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« on: July 1, 2003, 06:43:27 AM »

Not every Av owner is driving one of the exclusive Avs.  I don't know the percentage but I'd like to find out...

So, are you one of the exclusive Av owners?  If you're not driving a 2500 then you're not one of the few, the proud and the fortunate.   ;D    

If you are a 2500 owner please post here.  Let's get an idea of who and how many of us there are.  Besides we've got some things we can talk about without all the others listening in  :4:
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« Reply #1 on: July 1, 2003, 06:51:56 AM »

I am part of the Exclusive few  :4: 2003 2500 Dark Metalic Charcoal  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: July 1, 2003, 06:52:20 AM »

I'm an exclusive AV owner as that is all I own and drive...

No 2500 though.

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« Reply #3 on: July 1, 2003, 06:53:02 AM »

Wow, I am going to sell my Viper so I can buy an exclusive 2500!  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: July 1, 2003, 06:58:19 AM »

Stupid post to start a Stupid thread... :D: :D: :D:
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« Reply #5 on: July 1, 2003, 07:36:46 AM »

There is a poll in theis section about who owns what/./....search for it...
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« Reply #6 on: July 1, 2003, 07:47:41 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 1, 2003, 07:51:16 AM »

Not every Av owner is driving one of the exclusive Avs.  I don't know the percentage but I'd like to find out...

So, are you one of the exclusive Av owners?  If you're not driving a 2500 then you're not one of the few, the proud and the fortunate.   ;D    

If you are a 2500 owner please post here.  Let's get an idea of who and how many of us there are.  Besides we've got some things we can talk about without all the others listening in  :4:

Could you maybe change the title to this thread so that it is more accurate and informative as to content. Would save a lot of people time reading.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2003, 21:20:27 PM »

I do like your way of thinking.
Many are called. Few are chosen  :4:
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2003, 21:25:37 PM »

I have one the earliest 2500's and I can tell you they hand built that monster at the factory - we are indeed, the few, the proud, the owners of the biggest gasoline engine truck in North America :1: :1: :1: and I have the platinum cas card from Chevron to prove it ;D
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2003, 21:33:11 PM »

I got one also...the first 2500 at my local dealer.

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2003, 21:44:19 PM »

Not every Av owner is driving one of the exclusive Avs.  I don't know the percentage but I'd like to find out...

So, are you one of the exclusive Av owners?  If you're not driving a 2500 then you're not one of the few, the proud and the fortunate.   ;D    

If you are a 2500 owner please post here.  Let's get an idea of who and how many of us there are.  Besides we've got some things we can talk about without all the others listening in  :4:


Av 2500.. Is that the Av that takes $2500 per month in gasoline?

Just kidding Dan.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2003, 23:48:22 PM »

Hey, this is the place for us to crow - we earn the right at the pump :4:
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2003, 02:43:58 AM »

Hey, this is the place for us to crow - we earn the right at the pump :4:

You're dead right about that Jack... as a 2500 owner and fan, it's costing me about $1,000.00 per month to keep the fuel up to this baby!  :o

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2003, 04:19:44 AM »



You're dead right about that Jack... as a 2500 owner and fan, it's costing me about $1,000.00 per month to keep the fuel up to this baby!  :o

Wow,  Skidd, that has got me beat  :o

What is petrol runnig down under ???

By the sound of a few of the replies in this thread seems
a few more wished the had got a 2500.

I'm very happy with mine ;D
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2003, 04:43:04 AM »

Well, looks like there's two kinds of people who post on this thread:

1.  2500 owners
2.  1500 owners :4:

We paid more to have the big block and we pay more every time we fill up.  But it's worth it (POWER) and we don't envy any other engine (well, 'cept Jack's whipped and intercooled 8.1L).

And for those of you who think this thread is snobbish, think about this, 2500 owners don't even consider a WBH to be an Avalanche - after all, the big block ain't put into a WBH (not yet anyway).   ;)

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2003, 11:17:12 AM »



You're dead right about that Jack... as a 2500 owner and fan, it's costing me about $1,000.00 per month to keep the fuel up to this baby!  :o

Skidd are you talking $1000 in U.S. Dollars?

Wow, you won't be able to afford mustache wax! (I saw your picture).
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2003, 11:17:41 AM »

Yet another one. Third car in the family so it only has around 11,000 miles on it. Looks like I made a good decision keeping the 86 Honda crx si (35 - 40 miles per gallon).

I was wondering when they release the sales totals on Avalanches what percentage are 2500s?

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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2003, 16:13:50 PM »



Wow,  Skidd, that has got me beat  :o

What is petrol runnig down under ???



Skidd are you talking $1000 in U.S. Dollars?

Wow, you won't be able to afford mustache wax! (I saw your picture).

OK, I get stuck doing these sometimes...

No I'm not talking about $1,000.00 USD per month, I talking about local currency.

The average price for premium unleaded I've paid sice owning the av is $0.96 per litre which comes out to $3.63 Aussie per US Gallon (if that summary even makes sense).

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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2003, 21:19:00 PM »

Big Engine... Big Power... Big Gas Tank... Big Gas Bill...

what more do you need to say?  

Are we exclusive?  How many of us were dumb/smart enough to buy one of these monsters?  My guess is less than 10% of total AV sales, maybe even 5%

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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2003, 21:32:19 PM »

For a minute I thought I got zoomed off to a porno site with that Gene Simmons tongue looking at me! :P
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2003, 22:20:19 PM »

For a minute I thought I got zoomed off to a porno site with that Gene Simmons tongue looking at me! :P

Glad you like it  :4:


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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2003, 05:23:16 AM »

I believe I still have the only 2500 in Scotland, probably in UK. With gas running at about $5 per gallon, I just gotta be mad.

Anyway, If you are going to own a vehicle which is far too big and far too thirsty for Uk roads, I figured I might as well go completely overboard.

God knows what the gas mileage will be when I install the 150hp NX kit!
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2003, 08:58:10 AM »

I guess I will be joining this "exclusive" group tomorrow. After lurking on this site for a couple of months and gathering all sorts of valuable info, I have made my purchase. Tomorrow morning I will be flying to Las Vegas and picking up my new black '03 2500 4x4. By the time I get back home it should be just about through it's break-in period and the mods will begin. (Actually, I was considering a stop at the local parts store to pick up the amber DRL lamps before I even leave.)

This is my first post, but I think that I'll have a lot more to say (ask) beginning this Sunday when I return home with my new AV.  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2003, 11:48:33 AM »

Dan: I can't wait til your cute penguin avatar makes it's return.
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2003, 13:15:16 PM »

I guess I will be joining this "exclusive" group tomorrow. After lurking on this site for a couple of months and gathering all sorts of valuable info, I have made my purchase. Tomorrow morning I will be flying to Las Vegas and picking up my new black '03 2500 4x4. By the time I get back home it should be just about through it's break-in period and the mods will begin. (Actually, I was considering a stop at the local parts store to pick up the amber DRL lamps before I even leave.)

This is my first post, but I think that I'll have a lot more to say (ask) beginning this Sunday when I return home with my new AV.  ;D  ;D

From a non exclusive 5.3 owner, welcome to the club!
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2003, 13:36:29 PM »

I guess I am too :4: :4: :4:
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Magic Mtn Dan, e-mail me that animated tongue if you can.

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2003, 19:21:29 PM »

I'm a 2500 owner. Costs me $50 per week to fill up. I bet most people didn't know the gas pumps shut off at $49.00 at most places.
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2003, 22:08:05 PM »

I'm a 2500 owner. Costs me $50 per week to fill up. I bet most people didn't know the gas pumps shut off at $49.00 at most places.

Yeah... go ahead and brag

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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2003, 22:16:13 PM »

I went to fill it up two days ago and the station I stopped at was a prepay type.  I gave the clerk 3 $20's,  the pump stopped at $60.00, and the tank wasn't even full.  I hope the gas price comes down after the holiday weekend.
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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2003, 22:17:03 PM »

I own a 2500, I pay a butt-load at the pump... But the horsepower is worth it ;D
Im now paying over 60.00 dollars a tank at the pump, but O-well
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« Reply #32 on: September 6, 2003, 05:40:47 AM »

I'm one of the few, proud, and broke also. I cannot complain about the gas though. I love the HP and would never settle for less. I knew when I bought this beast that I wouldn't be getting many MTG. OH WELL, I just fill it around 1/2 to 3/4 so I can race it. Seems like the less gas, the faster it goes. Could have something to do with the weight of a full tank.

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« Reply #33 on: September 6, 2003, 07:37:28 AM »

My wife has been driving our beast for the last week or so since our other car is in the shop.  She was a little surprised that it took $62 and a significant time investment to fill up the 38 gallon tank.

The other problem is, and I mentioned this on another thread, is she loves driving the Av.

At least she has good taste.
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« Reply #34 on: September 6, 2003, 08:05:51 AM »

I'm a 2500 owner. Costs me $50 per week to fill up. I bet most people didn't know the gas pumps shut off at $49.00 at most places.

I HATE it when they do that.  :E: I don't bother restarting, so their loss in sales.
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« Reply #35 on: September 7, 2003, 10:32:57 AM »

Now 1500 Av owners dont hate on us 2500 owners, its ok not to have the best,,LOL,,,,,,,, ;D
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« Reply #36 on: September 8, 2003, 09:12:55 AM »

Had a loaded 95 2500 Suburban and loved it, the beast sounded incredable. 11 MPG and 2wd (the thing was a nightmare on icey Kansas roads :o) killed it for me. So I enjoy the big blocks but dont miss the fillups.
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« Reply #37 on: September 8, 2003, 14:42:04 PM »

I've never had a pump cut out on me because of the amount I've put in... but my local servo has just put in new pumps that seem to be more sensitive to fuel backwash and they cut out all the time (flick off requiring you to release and reapply the trigger).  It is nothing for me to spend 10 - 12 minutes refuelling the beast.

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2003, 13:18:34 PM »

Reporting for duty!

Dark Charcoal Metallic, leather, convenience package, 4.10 LSD, most all options except the DVD, roof rack and mud flaps. Yes, I have the tent and the mattress along with the other little B.S. stuff.

I love having big-blocks in my stable, had to have the AV when I found out no other vehicle manufacturer stuffs a 496ci (8.1L) engine in between the fenders of an SUV.

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I have the latest flowmaster muffler waiting to be installed. Looking for 20" rims and meaty tires to put on , painting the body hardware body color (all of it), tinted the front windows already and still waiting for an ATI pro-charger blower system to be built.

I'm going to SEMA in Nov. so I will check out the latest and greatest for these trucks. Along with my other preferred toys.

