Yea, this is what I'm worried about. Seems like one of those things that I might look back on and wish I had just paid the install money. I imagine the hood being pretty easy on these trucks, it's the grill and bumper curves that I am not so sure about. When you say it looked like crap, do you mean creases in the wrap or uneven finish or just overall alignment issues?
Where did you buy the rolls from and how did you cut it? Just get it close to size and then cut around the edges after it was all in place? I was considering buying the kit for the grill, bumper, fenders, mirrors, & hood then getting a small roll to do the headlights and maybe rockers and lower door sills since these could just be rectangle strips. Although I'm guessing this stuff probably cuts pretty easy if you have a new/really sharp blade. Messaged the company on ebay selling the kit and they told me the warranty covers yellowing for 5 years which is my biggest concern. Although if I find it easy enough to cut my own and am able to do patches for cheap, I really wouldn't mind.
And just to expand a little, I watched a few videos on the install and seems that the most difficult thing is when you have a double angled corner like a couple spots on the bumper where the recess for the grill is. Rest of the pieces look pretty easy. so I feel pretty confident in being able to do it with some patience and a heat gun. Just wanting to know if there are any success or horror stories before diving into it.
I'm very tempted to buy a precut 3m pro series ppf and try to do a self install on my 2019 rst. Wanting to protect the color matched front from rock chips. Has anyone on here tried going this route and if so, any opinions on the install? I've done quite a bit of paint correction on the last several vehicles and have plenty of experience doing my own work, but have never tried a ppf. Price for the precut kit seems pretty good. It just isn't worth it to me to pay over $1000 to have the stuff put on but for $280 and a afternoon I am highly considering it.
This video goes into a little more detail about how the system works. Pretty neat stuff. Scary that there are so many moving parts but neat from an engineering standpoint. Coming from a 2015 (5.3 6spd) silverado with AFM to my 19 (5.3 8spd) with DFM there is a night and day difference in drive ability. Weird shifting aside, the lag and jump between afm activating was miserable. I had a diablosport lew tune the entire time I owned the truck to make it more enjoyable/driveable. On the new 19, there is a little delay in the time you step on the pedal and the power comes in but it is smooth. I can't feel the disabled cylinders like you could on afm
Anything special about dropping the liner? Just the usual drop the visor, center overhead console, and dome lights, then pull the A, B, & C pillars? were you able to move it out of the way enough without pulling it completely out of the truck?
tell me about it. this is the 2nd dealer i've dealt with in the area as well. Other one gave me the run around on my 2015 for a few issues. bridgestone alenza's One nice thing is that they are in the middle of repaving the interstate next to this dealer so it is fresh asphalt and the vibration is there as well as the existing a few miles away.
When I went for the 1st test drive, it was like riding in a shopping cart with a flat tire. truck had been on the lot for almost 5 months so they suggested it was flat spots. They swapped the set with another truck on the lot (about 2 months ago). I then tried to take it in 5 weeks ago on an online appointment to get it done and the service manager told me they have to plan on keeping the truck for a few days to diagnose a vibration so I had to wait until a loaner was available. Called last week as I still had not heard back from them about getting a appointment setup which I thought was getting a bit ridiculous so they are working on getting one setup for this week. I'm at 1350 miles now, was at 500 the first time I went in and they told me they weren't allowed to touch tires until after 500. I do believe the tires are the issue, just really hoping the road force balancing either fixes it or exposes the problem so they get some replacements on. Fine with either, just want the vibration gone, haha
Let me know how it goes. Waiting on the dealer to get me a loaner lined up as I am having the same exact problem. 22's as well. Although mine doesn't really go away until 80+. definitely worst at 65. mostly unnoticeable below 60.
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