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bwoodsmn

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    2021 Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2

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  1. Mechanically the 2021 and the 2022 LTD are the same. I don't know for sure, as i have a 2021, you should reach out to the chip tuners to confirm compatibility - I suspect you will like what they tell you!
  2. Not as many as there were, lol - I had a 2005 Suburban in that color - its just a little different than the SEO teal that is (rarely) available. A few years ago (2019) I saw someone here that had wrapped one in teal that was very close to the old GM one. Here's the link:
  3. If you like the truck, buy it already and extend the power train warranty and enjoy it for years, If you're really worried about it now, don't buy it - you'll always have one ear listening for the tick tick tick.... I'd buy it - the forum exaggerates every problem these trucks have to where you would think they all break - and they don't. Many of us have trucks that work just great, we just don't find as much to ****** about.
  4. @Thomas RodriguezI hear 'ya - fellow minnesotan here that has the same concerns - I also have the stock Altenza 22's that are lacking off road. I spend 3/4 time on the highway, no problem, but 1/4 time I'm pulling an RV, and have flashbacks to being stuck on wet grass with the slick street Bridgestones. Having said that, I don't want to give up anymore sidewall with the 285/45r22's, so I've looked at 285/50r22, and 305/45r22, to get some other size options. Nothing really looks like a great option, for the price of a lot of these, you could get takeoff 18's and open the options way up - which is my leaning. But I would like to get someones review on the BFG Trail Terrrains, too.
  5. Yeah, and the OP could have said something to the dealer, too - but thats not the point. I'm not blaming OP or the dealer - The point is VSI doesn't seem to have a path to support their customers to navigate thru software updates, which anymore seems to be a regular occurence- so if you do a VSI "upgrade" your factory firmware is stuck in time, so "buyer beware". VSI needs to work out a pathway for upgrades, or clearly state the potential for routine software updates disabling their system. I'm sorry the OP is stuck without a resolution path.
  6. @1454, I still don't blame the tech, or dealers, here. There is a TSB out there where the complaint is a distorted rear camera - the fix is a firmware flash. Its entirely possible thats the direction the tech was going when he flashed the firmware - we don't know, but you can't say for sure that its "Clearly a hardware issue to fix". Remember, the VSI updates are designed to leave a factory look - and none of the factory RPO codes were changed - so the tech had no idea the update had occurred - to be sure he could have asked, but there was no "tell" that might have tipped him off to do so. Thats a totally different situation than your analogy of a shaking aftermarket wheel, which is clearly an upgrade that is visible to the tech, and questions would be asked. In this situation the radio hardware looked exactly as it would have from the factory configuration. Having said that, @Transient still lost the use of his navigation update from VSI, which still sucks. I get that he's upset, he should be, but he's mad at the wrong people - VSI has to have a solution for this, right? Well, I went to MVI's website and I was appalled at the tone and positioning they take for customer support - like, there isn't any, to speak of, except by text message, and that is not in real time - they do not offer any real time support. I don't know how MVI can sell these upgrades without a path to update when the factory firmware updates - Apple, Android and Microsoft all update their firmware all the time, and we look to the software manufactures to follow with updates as needed to make their software work - MVI makes no mention of anything like that on their website - no support links whatsoever. I'd steer well clear of MVI until they fix that problem and have adequate support for ongoing updates. OP, did you log the problem with their online chat? Have they responded yet? I'll be happy to apologize to MVI when they help you, if that day ever comes. But until then, it's on them to have a path for resolution.
  7. If you are in the tire industry, what have you heard around the new BFG Trail Terrain? Not as aggressive as the TA KO2, Three-Peak snow rated, and also a cross between highway and Off-Road. I haven't seen them yet, but they look like a solid option for Minnesota driving.
  8. The Terra Grapplers and Ridge Grapplers from Nitto are also highly rated and available in 285/45/22. Lastly, the Michelin LT/X is available in 275/50/22 and is not a full A/T tread, but a lot more aggressive than the OEM tires, and they are a direct fit. I ran those for years in a Suburban, towing a trailer in Minnesota winters, and light off roading with an RV behind it.
  9. The path for resolution for this goes thru MVI. I understand you're pissed at GM, but, how are they to know what aftermarket vendors are doing to their firmware to make the aftermarket devices work? Now, as far as MVI is concerned, it might be helpful to assume positive intent - it may very well be that the GM update that broke the system was not anticipated by MVI - and MVI needs to figure this out, not just for you, but for anyone considering buying their hardware. There's also no guarantee if GM winds back the firmware update, that the MVI system would then work. Its also a new update from GM, and I doubt that GM gave MVI any heads up the changes were coming. Give MVI a little tine to fix this, or at least to communicate to their customers what the modification path looks like. MVI has to consider that this might be an ongoing process, where GM updates , the MVI mods break, MVI sends an update, and on and on. MVI has a problem. Unfortunately its your's too.
  10. The OP started this with a complaint about snow performance. The issue with the 22" street tires in this case is the snow performance. I don't think many on this forum would go serious off-roading with 22's. Low profile 22's with an aggressive tread make more sense in a snow environment. There are *not* many options for those.
  11. I find it interesting that All Terrain tire options are limited for these trucks. The short sidewall must make the manufacturers nervous. Having said that, there are quite a few 22" wheels delivered on these trucks, so you'd think there would be more options. BFG does have a 22" AT tire, it's available in 33X12.5R22. However I don't think there's 12.5" available for tire width on these trucks. I'd very much like to be proved wrong. I'd like to see pics of a 33X12.5R22 on a stock level, if anyone has done that. Nitto 285/55r22 options that fit are available, for a more AT stance than the Michelin Defender. I've also read that the Nitto 305/45r22 fits stock, as well
  12. Hey OP, maybe change the title of this thread to clarify this is not the new 2022 refreshed interior, but the old 2019 version.
  13. Brad, which radio system do you have - IOS or IOT? I had the IOT in my 2019 Silverado, and had all sorts of CarPlay issues. In 2020, when they added wireless CarPlay and the display enhancements, they also added memory to the processor. My 2021 IOT radio has nowhere near the radio issues (It sometimes takes longer than I want to index the songs, but it connects and functions). My story is similar to yours, in that I ended up trading the 2019 for the 2021 because of the early build gremlins, I was able to take advantage of the crazy trade prices last spring. I highly suspect the 2019 radios did not have enough on board processing power and memory to run the software - and that the only fix is going to be exchange the radio for a newer version, but thats not as simple as just swapping the radio, as the cameras and other connections were different in 2019 than 2020 and up. They pushed out an infotainment and electronics system that was not quite ready for prime time, and have since fixed it - but not retroactively to the older units. If you are ready to give up on GM, https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/silverado-sierra-wireless-car-play-android-auto-navigation-and-hd-radio-upgrade/ might be place to start.
  14. I doubt it - the 2021 is a much better vehicle than the 2019 was - they had a few years to work the electrical gremlins out. I'm very happy with the current model, the electrical updates will have to work themself out before I buy an early model run truck again. I'll be very curious to see how many of the update options actually get to the vehicle, with the current chip shortage. The current 2021's have several options unavailable now that were available earlier in the 2021 run. I also read that supercruise will have limited availability, so, I am interested to see what actually ships on the production models vs the preproduction units we have see so far.
  15. OP asks a great question - the stock 275/50r22 Tires don't leave a lot of options. I have not found a "three peak rated" tire in that size, I've been looking a lot, and I'm nervous that plus size tires will rub, and I'm not interested in a lift. So, it looks like the Michelin Defender (not "three peak rated") will end up on my truck.
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