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    Robert
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    Duncanville, TX
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    2015 Silverado LT Z71

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  1. 2014+ Leveling Kits

    Dunno about consensus, but I’m running 285/65-18 (33x11.5x18) tires on stock wheels, leveled. Very slight rub at full lock, Nitto MT’s have very large lugs. I don’t believe (but don’t know for sure) that an AT tire would rub at all.
  2. Your engine isn’t making less or more power with gears/tires...flywheel hp stays the same. Gearing and tires are all downstream from the engine, and effectively alter how much engine power gets to the ground.
  3. Lexus had carbon issues with their now-discontinued DI 2.5L V6, but interestingly it was more toward the early part of this engine’s life cycle. Later versions of this engine haven’t had nearly the same level of reported issues. Their D4S technology has been around for over a decade. But the port injectors were never initially touted as solving carbon buildup...it was more of an unannounced side benefit. The initial stated reasons for D4S are a smoother idle, and better cold-start performance. Only somewhat recently has the “cleaning” effect need touted by them. They even run a cleaning cycle through the system, to knock deposits off valves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Badges

    3M adhesive remover works remarkably well also. Spray on, wipe off...that’s it. 3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, 15 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002NUO6K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JuD7BbEW8SAHX Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. 2014+ Leveling Kits

    Increasing unsprung weight has zero positive benefits. In the case of ride quality, the increased mass means the wheel is less responsive to pavement irregularity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Good info I’ve never even considered this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Straight cut gears makes it sound like a jet turbine...I love it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Rear sway Bar

    Less independent articulation, and a rougher ride when only one wheel encounters a bump. And increased rear roll stiffness reduces understeer/increases oversteer potential. Roll stiffness and off-roading don’t go well together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Truck gets built and nothing is ever retorqued when it leaves the factory. I’ve never ever heard of (or even considered) retorquing anything after quality components are installed by competent people...? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Yellow Bilsteins. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I would call Michelin and deal with them directly. The warranty is thru them anyway. IMHO 6 weeks is the dealer’s way of telling you that that they don’t want to deal with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. GRAWR question(s)

    You’d have to take your truck to the CAT scales to see what your unloaded weight is per axle. Take your rear axle weight, subtract from the tire rating (x 2 tires), and see if it matches your GAWR. Keep in mind that regardless of what you do to your truck, you generally don’t want to exceed any of your posted weight ratings, especially for tires. But there may be exceptions that only you can determine if right for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Port fuel injection only cleans the backside of the intake valves. It doesn’t do anything for the rest of the valvetrain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I’m gonna rotate the air in my tires Why not? It doesn’t cost a penny and can’t hurt anything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Gears multiply the engine’s torque. Gearing changes affect torque multiplication, which is directly related to power transmitted to the ground. A lower overall gear ratio (which takes tires into account) offers more torque multiplication. Confusingly, lower gears are higher numerically. And taller gears are lower numerically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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