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    2015 Silverado DC, NHT, 4X4, 6.2
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  1. I've pretty much narrowed my selection on tires to this size. I can get quite a few in a standard load ( don't want e load tires). With a 17" I can have a decent sidewall to soak up bumps and off-road smoother. That truck above looks almost perfect. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. I think I actually drove much more conservative when I had my MBRP catback on my truck. I believe since I could hear it so much better it subconsciously made me think I was pushing harder on the gas pedal so I was always easing up on the gas. That and the fact that i remote started my truck at a job as I was walking up to look out the window to see if it had snowed again... One of the guys I work for was parked next to me (passenger side where the exhaust exits) as I the truck roared to life he threw his hands up and jumped lol. Oops.. Didn't see him there. Couldn't help cracking up but I did feel bad. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. Love that color! That's one good lookin' truck! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. You're basically going from a 3.42 gear to a 3.31 with that size tire. I doubt you're going to make up for the "off the line acceleration" feeling with a intake and/ or a exhaust. I've have both on many trucks and going back to smaller tires at times always made a big difference. A tune would help the most. The exhausts on these trucks flow decent and usually give the best feeling of torque off the line. The intakes flow plenty for a stock engine. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. Is max trailer worth cost

    I agree. Sometimes I wish I had bought a 2500. Although I haven't had the occasion yet that my max tow 6.2 won't handle the 2500 is built sturdier. I swear my max tow rides about the same too. If I didn't feel the "need" for a quick truck I probably would have ended up with a 6.0 2500. The diesel is ridiculously priced so that's unfortunately not a option. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. I'm starting to get the opinion that if we leave the stock resonator and especially the flapper valve that it doesn't really matter what muffler we install in place of the stock muffler it's going to be fairly quiet. My Magnaflow has a deep mellow sound to it at idle just a little louder than stock. Probably a quite a bit louder if I floor the pedal but never uncomfortable to my ears. I really need to figure out how to use my GoPro so I find out what it sounds like outside the truck. I was going 70-80 mph yesterday on the expressway and really had to concentrate to hear it at all. Could it be the Active Noise Cancellation that's making it quiet on the inside? Maybe. However GM did a good job making these trucks quiet. Now if they could figure out how to build a truck that doesn't have interior rattling, and wind noise. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Do you have the 5.3 ? If so I think the part number is 12586. That's the quietest over I believe. 3" in and out. The 12909 is for the 6.2. it has 3.5" in and out. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. That's strange. I have that muffler and I can't hear it unless I pin the flapper open. Do you still have the resonator on the exhaust? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. Removed the MBRP catback and reinstalled the factory one with the Magnaflow 12909 , stock resonator and flapper valve. Getting ready to take the truck in for Warranty work. Radiator is leaking in the corners and transmission ( 8 speed) is shifting like crap. I understand it's the nature of the 8 speed ( in GM's case at least) to have terrible programming but y the really soft shift from 2nd to 3 rd concerns me. Feels like it's slipping. Only way it shifts correctly is to mash the pedal every time I take off but I'm not going to do that. My father in law drives that way. Always takes off like a bat out of hell and goes through tires way faster then I do... And I have the 6.2 that every once in awhile is allowed to lay down a smoke show. [emoji16] I ended up "fixing" the rear least spring clunking with grease, I'm sure it will return. Not sure if I'm going to let the dealer dink around with my "Chevy shake" that starts at around 66-72 mph or not. They'll blame the tires I put on from my 2011. They didn't shake that truck and have been road force balanced even. Guess it's the price we pay to drive the best looking yet most frustrating trucks out there. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. Didn't have time to go back through the posts to see what truck you have. Just know that the Magnaflow 12909 is a 3.5" in and out. It fits on the 6.2 liter exhaust . I have this muffler welded to my stock system. Too it off for more found and went with a MBRP cat back. I found the Magnaflow too quiet unless I pinned the flapper valve open. I did have the resonator still on there though. It's a really good sound, deep and not crackly or poppy. Now I feel the MBRP is a tad too loud.. At least when it shifts it has a weird flare to the sound. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. Is max trailer worth cost

    I have the 6.2 NHT. It's a 2015 do it's a 8 speed with the 3.42 gears. I test drove a 6.2 non-NHT but didn't get a chance to tow with it. This truck tows awesome for a half ton pickup. That said if I regularly towed heavy (7000# plus) I would get a HD. For the occasional heavy tow it will do fine.. Just be prepared that any LS or Ecotec engine is going to rev pretty high while towing heavy. Takes some getting used to for some of us who grew up driving and working on older vehicles. To me I hated to see it reving 3000 to 4000 rpms on a long up hill grade but I guess it's made for it. The towing mirrors are awesome for towing but a nuisance when you don't need them. More than once the mirrors have managed to hide a person it even an entire vehicle at intersections. They look really cool though with the LED lights on them though. I got this truck because I wanted the most capable half ton made and didn't want to "want" for more. The NHT package rides about like a 3/4 ton with the 20" wheels so keep that in mind. In hind sight I wouldn't have limited my options to just a NHT. I'm in construction so it makes sense for me.. At least that's what I tell myself. Oh..I think you get a extra cooler or 2 on the NHT so that could add to the longevity of the engine/ trans. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Holy cow man..8 brake jobs on your GMT 900 ??? I was happy with the service I got from to similar trucks. Didn't need to do the brakes before 105,000 miles but did them anyway. Could have probably got another 25,000 on both trucks. They pulled a trailer that weighed 5000 loaded that didn't have brakes. That's just crazy.. Something's gotta be wrong there... Nice work on the zerks! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. If you only were going to be allowed one truck.....

    I'm not sure what year they stopped offering the light duty 2500 that I believe was a 7400 gvw yet still a 6 lug axle. After some thought it would be a 1998 2500 ( light duty) ext. cab, 4x4. Easier to work on compared to more modern trucks, ride was decent and it was reliable and arguably one of the better looking GM trucks. 1. It would have a 3.73 14 bolt semi- floating rear axle. G80 of course. 2. Manual trans if it was still offered then , 5 speed. 3. Had a over drive trans so it could run highway speeds all day. 4. I had one similar to this work the dark green paint and Autumnwood color lower section. Had a beautiful tan interior fairly loaded. So that would be my first color combo. choice. I would keep it fairly stock for reliability with regular synthetic fluid changes. Undercoat it and even remove what's necessary to get to the rockers and coat them with something to prevent rust. 2nd choice would be a GMT 800 heavy duty diesel. Crew cab, short box. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. Looks like your new tires are 4.8% larger in circumference and diameter. Looks on the site "Tire Comparison" and put in your stock size and the new tire size and it will show you the difference. So your speed will be off 4.8% at all speeds not just a "general" 2 mph. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  15. Yes as I understand it the wheels will sit inward slightly. Like maybe a total of 14 mm. Probably not a big deal, especially if you already have the wheels. I'd like to see pics of you do it because I'm looking for some stock 17" wheels and most of what I'm finding are for the GMT900's. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

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