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  1. No need to bash his ride guys, truck looks sick!! Where is the rubbing happening at?
  2. As ive gotten lots of info off this forum myself. I can say that I just bought my 2020 RST 4x4 without the Z71 package. I am an avid outdoorsmen and have had many older silverados with the Z71 package. But have I ever used 4lo on them? Maybe once or twice of ownership. Skid plates, shocks, that stuff can be added. And added with a better quality part in my eyes. I opted to get the 5.3 with the max tow package with locking rear and 3.43 gears rather than the standard 3.23. I live in Michigan and we see pretty harsh winters but ive never really utilized the 4lo. Even towing my 1870 bowfishing boat filled with fish. Have always been a 4hi kinda guy. As far as protection, id rather spend money on quality ceramic coating, ppf, good mud flaps, fender flares etc.
  3. I am not sure on exact measurements, but being able to install the strut itself in one unit is far easier than compressing the springs. Bilstiens are nice don't get me wrong. I just want to be able to switch out the stock struts for an ease of install and removal if needed.
  4. Hey guys, after a ton of research and searching for the right truck I finally got one! Have been trolling this forum for months and months looking at everyones setup. Which are all super nice! I took delivery of a 2020 RST black double cab with max tow package today! Super excited as its my first brand new vehicle I have ever purchased. Like most in the silverado/gmc community I have plans for it. I am going to go with a 3.5'' rough country lift with the coil struts and forged upper a-arms(they offer a military discount and I have always liked there products. My question is, has anyone installed the trailboss cv-axles with a 3-4'' lift? Is this possible? Just wanting to alleviate any type of issues in the front end with the lift. Would like to hear some feedback on this idea. Thanks guys and Ill have to get some pics tomorrow after work.
  5. That would be nice to have. But I do not tow much. I am just wanting to get into something more efficient with the larger wheels.
  6. 3.42 is good middle of the road gear. I feel would be alot better for running a larger tire. Let alone just having the max tow package. I see everyone running the 35x11.5 but nobody really says what gears they are running. So its been hard to research. Once I got my research down then I can start test driving vehicles.
  7. Good to know, I keep debating wether to go after a trailboss with the 10spd and 3.23 or get into a rst with max tow 3.42s for the sake of going to a larger tire. 35x11.5.
  8. Awesome, how do you like the tire size with the 3.23 gears and 8spd?
  9. No I am not going with the the 0% interest due to the incentives currently as well as I am able to get the GM legacy discount. In reality it seems like the Z71 package really isnt much, especially if im going to add a small lift kit anyways. Ive had many silverados in the past and have maybe used 4lo once or twice. And that was just messing around. I couldnt get that dealer to hardly even get me to the 42k mark. So im not really sure. Again, this dealer shopping is new to me. I have never bought a new truck before. Have always bought used. But im learning alot on this site. Passed on that deal as I felt I would have been settling and I dont want to settle. So still looking and learning!
  10. I believe the more negative you go into wheel offsets, the more likely you will have rubbing issues on the outside perimeter of the wheel well and some of the inner liner. Just because you go negative in offset doesn't mean you are actually gaining clearance. Yes, off the upper control arm you will gain clearance but then you loose clearance within the wheel well. Correct me if I am wrong!
  11. I just want to know if you are happy with the 5.3 8spd on 35' tires. Does the max trailer package equip the truck with 3.42 gears rather than the 3.23 that I see so prevelant on these lots? Ive seen stuff tossed around about the 8spd compared to the 10spd transmission and am just trying to figure out what will be best for me so I can direct my search more towards a certain vehicle.
  12. Appreciate this info guys. New truck market is all new to me as far as pricing goes and what I can get. I do qualify for the GM legacy discount. Seems like I should wait it out some more as I am not in a need for a truck RIGHT now and new rebates will be determined in just a few days. The economy is definitely throwing alot of these manufactures for a loop. I am not sure on anywhere else but many of these trucks are certainly getting harder and harder to find up here. This info is much appreciated guys. Keep it comming if you got it! Thanks, James
  13. Ladies and gentleman, First, I want to say thanks to all the information that is on this site! It's unbelievable how much info is on here. I have been browsing on here for pros and cons of each model available as I have been looking to purchase one! Now I need this sites help as this is a first time buy of a new truck from a dealership for me. And it is ALL new to me. I have been researching prices, what each truck is equipped with and so on. I have a deal on the table and am ready to pull the plug but I have just a few questions that I have not really found discussed on here much and need some clarity. I have provided the site of the truck so you can look at the specs. Basic rundown is its a 2019 RST 4x4. https://www.toddwenzelchevrolet.com/VehicleDetails/new-2019-Chevrolet-Silverado_1500-RST_4WD-Hudsonville-MI/3433962803 First question is, in the long run how happy have you all been with the 3.23 gears/8spd on 35's?( I ask because sticker on site says 3.42's but sticker on window of truck says 3.23) Second question is, What really does the Z71 package give you compared to not having the Z71 package? IE, gears?shocks?skid plates? Different transfer case? External oil cooler? Third, what should I look out for? In the end I plan on purchasing the rough country 3.5'' kit and run 35x11.5 nitto ridge grapplers with 20x9 +1 offset rims. Please help as I am the hesitant kind guy but know I want to get into a new silverado. They are willing to let this truck go for 40k plus plates. To sum up, should I jump on this?? Thanks in advance for any advice you guys have to offer me and if there is anything wrong with this post please advise me on how to change it. James
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