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  1. Alexa skill

    Thanks for the update! I lost track of this, since it requires calling in to call centers. I'm trying mine out now!
  2. I as well suffer from the "marbles in a can" noise coming from the driver's side firewall/under foot area. It sounds like it's right down by the parking brake/door speaker (which inexplicably blew, and now sounds awful). Curious if anyone has any updates on this or things to check other than the exhaust clamps. Also, where do you all find 93 octane gas? All the stations around where I live in the Redmond, Wa area only have up to 92 octane. Cheers! Evan
  3. Alexa skill

    UPDATE: Called in to gm/onstar customer support. After 37 transfers, IT DOES EXIST, but brand new. Currently waiting for connected car team to call back to share setup instructions. So new that it's not publicly available yet in the skills section. Will report further when hooked up. Coooool Evan Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Alexa skill

    Yup, Amazon support can't find it either. GM swears it exists. Next stop calling into GM connected car team to get the final word. I'll report back here the results if anyone cares. And as for the password part, the other skills work by including your pin in the command. "Ex, Alexa start my truck, pin 1234" Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Soooooo, I'm pretty sure they're straight up lying. There is no such skill I can find anywhere? How can they be so off on their information? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Just did the same setup. 5.3 with 3.42s and just put on a level kit at 275/70/18s in bfg ta ko 2. Looks awesome! Will post a pic soon since everyone always asks about tire/level/setup pics, lol. But what I'm seeing here, is that dealers can't just reprogram the ecu to know what size tires are on so all the speedo, mileage, odo, stuff is accurate? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. 5.3 Compression and fuel

    I posted above, it's the L83 with 11:1. Doesn't seem like there is a right answer out there, mostly just preference on what octane people think is best to run for economy/perf.
  8. 5.3 Compression and fuel

    Ah, I think I found it. 11:1. GM 5.3 Liter V8 EcoTec3 L83 Engine The L83 V8 engine is produced by General Motors for use in pickup trucks and SUVs. It is part of GM’s Gen V Small Bock engine design that’s known in trucks as EcoTec3, replacing the Vortec line. Overview Specifications Vehicle Applications Pictures Type: 5.3L V8 Displacement (cu in / cc): 325 / 5328 Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 Block material: cast aluminum Cylinder head material: cast aluminum Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing Ignition system: coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires Fuel delivery: direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management Compression ratio: 11.0:1 Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 355 / 250 @ 5600 (gas – SAE certified) 380 / 283 @ 5600 (E85 – SAE certified) Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 383 / 519 @ 4100 (gas – SAE certified) 416 / 564 @ 4100 (E85 – SAE certified) Recommended fuel: regular unleaded or E85 Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5800 Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O_ sensor Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 16 / 23 (2WD) 16 / 22 (4WD) Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/gm-engines/l83/#ixzz4xCguSAxt
  9. 5.3 Compression and fuel

    Maybe not the best word usage, but essentially, if you're engine compression is low enough, the extra cost of high octane fuel is absolutely worthless. IF the compression is high enough, the engines could actually take advantage of the higher octane. I can't seem to find what the compression is on my 5.3.
  10. Hey all, I can't seem to reliably find the compression on my '14 5.3L. I'm trying to nail this down because I'm quite curious about the fuel debate. I know there are a lot of opinions out there regarding which octane you should use, if it's better for the engine, better for mileage, etc, etc. Well, opinions shouldn't matter here, right? Based on the compression of the motor we should be able to do some basic math and figure out if a higher octane is even being fully burned or not. Maybe I'm off here...but maybe I'm not! Weigh in! -Evan
  11. I know this post is like 3 years old at this point, but pretty sure there is a recall out on this issue. Not sure if specifically this, but I just got an alert for my '14 that there is a recall for P/S stuff. Get it checked out if you haven't already.
  12. Weird, I just thought I was going crazy all this time, but mine DOES lean to the driver's side a bit. Always just thought it was me being too critical. Guess not.
  13. That is what I was worried about. They seem a tad beastly for those housings. Thanks for the input everyone. Finding a good 5202 replacement bulb for these housings that can actually be more useful than then just lighting up the lower bumper would be rad, but alas, doesn't look to be easy.
  14. Anyone try these out? Do they fit in the stock fog housing w/o any cutting?
  15. Has anyone ever successfully crammed these bad boys into the stock rectangle fog lights for a '14 silverado? https://www.amazon.com/OPT7-Fluxbeam-Light-Bulbs-000Lms/dp/B013JCQX4W/ref=sr_1_11?s=automotive&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1507596346&sr=1-11&keywords=5202+LED&refinements=p_72%3A1248861011%2Cp_85%3A2470955011 I'm looking for some fogs that can double as "driving" lights when I want. Not a full replacement, but certainly more than just a little add'l light like stock fogs provide. I like to run with running lights and fogs only a lot. Thanks for the input! E

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