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Chevy Tahoe



  • onebuconebuc Posts: 28
    I have a 2001 Tahoe, I do have a slight knocking when starting only lasting less than a minute. Very quite I have never thought much of it. Then I found this web site. Thought this board would be a good place to discuss it. Has anyone else experienced this noise? seen this web site? Dealt with a dealer over this issue? Received that extended engine warranty mentioned (100K)? Just checking onebuc
  • Thanks for all the info Ryan. I bought a Go Rhino Sumatra 3000 yesterday for about $445. The guard was only $390 but shipping to Wisconsin was another $50+. I was also going to ask about rust - glad you mentioned it. I live in Northern Wisconsin and our roads are snow and salt covered from about November-March.

    I also orderd KC Slimilites to mount on the new guard. They should look pretty good. Has anyone mounted after-market lights on a Yukon/Sub? If so, where did you mount the switch? What are those two plugged holes on the dash under the OnStar? I am guessing that Sierra owners might know because my guess is that one is for the bed light. I think I remember seeing a switch there in a truck once. I am wondering if I could buy that switch from GM and wire the lights to that to get a nice factory look?

    I still wish I could find a light kit to mount in the rear of the roof rack on the new Z71s.

    I have the Westin tail light guards. I have not even put them on yet so I can not report on the quality.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    "I live in Northern Wisconsin and our roads are snow and salt covered from about November-March."

    I live in northwest indiana and go through the same thing you do. This yr has been mild though.

    I also have westin tail light guards. They are great very HIGH quality. I took em off for winter and i need replacement clips which westin has not yet sent to me :(

    As for adding a switch for lights check this out

    Click on technical install info on the right

    then click on 4 pod housing upgrade. You can get the switch from gm.

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I contacted gm customer service about this about a month ago. I had my truck in at 7100 miles appx for the knock and told it was normal. Gm offered the 100K 5 yr warranry. However instead of it taking effect after the 36K it is basically a 2 yr warranty added on. Mine is good till april 05. Engine component only

    But i have piece of mind the noise doesnt really bother me all to much
  • I want to add rear seat audio controls to my 2002 Yukon. Can anyone help me with the part numbers that I will need. I also need advice about where to connect the harness. I have looked inside the dash and did not see any unused connectors. I expected unused connectors for the options that my Yukon came without like Onstar and rear audio controls.
    Are there any web sites out there that show how this is done?
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 774
    I've seen some discussion about "certificates" issued by GM that are discounts or rebates on top of the current $2002 rebate. Does anyone have more info on these certificates?

    I'm about to buy either a Tahoe or Yukon in the next few days, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. For reference, I currently lease a Cadillac that goes back in two months (does this entitle me to a "Loyalty" rebate?).

    Also, will the people who recently bought either of these vehicles give me an idea of prices paid relative to invoice?

  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 774

    I'm definitely interested in buying a Yukon or Tahoe at invoice (Suburban's too big). I'll have to act fast so that I can still get the $2002 rebate! Please give me the info so that I can contact the dealer. I'll be certain to give them your name as a reference.

  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    invoice + the 2002 rebate + 5.9 finance..... on Februrary 13th. Quite a deal for these very nice cars. There were no adds for advertising fees etc other than the usual TT&L stuff. good luck
  • These guys carry everything you will need to install the rear seat controls in your ride. I bought a CD changer from them to add to my system and it went in w/o a hitch, runs through the factory radio, and DOES NOT interfere with on-star. Give them a call, I'm sure they can help. They give good tech support over the phone too. You may need a "Y" connector to get the controls hooked up, either way these guys are sharp!
  • Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has installed rear headrest video screens and a playstation or nintendo in a 2002 suburban, if so can let me know what you did or where you went.

  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    I found it hard to believe when you told me a month ago these cars can get 15mpg around town with conservative driving, but sure-nuff second tank I got 15+. No hot-rod stuff but not poking along either and 95% stop and go. This is the first car I've had that got better than the sticker promised.
  • I just watched "Training Day" at the movies. There was a great looking Sub/Tahoe shown for 1-2 seconds. That's why I couldn't tell if it was a Sub or a Tahoe. It was awesome. It had black 18 or 20 inch rims and the windows seemed darker than factory. The taillights were tinted balck as well. I can't wait for the DVD just to pause the scene. Anyone know more about that ride?

    Has anyone tinted their already factory tinted windows on a Tahoe? Is it worth it?

    I've seen them around but where can I get my tail lights blacked out? Are they covers or a whole new set of lenses?

    Has anyone swapped parts with an Escalade? I'm thinking about geting the Escalade center console lid. I think it will fit.
  • punjabpunjab Posts: 102
    Can't say that I am familiar with the movie, and I don't much like the 20" rims, but a little on the tint.

