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  • heatwave3heatwave3 Posts: 462
    dhill3: What advantages did you find on the backup warning system you installed vs. the Poron? I am looking to install a warnign system on a 2001 Denali XL and liked the digital readout and audible signal of the Poron, but haven't made a purchase. How difficult to install was the Rostra system?

    Isn't the Poron system also microwave technology?
  • dhill3dhill3 Posts: 11
    As I understand it, the Poron and other systems that have been out on the market for a couple of years use more of a "line of sight" or optically-based technology, which requires the sensing units to be visible from the rear-end of the vehicle. That, in addition to the more accurate and reliable sensing ability of the ROSS system is what sold me. I did, however, give up the digital readout feature offered with the Poron. My two cents - I don't want my eyes looking at a digital display on my dash while I'm backing up a 3 ton piece of steel. The tone warning (piezo unit) on the ROSS is okay but the three little (and I mean little) display lights (green, amber, red) that come with it are pretty lame!
    Installation was extremely easy and is well documented and supported by photos (specifically of the DXL) on Rostra's web site. Total installation time took me about 45 minutes. It probably could have taken 30 minutes, but I'm very particular.
  • bkosaianhbkosaianh Posts: 17
    MBCLK430 Thank you for the lead on the grill emblem!!!

    I purchased it today thru E & M Wholesale (1-800-924-0647) The cost was $64.95 + shipping. Looking forward to the new "look".

    I also noticed today a slight ticking or knocking noise coming from the motor, has any one else noticed this. After reading post about Denali delivered with bad motor it's got me a little worried.
  • mbclk430mbclk430 Posts: 58
    What's the web address for this system?
  • dhill3dhill3 Posts: 11
    mbclk430: the address for the ROSS system is
    www.rostra.com/rostra-obstacle.htm
    I'm sorry I didn't post that info in my previous message.
  • tag9tag9 Posts: 39
    I think you may find this somewhat of a wash.

    I was in a Chev dealership recently and saw a loaded 2001 Burb which listed for over $47k. It did not, however, have a sunroof. It did have extra trim stuff such as lighted running boards, tailight covers, bug deflector, wood on the dash, steering wheel, etc. Very nice except, as I said, it was over $47k without a sunroof.

    Note that this vehicle did not have some of the Denali XL features. For example, it had the 5300 engine. Further, unlike the Denali, it did not have audio controls on the steering wheel, heated second row seats, theater-dimming interior lights, projector-beam headlights, and a few other Denali-specific features.

    In short, I think you'll find the price differential here to be a lot less than $9k. Of course, that's based on MSRP; your results may vary depending on the dealership. It's been my experience that the Chev folks have been much more willing to deal than their GMC brethren, at least in my area. My local GMC dealer obstinately refuses to budge, even a nickel, from MSRP.
  • stoli2stoli2 Posts: 6
    I know there has been some conversation of late regarding the billet grill for the yukon xl. Can someone list the url again where I may look at the grill emblem
    many thanks
    Mark
  • dhill3dhill3 Posts: 11
    Question for mbclk430: I noticed the grill emblem on the Denali has black painted plastic in the "voids" between the letters and inside the letters "G" and "C." The billet emblem has these voids open. What does it look like behind the original GMC badge when you pull it off and stick this new one on? Does the perforated chrome continue on behind the logo? or is there just a flat panel, and is that chromed? I just want it to look decent.

    BTW, I just ordered the GMC polished aluminum billet grill emlem (13-1/4" x 3") for $60.00 + $4.75 shipping from www.trucknvan.com.
  • stoli2stoli2 Posts: 6
    Can someone tell me what my options are for a new 2001 yukon xl. Are there some aftermarket companies selling high polished wheels for the yukon or can anything be had from the dealer. If so what are some of the urls for the wheel companies
    thanks
  • dhill3dhill3 Posts: 11
    Our recent postings have been discussing billet grill emblems, not grills. You can find a picture of the emblem at www.empiremotorsports.com/Html%27s/Exterior%20Misc%20Accessories%20-%20Order%20Page.html
  • dhill3dhill3 Posts: 11
    This topic is for Denalis and DXL's. You might have more luck if you posted you query at
    GMC Yukon XL/Chevy Suburban - Topic consolidation (Part II) Just a suggestion...
  • dapetrundapetrun Posts: 15
    Heatwave 3 or any of your regulars, can you tell me if any aftermarket sunroof installer can retrofit the "better" qualities of the aftermarket roof to the factory install? By that, I mean can an aftermarket installer bring back the full climate control to the rear and offer one touch close or key out close of roof to the factory install? I'm having trouble finding and DXL withOUT a sunroof. I prefer the aftermarket qualities but will buy the factory hole in the roof if the changes can be made with a swap of a relay or other modest (low cost) changes. Also, requesting recommendations of low cost dealer to buy anywhere in the country. All the dealers seem to want to stick there co-op advertising fees to there low invoice pricing. My wife works for the airlines so I fly for free (in case you were wondering). Thanks...
  • willardh3willardh3 Posts: 18
    To: Dapetrun
    I have a new DX I/roof, I had spoken to the folks at Automotive Concepts, they are the provider to GM of the "factory sunroof", the person I spoke to (at their local store) said if you buy the truck w/o the roof, they can re-route the wires etc. when they put the roof in, but they could not "upgrade" the features to an existing roof. I did not press him on it, but got the impression he simply did not want to do it. I would agree, it should be mearly a relay or so to do.....

