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    17 LTZ 6.2 Z71

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  1. Bilstein shocks thread

    Also reuse the factory nut at the top when you reinstall the spring. I few people have had the provided bilstein nut loosen up and make noise. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. Pelican protector Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Local dealership Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. Added the updated wireless charging module and wire harness in my 17 Silverado. Now my S10+ in a case charges on the console. My wireless headphones do too. Not a bad upgrade for $67. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. Tuners

    Everyone has their own preference on how or who tunes their vehicles. I will agree that a local shop that does tunes and some that tune your truck via datalogging like Diablew or Blackbear are a better option than an off the shelf handheld tuner. It all depends on what you're looking for? Do you want to get max power or just better drivability? In the past I've used local tuners that tune on a dyno for my cars so I can get max power. I've personally never used Diablew for a tune but I've heard good things about his tunes. On my current truck and previous truck I used Blackbear and I'm very happy with the results. My last truck I went to one of there tuning events and Justin tuned the truck in person. My dad bought that truck from me and it still runs great today with almost 200k miles on it. My current truck I went with the Autocal option. I picked up a used Autocal off the forum here and only have $545 total in it. I was quoted $1200 from a local tuner mainly because my truck is a 17 6.2 with the 8 speed transmission. That price includes getting my TCM unlocked and HP tuners requires 8 credits for the engine and trans. Believe it or not , after the Blackbear tune I'm getting better MPGs than I did before I added the lift and 35s. Honestly the truck is a completely different truck after the tune. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. Bilstein shocks thread

    Awesome. Glad I could help. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. Bilstein shocks thread

    After the wheels are off you need to take out 2-10mm bolts that hold your brake line and abs line to the knuckle/uca. Then you're gonna have to remove sway bar end links on both sides to get the lower a-arms to drop. That should get you enough room. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. Installed a blackbear tune on my 17 6.2. Totally different truck. I didnt expect it to roast 35s from a stop like it did. Truck drives like it should have from the factory. I will add that my truck is also successfully running a 2016 tcm which allowed blackbear to tune my trans as well. Didnt have to pay to have my tcm unlocked from HP tuners. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  9. HP Tuners Unlocked TCM

    I dont have an HP Tuners unlocked tcm but I did get my tcm tuned on my 17 6.2 8 speed. I was one of the lucky ones. Blackbear tuned a spare 2016 tcm that I had and it worked in my 2017 truck without causing any check engine lights. I couldn't be happier with the transmission now and how it shifts. I would definitely recommend getting the tcm unlocked and tuned if you can. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  10. 2014+ Suspension Lifts

    A 5" block will probably work for you. My new setup is also 1" lower in the rear. I already have 6" blocks so I'm going with an add a leaf. Every review I've read and talked to a couple shops says the add a leaf will settle at 1.5" of lift. I'm good with 1/2" of rake. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  11. Here's some more pics of the install and the angles. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  12. 2014+ Suspension Lifts

    Here's my post and review of the lift. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/221733-review-of-readylift-7-lift-on-my-2017-silverado/&share_tid=221733&share_fid=33003&share_type=t Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  13. Here's my 17 Z71 6.2 with a 7" Readylift 20×10 -19 Hostile Rage H113 and 35x12.50 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. I haven't seen anyone running this kit, at least on this forum. I was trying to decide between this kit and the 4.5" CST lift. The CST doesn't widen your track width and this kit says it only pushes it out 1/2" or less. I finally decided on this one and I'm glad I did. The CST kit is really nice, but I couldn't justify the amount of work to install and end up being just being a few inches higher than my previous level setup. After the suspension settled, lift and tires netted me a full 7" higher than my leveled setup. The front sits exactly 1 inch higher than the rear due to the rear only getting 6 inch blocks. I'm going to install an AAL to fix this because I can't stand the front being higher than the rear. I like a little rake. The quality of the lift components was great. Readylift also manufactures and develops all their kits here in the USA. All the powder coating was flawless, all the bags were labeled, the instructions were detailed, and even in color. Although my truck originally came with stamped steel UCAs, I had already upgraded to Cognito UCAs and wanted to keep them. Plus the Cognitos have bolt in ball joints for an easy swap if needed. A quick call to Readylift and they advised me to get the kit for the trucks with aluminum UCAs. I didn't know this, but according to Readylift the trucks that have aluminum UCAs share the same knuckle as the trucks with stamped steel UCAs. I thought that the 3 different UCAs all used the same knuckle, but they don't. So all I had to do to get my Cognito UCAs to fit was chase the small end of the Knuckle where the ball joint mounts with a 9/16 drill bit. Took about 2 secs to drill each knuckle. Other than that the install was pretty straight forward, just like any other lift except for the clamshell mount that mounts to the bottom of the shock. I already had Bilstein 5100s in the front so I kept them. The lift comes with rear extended length 5100s so I have them on all 4 corners. This install requires you to trim your stock plastic front skid plate and drill some holes in it to reuse it, I ended up finding a used metal front portion of the 3 piece kit that guys are putting on these trucks. I thought I would have to also trim this to fit, but it actually bolted right up. No trimming needed. For $40 shipped on ebay I thought it was a pretty good deal for added protection. Rear portion of the kit is just a couple of brake line extension brackets, new shocks, and new 6" blocks. I did have to trim the front plastic air dam and remove the rear splash guards. Only 1 rear splash guard was making contact when I hit a few rough roads. I did a search and it looks like some trucks rear wheels aren't centered. That's what was causing it to rub. I also checked my co-workers truck that is stock and his passenger side rear wheel is also off center. I'm really happy with the kit. It rides great. Since I already had 5100s and Ridge Grapplers it rides pretty much the same as when I just had the level. You can definitely tell that the larger tires are there. They are heavier, and I went from a Load E to a Load F.

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