An Update - What's been done, what's coming up, and, she has a name.....
Well, I haven't done too much yet.... I found that I had to change the carpet because I discovered a stain of molasses and Kool-Aid in the rear carpet, also changed the rear seat bench because the old one was malfunctioning, and, found a much cleaner one in the same vehicle I found the replacement carpet in the junk yard (Btdubs, both the entire carpet, and the seats were each $24.00 each from that junkyard). I've also added the factory fog lamps.... Now seriously, why did GM add the wiring to the harness for these, but, not put the ends on it
Anyway, I also have been waiting for one with the wheels I want to show up so I can pounce..... It has not been easy. I also am trying to get ahold of a newer OnStar Module to send away and get matched to my VIN... Now, since I've posted in a few forums how to add it, apparently I made it popular.. ugh.....
I am also planning load leveling suspension and a trailer hitch. With the load leveling suspension, it's all pretty much in the rear with little to no actual interaction with the driver, or the body control module for that matter. It's an add-on much like OnStar. The sensor pretty much does all the work, and, there are 2 options basically - to have a connection into data bus to give error codes, or, not to have a connection into data bus to give error codes. Typically, these systems rarely have an error unless the air compressor itself fails, or, a shock or airline is damaged, which, all would be clearly visable from the outside anyway. As far as shocks go, I actually have a million choices since the Equinox actually uses normal shocks in the rear. I think I'm either going to use the shocks for/from either a Rendezvous/Aztek or, if I can find them, a Cadillac SRX. The sensor choices are either that from a Rendezvous/Aztek (No connection to data bus), or from a 2006 or newer Cadillac CTS or SRX (connection to data bus). I want to add this because it would increase the towing and carrying capacity of the vehicle, stabilize rear end handling better, and, I can add the rear panel inflator access as well. I can also get the parts rather cheaply. Another reason is stupid, but kind of funny, I want to add a certain an air horn - A Grover 1056 to be exact (The Monorail Horn). I know it's silly, but, I would just like to freak people in traffic out with it, especially when they're being idiots. The unique sound of the 1056 is unlike any other horn made also, and, it's quite bass-y, and, that's why I like it.
I plan on adding a class 3 hitch with a full sized/2 inch receiver. I can find them on ebay for less than $100 and by draw-tite, and, it's all simply bolt on.
On a side note, I've also named my Equinox Miss Betty Boo. I figured it was time since it is my second one of the same purple color, and, for some reason, I like this one a bit more than my old one.
Anyway, there's an update so far. Hope you all are having a great day,