I've got the Morimoto Xb 35w HIDs in my low beams and the Morimoto 2-Stroke LEDs in my high beams. HIDs are ultimately brighter but they take time to warm up so I'd lose the ability to briefly flash my high beams, thus, I went with LEDs. They're still super bright though.
My 2015 Silverado has the 6-speed, 4x4, 5.3, and the 3.42 gear ratio. When I first bought my camper, I still had the stock tires on it and she pulled just fine. Since then, my truck's gotten heavy duty steel wheels, Nitto 33" E-rated tires, and my speedo recalibrated by BBP. The camper weighs closer to 10,000lbs with all of my junk in it. My camper is a 2020 Mallard M33,weighs 7600lbs empty, and 37' long overall. I'm using the Camco Recurve R6 WDH and it seems to do a good job, however, I do intend on installing these (SSR-209-40 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/ssr-209-40/) to help the WDH sort things out. I prefer to stay away from airbags and add-a-leaf kits since I regularly take my truck off road and I don't want to lose any of my rear articulation. All of that said, my hometown is about 5 hours from where I'm currently stationed so when I'm feeling froggy and want to spend some time at home, I pack up the camper and rolll out. I don't typically go over 60~, especially going up and down hills on HWY 98 & HWY 49. I set tow/haul mode when taking off from a red light and turn it off when I get up to speed. The transmission does just fine and I haven't had any issues with it overheating. Since upsizing to my heavy 33" wheels, I've definitely lost a lot of grunt. When the finances are all sorted out, I'd like to switch the front and rear out with 4.10s. I also ditched the removable tow mirrors and got and extendable aftermarket pair (definitely worth the money). Overall, with the exception of acceleration, my truck performs admirably, even with stopping. Other mods I've done are an AEM CAI, muffler chop, and BBP tune.
A few months after I bought my 2015 Silverado 4x4, I switched all of the stock shocks out with Bilstein 5100s. I'm active duty and have access to the base auto hobby shop so I used their spring compressor for the front. I put the front shocks on their highest setting to level out my truck. Overall, I think it rides pretty great, but I've got nothing else to compare it to. I've taken it everywhere from rock crawling in Southern California to the mud pits in Florida with no issues. My only recommendations are to definitely have your front end aligned (the shop I bought the shocks from told me I wouldn't need it but I could see the off-camber wear) and fabricate some sway bar quick-disconnects. Considering the truck is IFS, you don't get a whole lot more articulation from disconnecting the sway bar but it definitely does ride smoother on trails. You could also just climb under and unbolt them before you head off road but that's a huge PITA compared to having to just pull a couple of cotter pins out. I'm also riding on 17" Pro Comp Steel Wheels with 285/70R17 Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts for reference. Hope this helps.
I just cut a couple pieces of wood and slid them in the slot by the tailgate. Works just fine. They also double as "getting out of a shitty situation" tools. If push comes to shove, I can just pull them out and slide them under the tires. Win-win I'd say.
A friend of mine just bought a 2015 Silverado 4x4 with the V6, a 4" lift, and 35" tires. It has low mileage and she got it for $22,000. She asked me a while back for my advice since I have a 2015 with the 5.3. I told her not to get anything less than the V8 since also hauls her horse occasionally. What are yall's thoughts? Was that a good price? Will it haul OK? Aside from a tune and intake/exhaust, what would yall recommend for a little more grunt?
I chopped both the muffler and the valve off and I personally think it sounds great. I drove from San Diego to Mississippi and back and it didn't bother me. As far as DoD (aka AFM?), they make little modules that you plug into the OBD port to deactivate it, but I honestly recommend you get a Black Bear Performance tune. Probably the best thing you'll ever do for your truck.
I removed my muffler and the valve and just welded a piece of pipe in their place. It sounded great to me and V4 really wasn't that noticeable. Not to me at least. If push comes to shove, you can always just leave it and lock it in the open position with some with some wire or something. If you don't like it, you can always close it.
Well, she's right about the side steps. Mine only lasted a couple of months before one got ripped off. Fortunately they were pretty cheap. It hurt my wife's feelings more than mine because she's only 4'9" and my Silverado's pretty tall. The good thing is she loves off roading so she didn't let that stop us.
No worries Homey. Good luck looking. For the record, I installed Bilstein 5100's all the way around on the highest setting and I was able to squeeze 33's under it and still get a full range of motion. There's other folks that've claimed to squeeze 35's in but I seriously doubt they get any articulation out of them.
I could've cared less about a vinyl sleeve for my manual. What I really wanted was for them to change out the grill on my W/T to at least a chrome one(painted preferably). They gave me the run around and told me it wasn't possible.
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