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  1. 4 points
    Not trying to be a smart ass or anything, but who is honestly buying a truck for fuel economy???? We aren't talking about a sedan here.... Sent from my SM-N960W using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    Nice! I had a 1965 Impala SS as well. I purchased it back in 1985. It had a 396, 4sp, AC, factory tach, 3:31 rear that I installed a posi in. It took me 25yrs to get it restored but not to factory because a tree fell on it in our yard during a storm. I had to replace the roof and rear quarter panel. It was a really cool car.
  3. 3 points
    A vehicle is a tool. It provides transportation. It is the worst investment. Your choice. But from your info you like vehicles being you have a new Jag. So are looking for us to convince you not to spend money? I say again, if you like to work, have to have the newest, keep up with the Joneses buy it. If you save the money and invest it you're better off IMO. Nuff said.
  4. 3 points
    Added the AMP power steps, and rear Bilstein 5100’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 2 points
    Congrats man! I have to add a +1 for the Corsa Sport. I just picked up my 2015 and the previous owner had the Corsa installed with an Airaid MIT, and it’s one of my favorite things about the truck. I had Flowmaster Super 44s on my 2008 5.3 and I liked it well enough but the Corsa sounds so nasty on startup and when you mash the gas on the move. I’ve had people turn around, laugh, and tell me they thought my truck was a Vette or a Camaro when it started up. That said, on the highway or at a steady cruise, it’s almost silent compared to the Super 44s. Obviously it’s a pretty system comparatively, but I have to say it’s a pretty awesome setup for what you pay. Let us know what you end up getting!
  6. 2 points
    Sometimes what people say they would do, when they are ribbing you, is different from what they would do if they were in your shoes....
  7. 2 points
    8 quarts of 0W-20. Doesn’t matter if it’s synthetic or blended, the only requirement from GM is it must be a Dexos rated oil. Dexos is a set of standards an oil must meet to be licensed as Dexos. Not all 0W-20 is Dexos. The Mopar oil I had in my truck was the correct weight but not Dexos and the truck didn’t like it at all. A lot of guys like Mobil 1. It’s kind of the go to oil since it can be had for very cheap with rebates and is Dexos rated. Middle of the road oil as far as quality. Not bad, not great and certainly will do the job oil is supposed to do if you regularly change it. Some premium oils like Amsoil Signature Series are not licensed as Dexos but Amsoil states it exceeds the requirements to obtain Dexos licensure. Lots of guys swear by it. I’m impressed with how low it’s volatility is for such a thin oil. Valvoline Advanced is a full synthetic Dexos oil with very good wear properties and relatively inexpensive at $50 for 10 quarts. It’s higher in volatility so you will likely need to add a quart or two between oil changes. Oil consumption is pretty common in these trucks. Redline has been used successfully by a lot of guys with Hemi engines to quiet down engine ticking. Only down side is it’s expensive. So many other great options out there.
  8. 2 points
    I've run into the same issue before with Chevy AND Volvo. Generally, loaners are a dealer courtesy. Sometimes it's necessary to schedule non urgent repairs around loaner availability.
  9. 2 points
    All that weight savings doesn't matter on the freeway when the front end is larger. A brick can only be so aerodynamic. It sounds like everything is bigger on the 19s. From the front profile to the bed and tailgate.
  10. 2 points
    Here's a pic of a pic of mine
  11. 2 points
    It just goes to show us all, and the manufactures, that smaller engines and more gears isn't the way to good fuel milage. A big engine using less of it's total capabilities, is more effective then a small engine working hard in all situations.
  12. 2 points
    Please dont do that. My head hurts just seeing it. So many things wrong with that.
  13. 2 points
    Any chance of getting a video with sound of cold start, revving, etc? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    My first car was a 1965 Impala SS, my Dad bought it for my in 1976 for my 16th Bday. It had 160k on it and I put another 75K on it with only a timing chain going bad. Wish I still had it, I did end up putting a 327/300hp in it a few years later as the old 283 was weak. Not all were junk. And yes I did tear out the powerglide by backing up and throwing it in gear to spin the tires, Good Times!!!!
