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    2014 Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4
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  1. Click Here For Video In this video we show how to install and wire a 32" Auxbeam Quad Beam light bar behind my 2014 Silverado grille. This process should be nearly identical on all 3rd generation Silverado and Sierra trucks (2014 - 2018). The main steps used in this video will be applicable to most light bar installations. In a follow up video we will be showing how to wire the light bar to your vehicle's high beams using a 3 way on-off-on switch. This will allow the light bar to act independently or in conjunction with your high beams. ******************************************************************** Parts ******************************************************************** 32" Quad Beam Series Auxbeam Light Bar: http://bit.ly/2NzRogI Wiring Harness: https://www.auxbeam.com/spu00059 ******************************************************************** Associated Videos ******************************************************************** How to Remove Silverado Bumper, Grill, and Headlights: https://youtu.be/RUFUydJeYBg
  2. My truck did not require a friction modifier to be added. I searched for awhile on this to verify that is correct and everything I turned up said that no slip modifier was needed. My owners manual also did not list a slip modifier under the needed fluids and this is included when it is required (for example in my camaro). Depending on your truck it is possible you could need one but if in doubt I would consult the manual or dealer. Not that dealers are always forthcoming with maintenance information lol
  3. How To Replace Front Wheel Bearing Silverado 1999-2013 & 2014-17

    That sounds really frustrating. It is always something stupid like this that makes the simplest jobs take for ever. You could try putting a bolt in the hole and screw it in just a little then hit the bolt with a hammer to separate the hub from the flange. You could also use an air hammer. In both cases, use lots of heat. if you are still having trouble feel free to shoot us a DM. Best of luck!
  4. *NOTE* We will be adding additional videos to this list as we create them including the coolant, oil, and brake fluid. For sections that are blank we have not yet found official specs or part numbers. Please comment with any missing information and we will add it. Hi All, we created detailed DIY guides for changing front and rear differential gear lube, transfer case fluid, and transmission fluid (Flush) and filter. All videos were shot on my 2014 Silverado 1500 4x4 with the 5.3L engine, 6L80 transmission, and 9.5 inch rear. PART 1: Transfer Case Click HERE for Video This process is identical for the corresponding GM vehicles: Sierra, Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban, and Escalade. The steps here are also similar for most trucks with 4x4 including the Ford F150, Toyota Tundra, Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, etc. As with any of our guides, check your owner's manual for the appropriate fluid, fill level, and torque specs. ******************************************************************** Tools ******************************************************************** Amsoil Pump: https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/garage-accessories/bottle-hand-pump/ Similar pump from Amazon (Affiliate) https://amzn.to/2GxjUjq Rhino Gear Ramps: http://amzn.to/2oAp0Bf Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves: http://amzn.to/2oCvzDd From the GM Owner's manual for my 2014 Silverado: ******************************************************************** When to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** It is not necessary to regularly check front axle fluid unless a leak is suspected, or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. ******************************************************************** How to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** To get an accurate reading (of the fluid level), the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the fill plug (1) hole, located on the transfer case, some lubricant will need to be added. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the fill plug (1) hole. Use care not to overtighten the plug. ******************************************************************** When to Change Fluid ******************************************************************** Regular Service: Every 97,500 Miles Severe Service: Every 45,000 Miles Extreme Service: Every 22,500 Miles ******************************************************************** Care and Maintenance ******************************************************************** Do not directly power wash the transfer case output seals. High pressure water can overcome the seals and contaminate the transfer case fluid. Contaminated fluid will decrease the life of the transfer case and should be replaced. ******************************************************************** Recommended Fluid ******************************************************************** DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. (I use AMSOIL ATF Fluid) https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA ******************************************************************** Capacity & Torque Specs ******************************************************************** Approximately 1.6 qt (fill to bottom of fill hole) 13 ft-lbs (Drain and Fill plugs) Part 2: Rear Differential Click HERE for Video This process is identical for the corresponding GM vehicles: Sierra, Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban, and Escalade. ******************************************************************** Tools & Parts ******************************************************************** Permatex 25238 The Right Stuff Grey Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2CQdcij (Grey is slightly easier to get apart) Permatex 25229 The Right Stuff Black Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2F2tLxw (Stronger Bond and Seal) Permatex 81182 Gear Oil RTV Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2F4aDiL (Cheaper option but takes longer to set) Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves: http://amzn.to/2oCvzDd Rhino Gear Ramps: http://amzn.to/2oAp0Bf From the GM Owner's manual for my 2014 Silverado: ******************************************************************** When to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless a leak is suspected, or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. ******************************************************************** How to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** According to the GM Factory Owner's Manual the fluid may appear low because it is not filled to a certain level at the factory. To get an accurate reading of the fluid fill you need to let the vehicle sit on a level surface for an hour or more so that the fluid can return to the pumpkin from the axles. The following fill level are provided by GM: For all 4.3L and 5.3L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is 1.0 mm to 19.0 mm (0.04 in to 0.7 in) below the bottom of the fill hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For 6.2L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is from 15 mm to 40 mm (0.6 in to 1.6 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For all 6.0L 2500HD Series applications, the proper level is from 0 mm to 13 mm (0 to 0.5 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For all 6.6L Duramax Diesel 2500HD Series applications and all 3500 Series applications, the proper level is from 17 mm to 21 mm (0.6 in to 0.8 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. ******************************************************************** When to Change Fluid ******************************************************************** ******************************************************************** Recommended Fluid ******************************************************************** Rear Axle (1500) SAE 75W-85 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 19300457, in Canada 19300458). https://amzn.to/2KiyIRM Rear Axle (2500/3500) SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021677, in Canada 89021678). We used AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 which AMSOIL states is compatible with this differential: https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/gear-lube/severe-gear-75w-90/ ******************************************************************** Capacity & Torque Specs - Always verify capacities and torque specs with your owner's manual. ******************************************************************** 9.5" ~ Approximately 5.5 Pints Cover Bolts Torque = 20ft-lbs, Fill Plug = 24 ft-lbs 8.6" ~ Approximately 4.2 Pints Cover Bolts Torque = 20ft-lbs, Fill Plug = 24 ft-lbs Part 3: Front Differential Click HERE for video This process is identical for the corresponding GM vehicles: Sierra, Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban, and Escalade. ******************************************************************** Tools & Parts ******************************************************************** Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves: http://amzn.to/2oCvzDd Rhino Gear Ramps: http://amzn.to/2oAp0Bf From the GM Owner's manual for my 2014 Silverado: ******************************************************************** When to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless a leak is suspected, or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. ******************************************************************** How to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** Per the GM owners manual: When the differential is cold, add enough lubricant to raise the level from 0 mm (0 in) to 3.2 mm (1/8 in) below the fill plug (1) hole. When the differential is at operating temperature (warm), add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the fill plug (1) hole. ******************************************************************** When to Change Fluid ******************************************************************** ******************************************************************** Recommended Fluid ******************************************************************** 1500: 80W-90 Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021671, in Canada 89021672). 2500/3500: 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021677, in Canada 89021678) We used AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 which AMSOIL states is compatible with this differential: https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/gear-lube/severe-gear-75w-90/ ******************************************************************** Capacity & Torque Specs - Always verify capacities and torque specs with your owner's manual. ******************************************************************** Approximately 3 Pints Fill and Drain Plugs = 24 ft-lbs Part 4: Transmission Flush and Filter Change Click HERE for video This video was created using my 2014 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8. For this vehicle, GM recommends that the transmission fluid and filter are changed (not flushed) every 97.5K miles for regular service and 45K miles for severe service. The 6L80 /6L80E (electronically controlled) Transmission is used in the following vehicles: Chevrolet