I love this truck and despite the gas consumption, I'm still waiting for Bush to hand me my free Iraqi oil and gas card. I can't really complain about gas mileage for this beast. I can run a half a tank of gas for 2 weeks driving it everyday. (mostly highway and little city)

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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2003, 11:29:48 AM »

There is no replacement for displacement.  I find a steady diet of 93 octane and blue oval emblems keeps my beast happy and reliable and gives it a nice shiny coat.  When it has too much Japanese she tends to get a little gassy but an easy fix is to find a nice smoked 1500.  Only as a quick fix though.  Not everyday of coarse.  Since I picked her up in January she has gained some weight (mods) but still retains that sleek muscular build that the womens love.  I only wish that my girl took as good care of me as my girl does.  Wait...I'm confused...help...truck talks back...NOOOOOOOO!!!!! :A: :P
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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2003, 20:04:33 PM »

2500 Owner here.  My girlfriend has the 1500 so I had to be the MAN in this relationship.  :)
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« Reply #41 on: October 1, 2003, 11:13:41 AM »

Feels like there's only a handful of SoCal 2500 AVs?  NICE! Well here's yet another proby petitioning for exclusive, super secret club membership! What kinda hazing/initiation do I gotta go through?   :1:

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« Reply #42 on: October 1, 2003, 14:32:38 PM »

... What kinda hazing/initiation do I gotta go through?   :1:

-AC

ps. $70 fill up bAby!!  Pebbles get's thirsty over here.

Just bend over when you hit the gas pumps  :4:  I don't think there is another new vehicle out there that gets worst gas mileage than this beast.  Maybe an RV or two but no normal car or truck.
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« Reply #43 on: October 1, 2003, 18:02:47 PM »

Big block here baby!!

I was sold the minute the sales guy asked me
"do you want the one with the big engine???"

Hell yes!!
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« Reply #44 on: October 1, 2003, 18:26:35 PM »

2003, 2500 Dark Grey Metallic here.  I am getting 14ish MPG on the open road, which I am pretty happy with.  My last truck was the Suburban 2500.  It got 11 MPG at the most.
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« Reply #45 on: October 3, 2003, 09:04:32 AM »

Another 2500 owner here! Way worth the extra penny... well dollars... in gas for the 2500! It's just so much fun letting people know what's under the hood when they ask!       ;D    :1:    ;D
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« Reply #46 on: October 3, 2003, 10:19:21 AM »

Just rid myself of a 2500 Lemon.  10Mpg average.  I adored the truck until it left me hanging way to many times.  

Just picked up an 04 Z71 and seeing the average at 15 mpg makes me happy!  Not as slow as I thought they were either.  My humble .02
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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2003, 19:40:11 PM »

All I have to say is;

Nahne Nahne Nahne ;D.........I'm getting about 20mpg :1: in my 1500 and it only cost about half of what you guys are putting into your tanks to filler' up :o. Not to mention cheaper to mod as well!

But I do agree there is no replacement for displacement, unless your at the pumps! Gotta love those big blocks. LOL

I'm just mad cause I couldn't afford one can you tell?


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« Reply #48 on: November 5, 2003, 12:29:59 PM »

I just bought an 04 2500, love the power !
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« Reply #49 on: November 5, 2003, 12:43:14 PM »

   i want to get one, but they cost too much.  not to mention the cost of extra gas.
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« Reply #50 on: November 5, 2003, 12:45:40 PM »

Welcome to the exclusive club awaken :4:
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« Reply #51 on: November 5, 2003, 15:56:38 PM »

It's not about gas, it's about...RAW POWER :8: :8: :8: :8: :8: :8: :8:

What do you say to those GAS SAVERS "Get away fron me boy, ya bother me" :4: :4: :4: :4:

The oil companies need us to survive...and we're doing our part....BUYING LOTS OF GAS mmmmm gas is good..... :o :o :o :o :o :o

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« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2003, 21:24:23 PM »

  i want to get one, but they cost too much.  not to mention the cost of extra gas.

They don't really cost that much more.  Compare a 2500 vs a Z71 and you are only looking at a few hundred bucks.  

Now gas cost... that is another story.  Only hurts if you drive a lot of miles.  
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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2003, 08:20:33 AM »

2500 owner here!  I love it, the power is awesome.  I traded in my 1999 F250 for it.  Glad the Ford is gone.
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« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2003, 08:35:55 AM »

Welcome Jelly, I also traded in a F350 4x4 crew cab w/7.3. I actually think the AV has more torque! Now you need to start the mods to get even more out of it. :1:
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« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2003, 11:45:26 AM »

2002 / 2500 Custom ordered picked up in July 2002
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« Reply #56 on: December 2, 2003, 21:34:53 PM »

I dunno its got lots of torque... but then again Ive only test drove it around on the highway.. :8: oh well this weekend im going to use one to haul around my trailer+mechinery... shhh dont tell the dealership ;D
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« Reply #57 on: December 5, 2003, 15:17:52 PM »

2002 Av Charter Member - about 24000 miles on my av.  using about 2 quarts of oil per 3000 mile change.  No mods.  Have searched the net and priced mods that i think make the most sense.  2500 w/ 8.1L needs a Whipple w/intercooler.  Proficientperformance.com has everyone beat in price and includes shipping.  
http://proficientperformance.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=WIP-GM81SI&Category_Code=wip_auto_superchargers_gm_new&Store_Code=PP
I know there is a lot of controversy over whip vs other roots or centrifugal supercharger or turbo.  Paxton sounded good but I don't need an air to water intercooler (not drag racing).  Ken Belle info is pretty sketchy on the web.  Paxton has a three year warranty and Whipple one year.  Whipple is about $300.00 cheaper and has free shipping.

Other mod(s) would be Gibson cat-back system and possibly Gibson headers.  It's funny.Gibson is available cheaper here in Washington at a local shop vs on the net.  Whipple is cheaper by purchasing on the web.

One of my biggest concerns with adding mods is the warranty void.  my local dealership said it would void it.  But whipple and retailers say it can't.  I love this rig and plan to have it for 15 years or so but would like to "Kick it up a notch"!

any and all comments welcome.  Hope to buy mods after first of year. ;D
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« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2003, 06:01:44 AM »

New 2004 2500 w/ 4.10 axle.

When is thing going to hit OD?
 Oh it already has!

3000 rpm at 82 mph Wow.

Bought it to pull the horse trailer. Love the solid ride and torque.
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« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2003, 06:22:29 AM »

Welcome to the subclub avalon :1: Get some mods for it and really see what it can do! Just be prepared to pay for it @ the pump :4:
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« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2003, 06:31:55 AM »

2002 2500 Indigo Blue, loaded.. Picked it up in October for 24K with 17K miles.  THis is the best truck I have ever driven.  Lots of power, very smooth, great in the mud, great on the snow and fast.. oh did i forget, it looks awsome.

I have owned a 98 Tahoe Z71, and a 89 3500 454SS single cab.  The Avalanche 2500 is the best all around truck that Chevy has made to this day!

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« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2003, 06:35:15 AM »

Pay at the Pump????

How about 11.2 mpg!@

Only has 560 miles so far.

Not even broken in yet.

JTBLUE- how do you like  the Diablo?

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« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2003, 06:41:19 AM »



JTBLUE- how do you like  the Diablo?

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I have the Diablo..really impressed. I have not had any custom programming done like alot of others, but I like it. My only downside is that you have to use super unleaded all the time. But worth it. :4:
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« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2003, 06:50:29 AM »

No diablo here?  what does it do for me, maybe I should have it.  Hey while all of you fortuate 2500 owners are on line.  what do you guys think about this....

I am about to buy some stuff.  first on the list is the wheel spacers for the rears to come out... link... http://www.correctrack.com/

then i want to buy the HD keys to lift the front... link... http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/PLC13-2.html

then after that, i will buy some 285's for the stock wheels.. hopefully the HD keys added will stop the rub on 285's in the front

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« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2003, 07:02:51 AM »

JTBLUE- Sorry i meant Oviedo.

OV- What have has the Diablo done for you that you noticed most?

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« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2003, 07:26:33 AM »


I am about to buy some stuff.  first on the list is the wheel spacers for the rears to come out... link... http://www.correctrack.com/

then i want to buy the HD keys to lift the front... link... http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/PLC13-2.html


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The only person that I know has the spacers are Gandy..he swears by them, I would like them, just don't know if the $$ justifies it.

The key are also something I have wondered about. I was just going to ask someone w/ a 1500 who has swapped out withthe Ford keys if I could buy their old ones. They are supposed to do the same thing. But for that price, I thing I would just buy them. Just have been kind of worried about messing around with the front end. If you do either take some pics and let us know the results, I am very interested in knowing what you find out. :1:
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« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2003, 07:32:04 AM »



OV- What have has the Diablo done for you that you noticed most?

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With the Diablo I usally run mine in Tow/haul mode. I think the performance differnce is substantial. I saw two other guys w/ the 8.1 @ the STIGTG, and they both had custom programs made up, and they swear thta it makes a huge difference. I am probably going to stick w/ the stock program Diablo sent beacause I drive mine ALOT. But the performance w/ the Diablo, intake,and exhaust have been amazing. The Diablo is alot better than the Hypertech as it works all the time and not just @WOT, and is alot more adjustable. Hope this helps you out.
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« Reply #67 on: December 17, 2003, 07:34:45 AM »

I agree for the spacers (350$$) is a lot!!!!

For the ford keys.. the 1500 models keys will not fit out 2500's, its different.  Thats why if you clik the link that i have shown, the part is for GM 2500's only.  Basicly the keys that are on that web site are for HD suspension and will only work on 2500 AV's not the 1500's.  Its prity cheep!  I am alittle worried about using them also, but its a draw between that or cranking the "T" bars up.  Some people say its ok for the "t" bars to crank them, and some say its better to buy the HD keys????? who the hell knows.
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« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2003, 07:46:06 AM »


For the ford keys.. the 1500 models keys will not fit out 2500's, its different.  Thats why if you clik the link that i have shown, the part is for GM 2500's only.  Basicly the keys that are on that web site are for HD suspension and will only work on 2500 AV's not the 1500's.  Its prity cheep!  I am alittle worried about using them also, but its a draw between that or cranking the "T" bars up.  Some people say its ok for the "t" bars to crank them, and some say its better to buy the HD keys????? who the hell knows.

I didn't mean those keys in your link will fit both. I meant someone w/ a 1500 who has installed the Ford keys. If you take their stock 1500 keys and install them on the 2500 it will lift the 2500 the same as the ones in your link. That seems to be a fairly cheap mod that would make a difference. Depending on install and alignment. Good luck and let us know.
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« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2003, 08:53:09 AM »

I didnt know that the stock 1500 keys would fit on the 2500??  Thats cool

thanks  :B:
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« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2003, 19:34:54 PM »

 I have a big black 2003 2500. I love it

 What I really love is how it pulls my 19' Bayliner Capri classic cutty out of the water at almost an idle!

 Mods,  I dont know where Im going..... alls I know is I am on my way!