  15. 2 points
    6” on 35s. Fuel couplers -12 offset with the tinted spokes. Looks great with the brown matches well!
  16. 2 points
    Just picked up my SLT Crew Cab Standard Bed on Saturday. Took about 10 weeks to arrive.
  17. 1 point
    Figured it was time to post a few pictures of my 3rd try with this body style. Liking it a lot so far, best looking package offered in the Chevy line up in my opinion.
  18. 1 point
    ok i couldnt pass on the discounts they were offering on the 2018 Seirra 1500's so i replaced my 2008 Seirra Denali 6.2 (248,000miles) with a new 5.3 Loaded SLT White Frost Tricoat, im not sure if there is any option this one doesnt have other than the big motor, i have heated/cooled seats, power sunroof, power rear window, bed is sprayed, under seat storage, lane departure etc. I really wanted the 6.2L because i loved my old one but i decided to be smart and save that extra 5k for mods...lol ok so list of mods immediatly before christmas window tint remove rectangle running boards (for 3 inch ovals) Im taking the kids to Disney next week so the street tires can stay till we get back....maybe 2 inch level and 295/55 Ridge grapplers to go on the 20inch OEM snowflakes (eventually i want 22 CK190 wheels and 4.5 BDS) my question to you guys is since im gonna miss my 6.2 what intake and exhaust sounds the best....i had Volant intake on my denali and the factory exhaust sounded great, but this 5.3 sounds like 2 gerbals running around in a cage. I want good sound not piss my neighbors off sound
  19. 1 point
    I have a diablew & am in the tuning process right now. So far (WOT tuning is not done yet) truck is immensely improved over stock. I choose it for ease and Lew's superior customer service(he has hundreds of positive reviews and like 1 or 2 negs throughout the net- I looked). Pretty good so far , he's definitely earned that reputation. He makes great improvements with very little input from you once you send the log. I've had Blackbear tunes and they are quality. But!!! everything 1slow said is the real deal. All depends what your goal is. The Diablo tuner is OK, but the quality is that of cheap electronics, will get you where you need to go and is simple though. I'm sure the scan cable of blackbear is not a whole lot better. HP tuners is a program off your laptop with whatever gear you want to run. The available parameters and tuning of HP is amazing, plus they have been around since the beginning of the LS craze. Only thing you have to so is figure what you want to spend money and time wise. I'm sure HP can be a time sucker to really learn it, plus if you are stupid you can kill your truck quick as it will let you do whatever you want. The other handhelds are wannabees in my book, yeah there better than stock but don't really tap that far into your trucks potential. But the truth was mentioned, everything else is a distant second to HP tuners capability. For me I don't want to spend the time and would rather pay someone for their experience aka Lew or Justin. All depends on what you want out of it.
  20. 1 point
    i will go back to the 6.2L as it is a beast it just wasnt in the cards for this go round. just picked up the truck from the tint shop 20% all the way around and 70% in the windshield ill take pics tommrow. also anyone running a Volant CAI on a 5.3 i liked mine on my 6.2L
  21. 1 point
    The mounts in the pictures you quoted are the Zroadz LED. Not my truck, I can't see forking over 180$us+shipping for mounts. https://www.zroadz.com/product/zroadz_z361221_hood_hinges_bracket_mounts_2015_2018_chevy_silverado_25003500_gmc_sierra The ones I bought are just universal mounts SKTYANTS part# X001SF0L33 although now im seeing them all over the place amazon/ebay/aliexpress ranging from 10-30$ for a pair. I did'nt know if they would work on the silverado's but at under 20$ it was worth ordering and checking out. Wanted to see if they would even work and just ordered some lights now that I know they will. https://www.amazon.com/lightronic-Universal-Bracket-Stainless-Offroad/dp/B073VK4FNG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1544579620&sr=8-3&keywords=hood+mount
  22. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure whoever refinanced and lost their money would have been on the phone to get it fixed if you didn't beat him to it.
  23. 1 point
    When the the clearance lights are on, the blinker power is still supplied so when the blinker turned on, it does have power from both sources. Is that okay?
  24. 1 point
    X2 Gearhead. Love my Silverado, but yours makes me miss the silver Sierra 1500 I had. I loved the silver and the look of the double cab.
