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    Chevy Z71...occasionally Toyota Prius!
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  1. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    I broke both tabs you have in the first pic, I used a 2 mixture epoxy to mend it back together. Your second pic I do not recognize the part, but I assume you could use epoxy or try that Flex Glue...the commercial on Flex Glue looks good, I may need to pick up a tube and break something to try it out...LOL! I used the epoxy on our coffee maker' cradle, which holds the coffee filter basket. So far it's been holding up even with the heat...it's been about 4 months now.
  2. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    Update: The weather is great right now...cloudy, but no rain and not too hot. So I decided to attack the rattling sound behind the drivers seat, which seems to be the rear speaker. Here are the steps I took for anyone having to do the same. Adjust driver's seat all the way forward and tilt all the way forward. Remove positive battery cable (you will be working around an airbag) for safety reasons. Pop out the Airbag tab by the top seat belt anchor. You don't have to pull it off, it is anchored, but not very solid. However, easy to replace should you pull it off entirely. Using a flashlight, locate the small 7mm screw on the pillar (should be a straight shot from the airbag tap hole) and remove the screw. If you don't have a magnetized socket, you might want to place a small piece of reversed rolled up duct tape into the socket to secure the screw once it is removed...or you can hunt for it at the bottom when it falls. I used a piece of blue soft adhesive. (this is what you would use to hold up the plastic sheeting behind your door panel after repairing a window actuator, speaker etc.) Lift up the car seat anchor (it just pulls up and off) pull back the panel under the rear windshield...gently, then pull back the panel on the pillar, you may need to work the seat belt height adjustment lever a little...not very difficult you will see as the panel is moved back. Once the panel is pulled back from the pillar you will see the speaker, and at this point you can either R/R the speaker or just remove altogether. If you need more working space, then you'll need to do as Marv mentioned, and remove the paneling along the rocker as well...just be gentle. Replace everything in reverse, reconnect the battery and drive your truck to calibrate the compass if you have one. Well I hope this helps anyone that may need to access the rear speaker or seat belt height adjuster. This took me around 30 minutes to complete....and while you're replacing your battery cable, check your oil if you haven't in a while. Aloha, Woody
  3. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    I don't mind the rear speakers as long as it's not over-bearing. As for the weather (rain) I think it just waits for me to wash my truck...and as you guys know washing a truck is not the same as washing a car. Rain and birds love my truck!
  4. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    LOL! I just may take up Nasty's advice being that I don't hear it now. Just need to fix that rattling it's so annoying!
  5. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    Thanks Marv for the info...Looks like a lot of popping! I'll give it shot this weekend if the weather holds up, which I doubt.
  6. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    I was just checking out your instagram pics...that turkey pic is funny! I remember when you first posted that pic! Did you level your truck or raise it? Looks Great! I'm thinking...thinking of doing what 4x4 enthusiast would consider blasphemy...lowering the Z71! If not, I'll need to get a sports car to scratch the itch of hitting the apex of the turn...but the truck would be cool I think!
  7. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    Hi Marv, so does that back panel just pop off? Also, any suggestions on a good replacement speaker as I think the previous owner installed low quality speakers...I knew I should have had the dealer replace all those speakers before purchasing the truck...oh well.
  8. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    Marv since you're in the audio section of your truck, have you taken out your rear speakers just above your seat, next to the seat belt anchor? I think my speaker has come loose, I believe the previous owner didn't do a good install. I had the same rattling sound from my front door, and the dealer told me the previous own replaced the OEM speakers...so no warranty...bummer! I'm wondering what kind of speaker is in there, I can't even hear it, other than the rattle...LOL!! Do you know if that rear panel just pulls out or are there some tricks to it? I also see the Airbag sign there, so I'm sure caution is a must...unplug battery etc. Any help/suggestion is appreciated? Thank you!
  9. I run 50/50 93/E85. I had BBP tune my truck to run this mixture, (and a few other ECM adjustments) since my truck is not a Flex truck...love it! I also pour Techron (every other fill) and Sta-Bil 360 performance (every fill) since I use Costco fuel and E85. After adding in the cost of the Techron and Sta-Bil it's about average or maybe a slight bit higher...I haven't really crunched the numbers. However, with that said, Costco's premium is much cheaper than other places, and E85 is even cheaper than Costco...this helps to keep the overall cost down for those looking to keep cost down. The return is a kick in the pants!
  10. Nice trucks, but not quit enough to make me want to sell my '16 for a new one...I'll wait for a couple more years I guess. At least the 10spd trans will be available, which is nice!
  11. Me too, except I want it to be functional with a fire breathing dragon under the hood (ZL1/LE pkg.) pushing an all wheel drive train available on all cabs especially on the RCSB. If not, its just the same ole same ole...just different bends and creases.
  12. I agree...take the lead and have a RCSB SS ZL1 LE AWD! Bring back the Cyclone on full size mode! Ok, back to reality, the next move will be an All Electric Silverado...sad!
  13. X3! However, looks are only skin deep...what's under the hood? This is where the rubber meets the road update we need!
  14. I agree with No Tyme,and they (dealer) would have to prove that the tune is responsible for whatever issue you are having. I just took my truck in for some noise coming from my driver side door (speaker) and they did an update to my truck, not sure what it was...I need to check that out. Anyway, I talked with BBP and they recommended that I put my truck back to stock tune before taking it in. Then do a read (download) of the stock tune to see what the dealer has updated, and send to BBP. This way BBP can check it out to see if they need to adjust my original tune or not...oh and this is at no additional cost. I just sent them back my tune on Monday, and am now on a waiting list...they are busy!
  15. Marv88 2016 Silverado LS Regular Cab 5.3L

    Looks Great Marv! I like the console swap...does it have a locking compartment like the jump seat had on the bottom? I use that locking compartment often when I need to hide some items. I just did the GDO on the roof console, which I like very much...no more remote taking up space in the cab. Oh forgot to mention the bedrug liner is great too! I made some wooden stoppers (corner square pieces) with velcro on the bottom to stick to the rug and hold items in place. Works great and easy to use. When not in use just stick to the side of the bed out of the way. Good Job on the Build!

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