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  1. 02TahoeMD

    z71tahoe-suburban. com shutting down.

    That was my first forum. So very sad to see this!
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc

    Out of curiosity about the cost of this project, I just went to Offroad Design's website. This is posted on their site: "At this point in time we do not have a solid axle conversion for the 6 lug GMT800 trucks" Found here You gotta have either an older GM truck, or a 2500 series of the 2000 to...
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc

    Rayra, the underside of your truck is so clean it almost makes me sick. Living in the rust belt stinks! When you put in your new hubs, make sure you coat things with a generous amount of anti-seize. You likely will have an easier time changing yours out than I did...mine took almost 2 to 3 hours...
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    2002 Tahoe "Expedition" build

    Thanks everyone for their continued interest in my old gal, and for their kind words. I am amazed that she still draws interest and I am humbled. A couple updates to add from this past couple of months... First - to answer some questions: This was one of my very first mods. I cut out the...
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    Anyone Retrofit an ARB Bull Bar for a Gen 1 Ford Expedition/F-150?

    Well, I modified an ARB bumper for a Toyota Land Cruiser to fit onto my Chevy Tahoe. So, for your attempt to get an F-250 bumper to fit on an F-150 does not sound like mission impossible, at all. It just may take some creativity and some welding expertise.
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    That age-old dilemma: Double down or fold?

    My Tahoe turns 17 in March, and it is paid for. No plans, whatsoever, to get rid of it. It is paid for and most repairs that crop up, I can tackle myself and save $$$. Personally I can't stand having a car payment, and this body style of truck is, IMHO, the last of the good full size SUVs that...
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    2002 Tahoe "Expedition" build

    Thanks for the compliment Bigred, I appreciate it a lot. I ended up replacing the bump stops with replacement factory ones since the "crunch" of hitting potholes got a bit old, the impact would be more severe without that extra bit of material. The payoff in articulation off- road was not worth...
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    2003 4x4 Suburban 2500 rear bumper mounted spare tire

    Jelorian it appears that Photobucket has released the hostage photograph links. I just checked my build thread - which I had kinda just left alone since all the photos were broken - and discovered all the photos are back. The difference is that Photobucket puts a watermark on them indicating...
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    2003 4x4 Suburban 2500 rear bumper mounted spare tire

    ClovisMan, that bumper looks great. I just went to their website and it not listed as an available Chevy product. He is doing himself a disservice by not having that as part of his available products menu.... he makes a nice looking bumper.
  10. 02TahoeMD

    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    I will give you $120 for the Trailblazer intake manifold and related parts, you can double your money :D:p Seriously though, that is a really great find and I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out...and if it is worth the effort.
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    2003 4x4 Suburban 2500 rear bumper mounted spare tire

    Now defunct Kennesaw Mountain Accessories used to make such a product, I have one on the back of my truck. Alas it required a good amount of cleanup for the price I paid. KMA has renamed themselves a few times and may still be making stuff, do not know. An idea that you can potentially do, if...
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    GMT800 People - Opinions wanted on upgrades/mods

    I would be remiss in not complimenting your rig Tom- nicely done. On one of my trips out West in 97 or thereabouts we rented that body style Expedition and I loved it. Did a lot of exploring of the Arizona Strip between Page and GC North Rim and it did just fine and held a ton of gear. Much like...
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    GMT800 People - Opinions wanted on upgrades/mods

    StomperXJ those roof rack brackets you designed in CAD look great. You gonna make them? I wouldn't mind trying to put something like that on my own rig, probably would get my roof rack an inch or so lower to the roof and look better too.
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    GMT800 People - Opinions wanted on upgrades/mods

    You don't need much to get out there and explore with your 2001. Just some good tires and doing a lift of rear coil spacers and front keys crank will get you enough clearance for most of your travel. Get the Z71 skidplates if your vehicle does not have any. Maybe get a plug in fridge for the...
  15. 02TahoeMD

    2009 Suburban

    At work in my group we have a spread of years of Tahoes, all of which have had problems. All are 5.3s and range from 2007 to 2012s. The 2007 we have just blew its engine this past spring at 125K miles. The 2011 that I have just ate its camshaft at 70K miles, was out of service a week. The other...
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    2009 Suburban

    Read up on the thread about GM engine opinions. Does the 2009 you are looking at have Active Fuel Management? If so has it already suffered the inevitable destruction of the camshaft or, even worse, the entire engine? If the issue has already been repaired, you probably are set.
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    Thoughts/Input on GM engines appreciated

    Some interesting reading on deleting AFM for those that are interested. Click me!
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    Yes, I did. It took some research and patience but I did find a junkyard one out of a Cadillac...

    Yes, I did. It took some research and patience but I did find a junkyard one out of a Cadillac Escalade and had it shipped up. The website car- part dot com was very helpful, as I was able to use the search for the "AXN" part code to find available axles. Mine was in a yard down in FL and had...
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    Thoughts/Input on GM engines appreciated

    Dunno just how, only know what the mechanic told me. I think the shut off cylinder is causing stresses the engineers did not foresee. The mechanic told me the lifters (which are indeed roller lifters, you are correct) "stretch" when placed under the stress of not firing. Then they stretch too...
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    Thoughts/Input on GM engines appreciated

    Currently have a 2002 Tahoe with 110K on the odometer, and a 2011 Tahoe at work that just hit 70K. Both have a 5.3L V8, but there are vast differences in the electronics. Knock on wood, my 2002 has been fine and have been very happy with it. 2 weeks ago my work truck had the check engine...
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