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Questions & Answers on the 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500

Q.) Can you install a 285/70/17 tires on the new Chevy Silverado?

A.) Not in the stock configuration but by adding the 2.25" Readylift to the front end the 285/70/17 tires fit with only a slight bit of rubbing on the stock Chevy mud flap when turning in reverse. This is easily corrected by relocating the inner fastener inside the wheel well. Also, this only was the case with the new wider rims that changed the offset of the tires. On the stock rims there was no rubbing at any point.

Q.) Will XM Radio work in Alaska?

A.) Yes and No. We experienced some interruption while driving in Alaska including in Anchorage. Most notably, XM was intermittent in the mountains along the Glenn Highway and in some areas along the Kenai Peninsula.

Q.) What kind of gas mileage will the Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 V8 get?

A.) Many factors effect fuel mileage from quick starts at the stop lights to hilly and windy country roads but as a general rule, the mileage shown on the stickers seems quite possible. Our tests with the stock Silverado showed 19's on the freeways but with a 22 year old college student at the wheel, 70's were often closer to 80's and slow easy accelerations were seldom the rule.

Q.) What are your favorite options on the 2011 Chevy Silverado pickup?

A.) Tough question, there are some really great options available for the new Chevy trucks and to choose one as our favorite is just about impossible. If I had to do it, I would most likely say the All Star Package is a must have as to add this afterwards would be both time consuming and expensive. The LT and Z-71 options are also in the running but with all the included options in the All Star Package it's a real must in our book.

Q.) How does the Borla exhaust fit on the 2011 Chevy Silverado?

A.) Installation is as simple as it gets and can be completed in about an hour or two depending upon the tool selections and facilities.

Q.) Did the Borla exhaust increase power on the 2011 Chevy Silverado?

A.) Want your 5.3 to roar like a lion? The cat back exhaust from Borla, part number 140341, creates a deep moan at idle and a impressive roar when under acceleration. Power on the 5.3L really came alive with the new Borla exhaust and when coupled with the Airaid Cold Air Intake System, hold on, the difference is well worth the investment.

Q.) Which front end level kit works best on the 2011 Chevy Silverado?

A.) All we can say here is that the 2.25" Readylift front end leveling kit works wonders. It may be one of the most expensive kits on the market but seeing that it retains all the stock alignment settings and drives just like stock is testiment to its quality. After driving this truck from Spokane WA to Kenai Alaska, there was no noticable wear on the front tires and we made the 3200 mile trip in 3 days. We really like the 2.25" Readylift and recomment it for all Chevy 1500's, two or four wheel drive.