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  1. I almost bought one. My concerns were it would probably scratch and dent easily along with it sits on top of the bed rails and that items might be hard to get out of the bed because the cover flips down when opening. If you search this site other feedback is it leaks some, rattles on rough roads and bounces at highway speeds. I really do like the way it looks and that it appears easy to remove. In the end I bought a undercover armorflex because I got a smoking deal on it. I will say my undercover leaks some also. Not terrible but some. I will say the finish on it is about as durable as you could get though.
  2. I dont know if you have seen this video but it gives a good example of the sound. It's on a 5.3 but sounds similar to the 6.2. I have the exhaust on my 6.2 but when I take a video it sounds kind of quiet. I think it might be because the exhaust has a low frequency it doesn't pickup well on my phone. I do like the sound of the exhaust.
  3. I haven't heard of any tuners yet. I know they just started being able to tune with HP tuners about a month ago. Hopefully that opens the door for tuners to become available at a affordable option.
  4. I agree. I have seen discussions on here that people test drove the 5.3 and 6.2 and couldn't tell much difference. 70 ftlbs of torque with the 10 speed was quite noticable to me vs the 5.3.
  5. I really like mine. Personally I'm not a big fan of a raspy muffler delete type of sound. I like a exhaust to have a more refined controlled type of tone. The afe deffinetly has a nice deep tone.
  6. I just completed a 438 mile with lots of speed changes ranging from 35 mph to 70 mph speed limits. I typically set the cruise for 8 over the speed limit and averaged 19.2 mpg. I feel if I didnt use the cruise I probably would have been around 20 mpg. I also am running 24" wheels which are a little heavier than the stock 20's. Typically the dic averages higher than my actual mileage when calculated manually when I fill up. On this long trip the Dic calculation was lower than the actual mileage.
  7. I installed mine myself. Even with removing the storage box the mats have to be cut to fit.
  8. I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but if you tap the auto tailgate button as it's going down it will stop forcing it's way open. I figured this out when I needed something out of the bed and didnt want the tailgate to go all the way down.
  9. I'm not dogging the 5.3. I have owned several of them. They are great motors. A couple of things I disagree with you on this post is. First off half a second in the 1/4 is a substantial difference. Like 4 to 5 truck lengths difference. 4 mph does not sound like much but you would have to spend well over the price of a 6.2 vs moding a 5.3 to gain 4 mph and half a second in the 1/4. Secondly "you wont tell a difference in daily traffic or highway driving" between a 5.3 and 6.2 is not correct in my experience. The 70 plus lbs of torque is very noticable at lower rpms. I rarely red line my truck it's the low end torque that I like the most. Do you need a 6.2 most of the time? Nope. Do I think the $2500 for a 6.2 with a 10 speed is the best bang for your buck on a window sticker. Yep
  10. I've owned several 5.3 trucks. My 19 is a 6.2. The one thing to consider is where previously you could do performance upgrades currently they are very limited. So what you have is pretty much all your going to get. I'm sure eventually tuning will be available but if it's anything like the corvette world the price for tuning is outrageous. Even small performance items like a air intake and cat back can cost you $2000 plus dollars and will still not perform anything like a 6.2. That's not even figuring the 10 speed vs the 8 speed in the equation for the 19 models. The 2020 10 speed 5.3 will perform slightly better than the previous 8 speed models but the 65 hp difference between the 6.2 and 5.3 is still very noticable.
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