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Old 01-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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Some of you may have already seen this on Yahoo today:

"Chevy's top 10 trucks of all time"



I must admit I have never seen the Suburban depicted as in the 1973, at least not one with that front end.

Also interesting to see the El Camino as included in this list. I imagine today is would be classified as a CUV.
As soon as I saw the 2012 at the end I lost all interest in the whole thing as it is obviously simple marketing and a friggin joke.

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I was waiting for someone to jump on the weight of my 03 SS truck, granted it is heavy at 5300 lbs. but you can drive it for five hours on an interstate and never get tired or develope a backache. It handles like my Corvette and even though there are faster trucks it is no slouch. I set a landspeed record in Oct. on the Maxton Mile with a ten mph headwind at 127.999 mph. I have dyno time scheduled for March 6 and at that time additional performance work will be done that should produce 40 + rear wheel horsepower, putting it around 425 hp. I have already preregistered to run the Ohio Mile in April which is ten times smoother than Maxton air field runway was, with intent of running 130 to 135 mph. I have faster vehicles but just like the challenge of making the SS faster and it a pretty good looking truck.

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As soon as I saw the 2012 at the end I lost all interest in the whole thing as it is obviously simple marketing and a friggin joke.

Brian
they had a task force cameo and 59 el camino, that is good.
but anything after 72???

sorry garrell, boring. you sound like the new mustang guys at the shop.
my salt truck is an 09 sierra, ugliest truck i have ever owned.
that 2012 looks even uglier.
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I assure you I am not one of the Mustang guys, I have owned chevys since 16 yrs. old and have always kept a chevy truck as a company car. The reason I landspeed race the 03 SS is that it responds well to minor performance inhancements and since I am handicapped now I can't work on breakdowns like once there is very little chance of breakage. It breezes through the standing mile at 127 mph without working hard at all, after four passes the temp gage is at 190. There could be 25 top chevy trucks of all time and still miss some good ones'

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On a somewhat related note, Chevy's Super Bowl Ad disses Ford:

"Chevy’s apocalyptic Super Bowl ad for the Silverado disses Ford hard"
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I was waiting for someone to jump on the weight of my 03 SS truck, granted it is heavy at 5300 lbs. but you can drive it for five hours on an interstate and never get tired or develope a backache. It handles like my Corvette and even though there are faster trucks it is no slouch. I set a landspeed record in Oct. on the Maxton Mile with a ten mph headwind at 127.999 mph. I have dyno time scheduled for March 6 and at that time additional performance work will be done that should produce 40 + rear wheel horsepower, putting it around 425 hp. I have already preregistered to run the Ohio Mile in April which is ten times smoother than Maxton air field runway was, with intent of running 130 to 135 mph. I have faster vehicles but just like the challenge of making the SS faster and it a pretty good looking truck.

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How the heck do I multi-quote? first, 5300 pounds removes all qualification for the concept of sport, let alone super-sport. Super-heavy, fine, change SS to SH. Second, extended cruising has less than zero to do with sport. Gymkhana is sport. Dragstrip is sport. Drift is sport. Even the Nurburgring is sport. Cruising the interstate is anti-sport.
Handle like your Corvette? What, a 1953 'vette? A 'vette is a 1g-cornering, 11-second-quarter-miling, 30-MPG-capable slot car that'll slalom cones a good 10 MPH faster than your SH, whichwon't do 0.85g, won't do 20 MPG, wont run 13s failure of a sport.
The 454SS wasn't really any quicker than your SH, but at the time, it had 10 HP MORE than the 'vette, ( 255 vs 245 ) 70- ft-lbs more TQ than the 'vette ( 405 vs 345 ), 104 cubic inches more than the 'vette, as much tire width as the 'vette, ( 275s ) the same seating capacity as the 'vette ( 2 ), and more aggressive gearing than the 'vette ( 4.10:1 standard versus 3.45:1 optional )
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I am blessed to also own a c5 Corvette with 20,000 never rained on miles, a 69 Indy Pace car convertible, and ny daily driver hotrod truck so I guess I will keep the SS truck in the shop until I gp to Ohio and set three landspeed records and hang those suitable for franing record setting certificates.
I just like my truck and the challenge of making it go faster and I guess it is best said "To each his on".

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