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About michigan2500hd

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    Mark
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    Flint, Michigan
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    2015 Silverado DC, NHT, 4X4, 6.2
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    Hunting,fishing,hiking,anything automotive

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  1. What have you done to your K2 today?

    That is a stock size, 255/70/17 , however the truck came with 275/55/20 so they look kinda small to me now. Especially considering I had installed 275/60/20's that were 33.1" tall. I'll go to another 33 on these wheels ( 17") and probably keep a stock 265/65/18 on my 18" wheels for trips, winter ,etc. I'm loving my mileage now though. It's nice if I'm empty to get over 20 mpg. Even with a 6.2. Usually about 22 mpg on a semi flat and low stop trip. The more I drive with the smaller tires the more I like them. I had a shake with the 20's so I traded for 17's for more side wall and almost 40# lighter per wheel/ tire.
  2. Bilstein 5100 shocks for 3"-3.5" rear block!

    Another option is to use the regular 5100 that accommodates a 1" lift and add shock extensions. I have them because I swapped the 1.25" stock block for a 3". The extensions I bought are very heavy duty, not a flimsy piece of junk. I like doing it this way because I can use my stock shocks or my Bilsteins.. Or go back to stock height if I want and use any shock I want. Right now I have Bilsteins in front and stock in rear. Seems to give the best ride on my 2015 NHT.
  3. 2019 V8 Horsepower ratings.

    My wife just got a Stinger GT. What a sweet ride it is. Quick and rides decent. I'd change a few things they did but overall the Koreans did a great job. Never thought I'd even look at a rice burner, however GM has done what it could to try to push me away. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. 2015 leaking rear axle seal

    It's the larger one ( confess standard with 6.2 liter). 9.76 I believe. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. What have you done to your K2 today?

    Lol. I hate Autocorrect.
  6. What have you done to your K2 today?

    Decided to wash the truck and try out the Mothers clay bar kit I bought a while ago. I've never used a clay bar before and I was surprised how easy it was. However, do to Murphy gaming around I couldn't finish because of a flash down pouring of rain. Only have a bedside and one door to go. Can't believe how much junk I got out of the paint. Got rid of hundreds of little orange rust spots. She's looking pretty good for a 2015 construction work truck. ( Don't make fun of my little tires, still trying to decide on a set of 17's and 18's) Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Interested in this as well and I couldn't find enough info. Following.
  8. So fairly abruptly and it off the blue my 2015 1500 started shaking and vibrating when showing from about 40 mph and up. When braking from expressway speeds it was crazy shaking and it really felt like the breaking power had diminished. I primarily could feel it in the seat and on the floor, not much in the steering so I thought maybe it was the rear rotors. Took them off and they looked great, pads looked really good too. ( I'm at about 38,000 miles) However when I was inspecting things I found the end of the drivers side axle around the seal was wet with a oily substance. Passengers side was dry. How hard is it to change the seal? I'm not sure if my warranty will cover it. ( GM certified until 41,000 miles) By the way I decided to check the front and found the pads in great shape but the rotors were grooved and the rust on the inside edge was really raised up and rough. My tools we at work so I used a Wagner paint eater and removed a bunch of rusty material. Stops are better now but not smooth like they should be. Anyway back to the seal, what would cause it to go bad this early? I've had many, many trucks with high miles but never a bad seal. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    I never understood the frontend. It's ugly for sure but can't argue with the supercharged 6.2! That part they got right.
  10. 2014 silverado z71 grill options

    I have the factory chrome honeycomb grille ( LTZ) and wanted to swap the inserts from the black Z71 grille. Wouldn't work though because the Z71 grille has a thicker surround around the inserts. If you find pics of both you can see the difference although it's not a huge difference. No idea why GM found it necessary to make such a minor change but they did. I ended up painting my factory inserts satin black.
  11. How about a new control module for the 8 speed transmission??? You can do it Phil!
  12. Post your 2014+ wheel/tire set-up

    Nice looking truck! I did the same thing. Got rid of my 94 lbs a piece 20" wheel/ 33" tire combo for 58 lb. factory 18" like yours. My gas milage went up a few mpg's and the ride is way better. Only problem is my 6.2 turns them over too easy if I'm accelerating quickly from a stop. Embarrassed myself pulling out of a gas station on a hill. Turned out and had to get going quickly because of traffic and it just torched the tires lol. In my opinion these 18" wheels are the best looking and best option for our trucks. I just got a set of factory 17" with slightly smaller tires and the 17's are 5 lbs more per tire and wheel.
  13. 2018 Sierra SLT or wait for 2019

    One good thing about the horsepower stats not improving in the 2019 is that my 6.2 isn't down on power comparatively lol. I know my 2015 will still weigh more but hey it's still amongst the top dogs. ( I tell myself this so I don't even consider buying the 2019.) Not that I'd buy a new platform with all the possibility of bugs and GM who can't figure anything out when it comes to actually FIXING something. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. Elon Musk Needs Your Help Designing His Pickup Truck

    If Tesla does a pickup it needs a big V8. I know I know it's not the future of automotive propulsion but who cares. We as people are writing the future so it can become what we want it to be. Reason I absolutely hate Ford it that they are trying to cram small forced air engines down our throats and telling us it's for the best. Sure I can handle those engines as a option but I don't want one Don't want electric either. Maybe a 300 mile range e lol electric scooter but not a car or truck. Don't want this self driving crap either. What is happing to society? Skills are disappearing at a alarming rate and the "sheeple" don't care. We as a collective body of humans are in a sad state of affairs...I was probably born in the wrong era. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  15. 17x9 Wheels = Tires?

    Do you have a leveling kit on your truck? Do you want to stuff as much rubber in the wheel well as possible or do you just want a slightly beefier look? If you're stock if just go with a 265/70/17 which is 31.6" tall and a little wider than your 255's. You could go to 275/70 or maybe a 285 but that would be pushing it stock. What type of tires do you want? Mud, all terrains, street? That makes a difference too.
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