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Silverado_George last won the day on September 16 2015

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About Silverado_George

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    Owner of a 04' SSS & of a 97' Chevy Silverado Extended Cab love working on them!

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    JBA Shorty Headers, S & B Cold Air Intake, MSD Wires, Throttle body spacer

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  1. Silverado_George

    What's going on?

    I am having a problem with the old SS but here's the story first on how I got her, I had been looking for 2 years for the right SS at the right price even out of state but could not find a rust free one until I finally saw one on Craiglists about 1 hour away from me with 32k on the odometer, I just couldn't believe it so I went and saw it, guy was the 2nd owner and had it garaged but rarely drove it, I just couldn't believe it. The only mods he had done to it was: JBA shorty headers, Throttle body spacer, S & B CAI, MSD Wires, and Magnaflows, truck ran immaculate as he said he had serviced it from the basic stuff regularly even tranny fluid change and differential service( I checked the tranny fluid so he wasn't lying). Closed the deal for the truck, have put about 7k miles on her since (39k right now) I got her in March, noticed right away that the truck was a monster when you mashed the throttle, tested it's limits to see and brought it up to 110 a couple of different times. Just out of nowhere though a few weeks back I noticed that something changed and I noticed right away a loss of power from the startup, the exhaust tone even sounded much less loud and toned down, it was easy for me to bring her up to 70 on the freeway but now I noticed that it takes double the effort on the throttle to get her up to that speed.. These engines are strong as can be so I don't think it's a compression problem especially not at that low of mileage, the tranny did have low fluid and I do not know for how long since I owned it had it been like that since I didn't properly check the level, any thoughts?
  2. Silverado_George

    2006 SS red 80k

    Interested in this, more pics would be greatly appreciated, email is [email protected]
  3. Silverado_George

    Black Bear Performance Tune Event DFW; Nov 16-18, 2018

    When will you guys be coming to the Bay Area?
  4. Silverado_George


    Wow that's great to hear man! Not knocking the truck at all, it is my dream vehicle as I pursued one for 2 years before I stumbled on mine 😁 just stating the issues not because of age I meant like the known issues or things that I thought that GM could have made better but it is still a fast truck nevertheless George
  5. Silverado_George


    Hey guys I was just starting this topic not as means to bash the truck obviously but just as a means of pointing out the problems that I noticed since I've owned it that these trucks have and that GM could have done due to the fact that they cost people 40k when they were brand new. Some of the problems listed here affect MOST and some of them affect and apply to ALL and others are generic Silverado and GM issues. Feel free to add any if I've missed some 1. Famous Steering clunking when turning or going over rough terrain 2. Front Differential 3. Cheap Leather that frays and cracks after only a little bit 4. Stepper Motors in Instrument cluster being non-functional 5. Transmission Slipping ( Happens every now and then to mine and I am only at 38k miles). 6. Didn't put a sunroof on all the trucks, should have done this since the SS trim was the highest and most exclusive trim you could go with back then, should have fully loaded all of them 7. Brakes are not very good considering that they are in charge of stopping a 5,300 pound pickup truck 8. Tailgate latch issue 9.Rusting brake lines issue
  6. Silverado_George

    Hello to everyone from Illinois

    Mine had about 32,000 when I bought her i'm currently at 38,000 😊, pretty low still, also had the option of getting a newer LTZ or Sierra but ultimately opted for this truck because the body style and design is timeless and will always look good in my opinion George
  7. Silverado_George

    LED Interior

    Hmm you think these lasfits will work? I've had pretty good luck with their headlight bulbs.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/LASFIT-T10-LED-License-Plate-Light-Bulbs-6000K-Bright-White-168-2825-194-2PCS/302811483330?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 George
  8. Silverado_George

    LED Interior

    ​ are those bulbs you put a link to any good?
  9. Silverado_George

    Group buys for people that missed them.

    The t-shirt never happened lol
  10. Silverado_George

    LED Interior

    ​ any chance I can find the door 194 LED bulbs at autozone? I did try putting one of the regular LED's that I had for the map lights in the doors and the bulb was too big, more so too round for the housing, the bulb that I pulled out looked just like a regular 194 bulb at first glance, then I realized it is way smaller George
  11. Silverado_George

    SS hero card

    ​ Lol I did, I made the stupid mistake of buying one and then selling it but I got one again! Thanks for the heads up! George
  12. Silverado_George

    Ceramic coated now

    ​ True, idk if at this point it's just better to repaint the whole truck..
  13. Silverado_George

    SSS Is Not A Truck

    if you dont want it Jim ill take it lol more than happy to take that truck off your hands, pops has been looking for one as well George
  14. Silverado_George

    LED Interior

    Hey guys I was looking into doing an LED conversion to a couple of my interior bulbs such as map lights, dome lights, door lights, & puddle lights on the mirrors but was a bit confused because i just did my license plate bulbs(ordered them from superbrightleds.com) and the 194 bulb I received was too big and was touching the lens, I called up their customer service and they sent me the correct bulb,I don't want the same thing happening again so what should I do to assure that the bulbs are the ones I am looking for? Their vehicle bulb finder is allegedly supposed to help you and direct you the exact one but that's what I used for the license plate bulb George
  15. messaged you about the rotors