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  1. How is the cover when it comes to water intrusion? I know no cover is watertight but how does is do with keeping water out and the bed dry?
  2. I have coilovers on my truck to level. They gave me a little over 2.5" of lift up front so I installed a diff drop to lower the angles a bit. Because of that, obviously the diff sits lower so I had to also put spacers to drop the skid plate a bit but the diff is still contacting it. There are two holes that are not being used that looks like the are mounting holes for different applications but are not being used on my truck. In the two pictures are my estimated and possible cut lines to help with some clearance and hopefully not have to drop the skidplate as much. Does anybody see any negatives to cutting this tab off? It looks like I would not be anywhere close to the main housing and affecting the integrity but gain clearance. I'd leave a little bit of the tab and wouldn't grind it flush.
  3. I have coilovers on my truck to level. They gave me a little over 2.5" of lift up front so I installed a diff drop to lower the angles a bit. Because of that, obviously the diff sits lower so I had to also put spacers to drop the skid plate a bit but the diff is still contacting it. There are two holes that are not being used that looks like the are mounting holes for different applications but are not being used on my truck. In the two pictures are my estimated and possible cut lines to help with some clearance and hopefully not have to drop the skidplate as much. Does anybody see any negatives to cutting this tab off? It looks like I would not be anywhere close to the main housing and affecting the integrity but gain clearance. I'd leave a little bit of the tab and wouldn't grind it flush.
  4. I had to remove my front diff to install my diff drop kit. Now I cannot get the thing to go back in. Any tips or tricks on getting it installed? It looks like the passenger side CV is the issue too. It' sticking too far in and I can't get it to compress and it keeps catching on the inside of the diff flange, preventing me from getting the whole diff to move to towards the driver's side and line up. It looks like I might have to undo the passenger side UC to allow the CV to be pulled outward, giving me enough clearance. Or, I might be able to get a flat prybar in and get it to compress. Any tips or tricks on getting the thing back in? I left it alone last night so I'm going to hopefully tackle it after work today.
  5. I have a 2008 Silverado with the Bose system and the 6-disc/MP3 radio. I have a GM OEM NAV radio for the Bose system that I am trying to install in my truck for mainly the backup camera. I had the unit flashed to accept my VIN and have everything connect except the backup camera (purple plug, black plug, radio antenna and GPS antenna). I don't want to by the camera if it's not going to work. The unit powers on and all lights work and it displays the clock like it does when the radio is off. But, the unit will not turn on. I've tried disconnecting the battery, resetting the CANbus but nothing works. Has anybody every installed factory NAV on a non-Nav unit and got it to work? What did you do? Any suggestions as to why it's not powering on? The company that flashed the radio said it power up and worked just fine on their bench.
  6. Bumping this to the top. Any suggestions on where I can send my radio to have it unlocked?
  7. Unfortunately that is for the GMT-800 trucks. The GMT-900 trucks numbered pre-sets anymore. They have to be done with a Tech 2. There are some online vendors that you can send in the radio to have them unlock it but I can't get anybody to respond back to me. Was hoping somebody might have some suggestions for somebody that they have used in the past.
  8. I have a NAV radio that I got from a buddy's 2012 that I am going to put in my 2008. I am only going to be putting it in for the backup camera function so I don't need XM or anything else. Other than going to the dealer, who else can do the unlock since the radio is Theftlocked? I know there are places online where you can send the radio in and they will unlock it so it recognizes your VIN when you install it in the truck but I can't find much. I found a few ebay listings and one place wanting $120 to do it. Anybody used any of the online companies to do the unlock or know of somebody in the Nashville, TN area that will do it?
  9. I understand that they have other jobs, etc. He just wasn't clear if the actual job took a few hours or if they will fit it in between jobs. He just said "I'll need the truck for a few hours." I'm still calling other dealers to get pricing too but also wanted to know if there are any online companies that can do the service.
  10. I got a NAV radio from a buddy out of his early 2012 that I am going to put in my 2008. It's a pre-HDD radio so the radio and my truck have all the appropriate plugs. I called one dealer that said they wanted $85 to attempt and said they would need it for a few hours. From what I've read it should take only about 20 minutes. He didn't clarify if they needed it for a few hours because that's how long it takes or because they would have to fit it in between other appointments. For anybody that has had this done at the dealer, how long should the process take? Also, does anybody know anywhere that does this service?
  11. Is accessorizing your truck something that you are currently interested and/or investing in? IF YES: What is your to top priority when choosing accessories for your truck? (Quality/Price/Look/Reviews) IF NO: Why not? (No time/money, inexperience, no vehicle) Yes. I consider everything when looking at a product. Top priority is probably looks. I am not going to put something on my truck if I don't like the look of the product or feel like it won't look good on the truck. I then consider quality and read reviews to help decide if that particular product is what I am looking for and then consider price once all other factors have been considered. Would you purchase something because it's priced cheaper, regardless of negative reviews, or options of higher-end, better quality products? (YES or NO) No. On my previous truck I went the cheaper/inexpensive route and found out the hard way you get what you pay for. Now I look at the higher end products but will also look for the best price when considering an accessory. Would you purchase an accessory purely based on how it looks? Even if that means the product does not work well or may not work at all? No. If I am going to add an accessory to my truck I want it to be functional and work as intended but also look good at the same time.
  12. I noticed today that I have a big chunk missing from one of the pieces of paint protection film that is on the front corners of the bed. It is the stuff like the 3M paint protection film. Does anybody have a part number so I can replace it? Is it a dealer item? Also, how do I replace it. It's really stuck on there and not sure how to even remove it in the first place. This is for the 2008 Silverado. Would heat work and just peel off and reapply?
  13. There was no light, only the message. Would a message trigger a code even though there is no check light?
  14. My switch is a knob and the little light was on 2wd but when I tried to rotate it the light didn't move. It stayed on 2wd even though the switch was in the 4H/4L position. Could it be cold related. It's been really cold here in TN. Colder than normal for an extended period of time. I think the highest high it has been here in Nashville in a few days is 34* with the average high the past week being 25ish. Lows in the mid-teens. The switch is only around $25 so I might just go ahead and replace it **Edit** - If I got the message, would there be a code stored in the computer? I scanned with my scanner but nothing showed up. Wasn't sure if it would store a code that cannot be read by a handheld reader.
  15. I got the “Service 4wd System” message on the DIC yesterday afternoon. I left work and it was not on. Drove about 20 minutes to the store and when I came back out I got the message. I turned the truck off and then turned just the ignition back on and the message was still there. Started truck and still had the message. I cleared it with the check button on the DIC and drove home. Got to the house and tried to switch to 4H and 4L but it would not engage. Pulled in the garage and turned the truck off. I then hooked up my scanner to see if there were any codes which there were none (no other lights either). The truck was off for maybe 5 minutes. Started the truck and got no message and it would shift into 4H, Auto and 4L with no problems. I checked all the fuses and all are fine and also checked all the connections around the transfer case and all seem to be connected and clean. Got in the truck this morning with no message. Thoughts on what could be wrong? In the little research I did it could be the fuses (all good), connections (all good) or the dash switch. Most common seems to be the dash switch but could it the actuator on the front axle?
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