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  1. 6 points
    My son topped off my blinker fluid this morning. Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
  2. 4 points
    2019 Silverado LTZ with GM 22" Denali wheels.
  3. 3 points
    IT IS PARAMOUNT THAT YOU DO NOT PLUG *ANY* CLUSTER INTO YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL WE HAVE PROPERLY RETROFIT PROGRAMMED IT. THIS IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION NOT OURS. Seriously; it's that important. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ;) The "Denali Cluster in SLT" thread while a fantastic asset to the community is unfortunately getting overrun and off topic making our recommendation that each of you read it before undertaking this adventure a bit difficult. That said I am going to try to compile ALL the info here (including other cluster PN's as time permits) for a one stop shop if you will for all of the data. FAQ: Q. How does this work? A. You figure out your application (E.G. Gas US Spec and model year) and using the chart below you source the appropriate cluster (new or used). You MUST use the same model year cluster as your truck; the ONLY exception to this is if you have had us do the proper car play retrofit programming using modules on our supported list. Then and only then may you use a 2016 Red or Blue gas part number; please note there is NO part number for a 2016 blue diesel. After you source your cluster you email us using the contact us button on our website for a final fitment check supplying your VIN and part number of the cluster just to triple check everything is good (if you used the list below and follow these instructions you should be golden). After fitment is approved you place an order on our site (please pay attention to the cluster condition option!) and ship the cluster to us appropriately packed via UPS or Fedex ONLY. Upon return simply plug the unit in and you'll be golden; yes its that simple. Q. Can you do this for Diesels or Export (Metric clusters)? A. Yes we can please email us for part number list for those units Q. Can you program an Escalade cluster to work? A. Yes provided we match the model year just like the Denali HOWEVER the unit itself is more expensive, does not fit properly, coloring doesnt match and costs considerably more to program; if you really want it we'll do it but we generally advise against it. Q. I want to do the 2016 cluster retrofit into a 2014-2015.5 so that I can get a Green Cluster in my Silverado and get my steering wheel controls back in Car Play/AA; what do I do? A. Please contact us from our website, we have a list of compatible hardware we can custom program to make everything work as if it were a factory 2016. Q. I did a car play retrofit and lost steering wheel controls inside of AA/Car Play; can you help me? A. Yes but there is a specific list of compatible components and we need to do the programming on the other modules to make sure everything is 100%. If you are thinking about doing an AA/CP upgrade save some money and have us do the programming the first time; email us for a compatible hardware list. If you plan on doing the CP/AA upgrade at any point DO IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHE! Q. Will I lose any features? A. No you should not lose any features that you had before. Q. Will I gain any features? A. You may gain some features as the Denali clusters have slightly different menus. We can also enable things you have added such as indicators for front park assist or the Navigation menu if you have added factory navigation. If you have added FACTORY options that your truck didn't have please put what you have added in the notes section. Q. Can you delete warning indicators for items I may have removed from the Vehicle? A. Yes we can, this would all be custom and the pricing would be higher. Q. What is the HUD Retrofit Option? A. This enables the unit to drive a heads up display. Yes it can be installed no we do not provide support for that end of it but there is a fantastic write up here as well as harness from Pgamboa I think this covers the basics, I'll try to add more questions as they come up but these seem to be the popular ones. We are going to simply reply with a link to this post if people inquire about this swap so please understand this should have all the info 99% of people need. Thanks! GAS ENGINES: 2014 and Early 2015 GAS US SPEC - DENALI RED 2015.5 (Trucks with RPO AVF and/or VV4) GAS US SPEC -DENALI RED 2016 GAS US SPEC - DENALI RED 2016 GAS US SPEC - DENALI STYLE LARGE DISPLAY BLUE/GREEN LIGHTING FOR CHEVY (SILVERADO/TAHOE/SUBURBAN ETC) 2017 GAS US SPEC - NEW CHEVY AND DENALI BLUE/GREEN (First year Denali has Chevy Colored Lighting) 2018 GAS US SPEC - BLUE/GREEN DIESEL ENGINES: 2014 and Early 2015 LML Diesel US Spec 2015.5 (Trucks with RPO AVF and/or VV4) DIESEL LML US SPEC -DENALI RED 2016 DIESEL LML US SPEC - DENALI RED 2017 DIESEL L5P US SPEC - DENALI BLUE/GREEN (First year Denali has Chevy Colored Lighting) 2018 DIESEL L5P US SPEC - DENALI BLUE
  4. 3 points
    I tapped the puddle lamp wire. It is the gray with green stripe on the gray BCM plug under the dash. Picture credit goes to @pgamboa
  5. 2 points
    I’ll stick with my $2.57/gal 93 octane from Costco vs the $4.15/gal 91 ethanol free from the Citgo near me. I only spring for that expensive stuff in my Echo and Stihl weed wackers, blower and chain saws.
