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GMC Canyon beats Colorado in Cars.com pickup ch...

Apr 14 2015 09:08 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/14/2015

In its most recent mid-size pickup truck comparison Cars.com compared the 2015 GMC Canyon SLT, Chevy Colorado Z71, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and Nissan Frontier Pro 4x.  The Canyon took first place.

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BF Goodrich announces its 2015 Performance Team

Apr 13 2015 02:27 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/13/2015

BF Goodrich announced its 2015 Performance Team of partners today.  Looking like a "Who's Who" in off-road, the new team includes such notable members as Rod Hall – Rod Hall Racing, SCORE Desert Racing, and Terry Earwood – Advanced Car Control, LLC; Skip Barber Racing School Chief Instructor.

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Important NHTSA warning issued to GM truck owne...

Apr 09 2015 09:58 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/09/2015

Today the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a warning to owners of vehicles in the salt states, particularly the Northeast.  Saying in part that "model year 2007 and older trucks, SUVs and passenger cars (should) inspect brake lines and thoroughly wash the underside of their vehicles to remove corrosive salt after the long winter in order to prevent brake-line failures that increase the risk of a crash." 

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2015 Chevy Silverado HD Custom Sport revealed

Apr 08 2015 11:11 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/08/2015

Today at the Denver auto show Chevrolet unveiled its 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport edition.  This is an appearance package for the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD.  The new package includes a body-colored grille with chrome-accents and body-colored front and rear bumpers. The door handles and side molding are chrome and the trailering mirrors have chrome accents. 

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Chevy looks back on its canopy work truck past

Apr 07 2015 10:41 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/07/2015

 
Chevrolet looked back on its urban delivery vehicle past in a press release retrospective today.  Chevrolet began making canopy top and sides work trucks back in 1936.  Small business owners used the trucks to bring their goods for sale directly to the neighborhoods of American cities.  The top image is a 1939 Half-ton City Express.  These trucks were a huge part of Chevrolet's business in pre-WWII days, accounting for hundreds of thousands of sales.

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Do you consider Chevrolet a "Truck Brand"

Apr 02 2015 11:42 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/2/2015

 
 
A recent award won by Chevy we reported on caught our attention after we read it a few times.  The reason is that a well-respected Detroit-based automotive data company, Vincentric, named Chevrolet the best "Truck Brand."  I don't think many of the members of this forum would argue that Chevrolet deserved the Award for making the trucks with the best value, but is Chevrolet a "Truck Brand?" 

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2016 Chevy Malibu may be what GM needs to balan...

Apr 01 2015 10:19 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/1/2015

 
As our prior post reported, GM's sales are trending towards trucks and SUVs in a big way.  Car sales are continuing a multi-month plunge.  This is not a trend all manufacturers have seen.  Toyota's car sales have not declined though it does sell every extra truck it chooses to make.  GM needs to balance its vehicle sales to avoid CAFE fines and to stay a major player in the car market.  The all-new Malibu will be critically important to Chevy and GM, and it may have just the right formula.

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GM trucks continue sales surge - car sales dive

Apr 01 2015 10:03 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/1/2015

 
Although GM vehicle sales were down slightly year over year in March, truck and SUV sales continued to grow at a steady pace.  Conversely, car sales at GM have simply nose-dived.  This trend has been going on since mid to late 2014.  Trucks, vans, and SUVs were up 14 percent at GM.  Car sales were down an incredible 21 percent.  Crossover sales were up by 6%.

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2016 GMC Terrain updated with a new professiona...

Mar 31 2015 07:42 AM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
3/31/2015
 
Today at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, GMC shared how it plans to update the Terrain for the 2016 model year. New front and rear fascias along with an updated hood are the most noticeable changes.
 
 

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Vincentric - Chevy Trucks are the best value

Mar 27 2015 02:34 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/27/2015

 
Vincentric's annual value awards were presented this week.  Vincentric is a respected automotive data compilation company specializing in cost of ownership analysis.  The Silverado 2500 won the 3/4 ton pickup category, the GMC Sierra 3500 won the full-size heavy duty truck category, and Chevy was called best brand (trucks).

