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03_SS

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About 03_SS

  • Rank
    SS Newbie

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  • Owns
    SS
  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Black
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
    2003
  • Drivetrain Config
    AWD

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  • Name
    Joe
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    NoVa
  1. Before my recent purchase of my 03 SSS, I had a 01 GMC C3 (1st year of the Sierra Denali) for almost 12 years. Good solid truck and very similar to the SSS. I bought my C3 in Pittsburgh, PA back in 2008 w/ 75K mi. Unfortunately, the usual troubled spots for skin cancer (rockers & quarters) began to appear ~3 years into my ownership of my C3. Considering the rust, I only improved what I could easily remove and drove my C3 to 150K. Currently, most of the upgrades from my C3 are in/on my SSS and the next phase of my improvements is 95% complete. I look forward to many years of enjoyable ownership with my SSS. I hope you experience the same as well.
  2. I'm looking for OEM center caps for all 4 wheels and a tailgate cap/spoiler. Only interested if they are in good condition cosmetically. Thanks.
  3. I just bought a Belltech Street Performance suspension for my 03 SS from Summit Racing for $575 delivered. Items Purchased on This Order: Item Status* Price Qty. Total BEL-678SP Suspension Kit ; (Mfr. #: 678SP) Shipping From Manufacturer Ground $541.94 1 $541.94 Charges for This Order: STATUS KEY Shipping From Manufacturer - Item is waiting to be shipped from the Manufacturer. Shipping times will vary. Part Subtotal: $541.94 Tax: $32.52 Total Charges $574.46
  4. I would suggest looking for an owner, or evidence of one, that appears to have given a sh!t about and cared for his SSS. Mileage can vary, but responsible ownership is a must find. Otherwise, your hard earned $$$ will be forced to make up for the negligence of the previous owner. Instead of spending on improvements you'll be spending on unforeseen/neglected maintenance. I was on the hunt for well over 1 year. Had a 2001 GMC Sierra C3 w/ 150K and some rust issues (bought it cheap (($12.5K w/ 75K mi in 2008)) in PA). GM's 1st attempt at a luxury sport p/u. Very similar and even more rare. However, I must admit, not as holistically well executed in design as the SSS. Found my SSS 2 months ago in MD. 1 owner 82.5K mi. Very well maintained, bone stock, and very very clean. Needed nothing. Asking $17.5K. I brought cash. $15K made it mine. All of my transferable upgrades (20" wheels/tires, tonneau cover, K&N, big stereo, ...) from my C3 were able to directly (and some eventually) be applied to my SSS. So all things considered, I am a happy man. FMV on these disappearing vehicles is highly subjective. None of the value guides available will be able to accurately steer you right on price. They are literally worth what someone is willing to pay. Period. For example, the last SSS I looked at prior to my purchase was a 2004 Arrival Blue, garage kept, 1 owner, never seen snow, never seen rain, 42K mi cream puff. It was absolutely stunning. I wanted it. He wanted $28K. He wasn't flexible. He kept saying, "Go find another one." IMHO - Fundamentally what he said was right, but financially it didn't make any sense to me. Some of what he had to say rang true. But it wasn't $28,000 worth of my hard earned $$$. I walked away. No regrets. That deal wasn't for me. He did call a few weeks later to inform me that he sold it for $26.5K. Good for you, but whatever. I have no desire to be blindly/massively upside down in a vehicle. I do believe good quality SSS's are currently going back up in value. However, I wouldn't want to be so deep into 1 that I'm waiting 5-10 years to break even with a whole lotta luck (read without unforeseen expenses) being involved. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all 4 of my vehicles and treat them with loving care. I simply have no desire to hold onto and pour my $$$ into any 1 of them for more than they are worth. So for what it's worth, my advice is to be patient, be persistent, and don't force yourself into settling for something rather than nothing. The perfect deal you are looking for is out there... you simply have to find it. Best of of luck.
  5. 03_SS

    Fender Flares

    Why...? The answer to your question is why.
  6. I am new to this forum and greatly appreciate all of the info provided herein. My recently acquired SSS will benefit from and resiliently reflect all the good (and reasonable) advice that the veterans here have to offer.
  7. Just bought a 2003 w/ 82.5K mi for $15K in MD 2 months ago. 1 owner. Older gentleman. Very well maintained. Very very clean. All bone stock. Recently completed some cosmetic maintenance and improvements. Now my SS goes to my long time mechanic's shop tomorrow for over $3K in bolt on performance upgrades. Take your time. Be thorough. If the deal doesn't feel right, then walk away. Better to be patient and persistent than live with regret.
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