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Sub'd! Can't wait to see how the new build comes along!

If anybody was unaware, Willie's LML was a compound setup with built trans, monster hah!!!
 

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So we have taken a couple days to load out our store with what is currently available for the 2020s. While the list is small right now, we are seeing new stuff added from our WDs daily.

Check out our store here.

This is what we have ordered or done thus far that is non-powertrain.
40% Solar Guard tint on sides and back windows
Nearly clear Solar Guard tint on the front windshield
Banks Power Idash 1.8 Datamonster
Fox racing shocks
Sulastic shackles

Powertrain wise
PPEI custom emission compliant tuning through an ECU swap and HPTuner device to flash it.

Still trying to figure out which tonneau cover I want to go with. I have used Lund tri-folds for years but thinking I might try something different.

What are you all thinking about doing? Let's talk it up and see if we can help everyone.
As far as a tonneau cover goes, when the time comes I'm going with an American work truck cover. Retractable tonneau that supports 500 pounds and retracts into a toolbox. Lots of info found online here - Truck Covers USA | AMERICAN WORK COVER
 

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As far as a tonneau cover goes, when the time comes I'm going with an American work truck cover. Retractable tonneau that supports 500 pounds and retracts into a toolbox. Lots of info found online here - Truck Covers USA | AMERICAN WORK COVER
Nice. I was looking at Roll n Lock and Retrax. Haven't dug into the American Work Cover before so I will have to read up on them.
 

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Sub'd! Can't wait to see how the new build comes along!

If anybody was unaware, Willie's LML was a compound setup with built trans, monster hah!!!
Yeah I kringed when I handed the keys over to the dealer but I am sure I made someone happy. They gave me a great price on the trade.
 

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As far as a tonneau cover goes, when the time comes I'm going with an American work truck cover. Retractable tonneau that supports 500 pounds and retracts into a toolbox. Lots of info found online here - Truck Covers USA | AMERICAN WORK COVER
Just a comment on the Truck USA Covers---have had 3 of them on the last 3 trucks... Went with the BIG UWS tool box just because where I go in the high desert on the ranch in far SE NM (south of Carlsbad 30 miles almost on the border) the dust gets into the bed something fierce. Water -- almost nothing they have gutters and drains. If it were not for the equipment/tools I carry including a Pro Eagle Jack which I just mounted the mounting plate in the box this morning that just get covered I would still be using one.. Great for most applications though... You are right about the weight holding of the cover -- you can dance on them :) !

I used CLP to keep the track cleaned and lubed because of the fine dust migration into the track...
 

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Just a comment on the Truck USA Covers---have had 3 of them on the last 3 trucks... Went with the BIG UWS tool box just because where I go in the high desert on the ranch in far SE NM (south of Carlsbad 30 miles almost on the border) the dust gets into the bed something fierce. Water -- almost nothing they have gutters and drains. If it were not for the equipment/tools I carry including a Pro Eagle Jack which I just mounted the mounting plate in the box this morning that just get covered I would still be using one.. Great for most applications though... You are right about the weight holding of the cover -- you can dance on them :) !

I used CLP to keep the track cleaned and lubed because of the fine dust migration into the track...
Thanks. I've never had one or found anyone who has so that's good info. Any problems with the covers? Does it keep most of the water and dust out? I live in MT and travel lots of gravel roads, doubt the dust is as fine as your roads but I would like to keep things somewhat clean. Any info is appreciated.
 

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Thanks. I've never had one or found anyone who has so that's good info. Any problems with the covers? Does it keep most of the water and dust out? I live in MT and travel lots of gravel roads, doubt the dust is as fine as your roads but I would like to keep things somewhat clean. Any info is appreciated.
You live in a dusty area where YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW vehicles or drive through a lot of dust from opposite traffic no it will get into the bed. If it is jut you on a long dirt road no issues keeps it out pretty good because it for the most part behind you. Water as I said above is pretty much a non issue but if driving some will get in not much around the tailgate and on the sides just a little.





if I did not have to drive where I do I would have another one but the GM trucks have 20% of the back seat storage space on the inside that my 18 F250 had so I needed water and dust kept off of not only the things I kept in the bed of my Ford. Because there is no storage space on the GM to speak of (more leg room which I care less about) would of had to put other things back there including some electrical equipment.
 

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When I purchased my 2018 Denali I did a lot of research on bed covers. I looked at many covers that were installed on other trucks. In the end I went with the ReTrax Aluminum non power
and have never regretted it. For the most part it is dust and water tight. It locks in any position and when closed and locked I believe it is the most secure cover out there. I have a Pullrite Superglide 5th wheel hitch and the Retrax slides right over the top of it making the bed completely secure while disconnected from the trailer.
 

