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    Brett Valentine
  • Location
    Lillington, NC
  • Drives
    2017 Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71
  1. Those that tow a lot, how does your exhaust set up come into play? I put about 2000 towing miles on my truck the past two weeks, and was actually kinda glad I didn’t have a loud exhaust.
  2. I did this at the end of '17 with my '17 LTZ Z71. I bought it December 18th and got pretty much everything but the sunroof. $55K MSRP I paid $39K.
  3. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    This right here. I had a '12 Ram 1500 pre UConnect, a '14 Ram 1500 with the 8.4" Nav, and a '16 Ram 2500 with the 5.0 Uconnect. The '12 is the only one that work worth a damn. The UConnect on the '14 and '16 gave me nothing but trouble. The UConnect on the '16 was so problematic, I went through three warranty units in three months and either got defective units from Chrysler, or they did the same thing. After a month long wait for the fourth and nothing but excuses, I said the hell with it, dumped it, and bought my current Chevy. Best vehicle decision I've ever made. Between the issue with my Ram, and a huge issue I had with FCA corporate with my wife's '16 Charger, I'll never own another Chrysler product ever again. Having said all that, it's going to take some pretty extreme incentives to get me to trade my '17 for a '19. It's nice, but lack of major improvements in the engine department have me underwhelmed.
  4. Thanks guys, it sounds like this is what I am looking for. How do I tune out the V4? By removing the flapper and resonator? Sorry about the stupid questions, I know VWs, not Chevys.
  5. Thanks! I wouldn’t say price is no problem, but I’m more interested in sound quality, with droning and resonance in the cab being a big concern. If I have to pay to get that I will, but if I can get the same result for less money, that’s more beer in the fridge. ;-)
  6. With out going through all 179 pages, what is a good system for a '17 LTZ 5.3? I'm looking for a nice deep sound, not obnoxiously loud, raspy, droning in the cab. I like the black tips you can get with one of the Magnaflow systems, but at $1000 and I better off having a shop custom fabricate something? I want to keep the single side exit like the factory exhaust too.
  7. I'm looking for a tonneau for my '17 1500 short bed, and looking for advice. I had a Bak Flip G2 on my last truck, and hated it. I use my bed for hauling garbage to the dump every weekend, and ended up having to flip it up against my rear window to accommodate the garbage cans. What's a good quality soft roll up cover for around $500 +/- $100? I'd like it to latch so it is somewhat secure with the tailgate closed.
  8. We got about 3.5-4" of snow last night, so I just had to take a couple pictures. Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr This is what the roads looked like at 3pm still. When the temps don't get above freezing the snow doesn't melt. Imagine that. Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr
  9. Durangos are nice, but they are backed by FCA. After driving Mopars for the past 12 years, they have gone way downhill since FCA took over. I just traded my '16 Ram 2500 Cummins for a '17 Silverado 1500 Z71. FCA doesn't back their products for crap. I had an issue with mine that was unresolved due to repeated bad parts from FCA, and FCA was going out of their way not to honor the warranty. There was also a fiasco with my wife's '16 Charger, where they gave our body shop the wrong part number, which resulted in us waiting for the wrong part for three months. When we called for updates, FCA rarely called us back, and they wouldn't let me escalate it past the hapless case manager I was working with. When the body shop figured it out, we got a half assed sorry from FCA and no offer of renumeration for the extra two months we had to pay out of pocket for a rental. I'll never buy another Chrysler product as long as I live.
  10. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    My 2017 LTZ Z71 I just picked up. IMG_0185 by Brett Valentine, on Flickr
  11. NC members...

    New member from Lillington here.
  12. 2017 LED headlights

    I didn't do the swap, the lights came on my LTZ.
  13. 2017 LED headlights

    I just traded in a ‘16 Ram for a ‘17 Silverado LTZ. I had a 30” LED light bar on my Ram, and the light output of the Silverado headlights matches it easily. Buying the truck was worth it for the headlights alone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hey everyone, I'm the FNG from NC. I just picked up a '17 Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, BURT Jr. (Big Ugly Red Truck). I traded in a problem ridden '16 Ram 2500 that I just couldn't deal with anymore. FCA was doing their best not to fix it under warranty, so that ruled out another Ram. I don't have any big plans for the truck at this point. I'm pretty happy with it the way it is. I just plan on maintaining it, and will upgrade as things wear out and/or break. I debadged it yesterday after I took the pictures yesterday, and it looks a lot cleaner. Here it is in all it's stock glory. Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr Look at that sweet ass! Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr Next to my wife's Charger R/T Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr One of my ugly mug for shits and grins. Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr

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