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Thanks for the response and information. Certainly thanks for that video. On of the best I have seen on repairing our trucks. Gave it a big thumbs up. A guy I work with directed me to someone he works with that had done a condenser repair on his wife's car on the side. I talked with him about the problem and he is going to fix it for me tomorrow for $300, out the door. Can't pass that up given the condenser part, vacuum and recharge costs totaled are that much.
I am at about a 4 to 4.5" drop on my truck. To get lower than the combination of removing the block and using a drop shackle on its lowest setting you will need a flip kit. You won't regret it. If you do it you'll need to drop your front a little to be level (unless you want the nose in the air). There is a great thread on lowering trucks stickied on the Mods forum for our model trucks that is really long but certainly worth a read. I went all the way through it before dropping my truck. Sometimes it can be hard to get a clear understanding but if you are unsure post a question on that thread and you will get a response.
My AC went down on my 2015 at about 57K miles. Took it to a local shop that is usually pretty cheap and they want $900 for the condenser replacement. Called the dealership to see if they would be reasonable about this in light of this epidemic but they wanted $1,000. Thinking about doing this myself after watching the video. Before I do, for the guys that have done this themselves, I have a few questions. Looking at the reviews on Amazon for the condenser there is an issue with the condenser being bent or the lines on the sides being bent. Anyone have this problem with condensers they bought at a store in person as opposed to shipped? Autozone wants $150 for a Spectra condenser but Amazon charges only $90. The bending issue is a concern because I have not done anything like this on my truck before and I don't want to damage the condenser. The second question is regarding the seals he mentions in the video for the AC lines. He recommends putting on new seals for those but doesn't give a link for them. Anyone have a link for those? Next question is regarding the recharging and oil. I assume from what I read that most people are having that done by the local shop pulling vacuum for them but want to confirm that is the case. Last question is regarding driving the truck after the new condenser is installed but before the vacuum and recharge are done. I assume that I need to drive it with the AC off in order to avoid a problem, correct? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Damn that looks good! Not sure why you too much motivation. Truck is coming along great.
Not that familiar with the intricacies of transmissions, but if you can delete the transmission thermostat then why did GM include it? What is its purpose? I would think its job is to keep the the tranny cool but that seems to be the opposite of what it does. Just trying to learn about this so any info is appreciated.
The part number is the correct part number though for the 14-18 year trucks. I used it to check the large number of GM OEM Parts online stores and almost all of them had the tip in the $153-$165 range. The cheapest was at: https://www.getoemparts.com/oem-parts/gm-extension-kit-84521819
I highly recommend the Twisted Metalworkz Uppers. They are fantastic and given the lack of confidence in the IHC kit it would be worth the $475. They include the ball joint. link: https://www.twistedmetalworkz.com/collections/control-arms/products/2008-2018-silverado-sierra-camber-correction-control-arms?variant=11703967285295
Thanks. The 2/4 drop gives the truck a great feel without being so low turning radius and potholes are a regular problem. My truck was initially down 3.5/6 and the look was nice but it was too much. I have been lucky and not had any issues with vibrations so I never had to add any shims.
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