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What percent of Colorados will be sold with Dur...

Aug 04 2015 12:44 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/3/2015

Among the mid-size pickup fan community there is perhaps no topic more passionately discussed than the current lack of a diesel offering.  Both the folks at the Tacoma sites and everyone who is a fan of the GM trucks are clamoring for a diesel truck.  Last week GM officially announced that the Duramax is a go.  The press release was intended to give the impression it is available for purchase, but actually that will most likely be November.  Either way, the truck is no longer a "future product."  Thus, we reached out to the GM communications people and asked them to tell us how many of the Colorado and Canyon will be built with the Duramax.  Our guess is they won't say, but if they do we will report it post-haste. 



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Pick Yours: 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss or Mid...

Aug 03 2015 11:30 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/3/2015

Chevy announced two special editions for the 2016 Colorado today.



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Which of these 2016 Chevy Silverado Changes Mat...

Aug 03 2015 11:16 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/3/2015

General Motors has released the details of the changes to the 2016 Silverado 1500.  The list of new features is listed here with changes and deletions below.  What new feature interests you the most?



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Colorado Diesel Towing - Impressive or Not?

Jul 29 2015 11:01 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7/29/2015

This week the official 2016 Chevy Colorado towing numbers were released for the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel.  We covered all the major points in our story yesterday, but wanted to shine a light on the towing capabilities of the new Colorado.  According to the information, the new Colorado can to up to 7,700 pounds in two-wheel drive and 7,600 in four-wheel drive versions.  Diesels have more than one advantage, but the most commonly cited advantages are towing and fuel efficiency.  The combination of these two is also a hot topic. 



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Polaris introduces 144-horsepower 2016 RZR Turb...

Jul 28 2015 01:47 PM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
7/28/2015
 
Polaris just introduced an all new RZR side by side that blew our mind when we read the press release. We didn't think this off-road trail machine could get any more awesome with 78-horsepower in stock form but we were wrong. This new newly announced 2016 RZR Turbo EPS has a saliva inducing 144-horsepower.



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2016 Colorado/Canyon w/ 2.8L Duramax - 7.7K lbs...

Jul 28 2015 08:56 AM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
7/28/2015
 
Chevrolet and GMC are letting out a lot more details about the new 2.8L Duramax Diesel engine that will be an option in the 2016 Colorado and Canyon. Today the two brands released more specifications about the future mini-diesel midsize pickups.



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Concept Truck of the Year is the Hyundai Santa...

Jul 27 2015 08:25 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7/27/2015

Channeling the El Camino and SSR, the new Santa Cruz Concept from Hyundai has won the Concept Truck of the Year Award at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s.  The North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards (NACVOTY) "...recognize those concept vehicles that have made the strongest impact in terms of automotive design, engineering and market responsiveness."  About two dozen jurors vote on the nominees selected by journalists in North America.



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FCA US will have to buy back Ram trucks over st...

Jul 27 2015 06:48 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7/27/2015

In an unprecedented move, NHTSA  and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US) have come to an agreement over a recall issue that will result in FCA having to buy back Ram trucks.  The affected trucks have a suspension defect that can cause the vehicle to crash.  As part of the settlement Ram will buy back customer's trucks if they cannot be fixed.  Similarly, certain Jeep vehicles will be covered under a fire recall.  Those owners will be allowed to trade in their Jeeps at above market value or be given a financial incentive to get their vehicle repaired.



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Will Camaro's illuminated bow tie appear on...

Jul 26 2015 04:47 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7/26/2015

Sharp-eyed Camaro writers have picked out an option from the Camaro order guide that people are starting to talk about.  Apparently, the 2016 Camaro will be offered with a blacked-out bow tie logo and also a new illuminated gold bow tie.  As cool as that will look on the grill of the new Camaro, our first thoughts were that the new factory illuminated option would look great on both the Silverado Midnight Edition and Black-out Edition. 



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Federal Trade Commission Confirms Investigation...

Jul 24 2015 01:53 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7/24/2015
In an earlier report, we detailed how the Justice Department might charge GM and some of its executives with a crime over the ignition recall issue.  The latest news is that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking to GM's activities.  One part of the issue is not clear is if the dealers are the target of the probe, GMN, or both.  The Detroit News reports that GM responded to the FTC June 3rd.  The FTC has confirmed the investigation but would not elaborate. 
 



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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Axle seal Replacement 1999-07 Silverado/Sierra

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:47 AM
About to undertake redoing both my front axle seals in my front end, got a 2004 Silverado Z71, anyone done this on jack stands before? pictures and tips would be greatly appreciated!    
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cheap powerfold tow mirrors!!!

