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  1. So there are a few options that I would like to have added but wondering if its possible. Like the power plug inside and out??? The brake controller has a wire there but the dealer told me no it can't be added??? Why? Cameras added for the trailer and work with the onboard system? More usb ports, wireless charging? Trailer tpms? Radio upgrade? If you have any info on these or other that you have had done, I would like to hear about it. I
  2. So the truck is doing well, I put on some AT tires, we go camping and most of the time its off the beaten path. The temps here have drop to low 30's and I have found it nice that it warms up fast. My other Duramax (6.6) would take forever.
  3. So I'll start this off. why did you get your truck with a diesel in it? What do you plan to use it for? Post a pic if you have one and fill us in on your options.
  4. great, let us know how it goes when you get it!
  5. I have a new 3.0 1500, traded in the 2.8 Colorado on it. So far I'm happy with it. MPG are about the same as a daily driver and have yet to tow so I can't say anything on that issue. I am getting use to not having as much on the truck, my LT Colorado had brake controller, safety stuff like the lane departure, following to close and the BT phone stuff seems to have been cut back on options. But I have a heated steering wheel?????? I'm still finding stuff that is different.
  6. I just picked mine up 2 weeks ago, I did have the 2.8 duramax but wanted more.
  7. for what its worth--------- and this is just my .02 worth I have the new diesel and the big selling point for me was MPG- do the math from your cost. Yes it will take you time to get your money back (40k miles covers the extra cost) I save .03 cents per mile Diesel fuel- where I live on the east coast, when storms hit all the gas stations dry up but diesel never does Diesels last longer. If your someone that keeps them a long time (trucks) Towing-- I have not pulled with it yet but plan to, the mpg will always be better than gas mpg Maint---- I find that the new diesels cost close to the same for upkeep. I have only put on 750 miles on my but the one tank that I have put in has given me 28.9 mpg (city driving only) PLUS it just sounds cool, old diesels are load, this new one has a bit of sound but nothing like the old.
  8. everything I have read on this subject--------- NO! I was told that my radio couldn't be swapped out for a better (upgraded model) unit. NAV can be updated but will cost you. I can get xm added but they use your usb port that you hook up your phone to(for the auto apps). Then the trailer brake has many other connections if you don't have it already, it can't be added. It makes no sense.
  9. I see there is a few jumper cables out that you just plug into the back of the radio( I think that is where the connection is). I want to find out more about them.
  10. yep, same here. The dealer wants to plug in this modual to get me xm. I have to guess that its the same as everyone else is getting. This really chaps my butt. I asked my sales person how much time I got for both xm onstar and he said a month of each. I went back to the dealer and parked the truck out front and went inside and asked the sales team to go out and set it up, well they couldn't figure it out. Sorry for all the AND's. How much is this modual? How long will it take to put in. How much is the radio upgrade radio
  11. So I have to dig this up and bring it back to the living, anyone here??????
  12. The issue I have is----- inspectors all say that if you have lights on your truck they have to work. The lights have to go out when high beams are on as well, if they are used as driving light.
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