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  1. 3 points
    Detailed truck and replaced factory splash shield with a CST aluminum skid plate. Picked up the skid plate locally for $100, can’t beat that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2 points
    Why would you want to do the upgrade? Mine has it because I was forced to have it to get the options I want. Waze, Google Maps, etc are far superior and cost nothing. $500 for an inferior maps setup when you already have free options seems like a huge waste of money.
  3. 2 points
    Not worth it to me, I have a 2015 that had the navigation in it, and it was so outdated it was ridiculous. My 2018 with Android Auto, that can mirror my phone and use Google Maps or Waze is so much better. Not to mention it's always up today and I don't have to pay $150 for an update.
  4. 2 points
    Here ya go Toyo/Nitto Here’s the site for all the sizes (psi capacity) https://www.toyotires.com/media/2125/application_of_load_inflation_tables_20170203.pdf
  5. 2 points
    Did a full detail washed, waxed, windows cleaned, vacuumed be for my Xmas trip
  6. 2 points
    Putco 60” LED light bar. Love it so far, wicked bright.
  7. 2 points
    You’re told there is a new Corvette with your name on it sitting in your driveway. You ask for proof. Does proof decide reality? Reality is independent of proof but faith in that statement is not independent of reality. It demands proof! “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.”—Hebrews 11:1. What is your great, great, great, grandfather on your father’s mothers side’s name? Most will not know yet no one can deny he existed. The fact that you are is an evident demonstration, proof, assurance he existed. Reality doesn’t not require proof. Faith does and yet reality doesn’t care about your faith one way nor the other. God does. You got out of bed and placed your feet on the floor this morning; stood up and things you gave no conscience consideration, considered you carefully and faithfully. Gravity held you and the air you breath to earth. You are the perfect distance from the sun to allow life. Every day we are considered by countless demonstrations of a thoughtful purpose and intelligent design. God never intended that we place our faith in him or his purposes blindly nor ignorantly. He is more than willing to supply the proofs… Fact is he does every day; your willingness isn’t required. Your attention is. That’s one paradigm, and the another would be…….
  8. 2 points
    If he was referring to a 2002+ Bravada or Rainier with the NP126 tranfer case, then I'd be with you as they did operate in a virtually identical manor as the K2XX trucks in "auto mode" and were also called "AWD" by GM. However, the older Denalis, Escalades, etc, were a bit different. In older ones using the NV149, the center differential was a planetary gear system (much like an open rear differential) that sent a constant 38% of torque to the front wheels--even when there was no slip occurring. When slip did occur, the viscous coupling could transfer up to 100% of the torque to either end. The big difference is the K2XX trucks are only sending a small amount of torque to the front when no slip is occurring, and need quite a bit of slip before they'll send 38% to the front while the NV149 starts out sending 38% all the time making slipping in the rear much less likely in the first place. So it's not unreasonable that one could feel the difference between the two and even feel the AWD Denali has a better system for slick roads, etc. In later years (I think around 2008 or so) they changed to the Borg Warner 4485 which starts out working pretty much exactly like the NV149--a planetary gear system sending 40% of the torque to the front by default. The difference with this one is it had no viscous coupling and simply acted like a truly open diff. It relies on the truck to apply the brakes to the end that's spinning in order to transfer torque to the other end. By all counts this doesn't work nearly as well, especially in deep snow, sand, etc. But on icy/packed snow roads, etc, it's going to work very well, much the same as the NV149. While I've argued many times the Auto Mode in the K2XX trucks is way better than locked 4WD on icy or packed snowy roads, etc, and dramatically better than 2WD (even on just wet roads), and yes, even as good as some AWD systems, I do think there are some AWD systems that are better for those conditions. Of course they usually lacked the locked 4WD mode that is always much better offroad.
  9. 2 points
    Installed some rock lights Long ago too Now waiting for shakey to come ask me what the serve me for lol Installed a 2 in one rgb fog light demon eye bulb They serve as a demon eye and regular 6k bulb! Also has the best lumens ive ever had Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
    So I drove the truck with the first key again to test my theory. The tranny will hesitate or flare when shifting between 1-2 and 2-3 gears. Wasn't as noticeable but still did it. Used the second key to come home with. No flare. Truck would actually accelerate from stopped. I could actually keep up with traffic. I don't think I'm crazy. I do have an engineering degree. Been told I am crazy once or twice though. Who knows.
