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  1. Anybody Have BlackBear Tuner Issues???

    Have the auto cal Blackbear tune on my 015 since 016 put 3k miles on my truck new off the lot then had them tune it. I’m perfectly content with it knowing there are better/more advanced options out there. After you get your base tunes to them they will ask you what you want from your tune/truck and what mods you have. Just tell them what you are after here is what my email to them said to give you an idea. MODS Airaid MIT tube, stock airbox, Delco air filter Flowmaster 70 series muffler, exhaust valve/resonator delete TIRES 285/70/17 TUNE AFM off speed limiter off or raised I would like the transmission to "hunt" less not sure how to explain the up shifts are soft/slow but I don't want it to bang/slam like a shift kit. At slow speed (parking lot/off road) it seems indecisive of which gear to be in and downshifts are jerky. I don't like when I go around a corner let off the gas then step on it and it's like there's nothing happening not sure if that's the tranny or torque management? So whatever you think for the trans and TM. Around here 87/91 octane is the norm it's about impossible to find 92 + I do occasionally pull a car hauler 6,000 pounds or a quad trailer 2,000 pounds driving is 70% highway, 25% intown, 5% dirt roads live in Iowa so weather is both extremes if that matters I drive it like a "old guy" 90% of the time it's a truck not a Camaro SS so not looking for "MAX power" just better drivability if that makes sense. Thanks The auto cal has five slots. 2 are for your stock tunes engine/trans then 3 for your tunes. Mine is a 87 tune, 91 tune, and trans tune. I installed my 91 and trans tunes when I got them and haven’t done anything else since except drive it. Just a FYI summer E-85 really wakes up the engine with the 91 tune. 😁 IMO the truck after both tunes drives/shifts like I thought it should have from the get go 95% of the time anyway. I still get a funky up/down shift every now and then under certain situations. I bought my auto cal and tunes on sale (Black Friday) 100 bucks off from them so I’d check for similar sales with the upcoming holidays. Might save you a couple bucks?
  2. Knockoff bow ties from eBay?

    Plasti dip your factory if your worried about price. Check out dipyourcar.com for tips/tricks and custom colors. I did the front one on my 3/4 ton white and it lasted 5+ years before needing a redo and held up fine with minimal maintenance. Did the interior bow-tie on my 1/2 ton 2 years ago with the regular black from and home store and it almost matches the steering wheel center perfectly. Even with tinted windows the sun shined off the chrome and blinded me...
  3. I would like to see a thread/page for suggesting stories we would like to see in The Newsroom. My first suggestion would be the gmauthority.com story on the release of T1 regular cab short box RSTs and TrailBosses for the Middle East with the gm-trucks contributors thoughts and a possible comment from somebody at corporate GM as to why they wouldn’t at least offer US versions swbs at least as a special order? or with the 2021 refresh? Seems like a huge missed opportunity to me.
  4. http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/2019-chevrolet-silverado-rst-regular-cab-trail-boss-regular-cab-debut/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0Ex9kkGuyY9bLVJAYO-6P0BLY1A83kN1sb4qqvW0gb0L4xXEHTWhPDo8A “Regular cab trucks have become less and less popular with American truck buyers in recent years, and while there is still a small contingent of two-door truck fans, most Silverado buyers would rather have a set of rear seats.” This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to say F U GM sometimes and go to the four letter dark side... like the rest of my family If you’re going to build them for the Middle East why can’t we here, at least special order them??? what a f’n joke
  5. 6L80E Performance build

    I’m more impressed that you didn’t manage to tear the stock driveshaft in half yet and somebody ran that set up on their dyno with it!
  6. What is this stuff?

    We had a Colorado at work that the local Ford stealership put a new box side on. On the Colorados anyway the bed side is “glued” on between the bed side and the bed floor. Whatever they used looked just like your wad. We could see it where it squeezed out the seams.
  7. You probably won’t believe me but that sound probably wasn’t the windshield. My 015 does this now & then even out in the middle of nowhere with nothing around so I was like WTF. Then I found several threads on here of others reporting the same.
  8. Hood Open light

    🤪 Does Goggly eye emoji count?
  9. Here is the extended warranty for the pump N182202780 - Special Coverage Adjustment - Brake Assist Decreased Due to Vacuum Loss GLOBAL SAFETY FIELD INVESTIGATIONS DCS5013 URGENT - DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY Date: April 10, 2019 Subject: N182202780 - Special Coverage Brake Assist Decreased due to Vacuum Loss Models: 2014 – 2017 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV 2014 – 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe 2014 – 2017 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL To: All General Motors Dealers General Motors is releasing Special Coverage N182202780 today. The total number of U.S. vehicles involved is approximately 3,357,584. Please see the attached bulletin for details. This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 6 years or 72,000 miles (116,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after April 10, 2019 for US, (April 11, 2019 for Canada), are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to April 10, 2019 for US, (April 11, 2019 for Canada), must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. Vehicle owners or lessees who paid for repairs referenced in this Special Coverage (“Customers”) are eligible for reimbursement of their reasonable and customary expenses in accordance with the procedures specified below.
  10. The battery was originally supposed to be up front but then they figured out during “testing” that in frontal collisions the truck could/would lose battery power rendering OnStar useless. So it was then moved to the ever so convenient heat soaked new location...
  11. Adding UHX RPO...?

    You ain’t doing it right 😁 you have to hold the button till both lights on the dash light up! I don’t drive mine in winter except up and down the gravel road once a month. This year I thought I’d try kicking off the traction control and stability crap (or whatever it’s called) and went playing out back behind the shed on the snow covered ice. I was pulling donuts, 180s and drifting like a Ken Block video (well in my head anyway). I even had to reengage it when I was messing around in 2wd cause I got “stuck” in one spot doing a G80 “burn out” and couldn’t get the truck to go forward or backwards anymore...
  12. New add-ons

    ⬆️ What he said. You can’t add the factory controller. Many have tried all have failed. There’s one in the parts catalog takes like 30 minutes to install https://www.gmpartsnow.com/oem-parts/gm-trailering-brake-controller-pkg-19330154/?c=Zz10cmFpbGVyaW5nJnM9aGl0Y2gmYT1jaGV2cm9sZXQmbz1zaWx2ZXJhZG8tMTUwMCZ5PTIwMTUmdD1sdCZlPTUtM2wtdjgtZmxleA%3D%3D If you want a aftermarket on the dash like the integrated here is a thread with some different ones thread with some ideas for you on location and controller options.
  13. gas pedal clicking?

    Look up the paint stick mod on here. Some guys claim it also fixes the click if your click is the is the plastic bracket flexing. If it doesn’t work your only out a paint stick.
  14. Accident today :(

    Hope they also ticketed her for driving with her handicap permit hanging from the rear view... Sure wish states would make those permits a little bit bigger so there would be no chance of the driver accidentally seeing something around them...
  15. I love the Range AFM

    On the highway mine was in & out of v4 all the time. Nope only warranty problems I had in the bumper to bumper warranty period was cosmetic paint issues (both rockers ended up getting repainted pass side twice). Still have a year of power train left since it’s a 015 with 5/100k. I don’t deal with my local stealership anymore and I fully expect they would deny any warranty work based on the other “mods” to the truck the tune would be icing on the cake for them. I drive right past them on my way to the stealership I use 30 miles south of them. That stealer sells new lifted/leveled trucks off the lot, owns a off site performance/custom shop, and nobody there has ever said anything about my mods/truck except “[email protected] that’s sharp”, “nice looking truck”, or “you thinking about trading that in?” I seriously doubt they would deny any warranty claim unless corporate GM got involved.
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