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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Performance Mods, Exhaust, Truck
#90 of 169 Re: Navigation system question about a 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLT CREWCAB [mherring]
Dec 03, 2007 (5:24 pm)
Alright truth is that the dealership you talked to is correct. There is an external antenna that needs to be installed as with any gps product. Also you do have to have the radio programmed in order to unlock it. The new radios built by denso have a data recognition of the VIN number stored in the radio and it will have to be programmed to work with the vehicle also the steering wheel controls have to programmed in order to function. The antenna for the gps is on the roof of the vehicle either painted to match or rough plastic. Vehicles with gps will have two of these on the new body style. One is the on-star/gps ant. the other is the xm ant. if so equipped. Now the only question here is, are the part numbers different between a vehicle with nav and without nav since on-star and nav are in the same ant. This I do not know. Where is the connection for the gps to hook in? I think you will have to pull the headliner most of the way down and replace the ant. for one with on-star and navigation.
Never really looked into this too much but I know alot about the new radio from the fact that I work at a customs shop and deal with hooking alot of things up to those new radios.
#91 of 169 Re: Lift Kits [builderbill]
Dec 03, 2007 (5:50 pm)
I work at a customs shop and have installed a lift kit on just such a truck. It was a 6" fabtech lift. The truck looked absolutely awesome afterwards. I saw a few other posts on here about cranking the tortion bars and this is a solution to level the truck out it will not lift the rear. Also cranking the tortion bars up can also cause a rough riding truck. A lift kit replaces crossmembers and drops the lower control arms. Also the rear end will get blocks that space between the rear end and the leaf springs. This raises the whole truck and levels it out. A six inch lift on this truck with the right rims and tires becomes a monster. I literally have to jump to get into the truck. hope this helps.
#92 of 169 Splash guards/mud flaps
Dec 03, 2007 (8:38 pm)
Does anyone make a set of nice looking molded splash guards for the '07 NBS Silverado? And not those flat, el cheapo swapmeet one-size-fits-all junk neither. That's one of the few gripes I have about my truck.
Part # and source appreciated.
#93 of 169 Re: Splash guards/mud flaps [1offroader]
Dec 04, 2007 (6:30 pm)
The best thing I have found is made by a company called husyliners. They make molded floor mats and molded mud flaps specific to the vehicle. They even make different ones that fit wether it be a dualie, have fender flares or whatever. Very tough and always easy to install. They typically use the factory hardware when possible and add a few extra screws for support. They run about 50-60 dollars per set and are available at most customs shops.
#95 of 169 03 Silverado performance mods
Dec 30, 2007 (9:26 pm)
Hi all, new member, but i was hoping someone had some ideas for performance upgrades besides what i have done already ? I have a 4.8/292 C.I. motor with 2wd.
I have changed to a K&N FIPK, HYPERTECH power programmer, a Flowmaster cat back dual exaust w/3" pipes, MSD 8.5mm wires and AC Delco Platinum +4 plugs. Here is what i'm thinking?????Rocker arms,Headders(want to stay emissions legal) BBk or Comp Cams FAST manifold,Throttle body?,Maybe go to an electrick fan and maybe a throttle body spacer.with this setup I have now I get about 17mpg I would like to stay above 12mpg and still haul A%$. Thanks for any help. And I forgot about a SUPERCHARGER!!!
#96 of 169 Re: 03 Silverado performance mods [chevy4life1974]
Dec 31, 2007 (1:21 am)
If you decide on a supercharger you will have to dump the K&N FIPK and the Hypertech as the guys who make superchargers don't like either. Also forget the Granatelli MAF or throttle body spacer as the same guys don't like those either.
If you really want to haul a$$, sell those mods you have on ebay and go the supercharger route. It will save you a lot of time and money, not affect gas mileage much, and if you do blow your motor it will be a good excuse to get the 5.3 or 6.0.
Last but not least dump those Flowmasters, they have been dyno'd and have shown 7-12 HP loss due to not having enough back pressure which causes loss of lowend torque. A catback from Borla or Corsa will do a lot better. Course you will pay twice what you paid for the Flows.
#97 of 169 1992 C/K Manual Locks to Keyless Entry?
Jan 01, 2008 (5:12 pm)
Okay my 1992 C/K pickup didn't come with power locks, but I'm wanting to put a key-less entry system in it. I'm already aware of prices and such but I've been trying to find out if there is anyone out there that knows if a non mechanically inclined person could install such a system? Including the power locks part? And I'm more interested in if its easy to do or not, like I said, a mehcanically disinclined person basically?
#98 of 169 If you're not mechanically inclined where taking
Jan 01, 2008 (9:39 pm)
apart the door and the window assembly would create stress, then I suggest you take whatever kit you buy to an installer. If in your opinion you think that it's not worth the bucks then I suggest you forget the idea completely. Installing power door locks and windows is not for the average diy.
#99 of 169 Re: If you're not mechanically inclined where taking [obyone]
Jan 02, 2008 (5:47 pm)
what kind of stuff would even go into it, i mean the only mechanical thing i even really see is the accuators, the rest is finding out where to place all that wiring and where your gonna place the box too.