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RE: 3,000HP Chevy S10 pickup tow vehicle !

I have noticed that in the past few years there are modified vehicles that are putting out incredible HP/Torque and still streetable. I think improved electronic engine management controls and ever developing engine design/technology, have a lot to do with it. I know that the Chevy newer (introduced in '97 to replace the old Chevy small block V8) LS series V8, has gained favour among many hotrodders, for it's potential to develop big hp/torque, when modified. Other manufacturers' newer engine designs, also have done well in increased power development. We live in a golden era of power.
Lessmore 09/18/14 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a new TV- advice sought

Just a short note to thank all who have offered their advice. My wife and I are reading the posts, which are adding greatly to our knowledge base. Thank you and please continue. Les
Lessmore 09/15/14 09:38am Around the Campfire
Buying a new TV- advice sought

My wife and I are looking for a new TV. Our old TV is from the 1990's, definitely a dinosaur. What we are...what we watch: We have sort of settled on size...somewhere between 40, 42, 42, 46, 47 or 50 inches. Our living room is not big and I sit about 75 inches or so from the TV screen....my wife sits about about 100 inches away from the screen. The TV room is our living room , big bay window...drapes though. We watch TV ....sometimes day, sometimes night, as we're retired Demographically...we are a 'mature, couple, our kids are 20 something and have left the nest...so usually it's just the two of us watching TV. The type of TV we watch includes sit coms, modern movies....I watch a lot of 1930's, 40's, 50's B+W movies from Turner Classic Movies. She likes cooking shows, I like shows such as Highway thru Hell, Ice Road Truckers, some car racing....ie; sportscar, F1. I also like vintage motorcycle, car and hot rod shows. Technical questions: We don't have a clue about modern TV's. We know there is LED, LCD and Plasma. What are the advantages and disadvantages comparatively ? What would be best for us, considering our TV watching habits, etc. ? I'm finding our current TV not so good...sound wise. My ears...along with the rest of me are aging. I'm not interested in deep base....in fact I do not like it. But I do want very good quality, clear sound Would a sound bar be worthwhile ? Any other suggestions ? We have heard that Samsung is an excellent brand. Any suggestions ?
Lessmore 09/13/14 03:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: PUNS-- A few leftovers

Excellent...both my wife and I got a good chuckle out of them. Encore...encore.
Lessmore 09/11/14 02:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2015 Colorado Extended Cab, Long Box LT RWD

Good luck, we have a 2008 extended cab and as you, we were always a Bow-tie family. We were excited about our first new truck,after 30,000 miles the transmission went bad. At 80,000 the intake manifold and cylinder head went bad. at 130,000 the transmission went a 2nd time. None of these issues turned our heads from being a Chevy family, but the final straw was the dealer who did the service they were the worst. Good luck with your new Colorado. As for us the next truck will be something other than a Chevy. Hope the dealer is better than any of the ones in the upstate ny area. Your experience is the exact opposite of my son's experience with his 2008 extended cab Colorado, bought new in November 2008. He had 129K on the odometer when he finally traded it in. Problems...yes. A leaking power steering hose and a bad radio speaker. That's it. He had the 5 cylinder and the Z 71 package. He lives where the winters are long...about 5 1/2 months, snow is heavy and the temp plunges down to -25 to -35 C for sometimes weeks at a time. Many times at work, there was no available plug in and his vehicle would be outside for 10 hours or more. Always quick start ups.
Lessmore 09/10/14 07:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone noticed an increase in the rate of climate change?

