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#4696 of 6471 Re: Bug deflector? [tom213]
Jul 17, 2004 (10:39 pm)
I have bug deflectors on both my 2002 Tahoe and 2000 Suburban. In both cases, they are made by Lund, and are the "Interceptor" model. I bought them, like you, hoping to reduce the collection of bugs on the windshield. Unfortunately, I noticed essentially no difference, in that regard, after installation. It would appear that indeed, they are basically cosmetic pieces that, at best, happen to protect the leading edge of the hood.
If I was going to do it again, I might consider models that have more of a slightly raised edge (relative to the Lund items), like the GM dealer-accessory piece that is available for these trucks and some AutoVentshade-brand deflectors. An acquaintance has the GM piece on his 2000 Chevy Silverado, and he tells me that it redirects at least a few of the bugs slightly higher than his line of sight. The effect, he admits, is minimal, however.
Today's deflector manufacturers seem to value "aerodynamic" appearance that compliments the lines of the vehicle at the expense of functionality. Back in 1987, when I owned an S10 Blazer, I bought a Deflectashield brand deflector. That shield was the classic "flat and upright" design; it created a little unwanted wind noise, occasionally caused the windshield wipers to skip, and styling was secondary...but it did an awesome job diverting bugs over the roof of the vehicle. Maybe those were the good old days, after all! Ah...progress!
#4697 of 6471 Aftermarket exhaust
Jul 18, 2004 (3:34 am)
Has anyone tired a 3chamber Flowmaster or any other type of muffler? Did you pick up any thing other then noise? Thanks
#4698 of 6471 SteeringNoise Resolution [ researcher ]
Jul 18, 2004 (4:48 am)
Please post the just the number for the fix on this board. Any GM/Chevy. repair site can get the info if we provide them with the Service Bulletin Number. ( Don`t need the Bulletin itself. )
#4699 of 6471 Re: Brakes.... [selman]
Jul 18, 2004 (6:47 am)
Had 95 Corvette. Same thing, back brakes wore out at 60K miles, front OK. Thought very strange. I guess this is just the way they are made.
#4700 of 6471 Re: Bug deflector? [kiilew]
Jul 18, 2004 (11:20 am)
Thanks to all that replied to my question. After thinking it over, I'm going to try one out. What better location could there be (Northern Minnesota) to test it out, right?!? Anyway, I've been checking the web and came across this place that has these deflectors that match the color of the vehicle.
I haven't purchased it yet, so if anyone has heard or experienced anything bad with this place, please let me know. THANKS.
Jul 19, 2004 (6:42 am)
i have an 03 LT with 17k.. i think i may have the same clunking issue as the '04s. it's not really a sound though, more like something is loose in the steering. especially backing out of the driveway. also have these issues.
- folding mirror does not always return the mirror to the same spot. i've already had the mirror replaced when it would not fold at all.
- a/c does not return to previous vent selection after being turned off, but does remember the fan speed
- latch system not on all 3 sections of middle row. they put latch system in the middle and on the seat that is for rear-seat access. this is a BAD design.
Jul 20, 2004 (6:09 am)
I am about to replace the OEM Firestones on my Wife's Tahoe this weekend. What replacements have you used and would you recommend them?
#4703 of 6471 Aftermarket exhaust by btorlv
Jul 20, 2004 (6:46 am)
The new GM V8's (4.8. & 5.3) are notorious for in-cab resonance (drone). Your best bet is probably the 70 series Big Block muffler. That's what many of us use on our Avalanches to get the nice FM sound with very little drone inside.
Jul 20, 2004 (8:57 am)
I have Michelin Cross Terrains that I've been very happy with (though not on a GM SUV).
#4705 of 6471 New Tahoe or Sequoia
Jul 20, 2004 (12:18 pm)
Help! I may go crazy reading another review but give me your final answer please. I come from a Chevy family, so I'd like to buy American, but after considering the many fewer Toyota service bulletins should I let the Chevy rebates trump Toyota quality... around $10K less for a loaded Z71. I like the Tahoe looks and options, but this forum and carreview.com have me worried. Off roading is important, but only light towing. My 1987 Pathfinder has 210,000 trouble free miles. If I buy Tahoe, I'll probably get the ext warrenty.