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Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra - Owners hangout

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  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Sounds like a good price. Guy quoted me for $725 installed
  • 87lion87lion Posts: 166
    That would be x-cab. I don't remember seeing many regular cabs on the lots either. Almost all x-cab shortbeds.
  • 87lion87lion Posts: 166
    I kind of like the Chevy grill, although I think the billet grills look good too.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Stock chevy grill reminds me of a checker board.

    Interesting to note that two people here have ext cab LB trucks. Sometimes, I think I need a long bed too....then I empty the junk out of the truck and no longer need it.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    Maybe the 2500 Suburban grille is diif. than the 1500. Every Sub. and Tahoe I've looked at the grille is black with chrome surround. Just the opposite of the trucks.
  • jaguar0027jaguar0027 Posts: 387
    You are right about painting it black! Would save me some $$$ but the billets.... ohhhhhhh they look sooooooooooooooooo nice. LOL

    Ryan - I may be getting the ARE cover soon. I will let you know how it goes. Just need to save up a little more $$$$ if you know what I mean.

    Also.. what all does the HPIII do for ya? Are they super expensive???

    Jim

    P.S. Got a Duraliner drop in bedliner in my truck last week for my birthday! WOOHOO! :)
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    cost me $279.99 most places have them around 300-330

    I have mine for the different tire size and shift firmness all i use it for

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    For the longest time on my 2K 2500 Ex.cab 6.0 4:10 245's...I always got 12.5 MPG.....city or highway. Around 30K miles I started checking it again and noticed tanks were in the 14 Plus range. Truck turned 36K last on Friday before a trip I took.

    On the highway now...75-80 MPH with the AC on Max and fan on high almost all the time....outside temp of 92-97 degrees...it got 15.2 and 16.8...for an average of 15.89

    Not bad for such a gas pig at first..

    wonder what an 8.1 will do after 30K?

    - Tim
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    I think I paid $340 0r $350 for the HPIII from Summit Racing. I've never seen them as cheap as what Ryan got his for; wish I'd thought to ask where he got his before I bought. If you go over 265x75 on the tire size, they're essential because GM can't reprogram for the larger tire sizes. It's not just a matter of speedo/odo readings, shift points and abs settings are also computer controlled and noticeably adversely affected if the correction isn't made. I use mine for tire size, shift firmness, top speed limiter, and fuel grade/timing curve optimization settings/corrections. If you live in a warm climate and want to drop the thermostat opening point, it can optimize for that, too; as well as WOT shift points and some other stuff. Well thought out product and more than worth it to me.
    -- Don
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Got mine at a local autoparts place thought id be paying at least $350. When he said $279 my jaw hot the floor. I had to ask him to repeat the price hehe
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    I don't know; figure higher empty weight and bigger motor -- maybe 10.5 to 12? Too bad they don't put that motor in a 1/2 ton, stick. They could call it the SS 4x4 8.1 Z71. 'Cept you'd need a long bed to get all those decal letters on there.
    -- Don
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Like one of those deals where the guy might be reading off the wrong column on the price sheet, and you suspect that could be what he's doing, but after you ask him to repeat it you aren't about to argue with him anymore?
    -- Don
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    today. Went pretty smooth. About 15 min. I didn't have any burnt out, but the plastic housing was sure black and burned looking on both, where the bulb goes into the housing.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...Now Ryan is gonna be asking about Amber DRL's!

    LOL

    ..Don,....some people say they get 12.5 or so in the 8.1...(same as I used to get in the 6.0).....so who knows?

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    dont worry i wont
  • dmnsmith2dmnsmith2 Posts: 21
    Can anyone tell me what this option is, detailed? TIA!
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    do have that Passenger DRL that has been out for some time....I gotta replace that....but then I'd have to keep the truck for a while.....and I really should install that filter and get use out of that as well...

    hmmmmm

    gets good MPG now...warranty over....can go to the places I really want to fix it when needed....maybe keep it 5 more years!

    hmmm

    - Tim
  • dmnsmith2dmnsmith2 Posts: 21
    Can anyone tell me what this option is, detailed? TIA!
  • geowpowgeowpow Posts: 3
    I have a new 01 Rado x-cab 4.8 3.73 locker with 1800 mi on the odometer. Took a 300 mi trip today (Orlando to Sarasota and back) and averaged 21.93 MPG @ 75MPH with AC. Granted, this was all flat country, but I was so impressed I just had to share. BTW, I have no front wheel or front end shaking and no dreaded cold start knocking, tapping or pinging. So far, everything as advertised.
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    In AutoTrac the system senses rear wheel slippage and, through a servo in the transfer case, engages the front axle for the duration. As a practical matter (assuming you want/need full time or quasi-full time 4wd) it's a hell of a lot better than the old, open diff NP203 system Chevy used in the '70s, but not as good as Jeep's full time proportioning differential, Quadratrac. If you leave Autotrac on it engages the front hubs full time and will quickly react to any differential slippage of the rear wheels (like tight turns at an intersection). It will cost maybe 1+ mpg, plus whatever added front end wear. Most(?)folks use the 2WD option in high traction conditions, Autotrac when the roads get sloppy (I just leave it on most of the winter in Denver), and 4Hi or 4Lo when you need it for whatever pass you're driving/crawling over. For what it's worth, while I liked my Jeep Grand Cherokee's drive system better for it's totally seamless and unobtrusive operation, overall I wouldn't ever go back. The Chevy Silverado/Tahoe/Suburbans (& GMC variants) clearly outclass the Jeeps.
    -- Don
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