The previous ice age is not yet over, needs another few hundred years to finish melting the Arctic and Greenland ice caps. Even then, sea levels will be far short of what they were before Pleistocene. Narrow focus of modern humans to pick a historical year like 1900 or 1800 or 0 AD and say the condition of the Earth on that date is "normal" or the way it is supposed to be, or would be if humans had not changed things. More arrogant to presume that actions we might choose to take could transform the climate to what we think it should be. Unlikely that we could even agree on that, because what is better for someone is worse for someone else. Probably why climate modification advocates are trying to convince us some climate state in the recent past (recent in geological sense being 10 million years) is the ideal climate to which we should strive. Earth's climate has been changing cyclically for 4 billion years. Some of the biggest changes have been made by life forms, e.g. the blue-green algae that chilled the Earth by removing most of the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and poisoning it with highly corrosive oxygen, forcing evolution of new life forms that could live in such a cold, toxic environment. An environment we consider normal because it works for us. X 2. Well stated, logical.
Lessmore 09/07/14 10:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone noticed an increase in the rate of climate change?

Climate change has always happened on the earth. I live in the Canadian West....just above the American Midwest. Over history, there was an ice age...where the area was covered in ice and there has also been a tropical climate in these area. Last year we had one of the coldest winters on recent record. However a few summers ago , we had one of the hottest summers on record. In the last few years apparently there has been an increase in the ice cap area in the arctic and antarctic. The earth's climate ebbs and flows.
Lessmore 09/07/14 01:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Colorado/canyon Excited to see how they do !

As for fishonone, I think GMs full size SUVs are for sure a home run. Not to mention GM even with all those recalls 2 months ago, Still is on top for overall sales against Toyota, ford, and then Chrysler. These trucks will be a huge hit!! Your right the Suburban and Tahoe are house hold names and continue to outsell the competition. Having said that, the newest GM offering here only provides a slight improvement in fuel economy in a smaller package vs. a full size truck so the real selling point has to be the bottom line $$$$ vs. a full size truck. I see your logic and to a certain extent, agree. However there is a market for smaller trucks....compact or mid size like the Colorado and the now defunct Dodge Dakota and Ford Ranger. My son purchased a new Colorado Z 71 in 2008. He liked the size and the off road 'stance'. The extended cab was also surprisingly roomy....even for me and I'm 6' 3" and 240 lbs. Very good leg and shoulder room. With the passing of the Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota there was a dearth of available options for those that prefer pickups, smaller than full size. I think if GM plays this well and that if the 2.8 liter turbo diesel is both reasonable in cost and economical in operation then I think we could see a success story. The other engines...the 2.9 lite DOHC 4 cyl. and the 3.6 liter DOHC V6 should do well. Both are engines that have good reputations.
Lessmore 09/04/14 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: August 2014 top sellers

Thanks for the post. It will be interesting to see the same data next year after the new GM Colorado/Canyon are in production for a while. I think they will do very well. I was thinking the same. My son had a 2008 Colorado Z 71, he bought new and kept till April 2014. It spent a lot of time outside in -20 to -30 weather, always started. In the approx. 80K miles he had it....only things to go wrong were a leaky hose (tightened clamp) and bad speaker. Very reliable. The new 2015 Colorado looks real good, has the 2.9 liter DOHC 4, 3.6 DO V6 and a 2.8 liter, 4 cylinder optional diesel. BTW, he traded the Colorado in on a new 2014 Jeep Patriot, 4WD Trail Rated package, which he also likes. As an aside, believe his Colorado was made in New Orleans, the Jeep in Illinois.
Lessmore 09/03/14 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings

GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings :E:E:E Burb, thanks for bringing this up. But note the text in the story indicates that both Ford and GM are doing this kind of thing. Your thread headline need to reflect that. Les
Lessmore 08/28/14 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings

I feel sorry for the honest GM employees. You need to amend that to include both GM and Ford.
Lessmore 08/28/14 10:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings

Ford and GM both seem guilty as charged. As BenK says , the stripper model truck has been used for years to maximize cargo capacity/trailer towing capacity. But removing bumpers, etc....hmmmnn. I guess that's why it's always wise to not tow and /or load, at maximum rated capacity.
Lessmore 08/28/14 10:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4L Hemi "Game Changer"

