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2015 GMC Canyon earns a Ward's 10-Best Inte...

Apr 20 2015 02:24 PM | Gorehamj in News

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 aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. 

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Premium sportscar technology trickles down to n...

Apr 20 2015 08:37 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
4/20/2015

 
Without a doubt the Camaro ZL-1 and Z/28 of the current generation both feature technology typically found on premium brands' grand touring cars or on near-supercars.  For the new generation Camaro, adjustable ride modes and the Magnetic Ride Control found on only the priciest GM products will find its way down the order sheet to the Camaro SS and even less costly trims.  The two go hand in hand since magnetic ride control enables Chevy to make an adaptable and adjustable suspension.

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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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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Dumb memory seats

2015 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade Today, 09:24 PM
Ok, I love my Tahoe and all...  but whoever designed the memory seats should be fired.  I have mine programmed so that when I am done driving and I turn off the ignition the steering wheel goes in, seat goes back so its easy to get out of the vehicle.  But, on the other hand when I want the car seat to go back to my driving position, it does that even before I can get in the car, making it even more difficult to get in.  It automatically does this when I open the door. So dumb!  It should be when the ignition is started after I am already sitting in the car.     Mo
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2015 Yukon XL SLT tailgate seal gap - entire lower half

2015 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade Today, 08:43 PM
Hello Folks, Noticed dust accumulating between the tailgate and the inside lower floor, right at the lower portion of the tailgate. After further inspection, the seal is not making contact with the entire lower half of tailgate. I adjusted the rubber stops to allow the tailgate to shut a bit further to no avail. Typically there is also some adjustment in the locking mechanism, but no such luck on the 2015. Anyone else have this problem? PS - easy to diagnose with flashlight from outside in at night or use strips of paper and close the tailgate, no resistance means no seal...
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What I saw at the Rhino lining shop

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD Today, 07:34 PM
What a tangled snake pit of crap. Powerstroke
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Transmission Shifting Question

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 07:01 PM
My 2005 5.3 Silverado will stay in 2nd or 3rd from a stop when I use that gear. It shifts fine in D. So for example, if I downshift from D to 3rd while descending a hill and then come to a complete stop at the bottom when I start moving the truck will still be in 3rd so I will have to shift up to D for it to shift normally again. Anyone ever come across this?
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WTB/WTT Ebony leather jump seat

For Sale/Wanted Today, 06:23 PM
I want to trade or buy a ebony black leather jump seat for 07-13 sierra/silverado. I want to take out my console and trade or sell it. Part number i need is AZ3. i believe console i have is LT2.
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2005 Sierra -- new steering wheel with control-buttons

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 03:02 PM
I'm replacing my old non-control-button steering wheel with a new leather and wood wheel that has them.   My GM wire harness and clockspring assembly came today; the GM part Number is:26090779-20Z0005. This number apparently replaces the old part number: 26101829 or 26101828.   Jumpin' Jehosophat! This thing has 9 connectors, plus the large wire-block – “below” the clockspring. There are also three lines from the “top” of the clockspring -- one plug to connect the accessory button harness, and two wires  for the airbag.   I'm not sure that this is something I'm equipped to handle, in spite of reassurances that I “just need to plug it in.” I hate to pay a dealer to do this, but having pulled the upper and lower dash front off and looked at the snakepit of wires under there and the new assembly itself...I don't know.
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Special Edition Denali

Off-Topic Today, 02:06 PM
With optional "Old Spice" Package......   Makes you and your truck feel fresh and clean all day...  
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Should I wait till May 1st for rebates, or just pay for it now?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 01:15 PM
I ordered a Sierra Denali a few weeks ago. It was not going to arrive till about the middle of May, but I got the call yesterday and it's at the dealer. I was told I have till April 30 to buy it and get current rebates. May 1, GM will change the rebates. I was told they could go to nothing, to....well - they have no idea. Current rebates on this truck are $2500.   I am getting a supplier price on the truck (employer / dealer relationship deal). MSRP is a tad over 59K. My take home price is a bit over 52K. I could have got the truck for less, but when adding travel and shipping, it ended up being a wash.   My hesitation is not having a crystal ball. I'm gunna be irritated if I pay for the truck now, to find out GM upped the rebated a couple grand on the first of May. But, if they eliminate them, then I'd be out $2500. I feel like I'm just flipping the coin here. Any insight would be helpful. Grrrrr......
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Corsa sport exhaust for sale

For Sale/Wanted Today, 12:00 PM
Selling my corsa sport exhaust. It will fit short bed silverado or sierra. It's in MIT condition. I have put 2 resonators to get rid of the drone. Looking for local pick up sale, I am located in MD. Can text me on my cell 410-402-3330 or email [email protected] I paid well over $1200 for the exhaust plus more for the resonators. I will sell ot for $500. Tha ks for looking.
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Cast iron or Aluminum 5.3 block?

