My father in law passed away and I ended up with his Regular Cab Sierra SLE Z71 5.3 auto with 76k. It has the steel chrome wheels and 265/70r17 tires. I want to upgrade to the later model 17" alum wheels. Will a 285/70r17 fit if I crank the torsion bars up? Is it better to go ahead and get keys or can I get it high enough adjusting the TB's? Any tips or tricks that I need to know? Dash all seems to be in good shape. The engine is very quite.
I have about 5000 on my Duratracs and they shake pretty good right at 80. I'm planning on taking them back to the installer. They have a lifetime balance/rotation policy. I did notice that when they balanced my tires, there are no weights on the outside of the wheels. They used the knock on weights on the inside but didn't put any on the outside. Apparently, they don't use the stick on weights.
danb303 replied to fotomatt1's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierrahttps://www.howardbentleyauto.com/VehicleSearchResults?make=GMC&model=Sierra 1500&bodyType=TRUCK&year=2018 Premium Package Plus is $40,931 at Howard Bentley in Alabama
That's where I bought mine. They basically told me they don't make any money off of the truck (LOL) but they get huge payouts at the end of the year for meeting sales numbers. No car dealer ever makes money off a car sell. Right?
danb303 replied to jpw3280's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI assume you're talking about caster angles? Does anyone have the factory specs handy? Mine were -.29 left and -.32 on the right. Mine doesn't drive like I want it to. Sometimes it seems to not return to neutral. Sometimes it will drift right and sometimes left.
danb303 replied to danb303's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraNo Alignment guys out there?
danb303 posted a topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI had my Bilsteins installed at the local alignment shop. I had them installed on the highest position. It drove like crap when I got it back. I was planning to take it back to him but I had my Goodyears ordered and they were coming in a week so I waited and had Goodyear Tire place check the alignment. Sure enough it was out of spec. I assume he never aligned it after the install. I went ahead and had them align it. To my question: After the aligned it the truck drives much better. However, it doesn't drive as good as it did when it was still factory. Is this just the way it is going to be? I feel like I am always having to hold pressure on the steering wheel. It's like it doesn't have a neutral place in the steering. Sometimes it feels like it is pulling and sometimes not. I have included my alignment print out.
The trucks come with P tires (SL rated) from the factory. Unless you tow a lot or offroad, the LT will just be overkill. The LT is a heavier duty tire. Like mentioned above, they also are heavier, (maybe) ride rougher, and use more gas. I'm also in the market for tires although, I have been looking at 275/60R20. The BFG's are LT and the others I've looked at are P. I'm looking at: Goodyear Duratracs $230 ea BFG KO2 $235 Ea Falken Wildpeaks $175 ea Nitto Ridge Grappler $207 ea
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