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  1. A little more work being done today.... dropped off at 4wheelparts for the install. Fabtech level for AT4.
    6 points
  2. Went out for a drive on the old farm today, thinking I would take a few photos of the fall foliage. It really didn't cross my mind that we had some torrential rains here last night and early this morning - until I came upon this low spot in the farm road that was completely filled with water and was obviously a mud bog. Cruising along at 20mph, it was too late to stop as I approached the descent, so I figured I'd veer left, toward greener pastures. That's when things got bad. Before I knew it, I was stuck...and had sank about 1ft into the wet Virginia clay. I put it into 4WD and tried rocking back and forth to get out of there, to no avail tires were spinning. The truck was down deep and not going anywhere. I started to worry and think I might have to make a phone call. That's when I remembered Greg, the salesman who showed me the features on my truck when I had just purchased it at the dealership, Country Chevrolet. Greg had pointed out "here is 4 Low, it's for when you get into trouble." I was absolutely in trouble. Long story short, I engaged the 4 Low (the computer reminded me it needs to be put in -N- before engaging in 4L, and next that it was shutting off the ESC traction control) So as I engaged the 4L and put it into reverse, I took my hands off the steering wheel. The truck eased back nice and steady, the steering wheel turning until the tires were perfectly parallel with the truck, straight ahead (I let the wheels find a straight path b/c I couldn't see them and had been turning all over the place trying to get out of there up to that point) So now in 4L, as I backed up 6-8 feet, I then put it into Drive and the Truck slowly, but smoothly, almost seeming with ease drove right through it all and I was outta there!!! Time to clean up the mess.
    3 points
  3. Greetings from the land of white Halloweens, and typically green Christmases. ?
    3 points
  4. and here we go...... This will degenerate into another ridiculous oil thread. I do love Amsoil, BTW. Signature series 100% synthetic 0W-20 is the bomb.
    3 points
  5. If you're stupid enough to leave your kid in the back seat, you should have your kid taken away. Why should a vehicle have to remind you that the thing you care about the most in life is sitting in the back seat. How the hell did our parents manage without such things? Come to think of it, pretty good I guess because we are still breathing and we are talking about it on the internet.
    2 points
  6. They hydroscopic issue is only a problem when the fuel is sitting in the open air. A modern car or pickup truck has a closed fuel system. And the ethanol keeps what little moisture may accumulate in the system from pooling up. You have heard of Heet winter gasoline antifreeze haven't you? Well, that is alcohol also! My 2015 2500 6.0 has been on E85 exclusively for 3 years. Winter, summer, spring, and fall. Nary a problem. Also, the wife's 2017 Equinox has been on E85 almost exclusively since we bought it. No problem. You do know that brake fluid is hydroscopic also.. right? Well it is,. and do you spend sleepless nights worrying about it? I doubt it. Some folks just like to scare the willies out of people about ethanol being a problem. For lawn mowers, week eaters, etc, yes it can be a problem. For a modern auto, hardly.
    2 points
  7. Dealership installed the Kicker Audio System but cut corners and decided not to install the lights. (Many dealers do this apparently) I didn't really care for the system but if they put it in there and I have it... I wanted the lights. So I bought the multi-pro tailgate lights kit and popped the lights out of the frames and put them in the kicker system.
    2 points
  8. About a week or so old but here to share nonetheless. Limo on sides and back with 35% on the entire windshield with a limo strip at the top. Rest of build should start soon, if I can stop second guessing myself that is.
