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SILVERADO SS

DCRANER

SM 2003
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Last night saw a new Silverado SS at my local dealer.

Black with grey leather.

I will tell you what, if GM puts the LS6 in that truck with the existing 4:10 rear & all wheel drive, Oh Lord, could anyone resist that!

That might just be cooler than a new Vette. :B: :B: :B: :B: :B:
 
See them daily, going down the line.... But can't wait until my AV arrives........Will be shipped on Tuesday ;D ;D

As you can tell, I'm not found of the 6.0 Litre All Wheel Drive and extended cab...

AV is the TRUCK for ME!!!!! :love:
 
silverado ss who?


oops.... wrong thread.. thought I was at the stupid question one. Hehe


There's nutin' like the AV!
 
i think it looks kinda funny in the front. not real crazy about the big plastic mesh grill. also i think the brake/rotor combo is way too small for those wheels it sports.
 
? i finally drove one today... ?it was black. ?real nice looking. ?except for the front. ?it still has not grown on me yet. ?the inside was nice looking as well. ?when i looked over my shoulder at the backseat i was dissappointed. ?there is no substitute for the fullsize back seat in the AV.
? now what you are all waiting to here. ?the drive was okay. ?the 6.0L was not breath-taking by no means. ?i have driven the Escalade, EXT, Tahoe, AV, and SS. ?the ones that have impressed me the most have been the AV and (if i remember correctly) EXT. ?these were the only two that did not have 4WD, AWD, or 6.0L's. ?the two wheel drive 5.3L's are more responsive. ?do not take this the wrong way. ?i realize that the 6.0L is the more powerful motor. ?it is just not as powerful when hooked up to an AWD or 4WD power robbing system.
 
DCRANER said:
Last night saw a new Silverado SS at my local dealer.

Black with grey leather. ?

I will tell you what, if GM puts the LS6 in that truck with the existing 4:10 rear & all wheel drive, Oh Lord, could anyone resist that!

That might just be cooler than a new Vette. :B: :B: :B: :B: :B:

:6:

I waited specifically for the SS to come out and test it before I got my Av. The SS was a major disappointment. (maybe I shouldn't have driven up in my Vette, comparing the SS to real power). And the fact that the 6.0 gets only 12 mpg pretty much made my mind up real quick that the all purpose AV was the way to go. I'm not exactly thrilled with the lack of juice in the 5.3 trying to pull 5000 lbs, but there are plans for that ;)

MAYBE, if they put the LS1 or LS6 in the SS, it would be a tougher decision. But the way it is today, is a joke.

And to charge over $40k for a lowered AWD extcab with just a 6.0 is sad.
 
joelis said:
:6:

I waited specifically for the SS to come out and test it before I got my Av. ?The SS was a major disappointment. (maybe I shouldn't have driven up in my Vette, comparing the SS to real power). ?And the fact that the 6.0 gets only 12 mpg pretty much made my mind up real quick that the all purpose AV was the way to go. ?I'm not exactly thrilled with the lack of juice in the 5.3 trying to pull 5000 lbs, but there are plans for that ?;)

MAYBE, if they put the LS1 or LS6 in the SS, it would be a tougher decision. ?But the way it is today, is a joke.

And to charge over $40k for a lowered AWD extcab with just a 6.0 is sad.


i agree with you totally.
 
btw, even though i am not a big Dodge fan i will say that the SRT-10 will stomp all over the SS.
Chevy should have at least made the truck comparable to the Lightning. it does not hold true to the "SS" heritage. sorry Chevy, but you guys blew it this round.
 
I like the looks of the ss truck. I just don't like the fact that it does not come with 4 real doors. I have not test drove one and I probably won't just because the fact that it is a ext cab. If I were ready to change the Av it would probably be a 4 door SC Ford Harley truck or a 4 door Hemi truck. I will probably just have to wait 3.5 years more till I pay off the Av and see what is new at the time. :-[
 
dichris said:
See them daily, going down the line.... ?But can't wait until my AV arrives........Will be shipped on Tuesday ;D ;D

As you can tell, I'm not found of the 6.0 Litre All Wheel Drive and extended cab...

AV is the TRUCK for ME!!!!! :love:


i feel the same way after driving the Escalade and the SS. the 6.0 liter and AWD are not the best combo when you are looking for performance in this particular case.
 
I agree, there are a lot of things the SS does not have and cannot get. 4 doors, 8 foot bed when you need it.
The front end does not do a lot for me either.
I took a saleman out for a drive in my Av last week. Hie comment was that the SS could not touch the power that I had.
So, my thoughts are that with the price difference you can get an Av and punch it up faster than an SS and still be OK, well I guess it would plan on how many mods you threw at it.
I could have done my 20 chromes and all of the engine stuff and still been under the SS price.

Just a happy little Aver.
 
I saw one on road today.....did not do much for me......

ecspecially knowing it needs more performance
 
This would not sway me from my Av .......unless there was Big Block power involved. I seriously doubt GM would make a 2500 series SS. The BBC in a 1500 is a GM no no.
 
i am still not impressed with this truck's looks. i pass them everyday, and it still has not grown on me. i do like the wheels though. who know's. maybe it will take a little longer than i thought. maybe i will come around. ???
 
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