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  1. I changed mine about 6 weeks ago. I decided to replace them within a week of getting the truck so not a huge amount of before experience but I definitely noticed a smoother ride afterwards. It's a big-ass truck. It's never gonna ride like a limo but a definite improvement over the Ranchos. Just did a 450 mile drive pulling a 10,000lb travel trailer. Seemed to smooth out the ride compared to when I pulled the trailer 50 miles from the dealer. I bought mine on eBay. The same seller on Amazon was a bit more expensive but they said they would take 3 weeks to deliver. I had a local shop install them for $150.
  2. It was the built-in scale that drew me to Weigh-Safe but the reviews indicated the scale is not very robust and either gives incorrect reading or quits completely. I also wanted the option of multiple ball sizes. The scale one can be changed but is more involved than the 180. I got mine off Ebay for $250.00. Adding the additional slider and ball pushed me to about $350 all-in. I justify the cost by telling myself it's the last hitch I will ever buy.
  3. I went through the drop hitch research after I upgraded from a 1500 to 2500. I had to buy a new longer shank for my Equalizer hitch then bought a Weigh Safe 180 hitch for all other needs. https://www.amazon.com/Weigh-Safe-LTB8-2-5-Drop-Hitch/dp/B077QC5LH5/ref=sr_1_7?crid=V722XY4ZLLL3&keywords=weigh+safe+hitch&qid=1568207112&s=gateway&sprefix=weigh+safe%2Caps%2C269&sr=8-7 I bought the 8-inch drop but should have got the 10-inch. Even at full drop, my small 6x4 trailer rode nose-high. I also bought and additional carrier with a 1-7/8" and 2" balls. So, now I can tow anything from 1-7/8" to 2-5/16" ball and 8-inch drop to 9-inch rise. GTW is 14,500lbs.
  4. I found a GPS tracker in my Sierra after I bought it. It was inside the driver side fuse box Velcro'd just below. No stickers though. I removed it. I asked the dealer and they denied any knowledge about it. My guess is it was installed by the previous owners finance company but not very well hidden at all.
  5. The wifi works on mine but not in 4k mode. You can download HD videos but not UHD.
  6. Also, don't cheap out on the SD card. Get a high endurance card. These are designed to last longer and for use in extreme environments. Regular SD cards can't withstand the high temps encountered in dash-cams or the vibration. They are also limited on the number of times they can be over-written before they start to corrupt. High endurance cards will last, typically, 20 times longer.
  7. +1 for Rexing. I have the V1 3rd gen UHD model that has so far survived (nearly) 2 Florida summers. When I bought it, the 2-camera model wasn't available (it is now). I have this one in the rear. Cost $17.99 at the time.
  8. Check the RPO codes. My 2017 Silverado had the L83 ECOTEC3 engine and I had the same question. It had a capless filler but the manual said there would be a yellow sticker inside the filler lid. I contacted GM Customer support and was told it was NOT E85 capable. My current 2016 Sierra 2500HD IS E85 capable and has a yellow gas cap stating such. It's a moot point as there is nowhere nearby that sells E85.
  9. That's the end bits from a 12v plug. I could use those right now as I have one missing those parts.
  10. Went to the lock place on Saturday. Took about 15 minutes. Unfortunately, I didn't check it before I left Still the same. Took it back again today. It seems right now but it took them over an hour to figure it out.
  11. I had the 6-speed transmission. Not sure which version but it was purchased direct from Range in July 2018 to ensure it had the latest available at the time. It has never caused any problems or thrown any codes.
  12. Only had it a few days but so far it's getting a disappointing 13mpg around town. My 1500 was averaging 20mpg over 27,000 miles. Time will tell... I have a Mallard M335. just short of 40ft ball to bumper. 8840lbs dry, 9900lbs GVWR. My Silvie was rated at 9400. It towed fine the 25 miles from the dealer but not sure how it would handle a long trip. We added a washer/dryer and a second A/C in addition to all of our other gear so pretty sure I was over 9400.
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