This is awesome info. Your probably right about the tow hooks. Would you mind posting pics as you do it? Im going to look into this more. I’m curious as to what the fabricated bracket looks like. Could you further explain what you mean when you reference front fender trim? I understand the filler piece under the headlights.
I’ve got to dig a little deeper, seems there isn’t much info out there. It can’t be to difficult of a job I’m a collision repair tech in the heavy truck industry, fabrication and making things fit right is what I do
I’ve never noticed the rear bumpers being different on the hd’s! I will certainly take a look next time: the rear however, does not bother me. Just the front. These trucks look soo goofy with a level or lift and that tiny front bumper.
I’ve seen info on the chevys.. not on the gmc’s. I love my truck, but I hate the valence between the chrome bumper and grill. I’d also love to have that larger grill is there any info out there on this topic? Ive heard, you’ve got to do some fabrication with bumper brackets. Seeing a previous post of someone doing the hd hood conversion so it seems the hd grill will fit fine with the oem 1500 hood.. would love to see some info on this! thanks!
Thank you guys for the input. A lot of great info here. Im glad I’ve asked, I have done some searching and everyone has mixed opinions on the 10. I’m going to keep looking into this however the previous comments here regarding weight, along with performance loss is of concern. The truck has the 6.2 which is more power than I need. I use the truck to take the boat to the lake all summer, and occasionally move things around with a car hauler. Does a stiffer sidewall compromise traction? My main concern was the weight of the truck on the 4 ply. Im concerned it will constantly look like it’s got low/flat tires. I also think a 10ply will wear more evenly since it’s got the added sidewall strength.
Hey guys, calling around to get some new all terrains on my 2015 1500 looking at the 275/60/20 ridge grapplers. I wasn’t aware Untill I just called.. they offer a 4ply for $220/tire mounted balanced or 10ply for $270/tire mounted and balanced. The money difference isn’t an issue I just wonder if it’s worth the extra to get the thicker sidewall? It’s more puncture resistant, However is there a sidewall tread pattern difference since it’s got a thicker wall? Will it ride like complete crap with the 10 ply? thoughts...?! thanks!!
So after some more precise searching it seems it is a little to big :/ so at this point I’m looking st the 275/60/20 in nitto ridge grapplers . ive seen it will rub with a level.. but those are on the newer trucks. If I recall the 16+ trucks are different. Im looking for a truck with the same wheels with the 275/60/20 and a 2” level to figure it out. So far I have yet to see that size with the nitto RG on the same wheel. Help!
Hey guys, been lurking around here a lot lately. I’ve managed to scroll through 56 pages of tire and lift posts and I think I’ve figure out what I need to do... now I’ve got to see some pics of this Set up. so here’s the truck, purchased on Memorial Day. Looking to run a 285/65/20 ko2 on my stock wheel.. with a 2” level. I’ll end up doing a 1” block on the rear. But for now the 2”level is long overdue. any pics of this setup on this wheel? I’m curious as to if it would fit. I know a 275/60 will. A 275/65 I think would too... However I question the 285/65/20. Or do you think the extra width isn’t worth the extra money per tire, and stick with a 275/65
I’ve got a 45k mile truck.. I just had the tcm reprogrammed and the trans flushed. talk about night and day. The truck is 10x better than the day I got it. I just purchased this truck on Memorial Day and and have slammed 3k miles on it. Transmission has been weird. I’ve alwsy had bmw’s so this was rough to say the least. Long story short, after the service it’s much better and smoother. I agree with above, as the fluid ages internal parts wear quicker. I’d vote yes for extending trans life. Especially in a clunky “from factory” trans. Hopefully my .2 cents is helpful
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