: New 04 Escalade Owner and Need Some Honest Opinions!



OneLuv1979
05-12-13, 12:46 AM
Hey guys this is my 1st post on here so let me start off by saying HI.
Im a new owner of a 2004 Escalade with only 43k miles.

I actually clean windows for a living and one of our customers owned the car since new.
I also clean his In Laws windows and last time we were there his mother in law mentioned he was going to be taking it to CARMAX to sell it as he is not using it anymore.
I was in the market for a SUV and was looking for a low mile blazer since they are basic and easy to wrench on.

Anyhow I got ahold of him and he told me the mileage and his asking a price of $10k , I explained $9k was the most I could swing and he took the deal. So now I spent all the cash I had on a 04 Escalade w/43k. I feel I did real good on the price.
There is a small dent on the front of the hood and a scratch down the side of the car that looks like a branch ran down the side.
It might buff out but I have not yet tried.

I want to ask you guys what kind of deal did I get? The interior is super clean and he replaced all 4 tires for me and changed all the fluids at the dealership 1 week prior to me taking procession at the cost of $1879. So it just has the minor flaws on body.

Now my second question is how dependable are these trucks?
I can buy a 4 year or when the odometer reach's 100k , bumper to bumper warranty for $3052.
Which im debating once I sell the truck I replaced. So the question is, Is it worth it?
The vehicle is so much more high tech then anything I have seen....
Figured who better to ask then actual owners of Escalades!

I have a 2 month old baby girl and a 3 year old boy (my reason for buying a SUV)...
Im hoping to hear they are super dependable but its seems like everything on them are very complicated and expensive to fix but I honestly don't know. Im a good wrench on old school stuff but this computer stuff has me dumbfounded.

So Escalade owners , Please let me know what you suggest I do warranty wise?
Also what type of issues do they have... Really want something trouble free like my last 3 Chevy 4.3 V6 vehicles.

Thanks for any input you guys could pass my way , it will be appreciated alot!

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/cstrigl/escalade1.jpg (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/cstrigl/media/escalade1.jpg.html)

the cadillac man
05-12-13, 02:11 AM
Hey guys this is my 1st post on here so let me start off by saying HI.
Im a new owner of a 2004 Escalade with only 43k miles.

I actually clean windows for a living and one of our customers owned the car since new.
I also clean his In Laws windows and last time we were there his mother in law mentioned he was going to be taking it to CARMAX to sell it as he is not using it anymore.
I was in the market for a SUV and was looking for a low mile blazer since they are basic and easy to wrench on.

Anyhow I got ahold of him and he told me the mileage and his asking a price of $10k , I explained $9k was the most I could swing and he took the deal. So now I spent all the cash I had on a 04 Escalade w/43k. I feel I did real good on the price.
There is a small dent on the front of the hood and a scratch down the side of the car that looks like a branch ran down the side.
It might buff out but I have not yet tried.

I want to ask you guys what kind of deal did I get? The interior is super clean and he replaced all 4 tires for me and changed all the fluids at the dealership 1 week prior to me taking procession at the cost of $1879. So it just has the minor flaws on body.

Now my second question is how dependable are these trucks?
I can buy a 4 year or when the odometer reach's 100k , bumper to bumper warranty for $3052.
Which im debating once I sell the truck I replaced. So the question is, Is it worth it?
The vehicle is so much more high tech then anything I have seen....
Figured who better to ask then actual owners of Escalades!

I have a 2 month old baby girl and a 3 year old boy (my reason for buying a SUV)...
Im hoping to hear they are super dependable but its seems like everything on them are very complicated and expensive to fix but I honestly don't know. Im a good wrench on old school stuff but this computer stuff has me dumbfounded.

So Escalade owners , Please let me know what you suggest I do warranty wise?
Also what type of issues do they have... Really want something trouble free like my last 3 Chevy 4.3 V6 vehicles.

Thanks for any input you guys could pass my way , it will be appreciated alot!