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« Reply #71 on: December 17, 2003, 19:41:18 PM »

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cool, that 19 footer is like putting a full tank of gas in the truck.  it pulls my 30 foot 10k lb formula with no sweat !!!!
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« Reply #72 on: December 18, 2003, 06:32:49 AM »

I agree jt.  I have a 26 PC and it is nice to have enough power to do the job.  I still get a bit queezy going down hill and around corners - braking you know.  Avalanche is a great rig.
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« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2003, 14:11:38 PM »

"That's a rare bird ya got there partner!" - Tech at dealership re: 2500 Avy in for servicing

After realizing that the rear end in the 1500 Avalanche was the same as my Chevy S-10 ZR2 compact truck, I knew I had to get the 2500!  The larger gas tank, better rear suspension, stronger wheels, additional capacity, etc... was just icing on the cake.  Plus, now when I tow anything I'm so not worried about straining my truck (at all).  I can honestly say that I didn't notice a price difference as well.  Plus the mags said it was actuall faster through the slalom course than a 1500!   :A:  :B: ;D
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« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2003, 14:52:44 PM »

I have 50000 on the truck and 12000 on the new motor, this motor so far only shows me check oil level at 3000 miles after an oil change which I can live with.  The first motor the check oil level light would come on after 1500 miles.  Even with that this truck is and does every thing I need it too.

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« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2003, 19:13:48 PM »

jtblue2500,
 Very nice, A 30 footer, thats a big boat. We could use my 19' to go to shore!  I planning in about a year to buy about a 26' traver trailer thats why I bought the 2500.  I wanted lots of power and I got it!

 Since I found this board I have'nt slept much.
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« Reply #76 on: December 21, 2003, 14:38:16 PM »

I am looking at purchasing a 1500/2500 Avalanche.  what are you guys/gals averaging MPG wise with the 2500?

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« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2003, 14:40:37 PM »

10 to 11 mpg around town. No highway driving at all, just stop and go.   :6:
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« Reply #78 on: December 25, 2003, 02:25:20 AM »

I have both. a 1500, and an 04 2500. I bought the 2500 for plowing . I've found that if you take it easy and not lead foot it, the gas costs run about the same as my 1500. the fuel costs are not burning a hole in my pocket. the engine sounds sounds great to, real mean !
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« Reply #79 on: December 25, 2003, 22:07:06 PM »

 :D...... Well guys, add one more to the list of 2500 owner.   Bought my truck back in Jan.03 and love'n every moment of it. 2500HD 4X4 fully loaded.

By the way. See that every one is kind of spending alittle over $50 on gas. Same here and I would like to know if you guys are using regular or super?  Cause right now I'm using super and just to fill up 3/4 of the tank. I spend an average of $70 every 9 days or less depending where I drive.

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« Reply #80 on: December 25, 2003, 22:25:55 PM »

It's not a good idea to use higher (or lower) octane than what is recommended for your engine.  The AV engines are setup for Regular gas.  Using a higher octane gas is not only wasteful, but not as good for the engine.
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« Reply #81 on: December 27, 2003, 10:57:05 AM »

i got a black 2k3 w/ race strips. sunroof bose sys. and driver info stuff and did i menchion the sunroof and 4X4.

it's hard driving every where impressing everbody w/ the top off and on.
 

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« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2003, 22:30:01 PM »

airwolf & friends

Don't know how your AV is set up but when I ran the lower and mid octane on my truck. Performance really sucks. I could tell right of the bat that the truck was running a bit slugish.

Yes the manual says to run regular and that good stuff. But when you notice things that the truck in not doing well. Then some things not adding up.

When I do run a higher octane, Hell the truck runs really great. I even asked on of my machanic friends and he told me also to run a higher octain gas vs. lower octain.  Try it and see if you do notice some differnce in performance.

Just can't wait to trow in the Super Charger in my AV. :D :A:
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« Reply #83 on: November 30, 2004, 00:14:53 AM »

2002 Blue 2500.  By the way any of you guys have a horror story about the aluminum spacers from performance wheel?? I just ordered mine yesterday and was wondering if I had to worry about lug-bolt failure.
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« Reply #84 on: December 1, 2004, 21:37:20 PM »

Hi guys, new to the club. Black 04 2500 480 miles

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« Reply #85 on: December 1, 2004, 21:59:01 PM »

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« Reply #86 on: December 1, 2004, 22:18:52 PM »

2500 here
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« Reply #87 on: December 1, 2004, 22:41:00 PM »

my wife and started looking at the Av in January 2003.  Every local dealer steered me away from the 2500.  In January of 2004 we settled on a Z71 WBH Dark Green Metalic.  Every time my wife saw a cladded SOM  she would get this empty hearbroken look.

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A week before we picked it up, I ordered the 2500 that I wanted to test drive nearly two years earlier.  I never got to test drive a 2500.  I just knew that it was what I wanted.  No regrets
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« Reply #88 on: December 1, 2004, 23:27:21 PM »

I also traded in a F350 4x4 crew cab w/7.3. I actually think the AV has more torque! :1:

I did the same thing and feel the same way about the torque. The ride is not quite as stable as the dually when towing my 22ft boat, but maybe the spacers will remedy that. I've had them for about a month but have yet to install them. I got them from perfomance wheel for $216 shipped.
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« Reply #89 on: December 4, 2004, 19:43:50 PM »

 ;D *raises hand* '04 2500 4X4 SOM :B:
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« Reply #90 on: December 4, 2004, 22:38:21 PM »

I came extremely close to buying a 2500. my wife pointed to a guy across the dtreet from the dealer raising prices on the gas sign while we were looking. that made me decide against it haha

I think I'll be happy with the 1500 since I don't tow too much
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« Reply #91 on: December 5, 2004, 05:40:21 AM »

Bought my 02 2500 in March 04. No problems, no regrets. 8) :B:
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« Reply #92 on: December 5, 2004, 05:43:39 AM »

I have had my 2003 Av 2500 since september of 03

And I love her - she is awesome

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Awesome ride - way better than a 1500 - tighter


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« Reply #93 on: December 5, 2004, 05:45:56 AM »

Welcome to all to all of the new 2500 owners. You have joined the best ;) :1:
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« Reply #94 on: December 8, 2004, 05:32:23 AM »

Count me in with my 03' 2500.  As long as you are going to own AV's, you might as well have a set...so my Wife has her own 04' 1500.
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« Reply #95 on: December 8, 2004, 09:00:59 AM »

Count me in also. :A:  03 Yellow 2500, 2wd., 4:10 rear. Traded in my 02 SOM Z-71. Got it 2 months ago, it was a dealer demo. I love it  :A: :A:  Sounds awsome with the new Magnafow Stainless Steel catback exhaust that just came out. 8.1's rule. :B:
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« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2004, 17:53:30 PM »

Had to enter my 2 cents...(and more)
Have a 02 2500.  Live in the Northeast and make my living on the road.  Change the oil every two to three weeks (burns 1qt per 1000 miles) and fill up three or four times a week. ($70 to $75 each) MPG? Who knows, who cares! It's just fun getting where I'm going.  

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Another trick, as you are going down hill lightly tap the break 4 or 5 times and see what happens.  Computers!
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« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2004, 18:01:41 PM »

Welcome to the club swampy, and the 2500 club. I wil try that gas pedal thingy, haven't heard that one.
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« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2004, 09:16:04 AM »

04 sunburst orange 2500 had an 02 z-71 sunset orange bought the 04  7-10-04 and have had no regrets love thebig block and will never drive a 1500  again...
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« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2004, 21:23:44 PM »

I am in on this one...gotta have the bigger one. :o
2002 2500 blue bought it new...the dealer in east L.A. made me a great deal due to it not being lowered! 8) Rear spacers, maglight, 50 watt fogs, amber drls, avalanche stickers on the sunshades, Pioneer speakers, optima battery, lund bugdeflector, weathertech weatherguards, 2 front-end lift, after-market leather (much better than GM), I will soon have the Volant (in transit), the next thing on the list :285/75/16 Bridgestone All Terrains, and the Magnaflow exhaust, and the diablo. Never would even attemted all these mos without this site. Thanks to all!
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« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2004, 22:08:15 PM »

'02 2500 2wd here.  Love this truck... Had a 1500 Suburban that pulled decent but not even close to how the Av does.  This thing could pull a house down!!
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« Reply #101 on: December 28, 2004, 06:00:39 AM »

I'm glad to say I'm a lucky member of "the club".  It used to be I felt a "connection" to all Av owners, but they've become so common that it's almost just another car.  The 2500 is a different story - not to many around.

Bought an 03 in December of 02 without a test drive.  Dealers around here HATE it when you want a 3/4 ton - none have one, most haven't heard of one, and they really want to sell you what's on the lot......  A quote from my dealer "you can tow anything you like with the 1500".  Yeah, right.

Anyhow, it pulls great - my horse trailer is 6500 lbs empty.....

At 24,000 miles, I get 13-14 mpg on the highway if I stay under 70 mph, it goes to 11-12 at 75.  This thing is like pushing a billboard down the road.

By the way, gas mileage is around 10 pulling my stock trailer @ 65.  I haven't checked yet on the horse trailer - it's taller & wider so I'm sure the mileage will be less.

Bottom line:  I LOVE IT.
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« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2004, 11:38:26 AM »

Looks like I'm one of the lucky ones also, '03 2500 AV 8.1 BBC.
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« Reply #103 on: January 1, 2005, 17:26:32 PM »

Okay, so I'm not the only one out there with a 2500.

This is my first post, so deal with it.  I have  2004 AV 2500 - 2 Wheel Drive!  That's the rarest of the rare.  I bought it when I lived in LA and only found 2 of them!  The guy with the leather one didn't want to deal so I bought the cloth one.

Sorry, I didn't read all the posts, so I don't know if you got your original answer, but when I was looking at the AV, I found some numbers somewhere (don't remember if they were official or not).  80% of the AVs are the 1500 (and it's variants) and 80% are 4x4.  So that means that only about 4% were the 2500 2wd.

And yes, my gas tank takes a while to fill up also.  For a while, I was driving over 150 miles per day with this - filling up every 3 days at $75. 

Regarding towing - yea, it's a b.a.  I was towing a 8000lb Travel Trailer, up the pass from California to Oregon, and was pulling away from the other cars and my wife (driving the 1500 Suburban - not towing).  I love seeing a little Civic trying to get on the freeway in front of me and being able to pull right up on them.  Gas mileage when towing 8000 lbs was getting down to about 7.5 mpg, but I found that if I drafted behind a semi, I could get back up to almost 10mpg.

Question: Anyone else have problems with the stock tires not holding in the rain?  I finally just switched them out, but I was sliding all over (front and back) even though the tread was good.

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« Reply #104 on: January 1, 2005, 17:36:38 PM »

Welcome to the site,and the 2500 owners! I hate to sound stupid,but are you sure it is an04 ,2500,2 wheel drive ??? :P I thought the 2 wheel drive 2500's were only made in '02....hmmm
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« Reply #105 on: January 1, 2005, 18:36:45 PM »

I thought all the 2500's where 4 wheel drive!
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« Reply #106 on: January 1, 2005, 18:56:03 PM »

I thought all the 2500's where 4 wheel drive!

No, I know for a fact they made 2 wheel drive 2500's in '02...but I thought '02 only :-\
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« Reply #107 on: January 1, 2005, 21:47:13 PM »

'03 was the last year for the 2wd 2500 Av (I've got one). In 2004, they went to strictly 4wd with the 2500.
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« Reply #108 on: January 2, 2005, 07:52:26 AM »

My 2500 has been fine..... mileage is not to much different than our Z71... maybe 2 mpg.... 

