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A.R.E. Expands Lighting Options For Fleet and C...

Apr 28 2016 10:49 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/28/2016
A.R.E, the leader in truck caps and tonneau covers (and friend to GM-Trucks.com), now offers an expanding selection of lighting options for both the interior and exterior of truck caps and tonneau covers.  A.R.E.’s ultra-efficient LED options are rated for 100,000 hours, lasting more than twice as long as incandescent lighting.



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Would you let an autonomous vehicle drive you?...

Apr 27 2016 01:37 PM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
4/27/16
 
In just a few weeks, Josh, John, and myself will attend a emerging technology conference at MIT by the New England Motor Press Association (of which all three of us are members). 



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Scary Ford Truck/SUV/Mustang Recall- Three Cras...

Apr 27 2016 12:39 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/27/2016
 
Ford announced today that is recalling about 202,000 model year '11-'12 Ford F-150, and 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles because the transmission can suddenly downshift into first gear.  Ford says in its recall announcement, "Depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time of the downshift, the driver could experience an abrupt speed reduction that could cause the rear tires to slide or lock up. This condition could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash."  This is not just a theory, Ford admits that it is aware of three accidents that have reportedly been caused by this malfunction.



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GM Shuts Down 4 N. American Plants- Can't G...

Apr 26 2016 11:45 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/26/2016

General Motors is shutting down four plants in North America.  The U.S. plants in Spring Hill, Tenn, Lordstown, Ohio, and Fairfax, Kan., as well as the Oshawa Plant in Canada.  The reason is that General Motors cannot get parts critical to the vehicles manufactured there because they are made in Japan.  A series of earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu earlier this month.  Many news outlets reported on the effect that the earthquake would have on Japanese manufacturers like Toyota and Nissan.  Few pointed out that General Motors relies on parts from Japanese suppliers for its North American-built vehicles.



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Truck Sales Have GM and Its Managers Rolling In...

Apr 25 2016 11:11 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/25/2016

Late last week General Motors fiscal quarter-end numbers were released, and the General is raking in the profits from expensive, high-end trucks.  Even though unit sales have started to level off or decline in the U.S. and China, GM's two strongest markets for sales, the company doubled its profits compared to the same quarter last year.  GM's $1.95 million in profits for the quarter set a company record.  This according to the Wall St. Journal.  The climb in profits is credited to selling a higher percentage of pricey trucks and full-size SUVs.



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2016 Silverado Rally - Thumbs Up or Down?

Apr 21 2016 11:13 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham

 

Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/21/2016

Chevy has updated the Silverado Rally for 2016.  This year's big change is the stripe along the side.  What do you think?
 



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50th Anniversary Camaro SS Will Pace Indy 500

Apr 19 2016 03:38 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/19/2016

The upcoming 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be led by a 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition pace car.  This marks the ninth time a Camaro has paced the Indy 500.  Four Abalone White 2017 Camaro SS vehicles will be on hand to support the race.



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Cadillac XT5 Earns Spot Next to Lexus With New...

Apr 18 2016 12:49 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham

 

Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/18/2016

Let's be completely honest.  The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has the Lexus RX squarely in its sights.  The outgoing SRX was no slouch and has basically become the Cadillac brand as the company's sedan sales go down the drain.  The new XT5 has just earned a spot on the same awards list as the 2016 Lexus RX.  WardsAuto named the new XT5 to the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list because its interior rocks.  More specifically, the new five-passenger crossover has "first-rate materials."  That wasn't the real tipping point, though. Rather, it was the cool rear-view camera integrated into the XT5's mirror. 
 



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Who Needs Diesel? 2016 Cruze Gas Matches 2015...

Apr 18 2016 12:28 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/18/2016
The latest press release from Chevy touts the 2016 Chevy Cruze's new 42 MPG EPA estimated highway mileage.  Lost in that release by Chevy is the fact that the new 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited Eco's combined fuel efficiency is the same 33 MPG that the former diesel Cruze rated.  Both the 42 MPG highway and 33 MPG combined numbers are impressive.  The Cruze also uses regular unleaded fuel, which saves at the pump.



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1 Mil 14,15 Silverado/Sierras Recalled - Check...

Apr 17 2016 09:20 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/17/2016
Using warranty data, General motors has determined that the driver's side seatbelt cable on the 2014 and 2015 Silverado and Sierra may fail.  GM says, "...the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat."



