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  • Owns
    SS
  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Black
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
    2006
  • Drivetrain Config
    2WD
  • Build Date/TPW
    08-30-2005

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    Richard
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    Male
  • Location
    Houston, TX

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  1. Nothing unusual about them service-life-wise vs. a regular Silverado, if you ask me. At 100K yours is probably due for front hub bearings and possibly some front end parts. It sounds like you've kept up with maintenance so it wouldn't be from lack of greasing but typically things like the ball joint boots tend to eventually go bad so the joint gets contaminated and goes bad. I've done hub bearings on both our 06's in the last few months as they've recently both passed 100K. I did the intermediate steering shaft / column bearing combo on my truck around 80K-something and the other truck has needed it for a while but it apparently the clunking doesn't bother my wife. Replaced all the stepper motors and bulbs in the dash cluster as the fuel gauge stepper crapped out when I replaced the battery. Figured while I had it open, just tend to all of it. Oil cooler lines replaced somewhere around 100K on my truck, not a fun job, not super complicated just a pain to wrangle. Her truck's lines seeping a little bit but not bad yet. Richard
  2. Yeah, if it's doing it on startup, not likely the fluid level. I'd try cleaning the connectors on the ABS module with some DeOxit spray and hook 'em back up. That's a pricey module to replace. I thought we had a bad one on one of our trucks but in the end I'm about 99% sure it was a bad hub bearing. Richard
  3. If it happens when you really mash the brakes, check the fluid level and add a little bit if it's low. Generally I don't often add fluid to a brake system that isn't leaking, as the level goes down normally as the brakes wear.. but both our 06's seem to be hypersensitive with the sensor in the reservoir. No leaks on either truck but let that fluid get a little bit low, brake aggressively, and DING DING DING DING SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM OMG Richard
  4. SS cladding is a whole lot different than the regular body molding on a non-SS truck. You see an SS missing any piece of cladding and it's real obvious, sticks out like a sore thumb. Not sure why OP is having trouble with his, maybe brackets are missing or damaged? Richard
  5. I'm not talking about the rod from the core support to the fender over the factory battery. OP is talking about mounting an aux battery up by the firewall; there's a curved bracket on each fender going to the firewall that I'm guessing he is saying one would be in the way. Richard
  6. Which bracket are you saying gets in the way.. the half-moon curved thing from the fender to the firewall? Not sure how important those are. My '06 was missing those when I first got it (no idea why) and I drove it like that for years without 'em. Only noticed they were gone when I got another SS and saw them, and said.. hey.. LOL so I grabbed a couple and installed. Richard
  7. You can put a cooling system pressure tester on it to see if it's got an external leak anywhere; under normal driving if it's not major it could be blowing away or evaporating before you can see it. If you don't see an external leak anywhere.. go ahead and borrow/rent the chemical block leak test kit. Read the instructions closely. It'll let you know if there's combustion gases in the cooling system, i.e. head gasket failure or cracked head(s). Richard
  8. Dammit man.. hitting it out of the park. What kind of #'s you expecting out of it? Richard
  9. Ebola powder. You'll lose all the weight.. shitbag
  10. It's true. But at least those dudes call 'em clones 😃
  11. 2005 Intimidator = no such truck. Someone stuck the badges on it...and put them on backwards. (Intimidator goes before the SS) Also noticing no SS headrests or dash cluster. Not trying to give you a hard time, just saying you may want to not advertise it as an Intimidator, because it's not one. Richard
  12. Most likely same part on any 6.5' bed GMT800 truck, gonna be lots of them in boneyards that aren't in road salt areas. Shipping probably cost more than the part.. Richard
  13. *fleetside, anyway. The stepside bumper is different. Guess I should've mentioned that in case you go boneyard hunting, but I'll also guess if yours is all rusted out, other used bumpers are, too. New ones are pretty inexpensive. If you're somewhere that it's gonna see salt, a chrome one might last longer than a plain painted one, and you won't see it anyway. Chrome costs more but if it lasts longer, may be worth it. Richard
  14. Any regular Silverado bumper for this generation of truck.. and you pop the regular Silverado plastic pieces off of it, and swap yours over. Richard
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