Mountain motor replied to Payton34's topic in 2019 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraHey, enough of the brand bashing. I feel (IMHO) that dodge made the most pretty truck in 2019. I still don't trust their quality though, trust me, I work on them. They don't hold up. Used to be a Ford guy, but then they gave up on V-8's and I was gone forever. Always admired the GM LS motor so I went there. Been happy ever since. In the past 20 years, my daily drivers has been a GMC Sierra 1500 in 2009 and 2014. Recently picked up a nice 2018 Silverado that I'm tickled pink with. My brother thinks I'm a traitor for buying a truck with a bowtie on the grill (hardcore GMC), but I preferred the styling of the 2018's K2's over the 2019's T1's. Start-stop? No key FOB? I pasted. Oh I own a 2018 Silverado LTZ 1500 CC 6.2, a 1985 Ford Bronco XLT with a stroked 427W, and a 1970 Dodge Challenger with a 528 RB big block 4 speed. So, I have all three animals. However, I do keep the Challenger chained up in the backyard. She keeps chasing and chewing up mustangs! Bad Mopup!!
JR Bell, your truck has a problem and I would stand by your guns to get the dealer to fix or replace. No new truck should break outside the dealership. As a note, I brought the same truck as yours and its been wonderful so far. Stick it to the dealership to make good! I've owned 2009, 2014, and 2018 GMC trucks and your experience isn't normal.
Good looking truck! Those chevy engineers, can't see why they would highlight that. Then again! I agree with the other posters. Mask it off, blast it with flat black paint, and try to burn the image from your mind.
I found a fairly cheap solution for keeping the capless fuel inlet covered. MOCAP (www.mocap.com) has 2.25" rubber caps under P/N RVCC9049R-10 (for red) or RVC9049B-10 (for black) that have worked perfectly well for me these past few months. They're ready made by the company and minimum order quantity is 5 each at around $20-25 USD (S&H vary). The fuel tank inlet OD is around 2.312" so the first time you slip it over, you'll have to work it a bit. However, afterwards, the cover slips on and off with no trouble when refuel while providing a tight seal. Been using this past 2 months on my 2018 Silverado, around 15 fill-ups. No problems. KISS
bmartin, I would also recommend having you weight hitch distribution set-up inspected for installation and set-up. That trailer loading is well within your truck's towing capacity. I've owned a 2014 sierra 1500 max tow with 6.2, 6 speed, and 3.73. I've towed a car trailer occasionally that was 7200lbs with a 600lbs tongue weight and didn't have a problem with light steering. Are you using your trailer brake controller? You didn't state your trailer's brake status, but you certainly want your trailer braking correctly as well. Best of luck!
Matter of opinion of course. I went to both GMC and Chevy dealerships to check out the 2019s and was deeply disappointed. I hated the start-stop and push to start keyless FOB. Color me old school, but I expected GM to stay tradition. However, I got a great deal on a 2018 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 loaded to the grills so I'm done with the rant. Sorry!!
I've racked my brain on this. Truth of the matter, the new sierra is ugly as sin. Actually, the 2018 Silverado is a sharp looking truck. Just got a good deal on a 6.2 LTZ, I'm taking it. I'm not sure whom the designer engineer is at GMC, but they should be fired!
I remember when I filled out the GMC new vehicle survey on my 2014 Sierra CC, the only 2 areas I marked unsatisfactory were the lack of rear air vents and the dim headlights. Only took GMC 5 years to finally install rear air vents. Them engineering boys can be slow!
Mountain motor replied to Mariachi09's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraTo the op, I too was leery when I purchased my 2014 crewcab with 6.2 and 3.73 max tow package. The then new DI engine with AFM was an unknown deal and I had intended to have it disabled if it gave me any problems. It never did. Truck now has 60K and it still runs and operates as smoothly with the AFM active as the day the truck so new. And that includes pulling a 7K trailer on occasion. The switching between 4-8 cylinders is seamless and has never drew attention. Engine runs strong as ever, doesn't use oil, and gives me an actual 17 MPG average. Now, maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
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