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michigan2500hd last won the day on March 29 2017

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About michigan2500hd

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    Flint, Michigan
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    2015 Silverado DC, NHT, 4X4, 6.2
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    Hunting,fishing,hiking,anything automotive

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  1. Warped Rotors

    Funny..I got on here to see if others were having a issue with warped rotors. My Max tow 2015 ( yes I know it's just a half ton) just started shaking when I brake from 45 and higher. Getting off the expressway is really a shaky experience. I try to cost as much as I can now. I have about 35,000 miles on it now. I've never replaced brakes before 100, 000 miles on a truck.. Totally ridiculous to have sub par parts on these expensive trucks. Maybe I'm pissed because I've been GM loyal all my life and each truck I've bought since my 98 has had more and more issues. Not less like should be expected. I really felt like blowing the damn thing up yesterday. Got it back from the dealer for trans issues. Worked good for about 2 miles. It's been one thing after the next with this truck. It's turning into a love/ hate relationship. .. More hate as time goes on lol. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. What have you done to your K2 today?

    I'd be surprised if they're only around 100# each. My stock 20" with p-rated 33" tires are just over 90. My stock 18" wheels with worn out 265/65 SR-A's are almost 30# lighter each ! I can definitely feel the difference.
  3. Help troubleshoot before service appt

    Only drove the truck twice since it was "fixed". Just a updated here to help with awareness of what dealership "fixes" work and what doesn't.. At least all the time. To recap the truck was shuttering after each shift after 3rdi believe. Also wasn't downshifting to a low enough gear when almost stopped. Even at 4mph it would be trying to accelerate in 3rd gear. No power doing that and work a trailer behind you it's downright dangerous. On the way home I had a shake ( no not a chocolate one from Micky D's) Funny thing is I bought a set of 18" OEM wheels with some worn out tires to see if I could get a better ride with more sidewall than my 20" wheels. I had a shake from about 66- 85 ish with my 20" but when I put the 18" wheels on it disappeared. Figured I had a bad tire or two. No on the way home from picking up my truck it's vibrating pretty bad on the expressway. It was raining so I was going between 60 and 70. I'm fairly convinced the torque converter is a large part of our vibration issues. The dealer flushed the trans and changed the fluid. As for shifting and the shutter it still does it but so far only in 4 th gear, right after the shift is completed. I'm not going to accept this as a final repair. No freaking way. I expect better quality for the money we spend. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. 4.3 V6 gone in 2019?

    I agree for the most part about the fit and finish. Except for the front bumper, so many are not lined up correctly. Mine looks like it's tilted up as though it got hit. My 2003 GMC was this like this and I walked the service guy through the new tricks pointing out about every third truck being like this. Crazy. I love my truck in spite of it's quirks. I think the GM trucks are the best looking trucks out there. They have a refined, balanced look. Whereas the others look like they are trying too hard to look tough. It just seems like when it comes to putting the whole package together GM was in a hurry and their motto became " good enough.. Hurry and sell it" I just returned a loaner 2018 GMC Sierra double cab, 4x4 with less than 2000 miles. The 6 speed was occasionally confused and clunky if I slowed down quickly. The rear end clunked with low speed side to side movement, the 5.3 seemed weak even with the 3.42 gear. Maybe I'm used to the 6.2 but even so by now they could have made the 5.3 more responsive. Used to be even I bought it drove a brand new truck it felt perfect. No weird issues or noises.
  5. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    The TH400 also has a 2.48 first gear that makes it seem doggy. They're strong but geared weak for acceleration. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. Help troubleshoot before service appt

    So after the truck sat at the dealer Monday through Thursday without them looking at it I just got a call Friday at 5 saying it's ready to pick up.. They close at 6. The service advisor said they were able to duplicate what the trans was doing. ( I'm surprised and impressed) Said they dropped the trans pan and flushed the trans and the lines. Hope they did a reverse flush. They changed the filter and then replaced the fluid with Mobile One trans fluid. That's the other part that worries me. Is that kosher?? Sends like they'd use GM fluid that's recommended for the 8 speed. Hmm well maybe it will be a better choice idk. Dealer said this is the first 8 speed they've done this to. ( This worries me as well) He also said while they were working on mine another 8 speed came in with same or similar issues so they know the bulletin to look for now. I'll pick it up in the morning and see how it does. I was cool with them not getting it fixed right away since they have me a loaner truck. 2018 Sierra with a 5.3. I did however really miss the power of the 6.2. It's nice having a loaner truck to keep miles of mine. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Dragstrip ET times?

