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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

Central Iowa Member

New Member Introductions Today, 10:25 PM
What is up all. Figured since I am a lifer for GM I might as well join up. On my second vehicle, both GM trucks and pondering my third within the next year or so. Car tech with the Geek Squad here in iowa so I enjoy me some electrical work and have started dabbling in the crazy custom stuff like fiberglass on the side that Best Buy won't let us do in house. Audio is a passion which helps but electrical is definitely where the fun is at for me! Got the wife switched from Ford to Chevy (2012 Equinox) and hope to upgrade to a 2016 Z71 within the year if money allows. Got a crazy awesome 2 year old girl and number 2 on the way. I love me some hardcore Jesus, I eat my steak medium rare, own a Browning BPS 12 gauge, enjoy cycling on my Trek 5400, and photography with my Canon 30D. So yup. It is good to be here and I cannot wait to join in on some fun!
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Auxiliary Back-up Light Switch '09 Silverado HD

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Today, 09:34 PM
I've been meaning to post a how-to on this, but after what I'm experiencing I think I've changed my mind.    As I posted a good while back, I wanted to install a few auxiliary switches to turn on a set of off road light, activate the truck and trailer back-up lights, and trigger the trailer winch solenoid. So far two out of the three have worked.   My problem is the backup light circuit keeps blowing the fuse. I ran a wire from the inside of the cab to a fuse tap on trailer back-up light fuse. It's connected to side going to the lights....not the hot side. This worked for a while, but now I can't keep a fuse in there. I should mention that the switch still turns on the back-up lights. Any ideas what could be wrong? 
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2007 new model Silverado rear hub studs (drum brakes)

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:18 PM
Hi, I've been searching here and Google for an hour and haven't found a good guide or answer, so I'm starting my own post. I have a 2007 new model Silverado, and I need to replace the studs on the driver's rear hub. It has drum brakes. Can it be done without pulling the entire assembly off the axle? Does anyone know of any guides for it? Thanks in advance.
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2002 2500HD 4x4

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Today, 07:26 PM
I am going to be rebuilding the front differential in my 2002 2500HD 4x4 very soon but I cant have my truck down for the entire time. I know that some hub/hub bearings are held by the axel and axel nut but are these the same? What I am trying to get at is, if I pull the front differential and axels, will they function as 2wd hubs or will they collapse?
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WTT in MA- 22" CK156 replica wheels/tires for OEM All-Terrain 20

For Sale/Wanted Today, 06:49 PM
*Looking to trade locally only Like the title states I have a complete set of 22" CK156 replica wheels.  They are chrome pvd coated, include TPMS sensors, and have oem Bridgestone Dueler A/T 285/45/22 tires.  The complete setup has about 11k on it and is in excellent condition, NO curb rash, bends, or dents.  I have factory GMC center caps on them, but they also come with chrome center caps if you have a chevy.  The tires are worn evenly and have lots of life left.  the only issue is that one of the tires has a cut in the side of the tread, it has not been repaired and holds air fine.  I've been running it like that for the last 10k miles without issue mounted on the front or back. I just want to be up front about everything.I also have a 5th spare rim that has about a 1.5" scratch on it from the tire shop that mounted the tires.  They replaced the rim with a new one so I have this as a spare.     Wheels specs- 22"x9" offset is 31Bolt pattern is6X5.5, 6x139.7one piece aluminum wheels  Tires-Bridgstone Dueler A/T285/45/22  What I want- I'm looking for a set of factory GMC Sierra All-Terrain 20" wheels (the darker gun metal ones, NO chrome) with tires and sensors in the...
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NEW Bilstein struts/shocks for 2014/2015 Silverado/Sierra For Sale:

For Sale/Wanted Today, 05:08 PM
Bilstein 24-238304 and 33-238319 5100 Series struts and shocks for 2014/2015 Silverado and Sierra. Never removed from boxes. Went with stock, instead.  $300 shipped to lower 48...PayPal please.
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HVAC buttons worn off - replace or repair or?

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Today, 04:43 PM
Hi, just picked up a 2011 2500HD Sierra.  It's lived a hard life, and the paint ont he HVAC buttons has worn right off.   If I could find the right year of truck at the wrecker, how hard would it be to replace these?  Anyone done it and have tips or suggestions?     Only somewhat related, but seems the window switches on the drivers door are worn and only work about half the time.  Is this a common issue and do they typically need to be cleaned, or just replaced?     Thanks so much, I'm new to the world of GM trucks.  
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2014-2016 Silverado Crew Cab Silver Painted Door Handles

For Sale/Wanted Today, 04:41 PM
Set of 4 OEM factory door handles removed from a 2016 Silverado Crewcab at the dealer by dealer. These were replaced prior to delevery. They are in new condition with no marks or flaws.  Paint codes (WA636R or U17 or 636R or GAN) these will also fit a GMC or Silverado 2014 thur 2016 Double cab or crew.  $200   Free Shipping in Lower 48 States.  Can take paypal as gift.
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WTB '14+ Blue Topaz Metallic Color matched parts

For Sale/Wanted Today, 04:38 PM
As the title sttes, I may be interested in purchasing color matched parts the are 933L Blue Topaz Metallic for the 2014 and up Silverado 1500. I may be interested in a grille, mirror caps, handles, etc. Let me know if you have anything! Thanks for looking.
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Power seat parts

