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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 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. Does it HAVE to be the same model year of cluster as my truck? A. YES! The ONLY exception to this is below; please do not ask if any other clusters will fit as below is the only exception we made this list to try to streamline responses so all the information would be here. 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
    Ported MSD LT1 intake with bolts, valley foam, side covers, belt, and pulley to convert L83 and L86 trucks. I smoothed the ugly script off the top. Retextured and painted it as well as the side covers. $1350 shipped to lower 48. Buyer pays PayPal fees
  18. 1 point
    John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 1-7-2019 Are you tired of the dude with a clipboard and the "real people" looking surprised when the trucks they see turn out to be Chevys? If so, you will be pleased to hear that GM is taking a little break from the four-year-long "Real People, Not Actors" campaign. GM plans to bring them back, but for the coming season, Chevy is headed toward a different angle in its adverts that will show how the Silverado is the perfect truck for everyone in America. Which makes little sense since GM sells three other trucks that must be right for somebody (are we crazy?). The spot features a variety of Silverado owners closing tailgates. The new advert is called "Tailgates," and we have to say we like it. The nostalgia always tugs at our heartstrings and Chevy highlighting the more modern uses for trucks instead of it always being a horse saddle rest is welcome. For more details on GM's Chevrolet Silverado advertising plans, check out this deep dive by Ad Age. What is also a bit funny though is that GMC has a new ad campaign that basically says all one piece tailgates are old-fashioned. Do the Chevy and GMC add guys talk? GMC's new advertising campaign is called "Step Up Like A Pro." Maybe we have been drinking the GM Kool-Aid too long, but this one sounds like a winner to us. First off, "Step up" reminds us of GM's innovative corner step. Secondly, "Like a Pro" sounds a lot like the GMC theme for the past decade that generally gives the impression that GMC trucks are "Professional Grade." The campaign highlights GMC unique multi-function tailgate and features a song you know well. "Step Up Like A Pro is an empowering call to action that resonates with truck owners, encouraging them to reach higher in their lives and not accept the ordinary. ‘Anthem’ continues to define our GMC ‘We Are Professional Grade’ standards and signals landmark change to the industry,” said Rich Latek, director of GMC Marketing. GM is planning a lot of TV-football and social media buys to kick off the Silverado and Sierra campaigns. What do you think of the adverts?
  19. 1 point
    They totalled my 15 Sierra SLT AT so I got a replacement today. I picked up a new 18 Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab. I got a decent deal at $13k off of MSRP.. It's very well optioned and even has the GM soft folding tonneau cover, spray in liner and splash guards front and rear. It's pretty much exactly how I would have optioned it except it has the lane keeping and automatic braking. It's Cajun red with black interior. I'll try and post some pics.tomorrow, it dark here already. I do miss the removable cup holder, it sucks that they took that away. I do like the cooled seats, nav and Android auto though. I think these seat are even more comfortable than my 15, and I thought those were nearly perfect for me.
  20. 1 point
    I don’t read those. I’m too worried about not speeding on base. Now you want me to read too... have you met anyone in the fuel shop? Those fumes make us not so smart Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. 1 point
    Yes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    Very happy to be a part of this GM Forum! Learned a lot of information & got several ideas from other members when deciding to purchase as well as modify. Just thought I’d jump in here & send a pic of my 2014 Silverado & say thanks for all the ideas & helpful info!
  23. 1 point
    Ami styling billet grille emblem installed. powder coated black. And matching the grille almost perfect. I think its a great product since all the abs material in black were well over 100 bucks. I paid 53 shipped with a 20% military discount.
  24. 1 point
    power up tailgate and fold-in-the-middle tailgate are two things I will not pay more for. I must not be the target audience.
  25. 1 point
    It's as easy as a hair dryer or heat gun and some fishing string, take you time and you should have both sides done within 15 minutes. A little "GooGone" or WD-40 will help take any residue that is left being with no damage to the paint.
  26. 1 point
    Finally had a break in weather long enough to wash and detail the truck. Hate the winter grime and crap that builds up, I know it'll be dirty again in no time but felt good to give her a bath.