  6. 2 points
    Hey everyone, longtime member here and haven’t posted in awhile and I thought I’d share the trade I just made for a new ‘18 Denali Ultimate. This was a spur of the moment purchase that I wasn’t planning. I was bored on New Year’s Day and I was just surfing the net and was curious about the deals that my local Chevy/GMC dealer giving. They had 4 ‘18 Denali ultimates in stock all listed around 51K. I shot right over to the dealer with my ‘17 SLT. I bought my ‘17 SLT exactly 2 years ago during the Holidays when the were also running year end deals. It was the the SLT premium package that listed for around 55k and I got it for around 44k. I really wanted the Denali but they weren’t really discounting heavily at the time. They had a couple Denali 5.3’s in but couldn’t justify the premium. Even though I really liked the SLT I really didn’t LOVE IT (not Like the Chick in the GMC commercial). Anyway, always wanted the Denali with the 6.2. And I’m not a big fan of the new ‘19s. I think they are fugly So Here is the Deal I got: MSRP $64,395 OTD all in for Ultimate Denali $50,500, Price includes tax, tags, fees $1350 Bed Cover, $374 for mats and wheel locks, $770 for Enviroguard (BS paint protection) Trade in for the ‘17 SLT w/27xxx miles $35,000 No Brainer!!! It was 65 degrees this weekend so I did a wash, Clay, polished out all spots, and ceramic coating. Tomorrow going back to dealer for a level lift, Friday will be doing front window tint and Xpel film paint protection on front bumper/headlights, mirrors and front part of hood Future mods are Borla Exhaust, trying to decide between touring and S type Also looking to add CAI kit. Any feed back would be helpful. I checked out Black Bears website and the test results on CAIs. A couple of Pics to follow
  7. 2 points
    It was a nice day out so after a lot of scrubbing I got it somewhat clean. I like a clean truck but I miss the dirt covering all the horrid rock chips Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    I'm loving the reg cab trucks in the thread. Here's mine: 2016 4x4 in black. It was on a farm in Oklahoma before I bought it and brought it to Texas. I put the Bilstein ride-height adjustable struts on the tallest setting about a year ago, and finally pulled the trigger on the Toyo R/Ts this past weekend.
  9. 2 points
    Purchased last week. Clay bar , polish, and ceramic coated.
  10. 2 points
    Website link does not come up. The correct one is www.vitesse-motorsports.com The "S" must be at the end
  11. 2 points
    you asked for more pictures... lol.. 2.25" ready lift keys up front and 2" blocks in the back... has a little rake unloaded but it doesn't run empty very often... lol..
  12. 2 points
    Oh yeah, the armchair ASE mechanics will let you have it! New wheels inbound. I made it 2 months having installed a "new" one with a known defect, I think that's a record for me. One of the wheels the dealer ordered to replace one of the wheels the service department screwed up was not boxed properly. The lip got out and was roughed up at some point. I was able to make it look nice before install with polishing compound, but a week or two later I noticed the surface of the wheel appeared damaged at the spot where I had to polish it. Holds air fine, but I just can't live with it, evidently. New ones are coming from GMPartsNow.com, and I have had outstanding luck with them in the past, so I am looking forward to receiving them.
  13. 2 points
    I have one on my 17 Sierra, definitely makes in more responsive and you can dial in how much response you want. They have great customer service also. My controller was all scratched so I emailed them a picture of it and they sent me a brand new one super quickly.
