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Chevy Silverado - Continued IX

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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    just had to add that in....LOL

    Dean
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    crossfire1crossfire1 Member Posts: 33
    I tried to order the composite bed for my truck, but I don't want an extended cab. That is all they are making them for as of now. I guess you can get them, as long as you want a 6 and a half foot box, and an x cab too.
    David, my order was accepted, but I don't have a target production week. I ordered an 01 short box, reg cab, black/pewter LS Z71. Alum wheels 265/75 white outline. 3.73 w/ limited slip and fog lights.
    The computer kicked back the composite bed I wanted (for reasons talked about) and the slider rear window. Everything else went through, including the two tone paint.
    I do have the employee discount, so it will be about 3% under invoice. I also ran up my GM card, so I should get a nice rebate on that.
    I'm looking for this truck to be here (upstate ny)early Oct.
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    wight1wight1 Member Posts: 218
    So does it really make a difference to disconnect the battery when installing the K&N filter? If so, how?
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    I didn't do it for the K&N, but for the exhaust system. When I added on my headers, I had disconnected the battery as the instructions indicated...truck had a hard time starting (fuel mixture). Took a couple of cranks to get it going. I believe that it had reset the fuel/air mixture to account for the difference in back pressure as may have been indicated by the O2 sensors.

    Dean
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    bassamaticbassamatic Member Posts: 79
    are only as good as the person doing them. Remember that your factory paint job is warranted for three years or 36000 miles. Make sure that your local paint shop will match that warranty. I've returned two different vehicles in the last few years for repainting due to bubbling or peeling. Paint can be very unpredictable, if your going to have a problem, it will generally show up during the warranty period.

    clay
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    tucsonjwttucsonjwt Member Posts: 265
    remember someone's post a while ago about learning how to retrieve the spare, use the jack, etc., before you have a flat. I wish I had taken that advice. Took me about an hour to get the spare on the truck in 100 degree plus heat. Not as simple as it looks. I'm glad I didn't have to do this in the dark. My hands were clean thanks to the nice gloves GM provides - just the rest of me was very dirty. I would advise taking the jack and jack handle pieces out and lower/raise the spare to familiarize yourself with how everything works before you have a flat. Also, I forgot that I carry an old blanket behind the seat to layout on the ground for situations like this -would have saved some very soiled clothes if I had remembered that I had it. At least I provided some entertainment for a couple thousand coworkers on their commute home. I park the truck all by itself in the corner of the parking lot, so I couldn't change this flat too discreetly.
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    I know a very good painter..for $200 or less I will have the best darn 2-tone you have seen on my next LT

    hehehe

    - Tim
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Orange with what other color???

    Ryan
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    blackmax200blackmax200 Member Posts: 255
    Tuscon
    It is a bit of a trick as you state to slide the spare out from under the back of the truck. But the real trick is to unwind the cable so it has lots of slack, then slide the tire out. The hard part is trying to lift the tire and disengage the tire retainer while sliding it through the center hole of the rim. But then you know that already.

    I probably would have been in the same fix as you had it not been for the fact that I pulled it out when I installed my exhaust system. It wasn't necessary, but it was a good exercise as it is quite a bit different than my ElCamino was.

    matthew
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    blackmax200blackmax200 Member Posts: 255
    Yeah the gloves...for $30,000 they ought to throw in a pair of $1.95 gloves. Ha! Shades of the Model "T"

    matthew
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    leavyleavy Member Posts: 34
    To whoever said they couldn't order an '01 two tone, I just saw one at the local dealership 20 minutes ago. It was the new green over pewter. Didn't have too many options, and MSRP was over $32K.

    Perhaps the dealer you're ordering from is trying to order a two tone LT through the computer, and as Tim will assure you, it just ain't gonna work, as they don't make two tone LT's. Or maybe this is his way of pressing you to buy one off his lot.

    Saw the new green at night under florescent lights, looks like a dark metallic pea green. Not my flavor, but considerably better than whatever the hell green they had before.

    Anyone seen the new orange yet?