Corvette Cadillac XLR Cadillac STS Cadillac XLRV Cadillac STSV Chevrolet Avalanche Chevrolet Silverado Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe GMC Sierra GMC Yukon Cadillac Escalade Hummer H2 Pontiac G8 ******************************************************************** Parts (Affiliate) ******************************************************************** Transmission Pan Gasket GM PN 24224781 ACDelco https://amzn.to/2r0agfe Transmission Filter GM PN 24236933 AC Delco https://amzn.to/2r2j2JM ******************************************************************** Tools (Affiliate) ******************************************************************** Pick Tools: https://amzn.to/2r0ZV2I 1/2" Clear Tube: https://amzn.to/2I0N74m 3/8" Clear Tube: https://amzn.to/2r4e27h Milwaukee Cordless Impact: https://amzn.to/2r1xQrU Transmission Funnel: https://amzn.to/2Kgqb1V From the GM Owner's manual for my 2014 Silverado: ******************************************************************** When to Change Fluid ******************************************************************** Regular Service: Every 97,500 Miles Severe Service: Every 45,000 Miles ******************************************************************** Recommended Fluid ******************************************************************** DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. (w used AMSOIL ATF Fluid) https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA ******************************************************************** Capacity & Torque Specs ******************************************************************** The following capacities are taken from AMSOIL.com for the 2014 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8. Always refer to your owner's manual for factory recommendations. Fluid Change Only = 6 Qts. Fluid Flush = 12.2 Qts. Fluid Flush with HD Cool = 12.4 Qts. Transmission Pan Bolts Torque = 80 in-lbs
  5. Click Here for Video We created a detailed guide showing all the steps necessary to flush your 6L80 and 6L80E (E denotes electronically controlled) transmission and change the filter. This guide can also be used to do a transmission fluid change. This video was created using my 2014 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8. For this vehicle, GM recommends that the transmission fluid and filter are changed (not flushed) every 97.5K miles for regular service and 45K miles for severe service. The 6L80 /6L80E Transmission is used in the following vehicles: Chevrolet Corvette Cadillac XLR Cadillac STS Cadillac XLRV Cadillac STSV Chevrolet Avalanche Chevrolet Silverado Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe GMC Sierra GMC Yukon Cadillac Escalade Hummer H2 Pontiac G8 ******************************************************************** Parts (Affiliate) ******************************************************************** Transmission Pan Gasket GM PN 24224781 ACDelco https://amzn.to/2r0agfe Transmission Filter GM PN 24236933 AC Delco https://amzn.to/2r2j2JM ******************************************************************** Tools (Affiliate) ******************************************************************** Pick Tools: https://amzn.to/2r0ZV2I 1/2" Clear Tube: https://amzn.to/2I0N74m 3/8" Clear Tube: https://amzn.to/2r4e27h Milwaukee Cordless Impact: https://amzn.to/2r1xQrU Transmission Funnel: https://amzn.to/2Kgqb1V From the GM Owner's manual for my 2014 Silverado: ******************************************************************** When to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** ******************************************************************** How to Check Fluid Level ******************************************************************** ******************************************************************** When to Change Fluid ******************************************************************** Regular Service: Every 97,500 Miles Severe Service: Every 45,000 Miles ******************************************************************** Recommended Fluid ******************************************************************** DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. (I use AMSOIL ATF Fluid) https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/transmission-fluid/automatic/signature-series-fuel-efficient-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid/?code=ATLQT-EA ******************************************************************** Capacity & Torque Specs ******************************************************************** The following capacities are taken from AMSOIL.com for the 2014 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8. Always refer to your owner's manual for factory recommendations. Fluid Change Only = 6 Qts. Fluid Flush = 12.2 Qts. Fluid Flush with HD Cool = 12.4 Qts. Transmission Pan Bolts Torque = 80 in-lbs ******************************************************************** Relevant Videos ******************************************************************** How to Change Rear Differential Fluid: https://youtu.be/ndDNH3DCzzE How to Change Front Differential Fluid: https://youtu.be/yhjNsAoQllc How to Change Transfer Case Fluid: https://youtu.be/HyHXnjg_lZ4
  6. DIY LTZ Center Console Swap Video

    Clearly didn't read the entire post. I will happily install it directly into someone else's truck and Make a video on that. If they bring their truck and parts and let us do it during an afternoon. I work for kies motorsports and we have retrofitted hundreds of BMWs in the same way (www.kiesmotorsports.com). I am very familiar with taking interiors of vehicles apart and putting them back together. We just need someone near NJ that wants this done ;)
