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  1. I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado VortecMax edition. Does anybody know the amperage of the alternator? It's a 6.0 V8, not a 4.8 or a 5.3 V8.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. Hey guys just wanted to gather some input as to how durable are the motors on our trucks.. I find it hard for me not to floor it or get going whenever somebody pulls up next to me on the highway, I raced a ws6 the other day and got beat by half a car i maxed out at 110mph, my basic question is as dumb as it may seem that is it bad to constantly be doing this to the engine? Reaching high speeds, I feel good because i beat someone on occasions but then i feel bad because it's a limited edition truck and i don't usually abuse my engines in my trucks like this... George
  5. I was replacing the manifold cover on my SS and i accidently put my knee on the plastic baffle piece that goes over the radiator.. anybody have a spare one or any idea where i can get a good replacement? Dealer wants $100 for a damn piece of plastic plus 30 bucks for the belt routing sticker , any help would be appreciated, Thanks George
  6. Looking to buy just the middle manifold cover, would preferably take one that is in good condition with none of the letters paint peeling off or scratched off, let me know what you have George
  7. From the album: BlackSS

    Picture of the 1st day i got her
  8. Hey guys, i was looking to upgrade the brake system in my SS as it has the original one still and it is not very good for braking or so I've noticed... what system is a great replacement but won't break the bank? (Wilwood). Or what may i modify in order to get better braking performance? Any input would be greatly appreciated oh and information about the brakes on these trucks as i know nothing about the ones on these trucks.. maybe links? George
  9. I'm again in the market for an SS truck and would like some thoughts on one that I found, I am in California so yeah i found a truck but the truck is not that close to me and i did a Carfax and found out that the truck came from Utah, which i know is a snow state so i was of course expecting there to be some rust but Idk it kind of turned me off it's a slight of rust but i see that the most noticeable part is on the frame in picture , any thoughts? Tried resizing the photos don't know if you'll be able to see them in detail, Thanks! George
  10. Hey guys, i pretty much almost completed getting my SS right, put some limo tints on, installed a better stereo receiver, put a high end viper alarm, repaired the cluster and dropped some LED's in there, i was always curious on getting a custom license plate, idk what i would want it to say though i want something clever, any ideas would be greatly appreciated as well as keeping in mind that 7 characters is the max George
  11. Hello I am selling the stock SS radio that came out of the 04' SS i just bought, i also have the set of Bose speakers that came out of the truck, everything is in great working condition anybody interested PM me, thanks George
  12. Anybody here rebuild and repair instrument clusters? I got my SS and it was flawless except for the oil pressure gauge doesn't work, the RPM one goes way up to 6,000, and the speedometer does as well, so who rebuilds them for a good price? Don't know if these need to be programmed again or not..
  13. Hey guys after years and years of searching and patiently waiting i FINALLY got another SS, its an 04' with 32k on the odometer, S & B cold air intake, JBA shorty headers, and a complete sound system, i started this topic to get suggestions from current owners of these trucks to protect it, what would you guys recommend to prevent it from getting stolen, didn't really get into this much because the 1st one i had i only had it for a month when a financial emergency happened i had to sell it? A sure thing besides the obvious storing in a garage.. any tips would be greatly appreciated
  14. Hey guys, just wanted some quick insight as I am looking into getting some exhaust work done.. I am currently running a single dual in/dual out flowmaster 40 series muffler and I think I am running 2.5" pipes but not sure. Was looking through videos and the ones that stood out to me were the Borla Xr-1's and The Spintech Super Pro Street 9000's, looking for that really deep exhaust tone and not that crackly, raspy uneven one that you would get out of cherry bombs or straightpipes.. Basically decided on the Spintech since not many guys are using them.. now I need a plan, should I get single in/dual out or dual in dual out muffler? What size inlets, and what size outlets? Mainly was looking to get exhaust work done because the piece of pipe right before the tips is all corroded and has holes on it so using that as an excuse lol George
  15. Hey guys, i am posting to see if anybody has had experience with LED's in their headlights before? I was looking for a good LED kit for my 97 Chevy Silverado 1500, any good kits or brands? theres plenty on ebay but i just don't know which to choose i need 9005 and 9006 both high beams and low beams, any help would be greatly appreciated! George
  16. Wats up guys? I was posting because I wanted some feedback on what is the best exhaust system setup just to gather opinions.. I do live in California, so the control of emissions is the worst out here , probably the strictest out of anywhere here in the states I think. To start off true dual exhaust is illegal out here and it's rare to find a guy that will do it at a shop, that plus cars out here have to get smogged every two years and it will not pass with true dual. The setup that I have right now on my truck is dual with a flowmaster 40 series muffler, I think that's the 2nd loudest muffler they carry, the loudest would be the super 10, I don't exactly want to be that obnoxious ****with the extremely loud truck driving down the street, I just want to change the sound a bit on what I currently have, any thoughts?
