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  1. This might be a stupid question, but how can the dealership not fix the issues with your navigation, OnStar and CUE problems? I would assume that the dealership would either reset everything or if necessary, replace the defective CUE system?
  2. Like you said, you have to do what works for you.
  3. Not entirely true about GAP insurance--if your just leasing with making monthly payments, you won't need GAP. Your money down on the lease and your monthly lease payment should negate GAP insurance. Now, if you pay the lease up front (1 payment) to avoid the interest on the lease payment--you should compare numbers between what GAP insurance will cost over the course of the lease and what the interest would have been. If your leasing for 2 years and your credit is good, the interest is very minimal. Your better off putting the lease money in a money market or some other interest bearing account and drawing monthly payments from there. GAP insurance is really for people who buy brand new vehicles and are walking the fine line between how much money they put down and what they owe on the loan. If you are too heavy on the loan side and you wreck the vehicle, the bank is only going to pay off what the vehicle is worth, not what you owe.
  4. I used to have the Kahr PM9 & that was my summer daily carry--good pistol, but I wasn't crazy about the ergonomics for me. I have the M&P Shield (9mm) and it is awesome! Shoots great, has great ergonomics (for me at least) & it conceals on me very well. The best advice I can give is to literally go out and pick the guns up and see what feels good in your hands--but, I would say that you definitely should check out the Shield.
  5. http://www.abc15.com...ily-gets-robbed The difference is your truck is a "public possession" to start with seeing as how you drive & park it in public the majority of the time. But listing electronics, tools, firearms and cash is just advertising things unnecessarily. Would you post about all the valuable possessions you keep in your truck? You seem like the type of guy that likes to wear a "tinfoil hat" if you catch my drift. My truck is a "public possession"? What sense does that make? Last time I checked, my truck was registered/paid for/insured by me. If someone steals it, they will be arrested because it doesn't belong to them. Anyone that posts anything on the internet can be tracked to where they are--so by you posting on a forum, you have exposed yourself.
  6. I currently have: M&P 9 Talo Edition M&P Shield Mega Arms monolithic AR-15, too many things to list on this one. For the people worried about posting your guns, don't talk about your trucks either. When your sleeping, people might come steal your vehicle.
  7. 285/65/18 Vs 275/70/18

    I am looking at getting either 285/65/18 or 275/70/18 in BF GoodRich All Terrain KO's mounted on the 18" Z71 wheel. I have seen pics of the 275/70 here on the forum (it was the member with the black extended cab Silverado) and they looked good. I haven't really seen good pics of the 285/65/18 size with the 18" Z71 wheel. I also have the 2" RC Level Kit installed as well. Here are my questions: What is the main difference? Will these tire sizes throw off my speedo? If so, how much? Will there be a difference in gas mileage? I am under the impression that the 285 size will be wider but the 275 would be a little wider and taller? I appreciate any help and pics of these sizes.
  8. How Accurate Is Oil Life?

    Yes, you can. It's called throwing money away. 1) To my knowledge there isn't a single automobile company that recommends 3K as the change interval, including GM. Most are 5-6K. The 3k number was invented by the Jiffy Lube's of the world to get you to spend more $$$$. 2) I've owned a lot of cars, and know a ton of car people via boards. I'd be willing to bet you can't find a single instance where an engine failed in less than 200K miles because the owner changed the oil every 5K instead of 3K. I'm amazed the crooks at the lube places haven't started recommending to 1K! according to my owner's manuel for 04...it states 3k oil changes... Well lets see, I just happen to have an 04 manual. The only thing it mentions about 3000 miles..is if you ACCIDENTLY reset the OLM and don't know where you are at on miles, change it at 3000 miles then follow the OLM. From the 2004 manual.. I trust the oil life meter. If you feel that changing every 3K makes you feel better, than go ahead. All you have to do is google and you will find numerous articles that state on a V-8 engine, you can go 5K every oil change under NORMAL driving conditions. If you are towing every day, in extreme heat or cold, then you should change every 3K.
  9. How Accurate Is Oil Life?

