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Great News For GM's Workers

Feb 05 2016 12:02 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/5/2016

Those of us that grew up in a union household know that overtime pay, shut-down overtime pay and annual profit sharing bonuses mean a lot to a family.  For about 50,000 families in the U.S., GM's huge $6.3 billion in profits last year means that workers that worked their full-time shifts will receive $11,000 in profit sharing.  This is the largest profit sharing check the UAW workers will have received in a long time. 



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New Details Change Colorado / Canyon Sales Picture

Feb 04 2016 11:14 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/4/2016

Earlier this week General Motors reported its sales numbers and put such a positive spin on the Colorado and Canyon sales we were faked out.  We saw through the hype and reported the decline in sales of the Colorado and the Canyon's very slight increase accurately, but there is more to the story. 



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Toyota Gives Up On Scion - Thoughts?

Feb 03 2016 03:57 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/3/2016

On lieu of any big GM truck news today, I thought I would write an unconventional eulogy for Scion from the "first person perspective."  Toyota pulled the plug on Scion very secretly last night.  Although I wrote a story predicting this at an outlet I covered news about Scion for (that ruffled some feathers), even Toyota's PR network didn't know until they woke up this morning that the company was giving up on Scion as an individual brand.  Even pretty mundane stuff is usually shared with the PR network in advance, and we writers often get "embargoed" stories shortly ahead of the news release so stories can be prepared for morning publication.  Not this time.



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Colorado Sales Down in First Month of Duramax D...

Feb 02 2016 12:19 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/2/2016

In the first month of sales since the new Duramax diesel Chevy Colorados were available GM sold less Colorados.  And not by a little.  Sales were down 7.3% for the month.  Notably, at 5,508 units, it seems as if Chevy sold much less than its total production output capability.  Prior months had reached almost 8,000 units (December was 7,900) The Canyon was essentially flat with January sales of 2,270 versus 2,205 in 2015.  The Canyon had sold as many as 3,000 units in prior months.



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Chevy Sales Down In January: GM Proudly Boasts...

Feb 02 2016 10:44 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/2/2016

Chevy's sales in January 2016 were down 3.6% compared to January 2015.  Yet, GM's sales communications headline is "Chevrolet Continues as the Industry’s Fastest Growing Brand, Leading GM Retail Sales Increase."  Apparently sales new can never be bad at GM.  GM's overall sales for the month were up 0.5%.



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Costco GM Sales Event Has Interesting Twist

Feb 01 2016 11:34 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2/1/2016
Back in October GM-Trucks.com alerted our readers to a special GM sales event from Costco.  The big-box store provides deep discounts to customers that order their GM truck or car from them.  Our contact at Costco let us know today that the sales promotion was a big success.  58,000 new GM owners took part in the program and received a great deal on a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac.  The program connected 34% more buyers with GM vehicles this year compared to last.  However, it was the cool customer conquest chart Costco provided we found most interesting. 



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2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Takes Off - Thumb...

Jan 28 2016 02:15 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
1/28/2016

This week, GMC launched its new trim level of the Sierra All Terrain, the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X.  The new X features more off-road capability than the current All Terrain which already comes standard with:



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Forward crash prevention with auto braking work...

Jan 28 2016 12:00 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
1/28/2016

Systems that can see a forward crash coming and automatically apply the brakes for a driver work.  I know this first hand.  Last year I was on the highway when a flock of turkeys ran across all the lanes in front of me and drivers ahead of me stopped.  The Auto-braking kicked in before I could react, and likely saved me from rear ending a pickup truck in a tiny Acura at high speed. 



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First 2016 COPO Camaro Goes To Auction Friday F...

Jan 27 2016 10:00 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
1/27/2016

General Motors and Chevrolet are auctioning off the very first COPO Camaro drag car at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ auction Friday January 29th.  Serial number 2016COPO001 will be sold to the highest bidder and all proceeds will go to The United Way.  The COPO Camaro is a purpose-built drag racer that competes in the NHRA Stock Eliminator class.  Its new style was influenced by Courtney Force.  The drivetrain is unique to the car, and features a 350 racing engine with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger. The name, COPO, is Chevy-insider-speak for "Central Office Production Order."  Originally a fleet ordering system, Chevy dealers adopted the system to configure special, unique, performance cars back in the day. 



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And the PickupTrucks.com / Cars.com Towing Cham...

