With a camper shell over the bed, a pickup can be a great alternative to a sport-utility or even recreational vehicle. The point is that this pace truck is running Chevy's new Vortec 5. You can download a free towing guide to all vehicles at trailer life magazine trailerlife. Don't try this in your neighbor's pickup. This is a one-off truck that won't see production.
The K1500 is no exception. We recently spent a week with a extended-cab K1500 Silverado 4x4 with the Z71 off-road package. My concern is that there is a website someone stated somewhere in a forum that puts it at only 4100 lbs towing cap. With the aggressive tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, and a skid plate, the Z71 is also a good poor-condition and off-road performer. Needless to say, there is no performance deficiency. As a result, pickups are a little bouncy unloaded.
For the traditionalist, a pickup is one of the few ways to still get a vehicle with a big V8 engine and rear-wheel drive. It pulled it but it was about all I would care to pull with that truck and I would not want to pull it far. In that setup, two injectors mounted in a housing that resembled a two-barrel carburetor sprayed fuel into the intake manifold. To report errors and other problems with this page, please. Stay with us on this one. There's increased power and torque everywhere in the rev range.
Of course, since a pickup is designed to carry a load, compromises for that fact are unavoidable. Acceleration is good, load capacity is plentiful at 1600 pounds, and it can tow over 6000 pounds. A very good contoured split bench seat provides most of the comfort and support advantages of bucket seats and all of the 3-passenger usefulness of a bench. Submit Company releases or Product News stories to. Zipping down the straight at 90 mph into the 90-degree Turn Three makes you appreciate the skill of drivers who do it at 230.
More horsepower and torque, longer service intervals, and lower exhaust emissions are the orders of the day. Also if the trailer is fairly heavy a transmission cooler would be a good idea if you do not already have one. These ranges are all for automatic transmission. Ever wonder why Chevy trucks sell so well? And the pickup truck is one of the most useful, versatile vehicles made. Previous truck V-8s had throttle-body injectors.
Fuel economy is also said to improve, by about 8 to 10 percent. If you do not have one then your local dealer shoud be able to provide this information. The manual trans is less 3,700 to 4,200 for a 4. A lot of things for work or play can fit in a pickup bed. And the higher peak numbers don't tell the whole story. It makes loading and unloading of rear seat passengers or cargo much easier. According to the owners manual available online at gmownercentral , a 2001 4.
Remote keyless entry is an option, as is leather upholstery. Horsepower jumps from 175 to 220. Suspension damping and control borrow from modern automotive technology to give a good, comfortable, and secure ride. It could be because of the wide range of available models - everything from a 2-wheel-drive V6-powered C1500 to a mammoth 4-wheel drive, six- passenger crew cab K3500 with a big-block 454 cubic inch V8 or 6. With the resulting more consistent combustion, Chevy has upped the compression ratio from 9.
To show the new Vortec 5. The fuel spray combines with the vortex created by the intake air flowing through the carefully designed intake ports to provide a much better fuel and air mixture. Pickup's do not have a towing capacity, per se, they have a rating to the hitch that limits their towing capacity by hitch type; and that depends on the type of trailer that is connected to them. And it had the extended cab which features a new second passenger-side door for easier access. The V-8s may have borrowed the intake swirl from the Vortec V-6, but they leapfrogged the V-6's fuel-injection system. The cooling system, spark plugs, and spark-plug wires are designed to run 100,000 miles before service, and timing checks are no longer necessary.