There is a huge difference powerwise though.

It's true.. the 2500 2 heeldrive was manufactured in 02 and 03.... It's also true that all 2500's are cladded.

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« Reply #109 on: January 3, 2005, 11:55:13 AM »

Sorry, typo there - I have a 2003 2500 2wd, not a 2004.

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« Reply #110 on: January 3, 2005, 12:12:17 PM »

Sorry, typo there - I have a 2003 2500 2wd, not a 2004.



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« Reply #111 on: January 3, 2005, 12:29:25 PM »

Yes, now I wished I had went for the 4x.  I used to live in LA and moved to Oregon, where I could use it now.  When I bought the AV, there were only 2 2wd out there and only 2 more 4wd.  One of the 4wd was a stripped model, and the other the dealer had done every mod possible I think - wanted over $44k for it.  Mind you, this was in ALL of LA.  And since I didn't figure I needed the 4wd in LA, I didn't want to spend almost $14 more.  If I had only known that I'd tell LA to K.M.A. . . .

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« Reply #112 on: January 3, 2005, 12:37:57 PM »

Chavey: Welcome

I'm with you on the tires being real slick, Bridgestones M 773's. Do not like them one bit. But Michelins are $ 700+ so i will wait a while on these.

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« Reply #113 on: January 3, 2005, 13:20:32 PM »

You guys should get the rear wheel spacers, it helps on wet and snow traction.
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« Reply #114 on: January 5, 2005, 10:12:22 AM »

I want to be an exclusive Av owner but I can't  :6: Not yet any ways ;D Then next AV I get is going to be a 2500 I love the power of the 8.1L and I want to beable to tow a little more  :1:
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« Reply #115 on: January 5, 2005, 10:28:06 AM »

I want to be an exclusive Av owner but I can't :6: Not yet any ways ;D Then next AV I get is going to be a 2500 I love the power of the 8.1L and I want to beable to tow a little more :1:

Ah, you got 110,000 , time to trade in....and trade up to a big boy.Good luck
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« Reply #116 on: January 5, 2005, 10:35:21 AM »

I want to be an exclusive Av owner but I can't :6: Not yet any ways ;D Then next AV I get is going to be a 2500 I love the power of the 8.1L and I want to beable to tow a little more :1:

Ah, you got 110,000 , time to trade in....and trade up to a big boy.Good luck


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« Reply #117 on: January 5, 2005, 17:09:05 PM »

Yeah the only problem is I can't get anything for my AV because of the miles KBB.com says -5,000 bucks for high miles  :6:  Yak I am friends with Danlwil2500 and AV2500 and they have not had any problems with oil issues. 

Yeah the 2005 AV I like is $48,400 MSRP  :o
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« Reply #118 on: January 5, 2005, 20:53:45 PM »

Yeah the only problem is I can't get anything for my AV because of the miles KBB.com says -5,000 bucks for high miles  :6:  Yak I am friends with Danlwil2500 and AV2500 and they have not had any problems with oil issues. 

Yeah the 2005 AV I like is $48,400 MSRP  :o

Very true.... I went 5k   (shhh don't tell  ;D)  between changes the last two times  :6:  NO oil loss at all...

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« Reply #119 on: January 5, 2005, 21:18:05 PM »

danlwill2500.......5k between oil changes!
    ::) SHAME!   SHAME!   SHAME! ::)

AvaLance.... I do use about 1 qt. between oil changes and I change my oil every 3k!

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« Reply #120 on: January 5, 2005, 21:28:58 PM »

AV2500 I use the same on my 1/2 ton AV in the Summer time I also change every 3K
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« Reply #121 on: January 5, 2005, 21:43:08 PM »

danlwill2500.......5k between oil changes!
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AvaLance.... I do use about 1 qt. between oil changes and I change my oil every 3k!

Installed my LOF yesterday, Getting alot of looks from other drivers!......I love it! :4:




you need to quit slamming on your brakes to show it off  :4:

that's  not the "you're #1" sign they're showing you  ;D ;D   :4:

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« Reply #122 on: January 5, 2005, 22:18:49 PM »

I would love to show my LOF to you, but I afraid to come near you guys! :P

Last time... I went out for a cup of jo and ended up at sand lake soaking wet in a rainstorm with a :4: on my face from rideing your quad!

Then I had to 4 wheel it all the way home in a snowstorm! :o

Lets do it again! :A:

BTW....Where's the PICTURES!
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« Reply #123 on: January 7, 2005, 10:20:14 AM »

John I am soo sorry I will get pics posted ASAP I am at school right now but after work tonight I will post then I will send you the link. Yeah that snow storm was bad.  It snowed 1" last night and is still snowing today in La Grande my tires are paying for them selfs :1:

I can't wait to see the LOF I would love to get one, one of these days, so many mods so little time.

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« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2005, 22:25:40 PM »

Okay, I must admit that I miss my 2002 2500 Avalanche!   :E:

I've been modding my 1500 to do the upcoming towing (new hitch, airbags), but I'm still squeamish!   :6:

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« Reply #125 on: June 25, 2005, 20:31:09 PM »

Well I am one  too. I Looooooooove my 2002 AV 2500, love the way it Accelerates at passing speeds and takes the big hills without even downshifting most of the time. I will have to live with the poor fuel economy and just smile while driving........I drove a 1500 AV when my truck was in the shop last week, it sucked, no offence, but the torque wasn't there, even the steering felt different...... Just missed my 2500. I haul a heavy, all steel, snowmobile trailer with 2 sleds on there, like it was nuthing...... My old silverado would struggly on the hills towing it. I even like the front bumper cover much better then on the 1500's also. Anyhow here are before and DURING pics (for you Yakmar) More pics later today, it's finally sunny after 2 weeks, im gonna wash the beast and take some more pics on newer additions.
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« Reply #126 on: June 25, 2005, 21:02:44 PM »

Subject: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners?

I am!   :B:



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« Reply #127 on: July 4, 2005, 12:10:32 PM »

 
 I wish i was an Av driver. I drive a 04 gmc short box reg cab 2 wheel drive, 5300 and the locking 3.73:1  ;D  For fathers day i suprised my dad with an 05 White 2500 LT.  WOW is all i can say ;D
 
 The 2500 LT was hard to find. In vegas they usually have lots of everything.  I was amazed to find no Fully loaded ones.  The one i  got has dvd and navigation.  Dark gray leather with 2 power buckets, but no sunroof or side air bags.
 
 I guess when the new 900  gets here i will order one for myself. The sticker was 47 somthing after dealer tint And Desert Protection Package !  :D:   49 somthing.  :9:
 
I paid  37,000 out the door . And my pops almost had a stroke when he saw his new truck   ;D :B:
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« Reply #128 on: July 4, 2005, 14:00:16 PM »

hey cool, what is a desert protection package? I have a cold climate package on my AV
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« Reply #129 on: July 4, 2005, 15:44:04 PM »

 
 Nice huh 1400 for that witch is basicly nothing. They said they put a protective coating on the seats and the paint , what a bunch of crap.  I made them take it off . I am craving the 2500 now ,  my 5.3 used to be cool. :E:  :6:

 Oh well cant wait to see the 900 maybe i can have one by then :0: ;D :B:
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« Reply #130 on: July 4, 2005, 23:02:05 PM »

Dano, congrats on your (uh, your dad's)  ;D new ride!

I had my heart set on a white 2500 identical to mine but it sold a day before I decided to take the plunge.  There were NO other similarly equipped Av's in the south central region.  I checked all over the country and found some out west that were optioned well but I didn't have a buyer for my Ram in time.  I am happy with my decision though! 

Yeah, I think you should treat yourself to one as well!   :B:
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« Reply #131 on: July 5, 2005, 15:52:11 PM »

 
 I am getting one when my truck is wore out. I wish i would of never drove the Av  :A:   My 04 only has 50,000 miles , i have to keep it for at least 2 morew years :6: :C: 
 
 I wish i would of got an Av for myself :E:   Has every one seen the spy pics of the 900 Av  ?  When the new 2500 gets here i will be more than ready :B:
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« Reply #132 on: July 5, 2005, 16:49:01 PM »

hey cool, what is a desert protection package? I have a cold climate package on my AV

Dano-did you buy from Heard? They have been running the "Desert Protection Tax" since it was Fletcher's. Somebody must fall for it I guess. Glad to hear you did not pay it.
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« Reply #133 on: July 6, 2005, 19:10:09 PM »

 Dont know what a Biler is exactly.... Vista is owned by Bill Heard so i guess its the same.  I made fun of the salesman for an hour it was kind of fun. Buying somthing in las vegas is a Joy!~ ::) :D:
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« Reply #134 on: July 6, 2005, 20:20:00 PM »

Traded in our 1500 on a 2500 just a couple weeks ago. Loved our 1500 but definate difference! Night and day. Will miss the gas mileage but we tow a 31' trailer with it, the 5.3 needed tow/haul on to exceed 40mph, the 8.1 doesn't even know it's back there w/o tow/haul on! Didn't expect such a huge difference towing a 6000 pound trailer but WOW.
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« Reply #135 on: July 6, 2005, 22:11:24 PM »

Dont know what a Biler is exactly.... ::) :D:

'biler=Snowmobiler! (your avatar,my avatar)
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« Reply #136 on: July 8, 2005, 12:26:55 PM »

 Oh yea  I ride a  T Cat  and the pic is my brothers 9 year old son launching his 120 Mod sled. He races snowcross and took second over all in 120 Open for 04-05. The 2500 my dad got for fathers day will be towing a 4 place enclosed.   I  am from Idaho i just live in vegas. Damn now i want to go home, ;D :0: no snow for now but the Dunes sound good :4: ;D
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« Reply #137 on: July 8, 2005, 16:10:08 PM »

No need to jones for snow this year here..this photo is from our cabin 3 hours north of here. That is a new 900 after we left it in the driveway overnight.
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« Reply #138 on: July 16, 2005, 20:16:32 PM »

2002 avalanche 2500 ;D
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« Reply #139 on: July 25, 2005, 09:55:26 AM »

Sorry, been here since the first of the year, but just noticed this thread.

2003 AV 2500 2WD (Yes, 2 Wheel Drive).  If you're a 2WD, make sure you join the AV2500 2WD Rare Breed Nation.

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,42390.0.html

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« Reply #140 on: July 25, 2005, 11:25:21 AM »

Sorry, been here since the first of the year, but just noticed this thread.

