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I believe the floor shift was only available in 04, if my memory serves me right.
We towed my cargo trailer which weighed around 3500-4000# several times. The wife drove it every time & got about 14 mpg. She towed in OD. I taught her if the tranny started searching to pull it into 2nd. But we only owned that truck for 75,000 miles. I never serviced the tranny but the fluid looked & smelled OK. I never drove it towing anything. We had it back in the day the wife was trying to finish her teaching degree. We towed that trailer at least 5000 miles in 3 years.
my 02 Envoy XL had a floor shifter.... The trailblazer was a different animal, I test drove one before we bought out envoy.... it had less head room then the envoy... at 6 foot tall I want to have some space for my hat
Trav, the weak link in the 4l60 is the reverse gear.... make damn sure you let the truck switch from forward to reverse before you give it gas.... like if you are rocking it to get it unsuck in the mud or snow... I believe mine had a OD setting then 3, 2,1 I could be wrong though.. I didn't like to tow with it over 2hours distance, due to the lack of power, and the fact that you really had to wring the power out of it since the power was way up on the top end when the secondary cam profiles came in on that I6 motor. with the constant fan clutch issues it had... ( i had replaced it 2Xs, and it needed it when I sold it.)
Man Trav, I hope you guys didn't pay too much for that ... anything more then 5K ... I know what kind of shape my 02 was in when we sold it at 145K and it was clean compared to the problems that one seems to have.
In 5 years all we did was lower ball joints, 2 sets of tires plugs, one coil pack, oil and air filter changes, I had a friend who is a GM mechanic do the fan clutch twice, and the blend door motor for the AC...
I didn't know it needed ball joints either, when we bought the second set of tires.... yes I sold the truck with brand new tires on it.... It needed tires and my wife had a long road trip, I put tires on it, and then found the Excursion a month later... it was a great deal for the guy that bought it.
I spent most of today putting together my resume, I have not had to update it in 12 years..... i had a copy of all my old info, but of course it was on a floppy disk.... and non of my computers have floppies on them. So I just started over.
I think we are going to go to the water park tonight for night splash, we have season passes there so it won't cost us anything to go, and we all have fun there.
Craig yes the Trailblazer and Envoy are different animals as far as that goes. More or less the drivetrain is the only thing the same other then that nothing.
Donn we are way overpaying but it is the only way to get into a suv 4x4 for us. More then likely this truck won't see to much mud because all you can get for this car is street like tires (245 65 R17s) and if you upgrade it has sensor problems and all that crap. That part ticks me off because before we weren't scared to take the Expedition anywhere with those meaty Mud terrains which has about 15K miles on them and still looked great. So since I won't drive the 02 in the winter as it is the cleanest truck hands down on this lot and the nicest (I like that it doesn't have every bell and whistle) it looks like I am going to have to drive my 94 Explorer or the 89 F250 (which currently has bald tires). This car has to many electronics to see harsh mud. Now if it isn't muddy to bad I probably will drive it. I just don't want to get stuck in this car as this one looks like it would suck pulling it out being it sits lower then my 94 Explorer on 235 75 R15s)
Yesterday we got the sunroof closed and pulled the fuse for it till we can purchase the repair kit.
Also fixed the middle gate since it wouldn't fold down (ended up being a wire disconnected).
Was hoping that's all that was wrong with the rear hatch and window but of course with our luck somebody got in their and cut the cables, took something (as their is two wiring harness's unplugged) and held the glass up with a piece of wire for chain link fencing.
Since right now we don't have the money to fix it we put it back together but now we have a general idea of what we need.
This car has more then enough power according to my parents and brother and sister so I am not worried about that.
Also I talked to my dad a bit about the mustang and we decided instead of making it a full blown race car since their is only one race track up here and they are going out of business we are going to get it and build it for my little sister since she loves mustangs.
Now just to decide which engine is best that she won't get into to much trouble doing burnouts in. LOL (ya I bet you can guess who showed her that one)
Good afternoon, Arizona...summer showers? Enjoy...
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Good Morning Trav & Arizona.
Trav as long as everybody in your family is happy & can afford it, it really is nobody else's business what you paid for it or if you paid too much.
Our Trailblazer was a pretty good off road vehicle except for low bumpers. Other than that it went pretty good.
Surprising the 5.3 is 290 hp 325 torque. The I-6 is 275 hp 275 torque. So pretty close in specs. The torque of the 5.3 is really the difference.
Trav, one thing to be real careful about is these vehicle are throttle by wire. I almost got hit one day. I hit the throttle & there was that time lapse of the drive by wire & it was scary. Even though it was just 1/10ths of a second it seemed like it was minutes. Just be for warned.
Craig we don't mind admitting we paid to much.
This is why I very seldom buy from dealers, or ever buy new vehicles anymore. The last dealer I bought anything from was Prescott Honda. I paid a little more than I wanted but in the long run I got a good deal because of some issues. They fixed everything & gave us a new Honda Accord rental car for free for a week. So I would deal with them again if they have something I want. But finding dealers like that isn't the common.
Yes Craig you are right delears aren't the worlds best.
Howdy az gang
yesterday I helped my buddy move two sheds and pulled the engine out of that mustang and brought it home. We left at about 9 got home at 8 at night.
Pulling the engine I pretty much did by myself as nobody seemed to want to help and it took me 2hrs (with a couple wrenches to do the whole job.)
Anyways we now have a 80 Mustang (I believe higher end package) that needs quite a bit of work but should be fun. Trans is shot, engine is gone, headliner is bad, dash pad is bad, and carpet is shot. The truck key is also broken so going to be interesting what we find In the trunk.
Plan is to put a small block V8 in it with auto trans, beef up the suspension, 5 lug swap it, fix the sun roof (ya another one), fix the interior up, repaint it, a few more small things and give it to my little sister. We are hoping we can use the 302 that comes from my F150 in their if it is rebuild able and just slap carb stuff on it (or maybe that new EZEFI deal they have out.)
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