    2 points
  9. Yes I love my turbo. If you have read my post. I still get great mpg. Super streetable at 600rwhp. You and a buddy can bolt it up in a afternoon. And best of all cheaper then supercharger. Even more so when you take in count the cost of headers and exhaust on a supercharger build. Con on turbo is just one thing the state you live in may have emissions and if you need cats then that has to be fabed up and cost. If not turbos want exhaust as large as possible and no restrictions. You can dial a boost with a $20 boost controler or go big with a digital controler. I push the sc off and let it run on springs when gf drives it still 8lb and 500hp but makes me feel better. Do list to people about lag of turbo. We have 6 and 8speed and a good sized turbo will have no issues also the small delay is good for the trans and shifts on easy rider trans mode. Also I give out turbo tune files for free in HPT file. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  10. I was upset when they added doors to the stage coach too .... Plus they have to justify $65,000 for their high end truck
    2 points
  11. I’m not going to lie, before I had this truck I thought anyone who lowers a 4x4 truck was crazy. but after buying my first 4x4 and seeing firsthand how awesome the AWD feature is in bad weather or even just light rain, I don’t care if your truck is 1mm or 8’ off the ground, I highly recommend the 4x4 just for the AWD feature. I do 99.8% concrete driving, but as long as my wallet allows, I’ll buy 4x4 with AWD feature every time from here on out. it’s more to break and more to maintain, but I’m my own mechanic ?
    2 points
  12. Yes. Most all GM dealers are on the GM bulk oil program. They do have the option to stock other weights and types on the program, but most dealers are Dexos 1 Gen 2 5w30 and 0w20 full synthetic. We dropped 5w30 conventional when the Dexos program started back in 2011 and when the 0w20 Dexos started we dropped the 0w20 blend.
    2 points
  13. Washington peaked at the right time. Congratulations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  14. ^^^^this^^^^ Stunning how many people dont even know their vehicle has an owners manual or are just too lazy to bother with it.
    2 points
  15. I'm truly amazed how many didn't get an operators manual with their truck. GM says: Shifts between 2H, 4 H, and AUTO Any of these shifts can be made at normal driving speed. Shifting Into 4 L 1. The ignition must be on and the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 5 km/h (3 mph) with the transmission in N (Neutral). It is best for the vehicle to be moving 1.6 to 3.2 km/h (1 to 2 mph). There is lots of other detail in the manual, but above answers the question about changing at speed.
    2 points
  16. All I can say it's about time to fuel up.
    2 points
  17. Ok, I finally got my system installed. I have a 2019 Silverado Crew Cab with Bose. It hits hard and deep and clean. I did not want to fork out the $1500 for the JL Stealthbox with 2 of their thin 12'' subs. I've always had the W3s and loved their clean deep sound and didn't want to risk being dissappointed with their thin subs. So I did a lot of research and ended up with the following: (PLUS, I saved about $500 overall doing it this way.) I hope this posts helps clarify some challenges/questions. Amp: JL JX-1000 https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Jx500-Mono-Subwoofer-Amplifier/dp/B0081K3M5G/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=jl+audio+amplifier&qid=1570760485&sprefix=jl+&sr=8-4 Amp Wiring Kit: (high quality stuff) https://nvx.com/xkit42-4-gauge-amplifier-kit-with-2-channel-rca/ Subs: 2 x JL 10w3v3 4 ohm https://www.amazon.com/JL-10W3v3-4-Single-Subwoofer-10W3v3/dp/B00161382E/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=10w3+subwoofer&qid=1570752122&sr=8-1 Bass Volume Knob: installed up front under the steering column. Allows me to turn the bass all the way down -- just Bose system playing. Or up to desired level. https://www.amazon.com/JL-Audio-RBC1-Remote-Control/dp/B000UVWFPM Box: (very happy with quality of build and fitment in my truck) I did apply some additional caulk inside the box where it looked like some of the cracks were missed) http://subthump.com/Chevrolet-GMC-Custom-Subwoofer-Boxes/Silverado-And-Sierra-Crew-Cab-Custom-Subwoofer-Enclosures-by-Subthump/2019Up-Crew-Cab/2019-New-Body-GM-Crew-Cab-Dual-1012-Downfire-With-Amp-Space-New.html Wiring: https://lljcustoms.com/store?olsPage=products%2F2014-2019-gm-bose-amp-t-harness You'll need to determine if you have the 'noise cancelling' feature. If you do, you'll see a microphone thing on the ceiling above your rear seat. LLJ Customs can provide you a harness bypass plug as part of your T-harness purchase if you do. I did not have that feature so all I