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  1. Anyone know how difficult it would be to upgrade the rear view mirror? My trail boss came with a "dumb" mirror. No auto dim, no compass, no onstar, no temp read out, nothing. I'd like to at least have auto dimming, compass, and temp read out. Rear view mirror camera would nice too. Is there any chance that the wiring is already there for it and I just need to simply replace the mirror and plug it in? I've seen a lot of aftermarket options and some of them look pretty neat, but for the most part they attach to the existing mirror and I'd like to find something that is as clos
  2. I had my 2021 LT Trail Boss with the 5.3L engine towed to the dealership yesterday. While driving home from work, the truck started a really rough idle, engine knocking, random misfiring, had Service Emergency Brake, Service ESC messages on the display, check engine light and several other dash warning lights. I pulled a P0300 code for random misfire. The dealer diagnosed the truck with a lifter failure. I haven't been told which cylinder(s) had the failure, but has anyone else had this issue on a 2021 Silverado? I have 6,200 miles on the truck, and this seems a bit soon to have such majo
  3. From the album: Trail Boss Pix

    The Trail Boss right after installing the Wicked W903 20x10 wheels and Federal 33x12.5 tires.
  4. From the album: Trail Boss Pix

    This was taken when the truck was fairy new and still had the stock wheels.
  5. I know there have been a few posts about this, but has anyone successfully added a 1” or 1.5” leveling kit to a Trail Boss? I read that some people have, but have not heard any updates or results. I ordered a 1” & 1.5” MotoFab off eBay, but wanted to check around before attempting to install. 4 Wheel Parts here in Orlando says it will put the CV joints at too much of an angle than they already are.
  6. I only haul a dirt bike in my truck and like a level look so loading is not an issue. I'm not getting bigger tires and don't want to raise the front any higher. Can I take out the spring blocks out and mill them down? Are they steel or aluminum? Can I get shorter U bolts? Thanks in advance.
  7. Hello All, New to this site, just bought a new 2021 Silverado LT Trail Boss a few weeks ago. One of the first things I am doing to this truck is upgrading the few halogen bulbs that GM decided to keep on it. The Rear backup and license plate lights all went super smooth, no issue. But when I went to remove the front blinker bulb from the housing I was faced with a different configuration than what I've seen. The place where you would normally find the circular grip for twisting out the bulb has a small hex head there in place, and it does not look to actually come apart (Please see
  8. Alright, before you say you don’t hear anything let me explain first. This video posted below is my 2021 Trail Boss 3500k miles and has the most annoying exhaust sound. I know there’s some serious pro’s on here who could tell me what’s going on. Essentially any time I start it up high RPM, accelerate, or decrease RPM’s I’m greeted with this annoying metallic rattling noise coming from exhaust. Took it to dealer who claims it’s normal (per-usual) and says it’s the liters I can hear in the exhaust tone. They checked exhaust donuts and heat shields and found no issue.
  9. Picked up my Custom Trail Boss yesterday and I really like the truck, mechanically speaking. My biggest beef is with the interior storage options. Specifically the fact the center console doesn't have a storage compartment even though the thing is huge and the owner's manual shows there should be a storage compartment. There's not a storage compartment under the seatback either, despite what appears to be a HUGE empty cushion sitting there. I have a Z71 Suburban, so I know I'm spoiled but this is crazy how few places there are to store stuff in the cab. I'm hoping a better ce
  10. My wife and I were going to have a picnic by the ocean so went on a sandy (beach sand) road, meant for off road vehicles only. I switched to 4 Hi and while drove in the sand at less than 10mph. After about 5 minutes or so I had warnings of "service ESC" and "steering assist is reduced, drive with care". The truck, which is a 2019 Trail Boss, performed fine and I did not notice any difference in handling. I tried taking off the traction control, putting the truck in park, shutting the truck off for a while, but still the lights stayed on. The lights went off after driving about 5 minutes in 2 H
  11. Hey everyone. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the new ReadyLift 2" SST Lift Kit for my Trail Boss. It adds 2" to the factory 2" lift, in a safe manner, for a total of 4" of lift. I also purchased a new set of Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 35x12.5R20 tires (swear by these). The kit is on a 1-2 week backorder but the tires will be here today. As soon as I get everything, i will post pics and will describe how the install process went. I am also selling my current tires Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 305/55R20 (33.5x12.5R20) that have 13/32 left of tread on them. If anyone is local to Michig
  12. Forgive me if this question has been discussed but I could not find anything with a search. I have a 21 Trail Boss that I want to lift 4" for a total of 6" to fit 35's. I have been looking for awhile now at the available lifts specific to the Trail Boss and AT4 and have narrowed it down to two... The BDS 1805H strut spacer lift with UCA's. https://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=1805H And Rough Country 27550 with their Vertex damping adjustable coilovers. https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-suspension-lift-kit-27530c.html T
  13. Wondering if anyone has had similar issues. I’ve had multiple problems out of my 2020... only has 9,000 miles and purchased in August. I’ve had nothing but issues with the dealership saying they can’t replicate, etc. I have to hold my steering wheel slightly to the right to drive straight. I’ve checked the tire pressure, tires have been rotated at dealer. I’ve heard of people having alignment issues straight from the dealer. I’ve drove it in different lanes, highways, back roads all the same. It’s like I have to constantly correct the steering. If I let the wheel go it goes straight for a shor
  14. Has anyone taken a Custom Trail Boss and done the LT Trail Boss fog lights on it? I am looking for a plug and play kit if there is one out on the market. I'm trying not to source every single individual part from GM. I'm pretty sure I would have to go get the BCM reprogrammed if I'm not mistaken.
