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  1. I installed the Morimoto Headlights today.
    6 points
  2. 4 points
  3. Backroads are much more fun! truck handled a trip across Washington like a champ.
    4 points
  4. I wanted to come back to this thread with a definite answer for blowing black smoke on 93. Earlier in this thread I said I leaned it out and it did help some. But I mainly run only E85 which burns reall clean. So when I would go on a road trip I would load up with just 93. And the black smoke is still there. Not as bad as stock PE tables but still there. So Lucas287 I don't know if you saw the thread on HP forum about "How far do you let you EOI drop". Lots of good info on that thread. I can post it if you like. Anyway I started logging my SOI. Which
    3 points
  5. There were two plugs mentioned and shown in pics on page 2. The plug JoeD49 asked about (circled in the pic he posted above) is for the trailer TPMS receiver. There is a round plug behind the bumper to the left of the hole behind the license plate (also shown on pg 2 and being referred to in your posted quote above, but I needed to zoom in to see it) that is for the camera.
    3 points
  6. Joined up with V8 Junkie on YouTube, and a few other Trail Bosses, and we went to play.
    3 points
  7. Maybe try a floor jack with a board and see if you can raise it an inch.
    3 points
  8. Been lookin at some of the bed light threads. I have the factory ones and they’re LED, but nothing really bright. And I have a swing case which blocks a lot of that light on the drivers side. Found these things on the Amazons and they are an 18 led version of our oem (2 led) ones. Oem are on the left in the pic. Only $20 tho and they got here in a day. NDRUSH LED Truck Bed Light, Clear... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MQ8WVWV?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Tuff to tell in the daylight but this is with the passenger side installed and driver still Oem with the swing case out of the
    3 points
  9. My 2018 5.3 6spd hit 60k. I purchased it 4/19, 2 years and it's been run a lot. All over CA, across the country a few times. Towing my boat... Up mountains, in the woods, etc. I changed the transmission fluid and filter again. First time was at 34k. I would consider this extreme. I did the thermostat delete @34k when I did the fluid change. This time in Putnam new pan in with drain. Now I can drop more often so I can get the fluid fresh. The last time I used yelco fluid that I got for $4.50, but this time out when you use Valvoline because after $4.20. I chan
    3 points
  10. Here are a couple of pictures that I took at the dealership of my brand new, fresh out of the wrapper , Denali. The color is Hunter Metallic .
    3 points
  11. Yes, temp is always set to 73, but I even turned it all the way down to "LO," with same result. It's been working like it should since yesterday. I'm thinking @MikeBMW might be on to something tho. I haven't looked at my vehicle settings since I brought it home, when I bought it.
    2 points
  12. Our "great room," there's a wall big enough for a movie theater screen.
    2 points
  13. Chris, don't you know you're supposed to take Sunday off and not work? Maybe there is a fan speed church somewhere and your fan speed control decided to attend that Sunday service.
    2 points
  14. they dont suck when tuned and built correctly, it's the ****** GM has to do in the software to please the EPA's emmissions regulation and the general public driving style is what's killing the transmissions..
    2 points
  15. I got tired of my front end looking like it had been sandblasted. The only complaint I have of the truck is the weak paint on the front bumper and grill. So, to remedy this, I installed the Ecoological front bumper and grill covers. The grill cover was a breeze. The bumper cover took some extra work removing parts to get the ends on properly. All in all, it took me about 2 hours working by myself while watching the 5-year-old as well. With me having the 3.0 Duramax, I had to use a trim took to get the top piece of trim off the bumper as I couldn't get to the backside of its clips. Unless you a
    2 points
  16. So, if I am following the time table correctly, you had an independent shop replace the torque converter, then had a problem which required them to replace it. Then same shop rebuilds transmission, and now it won't shift, not sure how this is GM's fault. Sure, maybe original parts from the factory should/may have lasted longer, but their work/parts no longer apply to this story. Are they willing to make this right?
    2 points
  17. Yeah I'm sure you're always glad to help.
    2 points
  18. I think she looks right good myself. If you buy her you can take them off.
    2 points
  19. Everyone justifys their purchase by saying they don’t notice a huge drop off in performance. There’s a massive gap between the 6.2 vs 3.0. The 3.0 is a cool engine buts it’s deff sluggish. Heck I drove all 3 and the 5.3 was more peppy than the 3.0. That mpg is on point though. The question is literally smile per gallon vs Mile per gallon, what do you prefer?
