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bird_dog0347

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  1. I traded my 2020 GMC 1500 for a 2020 Silverado HD with the DMAX (37k miles) back in September as I had upgraded my boat in the spring and needed more towing capacity. My old boat was only like 4k dry with a tandem trailer and the new one is 7200 dry with a triple trailer... The 1500 had a max tow rating of 9300 so I knew I was at or near it, and the lake ramp we use is at the bottom of a hill that is about 1/4 mile long and averages a 6% grade with a max of 10%, so it was a chore in my 1500. I only used the new truck to tow it a couple of times so far but it's a massive improvement. The truck is my daily, but I work from home mostly so I bet I won't put more than 10-12k miles a year on it.
  2. I need to find an aftermarket set to stop the squeal, I don't care about paying out of pocket or doing it myself, just tired of this noise.
  3. There was another thread about this... Go out and start your truck but leave it in park, push the pedal to the floor hard, all the way then remove your foot and let the pedal come all the way back up, two or three times is what I did. This fixed the issue for me as well as others.
  4. Upgraded the truck as it wasn't quite up to the task of the new boat (7200# dry weight before trailer)...
  5. I picked up this 2020 2500 HD with the Z71 package and it's going to need tires in the next 5-10k miles... not sure if I'll have the funds saved up for the level and wheels before it needs tires so I'm wanting to know if it would be possible to put 35x12.5 tires on my stock wheels and not rub on stock suspension?
  6. I just upgraded from a 2020 GMC 1500 to a 2020 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax and love it. I made the move as I have to tow a heavy boat/trailer, it's only 23' boat but it's 7200# dry but with it and the trailer I was pretty much at max of the tow rating on the 1500 and now it's like the trailer isn't even there.
  7. No idea what the market is like in your area, but last week I traded my 2020 Sierra 1500 X31 with 16k miles for a 2020 2500HD Silverado and got $48k on the trade for my truck... they have it listed on their site for $54k now. I had an offer of 49k from another dealer but their truck was 6k more than the one I found so not a bad deal. Basically I drove the truck for a year and 16k miles and it cost me $1500 total based of what I paid for it. No break in advice though, since my "new" truck was used.
  8. My truck has 38k miles on it and has the squealing brakes, is this only covered under warranty or a well known issue Chevy dealers will fix, or just pay out of pocket for new pads?
  9. I just picked up a 2020 2500HD used and found this thread, also fixed my problem hopefully for good.
  10. Very nice, what are the specs on the wheels/tires and are you on 100% stock suspension? Do you have any rubbing or have you done any trimming?
  11. I didn't have a lot of time to play with how it looks, nor did I have an adjustable drop hitch just had to use a 3" drop hitch and only got this one picture not on level ground but the truck and trailer appear to be relatively level. I need to get better pics on level ground to make sure the trailer is sitting level as well to ensure proper tire wear, even though I don't plan to tow it too much, it's like 15 miles round trip from storage to ramp. I will say WOW the difference in towing from the 1500 to the 2500 is night and day. While the 1500 technically did the job, I was maxed out on the towing capacity and you certainly knew the boat was back there the whole time. I was usually forced to use 4wd to pull it up the ramp and the hills leaving the neighborhood and lake. The 2500 just does everything better!
  12. Do what I did and search the low mile used market, honestly you'll get a better truck as you can't order with some of the options right now... Be prepared for dealers to try some screwy stuff, and be ready to walk if they do.
  13. Both are 2020 year trucks, but after upgrading the boat this spring it was time to upgrade the truck to pull it better. The new (to me) truck has 37k miles, duramax, LTZ loaded with I think all options... Love it so far, only mods I'm thinking are tires, possibly wheels... need to know if 35's will fit with stock suspension or if I'd need to do a lift/level? I really don't want to lift it much so it'd be just the minimum to get a 35 with no rubbing and minimal trimming. The old truck with new boat, then the new truck.
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