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  1. It arrived yesterday and discovered some surprises Fuel Filter is at 1% Only 1 key and 1 Viper keyfob Viper Keyfob doesn't lock/unlock or remote start vehicle Steering Wheel Controls don't light Fuel Gauge moves super slow (not sure if its accurate) No way to lock/unlock doors GM Delco Radio (6 disc) doesn't support MP3 CDs Steps are right up against truck. Fuel Filter No big deal, ordered some AC Delco Fuel Filters on Amazon for $30/each. Pretty easy to change Key issue When I find a dealership that is open, I'll get two new keys cut and programmed if needed Keyfobs I may purchase two factory ones or just get a remote start put in that would replace keyfobs anyways. This will hopefully fix the lock/unlock issue as well. Steering Wheel Controls Not a major issue but it appears Dorman sells these on Amazon for about $100 for all four controls. Heard the cable is super short so replacement can be challenging. Fuel Gauge Internet said to run Fuel Cleaner through system for three fill up's and see if it cleans the float/sending unit which could be sticking. If issues still exist then take the cluster out and send to Circuit Board Medics for repair (have them change bulbs to LED while they have it.. might as well also send the auto temp cluster for LEDs and anything else while the cluster is apart. Radio This is something I don't want to change but will because with a lifted truck especially, I need to see if anyone is behind me. It's more difficult to judge distance. Also I love Apple Carplay feature so I can listen to Spotify. Radio now a days is difficult to find a station anymore near me since everyone seems to be on SirusXM Steps The steps on this truck are useless. They are tucked so close to the truck its more of a rock slider than a step. My plan is to move to AMP Research Power Steps which will help my wife greatly since she can't easily get in the truck due to the chemo. This is my priority right now and the Fuel Filter.
  2. Looking at a couple of upgrades that would make it more my truck and what I want. Ceramic Coating - DONE 3/24/2020 by Ceramic Pro Clay bar service (strips all the impurities that were on your car previously) Buff wax blackout of exterior trim 5 Layers of Ceramic Pro 9H 1 Layer of Ceramic Pro Light Applied as a Top Coat 1 Layer of Ceramic Pro 9H on Rims and Plastic 1 Layer of Ceramic Pro Rain on Front Side Windows and Windshield Lifetime Warranty Tow Mirrors GM OEM Tow Mirrors (boring.. no front facing turn signal) and run about $400 each (GM Part# 15904035 right & 15904034 left). Word on the reviews is they still shake just like an after market mirror does so not sure its worth the high price tag for GM Camper Mirrors. BOOST Auto Cab Lights Tonneau Cover Dark Tinted Windows
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    2007 GMC Sierra 2500 (classic)

    Love the classics with the LBZ VIN: 1GTHK23D67F110033
  4. VIN: 1GTHK23D67F110033 Options and Standard Features Options Engine: Duramax Turbo Diesel 6.6L V8 Heavy-Duty Power Package Heavy-Duty Rear Automatic Locking Differential Heavy-Duty Trailering Equipment Manual Dual-Zone Air Conditioning Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof W/Express-Open Rear Seat Entertainment System Transmission: Allison 1000 6-Speed Automatic Basic Information Stock Number: 2319 VIN Number: 1GTHK23D67F110033 Style Name: 4X4 Crew Cab 6.6 Ft. Box 153 In. WB SLT Make: GMC Model: Sierra 2500HD Classic Model Year: 2007 Type: Pickup Vehicle Trim: SLT Interior Color: Dark Pewter Exterior Color: Onyx Black Body Type: Crew Cab Engine Engine Description: 6.6L V8 32V Fuel Type: Diesel Fuel Induction: Direct Diesel Injection Valves Per Cylinder: 4 Aspiration: Turbocharged DriveTrain 4WD Type: Part-Time Driven Wheels: Four-Wheel Locking Hubs: Auto Transfer Case: Manual Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Wheels Rims: Polished Forged Aluminum Wheels Spare Rim Type: Steel Drive Train Type: 4WD Suspension Independent Suspension: Front Stabilizer Bar: Front Instrumentation Clock Compass External Temp Low Fuel Level Tachometer Trip Computer Roof and Glass Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent Privacy Glass: Deep Rear Defogger In Car Entertainment Antenna Type: Fixed Audio System: AM/FM/Satellite-Prep Premium Speakers: Bose Rear Audio: Multi-Source Speakers: 6 Seats Drivers: Multi-Level Heating Drivers Height: Power Drivers Lumbar: Power 2-Way Drivers Power: 8 Passenger: Multi-Level Heating Passenger Height: Power Passenger Lumbar: Power 2-Way Passenger Power: 8 Seating Capacity: 5 Front Seat Type: Bucket Upholstery: Leather Center Armrest Folding: Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Convenience Center Console: Full With Covered Storage Cruise Control Cupholders: Front And Rear Door Pockets: Driver And Passenger Overhead Console: Mini With Storage Power Outlets: 4 Seatback Storage: 2 Steering Adjustment: Tilt-Adjustable Steering Power: Power Steering Auto Dimming Mirrors: Electrochromatic, Driver Only Power Mirrors: Power Remote W/Tilt Down Power Retractable Mirrors Reverse Tilt Mirror: Dual Mirrors Power Door Locks Windows: Power Windows Memory Features Exterior Mirrors Memory Features Number Of Drivers: 2 Comfort Air Conditioning: Automatic Mats: Vinyl/Rubber