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  1. I had a 2014 Sierra SLT 4x4 5.3L. I also had a 6” BDS with 35” Toyo RTs. Stock gears were 3.42 and I swapped them for GM OEM Yukon 4.10 gears. Added a super spring and tuned the truck. Lots of other goodies on the truck as well: AMP power steps: cover, sound system, etc.. Absolutely loved my truck. Had it 5 years and 70k miles before going to the 2020 Sierra AT4 HD 2500 Duramax. The 1500 did great off road and towing a 5k lbs boat. It really is a big difference when towing with the Dmax though. I have a 35’ 8500lbs trailer. I always wanted the Dmax and should have got it last time around. Didn’t have a reason to until I sold my much lighter boat and went to a heavy trailer. For towing, it’s night and day difference. I highly recommending getting all the trailering packages and tech if you plan to tow. Happy to provide a lot more comparison info if you message me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. No rub or cutting? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Mines ticked since day one. I’ve never owned a diesel and thought it was normal based on what I’ve read online. Odd that yours only just started now... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Had the truck detailed, paint decontaminated, buffed, polished and ceramic coated. A crew worked on it for 3 days. Paint is looking flawless! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I drove a loaded 2500 HD diesel without the heavy duty spring and then with it. It feels just slightly stiffer with it. The one without was a Denali. The one with was an AT4. Both fully loaded. Not sure if there are any other differences to suspension elsewise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. A quick google search shows it does. That certainly helps. I still think he’ll end up near that 7k limit with tongue weight and people. Bags or a super spring would help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Austin - go put gas on your truck and put it on the scales with your wife in it. I bet it weighs around 6k lbs or more. Your sticker shows you have 7k payload. Meaning that you can put 1k in weight on the truck. That includes gas, people, and tongue weight. You’re probably going to be right at that number if you are not putting a lot in the trailer and nothing but you two in your truck. Also, you can’t exceed 15k between the truck and trailer. Meaning, if your truck is 7k, your trailer can’t be more than 8k. You’ll be close to the limits or slightly over. Probably fine flat towing. My experience is I’d rather have a lot of extra room on my payload. If you’re hardly moving the trailer, no grades, not long distances, then maybe it’s fine. I recommend going to something lighter though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Likely too much trailer. I had a 2014 GMC Sierra 5.3L. I did a 4.10 gear swap, tune, super spring, weight distribution, hitch etc. to increase towing ability and was careful how I towed to stay under limits and my truck was way too maxed out. It did fine flat towing but I often go to the mountains with 6-10% grades. Truck would make it at 35 MPH and 3k RPMs but the trans temp would heat up a lot and I’d need to take breaks. My brakes were struggling mightily coming down. Ended up dumping my truck (paid off with 70k miles and $10k in aftermarket mods). Went to a 2020 AT4 HD Duramax. Night and day difference towing. I doubt OP wants to buy a new truck. I’d get a much lighter trailer. Something that’s 6-7k lbs loaded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Is your truck the max tow package and 6.2L? Take a picture of the sticker inside your driver’s door so we can see your payload capacity. There are a couple numbers to look at. 1. What is the payload of you truck on its own? You’ll need to calculate what your passengers weigh, cargo in the bed and trailer tongue weight to see if you exceed your trucks payload or GVWR. 2. Then you’ll look at the GCVWR. This is the total weight that both your loaded truck and trailer can weigh. 3. You’ll also need to look at axle and tire weight ratings. You don’t want to exceed any one rating on its own. It’s not safe and technically your insurance company doesn’t have to cover damages if they can prove you’re over and you have an issue. Keep in mind that once you fill that camper up with water, food, gear, clothes, etc.. you can easily add 1-2k lbs. I have a 35’ trailer that is 6900 lbs dry. It’s probably 8000 - 8500 loaded. Maybe more. The fresh water tank alone is 60 gal so that’s 480lbs in water. Then I have all sorts of other things in there. Need to see your specs but you’ll likely be at or over one or more of your payload numbers at that size trailer loaded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Dealership only managed to get the recall done on the seatbelt pretensioner. Took them 3 hours just to do that. Have to take the truck back in next week to look at the suspension. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I haven’t climbed under the truck yet to get a good look. I could see bolts were on when looking from a standing position down into the area. I’ll be climbing in there in the morning and checking everything before I go in. Want to make sure everything is torqued down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Over the past few days, my 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 HD (2500) Dmax has started giving me feedback when I corner or take turns. This is after 2200 miles of not having an issue. It sounds like something is loose in the back... possibly the spring pack. It’s like a popping sound that is more likened to when fluid rolls around in a tank... it’s definitely not my def or gas tank. There’s been no damage, off-roading, or anything like that. Taking it in tomorrow for the seat belt pretensioner recall and to have the techs assess this feeling/noise that just started. Anyone else experience something similar? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. My issue never got resolved. Seats got hot when key was in the ignition, didn’t when using remote start. Had the truck for 5 years and 68k miles. Traded it in recently for a 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 HD Duramax and the seats get nice and hot with remote start, same with the steering wheel. This is how my 2009 was. Something wasn’t right with my 2014. Never had any other issues. Was a great truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. This makes sense. My loaded AT4 HD has everything needed for this but doesn’t actually have it. I was a bit confused why. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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