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  1. The truth is that no one ever talks about with the snow vs all season is that it is not about accelerating or getting going from a stop that is important it is BRAKING!! I don’t care if you drive a 2 wheel drive, all wheel drive, or four wheel drive... we all have four tires with brakes on each corner. Good job for you if you can get around on “all seasons” in Alaska. when it comes to an emergency stop.... i don’t care what you have driving your wheels, you will be safer with a true snow tire. In New Hampshire I only drive awd or 4wd cars in the winter now. Everyone of my vehicles has a winter set of wheels and tires. All it takes is one emergency stop and the difference in stopping distance could save you thousands in damage or even a life. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I bought the 5 gallon bucket of fluid film and the kelsport spray gun. I undercoat all my winter vehicles (4) every year and I usually get two years out of a 5 gallon bucket. Stuff smells like dirty scrotum, but my frame has no rust!!! My braklines have not rust. I plan on having my truck for atleast 10 more years. Long after the warranty will dry up. I also pressure wash my vehicles at minimum bi-weekly even in the deep winter. I have had no issue with the water damaging the frame wax with ff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. When I bought my truck in Apr 2015 I was warned about using FF as it would void my warranty... SMH who cares about my frame warranty when the fix from the dealership is to just spray nox-rust over the existing rust. I have fluid filmed my truck in the summer and late fall every year since and touch up bare spots with Nox-Rust. It does soften the wax. I will not deny this. But the wax was already soft thin and crappy from the factory. The high "spray" areas are prone to wearing the ft away and I will touch these up a few times in the winter. Overall if you look at my frame and park it next to any other 2015 in new hampshire you will see a shiny greasy soft wax coated frame on my truck, and a rusted nasty looking frame on another. I suppose it's a good thing that driver protected there factory warranty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 2015 1500 Sierra Lug Nut size?

    So these seem like these fit the bill... does anyone have a source for a cheaper purchase? 75 for all lugs feels a bit steep to this cheap guy that just bought used steel wheels and winters from craigslist. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 2015 1500 Sierra Lug Nut size?

    I am a bit attached to the center caps... the steelies are ugly enough... don't need rusted axle centers showing all the time [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Howdy all, I just picked up a set of 17 inch steelies from a '11 Sierra with the OEM center caps that are attached/secured via plastic screw on lug retainers. I plan on using these in the winter. I know that my current lugs won't work as they are the chrome clad lugs made for my 20" alloys. What size lugs and or style should I get for these steel wheels that will allow for the center cap and properly secures the wheels? I.E a part number or thread/pitch counts. Thanks
  7. Wix 57045 vs 10255

    So let me see if I am understanding this correctly. Let's just say the filter "fresh" is designed for 60 psi of continuous flow. If the filter degrades, or becomes restrictive over time and you go WOT and the oil pressure climbs the bypass is designed to open at 22 psi above the 60 psi design criteria. This reduces the chance of starving the engine of oil. Or am I still out there in left field? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Wix 57045 vs 10255

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  9. Wix 57045 vs 10255

    So with a bypass from anywhere of 12-22 psi, does that not seem low? My truck even when warm still hovers around 40 psi at idle. Does that mean I am bypassing my filter all of the time?? Excuse my ignorance, but this simply baffles me. BTW i just checked my maintenance picture log and I used the 10255 filter just this last weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Difference - Look of 2500 vs 1500

    It's not just a suspension raise. The frames on the 2500 are thicker/taller and in turn the cab mounts are different and the whole cab sits higher so that the beefier allison transmissions can fit. This means the bumpers are also taller/larger to complete the "look". I love the look of and HD as well, but when you try to get the 1500 to look like it, there are too many things that stick out. Like the smaller frame and puny running gear. Also the 8 lug wheels are a dead give away. May just have to be happy with the comfort and ride of the 1500, and drool over the 2500 awesomeness like I have to. Use the money saved on ur half ton to wipe up said drool. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  12. Those look really nice, but I cant help but notice and therefore ask. Is that a '14 with the cayenne metalic color? Did you have the front bumper changed over and colormatched along with the grill surround?? I dont want to hijack your thread... but that looks nice!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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