Thinking of buying an aero

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Thinking of buying an aero

Post by kv5137 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:41 pm

2008 130000 miles. Black rusted hood and tailgate. Passenger door banged up and pass window. I don’t know the prices on these and they seem rare. Owner wants 5200. I’m holding at 4500. Drove it it roars. Tranny seemed fine. A little ticking which is common? On ls? What you guys thin is fair. Is it same as ss?


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Post by rmon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:52 am

I have an 08 with the DVD and NAV options and I have no regrets on purchasing it. Mine was a one owner 79k, but I'm pretty sure they were hard miles. I'm pretty handy so in fairness I was able to repair all of my annoying problems that came with the car pretty cheap since the GM parts aren't very expensive.
Cons: a lot of annoying minor problems most are only labor expensive. The HVAC actuators had all failed and although inexpensive are a PITA to replace. The dash cupholder was broken and it took a while to find one since it bothered me to look at the broken one every day. My airbags leak but the compressor still works in mine and corrects ride height when I start the truck. If it fails I'll convert to coils in the back. The power steering cooler rusted out and had to be replaced, another common problem as GM used the cheapest parts they could at the time. The console cupholder is a bad design in front of the shifter so you have no access to it in Park. The side covers on the front seats were broken and are another bad design but easy to replace. No back up camera. The emission solenoids needed replaced, one under the spare by the evaporative canister, the other behind the alternator. My truck was running rough when I bought it and this made it 100%. My alternator also ended up needing replaced shortly after I bought it. In short not much different than a TBSS.
The Pros: A sleeper performance vehicle, no one has any idea what this truck is, very reliable drive train overall, GM parts are still available and relatively cheap, nicer interior than the SS (my opinion), comfortable ride, decent gas mileage for a V8 SUV. Great winter vehicle if you drive in the snow. The prices on these trucks are significantly less than the TBSS trucks. Probably because they only made 442 in 2008 and 112 in 2009 which makes these unique and as I said no one know about them. I think they make good DD with good performance but I don't see them ever being collectable though. They were never popular because they were overpriced and an Escalade was only a little more cost wise at the time. I think if you can buy it at or near the numbers your talking though you won't regret it.

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Post by kv5137 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:18 pm

Thks for the reply. Been working on it... a lot. New suspension, and I mean all new. Everything exhaust, Efans tune. Radiator. All fluids changed


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Post by kv5137 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:21 am

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Second day I’m driving. Strong as f! Nice stiff suspension. Very happy. Needs some body work still but very happy



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Post by kv5137 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:25 am

Painted wheels. They had really bad oxidation guy did a great jobImage


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Post by kv5137 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:27 am

So far

A/C compressor replaced
A/C condenser replaced
A/C evaporator case replaced
A/C system serviced
Air dam replaced
Air suspension checked
Alternator checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Automatic transmission cooler flushed
Automatic transmission cooler lines replaced
Axle(s) serviced
Ball joint(s) replaced
Battery cable(s) replaced
Body lubricated
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Brakes checked
Brakes serviced
Breather filter replaced
CV boot(s) replaced
Carpet protection installed
Catalytic converter replaced
Center exhaust pipe replaced
Coil spring(s) replaced
Computer reprogrammed
Console armrest replaced
Control arm bushing(s) replaced
Control arm(s) replaced
Coolant temperature sensor replaced
Differential fluid flushed/changed
Differential serviced
Drag link end replaced
Drag link replaced
Drive belt(s) replaced
Electrical system checked
Emissions inspection performed
Engine checked
Engine compression checked
Engine electrical system checked
Exhaust manifold bolts replaced
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced
Exhaust manifold replaced
Exhaust replaced
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Four wheel alignment performed
Front coil spring(s) replaced
Front differential fluid flushed/changed
Front shock absorber(s) replaced
Front strut bearing(s) replaced
Front strut cartridge(s) replaced
Front strut(s) replaced
Front suspension checked
Fuel filler cap replaced
Hood adjusted
Idler arm replaced
Left tie rod end replaced
Lower control arm bushings replaced
Lower control arm(s) inspected
Lower control arm(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Outer tie rod(s) replaced
PCV system checked
PCV valve replaced
Pitman arm replaced
Pitman shaft seal replaced
Power steering checked
Pulley replaced
Radiator hose(s) replaced
Radiator replaced
Rear differential serviced
Rear shock absorber(s) replaced
Rear shock mount replaced
Safety inspection performed
Serpentine belt replaced
Shift linkage adjusted/serviced
Shock absorber(s) replaced
Stabilizer bar bushings replaced
Stabilizer bar links replaced
Steering knuckle(s) replaced
Steering/suspension checked
Strut(s) replaced
Sway bar link(s) replaced
Thermostat replaced
Tie rod end(s) replaced
Tie rod sleeve(s) replaced
Tie rod(s) replaced
Tires rotated
Transaxle fluid changed
Transfer case motor replaced
Transmission fluid changed
Transmission fluid flushed
Water pump gasket replaced
Water pump pulley replaced
Water pump replaced



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