Decided to keep my 2002 and want recommendations

Discussion in 'General Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade Discussion Forum' started by raiderron, Sep 11, 2019.

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    raiderron Full Access Member

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    At this point since my 2002 runs like a top and has low miles for the year, 158k. Averaged just over 8k a year and is a one owner. I think I am just gonna bite the bullet and spend some money on it. The leather interior has absolutely no tears. All accessories and systems work without a flaw. Within the last year I have done all AC Delco plugs, wires, filters, water pump, tensioners, idlers and belts. Have ran syn oil in it for the 3 years I have owned and I have put less than 8k on it in those 3 years. I live where I work at a large self storage facility. It is close to needing tires and I plan to do some custom wheels. Has the typical clear coat prob at only the top of driver's door and driver's rear door. Some scratches at the driver's door key area. That is it. no dings or dents. Very small impact mark just to the right of license plate mount on front.

    Thinking of maybe some performance exhaust if there is anyone here that has recommendations.

    Maybe some other mods for suspension.

    Worked in the repair industry for over 35 years and am fully aware of stock problems and repairs but performance mods are a bit new to me.
     
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    Well, the search is over. I was on my way to Corvallis, Oregon and half way there the seller called and said the 09 Tahoe was sold the day before. Would have been nice to get a call that day instead of when I was already driving there. I turned around and decided while driving back that the 2002 I have is what I am going to keep. The search for a newer Tahoe was a PITA. I went right to the tire store and put 4 new tires on my rig. Decided to reuse the factory alloy wheels. I am going to install a Corvette trans servo and open up the exhaust a bit. I am going to get the clear coat paint problem taken care of. The only place that shows is the top of the driver's side front and rear door. The rest is great. No dings or dents in the body. The front chrome section of the bumper has a dent on the right side at the edge of the license plate. Found a new one at Rock Auto. The leather interior has no rips tears or cracks. Everything works and there is no damage anywhere in the rest of the interior. Another member on this thread said he has heard many times that people got a newer Tahoe, NNBS, and then said they wished they had their NBS Tahoe back. In the 3+ years I have owned this Tahoe I have never had a problem. OOPS, take that back. Water pump leak led to new AC Delco pump, thermostat, tensioners, idlers and new belts. Even the rear heater and a/c works great. I even have the rear barn doors so this rig did not come with the rear 3rd row seats and I have a perfect condition curtain that covers the back. Future progress will be listed at the 2000-2006 section. Thanks for all the input.