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Old 02-24-2016, 10:20 AM
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Default Colorado diesel test drive

I test drove a Colorado diesel last Saturday. Having never driven a new Colorado or Canyon before I was not surprised that it was light years ahead of the previous generation in ride, handling, interior quality and styling. The Colorado diesel I drove was a red CCLB 4x4 Z71 with 3.42 axle ratio. It was well equipped, but not loaded and had a price tag of $41,260 including $3905 for the 2.8L Duramax. The engine had good power and worked well with the 6 speed auto transmission but it will not wow you if you're running it like a gasser in the upper rpm range. The little 2.8L Duramax is more impressive in the low and mid rpm range where a diesel engine is suppose to work.
2017 Chevy 3500 srw 4x4 Z71 CCSB L5P

2002 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 CCSB LB7
2.5 Turbo, ATS dual CP3's, Crower rods, SoCal stage2 heads, SoCal Cam, SoCal Pushrods, ARP head & main studs, Exergy Injectors, Kennedy lift pumps, FASS 150, EFI Live, PPE Manifolds & up-pipes, Banks Intercooler, ATS Extreme trans, ATS Copilot, ATS 5 Star, ATS flywheel, 5" DHD intake, 5" DHD exhaust, 4" ATS downpipe, Elocker, DHD Spool, SCS Axles, pulling hitch, tierod sleeves, centerlink brace, traction bars, 315x70x17 BFG AT's & some pulling mods = 2014, 2015, 2016 MTTP 2.5 Prostreet Diesel Points Champion, 2009 & 2011 MTTP Hot Diesel Points Champion, 2009 NADM 2.8 Points Champion, 2006 & 2007 DIESEL POWER CHALLENGE WINNER, 2007 best 1/4 mile - 11.24@120 mph
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:15 AM
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I can't wait to see how they respond to mods.
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ATS Dual CP3, and S369, ARP 625 head studs and main studs, LBZ Rods, Delipped pistons, Hamilton valve Spring, 30 over injectors, 5in Turbo Back exhaust, ATS Transmission, Fass 150, and Running on Moonshine.

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:12 PM
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I love mine. Ive had it 2.5 weeks and have almost 2k miles on it. Averaging 25-27mpg mixed city/rural driving. Wish they would have released this truck years ago. Would have never owned a full size for daily driving.

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Old 03-31-2016, 01:24 PM
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i test drove one yesterday. drove good, easy to maneuver, etc. the only thing i didn't like was it felt a little cramped inside. my jetta feels like it has more room. other than that it seemed like a real nice truck
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285/75/17 Nitto Dura Grapplers, 4.56 gears, Front and rear ARB lockers, Efi Live tuning by me, Raptor 160 LP, Cognito 4-6 NTB Lift, 4" Exhaust, Built Trans by Mike L.

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