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Old 02-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Tahoe Limited - New Daily Driver

Picking up a clean used 99 Tahoe Limited today. Have always liked these Tahoe's, but just never had the need. I currently drive a pretty rusty 99 Regal GS, but haul my little girls to and from daycare daily. Feel the tahoe is more structurally sound than the rusty regal is.

It already has a bluetooth Pioneer radio, so that is one less mod I will have to do. Some one has removed the hitch at some point or it never had one? Those are easy enough to come by though.

Planning to tint the front windows, clean up the front wheels best I can ( they have been stained with brake dust ) But all and all just going to drive it!

I'll get more pics tonight, but this is what I have so far. As i change/modify things I'll update this thread.







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Old 02-15-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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Nice looking truck, I've always liked the two-tone interior on those.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:51 PM   #3
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Nice score, even has barn doors! Someday I would love to have one lowered 2/4 and repainted a different color.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:37 AM   #4
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Nice. I've always loved the Tahoe Limited.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:34 AM   #5
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Thanks gents!

Odd thing about these is, you can't find any data to support a 1999 Titled Tahoe Limited. BUT I was able to have a guy on a GMT400 FB page run the vin and got me the RPO list. It is for sure a Limited. Early production too.







Found the Speedo to be 3 mph off at 75. GPS only read 72. Pulled the tune out last night with HP tuners, but did nothing with it yet. Will have to see if the tire size was changed at some point. It also seems high in the front end, which could support my theory on larger dia tire install..... aka riiiimz

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #6
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The VIN is an X, so it's for sure a 1999 model year. How crazy. I always thought they were 2000 only as well.

Your stock tire size should be 255/70. Looking at your pics, the tires look like they might be a little bit shorter.

It's also normal for the 2wd 4-door Tahoes and Yukons to sit high in the front. I had a '99 Yukon long ago. I measured it before I lowered it and it was 3/4" high in the front at stock height.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:03 PM   #7
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Pulled the rims off today to start to strip them. They are pretty rough....

454ss wheels look pretty decent though
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:39 PM   #8
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Haha, there's those Indy 500s again!
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:18 AM   #9
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Haha, there's those Indy 500s again!
They make the rounds lol
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:48 PM   #10
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Great score!! I love my Ho!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:00 AM   #11
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Nothing much as far as sound or excessive displays of horse power... but the posi works!

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Haha, stop that! You're shortening the life of those Indy's!

Glad the G80 is in good shape.
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Wish firestone still made those, they where nice tires.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:22 PM   #14
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Re: Tahoe Limited - New Daily Driver

Finally spent some time doing a few needed upgrades and maintenance on the Tahoe.

First I stripped the Grill and lights out to clean up behind it for paint...


Removed leaky radiator and old clutch fan, sprayed down the engine bay with simple green, and pressure washed it all off. Let it sit over night and came back and put down some satin black paint here and there to brighten up things a bit.



I picked up a Painless wiring dual fan control kit and a pair of 2005 -07 GM truck electric fans. Had to do some minor trimming to get it to slide in place as well as bend the top oil cooler line a little to make room for the e-fans.



Still need to replace both upper and lower hoses ( isn't it nice when you remove old stuff to just cut it off with a saws all!!! )
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Good progress! I need to do e-fans on my Z71, 4L60e just gave up the ghost, so time to do the engine and trans I guess.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:01 PM   #16
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Good progress! I need to do e-fans on my Z71, 4L60e just gave up the ghost, so time to do the engine and trans I guess.
That is when I stepped in the the LS world with my 94 K1500..... might be your time!
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:34 PM   #17
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That is a good looking Tahoe! Don't find many at all that aren't 4 wheel drive.

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Old 03-24-2017, 10:58 AM   #18
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So started the installation of the Painless Dual fan controller.

I wanted it to be well hidden, and try to appear like it belongs. Had the hardest time finding a place to put the sensor on a Vortec intake! I had a leaky quick disconnect heater hose that needed replaced anyways, so putting a T at that spot was about perfect. You think my local Orielly's could find me a 1/2 Pipe T.... NOPE... so off to Menards for some black pipe!





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