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What did you do to your GMT today?

Trailblazer and Envoy related, but not off-road related...

by Sugar16 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:39 am

Did a few things yesterday, changed oil in the engine, mounted up a second battery box, fuse panel, and mocked up 2 pod gauge mount. I've also been working on a switch panel mount that I put on, has a couple fitment issues but is a work in progress. I'm hoping to start wiring up some things this week and then this weekend building some rock sliders and adding some tubing to my front bumper.
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by Trail X » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Wow, not bad! Keep it up Johnathan!
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by 06denaliman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Did this yesterday

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And my mirrors are 3m satin black metallic.

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by Flyingfischer5 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm

Finally got to putting Moog 81069 in the rear. I picked up about 2.5" in the rear and now sits at 39" on both front and rear fenders on flat ground! The stock shocks were sagging with the rear tire and RTT and helped with sway a bunch. Now I have only a inch of clearance on my garage door. Hahaha

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by Sugar16 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:31 am

Finished up my gauge pod's and put it in place to see how it looks, I need to run the wiring for the gauges but it turned out much better than I had expected.
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by Sugar16 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Wired up my gauges today and also replaced my blower motor resistor. While installing the temp sender I found that my tie-rod's need replaced. Would explain the shimmy that I have been noticing. So while I swap out my front diff tomorrow I guess new tie-rods are going to be getting put on.
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by 06denaliman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:45 pm

Cleaned the ole girl today. Cleans up ok but its a good 5-10 footer.

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by 06denaliman » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 pm

Not today but last friday i changed plugs on my 06 denali. Front pass side was by far the worst. Only able to turn socket one click at a time.


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by Trail X » Thu May 02, 2019 12:28 pm

Sugar16 wrote:Finished up my gauge pod's and put it in place to see how it looks, I need to run the wiring for the gauges but it turned out much better than I had expected.

That does look nice. Did you make the pod yourself, or did you buy it from someplace?
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by Sugar16 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:55 am

Trail X wrote:That does look nice. Did you make the pod yourself, or did you buy it from someplace?


Thank you! :cheers: I made it myself, bought the gauge pod off of amazon. It's for an 03 mustang. I also bought a spare A pillar plastic from the local junk yard. Cut to fit, bonded it together with some plastic epoxy and used body filler fill in the rest. It turned out alot better than what I thought it was going to be.
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by 06denaliman » Tue May 07, 2019 7:46 pm

Gave the 06 denali a nice wash and conditioned the leather seats. Amazing how dirty they were and ive never done it since buying which is over a year ago.


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by Cody_S » Fri May 17, 2019 9:51 am

Experimented with putting on the fold-down carrier on that I had on the old Envoy. Not really a fan, it covers a good chunk of the window, and once I get the tire swapped to match the tire size I'm running it will cover a lot more, including blocking the rear lightbar. I like it for the hi-lift mount, but I'm ordering a roof basket so I'll probably just mount it up there. One of these days I'll get around to building a swing out carrier.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue May 21, 2019 10:30 am

Ordered up some new rotors and pads, been several years and the rear is metal on metal...oops
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by GiedriusZ » Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 pm

Replaced 2-3 shift solenoid. also gearbox oil changed.
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by 06denaliman » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:00 pm

Well i put new front and rear rotors and pads on the denali. Doing rear it started to storm but just finished it anyways. I was soaked by time i was done. Had slight rubbing type noise once i first started moving but then after a few mins driving and testing brakes i dont hear noise anymore. So all i think is good.


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by rag3 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:28 pm

Put on 2.5 front, 1.5 rear lift with 1.5 wheel spacers. Still sitting on 245/75/16's but going to 265/75/16 by October.
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by 06denaliman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:05 pm

rag3 wrote:Put on 2.5 front, 1.5 rear lift with 1.5 wheel spacers. Still sitting on 245/75/16's but going to 265/75/16 by October.


What lift did you go with? Ive been eyeing up the supreme suspensions one. I already have 265/60/18’s and wheel spacers. Next is the lift.


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by Diacom » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:27 pm

rag3 wrote:Put on 2.5 front, 1.5 rear lift with 1.5 wheel spacers. Still sitting on 245/75/16's but going to 265/75/16 by October.


Looks good. Now to work on some protection. :safe:
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