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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #175 on: March 17, 2015, 06:31:26 AM »

looks awesome man!!
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #176 on: March 18, 2015, 09:44:06 AM »

Thanks.

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GM 19258217 grill:


GM 17803404 grill:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #177 on: March 18, 2015, 10:29:03 AM »

Looks great! I think I still like my chrome egg-crate stocker best, but it's hard to tell.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #178 on: March 18, 2015, 10:36:29 AM »

Looks good man
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #179 on: March 18, 2015, 17:42:54 PM »

You should color match the bow tie Fuz, love the grill, looks great.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #180 on: March 18, 2015, 20:11:49 PM »

x 2 on the bowtie match
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #181 on: March 19, 2015, 07:34:57 AM »

I actually don't mind the gold bowtie. It matches the rear and the center caps of the wheels.


I probably will at some point just to try it.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #182 on: March 23, 2015, 08:18:12 AM »

I actually don't mind the gold bowtie. It matches the rear and the center caps of the wheels.


I probably will at some point just to try it.

I like the gold bowtie as well.

I always have color matched mine before, but on my Gold 08 I'm going to leave the bowtie alone, it looks good.
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #183 on: April 28, 2015, 06:37:43 AM »

Started to accumulate parts for my complete suspension overhaul (besides the shocks/springs). Going with all OEM/AC Delco, just hunting and waiting for the right deals.




LED license plate bulbs installed:



And a corner shot to show the grill and more of the truck:



Sitting in the garage with one of my many ghettoblaster boomboxes blasting:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #184 on: April 29, 2015, 07:36:35 AM »

Finally did my 2 piece vinyl center caps for my 24's.

I cut a black circle, layed that first. Used a hairdryer to keep it smooth and get the air out from under the vinyl.

Then I bought a set of metal looking bowtie vinyl from Neuvo Wheel. Stuck them over the black.


I think it turned out pretty good and still has the OEM look that I was going for.

Before left, after right:



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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #185 on: April 29, 2015, 07:39:44 AM »

Those look really nice!  I need to do that to the center caps on my stock wheels that function as my winter "beaters".
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #186 on: April 29, 2015, 22:29:06 PM »

Looks great  :thumbsup: have been wanting to do this to my xd's, I just haven't found one of those round tuits yet haha
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #187 on: May 19, 2015, 12:06:02 PM »

I'm going to be going back to OEM rear air shocks and taking out my Arnotts just for the heck of it.


I prefer OEM in this case simply because of the design difference but went with Arnott because of price initially.


Scored 2 'damaged box' AcDelco 580-451 rear autoride shocks on Amazon for $144 each marked down from their $208 normal price each.


Also, just took our new camper out on our first trip. Took a pic as I was getting it lined up on site.


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #188 on: May 28, 2015, 14:48:11 PM »

AcDelco shocks came today. Original boxes too. Never installed.  :cool: Great f'n deal, I can't wait to try them!


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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #189 on: May 31, 2015, 15:26:03 PM »

Ok , painted the bow ties satin black, a few more posts and I will show the pictures
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #190 on: June 8, 2015, 07:39:24 AM »

I never added to my list that I re-installed the heated washer fluid option to my truck. It was recalled out before I got it. Great feature when you need it!

- AlphaTherm AT-37GM heated washer fluid

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #191 on: June 11, 2015, 06:43:58 AM »

I'm very happy with the vinyl I put on the center caps. Really finishes them off and gives it the OEM look I was going for:





Also, removed the Arnott shocks got my AcDelco autoride shocks installed. Can't wait to load them up and see how they handle  :thumbsup:




Got some group pictures with my AV, uncles EXT, and my brothers AV.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #192 on: June 16, 2015, 08:18:09 AM »

My OEM part collecting is going pretty good for the steering/suspension overhaul. I'm only trying to find OEM parts and searching every day for the newest deal, if any. Slowly but surely.


Also been looking for 09-14 GM door moldings with the chrome strip along the top to replace my '07 moldings that are peeling off. So far I have drivers side front and rear moldings for about 25% of new cost  :4:.


