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GM June 2015 sales show mixed results with smal...

Jul 01 2015 10:05 AM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
7/1/2015
 
General Motors has released sales numbers for June and the results are mixed. On one hand, truck and crossover sales are clearly pushing the company forward. On the other, car sales, especially those at Buick and Cadillac are starting to drop off.



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Hyundai kicks GM to sidelines of NFL sponsorship

Jun 29 2015 03:17 PM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
6/29/2015
 
The rumors were true. Today the NFL announced that General Motors, official vehicle sponsor of the NFL since 2001, was getting pushed out of bounds by another team. 



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Tahoe and Suburban to get new real-time theft a...

Jun 25 2015 05:54 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/25/2015

We recently reported on GM's new push to add in-car connectivity to all its vehicles via the 4G LTE WiFi it is now installing.  GM is now leading the industry by using its vehicles' sensors to send important information to customers.  GM announced today that new Tahoe and Suburban owners who opt for the Theft Protection Package can opt to receive real-time theft alerts if their vehicle's glass is broken or the alarm sounded.  The system also has internal sensors that detect theft by towing using inclination and other sensors.



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Airlift air-springs now for Chevy/GMC trucks

Jun 24 2015 01:10 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/24/2015

Airlift of Lansing Michigan issued a press release this week announcing that it has a new Load Lifter Ultimate 5000 Airspring kit.  The kits are adaptable to 2011-2015 Chevy and GMC C/K 3500 (two and four wheel drive) commercial chassis trucks.  The springs add up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and the company claims handling is improved. 



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Borla reveals innovative plan to convert exhaus...

Jun 24 2015 12:42 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/24/2015

Borla, the exhaust company we all know and love, has partnered with Alphabet Energy in a novel approach to energy recovery.  The idea is to capture the waste-heat in the exhaust stream of a vehicle.  That energy will be converted to electricity using Alphabet Energy's thermoelectric technology.  Once converted to electricity, the power can be used to support the alternator, replace the alternator, or to power vehicle components using electricity.



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2016 Camaro Convertible Images and Fun Facts

Jun 24 2015 10:59 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/24/2015

Chevrolet released its official images for the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro this morning.  The top is cloth with thermal and acoustic insulation.  Chevy designed it to look like the hardtop.  No easy task.  Many convertibles lose some of their visual punch with the top up.  This Camaro looks great top up or down.  Here are a few facts about the top that point to the Camaro Convertible being fun and easy to live with:



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GMC latest to announce Apple Car Play and Android

Jun 23 2015 02:32 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/23/2015

Today GMC became the newest of GM brands to announce it is adding Apple Car Play and Android Auto to 2016 models.  We have a feeling that Chevy's announcement is about a week away.  Last week it was Cadillac's Cue system that was announced as being updated for 2016 to include the ability to interface with one's smart phone.



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Hyundai may replace GM as NFL sponsor

Jun 23 2015 07:19 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/23/2015

"You see him on TV any given Sunday, when the Superbowl ends he drives off in a Hyundai."  Prescient words Mr. West.  Indeed if Hyundai takes over sponsorship of the NFL as Bloomberg Business is predicting, it may be a Santa Fe or Genesis that the Superbowl MVP drives off with instead of a Chevy Colorado next year.



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New Chevy teaser video explains drop-top 2016 C...

Jun 22 2015 01:48 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/22/2015

Chevy has us looking forward to the new Camaro Convertible's "drop date" of this Wednesday.  The tease video is pretty cool and it explains one of the Camaro's cool convertible tricks without using words or text.  If you like muscle car convertibles this is one to watch.



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GM's secret weapon to hold off Fiat Chrysle...

Jun 22 2015 10:01 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
6/22/2015

The hand-wringing has begun in the financial world.  Again - this is not our strongest point when it comes to automotive knowledge, but the money magazines and media are all talking about a possible GM - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCAUS) merger.  In our prior report, we pointed out that if the head of FCA US wanted to force a merger discussion with GM he might be able to do so by having key GM stockholders see things his way.  The most recent news according to Forbes, is that GM may have an ace in the hole - Tax breaks



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2014 silverado 1500 rear end vibration--my story

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 06:21 PM
Well as many of the other users on here my truck also has the vibration in the rear end about 60mph.   My truck has extensive modifications so i have not been able to do anything at the dealership to try and solve this issue.   Mine shakes at 58ish-67ish mph (at least thats where it is the worst)---below 55mph and there is no vibration at all   Ok, so my truck has the rear end narrowed, and aftermarket wheels, so that is the first 2 things i checked, had the axles sent back and the had the rear wheels checked for balance/run-out issues   After getting a new set of axles(2nd set) from Moser Engineering and them assuring me the issue was not in the axles i moved on to the rear wheels, after having them balanced at 2 different places and no issues being found i put stock wheels back on the rear and the issue is still there, so that rules out the issue being the wheels.   Next i thought maybe its the u-joints or possibly driveline angle, so i took the driveshaft completely ouf of the truck and had a buddy pull me up to 60mph with a tow strap.  still has the same vibration.   So, the only thing left is for the issue to be in th rearend itself, and the axles have been replaced twice so it MUST be an...
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How-To: Headlight trim disassembly 2014-up (GMT1000)

