New To Me 2007 Yukon Denali XL 6.2!

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  1. MJ Gray

    MJ Gray TYF Newbie

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    Been lurking for a while and decided to finally post Big Black!

    Bought it in 2017. Really Clean. Ran beautiful. No issues until...

    Summer 2018 - Had an electrical issue where it wouldn't start up after driving. Everytime I would call for a flatbed tow, they would try to start it and nothing. When it was loaded onto the flatbed, it started. Took it to the dealer to find out the wiring harness was shot and "needed to be replaced". Of course, GM was not going to cover any of it. $1600 later and a new harness, haven't had anymore issues since summer 2018. I BETTER NOT!

    In January 2019, she started riding rough. I'm sure these Chicago potholes played a big part in that. I went to the dealer to ask about replacement struts and was floored when they said $1200 for just the fronts. Luckily a friend that works at Pep Boys suggested that I check RockAuto.com. I listened and I am glad I did. I got two complete front struts with the springs and two rear air shocks and rear brake pads for a grand total of $700. And I also got $100 core return on the struts. So $600 total was more than fine with me! I had a local shop install everything for $250. The truck rides AWESOME like it's supposed to.

    I replaced all of the exterior lights with LASFIT led's and I love them. Great customer service.

    Changed the headlight housing to the ALL CHROME instead of the ones from the factory that had the aluminum look which I didn't care for. Got 'em on ebay for less than $130 for both.

    I know it's hard to tell from the pictures but she really needs some work done on the paint. I have a couple of rust bubbles on the front passenger side fender and on the rear drivers side fender. I plan to have this taken care of within the next month or so. I'll completely replace the front fender and have the drivers side cut out and welded. Not sure yet if I should do a complete repaint or just paint correction and possibly ceramic coating.

    I plan to replace the tail lights with the 2015 Yukon Denali style tail lights unless I run across something else that catches my eye.

    Thinking of getting the Esky ESV Dual bumper because I love the look. I know, I know it's been done many times before. I just really like it.

    I'm sorry if a little long winded.
    That's all for now.
    MJ
     
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    Looks good
     
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    Congrats hopefully smooth sailing from here on out.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    MJ Gray TYF Newbie

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    Thank you!

    I hope so! Can't do the "money pit".
     
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    nice!, link to the headlights you purchased?
     
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    MJ Gray TYF Newbie

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    No problem.

    LED Headlights
     
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    MJ Gray TYF Newbie

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    No problem. Trying to post the Amazon & Ebay links but they keep getting rejected as possible spam. Here are the items anyway.

    LASFIT H13 9008 72W 6000K LED

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    LASFIT 194 168 T10 2825 W5W LED Bulb Canbus Error Free YELLOW

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    LASFIT 3157 6000K

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    nice lookin ride

    & speaking of big black...lol

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    Thanks! LOL and yes I am!
     

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