 2003-2006 avys.
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Re: Hello also from Toledo
« Reply #8 on: 12/08/18 07:08 AM »

It also depends on the maintenance that's been done to thus far and the overall upkeep of it.  If it's been well maintained and there may not be much to do to it.  If it's maintenance s spotty there could be a lot - brake lines, hubs, control arms, ball joints, you name it.  Did the seller provide you with maintenance records?  That would be a great place to start.
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