Everything posted by ThatredneckguyJamie
My RST came with 275/60/20's agree that the dealer is 100% wrong.
With that being the case, other than BDS and Zone which both get praise for the warranties..how much difference is there amongst the others, CST, Procomp, Superlift, Rough Country..etc..
I've been reading and searching for 3 weeks and I believe I have the the answer...but I want to confirm or at least get differing opinions. A 3-3.5" leveling kit like the Zone, Cognito, or Superlift, that comes with new UCA are much less prone to breaking stuff and are a pretty good option if you just want to add slightly bigger tires like say a 295/60/20 or 35x11.50 but all require a different offset than the factory wheels...OR the best option would be to go with a full kit like the BDS, Zone, Procomp, etc some of which you can reuse the factory wheels which helps to offset the higher cost of the full lift, but require you to cut up your truck. I miss the days of swapping out torsion bar keys and doing a little cranking, swapping out the factory block for a 4" and calling it a day. Drove my 2001 Sierra like that for nearly 300K HARD miles with no issue.
“Petunia” as my daughter calls her, got some new wheels and tires. Next up to do something with the grayed out grill piece, thinking of taking it off and painting it instead of replacing the whole thing.
So I've tried searching but maybe I'm not using the right terms...I found some factory take off wheels and tires from a 2009 Tahoe that I am putting on my daughters 2002 Silverado, he wheels have the open end lug nuts that wont look right on the new wheels. I need the "acorn" style lug nuts but arent exactly sure what size.
Someone the other day asked about the new Silverado's and how they compare to a different make of truck the OP currently owned, well that got me thinking...can you guys smell the smoke from there? If you could combine certain characteristics of any vehicle that you previously owned and combine them into a current and modern vehicle...what would they be and how would that look? Obviously everyone's idea of perfect is different, so I thought it might be fun to discuss, I'll go first. I'd take the off-road ability and solid axle front end from my old 79 Bronco, the 6.2 and 10spd transmission from my current Silverado, pair those up in a Stepside reg cab like my 2001 Sierra and have one heck up a play truck
2 of my 3 previous trucks were Tundra's had a 2008 Double cab 5.7 that I loved, put over 100k miles on and it did everything I asked but I got the itch for something new so I bought a 2015 GMC crew cab LTZ with the 5.3, the thing was a dog...in the beginning I was happy because of all the bells and whistles and fancy new tech it had over the Tundra..that quickly wore off especially hooking the boat to it. Drove it for a little over a year and decided to go back to a Tundra, bought a 2017 crew max, it had all the power I had been missing and a few nice features the 08 had lacked, but not as much unneeded extras the GMC had and I was happy...then they come out with the 2019 Chevys and I loved them. Debating for a while and when they announced the 10 spd 6.2 combo I had to pull the trigger. I ended up with a 2020 RST crew cab with the 6.2 and couldn't be happier. It has all the speed and power of the Tundra, better gas mileage, as much if not more room as the crew max, a bigger bed and just the right amount of creature comforts. The only thing I feel I have sacrificed is the offroad ability...I still think Toyota has a major edge there. Some folks might disagree with some or even all of that...but you asked for opinions so there you have mine.
the problem you're running into is most people don't care or see an issue with such a small variance, BUT what they do love is a chance to add a smart comment or make a joke, instead of kicking back a response to each one of these...maybe lighten up and roll with it. For example..if someone says put down the phone and drive...maybe say instead...I would, but then how would I know what time it is since my clock is also off by 17 seconds
I have a solid fold 2.0, same issue..it puts just enough pressure to prevent the tailgate from opening
this is one of the best looking and most functional builds I've seen for our trucks...great job!
When, not if...they come out with a EV in a truck body that can do what I need it to do it, I'm all in...I guess I just dont need to prove how manly I am by how much fuel I waste doing the things I need to do. If the Rivian R1T lives up to the hype I'll get one, after they've worked out the kinks. Will say I am not so sure about the 21" wheels though
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