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Recently Posted Forum Topics

New Chevy Owner

New Member Introductions Today, 12:38 AM
Hi guys, brand new Chevrolet owner, picked up my 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Crew Cab today.  Moved to the US 10 years ago from Scotland, never had a car over there, first car here was a 2007 Honda Civic that I had from new and traded for the Chevy.  Wanted a truck for fishing mostly, also into photography and computers.     Hoping the troubles that brought me to forums are very brief, goes back into the shop on Tuesday for electrical fault that I've replied on.    
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Question about 2016 6.2L GMC

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:15 AM
New here, I have an 04 Silverado Z71 Crew Cab. I am looking at 2016 Sierra Crews.   I like the 5.3 but I am really interested in the 6.2L .    The question is does the 6.2 require Premium fuel?  I have not actually driven one yet.    Also when I look on the dealer web page and also open up the window sticker it does not mention what the rear end gear ratio is on the 6.2's,   Thanks in advance   How do you 6.2 owners like the engine and 8 speed tranny   Albytruck
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Android Auto / Google Maps / WiFi

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 10:54 PM
It seems that if the phone is connected to the truck wifi and connected to the radio with the usb that google maps will not function properly.   Truck has the GM navi.   Android Auto is installed.     Phone is an S4.   Tried several times previously to get google maps to work, just to compare with the built-in navi.   Screen would show arrow indicating truck travel direction, but would not show roads.     Today, turned of the phone wifi connection and tried again.     SUCCESS!   And so far, (only an hour or so of driving) I like the road detail and traffic info supplied by google maps better than the built in nav.     Anyone have any idea how much data it will use if it is left active?
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2016 WT 7inch IOB upgrades?

2015 / 2016 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Hello just bought a 2016 WT it has ONstar & back up camera but no XM radio id like to know is it possible to upgrade to the 8 inch radio with Xm??Or are there any options out there.
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Hard start rough idle

Gen III and IV Small Block & Drivetrain Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Hey guys new here and trying to figure this issue out one last time before it goes to a shop to get diagnosed which i really cant afford..   03 Silverado 1500 5.3l with auto 4x4   last summer when this started.. i was offroading and nose dived into a water hole.. sucked in a slight amount of water but truck kept running even while it sat stuck in water 1 foot deep in the cab.. got pulled out and drive it home and didnt seem healthy at all.. slowly died as i entered my driveway a km away.. then wouldnt start for 2 days with new parts thrown at it.   list of new parts since sunk.   -pulled plugs and cranked (sprayed seafoam in cylinders to clean any dirt) installed a set of e3's -try pcm off a 05 5.3l..then replaced my original. -got it running real rough by pouring gas in throttle body.. -new up stream o2s put in and ran decent like it is today with  occasional hard start and rough idle   parts ive installed that havent changed idle or hard start fuel pressure regulator (helped hard start but still does it was losing pressure when shut off) current pressure idle and key on engine off sits at 49/50~ tried 3 maf sensors.. tried a second map sensor cleaned throttle body 3 times now new pcv valve new in...
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Custom sub box

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 08:57 PM
After a while of researching and looking upnideas i decided to build my box. Couldnt get what i wanted so decided to give it a try. Almost done. First attempt at this. Gonna be down firing subs. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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4 wheel drive not working

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 08:36 PM
When I engage 4 wheel drive the front drive shaft does not turn the actuator motor works and shift it to 4 low even but still will not turn front drive shaft I replaced the transfer case thinking that was problem but the new used transfer case does the same thing I have a hard time believing I got a bad transfer case doing the same thing please help it's a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 extended cab 4x4
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Roll N Lock Truck Bedcover for 2014 or 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 or Chevy S

For Sale/Wanted Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Roll N Lock Truck Bedcover for 2014 or 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 or Chevy Silverado 1500. Like new condition with instruction manual and original receipt.
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2016 second battery hold down?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 08:11 PM
I am currently trying to add a second battery for plowing to my 2016. I have the battery tray and ordered the rubber hold down but I have noticed there is not a threaded nut anywhere to bolt the battery hold down rubber piece to. Has this changed for 2016 or is there a different tie down system for the 2016. I ordered the hold down from gm parts direct and it said that the rubber piece was for the aux battery tray Thanks
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Cam for 06 Silverado with the 5.3

Gen III and IV Small Block & Drivetrain Yesterday, 07:42 PM
I was wondering if a 224/228 .581/.588 cam with 112 lobe sep would fit in my truck with all stock internals. I have long tubes and cold air intake bolt ons and running 33s.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

What have you done to your K2 today?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 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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Question about 2016 6.2L GMC

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:15 AM
New here, I have an 04 Silverado Z71 Crew Cab. I am looking at 2016 Sierra Crews.   I like the 5.3 but I am really interested in the 6.2L .    The question is does the 6.2 require Premium fuel?  I have not actually driven one yet.    Also when I look on the dealer web page and also open up the window sticker it does not mention what the rear end gear ratio is on the 6.2's,   Thanks in advance   How do you 6.2 owners like the engine and 8 speed tranny   Albytruck
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2014+ Suspension Lifts

