2005 Yukon XL - Wifes Daily Driver

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  1. Countryboy07

    Countryboy07 GMFS Member

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    This will be an area for me to keep track of the modifications done to my wife's DD Yukon XL. Nothing too exciting, but going to make it look better along the way as well as function better in daily form.

    Here is a picture of the Yukon shortly after we bought it:

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    Couldn't leave the vehicle quite, so I ordered a Magnaflow 12259 from Norcal SS and a look-a-like Corsa exhaust tip off Amazon and put them on:

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    Left the Yukon alone for about a month until I found a good deal on a set of OEM 20's from Massivespl on here:

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    That is where we are as of now, Have a few maintenance items to take care of and then it will get the front windows tinted and a few other items such as de-badged and possibly de-molded. But really happy the direction it is going so far.

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    Looks good! :waytogo:
     
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    Looks great. You have a link to the tips? I would love to have a set of those.

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    Looking good! Similar..... :crazy:




    Our 05' Yukon

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    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you! Here is the tip that I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CTRAG7Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1437453785&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=3+inlet+exhaust+tip&dpPl=1&dpID=41e5dLja6uL&ref=plSrch
     
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    Very nice! Love a clean OEM look.
     
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    How does that magnaflow sound? I got my wife an 05 z71 hoe last month and it needs more loud! HAHA
     
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    Love it! All of my past gas trucks have been straight piped and I must say it is nice to have some tone to the exhaust rather than just loud. Very noticeable under acceleration, but very mild when cruising on the highway. Very low to no drone in the cab.
     
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    Leveling keys and Z-71 springs are en route! Hoping to find a good deal on some 1.5" spacers to give it a little wider track and space the rear out from the fender liners. Rubs right by the rear shock when off road which is quite often since we are in the fields now. I'll post pics when the parts arrive.
     
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    Looks good so far, I'd love to hear an exhaust clip if you ever get a chance.
     
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    Best I could do for now.

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    Got the front keys on... Still waiting on the Z71 springs to arrive, so only have the keys cranked to make it dead level all around. Measurements are 38" on all corners right now. Happy with the small change.

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    Not much of an Update: My Z71 springs I ordered ended up being regular suburban springs, so I sent them back. Haven't gotten around to ordering new ones yet. I did take the running boards off and have as set of 1.5" spacers on their way to move the wheels out a little... Hate how tucked in the back wheels are. I'll post pics once I get them on and get the Yukon all cleaned up.
     
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    Got the spacers installed on Saturday... Still not 100% if I like them or not. Still need to get some Z71 springs under the back to bring it up a little. And I know I'm missing a fog lamp... but I am undecided on what I want to put in place of the factory fogs as they are pretty terrible and I never used them. Debating on a couple of 6" LED bars.

    Here are the only two pics I have right now. Been crappy out, so no outside pics.

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    What tire size are you running? I'm looking to put a set of newer model oem 20s on my wifes 03 suburban but unsure of what size tire to go with.
     
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    275/60/20 Cooper AT/3. No rubbing whatsoever, but I am running ebay keys to bring the front up even with the stock rear height.
     
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    thanks that's a big help and keys were also on the to do list. Your Yukon looks great super clean.
     
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    Thank you! Still have a bit of work to do, but it is getting there.
     
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    Update: Swapped out the stock intake for an Airaid MIT. Seat of the pants dyno feels like I gained a little bit, but can't say for sure. Nonetheless, its a huge improvement over the stock intake contraption. Disregard the dirty engine bay, haven't had the drive to detail yet with the crappy weather.


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    I then washed the Yukon to get all the crap off of it... Hate living where they use so much salt on the roads.


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    And Finally, I drove up to Lansing, MI to pick up this Denali Bumper for $100.00 Has a couple small things wrong with it, but I figure for $100.00, I could afford to fix the small issues while I am having it painted to match.


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