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spenpet

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About spenpet

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  • Name
    Pete
  • Location
    Oklahoma
  • Gender
    Male
  • Drives
    2016, Chevy Silverado, Midnight Edition Z71
  • Interests
    hunting, football, OKC Thunder, fishing with my kids, family time, landscaping, enjoying the pool

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  1. I had a bakflip Mx4 matte black cover, really liked it...we needed more space for my wife's business, so ended up with a camper...I didn't think I would like it, but I do...although you can have covered cargo, it does limit the amount of stuff you can have (height wise)...pros and cons to both...cost being a huge difference... My mpg's dropped slightly from when I first put my cover on, and slightly dropped when I put my topper on...the kicker is (like most guys on here) I also have a level, larger tires, and an after market muffler, and even an after market front bumper...all of which can impact the mpg's...so it is tough to isolate the exact effect the topper/cover might have... either way, it certainly isn't enough for me to NOT get another one if I were to get a new truck! would strongly encourage a cover of some kind.
  2. I am pretty sure the flaps you are referring too are more designed for help on MPG's rather than mud and road debris...at least that is what the dealer told me when I asked about them...
  3. do you happen to still have them? are they black painted match ones? i was going to get some weathertechs, but the painted to match ones look really nice...
  4. yeah, my wife's vehicle has all that clear bra on it, i like it a lot, but wasnt sure if a black truck would be noticable or as far as longevity goes, how the paint would look compared to the non-protected paint...definitely something to look into though...thanks!
  5. that might be a good option to look into...they are mostly on the bulge of the fender in front of the rear tire...i have one nice nick almost to the bed rail, on the corner where the bed starts turning behind the cab...i have a couple on the lower skins of my doors...mud flaps might be a good idea, thank you! any suggestions on which ones to look at?
  6. Hello all! So I went hunting this weekend and down some gravel roads...and I believe I picked up some rock paint chips...DOH!! I don't have overly aggressive tires (285/65r18, on stock rims) but apparently enough to toss some rocks...so...I am looking for some fender flares that aren't too aggressive, just good coverage. I like the clean look of the Bushwhacker Extend-A-Fender (I prefer to not get the fake bolts). Again, since my tires don't really stick out, they are just about even with my fender (except at the bottom)...I don't really want a huge fender flare sticking out too far... Do you have any recommendations of something similar? the Bushwhacker are damn expensive, anything that is comparable but not quite as much? (or is this the case of you get what you pay for?) anyway, also I have seen some OEM fenders for sale, didn't know if they had any coverage or would just be a hint of a lip sticking out... looking for suggestions! thanks in advance! (ps I accidentally posted this in the HD section yesterday...if a Mod happens to read this and doesn't mind moving or deleting the other thread)
  7. Hello all! So I went hunting this weekend and down some gravel roads...and I believe i picked up some paint chips...DOH!! I don't have overly aggressive tires (285/65r18, on stock rims) but apparently enough to toss some rocks...so...I am looking for some fender flares that aren't too aggressive, just good coverage. I like the clean look of the Bushwhacker Extend-A-Fender (i prefer to not get the fake bolts). Do you have any recommendations of something similar? the Bushwhacker are damn expensive, anything that is comparable but not quite as much? (or is this the case of you get what you pay for?) anyway, also I have seen some OEM fenders for sale, didn't know if they had any coverage or would just be a hint of a lip sticking out... looking for suggestions! thanks in advance!
  8. 2014 OEM fender flares

    Do you have any pics of these still on the truck? which ones are these?
  9. Ruger American Rifle

    Ruger is a fine weapon, but that stock and handle me feels cheap...I don't like the hard plastic at all...but I am willing to bet, based off of my other Rugers, it will go BANG every time. I would strongly encourage you to look at the Weatherby Vanguard S2...sub MOA out of the box...it is a little more, but definitely in the same range of 'affordable' bolt action rifles...
  10. looks good, other than you forgot the wheels!
  11. thank you for this....this is so far above my head, but if i interpret what you are saying is that GM put the shift points that benefit heavy trailing at low speeds and adversely affects daily driving at low speeds? if that is the case, it makes sense...but it still (if working properly) shouldn't slam gears, just rev higher prior to shifting... Having said that, computers are a challange and don't shift (per say) by pressures and RPMs like non-computer driven trannys...(I hope that makes sense...but I am just a simple man! haha!)
  12. So, there are two lines of thoughts (at least, maybe more) from a dealer perspective...1) loaners are a cost 2) loaners are a sales opportunity. I just dropped my truck off (loaded LTZ, Z71 Midnight edition crew cab) and I got a stripped down, bare bones colorado...when I 'booked' my warranty work to be done, I said I really need a truck because I will be hunting etc...(plus that is what I am getting work done on)...so, I should have been more specific, but at least the dealer gave me a truck. so, split verdict when it comes to customer service. in my opinion this dealer was at least trying to help me out, but they also view loaners as an expense. My last truck was a LTZ extended cab...when I took it in for warranty on that one, i was given a NEWER crewcab loaded LTZ. I beleive this dealer took warrany work as an opportunity to potentially up sell me (it almost worked! haha!) but not only did i consider getting a new truck, but i also really appreciated the customer service. to the 1Radtoy, my opinion is if my vehicle is under warranty and getting warranty work done, I expect a loaner (and honestly at least comparable to what I drive)...if i am just getting repairs done, if I get any sort of loaner, that is absolutely the dealer giving great customer service...and i would not expect that...there is a huge difference on repairs and warranty work...
  13. post some pics when you get it!
  14. I saw that on my receipt...and refer to an early post...I don't know all the codes and what not to question it...no idea where the computer's input is that controls all that stuff...so I just chalk it up to computer related...if it were my '71 and they said that, I would have a lot more questions...but it shifts way better now, so whether it is a typo or what, I'm pleased.
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