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STM317 HalfDork
1/10/17 11:48 a.m.

In reply to JohnRW1621:

It's known as the Colorado CRUZ concept from 2004. 6.2 LS engine. Manual trans.

Chadeux Dork
1/10/17 11:51 a.m.
G_Body_Man SuperDork
1/10/17 12:29 p.m.


I'll contribute the Sloppy Mechanics Colorado.

fasted58 UltimaDork
1/10/17 12:34 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man:

Was hoping these would get recognized. I like 'em better than the S10's anymore.

STM317 HalfDork
1/10/17 12:45 p.m.


java230 Dork
1/10/17 2:29 p.m.

From Roadkill ep 58

sesto elemento
sesto elemento SuperDork
1/10/17 4:51 p.m.

Is the plan to make that truck into less of a E36 M3 box or......?

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
1/10/17 5:26 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man:

Can't decide whether to supercharge my 2.9, or drop a 4.8 in it. 2.9 makes 200 hp with a tune, header/exh and intake, and works pretty good with a 4.10/locker and 5 spd.

Old pic, it has Extreme rims, and 235 50 18's now

G_Body_Man SuperDork
1/10/17 5:52 p.m.

In reply to Zomby Woof:

That is a really nice Colorado. There's another option that sounds really odd but actually works. The AR5 in those is pretty much a copy of the Toyota R154, and you can get it to work with a JZ motor using a 96-01 Blazer clutch disc, a 7MGTE Supra pressure plate, and a 1JZ bellhousing. A 1JZ-GTE without a trans runs for around $2k CAD, which is more expensive than a used 4.8, but it would be so much fun as a sports truck.

wheelsmithy Dork
1/11/17 12:54 a.m.

gearheadmb Dork
1/11/17 8:02 a.m.

The colorado may not be as "mini" as many people claim to want, but it really is a fantastic vehicle. The raised the bar on small truck quality.

edizzle89 Dork
1/11/17 8:10 a.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: In reply to G_Body_Man: Can't decide whether to supercharge my 2.9, or drop a 4.8 in it. 2.9 makes 200 hp with a tune, header/exh and intake, and works pretty good with a 4.10/locker and 5 spd. Old pic, it has Extreme rims, and 235 50 18's now

or swap in the 4.2 atlas out of the trailblazer, should bolt up to your trans and they are plentiful. 275 hp out of the box, with bolt-ons and a tune i imagine you could hit 300 hp. No idea the logistics of making it fit but you know... details...

Nitroracer UltraDork
1/11/17 7:47 p.m.
Vracer111 wrote: Mini-trucks while small and kind of fun to drive, don't really work well as trucks though - a 4 cylinder 1st gen Tacoma is about as big a mini-truck as you can go but it is about as small/weak you can go for a truly useful truck. I like the coolness and concept of mini trucks, but would much rather a big enough truck with enough capacity to do truck stuff. Loved my 98 Tacoma extended cab, modded it some for autocrossing and had it pulling 1G at stock ride height...took an Evolution Autocross Phase in it and was the fastest truck and faster than 1/2 all drivers in the Houston SCCA region when I ran it. Fast forward to now and I just picked up a 2013 Nissan Frontier King Cab 2WD, 4.0L V6 with 6 spd manual that I was finally able to find... did a 1,400 mile trip this weekend to bring it home. The thing is a blast to drive, much more so than the smaller Tacoma was. It's as big of a truck as I'd ever want... but man does it feel so effortless in acceleration and the rear end rotates around very nicely, with traction control not being intrusive like it is in the FR-S. Got it because I want to haul the FR-S to the track after I get it track ready and I'd like a fun 'off-road' capable vehicle, combination of a prerunner and overland expedition style roles. Now, I'd much rather go in an offroad direction in parts/upgrades than the mini-truck scene. This would be more the direction of modding a 'small truck' I would go these days:

While not the optimal sports car, I've hucked my Frontier down backroads at 7/10ths and had quite a fun time. Makes for a decent tow rig too, but man do I wish the brakes felt more confidence inspiring. All the truck I'll need, but certainly not a true mini truck anymore. It should pull the FRS just fine.

wheelsmithy Dork
1/21/17 7:32 p.m.

sesto elemento
sesto elemento SuperDork
1/22/17 5:04 p.m.

What tranny is that?

daeman Dork
1/22/17 5:09 p.m.

In reply to sesto elemento:

Looks like a Subaru trans.

MacDubois New Reader
1/22/17 6:43 p.m.

This thread is bringing back my want for a FSP class S-10 autocrosser. Reg. cab, short box, 2wd with a 4.3. More torque to weight than anything in the class, able to run wide tires. And it can carry the race rubber to the event without a trailer.

Thankfully car-ADD will kick in soon and I can go back to my interests in starting a Spec Humvee race series or putting a magnum 5.9 and an a833 in a 80's Chrysler 5th Ave for an open road racer. Or BiTurbos. Or something even more foolish.

Chadeux Dork
1/22/17 8:05 p.m.
MacDubois wrote: Spec Humvee

Formula Super Vee : XXXL Remix.

Mikeinthewoods None
1/29/23 11:34 a.m.

I have a 2002 2wd regular cab 5spd that is crusty and ready for a 2nd life.  I did one autocross with it and it was loads of fun.  Anyone in Maine who knows how to bend and weld tubing to re-do the suspension?

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