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Ever Dreamed of Camping- Permanently?

May 19 2015 10:44 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/19/2015
Who hasn't dreamed of selling our possessions and hitting the road?  No other country has this strong a road-trip calling.  It is something all ours.  Jack Kerouac made a career of it.  Don Draper (Dick Whitman) did it and found inspiration for his best work.



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New Wagner Sprayer Perfect for DIY Truck Owners

May 19 2015 09:10 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/19/2015
Wagner Spray Tech has introduced a new line of sprayers targeted directly at do-it-yourself truck owners.  The MotoCoat system can apply bed liner, undercoating, or automotive paints.  The system is complete, meaning no compressor is needed.  The 39 foot hose makes working around large vehicles easier.  The adjustable spray pattern can spray in vertical, horizontal, narrow or wide without overspray.



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Quicken Loans Giving Away a New 2015 Chevy Colo...

May 18 2015 01:37 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/18/2015
 
Would you like to win a 2015 Chevy Colorado and have your mortgage paid for a year??



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All-new 2016 Chevy Camaro photos - what do you...

May 16 2015 03:19 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/16/2015
Today Chevrolet launched the all-new 2016 Camaro.  GM says there will be six new powertrain offerings starting with a 2.0-Liter turbo that will go 0-60 MPH in under six seconds, and including a Camaro SS with 455 hp.  Highlights of the new car include a leaner stiffer chassis and driver selectable drive modes.  The Camaro is also 200 pounds lighter depending upon trim, and for the first time magnetic ride control will be available on an SS trim.  GM says that the '16 Camaro is so new "Only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation Camaro to the new Gen Six: the rear bowtie emblem and the SS badge.



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GM-Trucks Races In BFGoodrich-TEN Driver Enough...

May 15 2015 10:51 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/15/2015
 
This past week Josh Merva, co-founder at GM-Trucks.com, and Chris Hawkins, Community Manager of GM-Trucks.com took a shot at proving their on-track skills.  BFGoodrich and The Enthusiast Network (TEN) have been running a contest challenging drivers to lay down their best track time in a 2015 Ford Mustang GT on the new BFGoodrich Tires g-Force COMP-2 A/S ultra high performance tire, and a 2013-2014 Ford Raptor on the BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire.  Josh and Chris joined a few select media representatives and about 55 other participants on track to see who had the right stuff.



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2015 Colorado and Canyon seat recall announced

May 14 2015 02:21 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/14/2015
 
GM will be recalling most of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyons produced for a seat connection issue. 

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Who wants a diesel Canyon or Colorado - GM adds...

May 14 2015 09:19 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/14/2015
 
The news this week on the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon is that GM has started to update the 2016 ordering codes and is updating the order books to reflect the baby Duramax diesel engine packages.  And they are packages.  Diesels will come with engine (exhaust) braking and trailer options as part of the diesel package. 

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NHTSA - Brake lines rust in salt states - A sol...

May 13 2015 02:38 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/13/2015
NHTSA recently issued a warning to those that live in the salt states about rusting brake lines.  The upshot of the multi-year study behind the advisory was that GM and other truck makers installed brake lines that did indeed suffer corrosion in the states with rough winters where salt is used on roadways.  The corrosion caused failures and accidents.  These were documented in the report.  GM later changed its brake line design to add a more robust protective layer.  That is likely the most cost effective way to prevent trouble, but is it the best way?

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Sales and customers' preferance for options...

May 12 2015 08:54 AM | Gorehamj in News

 

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/12/2015
All of GM's trucks are doing very well this quarter in sales, continuing a trend that began last year.  GMC, in particular, is doing well.  General Motors says that not only are sales at a ten-year high, customers are choosing better-equipped models that add to the bottom line. 
 

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2016 Camaro sports classic lines coupled with a...

May 11 2015 10:48 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5/11/2015
The new design of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro looks very familiar to anyone with an eye for '67 to '69 Camaros.  Chevy has clearly retained the retro-awesome looks for the new generation as the above teaser image shows.  GM chose to retain the classic lines and work to improve the car's aerodynamics.  Apparently, it worked. 
 

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Recently Posted Forum Topics

L33 Casting #'s, help!

