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new 2015 silverado 2500hd

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by djmercer1, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. djmercer1

    djmercer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    just got a new 2500hd---2015 Silverado ltz dmax to replace my 2013 that was destroyed on dealer lot in accident.

    this is the first truck i have had without plow prep(veteran of 4 dmaxes since 2001)---am I limited by not having the vyu or z71 options?
  2. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Z71 does nothing for plowing, though it does give the "skid plates" and larger air cleaner.
    VYU also gives the skid plates and air cleaner.

    Honestly, I don't see how either one is important, but maybe the filter makes a difference when you are dealing with a lot of powdery snow.

    The light switch is nice if you install a beacon on the roof. Many other lights come with switches, so that's not important.

    There are some upgraded coolers that you probably have if you have the towing package.

    The two things that might be important are the front springs and possibly the fan clutch. Both are easy enough to change.

    The only thing I would ask the dealer is if there could possibly be an issue with your warranty.
  3. djmercer1

    djmercer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    the skid plates are on the way---figure to have them and keep bottom of engine free of road debris wouldn't be a bad thing.... didn't realize the air cleaner and fan clutch were different---I will check with dealer for upgrades..

    will the dealer swap the front spring and will this give an avenue to get the front axle rating adjusted if done as a dealer upgrade?

    I am mostly concerned with resale value, I haven't seen many of these truck is my area without plow prep of z71---mine has the sun roof, so I think that is why plow prep was left off...
  4. brasski

    brasski Member
    Messages: 55

    They do not offer a plow prep with the factory sun roof from GM its one or the other
  5. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    The plow prep also changes the Alt.

    My dealer did tell me that without plow prep adding a plow will Void all warranties
  6. djmercer1

    djmercer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    my dealer has said that a plow without plow prep wont void the warranty, but I still want make sure I cover my bases.

    can a truck be effectively retro fit with the vyu rpo? I know this would required new spec labels etc; but would set my mind at ease...
  7. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I would ask him to give you that in writing from GM
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2015
  8. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Definitely get that in writing. Everyone I talked to said no plow prep then no warranty coverage by GM
  9. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Dealer said same thing ,no plow prep pack, no warranty. They deal with alot of commercial customers in the area. This was the first thing I asked when I bought new from them , Good luck.