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2015 Corvette Z06 priced to sell at $78,995

Aug 22 2014 07:51 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
 
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
8/22/2014
 
 
Chevrolet will price the 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe at $78,995 and the convertible at $83,995. Laying claim as the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever built, the Z06 has a supercharged 6.2L LT4 engine producing 650-horsepower. That's more horsepower than was spec'd the sixth-generation ZR1, which only had 630. Considering the ZR1 cost north of $110k, a sub-$80,000 Z06 sounds like a bargain.

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Cadillac Announces 'Platinum' Escalade and 8-speed

Aug 21 2014 03:03 PM | Josh in News

By Josh Merva
Managing Editor, GM-Trucks.com
8/21/2014
 
Last week Cadillac announced new features on the Escalade as well as a Escalade Platinum.

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2015 Silverado to sport it up with Rally Edition

Aug 21 2014 12:38 PM | Zane in News


By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
8/21/2014

 

Today, Chevrolet announced two appearance only Rally Edition models that will be available for the upcoming 2015 Silverado. The Rally 1 and Rally 2 Edition trucks will have a unique look, larger rubber, and a blacked out bow-tie.


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2015 Colorado and Canyon pricing announced

Aug 05 2014 04:21 PM | Josh in News

Today General Motors announced the pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

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2015 Silverado & Sierra to get 8-speed tran...

Jul 18 2014 09:04 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
7/18/2014
General Motors has confirmed that every 2015 full-size truck and suv equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 engine will be offered with a brand new GM developed 8-speed transmission. 
This includes the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and YukonXL. 
 
The new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is similar in size to the outgoing 6-speed and will allow lower rear axle ratios for improved fuel economy. 
 
Fuel economy and additional specifications for 8-speed equipped vehicles will be announced later this year. 

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Shout-Out to GMC The Magazine

Jul 08 2014 02:03 PM | Zane in News

When the Spring 2014 edition of GMC The Magazine showed up on our desks a few weeks ago we didn't expect to find someone from GM-Trucks.com mentioned inside.

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15 Silverado/Sierra 1500 towing capacity lower...

Jun 19 2014 08:48 AM | Zane in News

General Motors has announced that starting with the 2015 model year it will report towing capacity determined using SAE J2807 recommended testing practices. The more rigorous testing procedure has been held at arms length by the big three for years. Pickup producers have long overstated the capacity of their trucks using internal test procedures. The new J2807 standard brings everyone up to the same playing field. This means every pickup is finally being rated for towing capacity in the exact same manner from the 2015 model year forward. 
 
That's great news for consumers but the much more rigorous test lowers the "official" capacity numbers that many automakers love to throw around in ads.The Silverado and Sierra 1500 will see their towing capacity adjusted slightly down for the 2015 model year due to the new testing requirements. Only one Silverado and Sierra configuration, a 2-wheel-drive double cab with the optional 6.2L engine and the Max-Trailering package, will retain the prior year's rating of 12,000lbs. 

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Final 2015 Colorado and Canyon power figures re...

Jun 18 2014 08:34 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

6/18/2014
 
General Motors has released the final engine power figures for the up coming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
 
The standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine will produce 200-horsepower and 191 ft-lb of torque while the optional 3.6L six-cylinder engine will be rated at 305-horsepower and 269 ft-lb. Properly equipped, the mid-size truck duo will be rated to tow up to 7,000lbs when it goes on sale later this year.
 
No further information on the optional 2016 2.8L Duramax diesel engine was released at this time. 

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General Motors US May 2014 Sales Up 13 percent

Jun 03 2014 08:47 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

6/3/2014
 
General Motors reported United States May 2014 sales figures this morning. The company's dealer network delivered 284,694 vehicles last month, up 13% from May of 2013. It was the company's best May sales numbers in seven years. 
 
Sales of the full-size Silverado and Sierra also saw a bounce, with the Silverado gaining 8-percent and the Sierra gaining a healthy 14-percent over last May's figures. Sales of GM's all new 2015 full-size SUVs doubled.

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Introducing the 2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain HD

May 21 2014 01:14 PM | Zane in News

GMC has announced that it will offer its popular All-Terrain package as an option on the 2015 Sierra Heavy-Duty. Designed as an "off-road-inspired" model slotting just below the top trim Denali, the All-Terrain will be available on double-cab and crew-cab 2500HD and 3500HD models. 
 
When Sierra HD buyers select the All-Terrain model, they will get:
  • Exclusive design features, including a chrome surround grille and exterior graphics
  • Aluminum under-body shields
  • 18-inch Six-spoke chrome cast-aluminum wheels standard
  • 20-inch chrome wheels optional
  • 3500HD includes adjustable camper mirrors with a chrome cap
  • LED DRL headlights
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Chrome mirror caps and body-side molding
  • All-Terrain logo on the instrument cluster
  • Rear-view camera is standard
All-Terrain models will come standard with a 6.0L Gas V8 with GMC's 6.6L Duramax Diesel as an option. 
 
