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  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    my suggestion is UTR and add some bedrail caps if you dont go with a cover
  • IMHO, I would go UTR, I just recently had my truck done in Rhino and I used Ryan and co. advise and got UTR. I also think UTR and bed rail caps look nice. I spent 400 for UTR and 75 for DeeZee bed rail caps. RHINO Liner companys are a national company but are ran individually, the price may vary were you are and you can usually look for around 370-400 for UTR and 400-450 OTR, don't pay anymore than that.
  • mrurlmrurl Posts: 116
    The real reason for UTR is that if you have to have the quarterpanel repainted for any reason, it will be difficult to mask off the X-line/Rhino asccurately because of its texture.

    I don't think the liner will interfere with the roll top. It sounded to me like you wanted to get the X-line/Rhino actually sprayed on the side rails of the roll top. If any got inside the track of the roll top, it would gum up the works.

    As for me, I'm saving for a bedrug and an ARE cover.

    Peter
  • gvoigtgvoigt Posts: 63
    Shortly after I purchased my 2000 GMC, it became apparent that it needed a bedliner of some type and I knew a spray in was the only option for me. I checked around pricing various brands and settled on Ultimate Linings since they were handled by a company that I felt comfortable with and serviced the dealership where I purchased my truck. So the decision had been made, except for the price...$460 bucks bed under the rail only...so I started thinking. Just how important of a customer to the dealership am I? I made them an offer they couldn't refuse. I got my liner installed for dealer cost ($125.00) by giving them opportunity to do some advertising on my truck. Across my front window above the 'A' line the dealerships name appears, just as someone would put "OFF-ROAD" or "4 X 4". And again on the rear window along the bottom of the window out of my line or sight but just above the top of the front bed rail. I like the way the graphics sets my truck apart from every other blue Sierra on the road. We have a gentleman's agreement that I can purchase other accessories for dealer cost plus sales tax for up to one year. I have also added other "advertising" in smaller less conspicuous for compensation in trade. Why not let someone else pay for your add-ons. Next is some flames on the front, working with a vehicle graphics company to provide it 'Free' in turn for me throwing referrals to them of other companies that I know who need their services. Got to use that Marketing Degree for something other than to hid a hole in the wall. The company I work for is toying with the idea of spending some of the advertising budget to have graphics made for guys like me. Oh the liner works great, I recommend that you use Westley's Bleach White to clean it to keep it shiney. It has already taken a beating, dents in the bed tell the story but the liner hasn't even chipped or torn. I'm satisfied.
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Spray-in OTR will work fine.
    -- Don
  • dustyonedustyone Posts: 262
    K-Mart has their PF-59 filters on sale this week for $2.50 (2 for 5). Best price I have found.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    best price i found was 50 cents each at walmart. They had a "special no ad" sale. I bought two (was doing an oil change that night) got up to the register they rang up 50 cents. I went back and bought the whole shelf of them. 10 in total.
  • truckchictruckchic Posts: 105
    Got any picutures of your truck you can post?

    I'd love to see what kinds of advertising you have.

    Truckchic
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    where abouts in illinois are you from? Saturday morning i was in um a city by tinley park (bridge.....) and i seen a blue sierra like yours and thought hmmm wonder if that was truckchic.

    It was around harlem avenue.
  • lbelrodlbelrod Posts: 1
    I have a 99 Silverado 5.3L w/ 50k and would like to change the transmission fluid myself and save 50$. I cannot find out how much transmssion fluid it holds. Dealer could not tell me exactly, but said they "fill it till it is full". This is a sorry answer, so you know why I dont want them o change it. Does anybody know transmission fluid capacity???
  • mrurlmrurl Posts: 116
    The full rebuild capacity varies with the size of your torque converter, but the pan capacity for a change is 5 qts.

    Peter
  • I justed ordered a 2002 Chevy 2500. I have the order number, how can I tract my order thru GM?
  • gregm8gregm8 Posts: 4
    hi all-
    i recently bought a silverado ext cab short bed 2001 v-6. i wanted to put and exhaust system on it(probably flowmasters) but i have heard a few people saying that flowmasters on a v-6 sounds terrible. i would like to know if anyone in this forum knows anything about this or could give me any input- thank you very much.

    Greg
  • gvoigtgvoigt Posts: 63
    I posted a couple pictures or my window graphics at under gvoigt. I'm new to these online photo albums, I hopefully will have several more photos added to my homepage soon. These should answer the visual questions about my earlier post. GV
  • 87lion87lion Posts: 166
    Just call the Chevy help line about once a week and they can give you a status. Some operators are more helpful than others. I don't remember the number right off the top of my head. If someone else doesn't post it I'll look it up.
  • wight1wight1 Posts: 218
    the phone number you want is 800-222-1020. Give them the order number and they will give you the target production week (TPW). Check back a few times as the TPW gets closer to see if they moved you back. During the actual TPW, call and they can tell you if it has actually been built, and if it has, get the VIN. Call on Tuesdays - that's when their reports are updated. After you get the VIN, you can then give that to your dealer, who can track the truck's shipment from the factory to his front door. Good luck with the new truck.
  • truckchictruckchic Posts: 105
    Ryan,

    I am actually out in the farther western suburbs than tinley. Although I know exactly where you're talking about. That's about 45 min to 1 hour from me.

