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Cwildman

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  1. I hear ya, I got a little defensive, but wanted to make sure people knew that just bc they installed a lift doesn't mean their truck should ride like crap after. I know what your saying about some expecting the same ride though, definitely agree with you. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  2. A good tell-tale sign of the brake light on the cab leaking is you can see condensation in the lens of the light Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  3. I found the leaks, after the first one I check more often, especially with the weather tech mats, you would never know you had a leak unless you pull then often and check. There was so much water under the carpet that you could hear it slosh when you pushed the carpet up and down. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  4. Just read your other post, I had weather tech mats so I knew no water was getting under them from myself. But your s could very well be from dragging in snow etc. Hopefully that's the case Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  5. You have a leak somewhere. I had three leaks one of them major. One of the leaks was coming from the fire wall area, another from OnStar antenna, and the last one that got fixed was from the third brake light on the rear of the cab. Spots that I noticed were wet were d/s front under the mat, and with the cab light leak it was d/s rear under the mat. I suppose it could be else where depending on where your parked (road/drive way grade) All were fixed under warranty. I tried calling gm and mentioning I was worried about electrical problems and mold in hopes they would offer me something with no luck. Didn't really care though the dealership took care of it and did a good job. It's piss that it happened but other than those leaks the truck hasn't given me any problems and it's a 2015 so I'm happy with it. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  6. O ya, truck looks awesome by the way Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  7. You are right, i was wrong in saying that my truck rides as smooth as stock. It won't ride the same as stock with lift and larger tires, but I can tell you it's a pretty damn close ride to stock when I put my winter wheels on. Smooth, no vibration, even with my add a leaf it Doesn't bounce all over the road like a 3500 with no weight on it. I just put my Summers on, 35 x 12.5 Cooper stt pros, and yes you can feel the lug and notice the added load on the motor and brakes but that has nothing to do with the lift itself, those are wheel issues, the truck still rides smooth as far as the suspension goes. The original poster has a bds lift, which replaces the front struts but reuses factory springs. So spring rate is the same, not stiffer. I'm not trying to justify my purchase, buying a lift is a huge waste of money lol and not practical, I've had to extend my sled ramp, and getting anything into and out of the bed is a pain in the ass, but it looks awesome. I know from my experience if the bds lift is installed correctly, and we are talking about the suspension lift itself, it should ride pretty damn close to stock. I think what throws some guys off is that these trucks come with car tires on them. They are a p rated tired, p stands for passenger. They are very smooth riding. Then we get lifted and throw on 33 inch 10 ply LT's and pump 40+ psi in them and then think our bds lift rides harsh. It's mostly the tires, especially if some tech shit the bed and forgot to balance the wheels. I think you need to take the truck to get looked at again. You are 100 percent correct in saying it should not be vibrating or shaking. They neglected to balanced the tires in the first place I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't balanced then correctly there second go around. If it were me I would throw my stock wheels on, and take'r out for a rip, if the vibration is gone you know it's the wheels. If it is still there you know it is something that they did bc the truck wasn't shaking before the lift was installed, and nor should it shake after a lift is installed. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  8. O ya let's see a picture Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  9. I have a 2015 Sierra 1500 w a 6 inch bds, foxes in the rear, rides as smooth as stock at any speed, have not had passed 140 or so km/hr. Not balancing wheels is a knuckle head move, I would take it back to them and have them double check their work. If your truck did not have the high speed vibration before the lift it should not have it after if it was installed properly. Did they do an alignment after? If not you will burn through your tires quickly so make sure you get that done if it has not been. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  10. Curious what lift your running, fabtech? How much trimming did you do? I have a '15 Sierra, bds 6, Fox rears w add a leaf. Had to add 1.5 inch zone BL to run 35 x 12.5 tires on a 12 wide rim. Just a c hair bit of rubbing w/wheels cranked in reverse. Also had to cut front bumper. But the suspension can now mostly go through it's motion trouble free lol Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  11. The shop who installed my bds lift had one of the strut studs shear off when installing. So the truck was hung up on the hoist until I could find a replacement. I was worried out would take two weeks to get a replacement and that it would not be covered under warranty due to the fact it broke during install. I called up the guy who I got the kit from and he got back to me saying they are shipping a replacement strut over night for me. I paid full price to get it over night until someone at BDS could review the pictures I sent them. The strut was fully covered, no questions asked, all I had to pay was the cost difference of over night shipping. BDS stands behind their stuff and are good to deal with. Ill be getting another BDS lift when the time comes. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  12. Most likely lift block pin is mis-aligned, causing it to"dog track". I would at least call the shop that did the work and tell them they did something wrong. It's poor Workman ship. In my opinion if it's not lack of experience or knowledge in some of these shops, it's the fact that they become content and over look minor details that cause bigger problems. I ve gone through similar situation s with certain shops that I have a hard time letting anyone touch my truck. I rather do it myself, and if I screw up at least I didn't pay for someone to screw it up lol. To answer your question, no, I would not let any shop work on it, been there done that. Make sure they are reputable, and have a good talk with the boys that'll be working on your truck. You can usually tell right away if they are knowledgeable, and hopefully they take pride in their work. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  13. For some reason daubert doesn't list Canada as a shipping option. And I can't find it on the amazon.ca site only the .com which doesn't doesnt ship to Canada. A guy at the parts desk at the dealership said they couldn't get the stuff. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  14. Does anyone know where I can buy the nox rust coating that gm uses on their frames? Im in Canada and can't find it anywhere here. Thanks! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  15. Problem solved. Called bds and figured it out, springs are supposed to be stacked like a pyramid (only upside down).
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