8-9 mpg. I checked every tank individually (smart phone app) and did the overall average for my last trip. Best tank towing was 9.1 and avg was 8.7 mpg. That included mountain grades, rainstorms, wind, and some flat terrain towing over 1900 miles. Basically a mix of everything. For comparison, my last truck (5.9L Cummins) got around 10 - 11 mpg pulling the same RV in the same types of conditions. More often 11 than 10. So I lost 2 mpg across the board - empty and towing. Empty hwy the Hemi will do 16 - 18 where the diesel would do 19 - 21. I think I know the answer.....but in case I'm assuming wrong...are your MPG figures as per Canadian gallon (British Imperial) or the smaller (by 20%) U.S. gallon. I'm assuming your MPG figures you provided are as per, U.S. gallon.
Lessmore 08/27/14 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
Which Pickup, to first generate over 1000 ft. lbs. torque ?

Which pickup truck make, will have the first engine generating over 1000 ft. lbs. of torque and over 900 HP ? To be honest by now, I would of thought the torque and HP wars for pickup trucks would have been finished. But no sign of it. Cars too, seem to have ever increasing power levels....witness the new Dodge Hellcat....with a 707 hp, supercharged Hemi V8. As in trucks....I'm sure Ford will up the ante....hp/torque wise...then GM....then Dodge once again. The oneupmanship cycle will continue. It's gotta stop somewhere, I think. Where do you think the maximum HP/torque ratings, of pickup trucks...and cars... will be in ...5 years...10 years ? Do you think it will stop....somewhere....some time ?
Lessmore 08/25/14 05:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

I must correct you. The Hellcat does the 1/4 in the low 10's...quite a bit quicker than the Nissan....which is around 10.8, 10.9 seconds. I'm seeing several runs made by various groups. From 10.8 to 11.2 for the Hellcat. Most reports are showing the 11.2 time including Dodge. Nissan reports 10.8 for the GTR. Where did you see official times under 10.8 for the Hellcat? Motortrend Magazine shows 0-60mph 2.7s for GTR, 3.5s for Hellcat. Wilber, CatfishMontana and Mileshuff, I was in error. I checked again. Hot Rod's times for the Hellcat with drag radials was 10.8 seconds. Not sure how I got that mixed up. I'll blame it on brain fade.:B Les
Lessmore 08/21/14 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

The hellcat twins are low 11 second cars, reportedly high 10's with drag radials. The difference between a low eleven second car and a low ten second car is huge. Read Hot Rod magazine with the figures in the 10.20's with drag radials.
Lessmore 08/20/14 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

I really like the Challenger myself. However, the Nissan GTR is faster with less HP and smaller engine. I must correct you. The Hellcat does the 1/4 in the low 10's...quite a bit quicker than the Nissan....which is around 10.8, 10.9 seconds.
Lessmore 08/20/14 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

707 HP....with the Red fob ignition key. But the black fob key down rates the engine power significantly. It's called the valet key and the one you give to your 16 year old son. The HP to weight ratio with the red fob, must be tremendous and I understand the 1/4 mile time is in the low 10's @ over 120 mph. Think that's with drag radials. Now that's performance. BTW, got my info from Hot Rod magazine.
Lessmore 08/20/14 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Depressing Depreciation

I buy new. I buy what I want and if possible try to factory order, so I get what I want, not just what's there. I pay cash, unless there's a good deal, like 0 % interest over a good number of years. I think carefully what exactly I want, in a vehicle....as I plan to have them for a long time. No impulse buying. I buy extended warranties. I rust proof with Ziebart. I maintain by the book. I drive my vehicles for years. One vehicle for 21 years, another for 14, another for 10 years. I usually have anywhere from 2-3 vehicles in my parking lot / garage at any one time. When I'm finished with them, I feel I've got my money out of them. I don't worry about depreciation as the way I do things, it's not much of a factor.
Lessmore 08/19/14 02:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Torque converter does not unlock-update #2 8-25

I would check it out with a reputable transmission shop.
Lessmore 08/16/14 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
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