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2008 Chevy Truck Ordering Guide

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2008 Avalanche Changes
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Deletions
  • (AE7) Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench with Custom Cloth, 3-passenger
  • (26U) Bermuda Blue Metallic
  • (63U) Sport Red Metallic
  • (E95) Rear cargo cover, soft
New Features
  • (AZ3) Front 40/20/40 split-bench seats with covered storage areas
  • (46U) Blue Granite Metallic
  • (66U) Deep Ruby Metallic
  • (AG2) Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power
  • (AM1) Seat adjuster, manual lumbar control on the driver-side
  • (PDD) Convenience Package #1, includes (JF4) power-adjustable pedals, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system and (UD7) rear parking assist (available only on 1LS and 1LT)
  • (PDD) Convenience Package #2, includes (XA7) heater windshield washer fluid system and (CE1) front intermittent Rainsense wipers (available only on 3LT)
Changes
  • (ASF) Air bags, head curtain side-impact now standard on all models
  • (U2K) XM Satellite Radio is now standard on all models
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation is standard on LT and LTZ models

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2008 Colorado Changes
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Deletions
  • (DF8) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with map lights, compass and outside temperature display
  • (ZQ8) Suspension Package, Sport
  • (V4A) Xtreme Performance Package
  • (P67) 4 -18" x 8" (45.7cm x 20.3 cm) hyper silver aluminum wheels
  • (N87) 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum wheels
  • (C3A) GVWR, 4400 lbs. (1996 kg)
  • (C5D) GVWR, 4600 lbs. (2087 kg)
  • (C4W) GVWR, 4900 lbs. (2223 kg)
  • Exterior color (43U) Yellow
  • Exterior color (46U) Blue Granite Metallic
  • Exterior color (85U) Sunburst Orange Metallic
  • (PCJ) Sun and Fun Package
New Features
  • (28U) Inferno Orange Metallic (extra cost color)
  • (58U) Black Granite Metallic (extra cost color)
  • (75U) Dark Gray Metallic
  • (DF5) Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass and outside temperature display
Changes
  • (UE1) OnStar, 1-year Safe and Sound Service is now standard (excludes Chassis Cab) (was available in 2007)
  • Interior color (19*) Very Dark Pewter description changing to Ebony
  • Interior color (31*) Light Cashmere description changing to Ebony and Light Cashmere
  • (Z85) Standard Suspension Package and (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package now hard packaged by PEG
  • (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package, (2LT) PEG, will not be offered on CS15403 Models
  • (PCL) Street Pack becomes the 1LS PEG
  • Z71 Wheel flares are now color-keyed
  • (PDB) Sun and Sound Package is no longer available on Regular Cab 1LT and 2LT models

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2008 Equinox Changes
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Deletions
  • (21U) Laser Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (36U) Bermuda Green Metallic exterior color
  • (71U) Black Amethyst Metallic exterior color
  • (QLJ) Tires, P235/60R17 all-season blackwall
  • (QZ7) Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7" polished forged aluminum
  • (DD7) Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass
New Features
  • 19C Ebony Cloth Sport model only
  • 192 Ebony perforated leather inserts Sport model only
  • (23U) Navy Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (58U) Black Granite Metallic extra cost exterior color
  • (82U) Golden Teal Metallic exterior color
  • 1SP Sport model, includes 3.6L V6 engine, Sport specific interior and exterior trim, Sport suspension and exclusive wheels and exterior colors
  • (NW5) Wheels, 4 18" x 8" Sport model only
  • LTZ 1LZ replaces LT 3LT
  • Driver Information Center

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2008 Express Changes
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Deletions
  • (UB1) AM/FM stereo with CD player
  • (UC6) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer
  • (G80) Heavy-duty locking rear differential
  • (LM7) Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI engine
  • (L59) Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel engine
  • (LR4) Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI engine
  • (LQ4) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine
  • (GU6) 3.42 rear axle ratio
  • (GT5) 4.10 rear axle ratio
New Features
  • (US8) AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS) and two front door speakers, requires (ZQ2) Convenience Package
  • (US9) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control and Radio Data System (RDS) and two front door speakers, requires (ZQ2) Convenience Package
  • (ASF) Head curtain side-impact air bags standard on all models
  • (U80) 8-point digital compass located in Driver Information Center, included and only available with (C69) rear air conditioning
  • (UFA) Outside temperature display, located in Driver Information Center, requires (ZR7) Chrome Appearance Package
  • (W1Y) Steering wheel mounted audio controls, included and only available with (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • (LMF) Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI engine standard on 1500 models
  • (N15) E85 FlexFuel capability, requires (LMF) Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI engine
  • (LY6) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine standard on 2500 and 3500 models
Changes
  • (JL4) StabiliTrak now standard on all models

