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Old 05-26-2019, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
Yeah, there's an entire multi-page thread on that.
A Typical Master Section through that portion of the design while developing it would have sufficed. Now whether they used it or not is the question.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:41 PM
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From the pic posted and the video when the guy is brushing off the bed, it looks like the dent is gone. Gotta love chevys videos, lol.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:53 PM
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I see they let the Transformers movie graphics crew design the new truck. I saw one and IMO it is hideous. Got my sights on a new Ram
I agree way to much going on. Just crazy every single little curve and the front end reminds me of a Mack Truck lol.

around here they are giving away 2018 models for around 15K off
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:54 AM
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Seems a lot of people hate any kind of change. But I would like to know what a replacement is going to cost. I seriously doubt if it's repairable by most shops.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:00 AM
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I'm skeptical that people abuse their beds like this and the ones who do actually care. Looks more like GM is inventing a problem to solve.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:51 AM
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99.9% of the people spending close to 70 grand aren’t dumping loads of cinder blocks into their bed. They are sliding coolers in, strapping a motorcycle down or bringing garbage cans to the dump.

that said, their trucks are cartoonish ugly.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by polarred21 View Post
They should have built the tailgate with carbon fiber , so when you put it down and use the step ladder you dont have to remove the hitch so it doesn't get damage
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Seems a lot of people hate any kind of change. But I would like to know what a replacement is going to cost. I seriously doubt if it's repairable by most shops.
How about the bed end? Sliding lumber in until it dents/bends the end of the bed was/is an issue.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
It's an option. If you don't want it, don't buy it. Offering an OPTION is a little better than shoving it down their throats after you try to convince them that it's superior when it's not. As an option, if it works in real life, it's popularity will grow and maybe it will become standard. If it doesn't work, only the folks who wanted it and went out of their way for it will lose.

I notice they didn't directly hit the bed with the hammer but you'd do real damage even to a steel bed doing that so whatever. More impressive than aluminum from what I saw.
Only thing that sucks is if you donít want it you have to special order. Itís standard on SLT, AT4 and Denali. A regular tailgate is optional. Iíve yet to see any specíd with that and I doubt many of any dealers will spec them without it.

As far as the bed, Iíd rather just have a regular spray in liner.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:47 AM
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I love it the GM haters.

Here is something new and exciting, using revolutionary materials and the whiners are balling their eyes out....

First the Ford with the aluminum bed, the GMC with the step and now CF.

You love CF in your boat hulls..... GMAFB

Off the soap box for now...
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by avalonandl View Post
I love it the GM haters.

Here is something new and exciting, using revolutionary materials and the whiners are balling their eyes out....

First the Ford with the aluminum bed, the GMC with the step and now CF.

You love CF in your boat hulls..... GMAFB

Off the soap box for now...
So want a boat which rides well, and you want a featherweight boat. Make up your mind?
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by avalonandl View Post
I love it the GM haters.

Here is something new and exciting, using revolutionary materials and the whiners are balling their eyes out....

First the Ford with the aluminum bed, the GMC with the step and now CF.

You love CF in your boat hulls..... GMAFB

Off the soap box for now...
Biggest thing GM does that's idiotic IMO is to stack options that are undesirable to a lot of folks on their higher end stuff (delicate BS such as the step atrocity), and make desirable options (big motors, low gears) next to impossible to get on affordable vehicles that are actually stocked on dealer lots. I guess they are segmenting into catering to 3 markets. Stripper "work" trucks for bug extermination companies, Bro Rollers with tiny motors & flashy wheels/tires, and trucks bordering on having sport car drivetrains for dr.'s & lawyers to drive. Plenty of folks want a fairly nice truck, but not loaded completely out, with lots of power and nothing on it that will break easily. GM doesn't seem to recognize this. Maybe it's not hurting them, but beyond me how it couldn't be. Their competition largely seporates drivetrain options from trim/features options.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:35 AM
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"I love it the GM haters."

Here is something new and exciting, I am not a GM hater, but if a gimmicky tailgate and synthetic cargo bed "excites you", try playing keno or Lotto scratch offs you'll get excited much easier and cheaply
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