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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby Powerwagonmark » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:59 pm

Not worth the :cash: :run:
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby TwinStick » Thu May 18, 2017 8:03 pm

Seems to be getting great reviews & the vids on U-tube are pretty cool too. LOVE the "Trail Leader/support vehicle" one with the diesel, aftermarket utility bed, 1" body lift, & 33" tires ! :rockon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80-h0P1--ok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIZWNzpP0rs

Hope they still make this when out Yoda is paid off.
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby Limamikemike » Thu May 18, 2017 8:09 pm

Love the utility bed, well thought out.
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby MikeKey » Fri May 19, 2017 7:43 am

The dang thing did the Rubicon Trail recently: https://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/stock-ch ... 1795144023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSmBYqDQXNY

GM seems to be coming straight for the Toyota Tacoma with this truck. If an aftermarket takes off around it, this could be the next big platform for overlanders. The Taco doesn't have a front locker or factory sliders.
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby TwinStick » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 pm

In all honesty, I think that the Manufacturers FINALLY did something that makes sense and also good business sense, which is rare these days. Instead of trying to compete directly with each other (which means both sell less), they each took a different niche, so they would be the only one in it, & therefore sell more of them. Raptor is the go-fast truck. Power Wagon is the go-most-anywhere, haul most things, tow most things real work truck. ZR2 is the mid sized, go anywhere, haul a little truck. Because Toyota waited so long to do something, it looks like they will have to compete directly with the ZR2 & take the look-look-me-too approach.

I have the crawl control on our new Toyota. It is cool & it does work, to a degree. And those who do not possess off-road driving skills will think it is the best thing ever. But it is no substitute for a front locker---period.
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby TwinStick » Sat May 20, 2017 8:40 pm

So, today we took an hour trip for breakfast. Went to http://www.unclejoesdiner.com/. On the way back, we hit the new car dealers strip. Stopped in the Chebby dealer. Sad, is about all i can say. Was hoping maybe they had a ZR2 we could look at, because they were a GINORMOUS dealer. I asked for their best truck salesman. I waited 15 minutes, He finally comes over, we greet. I asked him if they had any ZR2's. He said "Oh yeah, we have all kinds of Colorado's." I was losing faith in him fast at that point. I said, that's not what I asked. Do you have any ZR2's. Then he said "I have no idea, let me look them up." He said "we have LOTS of Z71's." :doh: No, ZR2 is what i am looking for. Then he says, "there is 2 in Erie PA & 1 in Syracuse NY." I said "AWESOME, cause we are retired & have nothing better to do. Can you write down their addresses & phone #'s please ?" He says, NO, that's NOT how this works. We can have it shipped here." I told him we were just looking. He would NOT give me the names of the dealers or the phone #'s, & said it would not be shipped here because you are just looking. So, I smiled my best fake smile, laughed & said THAT is part of the problem with American car dealers. I swear to GOD you really don't want to sell vehicles, with stupid rules like that. Why do you think the Japanese are selling so many trucks ? Because you treat customers like dirt. Erie PA is 2 hrs away & so is Syracuse. I can be there & back by dinner. He said sorry. I said to tell the owner at your next sales meeting, that one of your potential customers said he will never buy here because of that stupid rule. Then I just walked out.
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby TwinStick » Sun May 21, 2017 7:46 am

Awesome, thanks. :rockon:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby MikeKey » Sun May 21, 2017 8:14 am

If we didn't have two kids and an Airstream to tow, I would seriously consider building an expo rig out of one of these.
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Re: Chevy ZR2 with Duramax and Front/Rear Lockers

Postby RustyPW » Mon May 22, 2017 8:35 pm

MikeKey wrote:The dang thing did the Rubicon Trail recently: https://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/stock-ch ... 1795144023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSmBYqDQXNY

GM seems to be coming straight for the Toyota Tacoma with this truck. If an aftermarket takes off around it, this could be the next big platform for overlanders. The Taco doesn't have a front locker or factory sliders.

I'ts a cheby. :notworthy: Of course it will have the aftermarket behind it!.
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