I have this exact same setup (Borla Pro XS swap and resinator deleted). For the resinator, I had the same shop delete it as putting in the Borla. I had only done the Borla first (same as you) and thought it was a bit quiet too... I after the resinator delete, I was worried cause the guy at the shop tested it himself and his comment was, "meh, it's not "that" much louder..." but I found that it was 'just' enough. For parts, seeing as I had the shop do it, it was literally just a foot (or so) piece of 3" 304 stainless pipe that he welded in place of the resinator (to go over the outside of the stock 2.75" pipe on either side of where the resinator was and then some really good welds). The tone doesn't really change, but I did notice that in V4 mode, there was more of an annoying drone (due to the missing flapper from the Borla swap in the first place). I had planned eventually to get a Range device (to eliminate V4 mode altogether) so I starting looking around and I managed to hit a stroke of luck with someone selling a used one locally (as shipping/duty to get one of those across the boarder was really going to make a big dent in the pocket book....). Now I'm V8 only and it sounds pretty close to that video with the Tahoe - fuel mileage barely changed, to the point where it was hard to tell if the V4 mode was really worth all the design work GM put into it. I don't have a video clip yet, but I've mean to do one ... just haven't got around to it yet.
Now you're thinkin'...
Something like this might be a better solution, as far as weight goes.... you'll only need to figure out how to adapt A/C into it. Might be easier/cheaper to figure that out, then the custom chassis trailer idea - just a thought. https://cascadiatents.com/
I know 'pretty much' where this was... the original news report had it on side road just west of Simcoe, Ontario (about an hour from myself). My brother-in-law is OPP for that area and I'm sure I'll be able to get a few comments from him on this one over the holidays....
Oh and picked up a Range device as well... the V4 noise was noticeable and 'some-what' irritating after the exhaust mods, but not huge. Found a used Range for basically half of new and gave it a whirl.... actually fairly impressed with how well shifting has improved with V4 being disabled.
Fog lights on with parking lights - DONE Cargo lights on with reverse lights (so that unlocking from the remote turns on the cargo lights in the bed) - DONE Soft fold tonneau (pulled from a trade at the dealer) - DONE Stone deflector (added at dealership, part of the deal) - DONE Weathertechs front and back (referral deal with dealership, only paid for the rear) - DONE Full tint - back added additional 35% to factory to make near-limo tint, front driver and passenger just a straight 35% - DONE MBRP polished stainless exhaust tip - DONE Custom cat-back exhaust - Borla XR-1 muffler to replace stock and resonator deleted - DONE ProComp 2.5" level kit in front, 3" ReadyLift block kit in rear - DONE Pioneer 10" TS-W261S4 350W subwoofer w/Rockford T400-2 400W 2-channel amp (used an AudioControl LC2i to get line level audio out of stock stereo) - DONE Custom 12V power port in the box near the tailgate - wired into the 12V supply line from the trailer 7-pin connection at the bumper - DONE To Do: USB charge only ports for rear seat (install into back of armrest/console) Black bowties Multi camera interface to add cameras that can display on factory screen, with sideview cameras and front camera. aFe Momentum GT Cold Air Intake System w/Pro DRY S Filter and..... some new tires (stock Goodyears are 'poop') - likely BFG KO2 275/60/20 (increasing size to 33" to take advantage of lift)
I was hoping for the same as well (I had originally left the resonator in), but unfortunately it didn't work out that way - the tone I got from the Borla XS Pro was great, but I wanted just a touch more volume. Pulling the resonator did that for me, but the V4 drone was bad before as well.
This is exactly what I did (plus I got the resonator removed and replaced with a straight pipe). Sounds decent and it was a fraction of the cost (including labour) to do this versus a full cat-back replacement. I did get a range disabler as well, as the V4 drone was getting irritating - thankfully, I managed to find a guy local to me that had a used Range device for sale, so that helped justify it... up here in the great white north, it'd cost $300 (CDN) plus shipping and cross-border duty fees to get a new Range.
Pretty sure it depends on the trim level (or at least in later years...) '18 LTZ Z71 and I have the aluminum as well - it was standard offering for all LTZ Z71's that I had seen when I was shopping.
Just a personal experience on window visors - I had them on mine, but took them off.... I was thinking they would help allow the windows to be open (a bit) in the rain, but they didn't do squat for that. Also, I found them somewhat obscuring my view when making left hand turns, as it made the visibility around the A pillar seems like I needed to move my head to the left frequently to see "around" the visor.... For reference, I had the WeatherTech 'in-channel' ones - they looked nice installed from the outside, but just didn't have the practical function I was hoping for.
- Looking to enter for ONE (1) 14-ON Chevy/GMC Full Size 1500 5’ 8” Box - The LOMAX cover would be perfect for my truck as I'm looking for that 'flat' look, with a quality product that doesn't leak rain into the box. - Features I look for is that it's quality made, cost efficient, and is able to keep the weather out. To have a cover and not have it perform properly when driving at highway speeds could be critical for the load that you're trying to protect and keep safe. - I do have a cover now, but it's only the OEM soft-folding cover and I find it leaks under rainy conditions, and I'm not happy that the back end will lift slightly at highway speeds. The hard cover style, with complete weather-proof ability is what I've been hoping to find, but just haven't found the 'right' one yet. - My truck is my "everything" - it's my daily driver, it's the camping tow vehicle, it's my weekend project material hauler - anything and everything that I need to do, I'm using my truck. I need it to be reliable and all the accessories along with it.
I did think about it and didn't see many posts "out there" about them being listed - so my reaction wasn't "no body wants these, oh well", it was "hmmm, I haven't looked at all of the sources I have available, so I'll try a post here and see what other people have seen". I think I got my answer now... I would definitely go ahead with my plan, if I had found out this has been done before and it was more common to do. At this point, I might put a post on kijiji.ca (Canada's version of craigslist basically), but I won't be in a rush ... if I end up with any results, I'll post back here then.
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