    Leavy
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Yea that is right my salesman mentioned they got a green with the pewter also this past wk.

    I just spoke to my salesman Will online and he said you can get a 2 tone and they have 2 2001 trucks on the lot

    Ryan
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    psp1996psp1996 Member Posts: 18
    Thanks, Mark, Mike, and David for your advice on ordering from the dealer. It make sense to me as to nailing down the final price before it arrives. Mike, option info is helpful--re: 3/4 ton, didn't give it much thought until you brought that to my attention--will look into it.

    Thanks again, Lewis
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    I have seen several Burbs and a few Ado's with the Orange...looks real good. I haven't seen enough to decide what would be a good bottom color?......so it's orange with?????.....or Carmine with Gold.

    - Tim
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    denn777denn777 Member Posts: 52
    Lewis - When I ordered my 2001 they did not have pricing so he printed out what I ordered and we signed a contract "at invoice", which includes a 1% advertising fee. When I first ordered from another smaller dealer it was at $200 over invoice (but they did not have the 1% ad fee). The smaller dealer just could not get the truck I wanted.

    David - My new dealer assures me that my 2 tone truck is on order and will be built the week of 8/14. I am going to call later today and see if I can get an order # and see if they know where the truck will be built.

    Just got my $85 box of Zaino products in the mail - hopefully I can get the truck now so I will have something to use the Zaino on (ha).
    Don't look like much for $85! Better be good!

    Denny
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    You wont be disappointed with the zaino.

    Who wants to wash my truck for me today or tomorrow? Kyle you think your truck was dirty in that one pic. Mine has never been this dirty. My nerf bars look greyish white (supposed to be black). I drove through 2 monsoons this wk.

    Two-tones are being made (not the LTs though Tim) I heard from my salesman they had 2 on their lots that came in this wk and going to work today i seen a truck load of brand new trucks i am assuming 2001's they had the new color green and there were 3 or 4 two tone trucks.

    Ryan
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    jaumenjaumen Member Posts: 54
    What can you say about the new electronic accelerator on the 2001's?
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    If you get the orange/white two tone....would be like my favorite creamsicle... ;)

    Dean
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Sorry cant comment on that havent heard anything about it.

    Creamsicle hahahaha

    Orange and blue for da bears
    orange and black for halloween colors
    orange and pewter for i dont know what
    orange and green hmm Pumpkin


    Tim what about carmine and charchol grey? Thats the combo i would get i see on the other day it was very sharp looking

    Ryan
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    dch0300dch0300 Member Posts: 472
    I'm starting to wonder what is really going on here. When my dealer said my order for the Silverado LS got rejected because of the two-tone paint option, I went and e-mailed Chevrolet from their web site about this. They confirmed that they aren't producing Silverado LS trucks with two-tone paint! So how in the hell can other dealers be ordering two-tone Silverados when my dealer and Chevrolet.com say that they can't be ordered?
    I think today I'll go to the largest Chevrolet dealer in Seattle area and see if they can order one.

    -David
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Wierd. Conspiracy. Damn government (ok now the black suburbans and helicopters will be following me Please not tonight though guys i would really like to enjoy dinner and a movie tonight)

    Ryan
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    I ordered a nice sticker for my back window yesterday. 3" x 12"

    The site is:

    http://www.streetgraphics.com

    great site lots of stickers all kinds

    Ryan
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    markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    1999 Silverado Shop manual, Volume 2, page 6-1363

    Fuel System Recommendations (4.8, 5.3,6.0L)
    Fuel (Premium Recommended)

    Use premium unleaded gasoline rated at 91 octane or higher for best performance. You may use middle grade or regular unleaded gasolines, but your vehicle may not accelerate as well.


    Guess this is why I have to run premium when pulling my 5k-lb trailer with the 4.8L, otherwise I get ping.

    Suspect the engineers designed the engines for premium, but the marketeers said " oh no, gotta advertise the motors to run on regular or else the truck won't sell"
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    HMM very interesting

    I think im gonna try the middle grade this time up its only like $1.17 a gallon. See if it accelerates any better. Once and awhile seems slightly sluggish.