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Recently Posted Forum Topics

"35's on the level" 14 GMC 1500

Vehicle Builds Today, 01:48 AM
How low can you keep it and how big of a tire can you stuff in there?   How about some 35's on 2.6" of lift?   Bilstein 5100 front struts on the 1.85" setting with the pro comp bottom spacer from the 2.25" kit,  getting around 2.6" of lift.  Alignment came out perfect but it had really bad negative camber while it was stock. It was destroying the inside of my tires.   2.25" block in the rear with the factory 1.25" taken out with some new 5100 shocks   Tires are the original Toyo A/T's 285/75R18.     its a lot of sidewall and a fairly skinny tire,  Barely rubs with my factory flaps.  Still on stock wheels don't think I could have pulled it off with any other offset (may test this later)   Edit..   I guess this is a build thread....   when I first got the truck I ran some 275/70R18 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3's with no rubbing and no lift.   added a AFE momentum GT air intake  AFE single exit exhaust  Superchips Programmer (yea yea I know box tune sucks blah blah blah. Just want to correct my tire size easily) EGR in channel flat black vent visors which look great but are way too thick and tripped the safety on the power windows for about 2 months! truxed...
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new tires and rim width

Wheels, Tires, & TPMS Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Im looking to purchase some new tires for my truck Torn between the BFG KO2S or the Cooper ST Maxx. Ive a set of Ballistic wheels which are 9" wide. My question is i see all the tires i want either in 265/70/17 or 275/70/17 say they max rim width is 8.5". So has anyone actually tried or know if these tires will fit and if so will they look baloonish? I know 285's say 9" rims. Just not sure i wanna go that route. Thanks
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08 IBT

Trailers, Hitches, & Towing Yesterday, 11:29 PM
My 08 3500 is driving me nuts.   Has factory brake controller which acts flaky.   With trailer attached it sometimes (not always) doesn't recognize the trailer (5th wheel RV) attached.  If I "short to ground" the brake voltage pin momentarily it will then always recognize the trailer and work just fine until the next time I turn off the ignition.  Then it may, or may not, again recognize the trailer the next time I start the engine.   With no trailer attached, just driving empty, it will sometimes give me a "check trailer wiring" alert even though there is no trailer in tow.   Have double checked all wiring and connectors --- no loose wires or corrosion --- everything clean and bright.    
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Travel Trailer recommendations...

Trailers, Hitches, & Towing Yesterday, 10:53 PM
I am about to purchase a 2015 Sierra SLT 4x4 3.42 axle. short bed. It has the 5.3 engine and does have the trailer brake option. I'm just waiting to sell my 08 Silverado before pulling the trigger on the new truck. I am also in the market for a travel trailer. I am totally new to towing a travel trailer. I have pulled plenty of open and enclosed trailers, but never a travel trailer. Here are out plans. We plan on taking summer trips around the US., So we will be driving a few thousand miles once, maybe twice per year. Most of the time, we will be using the travel trailer to take it to the beach (about an hour away). How big of a travel trailer can should I buy to safely tow it? I am looking for any recommendations you can provide. Thanks in advance for your help.    Al attached is a picture of the truck I'm planning to buy. Iridium Metallic Z71
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VIBRATION FIXED! (knock on wood)

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 10:44 PM
After 8 months of test drives, tires, wheels, balancing, osciliscopes and Pico meters my truck is vibration free.
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6.2L Active Noise Cancellation

