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About royalkangaroo

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    Vermont
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    2015 Sierra SLE Z71

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  1. A few days ago I decided to clean the throttle body on my 2015 Sierra. Fast forward to this evening, I opened my hood to replace the air filter and noticed I never reconnected the air intake tube vents. Any chance I harmed my engine?
  2. Wiper Blade Chatter?

    My OEM wipers had a bit of chatter, replaced with Bosch Icons and the chatter is much worse. Usually happens a little while after it starts raining, they start smooth and then chatter more the longer I drive. I use Rain X wiper fluid and it "smooths" out the wipers for a few strokes. Then it returns to chattering. Curious of those who tried shorter wipers.
  3. 2014 GMC 1500 20" wheel replica or OEM

    The 2014 GMC SLTs came with the chrome snowflake option. I've been looking for a set myself.
  4. Lug nut rust

    I thought I saw a similar topic on here at one point but can't seem to find it. I noticed today a good amount of rust on the lugs of my 2015 Sierra when torquing my wheels today. I'm about 5000 miles away from the expiration of my bumper-to-bumper warranty. Is this something the dealership would replace? I could probably just get another set off eBay for $60. Two Vermont winters already proving harsh on her.
  5. Anyone running aftermarket wheels with stock tire sizes? (And do you have pics?) I'd like to put 20x9 Fuels on my truck but not really sure if I want to go down the road of leveling and up-sizing tires. Curious of those who went this route and if you wish you'd have gone larger.
  6. I’ve got a tiny tear in the leather on my steering wheel. Honestly, I believe it was like this from day 1 when I bought it new. 30,000 miles later, it’s not REALLY enough to bother me, but I do feel it from time to time. Should I just use nail clippers, trim the tab and call it a day? Maybe a tiny dab of superglue? And/or is it even worth talking to the dealership about it?
  7. How often do you get flashed?

    Update: I adjusted my headlights today and found from measuring at the wall to 25ft back there was no change in the level of the beam. Dialed them down ~2.5" at 25ft. Hopefully this will help other drivers and reduce getting flashed.
  8. I've got the Rigid SAE fogs and I bought an adapter to go from the factory plug to the Rigids. https://www.amazon.com/Fog-Light-Wiring-Adapters-Deutsch/dp/B012U227KG/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1517670009&sr=1-1&keywords=Rigid+fog+adapter
  9. Does this smell of a scam to you?

    Doesnt seem like a scam to me. I've seen those packages listed here anywhere from $1250-$1800.
  10. How often do you get flashed?

    Whether you're changing a bulb or replacing a bulb, HID or OEM, the process is still the same; twist the old one out, twist the new one in. The beam cutoff should not change based on a different bulb. And I agree, if you level your truck without adjusting your beam, you're impacting other drivers. If you use your light bar on the road, you're impacting other drivers. HIDs in a non-projector housing, same thing. The HID upgrade in a 2015 Sierra is similar to the setup of the 2016+ Sierra/Silverados, that's why I was curious if those owners were seeing similar behavior from other drivers as I was.
  11. How often do you get flashed?

    In my opinion, this is the main issue. You have a certain amount of light "projected" to an area, and that's it. If your line of sight is underneath the cutoff, you're essentially staring at high beams -- simply a problem with the system. There are certain vehicles (Mercedes comes to mind) with adaptive headlights where as you drive over a hill, the shutter comes down further to compensate and prevent blinding oncoming vehicles. Seem like it'd be beneficial on a big vehicle like our trucks. Have you adjusted your lights every time you replaced a bulb? Never seemed common practice to me. There is no flat ground in this state, haha! Certain vehicles seem to be brighter than others. I feel like I can always pick out a new Toyota Corolla based on the headlights, they're super bright/blinding.
  12. Just curious how often oncoming drivers flash their hi-beams at you. (specifically those of you with 2016+ HIDs/LEDs). I have a stock height 2015 Sierra with the Morimoto HIDs (35w) and Rigid SAE fogs. Seems like I get flashed at least once every other time I drive in the dark. I wouldn't imagine the levels to be off as I only changed the bulbs. I can also anticipate when someone is going to flash their lights. (typically if I'm cresting a hill and their line of sight is below my beam's cutoff) I'm wondering if this is more the nature of the one-bulb / shutter design. How often are you folks getting flashed? (and should I consider adjusting mine)
  13. Steering Wheel Movement

    The tilt level is locked down. I don't have the telescoping feature on mine. I suppose I'll mention it to the dealership next oil change.
  14. Brake fluid Change?

    I did this exact same thing with my 2010, worked like a charm. (I installed a pressure gauge directly to the sprayer bottle) At 40k miles, the fluid was dark as coffee. I noticed tonight actually, the fluid in the reservoir of my 2015 was starting to darken. (28k miles) I'll probably flush it come spring around 35k, a little over two years of ownership.
  15. I've got a 2015 Sierra SLE and I've noticed a few times when pulling out of my drive and turning first thing in the morning, I feel a "movement" in my steering wheel. It's almost like it makes a palpaple click at a certain point or it moves toward me a tiny fraction of an inch. It's hard to replicate. At first I thought it was in my head, but it's happened frequently enough that I'm aware of it. Anyone familiar with the same issue?
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