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First let me ask...2015 Duramax 3500, am I posting under 2014-2018 Silverado or here?
2014-2018 doesn’t exclude 2500 and 3500s.
So what separates a 2014 2500 from a 2015 2500 that it shouldn’t be 2014-2019? Far as I can tell the improvements between the two models were very small and minor. In fact the 2014 was the first year they had the inset door design which to me reflects updated body style so seems like belongs here! Educate me everyone!!!!
I went into a muddy ditch at 35-40 mph and sideswiped a hill on the driver side. Side damage was relatively minor with some pushed in lower panels but I initially hit the hill with the front driver side and then the rear of the truck swung up against it. I would say I hit it at about a 10° angle, maybe 15.
My Warn Gen 2 Transformer winch mount with headlight / grille guard absorbed the vast majority (90%) of the impact and saved my truck from having a HELL of a lot more front end damage and the air bag from exploding that’s for sure!!!! I was initially happy about that.
Then, I got to thinking HARD about the airbag NOT exploding... another subject for another day about the dangers of winch mounts!
Was a little worried though because on the passenger side of the cargo bed there’s just one little small spot at the front and top where the sheet-metal is protruding / creased as if you were Superman and took your thumb and pushed, with an indentation on the driver side in the same area, telling me the bed had some weird action going on internally.
But just now I am noticing if you stand on the rear passenger side and look straight towards the front the bed has shifted 3/4”-1” towards the driver side so the rear of the crew cab is sticking out. On the driver side you can’t see any of the crew cab at all and if you lay your hand on top of both between the two it feels perfectly level. I have no idea how the rear of the bed lines up but for now I would say it looks like only the front of the bed has shifted.
Because I’m doing the repairs myself I’m curious if there are any kind of adjustments there, like could I loosen all the bolts up on the frame and shift it back? Did they leave room for adjusting and the impact moved it or is it a one way only bolt onto frame and this is possibly an indication of something more serious like the frame bent just a tad???
2015 WT Duramax 3500 SRW Crew 4x4
This may have already been posted, but I couldn't find it...
From 04-19 the bed size of the Chevy Silverados are very similar. Less than 1.3" in either direction for the 5'8" Crew Cab beds. We have purchased 14-18 covers that fit perfectly on 2019's. With a measurement, I could determine if I should purchase two of the 04-06 covers for our other 2019 trucks.
Here's the inside dimensions I have found online for the trucks:
04-06: 68.13" x 63.19"
07-13: 68" x 63.63"
14-18: 69.33" x 62.33"
All of the covers that I have purchased will overlap the side rails by about 2" and tailgate by a little more, which in theory would mean that they would fit various trucks just fine. The problem is that none of the sellers post the exact dimensions, nor will they give that information when asked.
I suppose this is so that buyers will have to buy the more expensive covers for the newer year trucks. The same covers, made from the exact same materials vary in price from $299 to nearly $900 from vendor to vendor and year to year. I understand supply and demand, but this simply feels like price gouging.
Anyone have any experience with this? I have put the 14-18 covers on 2019 trucks, and they fit just fine. Just wondering if the plethora of 04-06 $299 covers are of similar size.
Just bought '14 Silverado LT Crew Cab 6.5' Bed a month ago - 45,XXX miles, no accidents reported. (Side note, A/C already went out). Love the truck, but when looking at it from the rear it looks like the tailgate is angled down to the right, like the right rear of the bed sags. The toolbox at the front of the bed is perfectly level, but looking from the rear the tool box line and tailgate line do not match up. Am I being nit-picky or is this something that can be fixed? Any idea why it would be sagging in the rear of the bed, but not in the front? Didn't notice it until about 2 weeks after I bought it, and I see it every time I walk behind my truck now.
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