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Im in PA but a neighboring dealer in Ohio has 1 2018 Denali left priced at $46,700 Its so tempting to purchase but it has the 5.3 id rather have the 6.2 and id be sold. I hate to give up my 14 slt allterrain though after all the work put into it and only 37k miles on it. Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    After you turn the setting on, they will start working but you wont see the lights come on so it will look like they arent working with remote start. They also dont get hot with one cycle of remote start, i do 2 cycles. Unfortunately the steering wheel doesn't heat up with remote start if you have that option.
  28. 1 point
    He's saying that because the strike point is at the end of the helper spring which is an inch off the main pack and only half way up the springs length. Preload is set about a mile off. That's a traction 'unloader' Right idea, wrong method. IF you want' to run a slapper bar remove the helper spring and lengthen the bar to strike at or just behind the front mount.
  29. 1 point
    I owned a Tundra and it wasn't a bad truck. 2007 model which was the first year of the "current" bodystyle. A Toyota with 55K miles is nothing. The 5.7 is a strong runner. There were some things I disliked about the Toyota, specifically the 4x4 system and not having a locking rear, but if you've been happy with yours I'd stay put. It seems that all the manufacturers are pushing so much technology for government CAFE requirements that I'm not sold on the reliability. Dual turbos, etorque, dynamic fuel management, stop/start. You name it it seems to be on the new 1/2 tons. I'd give them a year or so to work out all the kinks.
  30. 1 point
    FirstAscent, As a 2019 Silverado owner I will tell you that I absolutely love it. I previously had a 2008 and all the items us Chevy truck owners bitched about for years such as the infamous “Chevy Shake”, a bigger back seat, and cup holders in the back have all been addressed plus a new sweet body re-design. I rate it an A- for some very very minor things. As far as your Tundr goes dude keep it. Use the extra money that you don’t have a car payment to truck it out more. Bigger wheels and different tires for example can make it feel like a different truck. The reason son that I say keep it..... 1. It only has 55K miles, man that’s nothing 2. Interest rates are in the rise, that sucks 3. Save your money up so you can get an LTZ and pay cash for a lift instead of feeling like your stuck with the trail boss. 4. Like you said, the Tundra has had very minor changes recently, your body style is not outdated yet.
  31. 1 point
    I did this in about 15 minutes in the parking lot at work. The #15 Torx and 7mm socket and ratchet is all you really need, the pry tool is just a nice thing to have...I do not have one. This is probably the easiest thing you could do to the interior/dash. The cluster cover just pops off. The video is exactly (well pgamboa’s video is) how it goes. NOTHING hard at all. My only suggestion is when you tighten everything back up remember it’s plastic and could crack if you over tighten the screws. Honestly the hardest part for me was just being careful not to scratch the new cluster putting it in and that was not really a concern because it went in very easily. ***For what it’s worth, if I charged someone to do this job...I’d feel VERY guilty charging them more than a Coke.
  32. 1 point
    I've found the correct cluster for my Yukon SLT and am sending it in to Chris. I had a question though. I have someone who can install this (for a fee) but I'd like to do it myself if possible. I've watched the YouTube video and was wondering how hard it actually is to replace the cluster? I have automotive pry tools so I think I should be able to get the pieces off myself. Can anyone comment on the level of difficulty in doing this? Thanks, just trying to do more of this stuff myself instead of paying for someone to do it.
  33. 1 point
    I have a 2014 5.3 v8 with 6” on 35s. I bought it with all this on already and on the highway I always was jumping between 5th and 6th gear and was getting super annoyed. I finally went with the superchips flashpaq and it changed the way it drove. Definitely recommend it for anyone who lifts their truck. It can adjust a lot of things like tire size, which adjusts the speedo correctly, and has a couple preprogrammed tunes. I always drive in the mileage saver one which is tuned to save on gas and it’s amazing. I was going from 10-12 mpg to 12-15. Adjusting for the 10% off from my tires, I jumped about 2-3mpg overall. There’s also towing and performance tunes as well but I never use them. You can also change throttle response and shift points etc etc. best one out there because it’s only about $350 and doesn’t void the warranty. I believe it’s the 2845 that I have. Also yes, you can turn the AFM off.