Lots more to find, some parts I might just pay full price for to finish the search.  :thumbsup:


Updated list for truck below.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #193 on: June 16, 2015, 08:31:41 AM »

Add a couple things to the list:
-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 AcDelco parking sensors
-alignment/tire rotation
-new AlphaTherm AT-37GM heated washer fluid recontented
-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 AcDelco starter
-new Arnott rear shock compressor
-new Arnott rear autoride air shocks (removed and sold)
-new AcDelco gas tank EVAP canister with updated wire harness
-new rear Firestone Coil-Rite Kit (need to install)
-predator tuner to turn off the 4/8 cyl fuel management
-new Precision drivers front wheel bearing
-new AcDelco front flexible brake lines
-new AcDelco front calipers
-warranty front brake pads for new ones
-Kicker 500.1 Amp
-2 Kicker C10 10" subs
-hifisoundconnection dual 10" down-fire sub box under rear seat
-new GM 19258217 chrome billet front grill with bowtie (sold)
-new passenger step aluminum wedge, bolt, and clean/lube job
-35% tint front windows
-SnugTop topper with new paint/parts (sold)
-re-located rear shock compressor into drivers side saddle bag storage bin
-warranty another new Arnott rear shock compressor
-new 2008 Avalanche updated wiper arms and blades
-new GM updated design chrome interior front door pull handles
-new Westin black front laser fit floor mats
-new 24" Chrome Texas Edition replica wheels w/vinyl center cap overlays
-(4) new AcDelco 13586335 tire pressure sensors
-used McGaughys 2/3 lowering kit (30008) (sold)
-new Nankang SP-7 305/35/24 tires
-new front ACDELCO PRO 45G0002 sway bar endlinks
-new rear Mevotech MK6700 sway bar endlinks
-new GM 17803404 chrome billet front grill with bowtie
-new LED rear license plate bulbs
-new AcDelco 580-451 rear autoride shocks (removed Arnott and installed AcDelco)
-OEM take off front upper control arms with BJs (not installed)
-new GM front sway bar bushings (not installed)
-new GM rear sway bar bushings (not installed)
-(1) GM front tie rod end (not installed)
-drivers side front and rear 09-14 door molding w/chrome (not installed)
-new Spectre 9918 intake
-new Dorman 924-367 interior door pull handle cable
-new AcDelco 171-0999 brake pads
-new AcDelco 18A2332 rear brake rotors

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2015, 14:30:17 PM »

Those center caps look great.

Did you ever do the upper and lower control arms?  My ball joints are shot and I'm about the tackle the project. 
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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2015, 06:51:44 AM »

I'm still collecting parts for a 1-time overhaul and alignment. The truck still rides nice, just staying ahead of the game so I have all the parts here when I am ready.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #196 on: June 17, 2015, 07:57:22 AM »

I'm starting to do the same Fuz, my brother found some nice solid control arms with urethane bushings that I will be buying next.
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« Reply #197 on: June 22, 2015, 07:52:36 AM »

Interior pull handle cable snapped on Friday morning. Dealer will only sell the cable with the latch assembly for about $160  :thumbdown:. You can find the cable and assembly on epay for about $115. You simply can't buy just the OEM cable from the dealer, it just clips in so this is just a way for them to rob you. Luckily I found a Dorman cable that actually works and Autozone was able to get it to me that afternoon so I could install it Friday night. It was about $49 at autozone, but I needed it right away and couldn't wait but they are on ebay for $30 shipped I will be buying a spare to keep with the truck.

Dorman 924-367


Also installed the replacement chrome interior handle I have had sitting here for a couple years waiting to go in to get rid of the original one with peeling chrome.  :thumbsup:









And while on our way to drop off the camper, the rear brakes started grinding, WTF poop just doesn't end with this truck. :E: :thumbdown: :beating: :( :needhug:


Original GM parts would have cost $452 for 2 rotors and a set of pads. $184 pads, $134 each rotor.

I found GM pads on Amazon for $75 and a decent set of AcDelco rotors on Amazon for $32 each (damaged box). Free shipping + tax out the door was only $148.

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Re: 2007 Avalanche owner! These things are fantastic!
« Reply #198 on: June 27, 2015, 06:21:06 AM »


Sitting in the garage with one of my many ghettoblaster boomboxes blasting:

Sitting under FORD flags!?!?!?!?! WHAAAAAT????? :beating: :banhim:
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« Reply #199 on: June 27, 2015, 08:23:04 AM »

I often wear my ford hoodie while driving my Chevy.
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