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 11:39 AM
Which would you prefer and if you have a high mileage truck, what do you have. Other than the lighter weight I wonder if there is any real difference.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Dumb memory seats

2015 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade Today, 09:24 PM
Ok, I love my Tahoe and all...  but whoever designed the memory seats should be fired.  I have mine programmed so that when I am done driving and I turn off the ignition the steering wheel goes in, seat goes back so its easy to get out of the vehicle.  But, on the other hand when I want the car seat to go back to my driving position, it does that even before I can get in the car, making it even more difficult to get in.  It automatically does this when I open the door. So dumb!  It should be when the ignition is started after I am already sitting in the car.     Mo
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Headlight Illumination Issues

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 11 Oct 2014
Today for the first time I drove my 2014 SIERRA TEXAS EDITION in the rain at night.... WOW>>>>> I had to stop and wait for the rain downpour to let out so I could see where I was going. Not Good. Driving at night is very stressfull and eye straining to the point of taking headache medications once you are done driving. Any wayt to fix this Extremely Dangerous Problem?
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Frame Wax/Undercoating

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 24 Apr 2014
Hi All,   I'll start off by saying that I know that there are other postings about this, but none seem to be clear as to what I am looking for. I noticed like many other that the coating on my frame can be scrapped off rather easy with my finger nail and I live in Michigan so I am slightly worried about this being a future rust problem. Can everyone else scratch there coating off with their finger nail? I called the dealer to inquire about this and about TSB's on this issue, I got the good old "frames usually rust on the lot anyways" while he was questioning me about whether or not I knew what I was talking about when I said frame, mind you that I am a automotive designer. He told me to stop up there tomorrow and talk to the service manager, so if anyone can give me any information that may help me such as if you have this same issue, if this issue is not really an issue and just normal and any TSB information. Thanks! 
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What I saw at the Rhino lining shop

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD Today, 07:34 PM
What a tangled snake pit of crap. Powerstroke
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Thieves got me

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 30 Mar 2015
Here's what I've learned....   -The scum of the earth want to steal your 20" OEM Silverado/Sierra wheels. It was even on the news the same week mine got stolen. http://www.kens5.com...-area/24298211/ -If you don't have rim locks, get some. -If you do have rim locks, hide the key somewhere. -It doesn't matter how "nice" the side of town you live on is. -Park your truck in a garage at all cost.   Came out to work one morning to this. They busted out the back left window....stole the 2 JL 8" subs I had under the back seat, and found the rim lock key in my glove box to steal the wheels. Surprisingly they didn't take the double din Kenwood deck.   \]     So I got the back power slider window replaced and was waiting on the insurance to sort out the wheels. About a week later they came back for the $400 Kenwood deck. About $4k in damage for it... they broke out the window again!       My truck is now parked in a garage every night, needless to say.   I opted to get other than OEM wheels, these are GM Replica wheels in black chrome with Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/60/20 tires. I also put a RC 2.5" level, that was a PITA to install...at least for me it was.    
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Kicker Soundgate Upgrade

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 17 May 2014
I've found online where you can buy the good upgrade the amp,dsp,and sub for $700 shipped.   I know alot of you are going to say you can do a custom build cheaper/better. I know I can do a custom build. HOWEVER, I want something thats easy and plug and play and something that I can just throw in. I've done so many custom audio systems in the past I just want one thats "FACTORY Approved" and ready to go.    Does anybody have this system in their truck? Whats your honest opinion of it?    I plan on upgrading the door speakers at the same time.
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Removing antenna without damaging

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 06:20 PM
How do u remove and reinstall antenna on 2014 Silverado without chipping the black antenna? Obviously pliers will remove it but chips them really bad Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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2014/2015 AFM oil usage?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 16 Apr 2015
Hey, are you all experiencing any oil usage problems?  I know my '09 Silverado 5.3 used about a quart of oil every 500 miles until I turned off the AFM.  Supposedly the 2014/2014 Silverados/Sierras have an updated AFM system.  My family is looking at trading up to the new model, but I am hesitant about anything with AFM. 
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Transmission fix finally for 14-15 sierra silverado! WOOOOT!

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 25 Feb 2015
So had my truck at the dealer to replace the heated seat for the second time (first time only did passenger seat) and my service advisor who is also a friend of mine who owns a 14 sierra said I would love my truck when I pick it up.    Turns out gm came out with a transmission programming update for my 14 GMC Sierra.  My truck has the 5.3l and 3.42 gears.    I cannot believe how much better my truck feels!  The transmission shift points are soooo much more improved than before, shifts are quicker, but not necessarily more firm, although maybe slightly.  But again the truck feels amazing, like a totally different vehicle.  So much more responsive, give it a little gas and it snaps right into the gear I would choose if I had a manual, and feels so much more intuitive overall.  After driving around all afternoon and this evening I have completely fallen back in love with my truck.  I will admit that this to me was the biggest downfall with the truck after owning it for 6500 miles, but I love love love the responsiveness in my truck now!   I have done tunes on previous vehicles over the years with programmers etc, and even open source tuning but can say I have never experienced...
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