  17. Hey guys, I've posted about this before but I'm having trouble again. I bought these Halo Style projectors from 1aauto.com to replace the stock headlights on my 97 Chevy C1500 pickup, does anyone have any experience with this site? Do they sell quality parts? From my understanding these are only styled to be like halo projectors but I don' think that one can put an led kit in the back of these.. Also can somebody tell me how to wire the halo? where do the red and black wires go on the truck wiring? Would really appreciate some help on this.. George
  18. Hey guys i'm thinking of replacing my stock headlights set on my 1997 Chevy c1500 pickup, on the right side a mechanic I took it to accidently splashed some brake fluid on the lens of either way I want to upgrade to some led headlights I don't know much about headlights but from what I've heard HID's are too bright and hotspots are common here's a link I've included http://www.ebay.com/itm/301590572808?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AITI like this design the "Halo Led projector lights", what is a good site to order from or could I order this housing and just buy a separate LED light kit and fit them inside the ebay ones?
  19. I am looking to change the instrument cluster color on my 1997 Chevy C1500 Pickup to blue LED's to match my stereo faceplate. I think the bulb stock number is 194 so i got that down and i think there are 7 bulbs to replace, the thing is where is a good site to buy the LED's from? and I included here a picture of the look I'm trying to get so I think that's the ice blue color LED's or would the regular blue LED's look better? Heres a picture of the exact model stereo of the JVC so you can see the color
  20. Hello there fellow SS members, just wanted to get a quick opinion from everybody no reason just out of curiosity, if someone were to be selling you a real 2006 SSS Intimidator in immacualte condition and you checked the miles and the bluebook value to see what it was worth and in bluebook it came out to $19,500. The guy suppose wanted 21k but the truck came with the COA and original owners manual and everything and again it's in immaculate condition, what's your guys take on this?
  21. Hello there fellow SS owners,was wondering if anybody had a remote control SS truck that they would be willing to sell,willing to pay well. Dad's birthdays coming up and he loves chevy trucks think that it would be cool gift, if you do email me at [email protected] Thanks! George
  22. Hello fellow ss members, over the past month I am in California and i've been searching high and low for a 2006 Silverado SS Intimidator. I've been looking for one on Autotrader.com, Carsforsale.com, Cars.com, and Craigslist.com but so far no luck and if I do find one it's either already sold but they forget to take the ad down or it's WAY overpriced for the milage.I need your guys help to find a nice one average milage,preferably in California if you help me with this i have a Sony stereo receiver that i bought but never used still in box, Thanks! George
  23. Looking for any SS members from ohio more specifically close to Akron,Ohio?
  24. I want to get some opinions as to which is everyone's favorite SS model year and list some features that come which each one, there's the 2003,2004,2005,2006 Intimidator,and 2006 regular SS,I'll start it off by saying that the SS Intimidator is my favorite because of the many upgrades
  25. Hello all, I am Derek, active duty Navy living in the DC area. After my brother died in March of 2013, his wife decided to give me his 2006 Silverado Intimidator SS (I didn't own a vehicle). I love this truck, I love driving it, and hopefully the image I attach shows up (posting this from work lol). Hope you all like it
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