Chevy Tahoe Bring Back that New, Modern Interior in Your Old, Antiquated SUV!
If you are a loyal reader or annual subscriber to Street Trucks magazine, you remember that in the later issue we headed over to Average Joe’s garage in our newly acquired ’08 Chevy Tahoe LTZ to remove the 13-year-old worn-out suspension.
We replaced the OEM shocks, springs, and sway bars with a completely new Belltech suspension kit. This kit is specifically designed for ’07-’13 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon SUVs. To make it look as smooth as it will now ride, a set of 22×9.5-inch Status Titan wheels. Eye-catching carbon graphite finish were bolted up using black Gorilla Lock lug nuts.
We wanted something classy and affordable but with a name. That has been synonymous with high-quality standards for many, many years. Nailed It!
Tire choice was an important decision for us with this ’08 Chevy Tahoe project because this SUV will be a daily driver. It will hold families, friends, and, most importantly, truck parts. So, an inexpensive show truck-only tire is not an option. The Toyo Proxes ST III is a sport-oriented tire designed for trucks and SUVs with performance-minded owners. So, four 305-40-22 tires were ordered and installed along with factory replacement performance brake pads and rotors from EBC Brakes.
So now that our Chevy Tahoe rides better than stock and looks cooler than ever. The interior creature comforts are next on the list of upgrades.
Aside from some dirty seats and carpet, this truck was all stock and begging for some coolness. Stanley’s original GM radio entertainment technology is over a decade old. We all know how fast technology evolves in today’s modern world. So, while we’re swapping out the seat covers, we will install a new Stinger Heigh10 infotainment system.
It’ll include Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Audio and be SiriusXM and GPS Navigation. Fully customizable backgrounds and illumination colors. If that’s not enough, it’ll also have a built-in 15-band equalizer to get the most out of our music. From USB ports, multiple camera inputs for reverse- or blind-spot cameras. Lastly an HDMI port for any external video accessory.
Talk about modernizing this!
The LTZ package came with captain’s chairs and third-row seating from the factory. We could have spent some time deep cleaning and scrubbing the factory material, but we knew that Roadwire Automotive Leather Interiors made a nice seat-cover replacement kit.
So, we dropped Stan off with Shawn Brandow at Gainesville Sound Trim and Tint. To professionally install our Roadwire leather kit. Let’s follow along!
That’s a lot of scrap GM leather!
The system we are having installed in the Chevy Tahoe is a Stinger HEIGH10. The display and main tuner box offer a modular design, bolstering installation flexibility in space-limited applications––and in some cases, even where no installation dash kit is available.
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