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bigman32hockey

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  1. So I ordered my 2020 2500 LT Gasser on 1/13/20. As of today, there is still no Targeted Build Week. I called the Dealer and spoke with the Salesman I have been dealing with. Apparently they are not building any gas trucks right now. Anyone have any idea why this might be? I was told about two months from order to delivery. Definitely doesn't look like that's gonna happen now.
  2. Thanks everyone. So it sounds like from LT up, all get the smaller, carpeted storage bin. That's really all I need to hold my straps, tow-rope, tow hook, etc.. I was thinking about ordering the larger bin but now can use my GM points on something else! Thanks again.
  3. Do all 2020 2500/3500 HD's come with the small, carpeted rear under seat storage bin or is that an add-on? I know the lockable under seat storage is extra but couldn't tell if the carpeted one was. Thanks.
  4. I placed an order for mine on January 13th. As of Friday there is still no production week assigned. I'm gonna say there's no way it will be three weeks. Probably closer to seven or eight. I know that probably doesn't answer your question specifically, but it will take away the three week "hope". Sorry.
  5. I will be trading out of my 2018 1500 with the 6.2L engine into a 2020 2500 with the 6.6L gas engine. I currently have a GM polished stainless exhaust tip on the 1500. I believe the inlet size is 3" on that one. Does anyone know if this will fit the new 2500 with the gas engine? I'm having a hard time finding the diameter of the exhaust where it exits the truck. Thanks!
  6. I am looking into this same hitch for my truck (when it arrives). Have you found the 8" drop to be the right length? Thanks.
  7. I simply went to chevrolet.com, built the truck I wanted, printed the summary page that listed all the options and brought it to the Dealer. We negotiated the price and ordered the truck...no money exchanged. Salesman (who is kind of a friend of mine) told me that if the incentives are better when the truck arrives, I'll get those too. So, $51,321 is worst-case for me. Hoping the incentives get a bit better in March. Will have to wait and see though. I've never ordered a vehicle before. Am I supposed to get something from Chevy that will allow me to track the progress of the build? I don't want to keep bugging the Dealership.
  8. MSRP was $57,045 with all the options on it. I feel like it's a pretty fair deal. I tried to get a little more but couldn't get them to budge. I ordered the truck today! Hopefully will have it sometime in March. Gonna be a long wait!
  9. So I finally made the decision to go with a 2020 2500 LT with the 6.6L gas engine. After negotiating with the dealership, their best price for the truck (including destination) was $51,321. Options are as follows: Convenience Package I Convenience Package II Safety Package Leather Package Dark Essentials Package Sunroof Spray-On Bedliner Power Folding Mirrors Autotrac Skid Plate 20" High Gloss Wheels with Black Painted Accents 4" Black Assist Steps Amber Marker Lights Splash Guards Basically I got 10% off MSRP for the truck. Should I be going after the Dealer for more? Thought I was getting a good deal until I read others on this forum were getting 16% off in some cases. I must suck at negotiating!
  10. Thanks for the replies. I totally understand the Tundra is a dated truck. The appeal of the Tundra, for me anyways, was its reliability. Many of my friends have them, most with over 200,000 miles, and have had minimal issues with them. We have tested both vehicles extensively and decided to go with a 2500 LT with the 6.6L gas engine. For the kind of towing we do, a diesel would be overkill. I will be placing the order for the truck next week. Hoping to have it sometime in March.
  11. Yeah, that's basically what I am doing. My dealer is giving me a 2500 to drive for the day today. Going to see how it does on my daily routine. I will do the same with the Tundra. The more research I do on both trucks, the more indecisive I become. The internet does that I guess. My post was basically intended to find out if there were any known issues with either truck from current/past owner experiences. Had I done the proper research on my 2018 before purchasing, I would have seen the 8-speed issues any never pulled the trigger. Lesson learned. Trying to no repeat.
  12. Thank you for the feedback. I too agree that the 2500 is technically more truck than I currently need. However, we are hoping to get more into camping in the near future so the heavier duty truck could definitely come in handy down the road. In the meantime, I wouldn't mind the larger size or the more "truck" ride. Although I did drive one and I have to say the ride was pretty nice for a HD truck. I also happen to really like the looks, although I realize I may be in the minority. The hard time I am having with the decision directly relates to your comment about the motor. Not only is the motor new, the WHOLE TRUCK is new! The Tundra, while lagging in design and interior feel, has always seemed to be rock solid. That's why it's such a difficult decision.
  13. Thanks for the response. That's exactly the kind of post I was hoping to get. Not because you picked one over the other, but because you said "why". Thank you.
  14. That's where my frustration lies with GM. Yes, my truck is under warranty. But when they tell me there's nothing wrong with it, there is nothing they will fix. They say the rough shifting, jerking and hesitating is normal for these 8-speeds. As ridiculous as that sounds.
  15. I have tried the Range AFM Disabler. While it worked by not allowing truck to go into 4 cylinder mode, it made the transmission shift even worse than normal. I sent it back to Range to get the most up-to-date firmware but that didn't improve anything. I have tried driving in Tow/Haul mode all the time but it's just not enjoyable to have the truck rev so high before switching gears. I've tried disabling Grade Breaking to see if that fixed it. Nope. And I really don't want to have to shift it manually all the time. Fact is I have one of the bad 8-speeds, unfortunately. I will say that there are things in motion to recoup my loss on the next trade. I'll leave it at that. In the meantime, I was just looking for people's opinions on the two trucks I am interested in. Thanks!
