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OK, I can't promise much on how much I will be posting but will try to do my best for this thread.

 

I ordered my 2019 on 10/31/18 and it was delivered to the dealer on 1/24/19 and I picked it up 1/28/19. Mileage at delivery was 9 miles on the odometer.

 

So far to me this truck is very nice.  But then I'm coming from a 2002 LT Silverado Z71.  The 6.2 is a brute and the 10 sp is smooth as can be.

1. Dealer removed the HC badges on the front fenders.

2. I removed the one on the tail gate and going to remove the Silverado as well.  Looking at putting the black lettered Silverado on as well as the black 6.2L on the hood and taking the chrome off.

3. Removed the factory "wheel to wheel" running boards.  They are for sale, asking $700 they have 50 miles on them.

4. Installed the off road steps, GM part number 84538235.  I like them and they are about 15lbs lighter than the HC I took off.

5. Installed LED bulbs for the license plate lights.

6. Programmed the Home Link.  Super easy to do.

 

Planned

1. Install the GM cold air intake system.  I want to put the truck on a dyno as is and get a base line, then install the CAI and see what changes, then have the dealer flash the ECM to see if that makes a difference since that is part of the kit and included in the price.  Just have to see what the cost of the dyno runs will be whether it is worth the cost to find out.

2. Get the front side windows ceramic tinted and then put the clear solar ceramic tint on the everything else but the windshield.  Also a strip across the front windshield. Why GM didn't have that tinted on a HC is beyond me.

3. Install a dash cam.  Still looking at cam's, undecided as to which one to get, so many out there.

4. At 1,000 miles will change out the front and rear diff fluid for AMSOIL Severe Gear as well as the T-case for AMSOIL ATL fluid.  No replacement fluid from AMSOIL for the transmission, I'm sure it will be a matter of time and one will come out.

5. When these tires need to be replaced, my bank account should have recovered from the truck purchase by then, I'll look at new wheels and tires.

6. I want to paint correct and ceramic coat.  On the fence about doing it myself or having it done.  I have been quoted $2,750 total to do the truck and wheels.

7, Also want to get black door handles.

8. Looking at having the side chrome window trim wrapped since it is riveted on, would be a pain to remove and replace.

 

 

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NIce!    :thumbs:

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I would. Be interested to know what this reflash the ecm is? And why the ECM? There is a relearn of the PCM for the maf base air tables.
Issue in my option is milage. The engine is still breaking in. I would drive easy and nice the change fuilds then screw with it. Thats my option on all new engines.

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3 minutes ago, 1SLOW1500 said:

I would. Be interested to know what this reflash the ecm is? And why the ECM? There is a relearn of the PCM for the maf base air tables.
Issue in my option is milage. The engine is still breaking in. I would drive easy and nice the change fuilds then screw with it. Thats my option on all new engines.

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I probably got my terminology wrong.  I just know they have to reflash the vehicle when I install the CAI, it is part of the purchase price and installation instructions. 

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OK that's what I thought. It was just a. Manual relearn not a tune or different software. And as it is included may as well. Is that a e85.

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1 minute ago, 1SLOW1500 said:

OK that's what I thought. It was just a. Manual relearn not a tune or different software. And as it is included may as well. Is that a e85.

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No, GM seems to be steering away from E85 on their main truck line. Why I don't have a clue since E85 is getting more and more readily available, at least around here.Only available on the 4.3 and one model 5.3.  I was kind of hoping there was a pigtail on the bottom side  frame rail like on the K2's for one to install an ethanol sensor and just plug in, but no dice.  So I'm out of luck on that. 

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I like the idea of removing the emblems, especially on the fenders.

The tailgate I'm not as sure about, but can see doing that too.

Congrats on the new ride.

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No, GM seems to be steering away from E85 on their main truck line. Why I don't have a clue since E85 is getting more and more readily available, at least around here.Only available on the 4.3 and one model 5.3.  I was kind of hoping there was a pigtail on the bottom side  frame rail like on the K2's for one to install an ethanol sensor and just plug in, but no dice.  So I'm out of luck on that. 


Someone will have a conversion. They do for the 16+ Camaro.


Ryan B.

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Nice truck Nick! Bet it feels like a world of difference compared to the 02

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OK, I need to post in here to keep things simple. 

I took the sun shade from our 2016 Suburban that my wife never used and tried it in the 2019 Silverado and it fits.  Score one for me.

I also took the chrome 6.2L off the hood and installed black ones that I got from shopchevyparts.com   Looks much better.

I have a black Silverado that I was going to put on the tailgate but I'm still on the fence on that one.

 

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Congrats on the new truck Nick! Just saw your build thread and thank you for sharing your 2019 experience. Tasty choices you're making. Nice! Please, keep your maintenance log in this thread...please? Including your fuel log spread sheet or at least the summaries. Oil analysis. I'm excited for you. Trips? Photos.....:lurk:

 

Great to hear the 10 speed is a winner. Hope AMSOIL develops a trans fluid for them. 

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