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Chevy Silverado - Continued XII

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  • lincoln5lincoln5 Member Posts: 40
    I run my AC on 2 most of the time maybe 3 or 4 on a hot day to cool the cab down if it has been sitting in the sun. Do you have a reg cab or extended? I have wondered if they put the same unit in both size cabs.

    Quadrunner, I lived in Denver for two years in the early 70's. We really enjoyed it, snow and all. Used to love going to the Y camp at Estes Park with the kids. A really great place to "rough it" in reasonable comfort.
  • geddes1geddes1 Member Posts: 8
    Looking for someone who uses the Silverado for towing. I pull 5,00lb travel trailer looking at the Silverado as the tow vehicle. Want to see what kind of performance and set up you have. Want to stay away from the 3/4 ton if possible for gas reasons. Also if your dissapointed or pleased with the tow capablities. Thanks DRG
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Dude you sold out. I am shaking my head as i speak. Enjoy it hope its at least half as good as the beast was.

    GOTRIBE i know what color blue your talking about. My oil light hasnt come on. Im only at like 2300 mls. Im gonna change it at 3000 no matter what (TIM NOT A WORD OUT OF YOUR MOUTH).

    Ryan
  • werkingwerking Member Posts: 431
    still waiting for the phone number and part number
    for the wade caps that you promised me you'd email
    me last night. what's up with that, man??? get a little "distracted" after the softball game maybe??? it's started already fellas...ryan's trading us in for his girlie...

    kyle
  • markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    Have a 4.8L 5speed 4.10 and pull a 5,000 +/- lb trailer. PLENTY OF MOTOR, even though I live at 7,000'. Suspension is just too light for my personal preference as I tow long distances (1000 miles+) at high speeds (75) with the bed full of dirtbikes and junk getting back and forth to races on short weekends. Even with an equalizer hitch, suspension and even the truck itself is just too light. Suspect I'd get much better towing performace with a higher spring rate on both ends but I decided to order a 2001 HD CC with 6.0L instead.
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Oh man im sorry opps. No let me explain softball game got cancelled so we went and seen gone in 60 seconds (great movie) i want a reg cab hummer now!!! Then went to the mall then went back to my house then last night at 11 when i usually go online i had a meeting at menards. I got home and my aol wouldnt work it said my password was invalid so i reentered it and it kept saying goodbye and then giving me a 1-800 number to call. Damn aol. I cant even check my aol mail. Ill get it to you if not by tonight by tomorrow morning. Im real sorry. Oh boy did i get distracted after the mall though haha. Shes great though i have towels down in my truck over the floor mats and everytime she gets in she fixes it so she doesnt get the floor dirty i was so amazed. I was like you dont have to do that but she kept on fixing it. GO SEE GONE IN 60 SECONDS itll make you go check on your truck alot but its a relaly good movie. I love that hummer black 2 door with a bed grill guard now thats my dream truck

    Ryan
  • btenvybtenvy Member Posts: 43
    Anyone seen a nice dash cover around? I would like to order one. Got my Bug deflector in but somebody touched the paint so I'm sending it back.
    Same here on the air, usually run it at 2 or 3 live in Henderson, NV. About 100-120 last couple of weeks. Works great! Also very pleased with Line-X liner works and looks great.

    -Jarvus
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    your dog being trained to fix the towels? I remember that your dog liked the rear seats in your truck... ;)
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    I was talking about this girl i am going out with. My dogg has only rode in my truck once that i know of.

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    But you said you have your dream truck!...can't seem to focus any more eh?..wonder why!?

    Ryan should be a complete goner here soon...

    As for oil and 3000.....wuh?.wuh?....what am I gonna say...except..."ain't my truck!"..

    ...so the dog fixes the towels?.....

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    HAHA yea i do have my dream truck but thats reality now i need another dream truck. Black 2 door hummer oh baby haha. As for the im a goner??? You think so?? Whats the bet and spread on me so far?

    Yea my dogg fixes my towels and he washes my truck.

