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#5623 of 6471 Choppy Tire Wear
Nov 03, 2005 (1:33 pm)
Have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe that was purchased new. The first set of Firestone tires wore choppy even with rotation and balancing every 5000 miles. Replaced after 20,000 miles. Neither dealer nor firestone would step up to replace. Not their issue each said.
Got new set of tire and had wheels aligned. Rotated and balanced tires every 5000 miles, but still wore choppy. Replaced after 30,000.
Replaced all shocks, pitman and idler arms before purchasing third set of tires. Got alignment with third set. Tires still wearing choppy.
Anyone having this issue? Any suggestions?
#5624 of 6471 Re: Explain how heat works 2002 tahoe [lf398]
Nov 03, 2005 (3:19 pm)
Yes - I have the same problem. Bad engineering I guess. In winter time once the car is warmed up and I select 82 it will blow cold hair - if I turn it all the way (hot) it will be way too hot! So I just set the temperature and everything else to AUTO. That's seems to work.
#5625 of 6471 2nd row Buckets vs Bench
Nov 04, 2005 (11:43 am)
I have a 2005 Yukon with 2nd row Buckets. A Suprise new addition to the family (There will be 5 of us total) is coming and looks like the 2nd row bench is a lot more practical than the 2nd row of buckets.
Can a standard bench be ordered and installed?
Does anyone make a 'filler' that will make the buckets more like a bench??
Otherwise I might be trading up to a XL
#5626 of 6471 Re: 2nd row Buckets vs Bench [pierceman]
Nov 04, 2005 (1:57 pm)
I have a bench. Would love to have 'captains'. My color is tan...
#5627 of 6471 problem starting up promptly -2001 Tahoe
Nov 04, 2005 (4:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Tahoe and have not had any problems with it. Lately it is hesitant to start promptly. It used to start right up on the initial turn of the key. Now I have to turn the key two or three times to start it. I have changed the fuel filter and the air filter but it still does it . Can anyone tell me why?
#5628 of 6471 Re: problem starting up promptly -2001 Tahoe [polesitter24]
Nov 05, 2005 (8:22 am)
Mileage? Could be plugs or plug wires, or, if your locale is seeing the same issues we have had here with a particular major brand of fuel, poor quality fuel.
#5629 of 6471 Re: 2nd row Buckets vs Bench [arrie]
Nov 05, 2005 (8:14 pm)
Unfortunately I have a grey leather interior.I have thought about a swap, but I think I would keep the buckets. I have seen a couple of bench seats available on EBAY. Does anyone knoiw if any additional items are required or is it a direct bolt in?
#5630 of 6471 Dealer Service?
Nov 09, 2005 (2:11 pm)
My '02 Tahoe finally has 30K miles on it and I am looking for a decent place to have it serviced. So far, I have been changing the oil myself, but I figured its time to have a real mechanic take a look see--no problems, so far. I bought it from Anderson Chevrolet, only they seem to be gone.
I recall a number of folks here living in the SF Penninsula area of NorCal. Any dealer recommendations? (I can range from San Jose to Daly City) Many thanks--and sorry to bother folks in other places.
#5631 of 6471 Aftermarket wheels, tires
Nov 10, 2005 (10:33 am)
Hey Tahoe Owners...
Anyone have a 20" wheel/tire combo that works well in snow and dry roads, and has a relatively low profile?
We'll be buying '04 Tahoe LT 4wd by the end of the week, I think (holding up on trade in value for our current SUV, but we'll get there...). My wife and I really don't like the stock LT rims at all (sorry--just personal opinion), and want to go with a 20" rim/tire combo. I like the looks of the tires that look more like a low profile, high performance street tire, ie--Goodyear Eagles, Toyo Proxess, Kuhmo something-or-others, ect. However, I'm concerned about the winter performance of these tires (we live in Park City, Utah, so the Tahoe will see a fair amount of slick and snowy roads). We also will do some occasional off-road driving initially--mostly dirt roads that can be muddy or snowy at times (we seldom even have to use 4wd in our Durango when we do this--plus, I hope to have a full size pickup for these duties within the next year or so, so mud/offroad traction needs are of little concern).
An all terrain type tire would be the second choice--we have Les Schwab Toyo Open Country ATs on our Durango, which seem to be great tires over the year we've had them--good snow traction, not too noisy, look great on the truck w/ stock 16" rims. I know they make these itires in a 20", but the profile isn't as low.
Traction and performance is obviously the more important issue, with looks being secondary. I'd love to know what combos you all have used, and what works good in the snow and still looks sharp!
Thanks in advance...
PS--I can't wait to get into a smoother, more powerful, roomier vehicle that will get better gas mileage to boot!!! I've been jealous of Tahoe owners since I went for the "almost as big" Durango to save a few $$$ a couple years ago!
#5632 of 6471 Re: Aftermarket wheels, tires [skiier77]
Nov 10, 2005 (10:42 am)
Take a look at whatever tires Dodge is putting on their Ram's. I've driven a Hemi ram with 20's and it did good in the snow. I just don't recall what type of tires they are.