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  1. Just straightened the piece on the tailgate. They told me if it broke again they’d try to get GM to replace the whole tailgate. So far, not another problem with it. I also added the DeeZee tailgate assist spring though. I’m sure this has helped with it not breaking anymore too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What tires to buy?

    I’m running 295/55-20 Toyo Open Country AT 2’s. I love the look and the tread wear is amazing! I’ve got just under 46,000 on them and it appears i have about 50-60% left on the tread life. I will say my mileage dropped a TON when i put these on from the OE tires but these have outlasted those by almost 10K already with LOTS to go. I drive mostly highway and some country chip sealed roads. I did have an issue with getting them to balance when I first put the tires and wheels on but since having them road forced, the balance issue is gone. Here’s a few pics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Strobe light set ups

    That’s a real nice set up. My truck is an SLT with the full center console so that switch set up is out for me. I also have a LED tailgate light strip so it would be nice to integrate that as well if it’s possible. Has anyone used the speed turtle thing? I’m afraid it would mess with my HIDs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hey All, I’m looking for ideas on switch mounts and light mounts for strobe lights on our trucks. I am on a volunteer fire Dept and we are blue and white light authorized and am looking for ideas about where to mount the strobe lights on the front and rear. I really don’t want to drill and mount in the taillights, so that’s out. I am currently running 4 little bullet style lights in the grill and two in the rear steps, all white with a blue dash light facing forward. I’m looking to achieve more visibility and earning for driver I am approaching at night and during the day. Some people just don’t pay attention or look in their mirrors to see upcoming or approaching emergency vehicles. Post up some pics and switch set ups if you have any. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. iPhone XR Wireless Charge

    I’m curious about this as well! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. iPhone XR Wireless Charge

    My 7plus fits fine too. I put a wireless charging case on my phone and it works fine with my wireless charging pad I made for the center console. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That should be all I need if I already have the nav and 8” screen right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. That’s a good deal if you ask me. I’d be up for it but all i need is the HMI module. I already have everything else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think you will find a lot of different opinions on this here. I for one am all for extended warranties. We purchased one with my wife’s old 2011 Terrain and it paid for itself three times over. I purchased one with coverage up to 60K on my 15 Sierra and just 900 miles outside of the coverage period, both wheel speed sensors went out. Would have cost me $1500 if the dealer didn’t help out with a customer satisfaction policy. Instead it cost me $500 but at the time of pickup after that repair I purchased an extended warranty out to 170K. With all the electronics, sensors and so on in the vehicles anymore, I don’t think you can go wrong. Just make sure you get a warranty that covers things like electronics and what not. Mine is basically the same as the factory bumper to bumper with a $50 deductible. It cost me $2100 at time of purchase and I have the peace of mind knowing I can go anywhere and be covered along with have roadside assistance should i ever need it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Bilstein shocks thread

    This is the same lift I had before my 5100’s. I took the top spacer out, put 5100’s at max higher and kept the bottom spacer in. The shop told me the angles are MUCH better and I shouldn’t see any problems from excessive wear. This combo plus the 2” block out back gave my truck the stance of a 2500 with some added altitude that will still fit in most parking garages. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Lane departure warning

    I am 36. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to use when it’s cold as crap outside or the truck has sat out over night due to traveling. I just feel with as fast as these trucks warm up, it’s an option I could live without. I may end up changing my tune like you said when I get older, but for now it’s mostly an unused option. Now, I do wish my heated seat (drivers side) would heat up as fast as the passenger side. Dealer claims there’s nothing wrong with it. Heated and cooled seats are an option I really don’t want to lose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I have a similar issue. Under acceleration around 1600-2100 RPM I hear a vibration noise but it sounds like a heat shield that is loose. It’s mainly coming from the passenger side, or at least that’s where it sounds like. I have checked everything on the dash and in the glove box with no fix. I’m curious what other may say about this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Best Wipers

    It sounds dumb, but the only blades I use anymore are OEM. I have tried them all and none seem to work or last as long as the OEM ones do. On my wife’s old Terrain, I literally went through 4 or more brands and everyone streaked. They weren’t the cheap ones either. I ended up going to the OEM and all streaking issues are gone. Same thing on my truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It’s not that great of a deal. I used to get that same pricing when I worked for Caterpillar using the X plan. When I bought my truck, I was MUCH better off using the dealer discounts and rebates that using the plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. What tires to buy?

    I should note I went with Toyo Open Country AT2’s. Love the look and they are doing great on wear. They were a real PITA to get balanced though. Had to end up road force them to get them to ride without a vibration. I am closely approaching 50,000 miles on them and expect to get another 20K easily. They also have good wet traction and in mud do very well. I’ll be going to a narrower size next time as to not throw so much on the side of the truck. I have 5100’s up front with a 1/2” lower strut spacer and a 2” block in rear. No rubbing what so ever either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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