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:50 PM
Hey All, I'm hoping you all can help me here. I know this topic has been beat half to death, but I still can't seem to find this answer! I have an 06 Sierra SLT Z71 Extended Cab, 122k. 5.3, L33, Aluminum HO Engine. Bought it about two months ago. 4:10 gears, but still averages 15 mpg surprisingly...   About a month ago, I suddenly noticed the coolant reservoir was completely empty. That took a whole gallon of coolant to fill to full. The truck has had a slight "knocking" noise that I assumed to just be piston slap. Then I read all about those Castech heads last night, and that's where I'll get into detail.   The dealer I bought the truck from was very shady. I have several issues I have to fix. Luckily the extended powertrain warranty will cover any heads/cylinder/valves, etc. When I got the truck the oil was changed. The oil still looks like new, but I can see what looks like an outline of "brown" on the underneath of the oil cap where somebody wiped it off? After filling the coolant, it is now (after a month), down gradually, maybe 1/4 of a gallon. So I just got around to pulling off the valve covers, and what I found is interesting...   The driver side I pulled completely off. It looked very clean. Underneath...
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Torque Specs

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust Today, 08:15 PM
Anybody know the torque specs for 2014 Sierra brake calipers and rotor screw? I have a new set of drilled rotors and want to install them myself. Thanks.
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Subwoofer

Audio, Electronics, OnStar, & SiriusXM Today, 07:35 PM
I just bought some new speakers for my truck and was looking to add a subwoofer. Any recommendations? I was looking at the mtx thunderform because of the location and custom fit, but open to any suggestions as well. Thanks.
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2011 yukon XL, C0253, C0710 (steering pos sen), stabl/trac warning

Ask the GM Technician Today, 07:00 PM
Have stabilitrak and traction control warnings.  Pulled codes and have C0253 (steering centering error), and C0710 (steering position signal error).  There is a service bulletin on this that corrossion at the connector seems to cause high resistance and throw the codes.  However, I have also read that some are replacing the sensor.  I am curious if the plug clean up is typically fixing these or if they usually need a sensor?    I have pulled and reseated the connector but warning still appear.  I am not yet sure if I need to reset DTCs or if this will be self resetting?     Also, correct if wrong, but the steer sensor will also assist in the variable steer torque assist?  I note that this car seems to react VERY quick at highway speeds.  Enough that I have to really watch how I drive it compared to some other trucks but was figuring this was a tire issue. 
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belltech 2509 drop spindles anyone?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 06:18 PM
I just purchased a set of belltech drop spindles for my 15 chevy. Has anyone put these on there truck and what were your thoughts. Belltech has always sold good stuff in the past. thanks.
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2014 1500 All Star edition 18s

For Sale/Wanted Today, 05:42 PM
Any one looking for 18 inch brushed aluminum factory wheels? For sale in central California. Email Scottscharmann @gmail.com
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Dynomax VT Catback Exhaust (part number 38531)

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust Today, 05:22 PM
Dynomax VT Catback Exhaust (part number 38531)   I ordered this a few weeks ago, and finally found time to install it today.     First off, install was a piece of cake (used a lift, but I don't see any issue doing this on the ground).  You can pull out your stock exhaust (at least on a CC SB) all in one piece.  Just unbolt pull towards the back of the truck so you can clear the cross member, then pull the full exhaust forward and twist a tad to get the last part over the axel.   I cut my stock exhaust into 3 piece, just so I can store it easily in the rafters in the corner.   Sound on startup:  Stock x2, is how I'd put it.  Very suttle and quiet, not much noise at all.   Sound on slow acceleration:  Same as above, you can hear it, but it's not noisy at all.   Sound on med acceleration:  You can actually hear it rumble a little and can hear the shifts, something I like to hear.   Sound on hard acceleration:  Nice sound, but no where near even being loud.     Sound in 4cyl:  Same as stock for the most part.  At highway speeds, I noticed no difference at all.  In very low speeds, like 10-20mph, I notice a little helicoptor ish sound...
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2015 or 2016?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 04:37 PM
Hello this is my first post. I am planning on buying a new truck between now and the end of the year. I took a 2015 Sierra SLT for a Test drive today and I really liked it. I am no hurry to buy but I am looking for some advice On the differences between the GMC and the chevy and If there will be any changes between the 15 and 16 worth waiting for?   I have a test drive appointment set up for a chevrolet dealership next week just so i can see what is different about the two vehicles but I figure it is mostly cosmetic.   Thank you for any input you might have.   Chad.
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Proof the World is coming to the end!

