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Turned in my '14 SLT for a '18 Denali. Borla S-Type Exhaust w/ Black Chrome Tips Gloss Black Mirror Cover Replacement Gloss black door handle covers 5" Rough Country Suspension Lift for Denali w/Magnaride N-Fab Predator Pro Step 20x9 Fuel Warrior Wheels 305/55/R20 BFG KO2 Tires 2" BORA Rear spacers Still looking for a good option to replace front grill to black chrome/gloss black...and blacked out front/rear GMC badges.
Steeks - I am really pleased with their performance especially in the snow. They are 4-season rated and well worth the cost. I did the Rough Country 2.5" level/lift which included rear blocks.
got mine done about a month ago to replace the factory mounts (had LED's in there with factory mounts). Here's a video of the difference between headlights and Rigid D2's...the headlights are very bright to start with - I just have the video adjusted so that when the D2's fire up its not washed out. (Video link is separate since can't embed vids in the forum) http://vid1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/caveat71/VID_20160817_210504_zpsxyshst6y.mp4
I'll be honest, I genuinely didn't customize my truck to get attention from other people. I did it to make myself happy. Funny thing is the biggest kick (besides the continual love-struck staring at my truck that i do) has been getting comments from people as I drive or catching people looking over my truck (in parking lots, at stop lights, etc). I have a few stories of people making comments but the one that sticks in my mind -- I was driving on the I-90 in NY. Just in chill mode not in a great rush listening the to some Texas radio stations on Tune In Radio. Another older-model pickup pulls up behind me then goes to pass me. Having that spidey-sense moment I get the feeling someone is looking at "me". I turn to my left and see an older guy (think uncle Sy from Duck Dynasty) looking at my truck from the passenger seat of the truck passing me. He looks at me and gives a big toothy grin and a big thumbs up. I mouth the word "thanks" and they go on their way. I don't know why but getting the appreciation of a much older generation gave me a good feeling more so than the appreciation i received today from a group of three 20-somethings riding past me at an intersection. My window was open and I head one of them say "hey what do you think of that truck?" and another replied "man that's a nice one" while the third rode in front of my grill and gave me a smile and big thumbs up. I'm starting to think I am an attention whor-. :-)
2014 GMC Sierra SLT 5.3L V8 Stock Picture: With modifications: Mods: N-Fab DuraStep Driver/Passenger Side Tint to match rear AVS In-Channel Low Profile Vent Visor Borla Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Black Chome Tips (GM Option) K&N Air Filter Rough Country 2.5" Level/Lift 305/55/R20 BFG KO2 Tires PlastiDip Black Factory 20" rims Bakflip G2 Tonneau Cover GM Factory Bedliner (Plastic) Range AFM Disabler AnzoUSA LED G2 Black Taillights AnzoUSA Third brakelight Black (not shown installed) LED Headlight and Foglight conversion Factory radio upgrade to support Android Auto/Car Play (via MVI on this forum) AntennaX 5" Stubby Antenna
Installed a pair of black Anzo LED tail lights (Anzo part 311238) to replace factory kit. Pretty simple install - i used this video and it worked well: Keep in mind that the reverse lights and side marker lights are still analog bulbs so if you want to make it match you will need to buy a pair of 194's for the side marker lights and 921's for the reverse lights (FYI i tried with analog and it looked cheesy!). When installing the replacement reverse and marker lights, the connections are directional. Before remounting the lenses check the bulbs to see if they are on. If not just remove from their socket and rotate. Total installation time (at my snail pace) was 30 minutes.
Holy sh!t what did I just experience. I have a few scenarios that would normally produce transmission "misses" including the clunks etc. Gear shifts were buttery smooth, deceleration didnt hunt and peck for a gear to be in. The other problem I'd have is when parking, I am on a slight incline and need to park as close to a wall as possible. Often, when tapping the gas the truck would surge forward - now I couldn't even make that happen. Big question is - consider all the damage done to transmissions with this horrendous flaw...I've had some bone jarring clunks over the past two years....
Going to test this out today. I have a Range AFM Disabler and it alone seemed to improve shifting performance (I havent had a bone jarring tranny clunk in over a month) so I'm interested to see if turning off the grade braking gets this to a sweeter spot.
2014 GMC Sierra SLT 2.5" Rough Country Level/Lift (http://www.roughcountry.com/gm-leveling-lift-kit-1305-10.html) 20x9 Factory Rims, Black + Clear PlastiDip BFG KO2 305 55 R20 No rubbing or cutting required
Travelling right now, but if I can muster the energy after wheeling around interstates in April snow for four days i'll see what I can do.
Just completed this process and I really couldn't be happier. To put it plainly, this is the factory radio we expected in the 2014's but never got from GM. Getting the order in to MVI was simple, and the unit was turned around to me and programmed within a couple of days. I wasn't in a rush since I wouldn't be able to get to installing the radio for over a week. "Slow" shipping across the country took 3 days. The installation was exactly as described in the included instructions and video. My professional installer took just 40 minutes including reading the instructions. His feedback was that the "hardest" part was removing the upper and lower glove box to access the HMI unit. But hard was relative since the rest was so easy to do and perfectly documented by MVI. The factory UX is snappy with no lag. HD radio is there as advertised. SiriusXM works once you swap the radio ID with them online. One of the missing features I was glad to see was the favorites buttons now auto-label for SiriusXM (you no longer need to manually enter the station name). My setup uses Android Auto (Nexus 6P) - and yeah :-) i can't stop smiling. Getting AA going involves downloading the Android Auto app from the Play Store. Then connect your phone using the USB ports in your console. You will then be asked a series of setup question and permission requests (depending on your version of Android on your phone). The AA UX follows Google's design standards so if you are running Android you already know how to get around and navigate the UI. Before leaving the parking lot I was already streaming my Google Play "Thumbs Up" playlist. If you idle on GPM while streaming you get a full-screen experience with album background. Notification of messages peek down from the top of the UX. If you idle on the home screen, you get your current music playing and a good number of cards that you'd normally see in your Google Now stack. Google Maps is excellent, including showing active traffic. When in Google Maps screen notifications (including song changes from Google Play Music) peek down from the top of the screen. I also tested MLB.TV and Tune In Radio. Both worked perfectly. Couldn't be happier. The only thing to keep in mind is if you have an Android device that you a USB cable to connect to your phone. If you have a Nexus 6P make sure to use a "safe" USB Type-C cable that has been vetted by Google's Benson Leung so you don't end up frying your devices with a non-spec cable. http://drd.life/21TK8MD The whole process from ordering to installation and use is great. I'd definitely recommend doing this for anyone who is finding their factory radio lacking (like I did) and without reservation I'd recommend MVI for their great service in putting this together. I couldn't be happier - thanks Anthony and MVI...
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