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Kevin Flannery

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About Kevin Flannery

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    Erie, CO
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    '21 1500 Denali
  1. I appreciate all the responses! It's not about affordability. It's about necessity. I'm not one to cheap out on safety, performance or convenience. As I mentioned in my OP... on previous cars, I historically utilized one set of wheels w/summer tires and another set of wheels w/snow tires. If I do decide to get snow tires, I'll even use it as an excuse to get the 22" Snowflake wheels from GM. That way I can use the OEM wheels + snow tires for winter and the Snowflake wheels + OEM tires (or upgraded all-seasons) for the warmer months. That said, given that this is a
  2. Apologies. I ask for a recommendation and leave out a crucial piece of information... Bridgestone Alenza A/S 02 : https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Alenza+A%2FS+02&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=75HR2AAS02&tab=Sizes As I've started perusing around, online reviews seem to indicate the snow performance of the Alenza is quite poor. It looks like people recommend switching to something like the below tire. Michelin Defender LTX M/S: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Defender+
  3. Thanks for the heads up. In my quick research on "three peak rated tires", it looks like there are some all-seasons and all-terrain tires that meet the criteria to obtain that rating. Are there any particular three peak rated all seasons you'd recommend? Ideally, I want to get something that's still relatively quiet/smooth in the warmer weather but can handle snow conditions when we get hit with a random blizzard.
  4. The question: How do the OEM all-seasons perform in snow? Living in Colorado, our winters can be brutal. Especially in the high country. As such, on previous vehicles, I typically utilized two sets of wheels/tires. One set with dedicated snow tires and another set with performance summer tires. I swapped them around as weather permitted and seasons changed. Granted, this was with a long line of high horsepower performance cars. So lots of traction in the summer was preferred and dedicated snow tires were required in the winter for proper safety precautions. This time around, I'm th
  5. Aw man, now you're taking me down memory lane. In my 20's I had a few different WRX's and STI's. There's something about the STI with a COBB turbo-back exhaust that just sounds so beautiful. A 4-cylinder has no business sounding as good as that flat-4 does. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for my last STI... However, once I got into my late 20's to early 30's and started making more money, I stepped my game up a bit... F80 M3 with Dinan tune: Then B9 RS5 with APR tune: While both those most recent cars were significantly faster, n
  6. Thanks for the info. Admittedly, this is kind of what I figured since aftermarket gains from N/A setups tend to be minimal, at best. Knowing that, I'll just save the money and enjoy it as is. With the 6.2, I suppose it's not as if it's really lacking and towing capabilities will still be plenty adequate for my usage.
  7. Shoot! I meant to post this in the "2019-2021 Silverado & Sierra Mods" sub-forum. Not sure how I screwed that up.
  8. Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum and to trucks, in general. 3 weeks ago, I picked up a 2021 1500 Denali w/6.2 V8. This is my first truck and I'm loving it. That said, living at higher altitude, lower air density is a big issue and improving a vehicle's breathing is crucial, just to get close to advertised performance metrics. Even more so with an N/A engine that will be pulling a 4,800lb trailer over 11,000ft mountain passes. With that in mind, I'm already looking at getting a better flowing drop-in filter or a CAI. Historically, I've learned that I can get 95% of the performan
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