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Barnes16

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  • Name
    Tyler
  • Location
    Delray Beach, FL
  • Drives
    2016 Silverado 1500 LT
  1. I actually did that on Bluebeam. They're just colored shapes with the opacity reduced. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I live in South Florida and right now I only plan on going to Gainesville for football games and Georgia for hunting and camping. More or less flat in all the areas I'll be going for now. I'll tell my wife I need a 3/4 ton Duramax if we want to hit the mountains. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I definitely don't have the silver sticker on the door post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I guess my sticker does have the payload for the truck, I was looking for trailer info when I looked at it. I appreciate all of the help. I don't plan on maxing it out. I've been a passenger in a half ton towing a 30' that was flirting with the max load when we were passed by a semi; make you pucker a little. Most of the campers that I've looked at were 3000-5000. I'm also doing what I can to help it out control when I got LT tires, Weight distributing hitch, and maybe an add a leaf or air ride. I know that's not going to increase the weight I can pull. Thanks again for the help and advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My door jamb says nothing regarding payload and all of the numbers from my OP are from the manual. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. If my towing experience is relevant, it consists of boats, atvs, enclosed, and a pressure washing trailer. I am new to Silverados but give me a little credit, I think I would know if there was a 2" receiver under my bumper and there is not. Which is why I ordered the Class IV. My code is GU4, 3.08. When you say "they won't pull the load of a heavy trailer" what are you calling heavy? I don't plan on going above the maximum. I'd plan to stay under it. Y as much as possible just to be safe. I've been looking for light campers for the most part. Under 27' and even at that length some of the light models are under 6500lbs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I have a 2016 1500 LT Crew Cab 2wd Short Box with the 5.3L V8 and 3.08 gears. I have been looking around for a camper lately so I have been doing a bunch of research on what my truck can handle. I thought that I didn't have a hitch but it turns out there was one under there that uses the bumper hole (I thought it was just the bumper for light trailers). When I realized this I already had a Class IV hitch which I'd imagine is an upgrade regardless and from what I've seen, what you want for pulling a camper. I was looking at the RPO codes and I noticed that I had Z85 which I saw was a "CHASSIS PACKAGE, HIGH PAYLOAD FIRM RIDE" and Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty, includes 46 mm piston monotube shocks and 34mm front stabilizer bar. It may also have heavier springs and increased payload. My door pilar label does not show anything regarding payload. I got 6,400 lbs (max trailer) with a 12,000 GCWR from the owners manual. My question is, does that translate to anything in terms of payload? Does the Z85 add any capacity to the GVWR or max trailer weight? Or does it just make it more controlled/comfortable? Is the Z85 actually anything additional or is it pretty standard? Anything else you have would be helpful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Finally got some new tires after leveling. LT275/70/17 Mickey Thompson Deegan 38s. Only pic I have on the phone right now. Top was original, middle is how it sits now, bottom was a little photoshop. Going to get tint next and I might paint the wheels a gunmetal color and wanted to see how it looked. Color match bumper would be nice too but my wife isn't going to sign off on that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Barnes16 2016 Silverado

    Here's my Slate Gray Metallic 2016 Silverado LT. I've put Bilstein 5100s on the front at the highest setting and currently have the stock 17s with LT275/70/17 Mickey Thompson Deegan 38. Next I'm looking to get the front windows and windshield tinted. Add the Bilstein 5100s to the rear and maybe a 1" taller block (depending on how much sag there is with towing a camper). Anyone tinted the windshield? My buddy did his jeep grand Cherokee at 70% and said it wasn't bad at night and no trouble from the police. It's just too hot in South Florida to not do it. I also like the stock wheels but I'm thinking of painting them a dark gray/gunmetal type color with a satin finish. Anyone painted the stock wheels? I did a little photoshop of the wheels and tint. Also added a color match bumper but I doubt I'll get my wife to sign off on that. Top pic is when I bought it, middle is the current state and he last is where I want it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I had the 5100s put on the front about a month ago and I just now got my new tires on. LT275/70/17 Mickey Thompson Deegan 38s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. From what I have read, the Bilstein stickers should be right side up so they can be read which would be boot down. I don't know what kind of difference it makes though. I also ended up with 1.5" of rake. Actually that is only the drivers side. My rear passenger side sits almost 1" lower than the driver for some reason; not sure what I am going to do about that or what is causing it yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I have a difference of almost 1" at the rear fenders. Driver side fenders are 37 1/4" front and 38 3/4" in the rear; 1.5" difference. Passenger side fenders are 37 3/8" front and 37 7/8" in the rear; 0.5" This is after I just put Bilstein 5100s at the highest setting on the front and no change to the back. I know the rake in these trucks aren't always consistent but has anyone seen the difference of almost 1" in the rear? Do you think my rear passenger shock is shot causing the 1" sag? Seems weird to me at only 20,000 miles but they are the stock shocks on an LT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I only did the fronts right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Just installed the 5100s on the front at the highest setting which gave me +2" at the front wheel wells. I was measuring 35.5" in the front and 39" in the rear before the install. I was a little nervous about going to the highest setting because of a lot of the comments about the the ride being poor at that height. The ride is much better than stock. I am new to these trucks so I might just not know any better though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 2016 Silverado LT

    Ya small world for sure. We just bought a house here about 2 years ago, awesome place to live isn't it? This is my first Chevy (unless you count my '96 Corsica). Since you may have inside knowledge of the Chevy dealer down here, will they give me a hard time about any warranty work if I put level kit on the truck? I have read some places try to claim that it is void, read that it's not void but you have to argue with them, read that it voids anything around the lift parts, and read that some places don't give you a hard time at all. Anyway good to meet ya Sunshine. Thanks for the welcomes everyone else! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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