 

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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Back up camera on GMC Sierra 2014

New Member Introductions Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Hello all, Newbie here, Wondering if you could wire a switch to make backup camera work when you are in any gear. I would like it when towing and such, just so you could check your load. Thanks for any help.
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New Member Introductions Yesterday, 11:25 PM
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5.7L vortec CFSI fuel meter body leaking at assembly cover

Ask the GM Technician Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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Ask the GM Technician Yesterday, 09:49 PM
09' 5.3 silverado Z71 with 40,000 miles, had ticking noise only at start until recent. Noticed two days ago the tick noise at start progressed to more of a clatter at start but went away within a few seconds. Today after driving for approximately 15 to 20 miles, heard what I first thought was an exhuast leak from under hood, near driver side. Pulled over and from idle reved engine to pinpoint the problem area. Unsuccesful in doing so, drove away and noticed the noise went away then came back after traveling another 10 or so miles at interstate speeds. Long story short, on my way home, hours later, noise returned followed by check engine light. Prior to arriving home, noise went away again but check engine light remains. Never had single issue with truck and a pavement queen. Did some research finding similar problems diagnosed to be faulty lifters and others including cam issues. Purchased extended warranty through dealership so will be bringing to dealership Tuesday. Im thinking truck should stay parked until that time but this vehicle is my wifes main source of travel.??? Any opinions or advice welcome. Thanks.
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2006 sierra z71- push button 4WD not working

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 09:48 PM
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adjusting fog lights

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 09:34 PM
How do you adjust the vertical alignment of the fog lights on the 2014 Silverado 1500 LTZ?  For the life of me, I have looked every where around the housing from beneath my truck and could not figure it out.
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Getting A 2014 Silverado, Question About Floor Covering

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Traded in my 2003 Sierra, and getting a 2014 Silverado  WT (work truck), which has the rubber floor cover mat instead of carpeting. Don't mind keeping the rubber floor covering, but upon looking at the better floor mats (Husky, Weather Tech), the Husky mats have the little spikes on the backside, which would ruin the rubber covering, and the Weather Tech mats specific say they are not for use in trucks with "vinyl flooring". Want to buy some high-quality mats to protect the vehicle, but would rather not have to put carpeting in the place of the rubber floor covering.    
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Anyone encountered CA's new wait period

Guns, Firearms, & Hunting Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Apparently if you already bought a gun, the 10 day wait period is waived. Im not sure what to expect from it. I am in the market for a new gun, just dont want to go in expecting one thing to happen and something different going on
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2014 aftermarket wheels

Wheels, Tires, & TPMS Yesterday, 08:05 PM
I've been researching wheels and tires for the last week for a winter/offroad setup. I have the 2014 Silverado 20" factory wheels and the 275/55R20 Continentals that are okay in the summer but would be a joke in the winter here in Wisconsin. I've decided to go with LT265/70R17 Toyo's. Toyo recommends an 8 to 8.5" width which narrows my choices a bit. Looking at Tire Rack's wheel listings, they pull up a lot of wheels with offsets between +12mm and -6mm. I wouldn't dare go into negative offsets but what about 12 or 0mm? I'm running a stock suspension setup. Waiting for Bilstein to get off their asses and release their 5100 adjustable leveling shocks for the 2014's.
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00 Sierra won't start.

Ask the GM Technician Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Hello everybody. I need some help. I have 2000 GMC Sierra SLE with the Vortec 5300 5.3 L with 250,800+ miles. It won't start, engine turns. It started with a hard start on the second try and it would stay on, I'll put it on drive and it would accelerate to about 15mph quickly.. now if it starts it won't stay on unless I am accelerating. Its emitting white smoke that smells like fuel. The check engine light is not on so I can not run the computer. Anybody have a clue what's its going on. I'm thing fuel regulator.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Bed Liner Discussion

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 30 Aug 2013
I know these have all been mentioned, but I wanted to start a topic specifically to talk about bed liners for the 2014.   I cannot make up my mind about what I want to do with my truck bed.   I thought I wanted a color matched Line-X spray in liner.  Pics look nice from what I have seen, but I haven't seen one in my truck color yet to really know if I would like it color matched.   I also like the looks of the BedRug.  I believe someone posted a pic of it installed in their 2014 and it look very nice.  Please feel free to post it again in this thread.  :-)   While looking at the BedRug,  I see they also make something called the BedTred Pro.     It installs like a bedrug, but looks like a spray in liner.  Anyone gone this route, and if so what are your thoughts compared to the other 2 options I mentioned?   Thanks for any input.  
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2014+ Gas Mileage (MPG) Topic

