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  1. dorkweed

    2016 Silverado Mileage

    The only problem I've had with that switch is if I try to "ease" it on and off. Just press it, and let it click solidly/hard vs. trying to baby it.
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    2016 Silverado Mileage

    Sorry for not replying sooner guys; I've been out of town for almost 3 weeks. Illinois to Louisiana to Florida to central Illinois back to northern Illinois. 3500 miles in less than 3 weeks. Did a work trip to Nashville, TN 4 weeks prior to that towing my work trailer............that was another 1200 miles. I have just 15% left on the OLM and I just changed the oil about a week before my Nashville trip. My range AFM delete module has been working flawlessly. All the above mile were with it. Averaged about 15mpg running 65mph on the Nashville trip towing. And 20-22mpg running 70-75mph on the other trip......non-towing. I use this handy little switch to keep from having to plug in and then unplug the Range device all the time. https://www.amazon.com/Tonsiki-Female-Diagnostic-Extension-battery/dp/B00UR5XBMW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1540069486&sr=8-3&keywords=tonsiki+obd+cable It keeps the Range from draining my battery if I don't use my truck for a few days................very, very rare for me though. I have read that the newer Range devices don't drain the battery like the older versions as they have a "shut off" in them now. Anyhow; the little switch works great................click it on prior to starting the truck, and click it off after shutting the truck down. Also have 51,0xx miles on this 2016 Silverado in just over 27 months of ownership.
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    Bilstein 5100 Shocks

    UPDATE: I got the Bilstein 5100's installed on the front end of my truck on April 27; so I've had time to evaluated them, long term. There is a local shop about 1.5 miles away that said they'd swap the shocks out in the coil-overs/struts no problem. So on April 27, I pulled out the struts on the '16 Silverado, dropped them into a large backpack, slung it on my back, and rode my bicycle to the shop. Took about 25 minutes to complete both. Charged my $55.00 and I rode my bicycle home. 2 hours laters I had the 5100's installed. I have them set at 1.25" of lift in the front. Well 3 months later the verdict is that these shocks are the "REAL DEAL"!!! Even set with the slight 1.25" lift; these shock, at that setting ride better than the stock ones did at OEM height. IMHO; the stock ones had no dampening on "extension". Very pleased with the decision to do this mod.
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    I can see!!!

    http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/slapshot.jpeg Question: Was Mike one of the "Hansen Brothers"??????
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    Great Songs

    Must remember that it was the psychedelic era.................. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCNHm59Ll2Q One of the best fade outs and then transition into another song ever..................
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    Great Songs

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    I can see!!!

    I recall several years ago that I received some "flack"/"good natured ribbing"; because I posted that Mikes Mom was a "hottie"!!! It was a while back. You're a good guy Mike!!!
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    I can see!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Png-PC0ews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilyiL2Y5ms
  10. Most "fireplaces" = a "net" loss in heat in a house. Just saying of course!!!
  11. Hope you're gonna burn that "next year". Splitting it now doesn't equate to "seasoned wood"!!
  12. Not here. I once shoveled a path thru deep snow to my wood pile so that I could stack 2-3 days worth of wood on my deck................had a deep freeze, and the line leaving my lift tank going to the field froze right where I exposed the ground to the air. It's only down about 18" there.
  13. Only about 3-4" of snow on the ground here, Mike. When it's cold like this, I'd much rather have a deeper snow on the ground so my septic doesn't freeze. It was pretty mild Fall/Winter until about 2 weeks ago................not very cold and little rain or snow. Then the DEEP FREEZE!!!!!!!
  14. 7:00am New Years Mornining.................-12*F at my place and windy......................
  15. When I had MightyWhitey, my '04.5, empty cruising 65-70mph I'd be 4-7psi of boost depending on wind and temperature. Your's seem high to me.
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