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 09:30 PM
According to GMC and Chevy's website, the 6.2L comes with active noise cancellation. I've had my Denali for a few months now, and in that time, I've never noticed anything that tells me there is such a feature working. Usually with true ANC headphones, I am pretty sensitive to the dead silence they can create. Went on 550 mile road trip this weekend, and had various degrees of wind and road noise on the drive, with nothing seeming to happen to fix it. At this point, I don't think its working or installed. I have the three mic grilles in the cab, but haven't pulled one to see what's back there. I don't see anything in the HMI's menus to even tell me about it, much less adjust it. Don't see anything obvious in the hidden system menu either.   Anyone notice theirs working or any options for it? Maybe I got the wrong programming at the factory?
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Hows the quality of the mcgaughys drop kit?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Im currently in the market for a drop kit. Im looking at the mcgaughys adjustable kit. Hows the quality on the kit. Ive read mix reviews on it so I figure it would be easier to ask you guys who are currently using it. Thanks 
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Won't Turn Over

Ask the GM Technician Yesterday, 09:22 PM
I need some help, quick!  I parked my pickup (2007 Sierra NNBS) like normal on Saturday evening.  Went back out Sunday afternoon to start it...nothing.  It was completely dead.  The remote keyless entry didn't work.  There weren't any door chimes, interior lights, dash lights, dome light, shift indicator, nothing.  When I went to turn the ignition over, dead.     I insert the key, turn it all the way forward to the ON position and the check engine light is the only one on - it chimes 5 times and then the rest of the dash lights up on the 6th chime.  And then that is when the alert messages cycle through.  I turn it to start, nothing.  So I take the key out...and the fan/temp controls unit stays lit up for a few seconds and then cuts out as well.  Now that its quiet out I can hear some other clicking shortly after all the lights are out.  Like some kind of relay is resetting or cutting off.  Does that mean anything to anyone?   After I took the key out and reinserted it turned the ignition over the "Service Air Bag" message came on and then immediately after that the "Service 4 Wheel Drive" message came on.  There is no shift indicator _ under the...
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Time for my first diesel.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD Yesterday, 08:30 PM
I decided to do some exploring at the behest of my wife....she was tired of the ride quality when towing our 10K plus travel trailer with our 2014 1500 NHT.  Interesting shopping experience.  Skipping to the end:  Suttle GMC claimed a specific truck we spotted on cars.com was not available.  Interesting in that it was still showing available on GM's site as well as the dealer.  Figured I would call Winegardner this AM to trust but verify.  Turned out the not available truck was absolutely available.  I asked if Suttle had made contact with them...he checked the system and no...nothing from Suttle.  Well it's settled...barring any shenanigans I'm picking up a white 2015 2500 CC SLT Z71 on Saturday.  2.29% for 75 months isn't a bad gig.  Just about time too...rear end on my 2014 CC NHT was making a high pitched whine after I dusted a ricer up to the speed limit.    I promised I wouldn't mod....but....
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Completely Dead...

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 07:44 PM
I need some help, quick!  I parked my pickup (2007 Sierra NBS) like normal on Saturday evening.  Went back out Sunday afternoon to start it...nothing.  It was completely dead.  The remote keyless entry didn't work.  There weren't any door chimes, interior lights, dash lights, dome light, shift indicator, nothing.  When I went to turn the ignition over, dead.     After I took the key out and reinserted it turned the ignition over the "Service Air Bag" message came on and then immediately after that the "Service 4 Wheel Drive" message came on.  There is no shift indicator _ under the  PRND etc.  I can move the shifter without depressing the brake pedal.  I tried it again in Neutral.  Still dead.  It won't turn over at all so its gotta be something electrical.   The battery is brand new.  I checked all the logical fuses (anything associated with the messages or systems they pertain to), the connections, battery cables, everything I could think of.  Anyone have any ideas of what this might be?  Or things to try?  I am in need of getting going again!
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

BlueTooth Samsung S6 Pandora

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Just traded in my old phone for a samsung s6 and having problems with pandora. My phone seems to connect with the truck fine but won't auto play pandora. (ie just get in the truck and start playing where it left off) Sometimes it doesn't connect again after I disconnect the bluetooth to try to get pandora to play, have to go into the inteli settings and connect it. Or sometimes I will just call my voicemail and then pandora will just start playing once I hang up.   Never had any problems with my old motorola photon. The inteli says please check connection device but it is connected and pandora is playing on my phone. then I disable bluetooth on my phone and try to reconnect, sometimes that works.   I paired and unpaired 100xs and tried messing with all the settings in both the inteli and my phone. Problem with inteli, phone, or pandora?   any experienced samsung users have any suggestions?     edit once I get pandora to work it usually stays on when I get out of the car for a couple of mins but if I come back later it doesn't connect. Sometimes when I click to go browse to change artist it randomly disconnects saying please check connection device
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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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3 Month Old Sierra...Rusting Frame???

