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Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
« Reply #2525 on: August 4, 2019, 23:09:09 PM »

Hello to all.

I've owned my 2012 Black on Black Ava LT since April of 2017.  Even though it was 5 years old when I found it for sale, it only had around 33K on it.  It also looked like it had been garaged with no fade what so ever on the paint, clear head lights, and an interior that still smelled new.  I was certain I would not find a better Avalanche - maybe anywhere across the country. How could I not snap up a really good condition example that had averaged only 6K miles a year.

I needed a really good daily driver, and it hasn't disappointed.  I always thought the Avalanche was a great concept, and I've used the mid gate feature on a regular basis.  I also regularly drive with 4 adults and everyone is always impressed at the comfort level the truck offers.

My regular use has the truck approaching 70K miles, and a little pulsation from hard braking tells me it's time for new brakes. Thinking I might leave this to the pros, but estimates from local shops are $1200 to $1500 for all 4 corners.  Not a shock, but I'd probably do the fronts separately and go for the rears later.  I'm pretty handy with basic mechanics and have worked on brakes before, so also considering a DIY.  I'm interested to hear what other owners think of aftermarket product from companies like EBC and Power Stop.  Or if a particular brand is good, or bad.

Responses appreciated.  Thanks!
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Re: New Members Say Hello & Post Here First
« Reply #2526 on: August 5, 2019, 03:37:20 AM »

 :welcome: 2012morava
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« Reply #2527 on: August 5, 2019, 08:16:19 AM »

 :welcome: 2012morava to the club.

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« Reply #2528 on: August 16, 2019, 06:40:11 AM »

Hello all!

I bought my 2007 Avalanche 5.3 2wd on 07/31/2019 with 78,342 miles.

This is my first Avalanche. I bought it so I could have a pickup like vehicle that rides smoother than a pickup.

I also currently have:
-2005 Chevy Tahoe SSV with a 5.3 4wd.
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-1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA T-Top 5.7L Auto
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« Reply #2529 on: August 16, 2019, 07:01:58 AM »

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« Reply #2530 on: August 16, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »

 :welcome: N2BFW1BAMF to the club.

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« Reply #2531 on: September 26, 2019, 16:35:29 PM »

Hello

I just purchased a 2013 Pearl White LTZ BD with 55k miles. This is my first Avalanche and so far Iím loving it. The comfort and ride quality is top notch. Now if I can only get a little better gas mileage.. or trade off for better performance then let me know the tricks! I live in the Bay Area, CA. Also own a 2002 WS6. I guess I have a thing for last productions?! Lol  :4:
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« Reply #2532 on: September 26, 2019, 17:51:07 PM »

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« Reply #2533 on: September 27, 2019, 11:20:50 AM »

 :welcome: WhiteDiamond13 to the club.

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« Reply #2534 on: September 27, 2019, 16:43:43 PM »

Hello!  :wave: :wave:

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« Reply #2535 on: September 27, 2019, 17:34:36 PM »

That's a good looking AV mud n fun. :welcome: to the club.
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« Reply #2536 on: September 27, 2019, 18:04:38 PM »

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« Reply #2537 on: September 30, 2019, 06:11:32 AM »

 :welcome: mud_n_fun to the club.

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« Reply #2538 on: September 30, 2019, 11:17:22 AM »

New to the forum/club. Just picked up an '08 LT on friday. Been a dream to own an avalanche for many years now it's a reality 👍😎 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :nopics:
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« Reply #2539 on: September 30, 2019, 11:21:55 AM »

I'd attach a picture but cant figure it out lol
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« Reply #2540 on: September 30, 2019, 11:39:45 AM »

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« Reply #2541 on: October 3, 2019, 07:21:53 AM »

 :welcome: Bradk81 to the club.

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« Reply #2542 on: October 3, 2019, 18:07:33 PM »

Hi . I have a 2010 Chevy Avalanche LT. Is there anyone in Northern Kentucky 41075 ? Lets meet.
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« Reply #2543 on: October 3, 2019, 18:53:58 PM »

Hi . I have a 2010 Chevy Avalanche LT. Is there anyone in Northern Kentucky 41075 ? Lets meet.
:welcome:. I grew up in Fort Thomas and live in Eastgate now.  Join the Ohio group on the 12th at Avalanche Pizza in Athens.
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« Reply #2544 on: October 4, 2019, 06:31:57 AM »

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« Reply #2545 on: October 8, 2019, 02:27:35 AM »

Good Morning, new member here and haven't yet bought an Avalanche. I currently own a 2013 Volt and a 2000 Lexus LX470, and am looking at letting go of the LX in favor of an Avalanche. The Lexus has been a great vehicle for the family, but towing is in my future and do not feel the 4.7 is up to the task. I've selected an Avalanche for a variety of reasons but haven't yet narrowed down which specific year and model. I plan on towing a variety of campers, a few of which cresting the 7k mark, but won't be a permanent thing. I also plan on getting into SCCA racing and would like to haul a car trailer with a sub 3500 lb car.

I've heard that the 5.3 likes to rev and works fairly hard when pulling a considerable load, but gets respectable mileage when unloaded. On the other hand the 8.1 found in the 2500 is a low end torque monster and would be more than capable of yanking whatever I plan to put behind it, however unloaded mileage mpg is still an issue. While I will have the Volt for DD duties, I would still like to get decent mileage for road trips. As it stands I've ruled out any 1500's before 2009 so that I can get ahold of the stronger and more versatile 6L80E, and am considering the 2500 as overkill when hauling is never a bad thing.

A few questions I have: Is there an RPO code for the 6.0 as I would love to have that combination combined with the SF 14 bolt? Will the 5.3 and 6 speed tow well with some basic engine modifications? I'm thinking of long tube headers, exhaust, intake, tune, underdrive pulleys, air bags for rear and upgrading to the SF 14 bolt and 4.10 gears f/r. I will be using this truck offroad, but don't plan on running anything larger than a 33" tire. Does anyone have experience with driving a 1500 and 2500? A bit of a lengthy post, but I appreciate the help in advance and look forward to joining the club soon!
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« Reply #2546 on: October 8, 2019, 04:03:11 AM »

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« Reply #2547 on: October 8, 2019, 08:56:33 AM »

 :welcome: Scott201Ava to the club.

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« Reply #2548 on: October 8, 2019, 08:56:59 AM »

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« Reply #2549 on: October 8, 2019, 18:39:22 PM »

 :help:this is not user friendly
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