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Chevy says Silverado design cuts crash repair c...

Mar 23 2015 09:30 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/20/2015

 
Having recently toured a large Chevrolet repair facility in Mass., this writer can personally attest to the fact that GM does design its vehicles so that accident repair costs will be minimized.  The owner of the repair facility showed me how GM's front and rear clips on many vehicles have been simplified, and made less expensive so that repairs are not only less costly, but faster for the repair shop, thereby putting you back on the road in your own vehicle sooner. 

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2016 Camaro is all-new, not a refresh

Mar 19 2015 11:48 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/19/2015

 
When the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro drops May 16th fans should expect to see a completely new vehicle.  This according to GM and Chevy, who are hyping the upcoming reveal.  GM is using the catchphrase "New from the bowtie to the spoiler" to assure fans this is not just a trim and wheel  type of refresh. 
The new Camaro will be built on the GM Alpha platform (ATS and other models).  Every fan of GM should stand up and applaud that GM even has a front-engine, rear-drive platform given the past ten years events.  The fact that is possibly the world's best such platform is almost too good to be true.  Many brands like Honda, Audi, Lincoln, and Acura don't even have a rear-drive, front-engine platform. 

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GM passes Toyota in dealer service customer sat...

Mar 18 2015 01:52 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/18/2015

 
Both Chevy and GMC were rated higher than Toyota by J.D. Power's most recent Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) study.  The study looked at customers' satisfaction with maintenance or repairs performed by dealers on vehicles one to five years old.  Among "mass-market brands", Buick was the number one ranked brand.

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Go Rhino announces new accessories for GM trucks

Mar 17 2015 02:09 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/17/2015

 
Go Rhino has announced new accessory items for GM trucks.  The company's front and rear textured black powder-coat bumper replacements are designed using 3D models so the fit is perfect.  The bumpers offer light bar, winch, and additional lighting locations.

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2016 Camaro to be revealed May 16

Mar 16 2015 09:56 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/16/2015

 
Chevrolet will reveal the new, sixth-generation Camaro on May 16th in Detroit.  The reveal will come at an event celebrating the Belle Isle Grand Prix.  In a very cool way to reward the most enthusiastic fans, Chevrolet will give priority for attendance to those fans that promise to bring their Camaro to the event.  Chevy expects about 1,000 people to attend. 

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GM cutting warranty and included maintenance in...

Mar 16 2015 08:47 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/16/2015

 
GM is cutting its warranty back from 5-year/100,000 miles to 5-year/60,000 miles starting in the 2016 model year.  In addition, GM will reduce the included maintenance it offers on new vehicles.  The included maintenance will be reduced from four visits  (similar to Toyota's offering) to just two.

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Efficient Drivetrains offers Plug-in hybrid Cla...

Mar 12 2015 04:27 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/12/2015

 
If you or your company have been waiting for an electric Silverado 3500 Class 3 work truck, Efficient Drivetrains may have it.  The company announced this week that its drivetrain can propel the Silverado 40 to 50 miles on EV power alone.  Better, the truck isn't dead at that point.  It is a plug-in hybrid, so when the all-EV power is used up it continues on as a liquid-fueled truck with the added benefit of a hybrid powertrain. 

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GM's Product Chief likes Colorado ZR2 Badlands

Mar 12 2015 03:58 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/12/2015

 
Edmunds.com recently asked GM's Global VP of Product Development, Mark Reuss, if he thought Chevy should take on the new Ford F-150 Raptor.  Reuss replied that capital was limited, and that was not a priority.  We all know that in business-speak that means "Nope ain't gonna happen."  The interesting part of the exchange came next.  Asked about the Chevy Colorado ZR2, Reuss replied "We showed the ZR2 and said we would like to do that."  One might take from that Reuss meant "Heck-yeah!"

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Chevy offers Box Delete Colorado for business a...

Mar 06 2015 06:39 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/6/2015

 
Chevrolet will offer both a box-delete option for the Colorado.  If there was any doubt that Chevy planned to market the Colorado for work, this new option should clear that up.  The option comes exclusively on the 2WD extended cab Colorado with the 3.6-liter, V6 engine and automatic transmission.  Chevy deletes $300 from the cost of the truck for those that choose the delete. 

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New Chevy Colorado Z71 trim lets you roll like...

Mar 06 2015 09:34 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
3/6/2015

 
Chevrolet told GM-Trucks.com this week that fully 40% of all its trucks roll off dealer lots with some type of OEM suspension or tire upgrade.  Therefore, it is no surprise that Chevy is continuing to bring out new packages for those customers that want to make their Colorado a bit more special.  Today Chevy announced the Z71 Trail Boss Colorado. 
 
