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Snoringbear last won the day on October 8 2017

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  • Birthday 12/31/1948

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    Dallas area
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    2015 Silverado LTZ 1500 6.2L CC 4x4
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    Hunting, camping, sitting by the fire drinking Wild Turkey and swapping lies.

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  1. Rear air vents!

    In the event anyone is curious; the pic I attempted to post was of President Eisenhower’s 1956 Continental Mark II. Specifically, the pic was an interior shot showing AC vents in the headliner over the rear seats. I believe 1956 May have been the last year that AC unit was in the trunk but not sure.
  2. Rear air vents!

    Lol, yup, it does get hot here in Texas. About the AC situation and the two camps on this thread; the pro rear vent vs the anti rear vent groups. I’ve had vehicles configured each way. Concerning the Silverado specifically, I agree that the entire cab will cool sufficiently with front only vents. However, the problem with not having the rear vents is with temperature balance. In order to adequately cool the folks in the back seat the folks in the front have to endure the AC set on max cool going full blast. At least thats the way it is here in the summer in Texas when temps are routinely 100+ degrees. So, how about we agree on a little compromise (can’t we all just get along 😝 ?) and allow GM to install rear ac vents as standard in the high-end models such as LTZ/SLT and Denali/HighCountry and not install in the less expensive models unless ordered as an option? How about that boys and girls? Will that work 😊?
  3. Rear air vents!

    Hmm, pic didn’t make the transfer. Oh well 🙄...
  4. Rear air vents!

    Guess the make and year of this car 😉....
  5. Rear air vents!

    Well, back when I had the 2005 I was hauling my three kiddos around too. Now, I’m hauling my two grandchildren around (time does fly). So, the rear HVAC has become important again. As you, I’m going to wait for the 2019 as it supposedly is on a new frame along with some other new features. And, I’m probably going to try out the magnetic ride option and see how well it performs. I occasionally tow a 6,000 lb TT so I’ll stay with the 6.2L which in mho is the best gas burner on the market for towing. Anyway, my two bits 😊.
  6. Rear air vents!

    No grasping at straws. What I know is from personal experience. Having had the rear vents and having not had the rear vents it was an easy comparison, especially from those who rode in the rear seats 😉....
  7. Rear air vents!

    Yeh, had them in the back of the console in my 2005 1500HD. don’t know what year some idiot in design decided to eliminate. Probably got a promotion and raise for saving a few bucks per truck. Nevermind the lost sales, that’s another dept....
  8. 2014+ Gas Mileage (MPG) Topic

    Agree about Kroger gas. I’ve been using it as my primary source for about fifteen years except when traveling and have never had an injector problem with any of my vehicles and usually have three or four on the tab at any given time. I do wish though that Kroger would participate in the Top Tier program. But, on the other hand the store where I shop and buy gas does a huge volume so there’s no worries about stale gas. Anyway, I like the Kroger point system which I usually accumulate for filling my 6.2 Silverado. My way of fuel cost management, lol😉....
  9. 2014+ Gas Mileage (MPG) Topic

    About your GPS; I have a 2015 LTZ and as I recall several months ago I got an offer in the mail from GM to update my GPS map. Apparently, their map is stored locally on each vehicle and is not pulled from a cloud or some server. Being that roads are being built here in the DFW (Texas, God Bless Texas) area as fast as the concrete can be mixed I bought the update. Kinda pricey as I recall, about $200 I’m thinking. Anyway, maybe you need to load a more current map?
  10. A/C Condenser

    I seriously doubt that the dealership “just patched” your condenser and then sold it back to you as an oem replacement unit. The legal risk for doing such a bone-headed act is so far off the charts it can’t be given serious consideration. About the silver tape; maybe hit it with a can of black spray paint?
  11. It seems to me that for work trucks, construction, Ranch, Farm, etc, where several people, crews and such may be in out a truck during the day, there’s a high risk that someone might stick the fob in their pocket and head off somewhere away from the truck. Whereas with a key setup the practice of leaving it in the ignition is ingrained. Maybe I’m wrong but seems to me a key ignition is better for multiple people situations.
  12. Who likes their 8 Speed?

    How did you add fluid? Aren’t these trannys sealed? I know mine doesn’t even have a dip stick. And, assuming you figured out how to add/drain fluid does that void your warranty?
  13. Shake or Vibration Issues

    Wish GM would go back to providing the option of either/or rear coil or leaf springs like they did 1967 ~ 1973. Or, maybe add another category to the Silverado line with coil rear springs. Maybe call it the City Slicker or Urban Cowboy, lol! A new, more modern look came in 1967, along with a new nickname: "Action Line". It was with this revision of the C/K truck that General Motors began to add comfort and convenience items to a vehicle line that had previously been for work purposes alone. The majority of 10 series and some 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1967 to 1972 were equipped with a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditional leaf springs. However, the leaf spring rear suspension was still available on those trucks, and standard on 30 series trucks. GMC-branded trucks came standard with leaf springs in the rear, with the coil spring/trailing arm design optional. All 2-wheel drive trucks came with independent front suspension, while 4x4's used a conventional solid axle with leaf springs. 1967 was the only year for the "small rear window" (RPO A10 offered a large rear window as a factory option[7]). The standard drivetrain was a three-speed manual transmission and one of two engines; the 250 in3 straight six or the 283 cu in (4.6 L) V8. Optional transmissions included a three speed overdrive unit (C-10 only) and several different four-speed manuals, the Powerglide 2-speed automatic, or the Turbo-Hydramatic 350 and 400 3-speed automatic.The 292 six and the 327 in3 V8 were optional engines. 10-series trucks came with a 6 x 5.5–inch bolt pattern, the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks came with an 8 x 6.5–inch bolt pattern.
  14. GM Pickup with a Console Shifter ?

    I’m a column shifter guy. Agree about the extra space it provides. btw, The GM twins have stayed with a key ignition system which I’m ok with. Wondering why though when virtually every other vehicle has a keyless fob. I know lots of marketing research goes into these sorts of decisions. Just wondering if anyone has come across GM’s logic for staying with the key...
  15. Shake or Vibration Issues

    Hey Jesse, thought you were going to buy an Audi. Did you go through with it?

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