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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

Big OOPS

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 01:44 PM
So apparently I left my sunroof open last evening. So of course we got a storm that dropped and inch and a half of rain. Needless to say I had some work on my hands today. Thank goodness it is dry and sunny. So I took everything apart that I could and removed everything that would come out. I towel dried everywhere then used a shop vac to push the water out of the nooks and crannies. I pulled the trim out and carpet up. I have been running fans all day. I had the console apart and took a long drive with the seat vents running. Now I will let the fans do their thing...
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Coil Covers Pull off?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 01:39 PM
Want to paint the coil covers .. cant see bolts, so thinking they pull off?? Remove oil cap one side, PVC hose other first. Before I yank on em and break something, thought Id ask first  
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WTS 20" Sierra All Terrain Rims and OEM Tires

For Sale/Wanted Today, 12:42 PM
I am going to be swapping these out for some black rims and bigger tires shortly - I have an appointment on 7/11 to get lift put on so if someone is looking for a set of these and can wait a few weeks, let me know. I am in Vermont but will ship if necessary.   I just got the truck about 4 months ago and the tires and wheels have ~ 5000 miles on them both are OEM.   Thanks.
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2011 Silverado steering column mounting hardware

Ask the GM Technician Today, 11:53 AM
Hi all- I am swapping out my steering position sensor.When I lowered the column, I had two hex spacer looking pieces fall out. I believe they go on the two forward mounting bolts, but I am unsure.I've looked online for diagrams but have been unable to find the parts here.Any help would be appreciated.  
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WTB Onyx Black door handles 15 Sierra DBL CAB

For Sale/Wanted Today, 11:22 AM
Looking for a set of Onyx black door handles for the All Terrain - I hate the chrome.
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2004 GMC 1500 transmission swap problems

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 10:50 AM
Customer of mine lost 3rd and 4th in his transmission and wanted me to swap a used one in for him. I told him I couldn't warranty anything because I have no idea if it's good or not so that's his gamble. Anyways I swap in the "good used" transmission and it won't kick down at WOT and also will not go into overdrive. It takes a second to go into gear when you go from park to reverse and even longer when you go from park to drive. Any idea what the problem might be? Just a bad transmission or? Thanks in advance!
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'05 5.3 broken valve spring

Gen III and IV Small Block & Drivetrain Today, 10:46 AM
My '05 Z-71 with 80,000 miles broke down recently and had to be towed in for service - it was diagnosed with a broken #1 exhaust valve spring.  GM dealer replaced the broken spring and all is good now.  Wondering if this is a rare occurrence, or can I expect more springs to fail?  The truck has been rock solid up until now, I bought it new and it's treated me well so far....   Thanks for the feedback!
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Trailering Camera System

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 10:45 AM
Is anyone interested in this new system. I saw the press release a while back but couldn't find much info. Chevrolet Communications responded to me and told me it was delayed but is now available and sent me the part numbers. It isn't cheap and it's only available for the big trailering mirrors if you want the left and right views but it's kind of cool.  Here is the press release... http://media.chevrol...trailering.html   I also I attached the 2nd page of the PDF the Rep sent with most of the info.   Complete System 19353504 $999 Optional 4th Camera 19353510 $349 Trailering Camera Only 19353498 $699   These are supposedly available for 2014-2016 models
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Head Light Upgrades = More Heat ?

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 10:13 AM
If you change/upgrade your stock lights to any light except maybe LEDS that is whiter/brighter doesn't this cause more heat in the head light assembly?  Like Silver star, Phillips Diamond. It seems to me that more heat in the head light assembly would cause the plastic to deteriorate/yellow  faster.   I could be nucking futs.   
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interior leather cleaning/protection

Vehicle Appearance, Care, & Maintenance Today, 09:46 AM
so whats the hot product. trucks still new. 2015 sierra so whats everyone using to clean or keep the leather in good shape. at least something to get the sewat offa the armrests and maybe the seat btms. like to have something to clean the settled dirt offa the dash too
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Big OOPS

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 01:44 PM
So apparently I left my sunroof open last evening. So of course we got a storm that dropped and inch and a half of rain. Needless to say I had some work on my hands today. Thank goodness it is dry and sunny. So I took everything apart that I could and removed everything that would come out. I towel dried everywhere then used a shop vac to push the water out of the nooks and crannies. I pulled the trim out and carpet up. I have been running fans all day. I had the console apart and took a long drive with the seat vents running. Now I will let the fans do their thing...
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Leaving Gmc for ford

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 15 Jun 2016
I've finally traded in my 2015 GMC Sierra SLT after 17k miles . To be fair the Gmc is a nice truck I really have no complaints with the truck except the engine and Trans just are not for me. The truck gets great gas mileage but has no balls and the Trans is clunky. I tried a programmer and it still sucks , so I purchased a 2016 f150 platinum ecoboost.
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Power steering noise

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 18 May 2016
Good morning all, I have a question.. I recently purchased a 2016 silverado 2500 hd 6.0l.. at idle, when the truck is warmed up, there's a noise in the steering column..the pitch of the noise changes when turning the steering wheel.. it goes away when driving.. it has a hydro booster.. I took it to the dealer, and they compared it to 2 other 2500's and told me they all do that.. I really like this truck, but this is my only concern and frustration with it.. I was wondering if anyone else has heard this noise, and if it is a normal noise for the hydro boost.. thanks..
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Coil Covers Pull off?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 01:39 PM
Want to paint the coil covers .. cant see bolts, so thinking they pull off?? Remove oil cap one side, PVC hose other first. Before I yank on em and break something, thought Id ask first  
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New to the forum, Cold air intake input?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Hey guys new to the forum! Just purchased a new 2016 GMC Sierra 5.3 and bout to put on a CAI. Looking for the most I can get and best sound under the hood. K&N? Airaid? AFE?
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Running Board LED Lights

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 11 Jun 2016
Well, just got my lights installed today. Total cost of 40 bucks plus labor. They come on automatically with the key fob or when you open the door. They fade out when they turn off. Can't wait to check them out tonight. Door Closed Door Open Clean install Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
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What have you done to your K2 today?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 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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2014+ Lowering / Drop Kits

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 31 Oct 2013
I'm looking for the best way to lower the rear of my 2014 2WD 1500 about 1.5".  That will still give it about a 1.5" rake which should mean level when I'm towing.  I considered drop shackles but was reading about removing the rear lift plate that's between the axle and spring.   My question is can the leaf spring sit directly on the axle or is some sort of spacer / bushing required for proper alignment and isolation?
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Low Speed Hesitation

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 11 Jun 2016
I have a 2015 SLT Z71 4X4: Truck has bad hesitation when accelerating from low speeds. It feels like truck almost stutters when going from 25 mph and up. Once it gets going it runs fine. I have had it back to dealer a couple of time but always get the “performing as designed”. Has anyone purchased a program that will help with the low speed performance? I have driven a non 4x4 truck as a loaner and didn’t notice the hesitation as much so not sure if it is related to the 4x4. Thanks for any input.
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Direct Injector Cleaner

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Anyone out there recommend a good injector cleaner for these motors?? Did not know since they are direct injection if Lucas injector cleaner would be suffice or harmful?? Thanks!
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The Newsroom 03 Aug 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/3/2015 General Motors has released the details of the changes to the 2016 Silverado 1500.  The list of new features is listed here with changes and deletions below.  What new feature interests you the most? New Features   (A91...
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