2006 Esky - New to me!

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Per the build sheet, it is Silver Birch Metallic.. ?
59UEXTERIOR COLOR,PRIMARY,FINE SILVER BIRCH MET
Interesting. I’ve never seen a fine silver birch metallic Escalade. The family that I used to live up above, had a 2005 Escalade ESV. She had the same paint code as mine but hers was defined as quicksilver metallic. And her paint was definitely different. Hers was a solid metallic solver while mine has just a little hint of gold flake in it that’s really present in bright sunshine.
 

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Man this is a super clean ride. Quit mind facking yourself and drive it! Happens all the time, we start wondering about other possibilities and don't appreciate what's parked out front.
 
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LOL..

Its a bit more than that. I get what your saying thou. I just want something with a bit more... Ok.. A lot more, punch. Aint worried about fuel mileage, but I want something that when I put my foot on the pedal, I smile... And the Esky was never designed for that, although it has more power than my Envoy V8.

I test drove a XC90 V8 AWD.. Now that was a thrill!
 

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LOL..

Its a bit more than that. I get what your saying thou. I just want something with a bit more... Ok.. A lot more, punch. Aint worried about fuel mileage, but I want something that when I put my foot on the pedal, I smile... And the Esky was never designed for that, although it has more power than my Envoy V8.

I test drove a XC90 V8 AWD.. Now that was a thrill!
That Esky is AWD with a 6.0 and if you put a tune in it that will definitely wake it up and might surprise you. Add some suspension components, maybe lower it a bit and add huge sway bars and the handling might surprise you. And if that's not enough you can add power fairly inexpensively or if you really want power add a supercharger. I have an 02 Denali with a blower, cam, Wilwood 16" brakes, lowered etc. and I can tell you it's fast and a blast to drive. I'm just saying it can be done.
 
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That Esky is AWD with a 6.0 and if you put a tune in it that will definitely wake it up and might surprise you. Add some suspension components, maybe lower it a bit and add huge sway bars and the handling might surprise you. And if that's not enough you can add power fairly inexpensively or if you really want power add a supercharger. I have an 02 Denali with a blower, cam, Wilwood 16" brakes, lowered etc. and I can tell you it's fast and a blast to drive. I'm just saying it can be done.
No argument there.. And I was actually shopping a couple different blowers, and a turbo setup. I love boost! Owned a McLaren that was boosted.. Man its so addicting!

Although I have the mechanical skills to do it all.. I no longer have the back to do it.. And you know how mechanics are, I dont trust no one to do it right!

So the easier route is to see if I can buy something that gives me what I am looking for.. Thats if I even sell it. I am still on the fence really.
 

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No argument there.. And I was actually shopping a couple different blowers, and a turbo setup. I love boost! Owned a McLaren that was boosted.. Man its so addicting!

Although I have the mechanical skills to do it all.. I no longer have the back to do it.. And you know how mechanics are, I dont trust no one to do it right!

So the easier route is to see if I can buy something that gives me what I am looking for.. Thats if I even sell it. I am still on the fence really.
I’m the same way, I trust no mechanic anymore. I’m turning 62 next month but luckily my back still lets me do everything myself. Don’t get me wrong- I’m not pain-free by any means. I can’t sit for long periods and I have to be careful lifting and my back hurts every day. It just hasn’t stopped me yet! I do all my work on both my trucks myself, and it’s been a lot, my build threads are hundreds of pages. There’s links in my signature at the bottom of my posts- if you’re on a phone you’ll have to turn it sideways.
 

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I’m the same way, I trust no mechanic anymore. I’m turning 62 next month but luckily my back still lets me do everything myself. Don’t get me wrong- I’m not pain-free by any means. I can’t sit for long periods and I have to be careful lifting and my back hurts every day. It just hasn’t stopped me yet! I do all my work on both my trucks myself, and it’s been a lot, my build threads are hundreds of pages. There’s links in my signature at the bottom of my posts- if you’re on a phone you’ll have to turn it sideways.
Going on 62, and you still have motivation! Wish I was!
 

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