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  1. 2017 Silverado 5.3L Cold Air Inductions dyno run. CAI installed on dyno, so no gap or delays between runs. Scroll to 8 min mark to begin the stock dyno testing.
  2. Have not seen these posted here yet. But these are from June 5th of the Sierra at motor1. All are covered in heavy camo still, so not much new to be seen. https://www.motor1.com/news/147548/next-gmc-sierra-1500-spied/
  3. You can use an app like gasbuddy or a website to shop around fuel prices. There is generally almost $.50 cents a gallon difference among premium fuels in my area & always try to use top tier fuels as well. But comparing gas prices for 6.2 to diesel in the 6.6 is not an apples to apples comparison for the average buyer. http://www.toptiergas.com/why/
  4. You are probably getting away with it due to the higher elevations & do remember NM among others out west having lower octane fuels across the board. Like 85 was the base fuel where as in IL it is 87. Am sure there is technical data somewhere showing reduced engine knock at higher altitudes or have read it in the past.
  5. That changed for 2017. Scroll about half way down at link. http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-1500-pickup-truck
  6. Sorry to hear about the accident & hope everything is OK with you. Remember seeing your truck in the photo section after you purchased it. Maybe I am confused, but did not think front air bags were to deploy if rear ended without hitting anything else?
  7. But she has to put up with the alfa male bs all day everyday if working in a dealership. Which is likely why they are far & few between.
  8. GMC would fall under GM CAFE standards, not singled out. Toyota definitely gains via their car market share from Prius through Camry in mpg. That is my point, if they tilted their co mpg avg by increasing trucks sales an additional 300,000 units annually. They would have to take some steps to offset the numbers. Toyota also offers hybrid variants throughout their car/small cuv line up to continually improve their overall CAFE footprint. AFM (&MDS on Fiat) were steps toward Gov CAFE standards as is ecoboost that Ford purchased. Gov does not care how they get there, so long as their line ups meet overall fuel mileage regulations. Have not seen current break down of sales numbers for Ford, but guessing the Coyote 5.0 is not the lion share of F150 sales. If some sort of mandate had not been put in place via Gov regulation they would have no need to risk the eco boost motors when they could build simple V8's across the board. More about CAFE standards, tho is dated info. http://www.caranddriver.com/features/the-cafe-numbers-game-making-sense-of-the-new-fuel-economy-regulations-feature
  9. If Toyota sold the volume of trucks that GM/Ford/Fiat currently do, they would be forced to address the Tundras EPA rated mpg to offset the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards. Sales for 2016. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/02/going-deeper-2016-full-size-pickup-sales-analysis.html
  10. It generates curiosity & chatter, which is what any mfg wants. Cannot imagine there is any additional costs of consequence associated with the covers they choose.
  11. The same goes for new at a much faster rate. If everything is still working OK or repairs are minimal, would keep the 06 until that changes.
  12. Android OS phones

    As mentioned in post 14, check to see what processes are draining your battery the most. Android runs a lot of things in the background while sitting idle that you can stop if you are not using those items. If I had to buy today, would be torn between the S7/S7Edge or S7 Active. The S7 Active is only available via ATT, tho can run on any gsm network. The reason I mention that is the battery is 4000mAh vs 3000mAh on the regular S7. If you can wait another 2 months give or take, the S8 will be released. The screens are slated to grow in size while maintaining the same form factor as your S5. There will be a lot of info here. http://www.androidcentral.com/
  13. Spy photos via autoblog today. http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/30/chevrolet-silverado-spy-shots-ford-f-150/#slide-endcap
  14. Guessing you took the truck to Friendly Chevrolet for the quote? While I do not know what a new or rebuilt 6 speed trans will cost, give this guy a call if you can get your truck towed to him. He runs a diesel repair service in Williamsville right off of I55 that does road rescue & also works on cars/trucks. He is an excellent mechanic that was certified to work on new BMW's through class 8 trucks. His labor rates are lower than a dealer will be. Though have no idea what access he may have to transmissions nor how full his schedule currently is. So keep that in mind as just trying to find an option for you.
  15. Here is a link to the planned or speculated new seats. http://thenewswheel.com/next-gen-silverado-sierra-will-have-better-seats-thanks-to-better-supplier-contracts/

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