2003 AV 2500 2WD (Yes, 2 Wheel Drive).  If you're a 2WD, make sure you join the AV2500 2WD Rare Breed Nation.

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,42390.0.html


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« Reply #141 on: August 11, 2005, 19:58:39 PM »

Brought home a loaded black 05 2500 today . . . . . love the sound of that big block!
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« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2005, 17:26:39 PM »

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« Reply #143 on: August 17, 2005, 11:17:31 AM »

2nd av!  Went from 2002 1500 4x4 to 2005 2500 4x4. 
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« Reply #144 on: August 17, 2005, 18:53:38 PM »

welcome to the club
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« Reply #145 on: October 14, 2005, 17:35:51 PM »

i finally found one and bought it !! 04 2500 4x4    silver with dark grey cladding ,,,  bose changer , moonroof, dvd rear system , leather , extend trailer mirrors ,  gm nerf bars ,,  loaded up except for the nav system !! no biggy i am a man i never get lost  :beating:  :kidding:
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« Reply #146 on: October 21, 2005, 06:10:31 AM »

Never had a brand new vehicle before. My 05DBM 2500 was sitting at a dealer not too far away, and after seeing it on the internet it started calling me in my sleep. It was ours within three (3) days. I know that it sounds crazy, but I still go out driving my S.L.U.T., just to drive my S.L.U.T.. Among other things , I love the feel, the smell, the way it drives, the sound and of coarse the power! The price of gas is outrageous, My gas milage is ... well... I guess I would have to say Poor. BUT! I'm as HAPPY as a pig in %$*t. I would skip meals to drive my AV.  Thanks for having a place where I got a chance to babble about 2500.  Bob.  :A: :B: :wave:
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« Reply #147 on: October 21, 2005, 06:17:22 AM »

Welcome bigbadblue, 2500's are the only way to go!
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« Reply #148 on: October 21, 2005, 06:21:17 AM »

YOU  BET YAH !!! :4: :cool: :A: :B:
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« Reply #149 on: October 26, 2005, 18:05:30 PM »

Proud owner of a 04 fully loaded Dark Blue with cladding.  In the shop after major wreck and I adding a new SOR front end and that will allow an upgrade on wheels and tires. 

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« Reply #150 on: October 26, 2005, 19:35:08 PM »

Congrats on the 2500 Av!  Post some pics when you get it finished.

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« Reply #151 on: November 9, 2005, 21:27:33 PM »

 
welcome to the club, and congrats on getting the rat motor
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« Reply #152 on: November 9, 2005, 21:35:28 PM »

I had the same question. See if this helps clear it up for you http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,30769.msg596565.html#msg596565
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« Reply #153 on: November 9, 2005, 21:59:32 PM »

Years ago, the smallblock Chevy was referred to as the 'mouse' motor and the bigblock naturally is the RAT motor! (Engine actually, as I prefer to call it).  Motors are electric.  Gas burners are ENGINES.   :4:
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« Reply #154 on: November 9, 2005, 22:38:31 PM »

I had the same question. See if this helps clear it up for you http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,30769.msg596565.html#msg596565
                                                                                                                     
Years ago, the smallblock Chevy was referred to as the 'mouse' motor and the bigblock naturally is the RAT motor! (Engine actually, as I prefer to call it). Motors are electric. Gas burners are ENGINES. :4:
                                                                                                                       I have to agree on the motor/engine...electric/gas  stuff... but I still don't care for the rodent designations.    :thumbdown:   Sorry.    ::)
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #155 on: November 14, 2005, 06:21:51 AM »

Bigbadblue:

Welcome to the 2500 crowd. Many Av owners don't even now they exist. First mod is some pipes, get rid of the factory muff which really chokes off the flow at over 2500 rpm.

I went to a flowmaster big block 70 dual in- dual out sytem and couldnt be happier


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« Reply #156 on: November 17, 2005, 16:29:05 PM »

bib block power rules on highway,pass anything on road
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« Reply #157 on: November 17, 2005, 20:23:13 PM »

with the bigblock and 4.10's , the mustangs and camaros never see ya' comin'!!!!!!!!
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #158 on: November 22, 2005, 15:42:06 PM »

Oops, I'm a little slow chiming in here.  Looked for 6 months across the nation for a used 03-04 2500 with all the right options.  Finally found one in Minnesota in July and bought it.  They delivered the beast the last week of July.  Been loving it ever since.

I'm hooked by the modding bug and am just finishing up a overhead screen install.  Can't wait to move on to other mods.

Here's to the 2500  :cheers: :drive: :drive: :cheers:
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« Reply #159 on: November 23, 2005, 07:33:34 AM »

EmDee - So did you get the 03 or the 04?  And what "right" options?

If you got the 2003 4x2 - make sure you join the "Rare Breed" nation!

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« Reply #160 on: November 23, 2005, 07:37:44 AM »

EmDee, welcome to the forum!  Get a pic or two up of your Av here for us!

I see you added info to your signature.  Sounds like a nice ride.

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« Reply #161 on: November 23, 2005, 07:44:08 AM »

EmDee - So did you get the 03 or the 04? And what "right" options?



I see you added info to your signature.  Sounds like a nice ride.


Yep, I either missed it (hey, not the first time, and unfortunately, not the last) or he added it afterwards.

Anyway, we want pics! 

(If you haven't figured it out yet, this site is mostly about posting pics of your own and looking at others.  Everything else is just gravy!)
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« Reply #162 on: November 30, 2005, 12:22:40 PM »

Thanks!  Glad to be a part of the forum and was a lurker, soaking up info for a long time before I purchased mine.

Ya, I'm usually a big picture show and tell guy too, but I lost my digital camera recently for a while and was a little slow in getting a new one.  I'll put a few up when I get back from vacation.

As to my sig, it was there the whole time, but I put the stealth HTML tags on it so only the truly observant could see it! ;)  :D
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #163 on: December 18, 2005, 19:47:58 PM »

I have joined the few the proud, and convinced....That the AV 2500 is the best out there...
However, I am new...SO any insights or tricks will be apprieciated...
2003/Black/4x4/Totally bad ass
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« Reply #164 on: December 18, 2005, 20:38:12 PM »

Welcome aboard Herbold!  You picked a winner!  Avalanches are all cool, but there is something about the 2500s that really attracted me.  Mainly it was the big lump of 496 cubic inches under the hood!   Of course, you must post some pics of your new ride when you can.  And buy some ambers (orange bulbs to replace the clear Daytime Running Lights) so other CAFCNA members can easily spot you on the road.  There are different kinds of 'ambers'.  I picked the darkest orange ones I could find.  GE3457 are a nice color I think.  Most large auto parts stores and even WalMart has them.  Here is a good topic to read about installing them. It's really easy but be careful not to squeeze too hard on the bulb like I did and cut yourself!  Use gloves if a bulb is giving you trouble and won't come out or go into the socket easy.

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,49274.0.html

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« Reply #165 on: January 19, 2006, 22:31:41 PM »

Sign me up! Photos wil come soon.

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« Reply #166 on: February 22, 2006, 16:18:09 PM »

Oh yea, I'm one too.   496 :B:4.10 :B:4x4 :B:4ever stopping 4 gas :laugh:
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« Reply #167 on: February 22, 2006, 16:44:23 PM »

So far with about 9,000 miles on my Av, no problems whatsoever.  Getting 12-13 MPG average, 14 on the highway.  Uses about 1/2 quart of oil between changes, and no 'piston slap' noises.  Either I have a good one or the 8.1 problems are blown out of proportion. 

Luvin' every mile of it!   Tons of torque and a great lookin' ride.

I call her my 'heavy Chevy'.   :B:
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« Reply #168 on: February 22, 2006, 17:09:16 PM »

Well i wasn't going to comment but  here it goes....lol  I have the first Avalanche2500 from my dealer in 2002 and it sat on the lot for so long cause of the gas prices here in connecticut so needless to say the owner of teh dealership had been driving it  so it accumulated about 8000 miles on it before i bought it. I have driven both the 1500 and the 2500 .  I personally like the stoutness of the 2500 and the power is unmatched. I don't consider myself any better than a  person that has a 1500 series there all the same shape and can have the same attitude on the road. I have heard one to many times at the pumps.......hey what has that got in it and i say a 8.1   then they say wow.....then they ask what is that in cubic inches i say 496 there like    :o  better you than me pal...lol
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« Reply #169 on: March 2, 2006, 17:41:27 PM »

I just picked mine up the other day and truth be told, I had NOOOooOOOooOOOooo idea what I was getting into. Needless to say, I can't be happier! I got mine used it's a 2004 Black/gray 2500 4X4 loaded w/ everything including 6" lift and 35's.  :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4:

I do have some questions however....

1. What is with the oil burning issue? I will check it as often as I fill up.... Is there a fix for it?   ???

2. What does LOF stand for?

3. I only average 9.5 MPG. Is that due to the 6" lift and the tires? Any other lifted 2500 AV's out there to compare to?

4. I have read that the 2500 will smoke many cars/trucks off the line but mine is Torquey as HELL, does thta indicate that I have the 4.10 gears in it? How can I find out?

5. Does anyone have any experience with MPG improvements from adding an intake/exhaust?

That's all for now, I'll lurk some more ;)

BTW, Love my AV, Love this site and Thanks in Advance!!!

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« Reply #170 on: March 2, 2006, 19:24:22 PM »

I just picked mine up the other day and truth be told, I had NOOOooOOOooOOOooo idea what I was getting into. Needless to say, I can't be happier! I got mine used it's a 2004 Black/gray 2500 4X4 loaded w/ everything including 6" lift and 35's.  :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4:

I do have some questions however....

1. What is with the oil burning issue? I will check it as often as I fill up.... Is there a fix for it?   ???

2. What does LOF stand for?

3. I only average 9.5 MPG. Is that due to the 6" lift and the tires? Any other lifted 2500 AV's out there to compare to?

4. I have read that the 2500 will smoke many cars/trucks off the line but mine is Torquey as HELL, does thta indicate that I have the 4.10 gears in it? How can I find out?

5. Does anyone have any experience with MPG improvements from adding an intake/exhaust?

That's all for now, I'll lurk some more ;)

BTW, Love my AV, Love this site and Thanks in Advance!!!



1. Nope, just watch it.  Since I change my oil every 4000 miles, it's not been a problem.

2. Line of Fire.  An extra set of lights, 60", that work off the tail lights.  You can find them here or on ebay.  I love it.

3. I'm not lifted but get about 10-12 around town and 14 highway on 265's.

4. Actually, the 2500/8.1 has about the same "off the line" performance as the 5.7.  Torgue is part of the package.  Even with 3.73 gears I can still smoke the tires on dry ground without any additional engine/exhaust mods.  Other people have better performance mods and can give you better ideas.

5. Again, ask other people but I haven't heard of too much.

Keep lurking dude, good luck.

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #171 on: March 2, 2006, 19:52:18 PM »

Welcome to the club

1. I have to add about every 3000 to 4000 miles also
      Have you notice how loud the engine is at cold startup
2.  The line of fire are great looking

3.  You have 8.1 liters of motor you may want to accept that mileage. engines this big should be rated as gallons per hour

4. I don't think gearing is going to help unless you are towing. My problem is the drive by wire kills the engine at the worst times.

5. Same answer is no. 3 


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« Reply #172 on: March 3, 2006, 08:57:56 AM »

I just picked mine up the other day and truth be told, I had NOOOooOOOooOOOooo idea what I was getting into. Needless to say, I can't be happier! I got mine used it's a 2004 Black/gray 2500 4X4 loaded w/ everything including 6" lift and 35's.  :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4:

I do have some questions however....

