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Chevy Silverado - Continued XVIII



  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Funny story on the radio this morning. Rand do you listen to US99 by chance? Well the one guy on there is from hawaii (i met him actually doesnt look hawaiian at all) and they were talking about blazers and rollovers and he made a comment about women drivers or something and the other radio people said you dont need a car in hawaii you could walk everywhere you wanna go. That made me think of you.

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    and Bravada rated a one star on rollovers. Meaning that they had a 40% or greater chance of rolling over. Tahoes/Yukons got three stars and the Ford Explorer got two stars.

    They also showed a F150 flippin in the air. Man, I didn't want to see what the driver looked like after that one....Maybe I should consider lowering the truck?

    Must have been an idiot who said that you don't need a car in Hawaii....cause how else are you going to protect yourself around those flippin F150's...LOL!!
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I'll take a car again next time I go to the can go on foot..

    Finally a Blue Truck with the right color!


    Matching is better on some colors....and others look better black....although I still say Blue with pewter bottom and flares is the tops for Indigo..

    rollovers and chicks.....whoduthunkit?

    back to lockers....hehehehe...I think if a Woman is getting a 4x4...prehaps it should have one...

    hmm....does that mean a 4x4 with a locker is a girls truck??

    I gotta go

    Good Luck on this one now!

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Tim your opening up a whole nother can of worms. Might wanna take it to your site.

    I almost rolled my old 87 blazer a few yrs back. After a blizzard in 98 i hit a patch of black ice and went sideways and did a knight rider i only had 2 wheels (same side) on the ground. Scared the heck outta me. Luckily i was able to keep control and get the truck back on the ground.

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    So far spare wheel isnt working out. Found 1 but they want $100 (GRRRRRR) for a steel rim. I might no wait i am going to use the spare rim under the truck and mount a 285. My question will it fit back under the truck? (i am doubting this i am almost positive its to big). Guess ill have to chain it in the bed then

    Also should i get another BFG tire or a cheap 285 for the spare? Any suggestions?

  • bcobco Posts: 756
    i would have to say that unless anyone else has your same tires, you're the only one who would be able to tell if it will fit in the current spare tire spot. measure the height and width of one of your 285's and then roll under your truck and see if it'll fit. c'mon, the concrete garage floor can't be THAT cold, can it? it's a cold spell down here right now. i think it got down below 30 last night! brrrr... ;)

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I dont think itll fit unless i leave alot of air outta it. I might take the spare off in the next few days hopefully i can get it off unlike some pople having trouble. I am about 95% positive it wont fit under there. Ive been under there enough after i wash the truck i was the spare tire rim.

  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    below 30 haha

    This morning it was 14 degrees

    Its warming up though probably hit 25 today

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    when was the last time you had a flat?

    why is it sooooo important to get a 285 as a spare? Do you plan on running the spare for a couple of thousand miles?

    If I were you I'd just leave it alone. Remember all those cars with the puny little space saver tires.....well?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    yea but i heard it was a good idea with the locker and a 4x4 truck.

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Here say or fact? I understand with the locker. But I don't think it's that critical. It's not like you are going to run the Indy 500 or something. And worse comes to worse, you can always call the free service provided by GM.

    Maybe you should run it by a couple of tire guys or the dealer. I run 275/70R16's and a 255/70R16 for a spare. On the Denali, due to the dealers mistake, I had all 5 tires changed.

    Or you could throw on the spare (good time to learn how to dismount the spare) and drive it around for awhile. Don't think you're going to see much difference.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    did you check the link I left for you for the rim?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Yea dean thanks. IVe been to that site before. They want $180 for a ALuminum rim like whats on the truck. Forget that

  • If you get a matching rim and tire you can use 5 tires in your rotation making your tread last longer. If you use a mismatched spare you will have to break the tire down each time or you will waste alot of money on a tire. Just my opinon.

    I would stick with the spare that came on the truck.
  • I see your point about not wanting the small tire on the back with the locker. Why don't you just keep what you have for a spare and if for some reason you get a flat you would just put the spare on the front and then put the front on the back. It's kinda a pain in the [non-permissible content removed], but why spend the extra money?? I have not got a flat in about 10 years, so if your luck is any good you will probably never have to do it, plus you save the cash. If you go 40000 without a flat, you can just use one of your old tires when you need to get the next set for your truck.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Yea true i guess i could keep it.

    My old S-10 i had 3 flats
    The blazer i had 2

    All within a 2 yr span

  • I haven't seen the Chev fix for the doors, but the area zone mgr and Chev eng group gave the part numbers that need to be ordered to solve the problem. I talked to a service manager at another dealer today and he is aware of the door problem but had not heard of a fix.

