IMHO, people that put on a lot of miles, (50k per year and up) should upgrade every 2-3 yrs. The rest of us don't need to. If you want to, that's fine. It's your money. Why aren't you happy with your current '16? I have a '17 like yours with more than 2x the miles on and still love it. Best vehicle I've ever owned.
Based on my experience, (driven a 69, owned a 1973, 1984, 2006 and now 2017 GMC FS), I'd say the '17 is, by far, the best of all on them, in all respects. It does everthing better and looks good while doing it. Over 83,000km on the 17 so far and still love it. My next truck will be another GMC in about 2-4 years. I have no issues with the new ones. They look great in person and I'd be happy to drive one.
Nanotech Environmental replied to gone_fishing's topic in 2014-2019 Engine, Driveline, & ExhaustAnyone know which years have the old style and which have the new style? Ie. When did GM switch designs?
For what it's worth, there have been quite a few on here that have made it past 130k no problem. My brother has an '11 with well over that and no issues.
Assuming this reply was to me- I don't need to work in auto repair to know what's what with the 5.3. My first one had 200k miles on it when I sold it & it was still going strong. My current one has 50 k on it and has been flawless. It'll go a long time as well. Not only that, but there are many, many others with similar results. I'm sure you see the odd dud here and there, but remember you only see what rolls in your shop with problems. You don't see the ones that don't have problems, which is the clear majority- probably >90%.
I'd hazard a guess that it can safely do 200-300k miles. All 5.3's can easily do that. Given the actual use it will typically be subjected to, it shouldn't be a problem. In many ways this could be the engine that a lot of 5.3 buyers may actually want. It should tow better(not heavier, just better) and drive better given the torque output.
Got a good coat on there. I think FF can work well for folks that do limited winter driving. I do a fair bit of winter driving & I found it couldn't handle a whole winter of steady splashing and spray from wet salty roads, especially on certain parts of the truck. It does need re-applying, or at least in my case that's what I found.
There are a few options, depending on your needs/wants; One option is a front mount bed storage boxes that have built in fuel tanks. Also fuel tank only boxes that mount across the front of the bed. My father used this method on his diesel 3500. He had it rigged up such that all he had to do was flip a switch to use the auxiliary tank. One advantage he liked was fueling up where fuel was cheaper + the greatly extended range. Also, I think you can buy smaller saddle tanks that fit in front of the wheel wells inside the box, on either side.
From what I've seen and experienced, typical undercoatings such as FF, Krown, 'Dripless' oil etc. get cleaned off due to normal driving and have to be re-applied once or even 2x a year. Many of them are also sticky, so attract dirt, which compromises them over time. Re-spraying every year can get expensive and also can leave a window of time open where the vehicle can be vulnerable to rust forming, usually late winter, early spring. If you could buy a really good, effective product for the underside of a vehicle, that you applied once when the vehicle is new, didn't harm the frame wax & that didn't come off from salt spray, washing, etc., & lasted for years, would you buy it?
GM's New Silverado 2.7L Gas Turbo Engine Is Faster and May Be More Fuel Economical Than Colorado With 2.8 L Duramax
Nanotech Environmental replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomIMO, the new 4cyl turbo should also be offered in the midsized trucks. I would have guessed with its torque curve that it would get better highway mileage........say 26-28 or so.
(Bold) Where on earth do these clowns come from? Going by that reasoning, every single racecar/truck etc. in history would have bent rods everytime they start up. Good Lord!(facepalm)
Chatted with the sales guy at the dealer where I bought my '17. I want to test one of them as well, due to the amount of highway miles I drive. He said as soon as he gets one, I'm to come in and try it out.
Before I bought my current truck - 2017 SLE 4x4 dbl cab(which I LOVE!!), I had prepped a list of what I want, so when the time came I would be ready. I think this is important when buying, so one doesn't overbuy, or underbuy, or mistakenly try to compare apples to oranges. The list was based on what I had in my previous truck, plus a few new things I found I wanted. My new truck also came with heated seats, which wasn't on my list & I always thumbed my nose at previously. However, they have really grown on me!! LOL I really like the backup cam & also want one on the front. Also love the colour DIC & 8" touch display. Went with the GM undercoating (big$$$) & glad I did, as it is a great product, though I still think it's too pricy. All the other options were on my list because I used them in my last truck and liked them. This is the list I sent to the dealer: Must haves: 4x4 (Kodiak ?) SLE or SLT Double cab, or crew Power windows Power locks Power mirrors Heated mirrors and rear window Intermittent wipers A/C Cruise Tilt & telescoping wheel power seat 2 12v power ports USB ports Auto dimming center mirror Compass & outside temp DIC with real time mileage etc. Running/step boards rear camera 8" display screen box liner-plastic or spray-in 5.3 liter 3.08 or 3.42 rear, but need to test drive a 3.42 first. Tow package with brake controller Black or dark grey interior - cloth 40/20/40 front seat keyless entry Aluminum rims 17 or 18" Splash guards recovery hooks locking rear diff. 4 movable upper cargo tie downs Wants/nice to haves: 1st Cardinal Red colour, or 2nd Crimson red 3rd White 4th Silver 110v port Nav (maybe) or Apple car play. rear fender liners undercoating
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