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dkjbama

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About dkjbama

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  • Name
    DKJ
  • Location
    NW Alabama
  • Gender
    Male
  • Drives
    2018 GMC Sierra SLT 5.3/8L90/3.42 - Red Quartz Tricoat
  1. They're putting a whole new bedside panel on mine. She also got the taillight which is $675 by itself. I'll give her credit. At least she was honest enough to leave a note (and after 2 old ladies chased her down yelling about a felony) she called the police on herself and got a report made with her on the record as admitting fault. All that's left is to wrangle with her insurance co over diminished value and take it in to get it fixed.
  2. Double ouch. You definitely have my sympathies. Body shop estimate on mine is $2900.
  3. And some dumb hairdresser already backed into it and bent it. Less than 4k miles.
  4. There are several messaging apps out there that are android auto compatible that do a better job at this. Just google android auto messaging app.
  5. 2018 5.3

    3k miles on mine. I can hear my pump and injectors ticking in a drive through, but no "knocking".
  6. There's no way in the world I'd borrow that kind of money on a 3 year old truck with no bumper to bumper warranty and <2 years of powertrain warranty left. Is this one of those buy-here, pay-here type places? If so, RUN!
  7. I would think the trailer would have an onboard charger wired to the 120v shore power. If so, make sure it works and keep the trailer plugged in. Just don't forget to keep the trailer deep cycle battery topped up with DISTILLED water.
  8. Do other 12v items in the trailer work? Are we sure the jack still works. Maybe turn the truck around and run jumper cables from the truck batt to the trailer house batt the try the jack. If it doesn't work then, then you know you've either got a problem with the jack or it's connection to the trailer battery.
  9. Unlike my 08, my 18 came from the factory with the +12v pin on the 7way plug hot already. Look up the pinout for a 7way plug and use a multimeter or test light to see if you've even got power at the plug. Is the deep cycle battery in the RV good? If it's toast, it will suck all the amps that the plug can provide leaving nothing for the jack. The jack should be running off the RV house battery in the first place, not directly off the plug. You shouldn't even need to plug in to use the jack. EDIT: just realized it may not be an RV. A trailer big enough to need an electric jack likely has electric brakes. If so it should have a battery and a breakaway system to energize the brakes in the event of the trailer coming off the hitch.
  10. Same diameter wheels on both trucks? I'd imagine 22's would be pretty bone-jarring in any case. Only other difference I can think of would be the magnetic shocks in the Denali.
  11. Can't burnout

    Not crabby patties, just old farts that were once young and did the same silly stuff and broke parts in the process. In my case, blew the carrier of a 10 bolt G80 apart at 72000 miles in a 98 k1500 If you absolutely must do so. 1) With the engine running, press AND HOLD the traction control button until not only it says "Traction Control Off" in the DIC, keep holding the button until it says stabilitrack off. 2)Put the truck all the way down in 1st gear. 3) Left foot on the brake, right foot has the accelerator on the floorboard.Press hard on the brake, but just hard enough for the front brakes to hold the truck in place. The rear tires should begin to spin slowly and then speed up as they get hot. If you still can't get them to break loose, then armor-all on the tire treads should get them started. Just make sure you burn it all off before you try to drive somewhere. I advise you to do none of this. It endangers you, your trucks drivetrain, and bystanders. That being said, have a happy Independence Day.
  12. Can't burnout

    You're gonna tear up your truck. The 4-speed 4L60E transmission and 8.8" 10-bolt G80 rear end you have will not stand up to repeated brake stands (power braking) over the long term.
  13. Black paint swirls

    Solid (non-metallic) colors, always seem to show swirls the worst. Namely black and red. They're there on white too, just harder to see. I'll never own another non-metallic paint vehicle.
  14. If it's an 8-speed, just press the accelerator a bit harder and give it 500-600 miles. Somewhere around 550 miles, mine woke up and you no longer had to get into the throttle bigly to keep it from upshifting below 2k rpm.
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