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  1. 4 points
    Yesterday on Squaw Pass, Colorado...
  2. 4 points
    Frame? No issues. Exhaust: I replaced the OEM system with the Chevy Borla system at 25,339 miles. After I botched the installation, I installed a new one at 49,846. I replaced it again at 54,104 miles due to a rattle and a howl. They are sending me a new midpipe for the same howl, so that should hopefully cure it. Otherwise, I LOVE this system. Loud when you need it, quiet when you don't Bumpers? No issues. I clipped a metal fence post with the right front, and the deformation was more easily fixed by replacement than repair. Otherwise they have done well, and respond VERY well to Mother's all chrome. Bodywork: To be expected for 2015. The only accident damage I had was from hitting a metal fence post (think like a reflector pole) with the right front. The fender was repairable, the bumper and hood needed replacing, and the grille was replaced, though I still have the original. The headlight was also replaced, due to cracks, though everything functioned normally. I had to PDR a dent on the left front caused by a flying socket, and thanks to Impact, you can't tell it happened! Paint: I hate water based. Rock chip city. That being said, it's not too bad, just annoying. Glass: No issues. On 3rd windshield due to previous voluntary replacements. Interior: Fit and finish is good. Had to tighten a few bolts to get rid of those pesky vibrations/rattles (like a total of 4), but otherwise no issues. Steering wheel, center console, seating surfaces, and door panels have all worn VERY well. They look impressive for 100k miles. Infotainment: No issues. I love Chevy MyLink! Overall, VERY happy with my Chevy! I love my Silverado. 10/10 stars, would drive again!
  3. 3 points
    On January 10th, after roughly 2.5 years of driving, I crossed the 100k milestone Here's my experience with the K2XX platform, in specifics, the K2EC (Extended Chevy) layout. Drivetrain: Left rear axle seal replaced at 91,154 miles, as well as the oil cooler lines. Both were warranty items performed at no charge at my local Chevrolet dealer. They reported a small radiator leak, but coolant loss has been below detectable levels (I poke my head under the hood every fuel up, and have yet to notice anything). Other than that, there have been no concerns. Though there was a 4WD software reflash at 17, 285 miles, there has never been any issue with 4WD operation in high or low speed. The transmission....shifts like a charm. The first 1-2 shift, after a cold start, is lurchy, but after that it clears up. I have found that driving like a hooligan every once in a blue moon keeps it running great. Seriously, a launch from a dead stop to the govenor, as well as some spirited driving has a slight positive effect on the ol' butt dyno. At any rate, I have not visited the dealership for transmission issues. The trans, diffs, and transfer case have received fluid drain and fills every 35k so far, so perhaps that is of some assistance. The legendary L86....one of the primary requirements on the shopping list. Lives up to the hype, and then some, and some more after that. A freaking HOOT to drive. Amazing mileage when I want, and insane performance when I floor the loud pedal Quaker State Dexos every 5k, my Blackstone reports come back amazing, and no catch can. So far so good! Brakes are excellent. One fluid exchange at 68,735 miles. Still on the factory pads. I did have to change the left rear shoes (90,084) and cable (91,608) as a result of the axle seal leak, but I wasn't in the mood to argue with the dealer about warranty coverage. I'm on my 5th set of wheels. I swapped the factory 18s for polished 20s. Plains tire mutilated my first set, so I had a local set swap on a used set. Plains maimed the left rear, so I used that as an excuse to have Big O swap on 4 new ones. After a retread impact, White's gouging one and scratching another with the lug wrench, and White's shipping roughing the lip of one up, I broke down and got a new set of 4 this past week. At no point did I experience vibrations, runout, handling issues, or other problems due to the quality of the wheels. All defects were somewhat extraordinary cosmetic defects encountered in the real world. Yes, I am extremely picky, perhaps excessively so.
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    Installed my heated steering wheel just in time...temp here this morning is 37...already got to try it out!
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    Wasn't this guys original question Range or tune? LOL
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    Entered 6 digit territory on January 10th, Kinda surreal to see that happen after 2.5 years. Happy to report he is running great with no issues. Maybe I'll leave a goodwill report in the K2 Section Time to register for Chevy Truck Legends! As a reward for him / birthday present for me he got his new wheels installed on January 15th. They got here in perfect shape, and they went on in perfect shape. Finally got a good guy at Big O, and to encourage him I gave him a 20 in an effort to encourage the continuation of such great work. Borla is also sending me a new front pipe, should be here monday. The current one has a banshee wail above 4k rpm, they labeled it as a bad valve. Excited to hopefully get my SIlverado sounding like a race truck above 4k RPM and not an F-14 spooling for takeoff Finally got my park brake adjusted properly. Turns out it helps when you use the GM spec clearance gauge, set proper gapping, and tension the cable accordingly. Now it holds against 1500 RPM engine speed on a 10 degree grade. Maybe not the best way to check it, but now I know it works
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    That explains why I didn't see it in the engine bay. Thanks
  9. 2 points
    Will lean towards the Kid is Hot Tonight and Working for the Weekend as my favorites from them.
