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KADE206

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  1. Put on new shoes about 500 miles ago. Just getting around to posting. Venomrex 603 20x9 wheels with 0 offset in carbon graphite. Continental terrain contact ht 275/60R20 tires. Just a little poke, good looking stance. I feel like my turning radius is bigger (worse) but bigger, wider and more offset will do that. I get a little touch of rub on the front in reverse on the passenger side which still has the mud flap. Drivers side is off from when I tried on some flares. I went from the stock 265/60R18 tires and wheels. I’ve noticed almost a 10% loss in fuel mileage which is surprising. I did have the truck reprogrammed for the bigger tires and yes it’s a little larger and wider but also going to an all season vs the stock all terrain wrangler fortitude. I expected a little loss but not this much. I’m back at the tire shop getting rebalanced now. Had a little vibration at highway speed. Going with a bit more air pressure also to see if that helps with mpg also. Overall a much better look, fills out the wheel wells perfectly. I’ll put bilsten or fox shocks on the front soon and level it which should get rid of the rub. Also planning to try another fender flare soon. Edit: after some more air pressure and more driving time my mpg average is only .5 below the stock tires. I still have never hit the highway high mark I had with the stock tires. Average now with 70% city driving is 21.5mpg. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I just saw pedal commander is making a tuner for the 3.0 diesels. Has anyone used these in the past? Are they any better than the stock drive modes? Looks like mostly throttle control not full tune control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just installed a set of eBay running boards. I really wanted the amp power steps but couldn’t swallow the cost right now. These were only $180 and after scouring the web and landing on the rb20 boards as my backup. These were pretty close in looks and way better than most out there. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-2019-2021-Chevy-Silverado-1500-Crew-Cab-6-Black-Running-Boards-Side-Steps/383128445772?pageci=e95aefed-56ae-4200-aaa8-abe0bb02b938 Yeah, truck needs a wash. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Stumbled onto this thread. I just installed a $200 set of eBay steps this week and they look an awful lot like these new gm steps. No logo of course, the brackets seem to sit a little lower and the texture seems lighter on mine but the cost is a big win. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I started a new thread because I didn’t find this one first so here’s a repost from there. I recently had my shell arrived and had it installed. It's a Leer 100XR color matched to my truck. It took almost 2 months from order date to delivery which is a little longer than expected. All manufactures told me 6-8 weeks. The options I added are, removable front window so I can clean between without taking the cap off. Power locks which tie into the truck and work via the remote, door handle button and keypad. Headliner in black since a bed rug only comes in black and I might add the floor later so I wanted them to match. Thule rack tracks to mount a roof rack which I had from my last vehicle to carry surfboards and kayaks. There is one interior light right behind the brake light which I think came standard. The shop only charged $60 for install and I'm glad they did it. It took close to two hrs for install to run the wiring for the door locks, brake light and interior light. It probably would have taken me longer. My total cost was $2990.90 after tax. See below for the price breakout from my receipt. This is a cab high model, the interior height is 41" from floor (top of ribs) to ceiling. The tailgate opening is 35.5" high. Ceiling height is enough to sit up with about 5" of head clearance. Later I'm sure I'll camp out in the back on solo trips with my boy instead of hauling a full trailer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I like the duha. Right now I keep two carseat installed so I can't lift the seat but when they're out I'm upgrading. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Installed the gm full coverage floor mat in the back of my crew cab. I have the under seat storage which had to remove so the mat fit underneath. The mat then had to be trimmed along the back for the storage to fit back in. It was all pretty straight forward and they look great. It's already helped clean the mess from little kids in the back. My only issue is a gap between the storage and the mat where crud can gather. I'll find something later to make a gasket with. Since I had a 10mm deep socket on an extension handy from removing three jack, I used that and a hammer to get the joints to seat really well. I don't think you can do the joints adequately by hand. There's also a carpet screw on the drivers side of the storage unit that I had to drill a hole in the mat for, sorry no pic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just had my shell installed. I created a whole new thread for canopy pictures and questions since I couldn't find one when I was shopping. This is a Leer 100XR. See my thread for full details. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I couldn't find many reference pictures when deciding on a canopy for my '20 Silverado 1500 so here's a thread for people to post pictures and details on their canopies and answer questions. I'll start it off with mine which was just installed yesterday. It's a Leer 100XR color matched to my truck. It took almost 2 months from order date to delivery which is a little longer than expected. All manufactures told me 6-8 weeks. The options I added are, removable front window so I can clean between without taking the cap off. Power locks which tie into the truck and work via the remote, door handle button and keypad. Headliner in black since a bed rug only comes in black and I might add the floor later so I wanted them to match. Thule rack tracks to mount a roof rack which I had from my last vehicle to carry surfboards and kayaks. There is one interior light right behind the brake light which I think came standard. The shop only charged $60 for install and I'm glad they did it. It took close to two hrs for install to run the wiring for the door locks, brake light and interior light. It probably would have taken me longer. My total cost was $2990.90 after tax. See below for the price breakout from my receipt. This is a cab high model, the interior height is 41" from floor (top of ribs) to ceiling. The tailgate opening is 35.5" high. Ceiling height is enough to sit up with about 5" of head clearance. Later I'm sure I'll camp out in the back on solo trips with my boy instead of hauling a full trailer. I'll post more pics later but here's a few from my driveway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I swapped from regular to tow mirrors on mine. I think the looks question is really subjective but it makes a 1500 look more like an hd. Less street truck more work/big truck. I like them personally and really like the added cargo lights and extra visibility. You can always swap later if you change your mind. There's plenty of people looking to go bigger that'll trade. Just remember to swap wiring harnesses also. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I have the gm accessory keypad. Installed by the dealer so no idea on the details. Here's the receipt for item code reference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Did your truck come stock with duratrack tires? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This is the instruction card that came with the keypad. The opposite side had the master code. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Has anyone put on the narrower flares like air design, bushwacker oe or stampede original riderz on a Chevy T1? Looking for real pictures and comments on fitment. I hate the seal that you usually see around flares.