1. What is with the oil burning issue? I will check it as often as I fill up.... Is there a fix for it?   ???

2. What does LOF stand for?

3. I only average 9.5 MPG. Is that due to the 6" lift and the tires? Any other lifted 2500 AV's out there to compare to?

4. I have read that the 2500 will smoke many cars/trucks off the line but mine is Torquey as HELL, does thta indicate that I have the 4.10 gears in it? How can I find out?

5. Does anyone have any experience with MPG improvements from adding an intake/exhaust?

That's all for now, I'll lurk some more ;)

BTW, Love my AV, Love this site and Thanks in Advance!!!



Desert Dude- Welcome

# 3 MPG - your lift and 35" tires really hurt MPG. I get 11.5 around town.

# 5 -Exhaust- It may help a little but the s#@t eating grin you will get from a deep rumble is even better. I went with a Flowmaster Big Block # 70- dual in- dual out and it has a deep tone and not obnoxious.

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« Reply #173 on: July 17, 2006, 20:44:24 PM »

Maybe a little late but I to am a proud 2500 owner hailing from NC.
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« Reply #174 on: July 17, 2006, 20:53:05 PM »

Never too late kamikazi6972001.   :welcome:
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« Reply #175 on: July 18, 2006, 04:00:35 AM »

Cary NC?  Kamikaze, you're in my home stopmin' grounds!  I'm a Cary Sr. High 1984 Grad (showing my age here, LOL).  I'll be back in the area around the end of July and again hopefully for a couple weeks with my 2500 Av in late Sept early October visiting friends and relatives.

So long as gas isn't $4/ gallon by then, at least.   I'll be driving 1,100 miles (maybe 2,500 total) round trip from Texas and I've yet to do that in the Av at 12 MPG.  Typically I did it in my Cummins diesel Dodge Ram that would get 20 MPG, and last time I drove to NC and back diesel was still in the $1.50 range. 

Maybe I'll see you on the roads in Cary soon.   :wave:
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« Reply #176 on: July 19, 2006, 19:59:30 PM »

 :cheers: yea it's good to be big i love it  :cheers:
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« Reply #177 on: July 28, 2006, 10:26:49 AM »

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« Reply #178 on: August 4, 2006, 18:45:18 PM »

 :wave: I'm a proud owner of the 2500 Av....2002...with 24" rims, my plastic is getting painted as we speak, 3 tv's, and 2 10" kicker comp vr's with a 500watt kicker amp pushin' the 10's..........Love my truck
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« Reply #179 on: August 7, 2006, 15:01:13 PM »

Chain - Welcome.  :welcome:

Are you 2wheel drive or 4x? If 2WD, make sure to join the Rare Breed nation.

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« Reply #180 on: October 14, 2006, 09:28:59 AM »

I'm on of the exclusive. I was looking for a second vehicle and when I found out it had a 496 I fell in love. A few mods later and it just keeps getting better. Gotta love the power.
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« Reply #181 on: October 14, 2006, 15:30:06 PM »

I'm on of the exclusive. I was looking for a second vehicle and when I found out it had a 496 I fell in love. A few mods later and it just keeps getting better. Gotta love the power.

.....gotta hate the mileage...Welcome to 2500 Nation!
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« Reply #182 on: October 15, 2006, 07:46:26 AM »

.....gotta hate the mileage...Welcome to 2500 Nation!

Have to know what your purchasing, no hater here. Power vs. economical what more do you want?
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« Reply #183 on: October 15, 2006, 08:04:51 AM »

Welcome aboard new owners!

I knew what I was getting into when I bought my 2500 Av regarding gas mileage.  But I didn't know gas prices would shoot up so high not long after I bought mine!   Yet I still drive it whenever I get a chance.
Love everything about it, and so far planning on the first long road trip next week, a two day drive from Montgomery (North of Houston) TX to Raleigh North Carolina.  Hopefully it will net 14 MPG average on the
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« Reply #184 on: October 18, 2006, 22:27:17 PM »

Guess I should chip in, 05 2500. Great truck, even better with all the headlights lighting up at the same time, thanks to this forum.
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« Reply #185 on: December 30, 2006, 12:47:23 PM »

i got one
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #186 on: April 2, 2007, 01:54:27 AM »

I just got my 2003 Avalanche 2500 a month ago, and im hungry for more.  I was sadly dissapointed when i measured out and found that my dads stock Silverado 1500 has 2 more inches of clearance in the front end than my 3/4 ton does, so im getting a 6" Superlift and a nice set of 35's.  And if i feel that the lift and tires somehow takes away from the 496ci, i might just go for the Whipple too.  who said 850 ft lbs doesnt need to be hitting the streets?

I am also sad to see the poor selection of exhaust systems for the 2500.  i will not settle for anything other than a dual catback, out opposite sides of the rear end.  everyone has let me down so far, i might just be welding up my own.

I would like to hear if anyone has what im looking into, any warnings or conciderations, or even sucess stories would be appriciated.

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« Reply #187 on: April 6, 2007, 15:22:38 PM »

I too am a proud owner of the $120 a tank club of 2500 owners. :B:
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« Reply #188 on: April 9, 2007, 16:29:45 PM »

 hey im in the club w/ 2500 jim plainfield il
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« Reply #189 on: April 9, 2007, 16:31:45 PM »

Welcome to our gas guzzeling group! :welcome:
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« Reply #190 on: April 9, 2007, 17:01:27 PM »

:welcome: to the club and group
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« Reply #191 on: July 12, 2007, 09:29:14 AM »

Hi all, I'm a proud owner of a 496 motor but in a Yukon XL not an av (sorry this is the only forum I found for discussions on modding the big block and I learned so much, thanks guys!)

  Currently I've done the little beginner mods: intake, HP tune and dumped the cats (which is illegal BTW in the US but I'm in Saudi  :P) and I gotta say I was surprised with the difference after the tune! I smoked many SUVs and cars I never thought I could like an 05 durango hemi and a supercharged range rover sport. I'm not done yet waiting for the $$$ flow for a supercharger and some headers.

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« Reply #192 on: July 12, 2007, 09:40:02 AM »

 gmc8100 :welcome:
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« Reply #193 on: July 12, 2007, 09:52:04 AM »

:welcome: to the nation were size matters :4:
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #194 on: July 24, 2007, 14:41:40 PM »

I am now one of few around these parts. . . . 100 friggin dollars to fill it up today.    first time. . . damn didnt know how big that fuel tank was on this truck.    I love it though.

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« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2007, 15:19:00 PM »

Welcome to the Nation KrawlerHauler all it took was 100.00 bucks to fill up you must not have been empty
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« Reply #196 on: July 24, 2007, 15:32:26 PM »

34. 8 gallons. . . . I was shocked.    then I researched and found that the gas tank is about 2 more gallons available. . . . LOL

2. 86 a gallon today

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #197 on: July 24, 2007, 15:41:16 PM »

It holds 37 gallon gas drop under $3.00 here it was at 3.39 damn near 120.00 at one point. But I'll  never give up my 2500 :thumbsup:
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« Reply #198 on: July 25, 2007, 11:47:59 AM »

Be glad you weren't at one of the pumps with a dollar limit.  When it was hitting the $3.40s, I would have to max out the pump limit - twice.  I think my record was $104.  Course that was because I went 4 days between fillups instead of 3.

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« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2007, 12:22:53 PM »

We have them here I have to swipe the plastic twice, you are not alone.
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« Reply #200 on: August 5, 2007, 14:02:37 PM »

i am from norway,i own a 2002 mod 2500. i get the car earlier this year,i payed 50000 for it here in norway. it costed new in 2002 ca 80000-90000. it is the best car in the world. any one so can help with links to spareparts for the AV?

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« Reply #201 on: August 5, 2007, 14:27:01 PM »

:welcome: to the club, I agree with you the 2500 are great trucks
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« Reply #202 on: August 5, 2007, 20:58:23 PM »

Hello, hansi! 

Try the 'Outside Americas' section link here for parts in your part of the world.

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/board,124.0.html

Post some pics of you and your 2500 Avalanche when you get some!

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« Reply #203 on: September 17, 2007, 19:41:41 PM »

I have a 2003 2500 avalanche.   Love the truck and love the power.   You guys think you pay alot in gas.   Try living in northern Canada.   I spend at least 100 dollars every time at the pump.   But who cares you can always get more gas,  you won't always be able to get a 496 stock.   One other note,  try keeping the tank full because my fuel pump cost me 900 bucks and I put it in myself.  
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #204 on: September 17, 2007, 19:55:15 PM »

:welcome: to the 2500 nation and the club as for CA gas no thanks, when I'm in Windsor way too much.

Join the 2500 Nation
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« Reply #205 on: September 20, 2007, 01:03:45 AM »

i have one and it can pull just about anything i will put behind it.
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« Reply #206 on: September 25, 2007, 22:22:48 PM »

2002 Lifted, Blue, Clad 2500 and fired up to be here!
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« Reply #207 on: September 26, 2007, 01:49:33 AM »

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« Reply #208 on: September 26, 2007, 07:48:08 AM »

:welcome: to the club and the 2500 Nation HANGINGJ

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« Reply #209 on: October 2, 2007, 20:18:05 PM »

Oh.. Ok... guess i'll sign in here too   :wave:
dont think i ever got on this page b4, but been reader/member for a little while now, so here it is

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Nice club, good people, great info...  I love you guys   :cheers:

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« Reply #210 on: October 22, 2007, 13:18:13 PM »

EXCLUSIVE AV HERE. . .  THE REAL AV IS A 2500
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« Reply #211 on: October 22, 2007, 13:33:01 PM »

Welcome Casel..I'm in as of last week..funny sticker motodj
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« Reply #212 on: October 22, 2007, 18:05:35 PM »

 :welcome:  to the nation where bigger IS better! :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #213 on: October 22, 2007, 18:17:35 PM »

:welcome: to the 2500 Nation
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« Reply #214 on: December 21, 2007, 14:21:42 PM »

i thought all 4x4 avs were 8.1
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« Reply #215 on: December 21, 2007, 14:33:06 PM »

i thought all 4x4 avs were 8.1

No not all are.
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« Reply #216 on: December 21, 2007, 16:24:11 PM »

And not vice versa either.  There are a few (very few) 2WD 2500s.  Stopped being made in 2003,  I had one of the last ones.  In 2004+, all 2500s were 4x4.

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« Reply #217 on: December 21, 2007, 16:55:06 PM »

Count Me in
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« Reply #218 on: December 21, 2007, 17:42:05 PM »

:welcome: to the 2500 nation JayWyatt
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« Reply #219 on: January 10, 2008, 20:22:36 PM »

Why didn't I see this earlier?  Count me in!!!  2002, black on black beauty.
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« Reply #220 on: January 11, 2008, 06:36:26 AM »

Congrat's come join the 2500 nation

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« Reply #221 on: January 11, 2008, 07:25:47 AM »

Never saw this until today. Count me in '02 Black Onyx 2500.
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« Reply #222 on: March 13, 2008, 23:29:55 PM »

got a 2005 black 2500 avalanche LT as a early christmas present they say its a family truck but thats what they say o_O. 

