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  1. Agreed! Payloads and towing capacities are damn near identical for any new trucks. So yes I do make my decision based on tech and other amenities as it is the only thing that differentiates these trucks anymore. If the previous poster didn’t care about tech he would be chilling in a Tundra. Lots of truck there and lack of tech. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’m currently in the process of selling my 2015 Silverado. I get the itch every 3.5 years or so to get a new vehicle. No complaints with my Silverado. I’ll be leasing a 2019 Ram Laramie this time around. I can’t convince myself to buy one with the reliability reputation of FCA. GM dropped the ball big time on there new generations truck, there is nothing enticing me to get one, at all. I’ll likely be back to GM once they figure out how to design truck interiors and actually put tech in them that I want! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I just did the cushion element, not the back element. It should be just as easy to do the back, once the seat is out, should be easy to identify the clips for the back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Lots of issues with the Silverado as well. All new platforms will have their growing pains. 2019 Silverado & Sierra Troubleshooting https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=33003&share_sfid=245&url=https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/index.php?/forum/245-2019-Silverado-%26-Sierra-Troubleshooting&share_type=sf Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I ended up doing the work myself. What you said is accurate, some sort of tear in the heating element. I could see where it started to burn through and where it started to burn the foam cushion. Crazy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you for this guide, I changed out my heating element today. It took me about 1.5 hours. There is a YouTube video out there that was a huge help as well. It’s a shame you have to do this on such a new truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. To be fair my Silverado has had a multitude of problems: Gas pedal replaced x3 Brake Vacuum Booster replaced Radio Replaced Seat movement x2 Steering recall Seatbelt recall Seat heater just went out the other day Not really the epitome of reliability. Worst vehicle I have owned was a Ford. Best has to be my wife’s Lexus...3+ years of ownership, only one problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Sad thing is 45k MSRP is what a basic LT 4WD nowadays? Around this area it is. I can get a loaded up Laramie, with everything I want for 45k. GM needs to step up on the discounts. Have yet to see a 2019 Chevy/GMC on the streets... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Link to the article? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Last night I was coming home from a meeting at our fire station. I remote started my truck to get it warmed up and then turned on the heated seats. A few miles down the road, the heating element got really really hot and started to burn my butt, there was even a burning smell in my cab. Anyway, this morning my heated seat does NOT work! Nice engineering GM, 1000 miles and 1 month out of warranty. I was thinking of ditching my Silverado for a Ram anyway, this makes it a little easier, lol.
  11. I put a nice dent in my chrome bumper a few months ago like yours. I hit the concrete base of a light pole in my fire departments parking lot while backing up. Anyway I found the chrome bumper part on amazon and decided to replace myself. It was a total pain in the ass, all the plastic minus the steps are held on by these little tabs you have to squeeze and then shove through the chrome part, it was time consuming, about 5 hours. If I was to do it again, I would by a whole new bumper that would just bolt up to the frame. Which would be like an hour job and like $100 more! You have to jack up the bed a little bit, but it’s super easy. Keep in mind you have a painted bumper, might be worth submitting to insurance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Could you throw some of this stuff on the welds to sure it up? https://www.mastercool.com/product/alum-bond/ Might be a great preventative measure for those of us without the leak! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I ran snow tires on my truck since I owned it and switched mid winter to Falken Wildpeak AT3W, they have the severe service snow rating (mountain w/ snowflake symbol). The only difference I can see between the winter tires and the AT tires is on ice which they both suck on. I can't tell any difference in stopping /acceleration/turning on snow, slush, powder. I'm a firm believe in winter tires but these new ATs are really good.
  14. I had a 2013 Mustang 5.0 modded, probably 400 hp at the wheels. I put snow tires on it and drove it around in the winter. I would take my truck with a good all terrain tire over my mustang with snow tires hands down. Any thing over 6-8 inches of snow the mustang wouldn’t go anywhere. Stopped on a hill? Prepare to go nowhere and maybe sideways up the hill. I could park my truck in a foot or two of snow off of state game land roads and throw it in 4wd and climb right out. Try that with a RWD car with snow tires...good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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