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Well, I'm done so far with the latest work done on my Outty. Ended up replacing both rear shocks and both front struts as well at all 4 springs. I am a maintenance freak and although I doubted at first I would need to replace springs, I am glad I did it. When I just did the rears, you could tell the back was about 1" taller that what it was before. @ 107,xxx miles I had one blown rear shock and 2 colapsed front struts. What a difference in ride!!!!

I had to buy GM parts because no one makes any shocks or struts for them yet. The springs I could have gotten aftermarket but only for lowering it which I didn't want to. I am not going to give a step by step removal of the struts since they are pretty well the same as any other strut removal. I did have it re-aligned afterwards and the only issue was the right rear tow angle was off a little. Everything else was spot on.

Anyways, here's a picture of my little buggy finally all cleaned up. Can't believe the sun can still shine in OHIO :blob:

 

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Looks just like my 07 did :thumb: Is yours AWD or FWD?, and did you buy new?
 

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Mine is AWD and I bought it used. Had about 50k on the clock when I bought it. If I had looked at the service record prior to buying it, I probably would have walked away. It was in the shop more than on the road. Luckily since I've bought it I've had decent luck so far. Can't complain too much since I bought it for less than $20k including tax 2 years ago.
 

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that looks really good....
 

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@ponchonutty, Your Outlook looks amazing! Keep up the good work on her.

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 

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Thanks everyone. It's been a challenge with a car with this much miles to keep it nice. I haven't had to paint anything other than the bottoms of the doors where they always rust. Other than that, it's all original. Lots of Zaino on that thing lol!
 

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Thanks everyone. It's been a challenge with a car with this much miles to keep it nice. I haven't had to paint anything other than the bottoms of the doors where they always rust. Other than that, it's all original. Lots of Zaino on that thing lol!
We are getting ready to have the doors done on our GMC truck within the next year. The salt on the Michigan roads are finally taking their toll on her.

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We are getting ready to have the doors done on our GMC truck within the next year. The salt on the Michigan roads are finally taking their toll on her.

Michelle, GM Customer Service
I hear ya! Out Silverado is real crusty down under!!! We lost our back brakes when the rear line popped from being rusted through. The odd thing is that I work on a lot of different brands and maybe it's just me but the European cars don't seem to have as much as an issue with corrosion as our American assembled vehicles.
 

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I hear ya! Out Silverado is real crusty down under!!! We lost our back brakes when the rear line popped from being rusted through. The odd thing is that I work on a lot of different brands and maybe it's just me but the European cars don't seem to have as much as an issue with corrosion as our American assembled vehicles.
I will have to pay more attention to that. I never really thought about it. LOL

I can't complain though, our truck is a 1995 Sierra K1500 and has about 148,000 miles on her. She is just now getting to the point of need some body TLC. She runs like a dream so it is worth it.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 
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