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Chevy Silverado - Continued VII

meredithmeredith Posts: 577
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
This topic is a continuation of Topic 1471....

Chevy Silverado - Continued VI. Please continue
these discussions here.

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  • rhino stepgrill guard-pictures i've seen looks like the tow hooks are outboard of the guard and still usable. good point tho. i'll have to check to make sure they're still usable before i buy any brand. went to gorhino.com and under new products, they show a white 3dr. silver. and it looks like the hooks are still usable.
    thanks.
  • dmickdmick Posts: 28
    I installed the Weston Nerf bars, Nice installation no drilling needed, I purchased the black rather than the SS bars because there is very little chrome or SS on the truck. I think they look good, sorry no pictures yet. the reason I purchased them was because of Shadetree Mechanic showcased them on a show around the last summer after I had purchased my 2000 3/4 ls truck and I liked the ease of installation
  • epoeepoe Posts: 56
    Hi, any thoughts on which fuel take to get on this truck? (long bed of course). Thanks for any insight! ;)
  • Do you have a choice on a long bed? The only listing that I have seen is a 34 gal tank.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Long bed..34
    Short bed - 26

    - Tim
  • I think that blank is also used for the On-Star system. As to what else could go there, a friend of mine who has a Tahoe said that in an options book (probably dealer options) he saw a mirror to watch the back seat (ideal for looking after the kiddies).

    Personally, I would have liked a 3 way learning remote in that spot.
  • jimtncjimtnc Posts: 36
    Can someone tell me how to read the VIN to get info, such as when/where manufactured, etc? I ordered a tonneau cover without letting them check the paint code(just told them is was pewter), now I'm hearing there may be some difference in the paint from Canada and the US. Anyway, just got my new 2000 1500LS and it rides like a dream. Very quiet also. It may take a little time to get used to the steering. Please let me know about my VIN question, folks. Thanks.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I got a price from rhino on the step guard they told me $446.89 uninstalled. I just sent the guy an email to find out about the tow hooks as soon as i find out ill post it. The gorhino nerf bars do not have a part number yet for 4 dr trucks. HEs looking into that for me too. Ill let u know.

    Ryan
  • Gas shot up .......93 oct. $1.31. Have yet to crack the 16mile per gallon (city). Ryan, will the flares help in aerodynamics? (I hope this does not mean the other glove is coming off).

    Kanton, any pictures of your completed lift? Specially if you have a picture next to a stock Silverado.
  • bob259bob259 Posts: 280
    I you want fuel mileage you should have bought a Tundra.... You got a truck now and you can't be crying about fuel mileage, you want fuel mileage buy a Toyota imitation truck.

    No wonder Ryan want to smack you.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    No i think the flares actually inhibit areodynamic cause they stick out and probably make MPG worse but im sure by a miniskule amount. No i put the other glove back on its really cold out and my hand was freezing.

    Ryan
  • rayt2rayt2 Posts: 1,208
    the automatic spray nozzles, so when I get out of the mud they automatically clean the wheels, they do however have a slight wind resistance regarding aerodynamics. LOL

    How's that Roger!

    Ray T.
  • I have a 2000 LS 2500 6.0 liter auto 4x4 ext cab shortbox,3.73 rear locker.
    It has a tick in the motor on cold starts, it now has 6000 miles on it, it sounds like lifter tick but it seems to be lower in the motor, and it only does it cold. I can let it warm up in the morning for ten minutes and it still there. Afer you drive five miles or so it is gone. Any ideas
    Thanks
    Cam
  • Good going, I think I would like those also.

    Roger.
  • rwagonerrwagoner Posts: 338
    If you went with the Tindra, mileage would have been LOWER for a comparible setup. Just as all Toy trucks getr lousy mileage.
  • m1685m1685 Posts: 71
    Look in your owners manual, if not there, call your local chevy dealer and talk to someone in service or parts department.
  • vince4vince4 Posts: 1,272
    The VIN number will be explained in the shop manual when they finally release it. But since you bought the truck new you already know everything, I don't think the VIN will tell you any more than the window sticker.
  • vince4vince4 Posts: 1,272
    I have the same engine with 4k miles, no noise. Sounds like a stuck lifter. Try thiner synthetic oil next time. How cold is cold? The coldest I've had mine so far is in the 40s which isn't much of a challenge.
  • I do remember, when this topic was "young", someone posted a web site that explained what VIN# meant. It explained "model year, engine, assembly plant...etc". Does anyone remember ??

