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  1. Just installed 275/60r20, K02's 2 weeks ago. I did tighten the torsion keys 1/4 higher than stock. And there is some minor rubbing on full lock on the wheel wall liner but no metal on rubber contact. They look great on the truck but I'm honestly regretful as they have a very loud hum between 25 and 45 mph. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. This is a straight plug and play. I had them on my Sierra 1500 for 4 years without any incident. They draw 22w each, which is less than any 5202 halogen bulb Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. We had a thunderstorm a few weeks back here in Dallas and while driving down a country road at 35 miles per hour, I came within about two feet of hitting a down tree because the headlights in these truck suck. I did an FXR conversion in my previous Sierra so I know there it's certainly an opportunity to improve the stock headlights considerably I swapping out the projectors and upgrading to a 45 or 50 watt HID kit. there's some point in the future I'll upgrade the stock headlights but for now I decided to focus on some dedicated, off-road / severe weather lighting: 1. DD SS3 Pro fogs - 80 degree wide beam pattern 2. BD onX6+ 10 inch - 42 degree wide beam pattern 3. DD SS3 Pro spot - 6 degree spot beam pattern Observations: 1. I have owned the rigid SAE fog lights, and a friend of mine has the BD Squadron Pro's. No contest the DD SS3 pros, are significantly brighter. A. I chose to go with a selective yellow color vs white and it's impossible to describe how much more detail there is with a yellow light. ( The fogs I pulled off of my 2014 Sierra, and the spots were bought off of Facebook marketplace for cheap) B. They are brighter then the BD Squadron Pro's & about $100 less. C. The spot pattern is a bit tighter at 6 degrees vs. the BD 9 degree. D. If I could do it over again I would have bought the driving pattern (18x8) as the 6 degree beam of the spot is very narrow, which is not as useful for truck driving down country roads at 50mph vs a prerunner going 110mph through the desert. E. The DD build quality feels good however I did strip one of the screw holes when swapping bezels using just my hand. The screws are SS but the bezels & housings are made of a cheap cast aluminum. F. The color difference between lights is pretty close at 2900 vs. 3200K. but you can tell there's a difference which is a small anoyance. 2. The BD onX6+, is simply the brightest SR light you can get at 12.4k effective lumens per 10" section. If I could have fit a 20" or 30" I would have, however I wanted everything to look as factory as possible. I suppose if you don'tdn't mind cutting into the plastic where the parking assist sensors are mounted you might be able to fit a 20-inch bar but it would involve a lot of hacking, cutting, and relocating sensors, since the stock opening is only 19+" inchs wide and you would need about 22" A. BD makes an awesome lower grill mount that lets you install a variety of lights. If I had a bigger budget I would have gotten three XL80s, 2 in yellow + 1 white but they are over $400 each. B. I have included a few photos courtesy of BD of a 3 XL80 setup. (9500LM each) C. The mounting bracket is like 1/8th inch steel, certainly the stoutest bracket I have seen. The install was not very intuitive but once you have it in place it is solid. D. Overall I'm pretty happy however I certainly realize that to take advantage of the full potential of these lights I need to have the mounted higher up on the vehicle. 3. Next project is to grille mount a 20in BD S8 in white and wire it to trigger with the brights. Not quite sure how I will make this work as most of the pre-made brackets assume you're installing a 30in light bar, and I want a slightly longer bracket as I'd like the bar to be flush mount to the grill, instead of behind it. If you like a picture number 8 you can see where there is a light bar behind the grill, I plan to bring mine for words to in simply cut one of the horizontal bars out of the factory grill, similar to what you see in photo 13. Note: I have not seen any increase in transmission temperatures however I have yet to tow heavy with this setup Who else has mounted some lights in the lower grille? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. Sorry it looks like some of the photos failed to load Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. What size tires are you running on your setup. I just bought a 2016 LBZ, it has 265/60r20's on it at present, but I would like to put a 275/65 r20 on it. The 265's look a bit too narrow I'm hoping the increase in aspect of a 65 will give me a little bit better ride quality. The truck has 85k on it so I was going to go ahead and replace the junk rancho shocks with fox shocks, turn the keys up 1.25 in and call it a day. Unfortunately the aftermarket rims I believe have a zero offset so they're already sticking out a little bit in fact as you can see from the pictures the 265 just about rubs.. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. You can use the frame as your ground so all I had to do was t-tapp the 7-pin trailer connector the center wire is reverse Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. 1. These are made by Baja designs they are the S2 sports. They make a pro version that have twice as many lumens however these would only be good for off-road use. I wanted something that: 1. Could use all the time, without blinding drivers. - 42 degree horizontal spread - Very narrow vertical spread, similar to SAE fog lights 2. Did not require me to cut holes in my bumper 3. Gave me just a little bit more lighting when backing up with my dump trailer. 4. They make interchangeable lenses thus I can change the pattern or color for around $12 I went with the Amber, Wide beam pattern for three reasons - A bit less harsh on the eyes for anyone that might be behind me in a parking lot. This was important to me because I have these hardwired into the reverse. - they provide better illumination in the dark especially when it's wet - a buddy of mine has he's with clear lenses and they are bright enough that they wash out the rear camera's view Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. Don't know why I waited so long to install these. It's so much easier to see backing up now. Not a lot of options for install locations without fabricating some sort of bracket so I installed them directly underneath the footsteps, and wired them into the 7-pin trailer harness. I chose to go with the S2 sports over the PRO so I could have them come on in reverse. (PRO's would be to bright) Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. Swapped the Rigid Radiance+ for a BD s8. Had my friend C&C a custom bezel for the s8 since it's 1inch shorter then the Rigid. Not sure what to do for PODs Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. Well remember towing weight on a flatbed like a vehicle is a little different than towing a travel trailer which is just a giant Airdam Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. I did put some bags on my truck it's helps level it out and a weight distribution hitch is a must. I have towed all over, never had a problem in the hills, driving to Flagstaff I had to slow 2 55 on several grades, but that's not the end of the world really need biggest challenge is the poor MPG. This pic is a few years old but when I came back from Phoenix I had my trailer loaded down is truck I was certainly pushing the limit of my 1500. Just remember the 6.2 will tow better on the hills but it will still have the same limitations as the 5.3 in the wind. It also has a smaller payload weight due to the weight increasing the engine itself. Where in Texas are you located Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  12. I tow a 2013 outback 250rs, with the 5.3 & 3.42 combo. Pulls just fine, but I do get sucked around a bit when semi's pass me. Running E85 helps, but mpg is terrible. Probably the only real challenge is not having Tow Mirrors, which sucks ass, and using clip-ons is embarrassing, but I don't tow enough to justify a 3/4 or 1 ton. Trailer Specs Dry Weight - 5,915 lbs. Payload Capacity - 1,635 lbs. GVWR - 7,550 lbs. Hitch Weight - 640 lbs. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  13. As we speak I have a custom reducer on the CNC machine so that I can swap the rigid light bar for a Baja design s8 in the center grill. I'll try to post some pictures once it's done but that sucker is bright Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. Just bought a 94r, like 40min ago. BatteryPlus has a 20% coupon right now. Brings the price to $266.51. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. Has anybody actually tried upgrading to rear camera for 170 bucks I would expect, a crystal clear picture which this product does not provide however it is certainly an improvement. Given that I just broke my tailgate handle I may be the guinea pig is the cost of replacing the tailgate bezel from GM is on par with the total replacement Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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