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  1. Are you missing one of the metal clips that hold it in place or is one loose? I had one missing from the Sierra that I got last year, previous owner (or some shop) must have taken it apart and not paid attention to detail putting it back together. They also bent a connection to the side view mirror harness which kept burning out the up and down power functions.
  2. The wheels are interchangeable but the silver trim piece pattern is slightly different shape and finish.
  3. I think it was a blessing then that someone else bought the truck, they are trying to hide something if they won't let you independently have the vehicle inspected. The V8's along with the V6's drop to V4 mode for cylinder deactivation for fuel economy. Yea gas mileage on the older trucks is why I went with a K2 for the boys. Insurance is already going to be expensive enough for teenage boys! Honestly I would like at new trucks as well as they can have some deep rebates, especially if its a car you plan to keep for awhile. I have purchased several vehicles from Laura Buick GMC outside of St. Louis, in Collinsville (called and negotiated and settled on price, put a small deposit down, flew out there and had them pick me up from airport and drove home that day). They do a ton of internet and phone sales and pick-up customers from airport all the time from across the country. They are usually #1 or 2 volume sales in US and their selection is a bit ridiculous if you ask me. They have great deals and local dealerships in KC area usually can't get close to them. We bought my wife's Enclave from Robert Brogden in Olathe, KS last year as they actually had a better price than the other dealership (although I was ready to make another trip to St. Louis for the Enclave if we didn't get a similar deal locally). If you are financing, you can get better rates with new car than used and that could offset the cost. Good luck with your search.
  4. No problem, it annoyed the crap out of me and I even took apart the door a couple of times and couldn't figure it out. Hopefully its not a cracked frame!
  5. no offense taken. I have always been a V8 guy since I got my LS1 TA years ago (and still have). These are the first full size trucks/SUVs that I have gotten without a V8 (expedition, yukon, silverados in the past). And honestly when I get the next truck (after the boys move out and I won't have access to a truck regularly), I will probably get a v8 as currently I am eyeing an AT4 and ill probably go 6.2 just because it will be more fun to drive. But once again, it wouldnt be my daily so I would not worry about gas mileage. But also on the cylinder deactivation for fuel economy...I believe the V8s also do this, not just the V6, but someone can correct me if I am wrong. (unless you are just talking about starting with a V6 instead of v8), but both engines drop to 4 cylinders when not needing extra power. Im just saying, if you see a great deal and the only potential downside is the 4.3, it might not be that big of a difference if you had an older V8. Now compared to the newer 5.3 or 6.2, yes, they are a step down, but they can hold their own to previous generations. That being said, get what you want and if you think the price is worth it, then that is what matters. But don't be afraid to expand the search to a larger area as the internet has changed the game for car sales in favor of the customer I feel like. Texas always has good deals and minimal body rust. Its easy to hop on a 1 way flight and pick up a vehicle (i have done it for 4 so far). When I was searching for the 2nd truck (trying to match the 1st one on options since we have twin boys and wanting to keep it similar), I found several 5.3V8 within $1000 of the v6, so deals can be found if you are patient and willing to look outside of your immediate vicinity. And yes, one concern I have about older vehicles with low miles is how long has it sat and what condition hoses are in as well. If a dealership wouldnt let me take a vehicle to have a 3rd party inspect it, I would pass on it.
  6. I can try to get a pick of it when I get home, didnt drive either of them today. But if you look under the passenger seat, it was about right in the middle. It was a plastic wiring harness that was clipped onto a metal bracket. Took me awhile to figure it out, thought it was something rattling in the door as I would only hear it while driving the truck with no one in the passenger seat. When I tapped on the harness it recreated the sound that I was hearing when driving, just bent it slightly and it has stopped. If it returns, I might just put some tape around it to hold it tightly against the metal bracket.
  7. I have it on our daily drivers (white acadia and black enclave). The acadia is a 2017 and hasn't yellowed at all in 2 years and its parked outside at work. Enclave is a 2018 and holding up well. Definitely worth it. I put 30,xxx mile / year on my daily and my previous terrain front end looked horrible after 1 year with a ton of road rash. So far only have 2 small rock chips that got through the xpel on the acadia, The windshield is another story, so I can only imagine how bad the front end out be if I didn't have the Xpel on there. Held off on the trucks because they will go to the twins in the next year and Im assuming they will hit something anyways. to those on the fence, definitely worth it to protect your investment in the long term. As mentioned, the only question is how much you want to cover, for the wife's car, I had them do rocker panels as well, will add that to my next car as well when I switch out next year.
