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  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Silver Birch Metallic
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
  • Drivetrain Config
  • Delivering Dealership
    Epps Chevrolet
  • Delivery Date
    July 4, 2004
  • Modifications
    TOG Headers, Air Aid Filter, Magnaflow, Mail Order Tune

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    SF Bay Area
  1. So, I bought "the other guys" headers back in 2004, and have had the truck smogged several times. Now, I am told that the EO number does not apply, only good till 2001. Any ideas for a work around, other than finding a stock exhaust to have reinstalled.
  2. I bought a front only bar from Hotchkis, it cost about $140. In my case, I had a full kit from my previous truck; but it was a coil spring front, not torsion bar so the front sway bar would not work. Personally, I would try to buy the complimentary front bar to your rear bar - call the parts department and see what they can do for you.
  3. I had one for a week and took it off; it was way too loud for me. I use my truck for work (entertaining clients) and hauling the wife and kids around, so I can't go too wild. I choose to replace it with a Magnaflow instead and am very happy with it. Overall, its all a matter of taste, maybe you would like it, or not.
  4. Check with your local dealer, mine were replaced under warranty.
  5. If you were my son, I would recommend two things: first complete a degree in something, you are so close, because it proves that you can stick with something all the way to the end; second sit down and think about what your true professional passion is. The degree will get you your first job; what you can do will get you all of the rest of the jobs. My father was a Doctor, but he never once suggested that I do the same; find your passion and the money will come! Not to be mean, but I think your GF does have a point, commitment is a strong virtue in Business. My first choice would be to hire a guy who honored his commitments (even though it might have meant a personal sacrifice). Being that you are single, now is the time to finish up what ever college courses are required (once you are married, and/or have dependants, there will never seem to be enough time). There are programs, like University of Phoenix, that can allow you to finish your degree without going full time. It would be well worth the effort to seek out professionals in the industries you are interested in and ask a few pointed questions. Like: would you do it again, how does this job impact your family, does the job require that I spend long times away from home? It is one thing to have a wife and a family; it is another to be home enough to keep them. Not to tell you what to do, but having a stable job, now, shows your next employer what your are capable of and can give you the opportunity to receive the education to make any other career a possiblity.
  6. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUPERCHARGE...1QQcmdZViewItem Back again!
  7. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUPERCHARGE...sspagenameZWDVW I would be a little impressed if this scammer would fix the spelling errors (its SEMA, not SEEMA), have the link to Magnacharger right, and have the horsepower and torque increase right. So far it has been listed 4 times in the last 9 months (180065148602 in December 2006 and as item 120129679351 and item 220091744206). I "won" this in December and was fortunate that Ebay cancelled the bid, hopefully no one here is bidding on it.
  8. This is my second Gen II truck, so I repeated what I did to my 1999 5.3 (I basically copied what Tom Byrne did to his 1999 5.3). Really nothing magic, just made it easier for the motor to breath. On my previous truck, JBA ceramic coated shorty headers (all that was available when I bought the parts) Airaid CAI, and Gibson cat-back exhaust gained a solid 2 mpg. I got about the same 2 mpg increase with the ceramic coated TOG mid length headers (CARB legal!), Airaid CAI, and the cat-back exhaust. To my surprise, installing a PCMforless tune added another 1 mpg, to my base line mods! At the time I was installing the mods, I was making an every Friday 200 mile round trip for work, so it was very easy to see any gains. With the headers, CAI and exhaust, I averaged 19.5 mpg, adding the tune bumped it to 20.5 mpg (mostly highway, up and down low hills, driving 65 mph, and a few slow downs). Being that my truck is 2WD and has 3.73 gears, I would expect to get a little better mileage than an SS. As for keeping the overall mileage up, it is a matter of driving style. I try to watch traffic, and red lights, and coast whenever possible, instead of hard braking. Not to say that I never put the pedal to the metal, I do, but where it makes sense. I am a power junky, but I am need to keep my insurance rates down. I have to say that I am truly impressed with the Gen II trucks, my FIL can't believe that his Ford F150 4.6 only gets 16 mpg on the highway and I can easily get over 20 mpg! I could have bought any vehicle, but I chose this truck. If anyone from GM is reading this, this is my fifth chevrolet truck and the best one yet - keep up the good work!
  9. Here is a picture from the Men, Metal and Machines show from 2003. These motors are amasing, this is a running scale models of a 350. I talked with a guy for a bit; said they used a Corvette 30-30 cam and scale model double hump heads. There were several running supercharged engines; chevy 350, flat head ford, etc. If you like 'bigger' motors, check out this scale model of V-12 Merlin (P51 Mustang) http://www.enginehistory.org/ModelEngines/...XX/MerlinXX.mpg
  10. A couple of points: The reason the wrong size came first is stock 4WD trucks have 1 1/8" bars, the SS and VHO came with 1 1/4" bars. An 1/8" may not seem like a big difference, but when comparing bars, the stiffness formula simplifies down to the bar diameter to the fourth power. Regarding the energy suspensions components, they are greasable, but you need silicon grease. It is available in grease gun tubes, or you can hand pack using "Sil Glyde" from your local NAPA autoparts store.
  11. Another scammer bites the dust. Ebay canceled the auction with less than a day remaining, somebody would have been out $$$.
  12. It is Item 120129679351 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-o...bayphotohosting I "won" this one back in December, only to find out it was a fraud. Then the very same ad appeared a couple of monthes ago. http://www.silveradoss.com/forums/index.ph...hl=supercharger I reported it to Ebay, hopefully no one is bidding on it! The vent in the cooling line is the give away.
  13. Looks good! Hint: Add a few zip ties, bend the wire loop a little and you will keep the link from rubbing on the brake cable!
  14. I was able to install the bracket without doing anything to the tank. On mine, there is an opening in the frame rail just in front of the tank. I used a flexible claw pickup tool (like this one http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/c-rv-tools/p-6968.html ), attached it to the front stud and snaked it down the frame rail. I was finished in under one minute. You could also tape some solid wire to the bracket, and do it that way.
  15. Last summer, I replaced my Superchips tune, for a custom tune, and picked up 1 mpg, on the freeway. At that time, I was making at 200 mile round trip, every Friday, and consistantly got 19.5 mpg. After the change, mileage increased to 20.5 mpg (not bad for a 6 liter)
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