    Yes, you can. It's called throwing money away. 1) To my knowledge there isn't a single automobile company that recommends 3K as the change interval, including GM. Most are 5-6K. The 3k number was invented by the Jiffy Lube's of the world to get you to spend more $$$$. 2) I've owned a lot of cars, and know a ton of car people via boards. I'd be willing to bet you can't find a single instance where an engine failed in less than 200K miles because the owner changed the oil every 5K instead of 3K. I'm amazed the crooks at the lube places haven't started recommending to 1K! according to my owner's manuel for 04...it states 3k oil changes... That's funny, because I had a 2003 Silverado LT and that had an oil life meter on it. I would change the oil when it got down to 10% and that was around 5K-6K miles. Todays engines are built so much better than the engines of the past, that you don't need oil changes every 3K miles. Hell, my fiance's old '04 Accord 4-cylinder said right in the owners manual, oil changes every 10K or if you are in a harsh enviroment (severe cold or severe heat)--every 5K. I trust the oil life meter, everyone in my family has always had GM and everyone goes by the oil life meter since they have been on GM cars. Don't put synthentic in unless the engine requires it, that's another scam that people fall for. There have been numerous tests that show there is no engine damage if you use regular oil compared to synthetic. Sure synthetic might last a little longer, but weigh up the costs between the synthetic & regular and regular still wins. Here is a simple breakdown: 1. Trust the oil life meter 2. You don't need to change every 3K, if you still think you do, seek help for OCD. 3. Synthetic is for engines that require it or very old engines. Use the regular oil, it's cheaper and does just as good a job if you maintain your car. 4. Use 87 octane unless your engine requires it. Again, the vehicles performance was tested using this, you are wasting money if you buy higher octane, the engines computer makes sure everything is running as best as possible.
  10. my god hollow points, if you use that thing you don't want to kill anybody Why the question on hollow points? Hollow points are the ONLY ammo you should use for personal defense. FMJ should only be used at the range & target practice. my question is why use a 357 for self defense? a 9mm would do just fine...the average criminal isen't going to wear full plated kevlar to rob you It's the people like you that scare me about the future of gun laws in this country. If some cracked out scumbag decides to break into my home in the middle of the night and rob/kill/torture/rape my family, I am going to hit him with everthing I got to make sure he doesn't do it again to another family. I have nothing but respect for police officers (hell, I am considering taking the local police exam this upcoming year), but they can't be everywhere at once. It's my duty as a man, to protect my wife and my family inside my home. Also, you must not own a gun or know much about guns. .357 is one of the most popular revolvers sold, right next to .38 special. Also, a .357 revolver can shoot .38 special, but not the other way around. BTW, criminals do wear bullet proof vests to commit crimes.
  11. my god hollow points, if you use that thing you don't want to kill anybody Why the question on hollow points? Hollow points are the ONLY ammo you should use for personal defense. FMJ should only be used at the range & target practice.
  12. Is Jacksonville not safe or something? I don't live in Florida, so I was just wondering after reading a couple of comments on here.
  13. Florida has some great gun laws, try living in New York--it's like your the enemy if you have a CCW permit. It's funny, the legal, law abiding gun owners have to jump through hoops, but the criminals can do whatever they want.
  14. I am a member on a few gun forums and I thought I would ask this question here. So, if you are allowed to carry a pistol, do you: 1. Carry all the time where allowed by law? 2. No Personally, I carry all the time where allowed by law (except in the post office, goverment buildings, etc). Also, throw up some pics of your everyday carry pieces. Here are mine: Glock 19 Ed Brown Kobra Carry Kahr PM9
  15. Gun Mount

    I just don't see it as an issue I guess. This time of year the pistol is under my jacket and you simply cannot tell I'm carrying. Even under just a t-shirt in the summer you'd be hard pressed to see it unless I did something like bend over where the shirt is stretched out some. I'm willing to sacrifice whatever security the LII or LIII holsters may offer for access- people can talk practice and muscle memory all they want, but if something bad happens, I want my pistol deployed right then, not after I push some catch and/or tilt the butt forward to release it. And in the end, with my interests/lifestyle or whatever you want to call it, I'm rarely someplace crowded where a stranger would get that close to me. As it is when I'm out in public I keep my head on a swivel as the first key to good personal defense is situational awareness. I'm confident that given the places I frequent, no one will get that close to me, unless I want them to be. As for in the vehicle- I don't have kids and anyone who rides with me knows better than to go digging through my console, where I usually keep it when I'm driving. And if someone should make a grab for it, there's always plan B. Agree 100%. I use no retention holsters either. Mine are either IWB leather (High Noon is all I use) or OWB Paddle Holsters (winter time)--Fobus for Glocks, Galco leather for my Kobra Carry (shes too pretty to put in the Fobus). I believe in muscle memory, but I don't believe in retention holsters for CCW on my own person. Retention holsters for police, armed guards, military--absolutely, because they have a much higher threat of being in a struggle with a bad guy. You guys have to have situational awareness at all times. Personally, if I was in danger, I want to be able to pull from that holster without any problems. I practice drawing and shooting from my holster at my range all the time, plus I also shoot IPSC which is awesome for drawing from the holster, shooting & reloading on the move. I highly recommend anyone with a pistol to shoot IPSC or IDPA on a regular basis with your carry guns. Definitely makes you sharper on your skills and the more you do it, the better you become. On a side note, buy the Magpul Art of the Tactical Handgun DVD set (go on amazon.com, they have them cheap on there). Some great drills and tactics on there for concealed carry.
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