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someotherguy last won the day on March 7

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  1. Advice at this point is just move on over to Performance Trucks, they have an SS-related subforum on there that is kinda sleepy but the forums in general are pretty active. And they actually monitor spam reports and kick out asshats like the one that is filling this site full of spam/malware links Richard
  2. I gave up reporting spam posts a while back because the ones I reported are still here. Just sent a message to the "admins" but looks like nobody's paying much attention anymore, if at all. It's too bad. Richard
  3. See, there's the most recent, and prolific, pole smoker of the bunch..
  4. NOW.. the site has officially died. No attention paid to spam reports.. there's spam posts happening right now, plus many that have just existed for months and months, never getting deleted. Sucks.. there's more new spam posts than new posts from real members Richard
  5. I'd take a real close look at the current stock ride height before worrying about which kit or parts you're gonna buy. A 2/4 drop might be typical on a regular Silverado, but the SS is already closer to level ride height than a non-SS. Might be why the kits you're finding aren't what you expect. Richard
  6. Welcome, sounds like a cool project - and I'm sure you'll be able to recoup a lot of your investment selling off the SS-specific parts as all that stuff is in demand. Even if the body kit is beat up and brackets rusty, etc. don't trash any of it before seeing if someone can use it. I'm no expert by any means but the difference between the SS and a regular Silverado 4WD is not much, in terms of chassis. Obviously the transfer case is AWD instead and the ride height is a bit lower, but it's otherwise a Silvy 4WD with the torsion bar front end setup. Throw up some pics.. let's see what you're working with! Richard
  7. cool story bro
  8. Wish I had better info for you. Best of luck on your trip! And while I really hate to point anyone away from this forum, it really has pretty much died off in the last couple years.. I still visit, participate where I can, and hope others will too. However, I'm on several forums, and one that is a lot more active and relevant to our trucks is performancetrucks dot net - it's definitely more geared towards modified trucks than stock, but there are a lot of knowledgeable people there (and some of 'em are on here, too.) You might check it out. Richard
  9. It happened to me one time and one time only (knock on wood) on my 2006 when it had maybe 80K or so on it, and cycling the key made it go away. I looked into it a little bit as it worried me that it might pop up again, and all I could find online were mentions of throttle body problems, but none of them seemed to have confirmed it was the solution. If you do some creative net searching you might turn up better info than I found a few years back. Since your CEL is on, you should be able to pull some codes and see what it's telling you, might be helpful. Easy enough to spend a few bucks on even a simple code reader - I've got the BAFX Products bluetooth reader (under $25 and connects more reliably to everything I've used it on vs. the cheaper ELM327 readers), and Torque Pro app for android, $5.99 last time I looked. Richard
  10. You can eat a sack of dicks, too
  11. Are you still running the 4L65E? No matter what you've done with it - next up, 4L80E swap. Go ahead and get you that transfer case adapter on order and shop for a trans. Your 4L65E isn't strong behind the stock LQ9; it's not gonna live behind 625hp/565tq. Richard
  12. Well that sucks.. hope the new owners take care of it! I'm not a "long time" member or anything as I previously was addicted to GMT400's forever, but have had my Intimidator since 2015 (bought crashed from Copart and fixed up) and my wife's silver birch 06 SS since 2016 (bought from 1Fastbrick.) Still enjoying these trucks as fun daily drivers. Richard
  13. Wow; that sucks.. are you 100% sure the engine is bad, though? I'd try to get some local recommendations on a trusted shop to give you another opinion. There's an O-ring on the pump that can fail and cause low oil pressure. There's also of course a failed oil pressure sending unit that will freak you out with a low oil pressure reading/warning tones, but it's a false reading - if the engine isn't ticking, clattering, etc. then you know it's just a bad sender. $9K for a stock LQ9 replacement? That sounds like dealership cost on a GM crate long block plus other parts, materials, and labor. I can't recommend any of the aftermarket suppliers as I haven't bought any engines from them, but you can get an LQ9-based engine with more horsepower for less than $9K. Keep in mind there will be other requirements like custom tuning. I'd spend some of my budget on a Ravelco antitheft system.. Richard
  14. "Like an SS" without the LQ9, body kit, or anything else.. LOL That's some home-made mess right there! Richard
  15. Man.. that's some hellacious end links there on that rear sway bar. Richard
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