Front And Rear Reading Lights: Front Shift Knob: Urethane Steering Wheel Trim: Leather Vanity Mirrors: Passenger Vanity Mirrors Features Bumpers: Chrome Door Reinforcement: Side-Impact Door Beam Engine Hour Meter Safety Turning Circle: 53.6 ABS: 4-Wheel Anti Theft System Safety Locks: Manual Daytime Running Light Engine Immobilizer Headlights Auto Delay: Auto Delay Off Headlights Dusksensor: Dusk Sensing Front Headrests: Manual Adjustable Rear Headrests: 2 Rear Center Seatbelt: 3-Point Belt Safety Signal Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors Driver And Passenger Airbag Door Reinforcement: Side-Impact Door Beam Doors Rear Door Type: Tailgate Side Door Type: Conventional Dimensions Front Head Room: 41.0 Inches Front Hip Room: 61.4 Inches Front Shoulder Room: 65.2 Inches Front Leg Room: 41.3 Inches Rear Head Room: 39.0 Inches Rear Hip Room: 62.9 Inches Rear Leg Room: 39.1 Inches Rear Shoulder Room: 65.1 Inches Length: 239.7 Inches Width: 79.7 Inches Height: 77.0 Inches Wheelbase: 153.0 Inches Ground Clearance: 10.6 Inches Max Gross Vehicle Weight: 9,200 Lbs. Curb Weight: 5,883 Lbs. When the LBZ was introduced to replace the LB7, the LB7’s injector issues had long been solved and the overheating issues associated with the LLY were a thing of the past. This engine’s beefier block casting, stronger connecting rods, higher pressure common-rail fuel system and updated ECM arguably made it the most powerful, drivable, reliable and tunable Duramax to date. Right out of the box, the LBZ produced 360hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. During this time frame (’06-‘07), these numbers not only outperformed the 6.0L Power Stroke’s 325hp and 570 lb-ft, but they beat out the 325hp and 610 lb-ft figures put up by the 5.9L Cummins as well. The LBZ was also the first Duramax to be coupled to the six-speed Allison 1000 automatic, which proved capable of handling more power than the five-speed version that preceded it. Diesel enthusiasts longingly remember the LBZ as the last Duramax built before the modern day emissions crunch kicked in, which spawned pollution control technology that reduced fuel economy and greatly hampered long-term engine durability. Arguably the most highly sought after Duramax ever built is the LBZ Duramax. More meat exists in the lower section (big end) of the rod than what you’ll find on LB7 The beefier I-beam style rods bring more mass to the rotating assembly Connecting rods were the strongest found in any Duramax up to that time GM cast slightly more webbing into the main bearing regions of the LBZ’s gray-iron block for added horsepower and torque Unfortunately nothing is perfect and in this case the LBZ pistons weren’t up to the task of surviving in higher horsepower applications. The cast-aluminum pistons are highly susceptible to cracking. The LBZ piston’s use of wrist pin bushings is also believed by many to be a contributing factor in OEM piston failure, along with a thinner wrist pin being utilized. When a piston lets go, you definitely know it, as it’s accompanied by a nasty miss, excessive blow-by and smoke out the exhaust. CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 2007 GMC SIERRA K2500 HD_ 1GTHK23D67F110033.pdf
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    2003 Suburban 2500 4x4

    This is my new daily driver which is a 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban LT with the 8.1L but its so clean. VIN: 3GNGK26G33G178131 Color: Charcoal Mileage: 129222 Rear Axle: 14 bolt (1999 - 2015 GM 10.5" 14 Bolt ) Trans: 4L80-E Engine: 8.1L (The 8.1L Vortec was the final big block gas engine from GM to date) The highest power rating was 340 horsepower, reached at 4200 RPM, while the highest peak torque ever reached was 455 lb-ft, achieved at 3200 RPM. Cargo Area Dimensions Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.7 Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 131.6 Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.5 Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 49.2 Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 36.1 Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 104.6 Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - Exterior Dimensions Wheelbase (in) 130.0 Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.3 Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.8 Height, Overall (in) 76.4 Overhang, Front (in) 37.0 Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 52.3 Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.5 Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.1 Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.1 Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - Side Door Opening Height (in) Side Door Opening Width (in) Step Up Height - Front (in) Step Up Height - Side (in) Interior Dimensions Passenger Capacity 7 Passenger Capacity 8 Front Head Room (in) 40.7 Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 Second Head Room (in) 39.0 Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 Second Hip Room (in) 61.3 Third Head Room (in) 38.6 Third Leg Room (in) 36.1 Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.4 Third Hip Room (in) 49.2
  6. Here is a very exciting, fully loaded Maverick Trail.
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