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    Tadd
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    DeLand, FL
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    My truck and basketball
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    2015 Silverado Rally CC

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  1. Is the IO6 the Andriod Auto/Carplay capable version? Do you have that for sale?
  2. Been a while since I did more than wash and drive her around. Not that I drive her much now that I daily drive my 05 Suburban. Last weekend I took her to the Battle in Bama in Mobile. Just short of a 1000 miles on the trip and she drove great. On the tighter lanes and curves in Mobile I got tired of the rubbing of my front tires. My truck has rubbed on tighter turns no matter the adjustments I had made, short of getting smaller tires. I didn't want to get smaller tires because she rides smooth now and I didn't want to impact that. I am running 284/45/22. Since I did just get new tires I figured it was time to do something about it. One of things I'll note is that before changing my tires, I was on the stock Bridgestone 35K tires and they were worn out. Before replacing them my ride was suffering. When I got up to that 70-77 mph range I would get a variable shake that I thought was an issue with my driveshaft - etiher unbalanced or the angle was bad due to the lowering. I added some shims and the ride improved for a whiel but then the shake returned. After replacign the tires with Continental's the shake has diappeared. Obviously part of the issue was that the old tires were very worn and apparently didn't wear evenly. I think the rubbing contributed to the wear issues since the rubbing had worn through the wheel well liner and the tires were rubbing on the metal seam. So today I was able to take the day off from work and perform surgery. Inspired by the Nor Cal mod that the big wheel, tall boys have to do to avoid rubbing, I performed a Cen Fla mod (just made that name up). Basically I pulled the inner liner out and then using a grinder I trimmed the metal seam down where it was rubbing. Not as involved as the a Nor Cal since I didn't actually cut any of the metal parts out. Took about 3 hours total. Now the rubbing is gone and I am immensely happy.
  3. Sorry I missed your question. My drop is 2.5/4.5 basically though I typically just say it is 2/4 to keep it simple.
  4. Been a while since I did more than wash and drive her around. Not that I drive her much now that I daily drive my 05 Suburban. Last weekend I took her to the Battle in Bama in Mobile. Just short of a 1000 miles on the trip and she drove great. That said I got tired of the rubbing of my front tires. My truck is lowered 2/4 on 22" stock wheels and has rubbed on tighter turns no matter the adjustments I had made, short of getting smaller tires. I didn't want to get smaller tires because she rides smooth now and I didn't want to impact that. Since I did just get new tires I figured it was time to do something about it. So today I was able to take the day off from work and perform surgery. Inspired by the Nor Cal mod that the big wheel boys have to do to avoid rubbing, I performed a Cen Fla mod (just made that name up). Basically I pulled the inner liner out and then usign a grinder I trimmed the metal seam down where it was rubbing. Not as involved as the a Nor Cal sicne I didn't actually cut any of the metal parts out. Took about 3 hours total. Now the rubbing is gone and I am immensely happy.
  5. Been a while since I did more than wash and drive her around. Not that I drive her much now that I daily drive my 05 Suburban. Last weekend I took her to the Battle in Bama in Mobile. Just short of a 1000 miles on the trip and she drove great. That said I got tired of the rubbing of my front tires. My truck is lowered 2/4 on 22" stock wheels and has rubbed on tighter turns no matter the adjustments I had made, short of getting smaller tires. I didn't want to get smaller tires because she rides smooth now and I didn't want to impact that. Since I did just get new tires I figured it was time to do something about it. So today I was able to take the day off from work and perform surgery. Inspired by the Nor Cal mod that the big wheel boys have to do to avoid rubbing, I performed a Cen Fla mod (just made that name up). Basically I pulled the inner liner out and then usign a grinder I trimmed the metal seam down where it was rubbing. Not as involved as the a Nor Cal sicne I didn't actually cut any of the metal parts out. Took about 3 hours total. Now the rubbing is gone and I am immensely happy.
