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New to the forum; recently purchased '97 XLT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1996Z15, June 19, 2011.

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    1. 1996Z15

      1996Z15 New Member

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      I recently purchased a '97 XLT that is going to be used, mainly, to keep the miles down on my '02 Corvette and to be used as a winter vehicle. It has 145k miles on it and, considering, it runs great.

      I do need to find out where I can purchase a replacement 6 disc CD cartridge though.

      Another thing I want to do is replace the front hub assembles and I have been told that the truck will need brakes in the near future and that the rotors will need to be replaced.

      I have seen hub assemblies and rotor / pad packages for sale on Ebay and was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on these parts. I am not looking to sink a ton of money into the vehicle but, at the same time, I don't want to throw money down the toilet by buying cheap parts that aren't going to last.

      Any thoughts / feedback would be greatly appreciated.

      I am glad that I found this forum and hope to learn alot about these vehicles; it is my first 4WD SUV of any kind.
       
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    3. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the site
       
    5. Deuces

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      Welcome! I just picked up one myself! Great knowledge on this site from what I have seen!
       
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      Welcome to the forum! There are lots of aftermarket parts out there. Some with warranties some with out. Some that are brand named and some that are not. What I would suggest is shop around and see what price range works for you and warranty that works for you. Happy hunting!
       

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