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    Chevrolet offering serious off-road performance parts for the ZR2 in 2019, never seen this kind of OEM support

    It's a 23 foot trailer, weighs 4300lbs dry. I actually ordered a V6 initially. Along the lines of wanting a Rally Raid experience. But somehow GM lost my truck. It got built, shipped to St. Louis, and then it stopped moving for 2 months, and they couldn't tell me when I was going to get it...
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    Chevrolet offering serious off-road performance parts for the ZR2 in 2019, never seen this kind of OEM support

    I don't think the tow rating has anything to do with the raised suspension at all. That's more than made up for by the extra body control provided by the DSSV shocks. It more likely has to do with cooling. Though I've had no problems towing at 7000lbs. Max trans temp I've seen is 101C, it's...
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    Chevrolet offering serious off-road performance parts for the ZR2 in 2019, never seen this kind of OEM support

    It's fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I had a Frontier Pro4X before, and it was a real pig when towing. 10 mpg towing my 23' camper trailer. And that was going really slow, trying to stay about 50 mph which often had traffic backing up behind me. It's not that it couldn't go faster, but I...
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    Chevrolet offering serious off-road performance parts for the ZR2 in 2019, never seen this kind of OEM support

    Yeah, and Kings are NOT DSSV shocks. What attracted me to the ZR2 is that it does not ride like an off-road truck. Nothing else available mixes this amount of on-road precision and body control, with 90% of the off-road performance of dedicated off-road shocks. I'm towing 7000lbs for 1000's...
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    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, COMING SOON!

    It's been a while since I off-roaded the truck, so I'm not sure... I stopped doing trails because all the Jeeps on 44's hogged them all out and made them impassible for anything streetable. But I don't think the UTV's are going on the Jeep trails either. They just don't have big enough...
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    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, COMING SOON!

    I really doubt the AEV Colorado as shown will ever be available. It's just typical SEMA stupidity. It can't even be driven. The tires don't clear. They just push it around the shows. And I also don't think the Ranger Raptor will ever come to the US either. Ford doesn't have plans for...
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    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, COMING SOON!

    I disagree, and so does the market actually. When GM had to add a third shift in Wentzville, Ford took notice, and rushed the new Ranger into production. There are now 4 (5 if you include the Ridgeline) mid-size trucks on the market. Yes, they are not as small as an original minitruck, but...
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    Advice Needed:: Tacoma owner considering a ZR2

    I have recently been shopping for a daily driver truck to replace my 2014 Nissan Frontier Pro4X which as now become a work truck. That vehicle has been pretty decent over the years, with the exception of a completely non-functional heating unit right from the day I drove it home. It took 5...
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    Africa Twin reviews

    To me that would be sacrilege. So no. :) But reading from other users, most seem to like it. There are a few who say they wish they had gone manual, but not a lot.
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    Africa Twin reviews

    Well, I did end up picking one up in August. Been riding it as much as I can, and love it. Almost done farkling it up. Bought most of the SW Motech catalog. Pretty happy with most of it. Only thing left to do is bash plate, pillion seat replacement cargo tray, and heated grips. Oh, and...
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    Canadian Disco 2 Build

    I guess one thing I did that never made it to this thread. My rear cargo barrier. I wanted to do something to give me more storage, but not drawers as I find that they waste a lot of volume, are heavy, etc. So I just made a shelf system, with a barrier integrated. This allows me to pack all...
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    Canadian Disco 2 Build

    Wow, reading back a few pages, I forgot how much good tech there is here. I'm glad I documented what I did here, because otherwise I can't remember what I did 7 years ago! This here is particularly interesting. This is the #1 thing I don't like about the manual trans. Off-road, the stock...
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    Outdoor Kid Photo Thread

    Wow, this thread is still alive after all these years? Couple from last year. Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks. We decided not to fight it and let them go nuts in the tidal mud. They were quite a hit, and made it into the photo albums of all the tourists there that day. Cape Breton. I love...
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    Africa Twin reviews

    This thing is tempting me so bad. I currently have a KTM Freeride which I absolutely love in the woods, and even on a mild family-oriented MX track chasing my kids and wife around. But it's absolutely intolerable on any kind of long distance ride (ie: anything where you're sitting). Buzzy...
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