    Im focused im looking straight ahead forward

    Ryan
  • smikessmikes Member Posts: 130
    With all the A/C talk I thought I would throw in a tip I learned from an old mechanic years ago...

    Run your A/C in the winter whenever you can. The a/c temp does not need to be set to cold but can be set to a warm temp. Why? reason 1 is that is much better for all your a/c equipment to get a regular workout (things stay lubed, belts stay flexible). Reason 2 is if you live in a high humidity/rainy climate like here in Seattle, they make a great dehumidifier (a great reason to use it in the winter). The owner's manual in my Integra said so, and I've converted a few friends who were impressed at how quickly my windows defogged when switching the a/c on (again with the temp turned up).

    I convinced my folks (who live in freezing/sweltering N. Dakota) to do this about 18 years ago and neither of us have had an a/c problem since.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    ..You are focusing on getting it straight alright..

    LOL

    - Tim
  • smikessmikes Member Posts: 130
    Ryan, if your windows are fogging up, you may want to keep your A/C turned off. Otherwise, people will know why your windows are fogged up... ;)
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    SMIKES

    Maybe i should have gotten the rear defogger??? I wasnt even in my truck at the time i was in my room guys. But i will remember the tip

    This is great entertainment how could i ever leave u guys???

    Ryan
  • geddes1geddes1 Member Posts: 8
    hey MARCBUCK thanks for the input makes the decisions a little easier hearing from other people
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Member Posts: 2,721
    Those were the days for being up here...the seventies, or sixties, fifties...

    The Californians took over. Should have remained part of the Louisiana purchase instead. Oh well...It's just one big Knots Landing now, houses dotting every bluff.

    Also doesn't snow here any more. Global warming I guess.
  • gotribe1gotribe1 Member Posts: 81
    If Ryan hadn't surfaced I would have guessed he was trying to find a gas station [remember when they were service stations?] with summer air in their compressor.
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    I couldnt find no summer air :(

    Duh AIR IS AIR anyone need some??? Ill sell you sone i have a nice air compressor in my garage. Fill with summer air $5 a tire haha

    Ryan
  • swobigswobig Member Posts: 634
    Just read that edmunds ethics topic...what a joke...some people never learn...
  • swobigswobig Member Posts: 634
    that dash cover your looking for. From $39.95-$59.95 for a custom embrodiered (sp?) one - www.stylinconcepts.com ...
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    everytime I see a mechanic friend of mine do an a/c job...the evaporator is usually clogged with all kinds of debris...one major cause is lint from towels and dash covers left in vehicles that are subject to the sun causing them to deteriorate and breakdown spreading massive amounts of lint which cloggs your evaporator causing premature a/c failure as air is not able to pass through.

    Every time we walk pass a vehicle with towels covering the seats, floors, dash, he tells me that's like money in the bank...

    Unless, of course, you had the dashcover or the upholstery cover made out of Superman's cape...but then you would have to have a carmine red truck to match the color of the cape... ;)
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    though certain characteristics of a person's personality and habits may change, the basic nature remains the same...as witnessed on the topic you mentioned.
  • swobigswobig Member Posts: 634
    it just amazes me...
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
  • tex6tex6 Member Posts: 96
    I appreciate everyone's advice/comments on the air conditioning.

    What is the best window tint? 3M or something else? I need the dark tint for the driver and passenger side window. Thanks for your comments!
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    installed by a professional. Darkness is determined by what is legal...35%? If you try to match the rear or the quarter glass, your tint will not be legal as they have the limo tint which is very dark and not legal for the side windows.
  • tucsonjwttucsonjwt Member Posts: 265
    my AOL service because I coudn't see paying $20+ every month when I was continually being bumped off line and often could not get on line on the weekends.
    I am using freei.net(about 6 months now) and also have Juno and Winfire installed as backups. Between the 3 options I can always get hooked up, and they are free. If you have a few different household users, every user could have their own separate service with a different provider(there are more free services out there.) Just a thought.
  • obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    Worldspy is another excellent free connect. I use this as a backup to my cable modem. There certainly are a lot of excellent, FREE, connections to the internet....
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Is alright i dont kicked off and they made more access numbers so its easy to get on. Just some hacker got a password and sent a bunch of hyperlinks trying to make money and aol noticed it and shut our account down. My dad got it all straightened out. Im back all hooked up cant keep me down

    Ryan
  • leavyleavy Member Posts: 34
    I heard an ugly, ugly rumor about the price of registering a new vehicle in Indiana. A guy I work with recently bought his wife a new Honda Prelude, and the registration fee was over $300. He tells they charge a percentage of what the vehicle is worth. I can't even fathom what it would cost to register a $30K truck.

