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Old 01-26-2018, 12:50 PM   #71
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Well, having an aluminum bed that you can't carry a heavy load in, negates a main reason for even having a pick-up truck. A heavy plastic insert bed-liner might be a good compromise for if and when you may damage the bed. Bed liners have been very common long before any beds had aluminum.

What's next....truck beds with plastic and cloth instead of aluminum? They still have to be a "truck" once in a while...lol
Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline both have composite beds. Aluminum beds are a non issue that Chevy is just using for marketing. I started buying the new Super Duties for my Company. We havent had any issues with the trucks period let alone issues with hauling heavy items. That's what bedliners are for. Been using them in some form from the first truck I've own. First bed liners were a sheet of 3/4 plywood. Steel beds will get wrecked without protection too. I've seen it many times on Job sites over the years.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:34 PM   #72
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Totally agree...

I almost bought this one a couple days ago, but they low balled the crap out of me on my trade-in.

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Ended up with a pretty cool truck at another dealer anyway.

Black side steps went on a few minutes after this picture and the bed liner goes on next week.

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Next time come over to Fort Worth and I will give you the hook up. I promise I will not be under sold.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:38 AM   #73
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The next step in truck weight savings and fuel economy...Bed: Optional...lol...

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:50 AM   #74
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AFM in all cylinders? I'll pass on that, have zero interest in anything with AFM. I'll be getting a 2500HD 6.0L in the Spring. Good old LS motor, non AFM, Key Start, 6spd auto..... For a pickup truck, I want rock solid reliability. I'll give up a few mpgs to run on all 8 cylinders, and not have so many trans speeds the thing is in a constant state of gear selection confusion. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:02 AM   #75
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Next time come over to Fort Worth and I will give you the hook up. I promise I will not be under sold.
Sounds good... I already had a great deal done on the Red truck, but had to do some checking around first to see what else was out there. Centennial got me pretty excited, but unfortunately not my favorite dealership and they proved it once again.

They also had a ZL1 1LE on the floor and were complaining about it not selling.

...but it had a 5k ADM on it...
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:00 AM   #76
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I'm still not a fan of the body flaring, especially at the front fenders. The higher range models have decent trim and appearance features. Overall the previous design was better coordinated and, IMO, more attractive.

I am hoping that the Sierra will have a better chance with working with the new body. Sometimes you will have off years in terms of design, which is unfortunate.
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Sounds good... I already had a great deal done on the Red truck, but had to do some checking around first to see what else was out there. Centennial got me pretty excited, but unfortunately not my favorite dealership and they proved it once again.

They also had a ZL1 1LE on the floor and were complaining about it not selling.

...but it had a 5k ADM on it...
But but but I thought it was only Ford dealers that charged ADM
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:59 AM   #78
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No, Ford dealership just charge 20k ADM
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:09 AM   #79
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No, Ford dealership just charge 20k ADM
They all do it. The best deal I ever got on a modern performance car was my 2010 GT500. Bought well below MSRP. You just have to wait for that dealer nonsense to subside once they start sitting after all the dumb idiots were weeded out paying ADMs. Can you really blame dealers for making a large profit when there are dumbasses out there willing to blow large sums of money just to be the first?
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I may have missed it, but is there any talk of improvements to eAssist?

The RAM basically took what GM offers with the eAssist, and then doubled or tripled its capacity, which I think is pretty cool. With all the improvments that GM is doing with its engines and drivetrains to increase efficiency, a better eAssist would be icing on the cake.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:55 AM   #81
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But but but I thought it was only Ford dealers that charged ADM
I was just surprised they didn't mark up the Centennial edition Silverado and actually had 7k off MSRP.

E-Assist is one reason I chose to go last model year 2018 and stick with the 5.3 that's been proven for years. I really like the 2019, but I'll let others figure out the details. I already get too much that with 1st year Camaro stuff... no need to push it with two cars.
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eAssist is already an option on the 5.3L on the current truck. Just isn't available outside of certain areas.
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:52 PM   #83
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The good thing about Ford's aluminum bed construction is that they can't possibly get the rear wheel well rust/rot that's for some reason plagued every truck since the beginning of time.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:02 PM   #84
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The good thing about Ford's aluminum bed construction is that they can't possibly get the rear wheel well rust/rot that's for some reason plagued every truck since the beginning of time.
Aluminium does corrode and the other issue I can see happening is dissimilar metal contact corrosion. I experience this in my own field if dissimilar metal connections arent handled correctly. I know Tesla has had some issues with that.
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