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mcdavis

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About mcdavis

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    2016 GMC 1500 Z71
  1. Bilstein shocks thread

    Do a search for Bilstein 4600 and for Bilstein 4600 vs 5100, both here and Google. I think you'll find it's basically the same shock made for stock height with no adjustment. It will save you some money if you don't plan to level or lift. I have not used Bilstein, but have researched it and this is based on what I've read here and other places.
  2. This^^ I'll be the first to say I will not spend $1600 for ceramic. But, you will never hear me say someone else shouldn't. Each person buys and maintains their truck to suit their needs. My needs do not include ceramic, diesel's does and I respect that. Frankly, I can clearly see a big difference even in the pics and feel like he (and others) should be proud of the fact they're taking that kind of care of their truck. Over the years I've been on enthusiast sites for Mustangs, Jeeps, and now here. The one consistent problem is people who can't show respect for other people's choices and have to speak out against it. Even when they ask for opinions, you can still be respectful. Rant over.
  3. A few weeks ago I bought a used Extang Trifecta 2.0 bed cover for my 5'8" bed. I noticed that the rear corners were not holding down tight, figured out that the clamp arms were too far away from the rear corners to get them tight. Called and emailed with Extang, found out that this was a common problem on that size bed. The fix is a clip kit that goes in the last stake hole of the bed. You then remove a couple of screws from the back rail, slide it back to match the clips, screw it down and done. So, I bought the clips, installed, moved the rail, but didn't screw it down yet. Rear corners fit nice and tight. But, then I folded it and discovered that the rear rail now rests on top of the middle rail, meaning it won't fold flat anymore. (this issue has been fixed on new covers...I bought an old one.) So, a few more emails with Extang, sent pics at their request. Their solution: sent me a brand new cover to replace the one I bought used WITH NO WARRANTY! New cover includes the clip kit and has the center rail moved to solve the above problem. It was at my house in 2 days. The only thing they asked me to do was take pics of the cover showing the serial number, and field destroy the cover by cutting it and sending them a picture. Seemed like a very reasonable request. Got the cover yesterday, installed it, cut the old cover, sent pics, threw the old one away. In my mind, that's outstanding customer service to someone who didn't even buy from them or deserve warranty coverage. If/when I replace this cover, I will buy another Extang product.
  4. Had an oil change and rotation done, wound up turning the rotors...routine stuff. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Thoughts on the Nissan Titan?

    Since you asked, I don't like any Nissan products, with the trucks being at the bottom of the list. Not a GM fanboy, honest opinion. But, if you buy it and like it, I'll be happy for you because that's all that matters. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Nice truck! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Havoc HS2 Steps

    Just FYI, Havoc and Nfab are owned by the same people. I called Havoc a few months ago when the HS2's were out of stock. The guy I talked to literally told me (in a nice way) that if I didn't want to wait, I should look at the Nfab Podiums as they are the same product. Makes me wonder if they're made at the same place, and could the same issues be had with both.
  8. Btw, I only charge a 50% commission on sales on my threads. I'll message you my address. Glad you got them sold!
  9. Do a "tire size with 2.5 lift" search. This topic is heavily discussed, you will find a lot of information. Be sure to search the main forum and the mods subforum as well. Also, check the "Pictures of lift" type threads. It'll show you what guys are running. Basically, you're looking at a 34 x 11 tire. BASED ONLY ON READING THIS FORUM, I'm thinking you have some rub issues coming with a 2.5 lift.
  10. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    They look good, as does your truck!
  11. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    Podiums? HS2s? What do you think of them relative to ease of use and location of the step getting out? I'm trying to decide what I want. I like those along with Westin HDX and Magnums.
  12. This is what I do on my truck, wife's car, and taught all of my kids to do the same. Don't go past 5,000 and always rotate the tires. First year in college, my daughter took her's to have the oil change/tire rotation done. Afterwards, I asked (it was her first time scheduling and handling it all alone) how it went. She says "I didn't rotate the tires because the mechanic said they were wearing so evenly I didn't need to". I told her the reason for that was because she always rotated them. She immediately understood and has always had it done since then, which was 6 years and a car ago.
  13. Good price. If I had the money, I'd take them. Hope you can work out shipping. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. I appreciate it, but that's not the way I want to go. Just want to run a good 33 and take some rake out without creating other issues. Fox appears to have a good, solid product for the money that is better than the 5100 route. I just have no reason for a 4 1/2" lift and 35's. I like the looks of it, and think your truck looks great. Just not what I need. And for me, needs out weigh wants on vehicle mods.
  15. I appreciate the input. I know I read that your CST kept your track the same, and I've read that leveling can create angle problems in the front suspension, wearing out parts earlier. You guys confirmed what I thought...coil-overs don't create the problem. Already knew they ride better. Now to set aside the money.
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