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2008 HHR Changes
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Deletions
  • (42U) Dark Silver Metallic
  • (63U) Sport Red Metallic
  • (82U) Golden Teal Metallic
  • (84U) Majestic Amethyst Metallic
  • (PDD) Convenience Package
  • (B50) Regular production accessory, front and rear premium floormats
  • (B41) Regular production accessory, rear premium cargo mat
  • (Q8H) Regular production accessory, front and rear molded splash guards
  • (VGG) Regular production accessory, step pad
  • (T43) Regular production accessory, rear spoiler
  • (QG9) 16" aluminum machine-face wheels
  • Satin Chrome Appearance Package
New Features
  • (39U) Blue Flash Metallic
  • (74U) Victory Red
  • (75U) Dark Gray Metallic
  • (79U) Cardinal Red Metallic
  • (NZ6) 16" custom spoke, painted sterling silver wheels
  • (PY1) 16" chrome aluminum wheels
  • 1AS26 2LT equipment group
  • (PDU) Enhanced Sound Package includes (UQ3) Pioneer premium 7-speaker audio system and (U2K) XM Satellite Radio
  • (JL4) StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • (AA5) Solid rear quarter (not available at start of production)
Changes
  • (UE1) OnStar is now standard

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2008 Silverado Changes
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Deletions
  • (63U) Sport Red Metallic
  • (U1C) AM/FM stereo with CD player
New Features
  • (12U) Dark Cherry Metallic
  • (66U) Deep Ruby Metallic
Changes
  • (AG1) 6-way power seat adjuster now available on 1LT
  • (PDC) Work Truck Convenience Package replaces (PDD) Work Truck Convenience Package but has the same content
  • (U2K) XM Satellite Radio is now standard on all models incl Work Truck

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2008 Suburban Changes
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Deletions
  • (RYJ) cargo shade (will be available through GM Accessories)
  • (26U) Bermuda Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (53U) Amber Bronze Metallic exterior color
  • (63U) Sport Red Metallic exterior color
New Features
  • (P25) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 8-lug bright machined aluminum wheels on 3/4 ton models
  • (46U) Blue Granite Metallic exterior color
  • (66U) Deep Ruby Metallic exterior color
  • (MYD) 6-speed automatic transmission on 3/4 ton models
  • (JL4) StabliTrak stability control system is now standard on 3/4 ton models
  • (PDD) Convenience Package 1, includes (JF4) power-adjustable pedals, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system and (UD7) Rear Parking Assist (available only on 1LS and 1LT)
  • (PDD) Convenience Package 2, includes (XA7) heated windshield washer fluid system, (CE1) Rainsense front intermittent wipers and (E61) power liftgate with liftglass (available only on 3LT)
Changes
  • (AE7) front 40/20/40 split-bench seat with Custom Cloth has been replaced with (AZ3) front 40/20/40 split-bench seat with Custom Cloth and covered storage areas
  • (ASF) head curtain side-impact air bags are standard on all models
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation is standard on LT and LTZ models

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2008 Tahoe Changes
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Deletions
  • (RYJ) cargo shade (will be available through GM Accessories)
  • (26U) Bermuda Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (53U) Amber Bronze Metallic exterior color
  • (63U) Sport Red Metallic exterior color
New Features
  • (46U) Blue Granite Metallic exterior color
  • (66U) Deep Ruby Metallic exterior color
  • (PDD) Convenience Package 1, includes (JF4) power-adjustable pedals, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system and (UD7) Rear Parking Assist (available only on 1LS and 1LT)
  • (PDD) Convenience Package 2, includes (XA7) heated windshield washer fluid system, (CE1) Rainsense front intermittent wipers and (E61) power liftgate with liftglass (available only on 3LT)
Changes
  • (AE7) front 40/20/40 split-bench seat with Custom Cloth has been replaced with (AZ3) front 40/20/40 split-bench seat with Custom Cloth and covered storage areas
  • (ASF) head curtain side-impact air bags are standard on all models
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation is standard on LT and LTZ models

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2008 Trailblazer Changes
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Deletions
  • Exterior color (15U) Sandstone Metallic
  • Exterior color (49U) Bordeaux Red Metallic
  • Exterior color (54U) Graphite Metallic
  • (27*) Light Cashmere/Ebony Interior
  • (RAE) Cargo Area Management System
  • (US8) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback
  • (PCR) Sun, Sound and Entertainment Package
  • (UC6) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer
New Features
  • Exterior color (12U) Dark Cherry Metallic
  • Exterior color (58U) Black Granite Metallic (extra cost)
  • Exterior color (81U) Desert Brown Metallic
  • New Equipment Groups Fleet 1FL and 2FL, Retail equipment groups 1LT, 2LT and 3LT
  • LT 1LT - Cloth interior with LT exterior appearance (New for 2008! LT 'look' with LS interior value)
  • LT 2LT - Leather interior (previously 1SD plus leather)
  • LT 3LT - Up-level leather interior (previously 1SE plus 18" wheels)
  • Fleet 1FL - Base LS equipment (previously 1SA)
  • Fleet 2FL - LS equipment (previously 1SB)
  • (U2K) XM Satellite Radio Standard
  • (ASF) head curtain side-impact air bags now standard.
  • (PDM) Cargo Convenience Package
  • (PDL) Off-Road Package, includes (V76) Recovery hooks and (ZM5) Skid Plate Package

