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#21 OFFLINE   blwnsmoke

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:07 PM

What looks annoying is the potential depth issue. If you can only put half your foot on the step, that would drive me nuts. What I like about my step on my SD is that it is open on both sides so I can Balance my whole foot on the step.

Having your toes hit the end on the GM and possibly half your rear foot hanging off would tick me off.
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#22 OFFLINE   jpvbs

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

As an additional piece of news......Chevy will be adding another feature they made fun of Ford for having (first aluminum) and now a tailgate step.....it appears to basically be a tailgate within a tailgate within a tailgate.....or tailgateception.
 
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It looks like a Russian nesting doll version of a tailgate.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

NLPRacing has mentioned in the past that GM has a pretty cool step coming.  NLP, have you seen it in person?  Maybe part of a focus group?  What are your thoughts?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:24 PM

If you haul any kind of dirt or rock, I see it sticking in that crack of the extra tail gate.  Not as clean as Ford's design.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

If you haul any kind of dirt or rock, I see it sticking in that crack of the extra tail gate. 

 

Let's drop some landscape blocks on it and find out....


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

 

Let's drop some landscape blocks on it and find out....

 

See if the latch breaks.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

NLPRacing has mentioned in the past that GM has a pretty cool step coming.  NLP, have you seen it in person?  Maybe part of a focus group?  What are your thoughts?

 

That is exactly what I saw.  It was a focus group and they showed us this and a lot of other stuff like interiors, trailer towing accessories, etc.  It was actually pretty cool and worked well as a step, but was a little heavy.  There was also a questionnaire about powertrains where they listed a Turbo 2.7L I-4 and a Diesel 3.0L V6.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:48 PM

If you haul any kind of dirt or rock, I see it sticking in that crack of the extra tail gate.  Not as clean as Ford's design.

Amen- from a maintenance or longevity perspective- too complicated vs. Ford design.  To say nothing of the first cost-has to be far more expensive than the Ford design-at least as far as my understanding of the Ford system-have never used one.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:04 AM

Wait until RAM comes out with their aluminum body and an escalator to get into the bed...


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:19 AM

Wait until RAM comes out with their aluminum body and an escalator to get into the bed...


They won't need an escalator for their 1500 models, as the 4x4s look like 2 wheel drives anyway.
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:28 PM

They won't need an escalator for their 1500 models, as the 4x4s look like 2 wheel drives anyway.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:57 PM

As an additional piece of news......Chevy will be adding another feature they made fun of Ford for having (first aluminum) and now a tailgate step.....it appears to basically be a tailgate within a tailgate within a tailgate.....or tailgateception.

 

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Wait until Howie Long uses it in a commercial!!! :hysterical:

 

Also, is that diagram a prelude to the rear of the new Truck?  It has square wheel wells...


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

 
Wait until Howie Long uses it in a commercial!!! :hysterical:
 
Also, is that diagram a prelude to the rear of the new Truck?  It has square wheel wells...


I thought it might be too, but it's the current model's bed design.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:48 PM

As an additional piece of news......Chevy will be adding another feature they made fun of Ford for having (first aluminum) and now a tailgate step.....it appears to basically be a tailgate within a tailgate within a tailgate.....or tailgateception.
 
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How often do you think these will get destroyed by a tow hitch?

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:56 PM

How often do you think these will get destroyed by a tow hitch?


I would think GM thought about that and a standard hitch would not interfere but I could be wrong.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

I would think GM thought about that and a standard hitch would not interfere but I could be wrong.

Or being that it's GM they thought about it and came up with some convoluted solution.

What? What happened?


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:33 AM

I would think GM thought about that and a standard hitch would not interfere but I could be wrong.


What's a standard hitch though? I've seen all sorts of different tongue lengths and sizes. Yeah, at some point it's "user error". Doesn't mean we won't see a lot of these with dings and dents.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

The Chevy step looks convoluted and unnecessarily complex. I don't like the idea of putting part of your tailgate further down in harms way. I guess we will have to wait and see its execution for final judgment.

I will say I absolutely love the step on my F150. It was a great innovation that is very useful.

 

And the strangest thing is that I didn't even know it had that feature until I saw it in a Chevy ad and thought that was a great idea! Then the next Chevy ad in that superbowl showed the Dodge with  a heated steering wheel and then I was convinced that Chevy's ad agency must have been pissed about a late payment from GM that they were pointing out all the great things the Chevy couldn't do.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:51 AM

 

See if the latch breaks.

 

I truly wish Ford was that petty, and actually tried something like that.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:54 AM

Or being that it's GM they thought about it and came up with some convoluted solution.

 

"Always be sure to check ball hitch clearance before utilizing the tail-gate step; remove if necessary to prevent contact"
 


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