  11. 2 points
    Michelin Defender LTX M/S is the gold standard for on road tires. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point
    .. added e-track bracket to tailgate so I have somewhere to strap/tie down to when carrying loads longer than the bed (eg. lumber).. installed a couple threaded inserts and bolted it on.. now I can just pop the straps in when I need a tie down point
  13. 1 point
    How the hell would the can freeze up? If it was full of water, sure. Beyond that, how could your theory even be plausible. I have been running a catch can in my N54 powered BMW for years through Ohio winters.(one of the original DI motors and notorious for poor oil control). Car is parked outside 24/7 can can sit for days at a time. Magically I have had zero issues.
  14. 1 point
    So I just read this on Edmunds: https://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/e85-vs-gasoline-comparison-test.html The only reason I'm considering the switch is for horsepower on a stock tuned 6.0 L96. This E85 Tahoe got worse 0-60 and 1/4 times running E85. And they spent more money on overall fuel in the above test. Maybe when I get a Diablo tune, I will run E85, but if I'm not making more power, I'm not spending more money. And I dont buy into the environmental argument. Ethanol is renewable but it's cost negative. And it screws up the actual food economy. Horsepower first. Then Brain power. Then the environment.
  15. 1 point
    Max psi is for towing/hauling purposes. Ridge Grapplers are definitely awesome tires just as I’m sure KO2’s are to others but my tires at 80 psi are rated at 3415 per tire which faaaaar exceeds oem tires which you average your weight all together and go from there. 50 psi is still way overkill for a half ton when running e rated tires
  16. 1 point
    You’re fine where you’re at, you’ve got high miles on them which I believe some didn’t realize it. I’ve had KO’s in over 15 SUV’s and trucks, great tires but something about getting 20K miles into them and they’ll loose a lot of wet on road grip. Needless to say, every 1 1/2 years I get new tires but the KO2’s have had a lot of balancing issues as well as vibration issues too and the two pairs I’ve had DID NOT IMPRESS me in the slightest. Best to really really research in addition to forums.
  17. 1 point
    No, it isnt possible. The switch is different along with some of the internal window parts and the BCM would need to be modified as well.
  18. 1 point
    I believe the batteries in today's modern vehicles are way more important than years ago. Today's computer controlled vehicles are more sensitive to voltage fluctuations, especially low voltage IMO. A good battery is essential to keep voltages within the designed voltage range so the electronics perform as engineered. All solid state electronics have a designed operating voltage range. A good battery is cheap insurance to have a properly running, reliable starting vehicle. Those of you that know me have seen my posts about replacing my batteries every 4 years to avoid dead batteries. Not only does this avoid a vehicle failing to start but it also ensures proper voltages for the electronics. This web site has a lot of info if you want to learn about batteries. https://www.autobatteries.com/en-us/battery-testing-and-maintenance/car-battery-voltage-and-testing I have had a solar powered second home for 20 years and the batteries are the heart of the system. To properly check the charge of a wet cell lead acid battery(you add water to these type) you should check the specific gravity using a temperature compensated hydrometer like this. This instrument is the best way to test the charge status of a wet cell battery IMO. This instrument can find bad cells in a battery. Available here https://www.bradyinstruments.com/wall-mount-system.html
  19. 1 point
    Thanks Donstar..... I want to keep her as comfortable as possible, the silly dog has sure crawled into my heart that's for sure, as I type with a few tears here.... thanks for you kind thoughts... it helps for sure.....
