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    Best full size SUV under $7,000

    If the 3rd row matters, don't get a Tahoe or Yukon (SWB). The 3rd row is tight and there's almost no cargo space behind the 3rd row when it's in use. The second generation Expedition (with IRS) has a much more comfortable 3rd row, and more cargo space behind the 3rd row, than the Tahoe does in...
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    Warn Trans4mer on Silverado 2500HD or any other

    The Westin tray is designed for foot down mounting only. According to comeupwinch.com, the Seal 12.5 is designed for foot forward mounting only. We quite a few trucks at work running winches. The usual setup is a domestic half-ton with a Westin tray and Warn M8 with wire rope. Three-quarter...
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    Warn Trans4mer on Silverado 2500HD or any other

    No experience with the Warn Trans4mer, but the Westin Max winch tray is a very similar concept and is what I used to mount a winch on my F150. It's solid and does what it's supposed to do. If it's available for your application, you might want to look into it. Mine was about $200 new, which...
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    Do you regret buying a base model truck?

    If you have to ask that question, then a base model truck may not be for you. Only you know which features you want in a vehicle. Once you make that list, then you can narrow down the trims that fit your needs and land on the best option. New base model trucks (especially crew cabs) have...
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    2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

    The factory blocks are not tapered.
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    2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

    I'd consider a 2" rear block with an add-a-leaf. That should be pretty close to the same height as a 3.5" block, without having to run such a tall block.
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    2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

    Stock rear block should be 1.25"
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    2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

    I don't know the difference between the 2 kits, but my 14 GMC came with the under rail bed lights, and I loved them. It's one of the things I miss with my F150. Once you get used to those extra lights, it's hard to go back to just having the cargo light on the back of the cab. When you have...
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    Warranty vs Lift

    Understanding the OP is Canadian and Magnuson-Moss therefore doesn't apply, but the significance of Magnusson-Moss to the aftermarket industry is largely misinterpreted. Magnuson-Moss does not protect altering the fundamentals of a vehicle (ride height, suspension & steering geometry...
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    Need new tires

    The Grabber ATX that I had on my GMC were solid performers everywhere but the interstate. I had a significant shake at 70+ mph, but it could've been the GM truck, since that generation was known for the "Chevy shake." Snow, gravel, light mud, rocks - they did great for an all-terrain...
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    Ford Offers New fox Improved Off Road Kit for It’s F-150 and Ranger

    The nice thing about this kit is that it doesn't risk voiding any warranty for those of us with trucks still covered under the original bumper-to-bumper warranty or with a Ford extended warranty.
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    2015 F-150 Adventure Rig

    I don't know how they'd work as true sliders, but I really liked the Go Rhino Dominator D6 steps that I put on my GMC Sierra after I bent the original running boards. The D6 steps weigh about 100 pounds. On a crew cab, they have 3 or 4 brackets, and the brackets don't hang down below the...
  13. J

    Looking for AT Tires

    For overall solid performance on a two-wheel-drive truck, I'd run the largest Michelin Defender LTX M/S that would fit the truck.
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3W Long Term?

    Also, when considering load ratings, remember that p-metric and euro-metric tire load ratings are reduced by a factor of 1.1 (9%) when installed on a light truck or SUV. With this reduction, the Grabber A/TX has 104 lbs greater maximum capacity than the XL rated Falken.
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3W Long Term?

    I don't have anything to say about the Falkens, though I'm running them on my '14 Sierra 1500 now. However, the Falkens replaced a set of Grabber ATX that I put about 6,000 miles on (Falken & General size LT275/70R17). The Grabbers were excellent performers in light and deep (by southern...
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    2014 F150 brake suggestions

    I'm running PowerStop pads and Bosch coated rotors on our Subaru, and I'm well pleased with the performance. When it's time for brakes on the Sierra, I'll strongly consider PowerStop truck pads (and possibly rotors).
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    I'm running these in 275/70R17 on my Sierra 1500, and overall, I'm satisfied with their performance. They're smooth on the interstate and I picked up about 1 mpg compared to the 275/70R17 Grabber ATX that I ran for ~3,000 miles. Thanks to deeper tread, they're slightly large for a 275/70R17...
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    Continental TerrainContact A/T - Anyone have them?

    We've had a set on the wife's Subaru Forester for ~8,000 miles now. The tread is more aggressive than it looks in pictures, but is still very highway friendly. The tires are pretty quiet on the highway, gas mileage took a bigger hit than I expected, and traction on all surfaces (except mud - I...
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