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    MRob
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    San Antonio TX
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    2017 Silverado LT
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  1. Here is what I'm running into in my research. I want to keep a good ride as you all know by now reading this post. So, in order to do that, with a 4" or a 6" lift, I need to do a "full" lift kit with the cross bars and new knuckles to accommodate and keep the geometry to get and keep that same ride. I will also be upgrading the struts and the rear shocks (not coilovers though). I have been told that this "ride" will be REALLY nice and likely even better than it is now due to the upgrade of the shocks all around. However, In doing a full kit like this the new knuckles flare out a bit and present a huge conflict with stock wheels in that that offset/back spacing of a stock wheel will not work, because it hits the knuckle. Therefore, I have to buy aftermarket wheels to accommodate this. I don't mind this, BUT 1. I wasn't planning on that and 2. I still like the stock wheel look as in lapoolboy's truck. The lift kit's I've went and checkout were: BDS 4.5" (I think it was .5) with the upgraded shocks all around. It comes with it's own upgrade struts and then I will do Fox 2.0 on the rear. ProComp 4" kit, with Bilsteins in the front and Fox in the rear Rough Country - same situation as BDS above Pricing is all comparable - The feedback from others so far on the above is do NOT do ProComp. And to just go BDS due to warranty and just an all around better product and with better support. Do I, in fact, HAVE to get new wheels???? Really?? This seems a little much, but just checking!
  2. Looks REALLY nice! I'm gonna go back to the BDS quote guy and really push about the wheels... I like that stock wheel look. I want to put 295/60s on there though. Will they fit on a stock wheel and look ok????
  3. Lapoolboy: DAYUMMMM that's a nice truck! Looks GREAT! How did you get the lift and keep the stock wheels?? TDevil: thanks for the props on the flares!! Here is what I'm running into in my research. I want to keep a good ride as you all know by now reading this post. So, in order to do that, with a 4" or a 6" lift, I need to do a "full" lift kit with the cross bars and new knuckles to accommodate and keep the geometry to get and keep that same ride. I will also be upgrading the struts and the rear shocks (not coilovers though). I have been told that this "ride" will be REALLY nice and likely even better than it is now due to the upgrade of the shocks all around. However, In doing a full kit like this the new knuckles flare out a bit and present a huge conflict with stock wheels in that that offset/back spacing of a stock wheel will not work, because it hits the knuckle. Therefore, I have to buy aftermarket wheels to accommodate this. I don't mind this, BUT 1. I wasn't planning on that and 2. I still like the stock wheel look as in lapoolboy's truck. The lift kit's I've went and checkout were: BDS 4.5" (I think it was .5) with the upgraded shocks all around. It comes with it's own upgrade struts and then I will do Fox 2.0 on the rear. ProComp 4" kit, with Bilsteins in the front and Fox in the rear Rough Country - same situation as BDS above Pricing is all comparable - The feedback from others so far on the above is do NOT do ProComp. And to just go BDS due to warranty and just an all around better product and with better support. Thoughts???
  4. Wow! EDL: GREAT information! Thank you thank you! I have wondered about the Bistein 5100 as a "performance" type shock. Looks like your info covered that, so thanks again. Yes... "Street Queen" and I do agree, no need for those noisy ass tires. I LOVE how they look, but they now make one that's hybrid that's not as heavy and noisy. I will likely drive these out though, the cost is too much to just toss them or to try and sell them for next to nothing when I paid dearly for them. Thanks again!
  5. AgDoc.... Wow! Thanks for the info. That's interesting and makes perfect sense. I will be checking my pressure tomorrow and will reduce it some and see what happens. Donstar: Yes sir, I agree and respect that response as well. As I get what "I" consider old-ER (over 50) I can clearly see changes in my desires and the reasons behind them. On the previous truck I had Magnaflow Duel exhaust and it looked great and sounded BAD ASS!! It really sounded good! However.... as I get older, that sound inside the truck just wears "me" out after a while. Hence, I did not go that route on this truck! Same thing with this tire "noise" issue. They look bad ass and they are, a bad ass tire, but damn if that noise wears on me now in the same way. I can see where in a few years, I will be enjoying a "grandpa truck" for all of the reasons you mentioned. It will be a sweet, smooth, super comfortable ride I can assure you. I can clearly see it coming!! I travel for work weekly and rent cars every week. Some of these new cars are like sitting in your big fat comfy leather chair inside your living room! They are SO comfortable and ride and drive like a dream. I Have already said, that I will soon be shopping for a nice luxury car to park next to my truck! For now though, I'm still nimble enough and "young" enough to mess with this truck. As my dad use to say to me, "you just haven't learned yet." Ha!! LOL! My point though is that your response is right on! Thanks for all of your input!
