Originally Posted by long-time-dmax View Post
Did you go see them at that show?
I did go to the show. When my family and I entered the arena, we were in the Chevy area. I looked around and spotted the Cajun red tint '20 Chevy LTZ and made a bee line for it. It does not look as bad in person, I cannot explain why but it is acceptable in person. The Chevy was locked and was unable to get inside. The Chevy folk said the truck was pre-production and the production units may differ. I posted my pics but I doubt they will look any better than the others that were posted. I do like the bed side step, it is a nice addition. The tailgate no longer had a handle to open, just push a button to open, not sure how that is going to work long term. The emergency brake is electric, push a button and it is activated and as mentioned the truck is equipped with keyless entry and start. The mirrors are nice and big and do power fold and extend. These should be great for towing. The DEF tank has moved, I didn't get under the truck to look for it, but it is tucked between the frame rails somewhere. The DEF fill is next to the diesel fill, so that will be convenient.
There was '20 GMC Denali that was unlocked, but there was a long crowd around it. I didn't get any pics of the interior, but it looked very similar to the 1/2 tons with a few minor changes specific to the HD family line. I sat in it, it was very comfortable and the back seat has a lot more room than my '02 does. I didn't stay long as there was a line of people. The one thing I am not crazy about is the tilt wheel. On my '02 and every other Chevy I've driven, the wheel tilt joint is located at the point the column extends past the instrument panel. The new trucks, the tilt joint is farther back, under the dash. It has a totally different feel and I couldn't adjust it like I can on mine. I guess I will get use to that over time. The steering column not only tilts but telescopes as well.
The top of the bed was about level with the top of the bed on my '02, but my '02 has a 2" lift and running 35's. The hood is a totally different animal. Where the hood on my '02 slopes downward, the hood on the '20s feels like it is almost level to the ground. At the front of the truck, the '20s hood is a good 6-8" higher than my '02.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'll do my best to answer them.
'02 2500HD DMAX LB7/ZF-6, LS, Onyx Black, CC/LB, 2WD, G80
VA 0-70-110 Smart E Box, H2 Wheels w/ 315x70-17 BFG T/A-KO, Kennedy 4"-5" Exhaust,
ISSPRO EGT/Boost gauges, Go Rhino WTW Nerf Bars, Line-X, SBC SMF/SD Flywheel, Ceramic/Kevlar Clutch,
TTT Mirrors, BrakeSmart Brake Controller, B&W Turnover Ball & 5th Wheel Companion Hitch
410k miles and still running great! (9/18)
'04 Wildcat 29BHBP 5th Wheel Camper (Sold)