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  1. 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.
  2. I had RCs at first but I didn't like them. A few months later I switched all my shocks out to the Bilsteins. It rides and handles significantly better.
  3. Just use Plasti-Dip. I painted my entire bumper with Plasti dip and it looks great.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Dang dude! Put some gas in that poor girl!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. No, they won't fit. The smallest I could go on my 2015 was 17"s. It's because of the brakes.
  12. 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.
  13. Don't sell your truck homey. Just get a motorcycle. When I lived in San Diego, I used my bike as my daily driver to work and used my truck for everything else.
  14. If you do upgrade, make sure whatever you get has a capacitive screen. It's the only type that supports multiple finger gestures. Everything else only supports one finger. Kind of hard to zoom in on a map with just one finger...
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