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Chevy sanctions frame twist test - Silverado HD...

Oct 15 2014 07:42 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/15/2014
 
Chevrolet is putting the 2015 Silverado 2500HD head to head against the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty. In a recent test completed and certified by AMCI, the two heavy-duty pickups were subjected to a frame twist test. 

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2015 8-speed Silverado/Sierra fuel economy set...

Oct 13 2014 04:07 PM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/13/2014
 
Despite an official announcement or press release, the official fuel economy figures for GM's new 6.2L & 8-speed transmission seem to finally be out in the open.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Sales Ha...

Oct 03 2014 11:12 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/3/2014
 
Sales of the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have been halted. Automotive News reports that Chevy and GMC dealers received notice yesterday (Thursday, Oct 2nd) of a pending issue that may effect the airbags.

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Silverado 1500 has best monthly sales in 10 years

Oct 02 2014 06:45 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/2/2014
 
The all new Silverado is a hot seller. Chevrolet sold over 50,000 of the new model in September. The truck now occupies 39% of the large pickup market. 

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2015 Chevrolet Trax priced at $20,995

Oct 02 2014 06:28 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/2/2014
 
The entirely new Chevy compact crossover named the Trax will go on sale starting at $20,995. Sharing the same platform as the compact luxury Buick Encore, the Trax will be "the most affordable AWD model in the Chevrolet portfolio". 

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2015 Corvette Z06 launches to 60-MPH in 2.95 se...

Oct 01 2014 12:57 PM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/1/2014
 
The new 2015 Z06 will be among the fastest vehicles on the road, ever. Today Chevrolet announced the new 650-horsepower Corvette flagship equipped with an 8-speed automatic will accelerate from zero to 60-MPH in only 2.95 seconds. 

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General Motors September 2014 sales rise 19%

Oct 01 2014 09:40 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
10/1/2014
 
General Motors has announced that overall September 2014 sales increased 19% over September 2013. Sales of trucks, sport utilities, and crossovers lead the strong period. 

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Chevy shows off Colorado Sport SEMA Concept at...

Sep 25 2014 11:31 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
9/25/2014
 
During media day at the State Fair of Texas Chevrolet debuted a customized mid-size pickup concept, the Colorado Sport. The brand also announced that the highly accessorized concept truck would be on display during this year's SEMA Show.

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First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon

Sep 24 2014 01:44 PM | Zane in Reviews

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
9/24/2014
 
Let’s be blunt. The state of the midsize pickup market has been pretty sad lately. Until a week ago, only the decade old Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier remained available for buyers to choose from.  Have you been inside one of them lately? A general lack of features, refinement, technology, and comfort peg each as behind the times. There’s no wonder this segment of truck has floundered in the US over recent years as customers fled to crossovers.
 
Thankfully General Motors is shaking things up by reintroducing the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Reinvented, these trucks are bigger, more powerful, and have more features. We’re fresh from our first stint behind the wheel and here’s what we think.

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Polaris and Costco team up for powersports savings

Sep 24 2014 09:39 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
9/24/2014
 
Polaris Industries and Costco have announced a partnership that will allow Costco members to obtain special pricing at Polaris Dealerships in the US. 
 
Starting today, Polaris will become the exclusive promotional partner for the Costco Powersports division. Costco members can take advantage of the promotional pricing through the Costco Auto Program. Polaris, Victory, and GEM vehicles will be also be on display inside Costco warehouses. 

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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Fried plug at fan blower switch? What causes it? "REP"

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 11:44 AM
Hello all,   This little discovery I made last night is all part of an ongoing saga concerning a "reduced power mode" condition I've been chasing on my 03 HD1500 for the past several months and I will follow up on that thread when I determine if I have once and for all found the culprit of this very annoying and difficult to pin down problem, but it's looking like I may finally have.   What I'm wondering is can anyone tell me what would cause both the brown and purple wires on the plug that connects to the fan blower switch to get hot enough to burn the plastic on the plug?  I replaced the switch and fan speed rheostat a few winters ago because the rheostat had went out first, then the switch followed a few months later.  At the time the plug and wires were perfect and all has seemed to work fine since, but somewhere along the line after the replacement things obviously got a bit too warm and I discovered this last night after doing some reading that the "reduced power mode" code P1516  could indeed be induced by either the body harness to gauge cluster connection supposedly from water intrusion (but I found no evidence...
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Help with uploading pic

New Member Introductions Today, 10:03 AM
When ever I try to upload pic off my laptop it says file to big any suggestion ? 
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No Speedo/No Shift

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 09:33 AM
working on my 01 1500 4wd. having to give heavy throttle to even get a 1-2 shift. have been thru t-case and replaced all vss sensors. still no speed signal to gauge cluster or ecm. has anyone had this issue before? I am a vet mechanic but not in the business anymore. I have tried a lot and am losing this battle.
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Tuff country 2in lift

