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NorthEast

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About NorthEast

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    Massachusetts
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    Silverado 4.3L V6 Double Cab 4WheelDrive
  1. Like any large sampling, you might get one of the good ones out of the millions that have been sold over the last few years. My personal experience sucks with this truck and it is especially terrible in traffic. I found many examples of this issue in my searches, this link provides more examples. Of course, it is possible to milk 250,000 miles out of a transmission, but given my experience, I'll be shocked if mine passes 85k without serious work. Good luck, hopefully you'll decide on a solid truck.
  2. My 2017 4x4 4.3 double cab just hit 36k. Heres my input: The GOOD -The engine is 2 ticks better than adequate. Id give it a 7.3 out of 10. -Fuel efficiency is great. 19.5 mpg in mostly town driving in L5 (V4 and 6th gear disabled). About 22 mpg with V4 and 6th gear enabled). -Well equipped with goodies like htd mirrors, android auto, and projector headlamps are great on a work truck. -Great visibility, excellent highway cruiser, ----Forward hinged extended cab doors 8.7/10 for exterior styling -The heating system gets ridiculously hot in th
  3. Some good info in this thread. I cleaned my (much lighter) surface rust with a paint stripper wheel and recoated with the original daubert spray. Yours looks scaly. It'll need to be resurfaced with some aggressive abrasives, hopefully there will be some metal left over.
  4. Yeah my issue was present from the first or second month of ownership. Not from beating on the truck. I had a Nissan Frontier that I drove the shit out of, on and off road, that only started to show a slight tranamission issue at 125,000 miles. Even at that mileage, it still performed with more refinement than this GM 6 speed.
  5. After reading the manual, I found no definitive reference to a top speed when driving in 4HI. Have any of you found that page? This is a question that pertains only to manual transfer case trucks. I saw the info about the electronic t case systems. Mine is a 4.3L 4x4. Every other part time 4x4 that I've driven listed a top speed at about 60 to 65mph, so I keep it under 60. This info would help on snowy highways.
  6. Yeah 6k is exceptionally low. Was the stability control system constantly nailing the brakes as you drove lol? Or do you just do a ton of stop and go urban driving?
  7. I too despise the permanent stability control. There are situations, not just the fun ones, when drivers need all avaliable power. I wonder if pulling that steering position sensor could adversely affect the operation of the SAB system. The yaw sensor must communicate with both of them.
  8. Where? I looked everywhere and had no luck. For the OP, vinyl wrap could do the job. Removing the trim isn't that difficult if patience is employed. Reapplying with some new 3m or gorilla tape is important.
  9. SUV bodies have lowered significantly over the last two decades, so I understand your frustration. The plastic beard on my 17 Silverado's front bumper sustained damaged in deep snow drifts and was the most likely culprit in a botched driveway escape attempt in a blizzard. So I chopped off most of it. Trimming yours up to the paint line could free up a lot of clearance. Try some rear splash guards. They should eliminate most of your snow blanket. Front splash guards will keep a lot of ice and slush out of your running boards and som
  10. I experimented this week after some success with L5 driving. L5 eliminated: V4 mode 35 to 39mph shudders 80 to 90 percent of clunking Then I tried Tow Haul mode. The first few days of driving resulted in some gruff driving characteristics (holding onto gears for a few seconds more than necessary before upshifting) After the transmission "learned" my driving style, it is better but still hangs on to gears for too long L5 with Tow/Haul eliminated: Early upshifting Gear hunting Clunking The usual V4 mode
  11. These engines are great for fuel economy. I cut off the majority of the front air dam and it still gets 20mpg consistently.
  12. Yesterday I towed 1300lbs and the truck performed really well. It felt like it had plenty of power on tap.
  13. I've towed with it only a few times, but I'll give some feedback. I helped a friend move about 30 miles towing a full 12' uhaul and carrying his bed and some crap in the truck. With high hopes, due to the 305 lb ft that this motor has, I set out in hilly stop and go traffic. The truck has "adequate" to anemic power. The tranny got up to an unsettling 221 degrees and it was only about a 50 minute drive. It felt labored and strained. The Chev is about 5300lbs, 3.42 gears, 4x4, 4.3, 2017, stock. For the sake of comparison, my last truck was a Nissan Fron
  14. I'll bring it up again at my next service visit, it does not pass as "normal driving characteristics". Running it in L5 all the time makes it 90 percent better. It also disables V4 mode and the truck still gets over 20mpg.
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