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Texas Daddy

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    Shootin, Fishin, Drankin
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    13 Avalanche

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  1. Wow, why the steering wheel and seats? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. This tool works great - took 10min... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

    Yep, my 18 burb has no issues. Guess they figured it out... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. Vibration

    New 18 burb LT with 18s and no noise cancel - smooth as budda, and no buffeting. Just did a nice long road trip with kids, and it was great... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. The process of applying a liner involves scratching the hell out of your bed. Dont get one when new - use the truck, then have one sprayed a few years later so its just like new again... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. 2.7 Turbo 4 Fan Club

    +1. You dont control anyone else by driving 20mph under the flow of traffic - you make wrecks. 75 is about the norm on 60mph DFW highways, and asshats in fastlane making a point get shot sometimes. I really hate the fool entering the freeway going 55 in front of you while traffic is goin 75 - and you got to get 3 lanes over to get to your exit. You check your blind spot and almost die as they SLOW DOWN to get over forcing you to lock up the brakes... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. 2.7 Turbo 4 Fan Club

    All mpg arguments in forums are complete BS. No one knows what anyone is really getting. I have a 4 banger turbo in a 328 that completely smokes the venerable inline 6 it replaced at every measure including mpg. But it aint as "smooth." I can see this 2.7 being a legit replacement for the V6 which surprised me in loaner I had a couple years ago. Fine for light suburban truck work with bass boat or home depot run. Not everyone pulls a 5th wheel with their half ton. I would take a 5.3 for resale though... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. IRS on the GM Triplets

    Same thing happened right before great recession, and gm went under (but was saved). Remember how hot hummer was then? They need to be smart enough to switch gears quickly when it happens to meet demand, and not be caught with their pants down again... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. I think you are confusing trucks with domestic CARS; both sierra (4) and silverado (6) are in top 10 for resale value of all vehicles according to kbb - and that is using msrp which the top models (taco, wrangler) dont have much discounts on. Considering actual paid price, the gmts may actually be the best value going... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Silverado/Sierra vs. Tahoe/Yukon

    Too bad your 6 years late. As for 3rd row, they are for kids friends and when grandparents take up regular seats... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Silverado/Sierra vs. Tahoe/Yukon

    Sounds like you need one of these - it just fits in my 19' garage... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. My 2013 avalanche NAV can do it... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  13. While I do agree gm tranny programing sucks, I dont agree higher is always better for everyday driving which is what most trucks do. I did 3.08 to 3.42 swap on a 5.3 Avy with the 6L80 and kept same factory tires. I immediately noticed how much sooner it would shift out of that super low 1st. Better on the boat ramp, but not as quick 0-60. I used tow haul mode loaded, and didnt see much of a difference. I now have factory 3.42s on my current Avy (with 6L80). I can assure you my custom tune made a larger improvement vs. that gear change. Programming is what sucks. If you tow heavy often, or increase tire size, then lower gears make sense, but hp and torque dont change with gears. Why not just go to 4.56s if there are no drawbacks? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Better MPG on 93?

    Blackbear posted an article years ago about the ls truck engines needing higher octane with their increased compression ratios. The gen 4 5.3 likes 89 better than 87, and you can tell a difference... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Its not 2005. Those pumpkin gear numbers really dont mean squat now with the new trannys. GM put a much lower 1st gear starting in the 6, and just keeps adding gears inbetween. The final ratio is what you are driving with, and the truck is going to use what it needs. The 4 speed was notoriously a POS unreliable tranny which in part was caused by increased stress of pushing deeper pumpkin gears. By switching to deeper tranny gears, the driveline has become MUCH more reliable. Too many people look at a number and make a call when it really no longer applies with the new transmissions... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk

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