Originally Posted by DelawareTundra
Truck looks good man. I have been toying around with the idea of going to look at another one but then I see my truck all cleaned up and that goes away. How are you liking the EXOs? I still love mine. Not much snow here most of the time but they are awesome on the beach.
Well, like I have said, I really really liked the RW. When they did the update I didn't like the trucks front end. Period.
The front end has grown on me, and the parts I see while driving are super nice. Love the interior. Love having the heated seats, especially when it was 7° out.
The tires are good so far. They balanced with less weight than the ko's did, and the ko2's. Slight hum at speed, which isn't that bad. About as much as the KO2's. Hard to really say as the Plat is so much quieter inside than my RW.
I matted everything I could other than the floor and the roof on that truck and it made a huge difference, but this truck is still quieter.
The tires do far better than the stockers did in the snow and ice so far. Seem to be about what the KO2's were. Still breaking them in though.
Originally Posted by theoat
Looks like you're running a "Chop Shop" for snow blowers....
Lol, that is only about 8-10% of what is actually in the shop hahaha. It used to be such a pita trying to do plow installs as the snow shit would overrun into the truck bay. Finally we started putting the plow undercarriages and the electrical kits on pallets to draw a line. I even had to take red paint and make a line.
So, some feedback after a few days. Might want to grab a drink...
The lights kinda really suck. I dunno if it is because I had hid's or what, but they suck on low beams. Just seem too low. The bulbs don't have a lot of output either. Not sure if I want to try the led swap or just wait and do a retrofit.
Leaning toward retrofit, but can't really go without lights as it is my DD. Also I am not sure if I would want them black or color matched. Kinda think black if I go pro grill, but everyone is going pro grill, so maybe I will take apart my grill and either color match it or go black high gloss. Undetermined at this time.
The radio... Well, it is ok at like 47. By that time you have to turn the bass down or it sounds like shit. Too much bass in the doors. If you turn the bass down, then when you turn the radio down because the jam is over, then you have to turn it back up for lower volume levels.
The column moving is irritating. Read through most of the manuals in the thinking room and seems it has to be turned off through techstream. Which is funny because you can record maintenance records and all sorts of other useless shit through the radio, but can't turn the column off. Unless I missed that somewhere.
The exhaust is breaking in, as well as the engine and sound, peppiness, and mpg are getting better.
I think the dealer shorted me on fuel or didn't refill it as I am at 110 miles and almost used half a tank. The first 1/4 was gone in 50... Think it spent a lot of time idling as the truck said 2mpg when I got in it and it had 4 miles. Mpg now says 9.6, and it keeps going up.
Didn't know the entire rear bumper is plastic except the part under what is under the plate.
Glad I have my don't ass pack me hitch.
Steering is well improved, but has an artificial feel to it, which I am getting used to. Also seems to have a tighter turning radius.
Braking is improved. My brakes never seemed up to par after the dealership incorrectly torqued the drivers wheel bearing/hub nut and the wheel was basically being held on by the caliper. Got home after picking it up that day on the RW and went to swap wheels and you could jiggle the wheel around.
Seems the trans shift logic is also very improved. Don't have the super short shifts to second while turning from a stop, also doesn't drop into first like you are trying to race when you slow almost to a stop then accelerate slowly.
On the quietness. The RW always had rattles in the front bumper when hitting bumps. This truck, even though it seems everything in the front is plastic too, doesn't sound like a rattle trap.
While filming the truck I noticed it seems like the frame has been updated in a few areas. More cross members, and also the frame coating/paint seems superior. It is a glossy black now vs the flatter looking on the 2010. I fluid filmed everything anyways, even used the extension tube to get into the crannies and holes and what not.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but honestly I didn't really want a new truck so I may over-analyze things for a while and ramble.
I am actually loving the truck. I have to remember that even though my RW had a budget audio system, it was actually a very high budget. If I could just slap one of my 3 sets of subs in there and take the bass out of the doors, add a knob, I would probably be happy for a while.
The rear seat is still odd to me. I guess because it flips but there isn't anything to hold the groceries in place. Previously I would just toss everything on the seat or floor, but don't want to do that to the leather.
Thinking about the underseat storage thingie. Wish they had one with the center compartment with a hinged lid, then the sides open. I only need one closed compartment.
Guess that is it for now. Again, I apologize for the lengthy tldr type of post.
For those that read the whole think, hope you had a drink. Or two.