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Surprise, Surprise

Postby TheMightyWhitey [OP] » Nov 07 2019, 11:12pm

Never have heard anything at all since my install of Bilstein 5100's on the 3rd notch, or the 1.25" lift in front 40,000+ miles ago. They actually smoothed out the ride on my truck. 72,5xx miles now. 5100's in the rear also with Firestone airbags.

What I noticed was while I was in North Dakota driving on the sloppy, wet gravel roads out there was that I have "rubbing" with my OEM stock sized P265/70 17 Bridgestone Dueler RHS tires on the Chevrolet WT steelie rims. I could see the contact spot on the control arm if I parked with the wheels turned!!

Not that it really matters.............but I was surprised.

I actually plan on getting 255/75 17 tires when these finally wear out.............which I'm having a hard time doing.
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Re: Surprise, Surprise

Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Nov 07 2019, 11:26pm

I've heard if you press both the wide pedal and skinny pedal at the same time it helps wear the tires down faster lol
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Re: Surprise, Surprise

Postby TheMightyWhitey [OP] » Nov 08 2019, 9:39pm

19trax95 wrote:I've heard if you press both the wide pedal and skinny pedal at the same time it helps wear the tires down faster lol




Does the "nanny" truck really allow that to happen anymore??!! :lol:
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Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Nov 08 2019, 10:27pm

Yeah. Press and hold the traction control button and shut off traction control and stabillitrac. Or pull the ABS fuse.
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Postby SierraHarleySierraHarley is online! » Nov 08 2019, 11:26pm

My stock tires were 255/70/17 and I bumped them up to 265/70/17 when I had the KO2s put on, no rubbing at all. I'm surprised you have rubbing with 265/70/17 tires.
Got any pics of your truck you can post? I'm curious.
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Postby TheMightyWhitey [OP] » Nov 09 2019, 12:46am

SierraHarley wrote:My stock tires were 255/70/17 and I bumped them up to 265/70/17 when I had the KO2s put on, no rubbing at all. I'm surprised you have rubbing with 265/70/17 tires.
Got any pics of your truck you can post? I'm curious.



Not that you'd see anything with.

As I said this was in NoDak and my truck was covered in gravel road slime from it being so wet there. I could see the rubbing because of the only clean spot on the control arms on both sides. The sidewall is rubbing; not the tread.
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