  15. I read in here that there was a fix from the dealer to adjust brightness of the screen when in reverse. It defaults to full brightness apparently which makes it very grainy. I swapped to brighter led reverse lights which helped some and they tow mirror cargo lights helped further but it would be better with the brightness turned down. I came from a Durango and the resolution was better. I think dodge/jeep had the best resolution on the market. There are certainly others with worse than gm but it seems like such an easy thing to get right that it's certainly disappointing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I had to drop off before they opened and picked up after service closed so I didn't get any information really. Just a card with instructions and the master code. I tried albeit not too hard to remove the shroud to see if it was battery powered and I couldn't get it off. Your local service or parts department can tell you much more. Sorry Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. There a pretty good thread running about this. Seems like you might be out of luck with the 19 unless someone finds a workaround to install a brain from a 20. Issues are greeting the light functions to work correctly. They'll bolt up fine but your bcm doesn't support the functions or something to that extent. 2019/2020 Tow Mirror Installation https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=33003&share_tid=231881&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egm-trucks%2Ecom%2Fforums%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F231881-2019-2020-Tow-Mirror-Installation&share_type=t&link_source=app Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I had mine installed a week or so ago. Works good. We liked that feature from Ford's also. It was 145 plus an hour of labor to install while the dealership was installing my tow mirrors. They tried to charge 1.5 [email protected] $155/hr but they didn't give an estimate first and parts guy said an hr so they dropped. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I'm between thoughts on the mirrors. I like that it makes you look like an hd. But I like how dodge did theirs. Small everyday then up when you need them. I figure wanting the function of the tow mirrors I'm going to lean into the big truck look instead of going street truck style. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Yes you can make your own code. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Fantastic balance of chrome. I usually don't like chrome but those wheels set of the truck just right with the accents. Any issues with running? I'm looking at the same tire size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Does anyone know how to remove the roof antenna on a T1? I've seen a few show style trucks with it removed on Instagram. I'm guessing this is mostly for onstar and it would be rad if there was a replacement that fit under the headliner. I'm guessing this will involve pulling the headliner and plugging the holes in the sheet metal left behind. I think even a visible plug would be much better than the antenna. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Glad to see this post, thank you. I have a similar setup (stock) and it's not "bouncy" but I would like to see some improvement. I was waiting to upgrade wheels and tires first.
  24. I was really close to getting a Ram 1500 Eco-diesel before getting my duramax and the Ram was more quite. I was a little disappointed in the noise of the duramax but having it for two months now I'm pretty used to it. I personally like to hear something in my vehicles so you can pick up on changes in noise that might relate to an issue you can catch early. I still feel the duramax will be a better engine than the eco-diesel given the track records of Ram vs GM and their diesel engines which is why I gave up a few more things than a little more noise to get a Chevy.
  25. I recently bought a '20 Silverado 1500 with the duramax engine. I want to upgrade the tires and I'm looking for some help deciding between the top competitors. I'm not planning on lifts or many suspension mods outside airbags for the back so I would like to stick to the stock wheel size of 275/60/20 (33x10.5"). My truck came with 18" wheels so I'll be replacing wheels likely with 20x9 KMC KM722 technic which have a load rating of 2500# each. This will require a reflash of the system to adjust for added tire size but that should be possible with my dealer. All this is to say I don't need to go with a monster load rating. Something around 115/D rated tires should be fine for my half ton. I would like an all terrain tire for the traction. I will tow in snow going camping at the local ski areas and when I'm not towing I would like enough traction for fire roads and driving on the beach. Wet traction is really important since I'm in the Seattle area and drive in rain allot. My last rig I ran highway tires and a separate set of winter tires but I never took it up trails or on the beach with those highway tires and I would like the added capability with this truck. In the future I may still run a dedicated winter tire. Fuel mileage is always of some concern, I can't find much data on the full impact of AT tires vs highway tires outside of a general 3% loss in mpg. I'm very interested in any feedback related to mpg differences. My top tires are below. I'm looking for feedback on these or others that have good wet traction, snow/ice traction, good mpg (relatively) and least concerning decent dry road handling and noise. Any of the tires listed should have plenty of traction for my level of off road use. BFG KO2 General Grabber ATX Falken Wildpeak AT3W Toyo Open Country AT2 Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S Michelin LTX AT2 Yokohama Geolander AT G015
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