So i just got back from my first offroad trip at Flagpole Knob near Harrisonburg Virginia. I have to say i had a blast. These trucks are extremely capable right out of the box. I went with a couple of friends of mine who had an 11' Silverado, 05 Ram and 06 Ram all with A/T's and i was having no problem keeping up with my stock street tires.
I do have two complaints though. On my ride home i noticed my tranny was acting up a little bit. When I would accelerate on the interstate from say 30 or 35, the tranny would rev to about 2500 - 3000 rpms and sit there for about 3-6 seconds before switching ot the next gear. I was thinking maybe i overheated my tranny on the trail? I drove in D and probably never exceeded 10mph on the trail for the most part. It seems ok now but i feel like maybe its shifting harder than normal now. Is this something i should be worried about?
I also developed a nasty squeek from the rear driver side leaf spring. Maybe just mud in the leaf pack i need to wash out? The truck only has like 3500 miles on it so i feel like i shouldnt be having these problems already. I didnt dog it down the trails or anything. Any incite would be appreciated.