Oops, my apologies Welder, I was looking at your BIO and it said you drive a 2014, I was inattentive, my mistake!!! Yes Shamrockshooter is correct then, the only option for your truck is the strap on style, Make sure you fit them securely, I've heard of them blowing off or coming loose and smacking peoples doors if not secured properly.
I guess if you want to save $60 bones go ahead and buy the $20 pair. They'll do the same job as the slip on style. I personally feel the slip ons are more secure feeling, I test fitted both styles when I was shopping. Clearly my memory wasn't that good, I just checked my local retailers site here in Canada and they're actually around $100 CAD.
Haha dude, the 14 and the 17 have the exact same mirrors! The 2014-2018 silverado and sierra 1500s and the 2019 sierra limited and silverado LD all share the same mirror design. CIPA makes slip ons for all trucks except the 2019's as Shamrockshooter already said, although I imagine they're already in the works. +1 on the use of painters tape to protect the painted mirror caps from rub marks.
I've tried all fuels available to me, Shell, Petro-Can, Esso, Chevron, Co-op (Shell) and Costco. My truck is just slowwww. As was my golf diesel. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
FWIW I feel you have a bigger variance in quality based on how much sleep the people assembling your truck got or what they had for breakfast or weather or not they got into a fight with their partner the night before. It's all luck, my 17 5.3 with the 3.42 rear end feels wayyy slower than any other truck I've driven with the same setup. My bad luck is I always get a slow vehicle compared to all the other vehicles that are the exact same. I had a VW diesel that was way slower than anyone elses and I worked at a VW dealer and every other diesel golf accelerated way faster than mine [emoji217][emoji217][emoji217] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
I have these exact towing mirrors for my 2017 Silverado. They're made by CIPA, if I remember they cost me around $240 CAD a year ago. They're great because they slip on your existing mirrors and look almost factory... Almost. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Man I read your previous post in another thread. You've had some damn bad luck. I hope you're okay after the accident! 2020HDs look mean, let us know what you decide! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
I know! The old trucks had HID headlights and height adjustable shoulder belts as standard. You didn't even have to climb that far up the option ladder to get power pedals and a power passenger seat. Not there's no power pedals and unless you get an LTZ/SLT you don't get a power passenger seat. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Thank-you for the insight. I won't be getting another new truck until mines paid off. I may as well do as much research as I can before I make the purchase. My 2017 will end up being my farm truck when I pay it off.
I should add, the RST I drove with the 5.3 and the 8 speed was fine other than every now and then it would clunk and bang going from 1st to 2nd. It also seemed like it would slip from 1st to 2nd, the rpms would rise for half a second and it felt like no power was being transmitted to the wheels, then it would bang into 2nd gear. Pretty bad honestly that GM would give these truck a stamp of approval with such a prevalent issue as so many have reported with the 8 speed.
Oh interesting, I did drive a TB last year and I thought it had quite a nice ride for Ranchos. I thought the shocks were the same between the Z71 and the TB, thanks for the info! I don't think the service loaner I had was a Z71 just the standard 4x4, I liked the ride in that too. I can't comment on the Z71, but I can't imagine it being stiffer that the K2's. Anybody on here know what the base Z71/X31 suspe rides like compared to the K2's?
That's the best way to describe the the k2's, sluggish, lazy, unresponsive. You tend to drive to match the personality of your vehicle, I haven't had a speeding ticket since I got my 2017. I'm in my 20's but I drive like a pensioner in my truck, albeit less so now that I have the diablo sport canned 87 tune on my truck with the firm shift profile for the transmission. Truck woke up a lot from that but still doesn't feel nearly as quick on its feet as the 19s. One of these days I want to do long tubes headers, L86 intake manifold, L86 TB and a custom tune from Diablew; that should wake it up a lot more and from what I read you end up using less gas because there's less overall restriction in the exhaust and intake.
Have you looked underneath the 19's? Plenty of room to fit a larger aftermarket fuel tank. Easily 40 gallons, why GM doesn't give us the option is beyond me. Still even with these trucks shortcomings I'd still buy a new GM over the other two. A little off topic but I've driven all of the big three and even though there's still things that piss me off with these new trucks they're better IMO than the Ford/Ram equivalents. Rams don't even look like trucks anymore, they look like SUVs with boxes. Ford's drive like pigs and need new rotors every 30k. My dad had a 15 F150 and I swear the brakes were done after 30k, huge pulsating, and really mushy. These FNC Duralife rotors are an amazing invention. My rotors still have no rust after 45k driving in the great white north with all our snow and that salt brine solution they spray on city streets.
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