Sold It! Moving back into an SUV. '14 K1500 6.2L Denali w/9,300 miles, listed for 1-day, received numerous inquiries and sold it $50.950 cash deal. Enjoyed being here in the forum and the contributions from some of its members who assisted by answering questions I had.
I contacted Toyo to question them on proper tire inflation of their 295/55/R20 E/10-ply Open Country ATii eXtreme tires I am running and to get their advice. They responded stating they recommend I run 45 psig on my particular truck owing to the 2,300 lbs per tire vehicle load requirements of the 2014 K1500. So I'm going to up the pressure from the current load of 36 lbs to 45. For those who might be interested; here is the reply I received from Toyo; Thank you for contacting Toyo Tires USA. Your vehicle came with a P metric tire which is considered a passenger 4 ply rated tire which offers a more comfortable ride, and less weight for better rolling resistance, offering better gas mileage. Since you have gone from a P- passenger build tire to an LT-light truck, the difference you may notice will be a stiffer ride, which is due to the E/10 ply rating for vehicles that require heavier load, vehicles that tow also will use heavier duty tires. You may also notice due to the weight of the tires a rolling resistance change that may slightly affect your gas mileage. Tire pressures are based off of the vehicles actual load requirement. We determine pressure by using the stock tire and pressure recommendation to find the load and use that load to find the new pressure for the new tire size. Based off of your vehicles load requirement of 2,300 lbs. per tire, your new Open Country ATII LT295/55R20 would need to be ran at cold pressures of 45 PSI. This will meet the same load required and offer the best wear for your tires. Running under 45 PSI is not recommended as the tire is now running under pressure and over time will not only wear faster, but can compromise the internal structure of the tire and lead to a tire separation. Running the tires at 60-62 PSI would be over-inflated, causing the center of the tires to wear faster and not providing the best "footprint" grip of the tire. If you need anything further please let us know. Sincerely, Consumer Relations Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. 5665 Plaza Drive Suite 300 Cypress, CA 90630 800-442-8696
Summit white/black interior with heated/cooled seats. Aftermarket, I had 3M Crytalline 90 Automotive film professional installed on all glass throughout the crew cab including the windshield and it helps tremendously in blocking heat due to high summer temps. Not cheap by any means but some of the best out there to reduce heat. As to denim stains from "designer type" jeans, it bleeds to any auto upholstery regardless of the color interior. I'm regularly cleaning my wife's tan leather seats (use Clorox wipes) to remove the denim dye.
Running the Toyo 295/55/R20 10-ply Open Country ii eXtreme AT's my tire dealer recommended inflation to the truck's recommended PSIG of 35-38lbs. Conversely, when I had my winter tires rotated off by my servicing GM dealer they inflated the Toyo's to 60 psig which I found to be too hard/stiff and have since gone back to 38 lbs for a much smoother ride. Right or wrong I don't know but the 38 psig is what I am sticking with and should I end up with premature wear will roll the Toyo's off and move to a different tire/tread pattern. I like the Toyo's so I hope that won't be the case.
Mike, I don't know what I want. Led or other, I simply want to upgrade to a higher performance fog lamp bulb but without the hassle of using ballasts, relays, or having to alter my OEM wiring/lamp sockets, i.e. "Plug and Play." I had the TSB/Upgrade done this week to the German manf'd Voslla bulbs and BCM flash wherein the new bulbs are brighter and whiter. Now the contrast between the white of the headlamps and the fog light bulbs is even greater than before so I am seeking advice from others here in the forum who have changed their fog light bulbs to a brighter, higher performance bulb without having to modify the wiring or use ballast/relays. I just want a simple solution if such exist.
Anyone here got recommendations for the best direct replacement bright white fog light bulbs for a 14-15 GMC K1500? I do NOT WANT bulbs that require the use of ballast or other wiring modifications, basically just want the best "plug & play" replacement option that will outperform the OEM lamps. This may include LEDs (I don't know) but I don't want bulb types that will result in "flickering" , generate heat problems or error codes. Sorry, but I don't have the time or inclination to read the 106 pages of posts here where I am sure there are a number which address upgrading the fog lamp bulb. Appreciate your recommendations.
Had the PIT5374 Headlamp Performance (BCM Calibration and Vosla Bulb) upgrade done at my servicing GMC dealership today. I supplied the bulbs (ordered direct from Volsa in Germany) and the dealer did the swap, BCM flash and re-aiming at N/Chg.. From what I can tell this is going to make a big improvement (was still daylight when I drove home this afternoon), but won't really know until I drive it at night. I choose to order the bulbs directly ($67 for the pair) and not wanting to wait given the limited availability of them through GM parts.
Not having owned a pickup since '89 and a Ford which served me well until I sold it in 93 before moving overseas, I decided a new truck was in order before moving from Texas to Alaska so in Dec '13 when I began my selection choices for a new truck I started at Ford as I thought the F150 Platium series was a good looking pickup and a nice platform in the form of a well complimented vehicle. Unsure of what I wanted other than 4-WHD, I started by driving the F150 with its highly promoted V6 Ecoboost which I found too "whiney" for me. I then test drove a 5.3 which felt "sluggish" and finally the 6.2 Raptor which while powerful, was too much "Baha" off road styling for me with its overly stiff suspension. Still uncertain, I left the lot not wanting to make the wrong choice. An F-150 Platinum with the 6.2 would have done it for me but was not available in that config. From there, I ended up stopping in at GMC where I found a Red SLT 5.3 L on the showroom and liked the styling but wanted either a black or white truck and since they did not have one, I left to continue shopping around. I had already discounted Rams and Tundras as trucks that did not appeal to me. Next stop was another GMC dealership the next day where I found a Black 5.3 K1500 SLT parked next to a Summit White K1500 6.2L Denali. I drove both, then left with the 6.2L Denali and never looked back.
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