  16. Unless I am completely unaware of something, I don't believe the new 6.6L gas engine has cylinder deactivation.
  17. Thanks for the replies. All helpful. I chose these two trucks specifically because neither of them have cylinder deactivation. I don't want another truck that has that "feature". I do what I would call "light towing" (dirt bikes and utility trailer, small boat, 15-foot enclosed trailer with golf cart, etc.). The truck I have now pulls everything I tow just fine. But the transmission is junk. These 8-speeds are horrible. Or at least SOME of them are. Some people seem to have luck with them while other's don't. I totally understand the Tundra is outdated compared to the newer trucks from other manufacturers. There is a night and day difference between the Tundra and the new 2500 LTZ. I just can't ignore Tundra's reputation for reliability. I don't want to go through another ordeal with a new truck where there is a problem but no fix. That has been the frustrating part. Keeping my current truck is not an option for me. I can't drive this thing for the next 10 years with the daily issues it has.
  18. Well, I've decided it's time to part ways with my 2018 Silverado 1500. My truck has the 6.2L and the 8-speed. The transmission in my truck has been a nightmare since 455 miles. That's when it developed "the shudder". After finally having that fixed, my transmission started shifting hard from first to second gear, second to first gear, clunking, hesitating, etc, etc. It's all the same things that affect many 8-speed owners on this forum. My truck also shakes when in Park and idling and has now developed a new issue where when it shifts from first to second gear the first time I take it out, it goes into almost a false neutral. The RPM's go up but the truck doesn't grab second gear right away. That was kind of the last straw for me. I've brought it to the Dealer many times and voiced my issues. Escalating to GM Customer Care is useless as I've done that twice. According to everyone, my truck is operating as designed. I've been doing a TON of research on trucks and have driven just about all the brands, except for Nissan. I've owned nothing but Chevrolet since purchasing my first truck roughly 12 years ago. I guess I am somewhat brand loyal, but right now I have no issues moving into something else. So...here is the point of my topic. I've narrowed it down to two trucks: 1) 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Pro's: Extremely reliable; great transmission; sounds great, lower price tag Con's - Dated design; horrible fuel economy; low towing weight; barely any technology offered 2) 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ w/ 6.6L gas engine - Pro's: I love the look; rides great for HD truck; shifts smoothly; great towing numbers; incredible technology Con's: It's a first year truck and new engine (bugs?); I've read people have had steering issues at highway speeds; my current truck has made me gun-shy to own another GM product; higher price OK. There it is. I'm opening up the flood gates for everyone's opinion. I know this is a GM forum, so the majority will lead to the 2500. However, I really want to pick the right truck here. I simply won't own another truck that has cylinder deactivation. Hence why I've chosen these two. While I do some trailering (dirt bikes, small boat, occasional enclosed trailer w/golf cart, etc.), my towing needs are not sky-high. I can't afford to trade the next one in early. Whatever I get I have for 10+ years. Help me make the right decision! Thanks.
  19. Well, I've decided it's time to part ways with my 2018 Silverado 1500. My truck has the 6.2L and the 8-speed. The transmission in my truck has been a nightmare since 455 miles. That's when it developed "the shudder". After finally having that fixed, my transmission started shifting hard from first to second gear, second to first gear, clunking, hesitating, etc, etc. It's all the same things that affect many 8-speed owners on this forum. My truck also shakes when in Park and idling and has now developed a new issue where when it shifts from first to second gear the first time I take it out, it goes into almost a false neutral. The RPM's go up but the truck doesn't grab second gear right away. That was kind of the last straw for me. I've brought it to the Dealer many times and voiced my issues. Escalating to GM Customer Care is useless as I've done that twice. According to everyone, my truck is operating as designed. I've been doing a TON of research on trucks and have driven just about all the brands, except for Nissan. I've owned nothing but Chevrolet since purchasing my first truck roughly 12 years ago. I guess I am somewhat brand loyal, but right now I have no issues moving into something else. So...here is the point of my topic. I've narrowed it down to two trucks: 1) 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Pro's: Extremely reliable; great transmission; sounds great, lower price tag Con's - Dated design; horrible fuel economy; low towing weight; barely any technology offered 2) 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ w/ 6.6L gas engine - Pro's: I love the look; rides great for HD truck; shifts smoothly; great towing numbers; incredible technology Con's: It's a first year truck; new engine (bugs?); I've read people have had steering issues at highway speeds; my current truck has made me gun-shy to own another GM product; higher price OK. There it is. I'm opening up the flood gates for everyone's opinion. I know this is a GM forum, so the majority will lead to the 2500. However, I really want to pick the right truck here. I can't afford to trade the next one in early. Whatever I get I have for 10+ years. Help me make the right decision! Thanks.
  20. Story from hell here. First off, I struggled to get the nut off the boot behind the brake booster. Finally got it off. Did the job, then went to put it all back together. Got two of the nuts back on, but simply couldn't get the third one behind the booster. I was losing daylight, so I decided to just hook up the steering shaft and finish tomorrow. Nope. Dropped the damn shaft bolt into the engine bay and it didn't drop through. Spent 30 minutes looking for it to no avail. Went to Napa and got another bolt. Just to be safe I put some Locktite on it. Hoping it wasn't some kind of special bolt. I don't need the steering coming undone while I'm driving down the road! After I got the shaft hooked back up I re-attempted the third nut on the boot. Nope. I dropped the damn nut. I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know what the part number might be? Or should I just use a 10mm nut from the hardware store? This project was nightmare! Should have been so simple!!
  21. Are you able to go back to the OEM TCM without them knowing?
  22. Does the new tuned TCM fix the clunking/jerkiness, hard shifts from 1st to 2nd,etc. I'm interested in doing this but dont want to spend the cash if it's only going to adjust shift points, etc. Any info is great appreciated.
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