One caution after a first road test. My new leather wheel is beautiful and a perfect match to the Katzkin seats on my 2020 Custom. Nonetheless, my first drive showed the steering wheel to be very slightly off center. I concluded that I had reinstalled the wheel one spline off so I removed it and clocked it one spline in the opposite direction. This caused the new wheel to be off center in the other direction, so it's going to the alignment shop that I've used for all my rods and customs. Sorry, I don't trust the dealer to correct such a small change and since I installed the new steering wheel myself, the issue won't covered by warranty. So, even though these steering wheels are supposed to be direct replacements, there are still tiny differences in how they are manufactured.
The center bolt takes a Torx T50. I used an impact wrench to loosen it as it was secured with blue Loctite. You might have to heat it if you don't have an impact wrench. If you employ an impact wrench, loosen the bolt in small increments at the lowest setting that works or you'll twist the Torx socket making it unusable.
Yep, she's done. Not a tough job at all and I'm very happy with the result. Many thanks to the Forum members that helped with their experience and suggestions. It's a nice addition to my Katzin leather seats and relatively inexpensive considering the outcome.
The new wheel looks great. Can't wait to get mine. I considered various options including wheel skins or much more expensive customized steering wheels but the stock leather wrapped version looks perfect in our trucks. Thank you for sharing.
I've inspected the front brakes on my 1500 Custom Double Cab and can't believe the quality of these items. I've been a hot rodder/custom car guy for three decades and have done plenty of work on high end braking systems from Wilwood, Baer and SSBC. The multi piston, massive brakes on my truck closely resemble the best these companies have to offer. I would not change these brakes because you'd be much better off by purchasing wheels that fit and using spacers if needed.
I do find it perplexing that GM chooses not to put steering wheel controls or high intensity headlights on the Silverado Custom, or Work models as they are safety features. Even so, my Custom 5.3 is a very nice truck, especially since it has Katzkin leather heated seats, Satellite radio and the trailer package. I've also installed LED headlights. The leather wrapped steering wheel will make my truck even nicer and even with my mods, it is still substantially less expensive than the the up models.
Below are the parts I have on order and will report results after I install them. Although the trim cover is not essential, I wanted the silver trim for a nicer look. Part Number Part Name Price Quantity Total 84646079 Steering Wheel $173.79 1 $173.79 84649074 Trim Cover $32.09 1 $32.09
I've spent lots of time comparing parts diagrams between the base 2020 Custom steering wheel and the 2020 leather wrapped versions on the fancier models. As a consequence, it appears that I can purchase a leather wrapped wheel and attach parts from my base wheel to make this conversion work. I have no interest in adding the up level electronic controls to the wheel but I do want the leather wrapped version to match my Katzkins leather seats. I've read bunches of threads on the subject but am looking for something more definitive before I purchase a leather wrapped wheel. Has anyone actually done this conversion. Thanks
Changing to LED lights on my 2020 Silverado Custom Double Cab was my first modification. The improvement was well worth the effort and the cost of LED lights in comparison to other mods was relatively affordable. I purchased my lights from Amazon. The high beams are Sirius branded and the low beams are CZ bulbs. They fit nicely under the factory dust covers and the improvement in night time visibility is well worth the effort. The low beams were relatively simple to install from the top, but the high beams were a challenge because of the longer reach needed to access them. I found the easiest way to install the high beams was to pull the front wheels and partially undo the front fender liners to provide direct access. My only question was whether or not the factory dust covers provided enough air space for the LED lights to run efficiently without overheating, and so far the lights have performed wonderfully. I've attached some photos that show that the improvement.
Member 5 18 posts Report post Posted 6 hours ago I'm happy to report my Kaboom saga is over. Accordingly I have two observations: The first is to let anyone interested know that the situation has been beautifully addressed by Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. Second, dealerships are remarkably different with regard to customer service and general operation. Initially, I called OnStar for a tow, ending up at a dealership that shall remain unnamed. After a four day wait, I was told that my truck wouldn't even be inspected for another week. Finding this completely unacceptable, I called Classic Chevrolet, my selling dealership, and the truck was picked up the same day with a loaner delivered to my residence. ONE DAY later, the truck was repaired and delivered to my home. Classic service people also checked all valve springs as a part of the process. I've purchased multiple vehicles from Classic and can't say enough about the service and caring that is consistently displayed by people in the organization. So believe me, dealerships are different, and where you buy and service your Chevrolet makes a huge difference.
I'm the OP on the following link that discussed what turned out to be the infamous broken valve spring saga on my 350 mile 2020 Silverado 5.3 powered Custom. I'm writing for two reasons: The first is to let anyone interested know that the situation has been beautifully addressed by Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. Secondly, dealerships are remarkably different with regard to customer service and general operation. Initially, I called OnStar for a tow, ending at a dealership that shall remain unnamed. After a four day wait, I was told that my truck wouldn't even be inspected for another week. Finding this completely unacceptable, I called Classic Chevrolet, my selling dealership, and the truck was picked up the same day with a loaner delivered to my residence. ONE DAY later, the truck was repaired and delivered to my home. Classic service people also checked all valve springs as a part of the process. I've purchased multiple vehicles from Classic and can't say enough about the service and caring that is consistently displayed by people in the organization. So believe me, dealerships are different, and where you buy and service your Chevrolet makes a huge difference.
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