What do you love about your truck?

What do you love about your truck?

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    What do you love about your truck?

    Hey guys. We talk about horsepowwaaaaaas and tunes and whatnot here incessantly. Obviously we all love our twin turbskis and the power we get from them. But, in the end, our trucks really are more than just a motor.

    Let's talk about that other stuff. Our trucks have a ton of features. I came from a '99 with a manual tranny. The power windows and mirrors we're really the only "options" it had, and before that an '87 with manual everything. As you can imagine, my 302A had me wide eyed in awe of the features this truck has.

    What do you love about your truck? What options can you no longer do without? What does it have that you couldn't care less about?

    My favorites, that I'll always have from now on, are the heated seats, backup camera, and remote start.

    Tow mirrors. I bought the truck with standard mirrors. I thought I could deal with them since it's a half ton this go-round, and I don't tow that much any more. Nope. Never again. I won't leave the lot without them again.

    In bed lighting. LOVE IT. I'm often loading up for a job early in the morning, or late the night before. The in bed lighting is invaluable. I will always have that, or add it, in the future.

    Large screen head unit. I love the large screen, but it wouldn't necessarily be a deal breaker for me. If I found the right truck and this was the only thing missing, I could deal with that. I'd probably just do a tablet head unit upgrade.

    The backup assist looks neat, but I still haven't even set it up.

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    This was/ is my first truck so not much else to go on. I love the power! Love the 1 touch auto windows up front. My DD Dodge is only auto down on drivers side. Love rear sliding window! Love Screw Cab size! Love 6.5' bed (Could not handle a 5.5' bed).

    Love the fact it doesn't have one of those big ugly touch screen radios or Nav units. (Can't stand that crap) I'm a minimalist when it comes to gadgets, my dash lights at night are always on the lowest dimmest setting.

    2011: Added Tow mirrors, must have. Back up camera, must have. Under bumper lighting facing rear, must have.

    Wished it had:

    -Heated seats (might add one day as the leather seat covers are cold as hell in the winter)
    -6 Speed manual trans. (I love pushing gears)
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    Quote Originally Posted by winchested View Post
    This was/ is my first truck so not much else to go on. I love the power! Love the 1 touch auto windows up front. My DD Dodge is only auto down on drivers side. Love rear sliding window! Love Screw Cab size! Love 6.5' bed (Could not handle a 5.5' bed).

    Love the fact it doesn't have one of those big ugly touch screen radios or Nav units. (Can't stand that crap) I'm a minimalist when it comes to gadgets, my dash lights at night are always on the lowest dimmest setting.

    2011: Added Tow mirrors, must have. Back up camera, must have. Under bumper lighting facing rear, must have.

    Wished it had:

    -Heated seats (might add one day as the leather seat covers are cold as hell in the winter)
    -6 Speed manual trans. (I love pushing gears)
    My powerstroke was a 6 speed manual. I agree, boy that was fun to drive tuned. Yeah, cab size is definitely great, and that rear seat folding all the way up adds a lot of storage space for me on a job. I would like cooled seats I think, but that wouldn't be a must have. I like the 1 touch windows, but it certainly wouldn't be a deal breaker or a must have for me.

    You do know I can dim my 8" screen, right? Even turn it off? (Just joshing you haha.)

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    Backup Camera on the 8" screen. When I get a rental vehicle or have to drive my wife's Forester, I ACTUALLY have to turn my head around to look back rather than just looking at the mirrors and the camera.

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    I will always have a large screen with rear camera. I will always have to tow mirrors. I will always have the bed lights and rear reverse LEDs. The 6.5 bed is nice for hauling...just have to remember the overall length of this truck...it is hard to park sometimes, depending on the lot. I will always have heated seats due to my back. I LOVE the step tailgate...I wish we had the step in the rear bumper corners also (only good thing about Chevy)...plan to add an aftermarket bumper later. These trucks should come standard with spray in liners...that is my next must do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK4wheeler View Post
    I will always have a large screen with rear camera. I will always have to tow mirrors. I will always have the bed lights and rear reverse LEDs. The 6.5 bed is nice for hauling...just have to remember the overall length of this truck...it is hard to park sometimes, depending on the lot. I will always have heated seats due to my back. I LOVE the step tailgate...I wish we had the step in the rear bumper corners also (only good thing about Chevy)...plan to add an aftermarket bumper later. These trucks should come standard with spray in liners...that is my next must do.

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    I've never been around a factory tailgate step, but there is an add on step I want to try. If I turn out to use that frequently, a factory step may be added to my list on future purchases.

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    I added a folding step found on Amazon for around 50. Folds up on the tailgate and is removable in seconds. With truck lifted 4" on 2" taller tires it helps emensely. If ordering a truck I'd splurge for the step for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winchested View Post
    I added a folding step found on Amazon for around 50. Folds up on the tailgate and is removable in seconds. With truck lifted 4" on 2" taller tires it helps emensely. If ordering a truck I'd splurge for the step for sure.
    That's the one I was talking about.

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    I love the power and the transmission combo. I find the 6spd uses the powerband really well, and the different ways you can control the trans (locking out upper gears, full manual mode, 2nd gear only mode.
    Love how quiet it is inside compared mid 90's product I came from.
    Love that Forscan is available to us.
    Love the utility and how big the back seat area is.
    Love the fact it is a total sleeper... not much out there in everyday driving that'll take off from a set of lights quicker (4wd launch).
    Love the fact that it drives like a truck, but more on the sophisticated side.
    Love how well it tows my 5500lbs TT.
    Love more now with the mods I've done, including remote start.

    Things I wish it had: Proper sunvisors that actually block the sun, full power seats, instead of just the lower for the driver's seat, maybe heated seats, but meh...(would save my mpg during warm up time).

    I'm much more happy than not.
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    Great thread Mitchell! I know the purpose of forums is to bounce "problems" off of other users, but it's also nice to see positives and what people ENJOY too.

    Loves of my truck:
    *The interior size- My family of 5 will fit in it, comfortably, for many years to come and never run out of leg room.
    *Back-up camera- I never knew what I was missing before having this, now I wont ever own a vehicle without it.
    *Power sliding rear glass
    *Integrated tailgate step (stripper pole)- It comes in handy for the wife and kids and was a life saver when we moved into our new house right after my knee surgery
    *Quiet, efficient, yet has awesome power
    *looks sexy as hell...even without a lot of modifications

    Things I wish it had- but can totally live without:

    *Programmer w/ custom tunes
    *Heated seats w/ heated steering wheel
    *4WD
    *8" MFT infotainment screen
    *built in boost gauge- never understood why these boosted trucks (2011-2014) came without one

    Options that my 302A truck has but I don't use:
    Absolutely none- This truck is perfectly packaged for me and I feel that I utilize it's capabilities to the fullest.
    Last edited by Elmore328; 02-01-2018 at 09:05 AM.
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