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2008 Uplander Changes
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Deletions
  • CU12216 2LT Equipment group
  • CU12216 3LT Equipment group
  • (14U) Light Amethyst Metallic
  • (25U) Dark Blue Metallic
  • (35U) Polar Blue Metallic
  • (UMS) PhatNoise entertainment system
  • (V39) Removable overhead storage console
  • (PDY) Security Package
  • (PCN) Storage and Organizer Package
  • (VDJ) Regular production accessory, second row floor console accessory kit
  • (VGG) Regular production accessory, rear bumper protector kit
New Features
  • (87U) Slate Metallic
  • CU12216 ENHANCED 1LT Equipment group
  • (PDC) Convenience Package includes (UG1) Universal Home Remote, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system and (D7E) cargo convenience center
  • (UJ6) Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Auxiliary input jacks on (US8) AM/FM stereo with CD player and (US9) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Changes
  • (PDD) Convenience Package is now called Power Convenience Package
  • (U2K) XM Satellite Radio is now standard on all models
  • (JL4) StabiliTrak is now standard on all models
  • (NW9) Traction control is now standard on all models
  • (PDE) replaces (PCM) as the new RPO code for the Climate Package
  • (PCW) replaces (FE3) as the new RPO code for the Safe and Secure Package
  • (PCH) replaces (PCQ) as the new RPO code for the Mobility Prep Package, paratransit upgrade.
  • (PDJ) replaces (PCU) as the new RPO code for the Overhead Rail System delete.
  • (LGD) 3.9L V6 SFI engine is now available on CU11416 models
  • (**C) Custom Cloth interior is now available on 1LS models
  • (AG1) Driver 6-way power seat adjuster is now available on 1LS models
  • (AN2) Integral child seat is now available on 1LS models
  • (D4V) Front seat utility tray is now available on 1LS models
  • (PCW) Safe and Secure Package is no longer available on the CU11416 1FL model
  • (V59) Luggage rack side rails are no longer available on the CU11416 1FL model

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(PDC) Work Truck Convenience Package replaces (PDD) Work Truck Convenience Package but has the same content

What the F### is that, just changing PDC to PDD?

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I'm surprised the Uplander soldiers on. As was mentioned in the GMC truck thread, it's highly disappointing that there isn't more widespread use of the 6-speed automatic on the GMT900 trucks.

Sad to see the Colorado ZQ8 go away. I've always liked the looks of it, and I would have gotten one had it come with a better engine.

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so sunburst orange is going away and inferno orange is coming in... is it a different color or a different name so the extra cost is justifiable? whats this new black granite look like btw?

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The 6-speeds not being standard is a huge disappointment. I believe GM said they would have them in the 2008 models, did they not?

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Perhaps 2008 is a short model year for GM trucks. It would be legal to code them 2009s after 1/1/08. GMT355s need that MCE sooner rather than later, and GMT900 pickups need that 6 speed auto to put more distance between them and the competition. I too am sad to see the ZQ8 suspension package go away in the smaller trucks... but it makes me hopeful for something even better to replace it.
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Y'know, for you girls who hate all things Uplander, ya gotta get out and drive one. I scoot around in our shuttle bus from time to time, and I gotta hand it to GM: they've done quite a bit with the tired old thing. Truly, the 3.9 in it turns it into a bit of a rocket - so much so that the first time I drove it I kinda scared myself, having given it the guns like I would when it was the 3.4! The Achilles heal of the van is the lack of leg room. When GM went from the Venture to Uplander they made the seats so thick that many inches of leg room evaporated - and they need to bring back the 8 passenger version. We can't keep used 8 passenger Ventures in stock!

There is no denying that the Uplander is a hoary old beast, but for $10,000 less than a Sienna/Odyssey, they are the deal of the century.

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2008 Colorado Changes

Deletions

  • (ZQ8) Suspension Package, Sport
  • (V4A) Xtreme Performance Package
  • Exterior color (43U) Yellow
  • Exterior color (46U) Blue Granite Metallic
  • Exterior color (85U) Sunburst Orange Metallic
  • (PCJ) Sun and Fun Package
Sigh. GM took away the best looking and 2nd best looking Colorados. The two that would have been on the top of my list if I were buying.