Chevy says the new Trail Boss will feature Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels.  The Trail Boss also benefits from the cool looks and functionality of the company's GearOn™ moveable cargo tie-down rings, load bar and cargo divider.  Black fender flares complete the look.

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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Left blinker issue.... Any ideas?

1960-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K Truck Today, 01:48 AM
So ever since I have had my truck, 2 years now, I have had a problem with the left blinker. When the lights are "off" all the blinkers and hazards and brakes are normal speed and everything is biscuits and gravy. But whenever the sun goes down and I have to turn my lights on, all the lights work and the hazards are normal and the right blinker is normal but the left blinks fast as if a bulb were out. Now I have replaced all the bulbs before (I might do it again next paycheck) and the problem persists. So I am stumped. I've also looked around for people with similar posts and haven't had luck there nor google searches. I've looked for a wiring diagram because I have a feeling its a bad ground. This problem happens if my lights are "off" as well if I hit the brakes which tells me it has to do with the tail lights wiring since the front would do it all the time if the front was the issue, but only when I brake (when the lights are "off") or when the lights are turned on does this happen. Also, I want to add that my headlights stay on all the time. Since I got it they have been like that, if I turn the lights on all it really does is turn the running lights and tail lights on. Not sure if that could be part of the wiring problem o...
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Seat Belts Stuck

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 01:03 AM
on this friday i had gone for off road in desert as i do every friday, we do moderate to xtreme  driving since may last year in my sierra, this friday on very small dune i side air bags poped out, yes i never knew there is switch in glove compartment to turn them off while going off road. Along with the airbags the seat belts are also jam and dealer ship is saying we cant fix them and you need to replace them , both front seat belts, they are asking only for seat belts 1,500$ which i think is too much can any one tell me from where i can buy cheaper seat belts. i am not interested in getting the airbag replace as its bloody aprrox 7,000$.   its 2014 gmc sierra double cabin , i need only front seat belts both passenger and driver side
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Firefighting Video

Off-Topic Today, 12:58 AM
Just thought I'd share the video my partner put together of our department. Consist of multiple calls we've made over the last year or so. Let me know if the link doesn't workhttps://m.youtube.co...h?v=NipAsU_4ozc
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Going Led Crazy

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & Modifications Today, 12:26 AM
No more under the hood light, door courtesy lights and inside foot lights that come with the new 2015 Duramax 2500HD even when you get the LTZ z71 and all the Bells and whistle package  So I added my own + some. Under the hood lights that come on with a mercury switch when the hood is opened. Led Cargo and backup/reverse lights. Led Bed cap lights that give more light than the stock under the rail led's. Under the side step lights that come on with the reverse lights and with the keyfob when the doors are unlocked. Under the door courtesy lights that come on and fade out with the dome lights + the added more foot lighting inside.    
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$2500 Performance Upgrades

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:25 AM
I'm 17 and new to these forums and have a few questions. So I have a 2006 Silverado 1500 5.3L with 80,000 miles on it. I'm basically just looking to make 0-60 faster and not sure what combination of modifications I should do, keeping in mind I want to tow a few dirt bikes with the truck. It seems like I'm in weird spot because to make these trucks fast, most people add a supercharger, or just call it a day with an exhaust and a CAI. The supercharger route cost like what? $7000 all together? And the exhaust and CAI is around $1000? I have $2500 to spend on some goodies but not sure whats best to do after an exhaust, CAI, and Tune. Do a cam and rockers? Thanks.
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FS: Corsa 14866, Fits 14 & 15 GM trucks with 6.2L

For Sale/Wanted Yesterday, 11:57 PM
For sale is a like new Corsa 14866. It has been on the truck for two weeks. The chrome tips have not been installed and are still wrapped in plastic from the factory. Going a different direction with the exhaust. It is a full 3.5 inch exhaust from front to back. $1000 plus $50 shipping. Send a PM for additional information. Make sure to see Corsa's website for a full list of models this exhaust will fit. Thanks for looking! 
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Adding park assist????

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Hey guys just purchased a 2015 sierra,SLT, crew 2wd, today. I traded my '14 silverado as the 3.08 gears were not working for me and needed 3.42's. Truck is a nice improvement from my 14. Well, my 14 had parking assist and that was a biggie for my wife to agree to the truck as a daily driver. Well I drove 4 trucks this afternoon and in moving them at least 2 had park assist as my old truck. I got mixed up.  Well this one had the same and more options and it being the only diamond ice white we picked it.  I totally missed that it was lacking the park assist option!!!! It had so many options I thought it came with one of the packages. Apparently NOT! I am breaking it in for the next 2 weeks, but when my wife takes it over this could be an issue. Can this be added?,  as I got a great deal and swapping isn't really an option. Diamond Ice not easy to find here with my needed options.    Can park assist be added or are there aftermarket options?  Thanks guys!
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I need a new radiator

