I recently saw a 12" touchscreen Nav/HVAC unit like the Dodge trucks have. Either from Linkswell (http://www.linkswellinc.com/products/t-style-radio/2014-2018-chevy-silverado-gmc-sierra-generation-iv-t-style-radio/) or Phoenix Automotive Inc (https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com/collections/newest-products/products/px6-six-core-special-12-1-android-8-1-vertical-screen-navigation-radio-for-chevrolet-silverado-gmc-sierra-2014-2018). Has anyone used or installed or have one of these? What's your take?
Linecapt replied to gearheadesw's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)What fuel octane is the owners manual calling for with the 6.6L?
For what it's worth, here's two more pics on his way to 19.6 he got. And GM125800, I suppose you haven't traveled on I-95 south of VA thru the Carolina's. It's about as flat as your highways in TX. And he indeed has the 5.7L, as he either tows his 21' Chaparal boat or his 30' travel trailer. Now I'm not trying to defend the Tundra as a loyal GM fan, but just throwing out there some credible evidence. No fake news here.
So I asked the brother in law with his '17 Tundra to grab a screen shot or two of his MPG going to SC from CT, to help him defend the Toyota faithful. You'll see that on I-95, south of VA where it's flat and less traffic, I posted his best MPG of 19.6, evidently obtained with the cruise control on and relatively low temps.
Currently I have a '16 Sierra dbl cab w/ 6.2L and brother in law has a '16 Tundra 5.7L dbl cab, both of us have tonneau covers. Around town he gets 14-15 mpg, I 17. We did a family trip 200 miles, all highway, 4 vehicles in a caravan, so we were all the same speed (70ish). We reset our trip computers before starting. At the destination, the 6.2L averaged 21.x, the Tundra 19.x. He thought with my 6.2L I'd be worse off. But I believe the AFM & 8 speed trans helped immensely. Mine is/was a lease that I bought as the original owner/driver. Before purchasing in January, I couldn't find any deals on the redesigned '19 GMC's so I explored the Tundra. The ride was ok, felt higher up. Power was good. But interior was outdated. With polarized sunglasses on, I was unable to even read the NAV/radio screen. Needless to say I passed on it.
Swapped out my OEM Goodyear's to Nitto Ridge Grappler's (275/60/20) a month ago. I like the look of them and look forward to trying them in the snow, but in the mean time, they're as noisy as can be at anything above 35 mph, especially on the highway. Contemplating just getting a spare set of rims with some smooth street tires like the Goodyears again.
If you get the complete wire harness, which naturally has the ends for the lights, the other end plugs into the large opening in the passenger fuse compartment and it's complete. Or you can get funky and I've read that the grey with purple strip is the hot wire for the marker lights.
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