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Article comments for Full Test: 2007 GMC Sierra Denali - The 2007 GMC Sierra Denali is GM's top-of-the-line luxury pickup, but it emphasizes the truck part of the equation as much as the luxury part. (more)
#111 of 130 Re: Navigation Screen Brightness [tsully]
Nov 03, 2007 (8:14 am)
That SOB will blind you cranked up...LOL! Use the turn knob that controls the dash illumination brightness.....that also controls the NAV screen brightness...
#112 of 130 2007 Sierra Denali Update cont.
Nov 22, 2007 (8:56 am)
Well, my boss just broke a 30+ year tradition and bought 2 new non GM trucks for our company.
I usually drive the Denali, but last week he took it for a few days and got frustrated trying to find something in the glove box at night. (no light inside anymore). He has trouble with 'night vision' and glare.
He does not like being 'lied to', saying that he didn't like the fact that the marketing people mention perimeter lighting, yet the perimeter lamps under the sideview mirrors are not there anymore. The overhead (reading lamps) are not recessed (he says they have a lot of glare) and cannot be aimed, so he got frustrated at those things too.
This is really a sad situation. His bottom line to me was: "If I buy a upper end truck, I expect a few useful amenities for my money. I don't like buying a product that I feel the manufacturer 'chintzed' on the design."
So thanks GM. Now all I have to look forward to driving in a few years is a non GM product.
You may have saved a few bucks on the design, but you lost a loyal customer.
#113 of 130 Re: 2007 Sierra Denali Update cont. [1oldcarguy]
Nov 22, 2007 (10:28 am)
If you decide to return to Edmunds it would be nice if you would post what two trucks replaced the Sierra Denali. Especially one that has perimeter lighting as I'm curious to know what non GM truck would have that feature. If those items are so important to him he should really consider one or is it two of these.
#114 of 130 Re: Went to the track... [markisliev]
Nov 30, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I own a 2007 GMC Sierra Denali AWD 6.2L with 4,750 miles.
I am very impressed with how fast the truck is, but I want it to go faster. I am considering putting on a K&N 63 Series Aircharger Performance Intake Kit part# 63-3058 that has an Estimated Horsepower Gain of 17.54 HP 4917 RPM. I am also considering a Superchips Cortex Programmer (I think these came on the market in September 2007). I spoke with a rep from Superchips who told me on the 6.2L 403hp engine, the performance program would add 32hp & 35 ft lbs torque.
These two additions should put the truck at 452 ½ horsepower, right?
If anyone has had any experience with either of these products on the 6.2L 403hp engine, please share your opinions. I want to make sure I will be able to feel the difference before I spend $750. Thanks.
#115 of 130 Re: Went to the track... [2007denali]
Nov 30, 2007 (2:28 pm)
get plugged into denalitrucks.com ....save your money for a custom tune...hand held programers are not full potential...You own a nice truck go with the best!
The K&N intake is ok....I prefer the outlaw intake or maybe even volant, it's doesn't suck in warm engine compartment air...
BTW my latest time is 13.8799.91mph...I even trapped above 100mph on some runs...
Here is a video.... Denali 13.87
Dec 21, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I've been very happy with my 04 Z71. Love the Full time 4x4, my only bitch about my truck is the fact chevy can't find a freakin cluster to work right in my dash..any way Thinking of trading my ride in for a new AWD Denali.
Question 1. I'm getting between 16-18 hwy at 70 mph with a engine programmer, what does the Denali AWD get?
Question 2. I push my truck to the limit off road at work I would end up lifting the Denali just as high as my Z71. 6'' for room for 33" tires, it would get tore up at work as low as it sits stock sooo how is the AWD system? Any one had there Denali in any mud or deep snow?
P.S. I don't need any comment about why would I buy a Denali and use it off road I just want to hear if any one that has one thinks its capable as much as a 4x4 is.
#117 of 130 Re: AWD ? [bigz04]
Dec 21, 2007 (4:32 pm)
Can't comment about lifting an AWD or how she does off road....
Here's my 2wd denali gas mileage... I have intake,exhaust, and custom tune with HPTuners...my tune helped out...
#118 of 130 Re: Went to the track... [markisliev]
Dec 26, 2007 (9:00 am)
Hey man, I live right near the track...I have an 08 denali white awd...never ran it yet at the track...looking to see what it can do...I was considering either volaint or outlaw for cai..but they say outlaw is out of buisness now...? What city are you from? I usually race my firebird at the track...
#119 of 130 Re: Went to the track... [duke70301]
Dec 26, 2007 (10:07 am)
I'm in southern Louisiana.....I like the volant intake also.
#120 of 130 Re: Went to the track... [markisliev]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:48 pm)
Thibodaux...here.. Did you tune yours your self with hp tuners...if so how hard is it...In my 98 firebird I have a Accel gen 7 system on it..I usually have someone else dyno tune it...Is this something I can do? Thanks in advance for you help...