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Old 11-16-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
 
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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Will Be Your Favorite Off-Road Truck

It's been two years since Chevy first started teasing us with its mid-sized off-road pickup concept, but the wait for the real deal is finally over. The Colorado ZR2 comes with a much wider track, a lifted suspension and Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers off a Camaro Z/28, functional rockers and modified bumpers for better clearance. You can spec it with a 3.6 V6 with 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque or a Duramax diesel offering 181 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft, both of which are mated to an 8-speed automatic. Used as a normal pickup, the ZR2 will tow up to 5,000 lbs. or carry 1,100 lbs. of payload.

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looks like it makes more sense than that ford craptor.
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If off-roading is all you want buy a jeep. At 5,000 lbs towing that's laughable especially when the raptor is rated at 8k I believe.

Hell our Cherokee trail hawk can tow more than this truck and is far better off-road
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Looks good. Its hard to make out the widen fenders tho
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There must have been some layoffs in the wheel design department...
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this thing is fucking awesome.

so many tidbits that make it really unique and capable...

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Beyond the obvious awesomeness of that hood scoop, seriously aggressive front bumper and desert-style bed-mounted full-sized spare the truck apparently has a 2-inch lift over a standard Colorado (and definitely a wider track,) front and rear electronic locking differentials, skid plates and 31-inch tires.
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The driveline will have nine different conditions it can be set to:

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2WD, locked rear differential
Auto 4WD
Auto 4WD, locked rear differential
4WD Hi, locked transfer case
4WD Hi, locked transfer case and locked rear differential
4WD Lo, locked transfer case
4WD Lo, locked transfer case and locked rear differential
4WD Lo, locked transfer case, locked front and rear differentials
...depending on what you’re trying to drive over. The electronic lockers are supposed to work seamlessly with the truck’s traction control system which also features an “Off-Road Mode” that “alters the throttle progression and shifts calibrations to give the driver better control and responsiveness” according to Chevrolet.
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Is Your Mid-Sized Diesel Ford Raptor Alternative
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this thing is fucking awesome.

so many tidbits that make it really unique and capable...

The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Is Your Mid-Sized Diesel Ford Raptor Alternative
4LO locked front and rear diffs
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4LO locked front and rear diffs
not to mention center as well.

seriously, im unsure what other trucks have that option except wrangler.

raptor's front is a limiited slip- at least the older ones are afaik.

tacoma off road package maybe?

some high end toyota offroad 100k beast of a truck maybe too. who knows.
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don't get me wrong though, it'd be a hilariously unlikely situation to need a locking front, rear and center in these parts, but still really cool.
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not to mention center as well.

seriously, im unsure what other trucks have that option except wrangler.

raptor's front is a limiited slip- at least the older ones are afaik.

tacoma off road package maybe?

some high end toyota offroad 100k beast of a truck maybe too. who knows.
The Land Rovers and Range Rovers probably do too, and yeah probably the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus equivalent.
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The Land Rovers and Range Rovers probably do too, and yeah probably the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus equivalent.
i just started hunting on the land cruiser...

sidenote.... they start at 85k currently
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welp. don't think the land cruiser offers it
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i just started hunting on the land cruiser...

sidenote.... they start at 85k currently
Yeah, they are insanely expensive...the mid-90's version with the straight 6 built by the Toyota heavy machinery division would be my go to...so fucking awesome...plus those motors reportedly last for like 300K+ miles
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Yeah, they are insanely expensive...the mid-90's version with the straight 6 built by the Toyota heavy machinery division would be my go to...so fucking awesome...plus those motors reportedly last for like 300K+ miles
yeah i wanted one of those last fall but couldn't pull the trigger on the one i got close to
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yeah i wanted one of those last fall but couldn't pull the trigger on the one i got close to
Yeah even those can get on the expensive side too, especially for a 20 year old truck
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in somewhat related news, the LR4 still exists as new... whodathunkit
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WADING DEPTH 35.4 inches

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not to mention center as well.

seriously, im unsure what other trucks have that option except wrangler.

raptor's front is a limiited slip- at least the older ones are afaik.

tacoma off road package maybe?

some high end toyota offroad 100k beast of a truck maybe too. who knows.


1st Gen Raptors only have rear lockers, open front diffs. 2nd Gens will have an optional Torsen front diff.
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HOLY SHIT
Yeah the Land/Range Rovers are still insanely capable off road. Even with their "road" tires...throw some actual all-terrains on there (if you can with that size wheel) and I can't imagine would it would do.
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1st Gen Raptors only have rear lockers, open front diffs. 2nd Gens will have an optional Torsen front diff.


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where is resident raptor
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oh my, news to me



Also, regarding "center-locking". Does any truck/suv with a true 4x4 system that has 4-Auto & 4x4 have locking t-case? ie, F150s, Sierras, Silverados, etc
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Also, regarding "center-locking". Does any truck/suv with a true 4x4 system that has 4-Auto & 4x4 have locking t-case? ie, F150s, Sierras, Silverados, etc
4-auto meaning like rear wheels slip fronts engage?
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4-auto meaning like rear wheels slip fronts engage?
That's how the Ford t-case works. I would assume GM is the same but not sure.
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That's how the Ford t-case works. I would assume GM is the same but not sure.
2500's and 3500 gm's don't.

some 1500s do, perhaps it's all but im unsure.

but i dont think any pickup or suv like that has a true locking center dif.

except h2's and h3's that i can think of... but h3's are full time awd
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