I do like the install; looks nice & clean, but it does look like more cutting than I'm prepared to do. I was shooting for the radio hidden more in the flip up part of the center council. I did see that President just came out with a handheld CB with ASC. I might have to give that a whirl first before I consider a more elaborate install. RANDY FCC- AM-transceivers - CB-Radios - Group President Electronics USA (president-electronics.us)
I checked with the local 2-way radio company here, but all they deal with is business band radios. The only places near here that sell CB's are truck stops, they wont do any install & just sales (and probably just a radio & antenna, nothing else; replacement parts basically), and they wont know what you need, you'd have to know all of that stuff ahead of time. Just doing a quick google search of the nearest CB radio stores, it looks like the closest one to me is 5 hours away, but that one is also in a truck stop, so it might be just like the other truck stop ones. The next closest one, which is an actual dedicated CB radio shop, is 7 hours away. Yikes! looks like my options are pretty slim. Know any way, other than google, to find actual professional CB radio installers?
So I did find the original article of where the antenna picture came from, the Ford forum, so obviously the antenna mount would be a little different on a GMC, but probably a similar process. http://www.frontiernet.net/~jmray/F250cbAntenna.htm unfortunately once the dude in the link above made a nice, clean, hidden in plain sight antenna mount he went & stuck his radio in the most visible place in the cab. Would still want to have the radio somewhere hidden. And this is/was the radio I was eyeballing https://president-electronics.us/CB-Radios/AM-transceivers/ANDY-II-FCC
Gonna be honest, I don't know much about different tires. Whenever the subject even comes up I have to look up how to even read the damn numbers & what they each mean. My factory tires are getting close to the end of their life, and I'm considering the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's. That's what they've started putting on the 2WD work trucks where I work, and the guys say they're great in the summer & the snow, even on 2WD trucks. I asked one guy if he just got new tires put on his truck and he told me "yeah last year." Sounds like they last a long time too. Anyone have any experience with that brand before? So far that's the brand I'm leaning towards when my factory tires are wear out. I don't want to install a lift, leveling kit, spacers, or any other kind of mod. I got my truck with the 20" rims; I liked the look of them better than the 18's. I know the larger wheels sacrifice some of the ride comfort. Anyone know of the biggest size of wildpeak tires that'll fit without lifts, levelers, trimming, spacers, any mods in general, and doesn't have any rubbing? I'm not a fan of super wide tires, I kinda like a stock look, but I want little bigger tires for a better ride, and obviously I want better traction in the winter.
Has anyone ever looked into WildPeak tires? Its what they started putting on the 2WD work trucks where I work. I guess they work great in snow & mud even for just 2WD. I asked one guy if he just got new tires put on his truck and he told me "yeah last year." Sounds like they last a long time too. Anyone have any experience with that brand before? So far it's kind of the way I'm leaning when my factory tires are wear out. Anyone know of the biggest size of wildpeak tires that'll fit without lifts, levelers, trimming, spacers, any mods in general, and dont have rubbing. I'm not a fan of super wide tires, I kinda like a stock look, but I want little bigger tires for a better ride, and obviously I want better traction in the winter.
The whole truck being higher wouldn't bother me, just having the front end up higher is what would bug me; I'm only 5'8". Yeah, height doesn't look like isn't much of an issue, but there's definitely not much room front to back, and don't really wanna rip my mud flaps off haha. I'm not a fan of wheel spacers or wide tires either. I don't like the look of them. Thanks for the tip on tiresize.com and as I was google image searching I came across this haha
I like it! Same color as mine too, only difference is I got the 6-1/2' box. I don't want to put the 1" leveler on mine...my brother did that with his old All Terrain & I thought it made it tougher to see the nose of the truck. I have a hard enough time seeing the front end the way it is with the shorter hood style (I had to put a 1-3/4" lift kit under the seats so I could see front end better). I don't really do much off-road driving (not counting gravel roads), the little I do isn't like extreme rock climbing or anything (construction sites and farm land). But we do get a pretty good amount of snow here though, so I don't know if that makes a difference or not with snow build up. How were you able to figure out which ones you could use without having them rub?
I got my truck last year with the 20" rims, so I was kinda curious about this for the 20" factory rims. Has anyone ever looked into WildPeak tires? Its what they started putting on the 2WD work trucks where I work. I guess they work great in snow & mud even for just 2WD. I asked one guy if he just got new tires put on his truck and he told me "yeah last year." Sounds like they last a long time. Anyone have any experience with that brand before? So far it's kind of the way I'm leaning when my factory tires are wore out. Anyone know of the biggest size of tires for the 20's?
I don't even have towing mirrors. If I had a camper or something, or towed more enclosed trailers then it'd be something I'd look into swapping out. I know what ya mean though, my dad got himself a 3/4 ton 2020 denali, and those towing mirrors are huge. He got a 3/4 ton diesel because my parents tow their 5th wheel camper with their boat behind the camper (good thing our state's max length for trailering is 75')
Saw this on another post, a dude named Randy owns Seating Solutions and makes these seat lift kits. I ordered these from him (1-3/4" seat lift, the tallest one he makes) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Drivers-and-Passengers-Seat-Lift-2020-Silverado-Sierra-Truck-Full-Height/303669827414?hash=item46b421d756:g:Sx4AAOSwQoxdFAzs Anyone else looking for these, the guy's name is Randy and his phone number is 770-401-9307. Great guy! He'll definitely help you get the right ones for your truck. Looks like they just shipped today. I'll post pictures once I get them installed.
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