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About cheyenne383

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    Healy, AK
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    2016 Suburban and 2017 Silverado Crew Cab

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  1. Polaris 570 lets me keep the Silverado clean when I can.
  2. Great write up, I too bought on price with my wife's Suburban and ended up with the lighter champagne silver which is about the last color I would have picked. It quickly grew on me and I love it now, it never shows dirt! I end up washing my dark colored truck twice as much as the burb and her's always looks better.
  3. Effect of Changing Tire Size

    Stock suspension, no lift/level. When I put the tires on I wondered why it wasn't spec'd this way, they fit perfect and fill out the wheel wells.
  4. Effect of Changing Tire Size

    I've had no issues with upsizing to 275/60R20 BFG All Terrains. I did loose 2-3 mpgs and you can definitely feel the weight of the tires but the truck still pulls fine and I love the way it looks. If you went with a lighter tire (mine are D load range and weigh 55 lbs) you might not see as much of a drop in mileage. I have no rubbing and I still load it up and tow with it regularly and I only have 3.08 gears. Clean shot: Loaded shot:
  5. BFG k02 tires

    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.
  6. 4.10 Gears

    It'll be a hot rod, 4.10s and a 4.03 first gear will get you going easy. The .67 sixth gear will pull it down fine with stock height tires, you should see 2100 rpms or so at 70 mph. The only thing is you might get tired of the exhaust on the highway it will likely drone with the higher RPMs.
  7. Shipping Wheels and Tires

    Good to know about Fastenal, I use USPS Parcel Post to ship large items when possible.
  8. Capable of towing in snow?

    I have a 2017 Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 with a 5.3/6L80E/3.08 set up. I've towed 5k lbs with it in the snow with no issues, I run BFG All Terrains year round. I would think with a good tire and common sense driving a crew cab truck should have no worries. Stopping has been sketchy a couple of times but slow traction and getting through drifts has never been an issues. Here's a load last winter in front of Mt McKinley on the Parks Highway.
  9. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Likely the last time I'll see it clean until April... the snow is finally here.
  10. Winter Tire Setups

    Up in Alaska here and I run BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2s as well. No issues and I'm very happy with their performance year round.
  11. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Put the 20s away for the winter, back to the winter set up.
  12. 2017 Stock Rim/Tire upgrades

    I upgraded from the 18s to OEM 20s with 275/60 tires. Couldn't be happier.
  13. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Made mine put in some work today... 576 miles total. 12.8 mpg average (deadheaded 260 miles). Hope I can give it a bath soon!
  14. It'll look good... similar to the RD4 20" wheels and pretty timeless. Post up pics if he does it.
  15. I run 275/60R20 BFG All Terrians. I gave up 2+ mpg and they are noticeably heavier but for what I do and where I live they are totally worth it. Being from the southeast it would be hard to justify the added cost down there, I ran them when I lived in Tennessee but never used them to their potential. Its been raining a week straight, I drove home from work tonight at 55+ and had no traction issues. There's snow on the ground 7 months a year and I never have a worry about getting around. As for the OP's original question, for your need the Michelin A/Ts make a lot of sense if looks aren't an issue. They'll wear better and do extremely well in any conditions you run into. If you want the aggressive look the Wildpeak A/Ts, the cost benefit is well documented.

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