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    '56 150, '94 vette, '75 3/4 ton, '04 1500, '16 1500

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  1. I just found this thread and although I'm a relatively new member this is initially sad news, however my dad survived his first diagnosis for over five years and his second he went another three. Do your best to not only fight like hell but also be as positive as you can for your family. That's what my dad did and it helps greatly. I do wish you well and as others have said I hope to be reading new posts from you for quite awhile.
  2. WOT

    When it comes to modern era vehicle electronics and computer controls I'm probably the least tech savvy person on this forum. That being said I do enjoy most of the "tech talk" as it both helps me to at least get an idea as to what's going on, and if something really interests me I'll do further research. Either way I'm learning and knowing more than I did before.
  3. Cosmetic

    I absolutely hate jackwagons that couldn't care less if they damage another vehicle with their stupidity and ignorance.
  4. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    As far as I know its factory. I also found out that since it was initially exported to Canada it has a True North Edition code on the build sheet. Still researching what that includes.
  5. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Here's a couple shots of my '16 that up until today I thought was blue. Turns out it's Slate Gray Metallic. Oh well I still love this truck.
  6. Ivory mocha mint = diarrhea....best laugh I've had all day!
  7. I have what I believe is an Undercover aluminum bi-fold that was on my '16 when I got it. I say that because you fold it once, then twice then the dumb thing sits up right behind the cab and is held by a chintzy little prop rod. Its extremely solid with no movement at all at highway speeds but I hate it. If I cant sell it for something I'll give the dumb thing away and go with a quality aluminum reinforced roll up unit. I think the original owner never opened the tailgate nor was the truck ever on a gravel road before I bought it. It looks cool bui it's about as functional as a two legged bar stool.
  8. Per the advice on this forum I stopped at my local Chevy dealer with my '16 Silvys vin number to get a printout of the build sheet. Turns out it's painted Slate Gray Metallic. The ad for it said blue, title says blue and now I have vanity plates on the way that have "blu" on them. Thing is in the shade or cloudy days it looks....blue. I suppose when I get the new plates I'll slap them on since they're already paid for, unless I can figure out a new plate and get credit for not knowing what color my own truck is. This sucks.
  9. Truck longevity

    I have basically the same truck, '04 1/2 ton Silverado Z71 that I inherited when my dad passed away. It has right at 67.5K miles and is very clean. I hope to keep it on the road for many years.
  10. New Guy in Florida

    Welcome...you'll like this forum. Lots of info and a bunch of good people that share what they know.
  11. Scared of the K2

    I'm very new to this forum but have been around Chevy trucks most of my life. Not quite two months ago I bought a '16 Silvy, 5.3 six speed extended cab with 28K miles. Already had a nice tonneau cover but I did get new tires because the truck had regular "car" tires, meaning not much grippy tread. I paid $28,400 for it. I LOVE this truck! No issues so far although I did buy an extended warranty from my local Chevy dealer, just in case. My truck has no vibrations, trans shifts smoothly with no "clunking" and with new Bridgestone Revo 3 tires it has a very smooth highway ride. Granted I've never driven a 6.2 truck but the 5.3 does everything I'll ever need it to do. My dads '04 Silvy w/64k has a 5.3 and hauls loads of beans/corn to town with ease. When shopping I found the truck with the right color (not even sure what its called), right cloth interior because I hate leather and it was basically in showroom condition. I couldn't even find a rock chip anywhere. From my albeit limited experience with my K2 I can highly recommend it. Let us know what you decide and don't forget to include pics. Everybody likes pics.
  12. I got the extended warranty from my local Chevy dealer. Zero deductible if the work is done there (they're actually a very good dealership) but if I do have a needed repair away from home, I think it's over 50 miles, all I pay is $100. The total for the warranty was $2800. With the issues including the AC condenser, vaccum pump and whatever else can come up I figured overall it'd be worth it knowing the truck's covered. As stated in my original post, 10K miles a year will be the most I put on it. Between the '16, the '04, the '75 and my two cruisers it should work out pretty well.
  13. Best Seat Covers

    I got a set of Coverkings for my dads '04 Silvy about five years ago. They've held up exceptionally well and still fit as snug as the day we installed them. I got the "fake" neoprene but found it to be very durable.
  14. My '16 Silvy 1500's warranty started in April. It now has just under 30K miles so I checked out an extended warranty today. I've finally faced the fact the older I get plus the continuing advances in auto tech means the less I know how to work on them. I still love turning wrenches on my two old cruisers but these new rigs I know less and less every year. The new warranty is bumper to bumper for the next seven years and up to 100K miles. I'm thinking 10K a year is about what I'll put on it so it should work out. I'll still do everything I can do though and will attempt to tackle something if I think its doable with a shop manual in hand, but as far as the newer electrical and computer systems I admit I'm out of my element. I figure $33 a month is cheap enough insurance for what any major repair could cost.
  15. On another thread I mentioned I recently put on a set of these tires but hadn't put that many miles on them. Did a 600 mile roadtrip this weekend, about 500 of that interstate driving. Average speed was 70 mph and these tires were very smooth and quiet. Also dealt with several inches of snow and the traction was very good. Tires also had pretty good response when I did some "spirited" lane changes. Overall I'm pretty happy with them.

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