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About woyster_00z71

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  • Birthday 12/06/1976

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  • Name
    B.J.
  • Location
    Houston (Katy), TX, USA
  • Gender
    Male
  • Drives
    2007 Chevrolet Avalanche / 2013 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Interests
    Trucks, Trucks, Trucks!

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  1. Sierra HUD vs Polarized Shades

    Not sure about the new trucks, or a color HUD for that matter, however I have the HUD in my 2013 Camaro. I wear prescription polarized sunglasses and can see it with no problem. I will have to test drive one with HUD and my sunglasses before deciding on whether or not to check that box.
  2. Paint Defects

    Which ceramic coating are you going with?
  3. 2019 Silverado LT TrailBoss

    What is this topic about? Tundra? Ford? Oh, wait it was about Cmillerjr's AWESOME, brand spankin' new, 2019 Black TrailBoss.
  4. As the title states, I'm looking for floor liners for my 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. Either Weather Tech or Husky liners for a 2007 to 2013 will work. Reply or PM if you have any you need to sell.
  5. Why/what/will you upgrade to the 2019?

    We will be in the market for a new (or newer) vehicle in the next one to two years. We really like the looks of the new Silverado, however coming from an Avalanche we are used to more flexibility and storage options. If there are legitimate solutions available at the time we need a vehicle, we will definately look at the Silverado. However, being that we will be keeping the Avalanche (my twins turn 16 in 3 years...their first car), we don't really need another truck at this point so we may go the SUV/Crossover route. But with the current trend of new car prices, it is looking more and more like we will be going with something used.
  6. Anyone else want the bed storage?

    GM just needs to bring back the Avalanche already! I'd be one of the first in line to purchase an addition to my 2007. I like the High Desert package as it is the closest thing to the Avalanche, however I still want the mid-gate. Is GM going to offer a package like the High Desert on the 2019 trucks complete with hard tonneau and bed side storage accessible with the tonneau panels in place? From the bed storage pictures I've seen, a tonneau will block access to the bed side storage compartments.
  7. Win A Pair Of Sylvania Cube-X LED Lights!

    Is accessorizing your truck something that you are currently interested and/or investing in? Yes, accessorizing your truck is paramount! IF YES: What is your to top priority when choosing accessories for your truck? (Quality/Price/Look/Reviews) IF NO: Why not? (No time/money, inexperience, no vehicle) Top priority depends on what goal I'm after. Functionality, as others have said, is one priority...if it isn't needed or it doesn't work, it is useless. Another priority is aesthetics, you've got to get your truck looking good. Something that satisfies both looks and function, well that is a no-brainer and it goes straight on the truck. Would you purchase something because it's priced cheaper, regardless of negative reviews, or options of higher-end, better quality products? (YES or NO) YES, is the short answer. If money were no option, I'd always go for the top of the line products, however that not being the case I do a lot of research and reading of reviews. If after all that research I feel a lower priced product will adequately perform the function desired, I'll give it a shot. Would you purchase an accessory purely based on how it looks? Even if that means the product does not work well or may not work at all? No, see #1 and #2 above. If it doesn't function, it is useless. That being said there are some accessories whose sole function is aesthetics, and if they nail-it then they has successfully met my criteria as being functional and may end up on the truck.
  8. 2007 Avalanche Front End Rebuild

    Completed the work a couple weeks ago. Replaced Upper and Lower Control Arms (lower were aluminum, hence ball joints were non-replaceable), and Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends. Then had it aligned. Feels a lot better driving now, tighter, more solid. No more creaking and slop. Ready for another 150,000 miles.
  9. 2007 Avalanche Front End Rebuild

    Thanks...yeah I had some time to dig into it further and determined just about what you stated. I do have rack and pinion, therefore no pitman arm, idler arm, steering gear, etc. Looks like upper and lower control arms come complete with bushings and ball joints. I'm then looking at inner and outer tie rods and new rack and pinion bellows. I have replaced the hubs (wheel bearings) in the past, but I need to check how long ago that was. And the stabilizer links and bushings were also replaced. Just over $500 from RockAuto for the parts above. Add either hubs or brake pads to that and I should be good.
  10. Howdy guys! It has been awhile since I've posted anything as life has been crazy and the 2007 Avalanche 1500 2WD has been good. However, with almost 150,000 miles now, the front end is starting to feel loose and noises abound. I think it is time for some maintenance. I'm trying to determine what all I should replace. Might as well do it all while it is apart. All work will be performed by me in my garage. I know I've gotta replace the ball joints and tie rod ends. Upper ball joints aren't replaceable alone, have to replace the entire control arm. Going to get the control arms complete with ball joint and bushings. Might as well do the same for the lowers and make it easy on myself. What else should I replace? Pitman arm? Any other steering components? I was all bearings, joints, bushings to be replaced, I just don't know what all is down there. I'm also having some squeaking/squealing and I'm wondering if I should replace the front hubs. Maybe a front brake job while I'm at it?
  11. '13 Camaro SS

    My 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS/RS
  12. First some history... For the past year or so now I have been trying to get rid of a squeak/squeal that my wife has been hearing on my 2007 Avalanche. I have gone down many different avenues including rear brakes, front hubs, u-joints, all 4 shocks, and finally front brakes. The squeak/squeal was finally fixed...not sure why it was the front brakes as they were the newest of anything when the search for the squeak/squeak began. In any case, prior to changing the u-joints there was no vibration. Afterwards, there is a vibration that begins at about 72 MPH and gets better at around 78 MPH (roughly 70 to 80). I changed out the u-joints myself and I have checked and rechecked my work. The stock waxed-in u-joints were removed and replaced with MOOG/Precision part number 234. After reading some posts on this and other forums, I even rotated the yolk and driveshaft 180° as recommended by some. Being at my wits end, I took it to a local shop last week to have them look at it and see what they thought the problem was expecting them to have to balance the driveshaft. The shop checked everything and gave me kudos for the workmanship stating that it is "better than they have seen from some other local shops". They said everything looked fine with the driveshaft...no missing weights, no apparent damage from the u-joint swap. They concluded that the speed-specific vibration was a tire issue and recommended that I have the tires balanced/rotated. After balance and rotation, the vibration still remains. The tire shop did a thorough inspection of the wheels and tires while performing the balance/rotation and said everything looked good (by the way, these are the same wheels/tire before and after the u-joint swap). Where do I go from here? Do I take it back to the shop and pay the "several hundred dollars" to have the driveshaft removed and balance checked? The shop is reluctant to do this as they said a driveshaft vibration will begin at lower speeds and just continue to get worse as speed increases. I give them credit for not trying to get me to do unnecessary work. Did I use the wrong u-joints? Is there a make/model or part number that I should have used instead? Is there anything else that I should look at? Just a thought...could it have anything to do with the shocks? Those were replaced the same time as the u-joints. I don't see how it could be related, but just thought I would throw it out there as I'm at a loss here. Thanks in advance for your help!
  13. Rear

    The emblems don't have to be removed to plasti-dip them. Just mask the area around, spray several coats, then the emblems will "cut" the plasti-dip allowing the excess to be removed. See my topic here for more details. Gig 'Em! Class of '99. WHOOP!
  14. Anyone Live In Spring? Or Houston Tx?

    Katy area but work in Houston.
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