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gdr_11 last won the day on June 22 2019

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    Silver Birch Metallic
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    TEAM Chevrolet - Vallejo, CA
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    Flowmasters, Carriage Works billet grille, XTreme bed liner, K&N Intake

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  1. gdr_11

    Sad Day!

    Sold my original owner 2006 SS this weekend and watched it go down the road after 16 years. Was sorry to see it go but it was time to move on. Buyer could not believe the condition and promised to take care of it; his brother has a 2003 with 300,000 miles so hopefully mine will be on the road for a long time since it only has 113,000 miles. the long time members here have dropped off one by one as the trucks go the way of all old vehicles, so I will just fade off into the sunset and say "Thanks for the memories" It has been a good run, brothers!
  2. After 16 years, I am going to put my 2006 Silverado SS up for sale so I can buy a smaller truck. At 110,000 miles, it still has more than 100K miles of life left and it is in excellent mechanical condition with the body/paint in 95% condition (no dents/damage - one small clear coat peel about 2" X 6" on upper rear door). Included in the package are the original owner's manual and the window sticker. Aside from the factory equipment, the track also has: - bolt in billet grill and brake vent grills - Flowmaster 50 series exhaust - K&N intake with extra filter - Bushmaster bed rail caps - Rhino liner spray in bed liner - ShopMan Polished Aluminum SS Bowtie front emblem - SS third brake light cover - Anzo Black LED Tail Light Assembly with Luyed 1700 lumen projector back up lamps Recent maintenance includes: 95,000 miles: new belts, cooling system flush and shocks 100,000 miles: New plugs/wires, transmission flush and fill 108,000 new front brakes, new Flowmaster 50 series muffler, new Cooper 275/55/20 tires I am attaching a few pics; much more are available if you are serious. I am also including a pic of the one CarFax incident when the front was grazed by an idiot who was driving while on a cell phone and did cosmetic damage to the front grill and bumper area. I am in Smith County Texas about 65 miles due east of Dallas.
  3. So I replaced my old aftermarket tail lights with a new set of ANZO LED lights https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015PNUXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The old lights were great but after years of moisture getting in around the edges, the carbon fiber pattern had peeled and faded on one light and it was time to change. The new lights are great and I replaced the OEM backup lamp with a high intensity LED projector lamp so now you need sunglasses if you are standing behind the truck when I put it in reverse. Anyway, first time I wash the truck with the new lights, water starts beading up under the rim of the lights. I searched for "how to seal "Silverado tail lights" but all I got was referenes for using clear silicone to put a bead all around the inside rim of the light. I wanted to ask how others have done it and specifically if anyone has found soft rubber weather strip or seal that will fit around the rim of the light fixture so it can provide a tight seal against the body cavity.
  4. Thanks, those are both interesting and valuable stories. I will be taking my truck in soon to replace a rear bearing where there is just a very light leak noticeable and I will definitely have them check out the front end parts closely. If my truck can make it to 250K, it will outlive me ?
  5. I was fortunate to buy my 2006 SS brand new. 14 years later, the body and interior are still 95%+ and I have had zero mechanical issues. I just turned 102,000 actual miles and did all the 100K mile services except the rear differential fluid which I plan on doing soon. I have done very little towing or carrying heavy loads and my maintenance schedules have been sound. On my list to do besides the rear end fluid are: - repair an apple sized clear coat spot or just repaint the entire door since it is a rear small one. - Replace or repaint the wiper arms - Replace the rear window rubber weather stripping. - Replace the windshield and the weather strip. Other than that, I intend to keep my SS until I die and my son says he wants to keep it then. I am 72 so this is sbout another 10 years + or -. I wanted to post this to ask about thise members with high mileage and older model SS trucks to see what the mormal or extreme life span of these special vehicles is. Would like to hear any special experiences at 150K, 200K and beyond if any
  6. Still here as well. Check in about once a month and made use of the classifieds to sell my OEM intake kit to a brother in Houston last year. Too bad the SS is a dying breed; I only see them occasionally here in East Texas. Mine just turned 95K and still going strong although the exterior black trim and weather stripping is showing age. Wish I had known to keep the rubber treated more consistently. The wiper arms need repainting but still, all in all, the truck looks good and I still get the comments when I pull in somewhere.
  7. I am getting ready to change the plugs in my 06 SS and just ran across this video showing how easy it is to do the plug change if you pull the front wheels and liners which gives direct access to the plugs. I like the idea but my experience with the wheel liners and similar body parts is that they can be a PIA to replace and somehow they never go back in place as they should. Has anyone here done this to change plugs and would you recommend this versus over the top of the fender. I am only 5' 7" so reaching down over the fender is a challenge for me, especially at my age.
  8. gdr_11


