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  1. Just took mine in for the same thing. (service safety restraint system) I have had the pickup 3 weeks. 2021. Sierra SLT. Bought new. Had around 500 miles on it. Now have 700. Was out of town when it first went off. Very sporadic. Contacted service department. Took pickup in today. Replacing air bag and harness. Service writer, known him since he was born, said there was a recall or a SB but I have not found it yet.
  2. I just went through this. Will try to keep it short. Bought a new 2021 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Editon LTZ in January. Has just about every bell and whistle and diesel to boot. Thing is a monster. Was looking at upgrading to a 5th wheel sometime next year. Have a TT travel trailer that is 5400 dry. So lets say about 6000 with everything including 2/3 full clean water tank. I did have a 2020 Silverado TB LT with the 5.3 and 10 speed. Did not like the way it pulled my trailer, hence, got the 2500HD. But just purchased a 2021 GMC Sierra SLT 4x4. Prices went crazy on the 5th wheels. Plus decided I want to retire sooner mainly due to my company is a gov. contractor so we were forced to get the jab. I have 9 months till I can retire so was not feasable to quit my job. I will pull about 10 times a year. No more than 2 hrs away at the most. Won't be spending more than 3 or 4 days max camping at a time. Wife can't retire for another 8 years. Do the pros and cons. It was nice to be able to pull just about anything I want. Was nice to get alot of compliments on the pickup. Turned alot of heads. I was a real cool dude driving around in a big ass diesel pickup. Had Fuel Blitz wheels and bigger tires. Has the surround cameras which were great when parking or pulling the trailer. Its black. It was a real pain to keep even half way clean. We live in a rural area. However, realized some things. Took an acre to turn around. Nearly got stuck in a few places cause it was almost too big to fit. Had a big payment that would keep me from being able to get it paid off sooner rather than later, I will be able to pay off this half ton off in about 2 1/2 years vs 5 Half ton rides much better, and I steering is waaaaaaaay better. (which I already knew the HD rode rough and steering sucked. Pulled to the right 90% of the time even after re-alignment.) I got the 6.2 with max tow package so have that little extra for towing. Was hard to find a pickup with this package. Insurance is a hair cheaper. Easier to get in and out for me and the wife, plus in and out of the bed to get the kayaks in the rack. Fits under my carport and in garage while the HD didn't. Too long. And its not black. The realist in me won over. No regrets. If I was doing more pulling or had a true need for the HD I would have kept it but this half tone will do everything I need it to do plus some. pics below of former ride and my current ride. OP. you do what best feels right. What works best for you and your future. Best of luck, keep us informed.
  3. Looks awesome. Is that a standard bed?
  4. I've kept my wheels, even though I have tried selling(almost giving them away) but since they are the butt ugliest wheels out there I imagine I will wind up keeping them. May separate them out one at a time to be used as spares for folks that have that wheel. Pic below is what I have kept. These came off my 20 while the ones off my 21 had gray paint vs. black. But ya'll get the gist.
  5. I'll second that. Looks real good on the GMC HD...Yes they are big. My wife can't see in the back of mine. What color is the interior?
  6. That would work. It has a plastic screw out on each end and thought they would tighten up but didn't do a good job. The 4 screws in the middle are metal and affix to pre-existing holes and tightens up well.
  7. Thanks. Make sure you have someone to help you unless your 7 ft tall. It is a little loose on the edges though. I may have to drill a couple of holes for more metal screws. Other than that looks pretty good. Ride looks good. Congrats. My first diesel as well. Love it.
  8. I put a bug deflector on so can't see it any more...
  9. 2021 Carhartt edition LTZ. Just about everything except the Technology package. Upgraded wheels Fuel Blitz 20" and Yokohama LT295/65/20 Geolandar M/T G003 tires.
  10. Aw yea, black is beautiful baby. Nice... Congrats...
  11. Mr. Chips. Tires are Yokohama Geolander M/T G003 295/65/20 on Fuel Blitz. Don't remember the offset. They do rub on the drivers side on front. Havn't gotten around to taking care of that yet. Dunn: They gave me around 47000 for my trade. I paid around 49000 for it. I kept my wheels and tires, as u can see they are on my black truck, as well as my tool box and nerf bars. Will be selling the nerf bars and maybe the tool box so I included that in the savings.
  12. Hello Rob Eagle. I like it ALOT. Not sure why. But I am enjoying this pickup leaps and bounds more than the gasser. Could be because of the power the Duramax gives out or the MUCH better headlights, or maybe all the extra cool stuff that is on it even though my gasser had some real nice options including leather. I think it was a very good choice to upgrade. Now I know I will have what ever power I need in the future to upgrade to what ever size travel trailer I want, which is in our future once I retire in about 4 years. Thanks all.
  13. Broke down and traded my 2020 2500 LT gasser for this beast, LTZ Carhartt with diesel. Lost about $1500 on the trade. Went from red to black. Long story short. Crappy lights on the LT. Even changing out the halogens to LED bulbs didn't help much. I can't see very good at night so need good lights. I like the red one but love this Carhartt edition. Should have just got the diesel when I bought the red one.
  14. My 20 Chevy LT gasser had one on all 4 door handles. The new 2021 LTZ I just picked up has them only on the front door handles. I will miss them on the back...
  15. Just picked it up a few hrs. ago. Should have bought the High Country I test drove when I got the gasser. But this LTZ is great too. Oh well. Dealership worked me a pretty fair deal on trade back to them. Not the best but definately not the worst either. Very pleased with the pickup on the drive home. Do ya'll keep bottles of the DEF around or go and get when u get down to a certain amount in the tank? Thanks kylant for the warning on the Platinum. Semper Fi!
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