    Might be a nice thread to get resurrected though. [emoji41] Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. What have you done to your K2 today?

    I have the same interior and I'm in and out of the truck all day. Always afraid of this happing. I feel kinda dumb not knowing this but I heard this material isn't even real leather!! Wtf? Why? It would be much more durable. I'm guessing it's PETA or maybe GM thinks it's too expensive?
  9. TFL always ( or at least what I've seen) does their testing way above sea level. No idea why they do this because most of us don't live in the mountains. Forced induction doesn't have a problem breathing at that level and the TFL guys do make sure that they mention that. When Ford ( or any manufacturer) did the tests that the Ecoboost had the 2.7 Ecoboost coming out on top they sure didn't go up against a 6.2 with a 3.42 gear. I didn't mean to come across as pissy when I argued against your statement, hope you didn't take it that way. Another issue I have with the tests you may be referring to is that is rare to see them use someone who can drive well. As for my times they've been with my cousins meter, not sure what it is. Also several stop watch runs, etc so I'm not claiming them to be gospel but they're close. Timed his truck the same way.
  10. The 6.2 is good for mid 5 second 0-60 mph runs stock. Not arguing, just thought you may have had a typo there. I've actually run as low as 5.1 seconds and that's with 33" tires. ( And a tune) Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. I don't see how the egoboost crushes the 6.2. I've never had one able to hang with me yet. As for the 2.7 it's just downright silly when they line up and think they have something cool. One of my favorite things to do is dust the blue kool-aid drinking crowd who listens to Fords oral crap. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. 4.3 V6 gone in 2019?

    Like I've said before I'm still a GM fan. I absolutely hate Ford with their small engine, forced induction pickups. Not to mention the fact they outright advertise incorrect information knowing the public drinks it up for reason. I like Dodge more than I did 10 -20 years ago but I'm more comfortable with GM. I just wish they would quit letting me down. I've driven write a few K2's and not a single one was without some kind of issue. Last new truck I bought that didn't develop some issue rather quickly was a 1998 1500 4x4 with a 350. When I complain about GM it's for different reasons. For one most of the issues could be a non issue with better testing. Part of the problem is that they hire cheap labor to drive these vehicles for testing. I talk to quite a few of the drivers since I live in lower Michigan and GM does a lot of testing here. NONE of the drivers are passionate about what they are doing.. Heck some are retired, some are women, most are making under 10 bucks an hour. They should hire from sites like this where we actually have a interest in trucks, etc. and some knowledge. Of course I think the management should too instead of just having a degree in this or that. GM should be more than just a "company" to make money. They should respect the fans and those who continue to buy from them. Not just try to turn a quick buck and have out bonuses for fictional performance. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. 4.3 V6 gone in 2019?

    I think that's part of it. Although this doesn't have to be an issue. There is power when united. If every manufacturer would collectively reject these ridiculous requirements this Cafe crap would be scaled back. I think it's still needed to some degree.. However most people are " sheeple" and it doesn't even cross their mind to think independently from what they see done or are told. Sorry this is a major hot spot with me and I'm getting off course. Just bugs me that this crap is ruining our vehicles.. or enjoyment thereof. I expect a couple of quirks with every vehicle but a example.. My truck- 2015 so it's not old 1. Common issue -radiator replacement 2. Transfer case issue before I bought it. 3. No start issue before I bought it 4. Back up camera failure 5. Extreme and multiple transmission issues 6. Vibration issues 7.etc. Some people say if you listen to the forums you mostly hear about the negatives however I take care of my vehicles and I seem to have experienced many of the issues I see on here. GM needs to slow down a bit and focus on quality.. Not one upping Ford and Dodge,etc. Shoot I would buy a 1990 1500 if it was "new" over the newer trucks. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. 4.3 V6 gone in 2019?

    I bought a lightly used 2002 Trailblazer LTZ 4x4 a few months after they came out and at the time wasn't impressed with it. No locking rear axle, wimpy sounding exhaust, sat low, etc. But after having it awhile realized it was well engineered vehicle. At the time I questioned why they would use a straight six and not a v-6. I pictured the v6 being more of a performance engine and the straight six more of a low tech, less expensive to produce engine. Now I wish they had kept producing it. I'd have one in a short bed, reg. cab. Bet it would do just fine.

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