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-   -   UNDERCARRIAGE RUST ON NEW CHEVYS (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=513240)

headedoffshore 10-22-2007 8:55 AM

Take a good look under your new Chevy. I just met with the GM service rep for NC and he told me that Chevy choses not to paint steering and suspension parts on new Chevy and GMC trucks. <BR> <BR>He went on to say that GM would not customize my new 07 truck to prevent the parts form rusting. <BR> <BR>Make sure you get your new Chevy customized before you buy it or better yet buy another brand. <BR> <BR>They do not paint: <BR>Control Arms <BR>Driveshaft yokes <BR>The engine block <BR>Steering arms <BR>FWD driveshafts <BR> <BR> <BR>SRD

dabigkahuna 10-22-2007 11:40 AM

If you are concerned about rust just get it rust-proofed. Most dealers add this as an option, but there are tons of companies that provide the service aftermarket. Iíve done this with all of my trucks, and the companies that I have had do it offer a lifetime rust warranty. <BR> <BR>If you donít rust proof it, then you still have the GM warranty. The items you have mentioned donít require paint anyways, and if you have some rust it will just be cosmetic. Iíve owned Chevys and GMs for over 15 years and have never had any rust issues. My í03 2500 HD doesnít have paint on the parts you mentioned either, but it hasnít resulted in any problems. <BR> <BR>I think you need to think ďBig PictureĒ here. I would be more concerned about the engine &amp; drivetrain as opposed to paint on parts that donít really require paint. You made a good choice, the Chevy will provide you with years of reliable service.

jaubrey 10-22-2007 3:01 PM

This is really irrelevant. These parts dont require rust proofing and like the poster above said, the paint would be purely cosmetic. <BR> <BR>This is not a big deal, unlike the new Tundras having tranny problems.

05mobiuslsv 10-22-2007 3:10 PM

Dude you should see the axle's on my truck, and the rear diff. Looks like I parked it in the saltwater for a year. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on October 22, 2007)

bocephus 10-22-2007 3:26 PM

Chrome (or paint in this case) don't get you home!

razzman 10-22-2007 3:40 PM

Uhh i hate to tell ya this but with the exception of the engine block (until recently) that's the way it's pretty much been forever. What's the big deal? You driving it or looking at it?

gobigorgohome 10-22-2007 7:36 PM

Quote: This is really irrelevant. These parts dont require rust proofing and like the poster above said, the paint would be purely cosmetic. <BR> <BR>This is not a big deal, unlike the new Tundras having tranny problems. <BR> <BR>If you're after relevance, what is the relevance of the Tundra problems to this thread? Sounds like the thread hit a nerve. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by gobigorgohome on October 22, 2007)

lowdrag 10-22-2007 9:59 PM

Yeah, why worry about the tranny in the Tundra when the engine will probably swallow the camshaft long before the tranny gives out.

jaubrey 10-23-2007 6:04 AM

Peter, <BR> <BR>It was more to get people riled up. I know there are a lot of Toyota Lovers on here. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Too many people take this board wayyy too seriously.

spenchey 10-23-2007 8:12 AM

and you get a 100,000 mile 5 year warranty on all new chevys.

nasty530 10-23-2007 8:43 AM

Someone educated me about the tranny problem that the Tundras are having please. Also, any other issues you have heard of.

siuski 10-23-2007 8:49 AM

T-Bag: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/toyota/tundra/transmissions/page1.html" target="_blank">http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/toyota/tundra/transmissions/page1.html</a> <BR> <BR>The part that scares me is that they are not replacing the trannys now, just the tc.


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