  6. AWESOME! AgDoc - your ride DOES look bad ass! When you say E rated tires... are you meaning the M/Ts that I have on there. I WILL agree that they are noisy!!! The new NITTO hybrid is suppose to be really nice! JimmyB - Yes, sir! Thank you for the advice... My research keeps pointing me that way just as you described. It looks like that's the way I will go. Thank you again to everyone! Keep the comments coming if you like... The more the better!
  7. Great responses and comments! Than you all!! Penguin: Yes, that is an interesting response. One might be led to believe there was some honesty in their response of which is rare these days in my experience, but if so that is certainly nice of them and I respect that. In the research I've done, I too have learned that coilovers are really more for performance and use for the real "function" of a lift on a truck. I'm just going for more of the look and brawn as DONSTAR mentioned; more of the aggressive looking stance of the truck, so given the price points I've found, I don't think coilovers are needed in my case. Thank you for calling and posting your response! greatly appreciated. Donstar: Yes, exactly! Thank you for your post... I have the truck leveled now and it still rides great! I really want to keep that ride, but I also want that one more touch of an aggressive stance. My previous truck (in the above pic had the 4" lift and when I got into this new one the ride was so much better/nicer). I wonder if that was the particular kit that was used? or if that's just what happens regardless. With my tires and the level I already have a speedometer issue and a small hit in MPG, but I'm good with that.... today. I'm wondering if I get a good quality kit and then do Bilsteins all the way around if I would be ok?? OR I could just get a damn Raptor and be done with it all! YIKES! I know, I know... two very different trucks I get it. I'm sure that will still you guys up a bit LOL!
  8. Ok guys... so what lift would you recommend to keep the best ride and/or the ride I have unaffected??? What lift kit? or system? or Coilovers? what would you recommend to keep a good smooth ride? I was thinking a good lift kit and then do bilstiens all the way around?? I don't want to go more than a 4" lift... Thanks!!!
  9. Yea, the more I look at it the more the stock wheels just look tougher to me. More "beefy" I think. I will start with the lift. I'm going to just have to do it. I'm convinced that for me that's what's throwing everything off. It looks all tough, but then it is just sitting too low for my taste. I'll do a lift with some Bilsteins and see how it comes out. I want the ride to be near the same.
  10. Ughhh... the more I look at it I kinda think those stock wheels look more rugged and strong! I DO think I need the lift for the look I want though. Thoughts on the wheels??? I am researching coilovers now....
  11. Had a beautiful 2016 Silverado LT that I crashed (top in pic). Now with a 2017 LT (bottom of pic). The 2017 is Leveled with and as in the pic below. I'm not quite done with it yet, and now I have the damn lift bug again. Initially I did not want to lift this one because I LOVE how they drive when they are NOT lifted. I would only do a 4" if I did anything more. So a couple of things that have me leaning back over to doing a 4" lift again. 1. I REALLY like the wheels I had on the '16 and would like to have them again (I realize I don't have to lift it for this, but I'm thinking why not just do it all at once [eye roll]) 2. I would prefer a wider tire than what's on there and this can't be done without that lift due to clearance issues 3. To me, the 4" lift gives it more of an aggressive stance and I like that. My questions: Have there been any advances in the 4" lift since 2016 to where the ride is not affected as much? If so? What kit would be the best for this?? Would upgraded Struts and shocks help as well? Thank you all again!
  12. Wow! That's reasonable for sure! Thanks man. I will post if I get this done for sure!
  13. I was also worried about the "sticking" part, but then I do a lot of emblems and de-badging stuff on trucks. Man that stuff is STUCK on there!! Obviously the OEM badges stay on vehicles for years, so if they use the same type of adhesive then it should be good to go. Just be sure you clean it REALLY well as it will direct you to. I just didn't like the puzzle pieces look I was getting with what I ordered. If you so this, post up a pic or two!!!
  14. https://www.realtruck.com/lund-rhino-lining-rocker-panels/ 1.Too plastic looking and not like real rhino liner. 2. a BUNCH of pieces = more to fall off although I doubt they would it's probably super sticky 3. Just didn't look good at all. Gaps all over the place and it would have looked like a bad puzzle in my opinion. I didn't peel the backing off because I knew I wanted to return them. I put the main pieces on with some light self stick tape to get an idea and it just did NOT look good... That was my personal experience. Best of luck
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