2007 GMC Yukon Buildup - Soccer Mom No More

Simple Bolt-Ons Transform A '07 Yukon

Dan WardMar 1, 2010
You see them all the time, a Yukon or Tahoe filled with kids going from school to soccer practice, to the grocery store, and finally parking in the driveway. How then, in a world filled with mundane rides, do you expect to stand out? Easy. Spend one day wrenching and enjoy newfound handling, better acceleration, and looks that quickly become the envy of other SUV owners. This month, an '07 GMC Yukon serves as our Fantastic Four donor and within a matter of hours, the fullsize SUV was looking stylish and performing better than ever.
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How did we do it? We contacted Stylin' Trucks and ordered a Belltech 4/4 lowering kit and sway bars for improved handling, a Bully Dog Gauge Tuner, Airaid intake and, a Poweraid throttle-body spacer to get the 5.3L running and breathing easier. To cap off the Yukon, a set of Akuza 22-inch wheels and Toyo Proxes ST II 305/40R22 tires were bolted onto each corner. To handle the install while we snapped the pics, a quick drive to Autostyle, in Peoria, Arizona, was the solution.
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FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
Thanks to the adjustability found in the Belltech adjustable front strut and the 40-series sidewall of the Toyo tires, the Yukon rides very smoothly and without the typical jarring found in lowered rigs. Driving the lowered Yukon, with the new big sway bars in place, inspires confidence and continually surprises us with its lack of body roll. There were no surprises during the installs and if you're wondering why there was no exhaust installed on this Fan 4, we opted to keep the Yukon's added power stealthy and instead, we installed the Bully Dog Gauge Tuner.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Degree Of Difficulty: Moderate
(spring compressor needed/air tools will speed things up)
Time Spent Working: Six hours
Tools Needed:
Metric sockets and wrenches, spring compressor, flat screwdriver
Parts Used:
Airaid intake 200197EVE $286.99
Airaid Poweraid throttle-body spacer 200617EVE $127.99
Akuza Wheels Dominion 22x91/2-inch $330.00 (each)
Belltech 4/4 lowering kit 753SPBLT $878.00
Belltech front sway bar 5407BLT $191.20
Belltech rear sway bar 5506BLT $159.20
Bully Dog Gauge Tuner 40410BDT $399.99
Toyo Proxes ST II 305/40R22 $260.00 (each)
Total cost: $3,363.37
(prices from stylin.com and superbuytires.com)

2015 GMC Yukon Specifications

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Fair Market Price $44,899
MSRP $47,740
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 16 City / 23 Highway
Engine 5.3L V8
Horse Power 376 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 416 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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Sources

Bully Dog
940-783-9914
www.bullydog.com
Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
Airaid
Phoenix, AZ 85050
800-498-6951
http://www.airaid.com
Auto Style
Peoria, AZ 85382
623-815-8999
www.autostyleinc.com
Belltech
Sanger, CA 93657
800-445-3767
www.belltech.com
Stylin' Trucks
Independence, OH 44131
800-586-9713
www.stylintrucks.com

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2015 GMC Yukon

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MSRP: $47,740
Mileage: 16 / 23
Engine: 5.3L V8
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