    On my Tahoe and my Silverado, I have the max 35% (texas law) on the front doors. On all the other windows I have a 20% over the factory glass (20 is the most that dealers stock around here). The dealers say that 20 over the factory glass is about equal to a 5% light transmittance.

    I love it on my Silverado, as it causes me no problems. However, on the Tahoe, since the rear window is that much farther from the driver and the rear view mirror, it can be very difficult to see in reverse at night.
  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    careful driving (never exceed speed limit, etc.). This is with a 5.3 and 3.73 rear end, loaded Yukon 2WD SLT. But I don't know anyone with the patience to drive like I do. I have heard of other people getting 11-12 mpg with the same vehicle.
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    I can live with 15 lol......
  • cwaynecwayne Posts: 81
  • Just got my Tahoe last and wondering what kind of gas everyone uses in their Tahoe. Any suggestions on what kind of gas is best to use would be great. I know probably supreme is optimal, but does it really make much of a difference?

  • I also have a CD Changer and installed it myself in the center console. I got it from a factory radio specialist and it runs through the head unit. What I mean is the radio controls the changer, with no FM modulator, or separate control unit. I did this against the "great" dealers advise they claimed it would screw up the on-star, it didn't, in fact the tape deck is still hooked up and functional somthing the dealer said would be absolutely nessesary. I purchased the "y" connector, and ran all the wires myself, built the mounting bracket. It's a sweet install, and the best part is that no one can tell the changer is there due to the factory head unit controlling the changer. If you are interested in doing the same the web site for the place I bought my stuff from is They also have 12 disc changers available, for those who need more tunes all at once.
  • punjabpunjab Posts: 102
    Not to be the forum smartass, but read your owners manual. I belief that it states regular unleaded for optimal performance. Anything else would be a waste of money.

    If you have been duped by the gasoline manufactures that one brands gasoline has more this or better that than someone elses, save your money at the pump and dump a bottle of your favorite additive in the tank every other fillup. It's alot cheaper, and does more good than "premium" gas.
  • It would apprear to me that the body colored panel on the 2002 LT rear view mirrors is simply a press on panel over the LS base black mirror. My GM parts guy says can not order just the panel, paint and press on....or in my case take off (am doing a conversion package). Can anyone help??? Thanks!
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    good things about his great big SUV. It is quiet, smooth, easy to drive, luxurious, and very respectable gas milage. After losing my Toyota minivan that promised 19 mpg city and got 16-17 mpg on premium fuel I'm $ ahead driving this great big thing with regular fuel @ 15mpg. I love it. This Chevy gives me my cake and eat it too.
  • I am going to replace my aging Tahoe. While it has been a decent vehicle, I want something that handles and stops better and has more power. I looked at BMW X5's and like them a lot, but to get one like I want, I'd have to spend $57K. I thought about a Denali as it appears to be an upgrade from the Tahoe and has 325 hp. I'd appreciate any comments.
  • punjabpunjab Posts: 102
    One can't compare an X5 with a Denali as they are not even similar (the X5 is an overgrown station wagon when compared to the size and weight of Denali).

    First determine what size vehicle fits your needs, and that will lead you to which gizmos and gadgets you can't live without The X5 has a really neat on board map that talks to you, and passenger window sunscreens. On the other hand, I wouldn't pull the horse trailer to the ranch with it...
  • lobsenzalobsenza Posts: 619
    How about an Acura MDX?
  • Does the Yukon have a locking rear differential or is it available as an option? Every site I found does not have it as an option, but several reviews say it is an option. The Tahoes do have it as an option.

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    "Yukon have a locking rear differential or is it available as an option?"

    Yep RPO code G80
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    I've been posting lots of positive stuff on my new Tahoe. Only thing I've noticed is the rear brakes seem to go into the anti-lock mode fairly often. Seems to me the rear loses grip over rough patches of pavement (when braking) activating the anti-lock brakes. The sound and feel is distinct. It seems to stop fine but a little disturbing.....reminds me of the one pickup I had with a very light weight rear end.
  • blh7068blh7068 Posts: 375
    and that's great! Your input has been helpful to me. So does the rear become bouncy?
    You may want to investigate further..I drive over some rough roads and have not experienced anything of the sort. Question- does your dashboard buzz and rattle when its cold? Mine does
    a little but goes away when the cabin warms up. Still debating what to do about the factory stereo...
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    I read in another board that the ABS on these GM beasts calms down after a little time. Don't know if it's true or not, so let us know. Most new GM vehicles I have test driven seem to do what you are talking about. Kinda annoying when the ABS kicks in at every stop sign/red light.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    i had the overly sensitive abs on my silverado. Mostly braking while going over bumps.

    When i upgraded to larger tires (285's) i rarely get the sensitive brakes. Seems like it brakes better
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