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Old 04-09-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

That is very sharp! I like it! I've always thought Hoes looked good lowered down a little with that kind of stance.

Nice work.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

killer truck gotta love 20'' factory takeoffs.... ya need a grill now to finish it off. Any mods not seen ?
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

I have de-badged and removed the pinstriping; it also has a set of LED tails. I hate the stock amber lights. There is a whole laundry list of other mods yet to be accomplished- this is only the beginning...
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I want your wheels! Looks great!
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

What did it take to lower it; I understand it is a bit more complicated than lowering a truck?
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Very nice! Very subtle changes that really make it pop out!
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Did that affect the traction control or anything? I don't think the wife will let me touch her 05 Tahoe.. That looks pretty sharp though... what's it cost to lower a ride like that?
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #9
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

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What did it take to lower it; I understand it is a bit more complicated than lowering a truck?
I wouldn't say more complicated, just different. The SUVs are just a 4wd front suspension without axles and the rear is a 4-link coil on axle setup. I bolted everything up in one days time in my driveway. See below for a description of parts involved.
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Very nice! Very subtle changes that really make it pop out!
Thanks! I have a few more subtle changes in store...
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Did that affect the traction control or anything? I don't think the wife will let me touch her 05 Tahoe.. That looks pretty sharp though... what's it cost to lower a ride like that?
No effects on the traction control- or any other function for that matter. It actually rides better than before. I have around $1K in suspension- there are cheaper ways, but I wanted it to retain the stock ride quality and load capability. Here's what I did- it's actually kind of a mix of the best of a few different approaches.

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McGaughey's 2" Drop Spindles
GM Purple Keys (Good for 1-2" depending on how you adjust them)
Monroe Sensa-Trac stock replacement shocks
Trimmed stock bumpstops

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McGaughey's 5" Rear Drop Kit minus coil springs
Air Ride Technologies Rear Kit minus supplied shocks
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:29 PM   #10
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Looks very nice. It looks like what a sporty factory GMC Yukon GT in the GMT800 body style would look like if it ever existed. The 20ís look nice especially without the bling. Very tastefully done!
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:11 PM   #11
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

wait so your 3/5 drop with bags in the rear?
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Yep.
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Very nice . I have a couple questions...

What size tire?

Any tire rubbing issues?

Do you know the backspacing of the wheels?

Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:16 PM   #14
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

What size tires on the 20's?
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:46 PM   #15
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

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Very nice . I have a couple questions...

What size tire?

Any tire rubbing issues?

Do you know the backspacing of the wheels?

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Tires are stock replacement 275/55-20 Goodyears. The driver's side rear fender liner has clearanced itself a little from rubbing during hard right-hand cornering. I need to trim it a little, but to be honest, it hasn't bothered me that badly. Dunno on the BS- seems like I remember they are around 30mm offset...
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

looks killer!! keep up with the mods. its nice i actually found a forum where people mod their burbs and yukons.
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Tires are stock replacement 275/55-20 Goodyears. The driver's side rear fender liner has clearanced itself a little from rubbing during hard right-hand cornering. I need to trim it a little, but to be honest, it hasn't bothered me that badly. Dunno on the BS- seems like I remember they are around 30mm offset...
Thanks for the info. Did the McGaughys 2" drop spindles increase the track width? I've read on various forums where some drop spindles make the wheels stick out more.
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

gringoloco -

I'm thinking about running these wheels on my 05 Suburban. The burb will be on air and sitting with a ride height of 4 1/2" front and 6" rear drop and 2" lower when aired out.

Based on your experience running these wheels/tires @ a 3/5 drop do you think they will work with my setup?

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:03 PM   #19
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

4.5/6 is a big drop on these trucks. You may be in for some rubbing issues. My rears tuck when aired out. Any lower up front and I think I would have problems...
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

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I have de-badged and removed the pinstriping; it also has a set of LED tails. I hate the stock amber lights. There is a whole laundry list of other mods yet to be accomplished- this is only the beginning...

The lights looks sweet! I have looked at them before and All I have to say $$$. Do you have any pics of the back set up?
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

They're not that bad. My dad has a set like those, I think he got them for around $150 on ebay.

Here's a set on there now, they are just like my dad's, and from the picture look very similar if not the same as Gringo's.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-02...Q5fAccessories
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They're not that bad. My dad has a set like those, I think he got them for around $150 on ebay.

Here's a set on there now, they are just like my dad's, and from the picture look very similar if not the same as Gringo's.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-02...Q5fAccessories

That's not bad at all.. Thanks!!
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

looks so good. if my tahoe had been 2wd i woulda done the same thing. pics of it with the rear aired out?
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Re: Daily Driven (not-so-stock) '05 Yukon

Thanks! Sorry, no aired-out pics. It tucked a little tire, but not much. It has Eibach coils on it now...
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looks awesome! keep your eyes peeled for another set of those 20" take-offs. I'm a buyer ... can't find jack around here.
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