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Dec 06, 1998 (1:41 am)
QUESTION.....DO THE BIGGER TIRES REQUIRED FOR THE Z71 MAKE MORE ROAD NOISE OR DECREASE MPG COMPARED TO THE P245s????????????
Dec 06, 1998 (5:21 am)
I have seen probably between 50 and 100 new Silverado's at numerous dealers and have yet to see a LT?? Not saying they are not building them but I have not seen one yet, and I have seen a large number of trucks?
The Z71 does not require larger tires but when you chose that option it lets you add the larger tires if you like. The only thing I do not like about the 265 tires is they are Firestone Wilderness AT tires with no grip to them whatsoever?? Go figure
a 4W Drive with big tires that have no grips???
I would assume that these tires make no more noise that your automobile, as they look very much like a passenger car tire??? Maybe if Chevy gets a few complaints they will change the tries before they build ours, that is if they care about what the customer wants? The trucks I have seen show the same mileage for all the tires.
I live in Louisiana and the heated mirrors would probably just dry up the dew in the am. I would have liked them for the self dimming feature?? Got along without them for the last 37 years and probably will for the rest?
#607 of 654 1000 mile report
Dec 06, 1998 (7:33 pm)
My truck is an LS Z71 ext cab short bed with 5.3L, G80/3.73, Auto-trac, 265/75 tires. I'm EXTREMELY happy with the truck! I've checked gas mileage twice. 15.6 city and 17.2 hwy at 75mph. Haven't towed anything yet but I tried the tow\haul mode anyway. Shifts are much crisper and at higher rpm's as described. The Firestones are basically street tires so if you do a LOT of offroad you probably don't want them. Overall quality of the truck is very good. Everything lines up good, is in it's place and tight. I've read where the Ford's are supposed to be better ergonomically, but I don't see how. Everything is right at your fingertips and the bucket seats feel like they should be in the living room! Did I mention that I really like this truck! The dealer said that there's something about the way the truck is secured in transit that the front end can go out of alignment. He told me to bring it in between 500 and 7500 miles for an alignment and GM will pay for it. Don't ya'll miss out on that one.
Dec 06, 1998 (10:44 pm)
jxyoung, The LT is listed as restricted on the Assembly schedule web site. I am not sure what that means. I assume they are making some or they would have it listed as hold. The salesman last week told me if I ordered now it could be April before I would see it. I have seen some LS's with all the bells and whistles of a LT, but the one difference I know of is LT's and LS's don't have the same leather bucket seats. Also I'm wanting a 3/4 ton 4x4.
Dec 06, 1998 (11:52 pm)
I live in TX and I was up at my grandparents in a small town in west TX. I was lookin' through the paper and I saw a picture of the 1999 Cevy Silverado. It wasn't the picture that caught my eye though, it was the price next to it
-- $13,995 --
It was a regular cab 2 wheel drive. I'm assuming for the price it had a 4.3 in it. Does anyone know if the dealer might be hiding something or what the catch might be? I read into the fine print and it said silverado and didn't say anything about 'limited selection' or anything like that. I immediately came here to Edmunds' and the base price I looked up here was $17,000. Anyone got any ideas?
#610 of 654 dave40 CALL DEALER
Dec 07, 1998 (12:08 am)
Pick up your telephone and call the dealer and ask him the price of the truck!
Dec 07, 1998 (2:29 pm)
Received my 1500 short bed extended cab 4x4 LS 5300 w/3.73 (black)on 12/1 (ordered 9/2 and built 11/12). Before ordering, I parked a brand new comparable Dodge side by side with the Silverado. Do so and you'll agree THERE IS NO COMPARISON. Even my (jelous) buddy with the new Dodge agrees. Basically, I got every option except leather and autotrac. Was second guessing not ordering the autotrac, and when the truck arrived they had mistakenly installed it (at no charge to me). I'll tell you how I like it after we get some snow, but me wife will appreciate it. Messing with it now, the engagement is crisp and silent even at highway speeds. When in tow/haul mode, the rear wheels chirp when upshifting from first to second. Fit and finish are superb, and I have found no flaws that are unacceptable. I thought lack of a fourth door would bug me more, but with the drivers seat jumping forward when you release it, it is not bad for entry or storing stuff. It was definately worth the wait. Be patient and don't compromise.
Dec 07, 1998 (3:16 pm)
I CALLED GM TODAY TO CHECK ON THE PROGRESS OF MY TRUCK THAT IS BEING BUILT. IT HAD A BUILD DATE OF NOV. 30, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT LAST WEEK. TODAY THIS GUY AT GM TELLS ME HE CAN'T TELL ME FOR SURE IF MY BUILD DATE WAS DELAYED OR NOT, IF THE TRUCK WAS BUILT, OR NOT. WHAT'S THE DEAL? IS THIS GENERAL MOTORS WAY OF TELLING ME IT WASN'T BUILT? THEY MUST KNOW THE STATUS OF THE TRUCK! WHY WOULD THEY SO THEY DON'T KNOW?????????
Dec 07, 1998 (5:26 pm)
I ordered a club-cab, 4x4, LS. Maybe I should call them again and get more info??????????
Dec 07, 1998 (7:14 pm)
I just did call them back and they could not confirm that it was built, but their records show that there are no posted delays. Do you think this means it was built??? They told me to call back at the end of the weeks.