    So, no, that wasn't me. My truck has a license plate in the back window that says Truckchic.

    :)
    Truckchic
  • smikessmikes Posts: 130
    I have a Line-x UTR ($290), the Wade rail covers that Ryan recommended (match the gate cap great) and had a Pace Edwards Roll Top cover installed. Everything looks great, and works well. I get compliments on it from time2time.

    I drove home (Seattle to ND) to see the folks in July and averaged almost 19mph (bed covered). Not bad for a '01 4x4 LT X-cab doing 70-80 most of the time.

    smikes
  • gvoigtgvoigt Posts: 63
    So far my biggest grip with my 2000 Sierra SLE is the paint. I like the color, but all you have to do is look at it and it seems to scratch. The slightest thing can leave abrasion marks/scratches. Leaning against the side of the truck and you leave behind an ugly scratch. It seems as some one left off the clear coat or forgot to add a hardner to the paint when mixing. Someone also speculated that it could be that it never got all the coats it was suppose to get. Never before have I had a vehicle that had such low scratch resistance as this one does. I lived in Montana where sand and gravel are common place and vehicles take a beating from wind and road conditions, yet scratching wasn't a problem. Not to say that those vehicles didn't have their far share of stone chips. It is one thing for the paint to chip from a rock, but another one from a denim jacket leaving a noticeable scratch from a light rub from leaning over the bed. This same thing doesn't happen when I lean against my Bonneville. I know GMC isn't going to repaint the truck, yet I am going to see if any others are experiencing similar issues.
  • gator36gator36 Posts: 294
    What color?
    Black is the worst to try and keep clear. It shows everything
    like it is under a magnifying glass.
    Other darker colors are similar.
    I may have some ideas. But right now
    I am fried... Painting the patio cover...
    Work... work work...
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    Anyone see the GMC Sierra Professional concept in the Sept/Oct Truck Trent. Looks neat! May not be a concept-the article sounds like it will show up early next year.
    Comes with a built in underhood electric generator rated at 5000w with a built in power strip to run power tools etc. Inside the cab there's a built in cell phone, electric cup holders (cold or hot!) and controls for the underhood generator.
    From the photo it looks like it's built on the 2500 Ext Cab version of the Sierra. Sounds nice if you're a contractor with deep pockets!
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    How have you been neighbor?
    Sounds like you got great gas mileage on your trip.
    I drove from Seattle to Montana in July to see my folks. With my '01 x-cab, Z-71, 5.3L, 3.73, I averaged 18.7 mpg and I was doing between 75 and 80 mph with the a/c on the whole time.

    How has your truck been treating you?

    -David
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    my last trip i got 17.8 WOOHOO my highest mpg to date im moving up
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    Glad to see you are moving up in the world.
    Did you notice any mpg difference when you changed to your current tires?
    I still have the stock P265/75R16 Firestone Wilderness AT's on mine.
    With 6,900 miles on them they are not showing any wearing yet, well except for a little on the back ones. Kinda hard not to show off and put a dual patch of rubber on the road every-once-in-a-while.
    -David
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    nope no real difference

    My fstones wore funny. I kept em like 9500 miles. Around 7-8K the center tread was smooth (bald). Had em checked out pressure and everything was fine.

    My new tires are showing little to no signs of wear after 10K
  • smikessmikes Posts: 130
    My truck has been great. I don't use it all that much since I bicycle commute downtown everyday for work. I've had it 9 months now and don't even have 7000 miles on it yet. My vacation put 3000 on it.

    My only gripe with my rig right now is the chips in the windshield from the !#*)*^%$&* idiot Mayflower moving truck driver who passed me in Montana in a construction zone where it was clearly marked every 300 yds DO NOT PASS. Besides the windshield, chipped the paint on the hood, and cracked the bowtie in the grill.

    So Mayflower, if you're listening, thanks for calling (not) me back after I lodged my complaint. You can rest assured I will trash talk you until the day I die.

    smikes
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    Glad to hear you are doing well, except for the Mayflower incident.
    Was that the road construction zone on the east side of Look Out Pass before you get to the $10,000 Silver Dollar Bar?

    For some good news, several months ago a rock hit my gold bow tie in the front grill and busted a big chunk out of it. Went to the local Chevy dealer parts department and got a new gold bow tie for $12+tax. Took about 20 minutes to replace it. Looks new again. Sorry I can't offer any help for the rock chips in the hood and windshield.

    I've had my truck for 8 months now and have only 6,900 miles on it. My vacation to Montana in July put 1,600 of those mile on it. I'm surprised I don't have more miles, it is so much fun to drive. However, having to drive only 3 miles to work doesn't add up the miles very fast.
    I'd bicycle to work too, but it is uphill the whole way!! Going home from work would be more fun, I wouldn't need to peddle at all.

    -David
  • smikessmikes Posts: 130
    I think I was about 30 minutes west of Three Forks. I stopped in Three Forks and called the Highway Patrol to report the idiot.

    I asked at Huling Bros Chevrolet in West Seattle and they quoted me $25 for a new bowtie! What's up with that?

    smikes
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    go with a billet bowtie.
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    $25 at Huling Bros Chevrolet.....wow.....does it have "24k gold" in it?
    $12 at Everett Chevrolet.

    -David
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