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  1. What happened? Blistein or shop issue?

    Thanks for all the input guys. I did actually replace mine with OEM units( not knowing any better) Went super smooth and easy up on ramps. The stock bolts have locktite on the farthest in/ last 1/2” of threads, so I assumed that’s how far the nut was supposed to be tightened down to- other wise why would they do that? Looked fine post install, we’ll see down the road. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What happened? Blistein or shop issue?

    Good thought. This truck pulls a boat regularly, and sway or instability is the last thing I need! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. What happened? Blistein or shop issue?

    Awesome. Parts on order and I’m looking forward to clunk free bumps! 🤣 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. What happened? Blistein or shop issue?

    Kickass info and thank you! Not worried about tension removing to old ones as they’re literally flopping around in the holes with 2” of slack. But I hear ya on installing the new ones. Once jack stranded or on ramps, it’ll be interesting to see if the bolts are long enough to start the nuts... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What happened? Blistein or shop issue?

    Whoa! Simple as that? Didn’t know those things were prone to deteriorate, but I’m ignorant. Thanks for the enlightenment HoosierZ! It looks to be a simple unbolt the old and stick in the new set ( complete with a bumper on each end of the plastic piece). Any special precautions? Can it be done on ramps or need it be on a lift/jack? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. So about a year ago I decided to replace OEM front struts with Bilstein after reading all the glowing reviews. Had a local tire/shock/ whatever place order and install. Over the year it seemed to ride fine, but would have an unusual clunk when hitting a bump sometimes. Today when changing oil I noticed this. WTH? Source of noise found!! But why?? Incorrect shock? Additional parts required to make it all jive? 🤬. Both sides look the same. Bolts have no more thread to tighten nut further. Shorter bolt? Longer (torsion bar) spacer? 2009 2wd 1500 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Paint code inigma

    This is my glove box tag...and there’s the 58U, just not next to the BC/CC. Thanks guys!!
  8. Thanks Camau. The auto store did load test the battery and gave it a pass, but voltage drop test the cables will probably have to be done by my mechanic. He's quite reasonable and never suggests replacing parts willy nilly, but in this case might just suggest replacing the cables diagnostically/prophylactic-ly LOL
  9. https://youtu.be/hbNOvvKd2GI Audio to consider fwiw and thanks all!
  10. Do starters die a slow death and loose the oomph to turn the engine over as quickly as they age? My battery is fine per the auto store (who'd love to sell me a new one) and my current is less than two years old. The cable connections look clean and solid. Al the other electrical functions are fine. It's just when cold especially that it seems to struggle to turn over quickly as it used to (My other truck is a Ford which turns over super quick in comparison) FWIW I have about 85k miles on it. Thoughts? Solenoid seems fine as it is quick to engage, just goes about turning over lazily...
  11. I'm having a tough time finding touch up paint for my 2009 Silverado. My glove box sticker says BC/CC 84c, and my original window sticker say Black granite metallic. However all the Googling I do comes up with nothing regarding 84c! Can't even find it in cross match sites, though Carbon Flash "seems like it may be the same thing"... I thought this would be straight forward....ugh. Thoughts?
  12. I'm having a tough time finding touch up paint for my 2009 Silverado. My glove box sticker says BC/CC 84c, and my original window sticker say Black granite metallic. However all the Googling I do comes up with nothing! Can't even find it in cross match sites? I thought this would be straight forward....ugh. Any suggestions?
  13. Shopping Suburbans

    Not to derail the quadrasteer discussion, but any chance I could get some input on the 6.2 AFM reliability relative to the well documented 5.3s?
  14. Shopping Suburbans

    (Dinosaur) Excursion killer.
  15. Shopping Suburbans

    Are the 6.2 AFM engines on the newer ESVs and Denalis less prone to lifter issues than the 5.3s were/are??
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