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About dcarl

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  • Birthday 01/18/1961

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    Dave Carl
  • Location
    Acworth, GA
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  • Drives
    2015 Sierra SLT
  • Interests
    Cruisers, Dirt Bikes, Pontoon Boats, Sunny Days
  1. My first guess would be the ballast or a ground wire in the harness. I've had a ballast go intermittently bad and TRS did a bench troubleshoot on it and replaced it. I carry an set of ballast with me because I've gone from 35w to 50w and back to 35w again, so I keep the extra set in the truck just in case I need them. Even though I aimed my headlights I was getting flashed all the time with the 50w ballasts by other drivers.
  2. I have a weird problem that I haven't seen covered anywhere else either here or on the internet. Maybe it's because I'm entering the proper search terms but I'm hoping someone will recognize the the issue and point me in the right direction. Last week I got the new Galaxy Note 8 phone. Set it up in my 2015 Sierra SLT and ever since then, when ever I receive any type of notification like a txt message, email, or other type that would make a sound or vibration, it changes the input on my radio to either the iPod, XM Radio, or the Hard Drive I have connected via USB cable. My S7 Edge never did this, so I can't understand why it would change the input mode.
  3. I'm not sure about spring rates, but I've got the Z71 package that came with the Rancho shocks and I thought it rode pretty harsh for my standards coming from a 2001 Denali XL. I installed a set of Bilstein 5100 shocks on all four corners and the ride is somewhere between the Denali and what it was with the Ranchos so I'm satisfied with the results considering its a truck.
  4. No. It's level with a 1.5" Body Lift. I kept the bags in case I decide to try them again later...
  5. I don't know why, but the short few days I had the 5000 Ultimates in mine it felt like I was slapping the internal bumpers on small bumps that the normal suspension would soak up. I have the Bilstein 5100 shocks instead of the Ranchos which smoothed out the ride quite a bit. As soon as I took the bags out, the truck road fine again. I now have the Ride Control in and they seem fine. I tow a 27' Pontoon and a 16' Enclosed Cargo Trailer that might weigh in around 5-6k loaded up with bikes and equipment.
  6. I got my bags installed. The installation is pretty straight forward, and with the bags deflated, the ride is as expected. I also have the Smart Air II compressor system which I had some problems with but Air Lift sent me a new Electronic Height Sensor and that solved the hardware issue. The other problem is that there are two different sets of instructions on the website for the kit with no explanation of the difference. I chased my tail for several hours with an ohm meter on the wiring harness because it wasn't matching the instructions. Turned out I was using the wrong instructions.... Now everything works like it should, and you can add air via a valve.
  7. I just installed a set of Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate bags on mine and don't like them. They created a harsh ride. I've seen other people that do like them and the only thing I can equate it to maybe is that I'm running the Bilstein 5100 shocks on all four corners and they are much better than the Ranchos that came on the truck as far as ride goes. These Bags have the internal Jounce Bumpers and I felt like I was hitting them on small bumps. I removed my Bags last night and the truck definitely rides better. I have a set of the Air Lift Ride Control (2000 LB) on order and they should be here on Monday. From what I read, they are geared more for the weekend hauler/tower which is what I am. I drive my truck as a daily driver, but I tow a 27' Pontoon Boat and 16' Enclosed trailer with motorcycles and don't think I'd ever really need "5000lbs" capacity... The Ride Control bags mount differently and should give a better ride when not loaded.
  8. Body Lift

    Leveled with 1.5" Body Lift
  9. I'm running 285/60R20 on stock wheels with 2" level and have only a slight rub on the sway bar. I just added a 1.5 body lift but that didn't change the rub and I didn't have any other clearance issues before.
  10. That helps! Thanks for enlightening me.
  11. This may be a dumb question but I'll ask anyway. I have a 15' SLT with Nav but I use Waze on my phone sometimes to navigate through traffic jams. Can AA be downloaded as an App to the truck so AA & Waze can be used as the Nav in place of the GM version?
  12. LT 305/55r20 E load rating tire pressure??

    There is a chart on the Toyo website for going from a "P" rated tire to a "LT" tire. You have to do some math but I put a set of Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT285/60R20 on a few weeks ago. Kauffman Tire inflated them to 35 psi and I asked about it and the manager told me they go by the door sticker. The truck felt a little mushy so I did the Toyo formula and ended up with 42 psi. There's also a chalk test you can do but I've read it's not the most reliable however I tried it with my current inflation and it seems to be right. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  13. You can hook a battery tender to the cables before removing the battery but the trick is to keep them connected while moving things around to get the battery out. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  14. I'll say this, my 2015 original battery took a dump with absolutely no warning at 39k miles on a Saturday morning. I jumped it and went to Interstate Batteries only to find out they were closed on Saturday so I ended up going to Walmart who tested the original and sure enough it had a dead cell. I purchased a Walmart battery as a replacement... I've never had a problem with a Walmart battery, and the stores are everywhere. Sad part is the truck is only 2 1/2 years old and the origianl battery should have lasted longer than that...
  15. I purchased a universal one from a local pep boys and it required trimming to fit but it works perfect. I don't recall the brand, and it went in on top of a Line-X liner.

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