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bhales

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  1. i was set on upgrading my 2018 SLT wit h5.3 and 8spd in 2020, back to the 6.2L (i loved my 2008 denali 6.2) i like this truck but the 5.3 is quiet and weak and the 8spd tranny is terrible, been back to GMC twice in 22k miles and still not any better. this baby duramax could be a gamechanger. i tow 2 different boats usually a 4500 lb boat but we also have a larger boat that kills my 5.3L. ive always avoided the 2500 diesel because i like using my truck as a daily driver. i want another 6.2 but a tuned duramax would be fun too and if i can get 30 MPG it will be worth the extra mainenace cost
  2. i may have missed it but why the hell did they move them to the door instead of where they have always been? and then leave that mounting location?
  3. about to do this to mine, my truck has 22,000 miles and has been to the shop twice for this. Only the right side is making the noise. the dealership said GM warrantied the clean lube and tighten the 1st time but wouldnt the 2nd time. they tried to get GM to replace but they said no so my dealer warrantied the second cleaning. my truck also got the transmission shudder/fluid swap this week and the shudder is gone but the 1st gear downshift kick is still there.... im going to pay this truck down and trade it on before the powertrain is up, i will probably stay with GMC and either go diesel this time or 10spd/6.2L. i really miss my old 6.2 denali
  4. ive had Michelin LTX A/t2, BFG K02 and now i have Nitto Ridge Grapplers Michelin was the best hands down with ride and road noise, just not aggresive enough look for me BFG's were quiet but i never could get them to stay balanced, look was good also the ridge grapplers have a little more road noise then the other two but ride is smooth and looks are the best ive had. i get compliments all the time about how good they look on my truck. i only have 20,000 miles so far but i like them i think i would have a hard time going back to the Michelins now as ive gotten used to the aggresvie look. if i traveled more i might but most of my driving is city and my commute is 0.0 miles
  5. my 2018 has 19,418 miles on it the hard shift from second to first started YESTERDAY! no other tranny isssues so far except the occasional clunk when i first leave the house when its cold. but this downshift fro 2nd to first coming to a red light is not acceptable feels like i get rear ended. going to the dealership tomorrow..there going to fix it or im trading it in on a 10spd or 2500 before the warranty is up
  6. yea im about to take mine back again, dealer finally cleaned and lubed mine and it went away for about a month. He actually told me if i was in the woods to pressure wash it good and it would go away....moron. my truck has never been in the woods but it does get salt air and sand at the beach most weekends but its washed 2 - 3 times a week at a drive through car wash so i figure mine is TOO clean and washing the lubricant off the springs..still BS for a 60K truck my old denali didnt ever do it
  7. bhales

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    man i could go for some of that here in Coastal Alabama, has been in the low to mid 90's for over 10 days and no rain.
  8. all i know is my last one was built in IN and i put 260,000 toruble free miles on it, this 2018 built in MX has been in the shop twice in 20,000 miles. my next one will be from IN
  9. ok so im about to pull the trigger on the 6112's/5100r in the next week or so. i currently have a rc level and 285/60 20 ridge grapplers. the RG rub the crappy stamped UCA's and i want to replace them, so im debating if i should just wait a few weeks and do it all at the same time (dont want to buy it all in one week the wife might notice:) Question should i remove the RC level compeletly and just go with UCA's and the 6112's on top setting or leave the level and use the 6112's on stock height?
  10. well when i took it back to GMC this time for Service 15k miles i complained about the leaf spring noise and told them it was only in the passenger side. low and behold they admitted they had a TSB for them and lubed and tightened them. noise is gone for now..service manager told me next time im in the woods for a long time to make sure i pressure wash them real good. (im not a hunter) but i do live in south Alabama and my truck is around saltwater/sand alot at the boat ramps so i guess that could be the issue. but my 2008 denali never made this noise ever for 260,000 miles.
  11. any vibration after adding the spacer, i have the same setup just with Ridge Grapplers
  12. i started to remove all my badging but behind the Z71 badge the paint is rubbed through and im not getting my truck repainted just to debadge it. truck had 1500 miles on it when i tried
  13. took my truck in to the GMC dealer i bought it from and shook the rear of the truck and he said its a floating rear end (BS) and took me to another truck 2500 and made it do the same thing
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