On this show we discuss the guys talk about the upcoming Chevy Colorado ZR2. The ZR2 is an improved offroad package for the Chevy Colorado over the Z71 package. It includes all kinds of improvements that make the Colorado ZR2 even more competitive (possibly even better) than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
In the garage
- Dan – axle swap complete. New shocks are ready to go on. Monroe Load Adjusters with coil spring. Now on to working on the trailer
- Craig –
- Rich –
Feedback: Wyatt Cleveland I am moving to a part of Colorado that often gets to -40 in the winter (record of -60) what type of battery would you recommend for conditions/what have you found to work best in your experience in Alaska? 2002 Wj v8 so currently has a group 65 but a group 34 fits perfectly as well.
From Jack Griffiths Hey buddy, listening to you latest episode, just so you know a spartan locker of the like will not work in a factor limited slip diff carrier. They only work in open diff carriers. So if you do go that route in the future, you will need to pull a 8.8 open carrier out of a boneyard or whatnot to install a ratchet or lunchbox style locker.
In the news: we skipped these articles but will discuss them at another time, in another show.
- http://www.autoblog.com/2017/02/15/aev-brute-double-cab-production-ending/ – could this be them getting ahead of the Jeep truck re-introduction?
- Chevy ZR2 – http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/05/2017-chevrolet-colorado-zr2-review-first-drive.html
- The MegaRaptor – http://www.autoblog.com/2017/05/05/f250rs-megaraptor-ford-super-duty-on-amphetamines/
- https://cumminsengines.com/repower – Dan discussed this motor on the Diesel Performance Podcast back in December. Check it out at http://dieselperformancepodcast.libsyn.com/the-4-x-4-podcast
Offroad APPtitude: Skipped for this episode.
Offroading 101: Skipped for this episode.
Outdoor Edibles: I’ve got the Skottle back out and its working great as a regular grill replacement while at home and still continue to travel in the trailer with me.
While the XJ has been parked though, Dan installed a 50″ AuxBeam light bar. The experience with the 20″ bar on the Yukon has been a positive one so it was worth trying out the bigger one. Unfortunately, Dan hasn’t been able to get out and really try the light bar because the XJ has not left the driveway. A full review will be upcoming. Also, you can get a 10% discount at auxbeam.com when you use the coupon code “4x4podcast”.