I had one in my FX4, had to repair it twice due to cracking along the back side where it latches to the side of the bed (I repaired with a support brace and nuts, bolts & washers). It also broke at the hinge (the pin) and had to replace that which was pricey because it required you to purchase the entire mounting assembly. I had about 50-75lbs worth of gear (tools straps, etc., etc..) in it. Overall I was disappointed in the build and material quality! Obviously, I don't plan to get one for the trail boss!
Installed them on my F150-FX4 (previous vehicle) because I towed a boat and wanted better handling. Loved it, the ride when not towing seemed better too! I spent about $400 on mine and installed it myself, pretty easy job! They held up well too, I had no problems from them the 3-4 years I had them before trading the F150 for the Trail Boss!
Love my Rotofab, the gains may be minor but the looks and the sound of it deep-breathing make it worth it to me!!
The dealership tried the required seal job on my back window leak first, that didn't work. A few weeks later they installed a new rear glass, that did the job! In and out in one day because I made sure they had the glass in stock before scheduling the work. Happy to report they did a good job and no other damage or screw-ups (interior or exterior) from either repair! Also, pleased to report that after driving through a few heavy rains and a couple of trips to the car wash it is dry, no leaks!! Problem solved, love my truck again!!
Going in for the back window replacement today, the seal job didn't work so they ordered the rear slider about two weeks ago. Hoping the glass company they use does a great job, anything less and they will definitely hear about it! Wish me me luck... better yet wish them luck!!
I'm very pleased with the Rotofab I installed about 3 months ago! I've seen no noticeable improvement in fuel economy but I have a heavy foot and love the deep growl of the intake. It feels stronger to me but hard to really measure other than seat of my pants and sound improvement under the hood, but I absolutely love the way it looks.....especially compared to the stock bread-box intake!
Went in for my first rear window leak repair job last week, service rep said they've done a few now with success. The work invoice shows they applied hi-tech sealer to top of rear window and redid the spoiler bolts...per Chevy Bulletin 18-NA-383. Still leaking as much now (if not more) when I washed it a few days later. Scheduled to return next week for round two! THIS SUCKS CHEVROLET, IT"S A DAMN SHAME....YOU ALMOST BUILT A GREAT TRUCK! Considering all the comments and failed repair attempts I'm losing more confidence in CHEVROLET with every post!!
I like these and so far they are doing a great job, though its fair to point out I've only got about 6500 miles of mostly highway and city driving! Are they like what you are running?
This happened to me Saturday morning, it installed the update then the radio would not turn off after shutting the truck off. I cycled it a few times thinking it would correct itself, never did so I took it immediately to the the dealership. The mechanic said he hadn't seen them do that before but finally got it to correct itself after a few on/off cycles. Said he was goin to disconnect the batter if that didn't work. All seems fine now but a weird experience, didn't know there was another update coming either!
I tried the rubber seal that was suggested earlier and there is no way I can fit anything between the spoiler and the roof line. Some areas maybe... but the gap quickly narrows and even prying the spoiler up wouldn't give enough room to squeeze in the seal. So, I'm going to leave it for the dealer to repair and that has me worried about the quality of their workmanship and if it will do the trick??? So disappointed with this design flaw, Chevrolet!!!! I hope you have people monitoring this thread and that the dealerships are soon given solid repair procedures, but
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