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Today, 09:32 AM
Does anyone have experience with this lift kit. I would really like to give my 03 2500hd a small lift but im worried about adding extra wear to the universal joints. http://www.suspensio...d-lift-kit.html
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Auto Ride function question, GMT900/2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Ask the GM Technician Today, 08:37 AM
I just replaced the chassis compressor on my 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV(non MRC) due to it failing and have a question regarding the Auto-Ride system function. After leaving the truck sit overnight(about 10 hours) I put a hand on the shock boots this morning before starting the vehicle to see if they still were firm/had air in them and they both felt soft to the touch/did not have air in them.  Is this a normal condition for after the vehicle has been sitting or should they feel exactly the same as when it was parked 10 hours earlier?   Thanks much! -John
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Alternator

Performance Engine Tuning Today, 08:21 AM
Hello everyone, just curious on suggestions for a replacement alternator for my '06 Sierra, (5.3 crew cab, 4X4).  Anyone put a higher performance part in there or just stick with the DELCO part?  I have ripper out the air box and replaced with K&N Open Air, and there is a Magna Flow on the back end, but other than that not much is different...Thanks, on a side note there is a lot fo talk about whining steering when you turn left, I have that too any suggestions/thoughts?   -Rummie
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Help Spend my Money!

1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:13 AM
I got a nice vacation check for work for a little under a grand coming in the next couple weeks. I currently have a 99 Silverado and am thinking about putting most of it towards the truck. It currently has about 173k on it. I am thinking: Brake fluid flush Transmisison fluid filter LED light bar New leveling keys up front Any other ideas?? Jeff
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What size winter tires is everyone or anyone running?

Wheels, Tires, & TPMS Today, 08:08 AM
I was looking at the 245/70/17's for my all terrain. I can't imagine it would be an issue to fit 17's on it. Pretty sure the calipers are the same for all the sierra's Anyone have any experience with hankook ipikes?
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'15 Denali exterior colors

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:00 AM
Did GM really do away with Summit White in favor of the new hideous blue for 2015?
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Windshield wiper "stutter" ...but not consistently.

2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD Today, 07:56 AM
'03 GMC 2500HD, 6.0, 5spd, WT package.     Noticed it this morning while driving through this lovely nor'easter we've got going, the wipers function normally until they are vertical on the windshiled, then they just pause and skip for a second before finishing the last inch or so and reverse.  The problem sort of came and went on the drive in today, didnt seem to matter if it was in intermittant, slow, or fast.  One minute they would be bouncing around (always when the blades were at or close to vertical) then within a few minutes they would be working normally.    I found something like this about a trailblazer...but i think in that case it was limited to when the wipers were in intermittent mode..   Thoughts?
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

Fuel Max Tires Debate

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Yesterday at lunch I got the dreaded phone call from the wife.   " I drove home for lunch and there was a wop-wop sound coming from the right rear. Then a loud pop and the tire sensor thing showed up on the dash and I watched the pressure drop to 1psi as I came into Hallsville. I just made it to the house."   She drives a 2013 Malibu Eco LTZ. The car had the Goodyear Fuel Max tires on it and by driving on the sidewall past a service station to the house she ruined the tire. No jack, no spare tire, just an air compressor and a can of sealant... I had to call the service station to come to repair it.  The repair was a plug and air to get it where it would stay inflated.    After looking at the mileage and all the tires it appeared to me that now, right now, was the best time to replace them. 34K miles the Goodyears' were gone. We called and searched all over the city closest to us to find a replacement set. My wife really wanted to fuel max tire, me not so much. We could not find it or comparable fuel savings tire in stock at any location in Longview. Tire size was P225/55R17 95H    We ended up at Sams where we started and bought BFGoodrich P225/55R17 97T. Note that there was about a 300 dollar...
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Shake or Vibration Issues

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 04 Aug 2013
I know this is going to look suspicious being only my third post but I wasn't sure what forum to join at first. I have noticed a shake or vibration in my new 4x4 crew 5.5 box 5.3 truck it seems to come and go and has been a pain to pin point what makes it happen. I can feel it in the steering wheel, seat and sometimes the gas petal but mostly in the steering wheel. It seems to be most noticeable going up or down hill with very light acceleration but can do it on level ground at cruise speed too. And the fun part is it doesn't always do it to make it more of a challenge to diagnose it. Brought it to the dealer last week and I thought the mechanic was going to think I was crazy but he did feel it too which was a relief also the service writer test drove it after they balanced and rotated the tires and he said its slight, but he felt it too. We scheduled it to come in tomorrow and are opening a warranty claim. I have very little faith that its going to get fixed because of the nature of the vibration and it being so new that there probably isn't any info out there on what it could be. I really don't know what they can do tomorrow other then make phone calls. If I had to venture a guess I'm going to say its in the transmission or p...
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Mysterious small dents appearing on new truck. Weird