  34. 1 point
    WOW are we getting lazy, Really,,,, push start, then press auto start off. I remember manually unlock door with key, put key in ignition, push in clutch, shift into neutral, pull out choke, pump gas pedal, then step on starter pedal and nobody was on the forum whining. Of course this was my 1951 chevy truck.
  35. 1 point
    All are sub par. The BEST is HPTuners. There isn't even a comparison. You have credits on it you can buy more if needed, tune endless cars/trucks, best support, Software updates, forum, analog inputs(must on custom tunes and mail order). About every shop I ever have talked to uses it. No other device has the ability it has. You can get your money back out of it flashing buddies cars and trucks. Even simple trans files, AFM/DOD,TC, SEL. We are talking plug in start up and click DOD>disable, push write then ok, done that easy. TC click box change number press enter then write. I believe if you build up your truck or car and pay a shop to tune Why not have the turner software to control, fix, ect.... your owe truck later. SO for me it is a must have. I have seen pro units go for as low as $300 with credits. Or you can post for a local hpt guy to meet up for a write, go to the forum download what you like and just pay for the write and credits. So $100 for credits and fee to write it for you. A shop can do it also saves money over full dyno tunes. And once it is on a thumb drive you can remove it and go back to stock in under 3 minutes. or email/post the tune to ask people to fix it or change it. Also you can data log. Meaning you can drive around logging the sensors on the truck. SO useful.
  36. 1 point
    Good times man, ya cant beat that.
  37. 1 point
    Transitioning to become a full-time house flipper/rental property owner within the next two years (hopefully). Terrifying and exciting at the same time. It’s not gonna be easy leaving my career/steady paycheck.
  38. 1 point
    Frontal area increased. This is the biggest factor I suspect. Gear ratios changed. It's hard to imagine this would have had a negative effect on economy though.
  39. 1 point
    Kind of an embarrassing setback. GM advertised the new body styling and cheek air curtains would aid in better economy. The Dynamic Skip Fire cylinder technology was suppose to also increase economy. Not to mention the 400 or so lbs of weight reduction.
  40. 1 point
    Enjoy your new truck. I hope it serves you well.
  41. 1 point
    I worked for myself once and it was the best time I ever had, I really enjoyed myself. Unfortunately I was not able to maintain that career and perform my Navy reserve commitment. I started and hourly career to keep the Reserves strong and have hated work since. Currently attending collage in hopes of growing.
  42. 1 point
    Been in public safety / law enforcement since i was 18 and have 7.5 years left. I love my job but hate the trends that are going on so 7.5 years can’t go fast enough. I have one more rank to achieve then I’ll be on cruise control until retirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Opinions vary. For my money it needs to excel in all 4 of those areas.
  44. 1 point
    If it starts with the key and runs normal, I don't think it would be fuel related.. If it was a fuel problem it should be consistent. Check for codes.. The security system would be my first guess. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    Love that tan interior. Great looking rig.
  46. 1 point
    Is the shake shack where GM installs the infamous Chevy shake in certain trucks???
  47. 1 point
    i was in the same position the denali i wanted sold the day i went to look at it shortly after a fully loaded SLT came up for sale and i got that and I'm glad i did get it over the denali with seeing the issues people have with the magnaride shocks and the cost of replacement. personally i think the SLT is the better buy.
  48. 1 point
    November numbers are in and Fall 2018 finished, (September to November). At year three of Peppers records we have a 13% increase this year over year one for this season. Up 3.3 mpg. 25.28 mpg is the three year November monthly average. 25.2 mpg for November 2018 alone. Now we start Winter of 2019 for this record.
  49. 1 point
    Just picked up my 2019 Silverado High Country in Havana Brown Metallic. It is interesting how the color changes under different light conditions! Only have 23 miles on it and still have a lot to set up. The truck definitely sit higher than the 2016. The seats are firmer and the HUD is awesome! Will update more as I get used to truck.
  50. 1 point
    Damnit. Just take my money eBay seller - I can’t settle for the bose sub Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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