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  1. The first time driving it you may feel like the truck is sitting way up in the air. When I leveled my 2011 I felt like everyone was looking because the front seemed super high compared to the way it was before the level. You get used to it really fast and I think you'll prefer the look of being leveled. My truck rides firmer leveled but corners much better and doesn't scrape parking curbs with the air dam.
  2. I have next to the lightest configuration that offered a 6.2. double cab, 6.5' bed with the 4 wheel drive adding a little weight. Hitting 60 mph under 5 seconds seems crazy fast in a 3 ton brick without power adders so your probably right.
  3. I already owned the tuner so I just had to pay $150 for the custom tune that I downloaded on the tuner. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. So I've wanted a custom tune on my 2015 6.2L for a couple years and finally pulled the trigger. I've had my Diablosport tuner installed but couldn't really tell much of a difference between the canned tune and stock. Sure when I made certain changes I could feel it like AFM delete and shift point changes. That said I felt it ran best with the factory tune and the throttle boost all the way up. I got ahold of Lew ( custom tuner who uses Diablosports custom tune platform) and sent my data logs. He had me my first time fine and delivered in a couple hours. First impression was great and the more I drove the better the truck performed. I did my WOT log days later because of weather. First dry day I made several attempts at it but wheel spin was impossible to avoid. Got the final tune installed and I've been super impressed ever since. Even with 33" load E Duratracs, a couple hundred pounds of gear and tool box I have to be careful accelerating from a stop. Several times a day I accidentally chirp the tires taking off and anything over a quarter throttle guarantees wheel spin on dry pavement. Come spring I want to get a 0-60 time done and I'm betting it's under 5 seconds. Stock this trucks time is 5.7 so I don't really think it's unattainable. I highly recommend a custom tune, especially with the potential the 6.2 has!
  5. I have the LTZ with a bench seat, Cocoa/ Dune leather. I wouldn't mind doing the swap but I'm in Michigan. I don't have the Bose but I do think your amp is under the center console with your sub. At least the older model I had was.
  6. Think we swapped messages about tires some time back. You live in Swartz Creek? Saw your  post about replacing Bilstein 5100 shocks for GM black. Which GM shock are you referring to? You have the NHT (?) suspension?


    I have a 16 1500 Z71 and need to ditch the stock Rancho's. 170 pages on one thread about the 5100 being so great but I am apprehensive. 

    1. michigan2500hd


      Hey there! Yes I think we swapped tires and maybe wheels. I've done that a few times. I do have the NHT suspension with the black factory shocks. I have reinstalled the black shocks to get a smoother ride but trailering was much better  with the Bilsteins. 

  7. I second the Magnaflow! The longest one you can find. I have the 6.2 with a Magnaflow and the flapper valve pinned open and inside the truck it's almost stock sounding while outside it sounds pretty good. Deep with a good tone.
  8. I've gone the route if 10 ply tires on a half ton a few times and always missed the ride of the p metrics. I have 8 ply Duratracs on now and although it rides just ok I'm already looking forward to the next set being p metrics. I searched these Duratracs out because they were only 8 ply and the lightest aggressive tires in my size of 285/70/17's. You don't have nearly the sidewall I do. I sure wouldn't consider 10 ply.
  9. Because of previous experiences of adding a louder muffler and the helicopter sound of the 4cyl. mode I wanted to have the flapper if needed. I pin mine open now so I can't imagine it's restriction is too large. I would have removed it if I knew it wouldn't be needed. Which it's not. I added the Magnaflow for the sound not really for the power gain which is small anyway. The 6.2 has plenty of power and I bumped up the throttle sensitivity so take offs are much more enjoyable.
  10. Even with the flapper pinned open I don't get the helicopter noise. I can tell it's in v4 most of the time but it's not at all intrusive like it was with the MBRP cat-back. I can't imagine anyone being bothered by it.
  11. I have the Magnaflow 12909 I believe. ( The one for the 6.2 liter) Just removed the stock muffler and welded this in it's place. Left the flapper valve in it. With the flapper operational it's hard to tell much of a difference from inside the truck. Pinned the valve open and it sounds much better. I left the resonator on because I was afraid it would be too loud. I then tried a MBRP cat-back and it sounded really good but ended up being a little too loud, especially when towing a heavier trailer. Went back to the Magnaflow. Had the girlfriend use the truck while I listened from the driveway and it sounds great. Deep, powerful sound but in no way loud. Sounds more like the 93-97 Camaro LT-1 with a nice rumble.
  12. I'd think you should be able to smoke a few Fords as your truck is. I've never had one give my truck any real competition.
  13. Lol!.. Not sure what to do with that info on the jugs .. However yes the 2014-18 4.3l takes 6 quarts, 8 quarts for the V8's.
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