Thread: NEW to me 2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500

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    Default NEW to me 2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500

    Well, here it is!! New to me & picking up this week. I have waited for some time!! I am here with good reason to announce my purchase of a 2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 (Suburban). No, it doesn't have the 8.1L, but that is ok with me. I have a punchlist of things to do, though it really needs nothing. As follows...

    1) Towing Mirrors
    2) *OCD* level of cleaning
    3) change all fluids and filters, except the transmission
    4) new tires and 17" wheel upgrade
    5) Tune Up
    6) replacing the AC/Heat control panel (burnt bulbs)

    That is all I can think of for now. I owned a 2004 2500HD with the 6.0 a few years back and remember good things about it. This one runs extremely smooth and has plenty of power, considering. Pics to come soon! The ad is there for those interested in seeing a few pre-photos.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/3208418520.html
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    SOLD: 2003 Dodge 2500 Cummins
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    Nice looking vehicle for $5K

    I would check & see if yours has the dual piston brake calipers from the factory, if not that may be an upgrade you want to do if you are upgrading to 17" rims in the process

    The leveling keys are pretty easy to preform as well & willl give it more of a SUV look too

    will be interesting to see where you go with her
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    Here she is....for my enjoyment.
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    1997 F-350 CC Dually, 7.3 PSD, E4OD, 6637 Intake, 4" Diamond Eye Turbo-Back Stainless Exhaust BYE BYE KITTY Mod, 3" DownPipe, Bellowed Up-Pipes, Rotella 15w-40 Conventional, DONALDSON ELF 7405 Filtration

    SOLD: 2003 Dodge 2500 Cummins
    1999 GMC Yukon
    1993 GMC Suburban 2500

    2011 34' Sundance by Heartland TT

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    I deleted a bunch of posts and sent bbslider001 to the sidelines for a week. Let's try to keep to the subject at hand.

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    Nice truck! I picked up an 06 Suburban 2500 a couple months ago with the 8.1L powerplant.

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    Wouldn't mine seeing the front of it. That bumper looks good from the side view.

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    Looks like it has already been leveled, nice rig, great price.

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    If you're going to change the brake fluid, I'd suggest changing the flexible brake lines at the same time. I have an '02 Yukon XL 2500 with the 6L and had to go through that last year when one developed an internal flap and prevented one of the rear wheels from braking. The brake lines were redesigned (rerouted the hard line where it enters the caliper side of the front two, IIRC) between when they made my truck and when I bought the replacements, so they may look different but they do fit. Be careful with the body hard line to the rear axle, it runs above the forward fuel tank so if you damage that you're in for a very fun weekend.

    Add a 24"+ breaker bar and 22mm deep impact socket to the tool kit, the stock wrench is way too short for undoing the 120ft-lb torque spec.

    Price is definitely good.

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