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Chevy Silverado - Continued XVIII

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  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    no matter how it gets's not Autotrac that makes people get out of control...

    It's the fact that 4WD and snow makes people idiots!.....who think they can stop just as good..

    I was the same way with my first 4WD.....

    oh well

    - Tim
  • problems post. I have some information on the V6
  • bcobco Posts: 756
    Ryan & smikes - re: #515 and 516 (on 'rado XVII)

    Click Here for the Firestone letter.

  • I ordered my truck last night - 2001 1500 LT, Forest Green/Tan Leather, Ext. Cab, SB, Z71, Locker, Trailer Pkg, Block Heater, Blackwalls, and the big caveat .... Ride Control. Since the Ride Control (FW1) is still on hold, I don't expect Chevy to pick up the order right away. I'm going to give it until just after New Year's, and if the FW1 is still not available, I'll reorder the truck without it. I sure hope Chevy releases the FW1 this month. I know I could put Rancho 9000's w/remote activation on it after the fact, but it would not be as clean as having the switch built into the dash at the factory.

    The wait begins....

  • at how many miles did you have your injector problems???also thanks for input.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Hey how cold is it by you? Any snow? Reason i am asking is my bedrail cap (side i had trouble with) is coming off. Seems all the snow and ice loosened it up (side by the cab). Only thing holding it down there now is the frozen snow. Really ticking me off. I cant fix it cause its dirty and cold. I need some glue or something

  • bcobco Posts: 756
    no, no snow. been chilly though. remember, i'm in sc. we've had frost on the windows some mornings. caps are holding fine. eventually you're going to have to do what i did, dude.
    1. take your caps off.
    2. remove any excess double-sided tape from the caps and the rails.
    3. use a rubbing compound (or something similar to strip any wax on your bed-rails).
    4. use a dish detergent(i think i used palmolive) to wash any rubbing compound residue off your bedrails.
    5. use the same dish wash solution to wash the backs of your rail caps.
    6. dry everything completely.
    7. reapply double-sided tape to your caps - i used more than what came on 'em. got 'em real good near each end.
    8. reapply caps to rails.
    9. walk up and down on top of 'em to smash 'em down real good.
    10. don't let 'em get wet for 48 hours.

    do all that in moderate weather or in a decently heated garage and i think it'll work just fine for you. mine have not budged at all. all told, you'll spend about an hour on it.

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Does anyone know the tire diameter on the P265 Firestone AT's? They dont have these tires on their website. How come?


  • smikessmikes Posts: 130
    Did any of you notice heavy overspray on your 'rados when you got them? I just dropped mine off this morning to have the Expel (Scotchcal - 3M) clear bra substitute applied. The installer found alot of overspray on the hood.

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    that's why the dealer preps them before delivery. Or in my case, I requested that they did not prep cause they could put scratches into the already orange peeled paint. Clayed the truck per Zaino instructions and a ton of overspray came off on the clay.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240

    all i want for xmas

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...and perhaps the most expensive!

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I think my xmas present will be great (see a few posts above)

    Thanks David for the tire info

    The BFG's are 32.X inches in diameter

    So ill gain appx 1 inch in height woohoo

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Jessica will like that...


    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    yea uh huh Tim

  • markbuckmarkbuck Posts: 1,021
    You will gain 1/2 of the wheel diameter change in truck height...
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    If I'm getting a new 2001 Silverado for Christmas, any suggestions on what I should get my wife? She got a new Saturn SW2 wagon 4 years ago for her birthday, only cost $20,000 though. The way I see it, it is my turn now.

    285 rp (reindeer power) hmmmmm.
    How can I work that into personalized plates?
    285 RP

    Speaking of deer, I didn't get anything in that late muzzleloader hunt in northeastern Washington last weekend. Saw about 6 deer in two days, but no bucks. One came up to within 100' of me as I was hiding behind a tree taking a crap in 1' of snow.
    Thank God it wasn't a buck, I'd hate to shoot one with my pants around my ankles.

  • I'll try to take some pics later tonight (at work right now). The truck is kinda durty b/c it rained the other day, but oh well. I'll wash it this weekend and take another set. I guess I should go register for a picturetrail right now.
    Rubberride axles anybody?

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ..she will have to settle for 1/2 inch


    (Ryan is getting mad at old Timmy.....probably why he don't post on my site no more)

    .....darn....How will I make it thru the weekend knowing he is mad?....)

    BTW.......while men never dance....if you do...AT LEAST YA DON'T ANNOUCE YOU ARE GOING BEFORE!


    Enjoy......even you too Ryan

    - Tim
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