2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom, 2wd. 4.3 V6. @4000 miles It had been raining pretty heavily in Florida the past couple days. Got in the truck yesterday and started it up, noticed a little bit of a funny smell. At the same time my wife opened up the passenger door and there was a large puff/cloud of smoke. Don't know if it was from in the truck (door area) or from under the truck. Then it went away. Almost smelled like electrical burning. Everything seems to be working ok, no warning lights, etc... I'm going to be making an appointment to have it checked at dealership, but probably won't be for another week. Any thoughts, or has this happened to anyone else? Not a good sign from a new vehicle in my opinion.
I have the 4.3 in a 2020 custom. Not towing anything big and I got the truck for a very reasonable price. I am really impressed by the motor. It’s not a sports car, but I have not once thought I needed more motor. Now, I haven’t towed anything heavy, but for general use it is more than enough. And for a truck that ended up in the mid-$20s I couldn’t be happier.
I used the Sealight LED bulbs. Bought them from Amazon. I can’t remember, maybe $135 or so. Work awesome. 15 minutes to swap out. For high beams go in through wheel wells. They were discussed in detail in another post here a few months ago.
The spindle lift doesn’t change geometry, so you’re left with just figuring out how much of a leveling lift you are comfortable with. Mac Trax offers a 3” on top of their 3.5” spindle. Going that big you may want to consider new upper control arms too, I’m not sure. I currently have a 2.5” level and will probably be adding the spindle lift to that for a total of 6”. Remember in your calculations the spindles make the front end sit wider, and you’ll need to watch the wheels you run, size and offset have specific requirements. You might be able to run stock wheels with spacers, or need to go aftermarket. It’s a super economical way to lift a 2wd.
If the stock wheels are +26mm offset adding a 1” spacer will take you down to essentially a 0 offset. 1.5” spacer will take you to -12 offset and 2” spacer will take you to -25 offset. You’ll gain clearance from chassis/driveline components but the lower the offset the greater the chance of rubbing in the fender well. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of easy to understand definitive data of what works best with tire/wheel/lift combinations out there so unless you are doing exactly what someone else has done you’re making a best guess.
Thanks. I’ve actually been in touch with them planning for my lift. The plan right now is 6” total up front and either 4” or 5” blocks in the rear. Stock wheels with 1.5” wheel spacers in front and 2” in rear, running 35” tires. Spacers may require some fender well trimming, not sure yet. Was hoping to see something similar before I do it but so far nothing.
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