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Big Whiskey

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Big Whiskey last won the day on August 4 2017

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    2016 Silverado 2500HD

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  1. Yes, unfortunately 4.10 gears are no longer available in the new 2500HD's. The gasser gets 3.73 and the diesel gets 3.42.
  2. Empty, I'm getting 12-13 mpg in mixed driving. Towing, it drops to 9-10 mpg. The 2500HD gassers are much better at doing "truck stuff" than the 1500's, but you pay for it at the pump. Great trucks aside from the gas mileage.
  3. They were very slightly used. There's a local place that deals in new and used takeoffs. Their previous owner traded them in on a set of factory 20's. Here's a link to their ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/joeswheelsilliopolisil
  4. I was very happy with my last set of Falken Wildpeak AT3W's in the winter. I would definitely recommend them. And a 275/65/18 would fit without any trouble.
  5. They're very quiet. I'm surprised how little road noise they have, considering how much rubber is on the road.
  6. Thanks, guys. I got tired of seeing trucks like yours and wishing I had 35's, haha!
  7. You're welcome. Some members are also running 35x12.50x20 or 295/65/20 on stock rims with a leveling kit, but that seems to be the limit. Those sizes will also rub at stock height, for sure.
  8. If you're stock height, you can run a 275/65/20, 285/60/20 or 295/55/20. If you're leveled or willing to trim a little, you can run a 285/65/20, 295/60/20, or 305/55/20. Those are all based on the presumption that you're running stock rims. With aftermarket rims, that changes things.
  9. Quite a while ago, I bought a set of factory 18" rims from a midnight edition HD. I was planning to run 35x12.50x18's, but tire prices went up and some tires became hard to find. Finally, I found a good deal at my local tire shop on a set of Sumitomo Encounter AT's in 325/65/18. For those that don’t know, Falken tires are made by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. The Sumitomo Encounter AT has a lot of similarities to the Falken Wildpeak AT3W, which I ran previously and was very pleased with. The Encounter AT is a fairly aggressive all-terrain, with a 60,000 mile warranty and the 3PMS rating. The tread depth in my size is 20/32, which is about the deepest you’ll find in an all-terrain. The 325/65/18 has an overall diameter of 34.7” and a section width of 13.3”. They look huge compared to my old 285/75/17’s. My suspension is completely stock, except for a 1.5" crank (7-8 turns) on the torsion bars and shock extensions. Much to my surprise (and delight), the 325/65/18’s fit without any additional modifications. They’re really tight, but they clear. They barely rub the frame at full lock, but I'm not worried about that. I’ll probably pull back my fender liners with zip ties, for extra peace of mind. They're very close when hitting a bump while turning. They look like they belong on the truck, and I’m quite happy with them. These trucks have a very blocky/wide body style, and a bigger tire helps fill the wheel wells and improve the overall look. Here's a few pictures...
  10. Thank you! I sent you a PM about your tire question.
  11. Haven’t changed anything on my truck for a while...until this week. I was starting to get bored with things, so I decided to change up my tire/wheel setup. I bought a set of 18” factory wheels from a Midnight Edition a few months ago, but had a terrible time deciding what tires to buy. I wanted to run a 35” tire, but there aren’t a lot of options for the 18” rims. I had it narrowed down to the General Grabber ATX or Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT in 35x12.50x18. Then, tire prices started going up, and many of them became hard to find. When pursuing other options, I discovered the 325/65/18 size. That’s when I stumbled onto a deal on a set of Sumitomo Encounter AT in 325/65/18 from my local Falken dealer. For those that don’t know, Falken tires are made by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. The Sumitomo Encounter AT has a lot of similarities to the Falken Wildpeak AT3W, which I ran previously and was very pleased with. The Encounter AT is a fairly aggressive all-terrain, with a 60,000 mile warranty and the 3PMS rating. The tread depth in my size is 20/32, which is about the deepest you’ll find in an all-terrain. The 325/65/18 has an overall diameter of 34.7” and a section width of 13.3”. They look huge compared to my old 285/75/17’s. Much to my surprise (and delight), the 325/65/18’s fit without any additional modifications. They’re really tight, but they clear. I’ll probably pull back my fender liners with zip ties, just for extra peace of mind. They look like they belong on the truck, and I’m very happy with them. These trucks have a very blocky/wide body style, and a bigger tire really helps fill the wheel wells and complete the look. Here’s a few pictures. Let me know if you have any questions!
  12. Can you change other things individually, like TPMS settings, tire size, top speed, shift points, rev limiter, etc.?
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