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Chevy's ZR2 is even more capable with aftermarket racing partsChevrolet embarks on the development of aftermarket racing parts for its most capable off-road truck.
[MUSIC] That was great. [MUSIC] It's always a good day when you get to come out to the beautiful nevada desert, and today is gonna be even better. Cause I get to check out my favourite off-road truck. And the race version of my favorite off-road truck. Yes. [MUSIC] Alright, I'm here in a stock Chevy Colorado ZR2. They wouldn't let me drive it unfortunately, but I've got a badass driver here. Now this is a actual stock ZR2, except for a performance exhaust and performance header. Performance intake. [MUSIC] So we are going to be totally stock here and then after this we are going to go into the zr2 race track and see the difference between the two. But I am super stocked to be here doing this. And what I really like about this truck, with the dual valve technology is that when the truck gets upset it settles itself really, really Really quickly so that you can change direction really fast. Right now we're going through some pretty smooth whoops, I can look over we're doing about thirty five, a little slower there, but we're able to do about thirty five through all of these whoops which is Awesome for a stock vehicle. Hey, can we jump this thing? Sure. Yeah, we're gonna jump it. [LAUGH] [MUSIC] Yeah, that was great, that was awesome. Yeah, I just love how the suspension kept Yeah, it- Can droop all the way out but then it just settles back down so quickly. So there's none of that bouncing around that you have with the standard Fox shocks, or King shocks or something. Now one thing that I have found when I'm driving the ZR2 on the street in the V6 is that the 8-speed automatic transmission can be a little searchy. Kinda sorta wants-it can't decide. Can't really get out of its own way. But now since we've got all of the nannies turned off and my driver here is shifting on its own, it's able to keep it in the right gear. And it just wants to hold it, especially in the off-road mode. In off-road mode it will hold the gears a lot longer so you could stay in the power band a lot better. when I had this vehicle for the Rebel Rally, every time I saw it, I smiled. Every single time. That's really, for me, what I want to spend my money on is something that is going to bring me joy. For me, the ZR2 just brings me so much joy. [MUSIC] All right, so I am now in the ZR2 race truck. And as much as I want to drive it Chad is super, super territorial about it. And he's not gonna let me. So now this is a stock ZR2 as well, but not really. It's got about 17 performance parts on it. [UNKNOWN] alright>> the modified multimanic shock on it slightly longer with a different [UNKNOWN] okay>> it's got higher spring rates both front and rear it has hydraulic bump stops on it>> great>>we've got a little bit more travel and we've got travel in the front by running Upper ball joints and inner tie rods. And we're also running one two half gas on the front. We've got a anti-wrapper on the back. And nothing there it's all CR2. All right let's go! Let's see what these 17 Performance Parts can do. Now when we were in the stock we were doing about 40 through here. So I expect to go faster. So by having the different spring rates, you can really feel that the suspension on this truck is a little bit stiffer and it flies over these roads a little bit more like we had to slow down for some of these in the stock Sierra Two and you don't have to do in this, which is awesome. We are still doing the same speed. We are up to about 40 miles an hour. It just feels much more smooth, so when you get out there on the race track, you're really going to be able to push it a lot more than you would be able to in the stock. Since these are Chevy performance parts, I have a feeling that maybe you could buy these performance parts and put them on your own CR2. Right? That's right. Yes! I'm totally gonna copy your vehicle. [MUSIC] All right, that was it. It's awesome. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. [BLANK_AUDIO] And the best part is that this truck is still street legal. Is it your daily driver? No but it could be. Yeah. I would totally daily drive this thing. [BLANK_AUDIO] Well, I didn't get the chance to drive the ZR-2 race truck but all the parts on that that make that truck what it is, they're all in development for the aftermarket. So, who knows? Maybe in a few months I'll just build my own. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]