Jan 25 2016 10:20 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
1/25/2016

Today the results of a comprehensive towing challenge done by Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and MrTruck.com was revealed.  The challenge was one segment of a five-part series.  The trucks were scored on 26 different objective and subjective categories.   The trucks included in the towing challenge included:



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Recently Posted Forum Topics

GM helps the children of flint.

Off-Topic Today, 12:05 AM
Happy to hear of the help from uaw and GM.very kind of them http://www.detroitne...ation/80047788/
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Decisions, Decisions

Off-Topic Yesterday, 10:35 PM
anyone else ever consider trading there truck for a camaro or corvette. i been pondering with the idea for about a month, and the deals on the certifieds in my area of NY for camaro and corvettes have been great. man if i didnt live on top of a mountain i would of pulled the trigger already.
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Anyone done an Add A Leaf instead of a block?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 10:33 PM
Was wondering if anyone with a new k2 truck has done an AAL instead of a new block out back. The stock block is 1" and I was going to go to a 2" but I have an AAL laying around from my last truck (along with a bunch of different blocks) so was just curious if you have done it, does it: - make the ride a lot stiffer? - how much did it raise the truck in the back? - I noticed there are pads in between each leaf spring, did you purchase extra pads or just stick it on the bottom of the other springs? I usually haul or tow a lot so this is beneficial to it not sagging as bad. I realize that it won't increase my capacity (legally), but it should keep it from getting so much rake from the 2" level
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Suspension finally sorted!

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 10:21 PM
After an unsuccessful go with Fox coilovers I was able to get the truck squared away today. Bilstein 5100's at top setting, added a 1/4" top spacer and Cognito UCA's up front. Added Readylift 2.25" rear spacers as well. So far happy with the stance and ride. On Toyo AT2's in 295/60/20 my fender to ground measures 40.5" up front and 41" rear.
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AJ's Destin Florida

Off-Topic Yesterday, 10:18 PM
I don't know if anyone frequents Destin like myself and my family do for vacation, but if you do I just wanted to let everyone know that AJ's burned to the ground tonight. It's a sad day for me, onE of my favorite restaurants.
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FS: 2014+ OEM GM truck struts / shocks

For Sale/Wanted Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Selling my OEM Chevrolet Silverado 1500 struts / shocks that were removed from my 2WD truck at 6,000 miles to install Bilsteins. Will fit 2014, 2015, 2016 GM trucks. There is nothing wrong with them. I just wanted a different ride. Asking $75 + shipping CONUS OBO.
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Winter Nationals 2016

Racing, Strip, & Track Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Anybody going to the races this weekend? I haven't been in several years and my wife is taking me for Valentines day.
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Spring Clamps Reduce Rear Vibration

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Hi all, I have seen on a few different forums (mainly in the shake and vibration thread) that spring clamps put on the rear leaf spring have solved or 80%+ reduced some of the members vibrations at highway speeds. Some members had positive results placing the clamps in front of the axle while others had luck placing them behind the axle. Rather than having to ask in each forum I figured I would start a new topic and get an idea of which placement is the most effective. To help, if you would post the following we can get a general consensus as a starting point for people wanting to try this. Info should include the following: 1) in front or behind axle 2) how far (inches) to axle and/or blocks 3) how much did you torque them down 4) what shocks do you have 5) 2wd or 4wd 6) empty bed or loaded down 7) did the spring clamps actually help (around town, highway vibration, any positive characteristics you might have noticed by adding them) 8) any additional info - did you try in front and rear and which one was better? Thanks in advance for any input!
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Hood protector....

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Hey guys, I'm looking to put a new hood protector on my 2014 Silverado. I do a lot of highway driving everyday and looking for it to minimize the road chips/bugs on a daily basis. I know there are various manufacturers gm, avs etc.... Just wondering what you guys are installing and pros and cons about each. I had a avs hood protector on my 2006 Yukon Denali and really liked it, I am just concerned about noise and the potential of it rubbing on the hood. Thanks
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I gave up Twitter today

Off-Topic Yesterday, 08:45 PM
I started getting hooked, so I suspended my account. Anybody else have to walk away from social media? What do you do instead?
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Post Pics of Your 2014+

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 15 Oct 2013
Lets see a picture of your guys' 2014 Sierras and Silverados and what you've done.   Heres my SLT crew. Iridium metallic, loaded.   Tinted, GM 6' oval side steps, GM mud guards.  
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3.08 rear end questions

