Re: Chevy talk....
Posted by Ok then chew on a few of these Facts ! on December 09, 2002 at 01:51:13:
In Reply to: Chevy talk.... posted by hank jr on December 08, 2002 at 23:14:30:
I had a 1990 Chevy S10 at 11,000 miles needed a new transmission and also at 60,000! Even with changing the oil every 3,000 miles religiously it had to have a new motor at 86,000 miles. At which I traded it off, thank God! My next door neighbor had to have a new transmission in his new 2001, full size, when it had less than 20,000 miles. A friend, who does the Glamis thing, had his Chevy Dually driveline drop coming home from Glamis last year. It caused his truck to catch fire! He also tells me that his friend had the same thing happens to him, but that this time it almost roasted the occupants, that were inside the truck at the time! Now a HARD Core Chevy guy that has now seen the light and is driving a new Dodge is telling me this. No, I'm not a big Dodge fan either, but guess it's the lesser of two evils. LOL! Now, to the engine swap question you asked. Yes, there are a lot of people out there that do the swap of the 350 cid Chevy to replace the stock V-6 motors that came with the LandCruiser. The reason isn't what you suggest, (not that the 350 Chevy a bad motor), but it is because of one simple answer, and that it is CHEAPER to do so! They are easy to obtain, just take a gander at any wrecking yard. As far as the Rubicon is concerned that place is Disneyland compared to some of the other trails we have down here in the Mojave! If you ever have a few extra days with nothing better to do then take a look at the Jackhammer and Sledgehammer in Johnson Valley, just outside of Lucerne Valley. I guarantee you'll learn what rock crawling is all about and it's not a stroll in the woods like the Rubicon. That's right a stroll in the woods, I call it "After doing the Hammer". Ok, now back to 'friends don't let friends drive Chevy's', that was meant as a Joke! The only BIG thing I have with Chevy is that the Transmission SUCKS the BIG ONE! I know this not only from personal experience, but also from what I've seen on the trail and what I have heard! So, you can bow down to the 'ole mighty' Chevy god if you want because that is your prerogative and choice. C-ya!