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rudyb last won the day on November 30 2013

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    Rudy
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    Oklahoma
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    2016 Silverado LT

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  1. She might be dirty but she looks good! Looks aggressive but not over the top.
  2. I took a few photos today and tried to grab as many relevant measurements as possible. It was easier for me to upload everything to my blog to keep from getting the thread off topic. Head over to https://roodeebee.blogspot.com/2019/02/silverado-ride-height.html for details. You might be able to go 1" larger diameter than the 275/70r18, but that would probably be pushing it. On my next set I'm probably going to look at going a bit wider just for a tougher look. The next size up in the Cooper AT3 XLT is LT305/65R18. I recommend looking at https://tiresize.com/calculator/ and clicking the "tire comparison" tab. Also go to http://us.coopertire.com/tires/discoverer-at3-xlt.aspx and click "full specs" for all sizes of that model. Good luck.
  3. From my calculated/corrected odometer numbers I think my math is still buggy, but going off of the trip meter readings at every full-up, it looks like my average MPG went from 17.55 to 16.15. I expected it to be worse! I'm going off of this guy's formula. Again, I think something isn't right, but I can't get my head around it.
  4. I agree with you. That comment bothered me as well. I’m actually glad you woke this sleepy thread. I was unaware of this and have done some very imbarrasing donuts the last two winters. I’m unplugging the steering position sensor ASAP 🤣. I use mirrors for reverse. Also, there are probably ways of flashing a BCM. If not, there are modules that will spoof signals from the BCM to operate different functions of the vehicle. Example: http://speedturtleengineering.com/
  5. Thanks! I have a running spreadsheet for mpg documentation. The numbers did drop, but I have not reprogrammed the ECM or BCM for the change in tire size (looking for advise to get this accomplished), and I have not put a formula in the spreadsheet to correct the value. I’ve had that on my to-do list so I hope to have an accurate answer soon. Something I noticed is that the transmission seems to be confused by the new tire size. I don’t really know how to explain it. It gets about 13mpg when the cruise is set anywhere from 65-69. If I set the cruise on 64 or 71-72 the mileage seems to go up to 17-22.
  6. I dig it! What’s going on with the black/red vinyl back by the rear fender? Can we get more pics?
  7. 1.5” lift in the front. Still has a slight rake, not completely level, but I like it. Running a 275/70r18 no rub full lock. Don’t judge my crooked bumper. I still haven’t got the hit and run damage fixed.
  8. I finally got some warm weather and covered the bow tie and door pillars in black vinyl. One of these days I’d like to color match the front end.
  9. AirPods: cleaning methods

    My AirPods are ~3 years old now and the sound is quite poor. I’m sure they have ear wax smashed into them. I’ve researched ways of cleaning them but I’m just not sure how well alcohol is going to work. What would happen if I sprayed a bunch of electrical contact cleaner in the screens? Anyone here a pro on how chemicals/materials react? Thanks.
  10. 1,000 is waaay overkill for that driver. Click the sections tab. It says max of 300. Also, JL always under rates those specs, probably so they don’t have to fulfill any replacements because you over powered it. I ran 1 10” JL under the rear passenger seat for years on a 500 watt alpine amp that probably delivered 250 on average and it sounded great. IMO 2 10” JLs would just shake stuff apart and make your cab rattle prematurely. I’d stick with one.
  11. Bruh. It’s only been 5 hrs from the initial post lol. But to answer the question, I don’t have aftermarket lights.
  12. +1 on this request. I see temp in the corner of the radio, but not when using apple CarPlay, which is running 99% of the time. Temp can be really important on those days it’s hovering around 33F and it starts dipping below freezing. I also miss the auto-dimming feature my 2000 Silverado had. Can I take an OEM mirror from an early 2000 Chevy/GM and swap it on my 2016? edit: several of new replies were posted while typing. ^^thanks for the info guys.
  13. Another word of advice: Always negotiate with your vendor (tire shop) to get a good price on the set of tires you choose. Example: I placed an order for the AT3 XLT with discount tire for $1022, installed. I then discovered that I could buy the ST MAXX from Walmart in the same size, delivered to my Dad’s shop for ~$916 (he has a tire machine). I placed that order, and called discount tire to cancel with them. The rep tried to talk me out of it. I was stubborn and said he marketed his product wrong and lost the sale because of it. A few hours later I realized that he wanted the sale and it would be much smarter to go with the AT considering the amount of pavement I’m on. I called discount tire again and shot him an offer of $800 out the door. I figure, if Walmart can sell the ST MAXX for $916 and still make money, he can afford to sell the AT3 for $800. He came back with $900 and I pulled the trigger. It still seemed a bit high, but he played the game, came down in price, and I respected that. Always shop around and make an offer.
  14. My iPhone 5s did this occasionally. I upgraded to an iPhone 7 and it happens much more frequently. I always ran the most recent version of iOS. I'm starting to think the USB ports on the truck are shit. Now when it happens, I nudge the USB cord where it plugs into the truck and it usually connects a few seconds later. I still haven't confirmed if this is the issue or coincidence. I'd be curious to know what results you get from nudging, adjusting the usb cable. My Dad has my iPhone 5s now, but I may run an SE for a bit and see what results I get.
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