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  1. That’s exactly what I did on mine. Truck rides great.
  2. I use this mounting bracket with my Redline and Max 360 detectors. Had a 9500ix for years but with all these new collision systems, it started going off all the time. http://countryjoycrafts.com/ConnectorForRadarDetector.html
  3. Here's an excel file I created years ago to compare tire widths and tire height to stock tires to see differences. Just input the tire width in millimeters (i.e., 275, 285, 305, etc.), sidewall height (i.e., 50, 55, 60, etc.) which is a percentage of tire width in P metric applications, and rim size (18, 20, etc.) Hope this helps. Tire Height Calculator.xlsx
  4. So I purchased the Borla 400130 back in March 2019 just after purchasing my new Sierra (2018) from the dealer in February. The sound was not at all like the GMPP muffler produced by Borla, and was discontinued under the GMPP part number. Borla said they continued to get requests for this muffler and began producing it again, but it's not $75 any more, it's $200. With that being said, the muffler seemed to not be the same as the GMPP I had installed on my 2011 Silverado. Borla said the packing materials and design are a little different than before and you had to put some miles on it to break it in, probably around 800-1200. Well, I did that, and no change. The next thought was the resonator behind the rear axle is muffling the sound so I went to Aces Performance Exhaust this morning to just have them cut that out and leave the rest as is. It's not as loud on start up as a Corsa cat back(14848) for sure. I had no drone in the cabin and you can definitely hear it in the cabin now when accelerating whereas before it was very, very muffled. I can only upload a video of 4.88MB and both files exceed that.
  5. You’re ok. That’s what it should look like
  6. You’re one of the lucky ones then. I’m having to drill the back hole on drivers side for front shield to make it fit. Can not believe that GM failed in this design.
  7. Did you have to enlarge the holes on the front shield to get it installed? Just curious since others have mentioned some of the holes didn't line up on the front shield.
  8. I like the ride now as compared to having the stock Ranchos with the bottom strut spacer. I can’t answer as to how the truck would ride with the Bilsteins maxed out in lift. Paying $50 for the spacer and leaving the struts in stock position only costs $50 more. I didn’t want to rely on the strut giving me the lift as I wanted the Bilsteins for the controlled ride as compared to the Ranchos. If you don’t like having the spacer you can always take it out later and changing the setup on the Bilsteins. Just my opinion. I also upgraded the rears to Bilsteins 5100 series and think this is how the truck should come from the factory. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  9. The Rugged Off Road spacer is similar to that of the Rough Country spacer and mounts at the bottom of the factory or aftermarket strut. I just added the Bilstein adjustable/leveling struts but left them at the factory setting and left the aftermarket strut spacer installed as I didn’t want to use the new struts to lift the front, I only wanted a more controlled ride. I have no rubbing with the LT 275/60/20 BFG All Terrain TA KO2 tires..
  10. I just installed the 5100 Bilsteins on front and rear but left the Rugged Off Road bottom strut spacer in place and have the front struts at stock height with the BFG LT275/60/20. I have no rubbing. The bottom strut spacer gave me 1.75” of front lift. Hope this helps with your decision.
  11. No complaints. Ride is much more controlled and I’m very happy with my setup.
  12. The ride with the Bilsteins is so much better.
  13. Yes, the Rugged off road kit are bottom mount spacers. I've been running the kit right after I bought the truck and had put 50 miles on it along with LT 275/60/20 BFG All Terrain TA KO2 tires and stock 20" wheels with no rubbing at all. The angles after installing the level kit were close to stock based on pics I took and kit raised the front end to be within a 1/4" of the rear height so it is totally unnoticeable in difference, almost level. By running the Bilsteins at stock height I should just get the better ride without any difference in height from what I have today. I am looking forward to getting rid of these so called monotube Rancho shocks. Here's a link to the kit I had installed at my local All Out Off Road shop in the Houston area. https://www.ruggedoffroad.com/product-page/2007-2017-chevy-silverado-gmc-sierra-1500-6-lug-2-0-leveling-kit
  14. Tomorrow, I’m taking off the monotube Ranchos and putting on Bilstein 24-238304 height adjustable in front at stock level and leaving the Rugged Off Road level kit installed, and installing the Bilstein 5100 33-238319 in the rear. The stock Rancho monotubes are terrible. 2200 miles with the Ranchos is all I could take.
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