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    Brian J.
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    2014 Silverado Crew Cab Short Bed LTZ Z71 w/Max Trailer Tow package, 5.3L V8 w/CAI, Custom dual exhaust

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  1. 3:23 towing and rating ?

    Ah, missed that. If you find a truck you like, you can still contact GM with the VIN so there arent any surprises after you fork over the cash. Can also ask for the RPO list so you know everything that's on the truck.
  2. 3:23 towing and rating ?

    Contact GM with your VIN, they can give you the payload and tow ratings for your truck.
  3. If the 4wd is engaged, it will make that noise and feel tough to turn on anything other than slick mud. Switching back to 2wd will resolve it like you said. Same happened to me a few times, usually forgetting I had it in 4wd. When it comes time to change your transfer case fluid, you can check for excess metal shavings on the magnetic drain plug. Even on a well taken care of, there is more material than you would expect so check on YouTube for some reference points. If you are on the stock Goodyear SRA tires, then upgrading to a AT tire would help your situation too.
  4. Unless you need the truck for the bed and for towing, then go for the Traverse. Bigger than the Acadia and more room than the Tahoe believe or not. The Subuaru Ascent is really nice too.
  5. I have usaa and when I was rear ended, they replaced the frame.
  6. Maybe some dielectric grease or electrode gel? Seems counter intuitive to add grease but the extra material may help hold it.
  7. Could be something like a nut from a tree got into the HVAC system. Had leaves get in my blower in a previous vehicle and made a bad noise. No idea how they got in there.
  8. Download the myChevrolet app, you can access a digital version of the owners manual. Otherwise you will have to go with helminc like diyer2 suggested.
  9. Floor mats

    I have rough country floor mats. Pretty sure they are just rebranded weather tech. Works great for me.
  10. Yeah, the bilstein will be too short for the 3.5in lift. The 2.5in leveling kit you will be good. The Bilstein 5100 can accomandate for up to 2.75in of lift. It would be close but should work. I have the RC 2.5in lift on my truck. Been installed for 2+ years now with no issues. Bought and installed by my local Chevy dealer. Will switch out the shocks when I get closer to 100k, only at 65k now on the stock ranchos. Zone 4.5in lift is around $1200, but again that is only if you will be riding the trails with your truck alot. Can get a 7in Knuckle lift from RC for the same $1200. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. Tires to fit

    Turning to lock will be an issue. Go with a 2 or 3 in leveling kit and then you will be ok.
  12. If you are just going for looks, then RC is a good value. If you are going to be taking the rig off road frequently, then switch to Zone or BDS. Regarding the shocks, use the ones in the lift kits. Bilstein are will not work if you have more than 2 inches of lift I believe.
  13. Lasted much longer than mine did. My 2014 Silverado lost its compressor at 38k. Same sort blow out. Cost $1200 to fix. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. Falken Wildpeak AT3W is the go to AT tires these days. The new Jeep Gladiator has them standard. Have had them on my truck for 2 years and they are great tires. Check them out!
  15. What tires to buy?

    Falken Wildpeak AT3W, excellent wet traction and performance. Have had mine on my truck for around 25k miles and they are wearing very well. I expect to get the full 60k out of them. No affect on MPG. Offroad performance is better than I was expecting, they are strong offroad as well. M/T would do better in deep mud obviously, but other than that these get the job done easily.
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