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New 2017 Silverado & Silverado HD Changes List

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I'd rather them have the aero shutters, and dump AFM. They would probably do more for mileage anyway.

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I'd rather them have the aero shutters, and dump AFM. They would probably do more for mileage anyway.

would they not complement eachother as in when you are in AFM the engine is running coolest and needs less air comeing through.

 

i wish they just offered an oem switch/mode to toggle it on demand.

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The BAS3 system is there to add torque to the engine when in V-4 mode to allow the engine to stay in V-4 mode longer, thereby increasing fuel economy along with being a start/stop system.

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I find it hilarious that when I open this forum the first thing that pops up is an ad for Ram trucks! Someone trying to tell us something? :throwup:

 

As far as the changes for 2017, I don't see anything that interests me except maybe the availability of all-around video cameras with normal mirrors. My 2014 is the hardest vehicle for me to judge the corners when parking of anything I've ever owned.

 

Things I would like to see are a better ride, lowered stance (not need a ladder to get into the bed), and a power lock/lift tailgate. But of course none of these are as important as Aero-shutters (?) :drool:

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Freightliner, Peterbilt, and I believe Ford all use active Aero Shutters in their grilles to control air flow through the cooling compartments it really doesn't help with aerodynamics as when the shutters close the aerodynamics are severely impacted.

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I find it hilarious that when I open this forum the first thing that pops up is an ad for Ram trucks! Someone trying to tell us something? :throwup:

 

As far as the changes for 2017, I don't see anything that interests me except maybe the availability of all-around video cameras with normal mirrors. My 2014 is the hardest vehicle for me to judge the corners when parking of anything I've ever owned.

 

Things I would like to see are a better ride, lowered stance (not need a ladder to get into the bed), and a power lock/lift tailgate. But of course none of these are as important as Aero-shutters (?) :drool:

 

 

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I find it hilarious that when I open this forum the first thing that pops up is an ad for Ram trucks! Someone trying to tell us something? :throwup:

Most ads are based on your recent browsing history :jester:

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Most ads are based on your recent browsing history :jester:

Then someone needs an algorithm adjustment. :chevrolet:

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They already have that with camera trailering package but only with camper style mirrors .... I heard there gonna make it avaliable with the small mirrors ... I hope so

Just talked to Echomaster today (they make system for GM) and they say standard mirrors will be out mid October.

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The concept is old technology. Big rigs have used this for at least 40 years, probably longer. Way back in the day though, it was manual, engine heating up , open shutters wider, running cool, close shutters some. now, it's managed automatically so driver watching porn on his cell phone won't be distracted....

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As these things get more and more complex, I get less and less interested. I'm the guy that will get stuck working on it when the warranty ends. No thank you.

 

It's a sharp looker, I must say, but I'll never own one.

 

Aero shutters? No idea. Never heard of eAssist either until 15HDriver posted.

 

I'd have no use for that system. I can just imagine the horror show of trying to get a wiring diagram and troubleshooting info over the net. I'd bet GM keeps that info locked up tight. Again, a big NO THANKS.

I agree, they are putting too much crap in these trucks to satisfy the electronics junkies. They need to build a basic truck without any of this crap, but let us have the choice of other options.

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i agree WilliamBos, long gone are the days of getting a actual truck. Now it is a luxury vehicle, a V8 bogged down by emissions regulations by government, & fuel mileage retarding a V8 to a small car/truck 4 cylinder.

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That's about the size of it.

 

Imagine what kind of power they could extract from a 5.3 if they used the same technology used to extract 300HP from a little 4-banger! Would be impressive - probably closer to what diesels have been getting.

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i agree WilliamBos, long gone are the days of getting a actual truck. Now it is a luxury vehicle, a V8 bogged down by emissions regulations by government, & fuel mileage retarding a V8 to a small car/truck 4 cylinder.

Well, these aren't my grandfathers 1952 Chevy truck for sure. Didn't even need a key to start it, not even sure my grandfather knew where the key was. The manual throttle in the dash was especially handy when loading hay out of the fields, just drop the in between two rows, put the truck in compound, crack the throttle a little, then get out and help toss bails on the wagon.

 

But, back to the now; took my 2015 LTZ CC 6.2/8spd in for its fourth "free" oil change and a couple of minor warranty issues. Anyway, I was provided a loaner 2017 LTZ to drive. My observations; interior was pretty much unchanged which was ok with me as I like my 2015. Hood was more contoured, reminded me of the Hummer hood, had a more aggressive look I suppose. Plus's; the leather seats seemed softer and more comfortable for my boney old arse. The tail gate camera has higher resolution and has sharper image. The capless gas tank portal I suppose is a plus as saves a few seconds and a little energy. Minus; wasn't aware that the lane change alert system has been upgraded to include intelligent steering if attempting a lane change while not using the turn signals. The feature transmits subtle resistance through the steering wheel to the lane change. It's kinda startling the first few times it happens. But, it can be disabled by merely turning off the lane change alert system. Anyway, guess my wish list won't show up till a new retooling, probably 2018 or 2019, don't really know. So, there you have it - my 2017 review :)

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