  7. This bumper is in excellent condition. PN 2294485789 There are minor surface scratches on the driver side (shown in 3rd pic - these should be able to polish out) and minor scratches on front (shown in 3rd and 4th pic - all except for the deeper one should be able to be polished out) There is no rust on this bumper except from a scratch on the front (this is a very thin scratch but the rust has dripped down onto the surface of the bumper and can be polished off) that just started to form surface rust. I have replaced this bumper with a painted one. I am located in southern NJ but I regularly travel between WV, DC, Baltimore, and NYC and I am willing to meet somewhere to complete the sale. This was taken off of the truck at approximately 65K miles and has normal wear and tear to expect. This retails for $490 + $125 S&H + tax. I am asking for $350. https://www.gmwarehousedirect.com/oem-parts/gm-front-bumper-22944859/?c=Zz1ib2R5JnM9YnVtcGVyLWFuZC1jb21wb25lbnRzLWZyb250Jmk9R0gxNDAwNTUmcj1sYXllcl8xJmE9Y2hldnJvbGV0Jm89c2lsdmVyYWRvLTE1MDAmeT0yMDE0JnQ9bHQmZT01LTNsLXY4LWZsZXg%3D
  8. Check out our video here where we compare the new Raptor Ranger that is hopefully coming to the United States (maybe for the 2020 model year!!) to its competitors; the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO. All three of these trucks are incredibly impressive trucks aimed at the compact truck market and offer some awesome specs and tech. Does that make them worth their $40,000+ price tags? That's for you to decide! We're just here to talk about about what these trucks offer to the off-road enthusiast and help convey everything we know about the Ford Ranger Raptor. Even though the Raptor Ranger has already been released in the Asia-Pacific automotive market, we know there will be some key changes to the powertrain before Ford brings the truck over to our U.S. coasts. Stay tuned to learn more about the Ranger Raptor, the Colorado ZR2, and the Tacoma TRD Pro.Here are all the known specs on the Asian Pacific Model and how it compares to the US Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2. We compare the Drive Train, Transmission, Weight, offroading capabilities (suspension travel, breakover, departure, and approach angles), dimensions, price, and body configurations. If know any of the official specs on something that we left out or if you think we got anything wrong, please send us your source with the correction and we will update this sheet! Enjoy!
  9. Wheel Bearing Replacement. Learn how to diagnose and replace the wheel bearing hub assembly on almost any truck or car. This is a 2004 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra but the process will be very similar for replacing any wheel bearing hub assembly with an axle running through it. I was able to purchase a new hub assembly from AutoZone for $120. Duralast Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly-Frnt. We will provide a review of the wheel hub assembly after testing it for some time before recommending you to purchase it. Other wheel hub assembly companies: Moog, NAPA, Driveworks, Timken. Here is the Wheel Hub Assembly that I used: https://www.autozone.com/suspension-s... Similar Wheel hub assembly products available on RockAuto: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/c... ****************************************** Required Tools • 15mm Wrench • 18mm Socket • 22mm Socket • 35mm Socket • Lug Wrench • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage) • Ratchet • Torque Wrench • Hammer • Chisel • Jack Stands
  10. Hi Guys, I tried to create the most comprehensive guide I could for changing rear differential fluid on our GM trucks. I have some specs for torque and capacity below. If you guys have additional torque specs I can add to this list please comment below and I will update this post! For 2014 -2018 1500 Silverado and Sierra (As well as same generation Tahoe, Suburban, and Escalade) 9.5" Rear ~ Approximately 5.5 Pints Cover Bolts Torque = 20ft-lbs, Fill Plug = 24 ft-lbs 8.6" Rear ~ Approximately 4.2 Pints Cover Bolts Torque = 20ft-lbs, Fill Plug = 24 ft-lbs Always verify capacities and torque specs with your owner's manual. ***************************************** Parts Used: Permatex 25238 The Right Stuff Grey Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2CQdcij (Grey is slightly easier to get apart) Permatex 25229 The Right Stuff Black Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2F2tLxw (Stronger Bond and Seal) Permatex 81182 Gear Oil RTV Gasket Maker: http://amzn.to/2F4aDiL (Cheaper option but takes longer to set) ***************************************** According to the GM Factory Owner's Manual the fluid may appear low because it is not filled to a certain level at the factory. To get an accurate reading of the fluid fill you need to let the vehicle sit on a level surface for an hour or more so that the fluid can return to the pumpkin from the axles. The following fill level are provided by GM: For all 4.3L and 5.3L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is 1.0 mm to 19.0 mm (0.04 in to 0.7 in) below the bottom of the fill hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For 6.2L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is from 15 mm to 40 mm (0.6 in to 1.6 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For all 6.0L 2500HD Series applications, the proper level is from 0 mm to 13 mm (0 to 0.5 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. For all 6.6L Duramax Diesel 2500HD Series applications and all 3500 Series applications, the proper level is from 17 mm to 21 mm (0.6 in to 0.8 in) below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. This process is identical for: Chevy Silverado Chevy Tahoe Chevy Sububan GMC Sierra GMC Yukon
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