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  1. Just got the truck back. I like it! Can definitely feel the difference in the way it rides.
  2. So a couple weeks ago, 4WP told me the 5100's had been pushed out to mid-May. But then they called Monday to say they arrived! Dropping the truck off Thursday to get everything installed.
  3. Looks good. You said those are 265/65/20? I'm gonna keep my stock 275/60/20's until they wear out, but then will definitely fit the biggest LT tires I can on there.
  4. Finally heard back from 4WP. The 6112s should be in in early March, but the 5100s in the rear are looking like mid-April! So looks like I've got over two months of waiting. Oh well. Hopefully it will be worth it when the time comes.
  5. So I placed my order with 4WP this week. Going with 6112's up front (set to a 2" lift) and 5100's in the back. I didn't like the price/options they had for rear blocks, so I bought the 2" rear leveling block from Motofab and they'll install it for me when they do the shocks. ~$1880 for shocks and installation. While I'm excited to see how the truck looks with the all-around 2" lift, I'm also excited to see how the ride improves. We took the trailer out last weekend and things felt pretty bouncy.
  6. Thanks guys. Ended up taking it to the dealer on Monday. They couldn't reproduce anything, so they just reflashed the system with the latest software. It's been ok so far. They did say that sometimes the radio will do something like that if it tries to push a software update etc... But it looks like the software they loaded was the same version from last April. So not sure why it would have been trying to update...
  7. My 2021 Silverado 1500 that I bought in August just started doing this. The first time the entire radio shut off and went black for about 15-30 seconds while driving and came back on. Then today, screen went black but the radio stayed on, but could not be controlled. Parked the truck and shut it off, opened doors and got out, and the radio still stayed on. After about 5 minutes it shut off and then was fine when started back up. Does anyone know what the current version of the software is? My truck says it's up to date, the version number is v135119-LS.
  8. Sorry for the very late response! Do you have an link to the exact kit you installed? I went to 4 Wheel Parts yesterday to get recommendations and pricing. The guy there recommended going with the 6112s in the front instead of just the 5100s, with the reasoning being the 5100s will compress the stock coil more to get the lift and hurt the ride quality up front. It's $800 for the pair of 6112s vs $185 each for the 5100s, so it's an additional $400 ($1800 installed vs about $1400). You guys think the extra $$ is worth it for the 6112s?
  9. Thanks for that. I had seen people mentioning that package but had never actually looked it up. The warranty is a good point to bring up and one that I hadn't thought of. When I started leveling my last truck, it was well out of warranty and I did all the work myself. I certainly would not want to do something to affect the warranty on a brand new truck. The downside is that that package is quite a bit more expensive than the Blistein + Rear Blocks option that I had priced out ($750 vs $1200), and the GM package still needs dealership installation added on top of that... Oh - GVWR on the trailer is only 6440lbs, so towing capacity is fine. What I'm finding is more of an issue is the payload capacity of my 1/2 ton truck. I only have about 1700 lbs to work with, and tongue weight of the trailer is probably between 700 and 900 lbs. So that doesn't leave a lot of room for gas, family, and any extra gear that's not in the trailer. I need to get more towing in with the trailer and make sure I have all my weights dialed in before I do any mods to the truck...
  10. Hey everyone. I posted this in the 2019 leveling thread, but did not get a response. So I'm reposting in a dedicated thread. I just traded in my 2015 1500 4x4 for a 2021 Z71 RST. We also recently purchased a 25ft travel trailer that I'll be pulling every month or so with this truck. My old truck had 2" level, and at some point I'd like my new one to sit a little higher as well. However, since I will be towing with it I want to maintain the factory rake (which is just under 2"). Even with the WD, the back end drops a little more than the front. I was thinking of making the upgrade functional instead of just cosmetic and doing Blistien 5100's up front and setting them for a 1.5-2.0" level, rather than just adding spacers. I was going to go with the 5100's (and shock extenders) for the rear as well to help with towing and adding a 2" block as well to lift the same amount as the front. Any issues with this approach, or is there another option I should be considering? Is there a better option for the rear than the Blistien 5100's plus a block? TLDR - What I basically want is to give my truck a "Trail Boss" lift, but I'm looking for something that's functional vs just throwing spacers in the front and back.
  11. Hey everyone. I just traded in my 2015 1500 4x4 for a 2021 Z71 RST. We also recently purchased a 25ft travel trailer that I'll be pulling every month or so with this truck. My old truck had 2" level, and at some point I'd like my new one to sit a little higher as well. However, since I will be towing with it I want to maintain the factory rake (which is just under 2"). Even with the WD, the back end drops a little more than the front. I was thinking of making the upgrade functional instead of just cosmetic and doing Blistien 5100's up front and setting them for a 1.5-2.0" level, rather than just adding spacers. I was going to go with the 5100's for the rear as well to help with towing and adding a block as well to lift the same amount as the front. Any issues with this approach, or is there another option I should be considering? Is there a better option for the rear than the Blistien 5100's plus a block?
  12. We just bought a 25' travel trailer, as well as a new 2021 5.3 1500 Silverado Z71 that I will use for towing as well as daily driving. GVWR of the trailer is 6400lbs. I have a WDH (RV dealer set it up and so still needs some dialing in) that I will always use for towing. I also have a set of EZ 990 helper springs from my 2015 Silverado laying in the garage. I know the helper spring is not an alternative to the WDH, but I was thinking of using them in conjunction to take some of the squish/bounce out of the back the truck when towing, and also to reduce the sag by just a little. It's Ok to put on the helper springs as long as I go through the WDH setup again, right? I was researching online last night, and while a lot of people say you shouldn't need helper springs with a properly set up WDH, I also saw that the Max Tow package from GM includes stiffer rear springs, so there must be some advantage there... Thanks!
  13. Thanks! It is a 4x4, so I was looking at 2 axel to be regeared. New one is 3.23 axel ratio, but its an 8 speed. 9400 tow rating and I think 1800 payload. The diesel's numbers were actually a little lower due to extra engine weight. Towing would have been nice with it though...
  14. Hey everyone, I just bought a 2021 Silverado Z71 RST. My Samsung S10 connects via Bluetooth just fine, and I can use Android Auto with a USB cable. But Android Auto is greyed out if I'm not plugged in, and if I select it it says to plug in a compatible device via USB cable. Does that mean my truck's unit doesn't support wire Android Auto?
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