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    2016 2500 hd crewcab 4x4 LT midnight edition

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  1. When I first put +18 20in wheels and 34in mud tires mine did that as well. Not continually but for a couple seconds after hitting a bump. When I first rotated them It stopped for the most part. I just rotated back and they aren’t bad. When my tires arrived from custom offsets there was a couple weights lying in the bottom of the skid so I believe I have one wheel unbalanced. I believe a steering stabilizer would help. I wonder why they did away with it. Maybe because of steering assist not sure. I wouldn’t disagree if an alignment pro said the alignment was a factor. I can add that the steering on my 16 never has felt as good as my 02 hd that had a factory stabilizer in fact the 16 has always had a little bumpsteer and some groove tracking too.
  2. I’ve had my crewcab over the scales and it’s around 7000 pounds. Not sure which model is 8500 maybe a crewcab long bed diesel. I can’t speak about zone products but the parts I got from RC are pleasantly heavy duty maybe more so than the stock stuff. Above I was asked if I still like the RC kit which I do however I replaced the shocks because the bushings were shot quickly and RC Gladly sent me new ones but they were the wrong ones. The shocks also don’t mount like stock which I didn’t like. I replaced them with fox adventure series shocks and am pleased with them. People say save for a real lift but that’s not always an option for everyone. I for example would love to lift my truck 6inches but that’s not ideal for plowing so I had to compromise to get my truck modified the way I like but not so much it couldn’t perform the work I need it for the way I want it to. I may have said it in another thread but I might have pieced together a custom kit with the parts I like if I had to do this again mainly because of the shocks from RC. They should offer an upgraded kit with another choice of shocks like some of their competitors.
  3. When I mentioned working the truck what I meant was plowing a foot of wet partially frozen snow in a church lot which happens to be gravel and dirt lots. The job took about 1.5 hours but normally takes 45 minutes. I wasn’t unusually hard on the truck but it was worked hard if anyone has plowed in these conditions they know what I mean. Just like many of you other truck enthusiasts I love trucks and enjoy driving them but in all reality it’s main purpose is to be a tool of sorts to plow,haul,tow,etc. my old 2500hd never reached those temperatures and I know they are different animals in many ways but that truck was tough as could be and I want this truck to live up to those standards and not over heat at the hint of hard work. Even the old version had overheating problems and gm gave owners a new clutch fan to solve the problem which it did solve any over heating problems in the old truck. From the helpful comments here and other reading it looks like others have reached these temps but I will still ask the mechanics if these a normal temps under hard work conditions or if I have a cooling problem.
  4. I put mouse traps in the cars when that happens to me. Usually on the floor. So far it’s always worked. The person that mentioned pest control in your parking area is also correct.
  5. Recently I noticed my trans temp at 235 degrees while working my truck in cold weather 20 degrees or so. Anyone notice temps that high. My old truck 2002 hd never went above the engine temperature which is why I’m wondering mostly.
  6. If it hasn’t been noted you would get heavy duty front springs with plow prep. If you properly match a plow to your truck this will be the difference a truck w/o the plow prep would technically use a lighter plow.
  7. This is double posted with reply’s to both. Maybe a moderator could combine them.
  8. That’s a droop stop. Some people I’ve seen have cut that out. I didn’t. From your picture I would be surprised if your not hearing that control arm banging on that droop stop. If they raised your front 4inches they should have been smart and replaced the upper control arms with a set made for leveling that are angled to miss the droop stop and help flatten the angle of your upper ball joints.
  9. Column for me. I plow and don’t think I would like it any other way. Wouldn’t mind them sending my hi-low beam back to the floor either. I’m sure by now they could make a switch for the floor that wouldn’t rust away.
  10. This helps a lot. Surprised it hasn’t been pointed out more.
  11. Was this related directly to the suspension part of the steering or the steering wheel? I get a clunky noise as well.

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