    I will have to see what all becomes of this. Maybe it is just so much hot wind to quite me down a bit. I was really yanking the chains of Chev and the dealer.

    I am having the rear-quarter windows replaced at the same time to reduce the cabin wind noise.

    Good luck

  • n75v111n75v111 Posts: 243
    Ref.# 752 trw3?? loyalty certificate ?? by n75v111 Jan 09, 2001 (04:40 am)

    Planning on meeting with Dealer to see what they propose to get a TPW assigned on Monday -- FOLLOWING INFORMATION WOULD HELP ALOT -- THANKS

    Tim - Could you give me little more detail on how GM issues that certificate (Is it called a certificate?) You wouldn't have a copy of it you could Fax to me?? Fax 641-754-2731 Loren Bovee if possible.

    Did the Dealer know about it ahead of truck delivery and notify you or did it come to you in the mail direct from GM without dealer knowing about it?? or did the dealer iniciate the request?

    Is it a paper certificate etc or come thru to the dealer from GM with the PU invoice billing etc.?

    Do you think there was any SPECIFIC long delivery parameters before GM would issue this?

    This would give me a better understanding on who to request this thru.

    Thanks - 75v
  • Does anyone know where one of these trucks are located on lots in the USA??
    I'm having a lot of trouble finding them and I know they are out already. Thanks Elaine
  • janzjanz Posts: 129
    RE: 2001 2500 D... "I know they are out already." Is technically accurate, but from our research all I can say is "Good Luck". They are in VERY short supply. I suspect it will be awhile before you will see one on the lot.

    Ours has been on order since early December and we are hoping to see it by the end of February.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    i seen a blue 2500HD CC 8.1 4x4 and a black one but only 6.0 a few days ago

  • sf0383sf0383 Posts: 204
    pretty good in the blue. The stripe adds a lot also. Did you have the dealer add the stripe when he painted the flares?
  • Did the zone manager give you the part numbers? If so, would you post them?

  • The paint job on the flares cost me $300. It was done right a chevrolet dealers body shop the same day the truck was delivered. I added the pinstriping myself.

    The wheels are Amercian Racing Pythons 16x8, tires Cooper Discover AT 265/75/r16 load range D (they make it in E load range, but I didn't really need anything that heavy, only tow a 6,000lbs. travel trailer and a enclosed snowmobile trailer which weights less). Really nice tire, has good traction and runs pretty quiet on the pavement.

    PS. I believe there's only two coats of wax on the pickup when I took this photo.
  • I, for one, am happy I ordered a locker on my 2500.

    My driveway is about 350 feet long, with a few dips and twists, a right angle 100 feet from the end, and a 20+ degree incline.

    Imagine a frozen lake. Now tilt it 20-30 degrees. I don't care who you are: man or woman, you're going to need all the traction you can get. With 700# of sandbags in the back and 700# of plow on the front, 4wd and a locker, I've nearly been stuck on my own driveway a few times. Without chains or a locker, there wouldn't be a prayer -- and a locking differential is much easier to use.

    I sure wasn't going to ask my wife to use her car to pull my 4x4 truck back onto the driveway! The locker was $245 well spent.
  • I just want to say hi to everybody in the group. I've been following the postings since about August, and in spite of all of the negative feedback (Shakerado, etc.), I ordered a 2001 Silverado in mid-September and took delivery of it the last week in October. It's got about 3,500 miles on it now, and to this day I love it as much as the day I first saw it sitting out in the dealer's lot, all prepped and ready to drive home. That's in spite of the fact that in the last 2 1/2 months I've had to replace the windshield (stone damage), and some low-life decided to "key" a 2 foot scratch in the tailgate while it was parked in my driveway. Even though it's only a 2wd, with a little bit of weight in the back (250#) it has handled beautifully in the substantial amount of snow that we have had up here in Michigan this winter. Anyways, I hope y'all don't mind me joining in from time to time.
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Bigger tires are hard on the Lockers ! Mine went out after replacing my 245's with 285's
  • Does any do any towing with a locker rear?, I would think it would cause sway pulling a large trailer 35-40ft.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Welcome Chuck

    Dave did you reprogram your speedo and such for the larger tires? How did you know the locker went out?

  • Why would towing with a locker cause sway? The differential only locks when one wheel spins a 100's of rpm faster than the other. Unless you're spinning a wheel you shouldn't notice the difference. Am I missing something?
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