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  1. When on the highway and switching from v4-v8, I had a stutter, followed by a flashing MIL that then turned itself off after flashing 5 or so times. This happened twice before I plugged the Range back in. Thoughts?
  2. I'm hoping someone here has some suggestions cause I'm at a loss. I understand that most covers will not be 100% watertight but I'm not looking to resort to siliconing anything quite yet. I have a Truxedo Lo-Pro X15 with a spray in bed liner that leaks up front in the corners closest to the cabs. I called the company and was given a higher bulkhead seal but that doesn't seem to have fixed the issue. The leak appears to be at the corners on either side the bulkhead seal. It almost looks as though the bed is not joined all the way at the top corner. Anyone have any ideas on how to seal this or an easy-removal silicone product?
  3. Look at Meguiars new hybrid ceramic wax. It’s the bees knees from what I’ve seen. Some local retailers using it.
  4. Well, customer service has not been helpful. They closed the case prior to the warranty work getting done. I had to open a new case last week for the new spot under the drivers door but the case manager has yet to call me. I keep getting the same run around answer that nobody can connect me directly but rather can only leave messages. The whole truck needs to be repainted. I’ve had four separate areas develop this problem but nobody will call me back. I sent an email to GM hoping that somebody would maybe read it and be more helpful. GM has lost my trust and confidence for a truck I love but hate looking at because of the clear coat problems. Hopefully the future looks brighter this week and I’ll get an answer. Does anybody have have any suggestions?
  5. Just another update for everyone. The 800 number got involved with the dealer who told me that paint has a one year warranty, which is not true. The new left side issue on the truck bed has been approved. I also raised hell with the body shop about the right side because they blended and faded the old warranty work, which is not GM standards. The entire panel is to be repainted. There is a new body shop manager who said they will repaint both sides: the right side under body shop warranty and the left under GM warranty. At at this point, it’s becoming a lemon law issue here’s in the state of Florida. I explained this to the 800 number who quickly took a defensive position. Simply put, I asked for and extended warranty on the paint for another three years after. The first issue came up at 20k miles and then 4 mos later developed a second spot. Now there is a third spot under the drivers door. Who’s to say what will happen to the flat coat this year? Only time will tell with the warranty. Updates to follow.
  6. Bumping this back up to the top... I've started to develop more of the Clear Coat Peeling on the rear drivers side of the bed. This time, I'm calling the 800 number and I'm gonna open a support ticket. I'm fearful of the longevity of the paint. I feel like I'm getting screwed. I love my '17 but I hate the cosmetic issues it has been developing. I've got 10k miles left to the 36k miles and I'm not even in the second year owning the truck yet. Will update after the phone call tomorrow.
  7. I surely did. I had an annoying shimmy in the seats at highway speeds... not as bed as the typical GM shake some trucks have, but I noticed it. With lowering the rear end, the truck now rides smooth as glass.
  8. Yes. Stock front end. In the Leveling Kit thread and amongst other forums, I kept seeing pictures of broken balljoints so it worried me doing the leveling kit. I also have the GM 22" rims so I think stuffing the rear tire that whole 2" cleaned up the rear end a lot.
  9. Ahh I see. Short answer, yes. Most covers pinch to the bed seam and truxedo supplies enough clamps. But, If I were you, heat up a razor blade and cut through the plastic and use the stake holes.
  10. The Truxedo LoPro recommends using the stake holes but also includes enough hardware to NOT use the stake holes if you wish. I have the LoPro and LOVE it. Is there a reason why you don't want to use the stake holes? This is a no drill option as well. All you have to do is cut the rubber grommet out. I had a spray in bedliner that sprayed over the rubber grommet and that was the only 'damage' I had to do to the truck... cut out the rubber grommet and spray bedliner that covered the plugs.
  11. Check out the lowering kit thread (pinned post). Just posted my comments on the install and some issues lowering the read did for me.
  12. Cross posting this from the lowering pinned thread if anyone is interested: I got the Belltech 2" lowering shackles put on. Personally, I left the 1.25" blocks on the axle to keep a short rake just in case I choose to get another boat again or something of the like. Installation was pretty straight forward. I'm fortunate enough to have a friend with a two post lift. We removed the OEM hitch and then began breaking down the rear shackles. Being it was on a lift with only one large floor jack, we choose to gain clearance over the frame rails by disconnecting the bottom shackle bolt and lowering the truck onto the floor to lift the top shackle bolt above the frame. Right away we ran into a problem in that the bed seam was contacting the shackle. Back up in the air and some taps with a ball peen hammer, the bed seam was folded over and it was smooth sailing from there. Final measurements came down to 1.25" higher in the rear which I was okay with as aforementioned. Total install time with a two post lift from hitch removal to hitch installation was 2hrs 15 min with two people and mostly hand tools. Will post pics tomorrow. *EDIT* Also, I used to have this obnoxious ever so slight shake in the seats at highway speeds. Wasn't the typical GM shake that has been documented but something that bugged the hell out of me. That shake has also been resolved and the butttest attributes that to the lowering the truck a touch. Additionally, the ATROCIOUS leaf spring creek is gone as well. That could from getting some weight off the springs with the truck in the air but I doubt it (never noticed it resolving after an oil change). Time will tell.
  13. Yesterday I installed the Belltech lowering shackles to lower the rear end a total of 2". Filled up the wheel well nice with the Chevy 22's. Today. I was in the market for a Quick Detailer and after much reading, I went with the Griot's Garage Best of Show detailer. Bottle claimed it could be used in direct sunlight but I found it hard to remove. Switched to a shade spot and was much happier. Added depth to the tintcoat and looked great.
  14. Just to follow up: I got the Belltech lowering shackles put on. Personally, I left the 1.25" blocks on the axle to keep a short rake just in case I choose to get another boat again or something of the like. Installation was pretty straight forward. I'm fortunate enough to have a friend with a two post lift. We removed the OEM hitch and then began breaking down the rear shackles. Being it was on a lift with only one large floor jack, we choose to gain clearance over the frame rails by disconnecting the bottom shackle boat and lowering the truck onto the floor to lift the top shackle bolt above the frame. Right away we ran into a problem in that the bed seam was contacting the shackle. Back up in the air and some taps with a ball peen hammer, the bed seam was folded over and it was smooth sailing from there. Final measurements came down to 1.25" higher in the rear which I was okay with as aforementioned. Total install time with a two post lift from hitch removal to hitch installation was 2hrs 15 min with two people and mostly hand tools. Will post pics tomorrow. *EDIT* Also, I used to have this obnoxious ever so slight shake in the seats at highway speeds. Wasn't the typical GM shake that has been documented but something that bugged the hell out of me. That shake has also been resolved and the butttest attributes that to the lowering the truck a touch. Additionally, the ATROCIOUS leaf spring creek is gone as well. That could from getting some weight off the springs with the truck in the air but I doubt it (never noticed it resolving after an oil change). Time will tell.
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