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  1. I don't see any similarity at all, here... sorry. I will say this: the '15-'17 ford F-150 front ends did not look right. Ford fixed it in '18, and it looks 100X better than before!
  2. I do hope they grow on everyone. It is somewhat surprising just how FEW I've seen in the wild so far - just two! Make no mistake, I absolutely LOVED my '10 and wish I hadn't traded.
  3. Folks, I've owned GM trucks for 25 years: a '93 GMC stepside regular cab, a '97 Chevy stepside regular cab Z-71, an '07 Silverado extended cab Z-71, and a '10 Silverado extended cab Z-71. These new trucks are, quite frankly, the butt-ugliest thing that I've ever seen on the road. I've loved all the GM trucks I've owned, but I recently pulled the trigger on an '18 F-150 SCREW XLT with the ecoboost 3.5 and FX-4 package. I'm not in love with the new Ford yet (and honestly wish I'd never traded my '10 Silverado), but I'm REALLY glad that I didn't buy a new Silverado or Sierra. What the hell were they thinking - or smoking - when they designed these things?
  4. Like the title says, is there any way to add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to an OEM (non-Bose) head unit in a 2010 Silverado? As much as I'd love to swap out the stereo, I just can't justify spending the money on a 6-year old truck. Thanks in advance! Scott
  5. 275/60/20 on Hollander reproduction 9" wide wheels. I like it, what do y'all think?
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  7. Hi gang, Anybody know where I can buy touch-up paint - in the pen/tube - for a 2010 Silverado. The color is "Taupe Gray Metallic," which is apparently not too common. Thanks in advance! Scott
  8. What he said. You can buy the vinyl on eBay if nothing else... I'd try a local sign shop first, though.
  9. I'm just not in love with the Sierras. I'm old school enough that I still like all the chrome on the Silverado, I guess?
  10. I have the Du-Ha brand in my 2010. It's great, and one advantage of the Du-Ha over some of the others is that it has a built-in gun rack. That works awesome for keeping the deer rifle stowed away in the truck during the season... out of sight, and legal for transport too!
  11. Yes. I have the Hensley Arrow hitch system, which completely eliminates sway and also distributes the weight.
  12. They're still looking good, and I've had no problems so far! Thanks for asking.
  13. I tow a pretty heavy travel trailer (about 7,500 pounds, about 1,000 pound tongue weight) with my Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Z-71 (6.2L, 3.42). In pursuit of a better towing experience, I installed the Addco swaybar recently. I had previously done some 1,500 pound overleaf helper springs to keep the truck level (I also have the 2" Rough Country leveling kit in the front). I haven't towed yet because life keeps getting in the way... All I can say at this point is "dang!" I really didn't expect my ride to be significantly compromised when empty, but you can definitely tell that it is much rougher. In fact, I'm even considering removing the sway bar! I actually don't tow that much, and I could put it back on when I'd be talking a longer trip. Anyone else have experience with this? Thanks, scott
  14. I don't have any experience with it, but I did download and install OS 7 yesterday. So far, no observable change in the operation of Bluetooth or Siri. However, tell me more about how you get navigation over your truck speakers via Bluetooth. I'm intrigued.
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