used was the T-harness. You'll need to order a Line Output Converter (LOC) with the T-harness from LLJ so that you can get clean signal to your amplifier. I went with the upgraded "active" LOC -- https://www.audiocontrol.com/car-audio/factory-system-upgrade/lc2i/ -- WHICH LLJ will hook up for you as part of the T-harness purchase. NOTE: You'll need to remove the back seat from the back wall in order to run your wires and install the Lc2i. I don't have a picture of it, but my installer used double sided sticky tape to adhere it to the back wall just to the right of some other electronic box that was alread in there. (there's plenty of room on the back wall for it) Here's a good video that is helpful. However when he talks about pushing down on the seat locks, don't do that. I used a long allen wrench to lift up on the hook on top of the locking mechanism which made it much easier. There are 4 10mm bolts on the bottom you'll have to use an extender to reach. Once you get them started, you can remove them by hand. Here are some pics of my install:
    2 points
  18. Because they gear vehicles to the largest purchasing demographic and old geezers that want manual windows and locks are not it.
    2 points
  19. Funny how every time someone brings a problem to the service dept. it's "normal". What BS... Mine has zero movement even if I try to make it move so no,,,,, it's not "normal". Make them fix it. If they say it's normal say lets go try some other trucks on the lot and see.
    1 point
  20. Oh yea, one song makes my HUD vibrate to the point I can’t read the numbers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  21. It can connect to my home wifi when I'm in the driveway and my phone. I can run the check for updates from the menu and it will say No updates or something like that with the current date/time so I assume it's able to get out and check. But thank you for the suggestion
    1 point
  22. You've gone from a 31 inch diameter tire to a 33 inch tire with a 255/70R17 to start. So doing this on a truck with 18s or 20s to start would be less of a gap yes as that is going from about an almost 32" tire to a 33" tire. Its the diameter of the tire, not the width that the truck is calibrated to. I can have a 265/65R18 on my 2019 LD and that is 31.5" but can keep the speedo identical with a 285/60R18. So an inch wider tire but due to the lower aspect ratio (sidewall height) its the same diameter.
    1 point
  23. Just curious, in 4 low did your rear locker engage? Could you feel it engage.
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. I have seen many YouTube videos with flickering lights on the daytime running lamps. What is this feature called? Do all trucks have them? Can it be installed on the 2019 silverado?
    1 point
  26. curious to see what your final heights are with the kit and 35's sit at. I SO want that kit, but I am cutting it close height wise to my parking garage...lol
    1 point
  27. My old man has a 2016 Canyon CCLB with the 3.6 and 2wd and in the same driving to work and back when I have borrowed his it constantly gets 3-4 mpg better than mine. Now I do have a small level and 1 inch larger P-rated all terrain tires which should knock down about 1 mpg, so figure that truck is beating mine by around 2-3 mpg overall stock for stock (with correcting for tire size). The 2.7 I would imagine would be another 2-3 mpg in a midsize. I am all for saving some gas, less emissions, etc, especially in a package that will tow and haul everything I need it to. 7.5k towing capacity and 1600 lb payload will comfortably handle a wet loaded 5k boat or my GTO on a trailer along with the usual yard loads. Package that with a crew cab and the longer 6ft bed like my pops has (which is bigger longer than my current bed with nearly as much volume) while being overall shorter his truck fits much more comfortably in my garage than my silverado. I am over being wasteful if I can help it while still accomplishing what I need a vehicle to handle. Plus his mid size drives and rides nicer along with being cheaper, though room is less but I am still comfortable being 6'5 and 275 and people can fit behind me. Tyler
    1 point
  28. Thanks, for now I am doing like you did, turn off the AC. But may get tired of thet or start forgetting all about it. Years ago I had a bad heat sensor on a car and the electric radiator fans wouldn't come on and car was overheating,. I was around 400 miles from home. So I turned on AC even though I wasn't that hot. Reason is that the AC forced the fans on radiator to come on, whenever AC on the cooling fans were energized. I wonder if that is the case now days with this truck as the AC light is on. I would assume it has the programming not to force cooling radiator fans on like the old days? Easy to check out which I will do.
