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Chevy Silverado - Continued XV

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  • If I upgrade my radio to a high speed model, will I get better shifting patterns and more truck speed? LO
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    You would be proud of me i bought mobil oil.

    Ill post pics of me covered in oil tonight haha

    Ryan
  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    Anybody know the current coupon #? The ones I have all expired, and I can't go in the house and get a newer magazine 'cause the house is being fumigated for termites.

    TIA,

    Mike L
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    back when i was looking for a computer for home..and later 3 for work...I ended up buying from here:

    http://www.quantex.com/homepage/www.asp

    They use all the hottest parts (as of that day) and usually had the best bang for the buck in teh entire computer shopper magazine.

    While my home computer has been self upgraded so many times since....the work ones haven't had a flaw yet.

    Good luck

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    home computer has been flawless too....I just am an upgrade hound!

    - Tim
  • Yes Ryan, I got the Indigo Blue with the flares. I decided on these colors in early Spring, though the wife wanted the Pewter. Definate chick magnet, thought I'm mid-30s and married, it's nice to get the attention.

    How do you like the Rhino liner? Pros, Cons?

    As for computers, don't you guys know Micron gives you the best goods for the buck? The best Tech Support? And they're made right here in Idaho!
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Chick magnet oh yea. I get lots of stares from everyone.

    So you have an indigo blue with the black flares??? Or indigo blue/pewter with pewter flares?

    Bedliner

    Pros - 1. Truck sits outside and we have all kinda of weather hot cold snow rain so rust protection was major factor.
    2. Things dont slide around. 3. Dogg likes sitting and laying back there after i wash it.

    Cons - 1. Cleaning i hauled a bunch of wood, cement and fence panels and this weekend a bunch of plywood, tools, and a boat motor. Its got pretty dirty. The cement gave it a grey tint just water wouldnt take it off. SO i used some armor all looks like new again. 2. Gets very hot after it sits in the sun dont go barefoot if you go back there trust me on this one.

    Some people say that a spray in will dent and yes it will if you throw stuff hard in there which i dont plan on doing. Also if it dents the liner still adheres to the body of the truck so it still wont rust.

    I dont think that the rhino is better than the linex and i dont think the linex is better than the rhino. The linex is definitly tougher (rougher) than the rhino i would say the rhino is a bit softer. I went with the rhino primarily cause they took my $25 off coupon and worked directly with the dealership.

    I still have the coupon just let me know if you want it

    Ryan
  • Man, a lot of posts to catch up on! Glad to see you all are still posting away! Good looking truck Ryan.
  • hi folks.

    We're at the start of the haggling stage to buy a new 2000 Silverado LT in SF bay area, CA. From the research, we know the MSRP is roughly $4k over invoice. The dealer's opening offer is $4500 off sticker ($3500 from dealer, $1000 from Chevy rebate, so the dealer is still operating $500 over invoice, even though the total package is $500 below).

    Just curious what you would do. Should we say, "Yahoo!, we're under invoice!" and grab it before the big weekend sale (or so they tell us). Or, should we say, "No one ever takes the first offer from a car dealer".

    At this time of year, does anyone ever get below the invoice excluding rebates?

    Thanks for the time/J&K
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    I even get attention with a carmine colored Silverado. Probably since not as many in the area as the indigo blue-my next choice, but my brother & bro.-in-law have '00's in indigo. Gotta be different. Saw pics of your truck, looks good, ever thought of some window tint on the door windows?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Get more prices from other dealerships of the same truck with same options if you can. Dont worry about color. If they see another place will go lower maybe they will lower their prices.

    Thanks Dallas welcome back

    Ryan
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Hold your horses. Everyone thinks i am anit-carmine. Im not i made one observation (majority of old people drive this color)and i am hit with a hammer ever since.

    Window tint? Hmm no never thought of it i think its fine how it is. Did you get the window tint? How much did it run you? Right now i am thinking more about switching out my tires possibly to be honest.

    Also i have yet to see a truck like mine with all the accessories. Mine is still pretty unique not the everyday run of the mill indigo blue silverado

    My first choice color was pewter but about 3 months prior to ordering i seen 5 pewter Z71's at the movies all parked by each other EWWW. Next i wanted grey. That quickly switched to blue then back to silver and i went back with blue. The color was the hard part. I really like that new green. But my next truck as of now if i had to pick would be a 2 tone. Black over Charchol grey. I really like that combo.

    Ryan
  • bcobco Posts: 756
    agree with ryan...get more offer(s). also, go to www.carwizard.com and "build" that truck based off of the options listed. compare the invoice there to what the dealer is telling you. understand too that the dealer gets a "holdback" from gm (equal to 3% of msrp - actually gets a check from gm 3 months after delivery). so...on a 30k truck, that's $900. this time of year, i would let the dealer know that you expect him to go at/about $500 UNDER invoice - tell him he's still making $450 on it. also...if they're done talking money, start talking options that aren't on it that you want. spray-in bedliner, nerf bars, tinted windows, free oil/filter changes for the first year...etc...

    bco
  • xringxring Posts: 129
    I know this is off subject, but to idahodan -
    AMEN on the micron. Have bought 3 of them for myself, son, and daughter. Micron has replaced 2 monitors, 1 zip drive and 1 cooling fan with absoutly no problems or hassle. Even pays freight both ways. Can't beat that. Tech service has been tops also. I guess those Idaho boys (and gals?) just know how to build computers!

    John
  • xringxring Posts: 129
    My 6.0L rado has 2k miles on it now. Is it too soon to change oil and convert over to Mobil 1 or should I wait awhile? Anyone had any experience using the synthetic Mobil 1 chasis grease?