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 11:08 PM
My radiator started leaking all of a sudden last week. After a warm up then a very quick but very cold spell. It's pissing out of the left and right bottom corners of it. My question is, how do I know if I'm ordering the right radiator? On autozone.com, a couple reviews said it wasn't the right one and they had to go get a different one at the store. I really don't want to have to drive to the store because any city close to me is 40 minutes away.   I was looking on ebay as well just out of curiousity. They all say they don't come with the transmission cooler. Do our trucks come stock with an oil cooler? I know the transmission fluid lines are hooked up to my radiator. I can have this radiator out in about 30 minutes. I want to make sure the one I order will be able to be installed right away. Any help is much appreciated.
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Finally Ran The 6.2 in the 1/4 Mile.......Impressed

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Tonight I went to the local drag strip and decided to see what the ol 6.2 had in her and was pleasantly surprised. Ran 14.6 @ 93 mph with a crappy reaction time and a horrible 60ft. Pretty dang quick consider I have a 3" lift on 33" 10 ply tires and some heavy 20" rims.
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When in reverse truck has a large slamming noise

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Yesterday, 10:32 PM
i was recently backing up my truck and maybe 10 ft in to it under 5 mph. The truck had a huge pop and sounded like something broke. Any suggestions or any one else have this problem. It's happened 2-3 times. 2500 2011 under 55k.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Post Pics of Your 2014+

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 15 Oct 2013
Lets see a picture of your guys' 2014 Sierras and Silverados and what you've done.   Heres my SLT crew. Iridium metallic, loaded.   Tinted, GM 6' oval side steps, GM mud guards.  
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2014 Silverado/Sierra Member Opinion Poll

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 14 Dec 2012
After yesterday's unveiling of the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, we're interested in hearing what you guys really think about the new trucks.So, take the poll in this thread and let's find out what the general consensus is.Then let us know what you think in this thread
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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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I Installed Driver Seat Lift Kit. WOW!

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Yesterday, 01:52 PM
I purchased a driver's seat lift kit for my 2015 2500HD from Seat-Solutions on Ebay.  This is a major improvement for the seating postion of the manual driver's seat.  The kit is very good quality powder coated steel and was very easy to install.   I am really happy that Seat-Solutions started building a seat lift kit for the new trucks.  The kit raises the seat 1 5/8" which is the same lift the electric seat provides.   When I bought my truck last September I decided not to spend the money for the electric seat.  I recognized that the seat sitting position was low and uncomfortable but I thought I would get accustomed to the sitting position.  But I have remained very unhappy with position of the seat in my new truck.   The difference in the comfort of the higher seat position is amazing.  This is one of the best upgrades I have ever done to a truck.   I have no affiliation with Seat-Solutions.  I am just a happy customer.
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Seat Belts Stuck

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins Today, 01:03 AM
on this friday i had gone for off road in desert as i do every friday, we do moderate to xtreme  driving since may last year in my sierra, this friday on very small dune i side air bags poped out, yes i never knew there is switch in glove compartment to turn them off while going off road. Along with the airbags the seat belts are also jam and dealer ship is saying we cant fix them and you need to replace them , both front seat belts, they are asking only for seat belts 1,500$ which i think is too much can any one tell me from where i can buy cheaper seat belts. i am not interested in getting the airbag replace as its bloody aprrox 7,000$.   its 2014 gmc sierra double cabin , i need only front seat belts both passenger and driver side
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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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6.0 with a 93 tune? Mpg?

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 25 Mar 2015
My last 2 5.3 trucks were tuned by NELSON, 93 tune. Picked up a decent ammt of mpg. My current 5.3 averages 17.1 around town, up from 15.7 with the stock tune. Wondering how well the 6.0s in the 2500 take to a tune. Granted, we are talking a lot heavier vehicle. Wondering if anyone here had positive results from a 93 tune.
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Going Led Crazy

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & Modifications Today, 12:26 AM
No more under the hood light, door courtesy lights and inside foot lights that come with the new 2015 Duramax 2500HD even when you get the LTZ z71 and all the Bells and whistle package  So I added my own + some. Under the hood lights that come on with a mercury switch when the hood is opened. Led Cargo and backup/reverse lights. Led Bed cap lights that give more light than the stock under the rail led's. Under the side step lights that come on with the reverse lights and with the keyfob when the doors are unlocked. Under the door courtesy lights that come on and fade out with the dome lights + the added more foot lighting inside.    
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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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Spark plug part numbers and gap size?

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 26 Mar 2015
Does anyone know the part number for spark plugs on a 2014 5.3l? I am going to replace mine and would also need the gap size info.
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