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Chevrolet Avalanche

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  • My husband and I are looking to get an Avalanche, I want the luxury of a SUV but we need the versatility of a truck, so this seems like the perfect match. But I am concerned since I will be the primary diver of it...and it is BIG!!! Any other women Avalanche drivers out there? How do you like it?

    Thanks
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    Suburbans and even Excursions. We always here about how "Big" an Avalanche is. Not really. Heavy, yes. Wheelbase is over a foot shorter than a GM X-Cab pickup, or a Dodge Ram Quad Cab, which makes them much easier to manuever. They are a little tall to step up in to. My Wife and Daughter took mine to Colorado shortly after I got it and loved it. The Chevy Avalanche Fan Club has many Women owners and drivers. Go for it, you won't be disappointed.
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    Avalanche is not big? Maybe compared to an Army 5 ton truck it isn't. Look at what other people in the world drive.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Up at my summer place in Alexandria Bay NY I spotted a 03 Av with NO cladding or fender flairs. It was black and looked awesome!
    I thought w/o the cladding they at least had fender flairs from the pics I have seen. I couldn't talk to the owner to see if he took off the flairs. Anybody know ?................geo
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    the Fender Flares and Side Molding is a $250 option package. BTW WBH = Without Body Hardware.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Yea, It did have the body side moulding ! But NO
    wheel flairs. Wish I could of talked to the owner.
    Maybe he took them off like I did on my 2500. It
    was the first one I have ever seen that way.....geo
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    the molding. A few have added Suburban or Crew Cab moldings. Mine, being the Pewter, just begs for molding. The lighter colors do look pretty plain. But the Black and also the Dark Gray look really good without needing anything added.
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    I thought all AVYS were Recirculating Ball Steering.......Yeah my OLD brochire states it..........Power assisted tooooo...

    Coolies
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    R U gonna visit here?
  • I was wondering if anyone has seen or have painted the body hardware on the AV. I like the way the Escalade EXT looks with the full paint on the cladding, but like the pricing of the AV.

    Thanks
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    I have seen a new black AV in my neck of the woods without cladding or the flairs on the wheel lips like the 2500 pickups have. I couldn't talk to the owner to see if he removed the flairs or if it came that way. Looked good too!...geo
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    (Without Body Hardware). They come nekkid in 1500 only and for $250 more you can get the Side molding AND Fender Flares Pkg. SHOE.. Lots of folks have painted the cladding. Some leave it textured and some have it sanded smooth.
  • kandorkandor Posts: 25
    I'm taking delivery of an Avalanche Wed...red 4wd...any suggestions for after market back up sensors?
  • lspangler1lspangler1 Posts: 68
    It seemed to take forever but I am starting to see more and more of these without cladding a boy do they ever look nice. THe claddign was starting to grow on me but the WBH models look good instantly
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    http://www.jpcustoms.com

    Uses alot of existing GM parts....check em out.....
  • brucecr_msbrucecr_ms Posts: 47
    I installed the Echomaster by www.karbiz.com. Easy to install, good customer service. The hardest part was getting the install angle correct for the sensors. I have it on both our vehicles and no problems over the last two years of service.
  • kandorkandor Posts: 25
    ...any trouble getting them in the bumper of the Avalanche?
  • kandorkandor Posts: 25
    I declined to buy this from my dealer. Anyone find a cheap source for the GM extended warranty?
  • brucecr_msbrucecr_ms Posts: 47
    No problem. Just some patience. Karbiz can provide a real nice hole saw for your drill.
  • aubrey4x4aubrey4x4 Posts: 11
    Besides the new color, silverstone metallic, does anyone know what changes GM will make for the 2004?
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    No posts in 30 days?
    Are the 2004's getting the new style 17" wheels that are on the Tahoes?
    Looks like the vast majority of Avalanches being ordered are WBH's now.
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    CHEVY is just starting to post info on their website and giving dealers pricing info....they have just started to manufacture them as well....

    I suggest going to CHEVY web site or a dealer...

    HTH
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    Also some smaller Chevy Avalanche Fun Clubs in North America with websites may have 2004 info.......

    HTH
  • jdnbljdnbl Posts: 4
    I am going to buy an Avalanche and one told me the 4.10 gears are better...... 2 MPG better doesn't shift down against wind, going up hills. Has anyone had a good comparison on the different gear ratios???? You can really tell the diference driving around town in power, wondring about gas mileage also...
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    I would only say get the 4.10 gears if you are towing....

    MPG shoudl favor the 3.73 since at highway speed the engine is at lower RPM....and should be using less fuel.,....also you will notice the sticker for both gears give the same MPG...and 2mpg gain is well a lot...over 10% on highway...Which can be due to anything.....

    I have also heard the 4.10 gears are weaker since less material is available to transmit the tooth load due to having more teeth in the same diamter.....

    HTH
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ...... Unless you have a big boat (21ft+) or camper and your going to tow with it every weekend, unless you live in an area with lot's of steep hills and valleys, unless your living waaay north of the Mason/Dixon line, then you should stay with the 3.73 .... what size motor are you lookin' at, you might only need a 3.50 ...

                           Terry.
  • jdnbljdnbl Posts: 4
    Dealer claims new motors perform better with higher rpm's looking at 5300 motor... probably trying to sell what he has in stock 4.10. I don't tow much at all .

    Jeff
  • landru2landru2 Posts: 638
    the torque peak in the GM motors does occur at a relatively high rpm.
  • jdnbljdnbl Posts: 4
    Dealer claims new motors perform better with higher rpm's looking at 5300 motor... probably trying to sell what he has in stock 4.10. I don't tow much at all .

    Jeff
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