I had a very similar problem with our old dodge minivan. After a year of trying to solve the problem with 5 dealerships it turned out to be the whole ignition piece that the key fit into. Completely different vehicle i realize but it sounds like the exact same symptoms. Like turning the key off. Maybe some where to start looking anyway....
So I just got my truck back. At 134,000 km the nut backed off and my steering got loose. $400.00 to lock tight a bolt seems a little steep..... But steering is back to normal again. Hope it stays tight from now on.
When I got a new muffler I didn't know they were going to put a 3 inch on. When I got home I looked and discovered it wasn't 3.5 inch. I called and asked why and they said they didn't have the equipment to bend 3.5 inch pipe. They said they do it all the time. That was 3 years and 120,000km ago and I have never noticed anything bad. Not sure if I will just get the same muffler again when this one burns out or go to a different shop and pay more to get a 3.5 inch with 3.5 inch pipe bent.
I have 33 inch tires with the torsion bars cranked up about 1.25 inches and air bags in the back. I have an aluminum 6 inch drop hitch and it is only down about half way for most of the trailers I pull. I think you will be fine. I have never even used the bottom part of mine.
Someone else in this forum mounted fog lights in the black plastic "filler" pieces on either side of the opening for the transmission cooler. That would be about the best place in your case I would think.
Ha ha. In my case it wasn't about the rake. It is about being scared to drive over a curb or anything near that height because the air dam almost touches the ground (a little exaggerated but not far off). All these new trucks sit so low I just wanted a little more clearance for ruts, snow etc. without removing or cutting the air dam. Then to counter act the "leveling" I had to put air bags in......
Yes I do when pulling the camping trailer or leaving home pulling something else heavy. Usually about 50 to 55 psi is enough to bring the back end back up. I also have a little portable air tank i carry if I am taking a flatbed trailer to go pick something up like a skid steer or tractor. That way I can fill them when the truck is loaded. It doesn't take a lot of air.
I disagree based on personal experience. Some are similar yes but some are much different. Different compounds, tread patterns, etc can make a big difference. And how they perform can change based on how they are used as well. All highway versus heavy trailer towing on gravel roads, etc. But like I said everyone has different opinions.....
My truck is leveled. i have a bumper pull trailer but it is very heavy ( about 1300lbs on the hitch) . I don't like nose high either. Air bags is my answer. Fairly cheap if you just get plain ones (no compressor) and install yourself. I wouldn't level a 3/4 ton without them if planning to pull. But do not hook them up together, keep them separated so they can't transfer from side to side on sidehills is what I have been told.
I used to always run BFG All terrains for years. Bought my last set years ago and they would not hold the weights on the stock gm rims ( the same set before were fine) so I tried Nitto Terra Graplers. They were garbage. Wore out super quick and were all but useless in mud. Then I tried Duratracs. Have had them ever since. Got 90,000 km on them usually before they are worn out (running 60psi) and they are good in snow and mud. They are a little noisy but no where near a mud tire. They are winter rated as well. I also have a friend that refuses to sell BF's now because he has seen so many that are too far out of spec to balance properly. Dealership told me they went through 12 tires to find 4 good ones the last time they sold some. I really like Duratracs but everyone has different opinions.
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