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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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!!!
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:

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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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!!!
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:

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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Thanks Avalon! You were one of THE deciding factors in my purchasing this truck! When I saw what you are towing (nice boat BTW), I knew I would be OK. My Boss 302 Baja is a hog, but pulls pretty well with enough power. I'll be adding electric/hydraulic brakes to the trailer and nix the "surge" system. Installed the Firestone air bags- nice! I have one question-will take it to a Firestone thread so as not to get off-topic. Thanks for the welcome!!!
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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.

Note: check the 2500 Towing section for my thread!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #281 on: March 22, 2011, 06:11:12 AM »

Welcome to the 2500 Nation
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #282 on: March 23, 2011, 13:21:14 PM »





Glad to be a part of the elite  :D
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #283 on: March 23, 2011, 13:38:16 PM »

:welcome: to the working girl nation. romowens01

By the way post here also.

2500 Nation

Also if yours is 2WD the rare ones post here

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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #284 on: March 24, 2011, 01:34:09 AM »

If your Avalanche 2500 is lifted, also post here:

http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,125403.0.html
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #285 on: April 1, 2011, 14:01:33 PM »





Glad to be a part of the elite  :D

285's?
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« Reply #289 on: April 2, 2011, 13:11:50 PM »

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

Ordered more parts today. :E: :E:
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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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Re: Are You One Of The exclusive Av (2500) Owners
« 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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« 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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