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About Keith_Schumaker

  • Birthday 12/07/1983

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    Lehigh Valley, PA
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    2021 Silverado 3500 DRW

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  1. The day I can't find def is the day there will be a hell of a noise when all the parts fall off.
  2. Yeah it smells more like when you clean the bathroom anymore... I miss the smell of the old diesels.
  3. I had a few funny thing happen when pulling out in my 21. Mostly involving when I am sitting on a hill and I start on the gas pedal before I let off the brake, the antilock brake system goes nuts and you hear the typical abs grinding noise as soon as the truck starts moving. My truck also went nuts the one morning when I had to use the rumble strips for a bit because a tractor trailer wasn't paying too much attention to what he was doing. The dash looked like a christmas tree with all the traction control and abs lights on and it wouldn't let me use cruise control until I shut the truck off. I think GM puts the warning there to cover up their electrical gremlins.
  4. I used to get the free ones when I bought a vehicle but I have seen the "lube techs" most dealerships let practice on our cars, and there is no way I am letting some 16 year old kid change the oil on my $60k truck. I just don't trust them, and with the preferred customer discount with amsoil a 2.5 gallon jug is only $63.75 and their synthetic fiber filter is $15.25. It doesn't cost that much and I have access to a lift, so I get all the reassurances that I greased all the fittings and checked for worn parts. I feel it is more peace of mind for me while towing my 17k fifth wheel down the road knowing exactly what is under my truck and what condition it is in.
  5. I have a drw, but it has the same running gear so it should have the same power. My camper is 17k and I am able to keep it at 65 on 5-6% grades, I haven't tried 80 but I wouldn't doubt that it would be able to as it doesn't struggle at all at 65 even if I have to accelerate a bit to get around a truck on a hill.
  6. I am running the sulastic shackles on my 3500 DRW and it makes it a lot more comfortable empty. I am still looking for more improvement, mostly because I have the snowplow/camper torsion bars up front. I would love to swap those to the regular bars and I am thinking about bilstiens, hence the reason I am looking at this thread. But I would still recommend the sulastic shackles, they really do help.
  7. I just checked their website and the mx4 is quickship ready and will ship out tomorrow.
  8. I got it from ebay, I will never order from etrailer again as it took 2 weeks before they even thought about shipping some keys for my rv that they had in stock it took 18 days to get something that only took 2 days to get from there to here. If I bought it again I would buy directly from bak industries. They say it will ship the next day for free and the prices are about the same, they even have a best price guarantee so if etrailers price was better I would assume they would match it.
  9. I have the backflip f1 because I ordered the mx4 and it didn't come with the side rails so they upgraded me for free. They are both 5 panel covers and they just barely do not interfere with the rearview mirror camera when pressed against the rear glass but I would think it would probably interfere with a camera that points more downward. Getting you these pictures also reminded me of something too, the last piece is heavy as s*** trying to open it from the ground. I am sure that my wife would not be able to, she would have to climb in the bed to open the cover fully. If you have any other questions let me know.
  10. For 21 the wt got steering wheel audio controls which was the only thing holding me back from a prior year wt. I got my cc duramax dually that had every option you could get in the wt model for $54,000 and the closest comparable lt at the time with all incentives was $61,000 and it still didn't have some of the options I was looking for if I went to an lt. I use it as a camper hauler and would still do it again. The rubber floor is so much better for keeping clean with my gravel driveway and it has all the options you would have gotten on an lt back in 2015.
  11. I'm interested in the finished product. Please let us know how it turns out, with pictures if possible.
  12. Watch pulling out of parking lots with steep aprons, I had a 8" drop on my f350 which was about 1" higher than my chevy and it would rub quite often leaving my local dunkin donuts. It was a 2.5" shank that I bought to replace the shank on my w/d hitch so I just cut about 1" off the bottom and it wouldn't rub anymore. Just remember the drop hitch isn't measured from top to bottom of hitch it is measured from top to bottom of ball. My 6" weigh safe hitch with the 2.5 shank is 9" from top of hitch to the lowest point of the hitch, so a 10" would probably be 13" or so which would only leave about 10" ground clearance 4 feet behind your axle which isn't much.
  13. I figure all trucks are a little different so I'll post mine up too. I have a Chevrolet 3500 drw w/t with the Sulastic shackles which raised the rear at the wheel wells 1/4" when I measured. My hitch is 23" from the ground to the top. Going back to every truck is different though, my last one was a 2018 f350 and one day at a new job site I parked next to another f350. I was about 2" lower in the front and 1" in the rear. He had aftermarket wheels and tires on his so I thought he just had a level kit and bigger tires. You should have heard how upset he got when I asked where he got his level kit, here he had a 6" lift kit on his just to get up to where mine sat from factory. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  14. +1 on going with the 3500. Depending on the state you can register both a 2500 and 3500 as 10k to stay under the limit so you don't need a dot number if you run it for your business.
  15. Has anyone else had any tpms sensor issues? My truck was sitting for 3 days and when I fired it up it was complaining that 5 of my 6 tires were at 32 psi exactly and one was at the normal 70 psi. I looked out the door and none of the tires looked flat so I started driving, within 15 feet the tires were all reading normal. Are the sensors losing charge that quickly? My f-350 would sit for a week or 2 and not have an issue with the sensors.
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