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You got it for a steal
The engines and trannies are tough(I know my uncle worked at the gm power train plant)
As far as resale goes its hard to tell (depends on the mileage on the truck when you decide to sell it)

I would worry about dependably these are built on a truck frame
It's the small stuff air shocks possibility of a module failing due to age(had that happen to me once)
Check the tranny fluid as it shows in the owners manual(some shops don't)

Also get a code scanner(it will pay itself off in the long run)unless you want a tech-2 like the gm dealer uses(not recommended if you don't know how to use it)

The warranty is up to you(I didn't get one for my truck when I got it)
The only issues I have had are
PCM failure due to age
Air shocks blow(again age)
Rear air control module due to odd over travel code(replaced both module and actitutior at the same time)
Replaced the low beam hid bulbs([url]www.kensun.com (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/cstrigl/media/escalade1.jpg.html) is a great website to get them 50 bucks for a set with two year warranty)
Replaced the spark plugs
Replaced starter(age)
Replaced fuel pump(warned at 123,000 miles it does at 150,000 exactly with no warning before hand)
Rear brakes(these trucks are kinda hard on the rear brakes so keep a close check on them)
Front end alignment (uneven wear on front tires)
New belts(both a/c and main belt FYI the ac belt get skipped most of the time so have it checked)
So far other then the list I haven't had any problems

I know long list but you asked
Welcome to the forum enjoy your escalade

OneLuv1979
05-12-13, 02:27 AM
Thanks for your input that greatly helps and how many miles do u have on it?
The guy I got it from just replaced all 4 tires , had fluids changed(break fluid ,coolant ,oil) including back breaks and rotors and a fresh alignment...
This guy hooked me up! He is one of our best customers and always tips us nicely!
Great people to work for before he did this.

I have a 97+ OBDII scanner not sure if it will work on this?

the cadillac man
05-12-13, 07:45 AM
Thanks for your input that greatly helps and how many miles do u have on it?
The guy I got it from just replaced all 4 tires , had fluids changed(break fluid ,coolant ,oil) including back breaks and rotors and a fresh alignment...
This guy hooked me up! He is one of our best customers and always tips us nicely!
Great people to work for before he did this.

I have a 97+ OBDII scanner not sure if it will work on this?

162,000 give or take a few miles but it is a great vehicle
The obd2 scanner you have should work its worth a shot to try

sprink60
05-12-13, 08:21 AM
You made a very good deal...probably saved $5k over what I have seen on lots for that model around here.Add in the $1800 +/- dealer service and you did very well. Your Escalade is a "Garage Queen" or "Cream Puff" as they are referred to in the car business. To be 9 years old and have only 43,000 miles on the clock is amazing...that's less than 5K per year!!

The dent on the hood can probably be pulled out by a Dent Wizard tech for $100 and the scratch down the side...if it doesn't hang your finger nail can be polished out easily.

Most issues that I and others have experienced are due mainly to mileage and use. You don't have that problem.Keep an eye on the rear air ride shock bladders for signs of splits or cracks. Keep up the maintenance and you should have 75000~100000 more trouble free miles ahead of you.

That's a great story and a great purchase...thanks for sharing.

I see you are in Florida...I am in Palm Beach Co. If you are near by I would like to see it sometime.

OneLuv1979
05-13-13, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I am located in wellington area. The truck is just simply amazing! I love everything about it and my wife is a bit jealous. lol I have been looking for a suv for 6 months and did not dream about owning a low mileage escalade so you can imagine how excited I am to own it.

So in your honest opinion do you think the $3052 4 year odometer reach 100k is a good or bad move.
I am not scared to tackle most repairs myself.

MrHolland
05-13-13, 08:29 AM
Great buy!! Contrary to popular belief, cars are built to last. A low mileage car that has been well maintained shouldn't have any issues. 3 grrr would go a long way in repairs if something breaks within the next four years. If you have the extra money and can afford to buy the warranty, why not set it aside and use it for needed repairs instead of purchasing repair insurance?.?.?... Its a gamble either way, but by not buying the warranty there is a chance you will have money left over in 4 yrs. If you buy the warranty, I guarantee you wont have any of that money left over in 4 yrs. JMHO.....

the cadillac man
05-13-13, 08:30 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I am located in wellington area. The truck is just simply amazing! I love everything about it and my wife is a bit jealous. lol I have been looking for a suv for 6 months and did not dream about owning a low mileage escalade so you can imagine how excited I am to own it.

So in your honest opinion do you think the $3052 4 year odometer reach 100k is a good or bad move.
I am not scared to tackle most repairs myself.

