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Chevrolet Avalanche

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The Avalanche is a four-door, five or six Sport utility truck General Motors long-wheelbase used on the Chevrolet Suburban and Escalade EXT . Unlike the typical truck, the open bed of the Avalanche to the back seat area via a panel (marketed as a ‘midgate’) and rear window. A series of removable panels form a top for the cargo bed. Additional is provided behind each accessed by locking flip-top and usable as self-draining ice chests.

2001 – 2006


Avalanche was launched in as a 2002 model on the GM GMT platform First year Avalanches light gray plastic cladding, intended to provide distinction from the Suburban/Yukon XL. also gave the public an look at the next generation of fascia designs for the entire GM A full-length chrome strip each lamp assembly and the with a gold Chevrolet bow tie in the

The hood and fenders featured folds, in contrast to the soft box of the GMT800 models.

2003 featured darker cladding, but new president, Rick Wagoner . deletion of this unpopular (as did certain elements of the public). mid-year, Avalanche could be without the cladding. The uncladded known as the Without Body (or better by its acronym WBH), and called slicksides by GM marketers, the ’03-’05 Silverado in the front.

Avalanche was nominated for the North Car of the Year award and was Motor magazine’s Car of the Year for 2002[1] .

Chevrolet Avalanche

are two Internal combustion engine

A Vortec 5.3 L V8 producing 290 hp (216 ), for the half-ton 1500 series;

A 8.1 L V8 with 340 hp (253 kW), for the 2500 series. The drive is Rear-wheel drive or available selectable high/low Four-wheel .

Cladding trouble

Soon the release of the Chevy Avalanche began to notice cosmetic with the cladding on their Over time exposure to and sunlight would cause a faded appearance. It was especially on the cargo bed panels, and sailpanel where Zebra Striping appear. Customer reaction to problem resulted in General agreeing to a one time treatment of a called ArmorDillo.

This product would restore the cladding for a period of 6 months. After that it wear off then need to be Realizing this was not a permanent GM, together with Gatorback developed a coating that be applied to the cladding to restore it to a shine.

This product was to etch into the plastic and a new layer of tinted acrylic the faded plastic. Customers the 3yr/36,000 original factory could go to their dealership to it restored under their warranty under GM TSB:04-08-111-001C. the exclusion of side body on the 2007+ model years has reduced the amount of cladding

General Motors has also the original source of the faded With that information were able to reduce the fade problem on the GM GMT platform .

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