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  1. Puppy Monocle

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    Hello Everyone!

    I just picked up a 2009 Tahoe PPV and I love it. I usually go with sports cars (still have a 79 Trans Am and an 86 Camaro), and this is my first venture into trucks/SUV's. I wish I had switched sooner.

    I picked the truck up from a Texas Sheriff's department, and it looks to be well taken care of, except for a destroyed driver's seat. I imagine the law enforcement utility belt can tear them up. It has 229K miles and still runs very smooth. I have no complaints whatsoever with this monster.

    Enough about the truck. I am a radio engineer in Louisville KY and have a passion for anything mechanical or electrical. I got into craft beer and started homebrewing about 5 years ago, and am currently building a HERMS brewing rig.

    I can't wait to get started playing around with my new Tahoe, and hope I can sponge some great info from all of you!

    -Matt

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    Welcome Matt!
     
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    Hi Matt - Welcome.........!
     
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    Welcome from Miami Beach Matt!! Looks to be in excellent shape.
     
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    What up Matt, love the PPV! Got any plans for modifications yet?
     
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    Welcome, love the PPVs. What's on the agenda for mods? Any interior shots?
     
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    Thanks for all the welcomes!

    Don't have any interior shots yet, but I should have documented the before-and-after of the driver seat repair. You could see the seat frame because the foam padding destroyed from wear. I replaced the missing foam chunks from a junk yard donor, and I sewed new fabric. It's not perfect, but if you don't know what to look for, it looks factory.

    When I get it cleaned up to my liking, I will post some pics. Since it came from Texas, there is dirt and dust everywhere, and when you think you cleaned it all, you find more.

    As far as mods, the only thing I have going right now is installing a JVC KW-M740BT this weekend (hopefully). I plan on having this ride for a long time, so I am not in a big rush. The only thing I really want to do is remove the search light.

    What are some good quality-of-life mods I should look into to get started?
     
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    Cold air intake, exhaust, and a Black Bear Tune will really wake it up and make driving it a good bit more exciting. Also transmission cooler is always a good upgrade.
     
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