I had a warranty on my previous car and never needed it so it is up to you since you will be bearing the mileage where certain stuff can possibly break it may be a good idea but since you ain't afraid to do the repairs yourself you may not need the warrenty

OneLuv1979
05-13-13, 04:46 PM
Thanks I kind of worded my last sentence incorrect as I don't mind tackling mechanics but im completely lost when it comes to Computer cars. I have a OBD2 reader but that's about as far as I can do. This just seems like a pretty complex beast!
I might just risk it and see. Thanks for ur input.

TLMC
05-13-13, 08:55 PM
Don,t waste your money on the warranty. Your scanner will read any codes the truck puts out. I bought my truck with 18,000 miles on it in 2005 and have over 160,000 on it now with no major problems just keep up with maitnance and you won,t have any problems.

sprink60
05-13-13, 10:08 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I am located in wellington area. The truck is just simply amazing! I love everything about it and my wife is a bit jealous. lol I have been looking for a suv for 6 months and did not dream about owning a low mileage escalade so you can imagine how excited I am to own it.

So in your honest opinion do you think the $3052 4 year odometer reach 100k is a good or bad move.
I am not scared to tackle most repairs myself.

Check your PM

OneLuv1979
05-13-13, 10:34 PM
Check your PM

I tried to respond I think you box is full.

Anyhow your Lade looks great what size wheels are those?

Mine is not in the best cond considering it has 43k miles , mainly cause of him having it shipped down from CT the shipper scratched the side and dented the hood. Then he lives on a golf course (where I clean windows) and the recycled water has taken its toll on the paint.

The guy I bought it from put hurricane glass on his home a few years ago and sprinkler stains got on them and damaged them pretty bad. It was a big issue but we were able to get it off for him after several washes with acid. Hope the stains buff off. Any chance you know a good detailer who could buff this beast out?

I'm off of Lake Worth and Lyons and I am stay at home Dad till Sept when my business picks back up.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-13-13, 11:25 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I am located in wellington area. The truck is just simply amazing! I love everything about it and my wife is a bit jealous. lol I have been looking for a suv for 6 months and did not dream about owning a low mileage escalade so you can imagine how excited I am to own it.

So in your honest opinion do you think the $3052 4 year odometer reach 100k is a good or bad move.
I am not scared to tackle most repairs myself.

Hello OneLuv1979,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your Escalade! The other members offer great advice and are awesome to communicate with. After reading the interactions I can already see what beneficial information they have provided for you. That is exciting to own such a low mileage Escalade of the model year, I would be just as pumped! Enjoy driving it around, I know they are reliable vehicles and very spacious especially if you have a family.

Regards,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

sprink60
05-14-13, 01:01 AM
There are quite a few around West Palm and Wellington Royal Palm. Since you are home anyway you should do it yourself....not that big of a deal and you will take a lot of pride in knowing your efforts restored it to that "Show room" appearance. Read thru the detail section of this forum and see how we do it ourselves...or give me a call and i will talk you thru it.

My rims are original equipment 22" from a 2012 EXT. They really transformed the vehicle in appearance and handling/ride.

OneLuv1979
05-14-13, 01:44 PM
Thanks I picked up some compound today and figured I will give it a shot.

I have been leaning more towards 24's in the way of wheels just love the big wheel look on a big suv.
I think I will be pulling the plug on these wheels as they are aluminum and I have had great luck with alum wheels (no pitting in chrome which most aftermarket wheels do) and they look good....
Either the gunmetal grey or polished. My wife thinks im crazy as the truck has 4 brand new tires but these trucks are begging for bigger wheels in my opinion.

Those 22's do look good on it and I would imagine you will get a much better ride the 24's as you can fit some rubber on them....

Still enjoying the car just got it registered today... Now let the fun begin ;)

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410GMMF100

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410PO100

the cadillac man
05-14-13, 05:10 PM
Thanks I picked up some compound today and figured I will give it a shot.

I have been leaning more towards 24's in the way of wheels just love the big wheel look on a big suv.
I think I will be pulling the plug on these wheels as they are aluminum and I have had great luck with alum wheels (no pitting in chrome which most aftermarket wheels do) and they look good....
Either the gunmetal grey or polished. My wife thinks im crazy as the truck has 4 brand new tires but these trucks are begging for bigger wheels in my opinion.

Those 22's do look good on it and I would imagine you will get a much better ride the 24's as you can fit some rubber on them....