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 16 Apr 2015
I was under the truck tonight after work just looking around getting ready for a project and found something that isn't sitting well with me.  The paint on the frame is coming off and is incredibly soft.  Soft enough that I can wipe it off with no effort at all with a single wipe.  If it's this bad after 3 months I don't even want to think how horrible the truck will be after 5+ years.  The rust in the picture below is not the only place. There is A LOT throughout the car.  This can't be normal can it?
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Will 285/65R20 tires rub after I install the Bilstein front 1.85"

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 31 Mar 2015
Hi, I just ordered the Bilstein front adjustable shocks (1.85" front lift) to level the truck and be able to put a bigger tire and was wondering if anyone knew if the BFGoodrich KO2 (LT285/65R20) All-Terrain tire would be okay or would it rub when turning? Any input would be great. Thanks!
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Frame rust issue fixed by GM Before and After pics

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 14 Sep 2014
Thanks GM for fixing it, 3 days at the dealer for the frame issue and Radio sound problem, the radio still not working after update and xm radio antenna replaced.  
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6.2L Active Noise Cancellation

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 09:30 PM
According to GMC and Chevy's website, the 6.2L comes with active noise cancellation. I've had my Denali for a few months now, and in that time, I've never noticed anything that tells me there is such a feature working. Usually with true ANC headphones, I am pretty sensitive to the dead silence they can create. Went on 550 mile road trip this weekend, and had various degrees of wind and road noise on the drive, with nothing seeming to happen to fix it. At this point, I don't think its working or installed. I have the three mic grilles in the cab, but haven't pulled one to see what's back there. I don't see anything in the HMI's menus to even tell me about it, much less adjust it. Don't see anything obvious in the hidden system menu either.   Anyone notice theirs working or any options for it? Maybe I got the wrong programming at the factory?
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Accessory switches in upper left cubby/pocket

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 31 Mar 2015
I've been trying to find a place to put accessory switches for a while. Then today I find this:     (full link to source here: http://www.off-road....094.html?page=2 )   I called lingenfelter which directed me to southern comfort which says they're special order, and hasn't yet given me a price after a few HOURS on the live support chat.    Anyone know where else to get such a thing?   Also found this from Nitrous Express:   (full source here: http://www.nitrousex...itch-panel.html )   Works.. but its labeled and the buttons are much smaller. I talked to Chris at NX for awhile and he was very helpful. The problem for me on the NX solution is that the labels are etched, so I'd have to buy the switch panel, sand it, then have it repainted, and its already $60.. so that'd cost a lot for such a little thing. I'd prefer the first one. Has anyone seen anything like this?   TBH I'm considering reaching out to one of my clients that does CNC/waterjet work and seeing if they can put mein touch with someone to make a generic panel to fit in this spot. I forsee this useless cubby having a big market for switches, and I'm surprised there's so few out there. 
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Seat Movement Issues

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 01 Oct 2013
I had my truck into the dealership a few weeks ago for seat movement issues and it seems they added two small clips to fasten the seat cushion to the frame. At first it seemed it may be better (I think it was psychological), but I now have movement in the seat again. I see the clips are still there, but I get seat movement (lateral and forwards/backwards, not up and down) in turns and braking. It definitely feels like the bracket to me as the movement is small but sudden and clunks, not smooth like the cushion is sliding. Every time I get in the seat clicks/clunks a little in a manner that makes it seem as if it is taking up the slack in the bracket bushings or pivot points.   Anyone who has had the actual seat bracket replaced have any better luck fixing the issue?   is it the same bracket without a fix to address the slop in the bracket?   This is ridiculous to have this happen on such an expensive vehicle. I know it is a new model blah blah blah, but things like this fall under the basic fundamentals. Figure out how to make a seat!!! Venting over....Thanks for the help and otherwise I love the truck so far, but get frustrated over such elementary things going wrong.
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Keddie's 2015 silverado fire chief truck

