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Nick The Great

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  1. Replacement Key and Remote

    I . . . didn't know this was a thing. BRB
  2. This is a neat idea. My wife's Enclave has the console shift and sometimes I'll drive it "manually" just for kicks.
  3. Tool chest combo

    I have the 41" Husky Combo chest, for 2.5 or 3 years now. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-41-in-16-Drawer-Tool-Chest-and-Cabinet-Combo-Black-VRC-4116BK/303499569 It's awesome. Way better than the 26" Craftsman it replaced. Well . . . supplemented. I agree that the short drawers are nice. But I really dig the deep drawers on the bottom. I have circular saws, belt sanders, things like that in them. They had a wider one, but I had a specific spot this thing was going, so I was limited. I'm impressed with the build quality. The steel is heavy, the drawers slide well. Casters are pretty heavy duty. It's not a Snap On or Matco or anything like that. But For the $500 I paid, I'm very happy.
  4. I love my Chevy and dislike the Tundras. Mainly because how different they are. If you are used to your Tundra and like it, I think it'd be really hard to switch.
  5. Silverado HD revealed

    That is one ugly truck. I get that the big ugly grills are the new trend on HD trucks, but . . .
  6. Tire pressure obsession

    I think the OP needs more serious things to worry about in his life than a 1 psi drop in tire pressure. I don't buy the Nitrogen being much better than regular air either. Though I will say, I bought this truck in April 2017, and I think just now added air a few weeks ago. Didn't touch it last winter, and we had some cold days.
  7. Looks great dude! I have a 2017 Pepperdust Silverado. And like you, wasn't going in there looking for that color. But I really like it. It kinda changes color depending on the weather.
  8. My last truck had the jump seat, so I never knew this was a thing. Sounds like it would have been a good idea!
  9. I wish there were a way to turn that off! By the time I'm out of the garage and going, it warns me several blocks too late! And I'm not a moron, so I know if it's cold and precipitous, there could be ice on the road.
  10. winter driving

    I always put sand in my 1999 RCSB 2WD truck. It helped a lot. For the first two winters in my 2007 CCSB 4x4 truck I did also. But one year I didn't get around to it, and I couldn't tell any difference. I put it in Auto when it is snowing or the roads are wet/icy. That seemed to be enough. My 2017 CCSB 4x4 is not nearly as sure footed in the snow, even with Auto 4x4 engaged. I think it's the factory tires. I should replace them, but I'm too cheap. Will probably try the sand this winter to see if it helps.
  11. I don't know about the unlock button. Mine has the programmable seats, with a position 1 & 2 on the door. And a third position meant to go "all the way back" for exiting. My wife's Buick you can tap the buttons and they'll go to their programmed position. My truck you have to hold the button down.
  12. Hell my wife's Buick has it too. I never understand why GM is so different across their brands with stuff like this.
  13. New Silverado Commercial

    I'm an engineer so I have an embedded hatred of anything marketing and marketing related. But GM's marketing department is really bad. Like inept. This commercial is better than those "real people reacting to cars behind doors" or the "That's a Buick?!?" commercials, but just barely. 8 trim packages??? Stop the presses!!!!!!!!
  14. I want to have the power memory seats be a "one-press" button as well. Why do I have to hold the button down???
  15. What have you done to your K2 today?

    It's crazy these trucks don't come with that. The front ones are covered. But yeah . . . they'll go down flat.
  16. Battery life

    My last two trucks had the OEM battery crap out about 3 years in. So I'm going to be very nervous in another 1.5 years!
  17. He and a few other guys said something similar to me a month or so back in another thread. I'm guessing he works at GM in the manual department.
  18. Awesome. My first truck had the 4.3 in it, and it was very good on fuel. I'd get over 20 in fair driving conditions. And high teens in bad conditions.
  19. The buying process is rough when money matters

    I hate dealers. I wish you could just buy a vehicle like everything else in the world. When I go buy a new shirt I don't have to go back and forth and argue with 3 different people.
  20. My 2007 had this issue where I'd be driving and it seemed like I'd lose all electrical for a split second. Then it'd stumble back on, full of lights. Several times the truck would not start until I'd go 'wiggle' the battery cables. The dealership could not ever duplicate this issue, despite the fact it would not start in the service bay until we wiggled the cables. Anywho, after 2 or 3 times they unhooked and checked all battery cable connections. It never did it again after this point; I probably had the truck another 7 or 8 years after that. I'm convinced it was a bad ground that got accidentally fixed during that last service. I stopped going to that dealer, even though it was only 1 mile from my house.
  21. Rear defrost

    Sorry guys. I should have went out to the truck and looked at the manual.
  22. Rear defrost

    So . . . if I have heated rear window, how do I turn on my heated mirrors? Or do I not have them? Or is it like my GMT900 where they come on with my rear window?
  23. Is there a way to make the power seats a single press button, rather than having to hold it down? Like my other GM vehicle or any other one on the market? I'd pay a few bucks for that.
  24. This happens to me every 50th time or so. Not very often, but enough that I've noticed it.
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