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GerryLP

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  1. Finally replaced tires with Bridgestone’s A/T Revo 3’s in 275/65R18’s size and replaced the shocks with Bilsteins’ 5100 series.
  2. It's something to consider. 1-1/2 spacer did raise the beam of light to a longer distance in coverage; however, I did not get flashed...that is, luntil I was towing my musclecar and trailer. Then, yes. The signal flashing was often. Thanks for the info in how to adjust them. GerryLP
  3. Yeah, Very minimally to red flag it. I doubt every truck can be set to the same exact parameters. Even if set perfectly, I doubt we could tell as drivers. Lol The good thing is that it is done!
  4. Actually, with all the talk about ball joint wear, I thought perhaps so; however, it turns out that the only thing affected was the toe-in. Who knew?!?!
  5. I'm at Firestone now waiting for my truck's alignment to be completed. Even driving the truck without the alignment checked, it didn't pull to the side or seemed to affect braking nor dampening.
  6. It's an overkill. The bolts that secure the bottom shock to the A-arm is not so critical that would require precision torquing. But to answer your question, here is a link. http://user.xmission.com/~kd7olf/torque.html
  7. I installed a 3/4" leveling kit (resultant lift of 1-1/2" higher in front) on my truck yesterday. Tips about task (some may have been mentioned before in here): - Raised both wheels off the ground in front. Place jack stand under vehicle (one each under fame's rails on either side of vehicle). - loosen the anti-sway bar end bolt until top of the nut is flush with bolt end). - It's easier to do with front wheels off. - other side is easier once one side is bolted in with leveling spacer. - Go back and tighten the anti-roll bar bolt/nut once spacers are in place. - Take vehicle in for an alignment. Sorry. I didn't take a "before" picture. Oh, and I finally installed the GM's front mud guards. You have to drill into the fender opening (I used 7/32, 9/32, and 23/64 drill bits; only use the mudflap for the initial drilling of the holes [2 each] and install a 6mm rivet nut), I found a rivet nut tool in eBay that works pretty good and it is low cost. [edited for grammar]
  8. That's a great idea. Thanks for the heads-up. And that's a good point, Hozer. The bigger tires although heavier, they will lower the effective differential ratio, thus the engine RPM at freeway speeds would be lower. thanks!
  9. 5RWill suggested I post my question in here, so copied it and posted it below. Some folks have been talking about tires, and my question is; is there a way to tell the computer that the tire diameter has changed? I have suspected that folks experience mileage loss on a bigger tire may be due to not accounting for it in the speedo and therefore the trip calculator shows a drop. The reason I say this is that when a 31" tire travels 5280 feet (a mile), it gets there in 650 revolutions, but a 33" tire gets there in 611 revolutions (not accounting for slippage or bumps on the road). So a truck with the smaller fires would still be traveling when the one with the big tires completed the mile (all things being equal). Is my logic sound? Of course, you can let the GPS tell you what speed you are traveling at and compare that to the speed-o-meter. If you are traveling faster than what the speedo shows, then you are also covering more ground. And that has to be accounted on the mileage calculation (and that goes even if you ignore the co puter and do the Ol trusty "fill-up-tank-then-travel-a-distance-and-then-fill-the-tank method). GerryLP
  10. Thanks! How the heck did I miss that? I appreciate it. GerryLP
  11. Yeah, I'm sorry about that. I could not find a thread dedicated to tires, but I knew they were being discussed a bit in here. GerryLP
  12. I am anxiously awaiting for my 3/4" leveling spacers (resultant elevation of 1-1/2" in the front). Now, some folks have been talking about tires, and my question is; is there a way to tell the computer that the tire diameter has changed? I have suspected that folks experience mileage loss on a bigger tire may be due to not accounting for it in the speedo and therefore the trip calculator shows a drop. The reason I say this is that when a 31" tire travels 5280 feet, it gets there in 650 revolutions, but a 33" tire gets there in 611 revolutions (not accounting for slippage or bumps on the road). So a truck with the smaller fires would still be traveling when the one with the big tires completed the mile. Is my logic sound? GerryLP
  13. I ordered the 3/4" spacers (should yield close to 1-1/2" lift in the front) today. I am like many of my compatriots in here where we appreciate a nice rake on the vehicle. Completely leveled trucks looks cool, but I prefer achieving that with a load in the cargo bed or while towing a vehicle. This website rocks! GerryLP
  14. It may be a mandate for manufacturers to begin implementing TCS, but it does not mean we'll go to jail if by-pass. Specially if the is a button in the cabin that turns it off. GerryLP
  15. Alright!!!! That is awesome! Corvette owners always try to figure things out. Hahaha (I have an L81 myself) Thanks for the idea! Now. I am no lawyer, but traction control is only a feature. It is not a federally mandated requirement. Is not as if I was turning off the rear brakes, que no? GerryLP
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