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  1. I’m glad they finally added a 2014 2500 category! Always had me scratching my head where to post. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab. Bought with 6 inch lift. I don’t mind the rear being higher but to have the front sit higher is simply absurd and looks terribly ugly!!! God forbid you put any weight on it it dives down making it worse. I’ve always been one to crank the torsion bars up to get lift, never even occurred to me about lowering it to get the truck level. Is there anyway to tell what the normal factory position is, any kind of a line or mark? If not how can you tell if it’s maxed out one way or the other. All my research was always on raising it, are the potential problems you could run into the same problems you run into if you lower it? Thanks!
  2. You are misunderstanding the question. I’m not after good mileage, if I was I wouldn’t have bought a lifted truck. I think anybody knows that lifts and big tires will decrease gas mileage that goes without having to say. Do you really think anybody lifts a truck and puts 35 inch tires on it because they are in search of good gas mileage or surprised when it goes down? Nobody but nobody does that kind of work on a truck and invests that kind of money while simultaneously caring at all about gas mileage! I’m not trying to get good mileage and the trade-off for worse mileage is MORE than worth it for anyone who wants to go off-roading!!! I'm trying to ascertain if the mileage I am getting is normal or abnormal, compared to other lifted trucks with big tires, NOT compared to normal trucks.
  3. Wow!!! I learned something new just now with your post!!! I never dreamed the diameter would be the exact same on a 17 inch wheel and a 20 inch wheel but you are absolutely correct. The only difference is the sidewall is taller!!! Now I have to research what the hell is the advantage of a 20” wheel!!!! All this time I’ve been driving myself crazy and all I have to do is chunk the tire on the spare and use that wheel and order a new tire!!! Thank you thank you thank you
  4. The original post said 35 x 12 x 20 so the factory spare would not apply as these are aftermarket installs. Yes I have one but it’s usless, think it’s a 265 17. Trying to correlate a tire that fits on a 17 inch wheel to be the exact same diameter as the 35s on the 20” wheel would be pretty difficult I would think because it would have to be right down to the half inch at least, maybe more right? That is unless you saying that I can buy a 35 x 12 1/2 Mickey Thompson to fit on a 17” wheel??? That would be great news!!!! I didn’t think that was possible and so I just thought it would be easier to buy the exact same tire and just put it on a 20” cheapie wheel without having to spend a few hundred on the fancy eagle alloy that I have now? thanks!
  5. These are 20” wheels so do they even make a plain steel 20” wheel like OEM comes with Silverado? I’m not sure about offset and all that stuff so that’s what I’m worried about!
  6. LOL!!!! Sorry, I went brain dead for a moment I guess and left that very important piece of information out of the post!!! YES, I am
  7. From what I can tell by searching this is either a series 27 or 50. Actually the wheels look identical to me so I’m not sure what the difference is between the 2 series. From what I can tell this wheel has been discontinued and it is not in my budget to buy 5 new wheels!!! My question is does it have to be a fancy wheel? I don’t know much about these lifts and wheels and offsets but can I just buy a cheap steel wheel that will fit and throw a tire on it? Mickey Thompson 35x12x20 ATZP3
  8. I had a 2015 Duramax crew diesel but it got totaled right after I had completed every possible thing you can think of as my dream truck! Going a different route this time! But honestly Cooley, that kind of advice isn’t really practical do you think? Let me go out and buy a $65,000 diesel to get better gas mileage than the truck I own now? LOL!!!! I have another thread I started called what can you tell me about this truck that shows pictures but since then I have found out a lot more information about it. But yes the company that did the update before the truck was sold new calibrated it. He also says that mileage sounds typical... The whole thing is driving me crazy because I just can’t imagine that kind of crappy mileage with 4.10 rear. Maybe a tune is the way to go I don’t know. My life has been so chaotic I just haven’t had enough time to sit down and really look at this truck, crawl underneath to see what was done, blah blah.
  9. Well that makes me feel MUCH better because yes, the 1500’s will do much better on gas then the 2500’s. They suck from the get go. As I say, mine have always gotten about 11-12 fully loaded with commercial topper and tons of tools, about 2500 pounds daily. Towing a trailer 10. But again, largest tires I have ever run was 285 from 265, so I have zero experience with these concrete blocks!!! Still I would have guessed around 10 miles per gallon based on my experience and I have one hell of a lot of it. I own a plumbing company and used 2500 crew cab 4 x 4’s exclusively for 12 years up until now, but about 3 years ago I started mixing in and buying 1500’s with a 6 banger. My gas bill went down dramatically. But the 1500s are CRAP compared to the 2500. The 2500 will simply last forever and they are bulletproof. Use them and abuse them and you can do no harm to them. The 1500 as soon as it hits 100k miles the problems start pouring in from the wear and tear of those miles, trannys go out, brakes are all shot, suspensions give out. The 2500’s drive the exact same as the day you drove it off the lot. Yeah, It’s not even a close race... LMAO!!! As for other plumbers that make fun of me for buying the 2500 4 x 4 Crew wondering WHY i use those beasts for plumbing repairs, it’s an easy answer. RESALE!!!! The 1500 resale? CRAP. Nothing. Nada. The 2500’s I can sell with 120k miles anywhere from $20,000 to $24,000!!! Hell I only pay $35,000 NEW. To me??? That’s a FREE TRUCK for 4 years
  10. Is it a 2500???? Because that is just mind-boggling mileage with 35 mudders!!!! You all have a 5.3 or the 6.2??? That SHOCKS me! How much do you think I will gain if I cut the cat out?
  11. Well keep in mind it only has 6000 miles so probably not But the fat bitches could have clogged it up with all that weight anyway!!! LOL
  12. Posted in another area but was recommended I post here as well. I didn’t see an option for a 2014 2500 which is why I did not originally But most there are 5.3. Chevy 2014 2500 Crew 4x4 has a 6” lift with 35” tires, Mickey Thompson AT if that matters enough to mention. 4.10. I also carry 2500 pounds of weight on a daily basis. The topper is 8 inches taller than the cab but this was calculated before I installed it. Funny thing is I haven’t noticed much difference even though it’s creating some wind resistance... I’m getting a horrible 8 mpg. Now a 2500 isn’t best in the world to begin with, loaded down with a commercial topper and constant weight was getting 11-12 city with a heavy foot. Trailer 10. And always had 1 to 2 sizes up in tires. 265 was 275 or 285. 275 was always a nice median. But 8 is just crazy land!!! But this is the first time I’ve ever driven a lifted truck with big tires. So first, is this normal? And if it is, is it even worth my time / cost to go down to 34’s? I wouldn’t think so but I also remember going from 285 to 275 and there was a huge difference across the board. Normally I wouldn’t care but I happen to be taking off on a 2 year road trip cross country and I can already feel my budget shrinking
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