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Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« on: November 9, 2019, 23:01:48 PM »

Just wanted to share with you guys. After a long search, I finally found one. 2011 LTZ 4WD.
Aside from an exterior dent and 3 cracks in the dash (at the corner of the airbag cover, and at the binnacle in front of the steering wheel),  the truck is in excellent shape. The icons on the climate control knobs are still there, Lol.
It had 98961 miles when I took possession. The 125-mile drive home, over the Grapevine on Interstate 5 from SoCal to Central California netted 27 MPG, cruise control at 72 with AC on. That is MUCH better than my 2018 Colorado ZR2 ever did, not that MPG is that important in a truck, but a fun fact to observe.

The leather seats are in very good shape, no tear. The bed cover panels are not faded. Here are some photos to share with the forum, whose many members have helped me so much. Thank you all!!!








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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #1 on: November 9, 2019, 23:27:26 PM »

.Congratulations. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 03:58:46 AM »

Outstanding!

That's a great find and a good looking truck.

I am sure it will serve you well.

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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 06:34:31 AM »

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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 08:08:21 AM »

Congrats.  Nice truck.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 18:27:37 PM »

Seller only had 1 key fob. How do I get another one?
I did a search for "duplicate key" and "replacement key", no returns.

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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 19:41:52 PM »

I'd order one directly from a dealership. Way too many variations and non-OEM out there online.
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 07:58:42 AM »

Wait, hold up. Full stop.    27 MPG??? Either you Flinstone'd it, drove downhill most of the way or maybe the Cali recreational grass is so good you forgot you stopped and added fuel once? 27mpg just doesn't add up.

She looks sharp! I like the dark leather!

One very minor tip you may not have found yet, and being in Cali it's likely not a big problem for you, check the drain holes for each door. The drain holes are just behind some weatherstripping at the bottom of each door and they can get clogged with debris allowing water to sit and rust from within the door. I use a bit of weed-eater string to chase through and make sure the drain valley way is clear.
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 10:38:22 AM »

Very nice - Congrats!    :drive:
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »

Wait, hold up. Full stop.    27 MPG??? Either you Flinstone'd it, drove downhill most of the way or maybe the Cali recreational grass is so good you forgot you stopped and added fuel once? 27mpg just doesn't add up.

She looks sharp! I like the dark leather!

One very minor tip you may not have found yet, and being in Cali it's likely not a big problem for you, check the drain holes for each door. The drain holes are just behind some weatherstripping at the bottom of each door and they can get clogged with debris allowing water to sit and rust from within the door. I use a bit of weed-eater string to chase through and make sure the drain valley way is clear.

Thanks for the drain holes tip! The 27 MPG was just 1 tank, and I drove rather conservatively, didn't hammer the throttle from a stop. Cruise  control on, etc. Freeways only. I'll keep track of the next tank, mixed driving expected.
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 16:18:29 PM »

On the positive side, you would never even get close to that kind of mileage with a ext.
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 16:21:41 PM »

On the positive side, you would never even get close to that kind of mileage with a ext.

Truer words have never been spoken.

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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 12:31:13 PM »

Congrats  :D    Enjoy   :drive:

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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019, 13:39:25 PM »

First thing I have to do is change the muffler, I need some better sound.
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2019, 14:18:24 PM »

First thing I have to do is change the muffler, I need some better sound.
Not sure what your budget is, but this is what I would like to get
https://www.corsaperformance.com/collections/2011-chevrolet-avalanche-5-3l-v8/products/3-0-sport-cat-back-14914?variant=31145959587926
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2019, 15:06:16 PM »

I'd order one directly from a dealership. Way too many variations and non-OEM out there online.

Got some info from the dealer today. I'd need to buy the key fob and they'll program it. Total cost is about $350. Is that reasonable?
Thanks,
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Re: Woohoo! Just drove the 2011 home.
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 15:09:21 PM »

Not sure what your budget is, but this is what I would like to get
https://www.corsaperformance.com/collections/2011-chevrolet-avalanche-5-3l-v8/products/3-0-sport-cat-back-14914?variant=31145959587926

Looks like a very nice, well put together system.
I've used Borla before for my other cars, will certainly check out Corsa.

Summit Racing sells Corsa for $1057.99, Borla for $927.99
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2019, 16:36:10 PM »

Got some info from the dealer today. I'd need to buy the key fob and they'll program it. Total cost is about $350. Is that reasonable?
Thanks,

Is it just the fob or key included?
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 17:20:42 PM »

Is it just the fob or key included?

I called them again to clarify, with the key, the total cost will be $375.
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2019, 19:25:00 PM »

$100 labor probably. Genuine GM fob can be had for about $80-90 (part number 22936098). Dealer price is probably closer to $130. Finding a legit key though for the 2011 is a pain. I've had no luck tracking that down. Everything is either for the wrong model or aftermarket junk. If it were me I'd just go with the dealer's offer. If something doesn't work right I can at least complain to them to get it straightened out.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2019, 21:51:07 PM »

$100 labor probably. Genuine GM fob can be had for about $80-90 (part number 22936098). Dealer price is probably closer to $130. Finding a legit key though for the 2011 is a pain. I've had no luck tracking that down. Everything is either for the wrong model or aftermarket junk. If it were me I'd just go with the dealer's offer. If something doesn't work right I can at least complain to them to get it straightened out.

Totally agreed!
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 12:32 »

Nice looking rig, congrats!  I have a 2011 LT in the same color. 
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