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Everything posted by Timmyboy188

  1. That seems like an awesome trade amount. Where do you live? Most ive been offered for my truck has been 32k!
  2. Haha, thanks guys. I just drove one at lunch. Silver '16 2500 LT 4x4, new. They want 51xxx for it before tax, title and doc. Seems okay, but they are offering 32k for my truck, which hurts letting it go for that. Guess I'll have to sleep on it. Have to say, the diesel was super quiet, I could barely hear it from the cockpit with the windows up. I almost want to hear it more, lol.
  3. So I'm looking at trading my 1500 in for a 2500. I have possible plans to towing down the road, but in all honesty, I want a diesel because I love the power, gas mileage and sound. Yeah, I'm that guy. Anyway, obviously the big difference in the two is the motor, but is the 6 speed tranny any better in the 2500s? I hate the way this 1500 shifts with the 5.3 and the 6 speed, will this be the same feeling in the 2500? I'm hoping to pick up a leftover 16 here soon, so Ive got my fingers crossed. I just wanted opinions on anyone that's done this upgrade, and if they were happy with the decision (aside from the towing abilities, I know that's a big difference) Thanks, Tim
  4. I took my truck in to have a rear end squeaking noise looked at, and they somehow found a soft code and rooted the issue back to a clogged catalytic converter. They replaced the converter under warranty, but I have concern as to why this could happen in the first place. I Have run e85, 87, 89 and 91 in those 10k miles to determine the best gas to run, maybe that has something to do with it? Any ideas? I worry this could be the result of a bigger issue...
  5. Thanks! Yeah I wasn't digging all that plastic down low. I am seeing a slight difference in MPG, but it's negligible
  6. You guys are really getting too hung up on tow hooks! I did this for mainly a cosmetic mod, I don't do any kind of rock crawling. Service roads are about the roughest terrain I drive on. It's my daily driver in Phoenix AZ, lol. Not much snow or mud in my routes. Thank you for the concern though.
  7. This is true. But I'm rolling the dice on it. I mean I guess I could just put a tool pack together and keep in the truck with the hooks, so if I needed them that bad I could install them. It would take about 20 minutes total to remove the plate and mount the hooks back up.
  8. No, sorry, punctuation would have helped there. I meant the horseshoe mounts are useless. Recovery hooks would have been nice to hold onto. I would say yes, you could cut out spots for the hooks to come through, but honestly, if I need pulled out, I can hookup to the rear. I don't really do much that would get me into a situation where I need them.
  9. I had to remove the tow hooks, as well as chop the horseshoe mounts off the frame. No matter though, since those are useless once the vehicles frame is assembled. Yes, I plan to cleanup the bolts and the wheel wells.
  10. Got my skid plate installed today. I took it in chunks getting ready to put on. I had to remove some things to make it fit, but nothing I was too worried about. It came in a brushed aluminum finish, so I painted it black.
  11. So am I looking at where you cut that knuckle off flush from the bottom of that metal beam, or did you make a cut on the end of it? We may have to meet up when I get ready to install this skid plate, lol
  12. So can you put the tow hooks back on later it you wanted?
  13. I called Mazzulla on that skid plate, and in order to use it, you have to cut the tow hooks and horseshoe knuckles off to make it fit. Man, I wish there was another option out there. I really don't want to do something that evasive to my truck...
  14. Removed the air dam this evening. Plan to get the Mazzulla skid plate and bar once it's available at SDHQ
  15. No difference other than the color. I think all Z71 LT models got the same style wheel, but it looks like they only did this style with this color for the Tahoe's.
  16. Haggled a guy on CL for his set of Tahoe wheels and slapped my BF Goodrich's on them. Love the look, and am happy I achieved the look I was going for without having to do aftermarket wheels.
  17. I plan on doing the Black Bear tune. I'm just gonna get their AutoCal tuner from them, get my stock logs, send them over to them and have them send back a tune that will help my shift patterns, recognize my K&N intake and probably turn off the v4. I'm over the way this granny feels.
  18. I spoke to DiabloSport. They wont have a release for the 2016 models in regards to tranny adjustments for some time. Could take up to a year.
  19. In the same situation as the rest of you. Ive felt this strange shift pattern since day one on this truck. I brought it up to my service tech, who I'm getting to know well, now that Ive been into AutoNation Superstition Springs Chevrolet in Mesa AZ service department four times in the two months Ive owned my truck. I had a defect in my steering wheel, they replaced it, I had shifting in my drivers seat causing that infamous "clunk on turns, my Pandora just flat out working like garbage through my iPhone, which I basically don't even use that option since it simply doesn't work half the time. My service tech tells me "it's just Apple, you should get a Droid" lol. Thanks I'll go sell my iPhone and get another 700 dollar phone so my 40k trucks stereo will work correctly Anywho, on to the transmission. My last trip I received my second loaner Silverado. The first one I got from a previous service I noticed immediately that truck shifted better than mine, and thats when I brought this all up, but in the end, they tell me m truck is fine and there are no tranny issues. Fast forward to this week, and I bring the truck back because I can still hear my seat clunking. I get this second loaner, and this one as well, shifts WAAYY better than mine. I call my service tech and tell him "look, I need my tranny diagnosed, or some kind of explanation why these two Silverado loaners shift and run so much better than mine. He calls me later and asks to come in to take a ride with their tranny tech, to show him what I'm experiencing. So he hops in, we take a ride, I'm driving, and hes seeing this crazy shift pattern, telling me things like "yeah they tune these for MPG, it shifts down to 4th while going 20 mph" things like that. But the key word in the truck was "confused" or "retarded" he totally agreed with me, and said its a very common complaint. We get back to the shop and he says he is going to talk to his manager, I'm thinking they will do something for me to try and remedy this. Nope, tranny tech is nowhere to be found after he walks off, and manager comes back and says "truck is fine, maybe its because your truck is a 4x4 and the ones we loaned you are 2wd" Great, got nowhere, and still frustrated as ever...
  20. Thank you! 2" RC level. 1.5" wheel spacers, 285/65r18 tires and the RC wheel to wheel step bars.
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