    Scooner
  • I hope that I didn't open up a can of worms with my post about the wheel flares? I want to apologize to anyone who was offended with my opinion.

    I fairly new to this site & was not my intent to upset anybody!

    Ryanbab, I'm sure that your truck will look nice but I think it will look better having the same color flares as the body.

    My truck was not ordered with the wheel flares, I just don't like the look of them. It makes the truck look like a 3/4 ton pickup! I'm sure a lot of people like that look, I don't!

    I also don't like the idea of dirt, mud, etc. getting inside there. I know that you can wash it out but it must still rub on the paint? I have decided to order the Chevy mud flaps instead! Much cheaper & I think it makes the truck look better then the wheel flares.

    I have to strongly disagree with you (ryanbab) about having the wheel flares on the Z71 off road pkg. If I had that I would remove the flares ASAP!

    Thank you, fgilby!
  • Sorry for posting again, but the fender flares don't prevent mud & dirt from spraying up on the rocker panels. The mud flaps do a much better job of keeping the dirt off the truck!
  • Ok someone xplain the difference between the shop manuals that you can order from www.helminc.com for $120. and the service manual you can order from the back of your owners manual from helm inc. for $95.
    Seems to me that you get the same info, except for $25 more for ordering over the internet.
    BTW-I am talking about a 99 Silverado, not MM.

    Kurt
  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    If your truck is new, it will have a sticker in the door jamb listing the assembly plant. Well, at least mine does, listing Pontiac East assembly plant.

    Failing that, the first digit in your VIN will indicate the country of origin. 1,4 indicate US built. 2 means Canadian built.

    The eleventh digit indicates the plant it was built in. E = Pontiac East, Z = Ft. Wayne, Ind,
    1 = Oshawa, Ontario.

    Mike
  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    If your truck is new, it will have a sticker in the door jamb listing the assembly plant. Well, at least mine does, listing Pontiac East assembly plant.

    Failing that, the first digit in your VIN will indicate the country of origin. 1,4 indicate US built. 2 means Canadian built.

    The eleventh digit indicates the plant it was built in. E = Pontiac East, Z = Ft. Wayne, Ind,
    1 = Oshawa, Ontario.

    Mike
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    may not keep the splash from hitting the rockers...it sure helps take the abuse of the little rocks that get stuck in he tires and get flung!....especially if you have On/off road tires.

    And for all the comments about Ryan and taking off the gloves.....at his age...How do we know they aren't mittens??

    LOL

    - Tim
  • I run Mobil one synthetic, i beleive i have 5-30 in it now (maybe 10-30) I can not remember now i know it was either blue, or green cap since that is all that i buy. Anyways, anything under 40 degrees i notice the noise, even if the truck warms up for 10 minutes (which gets the temp guage over 170 deg) it still makes the noise. I was surfing on another sight (pacific-audio) and i saw a post from someone who had a similar noise and GM replaced the whole motor saying that it was a crankshaft oiling problem, seems odd to me, besides the noise the truck runs great and has tons of power. Thanks for your input
    Cam
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    ALright i wont comment on that one. But i will comment on flares they do protect from flying rocks. Huskylinigs makes a mudflap for the 99 and 2000 trucks that can be put on with the flares unlike many of the mudflaps. They have their own part number. They look like the chevy ones without the chevy and are a little longer.

    Ryan
  • How much are the chevy mudflaps. I opted for the larger (255/70r16) tires on mine and really see the need. BTW: The upgraded WOL tires were Generals which was a little disappointing since it is a $295 option. I also saw 235/70r16 generals (in the Phoenix lot) on non-upgraded tires.

    Maybe they switched brands because of vibration problems in the 99 models.
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