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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 & 3/4 Ton Pickups



  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    i have to shake my head smirk and walk away from this now
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    It must be hard to be him!
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    "Towing 4000 lb my 8.1 gets better milage than your Tundra would."

    Well, judging from Trucktrend, the Tundra got 13mpg towing 5000lb. I would guess that your Lemonado would not do this well empty - let alone with a load. Do you have any objective proof otherwise?

    I did not realize that the poster was talking about a 4.2L I-6 engine. That would never sell in a Crewcab - it would be a dog. Sort of like your 8.1 L at 10,000 ft.
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    Towing my ski boat(4000 lb) 12.7-13.0 consistantly.My 3.4 Taco only got 9-12 depending on terrain ,and I imagine a long hual in the mountians would have been worse(just like a 4.2 in a crew cab).
    My 8.1 at 10,000ft?Never done that but at 7,000 it pulls a 6% grade at 65 in 4th ,just like your tundra at sea level.

  • delrickdelrick Posts: 105
    I asked a simple question.

    Yore hero suggested I was stupid for asking it.

    If no one knows the answer fine.

    Otherwise I am really not interested in Ryan or anyone elses opinions.

    Bunch of ignorant boobs...
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    a pair of intelligent boobs?

    Thanks for stopping by...
    Watch that door....
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Yore hero?

    WE DO KNOW THE QUESTION your just not listening to what we all said: the current I6 will never be put into a crewcab truck
  • whatsachevywhatsachevy Posts: 136
    I like all boobs. Ignorant ones. Intelligent ones. But most of all, I like BIG ones!

    I got $5 that says "delrick" is a Tundra owner!
  • kg11kg11 Posts: 530
    I got $10 that says it's a T-100.

  • jaguar0027jaguar0027 Posts: 387
    are probably right!!!!

  • lauriet1lauriet1 Posts: 87
    $15 says "delrick" is "bama" in disguise
  • saddaddysaddaddy Posts: 566
    My dad just bought a new Chevy Z71. Looks like a pretty nice truck, Ive only driven it once. Can't believe he went for the 4 tire pull. Ive always loved those trucks (second only to my taco). Take it EZ fellas!
  • rcoosrcoos Posts: 167
    Does anyone have the ZX3 Ride Control on their pickup. I would like to know if the shock absorber damping setting (smooth/firm) is for all 4 shocks or just the 2 in the back ?

    ralph c
  • nltnlt Posts: 8
    I have a 2001 Sierra. 4x4. I have never owned a four wheel drive vehicle. When I place it in 4 wheel it seems like the truck is fighting the front end. The dealer said this is normal.
    I do this on dirt not the pavement.
    Does anyone else feel a big diff in 4 wheel drive?
  • whatsachevywhatsachevy Posts: 136
    I finally got a digital camera. I posted some pics of my truck with the 285's (
  • whatsachevywhatsachevy Posts: 136
    I'm not sure what you mean by "it seems like the truck is fighting the front end". If you are turning in 4wd, and it seems like the truck is somewhat in a bind and doesn't want to turn very sharp, this is normal. Unlike the rear differential, the front differential does not "slip" in the same way. Therefore, when you turn in 4wd, the outside tire is trying to travel farther than the inside tire. This creates a binding in the drivetrain. That is the main reason that 4wd is not supposed to be used on hard surfaces where traction is good. In the mud or snow, both wheels can spin which reduces this binding effect. Even when driving straight, you will get a little more noise and vibration from the front drive components being engaged. Other than that, I have not really ever experienced anything different between 2wd and 4wd (other than the additional traction and reduced gas mileage).
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    ...then chances are the traction conditions are not poor enough for you to need to be in 4wd. It's normal like whatsachevy says, but if it happens while you are driving in a straight line I would guess something is wrong.

    Find some sand or loose rocks or mud to play in-that way you can play with the 4wd system and have fun without fear of tearing up your drivetrain! :D
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    infamous Jimmy 270. Not only a truck engine but used in a lot of race (stocks back when they were Jalopies) cars and hot rods. Huh, how do you spell Jalopy? Looks funny. Not too familiar with the new I6 but the old ones had lots of torque.
  • nltnlt Posts: 8
    What you guys are saying is exaclty whats going on. Its good to know this is normal. I love my truck!
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537 add to your list of websites to visit:

    It's brand new and was just opened in the past few days. Check it out when you get a chance.

  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    If it's Autotrac, the binding shouldn't be that noticeable. Mine's vrtually transparent; that's why I like it. If it's part time 4x4 or auto hubs it will feel like it's binding or will crow hop; depending on the tightness of the turn and the hardness of the surface.
    -- Don
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    I am away for 27 hours and come back to find....nothing??

    What happened?
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