  14. 2 points
    If you run an Amp for a sub, you've done the hard part (getting power, signal, and mounting). You might as well get a 4.1 or 6.1 Amp and power the speakers too. In my progression, I went from door speaker replacement, to dash speaker replacement with 3", to adding aftermarket Amp for doors and sub, then adding a second Amp for dash, then getting an aftermarket 8" Sub. Each step was an easily notable improvment. Personal recommendation: use a NavTV processor over a LOC; and don't skimp on the dash speakers or channel. The factory head unit sends tons of midrange to the dash and most of the environmental sounds (phone, chime, etc.). Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. 2 points
    Just finished up with this and would appreciate any feedback...took about 3 days, alot of sanding and modifying. I ordered vision 55 and BF Goodrich tire, should be here by the 20th. Also a 3" level for the front. Hopefully purchasing a CAI this week. Thanks! Rob
  16. 2 points
    They look good op! Is it me or are wheels starting to look the same? They look like my wheels and my wheels look like american forces Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    Bull. That thing isn’t allowed on the flightline [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. 1 point
    Ok, NVM, I ordered them. LOL. I guess I'll post up a review once I get them and install them ;)
  19. 1 point
    I was having the same intermittent rattle on my 2019 Sierra Denali. My dealership found, when they had to remove the rear seats to replace a leaking rear window, that a nut had not been applied by the factory to one of the three studs holding down the amplifier for the stereo. The amplifier is mounted somewhere near the rear passenger side floor or back cab panel. The tech installed the nut and it fixed the rattle. Have them check it out. 😉
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    Thanks. To be honest my truck was pretty dirty when I took these shots, I think it was a least 2 weeks since I last washed it. I really don't think you need to ensure it's perfect unless it is a bright sunny day and you are close to the truck with the camera. I am going to see how far I can push the truck being dirty and still having an acceptable picture.
  22. 1 point
    South ATX here brotha.... .GO HORNS!!!.... truck is sweet man!
  23. 1 point
    Thanks, it looks so good...I love it!
  24. 1 point
    Congratulations, Great looking truck!!!
  25. 1 point
    Hey Texas, I found that pic for you. I personally like how the black housing blends in with my bumper.
  26. 1 point
    I'm not 100% sure but I believe shorty headers won't throw CEL. I would also get the dealer saying the headers won't void warranty in writing for future reference. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    Yes! I found a set of take-off's from a 2019 Denali on eBay and fitted them to my new silverado, so I didn't go with an '18 wheel for fear that the off-set wouldn't work... but, I think it came out AWESOME with the 2019's... really improves the look of the truck, and I like the Denali wheels better than the High Country option for 2019. I paid $1995 on ebay with shipping included and sold my LT wheels on eBay for $900... so a real bargain at less than $1000 net cost for what has to be $5000 tires and wheels.
  28. 1 point
    nice to see some non-black wheels PERIOD!!!!! and truck looks great
  29. 1 point
    The "Speed control" got me. It's like hearing indicator light rather than turn signal. Any hoots I would definitely be taking the truck into the dealer for a checkup.
  30. 1 point
    Nokian Rotiiva AT (and Plus) Kumho Road Venture AT51
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  32. 1 point
    Great read thanks for posting looks like that setup is over $5k just in parts alone. But gotta pay to do things right sometimes
  33. 1 point
    What wire did you tap into? I need to do that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  34. 1 point
    Looks great! Nice to see some chrome wheels on a black truck.
  35. 1 point
    After further review, and spending untold millions of $ on research, NASA and the EPA have finally both come to the same conclusion; that my 5.3 gets 0.00 mpg at idle in park. Which coincidentally is the same fuel mileage that my T/A 6.6 gets in neutral with the parking brake set. Go figure. . .
