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Feb 02, 2002 (8:58 am)
This is what Kelly Blue book lists for the truck you are looking at -
I have never heard of 295 75 16 tires, but I have seen many Silverado trucks with 305 70 16's. These are the same diameter as 285 75 16, just wider.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Short Bed
Engine: V8 5.3 Liter
Drive: 4 Wheel Drive
Power Door Locks
Dual Front Air Bags
Consumer Rated Condition: Excellent
"Excellent" condition means that the vehicle looks great, is in excellent mechanical condition and needs no reconditioning. It should pass a smog inspection. The engine compartment should be clean, with no fluid leaks. The paint is glossy and the body and interior are free of any wear or visible defects. There is no rust. The tires are the proper size and match and are new or nearly new. A clean title history. This is an exceptional vehicle.
Private Party Value $19,395
Private Party value represents what you might expect to pay for a used car when purchasing from a private party. It may also represent the value you might expect to receive when selling your own used car to another private party.
#5769 of 6769 Silverado audio question
Feb 02, 2002 (4:00 pm)
If I were to put in a 2 channel amp and 2-8" subs, are there any concerns regarding using the original speakers and hooking up to the factory head unit? Have an oportunity to get the audio equipment from a friend at a good price, just not sure if it's going to involve changing out anything else. Thanks
#5770 of 6769 The orginal speakers are a POS.
Feb 02, 2002 (10:31 pm)
Cheaply made of paper. What they call a tweeter is a piece of plastic that has no resemblance to one. I would change the front speakers if you're going to remove the door panel. Course I didn't really like the headunit either....
Feb 02, 2002 (11:22 pm)
Thanks guys. My current BFGs ARE 295/75R/16. I believe they even make 305/75R/16 BFGs. To fit the 295s on my 1993 I had to trim the plastic shroud below the front bumper. Ryan, no accessories have been added on the 1999. As far as I know no work was done under warranty. The guy selling it is the second owner. Ran a Carfax that came back clean........ I will need to check and see if the 295s will fit the new body style. Thanks for the input!
#5772 of 6769 yeah but Dean
Feb 03, 2002 (8:23 am)
remeber, GM was able to put more technology into our trucks by using those great factory speakers........LOL
#5773 of 6769 Rattles drive me nuts.
Feb 03, 2002 (11:44 am)
I had a rattle in my dash since truck was new. (99 Silverado Z-71)Only noticed on cold mornings - only lasted a few minutes - as soon as truck warmed up rattle would stop. If I put my hand on the drives side defroster vent it would stop. I finally had enough - pulled off front of dash, took off gauge cluster. There is a space of about 1/4 inch between defroster vent and bottom of dash. I put 3 beads of silicone to glue defroster vent to the top of dash. Let it dry over night and now my rattle is gone.
Feb 03, 2002 (2:27 pm)
True, I've never seen speakers like those before.
Feb 03, 2002 (3:54 pm)
but they were in a transistor radio from Japan........circa 1965.
#5776 of 6769 #5419 - tenga
Feb 03, 2002 (7:21 pm)
I mounted my K40 thru the roof in my 2k 2500 X-Cab. Have the overhead counsel. Routed the cable toward the passenger's side rear pillar down the door moulding, forward under the door sill, under the carpet toward the driver's side and mounted the CB under the dash next to the center consol - had just enought cable (18' came with the antenna). I use a plug to the center power outlet next to the cigarette lighter for power (I would hard wire it if I used it more). All cable is hiden and works fine. Only problem is it just about broke my heart when I drilled the 1.125" hole in the roof for the antenna! If you do this, be sure to seal the roof mount to prevent moisture leaks - I used the K40 doughnut AND additional silicon just for insurance.
Hope this helps.
aka "Red Rider"
#5777 of 6769 #5420 - Block Heater
Feb 03, 2002 (7:28 pm)
Know anything about the 2k 6.0L heater? Looks like my block plug is brass with an indent for some kind of "allen" type of wrench. Could it be as easy as drain the system, unscrew the plug and screw in the heater? Sounds too easy to be true and relatively easy to get to! (My truck came off the lot so I didn't have the opportunity to order a heater factory installed.)
Any info anyone can add would be appreciated.