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  1. There's one clip from Borla on the 2019's but the audio quality is pretty awful. (I think it's been posted before. )
  2. Let us know how you like the Gibson. I've heard it on one of the Black Widow SCA's. I thought it sounded good but didn't drive it.
  3. Your welcome, glad it was helpful. Sorry about your experience. The guys i've talked with via email have been helpful in my interactions. Hopefully you're S-Type smooths out as it "breaks in". Good luck!
  4. FYI, received this from Borla after Ian responded regarding questions about the True Duals.
  5. @[email protected] Is there a notable sound or performance difference for the True Dual System compared to the 1 to 2 design? Thanks!!
  6. Swung by and talked to the service manager today. Feel bad for the man, he's been out driving around ~5 hours so far and hasn't leveled it up to Level 3 yet on Learning Point C1 (has to do the same for two other points). He has to shift between very specific rpms in a speed range of 30-45 mph. Only the engineers have the software to see how many shifts are left, dealers can only see the level. He also compared the pressure on my transmission to a few others on the lot. Mine is still far and above higher than any others, 20-40 kPa, the engineer thinks that it'll adjust those pressures at level 3. Props to the service manager for taking this on though, I can't fathom the insanity of blindly shifting 10k times for each of these points by himself.
  7. On a semi related note - http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/ford-f-150-10-speed-transmission-subject-new-lawsuit/ This all sounds familiar to what we've been experiencing on our 8 Speed Silverado's and helps build a theory that these issues aren't localized to one manufacturer or another, these newer "Learning" transmissions are struggling in some cases and manifesting in some very rough behavior.
  8. I feel like my ride is pretty good overall, i don't know if i'd call it bouncy, it's def stiffer than my 16'. But that Traction Control likes to kick in like it's no one's business and that makes the back end feel jumpy.
  9. They topped it off after putting 300 miles on it another time and popped dents from hail damage while it was in service so I hope they repeat that courtesy. Thinking about it, it is a shame that about 10% of my miles are from service visits, but hopefully this moves things forward.
  10. TLDR; Our trucks are video games. And the engineer repeated a 3-1 bump downshift. The Problem: Engineer said the truck has learning levels and currently it is barely in level 2. There are essentially four levels that I know of. In order for it to get to level 3 where the issues should start to level off they need to do 10,000 shifts a different CV points (clutch/torque converter points or something i'm not exactly sure.) These shift points need to pass some set of internal tests and if they are not passing tests they do not count. In order to level up again to get your transmission to level 4 you need to do 100 thousand more shifts after reaching level 3. The end result of being in a low level means that my transmission pressure is much higher than it should be at these CV points (they gave me specific numbers but I can't remember them off the top of my head, 20-40 kpa higher). I believe I'm having issues with CV1/4/5. As a result when the pressure is high it's causing it to bump, slam, lose power, and do skip shifts. The engineer repeated a 3-1 bump/lurch coming to a stop during the test drive today. The Proposed Solution: The dealership will be driving my truck Monday until they can get it to level three in order to do this they have to put it into manual mode and then shift manually up and down between 4th and 5th and 3rd and 2nd. Once they complete this they have to pull over on the side of the road check a laptop to see what level they're at and how far away they are and keep repeating until they hit level three. Thoughts: I'm not entirely thrilled with the solution being.. force a bunch of shifts through your vehicle from gears 5-4-3* and back and 3-2 and back every 3 seconds in order for internal transmission tests to pass in a short amount of time. But i'm incredibly interested if that's the fix. Also, @HondaHawkGT you were spot on with the learning solution you recommended. This falls right in line with the learning hack you suggested. I didn't know that there's many points where the trans learns, which is good to know. Hopefully I can learn some more information and report back on these adventures.
  11. Ahh sorry to hear that everyone. I have an appointment Friday and a field engineer is coming out to take a looks at my truck. Fingers crossed it acts up for him. Somedays it's still running flawlessly, plenty of power smother shifting, etc. And other days it feels sluggish off the line, laggs between gears, bumps and slams. Hopefully I can return with some good news.
  12. Yeah, it happens randomly still, can't get anyone to reproduce it. Has good days and bad days. I had something new the other day where it took 1-2 seconds to shift into 2nd while I was flat out trying to merge with traffic the other day. Complete power loss while it was trying to find 2nd. Then it was fine the rest of the day. Was working with GM Service senior advisors and then they transfer'd my case to a non senior agent who proceed to tell me it must be normal. I'm working another avenue right now and they're supposed to update me from the quality control team today.
  13. Thanks for the update @caddydaddy25. Do you have a TAC case I might be able to reference? Glad to hear you're getting a new transmission, best of luck.
  14. So apparently the advisor confused me over the phone, they were referring to a fix for another climate control infotainment issue and not the transmission. Whoops. Back to hoping they can acknowledge and repeat the lurching.
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