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Ret Grunt replied to makosenna's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I have a 17 Black CC Z71 6.2 with Standard Bed with 20x9 rims. Wife says it's perfect, my wallet says " a few mods won't hurt! I've been thinking of swapping out the Rancho's for Bilstein 5100s all around, but unlike most, I only want the fronts set on the 2nd notch. especially after reading in the level/lift section (of 383) how a few with 20's rubbed after a level. I want a larger tire with a slightly more aggressive look but I gotta be able to keep my rims,.and not hear the tires as i drive down the road plus i like the Black with Red stripe look as well as the letters on the body. I know based on the tire that my mileage will drop, but until Premium goes up to $5 a gallon, I Don't Care! I'll gladly take suggestions from those that have kept the Oem rims and not lifted, especially those that DON'T/NEVER rubbed after swapping tires.
Ret Grunt replied to Ret Grunt's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsI've been dealing with gravel for years😞, my driveway is "Brown pea gravel"! I grew up in Gary, In, only son, and my father didn't shovel snow...period. When I left in 74, I swore that if I ever had a house, I wasn't shoveling snow, been here in Va since 88, have kept my word😆, I don't even "own" a snow shovel! I'd rather pay for "paint"!
Welcome and congrats on your purchase! Hope you realize with Black exterior, camo interior, you can always tell your other half that you were in the woods and "misplaced" your truck, and that's why you were late!👍
Ret Grunt posted a topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsGot a 17 Redline, CC, Standard Bed Z71 with 6.2. I've decided to "Almost level it, and add a larger/better tire, and not a "P"! I've decided against the P after this light snow we just had/ no weight in the rear, and hassles of backing up on a gravel driveway. Yes, I know a few hundreds pounds in the back would have made it better. What I've come up with is: Bilstein 5100 in front ( set on 2nd knotch) Bilstein 5100 in rear Stock 20×9 Redline Rims KO2's or Nitro Terra Graplers in 275/65r20 or 305/50r20s. I "think either tire will fit (based on measurements for individual web sites) with the widest being 11.4 I'm hoping for "NO Rub" PERIOD! So I'm willing to go down to a smaller size tire. I don't want to go any higher. I've read, researched, talk to people, but.... I'm still unsure if what I want to do is possible in the manner I want to do it! If I'm wrong, steer me down the right road. It would be appreciated!
Did you disconnect the negative post? I know when I installed my K&N, I had to do that, I'm not sure, so "Don't Quote Me!!
Ret Grunt replied to SILVER SLED's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Just left the VA Hospital in Richmond, Va, when I got on 95n I thought about what I had written about the feel of all the horses I was sitting in. So as I exited off to 64e, I had to put a little "extra" umph to the pedal. Horses, Horses, Horses!!!! Nothing against the 5.3, but I'm a "GAM" (Grown Ass Man) and I don't sit on the porch.... anymore! but if you like the 5.3, I won't hold it against you, that leaves more premium gas for me and I ain't got nothing else to spend my $$ on....yet! ENJOY YOUR RIDE (regardless of the horses you have or don't have😎) Just stay out'a the left lane👹
Ret Grunt replied to SILVER SLED's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Gotta 17 Redline,CC, Standard Bed, Z71 w/6.2! I also have 10 Corvette Grand Sport w/ 6sp, LS3. The Vette is set for the road! The "GREATEST" feeling that I have ever given "myself 🤗" is pushing it curves. Driving the is "NOT" quite the same, but being able to "GET" down the road when I need/want to is important to me, a it doesn't hurt to be in something that "looks good" as well as slightly different than the "OTHER GUY" is part of why we get what we do, and make the mods that we make🤔. Mine is a "Boxer" in the back seat (It's his) garbage taking, grocery getting, "NO HAULING" (that's why the stores have delivery) Sunroof cracked, seated seat on, "OLDIES " playing Daily Driver! Must be getting old (61) cause when I step on the gas and the Borla Exhaust sends that sweet tune thru those Black Split Duals and you know that you are sitting on 400+ horses........ COME ON, you gotta admit it feels DAMN GOOD to have a 6.2💪👈
Ret Grunt replied to Sean3565's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500It does!! My experiences have taught me to "give it a try, but make sure you have the money to pay to have it "done right". While the idea of doing it myself is nice, the thought of having it done "right and guaranteed" is AWESOME 😎. Actually, it depends on when you get your truck, what/any mods you want & how much $$$$ you can afford to spend! Ive learned a few things since i starting coming here, and appreciate those who have tried/done the mods I think of and are willing to be "HONEST" about their triumphs and failures.
Ret Grunt replied to Sean3565's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Ok, I'll admit "I'm one who has asked the same dumb question"😢 that's been asked too many times, but I got a good excuse....im "old", inexperienced, and don't have time to waste researching 😨. Plus I thought if you wanted to know something, you ask somebody who has done/tried it! If 3 people answer you, 1 might tell the truth. 🤔 however, when I finally decide what I'm going to do, im going to do it and THANK all you wonderful people for the "top notch" help/advise and experience you gave me, plus the time you saved me. HAPPY NEW YEAR!😎
Ret Grunt replied to Jmiller11331's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I appreciate the tip. I like these more than GM's! The corvette fender hash marks have corvette on them.
Ret Grunt replied to Jmiller11331's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I like the Red Stripes👍! Where can I get a set like those?
Ret Grunt replied to boostnls1's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsJan 12th is the wife's birthday so I figured what better gift could I give her than some "new rubber" for my truck!😎 I have not lifted nor leveled it. It's a 17 Redline, CC, 4x4, Standard Bed, 6.2, 20x9 rims. Will 305x50 work without any type of rubbing?
Ret Grunt replied to Ret Grunt's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I don't expect it to ride like a luxury car either! I also realize that there will be those that take the pro-con side either way.😞. So whatever I do (If I do anything) will be what "floats my boat" and makes ME happy, unless someone wants to chip in..... hey, figured out what to do! Open a "Fund Me" account, let folks chip in, and whoever chips in the most, has the "2nd" most say so! All Agree say I
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