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  1. Truck looks great man. What did you drop the front with?
  2. We have yearly emissions tests where I live in Louisiana. Anyone know if this intake will affect the emissions? I know I read it’s not CARB compliant.
  3. You have to drop the inner tailgate (the small part) and remove the black plastic squares to remove the handle. It’s bolted from the inside. I did mine myself. Took maybe 10 minutes to remove and install the handle.
  4. I found a picture of the front fender on eBay. It’s all just little push in clips that hold the flares on. No double sided tape. There’s like 15 to 20 clips in each flare. I pulled from the bottom and once one came loose the rest pulled out fairly easily. It’s hard to explain but once you start pulling some of the clips will pull away from the flares and stay in the fender. I used a plastic trim tool to pop them out. They are a tight fit so when I pulled mine off it bent the metal on the fender around the holes the clips go in a little. Nothing too bad. I just tapped them back flat with a dead blow hammer.
  5. You’re probably not pressing them in the same order, maybe hitting one button slightly before the other one I’m guessing. On my truck, if I drop the small gate first the big part of the gate will not drop. I’m guessing that’s a feature to try to stop the gate from hitting something below it. So if I accidentally hit the button on the small gate first I have to close it and then open the larger part first. If yours is like mine, maybe you are hitting the button for the big gate slightly before the small one when it works and when it doesn’t you are hitting the small gate first?
  6. In 2012 I bought a brand new Denali with the 6.2. A buddy of mine had a 2010 Sierra with about 30k miles on it when I got it. He had a tune and a cat back exhaust on it. With about 500 miles on the 6.2 we decided to race the trucks. We ran about 10 times, went from a roll and dig multiple times. He was right next to me every race with me barely beating him by a half a truck or less. I was very surprised. Fast forward to about 6 months later I had around 8000 miles on my truck still completely stock, his truck was unchanged too, and we ran them again and I would beat him badly, the 6.2 would walk away from his truck until it would hit the speed limiter. I definitely think the truck “woke” up after a few thousand miles, only way I can explain it. I would not have believed that would happen if I didn’t experience it.
  7. Just got finished installing the painted flares on my truck. For anyone looking to install these, the fronts were a little easier to pull off than the rears. Once you start pulling them the clips pull out of the slots on the flares. Most of them stayed in the fender on the truck so I had to pry those out with a fastener removal tool. Some of the clips did break. When I got all of the clips removed I had to straighten out the holes they go in because if they are not flat the flares will not sit close to the body like the ones you pull off. Figured that out the hard way and actually had to pull the driver rear one back off and flatten the holes because it looked like crap. The metal is soft and is fairly easy to flatten back out. I used a dead blow hammer to tap the metal around the holes back flat. The ones I had more trouble getting flat with just the hammer I used the back of a screw driver and tapped the point with the hammer until the metal was flat.
  8. Anyone have any tips for removing the stock black flares? Looks like they just pull off but they are on there pretty good and I’m worried I’ll damage the metal underneath when I’m pulling on the flares.
  9. I have the factory 20” wheels with Bridgestone tires and it cuts out at 98 mph.
  10. I bought this JL amplified single sub for mine. It’s not down firing but it sounds awesome and hits pretty hard if I want it to. Fits under the driver side rear seat perfectly. https://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_45911_JL_Audio_ACP110LG-TW1.aspx?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=Product_Feed&utm_campaign=google_shopping_Price_Comparison&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkK_qBRD8ARIsAOteukBByar_aJh5xOSC8TBkEOGCsdq2UOvUGvauJLE3BzzXwFtvxovjXosaAurQEALw_wcB
  11. I was trying to find the bumper with the exhaust cutouts in chrome on the gm websites and can’t find it. Seems like they haven’t updated the parts catalogs online the new body style. I have looked on eBay but they are all damaged.
  12. I used the yellow/black and yellow/gray wires for my install. I put the yellow/black wire on the negative post, not 100% positive that’s correct but i had no issues and it sounds good.
  13. I have the same antenna on my 2019 Sierra and I listen a radio station about 50 miles away, I haven’t noticed any loss of reception with it. It’s far enough away that in my old truck when the aftermarket HIDs would come on I would lose some reception and sometimes not pick up the station clearly at all. Haven’t noticed that in this truck. I almost want to say it’s picking up the station better than it did with the stock antenna but that just doesn’t seem like it’s possible to me.
  14. I have about 3000 miles on mine so far. After the first 1000 miles or so I had some hard down shifts into first. It seems to have cleared up now though (fingers crossed). Haven’t had it happen in a while. It’s really smooth now, probably one of the smoothest gm transmissions I’ve had. Always seems to be in the right gear, and I can barely tell it’s shifting up or down unless I’m hard on the throttle. I haven’t had anything done to mine but I bought it at the beginning of July.
  15. Thanks guys. I have the Bose system so sounds like it goes behind the rear seat. Does the rear seat need to be removed to install the plug? I like the idea of the plug better for a “cleaner” install but if it’s easier to just splice into the wires in the kick panel I’ll just do that.
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