    Say it ain't so....

    Leavy
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    My truck cost me $257 for registration. It used to be outrageous but now with the casinos in northwest indiana the vehicle registration has gone down probably half. My truck cost me less to register than my grandpas 2000 camry by like $50. I was expecting about $400 so $257 wasnt bad

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    I think everybody starts out there...I did as well...but they had no local numbers..and $100 just for phone calls for the net per month were not making sense..
    Finally I found a hole in the wall company...but they had local numbers!....then that got too slow..
    Finally 2 weeks ago the system was ready for cable modems....Now THAT is the way for me man..

    I'm connected at 1600kbps right now...

    the hell with 56K!

    If you download a lot...look into it....I'll never go back..

    - Tim
  • werkingwerking Member Posts: 431
    thanks for the info, i'll prob'ly order today. sorry to hear about your aol account.

    tucsonjwt -
    i'm getting sick of my aol too...just waiting (about a year or so) to get a house where i'll get a cable modem.

    oby -
    thanks so much for the do-it-yourself info. what a great site! also...you mentioned a "back-up" for your cable modem. why? have you had problems gaining access with yours? i've heard nothing but great things about cable modems and that, short of having a dsl line installed, they're king.

    all -
    sorry this isn't silverado stuff...but i can technically defend my position as asking for advice that will assist me in guaranteeing access to edmunds...

    kyle
  • tucsonjwttucsonjwt Member Posts: 265
    have Free DSL (via Winfire), but not my town yet. My guess is that in a couple of years free high speed connections will be common, like free dial-ups are now. (Also sorry not Silverado related, but interesting.)
  • btenvybtenvy Member Posts: 43
    So are you saying its a bad idea on the dash mats?
    BTW I have carmine, anyone know where I can get the superman cape?

    -Jarvus
  • pwitzpwitz Member Posts: 51
    Howdy all..great group....I'm looking at my options for a bed extender for my '99 Silverado LT Z71 Ext. Cab. I have the factory GM bedliner already installed, in addition to the GM 'zip lock' style bed cover.
    I saw that the latest Car and Driver Mag writeup of their long-term Silverado had a bed extender...anyone have any experience with the one they mentioned or have one they like...the name escapes me. Any special mounting concerns with the liner in...I take it you drill it into the bed....
  • werkingwerking Member Posts: 431
    fellas -
    we got a good rain storm here yesterday, so went out to play. got a good pic too. looks like a chevy commercial. check out this link and look at photo #1. man did we have some fun...

    kyle

    http://www.PictureTrail.com/kwerking/95343
  • smikessmikes Member Posts: 130
    Last Saturday I stopped at a Chev. dealer to have a closer look at an unusual site. A 4x4 extended cab Silverado LT factory painted an orange(graphite interior) that could best be described as pumpkin orange or construction zone vehicle orange. Under color on the window sticker were only the words 'special order'.

    Has anyone seen the new Sunset Orange? The truck salesman didn't know if that was it or not. This color would make for a great promotional vehicle for Minute Maid, Sunkist, Crush,...

    Side note: Anybody else out there feel they know more about these trucks than most of the salemen out there?
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    yes i did know more then most salesman until i met the guy i bought mine from he knew as much as me and maybe a lil more. best salesman i ever met.

    Oh guys guess what kinda car she wants a silver sebring convertible. Oh well guess i will have to live with that i know tim lives with a mustang haha

    Ryan
  • bcnetbcnet Member Posts: 14
    tex6,

    I have had great experience with Llumar brand of window tint. It is a metallic based tint. It should not "purple" or peel like many other cheap tint and has a lifetime warranty. You may find the links below helpful.

