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Old 09-11-2016, 11:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Tahoe - '04 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
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Originally Posted by darcane View Post
You've got me second guessing everything I thought I knew about these trucks.

My old Silverado definitely had the bumper slots open, and a coworker's truck ('06) is the same way. Our Tahoe has them covered with thin pieces of plastic. Never noticed that before.

Neither my Silverado nor my Tahoe have factory tow packages and don't have the auxiliary cooler in front of the radiator. I use an UltraGauge to display additional gauges that are not on the OEM dash, and neither displayed tranny temp. I took this to mean the sensor wasn't there...

After looking into it further, tranny temp is not a standardized output through the OBDII port, and because the output is proprietary to GM, my basic UltraGauge can't display it, I would need the programmable variety (UltraGauge MX). You use the Torque app, does it show tranny temp?

Have you figured out how you are going to construct your belly pan?
The Tourque app does display trans temp for my trans. I keep a sharp eye on it all the time since it's the main killer of the 4l60e trans.

For the belly pan I want to do either coroplast or large black abs sheet. Maybe 1/16" or 1/8". If there are ideas of materials that easy to procure locally that may work better I'm open to ideas.

The big areas I want to hit are the running boards, the front area aft of the OEM air dam, and most of the center. Leaving room for exhaust heat to escape and for servicability. I will take pics as well once I get to it.

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