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  1. Darksky

    Bye all

    Well, shitte. What a shame. We lose a good, knowledgeable, industry resource and the trolls chalk it up as a win.
  2. X2 for the Rough Country Traction Bars. -Decreased axle wrap significantly -Very noticeable increase in traction, especially during launch. -Wheel hop eliminated. -Frame attachment and link to axle kind of functions as a sway bar, body roll decreased. -Black powder coating has been very durable. Quick and easy install, designed to fit with lift. I don’t remember exactly, but I believe I got them on sale for $250 delivered.
  3. It’s been a month what’s your review of the holster?
  4. Home Run with the mod. It really accentuates the bar and brings out the “Avalanche-iness” of the whole thing. Whether or not you like that direction for your truck, you have to respect the vision and the caliber of his work. Well done. Now, this is a departure for me: That truck would look sharp dropped a bit. If it’s a “street” truck, then commit to it’s role and keep going in that direction. I believe it’s Miami where they have a really rich performance street culture for our trucks. You’re well on your way to having one helluva beautiful machine.
  5. Downsizing to a smaller diameter muffler is going in the wrong direction for performance, it seems to me. its been beaten to death in previous threads. But, you might consider trying just a straight piece of pipe in place of the muffler. Leaving everything else alone. It’s simple, cheap and works just fine for a lot of people.
  6. I’m a fan of Aero mufflers and resonators. You can get the resonators in a multitude of diameters and lengths, to make them any easy fit. A resonator will make more of a difference than you expect at a very reasonable cost. I don’t see much if any downside to small resonators on our daily driver trucks with performance modded exhaust.
  7. Anyone have a reference number or any other identifiers for this issue?
  8. Jay, can you post a link or the bulletin?
  9. I went to a local spring shop and had them make one full length leaf with the correct rate and arc. They charged me less than a hundred bucks for the leaves, keepers and pins. I added it in the stack just under the eye leaf. My suspension rides perfectly and doesn’t hunker down like a lot of 1500s when under a decent load. I really do like the idea of a rear suspension without lift blocks. Maybe on the next truck.
  10. I will look at the brackets. Thank you. Power Stop is selling a reman set of their “performance” calipers for $160. That seems like a helluva lot for a red powdercoat job on a set of standard remans. do the brackets suffer other problems? Like being bent/warped? What else should I look for?
  11. I did an brake job about ten thousand miles ago. But, did not replace my calipers, they seemed fine, moved well, didn’t appear to have any galling. That has bit me in the ass. I have a front brake dragging on the inside of the LF disc. I will attend to it this coming weekend. Does anyone have recommendations for replacement calipers? I’m not looking to upgrade to a Big Brake Kit. Just replace the calipers with something OEM compatible. IIRC correctly, someone had posted about swapping to a Suburban’s brakes for larger/better performance. I’m curious about that as well. But for the moment, I need a source for “good, better, best” quality replacement calipers. Thanks, Dark
  12. Magnetic holsters, not exactly what you’re looking for. But, on the right track. I like this vendor’s products. https://jm4tactical.com/original-magnetic-quick-click-carry-holster-6-colors-available/
  13. Use your tape measure, add an inch and order a set online. Easy, Peasy. Once you’ve got the traction bars installed, you’ll wonder why they aren’t OEM on every one of these trucks. edited for format.
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