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Re: Recommendations for 2 dr. Tahoe purchase
Wow, you sound like my fiance - sure your name isn't Tim? haha k really though, he's om the same boat - got tboned Saturday on the icey roads and is looking for 99-01 cherokees or 2dr tahoes. hehehe we were test driving yesterday [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
anyway...to the questions, the tahoes are pretty nice daily driver. as far as packages go, get them to your liking(most of them are interior amenities). the Z71 package can be included, but, you can live without it. its just a skidplate, shock-type option. its not worth the markup some may have on it. but if you find one for a good proce anyway, why not.
the posi(G80 code) is pretty much in most(all??) 4x4s that roll out of the factory. so, just check the glove box RPOs to make sure.
gear ratios depend on why they came out of the factory with: 3.42, 3.73, 4.10. out of these, its normally 342s and 373s.
as mentioned above, the front end will be IFS. dikd thed trooper have IFS? if so, then you're familiar with its behavior over rocks. if not, then, IFS isn't the best for rocks, but it can be done depending on the level of torture.
good luck finding a truck. we're in the same boat and its a PITA, but at least you get a new vehicle out of it.