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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    To be honest, I feel like as i travel around and go on more and more trails, my mind is going to change lots on what I want and i will change things about my truck a lot. Probably change the tries that I run, the gear that I use and what not. But one of my main concerns is the upgrades that are...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I really appreciate the response and, as you word it, your humble opinion. and thank you for taking the time to read everything For the tire situation, I think I am just going to stick with 33's for a while. Maybe down the road quite a ways when I find that trails are starting to become too...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Yeah, the wheel that I am looking at will be 0mm offset. I have used many silverado/sierra forums to try and get as much knowledge as possible on the matters. I appreciate the input. I am fine with having to replace some joints and wheel bearing a little more often as they are not hard to...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I Know that those RC 3.5' lifts put really odd angles on the cv joints. But my problem is that unless I go huge, there isn't many options for me. And I do not really want to go too high, aS I am sticking with 33' tires, not 35's. So I won't need to regear until down the road when i feel like it...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I love the old trucks so much! IYour's looks really good. And thank you, I hope the work is worth it
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Yeah, I figured that it would be expensive, but definitely worth the money, in my opinion, if the shop does a good job
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Or try and find a frantic action shop willing to make a custom bumper for me that could do everything I want and also custom make rock slides, rear bumper, bed rack for rooftop tent, roof rack and other accessories
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Ohhh ok, gotcha. Sorry, don’t know tons about winches. But yeah, I’m kind of thinking of either buying the barricade bumper or something. And mounting a winch plate behind it and just cutting a hole on one of the steel plates (depending on what bumper I get) that isn’t structural and just...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    That's what I have kind of been thinking, is mounting a winch plate behind the barricade or n-fab bumper or something, and then cutting a hole on the bumper plate (obviously not on a structural frame of the bumper) for the cable to come through and either mount some kind of rounded plate or bend...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Look like a very hard rescue and a lot of fun! I love those conditions, can make for some very interesting wheeling. But i definitely agree with you, ridge grapplers would be horrible in those conditions. Lugs are way too tightly spaced together so they don't self clean that well and that type...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    This might sound ridiculous, but I think it is because of the consistency of the snow. I see that you are from Cali, and Cali tends to have very thick, heavy, and wet snow which compresses into ice very easily and just becomes this incredibly slippery hard slush type snow. Where I live, the snow...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    To be honest, I have actually tried those tires up where I live. Ran a set on my old rig and liked them, but they just weren't my favourite. I personally much prefer Nitto mud grapplers or ridge grapplers, or duratracs. And I find that I am needing to (and maybe sometimes trying to ) break...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I am currently out of town working, but I get home on the 31st of january. Can I give you the measurements then? From where exactly would you like them to and from? What was the solution you were thinking of? I am not looking to keep my stock OEM bumper just so you know. Just trying to find a...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Yeah, I am looking to run a 33-34 inch tire. And yeah, I hate the look of those big beefy bumpers. Please! would love to find a lower profile bumper that i can use a winch with.
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I love both of your guys rigs though! And thank you for the input
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    To be honest, I have heard many people say that they are not great for heavier vehicles. KO2s are even worse for heavier vehicles. tread just burns so fast on both tires and they act as a soft tire under tons of weight
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    Ive gone with duratracs in the past and have absolutely loved them. seemed to be a tire that was pretty good in every area instead of just focusing in one than the other. Everyone just seems to either run these or KO2s out here unless they have a vehicle built for something in specific or have...
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    Help on my 2009 Silverado 5.3L build (and others' 2007-2013 silverado/sierra builds)

    I'll probably be adding more things and be asking more questions as i get further and further into my build, but I forgot to ask about something. For tires, I am heavily considering the Duratracs since i have a vast selection of climates and conditions that i need my tires to handle as well as...