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Fosscore's 2006 Tahoe Build Thread

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Fosscore, May 4, 2014.

  1. Fosscore

    Fosscore Full Access Member

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    Modifications List as of June 2020.
    80,000 miles.



    2006 Tahoe LS 4.8L 2WD

    Exterior Modifications
    • Cadillac Escalade Chrome Roof Luggage Rack (no cross rails and color matched end caps) (page 8)
    • Cadillac Escalade Rear Vent Caps/Appliques (color matched) (page 5)
    • Cadillac Escalade Passenger Side Wiper Cowl End Piece (w/o antenna hole) (page 37)
    • De-Badged
    • De-Molded
    • FM Antenna Deleted (hidden inside engine bay) (page 14)
    • Front Lower Air Deflector Deleted
    • OnStar Antenna Deleted (page 14)
    • Rear Wiper Deleted (page 30)
    • Lift Gate Hatch Handle Deleted
    • Tow Hitch was Deleted to be powder coated , then re-installed (page 29)
    • 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Hood (pages 23, 24, 32, 36, 60)
    • Color Matched Parts (Dark Ming Blue Metallic WA722J) (pages 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 21, 37)
      • Escalade Roof Rack End Caps
      • Escalade Rear Appliques/Vent Caps
      • Front Grille
      • Front Bumper Cap
      • Front Bumper
      • Front Lower Valance
      • Rear Bumper
      • Rear Liftgate Applique
      • Spare Tire Lock Cylinder Cover (page 37, 95-96)
      • Rear Liftgate Glass Push Button Ring
      • License Plate Light Lens Covers (page 37, 95-96)
      • ALL Door Handles
      • Mirrors (entire mirror housing)
      • Front Bowtie (matches silver TBSS wheels)
    • Depo Chrome Projector Headlights fitted with Vouke VK-5S 8000 lumen LED headlights (pages 14,40, 79, 80)
    • eBay Clear LED Parking Lights (non-amber) (pages 6, 7, 40)
    • Spyder LED Tail lights (with JDM Astar 1200 lumen LED reverse lights) (pages 3, 5, 73)
    • Dorman LED 3rd High Mount Brake Light (page 37)
    • LEDs Installed in OEM Fog Light Housings (page 50)
    • 5% Tint on Front Windows and over OEM Rear Windows
    • 45% Tint on Windshield (pages 97-100 multiple pictures)
    • 24x10 TBSS Wheels, Silver Machine Face w/ AC Delco TPMS (pages 14, 15)
    • 295/35/24 Nexen Rodian HP Tires
    • Power Stop K2015 Front/Rear Ceramic Brake Pad and Cross Drilled/Slotted Combo Rotors Brake Kit (calipers painted Duplicolor Silver) (pages 10, 42)
    • Fleece Performance Engineering GM All Lights On Module (page 40)
    • Custom Tahoe Cover by CoverCraft (page 11)
    • Street Scene Polished Stainless Steel Grille Inserts, Part Number 950-79140 (pages 82, 83)
    Interior Modifications
    • Replaced ALL interior door switches, dash switches and instrument cluster with Blue LEDs
    • Replaced ALL Interior Lights with "Ultra Blue" LED (pages 8, 40, 42)
    • Replaced OEM Pewter Headliner with Dark Grey (page 14)
    • Replaced OEM Pewter Carpet with Dark Grey (page 14)
    • Custom Carpet Floor Mats w/ Black Bowtie Outline on Front Mats (page 14)
    • Painted Speaker Grilles Black
    • Plasti Dip Mirror Interior (Sail Covers by A Pillar)
    • Plasti Dip Interior Door Handle Trim Cover Panels
    • Plasti Dip Door Switch Cover Plate
    • Replaced OEM Driver Seat Bottom Pewter Leather (pages 12, 13, 14)
    • Cadillac Escalade Rear Climate Control Face Plate (page 37)
    • Steering Wheel Controls Changed to Blue LEDs (page 63, 124)
    • Silver Bowtie on the Steering Wheel (page 122)
    • Escalade Shifter Handle (page 180)

    Suspension Modifications
    (pages 7, 19, 41)
    • NORCAL SS CUSTOM 3/5-6 Tahoe Lowering Kit (Professionally Lowered by California Custom Sport Trucks in Dania Beach, Florida) (http://www.calcustoms.com)
    • Front DJM 3 Inch A Arms
    • Front Belltech Street Performance Shocks
    • Rear NORCAL SS Custom 6" Springs
    • Rear Belltech 1-inch spacers (removed)
    • Rear DJM hardware kit:
      • Trailing Arms
      • End Links
      • Shock Extenders
    • Rear Belltech Street Performance Shocks
    • DJM Free Travel Mod
    • Spohn Adjustable Panhard Bar
    • Airlift Helper Bags 60742
    • Energy Suspension Rear Urethane Bump Stops
    • Front Ground to Fender Lip 32 7/8""
    • Rear Ground to Fender Lip 33 1/8"

    Performance Modifications
    • Black Bear Performance Tune, 93 Octane (in person with Justin of BBP in Orlando ) (page 8)
    • K&N 57 Series FIPK Air Intake (pages 8, 37)
    • Flowmaster Super 50 Series Muffler
    • Genssi Dual Exhaust Chrome Tip (page 76)

    Audio Upgrades
    • JVC KW-HDR81BT Double Din Head Unit
    • JL Audio XD700/5 Class D 5-Channel Amp
    • JL Audio Stealthbox 10W3v3-2 Subwoofer, (under center console)
    • EMF Audio SWAG 6.5" coaxial - crossover and tweeter retained in door
    • Phoenix Gold 6.5 inch, Rear Speakers

    General Maintenance

    • Dorman Front Impact Sensor, 590-200 (10243175), passenger replaced Sept 2016 and driver May 2018 , (page 124)
    • A/C tensioner, A/C belt and the serpentine belt. (page 134)
    • A/C Belt - ACDelco 12576447
      A/C Tensioner - ACDelco 12580196
      Serpentine Belt - ACDelco 12637204
    • Moog Front Sway Bar End Links, part number K700539, (page 165)
    • ACDelco 214-1105 Vapor Canister Purge Valve (page 179)
    • ACDelco 215-464 Vapor Canister page 179)
    • ACDelco 214-2149 Vapor Canister Vent Solenoid (page 179)
    • Moog Problem Solver Inner (ES3488) and Outer (ES3493T) Tie Rods (page 182)
    • Professionally serviced at Hamill Tire and Automotive Service in Wilton Manors, Florida (https://hamilltire.com)
    • Oil change samples sent out to Blackstone Labs with report sheets in build binder.

    Miscellaneous Info

    • Tahoe Around Town videos (page 128,166)
    • Detail Shots (page 132)
    • Numerous Pictures of the Tahoe throughout my build thread.
    • Full records since purchase including warranty items, service, modifications and routine maintenance.
    • GM OEM Build Sheet. (page 86)
    • Have original window sticker and owner's manual.
    • Numerous spare parts.
    • This Tahoe was purchased new in Florida in 2006 and has lived its entire life in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
     
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  2. NathanJax

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    Welcome aboard!! Great start.... I think some chrome wheels would compliment those bumpers better...otherwise black those out and leave as is....
     
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    Silverback I Like Tacos Supporting Member

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    Donnie Yukonie That sounded expensive Supporting Member

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  9. Fosscore

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    Thx OHSIXX. Might give the bumpers the black treatment to complement the black rims and see how it goes.
     
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