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  1. Well, let me be the one to break the story that GM will launch a new truck platform by 2027! -Daver
  2. Meh. Again it depends on how and where you drive it. If you do a lot of towing then flexible tires are not really your friend. Stability and handling are, which you get with less sidewall. Plus these newer trucks have bigger tires stock than your '16, so 22s on your '16 or my '03 Sierra don't make as much sense as they do on my '19. Trucks are not all about off-roading. Sidewall is why I run 20s in the New England winter, and why I ran 16s on my Tahoe offroad. Summer roads are fine with the stock 22s, even with potholes. I wouldn't want to try that with 22s on my '03 Sierra but 20s are fine for that.
  3. Ride better where? In corners? Not likely. Indeed they do flex (roll) more. Stiffer tires are far more confidence inspiring on the road. That's a better ride IMHO. -Daver
  4. It's a good strategy that BMW has been using for a long time. Don't ruin everything all at once. Stick with a proven reliable drivetrain in a new platform, then switch in a new/updated drivetrain later on in the cycle once the platform has the kinks worked out. If you change everything all at once then your service techs have to deal with that many more teething issues and launching a real lemon can sink the whole company when it's your bread-and-butter vehicle. Also a good reason to launch the high-$$$ SUVs following the trucks, so buyers paying that premium never experience the early platform issues truck buyers do. lol I think I resemble that also. A lot of people thought my Isuzu VehiCROSS was pretty ugly.
  5. It's not really surprising. It's the same in most places I know. Same applies to driving with your high-beams on all the time. Fogs are not low-beams. They are intended to give enhanced visibility, without regard for other drivers on the road. Just like high-beams (but different conditions). You don't drive around with high-beams on all the time blinding other drivers, fog/driving/accessory lights aren't really any different. They are not aimed or focused to avoid blinding other drivers, nor should they be since they are intended for low-vis driving. The worst offender I saw around here a couple times was someone who installed a LED bar in their Jeep Compass' front grille and was driving with just that and their fog lights, with their headlights off. I guess they thought it was cool or something. Super obnoxious.
  6. On higher trim T1 trucks the overall wheel/tire size has increased by about 2", so you are about break-even on sidewall size with 2" bigger wheels. Side-wall size probably contributes the most difference in ride quality and comfort given the same tire model and width. If you stick with 20" wheels on the newer truck with the larger overall diameter, then it will look and ride more similar to the old truck with 18s.
  7. Lol. Way off-topic now but that's a common thread in the bicycling world with huge riders spending huge sums cutting grams of weight off their components on their 15lb bike to go faster.
  8. So... education helps the driver, and technology helps the educated driver. So, right then. Both are good. Let's have both. -Daver
  9. I'm pretty sure diet and exercise are why there are so many fat people in America honestly. Both of which are still entirely possible regardless of whether everything is done for them or not. The issue is culture and discipline. Plenty of other first-world countries have just as many freedoms (even more, really) and conveniences in life and do not have America's obesity problem.
  10. Uhhh it's not that complicated really. There is a toggle button at the end of the left stalk to enable/disable the feature. As long as the low-beams are in auto-on mode and the left stalk is in neutral position (not forward or back), then the auto-highs will work. -Daver
  11. They are DOT approved. So yes, they are DOT road worthy.
  12. Not the working person, the lazy one with casual disregard for the safety of others.
  13. I imagine it's because a lot of tires these days are directional tread. Both sides have to look the same since each side will face out depending which side you put them on.
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