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    Default Help me build it! ~ 2014 Silverado 2500HD fully loaded LTZ

    Hey guys,
    It looks as though I am pulling the trigger on a 2014 2500HD fully loaded LTZ with the 6.6/Allison. The color is Summit White. The reason for the upgrade is because of the need for a lot more towing of the 5-7k lb enclosed trailer than I anticipated when I bought my beloved XS ive 1500 SC edition.

    I am going to lift this one in fairly short order and need some input. The only thing I am certain of is that the rims will be chrome. Everything else is open for discussion!
    Keep in mind the truck will be towing through mountains regularly and I don't want to compromise the torque/fuel mileage too much with super huge/heavy tires. If you look at XS ive, she pretty clearly defines my tastes. If it didn't have to work so hard in the hills, I'd keep it forever.
    Any input on the following appreciated!

    Size and type tires-
    Brand rims-
    Size and type of lift-

    Charlie
    XS ive1:(^^^)
    2008 Silverado Crew LTZ Southern Comfort conversion
    SoCo cat back duals
    Volant CAI
    6" Pro-Comp lift
    ARE cap with Yakima rack system (winter)
    GM Hard tri-fold tonneau (summer)
    GM rear wheel liners

    XS ive2:(avatar)
    2014 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Z71 6.6 DMax/Allison
    6.5" BDS 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
    LineX/wheel liners/OEM tube steps/sunroof/slider/mirrors/Nav/cablights/trifold tonneau

    Getting the toys to the track with a 2007 Roadmaster 7X12 V-Nose 7k tandem "Mobile Man Cave".

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    Cognito 4-6" kit
    33's-35's depending on your taste
    20x9 or 20x10 XD Diesels

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Cognito 4-6" kit
    33's-35's depending on your taste
    20x9 or 20x10 XD Diesels
    ^^^ that but with 20x10 Ultra Predators or 20x10 ION Alloy 183
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
    01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
    -Erik



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    I will second the Ultra wheel choice. Great wheels for great prices
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    Quote Originally Posted by XS ive View Post
    Hey guys,
    It looks as though I am pulling the trigger on a 2014 2500HD fully loaded LTZ with the 6.6/Allison. The color is Summit White. The reason for the upgrade is because of the need for a lot more towing of the 5-7k lb enclosed trailer than I anticipated when I bought my beloved XS ive 1500 SC edition.

    I am going to lift this one in fairly short order and need some input. The only thing I am certain of is that the rims will be chrome. Everything else is open for discussion!
    Keep in mind the truck will be towing through mountains regularly and I don't want to compromise the torque/fuel mileage too much with super huge/heavy tires. If you look at XS ive, she pretty clearly defines my tastes. If it didn't have to work so hard in the hills, I'd keep it forever.
    Any input on the following appreciated!

    Size and type tires-
    Brand rims-
    Size and type of lift-
    If you are not going to off road it, then why lift it?

    The LTZ with the Duramax/Allison combo already has stock 18" alloy wheels and you can get optional 20s.

    My recommendation is to leave the truck ride height and tires stock. I think that truck would look really good in red.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab


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    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
    TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
    WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
    Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
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    Why put an exhaust and tune on a truck if you are not going to race it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Why put an exhaust and tune on a truck if you are not going to race it?
    Because the chicks dig it!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    If you are not going to off road it, then why lift it?
    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    Because the chicks dig it!!!!!!!

    Look like you answered your own question

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeSilver02 View Post
    Look like you answered your own question
    Typical forum stuff, someone asks for an opinion, someone else does not like it, and they want to argue it until the end of time.

    I don't care if someone puts a 72" lift or wants to use leveling kits on every vehicle they own. They can do what they want.

    The OP asked for an opinion so I gave it to them. If the OP does not like my opinion, they are free to ignore it.

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