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diggerdan11

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  1. That’s one if the problems with a specialty vehicle that is now 11-15 years. People stop becoming so enthusiastic, people sell their vehicles and the next people don’t seem care as much about them or being part of an online forum. I think another issue is the 3 billion Facebook car groups out there. I still check in from time to time even though I do not own an SS anymore
  2. The AWD will most definitely launch faster but the RWD is lighter and has higher gears so it will reel the AWD in. Years ago I raced a similarly modded RWD in my AWD. I came off the line much faster and my 1/8 of a mile time and speed were much higher, but it beat me in the quarter. It was in Phoenix at 100+ degrees do the time were slow. He beat me 15.03 to 15.04 and was about 4mph faster Tried to upload the video but it did not work
  3. As nice as that truck is that price is ridiculous. Hell a few years ago Chase sold his twin turbo 10 second monster for like $40k. Probably what happened is this guys wife is making him sell it and he does not want to. "Honey I've listed it but for some darn reason no one wants to buy it" lol
  4. I don't think it was an option from the factory but I have seen truckd for sale with the carbon trim and I think it was added at the dealership to make the truck more custom
  5. So I did a search on cars.com with no radius restriction and there are 8 LTZs for sale and they all have the carbon fiber. So I'm assuming that all the LTZs came that way
  6. Yeah it's pretty cool and I had no idea they existed. I saw LTZ and 6.0 and just thought the dealership made a typo and originally I dismissed it. Glad I looked it up
  7. Thanks. Yeah the 77 is a lot of fun, and it brings back a lot of memories driving her. Its in pretty good shape and it only has 31k original miles. But since it has been driven so rarely and it sat for years, literally everything leaks. The Freon on the AC lines have completely leaked out, every gasket on the engine, transmission, transfer cases, etc... are leaking. So it will take a little while to replace everything that needs it. The interior is also faded and craked, but the truck has very little rust. Its mostly surface rust and no major rust on frame or the body, other than the typical rust that nearly every square body gets at the wheel wells on the bottom rear quarter panel. Yeah as much fun as I thought the 69 project would be a lot of fun I realized it was going to take a lot more time and money than I thought. We spent quite a bit already on all the replacement panels, body and paint work, and I know there is no way we could sell it for everything we put into it. But we knew going into that that it might cost us $25k plus to completely finish her, yet it would only be worth like $15k. So I have no idea what I would let it go for. I would have to discuss with my dad and see what he thinks. The carbon fiber trim looks great. I remember years ago on the forum everyone wanted the carbon fiber trim, but it was already impossible to come by even back in 07 and 08. Back in 2012 when I still had my SS I wanted to do all the carbon fiber trim but could not find anything but the center console (which is still available from GM). So I went with some of that aftermarket stuff that you stick on, but I was not a huge fan of it. I think Im definitely going to have to get the center console trim and finish everything off.
  8. Thanks man! As far as the 20's go I am a little torn. As much as I think it would look good to have the SSS wheels back on, the tires on their right now are brand new highly rated Highway tires, so its hard to justify getting new tires and wheels right now. Especially since my wife needs new wheels on here Denali bad since they are peeling and look like crap. My 69 project has been put on hold infidelity. I just dont have the time to finish her. It has been completely re-painted and is ready to be put back together, but I need new wiring, fuel lines, brake lines, then all the exterior trim, lights, bumblers, etc... as well as all the interior components. Maybe one day I will get to it. My dad and I have actually been talking about the possibility of selling it. Thats if we can find someone who wants to buy a half finished project. I also took possession of my Grandpas old 77 Chevy so I also have that to work on. Yeah the carbon fiber was available from GM dealerships. The dash and the window switches are hard to come by but can be found on ebay occasionally. The center console carbon fiber (which I dont have) is still available from GM dealers. I might have to get the center console section so I can finish it all off. According to the Carfax, the Suburban spent its first couple years owned by a Chevy dealership, so it was probably used as a loaner vehicle. And I know from experience that they like to loan people fully loaded vehicles in order to try to entice people to buy new ones. So the delaership probably threw on the Carbon fiber to get people to get excited about a new one.
  9. So as much as I love driving my BMW I really missed having a full size truck. With a growing family, and a restaurant with a ton of catering business I decided it was time to get something bigger. So I decided I wanted to buy a Suburban or a Yukon XL and I either wanted a Denali or a 2500, then I came across this and had to buy it. It's a 2006 Suburban LTZ, if you have never heard of one you are not alone. The LTZ is a special 2006 only Suburban with AWD and the LQ4 (335hp/375trq), basically a Chevy Denali. It also has some of the same trimmings as the Z71, and the same chrome 20's as the SSS. This one happens to be missing the wheels and the side steps but oh well. I will probably try to find new steps. It does have some pretty nice carbon fiber trim. I'm very excited to be back into a full size Chevy. It has 137k so I will have to see what kind of maintenance I need to do. I should probably go ahead and change out the transfer case fluid. Basically it feels a lot like being back in an SS but with a little extra cargo area
  10. Get some glass packs. That's what I had and they were loud as hell.
  11. Steve the GM Gauge Guy works on gauges and will swap LEDs but he normally works on 99-06 clusters which have the lights soldered in. He is asking about a 97 and those are just replaceable bulbs and they are super easy to pull out and replace, and you dont even have to take part the cluster. As far as LEDs go. Superbrightleds.com is a pretty good place. They have lots of options
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