Still enjoying the car just got it registered today... Now let the fun begin ;)

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410GMMF100

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410PO100

I would get the use from the tires that is on the truck then get larger rims

YoshiMan
05-14-13, 09:21 PM
As far as how technically complicated these are, they are really not that bad, and computerization isn't really too bad either, as it eliminates alot of commonly made adjustments from older cars.

They still use OHV engines, so there is no timing belt, no valve adjustments, and all the gaskets i have changed so far have been metal with "siliconish" feeling inserts, so they pop right off and don't require any scraping. I also have a 1995 Lexus LS400, and the Toyota built DOHC V8s are a technical NIGHTMARE compared to these!

If you are serious about tackling things yourself, pick yourself up the 4 volume factory service manual and go to town!

the cadillac man
05-14-13, 09:35 PM
As far as how technically complicated these are, they are really not that bad, and computerization isn't really too bad either, as it eliminates alot of commonly made adjustments from older cars.

They still use OHV engines, so there is no timing belt, no valve adjustments, and all the gaskets i have changed so far have been metal with "siliconish" feeling inserts, so they pop right off and don't require any scraping. I also have a 1995 Lexus LS400, and the Toyota built DOHC V8s are a technical NIGHTMARE compared to these!

If you are serious about tackling things yourself, pick yourself up the 4 volume factory service manual and go to town!

I agree with getting a service manual(I have a gm service manual like they use at the dealer)
I can also agree that a DOHC engine is a nightmare to work on(previous car was a 99chrysler Concorde)
I have a 79 Chrysler cordoba and I am thinking of getting a fuel injection engine if the one in the car ever goes kaput (carbaurater fed engines are ok but have they're issues as they age)

djais1801
05-15-13, 08:15 AM
Thanks I picked up some compound today and figured I will give it a shot.

I have been leaning more towards 24's in the way of wheels just love the big wheel look on a big suv.
I think I will be pulling the plug on these wheels as they are aluminum and I have had great luck with alum wheels (no pitting in chrome which most aftermarket wheels do) and they look good....
Either the gunmetal grey or polished. My wife thinks im crazy as the truck has 4 brand new tires but these trucks are begging for bigger wheels in my opinion.

Those 22's do look good on it and I would imagine you will get a much better ride the 24's as you can fit some rubber on them....

Still enjoying the car just got it registered today... Now let the fun begin ;)

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410GMMF100

http://www.marcellinowheels.com/product/MAR1142410PO100
before dumping that kind of coin on new rims+ tires...stalk CL-there are a ton of options used and 1/3 of the price!

OneLuv1979
05-15-13, 02:55 PM
before dumping that kind of coin on new rims+ tires...stalk CL-there are a ton of options used and 1/3 of the price!

Actually there are not deals.. Deals are on ebay 24's from $1600 w/tires.
I search craigslist daily for several items (cars,boats,bmx bikes,trailers and rv's)
I buy and sell whatever I think I can make a profit off of while my business is dead and I stay home with the kids to avoid daycare costs so im on point when it comes to finding deals.

I do not want chrome wheels, I have been down that road of pitting chrome to much...
My last vehicle has Twisted INTRO 1 piece alum wheels that were $600 a wheel but 6 years later looked new..
You get what you pay for so if I buy wheels they will be the 24" aluminum marcellino ... Just because they are polished alum.


Here is my last vehicle and it will be missed...

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/cstrigl/010212173435-3.jpg (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/cstrigl/media/010212173435-3.jpg.html)

sprink60
05-15-13, 07:32 PM
Actually there are not deals.. Deals are on ebay 24's from $1600 w/tires.
I search craigslist daily for several items (cars,boats,bmx bikes,trailers and rv's)
I buy and sell whatever I think I can make a profit off of while my business is dead and I stay home with the kids to avoid daycare costs so im on point when it comes to finding deals.

I do not want chrome wheels, I have been down that road of pitting chrome to much...
My last vehicle has Twisted INTRO 1 piece alum wheels that were $600 a wheel but 6 years later looked new..
You get what you pay for so if I buy wheels they will be the 24" aluminum marcellino ... Just because they are polished alum.


Here is my last vehicle and it will be missed...