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    Hello everyone. Just had some new wheels installed on my truck. 22x12 Fuel Triton Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Here is what I did with the emblems and badges on my 2019. I never like where the GM marketing people think badges and emblems should go. Since the truck is new the adhesive on the letters let go of the paint and stayed on the letters. All I had to do was use a heat gun and a small Flathead screwdriver. Once the letter was hot I carefully put the tip of the screwdriver under the letter and pulled it off the truck with the adhesive intact and then it is ready to be stuck on the truck wherever I want. I used wax & grease remover on the areas where the emblems were moved to. All the other letters I did not use got stuck on a piece of wax paper to save the adhesive in case I want to use them later for something. I removed the 6.2 L emblems from the hood. Then I removed the high country emblems from the fenders. I took the mountains and placed them in a position where I liked them on the fenders. The bar under the mountains is attached to the letter H so I used a razor knife and chopped the H off. Then I took some silver paint and touched up the end of the bar and placed it under the mountains. Then I moved to the tailgate. I removed all the emblems and placed the mountains on the lower left. I had to do the same thing with the H, chop the bar off. The 6.2L was then applied to the lower right side. Then I put my business name in chrome GM letters on the middle of the tailgate. I saved a bunch of emblems from GM jobs I have done and was able to spell out BEARD BROTHERS.
  13. 2 points
    Off-road carbon trim part numbers for a crew cab Front left 84295680 Front right 84295681 Rear left 84317065 Rear right 84317066 Console with 110v outlet 84272399 Console without 110v outlet 84092073 Double cab rear doors Rear left 22837216 Rear right 84317604 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Times are changing very fast, you are right about that. I personally don’t agree with the whole electric vehicle though. I think it’s a big out of sight out of mind. One person may look at it as hey I’m not using gas for my car while I’m looking at it as you’re putting a higher demand on the power companies, higher load on the generators means higher fuel consumption of whatever they’re burning. It may not seem like much and to be honest charging the few electric cars there are nowadays may not be but when we are all driving electric major things are going to need to be changed with our power grid to hold up to the demand. And then let’s say somebody is in a rural area up north for exapmle and power goes out in a storm. It’s not nearly as easy to store electricity as it is to have a spare fuel barrel. IC engines will be around for quite some time yet, the US needs to push Diesel engines harder. The efficiency between diesel and gas just don’t compare. Just my 2 cents.
  16. 1 point
    don't know why any one would choose black over chrome..... whether exhaust tips or wheels.
  17. 1 point
    Didn’t even need to post this question, all you had to do was get underneath and look lol Sent from above
  18. 1 point
    Boy I really have to stay more focused on the darn spell checker in my laptop...... crew call models? How about crew cab models.
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    Fifteen52 TurboMac HD 20x9-12 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    There have been issues with the export units in the past which is why they are not on the list and no longer supported for the published pricing.
  21. 1 point
    I agree with all you guys. Nothing beats chrome and black. I'm so tired of the spare tire look of black wheels. F'ing ugly .
  22. 1 point
    Well I found the article interesting. Agree that the data has it's issues like more miles per oil change. Being I still do 3 K mile oil changes with off the shelf oil, it works for me. I have used a variety of oil over the years including Super Tech with fleet oil filters for years with no issues. I used dino oil in everything until I bought my used 2012 Sierra in Nov. of 2015. It required Dexos 1 oil for the remainder of the warranty so I switched to Quaker State Semi- synthetic. I switched the wife's Accord also to avoid buying 2 different oils. I will be changing from Quaker State semi-synthetic to Castrol GTX Magnetec full synthetic oil for my truck and the wife's Accord. I will also be changing oil filters. From the fleet filters I have been using for years to a Wix 57045 for my truck. The Accord will get a Wix stock oil filter to. This upgrade of oil and filters I suppose was over due but I never had any motor problems so I stuck with it.