    2 points
  20. Little off topic, this is from the new C8' s owners manual. Most of what they are recommending is controlled by the car's computer. Both HP and Torque are limited until the car reaches certain mileage. New Vehicle Break-In Follow these recommended guidelines during the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) of driving this vehicle. Parts have a break-in period and performance will be better in the long run. During the first 800 km (500 mi), engine torque will be limited in low gears. For the first 322 km (200 mi): To break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and a
    2 points
  21. Okay, your up and running now. Cool. See if you can change that second TFT to Ambient air temp. Or inlet temp. Then lets see where your at after say an hour on the highway.
    2 points
  22. Very nice, thanks for sharing. Just ordered a set today because of your post.
    2 points
  23. Just for the heck of it. I had a 93 Silverado, 5.7 4 speed before my current 12 5.3 6 speed. Over 230 K miles on the 93, towed with it. 1 trans after 200+ K miles. No motor issues. 3 K mile oil changes. Trans serviced every 25 K miles. Brother in law bought a 1988 Silverado, standard cab, 8 foot box 3/4 ton at auction about 20 years ago. 5.7, 4 speed and 411 gears. It did have a new transmission. He paid $2K for it. I think it's mileage was in the low 100 K range. Truck was from a local Parks and Rec department. They traveled for over a year pulling a 30 foot trailer with it.
    2 points
  24. The digital information your DIC displays is surprisingly accurate. In my case my Linear Logic Scan Gauge II reader and DIC are within 1 F at all times. Is there an option with Torque Pro for custom programable X gauges? If so they should be able to provide the PID address for the trans temp. Does Torque Pro read oil temperature?
    2 points
  25. He has a Vortec 4.3. About 100 less hp than the Ecotec 3. How much torque do you think a 190 hp motor has at 1800 rpm? If it doesn't kick back, forced by a tune, it WILL tear itself up lugging. Ya just can't wish a thing into existence and another thing out of it.
    2 points
  26. That tire weighs more than the OEM WT1 tire and rim weighed together. 4 X that is over 120 lbs. more rotating weight. Spin a ping pong ball on 17" of rope then try it with 120 lbs. You will find your missing torque.
    2 points
  27. Still need to get windows tinted. Tire is Nitto RG 275/60. Wheel is Hostile Typhoon. Also did 2” level
    2 points
  28. They would probably would get mad if you went 4 wheeling through their fields, and nothing fun like BEER at October Fest. Never been to Kettle Falls, used to play in a softball tournament in Nehalem every summer, we would run over the North Cross on Highway 20 into Winthrop, but not much further. Sequim Lavender Festival Weekend ® Home 2021 Sequim Lavender Festival and COVID-19 2021 Sequim Lavender Festival and COVID-19
    2 points
  29. I too traded my 19 Ram 1500 sport in for my AT4 and dont regret my decision one bit. What i do regret is wastinf money on thst Ram. I had a 2016 Ram with air ride suspension that kept shitting the bed every winter. So i traded it in for the 2019,ram which does look amazing but was the biggest piece of ****** ever. Spent more time at the dealership then on the road. Finally said **** it and made the jump. Love my AT4, doesnt look as nice imo but performs better and has better features. You will love the Denali.
    2 points
  30. I have them on mine, I really like them! I do wish the rear were brembo also, but its a minor point. they operate just like a factory-stock brake, no unusual noise, no unusual characteristics, just a lot more braking power than the stock brakes. Having all the extra material in the brake is nice for towing over the mountains, much more metal for heat to dissipate into. although the stock brakes are perfectly good also, I got the brembos as much for looks as performance. They don't disappoint in either area.
    2 points
  31. Your selector switch, the wiring /plugs that it operates through could be bad but I'm betting the "motor" (Chevy doesn't call it a motor, they call it something stupid) go here: https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2005/chevrolet/suburban_1500/transmission/transfer_case_motor.html
    2 points
  32. Just went through a lifter failure on my parents truck. A 2016 with mileage in the 50,000+ range. Was driving around 45-50mph and went to accelerate with a little bit of force, it jumped out of V4 and went into power fine. On decel it went back into V4 mode and the next time it came out of it the lifter collapsed on cylinder 7 and had a hard misfire but still ran. 5 months out of powertrain warranty because of age and not mileage. I know a few people at a local shop that did the work because I just didn't have the time, it still cost a pretty penny to get it fixed. Literally drove
    2 points
  33. I see a "Yellow Panther" in your bumper on the left side by the fog light. Looks like he was stalking you as the picture was taken
    2 points
  34. Thanks! Night time pic: (BTW, when at home, there's always going to be a cat in my pics, spot one of them in this one ...)