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    bcnet
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    cable beats DSL hands down. Sometimes I have transfer rates above 250K second...that's T2 speed..and T1 is better than DSL.

    Orange,

    The sunset orange is supposed to be a new color? I have seen 1 GMC on the raod and 1 Silverado that color. Being in Michigan I never know if it is production or a test vehicle?

    I like it and will most likely get it next truck...provided a nice Interior can be had to go with it well in leather. Perhaps the Neutral?

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    http://www.modemspeedtest.com/

    Test your speed. Click it..wait a few..and it will send some files to your machine..and then evaluate how many fast you are at. Try it a few times for an average.

    - Tim
  • btenvybtenvy Member Posts: 43
    Good or bad?

    -Jarvus
  • jkaniajkania Member Posts: 40
    A/C systems cool & dehumidify the air. Humid air is MUCH harder to cool than dry air. So if you are in a dry area, using fresh air will be just fine. However in a humid area, the system will keep you cooler using recirc. air. On older chevys the max. A/C was recirc air. Even with that on, you still get at least 10% outside air.
    As far as fan speed goes, #3 seems best. Any slower than that, the compressor cycles on and off because there is not enough heat absorbed in the evaporator coil, and to prevent freeze-up the compressor cycles. So in other words your only using your compressor, let's say 75%. Using these low speeds just adds wear to the compressor electric clutch componet, since it is constantly going in and out. Speeds higher than #3 just bring in more outside air, (even on recirc.) thus making it harder to cool the truck. Again, if you live in a dry area, the higher speeds may not matter as much.
    Using A/C in winter is not nessary. At outside temps below around 35, the A/C will not engage, due to a low pressure switch. It's that same switch that cycles the A/C when your fan switch is on #1 or 2. The A/C also runs whenever you have the discharge dial set anywhere past 12 o'clock position. i.e defrost area.(except in cold weather as described before. This is the case regardless if you have the A/C button pushed or not.

    Hope this clears up any questions. btw, I just got back from a 7300mi vacation. Staring out in Chicago area to Las Vegas, Cal. desert..coastline, OR, WA, MT. and home again. In the Vegas area it was 114* The A/C was fine. I also had a 20mph headwind, and going 75-80mph. My engine ran at the same temp as in the winter here in Chicago. My gas milage started out at 13.5 (hwy). After I had about 6k mi on the truck it increased to 19.
    THIS IS ONE FINE TRUCK!
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Gonna try and look cool and get a new color? Just get carmine you know u want to admit your old (haha just harrassing you sorry). On a serious note in the new truck trend (aug 00) GMC is coming out with a truck called the GMC Sierra HT. HT = hot truck. Reg cab sportside 2wd sport truck. Very bright colors too. They have a yellow one in the article. The steering wheel is half interior color and half the exterior color (in this case it was graphite/yellow). They also had a pic of the new C series looks nice the two tone leather looks nice too i like the two tone leather alot.

    Ryan
  • smikessmikes Member Posts: 130
    Ryan, did it say anything about offering the HT in the 4x4 ext cab line? Or is this something to go up against the Ford's High Performance 1/2 ton (Lightening?)?
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Nope only 2wd reg cab. Kinda a california truck. Only analogy is like the ford splash a few yrs back. I think it only comes with the 4.8 also dont quote me i havent read the whole article yet. The chevy SS will compete with the lightning only thing is WHEN will it be out? Seems GMC is making a right turn on chevy and going in a different direction.

    Ryan
  • ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    forgot sportside bed too no fleetside

    Ryan
  • tex6tex6 Member Posts: 96
    bcnet - Thanks for the links. I completed the email form for more info. Do most tint dealers have Llumar?

    jkania - Thanks for the clarification. I had a previous vehicle that the fan would blow-up when ran on high speeds. Hence, I have been shy of revving up the fan, but 3 seems to be about right. When did you do your first oil change?
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