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    2017 silverado 1500
  1. I have a 17 , I did the thermostat delete , I live in upstate NY, plow snow with this truck, The way I figure , If it doesn't work out I can always replace the assembly , I think the cost is about 55.$ . I have watched the Trani temp run 240 plowing, compared to the 2011 I traded that's 65 Degrees hotter. Had to give it a try !
  2. The only way to get exhaust bolts off without breaking them is an oxye-acetylene torch with a small tip , With the heat directed at the nut, not the exhaust stud. Do it any other way you will break one for sure and be pulling the manifold.

    Just pull the belt as per the manual , or YouTube start your vehicle . narrow the source of the noise down.

    If you think its coming from the belt or the idler pulley . Pull the belt and start it to see if the noise is there !
  5. Light bar

    Been thinkin about the light bar for my 17, Why hasn't someone wired it into the hi-beam and eliminated the need for the extra switch?
  6. If you tried heat from a torch , your not using the right torch , or enough heat. enough heat, vise grips if you destroyed the bleeders. The correct tool if not. Heat the surrounding area not the bleeder. The small tip on an Oxy- acetylene torch set so you can direct the heat. Get it while its hot.
  7. HATE My High-Beams

    Don't waste your money on expensive new bulbs. I did, no difference. It's the projection set up in the headlight housing. The bulbs make little difference ,IMO
  8. Plow plates

    This is My 17 , Its the same Fisher set up that was on my 99 silverado, I keep updating , and painting, Mind you I don't do a lot of Plowing anymore , But at one time my account's numbered 30-35 residential . This last refit from my 11 to the 17, Side-plates were the same. just needed 1 wiring harness. I do the installs. I know mine does hang lower, but for me that does not justify the cost of new. Now if a v-plow would work on the 1/2 ton short box regular cab, that I would consider.
  9. Not sure what the 18's are using ,but my 17, I installed the Morimoto D5s 35w 5500k . I think I purchased on sale about 275$. As far as any big difference for me in brightness, distance, or quality of light.. NO-WAY worth the cash, my opinion. gota be a better choice out there.
  10. Hello All , Looking for some opinions before I purchase. I have a 17 Silverado Shortbox , with the 18" wheel option, I live in the Northeast, I have a 7 1/2 Fisher plow, I don't do a lot of plowing , but I do a bit. My truck came with the Goodyear Wranglers , and I have always thought they were crap. I'm looking for a tire , a bit aggressive , M/S , I know its a pretty vague question but what's holding up for mileage? Traction in mud and snow and the ok on the pocket . Many thanks
  11. Spark plugs

    Ya leave them plugs in 60-75k . then try to get them out. good luck with that. Lets see how much does a set of plugs cost compared to pulling the heads off, valve job, and machine work . Thinks me will service my truck every 25-30 k or so.
  12. Oil pressure 6.2

    Tailor the truck to your needs, dial the engine to your needs. If your desert driving,towing uphill 0w-20 ,Just ain't gonna give you the protection your looking for. Millage Really Towing? 5w-30 for a starting point. . Any of these trucks showing pics of there Oil Pressure Gauges thinking they are accurate gauges , crazy ,not much better than old school dummy light.
  13. Picked up the Morimotos for my 17, one went bad, they replaced no problem. Light output. My opinion not worth the cash! Little better yes, Headlight system compared to my 11, terrible.Has me guessing at night. tried adjusting, not much difference. . You will learn to live with it.
  14. Last good z71

    My 17 sucks, my 11 was ok, my 05 was a great truck, my 99 was ok. my 88 was good. my 79 was a beast ! All Z71 except the 79, all short box regular cabs, most 350's till 5.3.

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