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  1. I believe it’s purely cooling capacity. At one point the 14s with 3.08 had a 8500lb capacity. GM sent out a letter lowering it to closer to what it is today. Yes the 5.3 with 3.08 has more power to the ground then the 4.3 with 3.42 but the torque multiplication happens in the transmission rather then the differential. There is extra heat generated in the transmission and it seems the cooling system just isn’t quite enough. Just my take on it anyway given the evidence and to me nothing else logically makes sense. https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/164783-gmc-lowered-towing-rating-on-my-2014-sierra/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. While I’m not a huge fan of chrome the 14-15 front end just works. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. When it’s on auto and is calling for warm you are going to get air from the floor vents mostly. A small amount will come out of the defroster vents and a bit out of the outermost dash vents. Are you expecting lots of flow out of the dash or defrost vents? If so it isn’t going to happen unless you actually select those. When it’s calling for cool is when the dash vents should blow. I believe the fan speed setting is just a max setting. So if you set it to low it will never blow harder then low when set to auto. I leave that set at max. On second thought I think you might have different fan settings then I have in my 14. I like the auto but my last truck actually showed you what vent position and fan speed it was at. The following screen shot isn’t a silverado but I think you can expect it to be kind of similar. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. New here, 5.3 question ?

    Ahh for some reason I thought they had 3.23 with the 8 speed and 3.42 with the 6 speed. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. New here, 5.3 question ?

    The FLT is a mile above sea level. It hurts the 6.2 more then it hurts a turbo vehicle. I do not believe the 6.2 is available with a 3.08 but I could be wrong on that. Don’t pay attention to the FLT numbers unless you are of coarse a mile above sea level. Edit for* Damn I didn’t see all the reply’s between my post and the TFLT post. While I like the show you 100% have to keep in mind it’s 1 mile above sea level and know how that effects things.
  6. Lets See Some Towing Pics!

    Old truck with a rental trailer and new truck with new trailer. The new one still needs to be properly set up with weight distribution and stuff. That will happen next spring. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. New here, 5.3 question ?

    Of coarse it depends on the day and not that it really matters, but the car and driver reviews I saw has the 5.3 with 3.42 going 0-60 in 6.7, 1/4 mile at 15.2 at92 mph. The 3.08 0-60 at 7.3 and the 1/4 mile @ 15.7 at 91 mph. The 5.3 isn’t bad but the 6.2 really is a beast even in a heavy truck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. New here, 5.3 question ?

    Thing is throttle tip in on these things is crazy leisurely. When I first got it it really felt like a dog. It goes decent enough when you are into it though. It just took me a while to get used this the throttle. I came from a vehicle where you just looked at the throttle and you were going. Also now when I get in the wife escape the first few accelerations I am gunning it because I am used to the Silverado pedal. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I had heard about this a few weeks ago already when I was looking at a 14 Silverado. Doesn't seem to apply in Canada as dealer had no problem selling me a 14.
  10. Yeah so I picked it up. So far so good though I haven't put a pile of mileage on it. I did take it out to the lake on the weekend and got close to 21 mpg. As long as it's reliable I'm happy.
  11. It’s not about getting the truck for me in a rush. For me it’s that I was a bit concerned about it being a first year redesign and being out of bumper to bumper (CPO is only 3mo/5000km in Canada). Seeing that there were quite a few recalls already on the truck, as well as posts about AC issues, shaking issues and a few other things. I was trying to gauge its reliability by posting about my concerns and while the feedback was good and raised my confidence. A recall being issued before I have taken delivery isn’t exactly confidence inspiring. Part of it is I worry about big purchases. Part of it is I love my current mid-size truck which is perfect for my needs other than payload and tow rating, as well is I still have 10 months of bumper to bumper on my current truck. I can probably get past the towing rating and payload by either renting a truck when needed or by not taking the travel trailer out of the area it is currently in. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Damn. Not starting out too good. Put a deposit on the thing but haven't paid or taken delivery. This grounds for backing out? Can they still deliver? Will suck to have the truck for a week and have to drop it off for a day right away. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Damn we get the shaft in Canada , warranty here is only 3 month, 5000km. I did take it for a good drive close to 90 km (60 miles) through the city and highway going between 100km and 120kph. No shake. Guy who owned it before took good care of it. Everything sounds good, everything works. As it stands I think everything is in good shape. Long term I was wondering if most people are happy. This is the truck
  14. So I have been looking hard at a 14 used Silverado. It has 47000 km (30000 miles) on it. Is a GM certified used, and looks to be in excellent shape. Doesn't even look like the bed was used. It's just outside of the bumper to bumper due to time but has the rest of the power train warranty. My research shows there were a fair bit of problems (recalls) with the 14s. It doesn't seem to have the Chevy shake but I will be doing the paint stick behind the accelerator mod. I think the bugs must have been worked out by now. It doesn't have a lot of miles on it but it has been around the block once or twice. So avoid or don't worry about it. Thoughts? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I like it. I am currently in a 12 Silverado which I like. I would go back to a midsized though and well equipped I would have no problem if it was as much as a lesser equipped full sized. When I purchase a vehicle, size is only a part of the price. The one thing that might hold me back is if there is a lack of a Auto setting on the transfer case like the Autotrac has in the Silvy. Due to where I live and the wide variety of conditions I face I don't think I would ever get into a vehicle that doesn't have some sort of auto setting again. I have gone though a few years of switching 4x4 on and off multiple times during a commute and I am done with it as there are many days during the winter where intersections can be very slippery but the rest of the road is pretty much clear or on ramps that are slippery while the bridge itself is pretty clear. Anyway looking forward to more details on the New Colorado.

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