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nickvrebel last won the day on September 14 2012

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    2009 Sierra SLT 4X4

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  1. Is anyone running Nitto Terra Grappler's?

    I have them in 275/55r20. They are wearing very nicely. I expect over 50,000 miles out of them. On road they are just as good as a street tie. Off-road... well they are an all terrain, they aren't great in mud. I have yet to get stuck, but I stick to the roads (logging roads). Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
  2. Back when I swapped gears in my 2003 truck I went with a Eaton Limited Slip Differential (a true LSD), I was very satisfied with it, super smooth. My roommate had a Detroit tru-trac that was beaten pretty hard (6.0L swap, cam, stall, +all the other goodies), it never had an issue and was smooth as glass.
  3. your factory should be hitting about 2,000...... The best streetable stall that's a little higher would be the stock converter from a Trailblazer that had a Inline 6 cyl. Behind a 5.3L it will stall to about 2200-2400 rpms, yet be very tight and super reliable. I doubt it's your stall that's failing though, most likely the transmission.
  4. I swapped from a 105a to a 145a on my 2003. It's a simple swap, you will need a new belt though. The housing for the 145amp alternator is a little bigger, which shifts the pulley a little further out, which needs a longer belt. Just tell them it's on a truck/ suv with a 145amp alternator (ex. 2003 Cadillac Escalade with 145 amp alternator).
  5. I rarely use tow haul. The main time I use it is when towing a tractor, which puts a good bit of weight behind me. If you find that the truck is constantly struggling then try it. If it feels like a bit much then turn it back off Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
  6. Are the pads actually worn down or are you just "hearing a squeak"? Are your calipers rusted to hell? Lubricating the caliper pins?
  7. Weather Tech Mud flaps

    I removed mine because of this issue. I drive a lot of logging roads during hunting season. Be forewarned, the rear liners also trap dirt and gravel between the sheetmetal and the liner. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
  8. Are you using a weight distributing hitch? Properly adjusted you should be the same as unloaded as far as level goes and unaffected when not towing. Some of these setups also have built in anti sway features. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
  9. Android is not supported. I'm having the same problem with my fiancee's 2012 Malibu. I thought I had a solution by rooting and changing some settings, and I even got a different error message but still haven't successfully accessed music either stored on the device or from apps Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
  10. Simple: 4x4 indicator on the cluster Would also like keyless ignition and then dreaming here, but a turbo diesel V6 for the 1/2 ton Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
  11. Engine issue(s)

    I don't think it's possible to relearn it with a drive cycle. I do know that a Tech II (or whatever the current GM scan tool is), Snap On scan tools, HP Tuners and a few others can run the procedure.
  12. you are correct. I've installed plenty of long tubes on these trucks. You would have to get the Y-pipe that matches the headers to have a straight bolt in operation - BUT - you need to either get a Y-pipe with cats or you will have catalytic converter codes going off. Why do you want long tube headers? really the stock manifolds flow very well. The only time you need long tubes is when you are running a large cam, ported heads and even then it will only make a difference in the higher rpms, which you are in very little while street driving (over 5,000 rpms). It's not worth the trouble for a street truck. The trucks I put them on were serious trucks set up for drag racing.
  13. I had this problem on my 2009. My story is based on the automatic dual zone a/c: I first noticed that my passenger side windshield wouldn't defrost. I brought it in, they used their fancy dancy super computer and scanned it, found nothing and said they didn't see a problem..... I brought it back a week later and told them it's doing it again. They looked at it again and said their was no problem. When I went to pick it up I cranked the heat on full and defrost and told the service adviser to put his hand over the vents and tell me there wasn't a substantial difference. He finally acknowledged that it seemed like there could be an issue. The Service Manager came out and measured every vent in my truck with a thermometer and told me he would do the same with another truck from the lot and contact GM with the results, they let me take my truck home for the time being. I got a call about a week later and they said to bring it back. The disassembled the entire dash and found an actuator that was reporting fine to the computer/ scanner but when they looked at it, it moved about 1/8 of the way it was supposed to and stopped. After 3 days in a rental car they got the part in and fixed it. I lucked out that all of this was happening around 34,000 miles so it was covered by warranty.
  14. I put the Zone kit on my truck, but I went with the full 2" front and rear lift (my truck say almost level from the factory, just the leveling kit put the nose in the air). I don't know about the Silverado, but on my Sierra i removed the lower lip under the front bumper. This helped with the appearance but more importantly gave me an extra 1 1/2" or so of clearance before striking something with my bumper. Those two mods alone completely changed my confidence in my truck. I mostly drive old logging roads, but occasionally need to drive down trails that are pretty gnarly. ***on edit: on ANY leveling kit you will need to have the alignment reset, and it depends on how much, mine needed more than "just the toe", caster was also thrown out a bit.
  15. Need your help and experience: 35x12.5x20

    title says 33 x 12.50 x 20, post says 35 x 12.50 x 20 which are you wanting to run? there is no way a 35 is gonna fit as you sit now...

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