Made an appointment for the first oil change and the recalls addressed. I asked about turning off the seatbelt chimes and was told that they would try, but they haven't been very successful trying it? WTF, it's a dealership. :confused
My trans builder just added on to his shop and I tiled 400 sq ft of office space on one end. He had a few s480s and a 488 laying around that would have been perfect over my valley charger. I could have even been paid with a s480 but decided the wife would probably not like that lol.Sounds like it's time for another turbo.. oke:
Took putting it on its side to finally kill it, trees jumps holes and generally beating the living hell out of it couldn't take it out, not sure if it's the starter from having to jump it every time it died cause the battery has a hole in it, or the oil in the fuse block.....tried to jump it with the duramax tonight and wouldn't even crankhey can some mod rotate this picture......oh wait....:surprise:
Dirty side goes down.....
Well the drop shackle life has been fun....I'm preparing to lift the truck.
Got my Cognito pitman & idler brace kit in today. Didn't have time to install it and I saw that some 2011+ trucks have a rubber bushing on the center link. Unless I'm completely missing something it looks like I don't have that?
Also still deciding on the lift size. I'm getting a pretty good deal on the RCX lift so I'm set on that. I know some people hate on RCX but their stuff has come a long way from where it used to be. But... I am debating between the 5" or the 7.5". I've heard some say that they are nearly the same lift and both can be adjusted from 5-7.5" but I'm not sure how true that is. I picked up a set of 35x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grapplers that are going to be mounted on my 20x9.5 -6mm wheels for now but I'll probably do a 20x12 wheel down the road. The kit says that the 5" isn't even recommended with a 35" tire but I never listen to the recommended tire sizes. They are always way off. I just don't want the 5" to be too small and rub like crazy and I don't want the 7.5" to be too tall and look goofy without 37s. I've had a DD with 37s and it was fun but I don't feel like going through all that again. I'm sticking to 35s on this truck. I've seen some people fit 35s and 12 wide wheels and say they don't rub and I've heard people who get a 7"+ kit get 35s and say they rub. So that's my dilemma...
Mock up pic around 5" of lift.
I've read that the RCX 5" and 7.5" have the same 5" drop. Luckily the LML can deal with a little more "cranking" than the previous generations and this truck is mostly for street and the only dirt it sees is while towing the trailer out to camping spots or the rock crawler to the trail, but I'd like to keep the CVs as flat as possible anyway. I'm still pretty much leaning towards a 5" but it's tough. I do have the large fender mod and I'm willing to do a little plastic trimming. Just no sheet metal cutting on this truck.The commentary on lifts is like politics. My advice is to measure the Height of the diff drop bracket. That is the true amount of "lift". All other gains are with cranking. If the RCX 7.5 has a 5 inch diff bracket then it's a five. It will ride better and parts last longer if the CV angles are at factory specs. Regardless of the brand of lift.
Only the torsion bar brackets that bolt to the LCA change, as well as the rear block size...and maybe the shocksI've read that the RCX 5" and 7.5" have the same 5" drop. Luckily the LML can deal with a little more "cranking" than the previous generations and this truck is mostly for street and the only dirt it sees is while towing the trailer out to camping spots or the rock crawler to the trail, but I'd like to keep the CVs as flat as possible anyway. I'm still pretty much leaning towards a 5" but it's tough. I do have the large fender mod and I'm willing to do a little plastic trimming. Just no sheet metal cutting on this truck.
It seems like with the LMM everybody runs 35s very easily with a 6" but for the LML with all the new suspension people can't seem to agree on what "works" for everybody like the previous generations.
I'm the same way.Drove it out of the garage. Got it up to temp & then parked it. Ive been driving the "Whoopty" (the A to B car) more since my new job is in a bad part of town & I dont wont to park my truck in that area. Ive become so use to driving it I sometimes forget to drive the truck when im running errands.