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  1. Falken Wildpeak AT3W https://www.falkentire.com/tires/light-truck-suv-cuv-tires/wildpeaka/t3w-tire
  2. For the exhaust, the most cost effective option would be to cut out the muffler, resonator, and the flapper, and then add a y-pipe for dual exhaust out the back. I'd recommend leaving the cats on as I did. I did this on my previous 2014 5.3L and it sounded great. Here's a link to an old video of a cold start of my truck.
  3. Correct, it won't hurt. When you go to drain the transfer case, don't be too surprised to see quite a bit of metal on the magnetic drain plug. When I changed the transfer fluid on my previous 2014 at around 60 or 65k miles, I was surprised and, came to find out on this forum that it was normal to see a good amount of shavings on the drain plug.
  4. You can use the same thing you put in the transmission. I would suggest using Amsoil instead, but I am a strong believer in Amsoil products, really good stuff!.
  5. When I ordered my truck back in July 2020, it was 8 weeks between order placed and delivery. Typically, 6 to 8 weeks is what you can expect. However, with the semiconductor shortage, the delivery could be impacted and delayed.
  6. I'd say go for the 3.0L Duramax. I have it in my 2020, coming from a 2014 with the 5.3L, and I love it. I certainly miss the HP like others will certainly attest to, but it is a very impressive engine paired with the 10-speed. I tow and haul occasionally, and was considering the 6.2L but the MPG had me worried since, once the pandemic is over, I'll be back to driving 30k miles a year. I've only towed near or above max tow rating once with each truck, and that was towing a skid steer on a heavy duty dual axel trailer. The 3.0L towed better, but keep in mind I'm comparing a 2014 5.3L to a 2020 3.0L. Differences in suspension, frame, drivetrain, etc., all add up to a better overall experience in the 2020. However, the torque (especially low-end) of the 3.0L Duramax was very evident.
  7. No regrets here, I love the 3.0L Duramax. Sound like you are after the horsepower, so I'd say obviously the Duramax isn't for you. If you want that horsepower, you got to side with the 6.2L for sure. Just look at 0-60mph times between the two engines for example. This summer, Banks will debut the Derringer tuner for the 3.0L Duramax, while other aftermarket manufacturers have cold-air intakes available currently if that's something you would be interest in. I bought my 3.0L Duramax for the MPG and expected longevity and durability over a gas engine, since I drive 30k miles per year typically. I couldn't get the truck I wanted at the dealer so I just ordered exactly what I wanted. Maybe see if the dealer would work with you on a swap to a truck with the 6.2L? They could be willing to make a deal since the 3.0L is in demand.
  8. If you want the best, go for the Bosch Icon. They will last much longer than other brands and the cost is well justified for the quality. I use these exclusively after the stock blades wear out. If you are not all that concerned about quality and just need something to get the job done, get whatever the local parts store has on sale instead of OEM. That'll save you some cash.
  9. I've really enjoyed the 10-speed transmission too. I've got the 3.0L Duramax rather than the 6.2L, but even so, that 10-speed is a huge upgrade over the old 6L80 I had in my 2014 5.3L.
  10. Skip them and go for the Roadmaster Active Suspension. Check it out and you'll see why.
  11. I see the same thing, but for my 2020. Strange. I'm curious if any experts are on here to share more. I'm going to call GM sometime to find out about this. "Currently, there are no recalls or programs associated with your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LD Crew HC/LTZ-T1"
  12. Falken Wildpeak AT3W, simply a great tire. Check this site and others for many reviews on them.
  13. I've used Cobra in the past. Never had any problems with heat in here in the south. They are fair priced too for what you get.
  14. The 3.0L Duramax with the 10-speed is highly sought after right now and rightly so. I have one and it's incredible. Throughly impressed with it. I had to custom order my 2020 back in August last year and yet I still got a great deal on it, about 12.75% off MSRP. If you are looking to get the latest and greatest, and can hold on purchasing till the end of the year, then wait on the 2022 to come out as it will be a mid-cycle refresh with a refreshed front end, major update to the interior similar to the new Tahoe's and Surburban's.
  15. To put it simply, you cannot increase your capacity, towing or hauling. However, there are steps you can take to help with the excess weight. The best option is to add some Roadmaster Active Suspension springs to your rear leafs. For the front, you may be able to upgrade the springs but I am not familiar with any products to do that. Changing the shocks to Bilstein 5100 would help too. I would ensure your tires are at max PSI when cold before embarking on this trip to help as well. More power won't fix anything. You could look at brake upgrades if you don't feel your current setup is sufficient.
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