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 12 Jun 2013
saw on facebook Rough Country has released its leveling kit and 2.5" lift for the 2014. they look exactly the same as for the previous generation. But, they have a video that shows a new silverado with a 2.5" on it. although its a little low for me, it looks amazing     http://www.roughcoun...ft-kit_1303.php
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Carpet in wheel wells?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 10 Jun 2013
Got my first close up look at a 2014 Silverado yesterday and first thing I notice is the carpet in the wheel wells.  What the heck is that all about? Must be for road noise reduction but I wonder how it will hold up under constant rocks, tar and road salt.
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My new 6.2 Denali

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Here she is! I fell in love with the Crimson Red paint and then even deeper in love with the 6.2 mated to the 8 speed tranny. This truck rides even better than my 15'SLT did and I thought that had a great ride. I want to thank everyone who offered their input and information. You guys and the wealth of information on this forum really helped me while I was shopping around.  
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LED Front Light Bars & Pods

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 02 Dec 2013
Adding the final touches... I ordered it from Steve www.sneveysoffroad.com 20inch highlander trail series with the combo beam. The install wasnt as bad as i planned till wiring the relay and switch.. Finished product Removing grill was a BITCH... Be prepared to cuss and drink like a fish. Step one.. Open hood. Pull tabs out that hold the plastic overlay. Than there is 4x 10mm screws. Take those out... Next go in the wheel well take 2x 7or 8mm screws out. (this holds the painted peice above your bumper on) pull edges off till it reaches headlights. Now.. Slide under the head first under the bumper.. Above license plate there is painted to match clips push them with a flat head and wrap end of painted peice... There is 4x more bolts on bottom of grill Now i used a dremel to cut slots for the mounting arm here Drilled holes and mounted.. Perfectly LET THERE BE LIGHT!! THE High beams and fogs.. (did that to) You can compare that to just light bar. Heres all together Now the best part... I'm not drilling into a 40k trucks interior... Chevy made my dah here. I just pushed my toggled switch into here.. Holds Extremely tight.. Ran wires under panel under steering wheel out the hood popper.
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2015 Tahoe LTZ Driver Seat Pain from Sensors

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade 07 Feb 2015
Had my new 2015 Tahoe LTZ for about 5 weeks and for a few weeks now have been feeling a pressing in the back of my thighs/rear. Tried adjusting the seat many times.   It is the lane departure sensors in the seat base that seem to be mounted too high, with not enough padding on top of them. Both the right and left side are super uncomfortable.   Took it to Silver Star in Thousand Oaks, CA. Service tech hopped in and felt them right away.   Awaiting repair but not optimistic..   Anyone have similar problem?  
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Electrical problems. 3rd time in the shop in 2 months

2015 / 2016 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 12 Dec 2014
2015 Silverado we have spent more time and miles taking it to and from the dealer. This is the third time they can't find anything wrong.
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Angle on control arm after lift?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 22 May 2016
So I put a rough country 2.5" on my 2016 AT up front, nothing in the back. I also have 295/60/20 on stock wheels. I was looking at the angle of my control arms at the end and it seems pretty steep. I was wondering yalls opinion? Would new control arms fix this or what? What are the long term consequences of this?      
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Does anyone else have burn marks in thier paint?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 24 May 2016
So I washed my truck this weekend in  a different position and when I was done, I noticed that there were faded marks.   My truck is black and there's three spot on the driver's side and one on the passenger side that are 5 - 10 inches wide.   It looks like someone tried to buff out some scratches or something and burned the clear coat.   The odd thing is that you cant notice looking head on or if the truck is even a bit dirty.   But freshly washed and at an angle in the sun, they are there. Clear as day.   Anyone else seen this? I only have 3500 miles and the truck has 4 miles on it when I bought it, so I was the only driver.    
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GM Moving Some Silverado Production From Mexico To Flint, MI

The Newsroom 26 May 2016
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/26/2016 The publication MLive Michigan is reporting that General Motors will move some production of Silverados from Mexico to Flint, Michigan.  The move seems to be for all the right reasons.  The report quotes Local 598 Shop Chairman...
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Chevy Truck Stuns Lambo Driver And Fans At Drag Race

The Newsroom 22 May 2016
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/22/2016 Watch this video, but before you see the race start try to image just how things are supposed to turn out.      Did it go the way you imagined? Hat tip to TheDrive.com for the post idea.  
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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Is Hard To Ignore

The Newsroom 10 May 2016
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The Newsroom 03 May 2016
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GMC Highlights Trailer Options For Sierra

The Newsroom 23 May 2016
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GM Cutting Big Checks to Vehicle Owners - Is Yours On the...

The Newsroom 23 May 2016
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The Newsroom 25 May 2016
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The Newsroom 20 May 2016
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The Newsroom 24 May 2016
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