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  1. I owned duallies for 24 years, with both steel and aluminum wheels. All I ever needed were regular valve cap extensions that could measure and fill air through the cap (like these: https://www.amazon.com/AUTOHAUX-Extension-Extender-Adapter-Plastic/dp/B07V3QQ6SY/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=valve+cap+extension&qid=1601320430&sr=8-18 ) and a dual head gauge (https://www.amazon.com/Milton-S-927-Dual-Truck-Gauge/dp/B000COS0R4/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=dual+head+tire+pressure+gauge&qid=1601320576&sr=8-7 ). Had no trouble measuring or filling the 4 rear tires with those.
  2. Hmmm... I did see it in an earlier edition, but it is missing from the current.
  3. For those of us who live in areas where low visibility is a regular occurrence, that's a safety issue. If the Silverado can have them as well as the Sierra, there's no reason why Tahoe/Suburban can't and Yukon/Yukon XL can. Yeah, it'll probably be easy enough to add fogs, but for a $50K+ vehicle, that's just shortsighted if it's solely for marketing reasons.
  4. Still not shown or listed in the order guides as of the August 21 update for the Tahoe and Suburban. I find this almost unfathomable that they somehow forgot to include fog lights for the Tahoe and Suburban - even as an option - when they're standard on Yukon, Yukon XL, and Escalade.
  5. The LM2 is listed in the order guide for the Yukon and Yukon XL as late availability.
  6. OEMs generally will only do special colors if you're going to buy 5+ vehicles in that color, or it's not worth their time to interrupt plant production to set the paint room for one vehicle and a non-standard color. Large fleet customers are sometimes given that single-vehicle privilege... there was a local landscaper where I grew up whose fleet of Ford trucks were painted a unique sea-foam green shade - the owner's truck (first a Bronco II, then an Explorer) were always the same color, and the Explorer was a Sport with the black trim and red stripe in the bodyside molding. Back in the day (80s and earlier), GM was willing to use any color in their palette if you were willing to pay and wait - they offered 300 colors including ten shades of white.
  7. Never owned a pickup without them... even my older F-150s had the factory units.
  8. These might be less expensive and faster to get... https://www.amazon.com/Aimoll-Emblems-Replacement-Silverado-Suburban/dp/B07SPBFBLZ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=z71+badges+black&qid=1595384274&sr=8-3
  9. Definitely can not change the sticker - that's a violation of federal law. Only the manufacturer can change it, and only because there was a mistake on the first one. Changing suspension/axle components does not mean the manufacturer can assume liability for those new parts.... they are only liable for what they installed at the factory.
  10. Those are only for Sierra... OP has a Silverado. I haven't seen OEM accessory flares for Chevy.
  11. The most important thing to confirm with "lifetime" service contracts and maintenance contracts: are you limited to the selling dealer for that work to be covered? If so, that "lifetime" coverage isn't worth the paper it's printed on if you have a failure during a road trip. Or... are you required to pay and wait for reimbursement if you're not at the selling dealer? Most people don't have that kind of liquid funds if you need an engine or transmission replacement while on the road.
  12. There were complaints of (too) firm shifting, but the main issue with the Aisin was with torque management prior to 2019. Many people reported a dead-pedal effect when they hit the go pedal hard from a stop or very low speed. For 2019, FCA, Cummins, and Aisin worked to reel that in.
  13. Ram fixed their transmission issues by not using their own transmissions. The bulk of Rams are running ZFs, the Cummins HO has the Aisin behind it. Only the 68RFE behind the standard-output Cummins is still a Mopar unit.
  14. This has been a long-time issue with Dodge/Ram. My 96 Ram was average at best, and my 05 Ram is an HVAC headache. The 03-05 Rams had a cheap blend door design that broke easily - I actually heard mine break as the little metal piece hit the inside of the dash as it fell. There was also a programming issue where the Body Control Module would dump refrigerant thinking it was overfilled and above pressure when that wasn't the case - it was supposedly fixed in a flash for 03 and 04 models, but not 05s. I have to recharge the AC every year. Never had that problem in my earlier F-150s, or in any GM truck I've driven (I've had Silverado 1500 , Suburban, and Tahoe as rentals over the years). The more recent Rams had a notable issue when the rear-seat vents were added to the interior, as the blower was intentionally biased for the rear vents because the duct was longer. This left the front vents too warm when the AC was on or too cool when the heat was on. Poor HVAC is a significant reason why I'm strongly considering Chevy/GMC over Ram for my nest truck.
  15. Leg room as stated by the manufacturers: Ram Mega F/R: 40.9"/43.1" Chevy Crew F/R: 44.5/43.4" The leg room is only the same in the back seat - the front is always more in the front seat for Chevy. And if you move the Chevy's front seat up to the same position as Ram's maximum, you'd then have a significant advantage in the back seat (over 46 inches). The Ram Mega will also give you that huge blind spot from the wide rear pillar.
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