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03-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Timtomb is he using the internal beads?
Guys doing a lot of off roading or using tires larger than 36" like beads since they cant fall off and when running larger tires most shops refuse to balance...
I agree, with the amount being spent the shop should be able to test fit, if not they only want your money.
As for fitment of tires and wheels, even comparable new trucks dont fit tires the same,...
Sometimes when you have older bushings on the frame the sway bar wont move easily and it makes it harder to disconnect. But yes your right if neither wheel is higher/lower than the other it shouldnt...
Nothing firm yet but much like any 17 year old boy (or any dude for that matter) he has big plans... He's talking new tires, new stereo, etc... I told him our goal right now is to keep it running...
Block the back wheels fore and aft, set the park brake, lift the front and place on jackstands, using a jack lift up on the wishbone or axle ( if 4x4 with solid axle) on one side enough to take off...
Looks like the perfect starter truck.
Looks clean and unmolested, makes it much easier to mod as he gets to know it.
03-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Grinding a little metal off the back of a brake caliper is a very popular method for clearancing smaller aftermarket wheels.
You basically want to smooth out the caliper and only take a small amount...
I understand how you guys feel about something like this and what your saying, as an offroad enthusiast and owner of a few lifted trucks myself I agree with your views.
I was kinda hoping ya'll...
Anyone been doing much reading on this?
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126, not a new regulation, passed in 2006.
Unfortunately most of the affects of this standard werent understood until...
All Star Edition Silverado's come with 3.42's because the Z87 (I think thats GM's trlr pkg designation) trailer package is a part of the All Star package.
Along with the locking r/r diff and a few...
GM is ultimately at fault for the gearing but unfortunately its a side affect of CAFE numbers their forced to produce by the federal goverment.
I suspect GM also assumes truck buyers will be...
Im hoping this is a somewhat isolated issue and not becoming a trend.
My new trans seems to be doing good, but the last one did good early on too.
03-05-2014, 09:06 PM
I watched the auction back in September, that was the top price on a vehicle at the auction but there were quite a few other prizes that sold also.
If I remember correctly almost 60 of the vehicles...
Makes ya a bit skittish doesnt it?
Especially when you take in account I rarely towed with it, maybe 3k of those miles were towing, and I have the factory 17" wheels and tires.
Im trying to retain...
Thats what im thinking too j cat, I think they bounced around some and took out other pieces along the way.
I had a magnet on the pan and thats where the concentration of scrap metal was. Gotta...
Didnt get to take the SS out, they found issues on my truck and had to switch to a loaner I could keep for a few days. Ended up with a 2013 extra cab 1500 for a few days.
Thanks, Im definately gonna be keeping an eye on the new trans.
One of the bolts wasnt short, it was sheared off at about a 1/2", the other bolt was about 3/4" long, we also found black plastic bits...
I've heard that before.
Which was why I started raising a fuss as soon as I learned I had problems, I brought my concerns to the service manager last night and he assured me they were installing a...
I brought my 2011 Silverado LT 5.3 6spd auto in for a 30k maintenance today.
Its at 33k so Im a little overdue but I was waiting for oil change time and Ive been having a surging issue with the...
Like posted Id upgrade the trans cooler to keep heat and wear under control there.
A product Ive used for years in the radiator is called "Water Wetter" it lowers the boiling point of the antifreeze...
Still depressed because I had to take it back.
Taking the truck in this morning for service and was promised I could get the SS for the day as a loaner.
I should be able to get pics of it.
Dollar for dollar its a fair trade from your description, the real question is will it seat all the passengers you have.
Maintenance costs are about equal, repair cost, say for the engine or trans,...
Are the 20's factory?
What gear ratio is it running.
Build all the horsepower you want, if the gearing isnt right itll never perform the way you want it to.
02-26-2014, 08:01 PM
As much as I like my 5.3 powered 2011 CrewCab if I were doing as much towing as you plan I'd go with the 6.0 2500, in the end youll be happier, especially traveling through mountains.
Your eyes arent decieving you, it was this way with the factory wheels/tires too.
If you didnt have the front slightly wider than the back you would have tracking and handling problems that would...
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