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I just picked up a black on black 1500 WT 4x4 2017 Silverado with a few extras on it. It is a replacement for the 2008 Silverado that was just written off. Although the reviews I've read seem to indicate it is a decent truck, I'm wondering if anyone else has one and or has heard anything good or bad about them. I'm not crazy about the 6 speed Trans or how it shifts but maybe that's because I'm use to my 08. Comments are most welcomed
 

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Mine was fitted with the 5.3 direct injection. I found the V6 to be a little noisy and lacking power for what i need. The 5.3 drops to 4 cylinders when its not under load from what i understand which should help with fuel mileage and It's super smooth and quite on the highway and i really don't notice a drop in cylinders. I have an Edge 85150 programmer to put on it and agree that will change shifting some.
 

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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and comments. I will be looking at buying a range, if anything just to try it to see what difference it makes. I didn't know about the truck being able to learn driving habits so thanks for that. I can only hope this truck is as good as my last. Chevy has never left me on the side of the road like some others i won't mention. Mile after mile of reliability is worth every penny.

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I haven't been able to find a range for my 2017. I'm told they won't be available until well into the new year. I guess the 2016 range won't work on my truck. In the mean time i still have reservations with the 6 speed. Can't say i like it much.
 

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I'm still waiting for an answer from range. Autoanything said its not available. Funny thing is it's cheaper to buy from autoanything then from range themselves. How is it possible an outlet can sell cheaper then supplier. Likely because they buy in volume. Soon as i hear back from Range, I'll post what they tell me
 

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I.ve seen several comments about autoanything and even though I've never done business with them, I can't help think there's always a few customers that get the s--t end of the stick. No business is perfect or 100% all the time every time. But for me, not being able to judge one way or the other, at the end of the day I prefer to buy updated stuff rather then yesterdays outdated when ever possible. So for this particular item I think its best to go right to the manufacture. It may be a few bucks more but in the long run the best deal. Thanks for sharing the information and comments.
 

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Speedcorpse said:
I'm still waiting for an answer from range. Autoanything said its not available. Funny thing is it's cheaper to buy from autoanything then from range themselves. How is it possible an outlet can sell cheaper then supplier. Likely because they buy in volume. Soon as i hear back from Range, I'll post what they tell me
Finally got an answer from Range after asking them if a AFM disabler was available for 2017 5.3 Silverado and if not would a 2016 version work. This is what they had to say......

Thank you for contacting us.

In regards to your question: Range has not been able to officially test on a 2017 vehicle ourselves but we do have modules in the field that are reporting no issues using the current firmware. We have officially tested this firmware on 2016s.

The modules will never cause any harm to vehicles using them and always remember that Range does offer a "no questions asked" 30-day return policy.

Thanks again.


So now I know I can buy last years module and use it without worry. Only thing left to do is go shopping.
 

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Ok, I installed my range AFM delete today.
My 2016 is still going into V4 mode quite frequently. Especially when the motor is under no load /or coasting. It's a 8.0 version on the box. . & I bought directly from them. It does seem like it's staying in V8 mode longer, but is not staying locked in. Waiting for a response back from range. Figure I prob won't hear anything with today being Sunday.

Anyone else have any problems with this device on a newer Truck??
Any input is appreciated thanks
Don't be surprised if it takes a couple of business days before getting a reply. I just ordered one myself a couple days ago so hopefully it works without issue when it arrives. I look forward to driving this truck on all 8 all the time. Like esox07 said earlier in this thread, "You bought 8 cylinders for a reason. Use them"
 

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I received my parcel from Range a couple days ago. I can't believe the difference this device has made in driving my truck. The trans now shifts clean and climbing hills smooth.. All the lag and low rev shifts are gone. Worth every penny spent. For a while i had doubts this device could work as guys with one were saying it does, but that's changed. Thanks to everyone for their comments and advise :cool:
 
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