2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

Buddha.

Lurker
I am concerned about going with something such as large as a 3.50" piped system, with backpressure
My 2500 6.0 has a 3.5” exhaust pipe from the factory, and makes less horsepower then your truck. I wouldn’t worry about it.
 

D45

Explorer
The gas mileage is a lot better than my 3.5L Eco F150

2012 F150:
3.73 gears
6 speed trans
275/65R20 tires
3.5L Ecoboost
Steady 13.5 mpg in the winter and 15.5 mpg the rest of the time

2016 Silverado
3.42 gears
8 speed trans
265/65R18 tires
5.3L L83
17.8 mpg city and 18.7 highway
 

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buellconvert

Active member
That's great, which do you enjoy driving better? Has the code came back at all and are you back to running the Range AFM unit?

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D45

Explorer
I think the F150 had a larger interior cab room, no doubt

I occasionally do miss the 6.5' bed......but the tiny Silverado bed is also nice for trails and parking

I think the F150 rode a tad stiff, mostly of which I attribute to those terrible 20" tires

I am very glad my Silverado came with 18"

The code never came back, because I did not re-install the AFM device........I am curious what the MPGs will do, when I put some larger tires on the truck
 

buellconvert

Active member
That's strange, I've never had a code with my Range and can't imagine ever going back to the AFM crap, I hated it!

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D45

Explorer
I am going to look at a custom tune that will also eliminate the AFM

I need to get my trans flushed also with the better fluid
 

D45

Explorer
I had 1500 pounds in the truck bed yesterday

Sagged alittle and handled very well

Still looking for tires......Hopefully find some soon
 

D45

Explorer
It will either be 295/70 or 285/65

Just depends on the price and condition I can find......hopefully able to buy used
 

Cherokee_fade

New member
Keep us posted on the tune! I am also looking at diablew and the blackbear. My Range AFM delete likes to turn off randomly, but its never thrown a code. I really want to see what eliminating the torque management and changing shift points will do for the truck.

I know I'm late to the party, but just thought I'd share my experiences.

I would spend twice what I spent on quality shocks. Completely changes the feel of the truck, both on and off road. I can't say enough good things about my kings, and a buddy of mine has Fox 2.5 on his 2016 GMC. He agrees. Anybody weighing the added cost, should just wait and save. It's only money, lol

I have the Magnaflow kit on my truck, with the airraid intake tube. Sound was a little loud for me, so I had a buddy weld in a shorty high flow resonator. Now the truck sounds great, but there is no noticeable drone on the highway. I would assume any flow-through 14" muffler kit would be very similar. I did the intake tube first, and was surprised how much just that made a difference in sound. You might consider just having a muffler shop cut the flapper and stock muffler out, and replacing it with a flow through muffler of your choice.
 

D45

Explorer
Yes I haven't been overly impressed with the Range AFM device. For $100 I can't complain

A tune will be nice to have to help wake up the truck............all my extra funds are currently going towards my 1970 Duster with a 440
 

buellconvert

Active member
I completely agree on the shift points needing updated, that's one thing I dislike about mine, it's the oddest shifting truck I've ever driven. I guess GM designed it that way in an attempt to get the best fuel economy, but man it really affects the driveability in a negative way.

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Regcabguy

Expedition Leader
The gas mileage is a lot better than my 3.5L Eco F150

2012 F150:
3.73 gears
6 speed trans
275/65R20 tires
3.5L Ecoboost
Steady 13.5 mpg in the winter and 15.5 mpg the rest of the time

2016 Silverado
3.42 gears
8 speed trans
265/65R18 tires
5.3L L83
17.8 mpg city and 18.7 highway
No 20's on the Chevy. Good move.
 
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