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When I purchased my 2018 Denali I did a lot of research on bed covers. I looked at many covers that were installed on other trucks. In the end I went with the ReTrax Aluminum non power
and have never regretted it. For the most part it is dust and water tight. It locks in any position and when closed and locked I believe it is the most secure cover out there. I have a Pullrite Superglide 5th wheel hitch and the Retrax slides right over the top of it making the bed completely secure while disconnected from the trailer.
So I like the Retrax but they are proud of them; even with my dealer pricing.
 

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On the Retrax I had one was my first "real" cover. It was installed on the last Gasser I owned a 1500 Denali with 4in BDS Fox shocks and 37 in tires. Reason I mentioned that was it may have contributed to the problem. On the ranch the thing would not stay closed the flex of the box made it come open in certain conditions. We adjusted it twice but it still did it. The Truck USA never did. FWIW the Retrax let in the dust as well cannot remember if it was worse or better than the Truck USA though.
 

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Is the MX4 is this the same as the GM Rev #19418544?

Bakflip mx4 is the only thing I found that fits.
I ordered the Rev tonneau cover from the dealer but had a few questions they couldn't answer today...

1) Is the GM "Standard Bed Hard Folding Tonneau Cover by REV® - Part No. 19418544" the same as the Backflip MX4? I heard it Bakfilp and REV are made by the same parent company.... true?

2) Does it rest against the cab when it is fully retracted?

3) Is it possible to use a coat hanger to reach the pull cords to unlock the cover with the tailgate locked?

4) How much water leakage should I expect compared to my last cover (Fold-a-cover quad fold on my 2014 Sierra)

The attached picture was the only visual depiction of the REV cover... which is lacking.
 

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I ordered the Rev tonneau cover from the dealer but had a few questions they couldn't answer today...

1) Is the GM "Standard Bed Hard Folding Tonneau Cover by REV® - Part No. 19418544" the same as the Backflip MX4? I heard it Bakfilp and REV are made by the same parent company.... true?

2) Does it rest against the cab when it is fully retracted?

3) Is it possible to use a coat hanger to reach the pull cords to unlock the cover with the tailgate locked?

4) How much water leakage should I expect compared to my last cover (Fold-a-cover quad fold on my 2014 Sierra)

The attached picture was the only visual depiction of the REV cover... which is lacking.
Great bunch of questions to ask and some of the questions in the back of my mind. Thus far, I have used a Lund tri-fold soft cover and it didn't touch the cab even when open and very seldom had leaks. Just looking at all my options before I pull the trigger.
 

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I ordered the Rev tonneau cover from the dealer but had a few questions they couldn't answer today...

1) Is the GM "Standard Bed Hard Folding Tonneau Cover by REV® - Part No. 19418544" the same as the Backflip MX4? I heard it Bakfilp and REV are made by the same parent company.... true?

2) Does it rest against the cab when it is fully retracted?

3) Is it possible to use a coat hanger to reach the pull cords to unlock the cover with the tailgate locked?

4) How much water leakage should I expect compared to my last cover (Fold-a-cover quad fold on my 2014 Sierra)

1. Not sure, but from the pics, it looks just like mine.
2. I can make it touch the cab if I push on it a bit, but not a hard riding condition. There is a sweet spot for rod installation, too loose and it partialy blocks the camera, to hard and it touches the cab.
3. Possible, if they know how your cover works... you could insert something from the back corner with a "y" type end and push the cable to release the cover, but it would be a challenge I think without knowing exactly where the cable is located.
4. Have had mine a few weeks and it finally rained enough to see how it works. The only place I got water was at the rear corners. The point where the bed/tailgate/cover meets is a point of intrusion. That said, I do not have any sort of tailgate seal or had time to see if I can mitgate some of that.
 

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does gm have covers for rear bed holes on top of bed?
 

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Have the AMP XL power steps or whatever the HD version is on the way. Getting them put on Wednesday. Took off the factory low and useless ones for me when I got the 35/12.50-20 tires put on to survive the ranch in NM. Had some Rough Country HD2 running boards put on do not hang down like a old ladies knockers factory Denali ones lol. They lasted one trip rock flipped up got 1 bracket and damaged another, a bump that about 2 inches of powder coat came off the top.

Those will come off for the dumpster next week. Did verify with the engineering folks at AMP that the PN 78254-01A is good and will work with the 2020 Diesel. Will now have all of my ground clearance. :)

If you spend much time off road might consider losing the factory chrome steps. :)
 
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