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  • Nomad56, i just wanted to put my 2 cents in on Zaino. I agree with you. It is the finest paint care product ive used. I have a 2000 Suburban (big) that i started out on Zaino when new. i clay bared to remove rail dust before first application. It re…
  • Thank for the instructions on changing the struts and the pricing. Im not sure the struts are the problem yet.I sure wish you could ride in my car to here this noise. Yesterday i spent some time under the rear. The sway bar rubber bushings seem okay…
  • Nomad, thanks for the info on the rear swaybar. I will check it. It sounds like an easy fix if thats my problem or at least part of it. I think some of the racket is coming from the front too. I saw your post on the performance struts. I just want s…
  • I bought a 98XLS a few months ago with 39K for 15K. Its in excellent condition. It now has 43K. The thing i am very disapointed in is the noisy suspension. If the road is very smooth, the car is very quiet. A certain type of small bump will make lou…
  • I have a 98 xls that i bought recently with 39K miles on it. We have put 2400 miles on it and are happy with it except the loud bang or knock the suspension makes when hitting mild bumps. Its bad enough that i have riders comment on it. Today i jack…
  • Nomad, thanks for yur help. When i get a chance, i will pull my unit and let you know my harness configuration. Im makeing the assumption that my wiring is unmolested as i bought the car from a retired origional owner that appears to have only kept …
  • Nomad, Im a little confused and would like to clarify your answer. I just purchased a 98 XLS. It has the standard single CD stereo that has the little storage compartment below it. I find the sound rather lousy. Considering that there is a single un…
  • This is a continuation of post 1841 above. The car has the standard stereo that comes in the XLS. Is it possible to change it out with the top of the line optional JBL unit. The standard unit does not do justice to this car. If so, are the speakers …
  • I just bought a used 98 Avalon XLS. 39K miles from the original owner for 15K. It is a creampuff. The only options it has is leather buckets, the gold kit and some very nice looking chrome alloy six spoke wheels made by Toyota. they have Michelin XG…
  • Don't all late model cars have a clearcoat?
  • I just found this topic suggested on the SUV board. I ordered a new 2000 chevy suburban and while waiting for delivery i found the zainobros.com site and ordered a boxful of stuff. I now have applied to a 97 dark green miata(clayed first) and the ne…
  • Have fun with your new toy. From what your saying, this sounds like false advertising. How would you know that the engine tweeks are present? Aren't there laws against this? The Figmoman
  • Paul, for the hundred bucks, we sure enjoy the heated seats but don't use the memory. The same position works for both of us. GM works in(or doesn't)strange ways. Its hard to make a decision when you have no idea how long the constraint will last. …
  • Mike, you might want to wait as it tapers. Here is what i measured. Behind third row seat right in center,41-1/4". At 19" either side of center, it tapers to 41". at this point it angles down to 38" stright up from the sides. The width at the sides …
  • Another comment on the liftgate. For those liftgates that are hitting garage doors, if you have a deep garage as we do, backing in solves the proplem. This also allows--fast gettaways--:c) The Figomoman
  • Now there glueing the wiring and door hinges. Mayby the motors glued in. Liquidlab, thanks for the part number,. Ill make sure i get a gray one. Ill see if i can knock that $35 price down a little myself. It probably cost $3.50 to make and has 100…
  • Luc, thanks for the light info. What a cheaply made light. I had barely enough slack in wire to unplug it. Im supprised GM included the hot third wire. What light did you order? My second seat light is mounted in the rear air control console and wil…
  • Gerald, thanks for the update. this ought to get a lot of people in the states fired up. It would be nice if everyone in the states could collectively go on strike and not purchase any GM vehicles for two months. Boy would that send GM a message! Of…
  • Thats a good looking suburban from Tom Byrne. I see that when they two toned it they did it on the back end like GM should. Are you going to do your gold this way? I have seen a couple of pickups done this way and it looks much better. Mike
  • Gerald, the vehicles you speek of in all colors, are they comming out of the Jainesville and Mexico assembly lines? If so this makes no sense at all. ARE YOU LISTENING GM! I wonder what the constraint situation is with these vehicles. Do they get fi…
  • In the US you could not get it on an LT. In Canada you could get a 2000 sub LT in two tone. I for get the name but one of your neighbors posted a picture. Yours is the color i wanted. Mike
  • You did have one option that US did not have and that was the ability to get two tone paint on an LT package. Some people in US myself included would like to have had one. Mike
  • Fred, I agree, Gm blew it on this one. Our last trip we really missed the third seat one. There is probably a strip of metal above the headliner that has holes and electrical contacts that the screws go into(if its like Fords)That would be missing i…
  • Mike, if you turn the wheel far enough it will lock. Im not sure why you must turn so far though. Hey, was that 67 a big block? Do you still have it? Mike
  • Ron , took my dealer 3 to 4 weeks to get one. Mike
  • Cliff, I thought that I read a long time ago that you were going to or did buy an aftermarket woodgrain kit. I wonder what it would cost to buy all the Danali wood pieces as opposed to the aftermarket kit? Probably a lot. Mike
  • I just recieved the December issue of car and driver and there is a road test on the new 2002 Escalade. I haven't even read it yet but IMHO that front end is ---UGLY---. GM has taken a nicely rounded vehicle and put these oversize sharp angled thing…
  • Great, we used to get real looking fake wood, now we get fake looking real wood. The Figmoman
  • 5.3 liter V-8 2-WD 3.73 gears, 18-20 on a trip, 16-17 our average town and rural driving.
  • Glad you like cars (trucks), so do i.I have a friend that has a syclone that took me for a ride,awsome! He would from a stop power break it then let it launch.No wheelspin, just pure G-force acceleration.It was computer limitted to around 100 MPH bu…
  • The forum you speak of talks about any year of suburban not just 2000,2001. The 99 and older did have a lot of problems. I know, i had one. I now have a 2000 and am very happy with it. I have been reading the "Reliability? Suburban" and other relate…
  • "Every other message is about a blown engine or tranny"You were reading a different suburban website than the rest of were.
  • I have a 2000 sub. This is my 4th GM truck and while ive had trouble with the last three, this is a keeper. It is a fresh design and they have addressed the problems of the past. Im very happy with mine. It is very smooth and quiet, stops well and f…
  • Arthur,retract on post 218 could not have stated it better. Do not be aprehensive of the Mexico built vehicle. I have had a Jainsville suburban and a Mexican which I currently have now that has better body panel fit than the US one. BTW, the US one …
  • Gary, the 99 sub is a truck but the 2000 sub comes with REAL brakes. I must admit, I really miss my 42 gallon tank. I put 48,000 on my 99 and my 2000 is far superior. Better brakes, handling, milage, ride, AC/heat, turning radius, auto electrical cu…
  • Does anyone on this topic know of a place i can purchase wheelflares that are OEM style and are already painted factory colors? I need the pewter color. Do flares that fit the 1999,2000 GM pickups also fit the new 2000 chevy suburban? Anyone have a …