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 05:58 PM
After doing the ol' google search and not finding anything i decided to just try this on my own, and make a thread about how to do it. Really isn't that hard. What i did was cut up an old insurance card to hold the clips back.  Once the card was cut up i gently pry'd back the clips and inserted the card to hold the clip back. There are clips on the top, side and TWO on the bottom, one of the bottom ones is hard to see Once you have all the clips held back you will have to start prying on the trim gently as it is held on by double sided tape. I suggest starting in the center and the doing the outsides, it seemed easier that way. Once the trim is off you can now paint your headlight trim to match your truck ;) How-To: Headlight trim disassembly 2014-up (GMT1000)
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I love my tonneau cover but..

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 05:32 PM
I can have my truck clean as can be but within a day the cover has attracted dust. Clean truck, dirty tonneau. I have tonneau tonic and don't even want to use it after seeing how much dust starts to stick to it without the tonic. I'm in west tx, I know that's part of it seeing as all their isbhere is dirt. Chemical guys makes a spray detailer that's anti static but I have never sprayed detailer on a cover. Anyone have any tips or solution's?
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1996 Chevy Silverado. Replaced ignition lock, now no power (no click/t

1960-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K Truck Today, 05:08 PM
My keys fell out of a boat and into the river, and I had no spares (lesson learned...:-/). My Dad and I tried drilling the ignition-lock out in hopes of simply putting in a new one and having it work.   We were able to start the car after we were about half-done with the drilling by turning the existing ignition-lock. We disconnected the battery and continued to drill out the remainder. Now that it's out, we have direct access to the switch that the ignition lock actually turns, but now the car won't click/turn when we turn it with a chisel.   The slot doesn't seem to turn the full amount, but I'm unsure. We thought we might've blown a fuse, but found our 10A looking okay for IGN and Crank. Also, the radio is on when the battery is connected, so it seems that it is stuck in the on position. Could it be the starter relay? We also used bike oil in the lock while drilling...  Any ideas on what we can try?    Thank you! Kevin  
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Lookings for 2014-15 Z71 OEM Grille

For Sale/Wanted Today, 04:24 PM
Please feel free to text 559.217.8794 if you have one or PM me.   Give me price Shipped to Lemoore CA 93245   Going on my New 2015 Crew Cab LT
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Anyone ever dealt with getting warranty coverage after 36,000 miles?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 04:08 PM
My wife has a 2013 Traverse and I don't drive it very often.  When driving it, I noticed when you pressed and released the brakes, you get a creaking sound.  Problem is, the mileage is in the 38,xxx range.  I was really aggravated because I took it to the dealership and explained to the service advisor my issue, with it being out of warranty, etc.  I was also getting a couple of recalls taken care of at the time.  I was told it would be $119 diagnostic to look at the issue.  After emailing to a service manager, it was arranged to have the shop foreman look at it for me.  It took him about 15 seconds of listening to the sound to conclude it is most likely the brake booster.  What are my chances at getting this covered under the warranty?  Seems like this is a potential safety issue if the booster fails.  I have owned numerous GM vehicles over the years and never had a brake booster issue EVER.  I am also aggravated because the service advisors just kind of act like "Sorry, out of warranty."  I have been successful in getting something covered after 36,000 miles in the past (same mileage range I am in now) and at the same dealership.  The other aggravating factor is...
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Bull bars / light bars

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 02:30 PM
I haven't really seen much about it but i was looking at some bull bar or light bar styles and was wondering if any of these will effect my front parking sensors? i want to put like a 32" light bar on this so....but i dont want to be disabling my sensors.... any thoughts?
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Alert !!! 4G LTE OnStar for 2014 Silverado upgrade!

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 02:28 PM
Own the 14 Silverado since Jan 02 2015, and never use the Pandora radio Therefore, call GM and OnStar for instructions, the said never heard about it and never heard about BYOM. I ask the OnStar guy for a software update, the turn out told me THE 4G LTE UPGRADE HARDWARE IS FREE!!! IT ALSO COME WITH 3 month 3G data and 5 year base plan. SO, guys don't let gm take advantage frim you. Holp this share helps Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
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Tansmission filter and fluid change 2008 GMC, 1500, 2WD, V6

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 01:26 PM
All the DIY on utube on this topic is for the 99-06 models.  GM has changed some of the plumbing down there.  Some say that you have to unbolt the Y pipe from the exhaust manifold.  They also say that you have to remove the two torx bolts to remove the transmission cable shift bracket to get enough clearance to drop the pan. Can you skip all this and just unbolt the pan like  the the old days?  Has anyone done this on a 2nd gen?  What size are the torx bolts?  Thanks!
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2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Grille and Emblems

