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jlane_87

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About jlane_87

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  • Owns
    SS
  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Arrival Blue
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
    2003
  • Drivetrain Config
    AWD
  • Modifications
    K&N CAI, FLowmaster exhaust
  1. Are you still looking for a truck? Didn't see anywhere in the posts where you were located, but mine's up for $13,500 with 99,XXX miles in AZ. http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1609645293.html
  2. $13,500, details and pictures at: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1609645293.html
  3. Have a blue 2003 SS for sale in Arizona if anyone is interested or knows anyone looking for one. Here's the craigslist link: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1609645293.html
  4. Thank you for the replies. I should have clarified why I need to replace the tire- found a pretty good gash in the tread (can see a tiny bit of one wire of the belts when I pry it open). It still rolls fine- no vibration and stays closed unless I pry it open. But I know its a time bomb waiting to explode at the worst possible time. If I bought a new tire it would have a 14/32 tread depth. The rest of them on the truck are about 10/32 (using an inaccurate means of measurment). My thought was this is close enough to just replace a pair (for matching side to side)
  5. Tried a search on this topic and couldn't really find anything. I have 18k miles on 50k mile tires and don't want to replace all 4 because of 1 bad tire. Has anyone experienced any problems in replacing 2 tires on an AWD? Or only 1? Discount Tire will replace 1 if the tread wear is within 2/32nds of the other tires from what I hear. Anyone with experience in this?
  6. jlane_87

    Low Mpg

    As was said, weather, gas mixture and of course driving habits are big but I had the same problem, all of a suddden I was getting like 4 mpg worse than usual no matter how I drove. So first I took off my washable K&N air filter and cleaned it, cleaned out the intake tube, throttle body, and MAF sensor with quick dry contact cleaner. If any of those things are too dirty it can definately affect mileage. But after doing those things I still didnt see a difference. Started the truck and crawled all under it to make sure there were no exaust clogging issues or anything. So I took the truck to a diagnostic center. They pulled the spark plugs and checked them, checked the wires, ran diagnostics on the fuel curves and all that good stuff and said everything looked good. What a waste of over $100. So I asked them if there was anything else that could possibly be giving me bad mileage if everything else looked good. They said to make sure I was running 5W30 oil and not 10W30 because that could make a difference and to make sure there wasn't too much oil in there either. Wasn't any of those things so they said they could pull fuel filter and check it out. So they did and said it looked like it had never been changed since the truck was new. Now I've only had the truck for about a year, but it was all the way up to about 85,000 miles which can be a long ways on the same filter. So they changed it and my mileage went back up to where it was supposed to be. So if you have tried most of the basic things, change the fuel filter if you haven't done it in a while. The shop told me to do mine once a year to keep it clean. This is easy to do if you have an '03 but a little more difficult on newer ones I think.
  7. I just replaced a set of those I had on my truck. Seemed to grip pretty well. I don't think they last as long as some of the other ones. But thats a trade off alot of times- more grip means less life.
  8. jlane_87

    Best Tuners

    I've been looking for a place here in AZ too, and the only two I have found so far are Pro Dyno and AZ Speed and Marine. Neither have an AWD dyno though. Pro Dyno said they would use a laptop and wideband to tune it, AZ Speed said they sometimes disconnect the front driveline and do it (doesn't sound like thats the best idea to me but whatever). Both about $600. I think when I get mine tuned I might just do a mail order if I cant even get a dyno.
  9. I beat those hemis up and down the street all day long. All I have is intake and exhaust on 03 SS. Extended cabs, regular cabs, with exhaust, intake, doesn't matter. The last one I raced was a 2wd regular cab on 20's with at least exhaust. He spun alot of the line- beat him by a car length with the A/C on full blast haha.
  10. Or do they look like this: http://www.race2win.net/images/cars/05/de06ss.jpg
  11. On the sidebar of your post I see yours is an '06 right? So the webbing in the grille looks different than an 03 I think. Do yours look like this: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...l%3Den%26sa%3DN
  12. Anyone have a stock bumper grille for an 03? Previous owner ditched it for billet but I like stock better.
  13. Oops nevermind, I didnt see yours was an 06.
  14. The reason I ask is cuz I need the bumper inserts and I was gonna paint them black anyway. You think it would be possible to sand off what they did and repaint it, or is it too messed up?
  15. Ah i see. Hope that works. So you have an extra 2.8 besides the one on your truck? Whats up with that?
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