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 20 Jul 2013
Hi everyone!  I'm new to the forum and I'm about to order a new 2014 Sierra.  What's everyone that's lucky enough to own one seeing in the fuel mileage dept?  I'm particularly interested in the city mileage since I have about a 4 mile drive to work and don't do much highway driving.  I have a Trailblazer SS currently and I'm getting about 11 MPG.  Hoping for a decent improvement and to get at least what the EPA rating is for city driving (16 MPG).  However, I know the EPA estimates aren't always the most accurate. Thanks in advance!
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LED Fog Bulbs & Lights

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 23 Dec 2013
**If you're interested in changing stock cargo or reverse bulbs to LEDs, go here: http://www.gm-trucks...1-reverse-leds/**If you're interested in adding separate LED reverse lights (on or under rear bumper), go here: http://www.gm-trucks...2014-silverado/**If you want to change your stock fogs to LEDs, this is the right place. 
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US/Mexico Build Tally

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 29 Mar 2014
I'm kinda curious who's truck was built where. Post & Poll what you have and what if any, issues you've had / having with your truck.   first number in your VIN is a "1" it was built in the US...first number in your VIN is a #3 it was built in Mexico.   *EDIT* I also added #1 & #3 sierra and #1 & #3 silverado
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6.2L gas versus 6.6L Duramax

Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel, Vortec 6.0L, Drivetrain, & Exhuast Yesterday, 01:12 PM
So I'm considering purchasing a new Sierra. I'm torn between the new 6.2L gas engine with the max trailering package versus the Duramax 6.6L.   I  know everyone talks about the better mileage of the Duramax, but I've never seen any real world figures comparing the 6.2L gas engine and the 6.6L Duramax.   So the 6.2L gas engine is EPA rated at 14 MPG city and 20 highway - but no tow rating obviously. I read an article about the Duramax stating that it averaged @ 17 MPG combined - but I don't recall whether that included any heavy towing.   I currently have a 2011 Sierra with the 5.3L engine. When I towed my boat from Portland to central Oregon (including a lot of mountain towing) I was getting about 9-10 MPG on the DIC. The 2011 doesn't have the max trailering package.   My only prior reservation about the diesel - other than price was the ride quality. In fact I wasn't even considering the 2500HD.   I test drove a 2011 2500HD and just didn't care for the way it "felt" - much heavier (which makes sense) but also much harsher ride.   Yesterday, I test drove the new 2015 2500HD with the Duramax and was really impressed with how much better it feels/rides - not at all like the 2011 HD I previously...
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Impressions on the 4.3L V6

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 20 Mar 2014
Looking for what anyone that has a 2014 with the V6 option in their truck thinks of it? Are you happy about the choice you made? How is the performance in daily driving situations?
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HID Headlight Bulbs / HID Projector Retrofit

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 07 Jul 2013
**The Sierra & Silverado HID topics have been merged and edited, in an attempt to create one comprehensive HID topic**   This topic will cover HID information, HID headlight bulb upgrades, HID fog light bulb upgrades, as well as installing aftermarket HID projectors/bulbs ("retrofit").    This information was last updated on 04/18/14     -----DISCLAIMER-----   Automotive lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment must adhere to the United States §571.108 Standard #108 to be legal for road use (http://www.fmcsa.dot...spx?reg=571.108). Your state or local governments may also impose standards and restrictions on vehicle lighting. If you choose to install HID bulbs and/or projectors, you alone are responsible for compliance and possible legal consequences.       -----HID BASICS-----   Lumen - a measure of the total visible light emitted by a source   Incandescent Bulb – The traditional bulb design which passes electricity through a filament inside a bulb containing an inert gas or a vacuum. The filament heats up and gives off light. Unfortunately, only 5 to 10% of the electricity supplied is converted into light,...
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Radio Reception Issues

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 05 Dec 2013
I wanted to start a seperate topic for this.  My fm reception is to the point where I don't use the radio.  The HD switches in and out to where you have to turn it off as well.  I'd be looking to replace the radio with an aftermarket head unit but the integration with the my link probably makes it impossible.  Please post up if your having issues.
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2014+ Lowering / Drop Kits

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 31 Oct 2013
I'm looking for the best way to lower the rear of my 2014 2WD 1500 about 1.5".  That will still give it about a 1.5" rake which should mean level when I'm towing.  I considered drop shackles but was reading about removing the rear lift plate that's between the axle and spring.   My question is can the leaf spring sit directly on the axle or is some sort of spacer / bushing required for proper alignment and isolation?
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Paint flaw a warranty item?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 27 Jan 2014
I can't believe I didn't notice this before (had the truck 1 month) but there are black dots under the clear coat on my truck. The dots cover an area of apprx 3" x 6". I've polished this with a buffer and everything and I'm completely convinced this is in the paint (diamond white). It's on the hood, right above the grill.   So, is this a warrantable item? Anyone with experience?
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