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Hes just asking because this is very high mileage for this truck model. People have wondered about the longevity of the engine with AFM activated. Some people deactivate it because they fear it will cause problems long term. You're not using Canadian KM measurements are you? 219K Miles is a lot for 5 or 6 year old truck.
I'm a huge fan of the Cooper Discoverer AT3. Quiet, Great tread life on my old truck and great traction for plowing snow. The new set I'm running only have a couple thousand miles on them. I liked them enough to buy again.
I don't see why it wouldn't work on your trailer axle in an emergency. See this old thread with photos after I did some experimenting with the "fancy" OEM jack on my 2015. Your signature says you drive a 2016, even though you posted this in the T1 forum. I don't know if the new truck model has made any changes compared to the jack I have.
I always watch my local auto/farm store ads. A couple times a year they offer buy-3-get-1-free deals. They mostly stock oem sizes. Either way, shop around and watch store ads and you can find a decent deal. Do you have Discount Tire nearby? I think they will give you some $$ for your OEM tires if you trade them in with tread left.
Just curious, how much of a difference would it take to consider it a lean? Mine is 1/8" lower on drivers side. But that is with me on the outside. I assume once I get in, it leans a bit more.
Shipping is going to kill you for something that large/ heavy. Hopefully you can find a local buyer. I wouldn't mess around with ebay for something like that. I looked on gmpartsdirect.com OEM replacement for chrome front bumper with fog lights: $440 rear chrome without parking assist: $675 So use those as your guide. I'd ask like 75% of new price and see if you get any takers. Nobody will pay more than that when they could just get a brand new one.
Wow, this is very interesting. I just remembered that I have a coating thickness gauge in my tool bag, I rarely use it. but I went out and took 10 readings on my '15 truck hood, both the leading edge and top. The average was 3.81 mils. It seemed like the thinner areas are along that front edge, where most chipping occurs. on top of the flat hood is more like 4.0 and above. Then for comparison, I looked at my '04 grand am hood, that was around 5.0 mils average.
aseibel replied to cbacarisse's topic in 2019/2020 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierrayeah, we're a friendly group, haha. As long as you are happy with the price, I'm confident you will be happy with the truck. I love mine.
You are obviously exaggerating a bit here. The truck can do so much more than a prius: ground clearance, weight carrying ability, 4x4, towing, etc. Your "need" for larger tires and lift kit/level don't really help any of those, except in very extreme off-road situations, which in reality, almost nobody really needs. You don't drive a rock crawler as a DD. This is true. I had them too. All you need to do to fix it is replace them with some decent all-terrain tires in the same size. Many options exist. I found Cooper Discoverer AT3 to meet or exceed all my expectations. Larger sized tires do not improve performance in any way, they are purely for looks.
aseibel replied to cbacarisse's topic in 2019/2020 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI'm not sure what that means. Is your daily driver a business write-off? If it is, then I guess I understand you wanting a change. Are you actually saving money by buying a new truck? what is "worth your while"? But I don't get the need to switch vehicles just because some dealer tells you you should. I only get a new (to me) vehicle when I need it. I chose my truck because it met all my needs at what I considered a fair price, and I liked the bowtie more than the red letters on the front. Nothing out of the dealer's mouth affected my decision. I knew what I wanted when I walked in there.
You raised up the front end, put on bigger/wider tires (i'm guessing more aggressive tread). All of those things affect the way the air flows around your truck. You'll never get the stock aerodynamics back and your highway mileage will take a permanent hit. Granted that shouldn't drop your mpg by 10. I don't imagine you were routinely getting 27 before.... so your actual drop is probly closer to 5 mpg. Did your right foot get any heavier than it used to be? that seems to happen when exhaust is modified.
I think you were half joking, but did you check the source of your article? From the best I can tell it was an opinion piece written for a sophomore level science class at Penn State. So some real hard journalism there. He claims that "2.2% of all fatal accidents are because of speed." Yeah, okay, and in Wisconsin, only 2.2% of fatal accidents are caused by alcohol. The rest are because a deer jumped out in front of the car. Regardless of the speed anyone is travelling, most accidents could be prevented by being aware, leaving proper space around you, and not being under the influence. Some combination of those usually contribute to a wreck because one driver makes a mistake and others can't react in time. The faster you are going, the less time you have to avoid disaster, and the more damage you do upon impact. plain and simple. I do wish police would enforce the "stay right except to pass". I also wish semi trucks had a 30 second time limit to be in the left lane. If you can't make a pass in 30 seconds, you don't need to pass the other truck. That just causes packs and creates road rage. Driving slow is fine as long as you don't impede the flow of traffic. A slow driver should be courteous and get out of the way, so as not to create jams of people behind them.
You are right. I along with many others were graced with the lovely goodyear SRA's when I bought my off-road capable Z-71. I wouldn't buy those tires for a passenger car, much less for a pickup truck. Duratracs are a completely different ballgame.
It sounds like you have the same thing as me with the All-Star package Z71 and 3.42 gears. That is enhanced trailering package, NOT MAX TOW. Get your build sheet from dealer and look for the axle ratio code. GU6 is 3.42. If you were to have different gearing, look for another code that starts with G.
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