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About kstruckcountry

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    #dantheman
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    Fishing, Hunting, Boats, Snowboarding
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  1. Take a look at the torsion bar keys. Do you have a picture looking at the front a-arms and driveshafts?
  2. Regear transfer case??

    Unless you have four wheel drive engaged when this is occurring, it is unrelated. Regearing transfer cases is not something you do. If you are hearing whine, on deceleration only, there is a chance that your rear axle carrier bearing is worn out.
  3. GMT800 Talk, chime in

    1. Converting rear to disc is doable, but the easiest way is to find a newer rear axle with discs and swap it in. But mostly not worth it. I got 144,000 miles out of my factory drum brake shoes. 2. The factory radio isn't great and doesn't allow for decent EQ or anything. I went with a Kenwood DDX series head unit; it has L/R output as well as sub connection, Bluetooth, USB, aux, DVD, camera connections, etc. Went with an adapter harness from Crutchfield and it was plug and play. You will not regret ditching the factory radio. 3. I have Bilstein 5100s front and rear, approx 112,000 miles on them and I like them. Many have 4600's and really like them. There are a lot of good shocks out there. I would check alignment as well, that said, I have had it checked twice on my 2006 and it hasn't needed any adjustments, which is impressive.
  4. Hauling some downed tree limbs

    When I had a tree taken down, they used an MS170 for all the limbing. Pretty impressive to see that little saw used in a commercial environment and holding up well. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  5. kstruckcountry's 2006 Silverado Z71

    200,000 mile bump, actually about to roll over 201k. Trusty rusty is holding together still, no major issues to report. I am now on my 2nd set of Cooper ATW's, and I have not had a flat since switching to 10-ply tires; over 100,000 miles since my last flat. I am on my 3rd 4wd encoder motor change, and now have a spare 4wd motor just in case. Need to rebuild the old one and see how much water is in it.
  6. Sheet metal screws will do the trick. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    My original alternator made it 193,000. Still charged, but was making some serious noise. I was pretty impressed. I have started checking pulleys every oil change. It's cheap insurance. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  8. 6.0 5 speed manual advise

    Regear, and tune for gearing change and performance. You will need to tune for and run 91 octane for the best results. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  9. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    I might, if I had a new one. The realization that it'll rust from the inside out on all the seam and spot welds might hamper my enthusiasm, though. We had sloppy snow here today. I didn't get stuck, but I definitely need to get my 4x4 functional again. Discount Tire is having a decent sale on tires, so it might be time for a new set, as I'm currently at 46,000 on a set rated for 45. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  10. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    I got my windshield replaced at the GMC dealer, the original finally cracked. The owner of the dealer was there when I picked it up, he said "a cracked windshield, time to trade up!" I told him that I was only at 185k. "Definitely time to trade up!" Guess he thinks that's all the longer they last, haha. Windshield was $280, which I didn't think was too bad. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  11. Best transmission for towing?

    The newer (2007+) 3/4 ton + trucks will have a 6-speed. It's no Allison but it seems to be pretty robust. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    My 2006 usually comes up at the 8 to 9 thousand mark, which coincides pretty well with synthetic. I run AMSOIL XL for 10k and last oil change's analysis suggested moving up to 12k. Guess I'll try that on the next change. I don't think I could go back to going less than 10k, it's really nice. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. Truck Mods for more power and torque

    Larger diameter tires give you an effectively lower final drive. It has no effect on the engine other than that the engine has less mechanical advantage to get the truck moving, and is turning slower for a given groundspeed, provided it's in the same gear. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. Finally have seen the new Rams and Chevys in person. I like the looks of my rusty 2006 better, I guess I'm keeping it. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  15. Truck Mods for more power and torque

    Tune would help a little. Supercharger if you want a real difference. Otherwise, putting your foot down harder is the cheapest power gain you'll get. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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