    2 points
  35. -Used the AEM 30-0300. It came with an exhaust bung that my friend welded into the passenger side of the y-pipe. There is more room for it there. -I got power from the interior drivers side fuse block. There is a big fuse there using 2 of 3 pins. The 3rd exposed pin is what you tap into. I got the idea from this forum. People hard wire dash cams into the same power source. (Key on 12V) -Removed the 110V outlet plug in the console, used a dremel tool to notch the sides a little until the gauge fit nicely -Ran the power wire under the steering wheel to the console/gauge -O2
    2 points
  36. Ok, thought I would post after having the Bilstein 6112 front suspension kit placed on my 2021 1500 AT4 today. I've ordered the 5100's for the back, however they won't be in until next week. So, my goal was to get rid of the dang bounce in the truck. The ride wasn't bad, but I thought I would try the 6112's. Immediately I could tell that the truck definitely sits close to level, which I'm ok with a slight rake and I mean slight. I purposely hit a few bumps and the trucks feels more planted or stiffer. It still has a slight bounce, however you can tell the difference and I'm very satisfied. I c
    2 points
  37. Hi guys, Here's a update of how things are right now. I tried to find someone in holland who could reprogram my transmission. After a long search I found a guy who works at the gm import dealer. He could help but asked a serious amount of money. So I did the math and bought my own hp tuner hardware. This was only a little bit more expensive than the gm guy asked. But now I can modify my software as often as I want and it's also usefull to read dtc codes and much much more. Got a tunefile from grumpy bear's contact and used it to modify the stock transmission softw
    2 points
  38. I'll give you a counterpoint: A damp microfiber rag and nothing else. It works as well as anything I've found. In addition to my truck I've got a '14 Corvette where the interior looks brand new and with very rare exceptions its never been cleaned with anything other than the microfiber rag and a bit of water. ..and the vacuum cleaner of course. I'm definitely not a fan of anything that says its a "protectant" as they all seem to leave some kind of residue.
    2 points
  39. Just picked up my '21 last night! Cherry Red Crew Cab RST Z71, 5.3 with DFM delete, and bucket seats/center console. My first vehicle ever purchased brand new, so this is me for the next 10 years! Ahh that new ca...TRUCK smell! I might look at a bed cover and leveling kit soon. So, nobody told me about the dim interior lights haha!!
    2 points
  40. When they introduced the 3.0 it was the same upcharge (over the 5.3) as the 6.2 They have since changed the upcharge for the 3.0 to about 1/2 of the upcharge for the 6.2. Of course all this depends on the trim being one that has all 3 available.
    2 points
  41. Over fifty years driving and building motors and I break in everything I buy new or rebuild the same. Low and slow just like smoking hams. Lots of early oil changes. I've never had any issues with motors I break in myself. Zero! Wife on the other hand believes break in is pointless and speed limits are suggestions. She has two peddles and one of them in on the floor...always. She's batting .500. Exactly half her motors have used abnormal amounts of oil. They all use 30% more fuel and 'wear items" are replaced 3 to 5 times faster than my stuff. I don't work on her stuff
    2 points
  42. Old tools are a weakness and over the past year or so I've tried very hard to overcome this issue. I once thought I was so blessed when my relatives and friends bequeathed me their tools. I now think I was doing them a favor! Until recently, I could not think of one person who would appreciate inheriting my treasures. Now I have a 14 year old grandson who is showing an interest in building things. I wonder if he'd appreciate boxes of surplus tools to follow him around for the next 50 years??
    2 points
  43. The first time i took my 19 Z71 off road, she got stuck in wet mud/grass. As disappointing as it was to get pulled out by my buddies FX4 F150, I took the blow with my head up and went an ordered MT tires. The next time through the same wet trail, the Z71 was pulling the FX4 out. Moral of the story is tires make the difference.
    2 points
  44. Today I got finished with the retractable tonneau cover and bed extender. Here are a few images of it. Apparently I cant only do one at a time so I guess Ill put up a couple of posts.
    2 points
  45. Sounds like the OP's mind is made up, but just adding a data point for those interested in this in the future. My 2020 5.3L averages around 20MPG on the highways and 17 in the city. This is with auto start/stop manually disabled (every frickin time I start my truck) and a CAI cold air intake. Everything else stock. I have a slight lead foot. I'll be pulling a 22' center console boat (roughly 4K lbs) soon and I'll report in the gas mileage towing that to the beach and back (2-2.5 hours). edit: the 20MPG is what I see normally (day to day doing about 45 miles and mix of city/highway)
    2 points
  46. FIX THE TAPATALK ISSUE!!!!
    2 points
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