I have one question if i take a pic of some rims i got that came with my avy can you tell me the manufacture of it i looked every where says nothing. their 22's with falken tires. dad didnt like them so he went back to stock tire size and some mt classics with bead lock. 
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« Reply #223 on: March 13, 2008, 23:36:18 PM »

got a 2005 black 2500 avalanche LT as a early christmas present they say its a family truck but thats what they say o_O. 

I have one question if i take a pic of some rims i got that came with my avy can you tell me the manufacture of it i looked every where says nothing. their 22's with falken tires. dad didnt like them so he went back to stock tire size and some mt classics with bead lock. 
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« Reply #224 on: March 14, 2008, 21:18:53 PM »

kk just gotta goto storage and get them out and help them find a new home and of course their 8 lug rims since it is a 2500 and all.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #225 on: March 20, 2008, 17:45:50 PM »

I just got my 2003 Avalanche 2500 a month ago, and im hungry for more.  I was sadly dissapointed when i measured out and found that my dads stock Silverado 1500 has 2 more inches of clearance in the front end than my 3/4 ton does, so im getting a 6" Superlift and a nice set of 35's.  And if i feel that the lift and tires somehow takes away from the 496ci, i might just go for the Whipple too.  who said 850 ft lbs doesnt need to be hitting the streets?

I am also sad to see the poor selection of exhaust systems for the 2500.  i will not settle for anything other than a dual catback, out opposite sides of the rear end.  everyone has let me down so far, i might just be welding up my own.

I would like to hear if anyone has what im looking into, any warnings or conciderations, or even sucess stories would be appriciated.

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #226 on: March 24, 2008, 20:25:47 PM »

Mine's on the way from San Diego.......
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2008, 20:34:33 PM »

We rock, is it a Z85
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #228 on: June 4, 2008, 17:21:56 PM »

special orderd mine,nothing like big block power
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #229 on: June 12, 2008, 15:40:41 PM »

I sure feel willieusa's pain. I ordered my 02 2500. Took delivery the last day of August 02 and have very few successes with finding performance mods. Even the factory's brush guard won't fit. Autozone doesn't even have a free how to guide for us. I will say I have had 27 vehicles and never had any for more than 2 years until the Avalanche. 496 cu ROCKS!!!
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #230 on: June 12, 2008, 15:46:51 PM »

Not too many folks can see the difference in the front end of a 2500 versus a 1500, even I did not notice it till I parked next to a 1500.


I can't even find a dual exhaust for it.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #231 on: July 25, 2009, 19:48:07 PM »

New addition to the family '02 2500 Onxy, my first Avy but thought they looked bad ass from the begining.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #232 on: July 25, 2009, 23:45:02 PM »

he he he, I'm a owner of 1/4 of a 03 2500


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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #233 on: August 22, 2009, 11:06:54 AM »

I have an 03 2500 2wd. Exhaust was one of the first mods I did. It was a little tricky to find somewhere to do it correctly. I had to get all the piping custom bent and welded. The guy said it was a real pain because there isn't a lot of space around the spare tire. I ended up with 2.25 inch piping. It is a true dual cat-back setup with flowmaster 40 series. I highly reccommend it. There is nothing better then leaving a parking garage and all you can hear is car alarms going off. Gotta love the 496.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #234 on: February 19, 2010, 22:11:31 PM »

vortec 8100 baby, no replacement for displacement
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #235 on: March 16, 2010, 22:31:56 PM »

im one of the few and i have seen 5 others here in wichita ks one lives less then a block away and its identical to mine.

What are the odds
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #236 on: May 18, 2010, 14:43:52 PM »

We rock, is it a Z85

There are no "Z85" 2500's

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #237 on: May 18, 2010, 15:14:20 PM »

There are no "Z85" 2500's

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Allowing only for how you wish to perceive the term/code Z85...yes there are
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #238 on: May 18, 2010, 15:17:59 PM »

Want to bet, I got one in the Gargage
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« Reply #239 on: May 18, 2010, 15:32:15 PM »

All I know is that for '04 when I ordered my 2500 there were no "Z" options - only for the 1500's w/5.3 V8. To my knowledge all 2500's through their phase out in '05 were std with the BigBlock and with added suspension that precluded the Z's. Could have changed from Z66's to Z85's?
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #240 on: May 18, 2010, 15:37:51 PM »

All I know is that for '04 when I ordered my 2500 there were no "Z" options - only for the 1500's w/5.3 V8. To my knowledge all 2500's through their phase out in '05 were std with the BigBlock and with added suspension that precluded the Z's. Could have changed from Z66's to Z85's?

Z66 and Z71 apply to 1500 only...
Z85 applied to 2500 only...
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #241 on: May 18, 2010, 16:06:02 PM »

From what I can tell it's the suspension package on it, I think all 4 X 4 already had skid plates.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #242 on: May 18, 2010, 16:13:30 PM »

Z66 and Z71 apply to 1500 only...
Z85 applied to 2500 only...
...if you drop your glove box door...and look on the back side...I bet you will see the Z85 code on your RPO list

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #243 on: May 18, 2010, 16:57:53 PM »

Just 80 mine even came with this

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2010, 17:51:57 PM »

I'm in!  Just bought by first AV, 2002 Indigo Blue 2500. 

Searched and searched through the listings for a while to find it, too.  Not easy!  There had to be 40-50 listings for 1500s for each 2500 I saw. 

I finally saw the one I bought and the dealer didn't know what he had -- it said 5.3L in the listing!  However I noticed "Avalanche 2500" cladding in one of the photos and swooped in.  Went to take a look, opened the hood and sure enough, it was hung!  Opened the glove box and saw the Z85 and G80 and I was a happy camper!  Even got a good deal on the thing!

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #245 on: July 31, 2010, 18:08:07 PM »

Welcome to the 2500 nation, yes they are few and far between, when I bought mine I found 2 and I live outside of Detroit.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #246 on: August 2, 2010, 14:40:58 PM »

Welcome Javvy:  :welcome:

You have a rare beast that can tow 12,000 lbs legally without having to deal with diesel fuel. A Hypertech III programmer will give you a little more power on the topend (above 4000 rpm) and about 0.5 mpg. The only downside to the 2500 is 11-12 mpg in the city and 14 highwy on a good day.

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #247 on: September 10, 2010, 23:55:13 PM »

Just bought an 05 2500 from the original owner with 29,000 miles.  It has OnStar, Bose. 3:73's, G80, and towing package.  The truck is Sport Red with Dark gray cladding.  I have all the paperwork from new.  It came with the MagnaFlow 2 into 2, and a K&N intake.  I just added the Predator U7193 and it really performs great.  Truck is from Northern California so it is in fantastic shape.  Never even had a brake controller.  I'm going to use it to tow a 9,000 lbs travel trailer.  I usually put on about 1500-2000 mile a year.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #248 on: September 11, 2010, 08:28:40 AM »

:welcome: to the club cookeze and Welcome to the 2500 Nation.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #249 on: September 22, 2010, 19:33:22 PM »

im one of the few and i have seen 5 others here in wichita ks one lives less then a block away and its identical to mine.

What are the odds

I haven't seen another 2500 in the 2+ years I  have owned one.
When I was searching for one to buy, I only found 3 listed in all of AZ for sale over about a 2 week period, one of which I bought. I have talked to a few car folks that were surprised to know about a 2500 Avalanche but most are more surprised to hear of an 8.1 Liter engine.
Chevy branded the 2500s very modestly, without looking for it embossed on the cladding most would never know. Still thinking about getting some Z85 or Vortec8100 stickers....
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #250 on: September 23, 2010, 08:01:02 AM »

Just about a month ago I traded my 1500 for a 2500. So I guess that makes me a member. Glad to be one!

The main reason for getting the 2500 was the towing ability. The 1500 did fine on the flatlands but any kind of hills and it struggled to pull my 27' Wolf Pack toy hauler. I just got back from a weekend trip from Dover, DE to Bowling Green, KY and the 2500 handled it without any issues. This weekend I'm making the run down US13 to Virginia Beach via the Bay Bridge Tunnel.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #251 on: September 23, 2010, 09:03:54 AM »

Welcome to the 2500 Nation, where engine size matters.
I think only 6 percent of the production run were 2500s.
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« Reply #252 on: September 23, 2010, 09:42:36 AM »

Old Blue;  Welcome to the club. You will love the 2500, brute of a truck.

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« Reply #253 on: September 23, 2010, 15:29:02 PM »

Welcome to the 2500 Nation, where engine size matters.
I think only 6 percent of the production run were 2500s.
I didn't know it was that small a production run. That makes these almost a modern collectible. BTW I got the 8.1 and was very pleased with how it handled the hills on I-68.
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« Reply #254 on: September 23, 2010, 15:35:34 PM »

Old Blue;  Welcome to the club. You will love the 2500, brute of a truck.

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So far it's done everything I've asked it to do. The only thing that has cropped up has been an unsettling chattering coming from somewhere underneath when the road gets a little rough. One of the really nice aspects of this Avey is not having to stop and let the engine cool down whenever I have to tax it a little. My 2500 had enough power with the trailer attached (about 8000lbs in present configuration) to not only maintain speed on long upgrades but accellerate when necessary. Also had no problems on downgrades either. So far I've been very impressed with the tow ability.
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« Reply #255 on: September 24, 2010, 11:22:08 AM »

I have talked to a few car folks that were surprised to know about a 2500 Avalanche but most are more surprised to hear of an 8.1 Liter engine.

Yeah, I always get "That got the 5.3 or (with more enthusiasm) the six-oh?"  When I reply - "Big Block 8.1" it's always met with  :o , especially when they try to work that out to cubic inches. 
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #256 on: September 24, 2010, 11:34:06 AM »

I get that too at Auto Part Stores the clerk usually does a double take at the screen and ask does that thing really have a 8.1 engine.
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« Reply #257 on: September 26, 2010, 11:05:18 AM »

So far it's done everything I've asked it to do. The only thing that has cropped up has been an unsettling chattering coming from somewhere underneath when the road gets a little rough. One of the really nice aspects of this Avey is not having to stop and let the engine cool down whenever I have to tax it a little. My 2500 had enough power with the trailer attached (about 8000lbs in present configuration) to not only maintain speed on long upgrades but accellerate when necessary. Also had no problems on downgrades either. So far I've been very impressed with the tow ability.

Is it the Steering column mid link? These are a common problem on all GMT 800 trucks. If not the 2500 has rear leafs and these are noisier than the coil/;link the 1500's have. BTW air bags on the 2500 make a hellofa diffenrece on how these tow- SMOOTH.

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« Reply #258 on: September 26, 2010, 12:57:40 PM »

Is it the Steering column mid link? These are a common problem on all GMT 800 trucks. If not the 2500 has rear leafs and these are noisier than the coil/;link the 1500's have. BTW air bags on the 2500 make a hellofa diffenrece on how these tow- SMOOTH.