    John
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    I had the driver's and pass. door windows done with 35% smoke, just a little lighter in color from the factory deep tint-cost $95 installed. Re: the color thing, just thought I'd throw it in to see what kind of reaction would come about. What's with the new color, is it orange or what? The green for '01 looks better than the previous years.

    Have a great weekend!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Qunatex was one of the first sites that I checked. Both Quantex and Micron don't offer the 1 Ghz CPU online. When I called both of them, they said that the 1Ghz was on constraint (back order) same as Gateway and Dell. I do agree that Quantex offers more bang for the buck, just wish they would offer a little more options on the video card, hard drive, etc. as I'd hate to have to upgrade as soon as I get them. I think I could live with almost any computer...just don't ask me to give up my Roadrunner cable connection.... Now if I could only find a mnufacturer that made one in carmine or indigo blue...LOL

    Dean
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    go with the carmine itll never go out of style at least it stays with you as you get older you cant out grow it haha
  • wight1wight1 Posts: 218
    I'm almost at 9,000 miles on my 2500 6.0l and I will now be switching to Mobil 1. I wanted to wait a few thousand miles to ensure good engine break-in. I've seen several articles that say wait until you get good oil control on the engine, i.e. wait until it quits using oil during the break-in period. Mine burned about 1 quart during the first 5,000 miles and has now quit using any at all, so I'll be making the switch to synthetic when the oil change light comes on next. If I were you, I'd play it safe and wait a little while longer. Just my opinion. Haven't ever used the Mobil 1 synthetic grease, but thought I would try that soon.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    synthetic grease? I used it since having the zerks installed. Don't know what difference it makes tho.....last longer, less wear, I mean how can you tell?

    Break in period also confuses me....corvettes come with synthetic in the LS1, does that mean the manufacturer approves of synthetics during breakin period?
  • wight1wight1 Posts: 218
    On the synthetic grease issue, I've read several articles saying that it was much better than conventional grease, particulary in wheel bearing applications. Much like synthetic oil, the Mobil 1 grease has much better resistance to high temperature breakdown. I don't know if there would be any measurable difference when it was used in ball joints, steering linkage, etc.

    On the break-in period deal, I damn sure didn't mean to open up that can of worms again!! Lots of folks have cited the fact that Corvettes, Porsches, Jaguars, etc. all come factory filled with synthetic oil, so it must be OK to use synthetic from the get-go. Me, I would just rather wait a while to be sure. My dealer said it was OK to switch at 1,000 miles if I wanted to, but recommended I wait until the engine quit using oil, so that's what I did.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I've heard that it is normal for a vehicle to use oil during its break in period. I have never experienced this on any of my new vehicles including the rado and Denali. I was just curious if you have experienced the oil usage during break in other than on your silverado?

    I forgot about using grease in the wheel bearings. Are we supposed to do that on the newer vehicles? Remember doing it on the older 70's and 80's vehicles but not on the newer ones.
  • mledtjemledtje Posts: 1,123
    I've also been using it for quite awhile.

    There was a guy in England trying to make a completely new motorcycle called an FF for Feet Forward. He had center hub steering and complex linkage for the steering. He couldn't find a grease that wouldn't wash out of the linkage. Just driving in the rain washed all the grease out and the steering got unpredictable. Until he tried Mobil 1 grease that is. The Mobil 1 was unaffected by water, rain, road wash, etc.

    That is when I started to use it. Admittedly, we have rubber shields on all the tie rod ends, etc. But, it isn't hard to imagine one getting torn on a thorn when off road, and getting exposed to water and wash out. Just like the oil, it is cheap insurance for a vehicle I want to keep a long, long time. It probably isn't needed, but it isn't much money, it can't hurt and it might help.

    $1.00 - .98

    Mike L
  • Since these trucks are meant to run on dino for the life of the truck, why rush in to M-1? I waited 10,000mi before switching to M-1. I'm sure the engine is now broke in, and might last longer in the future. I noticed improved gas mileage at about 6k mi. from 13.5 to 19 hwy. I figured that's when the engine broke in. But I waited a few thousand mi more, just to be sure
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I changed my oil

    took 30 minutes

    Only bad thing dropped the filter in pan and made a huge splash

    Ryan
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    play football, huh...fumbling the oil filter may be hazardous to you health...LOL

    Well at least its done...now on to bigger and better things. Ever thought of trying to change a cam or pistons? (just joking)!!

    Dean
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Babs..is this the first time for you or what?...i was about 10 when i helped pops change oil...

    Xring,

    I changed the factory oil at about 1000...then put regular oil in for 3000...then M15-30 at about 4K. My 6.0 has 21K miles and runs fine...

    - Tim
  • markbuckmarkbuck Posts: 1,021
    old - Was that on a steam engine? hehehehehe


    Buck
    born in the 60's.....

    Ryan, did you prefill the oil filter?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Don't tell Ryan what'll happen if he doesn't prefill his oil filter....he may not sleep tonight... ;)

    Dean
  • We've been dabbling around with the local dealer for a few months and I guess I was burning out at the critical point --- I knew I should pull in other dealers but didn't want to carve out the time.

    Our local guys refused to budge by the $500 extra we needed to feel good, so 4 calls later the guy in the next town over met our price. $4k off from the dealer puts him right at invoice and, after the rebate puts us $1k below.

    Headed over to make a shake down test drive and then drive of in our indigo blue Z71. I sure hope we don't walk into a bait 7 switch or some such, cause we're excited. I feel a little bad about the local guy, but he gambled.

    Now we decide whether to go with the 3" lift...
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