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    Mike
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    New Hampshire
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    2019 Silverado 1500 LD

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  1. I was all set to buy a Ram but before buying I changed jobs and the new place has a 2013 Ram as the shop truck and it has been nothing but problems and the dealer can't fix it. After two Jeeps that had issues I would never buy another FCA product.
  2. No factory tint in the front. The dealer may have added a film (front tint is legal in some states here but not others). Rear windows the glass has the tint built in. The Bak tonneau are nice. I am not familiar with those wheels. Lots of people here just buy steel wheels for winter use.
  3. Muffler swap with J pipe

    Yes. The flapper is part of the muffler. The only one to have this is the Chevy Performance exhaust which is a Borla system between the Touring and S-Type.
  4. The US is weird with emissions equipment. California has been able to set their own emissions standards since the 1960s or 1970s and over time, several other states have decided to follow their standards. California, Oregon, Washington and all of the northeast with the exception of New Hampshire use California emissions so any truck from those states should meet CA standards. If you are buying new I believe for 2019 all the trucks are 50-state compliant but I am not completely sure. The rest of the states used the less restrictive federal emissions standards. The cluster can switch between MPH and km/h on the speedometer but I do not think you can change the odometer or secondary gauges and displays (transmission temp, oil pressure and so on) to metric units as easily (I am not sure how important that is). For lighting you may have some luck with a GM dealer in your area to see if they have lighting systems that meets European regulations as I think you may have to change the tail lamps too. US and Canadian trucks have red for both the brake lamp and the turn signal and I think European regulations say the rear turn signal needs to be amber. For bed covers I assume you mean tonneau covers. There are many types. I have a soft "roll-up" cover from Extang called the Revolution. I am quite happy with it. Truxedo is the other major maker of the soft type. Bak makes many nice hard covers but they are more expensive. There are lots of vendors out there for these but I do not know how buying from overseas would work.
  5. Muffler swap with J pipe

    I have the Borla S-Type on the truck. Installed for a week. Even in 4-cyl mode there is no noticeable drone. I'm quite impressed with it.
  6. FN 509 Midsize. Great Glock 19-size pistol. I'll be ordering the holster for it this week.
  7. Trans temps

    The Allison is a totally different transmission and it uses a different fluid.
  8. Factory thermostat seems to be 207 degrees. Under acceleration that sounds about normal.
  9. No idea why anyone would say the drain plug was 12mm. GM has used 15mm since I started working on cars almost 20 years ago. The new engines all hold more oil. The V8 holds 8 when they were 6 quarts for ages.
  10. I get that the older design trucks would do poorly since this test is new. But an all-new truck like the 2019 should do better.
  11. You need to hold the button to make it use Google or Siri on Apple. A brief press only uses the vehicles system.
  12. Thoughts on the Nissan Titan?

    The TRD Pro isn't "built up". It does have a nice suspension on it but that is literally all it has going for it. Still has highway tires, no locker and a horribly outdated interior.
  13. The reason they offer it on HDs is because they ship some as “incomplete vehicles”- without the bed for contractors and such to add utility bodies that may use a variety of lightning types. The 1500 may just not support it.
  14. I'm pretty sure it needs to be matched to your VIN. I would not buy a cheap one off eBay as I doubt they program it. That said, do you have an iPhone or Android device? If so, you can use navigation via CarPlay or Android Auto. GM's OE navigation is a nice system but it was outdated before it was ever sold. The phone based systems use Google Maps, Waze or other services that are basically always up to date.
  15. Did HDs get the updates a year later than the 1500s? That interior is the previous gen. Nothing for a 2014-18 1500 will work on yours.
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