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If your only after a little sound I personally wouldn’t bother with a whole system. If your planning on more Performance mods later then it might be worth it. On my 015 I had a local well established trusted exhaust shop cut the muffler/flapper/resonator off (mine is 5.3L/V4 delete tuned) and replaced with a 50 series Flowmaster then they used factory pipe over the axle to build a dump behind the axle (per my request). I told the shop what I wanted sound wise they put the truck on the lift and had me come out and listen to 4 different mufflers to choose the sound I wanted. Also said they retain as much of the factory pipe as possible because it will last as long if not longer than their replacement pipe anyway. I went with the 50 because it sounds good under a load but is relatively quiet while cruising as I to didn’t want anything to loud, there was a Magnaflow in the test mufflers (forget what model) that was about the same sound level but I didn’t care for the tone of it (personal preference). I’ve ran this set up for over a year now and I still happy with it, no drone at any speed, can hear it when I want, quiet when I don’t, and was less than $350 all in. There is some good exhaust threads on here with lots of ideas. Read some Google search works better for this site than the search feature on this forum. IMO https://www.google.com/search?q=2015+silverado+exhaust+forum+site:www.gm-trucks.com&prmd=svin&ei=_BDFWsrKCYLWjwS9hIZg&start=0&sa=N&biw=834&bih=1073 Some guys are happy with just a muffler delete/leave the resonator and vica versa. Cheap and if not happy your not out a lot to change to something else. Youtube is your friend some guys post videos inside the cab let’s face it that’s where we’re listening. I’d suggest finding similar exhaust setups from different posters as some sound different with different mics/creative editing. Look up a guy named Matt Earle he has posted a hundred different exhaust setups on his 015 Silverado most of his vids include cold starts to drive bys. Nice to hear different options on the same truck. Also Kirk Robinson which is Kinneys Exhaust out of Texas has a lot of good vids/options especially if your at all interested in true duals.
wforrest08 replied to ChristopherDB's topic in 2014-2019 Engine, Driveline, & ExhaustThree hours to hang exhaust and a reprogram? Does it matter? If the site doesn’t require you to select that you need a reprogram and up charge you for it then it’s on GM right? GM can make it up to the starving tech and going broke stealership IMO. I have to imagine “they” made something off the purchase of the exhaust also so I wouldn’t feel to sorry for them and if you left “them” your stock exhaust they’ll make a couple bucks off it also...
Guess you didn’t say if your looking for a inside or outside cover? I bought a fitted Covercraft for my garage queen Trans Am years ago. It was pricey but I was impressed with the quality and fit and it lasted for years till I sold the car. I also have a Covercraft windshield shade (the Carhartt one) that I’ve been using for the last couple years in my truck that I’m also fairly impressed with. I did a fair amount of research before buying and if I remember right their site had a lot of general info about covers that was helpful. I’d also recommend reading into/considering a breathable cover if your going to use it this time a year. Also if you end up with a cover that requires removing the AM/FM radio antenna a plastic antenna wrench is the way to go IMO to avoid chipping the paint off it. GM use to send them in every new truck going to the stealerships to install it the first time don’t know if they still do but if you know someone who works at a stealership might be able to score a freebie. Covercraft also has a outlet site with overstock/discounted stock might be worth checking out. https://www.covercraftoutlet.com/
I’ve seen plenty of semi’s with empty trailers and motor homes at the end of the run a way ramps burnt to a crisp. I’d rather roll down the road next to the guy who’s “maxed out” but paying attention and being overly cautious than the over confident bad azz who bought the biggest baddest truck to pull his “it don’t weigh sh!t” trailer so he can “keep up with traffic” on a 12% grade and “stop on a dime” going down the other side... btw discounts on the 2500/3500s suck right now at least around the Midwest wish I could get 10-12k off one as I need to replace my plow truck. So if you see any smoking deals on a 4x 6.0 reg or dbl cab LT let a fella know!
wforrest08 replied to Rob77ta's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingMy leveled 15 fits just fine at the two 7.0 clearance garages I use regularly the radio antenna (not XM) just barely touches the on the top of the inclines.
Another idea for you. If you don’t like these this post will show you how to tap the reverse lights or the cargo/bed lights if you don’t want to run wires and a switch in the cab.
I have a Blackbear tune in my 15. I did a lot of research and weighed the pros and cons of a custom tune vs a canned tuner. For me and my wants/needs it was the way to go and IMO the only downside is the price difference BUT you also get what you pay for in this situation. Depending on what all you want to do to your truck now and in the future I would look into a custom tune as a option if I were you.
Good luck with that. I’ve had the same Flowmaster American Thunder cat back in my “saved for later” Amazon list for at least 6 years now waiting for the factory muffler/pipe to rot out on my 01 2500HD. Outer Rockers 90% gone, Cab Corners 50% gone, ALL brake lines replaced with stainless years ago, frame looks worse than the chunk of steel off the Titanic on display in Vegas, and exhaust manifold bolts replaced cause they rotted away. Yet the damn stock exhaust looks like it’s maybe 3 years old, couple years ago it developed a exhaust rattle I thought “HELL YES it’s time” climbed under it, heat shield weld worked loose, couple 3 dollar muffler clamps fixed that. Guess l’ll just keep waiting... “I need it quiet enough that my wife doesn't complain when cruising on the highway” I still don’t think I ever told my wife I did exhaust on the CC yet, it’s only been a year +, she never has said anything about it being “louder” even with multiple trips to the family farm 2+ hours away. Course when she’s in the truck I have to drive like a responsible adult...
I did the Airaid MIT tube with stock air box/filter on my 5.3 even that was very noticeable at 3/4 to full throttle with completely stock exhaust. Then couple months later did a 50 series Flowmaster in the stock location, resonator delete, and over the axle dump which IMO is a very mild exhaust system sound wise. The exhaust now drowns out the intake no matter how far I’m in the pedal I would guess the same would be true with the 6.2? Also I believe part of the reason CAIs seem “so loud” on these trucks is the fact these trucks are so much quieter than previous models.
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