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Dirtbiker

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    Vern
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    Edmonton, Alberta
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    2021 AT4 1500 CCSB 5.3 Litre

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  1. I told my local dealer the TSB number and then paid them $250 or so to reprogram the truck. I will say one other dealer said they would only do it for emergency vehicles though.
  2. It has been a problem on all GM trucks for a long time. At least since 2003 when I bought my first new GM truck. Economics means they will never make better ones. Warranty to fix a few versus the cost to make millions of hoses better…… Every time it hits -35C here and I start my truck the cooler lines start sweating. Yet I keep buying more trucks ha ha. Necessary for my job. On my 2006 I got the dealer to give me the new warranty hoses and took them to a hydraulic shop to get them make into steel braided lines instead of rubber hoses. Then they installed them. Those ones never leaked again.
  3. I have owned 8 gm trucks. 1990, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016 and now a 2021. I live in Alberta Canada. Every winter as soon as it hits -35C the transmission cooler lines start to weap. Every single truck has had this happen and the new ones are never upgraded. I was told that the few that are covered by warranty are far cheaper than making the hoses on every truck better quality. And in warmer climates this doesn’t happen very often. On my third set for the 2006 ( I kept that truck for ten years) I had a hydraulic shop swap out the rubber part of the lines with steel braided line before installing them. That worked and they never leaked again. Yes I am a sucker for punishment ha ha. But every brand has their issues. They can actually “sweat” for a long time before they start to actually drip just so you know. I have never had one actually blow apart myself.
  4. That is what I did. Drilled two holes in the skid plate above the valence and ziptied it up. Now it is just a tiny little dip right in the middle instead of the large one.
  5. GM sells a locking gas cover for these trucks. It was about $50 in Canada. It is a little cheesy and could be pried off easily but it keeps the dirt out which is all I wanted. Also up here it was shown for 2019’s but not 2021’s. it does fit though.
  6. You can also tie them straight forward and lift the back tires up while someone closes the tailgate. Set the bikes back down on top of the tailgate. Make sure to check them again to make sure they are secured. watch to make sure the front fenders don’t hit the back window though.
  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! I had to pay $255.00 for this here in Canada but now my long distance remote start will keep the truck running up to 45 minutes. Why so long some may ask? Well is is below -30c here this week and 15 minutes doesn’t even get the motor warm let alone the interior. And the factory remote is good for about 200 feet. In hind sight for what I paid for the remote start I could have subscribed to onstar for about 5 years but I hate monthly payments. Will definitely think about it for the next one but for now I am very happy. Now to just find a way to disable stabilicrap……..
  8. They do but that does not help. This is in front of the back tire. Actually right above that plastic. Also it is not a mudflap. It is a wind resister flap. Installed to direct wind around the back tire for better aerodynamics. this is the reason I always get running boards, also because I need them to get in ha ha.
  9. No, i left them at the dealership and got the all weather ones i stead.
  10. I got my AT 4 in February and I ordered those boards. They were backordered and took about three or four weeks to come in.
  11. It is funny because I order a truck so I do not get a sunroof. Don’t want one. I don’t mind hitting a switch in the cab to turn lights on in the box. The less wiring to rot away and short out in a truck, the better. We never used to even have lights in the box. I also tried to order my AT4 without the fancy tailgate as i use my truck as a truck and can see that gimmick failing in some way one day. Contrary to most I don't want an IPad on my dash. I prefer good old reliable buttons that work in the winter. All the new computers that control the truck in a skid drive me nuts. if I could buy a brand new 1995 gm truck today I would. There is something to be said for simplicity. All those fancy features are also what has made what is basically the same truck I bought in 2014 cost $20,000.00 more this year. We all have our own preferences and the manufacturers have to find the balance. Just my opinion of course ha ha.
  12. I bought the locking one myself just to keep dirt and water out. And if GM is now including a rubber cover, my guess is lots of issues with dirt getting in the tank. It has never made sense to me. How hard is it twist a gas cap on and off. And unlike the capless fill system on our Ford explorer that has a gasket sealed door and rubber insert, these trucks have gaps and holes to let dirt and water in. As always I am sure it works great in California......
  13. Thanks for letting us know. And please update us. In the past when I pulled the ABS pump fuse the abs and stabilicrap light came on but not a check engine light. That is concerning. I did ask a guy at the dealership whenI picked up my truck and according to him you can’t pull a fuse anymore there are safeguards built in now.
  14. The reason I said not the nerf bar style was because when driving on a lot of gravel roads, the rocks from the front tires will hit the back of the bars where they turn in under the truck and ricochet up into the bottom of the truck removing all the paint in that spot. Where as the flat ones don't allow that. I had a company truck with them once and there was no paint left right above the back part of the bar. About a 3 inch round area. I have never bought that style since. If you are not driving on any gravel then it wouldn’t matter. That is just not an option for me ha ha.
  15. Might not be the answer you are looking for but this is one of the reasons I always have running boards on my truck. Some kind of flat ones not the nerf bar style or power ones. They protect the bottom of the truck better than a mudflap can. The other reason is that I am short and need them to get in ha ha.
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