Maybe they will bring back the Xtreme style appearance w/ a V8 model.

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I guess GM sees the 2009 F150 as more of a threat and a target than the 2007 Tundra. It would have been nice to see the 2008 trucks and suvs come with the 6-speed.

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GM eff-ed up the Colorado Extreme from DAY ONE! It received LITTLE to NO exposure, I saw none of them on lots, the packages offered were ridiculous and unattractive and they were launched TOO late...

It's sad that GM screwed up ONE of the FEW offerings they had in which young people weren't ashamed to be seen.

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GM eff-ed up the Colorado Extreme from DAY ONE! It received LITTLE to NO exposure, I saw none of them on lots, the packages offered were ridiculous and unattractive and they were launched TOO late...

It's sad that GM screwed up ONE of the FEW offerings they had in which young people weren't ashamed to be seen.

I agree about not marketing them or even making it easy to find out info about them. But despite that I saw a TON of them! Literally 4-5 around where I lived in KY and around 4-5 of them where I live now in MO. Also the ZQ8s were MUCH more common.
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Those idots got rid of the Xtreme package and the new 2008 Silvy's don't have 6spd. autos come on now guys.

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What a typical lame 2008 lineup from the General. So we get XM Satelite radio as std which few people I know continue to subscribe to after the first 3 months is up, the same old 1996 era 3400 in the Equinox for the 4th year in a row, no 6 speed in the regular Silverados, less sporty packages to choose from(Xtreme) and more model lineup confusion that would have Einstein bewildered.

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Well now I am confused about the 6 speed in the trucks....I spoke with my GM Canada dealer rep yesterday and asked him if he had heard that the 6 speeds are not available in the 2008 trucks. Today he checked with the entire Southern Alberta GM Canada office, and everyone, including the Zone Manager, was under the impression that the 6 speeds are still going to be in all of the 2008 trucks. Production doesn't begin until June 20th, and GM often makes changes after orders have been entered in the system. Furthermore, the GM Canada order guide for the trucks is out Thursday and they are much more detailed, it will say if the 6 speeds are late availablity or interim. I will post the GM Canada changes to the trucks as soon as I get them.

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Well now I am confused about the 6 speed in the trucks....I spoke with my GM Canada dealer rep yesterday and asked him if he had heard that the 6 speeds are not available in the 2008 trucks. Today he checked with the entire Southern Alberta GM Canada office, and everyone, including the Zone Manager, was under the impression that the 6 speeds are still going to be in the 2008 trucks. Production doesn't begin until June 20th, and GM often makes changes after orders have been entered in the system. Furthermore, the GM Canada order guide for the trucks is out Thursday and they are much more detailed, it will say if the 6 speeds are late availablity or interim. I will post the GM Canada changes to the trucks as soon as I get them.

Well, I'm not going to get my hopes up again. I'll believe it when I see it.

Then again they didn't say which trucks. They are going to in the HD trucks, but not the 1/2 tons and SUVs.

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I liked the "Z'ed Rado's...Now I no longer interested in them any more.....

I don't think you can order an Uplander anymore...I though production was done in a few months...

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Well now I am confused about the 6 speed in the trucks....I spoke with my GM Canada dealer rep yesterday and asked him if he had heard that the 6 speeds are not available in the 2008 trucks. Today he checked with the entire Southern Alberta GM Canada office, and everyone, including the Zone Manager, was under the impression that the 6 speeds are still going to be in all of the 2008 trucks. Production doesn't begin until June 20th, and GM often makes changes after orders have been entered in the system. Furthermore, the GM Canada order guide for the trucks is out Thursday and they are much more detailed, it will say if the 6 speeds are late availablity or interim. I will post the GM Canada changes to the trucks as soon as I get them.

So, is the Canadian Order Guide up yet.

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They pushed the Canada order guides back until tommorow (Friday). So I will post the canadian changes then.

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Appears GM pulled a fast one....even on its employees. My dealer rep was shocked.

Changes :

• New standard Content Theft Deterrent pre alarm system

• XM Satellite radio available on W/T models

• Uplevel ETR AM/FM stereo CD player available on W/T models, replacing option U1C

• Integrated Brake Control available on 1500 Series models

• High Idle Switch available on HD models

• 17” wheels standard on 3500 Series dual rear wheel W/T models

• 17” Chrome appearance wheels standard on 3500 Series dual rear wheel LT models

• New colours: Dark Cherry (12U), Deep Ruby Red (66U)

• Discontinued colours: Sport Red (63U)

• Removal of IP mounted Ashtray on LT models with A95 seats

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