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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Owners

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,030
This discussion is for owners of the Silverado 1500.

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  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    So I guess I'm it.

    Mike L

    1999 Silverado 4x4 4.8L 5spd Reg Cab Longbed

    Average mpg - 15.4 w/pop up camper installed

    Longest trip 13,000 miles to Alaska and back to California via Iowa.

    Later
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    you had to go an do it didnt you?

    Well just to let you all know i got this whole thing (club) started

    Thanks Karen !!!
  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    Why didn't you tell me you wanted to be 1st? I waited almost a half and hour after it was setup!

    Mike L
  • mpalombompalombo Posts: 186
    Hello everybody,

    Ryan, Thanks for getting this setup.

    Mark
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    i dont care that you went first

    i didnt know it was setup till i got back and had an email from karen. I talked to her about a wk ago to get this going

    hopefully many more people will be over here soon.
  • ricobeachricobeach Posts: 29
    Hey everyone,

    What are we supposed to talk about in this discussion that isn't covered in the others?

    Rico
    2000 Ext Cab, 4.2L, Auto, A/C, and tons of warranty work!
  • dallas75dallas75 Posts: 72
    Hey folks, been awhile. Thanks for getting this set up Ryan.

    Jerry M. 1999 Z-71, 5.3, Blue/Silver 24,000 somewhat trouble-free miles.
  • valkyvalky Posts: 21
    or is that another number?!? I guess that's for another forum.

    Nice job Ryan, I've been wondering when our own owners club was going to pop-up.

    Valky
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Pics of my truck are at


    http://www.picturetrail.com/ryanbab


    in case no one has seen em


    Ryan

  • 2001 Silverado Extended cab, Deep Green, Rhino Bed Liner, Husky ToolBox, DeeZee Rail Caps, DeeZee Stainless Steel Wheel well moldings, and Just getting started! oh and 2987 miles
  • bettisphbettisph Posts: 2
    Had the update done on transmission shifting and wish I had the old shifting back. Anyone hear of an update that would do that from GM?
  • michgndrmichgndr Posts: 160
    Just checking in.
  • jaguar0027jaguar0027 Posts: 387
    2001 Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 5.3 Pewter...

    1500 miles and lovin it so far...

    Jim
  • chuck2001chuck2001 Posts: 3
    Hi everybody.
    My truck's a 2001 ext. cab LS, Medium Charcoal Grey Met. w/5.3L, 3.73 rear end, locking diff. It's got deep tinted windows all around (except the windshield).

    It's not a 4x4, so what do you call it, a 4x2 or a 2x4?
  • rchrisliprchrislip Posts: 8
    My trucks the same as yours except it is a 2000. I have just begun shopping for a dual exhaust system fot it. So far I have found a Gibson split rear system that will run about $360 from a catalog. I just want something a little BEEFY and not too loud. Have you researched this yet?

    Thanks

    Ron
  • chuck2001chuck2001 Posts: 3
    No, I haven't checked into an aftermarket exhaust. Thought I'd wait until it's paid off sometime next year, before starting to add "extras". I did however, just get the driver and passenger side windows tinted to match the rear and rear-side windows deep tinting. I found out in March that I have skin cancer, and the tinting I had put on at Ziebart is supposed to block out many of the sun's UV rays.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    you will regret it.
  • truck96truck96 Posts: 22
    I bought this truck new in 96 had lots of rear end seal leak trouble, the one where the pinion shaft stick through, dealer replaced it 2 times and then wasn't long later the gears went to roaring guess what he overtigtened the pinion crush sleeve but i guess after new gears the 3rd time was the charm no more troubles. I have 56,000 miles on this truck and no problems yet but since day one there has been some ticking noise on the first startup every day i here gm had to much clearance on the bearings i just hope she will hang on till 200,000. Any of you guys have the ticking noise on startup.
    Later
    Greg
  • rchrisliprchrislip Posts: 8
    Thanks for the info Chuck and Obyone. After checking some mufflet shops here in Hampton,
    it looks like most of them offer a Flowmaster system anywhere from $255 to $400. Also some dude at Mizer said I didn't need a muffler as long as I have a Cat. Conv. but he would put on a turbo muffler and pipes for about $280. Some also offer a Vortec system and Midas (most expensive) has a Raven system. So I guess I may go with the Flowmaster, I don't know what series yet, I heard that a 70 series is pretty quiet, maybe a 50 will do.

    Ron
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    If you do go with the Flowmasters, check this site out. The Flow owners have added a Venturi to their Flowmaster system with great results. Course you could skip the Flows and go with the whole PV system.


    http://209.35.112.209/performance/messages/118236.html


    http://www.pvmufflers.com/id24.htm

  • bcobco Posts: 756
    gotta say hey here too. check out the main listing for all the details.

    pics of my truck and info on 'rado maintenance can be found by clicking here

    laterz,
    bco
  • zimzamzimzam Posts: 10
    Hi, I am thinking of purchasing a '01 Silverado,1500HD,Crew Cab,4WD, 6.0L. But I have been reading some of the other various messages. I have been noticing that there seems to be a lot of problems with engine noises and cooling problems with the towing. Also seems like the dealer won't help. Does anybody have any insite to this with this vehicle?
  • dgore1dgore1 Posts: 20
    I'd be interested in hearing more about the issues you mentioned in posting #23. I just bought a 1500HD 4wd last Saturday and hadn't seen anything posted to date that questioned this specific vehicle, aside from some suspension sag on the left side of some trucks.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Since you have the 6.0, do you have the knock on startup?
  • bmichabmicha Posts: 1
    Does anyone have a source for finding out how much you can tow with the 1500HD? The chevy site doesn't show any info for the 1500HD.
    Any info would be appreciated.
    Thanks
  • New to the forum today. I have '99 Gold 1500 Z71 4X4. 25K miles. Runs great.....still love it. Few problems. All have been covered adequately in the Silverado Problems forum. I'm interested in buying running boards and would like to see discussion of likes and dislikes of the various types on the market. Seems to be lots to choose from. Tks in advance. Will
  • Thanks for the feedback. Will
  • Found this place by luck and look foward to all the tips I'm gettin already.
    Just bought a 2001 Z71 ext.cab long bed.Love it already but look foward to puttin a few mods on it.
  • I have always been impressed by the quiet cabs. However, on my 99 model, I am experiencing a very noisy interior. It appears to be coming from the air exhast vents located behind the passenger seat. These vents seem to have made their appearance beginning in 1999. 2000 and 2001 models also have the air vents, but a heavy rubberized sheild has been attached to the bed to block air flow. Does anyone have any information concerning this?
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