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  1. I have the jump seat console too but no 3d printer access. Anyone interested in making and selling one?
  2. Hello forum. First post here! I'm in the market for a new pickup and don't have any owner's experience with full-size pickup trucks. Two trucks ago I had a Tahoe and now drive a midsize pickup. I've been doing my research on these new trucks and have narrowed it down to a Silverado 1500 crew cab with a standard bed and 4x4. I'm not looking for all the bell and whistles so most likely it will be either a custom trail boss or an LT. I also want to point out that this truck will be used as my daily driver to work (60 minutes roundtrip) and also as the family vehicle for road trips mainly transporting bicycles and gear and 5 passengers. Will occasionally be pulling an enclosed 5'x8' trailer, but no campers, etc. so tow capacity is not on the top of my list. My existing pickup has over 200k miles, so I plan to keep this new truck for 10 years, so longevity and reliability are very important. My first choice, mainly driven by looks, is the custom trail boss. The cons I found so far are lower fuel mileage I guess between the lift, tires and AFM engine and also the manual driver's seats compared to the LT. The other choice is the engine/tranny. I would most likely go with the 5.3L AFM over the 6.2L, based of not needing the extra power and the extra money spent on premium fuel over 10 years. What are the thoughts on that 5.3L with a 6 speed? What about the 4.3L V6? Any good or skip? A local dealer told me that the 10 speed tranny is a 6 speed and the remaining 4 gears are manual? My initial thought was to go with the 6.2L based mainly on the tranny choice, but those motors are very hard to find nowadays and again, definitely overkill for minimal towing. The LT comes with power seats and as far as engines go, it would be between the 5.3L DFM or the 3.0L turbo diesel. Immediately I was all over the duramax because of fuel mileage, but when I found out about the 150k mile oil pump belt inspection/replacement, I starting thinking twice. People online were being quoted around $2500 from the dealer to replace and this is a job above my skill set, so I would have to pay to get it done. If the belt issue didn't exist, then that would make my decision much easier. Any thoughts on the 3.0L vs the 5.3L? Also in reading Chevy's catalog comparing the engines, besides the 3.0L, the rest all have similar fuel mileage. I can't see how all the rest of these engines get similar gas mileage (give or take a couple of mpg's). Any real world numbers that disagree with theirs? Also living in the Northeast, any real issues in snow/ice between these models? I'm open to any and all opinions on a model as long as the MSRP is in the $40k's. Thanks!
  3. Hello forum. First post here! I'm in the market for a new pickup and don't have any owner's experience with full-size pickup trucks. Two trucks ago I had a Tahoe and now drive a midsize pickup. I've been doing my research on these new trucks and have narrowed it down to a Silverado 1500 crew cab with a standard bed and 4x4. I'm not looking for all the bell and whistles so most likely it will be either a custom trail boss or an LT. I also want to point out that this truck will be used as my daily driver to work (60 minutes roundtrip) and also as the family vehicle for road trips mainly transporting bicycles and gear and 5 passengers. Will occasionally be pulling an enclosed 5'x8' trailer, but no campers, etc. so tow capacity is not on the top of my list. My existing pickup has over 200k miles, so I plan to keep this new truck for 10 years, so longevity and reliability are very important. My first choice, mainly driven by looks, is the custom trail boss. The cons I found so far are lower fuel mileage and no height adjustment on the drivers seat. I read an article that someone said that the manual seats have the driver sitting in a hole. I'm not that short, but prefer to sit up higher than lower. Problem is that no dealers around have this truck in stock, so I'm looking for a WT with the manual seats to compare. The other concern is the engine/tranny. I would most likely go with the 5.3L AFM over the 6.2L, based on not needing the extra power and the extra money spent on premium fuel over 10 years. What are the thoughts on the 5.3L with a 6 speed? What about the 4.3L V6? Any good or skip? A local dealer told me that the 10 speed tranny is a 6 speed and the remaining 4 gears are manual? I didn't get a chance to research that yet...My first choice was to go with the 6.2L based mainly on the tranny choice, but those motors are very hard to find nowadays and again, definitely overkill for minimal towing. The LT comes with power seats, so that's solved. As far as engines go, it would be between the 5.3L DFM or the 3.0L turbo diesel. Immediately I was all over the duramax because of fuel mileage, but when I found out about the 150k mile oil pump belt inspection/replacement, I starting thinking twice. People online were being quoted around $2500 from the dealer to replace and this is a job above my skill set, so I would have to pay to get it done. If the belt issue didn't exist, then that would make my decision much easier. Any thoughts on the 3.0L vs the 5.3L? Also in reading Chevy's catalog comparing the engines, besides the 3.0L, the rest all have similar fuel mileage. I can't see how all the rest of these engines get similar gas mileage (give or take a couple of mpg's). Any real world numbers that disagree with theirs? Also living in the Northeast, any real issues in snow/ice between these models? I'm open to any and all opinions on a model as long as the MSRP is in the $40k's. If I'm spending in the 50s or above, I'll get a Suburban. lol Thanks!
  4. Hello forum. First post here! I'm in the market for a new pickup and don't have any owner's experience with full-size pickup trucks. Two trucks ago I had a Tahoe and now drive a midsize pickup. I've been doing my research on these new trucks and have narrowed it down to a Silverado 1500 crew cab with a standard bed and 4x4. I'm not looking for all the bell and whistles so most likely it will be either a custom trail boss or an LT. I also want to point out that this truck will be used as my daily driver to work (60 minutes roundtrip) and also as the family vehicle for road trips mainly transporting bicycles and gear and 5 passengers. Will occasionally be pulling an enclosed 5'x8' trailer, but no campers, etc. so tow capacity is not on the top of my list. My existing pickup has over 200k miles, so I plan to keep this new truck for 10 years, so longevity and reliability are very important. My first choice, mainly driven by looks, is the custom trail boss. The cons I found so far are lower fuel mileage and no height adjustment on the drivers seat. I read an article that someone said that the manual seats have the driver sitting in a hole. I'm not that short, but prefer to sit up higher than lower. Problem is that no dealers around have this truck in stock, so I'm looking for a WT with the manual seats to compare. The other concern is the engine/tranny. I would most likely go with the 5.3L AFM over the 6.2L, based on not needing the extra power and the extra money spent on premium fuel over 10 years. What are the thoughts on the 5.3L with a 6 speed? What about the 4.3L V6? Any good or skip? A local dealer told me that the 10 speed tranny is a 6 speed and the remaining 4 gears are manual? I didn't get a chance to research that yet...My first choice was to go with the 6.2L based mainly on the tranny choice, but those motors are very hard to find nowadays and again, definitely overkill for minimal towing. The LT comes with power seats, so that's solved. As far as engines go, it would be between the 5.3L DFM or the 3.0L turbo diesel. Immediately I was all over the duramax because of fuel mileage, but when I found out about the 150k mile oil pump belt inspection/replacement, I starting thinking twice. People online were being quoted around $2500 from the dealer to replace and this is a job above my skill set, so I would have to pay to get it done. If the belt issue didn't exist, then that would make my decision much easier. Any thoughts on the 3.0L vs the 5.3L? Also in reading Chevy's catalog comparing the engines, besides the 3.0L, the rest all have similar fuel mileage. I can't see how all the rest of these engines get similar gas mileage (give or take a couple of mpg's). Any real world numbers that disagree with theirs? Also living in the Northeast, any real issues in snow/ice between these models? I'm open to any and all opinions on a model as long as the MSRP is in the $40k's. If I'm spending in the 50s or above, I'll get a Suburban. lol Thanks!
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