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royalkangaroo

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    2015 Sierra SLE Z71

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  1. I finally found the fix - the noise was coming from the steering position sensor. The plastic housing is somewhat loose, so I put a little duct tape around it. I also rolled up some tape and wedged it between the housing and sensor. The noise is completely gone. Hopefully this helps someone with a similar issue. It’s been driving me crazy for a while now.
  2. Strange indeed, I can't seem to find any similar reports of it online. It's a 2015, probably started around 6 months ago.
  3. I've been trying to troubleshoot this issue as little noises are a huge annoyance to me. My steering wheel clicks when slightly moving the steering wheel back and forth. As you're driving down the road and making tiny adjustments to the steering wheel, its just click, click, click non-stop. I thought it was coming from the intermediate steering shaft knuckle, so I replaced it. Then I thought maybe it was the actual steering shaft boot, replaced that, but no fix. Has anyone had this same issue and/or found a solution?
  4. Bilstein 4600 for stock replacement. 5100s are good if you want to change the height.
  5. I replaced my stock tires with Duratracs and got about 40k miles out of them. (P265/70/17) -Best looking AT tire, in my opinion. -Quiet for the first 15k miles, after that they got progressively noisier. -Started to wear unevenly. Rotated every oil change (~5k miles), checked alignment, and they still chopped. This probably attributed to the noise. -Performance was okay. Better than stock, but I wasn’t blown away by how they were in the snow. I have a set of BFG KO2s now with about 6k miles on them. Haven’t put them to the test in the snow yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Order both, see which one you prefer, send one back.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yes, but the reception is incredible, haha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I can’t speak to completely removing the antenna, however I replaced mine with a 13” https://www.amazon.com/AntennaMastsRus-Compatible-2006-2019-Guaranteed-Engineered/dp/B00SLNED0G/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=antennamastsrus&qid=1609854383&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1 I also listen to satellite radio 99% of the time, but the FM reception sounds about the same as the long stock one. A friend of mine has a 4” on his truck and it doesn’t look right to me, so I went with one a little longer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Looks great! $450 to install isn’t bad at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve been hemming and hawing over installing a set of Katzkins in my SLE. I’ve got 70k miles on my truck and plan on keeping it for another few years. Seems like a fairly affordable DIY project that comes out nice, especially with a steamer. Anyone install a set themselves? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Just an interesting anecdote of the wonders of Fluid Film. I’ve owned my truck since day one with 7 miles on the odometer. While I’ve never fully undercoated my truck with FF due to the mixed reports of its interaction with the factory wax coating on the frame, I’ve simply used rattle cans and coated pretty much everything else underneath, yearly. Including dropping the spare and getting the hoist mechanism as well as the spare itself. Fast forward to a couple months ago, I unfortunately had a flat on the highway. Tossed on the spare and when I got home, gave her a nice scrub down with some APC. After nearly 5 years of weathering and salty Vermont winters, my poor steel spare looks brand new! I believe this stuff is truly magic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I would consider “no rust” to be “no visible rust.” Best place to look is any metal seams. Under the door seals, rear tail light seams, or wheel wells behind the liners. All good spots for rust, and you never might see it until it comes through the panel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I think you’re all correct, it probably isn’t an issue for half ton pickups. I did find another blurb about mudflaps required for any lifted vehicle. Regardless, it was likely a lie by the dealership just so they could throw on their logo mudflaps. It’s more or the fact that a dealership would carelessly screw into the metal of a brand new truck, especially here in salt country. The more interactions I have with dealerships, the more I realize their incompetence, however. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. State law, at least for rear mudflaps. “No person may operate or cause to be operated any bus, truck, trailer, or semi-trailer upon any highway in this state unless the bus, truck, trailer, or semi-trailer is equipped with suitable metal protectors or substantial flexible flaps behind the rearmost wheels to prevent, as far as practicable, the wheels from throwing dirt, water, or any other materials on the windshields of vehicles following or approaching. The flaps shall be of a type and size as specified by the motor vehicle department.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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