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Starting bid $1.00 I don't know how to add the link from my phone.. so I took a screen shot
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2015 Text Alert Volume

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Yesterday, 10:33 PM
So I'm new to the forums and have been learning a lot about my 2015 Silverado 1500 the last few days. So thanks for that. One question I have and have not been able to find an answer to, concerns the text alert that comes through the system with my iPhone. I am getting most of them but have noticed a few times I missed a text coming through. So I started paying attention closely and having people text me on purpose to know and see exactly when it comes through. It seems to slightly turn down volume on radio and make a very low dinging sound, but does not last long. Is there a way to make the alert sound last longer or at least be louder? If you don't happen to catch the quick chirp and don't notice the message on the DIC or 8" MyLink system then you miss the text. This is not the end of the world, missing a text that is, but would be nice if there was a way to make alert louder. Thanks for any input.
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I need help with the A/C in my truck...

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Yesterday, 10:29 PM
I have a 2001 2500HD with a 6.0 Well, my a/c blew out really cold and good. But I turned it on high and it randomly stopped blowing. Then made a little noise. The compressor didn't shut off or anything. It just stopped blowing. Anyone know what would cause that?  
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4l60E black stick??

1960-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K Truck Yesterday, 10:27 PM
I checked the tranny oil today on my 1996 k1500 with 230000 miles on it, because I hadnt checked it in a while. I found that there was some black stuff on the dipstick. I wiped it off and checked it again and the fluid looked pretty good maybe just barely  a little different color than it should. but is the black stuff normal or should I be worried about it? it drives fine and doesnt slip that I can tell, but with 230,000 miles it wouldnt suprise me if it was headed downhill. I might do oil change on it but iv heard very mixed reviews about doing this and I dont know when it was done last and I have had the truck for 35,000 miles so its probably about time anyway. I know when I got the truck it looked like the oil was brand spankin new. what are your thoughts?
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My link System

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Yesterday, 10:18 PM
First off I am not whining I just want to make sure I am not having more than usual difficulties with the mylink system.   I have had a lock up of my touch screen now a couple times. Can't do anything with the system until I shut truck off open door and restart truck. This completely restarts the radio system. I also tried to hold the power button to see if it would manually restart while driving and it would not. I got a clock on the screen when it shut down. Then could not get it to turn the radio on until I pulled over on the highway. System is very disappointing as many others have stated but I was not able to find anything on system lockup. Called my soon to be not dealer and well the same as usual They want me to bring it in so they can check for codes. Really? If a code was set for this issue I am sure the informant centre would have a message. Is it even possible for the radio to set a code? I am not going to deny the possibility, it does notify me of my trailer brakes needing servicing as well. Like others, Love the truck but the radio blows other than the sound for me. GM should be liable to update this system. I have not found any great reviews about it really. Just people calling people whiners when they are no...
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2015 Silverado Power Steering Hang Up

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Yesterday, 08:52 PM
I have a 2015 LTZ Z71 and sometimes (usually at high speeds in the highway) I turn and the steering wheel gets hung up and I have to straighten the wheel out. If I don't straighten the wheel, the car continues to turn. The dealer couldn't duplicate or pinpoint the issue. Anyone have any ideas
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Hail Repair

Vehicle Appearance, Care, & Maintenance Yesterday, 07:55 PM
So does anybody have any experience with fixing hail dents? I'm pretty pissed off right now and I know insurance isn't going to help. [attachment=49324[emoji14]hotoGrid_1438725160489.jpg] Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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33x12.50-20

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Anybody on here running this size on just a leveled truck? Or just on 4" lift and higher? I'm wanting that size but if it needs to be a 4" lift or higher I may just stick with 305/55-20. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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CrazyQuickDraw's 2006 Silverado LT 4x4 Build

Vehicle Builds Yesterday, 07:31 PM
CrazyQuickDraw here! I'd thought I would introduce myself to the forum by starting a build thread.   I have a 2006 Silverado 4.8l LT 4x4 that I bought off my father a month ago (he bought it used in 2010). It has 65 000 miles on it.   It's kinda dirty...   Since owning this Silverado I've cranked the torsion keys to level the truck, replaced the stock 255/70/r17 General tires with 285/70r17 Toyo OC AT II tires (little trimming was required). My father put American Racing rims on it a couple years ago so I decided to save money and stick with them.     Recently the running boards were removed... that was a hell of a job, as well as the lower airdam. And I added a bug-deflector to the truck.     So far I plan to get a new grille, tint the windows, replace the muffler~ add dual exhaust, oh and replace my old plates that highfived the snowbanks last winter!   I hope you all will enjoy my build! I'm open to suggestions and any thoughts on how I can improve my silver silverado!
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Post photos of your 2500/3500 HD's

