How do you guys like the 15-20's?

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CMoore711

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Nice looking tahoe @BlackDragon16 Are those the AMP power sidesteps? Their slimmer profile look good with your trimmed front air dam valance.

Did any of your previous '15 or '16 models have the OEM power sidesteps by chance? If so; How do you like the function of the AMP sidesteps compared to OEM?
 

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2015 Platinum with a decent sized list of mods. Besides cosmetics, lowering kit, brakes, & wheels. I did ARH headers full exhaust, tune, sway bars etc. Only issue that I can recall is replacing the Tstat due to the fans staying on. The Tstat and housing is basically integrated. Access is reasonable so no big issue there. The 6.2 though. Lot's of fun especially after the tune. Liked the 6.2 so much I picked up a 2018 Silverado High Country with the same engine. Lots of fun. Happy with this generation Escalade without a doubt.
 

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Nice looking tahoe @BlackDragon16 Are those the AMP power sidesteps? Their slimmer profile look good with your trimmed front air dam valance.

Did any of your previous '15 or '16 models have the OEM power sidesteps by chance? If so; How do you like the function of the AMP sidesteps compared to OEM?
@ CMoore711, I have a set of OEM power steps that I took off the 2015 Platnum Escalades. Steps only not motors. I purchased a new set of steps a while ago, I smoothed and color matched the new steps then swapped them when they were done.
 

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Nice looking tahoe @BlackDragon16 Are those the AMP power sidesteps? Their slimmer profile look good with your trimmed front air dam valance.

Did any of your previous '15 or '16 models have the OEM power sidesteps by chance? If so; How do you like the function of the AMP sidesteps compared to OEM?
Thanks CMoore

I had the factory power steps on my 15. It’s hard to remember, but they probably were smoother than the Amp Research. I think the Amp look better though…
 

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2016 Tahoe LT with 81,000 miles as of November 2022.

It's been good. The only shop work I have on it beyond routine maintenance was an oil leak at about 65,000 miles, which was $800.

There's a rattle I can't quite find; I'm sure there's a piece of the exhaust system vibrating against something else when the conditions are right.

Beyond that it has been exactly what it it supposed to be and I have no regrets.

Both my kids drive now, one of them is in college, and we have sold our camper. So the Tahoe is beginning to feel a bit large for my daily needs. I plan to drive it 2 more years and then downsize.
 

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Bought a 17 Tahoe, love it, just bought 16 Denali, no drive time yet.
I think the key to these is the right oil changes early, instead of delaying oil changes.
 

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I have the 2015 Escalade. I purchased the Escalade a couple years ago. I bought the car then found the Cadillac and Tahoe forums. Seems like you always read about someone having lifter or misfire issues. Would I have bought a 2015 had I read the forums before my purchase? Maybe not just out of being cautious. I bought it used a couple years ago. So far no issues with the 6.2. Has just over 62,000 miles now. Replaced front struts and rear shocks then while it was shopped as preventative maintenance I had all fluids changed…brake, oil, Transmission, differentials, and coolant. I use “Range” to delete AFM. Change oil every 5,000 miles, use premium fuel and add fuel system cleaner twice a year. Hopefully with preventative maintenance I can avoid any major issues and can continue to love the vehicle. I use Mobil 1 extended performance 0w20 or Castrol extended performance 0w20 Dexos gen2 oil and AC Delco oil filter.
 

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2016 Tahoe LT with 81,000 miles as of November 2022.

It's been good. The only shop work I have on it beyond routine maintenance was an oil leak at about 65,000 miles, which was $800.

There's a rattle I can't quite find; I'm sure there's a piece of the exhaust system vibrating against something else when the conditions are right.

Beyond that it has been exactly what it it supposed to be and I have no regrets.

Both my kids drive now, one of them is in college, and we have sold our camper. So the Tahoe is beginning to feel a bit large for my daily needs. I plan to drive it 2 more years and then downsize.
I'm right there with you with kids driving, but every time I look around it seems EVERY newer vehicle is a POS due to the pandy or supply chain. A Silvy wont fit in my garage, but maybe a Canyon in a few years after GM fixes all the shit that will inevitably go wrong year 1 and 2. My 18 is excellent; paid off, runs good with tune/airaid/corsa, and has never needed anything but routine oil changes and detailing. Maybe my biggest issue now is finding stuff to do to it...
 

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I'm right there with you with kids driving, but every time I look around it seems EVERY newer vehicle is a POS due to the pandy or supply chain. A Silvy wont fit in my garage, but maybe a Canyon in a few years after GM fixes all the shit that will inevitably go wrong year 1 and 2. My 18 is excellent; paid off, runs good with tune/airaid/corsa, and has never needed anything but routine oil changes and detailing. Maybe my biggest issue now is finding stuff to do to it...
Not a bad issue to have haaaaaaa
 

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