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Red_5

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  1. Aftermarket Brake kit

    Stoptech also offers a 6 piston front only BBK. I would put them on par with Brembo and a step above Wilwood. The good news is that I'm pretty sure they'll fit under 18" wheels. The bad news is that they're expensive. https://www.lmperformance.com/921216/83-198-6d00-63-stoptech-gmc-sierra-1500-big-brake-kit-6-piston-silver-calipers-2-piece-yellow-zinc-slotted-rotors-front.html
  2. Bilstein shocks thread

    I was planning on 6112s up front and 5160s out back. I like the idea of a slight lift in the rear, do you have a part number for the block you're planning to use?
  3. Bilstein shocks thread

    Would the Bilstein 6112 be a better comparison the the Eibach kit? I looked into the Eibach kit about a month or so before the 6112s finally became available. If the 6112s hadn't become available I would look at the Eibachs more closely but I like Bilstein's record of reliability with their shocks. Eibach has a great reputation for making springs but I don't know much about their dampers.
  4. Bilstein shocks thread

    I have the the Max Tow package and I think the ride is terrible. Any disruption to the road surface becomes a much bigger deal than it should be on a truck this new. Speed bumps are just plain ridiculous. I"m hoping to pull the coin together to order the 6112s soon.
  5. Bilstein shocks thread

    I just want to be clear that you're talking about a set of preassembled 6112s with new KYB mounts ready to be bolted in place? Meaning I don't need to disassemble the factory coilover at all beyond removing it as a unit? Thanks.
  6. Bilstein shocks thread

    Which shock is recommended for the rear? I have a '15 Sierra Max Tow if it matters. 5160? I know it's in here somewhere but this is the downside of such a long thread. Thanks.
  7. Bilstein shocks thread

    I've waited this long, I'll wait another couple of months to hopefully see lower prices. Everyday I'm shocked (sorry) at how poor the stock suspension is on my '15 SLT Max Tow 4x4.
  8. Bilstein shocks thread

    Can you share actual links? I was just searching yesterday and found nothing.
  9. Thanks. I called and left a message. Not sure what the differences are between the E2 and E2x. I’m pretty sure I constructed them to have the same features but ended up with different prices. Hopefully I’ll get a call back.
  10. I’ve done a bunch of reading here and am still confused by which options to get (Or which brand for that matter). I have a ‘15 Sierra 6.2 with 33k miles. About 2k miles ago I had the dealership do the intake cleaning which seemed to help with cold idling- I live in Santa Barbara so my cold isn’t really cold. I’d like to prevent more buildup on the intake valves.
  11. Bilstein shocks thread

    If I decide to keep my truck I think I'll go with the 6112s. I had checked with MRT a while back and was going to order some tophats and have them assemble the coilovers so I won't need a spring compressor to install. Plus it will make it easier to remove an put back to stock if I later decide to sell the truck. Are there matching rear shocks? I can't remember.
  12. Bilstein shocks thread

    Somewhere in this terribly long thread there's some info on which shock is best for NHT trucks. I brought it up at least a year ago but I can't remember which was recommended. I was hoping to get the 6112 if I'm remembering correctly but don't think they'll ever be released. Now I'm thinking about selling the truck so . . .
  13. 6.2L

    I hope you're joking because it's incorrect. I know many drivers in CA seem to think the same though and never even check their mirrors when merging on the freeway. In case you weren't kidding, this was copied from the CA driver handbook: Space to MergeEnter the freeway at or near the speed of traffic. (Remember that the maximum speed allowed is 65 mph on most freeways.) Do not stop before merging into freeway traffic, unless it is absolutely necessary. Freeway traffic has the right-of-way.
  14. 6.2L

    Based on the dynos, the 6.2 has nearly as much torque available at idle as the 5.3''s peak. Glad I have the 6.2 for towing. Of course I'd rather have a Duramax.
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