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  1. I had the TSB performed on my 2015 eight speed tranny with the prescribed Mobile 1Blue Stripe tranny fluid, three flushes, drive, reprogram, etc. worked ok for awhile but gradually started making those low speed/gears hard shifts again. But, problem wasn’t as bad as originally I must say. However, I now do a little trick that I got off this thread awhile back, which is; Every few days When I make my first drive of the day I start off in Manual mode and run the tranny through the gears up and down, usually 1st, 2nd, 3rd. I have to go through three or four stop signs to get to the highway. Anyway, tranny will make low speed shifts smoothly for a few days. Personally, I think the low speed hard shift problem could probably be handled by reprogramming the tranny to start off in 2nd gear unless in Tow Mode. Some high end sports cars have programmed their trannys to take off in 2nd gear unless in Sport Mode. Btw, did some research on a comment upstream that there’s a class action suit underway. From what I’ve read it’s a dead issue. Ain’t nothing gonna happen. ...
  2. Where did you get your information that there’s a class action lawsuit on the transmission? If you could share your source it would be greatly appreciated by me and probably many others. Thanks.
  3. Hmm, almost sounds like the high speed death wobble usually associated with solid axle kingpin setups such as Jeep. Harleys had the problem back when they used spoke wheels. Being there’s several possibilities that could be your root cause I agree with those who suggest going to a good front end shop. Good luck and let us know
  4. Agree. I’ve had a similar experience. Turned out I threw the weights off a front wheel. Btw, been running Michelin Defenders as well. IMO, best tire out there for trucks. Actually, run Michelin’s on all my vehicles. Haven’t had a bad experience with them yet.
  5. Well, the way I see it you’ve got nothing to lose except some time if the weld doesn’t hold. I would recommend though, being the material is thin that you try brazing. And, be careful you don’t burn up the metal you’re brazing or welding. Btw, I’m no expert, my experience is limited to welding and brazing farm equipment on my grandfathers farm which was heavy duty stuff and pretty forgiving to amateurs.
  6. Being this generation, 2014 - 2019, will soon be two generations back in history, GM has zero interest in remediation. They’re focused on the upcoming generation. They’re in a Klingon Death Match with Ford and Ram. Along with gas/diesel technology, theres hybrids and EV’s to deal with will cost mountains of money to develop and bring in-line. Sorry...
  7. Glad that you did so well! Btw, what’s CAD stand for?
  8. Tell you a funny story about my 6.2. Not long after I bought it I decided to take it out on the interstate and see what it would do. So, chose a stretch of road that was nice and straight with no traffic and put the petal to the metal. Well, my bad ass 6.2 took of like a striped ape.clicked through the numbers on the speedo at a rapid rate. So, as it approached 100 mph I’m thinking Wow, I’m thinking this this thing might do 120 mph or more. Then... the speedo hit 98 mph and the truck speed flattened out and would do no more. So, I’m wondering what the heck just happen. Big disappointment; big bad @$$ engine won’t even do 100? Well, you know the rest of the story. Come to find out the truck has a speed limiter set at 98 mph . I since found out that youngsters often buy a tuner and remove the speed limiter setting. But, being old and such never bothered ...
  9. You and I have traveled similar paths when it comes to cars; I’ve been driving a truck since 1975. Bought a brand new standard cab long bed with in-line 6 engine. Had am radio and dealer installed AC. Everything else was standard, 3 on the tree, no power anything. During the oil embargo hung a twenty gal saddle tank on the right side. Drove the piss out of that truck.
  10. Lol, well, “knock on wood”. I don’t have a shaker. My big aggravation is the low speed hard shift between 1st and 2nd. The recommended TSB helped but didn’t totally eliminate the problem. But, back on topic; while a mid-size would take care of my needs same as you, I’m a big guy and thereby prefer a full-size truck. And, as you pointed out there’s little if any economic advantage in driving the smaller truck. Btw, I have the 6.2 and it tows my 6,000 lb TT great. And, mileage is good too.
  11. Lol, yeh, those Tacoma’s appear the platform of choice across the Middle East. Back here in the USA there’s a large almost cult following for the Tacoma. Good clean used one’s often sell for almost as much as new ones. However, I’m staying with my full size Silverado just in case the Zombie Apocalypse breaks out. Might need a platform larger than a Tacoma, lol !!
  12. Appears you have your chops set on a Tundra. So, suggest you go ahead and buy one. concerning the dreaded Chevy Shake; I’ve been on this forum since the early days and I’ve observed some very heated debates about the cause. To date, I’m not aware of anyone nailing a specific root cause. I have my own theory but not going into it now. However, I agree with the posted who stated GM knows. I’ve been lurking on the 2020 forum some and have not seen any posts about the Chevy Shake. So, appears GM May have corrected it and eliminated the problem. We shall see. about engines; agree with the positive comments about the Tundra engine. However, the GM 5.3 and 6.2 are sound tried and true engines as well. These pushrod/cam-in-block engine trace their heritage back to the original Chevy 1955 265 ci engine and the design has evolved over the years to its current state. Not getting into the pros and cons of pushrods vs ohc engines. A topic for another day. Calf rope.
  13. Your comment about low tension rings caused me to wonder if this person is using OEM recommended oil. I believe it’s 0/20 weight. I think sometimes folks may be a bit Leary of such light weight oil. but, gotta say, I’ve been driving GM trucks since 1975 and wife went through three Suburbans while we were raising three girls. I had a few engine problems but never had an oil burner. Worst problem I had was a 2005 6.0L engine cam had a soft lobe, dealer rebuilt the top which was under warranty. about Toyota’s; I personally believe their engines are bullet proof. I shopped the Tundra a few times over the years but I don’t like the seat design and interior layout as well as GM , maybe because I’ve driven GM for so s long. But, the big show stopper for me has always been price, too high and sales guys are too proud of their products to suit me. My two bits
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