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#10 of 17 Delivery time for 2007 GMC Sierra Orders
Feb 13, 2007 (11:20 am)
Looking for feedback on what to expect for delivery time for the new body style 2007 GMC Sierra SLT w/6.0l I ordered on Jan 22nd. The dealer told me 4-6 weeks, but I have been hearing anywhere from 4-10 weeks. Anyone have any opinions or experiences to share? I am hoping to take delivery by March 15th in order to get in on the Loyalty incentive, or at least by April 3 for the Trade-in Allowance incentive.
#11 of 17 Re: Delivery time for 2007 GMC Sierra Orders [jreagan]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:42 pm)
I ordered a very similar truck and received it in about 6 weeks. Did you get yours yet?
2007 VortecMax owner
Sep 02, 2008 (7:35 pm)
I do not know about everyone who praises this truck 2008 lt1 z71 with 18 inch optional off road tires. But when I go off road I take tow ropes a winch, shovel, Hi-Jack lift ect... but guess what CHEVY did not give me a spare tire to use while in 4 wheel drive?????? Heartbeat of America is having a heart attack. CHEVY Z71 the way in your BOOTS the way out
#13 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [z71redneck]
Sep 03, 2008 (6:45 pm)
You do know that offroading your vehicle voids your warranty, be it Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc.
The Z71 package IIRC gives you Bilstien shocks, HD springs, AT tires, and a few other items. If you want to truely offroad, I wouldn't take any full-sized pickup truck.
#14 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [paisan]
Sep 03, 2008 (9:37 pm)
I would not call what I use my truck for off roading as much as a way of life. In the winter on the road I have an 80 mile commute to the nearest wall mart. Highway 191 through the Gallatin canyon north of Yellowstone park 4 wheel drive is needed the entire way. If I get a flat My cell phone nor on star has reception. Changing tires to my non useable in four wheel drive provided spare presents a dangerous situation you would not want to be in!! I will purchase an extra wheel and tire but I think Chevy should provide one in the future with the off road package!! Driving forest service roads into the woods in Montana during Hunting season will not void your warranty but may not be the place you want to have a flat tire in a full size pick up without a useable spare in four wheel drive.
#15 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [z71redneck]
Sep 04, 2008 (7:17 pm)
If those are your conditions, then you need to modify ANY truck you buy.
The Z71 is really not a whole lot more than an appearance package to be honest. I'm not Chevy fanboi or anything like that but it is what it is. If you feel the whole package is bad, then buy something that suits you better.
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#16 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [paisan]
Sep 05, 2008 (5:30 pm)
I think the problem z71redneck is having is due to the fact that GM has a 17" spare on his truck. The owners manual states that if the 17" rim is used it is not to be used in 4WD mode. Being that the z71 package comes standard with 4WD it makes no sense to put that spare on a 4WD truck if you can't use it in 4WD mode. GM while trying to save a buck should've owned up and put on a spare that can be used in 4WD mode.
While some manufacturers use the same rims all around making for a 5 wheel rotation, GM uses the cheapest rims they got for a spare and that isn't even talking about the crap tire they use (Generals). So the question is. If you're in 4WD mode due to the weather and get a flat, you can no longer use 4WD until you get the original tire back on.
I had the same problem with my Denali. It came with a mismatched sized rim and tire for a spare. For my Titan it isn't so bad I got crap in all 5 spots spare included.
#17 of 17 tire question
Aug 08, 2009 (1:55 pm)
Hi. Just bought a 2009 1500 Sierra 4wd, crewcab, SLE. It comes with 17" passenger tires!!! I drive a lot of rocky roads and have had to replace 2 tires, with less then 7,000 miles on the truck!!! First flat replaced at 1500 miles, 2nd flat at 7,000 miles. Both tires had slit across the belt. Not patchable. Any one have the same problem? Did GMC put yuck tires on an off road truck (I paid extra for 17: on-off road tires!) for cost containment, better gas mileage, or why??? Really don't care why, just wondering if a common problem and how I can get GMC to pay out! Thanks