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Just got a 2022 Trail Boss with 5.3l engine. I have owned a 1995 GMC Sierra (5.ol 5 speed 2wd with 311,750 miles now) since 1997. I have added an Undercover Ultra Flex tonneau cover. I have black out emblems and lug nuts which I haven't installed yet.

Anything I need to do or watch out for with this new gen (for me) Chevy?
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Looks awesome (y).
A lot of TB owners do what every other truck owner does. Lift, tires, tint, lighting, etc etc and lots more etc:LOL:.
 
Just like Jmzvet said, etc., etc., etc. I swear it’s a sickness that comes free with the purchase. You start off thinking “all I got to do is “ and end up changing that to Pulsar, Catch Can, Tint, Antenna, Exhaust, Tonneau, Assist Steps, Wheel Spacers, Leveling Kit, More Lift, Bigger Tires, Headrest Embroidery and it keeps going on and on and on. Just make it yours and enjoy it.
 
Just got a 2022 Trail Boss with 5.3l engine. I have owned a 1995 GMC Sierra (5.ol 5 speed 2wd with 311,750 miles now) since 1997. I have added an Undercover Ultra Flex tonneau cover. I have black out emblems and lug nuts which I haven't installed yet.

Anything I need to do or watch out for with this new gen (for me) Chevy?
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Good looking tuck! I wish I had considered red a little more. I ended up going for all black and have now added some red accents.

For longevity, I would purchase either a Pulsar LT or some other tuner that deactivates Dynamic Fuel Management and auto stop/start. An oil catch-can will also help you keep the upper engine clean and maintain better fuel mileage.

No fuel additives are needed. But I would also make sure you are using 91 octane, top-tier fuels. I personally try to also make sure that my fuels are ethanol-free, if possible (travelling doesn't always allow for this). I think another $5 a tank is well worth the money and peace of mind for longevity lol.

If you are wanting more juice out of that thing, a cold air intake is a simple and proven way to start. If you don't mind some grumble, get rid of the muffler but leave the resonators in place.
 
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We are really glad we went with the Red Hot (aka Pull Me Over Red) Trail Boss purchase.
And it has been a change for me after many years of not messing with vehicle mods, to be hot-rodding and modifying both my 2007 Corvette and my 2021 Trail Boss. The Corvette bought in 2018 got me into doing all inspection, maintenance and repair of all of our vehicles.

Of course the minimum mods for the TB are Tonneau, Bed Rug and Step Rails. Maybe rear Fender Liners ... and ...
 
Looks awesome (y).
A lot of TB owners do what every other truck owner does. Lift, tires, tint, lighting, etc etc and lots more etc:LOL:.
We are really glad we went with the Red Hot (aka Pull Me Over Red) Trail Boss purchase.
And it has been a change for me after many years of not messing with vehicle mods, to be hot-rodding and modifying both my 2007 Corvette and my 2021 Trail Boss. The Corvette bought in 2018 got me into doing all inspection, maintenance and repair of all of our vehicles.

Of course the minimum mods for the TB are Tonneau, Bed Rug and Step Rails. Maybe rear Fender Liners ... and ...
Yep, got inner fender liners for the rear. I got my tonneau cover.... Step rails are next... thinking about splurging and getting powered retracting rails.
 
Good looking tuck! I wish I had considered red a little more. I ended up going for all black and have now added some red accents.

For longevity, I would purchase either a Pulsar LT or some other tuner that deactivates Dynamic Fuel Management and auto stop/start. An oil catch-can will also help you keep the upper engine clean and maintain better fuel mileage.

No fuel additives are needed. But I would also make sure you are using 91 octane, top-tier fuels. I personally try to also make sure that my fuels are ethanol-free, if possible (travelling doesn't always allow for this). I think another $5 a tank is well worth the money and piece of mind for longevity lol.

If you are wanting more juice out of that thing, a cold air intake is a simple and proven way to start. If you don't mind some grumble, get rid of the muffler but leave the resonators in place.
I would like a cold air intake. Haven't looked into programmers. Have no idea what oil catch cans are for.. will research that as well. Thanks.
 
Just got a 2022 Trail Boss with 5.3l engine. I have owned a 1995 GMC Sierra (5.ol 5 speed 2wd with 311,750 miles now) since 1997. I have added an Undercover Ultra Flex tonneau cover. I have black out emblems and lug nuts which I haven't installed yet.

Anything I need to do or watch out for with this new gen (for me) Chevy?
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Whatever it is you do, it’s gonna empty your wallet 🤣 It can be addicting and there is no cure
 
I would say the most important mod for me was the catch can. I have a UPR with the remote drain hose kit I have it hanging just above behind the front bumper makes emptying a breeze. You would be surprised the amount of water vapor and oil that it collects, scary to think all that would have gone to the top of my intake valves. Next I added the Pulsar LT, MBRP cat back exhaust very happy with these mods. I also added the mod so the fog lights come on automatically and the low beam and fog lights stay on when high beams are on. My truck did not come with the wireless phone charger so I added that where the factory one would be the wire harness is already there. Also added AMP power running boards they are very nice.
 
I would say the most important mod for me was the catch can. I have a UPR with the remote drain hose kit I have it hanging just above behind the front bumper makes emptying a breeze. You would be surprised the amount of water vapor and oil that it collects, scary to think all that would have gone to the top of my intake valves.
Thanks for this advice, and describing why it's important. I had not thought about the water. Guess I'll be getting some kind of catch can.
 
Not to hijack this thread, but is everyone using premium in their TB? I've used nothing but regular with no issues....
 

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