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Norcal Flyfisherman

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    2014 Crew Cab Silverado Z71. 5.3

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  1. So I've been to the dealer twice in 2 weeks for an issue that they can't find. I've been experiencing an intermittent vibration in the brake pedal only at slow speeds just before coming to a stop. I also recently experienced an issue where I applied the brakes on the freeway and the pedal felt like I stepped on a mostly inflated ball. I let off the brake, reapplied and they were fine. This has only happened once, but I really didn't enjoy it. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I religiously downgrade on hills, never tow, and baby the brakes. The dealership thinks my first issue is due to having aggressive tires while my Z71 is only rated for P tires, and the second issue was caused by some forward facing camera that didn't even come on my truck. Pads and rotors checked out fine, no codes stored by abs. I call BS. 2014 Silverado Crew Cab Z71 4x4 5.3 v8. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  2. Hill descent control

    Hill Descent Control is a separate switch on the center stack. Z71 only, at least for the 2014. I've used mine several times, works great for the most part. Does anyone know if there is a distance it's supposed be used for? Mine turned itself off on a steep hill.
  3. I changed to 275/70R18 a few weeks ago and didn't recalibrate anything. I don't remember the website, but I looked at one that compared tire sizes. It indicated about 1 mph difference with the larger tires. It was on the Internet so it has to be true.
  4. Call Dave Smith Motors in Idaho. No haggling, they start taking rebates and bonuses off invoice price. I'm not affiliated in any way, but I bought my last 2 trucks there and I live in California. I've heard Truecar.com and Costco also start at invoice.
  5. I'm putting AT3's on this weekend. Sorry, too early for a review but I've heard good things about them.
  6. Bilstein shocks thread

    Thanks Fondupot, can't wait to try them out!
  7. Bilstein shocks thread

    I spend a fair amount of time on rough and rocky roads, sometimes with heavy loads. 4 ply tires are nearly worthless on a dirt road. 6 ply aren't bad, 8 ply are preferable but hard to find. 10 ply are usually on 3/4 ton trucks but work great on 1/2 tons also. I hate changing flat tires.
  8. Bilstein shocks thread

    Thanks for the help everyone! Can't wait to see how my truck comes out. Also putting on 10 ply, 275/75/18 tires at the same time. The tires come with free alignment and they will put on the bilstein ' s for me for $60. If supply the shocks. Seems like a good deal.
  9. Bilstein shocks thread

    Is the top setting on Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks roughly level? I'm planning on getting a pair for the front of my 14 silverado, but I want to keep a little rake in the rear to avoid having my nose in the air with a heavy load. What setting are you guys running your 5100's on? And is changing the setting difficult after installation?
  10. 5100 leveling shocks on front only?

    Thanks for the input fondupot. I'm looking to hire a shop for the job. In the middle of moving into a new house with a newborn, and just got married.... too many projects and not enough time/talent to add this one to the list.
  11. Hello all, I have a 2014 silverado crew cab Z71. Everything is stock at this point, but I am planning on upgrading to some 10 ply tires soon and thinking about raising the front a little for slightly taller tires. I currerntly have the 265/65r18 tires that came on the truck. I dont want a drastic lift, but I drive on rough roads periodically and clearance has been a concern. I'm very surprised the air dam has survived this long, I'll probably remove that soon as weĺl. Would there be a problem with only adding Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks on the front? Most posts I see are about changing all 4 shocks. I have been satisfied with the ride at this point. Would I also have to adjust the headlights and/or speedometer? My apologies for my lack of knowledge, I have kept all my other trucks stock. I'm also apologize if this has been covered in other posts; I either missed the answer or it was over my head. Thanks in advance!
  12. I like the Dodge Power Wagon front and rear lockers and electronic sway bar disconnect. I would probably want better skid plates to put those to work though.
  13. Assist Steps / Running Boards / Nerf Bars

    I've never had running boards before, but my wife is 9 months pregnant and I'm thinking about getting a set so its easier for her (and the kid eventually) to climb in. My apologies if this was covered somewhere, but can someone break down the differences in materials? I would worry that aluminum would not hold up, the black running boards might scratch or chip... Am I off base? Any input or help would be appreciated.
  14. Newbie 4wd question

    Shifting into 4 wheel is not immediate, the wheels rotate while shifting takes place. I think it's only part of a tire rotation on these new trucks, but older trucks with automatic hubs could take several feet for 4 wheel to engage completely. I still prefer manual hubs for this reason, but they are hard to find these days.
  15. Tie Down Plugs are covered by bed liner

    Did you cover up the holes with tie down rings? Just wondering if there was bare metal showing between the bed liner and tie down.
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