  23. 1 point
    I will never buy a handheld again. Fine yourself a good tuner. If you develop a good relationship with your tuner they often won't charge much for changes in the future if you need. You can expect to pay 4-500 for a full custom tune that will actually make power and driveability gains. Handheld tuners can be had for cheap but are susceptible to mistakes made to the tune as the tuner ages or gets dropped and also the performance "gains" are modest at best. But they are great if you want to disable or enable stock features like TPMS or AFM.
  24. 1 point
    Something that needs to be aware of is that when truck is in drive, 1st gear has zero engine braking. This means that when you are coasting to a "near stop", then pressing the accelerator, if the transmission zzhas alreadyz shifted into low gear, the engine will instantly increase in rpm's to catch up to your speed . Manual ow gear(when you manually select low or 1st gear} will give you engine braking. I don't know how it works in GM transmissions, but in the old style torqueflyte transmissions, when shifted to low gear it would apply the low/reverse band to enable engine braking. Otherwise the overrunning(or one way) clutch would just freewheel. Back in those days I would just adjust the governor mounted on the output shaft by changing a small spring. Could do that without removing entire transmission, just needed to slide the extension housing back about 4 inches. The easiest way to see this is to put the truck in manual low gear before you get to the corner, or to the thing that normally made the issue you are having. If the issue goes away, then the transmission is downshifting into automatic low and behaving correctly. Or you could make yourself aware of the situation and alter your driving habits. This never happened prior to current technology because current technology has removed engine braking in most gears to help emissions and improve fuel economy. I don't know if this is something that can be tuned better or not, but GM should be aware of it happening. Maybe if more people complained more about it, GM may look into a simple minor adjustment to the firmware to better handle how it downshifts into low gear.
  25. 1 point
    Get up to highway speed and Shift into neutral when safe to do so and start applying the bakes, and if it still does the pulsation its in the brakes.
  26. 1 point
    The Ford/GM 10 speed trans is a much better transmission. I have had my 2017 Yukon Denali in to a very good dealer twice. They found an obscure computer program and reflashed the computer. It had to go through a whole new learning period. As time went on I'm right back to where I was before. There are times when I make a slow left turn without stopping and slowly accelerate up a short street that has a steep incline. As I feather the throttle up the hill, it slams into first gear so hard our heads hit the headrest. Once, while driving in a busy parking lot, as traffic started moving, the trans shifted unexpectedly into 2nd causing the truck to lurch forward. I could have easily hit the car ahead if I didn't hit the brakes quickly. Also, I often drive on a highway with a 55mph limit and several signal lights. When a signal far ahead turns red I slowly decelerate. As I get to the light the trans drops harshly into first causing me to let off the brake and making the stop real sloppy.
  27. 1 point
    My please sir. I know how frustrating and confusing this upgrade can be and I’m glad I can continue helping members here where I can. Used DL3s can range based on condition. I sell like new take offs (2017-2018 with less than 7500 miles) for about $375-$400 for the pair shipped. On average, I think ~$300 is fair. This can help absorb the cost of the upgrade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    car-part.com You can search via distance from your zip code and specify which years you want or all that interchange. If their prices are to high on parts i'll email them and say i can buy this part for XXXX new, will you sell it for XXXX, never hurts to ask.
  29. 1 point
    Hey, have you noticed that there is now a rating system for replies? See I am pretty damn smrt, (yea that was intended), big brother likes my thinking.
  30. 1 point
    Thanks. I have to say, its super rare that i go 3 days without washing it. It pretty much looks like that all the time. Even right now, but it does have an inch of snow on it.
  31. 1 point
    In the USA we drive on the right. Two lane roads are crowned. A quarter degree more castor on the drivers side and a quarter degree more POSITIVE camber (less negative in an all negative setup) on the drivers side assist the car in going straight on a crowned road. Your second question is been asked and answered as well as it can be. Your not liking the answer. Sorry. Maybe someone else will give it a stab in the dark. You answer your own third question.
  32. 1 point
    We did a swap, he sent me his chrome at the same time I sent him my black. Nice dealing with a good guy. Thanks again Mike!
  33. 1 point
    Will see how it all turns out. A niece of mine got into auto sales at a Ford/Chrysler/Jeep dealership about a year ago. She was a school teacher. Hope she doesn't turn into a moron doing that. At least she is educated and can learn.
