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2018 GMC Denali Sierra 1500 Review, An Owners Perspective. 4k

The Full Octane Garage just purchased the new 2018 GMC Denali Sierra 1500 pick up with the 6.2L V8. Take a ride with us as we share our first impressions of the latest, top of the line truck in the GMC line up!

1 Year with the GMC Denali Sierra 1500, An Owner’s Perspective

Well it has been 1 year and 36K miles since we bought the 2017 GMC Denali Sierra 1500. In this video, we will review the good, the not so good, reliability and costs for the Denali. check out the videos below for related content.

Part 1- Foam Cannon Challenge Head to Head Test (Foam Off) Who loses the BET?

We picked up two foam cannons and 2 different pressure washers and decided to do a shoot out challenge (and there was a small bet with a foam cannon penalty at the end)!

Check out our detailed DUSICHIN DUS-003 review at:

First we picked up a Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Sprayer

Second we picked up a a DUSICHIN Foam Cannon and decided to do a test and review on our 2015 GMC Denali. The results were awesome, leave us some comments on what you use and how well it works for you!

DUSICHIN DUS-003 3000 PSI High Pressure Washer Gun, M22 Thread, Snow Foam Lance, Snow Foam Cannon

Link to $29.00 Foam Cannon + Gun

Link to $12.00 Foam Cannon

M22 Female X 3/8″ Quick Connect Socket MT-24.0448

Chemical Guys CWS_101 Maxi-Suds II Super Suds Car Wash Soap and Shampoo, Cherry Scent

2 Pack Super absorbent Premium Chenille Microfiber Wash Mitt,Double-sided,Scratch- Free,Lint-Free

Griots Garage 55590 PFM Terry Weave Drying Towel

PupProtector Car Seat Cover Review

At the Full Octane Garage, when we use a product and find that it may benefit our viewers, we like review it after running it thru its paces. The PupProtector Car Seat Cover has proven to be a great product for car enthusiasts who are also dog lovers! Check it out!



5 MUST HAVE Accessories for your GMC Denali Sierra Pick Up!

The Full Octane Garage presents the top 5 Accessories for the GMC Denali Sierra Pick Up!

A Week with the Jaguar XE

The Full Octane Garage pounced upon the opportunity to drive the new 2017 Jaguar XE 35t for the past week. Check it out as we put the new Jaguar thru its paces!

Thanks to Jaguar Nashville for the use of the new XE!

Retrofit Modern Gauges in 1950 Chevy Truck

We decided to Retrofit Modern Gauges in our 1950 Chevy Truck project but it turned out to be a bit more complicated that we had anticipated. The Dolphin gauges use a 5 inch so when we went to install them in the truck dashboard they went right through the hole. At that point we posted some questions on the forums and a few owners suggested a new bezel and mount kit from Classic Instruments.

We ordered the parts and the Dolphin gauges fit perfectly and the new bezel fits the dash nicely. The mounting kit, not so much. We had to do some bending to make the mounting brackets match up to the studs that stick out of the dash but they are thin metal which is fairly easy to bend.

Bottom line is the Classic Instruments kit will work with the Dolphin Gauge set.

The parts required can be found on the Classic Instruments web site.

47-53 Chevy Truck Bezel- Available is all series part#BZ4753 (Note you will need to order TWO of these even though they are pictured in a pair) Ask me how I learned this πŸ™‚

47-53 GM Pickup Mounting Kit part #MTBRGMK (One kit for 2 holes)

This picture shows the adapter ring installed on the left gauge.


Gas Tank Leak? Red Kote Gas Tank Sealer Review & Application

We shot a fairly detailed video of building a new fuel tank and showing a Red Kote Fuel Tank Sealer Review & Application process.

The Making Of A Pallet Wood Wall In The Full Octane Garage

This is a little bit of information on Garage decorating and the creation of cool accent walls using old pallet wood.Β This is a project we started in our basement garage to spruce up the walls with a reclaimed wood wall feel on the cheap.

We started the process by installing 2×4 nailer studs to the concrete walls. We then installed 3/8 inch particle board by nailing the 4×8 sheets to the recently installed studs. Next you have 2 options, you can paint the backer board black or take the easier path which we did. We stapled the thinnest roofing felt we could find to the particle board. This is so no gaps in the boards show through.

For the final surface we started with FREE wood pallets, pressure washed them then sprayed a mix of 1 part special walnut stain to 3 parts lacquer thinner. We then laid the wood out by board width and found enough board in the same width to make a complete run across the wall staggering the start points for a random look.

We also used some accent surfaces such as realistic looking brick wall paper glues to 1.2 inch foam insulation boards and corrugated colored metal as a wainscot trimmed out in 1×4 stained pine.

Here are some items we used:

  • MinWax Special Dark Walnut stain
  • Lacquer Thinner
  • Brad Nailer
  • Used Pallets
  • 2X4’s
  • 4×8 sheets of 3/8’s particle board
  • Roofing Felt
  • Surface Illusions Brown Brick Wallpaper (
  • 1/2 Foam Board to install wall paper over
  • Corrugated colored metal (


ICT Billet High Mount Narrow Bay AC Bracket Review (LS1/LS2/LS3 or Vortec 5.3) Part #551352-3

We had bought an ICT Billet A/C Bracket part# 551494-3 and installed iton a 5.3 Vortec LS engine but unfortunately I did not measure where my inner fender wells would line up and when I went to install them the 508 style compressor hits.

A quick call into ICT Billet and I found option number two, a part numberΒ 551352-3 which seems to have better clearance but they only issue is I now need to use a mini style Sanden 7176 compressor.

The good news is ICT Billet is willing to help us out on a return based on my application error πŸ™‚

Here are a few video’s of my results.