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    Akron, OH
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    2018 Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab Max Tow
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  1. Bringing this back up. Anyone have a picture? Or a diagram from GM?
  2. I just put a set of Firestone Ride-Rite air bags on mine, but I did it at the same time I installed Bilstein 5100 shocks. I would say the ride is slightly more firm, but much much more controlled. I think the firmness is more so the Bilsteins than the air bags. Youre only supposed to leave 5-10 psi in them when not loaded.
  3. Anything AC Delco I have bought in the last 10 years has been junk. It does sound like a warped rotor. Can you feel the brake pedal move up and down when applying the brakes?
  4. I installed the rear 5100's this weekend, along with some Firestone Ride-Rite air assist springs. The rear feels so much more planted now, and much quicker to respond. The front is still bouncy until I can get the new fronts installed. Hopefully I will have time soon. IMG_20180511_164206950 by Mike Kubiak, on Flickr IMG_20180511_164047901 by Mike Kubiak, on Flickr
  5. They all mount that high in the wheel well, the extra length is on the bottom. I only have them in the rear. I have Weathertech in the front.
  6. I also have Duraflap mud flaps. They make extra wide and extra long versions. I have the standard width extra long on my '18 with no lift. I wanted to protect the race car on my trailer from debris.
  7. I have a picture request, if you dont mind. How close to the rear edge of the fender are the 275/60R20's? If you had mud flaps on the back do you think they would touch? Looks close in the side profile picture you posted, but it could just be the angle.
  8. I just bought an '18 Silverado with the max trailering package. I have only moved my car trailer around empty and haven't really towed with it yet, but like you I felt it was too bouncy and unsettling even unloaded. I ordered the Bilstein 5100 shocks but have yet to put them on. I want to level the truck and will be putting them on the highest setting. I also ordered a set of Firestone Ride-Rite air bags for the rear to keep it from sagging when loaded. I will start a thread of the install. I am taking the race car and trailer on a 6 hour trip June 1-3 so I can report back how it tows loaded up after that.
  9. I will be changing out my stock NHT shocks for Bilstein 5100 in the next few weeks. I would sell them to you cheap if you want. They have less than 1000 miles on them. I do not know what is different about the NHT max trailering shocks, but they feel very soft and smooth. They also have a black body like the base model shocks.
  10. I really like the fender or door above Silverado.
  11. I ended up ordering my CC standard bed for the reasons many here said, availability/options. the other requirement I had was the max trailer package WITH the CC std bed configuration... I used to have a NBS 3/4 ton Yukon. I have 2 car seats in the back, but when I would trailer my race car to the track I would have to take the car seats out, fold the seats down and load all my tools, spares, fuel, suitcase, cooler etc in the back. With the max tow package, K2 platform will tow more than my old 3/4 ton, get almost twice the fuel mileage (doubles as my DD), more comfortable ride, and I can fit all my stuff in the bed without removing the car seats in the back. I did lose out on some incentives since they seem to be geared more towards double cabs, but I got exactly what I wanted and couldn't be happier.
  12. Looks great! What's your setup (level, block, tires)??
  13. Yes some MT tires have 3 plies for marketing. The third is not really necessary for the load they are rated to carry. Some manufacturers put the third ply in because they know people will eat it up like catnip.
  14. No one has made their own? I would like to do something more permanent than having to remember to turn the fog lights on each time.
  15. I can see how in your case long term durability comes into play, and an LT would be more suited to that environment. While the OE tire is most likely geared towards fuel mileage, the aftermarket has lot of quality tires that are P-metric. I have tested lots of them from many manufacturers. LT tires do have more rubber and larger steel in the belts, but they have the same number of plies as a P-matric. Back in the days of Bias ply tires the truck tires used the play rating for higher load range, but today's radials are all 2 play bodys and 2 steel belts.

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