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  1. Thanks Mike and GH - did either of you hear any difference in wind noise after the replacement? Know it isn't luxury car quiet from the jump, but hoping not to add more noise to the equation. I've only got 20K miles on my truck so the glass (other than the crack the dealer's mechanic put in it while changing my wiper blades) is in pretty good condition. I took pictures of the window surround inside and out, OEM glass label, placement of my EZPass Transponder and dashcam mount with a measuring tape (also printed this out for the installer) while I wait for the glass to arrive to I can compare before and after.
  2. I'm getting my windshield replaced due to a crack, glass that is being used is a genuine GM replacement windshield. It'll be replaced at the GMC dealer by their regular subcontractor that does a lot of windshields for them. Other than the brand of glass used, has anyone had theirs replaced and anything to look out for / check when done or problems you ran into? Any noticeable difference in wind noise after? My truck does have the big windshield mounted sensor up behind the rear view mirror which probably makes it a bit more complex as well. TIA
  3. I've searched past threads (linked below) to see what other owners have done when changing out the OEM blades, but didn't find anything recent so thought I'd start a thread to ask.... Don't drive my truck all that much (primarily and infrequently used to tow enclosed trailer) so the OEM blades have been fine unchanged since purchase in 2016. Last time out, it rained and they started really chattering. While I know I can polish the windshield for some improvement, the blades are likely due anyway after four years. I've had good luck on other vehicles with Bosch and higher end Trico blades. Very little snow here in NC, mainly rain when I use them. Anybody got more recent experience on blades specific to our truck? Searched threads ------------------------------ no-HD blade thread wiper chatter
  4. Probably would have better responses in this sub forum https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/forum/3-1999-2013-silverado-sierra-1500/
  5. Yep - I'm thinking the same solution, just can't seem to find the part number on any OEM parts site. Probably because I'm not using the right description keyword to search, lol, so hoping someone might know.
  6. Snapped a couple of pictures of the part I'm talking about both in place (just sitting loosely situated) and backside where the adhesive strip - or formerly adhesive strip - is located
  7. 2016 2500 HD Denali I had my oil changed today at the dealer and they also topped off the DEF fluid, so when I got home I popped the hood to make sure it was done cleanly since that stuff is really corrosive if spilled. I noticed the driver's side good weather strip / sealer strip looked a bit loose and I looked to see why it wasn't secured under clips, etc. Turns out the strip is held on by a long sticky strip all the way down and on my truck it apparently was no longer sticky anywhere so it's just sort of sitting there on the ledge beside the motor and doesn't always line up. This is the sealing gasket that sits alongside the engine compartment that guides rain, etc out of your motor and probably has some wind deflection duties as well. The passenger left side is still on solid. I tried to fix it with some VHB tape but it didn't seem to sit quite right without being in exactly the same spot as the OEM adhesive (and didn't stick all that well). It feels like the gasket - which is in good shape other than not having a sticky strip - would get torn up if I tried to peel the sticky off of it. Has anyone encountered this problem and fixed it? I've gone out looking on parts site and can't seem to locate the replacement part searching via keywords like weatherstrip / hood strip / sealing strip/ hood gasket. Anyone know parts #? TIA
  8. Seeing this post reminded me of a question I've had... is truck stop diesel the exact same Ultra-low-sulfur diesel you get from the 'standard' non-truckstop diesel pumps needed for our trucks? My googling the question didn't get an exact answer other than sometimes it's taxed fuel and tinted, and sometimes it's not. Also seem to see complaints that the price is higher. Also found an interesting writeup on approach https://thegoodthebadandtherv.com/2016/04/22/fuel-truck-stop/
  9. Mine is definitely the BedStep, not the BedStep 2... I actually had that thought and asked the AMP folks that same question thinking maybe they shipped the wrong mounting bracket. Your 'added in edit' picture shows the same weird side mounting location as on my GMC. Link to item AMP Research 75315-01A BedStep link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VLYU59U/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Interesting on the ability to move the pad, will look into that but don't want to lose any support or rigidity.
  10. I've got the AMP bedstep on the rear and while it's a quality unit it isn't as useful IMO as it should be. Had the same bedstep on my Tundra (called it the 'old man step') and when expanded out it would stick out behind the rear bumper of the truck. Made it very easy to get in and out of the bed. The AMP step on my GMC pushes out the side of truck when extended, not out the back. Problem is, I don't want to climb onto the side of my truck, I want to climb into the bed... so it's placement on the GMC makes using it to climb in awkward compared to the AMP bedstep on my old truck. It's still much lower than the bumper cutout so that's good, but just not where I'd like it to be placed. When I first installed I called and talked to AMP, thinking I'd mounted it wrong - even the stock 'GMC' pictures of it they had on their website showed it sticking out the back. Ultimately they told me it was just the way the GMC bumper is designed doesn't allow it to stick out the back. AMP had great customer service, offered refund, etc. Just didn't want the hassle of uninstalling so left it on but seldom use it. On my GMC Version on the Tundra mounted like this
  11. Just a quick iPhone pic From top left down Quartermaster Karambit Benchmade 755 Shane Sibert MPR Kershaw 2001 ST Rogue Automatic Zero Tolerance 0350ST (Ken Onion design for both ZT) Zero Tolerance 0350TSST S30V (tiger stripe) Top right down 2X Spyderco Tenacious (car and truck knives) Kershaw 1555 BW Kershaw 2415 ST Missing from photo, a Kershaw Tanto
  12. House has been decorated for a couple of weeks but mainly inside... Up until last weekend we didn't have any bags of candy, so I put some cans in the candy bowl just to have something in there .... Everyone likes them so much that they've searched and found single serving packets that I'd like to give out his year. My wife tells me NO.
  13. I bet #3 is the reason for mine suddenly dropping to 'due' for an oil change. I found my email confirmation from my last service / oil change. Appointment Details Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 AM Mileage 1,750
  14. Hi John, Thought I replied to this earlier but don't see it for some reason. No, I didn't confirm that during my 1.5k oil change; there wasn't any nag light on the dashboard since it was the initial/early oil change. I typically just look at the window reminder mileage sticker to guide timing. I'll certainly be checking after future changes and watching it more closely in the future. I don't meet any of the criteria (moderate weather, in Charlotte, usually warm up before driving,) to have the life left go to 3% so quickly 3K after my last oil change (or even if they didn't reset it at the 1.5K change). Certainly have towed a bit but probably less than 1K of that and ~8,000lb load with trailer. Ultimately not a big deal if it's accurate or not as I'll track manually, but would like to better understand why it so rapidly decreased.
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