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  1. If you are coming from an EXT, you are going to have a hard time finding anything near as smooth as your escalade - can you replace the struts? Leafs will hurt, so maybe the Ram? Them Titans are fuuuugly! Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  2. If you have satisfaction guarantee, take those back now and get DEFENDER LTXs right away. Those premiers are buttery smooth, but do not last on a full size suv. They are rain tires - which they do work well in - but they are too soft. Ive had both, and the defenders last at least 2X as long, ride almost as good, and were cheaper to boot... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Solid and cheap. I did 1.5" on my burb (same front end as trucks). The ride did not change one bit. Gotta do an alignment... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. You can get an RST grill like this for around $360... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. If the rear still chills its a door actuator in the dash... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  6. 100k miles on an 18 is a shit ton of miles even for a rental. Sounds like its been run into the ground - how much of that was towing? You really think it had 10-12 oil changes in the year? You are 64k out of warranty (almost triple miles), and you think GM is being unfair to you? You had 4 other burbs, how many miles you get out of them? Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  7. Nice! We also have a bmw and mercedes that require premium, and 93 is always 0.70 more around here. That would be almost $20 more every fill on my burb... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  8. Little bit of heat (direct sun in summer should be good) and some 40 lb fishing line under. Easy with heat gun if you use it as it can soften the paint. Use some goo gone to soak the leftover adhesive and nothing harder than your fingernails. Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  9. High compression (over 9.6:1) requiring premium is for NON direct injection engines. For the 2014-18, compression on stock 5.3 L83 and 6.2 L86 direct injection engines are both 11:1, yet 5.3 did not require premium. DI changes everything, as pre-ignition can be mitigated, so I imagine there is no real need for premium in the 6.2. Awesome to see 0-60 in 5.4 seconds from car and driver from the 6.2 in a 19 4x4 crew cab; thats like a fuggin supercar in the 80s, lol... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  10. Nice clean truck! While I always wanted to add a SC to my own, Im not sure I would trust a used one - was it some rich kid's present to rag on all day or a guy trying to tow a 13k lb boat? Low miles, so I would be wary. Also, 2014 is a 1st year redesign thats now 2 grills out of date. You are essentially a 6.2 with that mileage, so I would look at that value to compare. I remove all my assessories before trading in a truck as they give no value... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  11. This is the reason plus rentals. I got mine for road trippin and I only have 2 kids and 2 dogs. I like it as a commuter too since asshats who drive like chit give you wide berth... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  12. It really takes a premium gas tune to notice any (small) difference, so you pay again for that each time you fill up. Getting to be 70 cents a gallon more around here now. Glad to be back in 87 to be honest... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  13. Had to refi to get my ally gmpp refunded to me or it would go to gm finance to reduce back end of loan (no payment reduction or refund). There was no penalty to refi (I actually got a great rate and 90 days no payment), so I guess dealer will take the hit. I felt a little bad because I really like the salesman, but finance guy cut the mileage on gmpp from 96k to 60k when he dropped the price that last time ("best I can do - how bout $1700?"). I didnt notice when I signed as they never did me wrong in past. Didnt like that at all. It is like pulling teeth getting that protection plan cancelled even though they say you can get full refund in 60 days if you change your mind. They require payoff letter which can take a long time... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  14. I remember about a decade ago on the titan forum, it was a thing to put helper springs on upside down to improve rear stability. By putting them on top, it really took out all the lateral slack. It works - quite a significant improvement for not much money at all... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
  15. Is this your first leaf-sprung truck? Leaf springs are very bouncy on highways in construction zones. I drove a loaner silvy when I had an avalanche in for service, and the same stretch of beat up highway I used for work was almost dangerous in the truck going 75 vs the avy which had no issue. Rear was all over the place. Most full size suvs are coils vs leafs since they dont typically haul as much. A bit of weight in the bed to compress the springs would probably make a big difference; a topper or a tonneau is a choice... Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
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