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  28. 1 point
    The one of the left is with the rubber cover. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    My wife asked me why I bought the 18 when I could’ve waited for the 19 and my reply was “I’m not going to be the Guinea Pig like I was when I ran out and bought the newly redesigned 14” you’re better off waiting at least a couple more years but in all honesty, the interiors are literally identical. I’m wondering if the 2021 models are going to change at all like the 16’s did after the 14’s were introduced? Sent from above
  30. 1 point
    oh yea i put 260,000 on a 6.2L denali the last 10 years, it just wasnt in the cards this go around since i just started a new business a year ago i needed to keep my payments at or below a certain number. the deal i got on this SLT premium plus was way better than the deal i could get on a 6.2 Denali this time but im happy with it, i just need to get the look right and a muffler where i can hear it running lol
  31. 1 point
    Thank you! Borla claims 0 drone on website, I am assuming that is without the flaps? I had Corsa touring on my 17 and there was 0 drone $900 a month if you put $0 down for 72 months at their crazy 7.5% rate I was fortunate to be given an opportunity in the financial services industry 10 years ago and turned a sales territory from nothing to a significant business and I was rewarded for it. Capitalism at its best. 50k is a lot of $’s, However Each person is in a different financial condition. I hate debt and I don’t buy anything unless I know I can pay it off tomorrow. Thank you sir!
  32. 1 point
    The look good but you'll probably get better responses in the proper forum as this forum is the 2019 trucks.
  33. 1 point
    After quite a bit of research on this tonight, it appears GM took the stance of making 3 different types of injectors for this platform as opposed to using an injector that can be programmed for flow rate. GM offers 'nominal' flow, 'high' flow, and 'low' flow injectors. The L86 for my Sierra Denali came with the nominal flow injector installed from the factory (now part # 12668393). I'll be ordering a set of those to swap them all out (if 1 has gone bad I'm assuming others will follow in a short period of time).
  34. 1 point
    Might be a way to get a 6.2 for your truck. Just saying........
  35. 1 point
    If it ain't broke don't fix it. If it is broke it will take more than bearings. Last time I heard of anyone doing such a driveway repair it was from a friend much older than I who had the experience of replacing a rod shell with the leather of his boot. Circa 1940 when a lack of parts laid necessity upon him. That said if your going to do it, gauge it...yes. You know how to polish a journal with a crocus and a boot lace? Learn.
  36. 1 point
    Smaller? Hmm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 1 point
    I installed my Amp Research HD Max bed extender.
  38. 1 point
    I needed two 1/4 washers. They cost 21 cents each. I'm just going to start drilling holes in coins. I'll save 11 cents using a dime
  39. 1 point
    This truck was still advertised with December incentives. They had forgotten to change the price online. They honored the price. I may have been able to do a little better eventually, but I still feel like I got a good deal. This truck stickers at 56.8k and it has a ton of options. I'm happy. Here's a pic:
  40. 1 point
    Just so it’s clear, my “haha” was directed at the blinker fluid comment...a big 👍 to your son being involved!
  41. 1 point
    Fresh pics from my 2019 trailboss on a beautiful January afternoon in Michigan!
  42. 1 point
    Running board lights hooked up.
  43. 1 point
    Kids were napping so I had some time to wire up my bars. Nice to finally have my light bars back in action. Waterfowler 41’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/brittmork
  44. 1 point
    Took it out 2 weeks ago to shake it down and worked out some weak spots. Ruined my steering rack on a rock I hit going about 80 mph. Hoping the new HD one gets delivered today so we can get it installed before out trip to the dez tomorrow. Shake down #2...Had too much fun out there on the 1st shake down and only took a couple pics. I'll try to take some vids and what not this weekend if we get it fixed in time.
  45. 1 point
    Peppers Decembers numbers are in. By year: 2016 24.6 mpg 2017 24.6 mpg 2018 26.2 mpg This is a 7% increase over the previous two Decembers. Continuing to see relief from lower viscosity lubricants on the up front number. 0W instead of 5W or 10W. In addition to quicker heat up of transmission. Drove more miles this December over previous by just a little. Still a low traffic month. There is allot of winter left. What! No graph? This one is easy to visualize, right?
  46. 1 point
    Left diode is for puddle lamp (on DL3 Mirrors) to follow interior dome lamps. This is a requirement for 2014 trucks that upgrade from DL8 Mirrors to DL3 Mirrors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    Banks in Concord NH...I also have a thread on my purchase where there's more detail ... Let me know of any questions. Thx
  48. 1 point
    W - we A - are R - regulating R - repairs A - and N - not T - to Y - your liking
  49. 1 point
    Jalopnik is the internet equivalent of 14 year olds who decide what car is best based on their top speed and how race-car-y it is. That is all.
  50. 1 point
    Wasn't that hard to add a drain plug to the stock 4l80e pan. I bought a generic drain plug and a nut that fit it, then with the pan off looked at where the drain could go where it wouldn't interfere with internal components, drilled the hole, welded the nut to the inside of the pan and done. Can't wait for the actual test results of the Banks testing...
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