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bass mechanic last won the day on July 8 2014

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  1. You can view the cameras I think manually while driving for 7 seconds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You just have to have a trailer connected. Nothing else Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. My experience as well, the app should say “trailer NOT SELECTED” rather than “trailer disconnected” Try going to the trailer app (while stopped won’t work while driving) and select your trailer. If it does get disconnected they your electric brakes, if they work your still connected and this verifies a ground. Next step try a turn signal, if the screen goes to the side view camera the truck definitely knows there is a trailer connected. If neither works I recommend you take a small wire wheel and a dremmel tool to clean the contacts of your connector and smear some dielectric grease on your connector to keep the water out, and see if that improves your connection. I use the grease and the only part you need to watch out for is dropping the plug in the dirt. It’s a pain in the ass to clean after that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. They do have dyno graphs on each product they sell. While I agree that an exhaust won’t make much difference on a gas truck, I also know that the primary limiting factor on the Duramax is exhaust heat. As I explained earlier when the EGT reaches I think 1400 or 1500F the ECU will detune. The reason EGT is so critical is in a diesel the fuel is actually injected as it burns. The problem this causes a f the engine needs more fuel there is only so much that can be injected before the pistons reach the bottom of the stroke. The flame is literally chasing the piston down the bore. The closer it gets to the bottom of the stroke the more heat ends up in the exhaust as the exhaust valve opens. Gale preaches on the fact he doesn’t like to inject beyond I think 26 degrees? (I forget) for this very reason. Now take the 2020 duramax I don’t know what exactly changed from 2019 but if you look the derringer made a lot more power on the 2020 than the 2019. It has everything to do with the 20 having significantly lower EGT. So if the exhaust flows better and more importantly stays cooler I have no doubt the derringer can put more fuel and boost into the engine with an advantage of lower EGTs I’m also confident the intakes make more power because anything that offers less restrictions on the intake or more importantly more dense cold air for an air hungry turbo will make more power. Banks also says boost is meaningless and he’s right, you can have a lot of boosted hot air with a low air density making a fraction of the HP less boost and more air density makes. I would be curious to see what my truck does at sea level, here in colorado we get robbed about 25% with our less dense air Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Sweet may have to take u up on that! I just need to find some time, I’m running 3 businesses and trying to get my basement finished. Send me your number we will connect Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve been driving with the derringer for a while now. While I can say I am not as impressed with it as I had hoped to be I strongly support this product over all others for a simple reason that gale has mentioned time and time again that I think your missing. The face is NO OTHER tuner reads the data out of the stock computer in real time the way banks does. If you go to their YouTube channel you’ll see how they have tested the competition against theirs on the dyno and I think definitely proves the others are the real snake oil. Of all the others there might be 1 or 2 that make close to the claimed power but the problem is they don’t monitor EGT or trans slip. As a result the ECM will pull back power when EGT gets too high. This will cause the truck to make less power than stock! So if there are any real gains they only occur for about a minute or so until the EGT hits the max threshold. They basically pour fuel blindly with no feedback as to the EGT or if the trans is slipping ect. Banks makes the power safely and will de-tune as needed to keep it safe. Also won’t load the DPF with soot. Why risk doing damage to your truck? All banks numbers are backed on the dyno. Look on YouTube for the reviews I have yet to see any that contradict banks claims but just the opposite from competitors. Gayle is a data and numbers junkie! Watch his videos. The man is obsessed! He has the data and based on the fact he is so up front about the research they have done, (look at the time they put into a diff cover!) I 100% trust their research. Everything they do is based on numbers. Other tuners are just trying to make a buck and have no proof to back it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. looks good! did you take it apart yourself? how hard was it?
  8. Yes just like it said you don’t need the prompt do the full down and hold full up and hold and done Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think it’s part of the trucks security system as it checks to see if the trailer it still connected. Once it’s disconnected it will set the alarm off and send a notification via Onstar. LED trailer lights take very little current to light, so it’s not surprising they flicker when the trucks tests the connections periodically. The good news is, if a would be thief sees them flashing he might either thing someone is disarming the alarm or could be near Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. An easier way to determine how much they will stick out is the backspace factory wheels are 6.25” most aftermarket wheels are 4-5 inches and even if you have the same width wheel at 4” backspace is already going to stick out 2 inches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Try resetting the limit detection roll it all the way down and hold the button for 2 seconds then all the way up hold for 2 seconds then see what happens Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. that stupid thing is part of the alarm that when unplugged will set off the alarm letting you know someone stole your trailer.
  13. It depends on what you plan to wrap, you could probably buy a 5 foot wide roll and only use maybe 4 feet of material if you cut it into strips. Door handles only need a small square. The grill would be a larger piece and a lot of waste. You can buy it online from distributors who just bought the roll, Mark it up and sell smaller pieces Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Well here you go! Let me know what you all think this has been a long and frustrating search for wheels but I learned a lot. Based on my experience I can tell you 2 sizes of 22” tires that will fit with the right wheel. Unfortunately both made by nitto. Not that are a bad tire but the selection is small. These are terra grappler G2 In 285/55/22 They are damn near exact Same diameter as stock and the speedo is basically exact same as stock. There is no rubbing at all on stock suspension. You can also fit a 305/50/22 by nitto in the nt420v. But the KEY is a +12 mm offset I also think a 0 offset will work but the most important spec is as close to 6” backspace as you can get. This is a 10” wide wheel I did find one that was 9.5” and a 6” backspace that would give slightly more clearance but it’s not necessary. I’m not 100% in love with these wheels but I wanted exposed lugs in black and there are 2 versions of this wheel made by XD off-road Don’t forget you need load range E tires if you tow with this truck. Here’s the pics I took today Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. have not done the front yet, but sure. and no i didn't take the handles off, but i think i would have had a better outcome if i had, i need to re-do a couple. if the weather warms up a little im going to try the black chrome effect by wrapping chrome with dark tail light tint. also an update, i had to totally switch gears on wheels i am going with XD 22x10 +12 i forget the name of the wheel but we test fitted them and there was about 1/2 inch clearance at every location they would otherwise rub. so absolutely no rubbing at all, no modification to the truck. the wheels are gloss black and milled and i think i am going with chrome lugs verses black. all i can say is a 22x10 wheel looks mean it looks more in proportion to the size of the truck. GM should have made a 22" wheel option because i think it looks a lot more like it should have come that way stock. the wheels arrive tomorrow so ill post pics soon.
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