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  1. I had a 2009 Silverado 1500 LT that I bought new in early 2009. It had a few minor issues, but in the 11 years I had it, nothing major. I meticulously maintained it, had just over 100k miles, and was very content with it. I bought a new to me '19 LTZ 4x4 back in may that had 19k miles on it. I cross shopped the new Rams for a long while, but I never could pull the trigger because of reliability concerns despite how smitten I was with their interior. Each brand has their issues it seems. Sometimes it's the luck of the draw I guess. I'm hopeful this truck is as reliable and worry free as my last GM. A thread like this is great I think. For example, my wife and I just recently ditched a 2017 Honda Pilot. We bought it because all we ever heard was how reliable they are, etc etc etc. It spent more time in the shop than our driveway and after 2.5 years we had enough, and we typically keep vehicles 8+ years. I was very disappointed. Anyway, all that to say, you'll find issues no matter where you go. Just seems to be what you're willing to deal with and take a chance on. Always do your part to maintain it and hopefully it'll return the favor! Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  2. I have a '19 LTZ 4x4 without the Z71 package. Currently averaging 18 city/highway mix. Best highway tank I've had so far on the sole trip I've taken(damn you, pandemic) which wasn't all that far, was 23.2mpg. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  3. I second this about the pressure washer. I also only use Chemical Guys products or equivalent, no longer use brushes, and only use several microfiber towels throughout the drying process. It's a little more tedious and time consuming, but the cost it saves later and how much better vehicles look in the long term is very much worth it. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  4. Got my truck in for service for the aforementioned codes, and turns out the ECM has a fault in it and needs to be replaced. Definitely wasn't expecting that, and the service advisor seemed as surprised as I was. Of course it will be there all weekend now as I expected, [emoji1787]. Ah well, at least I'm not getting a bill for it! Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  5. Right. I had these same codes on my '09 1500 with the 5.3 years ago. But, a listed cause and potential remedy was that bad gas can result in the issue, and emptying/running that tank out and getting good gas could clear it. I fully expect them to replace components and to also keep my truck for longer than I'd like, even just for that. But, it's what a warranty is for I suppose. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  6. I have a new to me 2019 1500 LTZ 4x4 with the 6.2 and roughly 20,300mi. 1200 of which I've put on it in 2 months. It had a rough idle briefly and threw the 2 aforementioned codes not long after. It goes in for service Friday. I've only run premium in it since I purchased it. Curious if I just got some bad gas potentially. Not a huge deal and I'm sure they'll resolve it just fine. Mostly wondering if anyone else had these codes? Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  7. My 2019 does the same thing and I've been going through the forums trying to find similar answers. Some folks recommend the Bilstein shocks for the rear, but I haven't found yet much recommendation for a replacement in the front. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  8. I noticed a couple days ago that the Alexa app self installed on my truck. But....I don't keep an active data plan so, [emoji2369][emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  9. Not the best angle or "cool" setting by any means, but my 2019 LTZ 4x4 with the 6.2. Eventually I'll get around to getting a more fun angle, ha. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  10. I've been curious about this same thing. I have a '19 LTZ 4x4 without the Z71 package. I've noticed the rear gets unsettled on rough roads and gets a little loose. Granted, it's got the max trailering package and I realize it's a bit stiff, but it sounds like changing the components helped out. Do you have the exact part number of the Bilsteins you used? Also, I've noticed the front end has quite a bit of bounce to it in uneven parts of the roads here in DFW. Is that what you've experienced as well to make you want to upgrade the front? Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  11. Hey everyone, My wife and I recently bought a 2019 Silverado 1500, and we got a letter in the mail yesterday from Ally Financial saying that our request from them had been denied. I'm assuming the finance department had them as part of their search the day we purchased, but we ultimately went with a local credit union. Ally was never mentioned to us during this part of the process. No biggie. I know they usually shop several places for rates. Anyway...the issue...Ally claimed to have denied us because of the FICO score and subsequent reasoning for their said score on each of us. So, to elaborate... Ally's letter listed each of our Experian scores. We were both over 840. Our SageStream scores were each just over 700. SEVEN. HUNDRED. Their reasons were we didn't have enough credit cards, our oldest account was not old enough(over 12 years isn't long enough?), not enough trade transactions(whatever that is), and our area codes in our phones didn't match the one of our current address(seriously). Has anyone else gotten a similar letter from Ally? I'm not too concerned as our other scores were all fine. I've just never heard of this company before, and when you read online about them, it's all very similar. Scores that are even farther apart than ours were. Very interesting and almost shady, and depending on what you may be financing, if the company uses them for your score/report, it could make for an interesting time even if you have perfect credit. Just very curious what others experiences have been... Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  12. Nah, all good, sir. Amazon says the same thing for mine, but their(LasFit) YouTube video uses that model bulb and their website listed that same part number as well. You can double check their website for accuracy, but Amazon is for sure cheaper. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  13. These are the ones I'm about to order... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08295BDG1/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_VpK2EbJAA56VE Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  14. Depending what package you have, you could convert some of your lights to LED's. I've got the LTZ, so I'll be converting my front turn signals and reverse lamps to LED lights. The brand is LasFit, and seem to have good reviews. Turn signals and reverse lamps are about ~$60. Obviously if you have the High Country then I believe you're already all set, ha. Just food for thought. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  15. The salesman I recently worked with for my 2019 LTZ was speaking to me about their orders for the new C8's that only required a $1k deposit. Most of which pushed the 100k mark according to him. And a new silverado asking for 3-5k deposit? Pfffft. Eff that noise. If it were me, I'd def move on to a new place. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
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