    Ryan
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    markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    Torque Management

    Torque management is a function of the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) that reduces engine power under certain conditions.

    Torque management includes backing off timing and disabling fuel injectors for cylinder 1,4,6,7 in the case of an abusive maneuver.

    Yawl have to guess the 6 "instances when engine power is likely to be experienced"

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    One of the "abusive" maneuvers probably explains why Ryanbab's truck occasionally hesitates when he shifts from R to D.....

    Sorry, gotta go back to work.....
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    i dont abuse the truck. I drive fast but other than that i dont abuse it. I havent experienced what i did that morning since that day it happened.

    guess what? when the power loss ???

    Ryan
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    now you're forcing me to read my manual...geez
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    didn't you know stepping on the gas is abusive...

    Dean
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    markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sears, Roebuck and Co, the nation's No. 1 tire retailer, said on Friday it stopped selling certain Bridgestone Firestone tires for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks after fatal crashes linked to tire failure prompted a government review.

    ``We are discontinuing sale of those tires,'' Peggy Palter, a Sears' spokeswoman, said. ``Until we have more information from Firestone, the responsible thing to do for our customers is to discontinue the sales.''

    Sears sells the Bridgestone Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tires for pick-up trucks and sports utility vehicles at its 780 Sears Auto Centers and 350 NTB auto parts stores.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday said it was probing 21 deaths in crashes of pickup trucks and SUVs where tire failure may have played a role.

    NHTSA began investigating Bridgestone Firestone tires in May after reviewing complaints of tread separation from consumers.

    Officials at Bridgestone Firestone could not immediately be reached for comment, but the company earlier this week defended the tires, saying properly inflated and maintained ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tires are ``among the safest tires on the road.''

    Japan's Bridgestone Corp. bought U.S. tire maker Firestone in 1988.

    Sears, which will continue to sell other model Firestone tires, said the tires under review for safety concerns are special-order tires, so the retailer is not carrying large inventories.

    Ford Motor Co.'s Explorers are involved in many of the accidents reported to NHTSA, although vehicles made by General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp, were among others also sold with the tires.

    Shares of Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears rose 1/8 to 31-1/8 in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    of Life with the Silverado Part II....LOL
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    obyoneobyone Member Posts: 7,841
    Michelins....I did for both trucks...
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    markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    #6 "When the driver is performing harsh or abusive maneuvers such as shifting into gear at high throttle angles or shifting the transmission from reverse to drive to create a rocking motion"

    Suspect some of us (READ RYAN) are still slightly coasting backwards when shifting into D and the computer interprets this as abuse and cuts fuel injection to half the cylinders, causing a giant hesitation followed by a lurch forward?
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    i WASNT CREATING A ROCKING MOTION (OPPS SORRY BOUT THE CAPS)

    I wasnt hollering sorry

    I know what you mean and yes i have done that not ocmpletely stopped then shifted power is reduced. But the time it happened i did come to a complete stop cause a guy was crossing in front of me.

    I hate my firestone tires i wish i had changed em when i got em. Wimpy looking. Soft feel. Collect tiny rocks then when loosened are flunge and you hear it hitting bottom of truck.

    Ryan
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    I always said I felt my truck accelerated better with 93....been using 87 fo a few months...maybe go back to 93?.....shop sayd 93 fouls your plugs and clogs injectors...hmmmmmm

    Babs..don't tell me you got a Bad Boy Club sticker?

    ..and you aren't old enough for Carmine...so don't say you like it...

    BTW...I thought you liked your tires?....the agressive tread is better for off road..(you know..cuz you said before you go off road)..if it throws rocks..so what?...I have no mud flaps and same tread tires....yeah rocks ping...but if I was worried my truck would get flinged...I would stay home....can't ya handle it?...it's a truck man

    - Tim
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    davec1257davec1257 Member Posts: 24
    87, 91, 93????!!!!! I'm so freakin' confused!!!!! I'm not sure who to listen to anymore. Anyway, do you guys think this would also account for sluggish shift out of overdrive on hills/inclines?
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    davec1257davec1257 Member Posts: 24
    I should also add that it occurs when driving over 50 mph.
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    No bad boy club sticker

    I know im to young thank you

    The rocks hit the rear wheel wells you know inside and i hate that noise sounds like the rear quarter panel is being bombed. Oh i can handle it. I wnt bigger more aggressive looking tires.

