Hey, so I know exactly what you're talking about and I've researched this a fair bit. The way I've looked at it is, there is an armrest that should be able to bolt in place of your existing one. You'll have to swap over the seat belt and some of the trim pieces. In anything I've looked at, I don't see why it won't work. If you're interior RPO Code is "HOU" then have your local dealership look into P/N: 84541195 for the armrest and if you want the liner P/N: 84166736. I'm not saying that this has been tried and is a 100% thing, I'm just saying that I don't see any reason what so ever as to why this wouldn't work. Parts you're looking around $600 Canadian so likely much cheaper for you down in Texas.
Its not so much the offset that's causing the issue. What's I've seen is that the caliper actually sticks out past the hub a little so any wheel, regardless of offset, that had spokes that run straight out from the hub are not going to clear the caliper. The spokes need to instantly taper towards the outside of the vehicle in order to clear the caliper.
The majority of the level kits I've seen specify that they're not to be used with Magride. That being said, they new model trucks don't actually have the old magride system, they're adopted a dynamic ride control system. Same result but very different system but regardless, most industries advise against lift/levels for both of those style systems.
I don't entirely understand the point you're trying to make. I work at a GM dealer and am well aware of the configurations and styles available for the new trucks. My comment was simply stating that of the two trucks posted, of the original posters previously owned vs. his new purchase, I preferred his old truck and gave an explanation as to why. Had he purchased something more along those the lines the picture you posted, unrelated to what the vote was for, I would have voted accordingly.
Yes, I completely understand that. He was wanting to compare those two specific trucks. So in that instance, because the OP does not have one of those colour matched models, in my opinion, I was more of a fan of his previous truck.
If the ignition cylinder was untouched then you're honestly golden. I work in parts at a dealer and we code cylinders all the time for customers. There's no programming for a door cylinder so hopefully your local dealer is like mine where parts can build the cylinder to your code (usually like to have an original key just to make sure its all good) and it would be a matter of swapping the door cylinder. Usually there's an extra charge for building the cylinder, it is extra time so it makes sense but that's how we do it.
You don't get a new key when you buy a lock cylinder. The cylinder will come as a blank kit that is then coded with the tumblers to match your vehicles key code. There will still likely be some kind of programming required for the install of the cylinder but no, you will not need to replace all the lock cylinders. Not sure who told you this or why so many people are agreeing but its just not the case. Your old keys will be just fine and only the cylinders that were damaged will need to be replaced.
So, there's actually 2 flaps on this system, one that you can see at the end, and there's a second further in which is why you need a special funnel to fuel with a jerry can. Its too bad that because the OP doesn't like it, it automatically makes it a "poorly designed mess", its not. But this is the way all manufacturers are going.
I personally really like the 2019 Rams like other have said. Exterior styling (has to be the painted grill instead for me personally) is incredible and no one can deny the interior styling. I was considering over the winter whether or not to upgrade my current 15 Silverado (until I got my summer wheels back on and am in love again) and was seriously considering the 19 rams. I grew up with a father that worked at Chrysler/Dodge dealers for more than 25 years so I guess its branded in me a little. I tell everyone I know, I work at chev so I drive a chev, if I worked at dodge then I would drive a dodge, and if I worked at ford... well.. i'd drive a dodge...
P/N: 22815067 EDIT: sorry... that's for the machined face, to the best of my knowledge, there is no full painted option from GM for that style other than a black version of that style. Its likely a replica wheel by some aftermarket company.
JeremyW426 replied to GRN69CHV's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraGreat write up. I have to admit, I've been a dodge guy for a long time. I'll attribute that to having grown up with a father working at Chrysler dealers for over 20 years. With that said, I will admit pretty much all the new trucks seem to have their ups and downs, it just depends on what you're looking for. Me personally, I work at a chevy dealer in parts so I drive a chevy, if I worked at dodge, I'd drive a dodge, and if I worked at ford... well.. I'd likely drive a dodge. Still though, great write up and will probably consider dodges when I look at upgrading in 2020.
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