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  1. Looks cool. I've read that this exhaust is actually narrower (2.5") than the stock (3") - was that true, or is this bad info?
  2. I have the same color on my 2015 - I thought it was one year only, though. Your truck is a 2019? I don't see it on Chevy's website. I'd love to see them continue it, though, because Rainforest Green Metallic is awesome.
  3. Varying Ride Height

    Nice looking truck, Bob! What brand and specs are the wheels? What size BFGs?
  4. Gas 1500 vs gas 2500 is more about suspension and brakes. The 5.3 and 6.2 1500 motors are very strong, especially with the appropriate gearing. But there's a thing people forget: payload. I took my 6.0 2500 over the Eisenhower pass with about 7500lbs in tow, another 1000lbs in the bed, and my entire family in the cab. From a payload perspective, that would be over the 1500's rating (but interestingly not its tow rating). The truck was comfortable and fine up and down hill. Yes, passenger cars cut me off requiring me to apply lots of throttle and force downshifts for some high-RPM driving to regain traffic speed, but it wasn't crazy - as mentioned above, gas motors use RPMs more than diesels. Is the diesel better? It depends. It has more power, better gas mileage, and more capability. It's also far more expensive and, partly due to modern emissions equipment, is more complicated than a traditional gas motor. The diesel gas mileage will help costs at the pump, but you will have to drive a LOT to recoup the initial investment of buying the diesel. If you're not constantly driving and towing and amassing tons of miles, the math doesn't work out. You probably don't need it... but if you want it, that's different. And if you want to do a cool build that blows up the internet, you better have a diesel. If I was buying a new diesel, I'm not sure I'd get an L5P; I'd either go used 15-16 LML or look at Ford. The Silverado HD now appears on consumer reports least reliable vehicles and my guess is it's because of the 2017+ L5P. The L5P facebook page I follow has post after post after post regarding drive train issues. But who knows how much stock to put in this... https://www.autoblog.com/photos/the-five-least-reliable-cars/#slide-7456212
  5. It's hard to get a single answer on this. I've seen people say max is 275/65r20. Then I've seen people say they've stuffed 35x11.50 or even 35x12.50 on a stock truck over at the duramaxforum, with pictures. Then there are guys that try those setups and say they had rubbing or had to crank keys a few turns. Some say they had to cut things. There's also a good post on the duramaxforum that talks about how none of these trucks sit at the same height when factory new. I called a few truck shops and they all said the forum guys with cranked keys and big tires have lousy ride, excess rub, and have to cut fenders. Oh, and their CV joins will explode in 5k miles. They then said I needed a $5k installed 4" to 6" suspension lift to do 34s - or if i feel like cutting, 35s - or a $1k leveling kit to run fat 33s. Lots of conflicting information.
  6. Thanks! You could only get it on the 2015.5 HDs. It was also briefly available on the 1500s (2015), the Camaro (2015 Green Flash Edition), the 2014 Corvette (Lime Rock Green), and the 2014-2015 Cruze. In certain light, it can look almost black, but in the right light it pops nicely.
  7. My 2015 in Rainforest Green Metallic. I love this color; it was only available for half of 2015. I need to get bigger tires on it. I'm on instagram as @kurtkphoto
  8. That's good to hear, though somebody else on duramax forum is saying I need a 2" level to run them. In the interim, I did find this truck sitting on 285/65/20 BFGs and it claims to have some sort of level, though it appears to be quite subtle. I wonder if they would fit at stock stance. My truck has a good bit of rake.
  9. Looks cool, glad it works, too. I called a shop asking for a small level on stock keys with 35x12.50 install and they said they can only do 35s on Silverados with a 4" lift! I asked about the forum trucks on 35s and they said they don't work, drive bad, etc... yet here are examples of trucks that work. I'm ok with some small rubbing at full steering lock. Interestingly, BFG 285/65/20 are a 34.5x11.20 equivalent, while BFG 35x12.50 are truly 34.5x12.50 (BFGs website shows their 35s being 34.5" in diameter).
  10. Love your truck and appreciate your responses in the other thread on tire size. In this pic, I notice you have the red running lights under the tailgate - where did you get them? Did install require drilling in to the truck? I like them much better than the LED bar most people install. Thanks!
  11. Cool! What tires did you use and any spacers? I want to do 35s and a subtle level on the same stock 20” wheels.
  12. Truck looks good! What tires? Any rubbing? Also, rookie question - I'm assuming we have to jack the truck up, adjust the keys, put it back on the ground, let it settle, and align it, right?
  13. Anybody running 285/65/R20 on a stock height truck, no level?
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