Off-Topic Today, 03:34 PM
  https://www.yahoo.co...-133057161.html
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Video on SD card

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 03:14 PM
2015 Sierra which I picked up this week... if I insert an SD card with audio and video, it can see all the files, can play audio but nothing happens when I try to play video.  I was hoping the video player and codecs were part of the standard Infotainment system build.  Has anyone been able get this to work, without the rear seat video player option?  I expect it might be disabled as it poses a safety issue.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Adding Aftermarket Sub/Amp

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 03 Sep 2013
I did this upgrade awhile back, but have been really busy and never got around to posting. I know there's already a topic on the K2's Bose system, but that one discusses models with the bench seats. My upgrade was done on an SLT with bucket seats and factory Bose sub under the center console. Selected pics are posted at the end.     After removing the center console, I discovered the Bose sub (it's only 6") but not the Bose amp. I guessed it was somewhere buried behind the dash, so I decided to simply hook up a Hi/Lo Signal Converter to the Bose sub's input lines to save some time/effort. It provided a very clean, strong signal but is only suitable for adding an aftermarket sub, since the signal to the Bose sub is low freq only. If you choose to do this, the blue wire is "+" and the gray wire is "-".   After running all my wiring under the carper and re-installing the center console, I moved on the mounting my amp. Removed the rear seats and discovered... the Bose amp mounted to the rear wall of the truck. If you look under the center of the seat, you'll see swiss-cheese-holes in the insulation. The amp is just up and left of those openings. I don't have any info on the K2's amp wiring but I'm sure eventually PAC...
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What have you done to your K2 today?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 15 Jan 2014
If you have done something to your 14 and would like to share,please post here. Please don't post the How to in this thread.   Have a little time to install the tail gate light bar, replaced the bed light bulbs with led and install footwell led light..   Bed light replaced with this: http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_1381wt_1181 They are super bright.. Tailgate led bar with reverse: http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2571wt_1155 Not too bad for the price. footwell led,1 led per area : http://www.oznium.co...wired-superflux They are super bright. driverside: Passenger: Rear : Enjoy!
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any canadians on this site

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 14 May 2015
anyone here have the new 6.2 was thinking of upgrading my 2014 5.3 your thoughts would much appreciated   mike
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Post your 2014+ wheel/tire set-up

2014/2015 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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3.08 better than 3.42 for towing

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 13 May 2015
Before anyone says I am crazy, this is my perspective. Yes, the tow rating is only 6800lbs, not 9800. However, unless only towing on flat roads at no more than 60-65 mph I couldn't imagine towing anything over 6800lbs regaurdless of having lower gears. I just don't think the 5.3 has the grunt to maintain a higher gear going down the interstate even with 3.42's. In the end, it just seems you constantly turning 3-400 + rpm more than with the 3.08's (truck just working harder but not feeling any stronger). Reason for this post, just sold my 2014 ccsb with 3.08's for the identical 2015 ccsb with 3.42's. I lost 1.5 mpg's on my 80+ mile dayley commute, and other than running at a higher rpm, does not pull much if any better!
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6.2L Max Tow, Anybody have one?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 12 Mar 2015
I ordered my Chevy 6.2L LTZ Max Tow in October and the dealer is finally telling me it is being built the week of Mar 21 - 28.   Has anybody got theirs yet or have a build/delivery date?
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My Diablo inTune arrives tomorrow!