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 25 Feb 2015
Was searching for a photo thread in the 2500/3500 section and found nothing.    Why don't you guys start posting some photos of your trucks? I love the 2500's and am seriously considering getting one in a few years!
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BF KO2 or Nitto TG G2

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 08 Jul 2015
Ok I'm trying to decide which tire to purchase for my new Sierra. I'm going with a 275/60-20 on my stock rims. In the past I have run Cooper Zeon LTZ's which I liked but never got as many miles out of them as I thought I should so trying something different. I'm leaning towards the KO2's but am worried about the mileage hit. The KO2's are a D rated 8 play, not sure on the Nitto. I would love to hear from anyone who has these about how your mileage was affected.
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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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Plasti dipping parts on your Truck

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 17 Mar 2015
Interested in plasti dipping some chrome parts such as the bumpers and maybe grille and headlight trim. Throw some pictures of whatever you've plasti dipped on your truck up on here!
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Assist Steps / Running Boards / Nerf Bars

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 19 Sep 2013
Has anyone out there installed factory or aftermarket nerf bars/running boards on your new 2014 Silvy or Sierra?  Which brand/style do you prefer or like more than any other?   I just recently bought and received a set of 6" oval SS cab length boards made by Raptor.  It was really the only manufacture at the time that said they fit the 2014 model.  When they arrived I noticed a dent on the outside of the drivers side rail.  In the process of returning/exchanging them.  I also did not like the quality.  They are supposed to be stainless steel but tapping on the tube they sound and feel like aluminum.  Very thin-walled that could be easily dented by rocks bouncing off the freeway or those darn "rubber alligators" we have so many of here in Houston!  If they could have a severe dent in them wrapped in plastic, surrounded by styrofoam inside a box, inside another box than they will be DESTROYED on the truck going down the road!   By the way, I order them from 4wheelonline.com for $449.99 with a $50 rebate and did not look through the warranty/return clauses before I bought them.  I would think twice before ordering anything else from them!  If I want to return them for a n...
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How is the new 6.0

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 18 Jul 2015
I currently own a 2011 6.0 and love the truck. They now have the 6.0 with the active fuel management in the 2015. How do you guys like it ? I know back in the day the 5.3 AFM engines had a lot of problems. Thanks Matt
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Looking at a 2015 2500HD Z71...

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 28 Jul 2015
I am seriously looking at buying a 2015 Silverado for towing upwards of 10K lbs and up to 900lbs. tongue weight... Have had diesels before (F250's), but want to stick with a gas engine this time. Book specs show the trailer weight to be no problem and payload capacity as being more than adequate. Ive always had Fords, currently in an F150 ecoboost (great truck btw) but I need something a bit more robust for mountain roads. So, hoping to get feedback from those who know. I really like the feel of the Silverado, nice & quiet inside... How is the reliability of the 2500 gasser Z71 4WD? Any particular problems that I should be aware of? How does the interior hold up? Engine-tranny? Truck in general. Thanks in advance for any advice/direction! Jaxon
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New Denali HD

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 31 Jul 2015
Yesterday drove off the lot in my new 2015 Denali HD 2500 diesel, all I got to say is that I love it, she drives so smooth and I learned a lot from this site and did my research from this site thanks guys and enjoy the pic ;)
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HID Headlight Bulbs / HID Projector Retrofit

2014 / 2015 / 2016 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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14/15 silverado - adding foglights

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 18 Feb 2015
Hey Yall, so this thread HOPEFULLY could be a good repository for how-to add foglights to the 14-15 silverados that come without the foglight bumper.   Here's what I have so far: Chrome foglight bumper w/o sensors: 22944859 Foglight Bezel (need left and right):22944877 Foglight Bezel (need left and right):22944878 Foglight Bucket (insert)(need left and right):22944875 Foglight Bucket (insert)(need left and right):22944876 Bumper Wire harnes w/o sensors: 23109810 Headlight switch w/ foglight button (Sivlerado Blue): 23187804 Foglight (need left and right)22872762 Foglight (need left and right)22872763 POSSIBLY: Forward Wire Harness w/ Foglight connector: 23124556   So far I only have my hands on the bumper. I will post pics of all this when I get it done but my question for all of you is this:   Foglights: same as an 08-13. I ordered a MUCH cheaper pair off ebay. $42 for both vs $120 for 1 from GM.   Forward wireharness: This harness includes your headlights, so it's a pretty big piece. Will need to confirm if this is needed. Looks like it is.   Total cost of this project is hard to determine. I'm buying parts where I can to save as much on it as possible. I would suggest doing the same as GM puts a high...
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