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Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, SUV
#651 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe 4wd, Increased Curb Weight [nbx]
Mar 30, 2006 (4:35 am)
I have a 2004 Silverado ECSB 4x4 Z-71 w/5.3l & 3.73 rear end right now. The 5.3l in the new SUVs has had its hp and torque numbers bumped up a bit since my truck was built, and it definitely shows. My truck weighs less than the new Tahoe, but on the test drive I took in a Yukon SLT (different appearance, same basic vehicle, as you most likely already knew) 4x4, the engine was quite a bit stronger feeling. And the brakes were an even bigger difference, though most having driven 2004 1/2 ton Chevrolet pickups won't find that part strange. It felt like a vehicle that's as big as it is, but not from acceleration, braking, and handling standpoints- purely from a looking out over the hood view.
#652 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [nacho07]
Mar 30, 2006 (10:20 am)
Nice pics. Looks great.
Where did you get the fascia cover from? Not sure if they make it for the 07 Yukon. Picking up one tomorrow afternoon.
#653 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe 4wd, Increased Curb Weight [nbx]
Mar 30, 2006 (10:28 am)
First, will try to make this my last post on the subject. Ha!
I guess in summation, buying a vehicle that is utility something means that you as the buyer must be willing to put up with the dislikes and enjoy the features that closely fit your needs and budget. I have had to also cross these hurdles looking at quality lawn and garden tractors and especially various types of boats. There seem to be endless compromises and price points for the companies and the customers to deal with.
Would like to thank all how have taken time to think, reply, etc.
P.s. Going to test drive that a black 2007 4wd Tahoe I saw on dealer's lot. Some kind of sharp vehicle!
#654 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [yukon7]
Mar 30, 2006 (10:47 am)
You can pick up a rear fascia close-out that covers the hitch, as well as a front fascia and/or color matched grill from your gm parts department. If you really want to dress up the 07 - switch out the running boards for the chrome tubulars and add a chrome gas cap. If I could figure out how I would post the pictures of my 07 Yukon with all the factory accessories.">
#655 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [noneill]
Mar 30, 2006 (11:27 am)
Thanks for the information. Love the board....
#656 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [nacho07]
Mar 30, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Just picked up rear facia close out. Can you tell me where to drill the three holes. Instructions don't look real clear. Thanks
#657 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [tahoefour]
Mar 30, 2006 (10:27 pm)
The instructions are very confusing. It is hard to explain but you need to tape the template that comes with the kit next to the hitch to guide you. If you are not sure i would go to the dealer because you dont want to drill in the wrong place.
#658 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Accessories [tahoefour]
Mar 31, 2006 (4:20 am)
I did not use the template ... the bracket lined up on the bumper just as good as the template ... I held the bracket to the bumper with some duck tape and then drilled the holes...(a little undersize)... I also used a couple of pop rivets just to be on the safe side.
#659 of 3150 2007 Tahoe Comments........
Mar 31, 2006 (6:18 am)
I's now been one month since I pick up my 07 LT3 Tahoe from the dealer. I now have over +2K miles on it... FYI.. I did change the oil&filter (3) three times ... The first change was at 250 miles! .. Everyone ... very carefuly take the first oil filter apart and look at filter element and in the bottom of the filter can ... you will be amazed at the AMOUNT of metal & stuff that you can see ... just imagine what you can't see and it's in YOUR engine too! ... At the third oil change I started using Mobil 1..
The one problem I have is that the rain sensor (ultrasonic ??) came unglued from the windshield and the dealer can't get the parts yet ... GM uses a non hardening very soft & sticky rubber type of adhesive ... IMO.. the heat of the sun softens it even futher and it looses its holding power and unless GM changes the type of adhesive it will happen again....
I'm very impressed with the DOD V8-V4 engine. BUT anyone with a heavy or NASCAR right foot won't get the full potential from the system.... I found that at speeds of 25 to 60 mph.... that if I leave the Tow-Haul ON ... It will down shift the transmission to third (3)... With raises the RPM's a little and more into the powerband of the engine.... And on level ground (cruise on or off) it will stay in V-4 mode for miles and miles!!
#660 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Comments........ [bigjohn101]
Mar 31, 2006 (7:19 am)
After you have had 2000+ miles on it what has been your experience for gas mileage both around town and on the highway? I'm concerned the increased weight offsets any real gain in mileage