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    So what's the deal with the Z83 and Z85 models? Did they exist in the 2005 year? Also, how can I tell if my truck is one of those?

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Z83 is Camper package
    Z85 is a sport package
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Look at the codes on your glovebox door and see if either of those is there.

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    I'm guessing the codes in the glovebox is the huge block of alphanumeric codes? If so, mine's a Z85. Thanks guys!

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Maybe im but I think I remember seeing the Z85 thing on the sides of trucks where the Z71 decal normally is. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    I've only seen that once, on a white 2007 4-door half ton. Old man driving it. Never seen it other than that.

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    This is from gmc.com:


    Suspension Package, , Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty, includes 36 mm piston monotube shocks (Z85)
    Suspension Package, , Solid Smooth Ride, includes 35 mm piston twin tube shocks (Z83)
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    what about this i seen a couple avalanches with a Z66 whats that?

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by SS_355_Stripes
    what about this i seen a couple avalanches with a Z66 whats that?
    "Meanwhile, 2WD buyers can choose the Z66 package ($1,090), with its own suspension tuning, traction control, and P265/70R17 touring tires."

    I found that on here:
    http://www.internetautoguide.com/rev...005/index.html
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Those aren't 'models', they are RPO numbers (Regular Production Option)
    I believe some trucks in Canada had Z85 decals. They are also available aftermarket for some reason

    Z66 decals did come from GM on the Avalanche in some years.
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by 98GreenMachine
    Maybe im but I think I remember seeing the Z85 thing on the sides of trucks where the Z71 decal normally is. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
    Z85 off road package decal is on the Colorado.

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    LOL...You should see what the OLD MEN drive around here.
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Stud
    Z85 off road package decal is on the Colorado.
    I haven't seen those around here. The only decals I've noticed are Z71. I'll have to look closer
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Stud
    Z85 off road package decal is on the Colorado.
    Ive seen the decal on FSC's as well..I guess its just the next step from Z71 heh
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by 98GreenMachine
    Ive seen the decal on FSC's as well..I guess its just the next step from Z71 heh
    :LOL::LOL:

    Yeah, I've seen ZR2 decals on FSC's as well...

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by 98GreenMachine
    Maybe im but I think I remember seeing the Z85 thing on the sides of trucks where the Z71 decal normally is. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
    I saw it real big on the tailgate of a 2007 in the thread about the new body style.

    My 95 2 door Tahoe has the Z85 as well.


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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Stud
    :LOL::LOL:

    Yeah, I've seen ZR2 decals on FSC's as well...
    You doubt me?
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by 98GreenMachine
    You doubt me?
    No man, I was just saying that I've seen s-10 ZR2 decals on FSC's as well. Installed by owner, not factory...

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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Stud
    No man, I was just saying that I've seen s-10 ZR2 decals on FSC's as well. Installed by owner, not factory...
    Ahh

    Well I know you can buy the ZR2, Z71, Z85, etc decals so yea people tend to get creative I guess
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    Re: Teach me about Z83 &Z85 models

    Quote Originally Posted by 98GreenMachine
    Ahh

    Well I know you can buy the ZR2, Z71, Z85, etc decals so yea people tend to get creative I guess
    Yeah, maybe I'll slap a Z71 decal on the wife's Grand Prix :LOL::LOL:

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