kstruckcountry replied to i82much's topic in 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HDDo you have the stock tires? If so I'd upgrade those and get better traction everywhere. A set of the cables would be a good backup. I have a lot less weight to contend with, but good snow rated tires made my half ton a sleigh.
kstruckcountry replied to Michael71009's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsMaintenance, IMO.
kstruckcountry replied to flyboyron's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500And the 159k on my 2006. I've optioned new 2500's and none of them have the options I want.
kstruckcountry replied to SonomaRedSierra's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500What shocks do you have? The issue is more likely there..... I would bet that if the shocks are the issue, constraining the axle more will make the hop worse. IMO you'd get the best results with cal tracks if you want to eliminate wrap. Also, in sand, airing down will help with the bounce and traction.
I have the ATWs on my 2006. They are an amazing tire. They will be louder and not last as long as the AT3. Worth it, IMO. I watched a summer review of them, and the reviewer claimed they were the best wet traction AT tire he'd driven, that pushed me over to buying them. I don't think he was wrong, with all the siping and the softer rubber, the grip is great in wet conditions. A friend has BFGs on a similar weight truck and I had the ATWs on mine. The ATWs definitely stopped better on the same snowy roads. I will see this winter if they still perform better than the BFGs. We will have about the same mileage on the tires. They are a very sure footed tire on snow and wet roads. But for a dedicated winter tire, I'd look more at dedicated winter tires. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to yakfish's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I kept the factory gears, they appeared to be in very good shape still. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to yakfish's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I got my TruTrac from Summit, about $400 as they had a rebate. I didn't have a place to do it, so I found a good shop. I had all bearings, all seals, rear brake shoes, and pistons replaced. I wanted it to be done with for a while. The whole project was less than $1500 including labor. The TruTrac is great because it doesn't require a major loss of traction to work. The G80 would often break a tire loose, and then would lock and bang the other loose too. The TruTrac is much smoother, so there are many situations where the G80 would slip a tire that it stays completely planted. My reason for rebuild was actually the ring side carrier bearing wearing out. So decided to upgrade, and still glad I did. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
I had a G80 in my 2006 and upgraded to the TrueTrac when the axle was rebuilt. It does not require wheel slip to lock which is a big plus. Many times with the G80 the second tire would also break loose with the bang of the diff locking. With the TrueTrac, it's smooth and a lot of situations where I would lose traction before, it's rock solid now. I would take either over an electric diff. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to BigBadSierra's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500IMO, wouldn't worry about it. Most steering systems have a mechanical stop on the knuckle that will contact the control arm like that. That is because it causes no harm, where maxing out the steering rack potentially could. That said, the leveling kit is likely to wear front end parts faster than normal. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to longley425's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I would not recommend the SR-A's for a VT winter. Or pretty much any scenario that involves them being on a vehicle. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to Black02Silverado's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Magnaflows are pretty quiet. I have had a 5x11x22 Magnaflow on my 2006 for 4 years or so, and it is only noticeable when you want it to be. IMO a straight through design is the only way to go, whatever the brand. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to jimbofoxman's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500My 2006 is always set on Auto, and will make you the temperature on the screen. One of the major reasons for keeping her. Oh, and rear vents that I never use Untouched from the factory (knock on wood).
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