Use two hose clamps. One on the inner piece and one on the outer piece with a piece of metal strap between the two. You must turn it open when tightening the clamps. Someone posted a picture, I will try and find it
Add me to the few. 2019 Silverado DC LTZ. I hardly ever have anyone in the back, wanted the standard bed. It had been sitting at the dealer for over 6 months. Got a good deal so couldn't pass it up. I wasn't looking for an LTZ.
I bought band clamps off Amazon for my permanent covering of the resonator screens. No longer a $20 modification, but what I preferred. Towed a horse trailer 600 miles with the model. No objections.
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Glad we were able to roll in over to 170 pages. The cracks in the window frame pictures were quite an eye opener, but do cause me concern. I picked up the truck tonight. They sealed the window as well with strip caulk. We will see if it makes it passed 6 months. The tech promised me it wasn't leaking. I talked to the tech and service manager, as there were some minor scratches and scrapes on the interior moldings (thanks for warning me about this). I did not see any paint damage, but need to clean it up a little better. They offered to order the trim pieces and replace them. I had also asked them about turning the afterblower feature on when I dropped it off. OF course, this never made it to the service ticket. The service manager had the tech go get the computer and turn it on for me while I waited. I guess the next time I wash it, I will find out. Thank you all for the help and the humor!
I just took my 2019 in for a rear window leak. They told me it was the high mount stop light. They resealed and will check it tomorrow. (I know i have seen this mentioned before, but didn't want to go through 19 pages of posts as my computer is very slow loading). Anybody think there is a chance that this is the cause. Dealer said there was a TSB on it. Just curious what you guys think.
I covered my screens with band clamps from Amazon and clamped the flapper valve open a number of months ago. The sound improvement was just what I was looking for. No drone, but a little more sound and deeper tone. If you want an exhaust that is loud, this will not make you happy. I tried it first with the tape before spending the $60 on clamps. Just my thoughts. I am considering removing the flapper valve all together.
Stock exaust. Clamped flapper open. Slight in crease in sound at startup. No drone. After a while I covered all 6 screens. Notable increase in sound at low rpms. Perfect for me. I haven't noticed any drone, even pulling a horse trailer. I know exhaust sound is completely subjective. I don't want a loud exhaust, just a deeper tone. I would like to remove the flapper to get rid of the restriction, but this is completely reversible at any time.
Wow. That is quite the response. I posted my pictures to have fun. I didn't realize somebody would be soo offended by them. Calm down, superhighsierra! Yes, they are highway miles. No, there is nothing wrong with my fuel economy screen. Calculated I typically get about .1 to .5 MPG higher than the screen. I have a unique drive that is about 50 miles down hill, (no, not both ways)thus the exaggerated 25 and 50 mile "bests" reading. But, I have continuously got over 20 MPG on my mountain commute when I drive the truck. There are multiple people with well over 20 MPG on the highway. I track my miles through fuelly as well. If I'm not pulling a trailer, I'm close to, if not over 20 MPG. True, not a lot of city, but some.
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