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 26 Mar 2015
as the title says my build page begins here still adding to it but now that most the work is done i can start to post up some pics and videos Let start with it stock And now for the add ons Roll bak g2 bak industries Nfab Nerf bars with bed access Back rack (cover adapters) Light bar (speedtech lights)(tinted to black out) Anzo step bumper LEDs Tail gate bar Strobes n more Led added to fog lights Strobes n more LEDs in grille Nfab light bar customized to hold sirens lights and parking sensors Under the rear seat All my wiring feeds in flex conduit to under hood Dash setup Flasher locations Color matched tow mirrors     others not pictured pop n lock tail gate weathertech mats red ambeint console light  plastidip emblems...more to do   still to come color match lund industries fender flares borla dual rear exaust 300 watt "factory woofer" low profile window deflectors     and the part everyone want to seee the videos.... lights in action   how they are activated and siren
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2014+ Suspension Lifts

2014/2015 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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2015 GMC Canyon earns a Ward's 10-Best Interior award

The Newsroom Yesterday, 02:24 PM
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/20/2015   The awards for the 2015 GMC Canyon keep stacking up.  Last week the Canyon won the Cars.com pickup challenge and this week it was named a Ward's 10-Best Interior.  Wards rates the vehicles it considers on design aestheti...
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GMC Canyon beats Colorado in Cars.com pickup challenge

The Newsroom 14 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/14/2015 In its most recent mid-size pickup truck comparison Cars.com compared the 2015 GMC Canyon SLT, Chevy Colorado Z71, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and Nissan Frontier Pro 4x.  The Canyon took first place. The Cars.com testing was comprehen...
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Important NHTSA warning issued to GM truck owners in salt...

The Newsroom 09 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/09/2015 Today the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a warning to owners of vehicles in the salt states, particularly the Northeast.  Saying in part that "model year 2007 and older trucks, SUVs and pas...
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2015 Chevy Silverado HD Custom Sport revealed

The Newsroom 08 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/08/2015 Today at the Denver auto show Chevrolet unveiled its 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport edition.  This is an appearance package for the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD.  The new package includes a body-colored grille with chrome-acce...
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2016 Chevy Malibu may be what GM needs to balance sales

The Newsroom 01 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/1/2015   As our prior post reported, GM's sales are trending towards trucks and SUVs in a big way.  Car sales are continuing a multi-month plunge.  This is not a trend all manufacturers have seen.  Toyota's car sales have not...
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BF Goodrich announces its 2015 Performance Team

The Newsroom 13 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/13/2015 BF Goodrich announced its 2015 Performance Team of partners today.  Looking like a "Who's Who" in off-road, the new team includes such notable members as Rod Hall – Rod Hall Racing, SCORE Desert Racing, and Terry Earwood...
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Do you consider Chevrolet a "Truck Brand"

The Newsroom 02 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/2/2015     A recent award won by Chevy we reported on caught our attention after we read it a few times.  The reason is that a well-respected Detroit-based automotive data company, Vincentric, named Chevrolet the best "Truck Brand...
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Chevrolet Suburban HD coming- Fleets only

The Newsroom 20 Mar 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 3/20/2015   Chevrolet has in the past created HD versions of the Suburban.  The added towing and cargo capacity works very well for many contractors and those that want more towing ability, but with a wagon-style body instead of a truck...
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Chevy looks back on its canopy work truck past

The Newsroom 07 Apr 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/07/2015   Chevrolet looked back on its urban delivery vehicle past in a press release retrospective today.  Chevrolet began making canopy top and sides work trucks back in 1936.  Small business owners used the trucks to bring thei...
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