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  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice
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    Aug 2011
    Lehigh Valley, PA

    Default Just bought a 2011 Silverado LT

    Hiya, everyone. Just got back home from signing the paperwork for a new Silverado LT. This is the third truck I've owned and the first in quite a while. I just got tired of not having any good way to haul stuff around. I take delivery of it Wednesday next week, 10 Aug.

    It's Blue Granite Metallic, extended cab, moderately equipped with the All Star package, Off-road suspension (I have no plans for deliberately taking it off-road, but that's what it had on it), 18" wheels, blah blah. Firmly situated in between utilitarian and luxury. Actually, it's quite civilized and comfortable on the road.

    We went for an extended drive this morning prior to signing the papers. I was interested in confirming that everything worked like it was supposed to, to experience the 8-4 cylinder transition, and most of all, hear what kind of road noise emanated from the back of the cabin. Fortunately, everything seemed fine. There was very little noise in the cabin at any speed, and the 4-8 transition was completely imperceptible. It's a little disconcerting to watch the instantaneous mileage vary from 7 to 15 most of the time, but the truck had only 4 miles on it at the time, so maybe (hopefully) this is going to get better. OTOH, it was reassuring to see 25-35MPG when it was in 4 cylinder mode, which it was for a significant part of the time on the highway.

    Since I plan to do little if any towing, I was a little concerned about the 3.42 axle ratio being higher than necessary, but with the 6-speed overdrive automatic, the engine turns only around 1500 RPM at 60 mph. That's pretty reasonable, so going even lower might accomplish very little.

    There are quite a few Silverado/Sierra forums out there. I decided to sign up with this one because it seems to have the highest volume of posts, many many members, and what appears to be official participation by GM representatives. I hope to be able to contribute something useful eventually.
    Last edited by srr2; 08-03-2011 at 01:40 PM.

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    To the Site and Congrats on the New Ride......and Welcome to the G.M./Chevy Family......when you get some time, post-up some pictures......


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    Congrats and welcome!!

    ________2013 4C Rated__________

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    Welcome to the club. Sounds like a nice truck, enjoy it.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

  5. #5
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Lehigh Valley, PA


    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. As far as pics go, you're probably better off looking at the official Chevy web site 'cos this truck isn't anything fancy and never will be. The extent of mods in its future go no farther than Rhino Lining and a set of nerf bars. Black ones, most likely. Anyway, I'm feeling okay about this purchase -- my very first GM product of any kind. In fact, it was only two weeks ago that I set foot into any kind of GM dealership for the first time. From what I can see, the near-death experience has done them some good. Also, for the most part, the sales experience was pretty good. There was none of the nonsense that American Car dealerships were famous for in the past. Here's hoping the actual ownership experience will be equally good.

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    congrats! let's see some pics when you get it in the driveway and get time!

    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Sep 2010
    Far West, Oregon USA,
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    Welcome to the club & congrats on your new truck
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Feb 2010


    Welcome to the club!
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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