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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. My 2013 avalanche NAV can do it... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. This truck assembly line is months old. These things get worked out over time - dont let anyone tell you buying a first year makeover doesnt matter. All kind of unexpected defects will show up to be corrected at a later build date...
  10. When will we see 2019 discounts?

    GMC may not be dropping as much - I was looking at high country silvys at 8k. Only see one now 8k at vandergrif. I see a GMC at Hiley for 6k off... Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  11. When will we see 2019 discounts?

    Seems like way too many issues, was that a 6.2? As for 19s - seeing 8K off top models here in DFW. Gotta wait to see what issues arise and get addressed by factory. 2021 seems like a good year to get in, IMHO...
  12. Im pretty old. I remember a phone was built to take the abuse of my brother and I beating each over the head with the handle. Now a phone gives you all the information mankind has (and frees shelf space formerly occupied by World Books), but breaks with a drop. Times change, and its a trade off between better and worse... When 9/10ths of the world was still using oxen plows for agriculture, we had the cost advantage building heavy duty steel goods that lasted decades. Now materials are much more in demand, and cheap labor is running out. A truck built to last 50 years, meet safety / fuel effeciency standards, and be functional would cost much more than any regular consumer would be willing to pay... In the end, Ill just want the best truck they make right before they start driving themselves. I dont want anything steering, stopping, or starting that isnt me... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  13. High Desert Package

    Look up avalanche bed slide. The best mod ever for one of these designs. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Potential Buyer

    The fullsize will be smoother riding and more lux, but the more features the more that can go wrong eventually. I found those long lasting asian cars of the past were very sparse feature wise, and as tech has ramped up, reliability has decreased. Either will last a long time, but deals are to be had on the gms right now. If my 5 1/2 year old avalanche wasnt still mint, I would be all over these 2018 deals right now. Just for perspective - local dealer sent me a 1k off best deal offer, and my gm card has 3k added to it. I could probably get close to 20k off sticker! I just cant trade a perfect paid off truck. I probably wont ever get rid of it... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. This. Saved my ass yesterday at son's baseball tourney. Ran a bunch of gear to truck in major heat and left keys with wife. Luckily had my phone. Almost at the end of the free 5 years, and not sure I will pay monthly for it. Maybe $25 a year would do it... Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk

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