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  1. 275/60R20 AKA"33inch" is the largest factory size Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  2. Also CHECK post #3 https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/index.php?/topic/240553-Biggest-tire-upgrade-on-stock-rims?-20’-sierra#entry2432296 Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  3. https://wheelsasap.com/gmc-at4-oversized-tire-trimming-guide/ Take a peek here. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  4. Technically the rear reservoir IS remote mounted inside of the fender well (at least from what I've seen.). So it isn't really a piggyback, as that would be solidly mounted to the main assembly. I won't have access to the actual install paperwork that's inside of the kit for about another 2 weeks as I had it shipped down south. But it appears to mount the same way that my front bilsteins did on my 2500 which is with mounts that you bolt to the frame and then you use the hose clamps to secure the reservoirs. I'm actually pretty lucky we don't salt the roads up here so the actual corrosion isn't going to be massive though I am probably going to go ahead and clear bra the main assembly just to kind of protect them. Here is the Black diamond kit that is complete but hasn't been launched due to covid-19. I don't really care about all the fancy stuff, I just paid really close attention to the ride and you can see the dampening is incredibly well controlled even on a 6-in lift. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  5. did you know originally they were actually supposed to have rancho monotube on their Z71 and X31 package and it was changed last minute to a twin tube. They kept the monotube on the trail boss though. No problem, yeah I'm building a "mini raptor". my benchmark is gen 1 raptor, which is a truck I'm extremely familiar with, even though I never owned it. Although I do love my bilsteins on my 2500HD, you do really have to get speed in them and get the suspension moving to feel their benefits if you're below that threshold it does ride pretty rough (lots of unsprung weight from the 35s and their load range E2). I do a lot of dirt / gravel / chip seal / broken asphalt. I also bought the long wheelbase for better travel on long highway journeys so a linear rate is actually going to work better for me as I'm not super interested in the actual on-road handling (with in reason). I don't mind my trucks to move around as they drive down the road as long as it's controlled and it makes sense. the stock X31 suspension I will say having driven older Chevy z71s actually does work much better off-road, the problem is is you have to get it up to about 30 to 40 miles an hour and then the shocks run out of control at around 45 to 50 depending on how rough the dirt road is. Below 30 or so it's like riding on solid suspension, no movement. This was the biggest reason I didn't choose bilsteins for this build, I didn't want digressive shocks, they're amazing on the road but over sharp sudden impacts they suck. Couple that with a spring rate that's likely very close to factory and the fact that when I purchased my kit they only had a 2.0 not a 2.5 available and they were off the table for me. I really really wanted Fox's DSC kit but originally they only had the kit available for the front. Then I saw that they updated their product book to include ones for the rear but they explicitly state that they do not fit Trail Boss and that you cannot apply any lift whatsoever. I was looking for a touch more travel in the rear. That basically left Icon and Kings. Icon is a digressive shock however in all fairness Icon does test the crap out of their products, offer free revalving, and they have some of the best customer service of any of the shock manufacturers. However I knew I wanted remote reservoirs for those long 400 mile journeys on dirt and I knew I wanted adjusters so that way I could firm up the rear if I'm running a lot of tongue weight when I'm towing on the road. When I priced it out for Icon I could not justify the price increase over the Kings. Stumbling across super lift that also included upper control arms and the rear block was just icing on the cake. At a price that was less than Camburg or Filthy could do. Add in a powertrain warranty and I knew what I was buying. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  6. I thought mudflaps only came with the protection package Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  7. It's a 3 inch lift, since I have the heaviest front I'm not too concerned. And since they are threaded bodys, if it's too tall I can always lower it. When Filthy saws 2.5 they mean 2.5 of actual lift, not a "2.5 kit". With Kings the rod end is exchangeable as well. So if I need too I can get the shortest one. I have a six inch lift with 2500 and although I love the truck it definitely completely changed it compared to a stock one. since I do so many miles I'm trying to stay as close to stock as possible. then if I find out, oh actually no I do need an additional 3 in of lift, superlift is going to launch their Black diamond King edition which will be an available upgrade with parts that you can add if you already have the king kit. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  8. You could do the shocks and add a small lower spacer. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  9. Whoops typo. Daystar cradles Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  10. The rear isn't coils, it's 2.5inch piggy back shocks with adjusters. Only rams have coils... So far Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  11. Also because it's a non-destructive install when I go to sell the truck I can sell them for half of what I paid for them. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  12. I understand I wanted BDS but didn't feel like paying 6k and getting 2.0s in the rear. Loved the idea of DSC. Then I found that fox will sell you just dscs without needing a bracket lift but the rear height has to remain exactly the same as stock. So I went kings. Should be installed in the next month or so. getting it from superlift gives me a warranty, upper control arms and a rear block that increases travel an additional inch and they still cost less than getting a set of Kings from Camburg or Filthy. In fact they accidentally released the part numbers before their PR team could tell them no and they're actually exactly the same product from King. I did consider bilstein's but everything I put Bilstein's on is always taking the good and made it better. but there's so much wrong with this truck suspension that I didn't want to waste the money cuz I felt like it wasn't going to be enough. I plan to also add airbags in the rear with Daystar coils to handle tongue weight. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  13. If you're looking for more travel, spacers aren't going to help and you're only option is going to be the extended shocks. You could get more travel within different knuckle but then you're going to be looking at the lift kits that you don't want that require you to cut the crossmember and drop everything down. -Here is the research Filthy has done "Important Vehicle Specific Notes and Recommendations Chevy 1500 Series Silverado trucks are an amazing platform to work with and Filthy Motorsports offers packages from simple bolt-on King replacement shocks to full race-spec long travel kits. While these kits are an excellent platform, there are a few very important tips we have to keep in mind to build them properly: 1. The front suspension geometry allows for about 10" of wheel travel with the factory upper control arms and that is plenty for most applications when combined with well tuned coilovers. For performance applications, replacing the factory upper control arms with aftermarket Camburg UCAs will allow for a bit more down travel and allow for the use of extended travel King coilovers. 2. DO NOT use coilover pre-load to lift the vehicle over 2.5" as that puts the CV shafts, steering linkages, tie rod ends, and control arms at steeper angles and significantly reduces ride quality and component life. If you want more than 2.5" of lift AND excellent performance, you will need an aftermarket lift kit that drops the lower control arms and front differential." Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  14. In the thread I posted someone with a 3.0 installed it and listed their hight increases. I can't find it right now on mobile. It was over 2inches Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  15. There is some debate about whether the extended axles actually help anything. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
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