Last post on Aug 08, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Truck
#15 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [z71redneck]
Sep 04, 2008 (6:17 pm)
If those are your conditions, then you need to modify ANY truck you buy.
The Z71 is really not a whole lot more than an appearance package to be honest. I'm not Chevy fanboi or anything like that but it is what it is. If you feel the whole package is bad, then buy something that suits you better.
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#16 of 17 Re: Z71=OFF ROAD?? [paisan]
Sep 05, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I think the problem z71redneck is having is due to the fact that GM has a 17" spare on his truck. The owners manual states that if the 17" rim is used it is not to be used in 4WD mode. Being that the z71 package comes standard with 4WD it makes no sense to put that spare on a 4WD truck if you can't use it in 4WD mode. GM while trying to save a buck should've owned up and put on a spare that can be used in 4WD mode.
While some manufacturers use the same rims all around making for a 5 wheel rotation, GM uses the cheapest rims they got for a spare and that isn't even talking about the crap tire they use (Generals). So the question is. If you're in 4WD mode due to the weather and get a flat, you can no longer use 4WD until you get the original tire back on.
I had the same problem with my Denali. It came with a mismatched sized rim and tire for a spare. For my Titan it isn't so bad I got crap in all 5 spots spare included.
#17 of 17 tire question
Aug 08, 2009 (12:55 pm)
Hi. Just bought a 2009 1500 Sierra 4wd, crewcab, SLE. It comes with 17" passenger tires!!! I drive a lot of rocky roads and have had to replace 2 tires, with less then 7,000 miles on the truck!!! First flat replaced at 1500 miles, 2nd flat at 7,000 miles. Both tires had slit across the belt. Not patchable. Any one have the same problem? Did GMC put yuck tires on an off road truck (I paid extra for 17: on-off road tires!) for cost containment, better gas mileage, or why??? Really don't care why, just wondering if a common problem and how I can get GMC to pay out! Thanks