Guess it depends on what you mean by drone. Its audible when accelerating, quiet when coasting. Amount of sound when accelerating is commensurate with how much gas your giving it. Cruising at highway speed isn't very noticeable unless going uphill. Honestly though, the whole point is to make it louder -
I'm not sure if there was ever a flapper valve, but there's not one there now. I covered the screens a few weeks later, probably a 15% additional increase in sound - worth it. I can notice a bit now when the engine kicks down to 6 or 4 cylinders - sounds like a Harley - but since this only happens when coasting, no big deal (I live in a mountainous area - always going up or down hill). As far as drone - quiet at speed, louder under load. Some back crackle when decelerating between 20 and 10mph (but I like the crackle). Have had trucks with aftermarket mufflers in the past with more drone.
That happened to me also, my dealer quoted $75/hr for .5 hours. It took 2.5 hours + .5 for the remote for a total of 3. Fortunately for me, the quote was mistakenly given to me "per the job" not hourly. While they tried to collect, I only relented on the .5 for the remote install since that was a legit add-on and they backed down. Turns out they based the install on a 2018 model which is a reportedly a true plug-and-play. If you can get a "per job" quote, take it.
There's 4 screws holding in the amp. Disconnect any cables, pull the screws. On the backside of the amp, there's a rectangular rubber plug. Pull the plug to reveal the switches. Prior posts talk about dip-switch settings. A remote volume control knob really helps too - the part number is linked in previous posts.
I can make mine do that also, but I have to really be pushing it beyond any quality threshold for all speakers (Bose System). It stays on-line for me at the volumes I like, and I'm no pansy when it comes to volume. Do you have the vol control knob? Really helpful to dial in different songs...
Nope, the catalytic converter on these were supposedly designed by Cadillac engineers and keeps these trucks quiet. You can hear it when accelerating but not at cruising. I'd prefer it a bit louder but not willing to replace the cat. My previous trucks had a deep rumble + drone with common aftermarket cat-backs, but this 2019 setup is drone-less. Oh - that vid was from before I covered the screens... its a touch throaty-er now Good luck-
I don't remember having an issue. I do remember though that I had to hold the washer at the top of the screw in place while turning the screw. Mine were all pretty loose, so it was pretty easy. If I had to do it over, I'd probably use some lock-tite to keep them secure-
I played around with them and ended up with 1,2,3,4,5 in the up position, 6 down. It's pretty loud, but with the control knob you can dial it back. The best crossover point seemed to be 1up, 2down, 3up (4up,5up,6 down), but the volume was too low. One of these days I'll figure out the sweet spot! Talked to Kicker, 1,2,3 = Gain Settings, 4 = 12volt or DC (leave it up for 12v), 5,6 = Slope (5up and 6down = 12db), not sure what 24db would be.
That sucks, I'd put it on the installer to make it right no matter the effort/cost. A reputable shop should have no issue fixing something they broke. Shops like Best Buy or Car Toys, probably won't help much.
Ordered a couple of pieces of the sticker stuff folks are using for tailgate lettering inserts. Turns out you can buy custom sizes. I ordered a couple of 10"x1" pieces from bdtrims.com in flat red. $5/piece and $3 shipping. Basically unscrew the bolts to remove the top cover, clean the "Silverado" area off with alcohol pad (supplied), reposition cover to mark the edges with pencil, apply the sticker and button it up. Looks sharp
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