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    Just bought my first chevy about a month ago. I just finished school and thought I would treat myself to my first vehicle with less than 90,000 miles. Bought an 08 Silverado:

    -5.3 V8
    -2WD
    -Ext Cab
    -After market leather
    -Texas Edition (20'', dual climate control, etc...)
    -Spray in bed liner

    Plans for the new truck: debadging, color match chevy bowtie on grill, tailgate, and wheel covers, (and perhaps steering wheel), leveling kit (2'' rear drop), chip, window tint, grill, intake, exhaust

    Concerns:

    -Break in mileage, oil change intervals during break in
    Changed at 750 miles and will change at 3,000. Next oil change? Oil life meter realistic?
    -Camper Shell, taneau, toolbox?
    Trying to decide what fits my needs the best.

    Glad to have this forum here, i am sure I will have many questions and comments to follow
    2008 Silverado Ext Cab, 5.3, 2WD, Texas Edition

    2004 Grand Prix GT

    1992 Corrolla

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    For accessories I would fit to what you need/want, oil change... the computer is pretty close to 3000 under normal conditions, if you are doing alot of short trips, it has you change it more often. I like them and think they are accurate. As for your first oil change, check out the owners manual and see what it says.
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    Welcome to the site!
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    Welcome to the site and congrats on your purchase!
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    Good for you. Welcome to the site.
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    Welcome to the GMTC. I'm sure you'll find a lot of good information here in the time to come.
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    Welcome, and congrats on the new truck.
    BRYAN

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    Hey! Welcome to the site. I too have an 08 silverado. As far as the oil changes go, I usually do mine at 5,000 miles. The engine oil life shows about 40% at about 5,000 miles on my truck.
    Skoal_Bandit:glasses:
    -2008 Silverado LT1 Crew Cab 5.3/6.2L swap
    Circle D 3000, CAI, 222/230 EPS cam, Patriot Dual Springs,
    LTs, Magnaflow, 2/3 drop
    -Best 1/8 8.5 @ 82 on stock 20s

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    Sounds like you already changed the oil after 750 miles, it should be broke in by now and be just fine.

    I did not read the owners manual untill after I had already driven my 03 Silverado so it got broke in like I drive normally. No problems so far at 76000 miles.


    Merry Christmas!

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    Welcome to the GMTC and congrat's on the new truck! I used the "OLM" on my truck when I first got it and ran Mobil 1.


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