Ok, so I've been driving in M5/6 for several months now and the trans issues have gotten worse. Sometimes when accelerating from a stop, not even all that hard, the truck seems to struggle with what gear it's supposed to be in. When accelerating and decelerating frequently, IE: going up a long, windy hill with sharp turns, it seems to get really confused as to what gear it should be in. The usual crap with slowly accelerating up a hill and having it struggle to find a gear, with minor lurches when it shifts, and letting off the gas and slowing to a stop, with the downshift from 2nd to 1st almost stopping the truck is still annoying as shit. This thing should be shifting like a hot knife through butter. I may just take it to the dealership and see what they can do, although, from what I've seen on here they're usually not too helpful.
ChrisTronyxYocum replied to Haus_Z71's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingI have a '16 1500 z71 with about 6k on it and experience the same things. I found it to be a LITTLE better when in M5 around town and then up to M6 for highway. In manual mode the grade braking is automatically off, along with the AFM, so it just drives better. I agree that the downshift is tough because you have to let off the brakes a bit to compensate for the drag of the downshift.
Ok, so if I'm planning to get a LineX liner in the next year or so, it shouldn't really matter and I shouldn't waste my time touching it up. I'll just focus my touch-up efforts on other nicks. Thanks.
Got'cha. Yeah, I may end up just doing that, but for the time being I'm going to use the WeatherTech stuff and get a Paragon cover. Any advice on my initial question though?
I plan on getting a Peragon cover and, for what I mostly do, I don't really need a spray-on liner that covers everything. I don't haul wood, stone, mulch, etc., just usually stuff to go on vacation.
Ordered and just received the WeatherTech Bed & Tailgate Liners, but I have some scratches in the bed. Due to the crappy paint, the plastic wheels on my FIL's grill managed to put some scratches in the paint on the tailgate and bed. Looks to me like it's just down to the primer and not the bare metal. I ordered a touch-up kit, but am looking for some input. Should I just not worry about it and install the liners? Should I fully touch-up the scratches with paint and clear? Just paint? Just clear? No pics at this time, but I can take some if it will help. TIA, Chris
I wouldn't expect the MPG to drop by that much, maybe by 2-3 MPG, but honestly, if you're worried about it, you shouldn't have gotten a truck. Have you put a better intake on it, gotten it tuned, etc. to already increased performance and MPG? What grade fuel do you run?
Yeah, this is what is making it so difficult for me when looking at exhausts, not to mention the fact that I've never bought one before.... Granted, I will be getting a BBP tune once my warranty is up.
Install for the OEM is very easy, but it definitely will not fit a 4-way lug wrench and two jack-stands. Dimensions for the Extended Cab one are 60 x 9 x 17 inches: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ7UCDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Don't get me wrong, it's very nice to have, but I don't think it could be used to replace a toolbox.
ChrisTronyxYocum replied to hurlz07tahoe's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsMy understanding is that they are just better overall and will cover any of the height settings available with the 5100s. Just look at the difference in the below reply w/ pics from the first page:
ChrisTronyxYocum replied to kyhunter5569's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingOk, so nothing that could really explain a potential difference due to the model or something.
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