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 03 Feb 2016
If someone else has already answered this question on here I'm sorry in advance, but I couldn't find it. Ok i have a 2015 silverado crew 5.3 with 3.08 rear end love the truck so far. Was planning on lift & level in the near future but was wondering how 33 inch tires & a 3.08 rear are going to work? My dad has a 2014 with 3.56 rear end & I can notice a little more torque with his truck. I don't pull a trailer much maybe 4x a month at the most...
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$1500 Private Offer Tips

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 22 Oct 2015
Any tips on getting a $1500 Private Offer to pop up would be appreciated. When I bought my 2014 back in September 2013, they sent me a $1500 Private Offer in the mail. My daughter has decided that she wants a full size 2015 Silverado or Sierra, but we cannot get a private offer to pop up after several days of trying. Maybe we are in the wrong zip codes for this to happen, but we would appreciate any of the latest tips in getting one to pop up.   Maybe they are not offering them at this time, but would appreciate feedback from anyone who has been successful within the last week or two. What browser and the zip code where doing the search would also be helpful to know if they are being offered in our Region of Michigan and Northern Indiana. We have tried my zip code in Central Michigan, and hers within spitting distance of the Indiana line. No joy yet, and she wants to buy before the end of November. We have dumped our cookies, and tried on both the GMC and Chevy build/price/locate.   What is the exact page you guys are getting them to pop up on, Chevy or GMC.   Thanks for any information.
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Be proud and show your 4 incher off!! photo thread

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 03 Feb 2016
In this post, show off your 4" lift! Please state brand and tire size as well.   This will be informative for me as well because I would like to lift my truck but I'm afraid that it will not fit in my garage. 4" with 33s may be the ticket for me!
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Gear ratio

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 05 Feb 2016
I was curious how do I tell what gears I have in my 2014 GMC sle 4x4. I crawled under the truck but couldn't find any markings on the rear diff. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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Post your 2014+ wheel/tire set-up

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 15 May 2014
As suggested in another thread, I figured I'd try to get this going.  It'd be really cool if all the 2014+ forum members would post your wheel/tire set-up in a central location.   Post some pics, and include details on sizes, offset, backspace, lifts, levels etc.    Also tell us about any rubbing and/or trimming required to run your set-up.   Thanks
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2015 Silverado 5.3 Cold start noise

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 06 Feb 2016
Hey Y'all,   I posted this tread in the engine forum, but I want to post here because after doing more research, It may not be an engine sound after all?   http://www.gm-trucks...-at-cold-start/   When I was doing some research, I found this you tube video which has the exact same noise my truck and my brothers 14 makes:   https://www.youtube....h?v=9Xg_bq7e854   Does anyone have any ideal what this noise is?  If it's normal, that's fine. Sounds like VTC rattle like I had on my 14 CRV's that I got rid of, but I've read it's the flapper valve in the exhaust, or something in the transmission re-setting during the first cold start?    Whatever the sound is, I'd like to know what it is exactly so I can feel good about the truck and move forward.  I can say for sure when it's extremely cold outside, the noise is louder/longer, but it has done this pretty much from the first month I have owned the truck.  I want to say it's a light rattle, or whirring noise, but much like the VTC in the CRV's it sounds metal on metal to me.    Just curious about this and if anyone ever got to the bottom of what this cold start noise is.  Much like the VTC rattle on the CRV's the noise (...
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5th Oil Change?

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Getting ready for my 5th oil change. The first 4 were done at GM dealership, this one is on me. Typically I run Mobil 1 full synthetic extended performance oil and an AC Delco oil filter on my wife's suburban and planning to go this route on my truck too. Would running this out to 15K miles be a bad idea - the label claims "15,000 miles of guaranteed performance". I've been changing at 10K/1year on the burb but I'm putting 20K miles on my truck every year. Let me know your thoughts please.
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Fram Tough Guard, any good?

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Time to change the air filter and wondering if anyone has any experience with the FRAM Tough Guard? We got lots of fine dust here in AZ. The original AC Delco filter looks good but is getting brittle and time to change 24K miles.    http://www.fram.com/air-filters/fram-tough-guard-air-filter/ 
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5.3 performance mods?

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 28 Nov 2013
Hello.  I just joined this site today.  I traded my Ford F-150 on a Silverado yesterday.  It is a regular cab short box Z71.  Sounds like I can pick it up tomorrow.  Very excited.  I was just wondering about getting some more HP out of the 5.3 without voiding warranty.  I had an Airaid cold air intake on my 5.0 and it seemed to help.  Quite loud under full throttle tho.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  If there is already another thread regarding this I apologize.  Seems like a great community here.  Thanks in advance.
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