    1 point
  29. I would kill to have a push button parking e brake on my truck, i wouldn't even care about the drawbacks like it breaking as i hate how i have to basically hike my leg up to my chin to push in or release my e brake in my 14 truck. Great progress imo that negates any drawbacks to added tech that might break and cost money down the road.
    1 point
  30. I use a rattle can. On the front I sometimes make a template for over spray. Just stand back do several light coats and let it blend. I even do it on big panels. Keep a rag ready just in case. On edges I’ll sometimes use the brush touch up that’s it. Even ifs there’s a slight difference you’ll be the only one that noticed. Doing layers is the key. Later you can always use heavy wax if needed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  31. Because, that's what real men do. so long j-ten-ner
    1 point
  32. Wintersun , you don’t sound much like a truck guy. Go buy a Prius, if they even make those anymore. Screw single payer healthcare. No competition equals higher prices for everyone. Ignorance is bliss I guess.
    1 point
  33. Ha! Trust me... I did it for all of us Silverado/Sierra owners a few months ago!
    1 point
  34. Transmission in neutral, less than 5 MPH, if the truck does not like the condition, it will not shift into 4 LOW. When you go into 4 LOW, you are going to hear the transfer case engage, lots of noise, but do not be alarmed, also going to see a lot of messages, and lights flashing on the dash as it shuts down all traction devices. Then repeat process to get out of 4 LOW, will hear and see same things. Best to practice just shifting into it, but do not drive very far on dry pavement, just enough to engage, feel how the truck behaves, and, then shift out of it.
    1 point
  35. The headlights on my 2019 are just brilliant. Pun intended. Seriously, they are awesome.
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. I would just get a nice bluetooth speaker and call it a day.
    1 point
  38. A backup camera is about the only feature that I didn't have on my 1998 chevy that I would willingly pay for today. Now its standard.
    1 point
  39. Because it’s almost 2020, and the aforementioned tech improvements that are displeasing to you are enjoyed by a much greater percentage of buyers (oh whom I am included). Glad you found a truck you enjoy in the Custom, though. ??
    1 point
  40. To see the angle of the front wheels from inside the truck, all you have to do is activate the load the pitch/yaw/front wheel angle graphic from the options menu and it will show a graphic of the truck, wheels, drive axles and angles in the dash cluster. Using that and once pointed correctly that, along with guidance from the rear camera the rear camera should be enough to retrace the tracks. For non Zs with a single speed transfer case switching to the tranny's off road button (substituted in place of 4Lo button) will activate 4WD, deactivate the traction control and takeover engine/tranny control to simulates 4Lo gearing but without the same amount of torque. Should be enough to get out of the mud so long as its lower than the the pumpkin on the rear end.
    1 point
  41. 70% of 487 pages? dang, that's impressive!
    1 point
  42. Powder coat done. Ready for install ?. Came out better than i expected.
    1 point
  43. That should be it. Did you do the fade test? If this is indeed the right front speaker, fading completely to the left will cut-out sound to the subwoofer.
    1 point
  44. This thread really took off without me checking on it much. I ended up going with the Flowmaster FlowFx. Didn't break the bank and sounds pretty good. Slight drone on the highway but nothing the tire noise and having the radio on cannot drowned out. Can hear the DFM, but not noticeable unless you are listening for it. Do not think I would want it any louder. Overall happy and now it sounds like a V8, and not a whistle.
    1 point
  45. Pro comp wheels. 285/70/17 ko2s.
    1 point
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