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 20 Oct 2014
hello, i've got an issue with my brand new 2014 sierra that I can't figure out. Truck is 2014 Sierra SLT, my dream truck, and I don't have 1000 miles on her yet. I'm pretty particular and looked it up and down, left and right before I bought it. Two days ago I noticed a small, dime sized dent around the roof top brake light. Right along the curvature of the sheet metal, so a pretty hard spot. I looked all around the area  at different angles and saw no others. Today, I see another about the same size about a foot from that dent just to the left of the back windshield in another hard spot of the sheet metal. I don;t have a garage but I don't park under trees either and there has been no hail damage in my area. There are not paint chips, just small dime sized dents, kinda creased dents. Again, both are on harder parts of the sheet metal where the is curvature, so it's harder, and I would imagine would take a good blow versus like the side of the door. Now, they are small, and the sun has to hit them right to see, but I see them and they upset me since its a $45k truck and I work hard to pay for it. So, either,   1. I'm blind and just did not see them when I bought truck which I don't believe since both me...
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Radio Reception Issues

2014/2015 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 05 Dec 2013
I wanted to start a seperate topic for this.  My fm reception is to the point where I don't use the radio.  The HD switches in and out to where you have to turn it off as well.  I'd be looking to replace the radio with an aftermarket head unit but the integration with the my link probably makes it impossible.  Please post up if your having issues.
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Clean injectors at 25k miles?

Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust 03 Oct 2014
I was listening to a service manager tell a young female customer that she should come in every 25k miles or so and have the fuel injectors in her new Chevy cleaned. He was telling her that the use of ethanol gas was the primary reason for this. After she left I asked about the 2014 Silverados and he said the same exists for the trucks. I told him I was not planning on having my truck serviced for this.   Seems that a cleaning every 25k miles is excessive unless a fuel related problem is diagnosed.  Is this just another profit maker for the dealer?
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2015 GMC HD Grille Upgrade

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & Modifications 12 Oct 2014
Figured I'd share the pictures of the 2015 GMC Sierra HD Grille Upgrade we have been doing at the shop. Here it is, simply take out the SLT Grille and Install the Denali HD Grille. This completely transforms the look of your truck! Takes about 5 minutes to do the swap of your grille. We sell theses on our website www.travsautomotive.com if you are interested in the upgrade.
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Floor liners

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 15 Oct 2014
Hi Everyone,   I'm shopping for quality floor liners for my '15 Denali I just ordered. I like the Husky X-Act in that it seems to provide more coverage than the WeatherTech.   The only problem is that the X-Act's only comes in black. I'm not prejudice mind you. It's just that I'm getting the cocoa interior.    Anyone have opinions on which is the best color liner for cocoa interior?   I think WT's tan is too light. I wish husky would offer a dark brown.    Let me know what you think - especially if I am being too vein over color. Should I be considering another brand?   Thanks!
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GMC SIERRA All Terrain HD 3500 sooo close, but so far

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD Yesterday, 08:42 PM
So I logged onto gm.ca and they FINALLY have the the ALL TERRAIN pkg available for the SLT.  Perfect.  As I start clicking building the perfect truck...I select the "Driver Alert PKG" then the All Terrain HD PKG and I get this...   Requires that you remove: Standard Suspension PackageTires: LT265/70R18E AS BWHeated & Cooled Driver & Front Passenger SeatsPerforated Leather Appointed Seat TrimDriver Alert PackageJet Black w/Perforated Leather Appointed Seat Trim   ... So to get a nice grille and wheels I lose Cooled Seat and the Driver Alert PKG?  I lose a SAFETY Package?!!!  GM What are you thinking?  IS like taking away Airbags!   Anyway, I guess I'm getting a Denali and changing the grille to the All terrain Grille.   Any thoughts?   Jeff.
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Window trim swap..helppp!!! Issues !!

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 21 Oct 2014
Ok so I'm swapping my chevy trim for gmc chrome. The fronts were pretty easy. The rear is a pita. They clip near cab are so hard to get to release. Anyhow. I am Down to the last one. And it's getting dark. So I'm rushing through it to release. And I was using a plastic putty knife to hold back the window to get screw driver in. And of course ThE DAM thing fell inside the door!!!! So now I have a putty knife inside my rear driver door.argggggg. How do I get it out ? How to remove panel? And can I get to it that way !!!? I would just leave it but it rattles bad. Worst part is I have three chrome and one black trim still
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'15 Denali exterior colors

2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 08:00 AM
Did GM really do away with Summit White in favor of the new hideous blue for 2015?
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