    To: Heatwave
    I had the same company put in a ceiling mount TV/VCP, it seems to work great so far. I am kind of glad I don't have rear controls back their, for two reasons. 1) The location of the screen would then have to be so far back that the middle seat passengers would be only inches from the screen or looking sideways at it if sitting by the doors. 2) My children are not yet able to set the temp etc/leave buttons alone, even though I could override it up front, you can guess where this would lead.
  • heatwave3heatwave3 Posts: 462
    dapetrun: Just my guess but I think without some significant "surgery" its not likely you'll be able to add the rear controller with Climate control to a DXL with a factory sunroof. I am really pleased with the aftermarket sunroof, particularly the one touch close and auto close feature that's not available on the Factory unit. As the weather has slightly warmed up in the NorthEast I have begun using the sunroof.

    Multiple times I have left it open to run an errand and it is comforting to know the auto close will "kick in" ten seconds after the ignition is shut off to close the sunroof automatically.

    willardh3: My three kids are teen and pre-teens and its nice having them adjust the rear temp themselves. Still haven't figured out the best way to install an entertainment system. I really don't want to install small LCDs in the headrests (I have seen where screens in the headrests get scratched up since they are always exposed.) Considering two ceiling fold down units above the front headrests, but still evaluating the options.
  • willardh3willardh3 Posts: 18
    Heatwave3,
    For what it's worth, the ceiling mount screen we have is a 12" screen. When open, we basically eliminate the use of the rear view mirror (a drawback). However, our rule is the unit is only used on roadtrips, not around town.....regarding the controls, my kids (4) are pre-teen and still think Dad controls the universe...I think I will let them keep thinking that for a while.
  • cat1iacat1ia Posts: 16
    Just read an article in Wards Auto World about CM thinking of discontinuing the Yukon brand from GMC lineup and only carry the Denail line. Sounds like all sales of the yukon would go to chevy line as a need to consolidate products to save money I guess? Anyone else filmiler with this topic?
  • itsbishitsbish Posts: 3
    Most of these systems, such as the Poron ones, are ultrasonic based (like bats!), and not optical based as was previously mentioned. Those of you interested in learning more about these systems, please visit the Reverse warning systems topic in the Aftermarket & Accessories message board. There you will find links and owner's experiences and pictures of various systems. Please feel free to contribute over there as well, so that the posts regarding this subject don't get "lost" (read: they'll be easier to find and refer to for future owners).

    Since these systems seem to be a popular topic for Yukon XL and Suburban owners, not surprising considering the size and length of these trucks, I have added permanent link to the Reverse warning systems topic on the left hand column (in the additional resources box).

    Hope this helps!

    Drew
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  • Wednesday was the opening day of Turkey hunting in Kansas and I had my first oportunity to get my DXL offroad. About a two mile trec thur two creeks hub depth running water, some real rutted mud banks and a 200 foot rocky 20-25% grade foothill. All this to get back to the hunting after a 2 inch rain the previous day. Truthfully I was a little nervous and was not very popular with my wife as I only have 2000 miles on the DXL. The truck performed great. The AWD pulled thru the mud and ruts no spin outs at all and did the rock clime much better than my old 94 Burb. I couldn't be happier. I had a second skid plate installed over the back of the transmission just because of this one rocky incline cost was about $110.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    Most of these systems (such as the Poron USA ones) are ultrasonic based, and not optical based as was previously mentioned. Those of you interested in learning more about these systems, please visit the Reverse warning systems topic in the Aftermarket & Accessories message board. There you will find links and owner's experiences of various systems. Please feel free to contribute over there as well, so that the posts regarding this subject don't get "lost" (read: they'll be easier to find and refer to for future owners).

    Hope this helps!

    Drew
    Host
    Vans, SUVs, and Aftermarket & Accessories message boards
  • mbclk430mbclk430 Posts: 58
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    OK All,
    The tire placard states 30 for both front and rear........the tire states 35.........but mines was delivered with 41-42. I depleted the air in all tires to the recommended 30 and the tires looked too FLAT. What does everyone else have in theirs?
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