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Dealer showed me 2002 1500 Silverado Specs today. Big changes coming!

hunter98hunter98 Posts: 273
MORE DEATAILS PLEASE, ANY INFO ON THE OTHER MOTORS AND TRUCKS. IF THE 5.3L is 320 HP, what is the DURAMAX, 6.0L, and 8100 numbers. You just gave me a shot of pickup viagra.

IS the Gas tank any bigger?



  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    35 more hp?

    4 wheel steering on the silverados in 02?

    17 inch wheels?

    Ill believe it when i see it
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    you'll be seeing $40k sticker.
  • amoralesamorales Posts: 196
    $ play, you pay. Everyone must pay for their pleasures.....
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    17 inch rims are going to be for the Z71 pkg on the avalanche.
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    Doesn't sound like a production vehicle for the masses!!
  • 4 wheel steering is going to go on the GMC C3, they are going to see how it works there.

    I could see frame improvements etc coming, and a better warranty that would just be another boost for GM pickups.
  • joe3891joe3891 Posts: 759
    Boy that going to cost up front.
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    Scary coming from GM, they have a tough time getting 2wds to drive without shaking, much less having the rear wheels steer also (my understanding it would use a rack-type system?)I'd definately wait a few years for this change. My 2wd x-cab steers fine, if I wanted a sports car, I would have bought one. Later
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    this option is mainly for people who do alot of towing.

    Pretty neat option got to see it up close on the terradyne 2 yrs ago at the chicago autoshow. Watched about a 45 demo on it.

    They have been working on it for awhile now

  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    how does the 4 wheel steering aid in towing? Just curious.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    switching lanes mainly

    Thats the benefit i see
  • sir_colsir_col Posts: 25
    I would sure like to see a detail of all the changes and mods for 2002. Any luck on posting all the changes,colors/interior choices,and options? When will GM start accepting 2002 orders? I have ask around here, no luck from the local types. Thanks, Sir_col
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    Can't see the need for 4-wheel steering to make lane changes. You shouldn't be making any quick maneuvers while towing a load. Maybe it would help maneuverablilty while trying to park your load, but providing 4-wheel steering for the purpose of making lane changes is assinine. Many years ago Honda had 4-wheel steering on their Prelude. I don't think they have it now. Can't be cost effective for a mass production vehicle. Who wants it?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    it makes lane changes smoother.

    Its real hard to explain you would have to see a demo which i and many others seen at the autoshow 2 yrs ago. Lots of people were talking about how much they would like this. Seems like a real good feature

    But it is not for everyone

    also turning radius was shortened

    Just wait and see when it comes out trust me its not assinine
  • lspanglerlspangler Posts: 102
    There is an interesting article on Edmund's about the 4 wheel steering, it's under the technology section off from the main page.

    They explain the benefit to towing as the trailer and truck staying in alignment when changing lanes because the rear tires actually turn in the same direction [non-permissible content removed] the front at high speed so the truck just moves sideways across the lane instead of turning. Also when turning at low speed, the rear tires steer opposite of the front and the trailer more closely follows the truck's track.

    It'll be neat to see
  • 4x44x4 Posts: 114
    320 HP? Yeah right
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    It's a free country...GM can post whatever HP numbers they want. They've been doing it for what else is new.
  • chevy4mechevy4me Posts: 203
    But at what rpm 5900?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    then again, GM has the tech2 though their techs don't know how to use it....
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    >It's a free country...GM can post whatever HP numbers they want. They've been doing it for what else is new.
  • bigfurbigfur Posts: 649
    Heck i was a body Tech at a GM dealership and knew how to use it better than the crusty veteran service techs. sad huh?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    That's downright terrifying if you ask me.
  • bigfurbigfur Posts: 649
    Ok picture a 50+ year old guy coming to the NEW 20 (at the time) year old body tech to ask how to use this new computer they got!!!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    when I brought it in for warranty work. Forgot to remove the HPIII programming so ran back to the truck which they had already placed on the rack. They dropped the truck and was watching me remove the programming. They started commenting that if I knew how to work one why couldn't I do the updates to the tranny myself. Told them fine, give me the tech2...until the shop foreman walked around the corner...
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Updated tranny programming?
    -- Don
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    An HPIII is a hypertech product that allows you to program your ECM. (engine control module)With an HPIII you can change your transmission shift points the firmness of the shifts and tune the engine for pulling, more HP, or economy.You can also calibrate your spedometer.
  • btate2002btate2002 Posts: 64
    Does anyone know when we will know exactly what GM decides to do to the Silverado Next year?? Any pictures, online articles????
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    This happened almost a year ago. Just sharing a story. BTW, I haven't checked the calibration site lately. Thanks for reminding me.
  • whatsachevywhatsachevy Posts: 136
    How do you cut donuts?
  • eric2001eric2001 Posts: 482
    With a knife??? Duh....

    Just kidding!
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