  36. 1 point
    Speed is the killer. Air resistance goes up with the square of speed so there is four times as much energy needed to push the truck through the air at 60 mph as at 30 mph. With any new vehicle I spend time finding the sweet spot where MPG is the highest and the speed at which the vehicle's mpg will start to plummet. For my 2018 Traverse at 60 MPH on the highway I average 30+ MPG. At 72 mph (10% over speed limit) it gets about 24 mpg. With my diesel 2500HD pickup at 60 MPH it gets 18-20 mpg but at 72 mph it drops to 16-17 mpg. Tires are important and the more aggressive the tread and the larger/heavier the tire the worse the fuel economy will be for any vehicle. Ethanol is a great scam by Archer Midland Daniels and the other corn industry companies that improves their profits but does so at the expense of motorists. A gallon of ethanol has a Btu or 76,000 per gallon as compared to gasoline at 115,000 Btu per gallon. With a third less energy adding ethanol to gasoline will greatly reduce fuel economy for any vehicle. A new truck with a larger cab and greater payload and greater towing capacity is not going to come without some costs. Drivetrain gearing is also all over the board with today's trucks. For Chevy 1500 trucks with the 6.2L engine the standard gears are 3.23 but with the tow package the standard gears are 3.42, and that alone could account for a 1 mpg difference in miles per gallon.
  37. 1 point
    It’s so ugly it’s funny. Haha. Poor truck Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    Polish and wax Black is not a color it's an occupation
  39. 1 point
    Today I did my first short bed single cab cluster repair in 8 years, it was a 2005 Silverado.
  40. 1 point
    Sorry for multiple posts, the 4mb limit kills me.
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    They are great steps with good install instructions. Probabably the most detailed instructions you could expect. Follow the instructions and you will be happy.
  43. 1 point
    Do a Google search for GM CPO and it will show the inspection required which is quite extensive, items addressed and as an example two remotes will be provided when a lot of trades only come with one and so on. The warranty is an extra 12 months/12,000 mile factory warranty, free oil change if still offered, and a true GM extended warranty if you decide to go that route is less expensive on a CPO.
  44. 1 point
    No, there is a camera in the inside rear view mirror cover, that is also used for the Forward Collesion Alert system. If you stand outside and look at the mirror, you will see the camera.
  45. 1 point
    Tech 2's won't work on anything newer than 2013, and you don't use them to Reflash modules anymore anyways. You need a GM MDI or MDI2 and a security login for GM TIS2 Web.
  46. 1 point
    Recently discovered that Apline makes a refit audio/entertainment/nav system that actually increases the size of the screen, and provides split screen capability. I’m thinking I like it...
  47. 1 point
    The auto light will go out if you push the ac button. But the temp, fan speed, and location of air being put into the cab will be auto still.
  48. 1 point
    +1 on the tire pressure. Having 285/65/20 michelins able to go to 80psi I keep them at 45 and they roll incredibly well. As far as mileage ...plain and simple every POUND or KILO for some of you, you add takes more fuel to accelerate. So if a Tonnaeu weighs 80 lbs it takes X more fuel to set it in motion from a stop. If the aero it adds at highway speed is not enough to make up the difference it is a net loss of mileage. My own observation has been that the shorter bed on my current 17 has much less Aero issue than my old long bed Ford did so my guess is a cover lowers mileage slightly. During summer I also drop my spare tire in the garage and get a small mileage bonus also. To correct your mileage without tuning for tire size take the truck to highway speed ~75 and look at a GPS and note the ACTUAL speed and divide the two numbers GPS/DASH. Example: 79mph GPS / 75mph DASH = 1.053 (5.3%) and multiply your dash estimated mpg by that number for true MPG. ...this is BC with larger tires you are traveling farther than the dash is reporting.
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    .. something's not lined up.. you don't need the bolts to hold the trim in place they're there to keep you from popping it off under your weight when you hang off it.. if you're using the bolts to position it then it's not lined up. You are doing it right - start at the bottom, work it around until it is fully seated in the groove along the dash then line up the plastic centering post with the hole in the pillar (you can use a trim tool to work the weatherstrip into position) and snap the pressure clip into the slot in the pillar (make sure you attach the metal pressure clip to the trim first and fully seat it - do not try to insert the trim into a clip that is already in the pillar).. everything should be tight and in position without gaps. You should only be re-using the metal pressure clip from the old trim piece. ..edit.. snapped a couple pics in the dark
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