    You have the 265's??? I thought you had 245's

    Ryan
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    quadrunner500quadrunner500 Member Posts: 2,721
    Sounds like you need some good drivers education. Your denials are unsatisfactory. STOP rocking your truck shifter! (You know you do!) It's the leading cause for reduced power hesitation among trucks driven by young people.
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    ya dufus....hehehe

    Davec...a sluggish shift in OD may be cuz it is happening too soon?...if OD comes too soon..and the RPM;s aren't up....a sluggish feel will happen.

    I may go back to 93....just to see....I know I have felt a difference..although someone..(can't remember) said I don't....well....guess what?

    - Tim
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Um i got a hmmm 97/100 in that class (not in hs but i took it at a place in town).

    I didnt deny it i just said that time it happened i didnt i really didnt do it

    Ryan
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    davec1257davec1257 Member Posts: 24
    It always felt like it cut in too soon. I'm still accelerating up to speed, O.D. kicks in and it feels like I just drove, head-on, into a hurricane. Then to get it to kick out (going up a hill or to pass someone), it takes an enormous amount of pedal. Is that just the setting?
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    ryanbabryanbab Member Posts: 7,240
    Please check outmy new topic 2167. Thank you for all of your support it is greatly appreciated.

    Ryan
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    davec1257davec1257 Member Posts: 24
    It always felt like it cut in too soon. I'm still accelerating up to speed, O.D. kicks in and it feels like I just drove, head-on, into a hurricane. Then to get it to kick out (going up a hill or to pass someone), it takes an enormous amount of pedal. Is that just the setting?
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    shift into OD?

    1500 or 2500?

    - Tim
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    markbuckmarkbuck Member Posts: 1,021
    Reduced power thru spark retard and fuel injector cutout for 4.8, 5.3 and 6.0 engines

    #1 During transmission upshifts and downshifts
    #2 Heavy acceleration from a standing start.
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    quadrunner500quadrunner500 Member Posts: 2,721
    I've been satisfied with my P265 Wilderness A/T's. Have 30,500 miles on them. I do follow the advice above, check pressure, rotate. I only run about 28 psi because more than that was causing them to wear faster towards the center. Have a quiet ride, smooth running.
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    erikf2erikf2 Member Posts: 100
    According to the Firestone Web site, the Wilderness and ATX are used as original equipment tires on Toyota, Ford, and Mazada SUV's and pickups. The Steeltex (not under scrutiny) are used as o.e. on GM and Ford 3/4 and 1-ton pickups and vans.

    Since the tread separation problem generally seems to be seen on Explorers in the Southern U.S., it's possible that the warmer climate combined with a production run where the tires came from the Ford factory under-inflated may be combining as the culprit. It's too early yet to pin down the cause, but, as usual with big companies, it would have been preferable if Firestone and Ford had been more pro-active before things reached the level where they are essentially forced into a response. My $.02.
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    tucsonjwttucsonjwt Member Posts: 265
    GM threw in a truck for free. A local tire shop fixed the flat for free. I'm on a roll now.
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    mgdvhmanmgdvhman Member Posts: 4,157
    see..one more reason to buy a 2500!

    LOL

    hehehehheeh

    - Tim
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    leavyleavy Member Posts: 34
    Maybe this latest instance of tread separation will get truck manufacturers to stop using those damn P rated tires on light trucks. Heat seems to be the cause of the tread separation, since most instances occur in the south, and I'm sure the weight of SUV's on those tires is also a factor. I haven't heard of any pickups flipping because of this, has anyone?

    It seems cost cutting has had an adverse effect in this case...
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