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/cstrigl/010212173435-3.jpg (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/cstrigl/media/010212173435-3.jpg.html)

Craigslist produced my 22" OEM Cadillac Rims from a 2012 EXT with 6000 miles on them...including the Factory Bridgestone Dueler Tires. Not a bad deal for $1200.

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/DSC_0098.jpg (http://s705.photobucket.com/user/sprink49/media/DSC_0098.jpg.html)
I see a lot of deals like i got regularly on South Florida Craigslist.

OneLuv1979
05-15-13, 07:40 PM
Saw these but just to much..... I can get my alum 24" for $1900w/tires.
BUT I am going to wait for now.... I need to get the outside looking fresh before I throw wheels on it.
I sure do wish mine was black, I have the Blue color and im not a huge fan of it but it will work.

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/for/3748865223.html

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/pts/3754230148.html

the cadillac man
05-15-13, 09:04 PM
Saw these but just to much..... I can get my alum 24" for $1900w/tires.
BUT I am going to wait for now.... I need to get the outside looking fresh before I throw wheels on it.
I sure do wish mine was black, I have the Blue color and im not a huge fan of it but it will work.

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/for/3748865223.html

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/pts/3754230148.html

Blue is a different color which allows it to stand out from the crowd of black and white(I seen a red one once) mine is black and there is three more in my area that is black(and one white)

sprink60
05-15-13, 10:20 PM
Blue is a different color which allows it to stand out from the crowd of black and white(I seen a red one once) mine is black and there is three more in my area that is black(and one white)

Here in SE Florida it's black Escalades 4:1 over every other color so a nice dark blue Escalade stands out as being different. I have walked up to the wrong escalade trying to get in it twice in the past six months LOL.

Black is however ...I have to say extremely "formal" looking....but it's a PITA to keep clean and looking good. I carry my detail supplies with me at all times. I only use a very limited number of Car Wash places that I know will not scratch the truck or the rims. When you get a black car super slick you can look at it and make scratches appear!! LOL

If I had my choice of any of the Cadillac colors I would go for the White Pearl.

The $1650 and $2000 are about average for a near new set of 22" OEM rims and tires. The tires alone are about $1000 for a set w/tax not including mount and balance.
Add the 4: OEM 22" rims in at $580 ea those numbers don't sound bad at all.http://www.gmpartsoutlet.net/?i=2&make=115&model=380&year=2012&catid=30154&subcatid=30517&section=116&type=parts

the cadillac man
05-15-13, 11:10 PM
Here in SE Florida it's black Escalades 4:1 over every other color so a nice dark blue Escalade stands out as being different. I have walked up to the wrong escalade trying to get in it twice in the past six months LOL.

Black is however ...I have to say extremely "formal" looking....but it's a PITA to keep clean and looking good. I carry my detail supplies with me at all times. I only use a very limited number of Car Wash places that I know will not scratch the truck or the rims. When you get a black car super slick you can look at it and make scratches appear!! LOL

If I had my choice of any of the Cadillac colors I would go for the White Pearl.

Be ready for a pricey paint job should it ever need repainting

Silent_Assasin
05-16-13, 12:53 AM
Actually there are not deals.. Deals are on ebay 24's from $1600 w/tires.
I search craigslist daily for several items (cars,boats,bmx bikes,trailers and rv's)
I buy and sell whatever I think I can make a profit off of while my business is dead and I stay home with the kids to avoid daycare costs so im on point when it comes to finding deals.

I do not want chrome wheels, I have been down that road of pitting chrome to much... Theres great deals on CL, I bought my 24's on the list for $1700 with Brand new $1100 Lexani Tires on them, and they look 10 times nicer then those factory wheels in the link! And if you take care of your wheels, keep them clean, and dont roll around in winter like alot of people do, you will never have a problem with them pitting, especially if you buy a quality brand wheel!...The Ebay deals you speak of, are about the cheapest of the cheap wheels you can buy! Let alone the tires they sell with them!:thumbdown:

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Blue is a different color which allows it to stand out from the crowd of black and white(I seen a red one once) mine is black and there is three more in my area that is black(and one white) only time I ever see one its black or white! unless of course, im looking at my sexy rip tide blue!

OneLuv1979
05-16-13, 01:10 AM
Yea I really want to go at least 24"
Since you also have a blue one on 24's can you post a pic please?