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Initially I thought it was the leaf springs but the sound seems forward of them. I just haven't isolated it. I never thought about it being the steering column mid-link and it could be that as sometimes the chatter sounds like its coming from a more forward position. Certainly gives me something to check into. One of the reasons I initially thought it might be the rear leafs is that it the noise is not as prevalent when I'm towing the toy hauler. Nothing like a little mystery, eh? Thanks for your reply.
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« Reply #259 on: October 4, 2010, 13:28:31 PM »

Is it the Steering column mid link? These are a common problem on all GMT 800 trucks. If not the 2500 has rear leafs and these are noisier than the coil/;link the 1500's have. BTW air bags on the 2500 make a hellofa diffenrece on how these tow- SMOOTH.

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You won't believe what I found was causing the chatter. The right side running board was missing a securing clip underneath. I replaced it with one I had in the garage that came off the fairing of an old Yamaha Venture and it fitted in place just fine. Now, no noise.
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« Reply #260 on: December 23, 2010, 12:04:05 PM »

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« Reply #261 on: December 23, 2010, 13:25:01 PM »

:welcome: to the club AaronL805, your AV sounds well built.
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« Reply #262 on: February 5, 2011, 09:22:07 AM »

Hey guys! First post. I just picked up a nice 2004 Avalanche 2500, black, leather, VERY nice! While at the dealer, I met the service mangler. As he shook my hand he said " That thing is a monster!, We don't see these beasts in here very often!"... and the swollen chest syndrome had begun!!!
I moved out of a Bimmer X5 (nice ride) to the 2500 to enable me to tow an 11,000lb Baja. So far, I've ordered rear spacers, Firestone air bags, a Reese Titan class V, and some RR for the cladding (although it looks great now). I'm talking with a local 4-wheel shop about adding 4.10's, and while there, I started slobbering over wheels and tires, etc.. I have no plans to lift as of now, but I'll be fighting that urge as I really would like to put a little more rubber in the wheel wells. The factory wheels don't look bad, but 16x6? Paleeze! Anyway, I'm lovin this Bad-Boy and I look forward to getting great tips from you guys in the future. Right now we've got a bunch of snow down and it's snowing like crazy... I think the Beast wants to go out and play !!!!  :4:
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« Reply #263 on: February 5, 2011, 15:28:43 PM »

:welcome: to the 2500 club cheakster, yup not much will stop these beasts. But I would not go with too big of a wheel if you will be towing 11,000 pounds.
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« Reply #264 on: February 5, 2011, 17:43:22 PM »

I belong here too :4: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #265 on: February 5, 2011, 18:35:01 PM »

I just ripped one I have to peices
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« Reply #266 on: February 6, 2011, 07:19:29 AM »

I just ripped one I have to peices

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« Reply #267 on: February 6, 2011, 13:01:59 PM »

lol   I'll post pics when I start my Duramax conversion thread, soon.
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« Reply #268 on: February 7, 2011, 09:13:37 AM »

:welcome: to the 2500 club cheakster, yup not much will stop these beasts. But I would not go with too big of a wheel if you will be towing 11,000 pounds.
Thanks MS03! Glad to be here!
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« Reply #269 on: February 7, 2011, 09:54:44 AM »

The 4.10 gears will help a lot.
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« Reply #270 on: February 7, 2011, 22:51:59 PM »

If you have a lifted 2500, join the Lifted 2500 nation, man.  I got one post haha.  My mods: 4" suspension lift, Bilstein 5100's all around, 17x9 KMC XD Diesel's, 315/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrain KO's.  Systemwise the Bose was good enough sound, but I love a lot of bass, so I added the Alpine double din, Alpine 650 amp, 2 10" Alpine Type R's and slot ported box that replaced the midgate.  I'm a college student at UNCG, and I have the biggest truck, height and drive train haha. I ended up selling my first car, '69 Camaro, because I couldn't afford to keep it running working a part-time job and in high-school, so I sold it and bought my Avalanche.  I couldn't have picked a better truck and couldn't be happier.
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« Reply #271 on: February 8, 2011, 00:25:10 AM »

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« Reply #272 on: February 8, 2011, 13:57:29 PM »

I was under the imprecision that you were taking the red 2500 a part after the wreck and transplanting the Duramax. You have another project then.. Cool all the same .   R. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #273 on: February 8, 2011, 14:36:53 PM »

the frame under the SOM is bent. No good as I want a good truck when done.

this frame is strait, got this wreck for parts to build moma's AV. Once I pull the body/bed off the silverado I'll see wether I build out the new frame with the Dmax parts or section the rear of it to the Dmax frame. Then the body of the SOM will go on. Probably with a body lift, and then all the 05 elec will go in. and then the best of the 3 interiors

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« Reply #274 on: February 8, 2011, 16:02:16 PM »

OMG what did you get yourself into.  :laugh:
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« Reply #275 on: February 8, 2011, 16:32:01 PM »

the frame under the SOM is bent. No good as I want a good truck when done.

this frame is strait, got this wreck for parts to build moma's AV. Once I pull the body/bed off the silverado I'll see wether I build out the new frame with the Dmax parts or section the rear of it to the Dmax frame. Then the body of the SOM will go on. Probably with a body lift, and then all the 05 elec will go in. and then the best of the 3 interiors

Tired allready.  When the site gets back to speed I'll start a build thread here.

You got a good frame and the Dmax, Your on the right track and easier in the long run.  I like the plan and ya the site needs help, But they will fix.

Too bad I'm on the other side of the states for I would love to work on that build.   R. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #276 on: February 12, 2011, 09:29:28 AM »

Hey guys! First post. I just picked up a nice 2004 Avalanche 2500, black, leather, VERY nice! While at the dealer, I met the service mangler. As he shook my hand he said " That thing is a monster!, We don't see these beasts in here very often!"... and the swollen chest syndrome had begun!!!
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Cheakster- Welcome- you got the right truck for towing. Definetly put the Firestone Air Bags on, it will really smooth out the ride while towing. I toow a 31 foot Chris Cat- see my pics . Any questions ask away!

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« Reply #277 on: February 12, 2011, 09:37:42 AM »

Hey guys! First post. I just picked up a nice 2004 Avalanche 2500, black, leather, VERY nice! While at the dealer, I met the service mangler. As he shook my hand he said " That thing is a monster!, We don't see these beasts in here very often!"... and the swollen chest syndrome had begun!!!
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Cheakster- Welcome- you got the right truck for towing. Definetly put the Firestone Air Bags on and get a tune, it will really smooth out the ride while towing. I toow a 31 foot Chris Cat- see my pics . Any questions ask away!

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« Reply #278 on: March 9, 2011, 00:26:06 AM »

Cheakster- Welcome- you got the right truck for towing. Definetly put the Firestone Air Bags on and get a tune, it will really smooth out the ride while towing. I toow a 31 foot Chris Cat- see my pics . Any questions ask away!

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« Reply #279 on: March 14, 2011, 09:02:45 AM »

Cheakster: I have a thread here from 2007 on installing the air bags- it was a bi#$& because the bump stop tack weld was anything but that. I use air lines I ran to the back of the license plate. any way do a search.

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« Reply #280 on: March 22, 2011, 05:45:11 AM »

Finally joined the club this past Friday, 3/18/11.. Here she is:



Glad to be (officially) a part of the club now.  Thanks for the wealth of knowledge on this forum.  Also anyone in Dallas i'll be looking for your ambers!  :B:
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« Reply #281 on: March 22, 2011, 06:11:12 AM »

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« Reply #283 on: March 23, 2011, 13:38:16 PM »

:welcome: to the working girl nation. romowens01

By the way post here also.

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If your Avalanche 2500 is lifted, also post here:

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« Reply #286 on: April 1, 2011, 14:12:30 PM »

285's?

Not going to happen, ya need to level it.

But I'm at 100,000 miles on mine so parts are near 2,000 bucks, thanks jimbo  :E:
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« Reply #287 on: April 1, 2011, 16:22:12 PM »

Not going to happen, ya need to level it.

But I'm at 100,000 miles on mine so parts are near 2,000 bucks, thanks jimbo  :E:
by the time ya' add 285's & new rims you're looking at $3-4000 (i spent $4200)  :laugh: :laugh: but hey, it's only money!   :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #288 on: April 2, 2011, 01:19:44 AM »

Thanks again jimbo for introducing me to Cognito.    :E: :E: :E:

The cost is climbing quickly I'm sure I'll be pass 3,000 shortly.
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« Reply #289 on: April 2, 2011, 13:11:50 PM »

Geesh I think I bought a boat(Bust Out Another Thousand)

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« Reply #290 on: April 3, 2011, 04:45:10 AM »

I have new 285's on mine with no lift, so it can be done.  ???
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« Reply #291 on: April 5, 2011, 02:30:14 AM »

I have new 285's on mine with no lift, so it can be done.  ???

On the factory rims? They are 6.5 inch wide and when I talked to my tire shop (know their sh#t) they looked cross-eyed at me especially since they saw the boat and trailer(replaced the recalled Chinese tires that were on it). Said 6.5 is too narrow for 285's. Just lettin you know.

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« Reply #292 on: April 5, 2011, 02:47:24 AM »

On the factory rims? They are 6.5 inch wide and when I talked to my tire shop (know their sh#t) they looked cross-eyed at me especially since they saw the boat and trailer(replaced the recalled Chinese tires that were on it). Said 6.5 is too narrow for 285's. Just lettin you know.

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Person here at work has 285's on theirs as well, I didn't see any contact in the fenderwell, but didn't look THAT close either.
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« Reply #293 on: April 5, 2011, 03:55:46 AM »

On the factory rims? They are 6.5 inch wide and when I talked to my tire shop (know their sh#t) they looked cross-eyed at me especially since they saw the boat and trailer(replaced the recalled Chinese tires that were on it). Said 6.5 is too narrow for 285's. Just lettin you know.

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x2, the stock rim is too narrow for 285's, 8 in.width  is proper fit :thumbsup:
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #294 on: April 5, 2011, 10:59:09 AM »

I not only have them on my Avy but my 99 Sub K2500 also these are of the Sub
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #295 on: April 5, 2011, 11:00:13 AM »

More of the Avy
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #296 on: April 5, 2011, 11:45:55 AM »

Ron: Not saying they won't fit. It's just that with the kind of load I put on my rear wheels the tires coiuld dismount in a catastrophic way (when going around a cureve, etc). You need a minimum rim width (70%) for a certain section width of tire and 285's need wider than 6.5 inch rims. Be safe.

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #297 on: April 7, 2011, 13:20:43 PM »

agreed, it's not the right width for our wheels, and you will lose side-to-side stability at a minimum.  They will mount up and there are thousands of people using them across the various chevy trucks...  but.  Do you want to be that one guy?
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #298 on: April 7, 2011, 14:05:05 PM »

Think hummer H2 wheels :thumbsup:
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #299 on: April 9, 2011, 13:30:49 PM »


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Geesh I think I bought a boat(Bust Out Another Thousand)

Ordered more parts today. :E: :E:

Well I bought another boat again :E: :E:
My beast is going to be a towing monster.
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #300 on: April 9, 2011, 14:49:57 PM »


Well I bought another boat again :E: :E:
My beast is going to be a towing monster.

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