Totaled 2019 LT SWB

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  1. WolfBLK

    WolfBLK TYF Newbie

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    Hella all I’m new to the forum and new to domestic vehicles. I purchased a 2015 Tahoe LTZ with 75k miles on it a couple months ago and I’ve been lurking the site and slowly upgrading.

    I started off with 3M Crystaline 5% all around and 50% whole windshield. I had the front doors doubled and it blocks a lot of this FL heat.

    Next I purchased the Movie in Motion & Wireless phone charge upgrade from MVI. Both work great btw love it. I should be getting in the mail the 2/3-4.5 Lowering kit from Tony (NorCal SS).

    A friend of mine got into a multi car accident last week with his 2019 Tahoe LT. He is ok but his truck got rear frame damage so the insurance is totaling it with only 1800 miles on it! I wanted to swap out what I could from his truck to upgrade or freshen up but the most obvious wear items are different between LT / LTZ. First thought was all the leather seat but I have cooled seats up front and power folding 2/3rd rows.. his is all manual.

    I wanted to de-chrome my truck but things like his mirrors are not power folding or have blind spot monitor. So that brings me here to you guys.... What would be swap/plug & play between a 2015 LTZ 2WD & 2019 LT 4WD? Both Black/Black and the only damage to his truck is in the rear. I have about a week to swap out what I can as the insurance will be picking the truck up from him when everything is finalized.. What do you guys think? Engine swap? :D
     
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    The insurance company is assuming that your friend’s truck is in a certain level of condition when it values a vehicle. If you start cannibalizing it, it could potentially affect your friend’s insurance settlement negatively. And, before they settle, your friend will have had to sign over the title before he can get his money.

    You may ask how I know . . . . I speak from experience two totaled vehicles in the last year — one of which was brand new.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Andrew, what part of Florida do you call home? Is your Tahoe a 2015 or a 2015.5?
     
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    I assume both trucks are L83 5.3? Theoretically you could do an engine swap and the insurance company would never know, everything would be plug and play and you could have a brand new engine with 1800 miles on it, if your buddy is cool with it I would go for it!
     
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    Even if you swap stuff out, most of it won't work in your truck because it won't be programmed to your Vin. I also do not think this is entirely legal. The insurance company expects a top of the line LTZ, but will see that it's been stripped out and may come after your buddy for the difference in vehicle value. Now, stuff like the drivetrain probably wouldn't be noticed, but interior stuff would be noticed.
     
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    The headlight is a good start in case you want to DIY the DRL from lowbeams to led strip in the future.
     
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    Welcome from Miami Beach Andrew!
     
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    I wouldn’t take anything away from his LT. Only do things the insurance company wouldn’t notice. It’s going to be sold at an insurance auction regardless. I’ve dealt with totaled vehicles before I know The truck needs to be in a certain condition.


     
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    Thanks for the welcome! I live in Orlando, FL

    My Tahoe manufacturing date is 05/15

     
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    He doesn’t care at all.. he wants to help me swap stuff out but we don’t know what’s compatible. I believe both are 5.3L V8 I don’t know how to tell if it’s a L83. I don’t know how difficult it would be to swap the motors but I wouldn’t mind swapping out the most common expensive wear & tear items since my truck is running 100%. Do you guys recommend door lock actuators or window motors, was anything under the hood upgraded from 2015-2019?

     

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