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cvklok

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  1. I have to admit, the tailgate came with the truck and I didn't think I would ever use it. Man was I wrong, it shocked me how convenient and easy to operate that it is....
  2. I installed the painted flares on a 2020 Sierra, few things I learned. Passenger side I took the inner fenders out to get to the back of the clips..... don’t waste your time doing this. The back ones have several of the clips enclosed anyway. In the end here is what worked for me. Start by pulling the lower rear corner of the trim, pull it off enough (maybe 3-4 clips) pulling very hard..... once you have it off enough that you can look in and see the next clip, use a flat screwdriver, be sure to press the tip away from the finished paint in case you slip, and put the screwdriver between the flare and truck on one side of the clip. The clips have wings that snap into the hole. You really only need to press one wing to get the clip to release. With a steady outward pull, the clip will pop out still attached to the trim piece damage free. once you have about a 1/3 of the flare pulled away, pull it down causing the clips on the top to slide out of the trim. NOTE - the front uses different clips where it attaches to the bumper (front) and they will not slide out, again use the screwdriver to depress the wings of the clips to release them without damage. The back flare will easily slide of the clips as you pull down for the top and towards the rear of the truck for the front 1/3. the clips will stay attached to the truck. I used standard pliers to pull outward on the existing clips while using the screwdriver to depress one side of the clip releasing it damage free. it will only take you about 10 minutes to remove each flare when you install the new ones just make sure the inner fender is between the lip of the flare and the truck and snap it into place total is about an hours project. this was done on a brand new truck, so I imagine with some age the clips may be more apt to break. None broke on me.
  3. it takes some patience and accuracy, the masking tape is a must.
  4. Own a 2020 with the 3.0, I have put about 500 miles on it so far and have really enjoyed the truck. A co-worker has a 6.2l Sierra and upon comparison I was getting 34% better gas mileage then he was but paying 19% more for fuel. Of course this doesn' t include the cost of DEF. In the cold with the truck warming up before use I am averaging about 21.4gpm in the city. When I drove the truck on the highway I was getting about 27mpg. This is my first diesel truck and to be honest you can't even tell it is a diesel if you have the radio on. I am waiting for warmer weather to see how it tows our camper....
  5. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
  6. I initially attempted the long way of installing these emblems..... I abandoned that mess when I seen this post. Using this technique is the way to go, makes it a 10 minute job to change out the front GMC emblem. Thanks for the help!
  7. Does anyone have a picture of the back of the fender flare that you removed, or a picture of the truck after the fender flare is removed. Looking for the exact location of the clips. Also want to confirm that there is no two sided tape used to secure them?
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