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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. Does that include those DUI is only one of the offences. Don't be so narrow in focus. EVERYONE and their brother I meet is on their phone. Putting on makeup. Shaving. Half asleep. Three through a stop sign. Passing in the NO zone. Newest one in bullying a person out of their legal turn at a four way stop. Playing chicken during a pass betting the overtaken will hit the brakes and let the offender back in. Now we're saying that because the majority of drivers ignore public safety those that don't will loose their driving privileges? Sure. Punish the lawful. Sounds about right. In Illinois I can not believe the State Troopers are not a hundred fold more aggressive in enforcement. We loose one or two a week killed in line of lawful duty hit by drivers...on their phones...speeding in work areas and school zones. It's laughable that humanity is so dull in their senses.
    1 point
  20. Looks nice. I really like the rims with that color. I am really considering those when the time comes. But like you I can’t make my mind up on if I want to go aggressive or stick to more factory with just a level. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  21. @Pturn, i can also attest to this. When the kicker is playing, it shakes the back window and i can hardly see through the rear-view mirror. Thankfully I have the rear view mirror camera so i don't need to worry about the back window vibration.
    1 point
  22. @1SLOW1500 Is the man to talk to on Turbo's. Depends on what you're looking for. I have a Whipple and love it!
    1 point
  23. Hey man, I’m sitting in the waiting room at the gmc dealership (with no anal lube). I have a 2014 GMC Sierra all terrain slt. 5.3L. Truck was misfiring, running like crap they tell me I have no compression in cylinder 7. Turns out due to faulty lifter and bent push rod. Vehicle has 44k on it and just outside of warranty. Hopefully GM does the right thing and works with me on this. Best case scenario (no bent camshaft) is a $2200 job...that’s the low end best case. Any input can help. This seems to be a common problem with these vehicles that GM doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge. Upset is an understatement.
    1 point
  24. Canada also had crew cab Elevations in 2019.
    1 point
  25. 2020 has crew cabs Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  26. My dad use to get old tractor tubes, cut them in half and fill them up with sand and then used hose clamps to clamp the ends shut. This worked great for extra weight and the rubber tubes didn't collect any moisture and if you needed the sand you could just undo one of the clamps. Plus they were easy to handle and as well as not move around much in the bed since the rubber helped keep them from sliding around.
    1 point
  27. It's a 2 inch block and shocks that support the 2 inch lift
    1 point
  28. Service Mode This power mode is available for service and diagnostics, and to verify the proper operation of the malfunction indicator lamp as may be required for emission inspection purposes. With the vehicle off, and the brake pedal not applied, pressing and holding the button for more than five seconds will place the vehicle in Service Mode. The instruments and audio systems will operate as they do when the ignition is on, but the vehicle will not be able to be driven. The engine will not start in Service Mode. Press the button again to turn the ignition off.
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. Terminals were tight, but I think I'm gonna try you're suggestion and add a ground wire. Thanks
    1 point
  31. Well my 2019 early build leaker was replaced with 2020 hopefully not leaker. No signs of an leaks on the window or headliner of the 2020 so fingers crossed. Very impressed with the 10 speed after the first 50 miles. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  32. The headlights on my 2019 are just brilliant. Pun intended. Seriously, they are awesome.
    1 point
  33. it's called SPS (Small Penis Syndrome) lifted trucks, big tires, loud stereos and rolling coal. they want to get noticed because that's the only way they have to attract females. if you do a little reading online you'll find that deleting DPF or tuning the truck to "roll Coal" is now a federal offense and the EPA is pretty sick and tired of this childish behavior and people are getting locked up and fined pretty hard. just ask bully dog tuners about it..
    1 point
  34. Guys these oil arguments are f'n lame. Use what you want. I like Mobil1 from Walmart . I doubt anyone on here will have an engine failure because of the brand of oil that's in it as long as it's the right viscosity and is Dexos approved. But if you guys want to keep writing novels about oil I'm not reading them anymore.
    1 point
  35. .. installed a set of BLE TPMS for motorcycle on the manual fill valve for my air bags.. now I can keep tabs on the bag pressure from my phone.. they are surprisingly accurate as well.
    1 point
  36. 70% of 487 pages? dang, that's impressive!
    1 point
  37. Ok- I misread that a little. I am getting over 20 in mixed driving, not pure city. I’ve gotten almost 28 on trips though. It’s very surprising.
    1 point
  38. 2" level with 295/60/20 Ridge Grapplers. No trim no rub.
    1 point
  39. If you find that Aux switch bank please post the part number. I really would like those 2 extra switches for backup lights and some forward flood lights. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. As promised, pictures of my install and some notes. 1. I couldn't remove the right kick panel on my truck. Seems stuck so I had to use another ground point. There is a ground point (long bolt) behind the big blue plug in the fuse box. Also had to tap-off in the passenger sill because of this as shown in the pictures. 2. The install guide said to tap-off a twisted yellow and yellow/black pair in the wire bundle. I couldn't find this pair in my truck. The closest i found was a twisted yellow/gray and yellow/black. I'm a engineer by trade and these 2 sets of wires are not the same. Nevertheless, i contacted kicker support and they suggested i test the yellow/gray and yellow/black pair for dc and ac voltages. This worked. Not sure why the coloring in my truck is different. I have confirmed this is indeed the right front speaker by fading completely to the left and the bass goes away. 3. The knob wire is long enough to route through the cable channel. This is what i did. Zip-tied everything together. Stuck the knob under the trailer brake with 3m vhb and it fits perfectly. The knob wire routed cleanly. 4. Didn't have to cut any carpet or floor mats as mentioned in the install guide.
    1 point
  41. I straight piped my 2019 sierra at4 6.4l. It does give it nice sound however the drone is pretty bad on the highway. That being said if you can live with that it's a cheap fix. I will be installing the borla xr 1 muffler.
    1 point
  42. Finally got the kicker sub installed and hooked up yesterday. I ran into a few weird issues that no else seems to have encountered. I'll post pictures and the issues i encountered separately once i have everything buttoned up. First impression is it really thumps and vibrates the back window. Thankfully i have the rear view camera so i don't need to worry about not being able to see through my rear window. It can get a bit boomy sometimes though. It's definitely not a rattle your teeth loose bass. That's not what i was looking for anyways. I had the volume knob hooked up from day-one so i don't know how it sounds without it. Also didn't touch the switches. I'm still fine-tuning but here are a few pointers: 1. The kit taps into the front right speaker so will be affected by head-unit controls such as fade, bass, etc. It's especially affected by fade. Kicker support recommended i reduce the bass on the head-unit, fade a bit to the front or keep neutral and use the control knob the rest of the way. I right now have it set to bass=0, mid=3, treble=5 and knob=1/2 turn. Sounds good but still playing around with it. 2. Kicker support said the FlexTune app will not work with this sub kit. I tried multiple times on my phone for it to connect and it never did. They said the app only works with the full power-stage upgrade kits. Really loving it so far.
    1 point
  43. Nothing, it’s not a T1.
    1 point
  44. Pro comp wheels. 285/70/17 ko2s.
    1 point
  45. This actually happened to me a few weeks ago on my way in to work in the morning. I have a 2016 silverado 1500 and also started my truck that morning with the remote start. About 20 minutes into my commute when I started smelling burning wires. I got a little nervous and shut everything but my headlights off and a minute later I heard the same loud bang and my rear passenger side window blew out. I dropped it off at the dealership after work that day and they had it for almost 2 weeks before they said nothing was wrong with the wiring and they chocked it up to a “high friction situation” wtf does that even mean?!?!
    1 point
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