I drive a 2014 Chevy Silverado with factory 22s and 285/45/r22 tires. I plan on putting a leveling kit on it and getting some bigger tires to beef it up a little bit. Thinking about a 3” leveling kit in the front with 1” blocks in the rear. (Just running a 2” leveling kit in the front would be an option but I’ve heard you can only get 33s under there)
A few questions: does anyone have any experience with a setup like this? What’s the biggest size tires I could get? (I’m assuming I could get 34s without rubbing). And also, what are everyone’s recommendations on tread width? I’m wondering if I should stick with a 285/55/r22 or upgrade to something a little wider?
I appreciate any help!
Have not been able to find a site where you can submit your mods and have them post it without buying their products or going through some ridiculous process. I have created: https://thegaminggalago.wixsite.com/mycompletemodlist
to get the ball rolling. Please share it amongst people on here and in your car clubs, it would be GREATLY appreciated!
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The 2.0-liter turbo is the new default “upgrade” engine in everything from the Hyundai Sonata to some AMG Mercedes cars. Automakers like Subaru, Ford, and others moved the 2.0-liter turbo into compact and midsize crossovers eons ago, and many premium crossover manufacturers like Jaguar and Lexus now use a blown four with two liters as the engine for their sporty makes.
Chevy’s Traverse joins the party this year. Calling the new trim the 2018 Traverse RS, Chevy says the new three-row vehicle, “injects a distinctive dose of fun-to-drive sportiness into the midsize SUV segment.”
The engine in the new Traverse RS will generate “up to” 257 hp and 295 lb ft of torque. The “up to” part means that Chevy is using pricey Premium fuel to generate those numbers, but you can use regular without burning holes in the pistons. Oddly, the peak torque arrives after 2,100 RPMS. That is actually high for a turbo. Many reach peak torque well below that engine speed. Chevy promises a “confident feeling of power on demand at all speeds." The transmission is a 9-speed auto.
Chevy doesn’t say so in its press release, but as far as we can tell, the Traverse RS is front wheel drive only. It looks to us like the smaller, less powerful turbo Traverse has a $250 per year HIGHER fuel cost than the 310 hp 3.6-liter V6 Traverse with FWD. Even the AWD 3.6-liter Traverse beats the fuel economy number of the new turbo. Here are the fuel economy numbers for all combinations of Traverse.
Here is the content list for the RS. Prices start at $43K.
§ HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps
§ Upper and lower active aero shutters
§ Chevrolet MyLink radio with 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen and navigation
§ OnStar® 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot (3-month/3GB data trial)2
§ Multicolor driver information center display
§ Jet Black leather-appointed seating surfaces
§ Heated front seats
§ Universal Home Remote
§ Tri-zone automatic climate control
§ Bose premium 10-speaker audio system
§ Power liftgate
§ Keyless Open with extended-range Remote Keyless Entry
§ Remote start
§ Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
§ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
§ Rear Park Assist
§ Surround Vision
§ Rear Camera Mirror
§ Rear Seat Reminder
§ Teen Driver
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FCA was ready to use multiple commercial spots during this year's Super Bowl to promote the heck out of the all new 2019 RAM. Instead, it has ignited a firestorm over the use of a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr as the background track in a commercial to sell trucks.
The NY Daily News says "Dodge’s Super Bowl ad distorts MLK’s message of service to sell trucks"
Business Insider's headline reads: People hate Dodge Ram's Super Bowl ad, which uses a Martin Luther King speech to sell trucks
The New York Times: Martin Luther King Jr. Commercial for Ram Trucks Is Swiftly Criticized
ABC News Just Put Up An Article From The Associated Press: Ram truck ad using MLK speech draws backlash
A topic discussing this ad on r/Politics on Reddit shows that some people are very outraged.
- I got excited to hear mlk. I was not thrilled it about the selling trucks thing. Terrible idea. - /u/Pm_me_hot_sauce_pics
- Tried sending Dodge an e-mail of my disgust but their server must have crashed. I sure hope thousands of others had the same intent. - /u/seness
- I wanted to ****ing spit at my TV over this shit. There is no American for whom it would be more offensive to use to sell a product with than Dr. King. - /u/RussianTrollHunter
- This just in: corporate America doesn't and never will give a shit about civil rights, truth, or justice. Unless of course that somehow involves you paying them on a generous bi-weekly basis 3/4 of your paycheck, then they'll totally pretend to give a shit about civil society. - /u/Adwokat_Diabla
Watch the ad and see the controversy for yourself. Than let us know what you think below.
Although this ad is getting all of the attention, it wasn't the only ad RAM showed during the Super Bowl. Here's two more that are not getting any flack.....yet.
And the most popular...
General Motors on the other hand, didn't run a Super Bowl ad this year for the 2019 Silverado.
So, what do you think? Did RAM step in it? Or is this all overblown?
Guys, I'm new here and I'm sorry if there's already a similar thread about this issue. I chose to eliminate my new truck fever by sprucing up my truck that has been paid off for 5 years now. My truck is 2WD and leveled. I went from the stock 17" wheels with 275/70/17 tires to the XD Buck 25 20" x 10" rims with a -25 offset. The new tire size is 275/55/20. I got it back from the tire shop and it was rubbing everywhere and shaking while I was breaking. The shaking came from the clips or "keepers" on the rear wheel studs that keeps the drum in place in the factory (got that part resolved after it was found on this forum! So, thanks guys!). After much trimming, the tire shop says I need a 3" suspension lift to have more room and eliminate all rubbing. Am I missing something? It's been four days in a row that I've been to the tire shop and it seems that nothing is getting resolved other than the shaking due to the clips. Is there a certain style trim that I can perform? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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