As the title says, Im wondering what the smallest wheel size for my parents 2015 Yukon Denali. They currently have a set of 18" steelies that are rusting and the tires are spanked. Will 17" wheels fit? We would be looking for a set of GM wheels off of a truck or similar. Plenty of options in my area for 17's but very limited for 18's.
Logan Lanfear replied to Able's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)Typically the difference between the FGAWR and the existing weight on the front axle when you have a gas engine is bigger compared to a diesel. Basically you have less weight to start with so you have more room for the plow. If anything else it means less wear and tear on the front end components. I live In Vermont and everyone around here plows. The overwhelming majority plow with a gas truck. Lower initial cost, lower cost to operate and less room for potential problems. I dont think you'll have any issues with the 6.6 gas and it'll probably cost you less in the long run.
Personally for me I would go for the 295 as it has the higher rating. (im guessing its also less expensive while also looking good still) 2 of the 35's gives you 6800 lbs of total tire capacity on your rear axle. With a 10,000 lb trailer, depending on how its loaded, should have between 1500 and 3000 lbs on the tongue. 2 of the 295's give you 7500 lbs of capacity on the tires. Im guessing both of the numbers are above your RGVW anyway.
Its one of the harder DIY jobs but definitely doable as long as you take your time with the alignment parts. As long as you get it pretty close you should be able to safely drive to the alignment shop without wrecking your tires. Stuff gets dried out when it gets to be 20 years old but as long as you dont have too much rust you shouldn't have an issue.
If im not mistaken the Ram that you had came with an 8 speed right? The Hemi for that year also had 395 horsepower. Comparing that to the 2020 GMC 6.6 with only 401 horsepower. The drawback seems to be the 6 speed that your GMC. I would use manual mode on hills to keep the truck in the power band. Im assuming the truck felt much more planted with the 3/4 ton suspension. A larger camper could still be very much in your future. You're just working with a an equally powerful engine with a heavier truck.
Did you compare the two before replacing the control arm? Im not sure if its possible on these trucks but you might have installed the key clocked one slot away from where it should be.
Checked the harness, no problems there either. I'm not the first person to be in here searching for the problem. Honestly, i've been looking for a reason to upgrade and this might be it. Either that or im tapping into the taillight harness just to get me by. Edit: Got it figured out, turned out to be a burnt wire in the trailer harness. Im guessing it was due to a bad ground. I cleaned the grounds and fixed the wires. Hopefully it doesnt repeat.
No visible problems with the harness or the plug. Also no power at the plug tested with multiple trailers as well as a multimeter. Also update: I have no brake lights at all just right side blinker and running light.
Hey guys, My 2000 GMC Sierra has had an issue since I purchased it. While towing, the left side trailer light does not work. I had previously chocked this up to a trailer with a bad light but I recently replaced the lights on a new to me utility trailer. This "new" trailer had the same issue with no left side marker light, brake light or blinker. I have checked the fuses as well as changing the bulbs around on the trailer. I have confirmed with another vehicle that the lights work correctly on the trailer. Yet when I plug my truck in, I only have the right side lights. The right side is bright and working well. My truck has the factory tow package with the 7 pin round style plug. I have taken the plug apart and found no corrosion. Im not sure if a wire got crossed somewhere or if there is a light issue on the truck. Any help or spots to check would be appreciated. I will double check my fuses and make sure that they are all functional.
You would probably have to find a dealer that would be willing to work through the problem with you. They will probably charge a pretty penny for it but they might be able to say that they changed the suspension components and that upgraded the capabilities. Whether they change the current sticker or add another sticker which ive seen done in the past. Im guessing finding a dealer that would even want to try to work with this problem would be hard to do. IMO: Get some bags and a nice weight distribution hitch. No one is going to be in a rush to weight your truck and its individual axles for any legal reasons.
Hey guys, I figured id start a build thread for this truck. I always seem to take a ton of pictures of my trucks but I have yet to put them all together for a thread. Im going to try to keep track of it all here as I get work done to my new to me truck. I picked up this 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 with the 5.3 a couple weeks back and got a good deal on it. The seller was going through a divorce and needed to get rid of it and I was able to jump on it. There are some things wrong with it for sure and it needs some small things. It was the dirtiest truck I have ever seen so strangely enough I actually detailed the interior before really doing anything else. Shampooed everything and dismantled most of the interior to get all the nooks and crannys. Ive decided the seats arnt worth saving, they have multiple burn holes and the foam is starting to lose its support. The rear shocks have no bushing on the rear axle so they clunk around and make a racket going down the road. The parking brake wasn't hooked back up after the rear axle was swapped. I replaced the windshield myself which was the biggest pain in the a**. Other than that, its going to need tires soon. It also has what I think is probably a set of lift keys from rough country. I have to check the rear to see if it has blocks in it or not. Sorry for the long winded message, quarantine has me pretty bored. Pics of how it sits now plus the codes for anyone curious. Itll need tires soon so does anyone know of some cheap 33's? O Does anyone know if the front seats from a Tahoe will fit a regular cab?
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