  34. 1 point
    Can you elaborate on "front turn signals not operating properly"? If you have an SLT and didn't swap the door harnesses, and just plugged the mirrors in...that's tells me something. Tells me that that mirrors you installed are aftermarket, and have their running light/turn signals tied to the same circuit. This is a common practice among many after mirrors. So now that somewhat understand your path, in that you want go from DL3 to DQS mirrors, I can help With your set, you should already have: Power Fold, Power Adjust, Heat, Driver Side Dimming, Mirror memory, turn signal in the glass, puddle lamp (shines downward). GM DQS Tow Mirrors have: Power Fold, Power Adjust, Heat, Mirror Memory, Turn Signal in the Glass, Amber running light, white LED cargo light (some call this reverse/spot/flood). If this is the path to your upgrade desire, then I can build you harness for it. I can also supply you (by way of my GM parts Supplier) the mirrors as well. Here is the pricing breakdown: $1058 - GM DQS Tow Mirrors. Caps can be textured black or chrome. Same price. This is shipped anywhere in the US. $285 - Door Harnesses. This is for the pair, also shipped anywhere in the US. This is build/shipped by me. I also refund $100 back IF you send me your factory harnesses. There should be any need for BCM work needed. I am not sure what all you have done for your existing mirrors. I also don't know if you're looking to replace the tow mirror you already purchased. If there was ANY wiring done in the door harness, inside the cab, etc., that would be have to be reverted back. My DIY Kit is $65 shipped. This kit allows you to make the modification to both door harness to re-pin them to work for the tow mirrors. Let me know if you need any more info/help on this. Thanks, Phil
  35. 1 point
    Slow Friday so covered the mirror caps with vinyl.
  36. 1 point
    Blizzard coming this afternoon, probably the last time the truck will be this clean until spring...
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    This makes the most sense to me. I think you made the right call. Enjoy your trip! We've been doing family vacations with multiple non-related familys (neighbors), and I'm all for helping them out with alittle of this or a little of that. Carrying an extra cooler or suitcase, etc. But at some point if it starts hampering my ability to go, we draw a line and move along with our plans. Kept one family from going a few years ago, but with 2 adults, 2 kids, and a dog in the cab, a weeks worth of stuff in the bed, and the boat packed like a Uhaul trailer I was legitimately out of space. Between the other familys boat, our boat, and the cabin we had space to store/entertain the people, but not the vehicle space to get them there.
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    Haha that is awesome! I remember seeing one of those trees but it must have been like 10 years ago. Sounds like you guys did some pretty awesome loops, 175 miles in a day is a real good trip! We haven't ridden the east side of the UP much, mostly because the last few years the snows seem to have been so sketchy. Always just been going to Munising doing the same East loop and West loop for the last 2 years. Each year we have been venturing off trail more and more. I use VVMapping to help out with that.
  41. 1 point
    Added leather Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    For anything over 5k, GM recommends a WD hitch. Very few people do it though. They just look at the max they can tow and figure they are good.
  43. 1 point
    Not bad.^ Took my attic from 6" of cellulose to 12-15 depending on the spot. That's R44 to R55. HVAC company wanted $3000 to get to R38, cost me $550. Some spots might be R60 minimum, bought plenty so I completely covered quite a few ducts completely, and a 24 inch tall return. Should have parked all my cars at the curb, didnt think it would carry that far. No new holes in the Ceiling, but did have a close call.
  44. 1 point
    I don't think you understand my point, until you can give us real world feedback from driving and using a HD truck on a daily basis along with being the guy that pays the expenses then you really don't have any valuable experience to offer, going off a friends opinion does nothing for me. I'm part owner of a business and we own 4 GM HD trucks with Duramax diesels and 1 Dodge HD with a Cummins. I like the Cummins engine but the drive train and suspension on it have given us some problems, we use our trucks every day and can't afford having them sitting in the shop. I can honestly tell you that our Dodge has been in the shop more than the 4 GM trucks combined so for me the Duramax/Allison combination that GM offers right now is hard to beat. I can't tell you they are better than the Ford Superduty because I've never owned one but based off of my experiences I can for sure tell you the GM is better than the Dodge.
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    A few shots of our 2018 Elevation Crew Cab in Stone Blue with custom taillights, debadge, and 20% tint.
  48. 1 point
    Life is like a bunch of GM Transmissions..... You Never Know What You're Gonna Get!
  49. 1 point
    Loyalty? Yea right. Just let the process work and you will be back on the road by the weekend.
  50. 1 point
    Re-did my rear bowtie as i had messed up a bit the first time and also did the Z in the front as per members request. The steering wheel bowtie was a challenge and I didnt really like it but maybe ill give it another go later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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