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Old    Stephen R. Drummond (headedoffshore)      Join Date: May 2005       10-22-2007, 9:55 AM Reply   
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.

He went on to say that GM would not customize my new 07 truck to prevent the parts form rusting.

Make sure you get your new Chevy customized before you buy it or better yet buy another brand.

They do not paint:
Control Arms
Driveshaft yokes
The engine block
Steering arms
FWD driveshafts


SRD
Old    dabigkahuna            10-22-2007, 12:40 PM Reply   
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.

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.

I think you need to think ďBig PictureĒ here. I would be more concerned about the engine & 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.
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-22-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
This is really irrelevant. These parts dont require rust proofing and like the poster above said, the paint would be purely cosmetic.

This is not a big deal, unlike the new Tundras having tranny problems.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-22-2007, 4:10 PM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on October 22, 2007)
Old    bocephus            10-22-2007, 4:26 PM Reply   
Chrome (or paint in this case) don't get you home!
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-22-2007, 4:40 PM Reply   
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?
Old    Peter Sharp (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-22-2007, 8:36 PM Reply   
Quote: This is really irrelevant. These parts dont require rust proofing and like the poster above said, the paint would be purely cosmetic.

This is not a big deal, unlike the new Tundras having tranny problems.

If you're after relevance, what is the relevance of the Tundra problems to this thread? Sounds like the thread hit a nerve.

(Message edited by gobigorgohome on October 22, 2007)
Old    Rob (lowdrag)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-22-2007, 10:59 PM Reply   
Yeah, why worry about the tranny in the Tundra when the engine will probably swallow the camshaft long before the tranny gives out.
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-23-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
Peter,

It was more to get people riled up. I know there are a lot of Toyota Lovers on here.

Too many people take this board wayyy too seriously.
Old    spencer heywood (spenchey)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-23-2007, 9:12 AM Reply   
and you get a 100,000 mile 5 year warranty on all new chevys.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-23-2007, 9:43 AM Reply   
Someone educated me about the tranny problem that the Tundras are having please. Also, any other issues you have heard of.
Old    pwork (siuski)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-23-2007, 9:49 AM Reply   
T-Bag:

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/toyota/tundra/transmissions/page1.html

The part that scares me is that they are not replacing the trannys now, just the tc.

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