  6. Putco makes a fender flare that is low profile similar to what you are describing. They have chrome and black platinum (though I can't find any place that has the black platinum in stock. Link to Putco website for the black platinum: https://www.putco.com/black-platinum-fender-trim Link for chrome: https://realtruck.com/p/putco-stainless-steel-fender-trim/v/chevy/silverado-1500/2015/?kpid=go_cmp-135323109_adg-22677118869_ad-99421359549_kwd-5206448949_dev-c_ext-_prd-_sig-Cj0KCQjw1ZeUBhDyARIsAOzAqQLDnan0jJm0Zd1K3hGdb6-gucK_esvSei_4L-14JeDKKsCqOt5z6XQaAnpKEALw_wcB&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Fender Flares&utm_term=putco fender trim&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1ZeUBhDyARIsAOzAqQLDnan0jJm0Zd1K3hGdb6-gucK_esvSei_4L-14JeDKKsCqOt5z6XQaAnpKEALw_wcB
  7. I painted my calipers using this kit. I did 2 coats and otherwise followed the directions. I have not had any problems with the paint.
  8. Thinking about changing out the struts/springs on my truck. I have stock for both but they feel too soft. I want something stiffer. I lowered the front using a drop spindle and don't want to lower it any further so I am looking for struts/springs that match OEM height. I thought about Belltech coilovers but those indicate a 1" to 3" drop which I don't want. Any recommendations?
  9. Picture of the painted caliper once the truck was put back together (note this taken was before I removed the bug deflector). I was not entirely sure how they would look but I am really happy with them.
  10. Decided to make a change and took off the chrome bug deflector. It really changes the look and I really like it. Just worried about chips so I ordered the form fitting bug deflector from AVS that tapes to the front face of the hood. Before I put it on I am going to get it painted red to match the truck. Before: After:
  11. Decided to make a change and took off the chrome bug deflector. It really changes the look and I really like it. Just worried about chips so I ordered the form fitting bug deflector from AVS that tapes to the front face of the hood. Before I put it on I am going to get it painted red to match the truck. Before: After:
  12. I had always liked the look of colored brake calipers. One of my boys got me the Duplicolor Brake Caliper painting kit for Christmas last year. Given you can’t drive the truck for at least 24 hours after painting I just had not found the time to tackle this project until this week. One of my boys is out of town and we were able to use his truck for the week. This gave me the opportunity to finally get this done. Getting all the prep work done took some time. All the research I did before getting starting emphasized prep as the biggest factor in getting a good result. I cleaned the calipers at least three times each starting with Brakeleen and Adams Wheel Cleaner before sanding with 80 grit and then 400 grit sandpaper before finishing up with the t Duplicolor cleaner that comes with the kit. The kit is brush paint kit so I didn’t have to mask much though. One garbage bag each wheel was all I did for masking. As recommended in my research I did not use the provided paint brush and got a better one from Lowe’s. The paint is very thick. I probably put on too heavy a coat on for the initial coat. Part of that is that as I tried to avoid brush strokes I kept putting on more paint to try to smooth out the paint. Overall it did not come out very smooth but unless you are up close you don’t see the imperfections. If it bothers me, I have read that it can be sanded down. I’m going to give it a couple of weeks to see what I think.
  13. Hellwig Sway Bar was as advertised. Great transaction. I highly recommend SWOYER.
  14. I have a 2015 5.3 with stock gears. Like you I used the canned Diablo tune for 87 for awhile but then did the Lew tune. It felt like an improvement to me. I think the shifts were more in line with what I expected/prefered. I don't think anything stops the learning process but in the 2 years I have had Lew's tune it does not feel like it has changed. Don't be afraid to email Lew. I asked him a bunch of questions before finally taking the plunge. I am very happy with my Lew tune.
  15. I put in the 2" drop shackles and removed the rear block to get it level on my 2WD Silverado CC 1500. It had no issues with bottoming out or towing. I loved the look better than raising the front and eventually ended up dropping the whole truck a couple more inches.
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