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Re: dp454so's 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 build

Postby dp454so [OP] » Nov 13 2020, 5:50pm

Bradley21sanders wrote:Seems like you are really on track with most of your mods.. as far as what you have decided not to do.

Except.. don't waste your money on the CAI and really the flares could just cause you headache in the future. None seem to fit perfectly and due to that could rub your paint or trap stuff behind them.

I am also happy with my diablo intune programmer, The custom tune woke it up for sure.

I have the deaver mini pack on mine. Here is a link to the install thread.
Deaver Leaf Spring Review

Great thread on the mini packs! Appreciate it.

How did the truck settle out once you put them on? Did they give you any lift and did you keep the factory block? I was under the assumption (perhaps incorrectly) that they didn't need the block to get their 2" of lift.

From your thread: "For those of you curious about will they fit and all that, it is a full 2” HIGHER than factor if you install it how it comes with the factory block in the rear. However the mini pack comes with the option to make the height less. 6/8 or .75” to be exact for a total lift height above stock in the rear of 1.25 so with the factory rear block its like really having a 2.5” block instead of just the factory 1.25” one."
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Re: dp454so's 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 build

Postby Bradley21sanders » Nov 13 2020, 6:19pm

You keep the factory block that's in the truck and this mini pack just replaces the overload spring that's currently in the truck.

I was just noting that the kit comes with (2) 3/8" spacers that you can opt to put in or take out.

I have not done any measuring but I think it has settled quite a decent amount, I wish I had kept both 3/8" spacers in when I originally installed them.

I have my coilovers set at 2.5" and the rear looks to be close to dead level maybe a little lower than the front. I just honestly do not know if its the original leafs losing arch or the deavers that are settling to now not have a little rake..

I will see if I can find if I measured the rear fender height when I installed them and then compare to now.
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Re: dp454so's 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 build

Postby dp454so [OP] » Nov 13 2020, 7:33pm

Roger that on the settling & OEM block. Appreciate the help.

Did you ever consider add a leafs instead of Deavers? if so what brand?
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Re: dp454so's 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 build

Postby dp454so [OP] » Nov 17 2020, 1:11am

Bradley21sanders wrote:Seems like you are really on track with most of your mods.. as far as what you have decided not to do.

Except.. don't waste your money on the CAI and really the flares could just cause you headache in the future. None seem to fit perfectly and due to that could rub your paint or trap stuff behind them.

I am also happy with my diablo intune programmer, The custom tune woke it up for sure.

I have the deaver mini pack on mine. Here is a link to the install thread.
Deaver Leaf Spring Review


I appreciate it Brad.

May I ask why you don't recommend the CAI? I try to look at it like this,... if you want the motor to make more power, it needs more air. "Do guys running superchargers & turbos use alternative intakes...?" If yes - then that is the answer, if no, that's the answer. I'm by no means an intake specialist but pushing back a little here. I will ultimately going with cam, heads, and tuning the 6.2. It just such a heck good motor :twisted:

I agree with the flares, it's not worth it unless you're going full bolt-rivet style. Definitely not worth damaging the truck body for the little value of the flares.

Right now, all of my parts (including the Kings) are tracking for an end-of-week delivery and will put them at my shop over next weekend. Hopefully before whitetail season starts on Monday :)
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Re: dp454so's 2016 Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2 build

Postby dp454so [OP] » Feb 02 2021, 2:05am

Pics with the kings and Deavers on. Lifted from the previous height about 6" front and back and still have 1" rake front to back. Rides difference is night and day and I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner. I have about 1k miles on the new parts and they have loosened up a little.

Next step is picking up wheels and tires.

The short list for tires: BFG KO2's, BFG KM3's (would be a splurge). Lookin for recommendations or experiences with all terrains that wear, handle, and grip like the KO2's.

Should be able to fit 35x12.50's with some trimming.

Wheels:
I'll probably keep the 22's but want a little more tire between me and the road. Leaning toward 18's but would do 17's if they would clear the calipers. So many damn good looking wheels out there ... Looking at bronze or titanium (grey) color, looking for a light and strong model but don't want to spend a fortune on wheels. Likely candidates are Method, Raceline, Fuel.

Cheers!
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