2015 Silverado Update

Darkanion

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Today marks the 4th anniversary of getting my 2015 Chevy Silverado LT Z71 w/ the 5.3 and 4WD. When I bought it, I was trying to hit a price point that gave me the functionality I wanted. So, no leather. No sunroof. No crew cab. All of that was extra money that wasn't going to gain me anything for my uses.

The main things I was wanting was the 5.3L V8, 4WD, power seats, and navigation. This one covered those bases, plus Bose, all weather mats, and a few other things.

Here's a picture of it on the lot, before I drove 'er back to work. (I picked 'er up on my lunch break, 35 miles from work. That was a long lunch "hour" that day. :crackup:) She's been good to me, though.

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Here's a link to the original "dog carrier" thread.

https://www.truckmodcentral.com/threads/new-dog-carrier.29939/

A week or two ago, a friend told me about where I could cross the Brazos River. He told me he had done it once before, but it was "way up" the last time he was out there. I decided to go out there and see if I could make it.

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I decided to NOT give it a try. :uhoh: :crackup:

Since I was there, I decided to go around and check out the west side... That was even worse. I had to use 4WD to back out of the mud and the muck. I think it was mainly the sand that was the problem, though, because nothing was thrown up onto the truck. :dunno:

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On my way back home, she rolled over 63636 miles.

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No major problems, though. A new starter and battery last fall has been about all I can think of and that's easy to forget... A couple of sets of tires and quite a few oil changes, of course. The only "mod" that comes to mind is taking the front chin spoiler off because it kept catching on things and carrying mud and/or weeds around. :crackup:

There have been a few bumps along the way and some off-road-pinstriping that happened before the dealer plates were even off of 'er. All in all, reliable and mostly trouble free, though. :thumbs:

I bet at least one of you thought this was going to be an "I traded the truck off" thread. :rollin: :crackup:
 

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Good to hear that the truck has treated you well. :cheers:
 

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Looks good!

You still have the Porsche?
For now. I'm looking to buy some land, though, so I may get rid of (the big payment on) it and get something much cheaper to commute in, once commuting becomes a thing again. :dunno:
 

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It is treating you well. It seems new vehicles now will have major issues for a long time since most are all tech connected in a way. Nothing can work without it being involved with electronics with the ECM having to communicate with the BCM and so forth. Electronic braking is another thing. No more direct mechanical connection to the brakes by the pedal. I had 3 recalls on mine that needed to be done. One for the brakes going out, other for the brake pad wear indication showing premature brake wear and the other for camera alignment for lane assist.
 

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It is treating you well. It seems new vehicles now will have major issues for a long time since most are all tech connected in a way. Nothing can work without it being involved with electronics with the ECM having to communicate with the BCM and so forth. Electronic braking is another thing. No more direct mechanical connection to the brakes by the pedal. I had 3 recalls on mine that needed to be done. One for the brakes going out, other for the brake pad wear indication showing premature brake wear and the other for camera alignment for lane assist.

Yeah... A month or two back, I did have to have it in for some recalls and a whole slew of lights on, on the dash. Reduced Steering Assist, Traction Control, Brakes, ABS, and I forget what else.

Like you said, though, that kind of goes with the modern vehicles and the technology that underpins them. It was in the shop for a few days, they replaced a "communications module," I paid the bill, and I was on my way. No other issues with it since then.
 

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