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  1. Once our LTZ was shipped on the 21st and took a week to get to Albany. Should be at our dealer later today or tomorrow hopefully.
  2. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/18/18 As the few remaining snow piles melted away last spring, we wrote about our impressions installing the latest LED lights from Sylvania. The Cube-X and the company's new parabolic LED spot light bars. A few weeks later, we gave away a set of Cube X's to one lucky forum member, @Veee24 This summer RJ ( @Veee24) installed his new Cube-X lights and sent us an update. We asked him how he liked the lights and how the install went. He told us: We think the end result is pretty amazing. RJ's sick 1997 Chevy Silverado. Check out the photos above and below and let us know what you think about RJs ride and his Sylvania Cube-X LED lights.
  3. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/17/18 What's new with GM-Trucks.com's new project 2019 Silverado? Well, it SHIPPED. As I type, our truck is chugging along the Midwest United States via train. It's en route to a CXS Rail Yard in Selkirk, New York just barely south of Albany. Best yet, it's scheduled to arrive in two days (This Wednesday). Selkirk is only a brisk 3.5 hour drive from our dealer, so once it arrives at the yard delivery could be only a few days away. Our dealer gives the chances of us taking delivery next week as pretty high, but as we've learned, who knows what delays may happen. What happened to our truck that delayed it at the factory for over a month after production? It sounds like the windshield was replaced. We were offered an interview with Chief Engineer Tim Asoksis but that never materialized. Eventually we were given a statement from Tim that read in part: Hopefully our next update in this saga is that we're on our way to the dealership. Wish us and our truck luck.
  4. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/11/2018 The saga of our custom ordered 2019 Northsky Blue Metallic Silverado LTZ is no closer to an end but at least now we are starting to get some details as to what exactly is going down. If you're not caught up, read up on Part One and Part Two. Since our last update we've been in touch with our dealership and the Chevy communications team. Both have shed some additional light on our truck's situation. Our dealer, after checking with the Northeast Regional Sales Manager can confirm that our truck is being held for quality assurance. That means this is not a shipping issue after all. The regional manger doesn't know what the quality hold is all about nor can they do anything about it. Chevrolet has also been working hard to figure out why our Silverado hasn't left the plant. A Chevy employee talking on background confirmed two larger scale issues the plant has faced during the first weeks of startup. One involved the placement of doors by a factory robot and the other issue was a batch of wavy windshields. The door issue was apparently fixed early on but the windshield issue hit a larger group of trucks that are still being fixed today. Those trucks were built with those wavy windshields anyways because replacement glass wasn't available in the "Just-in-time" world of automotive factory production. Plus, you can't store a truck without it being weather light. So, an unknown number of vehicles are sitting outside the factory while 350+ people go over them with a fine comb, fix issues and replace windshields as parts come in. Does that mean our truck is waiting for new glass outside the factory? Well, we're not sure. But, good news, we're talking to the man who will know exactly what's up with our 2019 LTZ later this week, Tim Asoklis, Chief Engineer. He'll fill us in our not only the status of our Silverado but give us the inside scoop about the quality control measures Chevrolet is implementing while they start up building the all new Silverado. We'll keep everyone updated after we interview Tim and hear more from Chevrolet.
  5. I didn't want to name or identify anyone. Thanks for giving more specifics and explaining what you know.
  6. Yes, last week they saw the same thing. The truck was at the factory still. They could see it staged at code 4B00, which could mean a few different things.
  7. There's a issue being claimed on Facebook that the new frames are susceptible to being bent if the trucks are not lifted correctly. The problem is the wider frames are also thinner... and require a wider puck for lifts. Which most people don't have? Part of the claim is that a 2019 even fell off a lift because of this issue. Has anyone else heard anything close to this? I can see how this might be plausible (new frames needing a special wide pucks) but I'm skeptical about frames actually bending and there being a "big issue".
  8. Our spy photographer has captured the all new eight-generation Corvette testing in Germany. The prototypes are sporting digital camouflage and rough headlights, but everything else is close to production spec.
  9. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/4/2018 Sure, we're a truck website. But gosh darn do we love a nice Corvette. With rumors swirling over the past few years that Chevy would move to a mid-engine configuration in some form during the Corvette's eighth generation, heads have been exploding trying to find out more. We've wanted more. You've wanted more. Will there be a mid-engine vette and what will it look like? We just want to know. We just HAVE to know. And now... we do. Yesterday our spy photographer contacted with some mind blowing photos and we couldn't wait to share them with you today. We purchased the rights to post them here immediately. Behold, Spy Shots of the all new 2020 C8 Corvette undergoing testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. There are OVER 75 photographs. So, we put them all in a image gallery here. Some of our favorites are posted below but to see them all click on to the image gallery. Expect this all new mid-engine Corvette to debut in the next year and go on sale in 2020. 2020 C8 Corvette Spy Shots
  10. A 2019 Trail Boss From The Media First Drive In Wyoming Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/4/2018 It hasn't moved one inch. Our 2019 Silverado has sat outside the Fort Wayne Production Factory for a few days shy of one month after being built. Why? We're still not sure. Also, according to Chevy.com's Chat, our order doesn't have an event code. Without an event code we're not sure where our Silverado is in the system or what its status is. As we said early last week, the reasons for our truck still being at the factory a month after completion range from quality defect to shipping issues. No matter the reason, this is starting to all look pretty silly. In reality, ordering a truck may have been the wrong move. Buying the first random truck to hit our dealer's lot may have been the better move. The 2019 Silverado and Sierra launch is arguably one of the most important the company has ever worked on. Are they moving slow and making sure things don't go wrong? Or is GM secretly having issues producing and moving the all new platform? We're not sure. We want to say the former, but the longer our truck sits in Indiana, we're inclined to believe the later.
  11. Yes. Here's the parking lot on google maps. No big deal though. We'll clay and wax soon after it gets here.
  12. I completely understand. I just wish GM could prioritize the sold orders. My dealer started paying floor plan financing on our truck last Friday. That's not fair to them. We want to buy it right now and it's built. Lets get the show on the road.
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