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    Graphic Design, drawing, outdoors, vinyl records, music, sports, and of course GM trucks!
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    2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Z71 Double Cab

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  1. Yeah, when I was in the process of swapping my Ranchos this past Fall (this was early Sept.) I went to my nearby 4x4 place to have them ordered (5100s OR 4600s) and Bilstein basically told the guy they would not be in for two months. Flash forward to late November and he was only able to find 3 4600s (Both rears, one front) from nearby suppliers. I told him to get them and I would do my best to find the last one, and thank god there was one left on Amazon. Man those things were a pain to find. They were totally worth the effort though! It's crazy that this is still going on.
  2. Hi James! The concerns you're facing right now are actually very similar to the ones I'm having, which is why I'm happy to see this thread. I also have a 2014 Sierra with about 100,300 miles. I used to do very limited driving but a recent job change has me commuting to Pontiac every day during the week. I guess you can say I too have read the horror stories regarding 6L80/Torque converter failure, and I won't deny that I am fearful if I'll be one of the unlucky few who deals with this problem around this mile range. But, as everyone has kind of said, it's a total gamble. It could fail tom
  3. Yep, I recently had that same experience this past winter around 95k. The saving grace with the whole situation is that they are incredibly easy to change.
  4. Not the best picture, but here's after a nice weekend wash.
  5. I mean, if it makes my concern seem any less silly I also have the stock vacuum pump at 100k+ problem free...
  6. Yeah I don't know, haha. I know it sounds a little crazy. Just stumped at this part of the troubleshooting phase right now, this never occurred in the five years I've had the truck so it's just strange to me. Appreciate your reply.
  7. Hey guys, hope you're doing well! Posting this today to get some feedback that will hopefully sway my decision as to whether or not to buy the updated accelerator pedal for the K2s (part #23362231). I've been having a very strange issue with the truck as of late, especially on the highway. If I press on the pedal and get up to speed, say between 70 or 80, and I let go, it is an absolute nightmare trying to maintain speed. I feel like I have to press all the way down just to get it to stay up to speed on the highway, which results in just an overall uncomfortable driving experience.
  8. No doubt the paint is very fragile, I have scratches and chips everywhere but for a seven year old truck it's really not too bad. Nothing a good annual detail or touch up pen hasn't fixed. With regards to the primer, I'm not too familiar on the science behind how the K2s were painted from the factory, but I will say that they are pretty dang resistant to corrosion. Granted, they're not terribly old yet, but I have yet to see a K2 with any sort of rust on the exterior paint and if there is one it's very rare. Just as an example, I have a nasty scratch/dent near my driver's side headlight t
  9. You have a beautiful truck, sir. Watching that happen in the video was rough! I'm so sorry. Like mentioned above, at the speed/angle and just the sheer sound of it, I thought it was a lot worse. At least it's just that one panel. Still, that hurts...
  10. Wasn't today, haha, but just got an oil change for the truck, full synthetic. About 5.5k miles since my last one. Doing a tire rotation tomorrow since that is a little overdue. Very excited for the warm weather coming up, deep cleaning time!
  11. Holy crap, wow!! That's really awesome to hear, thanks for sharing! I don't know if there's been more over the course of your ownership than what you specified, but not too bad on the issues you've had to handle. Keep us posted! Definitely a goal I hope I'm able to hit one day. ?
  12. The cold/snow have kept things a little slow, but I recently decided to change my cabin air filter. Had the new one sitting around the house for a while. I did the cardboard method and slid it under the old one as I took it out, and I'm very glad I did. To be honest, I'm almost positive this is the original filter and it has never been changed before (I got the truck used, not sure if previous owner knew about it). Noticed an immediate difference in the HVAC system! Also cleaned up some small headliner stains and spruced up the engine bay.
  13. Truck's at the shop today for some issues I've been having under light throttle during v4 to v8 transition. Fortunately, the guy knew exactly what I was talking about and is reprogramming the truck. Curious to see what results that brings, have not had that done before. In the mean time, I'm currently driving a 2016 GMC Canyon with 180,000 miles and it is awesome, lol.
  14. That’s very interesting. Out of curiosity, how’s you go about doing that? Edit: Nvm, answered before my reply haha
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