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Big Sky Eric

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  1. Here's my Ionic 41 black boards. Got them from realtruck.com. Easy install. Visually they look to line up with the door (talking ding protection purposes). Maybe they stick out just a little.
  2. I have had my Custom for almost 2 weeks. To sum it up, I love it! It is the Custom V6 with Custom Value/Tow/20" All-Terrain Tires. Paid about 34k before taxes (due to almost 20% off in rebates).. Here's a few thoughts: Decent MPG first tank 17.4 DIC but calculated to be 18.6 using Fuelly. About 70/30 City/Highway. Driving at night the touch screen is too bright. If I dim the dash lights too much you can't see the high beam indicator real well. Speaking of lights...low beams are just okay, but the high beams are great. I think maybe just a silverstar replacement for low beams will be perfectly fine. The stereo...I have read different reports, but mine sounds great. Better than my '14 Equinox with sub, and better than my '17 Grand Caravan GT with the 9 speaker system and sub. Granted better speakers might help with clarity, but there is plenty of volume and bass for this musician. Sirius is definitely using some processing since it sounds better than amazon music from my phone. I can tweak eq to get close though. Not being able to raise the seat is annoying. I am 6' tall so I am fine, but my wife is low in the cabin ha ha. I am getting used to parking with that huge front end. Thinking maybe memory foam seat cushions to raise up an inch or so. The auto drop tail gate doesn't drop on a decline (makes sense but the first time I thought it was broken). Only the latch is powered. I put a console organizer on the floor so far for some extra storage. It fits perfectly. I don't find myself missing opening the center console (at least to spend almost $300) and the glasses holder on the dash works fine. The color is cool...Shadow Gray Metallic. Sometimes it is gray, sometimes blue, and sometimes even greenish depending on the light. It rides smooth/quiet and the suspension is tight...hit some train tracks at a decent speed and you can make the back end jump ha ha. But with weight it in the bed it settles right down. I negotiated the factory drop-in bedliner into the price. Last time I owned a truck this was almost a standard. It isn't anymore and I wish I had found a truck with the spray in, or negotiated the bed rug in. As it is, I will keep the plastic liner and put a Bed Rug Bet Mat inside. I purchased a cool device: Belkin Road Rockstar off of ebay to enable rear seat charging for my softball/soccer player and friends. I have seat covers (for the front bottoms) on the way just to protect them over the long haul. I'll take a pic when they arrive. I took out the factory hard rubber mats and purchased the factory full cover floor mats for front and back. They fit and look awesome but I wish I negotiated those in to save $200 (something to add in if you are buying). Here's a few shots of "Maxine" who I refer to as "Max". She's been a great girl so far.
  3. 2019 Custom (I really like the Custom front end)...great truck so far...added Extang Solid Tri-Fold 2.0 and Ionic running boards (for my wife's sake).
  4. Great thanks. What problems with the tri-fold hard cover? I realize there are a ton to choose from. The GM hard rolling cover is about $800.
  5. What tri-fold tonneau did you add? Is it the hard cover?
  6. Wow-that's great. I have the custom value package (towing/remote start etc) as well as a $200 upgrade for Bridgestone All-Terrain tires (I noticed the all-terrain upgrade on some models were goodyear wranglers). To help out anyone looking...I know I could have done better. I did get to the sales manager and finally got down to what they said was the best they could do. If I walked I am sure they would have called the next day with some "extra factory incentive". I wanted Shadow Gray Metallic and they had one and I was ready. I always have a bit of buyer's remorse since a vehicle is just a terrible financial investment. I love the Silverado Custom though and it drove nice and quiet. Life is short ha ha.
  7. I just purchased mine yesterday. Will pick up on Monday. Custom V6 Crew + Chevy Bedliner. About 33K + tax. Close to 21% off but it is hard to figure out what is what LOL Pix to follow on Mon.
  8. I gather they are killing off the V6 for 2020 and replace with a turbo 4 for the Customs. I wonder what will happen to towing and will the MPG increase?
  9. I agree...I had an Equinox LT and wished I sprung for the premium stereo. The LT had a sub but only used it for the active noise cancellation. It killed me not to have that extra bass (I am a bass player). I was able to buy and install the premium amp and then make use of the sub. I do like the extra features of the RST, but if I can upgrade the stereo a bit (with the add-on sub), I can survive just fine with my planned upgrades (I think). I wish they put the custom front grill on the RST (just my personal preference but I love the embossed CHEVROLET). Yes....we are upstate NY. Beautiful summers.
  10. Hi-I am in Saratoga County just north of Albany. I agree on the RST, but I just love the front end and 20" rims on the Custom. I could try to have 20" rims put on an RST I guess though. Totally agree that the feature set blows the Custom away.
  11. I'm looking to buy a "basic" Custom. V6 with custom convenience package (remote start and a few other goodies/necessities). I love the RST features, but the look of the Custom (I am going 20" all terrain wheels which is a $200 option) just does it for me. I am going to: 1. replace the center arm rest with the top that has storage 2. add either the sub or now Chevy has a kit with the sub and DSP module for the stereo. 3. Change to either LED or "Silverstar or equiv" headlights. I live in upstate NY and LED's don't melt the snow off of the headlights. 4. Add a bedliner and then a decent tonneau cover (hard-style that lifts with pneumatic hinges). 5. Run a usb spitting cable from the cig lighter outlet to the back seat for passenger phones. I am hoping the V6 is adequate (I am a sports Dad so I am only need to tow a landscape trailer) and gets decent MPG compared to the v8. I may just also spring for the v8 custom since the extra power and rear exhaust would be really nice to have, but then I am getting close to a discounted RST and more money than I want to spend. So that's my story...getting prices from local dealers now. If I go v6 I plan to spend about 34K before tax.
  12. Onstar will unlock your truck at anytime...you just have to shell out the credit card and subscribe. I inquired about this with my Equinox (what would happen after 5 years up and need to get into the vehicle if I lock my keys in it). That does suck that it is now only for 3 months...it was a cool feature that GM had over their competitors and part of the new vehicle experience.
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