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 19 May 2015
Is it pretty straight forward as far installing the tune? I have the 5.3, what setting have you guys found to be optimal?
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2014+ Leveling Kits

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 14 Aug 2013
For those of you that have already installed a leveling kit... Which did you go with and why? Do the new aluminum suspension parts impact the install? I hope to get one on my truck in the next couple weeks but want some insights first.
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Stabilitrac Issue from lift or tires

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 18 May 2015
I am getting ready to purchase a lift for my 2014 DC Sierra but have heard mixed results from some posters on this forum regarding Stabilitrac issues. It seems that some people have experienced issues and some don't (or they didn't mention it). I am planning to use BDS 4" (most likely) with 35" tires on stock wheels. Do the issues come from the lift, or the tire diameter change?I know that I have to get an alignment after the install. Some have mentioned that the steering positioner and the YAW have to be reset to zero. Is this something that the alignment shop will know how to do? Is it standard practice that any alignment shop will have experience with, or is it safer to have the alignment done at the dealership?I would like to know people's experiences with details (what lift, what tire size, did you re-tune the speedometer, reset steering positioner, at general garage or dealer service only).Sorry for so many questions, but I am just trying to understand what I am in for if I lift the vehicle rather than get saddled with problems to sort out afterwards. BDS made it sound like it was bolt on and go when I talked to them, but real world experiences seem to differ. Thanks.
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Newbie 4wd question

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 05:16 AM
I have my first 4wd truck. I wanted to turn the knob so on a semi wet road I put it in auto and got the "shifting" message on the DIC. I can definitely hear the shaft turning ever so slightly. Is this normal?
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Who wants a diesel Canyon or Colorado - GM adds the codes

The Newsroom 14 May 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/14/2015   The news this week on the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon is that GM has started to update the 2016 ordering codes and is updating the order books to reflect the baby Duramax diesel engine packages.  And they are packages....
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All-new 2016 Chevy Camaro photos - what do you think?

The Newsroom 16 May 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com5/16/2015Today Chevrolet launched the all-new 2016 Camaro.  GM says there will be six new powertrain offerings starting with a 2.0-Liter turbo that will go 0-60 MPH in under six seconds, and including a Camaro SS with 455 hp.  Highlights of...
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New Wagner Sprayer Perfect for DIY Truck Owners

The Newsroom 19 May 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com5/19/2015 Wagner Spray Tech has introduced a new line of sprayers targeted directly at do-it-yourself truck owners.  The MotoCoat system can apply bed liner, undercoating, or automotive paints.  The system is complete, meaning no compresso...
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Ever Dreamed of Camping- Permanently?

The Newsroom 19 May 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com5/19/2015 Who hasn't dreamed of selling our possessions and hitting the road?  No other country has this strong a road-trip calling.  It is something all ours.  Jack Kerouac made a career of it.  Don Draper (Dick Whitman) did it...
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NHTSA - Brake lines rust in salt states - A solution?

The Newsroom 13 May 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/13/2015 NHTSA recently issued a warning to those that live in the salt states about rusting brake lines.  The upshot of the multi-year study behind the advisory was that GM and other truck makers installed brake lines that did indeed suffer...
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Quicken Loans Giving Away a New 2015 Chevy Colorado

The Newsroom 18 May 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com5/18/2015 Would you like to win a 2015 Chevy Colorado and have your mortgage paid for a year??If so, you can register to win at this link.  You need to be 18 years or older to win and you need to register by July 13th.  Other than that...
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2016 Camaro sports classic lines coupled with aerodynamics

The Newsroom 11 May 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/11/2015 The new design of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro looks very familiar to anyone with an eye for '67 to '69 Camaros.  Chevy has clearly retained the retro-awesome looks for the new generation as the above teaser image shows.  GM chose...
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GM-Trucks Races In BFGoodrich-TEN Driver Enough Challenge

The Newsroom 15 May 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com5/15/2015 This past week Josh Merva, co-founder at GM-Trucks.com, and Chris Hawkins, Community Manager of GM-Trucks.com took a shot at proving their on-track skills.  BFGoodrich and The Enthusiast Network (TEN) have been running a contest ch...
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2015 Colorado and Canyon seat recall announced

The Newsroom 14 May 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/14/2015   GM will be recalling most of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyons produced for a seat connection issue.  The seat frame attachment hooks don't meet the current federal standard and will be changed.  You can look quickly to...
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Sales and customers' preferance for options boost GMC

The Newsroom 12 May 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/12/2015 All of GM's trucks are doing very well this quarter in sales, continuing a trend that began last year.  GMC, in particular, is doing well.  General Motors says that not only are sales at a ten-year high, customers are choo...
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