It might need a paint job , I have not tried to get the water stains off yet...
The kids keep me busy all day long. I did go buy some stuff to give it a shot..
Hopefully this weekend.

sprink60
05-16-13, 01:40 AM
Yea I really want to go at least 24"
Since you also have a blue one on 24's can you post a pic please?

It might need a paint job , I have not tried to get the water stains off yet...
The kids keep me busy all day long. I did go buy some stuff to give it a shot..
Hopefully this weekend.

Well ...with 24's you might as well get the brakes for it or those stock rotors and calipers are going to look lame...
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...and get some power going on...

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/IMAG0219.jpg (http://s705.photobucket.com/user/sprink49/media/IMAG0219.jpg.html)
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/sprink49/IMAG0218.jpg (http://s705.photobucket.com/user/sprink49/media/IMAG0218.jpg.html)

Makes a HUGE difference.

the cadillac man
05-16-13, 02:25 AM
Well ...with 24's you might as well get the brakes for it or those stock rotors and calipers are going to look lame...
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...and get some power going on...

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Makes a HUGE difference.

Yep that is another reason I haven't changed my rims

OneLuv1979
05-16-13, 05:47 PM
That's funny I was just looking at super charger kits....
Have you run the 1/4 mile?
How do you like the Supercharger?

My Escalade is my tow vehicle!!
I have a frame off restored 79 Buick Regal w/Pontiac 400 stroked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxsd716QMBo

sprink60
05-17-13, 10:12 PM
That's funny I was just looking at super charger kits....
Have you run the 1/4 mile?
How do you like the Supercharger?

My Escalade is my tow vehicle!!
I have a frame off restored 79 Buick Regal w/Pontiac 400 stroked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxsd716QMBo

Those pics are of my friends 2012 EXT...I got his 22' OEM rims and he bought a set of custom 24" Lexanis. He added the Super Charger Kit (http://www.magnacharger.com/p-79-escalade-tahoe-yukon-suburban-60l-62l-2011-magnuson-supercharger.aspx) and a blower cam. He added headers and true dual exhaust. The truck only had 3500 miles on it when he had the work done by Horsepower Sales in Pompano Beach. They bolted on a pair of tricked out LSA heads and ran the boost uo to 10 PSI. The engine dyno tested at around 750 Horsepower and 850 # Torque. He sent the transmission and transfer case out to Houstan Racing Transmissions and had them both built to handle 1000 # of torque. After he got everything together we took it to old Morosso across from Prat and Whitney. He ran High 10's and low 11's with stock 3:73 gears!!
With AWD the launch is incredible. An un named air strip let him get some top end runs and it pulls strong thru 170 and after that aerodynamics begin to take over. I drove the truck a few times and can tell you that it will leave you with a grin from ear to ear. Before the Lexanis it looked bone stock and surprised more than one Z06 'Vette at the track!! ;)

The down side is on top of paying $68K for the truck new he now has over $100K in it.

OneLuv1979
05-18-13, 11:53 AM
Yea I know first hand how performance stuff takes its toll on your pocket.
I have been drag racing for many years!

When I originally started looking for a SUV I wanted a TBSS as the guy who lives behind my father is Wild Bill Divine ( Part owners of Bullseye Turbos) He has the worlds fastet small block....

4.18 in the 1/8 with a 302 ford with twin turbos... I was going to go with a turbo set up and call it a day.... BUT after several deals falling thru on a TBSS I sort of lost hope. The Lade makes good torque and power and its more of my family cruiser so I will keep it simple on this ride....

Killer SUV and to tickle the 11's with a 6200+lb vehicle is amazing!

Silent_Assasin
05-23-13, 03:57 PM
Yea I really want to go at least 24"
Since you also have a blue one on 24's can you post a pic please?

It might need a paint job , I have not tried to get the water stains off yet...
The kids keep me busy all day long. I did go buy some stuff to give it a shot..
Hopefully this weekend. Yeah i will get pics on soon, sorry i have been really busy at work the last couple weeks! Surf City Garage has a good product for water spots and other paint flaws! Their Barrier Reef spray wax and Beyond Clay products have worked awesome for me in the past!

OneLuv1979
05-27-13, 07:16 PM
Thanks I would appreciate that a lot.
I think I will have a professional tackle the project...

I have a friend who knows a guy who charges $200 just for the outside but will clay bar it and wetsand it.
So he should be able to get all the dumb lil scratchs from tree branchs down the side.