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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby Jasen » Dec 31 2016, 6:43am

They look good.
I haven't got to use my Hella yellow halogens in the fog yet, but I sure liked them Thanksgiving making the 40 mile drive home on the dark rural stretch of freeway in a nasty rain.
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby Rambodog [OP] » Dec 31 2016, 6:53am

Thanks. I used them tonight in a pretty good snow squall and they actually helped cut down the Star Wars effect. I ran DRL and fogs and it was great.
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby abes_sy » Jan 01 2017, 9:43am

I saw that you installed a diff drop. Do you have any pick on how you did it. I got one with my 2" leveling kit but there was no instructions. There is a stud in one of the spots you have to use the ne bolt but couldn't figure out how to take it off. Any recommendations or wasI looking at the wrong spots to put the spacers. Great looking truck! Love the HID's.
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby Rambodog [OP] » Jan 11 2017, 6:45pm

Thanks....and sorry I missed your post. I don't have any pics unfortunately. What 2" kit that came with a diff drop do you have? Even with a 2.5" I really didn't need to do it. My CV angles were okay, but I did it cause I could and of course flatter CV angles is a good thing. To each their own , right? If you remove the plastic protector/skid plate, you will see 4 bolts holding the Diff bracket. The spacers go above the diff bracket at the 4 bolt locations. The diff needed fins shaved on driver side a bit to allow clearance for housing to drop enough to get the spacers in. There are 2 fins and I found it easier to use a Sawzall to cut both at same time from the rear. I didn't use a file cause I got pretty tight to housing, but might not have had to. You don't want to cut into diff housing so look at all angles of your cut a few times as you cut to be sure blade direction is okay. I did it on a lift and had to pry a tad against the starter a bit to fit the passenger side rear I believe. Could have been front, either way one will go easy and one will fight a bit. The Skid plate is closer to diff upon installing now. I stacked some washers to space it a bit from diff.
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby ferraiolo1 » Jan 11 2017, 6:58pm

abes_sy wrote:I saw that you installed a diff drop. Do you have any pick on how you did it. I got one with my 2" leveling kit but there was no instructions. There is a stud in one of the spots you have to use the ne bolt but couldn't figure out how to take it off. Any recommendations or wasI looking at the wrong spots to put the spacers. Great looking truck! Love the HID's.


Here are a few pics from when I did mine. I only have a pic of one of the mounting points. But all four look the same. And if you have a 2in under strut spacer your CV will hit. 14-16 1500 differential drop
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby Rambodog [OP] » Jan 11 2017, 7:06pm

I don't get why the under strut spacer hits, but if in conjunction with the top strut spacer it clears. By the skin of it's teeth, but it clears.
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Re: Rambodog's 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 Build

Postby abes_sy » Jan 14 2017, 4:59am

Thanks Rambodog and ferraiolo1 for your help. I will have to crawl back under there one of these days when I am feeling up to it and give it another go.

Here is a link to the kit that I bought.

http://supremesuspensions.com/product/2 ... tial-drop/

I paid like $75 bucks for it during a black friday sale. I installed the upper billet spacer but never did the diff spacer i only ordered the 2" so it didnt come with the lower shock spacer.
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