  20. 1 point
    2017 GMC Sierra SLE. 5.3. Been a GM truck guy most my life. Picked this up in summer 2017. Mild mods both cosmetic and performance. Getting 18mpg mixed and 21-22hwy. My favorite aspect of the truck is the improved torque and torque curve over previous 5.3s I've owned. Living at 7200ft, its important. I pull small loads in utility trailers and my car hauler. Occasionally the ATV (1500-4000lbs). Would like to restuff the seat bottoms for longer trips. May move to Rapid City SD within the year, so considering a leveling kit and going from 265s to 285s (winters). But not in a hurry. Next will be a custom tune from the local shop to maximize the Borla catback and CAI. Otherwise, as with my other interests, a good forum for support and ideas makes everything better. See ya around the water cooler... MODS Borla catback touring Air raid intake Spark plug wire protectors (red) Iron CrossPatriot running boards (cut down and tucked 3 inches) Clear bra (hood, quarters, headlights) Line X bedliner Gator bed cover Torsion lift load engagers Window tint Custom seat covers Rain guards Dog blanket Underseat storage bin FUTURE Custom tune from local shop Firmer padding in front seat bottoms Red lighting for front grill
  21. 1 point
    Hey Josh, that would be COOL !! I'l do that, actually going over to the dealer today to drop $1000.00 in good faith and get the process going.....he says 8 to 12 weeks, so that will work perfectly for end of winter and hopefully clear roads for a few months...... so today is the start of another awesome NEW Chevrolet experience
  22. 1 point
    You need to decide if you are buying tires for looks or for performance.. If want performance (dry - wet - ice - snow) Check out the reviews on tire rack and consumer reports.. If you just want looks, then get pretty ones. I went with the Continental Terrain Contacts.. Very high reviews. We have 4 seasons here.. Performance is paramount for me. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    I’m running 295/55-20 Toyo Open Country AT 2’s. I love the look and the tread wear is amazing! I’ve got just under 46,000 on them and it appears i have about 50-60% left on the tread life. I will say my mileage dropped a TON when i put these on from the OE tires but these have outlasted those by almost 10K already with LOTS to go. I drive mostly highway and some country chip sealed roads. I did have an issue with getting them to balance when I first put the tires and wheels on but since having them road forced, the balance issue is gone. Here’s a few pics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    Ultra 107SB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Go ahead and but them and when it's time to rotate the tires, have them installed...and might as well go ahead and get all 4 sensors replaced; if not, one, if not both, of the others will start failing right after you get the 1st two replaced
  26. 1 point
    Thats the plan. Of course, when I get to 36000 miles the tranny will fall out of it.
  27. 1 point
    Ok , the two stage oil pump.. The solenoid switches it from high to low, controlled by the ECM. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    Hello GM forums! Recently traded an ultra high mileage tacoma for a medium mileage Silverado LT1500 Z71 and i couldn't be happier! Got it just in time for the 15 million tons of white bullcrap to be let loose. Got a good test of the 4x4. Plan to keep it mostly stock and keep it low-key. pics or it didn't happen
  29. 1 point
    Welcome aboard! SHoot me a PM and I'll get some GM-Trucks.com decals headed your way
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    You can lift the LTZ the same 2" for less than $100 yourself. You don't need different shocks or shafts.
  32. 1 point
    Since the 70's,, been running BFG All Terrains on my trucks, blazer and Tahoe due to their strong sidewalls and construction. I do basic hunting and fishing so these type (LT) tires offer on and off road safety and traction with extra insurance from nails, beer bottles and sheet-metal. This is from my personnel experience with nails,, etc... On my 2016 RCSB,, I had 3K on 275/55/20 Goodyear SRA's when a 3/8 X 2in lag bolt found my right rear tire. After getting it repaired at buddy's shop ordered 285/55/20 BFG Ko2's. Yes,, BFG's are more heavy than P rated, but all around driving has proved to me that they are worth the extra cost for traction and confidence. I have lost about 1 mpg around town and 1-2 mpg on interstate,, but it's a Truck... Cheers----Keith
  33. 1 point
    I replaced the stock Goodyear highway tires with Continental Terrain Contact AT's. Great tire so far. My mileage was not effected at all.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Great trucks, love the square body stuff. More photos when you get time. I look forward to seeing more of it.
  36. 1 point
    Welcome. I am new as well and I can tell you the folks here are more polite than a lot of other forums and great to deal with.
  37. 1 point
    I dont think i would have anything less than a 6.2, i absolutely love mine
  38. 1 point
    I got my silicone fob covers yesterday and problem solved, the fob was the only thing hitting the column 👍
  39. 1 point
    Hey all! My name is Stephan, and I’m a Chevyholic! I am on my 2nd Silverado, and l’m loving every minute of it. Ijust got an 04 Z71 that’s super clean with 240k on the odometer. I’m working on fixing a few things, but that’s half the fun of owning a vehicle over 10 years old, am I right? I’ve ordered new headlights (the current ones are cloudy and one has a hole in it!). Need to get the plastic part that hold the window and door lock controls on the drivers side. Also need to replace the buttons installed in the steering wheel. Oh, and have a 20” Cree LED Light bar coming as well. Thanks all!
