Well the new windshield is in, the front bumper has been repainted, and all the ppf has been finished up. Plus I had them add some tint to my front windows. That tint really makes the truck look better, hopefully the police here leave me alone...
On my last truck I had the first 18" of the hood and fenders done plus the bumper. Well they say you can hardly see the line where the material is on the hood and fenders but maybe because I knew it was there I could see it all the time. And then when the truck got dusty I could really see the line... So on the new truck I had them completely wrap the hood and fenders. They also did the complete front bumper, my door sills, the little quarter section just in front of the rear wheel and inside the rear wheel wells with a 1/8" roll over the lip. I basically tried to cover all the places I found stone chips on the last truck... Cost... well lots...$2350 Canadian but in my opinion its well worth it... I drive a fair bit of gravel and there's no shortage of sand and salt on our roads in the winter.....
I am also trying to figure this out... I'd like the charge and data so I don't have the wire running out of the dash to plug into my phone. My 2017 had the usb port in the top part so hopefully the wiring is still there in this one and its plug and play... Anyone with a 2019+ have usb ports in the center console of the bench 40/20/40 seat?
Well I traded in my 2017 2500HD with the 6.0 Gas engine in on this 2021 RST with the Duramax and the 10 speed. Originally I purchased the 2500 for payload capacity to haul our sled deck and a couple sleds all winter, but now we have upgraded from the deck to a 20' enclosed trailer. The other day we were at the dealership and they made me an offer I couldn't refuse to trade in my 2500. And with fuel prices rising and the 2500 only getting about 8 MPG I decided it was time for a change. The ride is way more cushy and the crew cab is so much better for passengers in the 21. I don't think the new truck stands out as much but its still nice. Hopefully the Duramax gets better fuel mileage and will haul the trailer as well as I hope it will...
Ya if I was doing it over I would have just put a small lift kit in and been done. Even with the shock spacers I agree these shocks must be at the limit or close. That will be another thing I plan to add when its time for some upgrades. diff spacers, longer shocks and UCA's So basically just taking out this level and putting in a lift lol.
I've got a 2017 2500hd with the ready lift keys up front and the dealership cranked the crap out of them... The truck rode like a bag of ...... well you know... I ended up turning down the keys, about 4 turns on each side. Still left me sitting close to level and the ride was 100% better. That being said when I went to crank it down I found what appears to be bent pins and adjuster plates for the UCAs. Probably messing up my alignment. Dealership is going to replace them under warranty but its still an inconvenience. Only thing I can think happened is when the dealership had the keys cranked right up, like I mean UCA solid against the stop the consistent banging of the suspension pulled the UCA out of alignment. This is the worst one, the others aren't much better.
At the dealership right now waiting for them to look at it. But what do you guys think? Is this something I should be concerned with? 2017 2500hd with a 2.25” keys installed the upper control arm adjuster looks bent.
it depends on the offset and how far outside the fenders those stick. if its got a huge offset it shouldn't rub, except maybe at full turn. With my 2 inch level/block I could run a 35" tire, but a 12.5" wide 35 would need about a 3 inch offset I would guess, just to keep it close to stock on the inside, where the rubbing would occur. And you may need to space out the front bumper an inch.
It's a lot of chrome... I won an xpel kit on an auction for next to nothing for the truck shortly after I bought it, so I had him wrap the chrome bumper too. The part thats wrapped is great still but inside the wheel wells on the edge of the bumper where the xpel doesn't cover is showing signs of rust coloration. I clean it up and it will wipe away good but if the rest of the chrome bumper starts to do stuff like that its gonna get a plasti dip or rhino lining done to it. The package didn't do the grill either so I already have a couple chips in the fake chrome on the plastic grill/headlight bezel, which means it will undergo the same plasti dip/rhino treatment in the future.
No problem. This is how it came. Color matched handles and black mirror caps, cloth heated seats, 8” stereo, and all those bells and whistles, plow prep and z71 off road package, and the best option ever.....rubber floor!!! No carpet in this girl. Front and rear bumpers are chrome and the grill. My thought is that they may go black in the future.
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