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malamuteman

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About malamuteman

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  • Name
    Brandon
  • Location
    NC
  • Drives
    2017 Silverado 1500 Z71
  1. Downsized from a full size?

    I have a 2017 1500 z71. The truck is great looking as it is lifted and has big tires. As for performance I’m unimpressed. I’m looking to downsize to a zr2 diesel possibly the bison. Power wise they seem the same but the zr2 is lighter. The zr2 would fit in the garage and turn better than the z71. A uturn in the z71 is actually a 3 point turn. Should save me a little on fuel. My only concern is space. The zr2 is definitely smaller. Wondering if anyone downsized and what was your experience? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Looking to upgrade the struts on my 2017 z71. I have the 6” pro comp lift and 35’s. I’ve looked at coilovers but not sure I want to put 2k into the truck. I saw on the 4wheelparts website ARB offers a stiffer strut which might work good with a steel bumper and or winch. Currently have neither but would like to put a winch on. Anyone have experience or knowledge of these? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Blackbear worth another tuner

    Blackbeard? I’ve never heard of them. Do you have more info? It looks like the hpt is only compatible up to 2016. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I know there are a bunch of posts about tuners. I’ve read most of them. None seem to answer my question. I have a superchips tuner for my 2017 z71. To say I’m unimpressed is an understatement. About all it’s good for is removing the v4 crap and a couple things with the trans. I’m wondering if blackbear is drastically better in order to put out $650 on top of the $379 I paid a year ago for superchips? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I have a 2017 Silverado that I bought new in February 2017. After it rained all weekend I went to my truck and noticed it felt humid inside the truck. After looking around I noticed the headliner has water damage from piler to piler. I took it to dealership today which they told me it was the drain channels on the roof. I asked why and was told they got clogged. Has anyone else had this issue? I’ve had a lot of vehicles and never had this issue. My truck is kept clean but does stay outside. However I bought a truck it needs to hold up to the simple stuff like being outside. The dealer is going to warranty it but I’m not keeping it if this a normal Chevy issue that I will end up having cover when the warranty runs out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Can’t find anyone that has the bilstien 7-9 struts. Search came up with Mcgaughys 7-9 struts. Anyone have experiencewith these? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I know I know, another level thread

    Not sure what year truck you have but I have airaid jr that came off my 2017 5.3 for sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I have a 2017 all black z71. Does anyone know if the chrome piece on the front bumper can be removed from the fascia? I’ve removed the whole fascia but kind of feel I like it better on but don’t want the chrome. I’ve seen them all black but don’t know what year or model that comes on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yes that’s the way I bought the truck. I tried the other way but felt the bottom one needed to be there to keep the line out of the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Rear Block Question

    You don’t need the tapered block for a 2”. I used the rough country block and I bolts. Nice stuff. I know they get a bad name. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mine has a plastic bracket on the axle that hold the line however from there up is the same as yours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Full length struts or coil overs?

    Do you have these? I posted another topic asking about these but couldn’t find anyone. They look interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have a pro comp 6” lift on a 2017 1500 z71. It’s the kit with the strut blocks. My truck is mostly a daily driver. I use rarely on Fire roads and beach fishing driving. I’ve been tunnel visioned for coilovers but just feel like maybe that’s a waste of money as I’d never use them 100%. Is there an advantage to just upgrading to a full length strut (removing the block)? I’m looking for a little better on road and a little better off-road. I was looking at the rs9000 but have read up and down reviews. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I know there are many out there that are not a Rough Country fan. Personally I had a RC lift on my Jeep JK for a couple years with zero problems. I know they are not what you would use for hardcore desert racing or rock crawling. I do neither with this truck. I have a 2017 Silverado 1500 Z71 with a 6" pro comp lift, 35's, and 20 inch wheels. I was thinking about upgrading the struts to longer ones to remove the block or run coilovers. In the back I currently have the ES9000 shocks that I'm not too sure are better than stock. In my research I've come across the Rough Country Vertex coilovers and adjustable shocks. Was wondering if anyone had any experience with these or know anything about them? At a price to complete the front and back of $1800 with adjustability it's very appetizing. This might be overkill for my truck driving as I'm mostly city with some fire roads and beach driving. Would longer struts be the best way to go? I'd remove the block which I'm not a huge fan of. But do longer struts offer any additional features. Better road handling, better offroading handling?
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