  40. 1 point
    If you want quiet then it's Michelin the tire for you.
  41. 1 point
    I'm not a transmission guru, but I remember the solenoids in the transmission on these models being a common failure point. Could be the 3-4 shift solenoid ... but only if the solenoid needs to be energized in order for 4th gear to be used. I've forgotten how these solenoids work. I do know if the 1-2 fails, it will start out in 3rd gear, so it's entirely possible the 3-4 works the same way.
  42. 1 point
    I guess if you’re weird and you have some sort of emotional investment into the heart and soul of the engine inside a pickup truck. Anybody that has a family and a job probably doesn’t give two shits and likely doesn’t have an entire week to pull their motor and build it. This is not to mention that it is indeed a pickup truck, that weighs 5500lbs unloaded. Cam’s and NA builds make hp but they also reduce torque, especially at the very low end like off idle. So we have option A -spend a lot of time and money building a motor that makes 150whp more and suffers performance on the low end for daily driving and towing or option B -spend much less time and about the same amount of money and slap a supercharger kit on the weekend and make 200whp more and have increased daily driving and towing performance
  43. 1 point
    So check this out, bought a new 2018 GMC SLT 6.2, I wanted larger tires from the 275/55/20’s and was told to put a 2 1/4” front lift, 1” rear. Installed BFG KO2’s 275/60/20 and now there rubbing. So now I have to get new wheels, I love chrome wheels but just need ideas. Here’s a pic of the truck, ideas of rims and offset? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    Had KO2 on my last several vehicles (GM full size trucks and SUVs) and drove my current 2017 Silverado in freezing rain for 35 miles today on a set of 265/65R18 E load range All Terrain KO2s. I wouldn't be so quick to blame these tires but I will say Michelin is a great alternative if you don't like the added weight and noise but I doubt you'll notice much of any improvement in wet traction... anything is better than the stock SRAs... they made it a scary 111 miles on my truck last winter before I had an appointment to swap them out. What air pressure are you running? What were the temps? How long had it been raining? I think there must be more to the story than the KO2s just not being good in the rain, I have well over 100k miles on them combined and I deal with some of mother natures most intense offerings.
  45. 1 point
    Something isn't right. I've had no problems at all with the AT KO2 in the rain. What tires were on your truck before, and how long did you have them on there? When it first rains after a long time without rain, it tends to be very slippery regardless of what tire you have. So perhaps you experienced that phenomenon and thought it was a tire issue?
  46. 1 point
    It is 3M Scotchcal film. I got it through Fastsigns here in MN. If you have a graphics or banner shop that does vinyl near you, you could go there and ask to see the swatch for that product. The silver has a little bit of a glitter look to it but it doesn't show when laid because it is semi transparent. I will try to get the color when I get back to the store.
  47. 1 point
    I'll find out exactly what it is. What I used was a semi-transparent silver that was as close as I could find and due to the distance between the pieces you would never know they are not identical in color. I'm still on the hunt for specific color match where I actually might end up pulling them pieces and actually painting and clear coating them myself too.
  48. 1 point
    This looks great! Nice work! Are you able to share what brand and color vinyl you used for this project?
  49. 1 point
    Hey I’m thinking about switching to my first Tahoe from Silverado. The wood I hate, and when ordering my Silverado made sure I was clear they don’t deliver it with it, which they didn’t thank god. But if I order the Tahoe, do they not make these trim pieces to match essentially what you’ve done, or will I need to do like you have? If I have to do the same as you Can you point me in the right direction on where to order, and what color it was that matched.
  50. 1 point
    Got the rear passenger doors done tonight and finished the front passenger door too. Driver door hopefully tomorrow night. Couple of photos of the work in progress to show that on the doors I decided to not take the panels off and just did it on the door with panels on. Was a lot harder but I found that pre-cutting the vinyl to the general shape allowed for the heat molding process to go a little smoother.
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