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30 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Calling them "just a silverado" ignores the better materials and components that go into the Cadillac. Aside from the obvious interior differences... they even change things like the wheel bearings on the Escalade... I don't know what magic they put in them, but those bearing make a huge difference on the Escalade and they glide like glass. Bigger brakes, bigger wheels, better interior, substantially bigger standard engine, 10-speed automatic by default.    It's lipstick, a boob job, botox, jaw fillers, lipo, and a butt lift..... not just the lipstick. 

Lipstick would have been the first generation. 

I never said they were "just a Silverado". If youi're going to quote me, just quote what I actually said. 

Yes, I know all of this. It's a completely redressed up Silverado the same way the Expedition is a completely redressed F150. 

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8 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Your Suburban is also over a decade and a generation older than your Escalade, isn't it?  I'm sure they improved alot over that time...the mid 90s Suburbans were still very truckish.  

I haven't driven an Escalade, but drove a couple '15 Tahoes around the Southwest on long weekends a few years ago and was impressed by how smooth and car-like they drove, better than the previous-gen '13 Yukon I had driven. 

That is very true Robert, I am lucky enough to get a new Escalade when I drop mine off for service and it glides even smoother. The service center has confirmed with me via phone call that while the Chevrolet and GMC use the same bearing part, the Escalade has a different part number and does indeed look different. I would have to assume this is a higher quality bearing assembly.

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3 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I knew you would like those wheels @Paolino

 

They're painful to look at.

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2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

 

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That was a joke cap, hence the “LOL”. Having worked at a Chevy dearlship last year, I can tell you that you will not find ONE Silverado for under $35K, even a V6 work truck.

 

On the serious side though, it means nothing that the Slade uses the 1500’s frame because that is literally the only it has in common with it. The price of the 1500 is irrelevant, knowing that little fact.

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spacer.pngIt is going to look like this to some degree

 

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We should probably get something straightened out here (of course- this will bounce completely off the tin ear of one member here) : There is no "Silverado frame". General Motors and the various divisions involved engineer & design a frame to underpin a number of vehicles from the clean sheet stage. In many cases a Tahoe is built on it, in others; an Escalade (and there are further differences & upgrades).

An 'Escalade rides on a Tahoe' frame is every bit as legitimate as 'a Tahoe rides on an Escalade frame'.

In other words; yes, these products are from the came company but no; the part doesn't 'belong' to one model over another.

In still other words- this is not a point that carries any weight, water or importance.

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Is it just me, or did BMW and MB/Maybach collaborate on their respective grilles on their CUVs?  This Maybach resembles a big baleen whale upfront.  Pass.

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19 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Do they swirl?

Violently

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