  8. double cab is doable for car seats, but it is way more comfortable for the kids to do a crew cab. I am 6' and can comfortably fit in the back row. I would not want to sit there for long trips, but my wife and I both feel comfortable enough sitting back there when needed. I got double cabs because its not my daily and I wanted more bed space (I usually use the trucks for hunting or when hauling stuff) and will be handing these down to the boys when they start driving next year.
  9. I know Im coming late to this thread, and the original truck listed is sold and listing removed, so not sure on mileage of that truck or options, but I will say within the last year I purchased a 2014 doublecab silverado LT and 2015 Sierra doublecab SLE. Both 4.3 V6 4x4. Traded in my 07 5.3V8 silverado extended cab for the first one and I think the newer 4.3V6 can hold up against the older one. These will go the our boys so I was not too worried about towing and more concerned about fuel economy (averaging 18-20 mpg when I drive them, mostly highway compared to the 13-14 mpg on my 2007). No rust, no tears on interior. Got them down to 21,xxx and 22,xxx respectively, each was listed at over 25G initially (both ended up being from local dealerships) and I am in the midwest. I spent awhile researching and found way cheaper trucks in the NE area and would be willing to travel to pick it up if price was right, but I was worried about rust from those. These are not my daily drivers, but I do drive them regularly to just keep them running and have not had any concerns about getting the V6 over a V8, able to commute on the highway and can easily cruise in the 80's with no struggle. If you do not need to tow capacity of the 5.3 or 6.2, I think you will be fine with the 4.3. also not sure why some are saying its difficult to change the oil, I just did it last month and I did not think there was any issue... Just be patient and be willing to walk away, prices will continue to drop as more people transition to the T1 platform. On the second one, the salesman and the manager were not budging from 24xxx so I told the manager no deal and shook his hand and was getting ready to leave. Less than 30 seconds later, he came back and whispered he will meet me at 22 (I was at 21 but went in saying 22 is where I wanted to be at, I started at 19 knowing that I wouldnt get that lucky).
  10. GM offers 2 free oil changes with new vehicles. I let them do the first 2 then do my own afterwards and haven't had any issues.
  11. I had this start recently in my Sierra (only when no passenger in the seat), found it was a connector under the seat rattling against the mount. Bent is slightly farther away and rattle went away. did it to the Silverado also just so it wouldn't start making the rattling noise.
  12. x 2. I have done the upgrade twice now on our trucks and have upgraded to iO6 on both (2014 silverado and 2015 sierra) and both are working great. One tip, when trying to unplug to install the HMI splitter, video talks about using a 90 deg pick. It worked easily with the silverado, but I struggled with the sierra. I used a pair of needle nose pliers and was easily able to remove it. I have not upgraded the clusters yet, so when using carplay, the answer and end buttons on the steeringwheels do not work (like our daily drivers which have them from the factory installed). These trucks will go to the kids when they start driving, so I probably wont spend the money for those upgrades, but can help install if they want the digital dash and they can pay for it. overall, very happy with the upgrades and MVI had fast shipment, less than 1 week after ordering both times, I had it at my doorstep.
  13. Ive had it happen a couple of times when I buy a used vehicle. I'm betting that that may be the first time that wheel has been taken off in 70k miles. shouldn't be an issue if doing wheel rotations regularly. I wouldn't worry about putting anything on them, just replace the rotor along with the pads and clean off the back part of the wheel hub. I wouldn't put anything on the studs for the lugnuts, last thing you want is those to come loose driving. if they are rusted, knock them out and put new ones in.
  14. Ive had this happen recently in 3 of our GM vehicles (2014 silverado, 2017 acadia, 2018 enclave). I had to unplug the cable from both the phone and the usb side and plug in a couple of times before it would register apple CarPlay. different cords in each vehicle as well as different phones (mine and wife's). not sure why it has done it but it ends up working so I haven't taken it to the dealership to look at further.
  15. got mine on gmpartsdirect. The sierra has alittle different silver trim shape than the silverado steering wheel and is about $30 more. could use either, but the sierra version would match the other trim on the dash as it is more of a brushed flat and the silverado wheel is more glossy.
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