For Sale/Wanted Today, 12:11 PM
Up for sale is a takeoff grille (new) from a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 with front and rear GMC emblems that have been painted black (professionally). Rear emblem does not have adhesive, but the center can be popped out and put into a new emblem.    No scratches on the items. Comes as pictured.   $250 shipped conus via PayPal
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2014 silverado 1500 rear end vibration--my story

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 06:21 PM
Well as many of the other users on here my truck also has the vibration in the rear end about 60mph.   My truck has extensive modifications so i have not been able to do anything at the dealership to try and solve this issue.   Mine shakes at 58ish-67ish mph (at least thats where it is the worst)---below 55mph and there is no vibration at all   Ok, so my truck has the rear end narrowed, and aftermarket wheels, so that is the first 2 things i checked, had the axles sent back and the had the rear wheels checked for balance/run-out issues   After getting a new set of axles(2nd set) from Moser Engineering and them assuring me the issue was not in the axles i moved on to the rear wheels, after having them balanced at 2 different places and no issues being found i put stock wheels back on the rear and the issue is still there, so that rules out the issue being the wheels.   Next i thought maybe its the u-joints or possibly driveline angle, so i took the driveshaft completely ouf of the truck and had a buddy pull me up to 60mph with a tow strap.  still has the same vibration.   So, the only thing left is for the issue to be in th rearend itself, and the axles have been replaced twice so it MUST be an...
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Assist Steps / Running Boards / Nerf Bars

2014/2015 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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Anyone ever dealt with getting warranty coverage after 36,000 miles?

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 04:08 PM
My wife has a 2013 Traverse and I don't drive it very often.  When driving it, I noticed when you pressed and released the brakes, you get a creaking sound.  Problem is, the mileage is in the 38,xxx range.  I was really aggravated because I took it to the dealership and explained to the service advisor my issue, with it being out of warranty, etc.  I was also getting a couple of recalls taken care of at the time.  I was told it would be $119 diagnostic to look at the issue.  After emailing to a service manager, it was arranged to have the shop foreman look at it for me.  It took him about 15 seconds of listening to the sound to conclude it is most likely the brake booster.  What are my chances at getting this covered under the warranty?  Seems like this is a potential safety issue if the booster fails.  I have owned numerous GM vehicles over the years and never had a brake booster issue EVER.  I am also aggravated because the service advisors just kind of act like "Sorry, out of warranty."  I have been successful in getting something covered after 36,000 miles in the past (same mileage range I am in now) and at the same dealership.  The other aggravating factor is...
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Who would get the V6 instead of the V8 if the MPG were better?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 02 Dec 2014
At the current time the V6 and the V8’s get about the same miles per gallon +/- a few miles difference.  If you didn’t need the power (towing etc.) of a V8 and didn’t care about the bragging rights of horsepower etc., how many "more"  people would get the V6 INSTEAD OF THE V8 if the miles per gallon were better (with no changes to the current horsepower on each engine)?  If so, how many more miles to the gallon (within reason) would be needed for you to get the V6 instead of the V8?  Does the MPG matter at all when it comes to your truck?
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After market Front bumpers

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD Yesterday, 09:11 AM
I purchased my first new Silverado last fall. Yay!!!! I asked if anyone had installed new front bumpers to the updated 2500 HD. Has anyone done this yet and do you have pictures. I would like to see what people are doing to customize.
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I love my tonneau cover but..

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 05:32 PM
I can have my truck clean as can be but within a day the cover has attracted dust. Clean truck, dirty tonneau. I have tonneau tonic and don't even want to use it after seeing how much dust starts to stick to it without the tonic. I'm in west tx, I know that's part of it seeing as all their isbhere is dirt. Chemical guys makes a spray detailer that's anti static but I have never sprayed detailer on a cover. Anyone have any tips or solution's?
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How do you run your AC?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:39 AM
I almost always keep my AC set on auto and adjust the temperate up or down to my liking.   Do you guys keep it on auto or manual?
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Opt7 led lights

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 19 Jun 2015
I got some opt7 led headlights. First off they're 9006 which i know will fit with some trimming. My problem is there is no grommet to seal on the dust cover. Do I need the dust cover on there? It says in the instructions that it needs airflow.
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Shake or Vibration Poll

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 30 Sep 2014
Shake I would say is definetly what I saw in some of those you tube videos with the glass of water. Some people may call that a vibration though. Others have a vibration that runs through the entire floorboard and the accelerator pedal but may not define that as a shake. I am just trying to mirror the original poster of the shake and vibration thread. I will never be able to please everyone, that's why I hesitated to do this poll.
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Anyone with window vent visors?

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 08:36 PM
I am thinking about picking up a set of these, but I want to know from those of you who have the GM accessory part installed on all 4 windows. Will installing these cause any additional wind noise while driving on the highway. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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