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 04:31 PM
So im trying to order new power seat motors for my 2010 silverado. I cannot find a match anywhere! I was wondering if yall had any ideas or knew of where to buy just the motors. I dont want to replace the entire rack because my seat wont go up or down.
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Which engine and drivetrain option do you have in your 1500?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 26 Dec 2015
I am just curious to see the distribution of drivetrain and engine options across the forum. Comment below with transmission and gearing 6 speed with 3.08 rear
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Who loves their 5.3?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 24 Dec 2015
Personally I love my 5.3 and feel that it is a great engine, recently I have been seeing a lot of people commenting on the 6.2 and how great it is and how they feel the 5.3 is slow and lacking power. I just have been wondering how many 5.3 fans we have out there.   Coming from a 05 Chevy equinox with 185hp 3.4 V6 the 5.3 with 355hp feels pretty quick to me. I also have no problem with the throttle response, there is a very slight delay but nothing really noticeable especially when I put my foot in it. This weekend I was towing around 3000lbs which is nearly half of my towing capacity with 3.08 gears and I could feel it slightly but the truck handled it very nicely and I had no problem with acceleration especially with tow/haul turned on. As I said I feel the 5.3 is a great overall engine and does just fine in a half ton truck, I am more than satisfied with mine.
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2016 w/LED headlights

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 01:45 PM
Just purchased a 2016 High Country. I love the LED headlamps. However, about every second vehicle gives me the high beam treatment. Has anyone adjusted there's down a little? Coming from a non HID or LED headlight vehicle, I know these beams are bright. 
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Engine bay got you down...Clean it up with a new cover.

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 28 Aug 2014
Still working on an emblem plan to do in the middle circle over the throttle body but it looks a bit nicer in the engine bay for now. This is on my 2014 Silverado LTZ Z71 with a 5.3L         Here is the logo that I made to hold me over for now. 3.5" is the diameter of the emblem that was there before.  Any suggestions let me know. Gm part number: 12643295
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Weird rubbing noise in 4wd mode?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 29 Oct 2015
My truck is listed below.  I've had it just over a month now and never used 4wd until today.  I like to engage 4wd and drive a few blocks to ensure everything stays lubricated and functional.  Never over the recommended speeds for low or high range either.  Just simply turning the hubs and engaging the system.   You CANNOT turn the wheels through a street intersection without hearing a rubbing sound that sounds like the tires are rubbing the fenderwells.    Is this normal???   Surely something is wrong and I need to get service.  If this is the normal 4wd system on a Z71 for the price I paid........I will feel ripped off.  I've never had a 4wd truck that sounded like this and slows down the vehicle in a turn like this.  It's very restrictive even at a dead stop when trying to turn sharply and maneuver in 4wd slowly.  In hi or low range.
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What options are a waste of money on the new trucks?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 30 Apr 2016
Most people like all the different options but since you had a chance to play with them, which ones do you feel is a waste of money or don't use too much to make it worth it?I buy base models and add the options accordingly (what is available or on the lot). I am finding this is getting more expensive doing it this way with less discounts etc..I get a regular pickup and they are always trying to sell me the electrical moving driver'seat. I am a tall person and only driver which I can only place the seat in one spot. There is very little room to store items in back of the seat and no big need to get in back of it.Once the OnStar free subscription (3 months) is over I don't use it anymore. I doubt I will continue with the WiFi. But the 2016 you get it for 5 years (basic) for free to open doors (by phone) and maintenance updates. A little game changer with OnStar on the newer models.
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My truck doesn't have an autodimming rearview mirror

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 31 May 2014
I just realized that today after 4 months of ownership. It's my fault though. I should have checked closer instead of assuming a $44,000 truck would come with that like my $32,000 2007 truck did. Sometimes GM you really know how to stick it to your customers, especially the loyal ones. Anyway I'm done ranting. Now it's time to look for an aftermarket mirror.
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Post Pics of Your 2014+

2014 / 2015 / 2016 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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Interesting... progress with odd trans behavior? (2015 6-speed)

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 27 Apr 2016
So while certainly not as vocal... I do notice occasional odd behavior with the trans and shifting in my 2015 Sierra 1500 SLT.   I was chatting with a friend of mine I know through a local car club, and it turns out he's actually one of the senior techs at a GMC dealer a few towns over.  So I've been trying to pay closer attention when the trans does something funny (harsh 2-3 upshift, delayed downshifts, occasional shudders, feels like it gets "stuck" in a lower gear then pops, etc.) and relaying it back to him.   He hit me up the other day and told me to disable grade braking, and let him know how the truck feels.   To disable grade braking, you hold the Tow/Haul button down for a few seconds, then release it.  (This is NOT "hill descent control").  You get a popup on the DIC that says it's been disabled.   It definitely makes a difference.  I was concerned it was just placebo effect... but he confirmed my observations are what they expect to see.  Much smoother shifting.  No more "confused" feeling by the trans.  No more odd clunks.   He told me "they" think they're narrowing in on the problem.  I assume he's talking about GM/factory.  Says one of his co-w...
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The Newsroom Today, 03:13 PM
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The Newsroom 27 Apr 2016
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).    We can't wait to hear about how style and tec...
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2017 Corvette Grand Sport Starts Lower Than You Think

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Have You Heard Chevy's Silverado Performance Exhaust?

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Scary Ford Truck/SUV/Mustang Recall- Three Crashes So Far

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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...
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50th Anniversary Camaro SS Will Pace Indy 500

The Newsroom 19 Apr 2016
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 vehi...
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1 Mil 14,15 Silverado/Sierras Recalled - Check if Yours I...

The Newsroom 17 Apr 2016
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 fatig...
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Chevy's Low Cab-Forward Medium Trucks Ready To Roll -...

The Newsroom 29 Apr 2016
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