What a useless thread. Why would you want to stoke the fire of politics and ask members to takes sides one way or the other? It serves no purpose on the Forum but to cause bitterness, hard feelings and anger.
GM CEO Mary Barra's compensation was $21.87 million in 2018, 281 times median GM worker https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/04/18/gm-ceo-barra-compensation-22-million/3415415002/ Oh, the poor baby.................
The reprogramming is the cheapest way for GM to be the 'Good Guy." GM will have a lawsuit 'kitty' put aside when folks gets killed for brake failures and pay out from that. This method is less expensive than doing the right thing. It's no different than the drug companies when they come out with a new wonder drug. They put $500,000,000 or more aside to cover lawsuits that we see advertised by the attorneys on TV but they still make a couple billion dollars profit just the same. This is similar to GM's solution.
Crush, The Raptor is appealing more to the performance folks and off-road if you are that inclined, that's why it doesn't have all those extra you mentioned. My son just bought an F150 Platinum Crew and it has all those little options you are missing and more for the same window sticker price or lower than the Raptor. After seeing, riding, and driving his F150 Platinum CrewI can tell you from an impartial view "Ford doesn't raise the bar, it IS the bar." And I have a very enjoyable 2016 LTZ that hasn't given me any trouble whatsoever. Even the Chevy High Country doesn't compare.
Doug, Thank you. Just to be clear, this CD player wont play through the vehicle's speakers, correct? I don't care about the steering controls. I'm attempting to find something that will play thru the OEM speakers. I even called Crutchfield and they don't have anything and essentially said I'm SOL from anything they have. I 'wish listed' this portable one anyhow.
Keep those wheels, the 18's ride a little better and are attractive IMO. Ninety nine percent of those here with the BiG lifts and big macho wheels interpret 'off-road' as riding on the shoulder!
Goodyear SRA's My truck came with the 20" chrome wheels and Continentals. Three months after taking possession of it I bought a full set of the ZR71 aluminum wheels from a dealer who installs lift kits, I don't like the chrome wheels. Being concious of the vibration problem I had my independent tire place balance the factory 18" Goodyears. Before they started I asked the owner 'How good is the factory balance' and he said "Usually pretty good." The balance was NOT a road force but a conventional balance: Two wheels took 2.5 oz, one wheels took 1.25oz and the last wheel was OK. Two and a half ounces is a LOT. So off I went after spending $50 for my own satisfaction and it was probably a good thing I did. I have had no issues with the factory Z71 18" Goodyear SRA tires whatsoever. They have been to Florida and Alabama with no vibrations whatsoever on the 70+ MPH Interstates and my truck didn't have any vibrations with the 20" chrome either. These last few pages have brought another factor into this whole 'road force' and tire balance/vibration issue: How competent and how well trained are the dealer techs using the machine? It's not nuclear physics to use one but it does take some practice and training. Does the dealer even HAVE a machine when they claim they did a 'road force' balance. Has everyone SEEN the machine at their dealer's when they claim a 'road force' balance was done?
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