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Western96

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    Will
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    Melissa, Texas
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    2017 Silverado LT Z71

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  1. Posted this elsewhere but it didn't get any attention so I'll try again here. I'm trying to take the tail gate off my 2017 Silverado so I can get a light bar on. Before I do that, I have to disconnect the backup camera from its wiring harness next to frame crossmember behind the spare tire. I've been messing with the thing for about an hour and for the love of God I cannot the connector to come off. I unlocked the red tab like you're supposed to. Then I pushed down on the black piece in the middle of it, I can hear it sort of click/creak as it raises the little plastic clip. I know I'm using the right technique to get this thing off, but for the life of me I can't get the thing to come apart. Taking your tailgate off really isn't that uncommon of a thing to do, so anybody experienced this before/got any tips? Electrical connectors and I have a bad history but I've never experienced anything this bad. My fingers were still hurting 2 days later.
  2. I'm trying to take the tail gate off my 2017 Silverado so I can get a light bar on. Before I do that, I have to disconnect the backup camera from its wiring harness next to frame crossmember behind the spare tire. I've been messing with the thing for about an hour and for the love of God I cannot the connector to come off. I unlocked the red tab like you're supposed to. Then I pushed down on the black piece in the middle of it, I can hear it sort of click/creak as it raises the little plastic clip. I know I'm using the right technique to get this thing off, but for the life of me I can't get the thing to come apart. Taking your tailgate off really isn't that uncommon of a thing to do, so anybody experienced this before/got any tips?
  3. Cool. These look like the same wheels that are on my Silverado, I'm not the biggest fan of them right now, but with this paint job these actually look amazing. Gonna add this to the list of things to do. Now the question is black or grey.
  4. Just wondering what you were driving before? The stock 2017 headlights seem amazing to me but I was also driving a 13-year-old Ram before this so my bar may be a little low.
  5. The 5.3 was designed for 87 octane, they wouldn't recommend it otherwise.
  6. Not sure if I'm reading this right but are you putting higher octane gas in your truck? Using a higher octane rated gasoline in a truck designed to use 87 octane is not actually good for your MPG. It actually hurts it a little bit, higher octane gasoline needs more heat/precision timing to fully burn than the 5.3 has on tap. Your engine cannot burn the 89/93 octane gasoline correctly so some of it goes to waste, plus your money does to.
  7. I have a stock Double Cab 4x4 LT. Driving at 65 mph with Cruise Control on I'll get around 22 mpg. Driving at 80ish mph and varying my speed some I'll get 17 or so mpg, I'm usually not too light on the go pedal for what that's worth. So it can vary a lot depending on your driving habits. I think city driving is somewhere around 15 or 16? Not really sure on that. I think the mileage is a little better on these newer trucks by maybe 2 or 3. It's waaaay better than my old Ram, which got about 12, but hey at least it sounded pretty great.
  8. I'm having a similar issue with having trouble seeing backing up. Just bought an LED light bar for under the tail gate that should hopefully brighten things up a bit. I work in a barn and have to unlock this gate every morning and then back up a few hundred feet down the road. Sucks not being able to see that well out back at 5 AM.
  9. Not too shabby. I got a very similar truck to yours with a few different options. I have a 2017 Double Cab LT Z71 4x4 Texas Edition (wow that's a mouthful when you say it all), no extra options other than a spray in bedliner I got the dealer to put in for free. Paid 32 or so for it, Chevy was running 10k plus rebates when I bought it. I think my truck would normally sell for something in the low 40's. No matter what I would say you definitely did alright. Your crew cab is worth more than my double cab as well. If you have 4x4 you did really well I'd say.
  10. Huh. I just looked through mine today and definitely don't have a manual, although I have some other booklets. I do have a manual supplement about child seats, but no manual! Nice...
  11. 2017 Moose Hunt

    Don't know if you know where Moosilauke is but I've seen moose sign all over the place there in the past year or so, I was on a trail that was covered in moose poop for about 100 feet, it was like a carpet. Never seen anything quite like it. Also was driving up there once with a friend and a moose was right next to the road. Freaked us out a little bit, even in a car they can still mess you up.
  12. 68 Impala, 4th Gen Chrysler Imperial, 1972 Charger. Pick one.
  13. I have a stock 17 4WD Z71 double cab ... I go 80 on the highway most of the time. I do a mix of highway and stop-and-go driving, so far I'm getting about 17 MPG. Usually get about 20 on the highway. Also have a bit of a lead foot but not too bad. Also you can get a 2WD Z71? TIL.
  14. Did anybody else actually get a paper manual with their 2017? I certainly didn't, I know a lot of cars these days are going to PDFs and stuff so I didn't think much of it, but if I should have gotten one I'll be having a word with the dealer...
  15. Light bar into the fog lights is a nice touch, smart. And the upper ones are pretty much on all the time then, right? That's what I'm hoping for. I'm a complete newbie with electrical stuff more or less so bear with me.
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