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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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winter cover

my 2005 duramax came with a winter bumper and grill cover....the 2012 didnt! i never used it much on the 05 except when traveling up state. do i need one for the 2012? or have they done away with them on the newer trucks?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:42 PM
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To my knowledge they have not done away with the engine covers. The truck needs a cold weather package to get the cover with the truck. Let your fuel economy dictate whether to use it or not. I am in Detroit, and have had mine on for a couple of weeks. The fuel economy came right back once it was installed.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:56 PM
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In 2011, the winter front was included if the original ship to location was considered to be cold enough to need the front. Someone on here will know if this is true for the '12 and '13 models.

If you need/want one you should be able to order it.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 02:49 PM
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I believe only trucks sold in certain regions come with the "winter front". Mine was behind the rear bench.

We touched on the subject here:

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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Mine was under the back bench.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:21 AM
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Mine came with one; purchased in Northern Idaho.

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:38 PM
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My 2005 had the bumper cover and grill cover. Paid for it on my My order - grill only - March 2011.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:37 PM
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My '13 came with one, it wasn't listed as an option on the window sticker. It was under the rear seat. I have the Denali though

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:41 PM
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you can order a winter cover from any state
but in some states or areas (gm decision) you will get the cover even if you did not order it, of coarse you get charged for it
my 12 came with one and a block heater in Michigan

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 03:14 PM
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My 2011 Denali Hd came with it as well..In a zip lock type bag under back seat.
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