  15. Has anyone experienced a similar issue? I have a 2019 Silverado trail boss and when you turn the fan on, whether it’s ac or heater, there is a noise that is not normal. It comes from the passenger side inside the dash area. It’s not a loud noise and if the stereo is on you won’t hear it. It sounds like the fan motor is off. I wouldn’t bother taking it in if all trucks made the noise but they don’t. I had the dealership take me in another trail boss and there was no sound, just normal wind sound. They changed a bearing saying that was the issue but it is still making the same noise.
  16. Looking at crew cab short bed 4x4’s with the V8’s. I just can’t wrap my head around not having low range so it’ll either be a Z71 or a Trail Boss. Been watching prices and I’m seeing Custom Trail Boss trucks starting to get close to the prices of the LT. As in within a grand or even less. Anyone bought a Custom and regret it? I have a 2011 Silverado 1500 4x4 and my wife has a 2017 Yukon 4x4. Both have the 6L80 transmission and hers has the Ecotec 5.3 V8. Very happy with that engine and transmission combo and even with less power my ‘11 moves and drives well with the
  17. Hello, I just recently got some additional lights to put on my offroad bumper, and don't know where exactly to put the switch or how to integrate it into my dash. I just need to be able to add two sitches. I was thinking of trying to put them near the parking brake, or on the instrument panel. The instrument panel already has two spots not being used but they don't press down. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  18. Does anyone else have the same cowl end caps? Look closely at the photos to see the unique design with bend in them. Trying to determine if their part of the Midnight Edition package. Seen other Trail Boss's that had the standard end caps most all other 2019-2020 Silverado and Sierra's have. Not even sure what GM model these might also be on.
  19. Does anyone else have the same cowl end caps? Look closely at the photos to see the unique design with bend in them. Trying to determine if their part of the Midnight Edition package. Seen other Trail Boss's that had the standard end caps most all other 2019-2020 Silverado and Sierra's have. Not even sure what GM model these might also be on.
  20. I've already installed the load lifter 5000 air bags. My compressor came in today and will be installing it tomorrow morning. So far I can say I really like how the air bags mounted in the trail boss. I should have a short review tomorrow after the pump install as I'll be towing a 6000ib tractor for a quick job at my buddies house
  21. Has anyone put the 3m clear tape on their trail boss? Is it worth it? Should I just do the front bumper or should I go all in and do everything, hood, mirrors bumper etc?
  22. Well guys, I finally broke 30,000 miles yesterday. It has been an amazing experience so far and I am very blessed to own this truck. Background: I special ordered my LT Trail Boss back in May 2018 and picked it up in September 2018. I have almost every option that you can order on it except the sunroof (would have delayed my production at the time). My truck was built the very first week of production (7/09/2018) and is one of only a small handful of Red Silverados, if not the only one, to receive the Gideon/Dark Atmosphere leather interior as that color was changed to not
  23. Hello, I wanted to see if anyone knows the actual answer about leveling a trail boss. Can you really get away with a "cheap" level ie. Rough Country using only spacers or do I need to fork out the extra and get the ready lift or fabtech with the upper control arms. Is the Readylift video brainwashing me or do you really need the control arms?!? Asking because it seems to be about $500 (CAD) difference between the two choices.
  24. What do you guys think? It's not as loud as a full aftermarket exhaust would be but I think it sounds pretty good for the money I paid.
  25. Hello, I found a thread on here with others concerned about a down shifting problem with their 2019 Chevy Trail Boss downshifting harshly. While driving city miles (while in the passengers seat) it feels like we get hit from behind while coming to a stop. The problem comes and goes and of course when we took it in they put over 100 miles on it and supposedly could not replicate the problem. My husband came home with this new truck and bigger payment, I was already upset about that and now to have this happening is HORRIBLE. Has anyone found a solution ?? we also have video of when it h
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