    Was going through my storage and found a box with my stock air intake assembly. As I recall, I had my K&N cold air intake installed 4 days after I bought my SS new. The photos show the #15769060 lower assembly and the SFI/H02S/TWC air filter housing and catalyst with the OEM filter inside. The entire unit probably had 25 - 30 miles on it since I drove the truck home from the dealer, next day to have the exhaust system installed and then two days later had the intake system replaced. I want $140 for the setup and will quote a shipping price if you give me your zip code. I will accept PayPal as a gift transaction or, in the rare case that you are anywhere near Tyler, Texas, we can arrange a face to face transaction.
  9. Sure thing.. got the payment so pm me your address and I will send it out Monday. George
  10. I have a couple of items that may be of interest to other members: 1. Set of two new Carriage House bolt on polished billet grilles that fit over the existing SS brake vent grilles. I had the front of my SS swiped by a red light runner and ordered a replacement Carriage House billet grille to replace the damaged main and middle pieces. I have the two new brake vent grilles with mounting hardware and instructions. $20 plus $6.95 for Flat Rate shipping. 2. I have the OEM GM Rubber Center Console Cupholder Inserts with the flip top ashtray cup. I took these out the day I drove my SS home from the dealer and they have been on my garage shelf since. Includes the cupholder insert and the flip top ashtray. $20 plus $6.85 for flat rate shipping. SOLD Prices are based on PayPal gift payment.
  11. I am ready to change shocks on my stock height 2006 SS and I got a quote of $527 for Bilsteins installed at Les Schwab. Needless to say I am going to order a set of Beltech SPs and just pay an extra $60 - $70 for installation and still be $200+ ahead of the game.
  12. So my rear door stopped working on my 2006 SS and my investigation revealed that the clip holding the lower lock rod to the door handles must have broke. After pulling the exterior door handle off at the jamb, I could see the rod flopping around loose. Grabbed it and lifed with a pair of needle nose and the door opened. My question is how to replace the clip and what is it supposed to look like when done properly. I checked other Silverado repair forums but could find nothing useful. I am hoping to be able to replace the clip through the small opening from the exterior handle rather than pulling the inside panel. It really bugs me that Chevy clips are all plastic; I had the same problem with my tailgate release and went through a hassle to replace a $1 part.
  13. Correction to the listing made per 1BAD2K's clarification.
  14. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS -- 46,000 original miles. This truck has it all! 6.0 Liter Vortec engine with new K&N intake, Flowmaster exhaust, spray on bedliner, rail and tailgate caps, custom SS 3rd brakelight cover, SS tow hitch cover, carbon graphite tail lights, 5 piece billet grille, custom machined SS bowtie, GM smoke bug guard, rubber Euro antenna, new 20" Goodyear Eagle tires. Interior is all leather with power/heated/memory seats, 6 cd changer, cruise, tilt, power pedals, Onstar, auto climate control, and sliding rear window. I am the original owner and the truck is in outstanding condition with no damage and a clean title. You will not find another Silverado SS in this condition anywhere. One of the last years of the classic Silverado body style. $21,500 Pics at: http://s276.photobuc...kk25/gdr_11/SS/
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