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#684 of 708 Re: Why is the '07 Silverado Max so slow on the Dyno? [hotel1]
Jul 12, 2007 (8:52 am)
It sounds like I should be able to get a tuner that is specific to my needs, right? All i'd want to do it reduce the TM, up the rev limiter, and get rid of the top speed limiter. Is this possible without changing the feel of the shifting? I'd want it to shift smoothly though. Do you know how this works?
Also, I dont think you can get a VMax with a 6.0/6-speed tranny combo in 2007. Looks like only the Sierra Denali offers the 6.2/6-speed right now. Any idea if Chevy will offer the 6-speed tranny in the 1500 VMax in 2008? Sounds like they are missing the boat right now with the Tundra offering a 6-speed with their 5.7l...Must be coming soon, no?
Thanks for educating. Been helpful.
#685 of 708 Re: Why is the '07 Silverado Max so slow on the Dyno? [chevyman26]
Jul 29, 2007 (7:21 pm)
Head on over to www.denalitrucks.com most of the guys on there are running a Wester's tune in there trucks. The guy that does it is always posting on that site. He says you can easily get another 50 HP out of the 6.0 engines. He can turn off the torque control and really wake up these trucks alot.
#686 of 708 2007 (new) Chevy sales observation
Jul 18, 2007 (12:50 am)
#687 of 708 2007 (new) Chevy sales observation
Jul 14, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I just finished a 4,700 mi. driving trip through the west and midwest - nev., utah, wyo., mont., iowa, s. dakota, nebr., colo. - beginning and ending in calif. I make a few observations of the numbers of new silverados I saw during the trip.
There are already lots of new 2007 chevys in what I call - "work truck land". You can see them hauling hay, pulling horse trailers, etc. Quite a few looked like they they are working hard and being put away wet - in other words, getting thoroughly used. The split looked fairly even between silverados and the bigger 2500 hd models. I saw literally 100s of both models.
Interestingly, there are many fewer gmc sierras. I saw almost no almost no tundras in "work truck land". Literally, almost none, and the few I did see were mostly in the bigger cities - Denver, Salt Lake, Las Vegas, etc. (I see far more percentage of tundras in los angeles than anywhere else I've been). Almost none are on the farms and ranches. Of the few I saw, they were almost all spotlessly clean and only one was obviously working on a ranch - it had a atv in the back. The atv has replaced the horse on many farms and ranches.
I have no observation for fords & dodges, since I am unable to tell the 2007s from the earlier ones. However, there are tons of fords and dodges in "work truck land". I'd say of all the pickups I saw (all years), fords were possibly the biggest percentage and chevy a close second.
This is just an informal poll taken over 2 weeks and lots of driving, so it is not definitive, However, based on that I think toyota has its work cut out. True, a sale is a sale even in the big city, but if toyota wants to be successful in selling big pickups it must crack the nut in "work truck land", where every other vehicle on the road is a pickup truck. So far, it is poorly represented where trucks are workin' for a livin'.
#688 of 708 sales are strong here
Jul 14, 2007 (8:27 pm)
funny, about a week before i bought my NBS '07, a co-worker of mine and i had been discussing the looks of the new rado's......we both agreed it would not be a truck i'd want based on the classic look of the 99-02's...........but after one lap around the block in the '07 and i couldn't wait to sign the dotted line.......played the dealer/purchaser buyers game, hardly slept the night before the deal finally was made, but alas i own it and love the heck out of it..........it's the best Chevy i've owned yet.
the trucks are like 1 out of 10 Rado's you see on any given street here in the Central valley, and they're definately hitting all age groups.....i was at the dealer on Tuesday to get the right side mouldings replaced as they were off from front to back (the only flaw i've found), and there was what looked like a high school kid buying the work truck version, and he was so excited that you'd have to be there to appreciate his excitement.
one of our installers bought the 5.7 Tundra.......hardly anyone has even given it a glance......it's a Toyota right?
the new Rado however got it's crowd....hehe
what can i say, it's a Chevy eh?
i believe Chevy got it right for once, and has a winner.
Jul 17, 2007 (6:42 am)
I am 22 yrs old and recently bought a new style Silverado, I absolutely LOVE this pickup. Everyone that has rode with me, even the ford and dodge guys, cant get over how smooth the ride is and how nice the pickup is inside and out. I also agree that GM really got it right with this new style. Right away I wasnt real crazy about the rear fender flares, but now after being around it, I absolutely love the look. Really distinguishes the GM's from the other brands. I'm up in North Dakota and also here, you are hard pressed to find one of the new tundras on the roads. You are seeing new Chevy's and GMC's probably 9-10:1 for the Tundras, but this is a state where you dont see many foreign vehicles period. If anyone hasnt driven a new Silverado, do so, it will make you want to sign the papers right away!
#690 of 708 Re: New Chevy's [nascar57]
Jul 18, 2007 (12:50 am)
I'll second that opinion... I just recently returned from Los Angeles for a surprise birthday party we threw for my Grandma. Needless to say there were a bunch of cousins I hadn't seen in years. Well, you guessed it, one of them just recently bought a brand new '07 Chevy Silverado extended cab. I had my doubts, mainly because I didn't like the exterior design, but once he took us for a ride that night, boy was I impressed. The interior is one of the best i've ever seen in a truck or car for that matter. Unlike the Tundra, the gauges were extremely well placed and and easy to read and use. There was plenty of room. At night, the gauges looked really freakin sweet..and the sound system was kickin. I was surprised at how smooth the ride was and how effortlessly it accelerated on to the freeway..all and all, like you said, once you're in it, you gotta have one...
#691 of 708 New 2007 Chevy Silverado site.
Aug 21, 2007 (3:49 pm)
#692 of 708 New 2007 Chevy Silverado site.
Aug 21, 2007 (3:43 pm)
I just bought a brandy new 2007 chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab LTZ truck and am looking for some ideas on how to spruce up the sides. It looks like it needs something, a stripe ? My kid wants flames painted on. Can anyone point me to a site that has customized pictures of 2007 Silverado on? Can't seem to find one.