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Thread: Upgraded to a 2012 Silverado Z71
04-20-2012, 03:18 PM #1
Upgraded to a 2012 Silverado Z71
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Z71 - 4x4 - 5.3 - Crew Cab - 6speed - Red w/ Black leather I got the Z71 upgrades (dash/console, body colored grill and mirrors)
Loaded her up, and love the truck but the six speed transmission is definitely something to get used to. No matter what I do, I can't get it to shift down smooth before I have to hit the accelerator (at a stop sign or turning) it doesn't shift down quick enough.
I notice when I'm taking off from a complete stop it wants to shift down to save fuel but it is irritating when I have to push it harder to get up and go....
Being brand new I figure that it has the latest software update for the transmission but it may just be me getting used to more gears?2012 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 5.3
Rough Country 2.5' Lift/Level
Chevy 18's on Toyo Open Country MT 33's
DiabloSport Trinity Tuner with Custom Tune from Lew
Debating on AMP Research Powersteps
2008 GMC Sierra WT 4x2 4.3
3" Rough Country Suspension Lift w/Control Arms
Super 44 Flowmaster Straight Dual Exhaust from the Cat Back with 18" Chrome 3.5" Exhaust Tips.
Moto Wheels 951 18" on Nitto Mud Grappler 33's
Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 System with Kenwood 5.1 amp using Stock Headunit.
04-20-2012, 04:10 PM #2
congratulations on the new truck. And thats one of the downsides to the 6 speed and the computer trying to squeeze out the economy.
P.S. Wheres the pics?David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
1960 Land Rover Series II 88
2001 Pontiac Sunfire
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
NRA Life Member
04-20-2012, 04:41 PM #3
I think I'm doing this right! It's two pics, one front view and one side.
Gotta say I'm proud lol, it's the nicest thing I ever had!
04-20-2012, 04:46 PM #4
Great looking truck. Now its time for all the Mods
04-20-2012, 04:54 PM #5
The 6 speed definitely takes some getting used to, but you find the zone from 2nd to 3rd where you get some power. Also, try using the tow button on the column shift to give you higher shift points. As others have called it the go fast button. Great looking truck. What are your plans for it?2009 GMC Sierra 5.3L running on E85
Black and chrome
Borla dual exhaust
Chrome Billet grill
4300k High/Low Beam HIDs
Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with PIAA 540s
Blacked-out tail and third brake light
04-20-2012, 05:53 PM #6
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I loved the z71 package I'm thinking bout ordering my 2500 to get it how I want it2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
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04-20-2012, 07:36 PM #7
Nice truck and need to come to the Summer meet in August, I lived in Jackson/Milan for 10 years really miss being in Tenn.
04-20-2012, 08:17 PM #8
I find im using the tow/haul in the 6 speed all the time. it stays in v4 mode much better up to about 50mph and im getting better mpgs. I dont like the timing on the shift points in regular drive.
2011 Silverado CrewCab 5.3L*Ram Air Look Cowl Induction Reflexxion Hood*6" Pro Comp Lift*Flowmaster Dual exhaust*Perfect Launch Rear Diff. Cover*Led Smoke Taillights*L.E.D.Smoke 3rd Brakelight*60" L.E.D. Tailgate Bar*Rearview Mirror Reverse Camera and Sensors*Smoke Headlight Covers*Front Bumper Grill Insert*Deezee Black Alum. Diamond Rail covers*20" Ultra Motorsports Rims wrapped with 35.5"B.F. Goodrich Tires*Inchannel Raingaurds*CAI*Bullydog GT Tuner*Alpine Amp*Boss 6x9's*Boston Acoustic Subs*Terrantula Tweeters*Custom Sub box*Red Led Interior Accents*5% Ultimacool duo tint rear window and doors, 20% front doors*Custom Vinyl Graphics*Demolded*Debadged*Painted drums and calipers*
Future Mods Include: Custom Interior Hydrographics, Electronic Rollup Toneau Cover, 4.56 Gears, Painted rear bumper
04-20-2012, 08:20 PM #9
04-21-2012, 10:40 AM #10
Thanks guys! It's badass the way it is buuuuuut yeah the MODS are coming.
I've played with the "M" mode some, but I'll try the towing button and see how that goes. It pisses me off when it drops down in gear and your left with no power around 3rd gear and have to pop it to get up and go. The 5.3 is powerful enough to be fast and smooth without all this herky jerky crap.
Probably going to do 33's or 35's Nitto Trailgrapplers this time instead of the Nitto Mud Grapplers. Yeah I know they don't look as good but the road noise is I N S A N E on roadtrips.
Not sure about rims.... the Moto Wheels are always a favorite of mine. I only like Chrome for me, the black is new school I guess.
Going to improve the exhaust, not sure if I want chrome tips or cutoffs this time. Flowmaster probably. I'm more concerned with a nice smooth rumble instead of a loud clap.
The sound system is perfect, it's loud as hell and deep base. It's a Bose sound system.
THE LIFT...... I did a rough country 3" last time and it was perfect but I'm thinking 4" Rancho Suspension lift this time
JNBAMA Where is the meet at?
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