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Old 06-15-2018, 08:39 AM
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the devil is in the details, amirite?
thanks, Jason.
Details are everything. You are right.

Love the new avi too
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Don't think that's your truck. Too dirty!
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lmao...that'll happen over 900 miles broooooo
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Then again I remember you saying "dirty is the new clean"!
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Dirt McGirt!
Sexy ass SUV...


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Old 07-20-2018, 12:13 PM
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Toss those halogens in the garbage and put HID's in.
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LOL...
nawww...
I'm over HID's...I like the reliability and ease of the original bulbs.
I used to LOVE HID look and updated modern and now I actually like and take pride in the simplicity of the original technology...
same with the Audi...halogen all day!
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That's what poor people would say.
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how poor?
having shingle roof over spanish tile roof poor?
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Ole girl is still kickin ass and taking names...
little road trip up to G-Ville with the kids last week.
On the way back I was hearing a noise...turns out had a bearing going bad.
Swapping out both front ones...they are seized in the knuckle assembly but
I'm persistent and have a BFH.

I was going to swap out a bunch of steering components to tighten it up but I'd rather
determine exactly which arms/tie rods might need to be swapped before blindly spending
money on parts that aren't failed. Previous owner was meticulous with weatherizing and all
bolts and grease points are covered in some sort of protection and lube. So far, not one bolt
has been seized on a 14 year old vehicle that lived in MD. I need an alignment and would like
to check freon levels and eventually to swap the heads but other than that, she's a great reliable
truck.




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Old 09-19-2018, 08:54 AM
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it's amazing how cheap it is to upkeep that truck... it will run forever...

you need to contact the prior owner and find out what lube he used to keep those bolts from seizing... i need that shit up here in salt belt land...
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:58 AM
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Thanks Andrew!
Yeah man, fuckin $94 shipped for both hubs from 1AAuto...
I know their parts can be hit or miss on quality but the rating on these was 185 people and it was almost 5 out of 5 stars.
The grease has a reddish hue to it...I mean I'm just GUESSING but there's only surface rust on everything, nothing serious...
and everything kinda has this greasy coating so I assumed that's what he did. I can show you what's on the door hinges
because that's where it's most obvious.
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Our old 'burban is still running strong. 1987 350ci 700R4 & has been converted into a ranch 'truck' dubbed the Suburbalanche. Doesn't take much to keep 'em going.

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Thanks Andrew!
Yeah man, fuckin $94 shipped for both hubs from 1AAuto...
I know their parts can be hit or miss on quality but the rating on these was 185 people and it was almost 5 out of 5 stars.
The grease has a reddish hue to it...I mean I'm just GUESSING but there's only surface rust on everything, nothing serious...
and everything kinda has this greasy coating so I assumed that's what he did. I can show you what's on the door hinges
because that's where it's most obvious.
Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is a smooth, tacky, red lithium complex grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. It has good water resistance and washout properties. It has excellent mechanical stability and storage life. It is able to withstand heavy loads for extended periods of time. It can be used in many agricultural, automotive and industrial applications. Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is fortified with a high degree of extreme pressure additives that give it a true timken load much higher than other greases of this type. It's especially good for sliding surfaces and open gears.
https://smile.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-1...-no-redirect=1




I'm no lube expert but this one MAY be it?
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:24 PM
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as long as they can put it in a gun and spray it out that may be it...or maybe they just hand lubed all the rust parts
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KY and blood... been there.
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I'm no lube expert but this one MAY be it?
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as long as they can put it in a gun and spray it out that may be it...or maybe they just hand lubed all the rust parts
Yeah i mean those canisters are meant for grease guns.. but i prefer to hand lube all the things

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Thanks for catching the low hanging fruit
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I have a few red greases somewhere, The last "euro spec somthing" I bought for some bmw hubs was pink.

It's very important to get the design aesthetic correct when packing bearings.
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You get the hubs off? I tried to change out the ones on my wife's Ford Edge and despite having a BFH and a slide, I couldn't do it. I took it to a shop and they said they took almost an hour a side and used a torch, hope yours are easier.
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Hey Pat...
yeah, got one side out, but called it a night to spend time with the kids.
Yesterday we had no kids so went out to dinner and finished Ozark instead.
I'll get her buttoned up today...

I soaked the fuck out of it with penetrating fluid...then I put my impact 15MM socket over the head of the bolts from that I re-threaded in from behind and wailed on those...took another 10 minutes but I got it knocked out...
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Next up for the Yukon...
Get the shrader valve replaced on the high pressure side of the AC...needed a freon boost and AC started kicking ass again...oddly, if I don't turn on the rear blower, the front AC isn't that cold no matter what...I'll need to troubleshoot that better...or just have all the blowers going at the same time.

Also, got a little head yesterday...
Wacker is the fuckin man...they don't make friends like that anymore...thanks again, bud


At some point I'll have a machine shop clean it up and swap over...probably throw on some ebay headers at the same time to open it up a tad.
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Love the progress on this thing! And seeing how long these things last make me want to pick one up myself.
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Brother, even with little issues here and there the damn thing is a beast...seeing how many of them are out and about still is a testament to how kill proof they are
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K - if the Cayenne dies, I'm getting one of these
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Even the older boxy Tahoe/Burban are still running the roads around here.
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Believe it or not I love those even more now that I appreciate them...
this thing on a bad bearing got us home from Gainesville...with the weird head coolant thing, as long as I keep it topped off and do the oil every 3K miles...has gotten us to Tennessee and back including a hard run at the Tail of the Dragon on the Blue Ridge...

She's a bad bitch...definitely don't regret buying it.
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We've had an '87 since about 1994 & though no longer road legal, it's still running great as a dedicated ranch truck.
We chopped the roof & side windows off over the 3rd row/cargo area & made it into a crew cab pickup/Avalanche.
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Was similar to this before it was retired to ranch duty, but was solid navy blue
My dad had put a 2" lift on it & it had some light duty all-terrain tires on it.
Stock photo, not ours:


Post Avalanche conversion:

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I guess because now I appreciate them more because I have one, that is so sexy to me.
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Our 'Suburbalanche' has no carpet, no headliner & nearly no door panels. Nothing for the rodents to make a meal out of.

But, it's cheap to run & still works well after sitting down in S TX for years & only getting used a few times a year.
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wiring harnesses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
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