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On ‎2‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 10:41 AM, Mandalorian said:

I like my live rear axle because it rides just as well as the IRS competitors I test drove thanks to MRC, but will last until the end of time . 

I agree. My subs ride fine and can use them like a truck. Which I do, Rough pasture roads, hunting fishing and towing. I find the Ford IRS versions to be mushy and a lot of lean. Also top heavy. I do not think IRS will be that great a deal except in marketing and price. May even hurt the body lean handling.

 

Where GM went side ways on the Subs is losing the 8 ft of flat floor load space with the '07 model change. I have keep my '90 sub just for that reason. And it still rides/handles with more stability than my '09 Sierra CC 4x4, z71. I'll be looking at the new ones but hope they have the 8 ft of flat load space.

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On 2/18/2019 at 1:21 PM, Sierra Dan said:

GM is placing all of their stock in Trucks..... both light and heavy duty, as well as large SUV's

As a result Sedans are being sent to the graveyard.

Plants that produce them are closing.

Just wait until Gas hits the $4 per gallon mark again. 

 

Its been $4 per gallon here in So Cal for a while:puke:

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Nope.

 

Still had a regular rear axle but with coil springs and a factory 4 link setup.

 

 

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The 2500 Avalanche was built on exactly the same chassis as the 2500 Suburban but only available with the 8.1

 

They were beasts.

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On 5/18/2019 at 9:29 AM, dragonflats said:

Was the avalanche a suburban base platform with independent rear suspension?

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Negative.

Did have a similar setup to todays Ram 1500 though.

My '05 Avalanche Rode like a dream. I miss that truck.

Then again it came from the factory with Bilsteins and not the sub-par Ranchos of todays K2 and T1 trucks.

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18 hours ago, Sierra Dan said:

Negative.

Did have a similar setup to todays Ram 1500 though.

My '05 Avalanche Rode like a dream. I miss that truck.

Then again it came from the factory with Bilsteins and not the sub-par Ranchos of todays K2 and T1 trucks.

I miss my old Avalanche too.... 

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19 minutes ago, Grillo88 said:

I miss my old Avalanche too.... 

Hands down the best GM vehicle/truck or any other I had owned.

It was great riding, reliable. Only problems I had were the steering wheel button lights burning out on a couple of controls.

And transmission at about 40k fixed under warranty. Partly my fault for towing a Skid Steer :)

And that thing seemed like it would turn on a dime and easy to park.

I wish GM would bring them alive again.

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59 minutes ago, Sierra Dan said:

Hands down the best GM vehicle/truck or any other I had owned.

It was great riding, reliable. Only problems I had were the steering wheel button lights burning out on a couple of controls.

And transmission at about 40k fixed under warranty. Partly my fault for towing a Skid Steer :)

And that thing seemed like it would turn on a dime and easy to park.

I wish GM would bring them alive again.

 

Problem is now with every truck basically being a CCSB, they're redundant. Back in the 2000s when most trucks were extended cab they made sense. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Mandalorian said:

 

Problem is now with every truck basically being a CCSB, they're redundant. Back in the 2000s when most trucks were extended cab they made sense. 

 

 

The Mid-gate is what brought the Avalanche to life.

No CCSB pickup today can touch the capability of the Avalanche with it's mid-gate.

Dodge copied the Avalanche designed side bed pockets.

The Avalanche shared platforms with the Suburban.

 

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On 2/18/2019 at 3:21 PM, Sierra Dan said:

GM is placing all of their stock in Trucks..... both light and heavy duty, as well as large SUV's

As a result Sedans are being sent to the graveyard.

Plants that produce them are closing.

Just wait until Gas hits the $4 per gallon mark again. 

N

Nothing. The average American will trade in for a new SUV that is more expensive and just take a 8-10 year loan to free up some gas money. 

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15 hours ago, SnakeEyeSS said:

Nothing. The average American will trade in for a new SUV that is more expensive and just take a 8-10 year loan to free up some gas money. 

With the upcoming 2021 GM Full Size SUV lineup, they will need to take out a 15-20 year loan! LOL

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On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 11:18 AM, Sierra Dan said:

The Mid-gate is what brought the Avalanche to life.

No CCSB pickup today can touch the capability of the Avalanche with it's mid-gate.

Dodge copied the Avalanche designed side bed pockets.

The Avalanche shared platforms with the Suburban.

 

I like the pre-07 subs (my GMC was called a sub too) better than the Avalanche. . 8 ft of very flat floor, more head room and no leaks. Still have my 90, just for that reason.

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My 05 Avalanche was the Best GM vehicle i have ever owned.

Same platform as the suburban, but had a bed instead of 3rd row seats.

More of a modern RAM like rear end suspension setup. Turned on a dime.

I wish GM would introduce a new version of it.

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