2004 Chevy Blazer ZR2 Features

2004 Chevy Blazer ZR2 Features - The ZR2 light pickup truck looks like Dennis Hopper amid an expense review. Include twelve gallons of unleaded and it's prepared for rough terrain obligation, ideal out of the show­room. Look at the hardware: Bilstein stuns, broadened track, 250 pound-feet of V-6 torque, 8.5 creeps of ground clear­ance, and tires as tall as some NCAA point protects. It won our "Baja Bad Boys" comparo in August 1995. 

Chevy Blazer ZR2

Chevy Blazer ZR2

Tearing around sand heaps the measure of Detroit high rises at the Dumont Dunes, the ZR2's inexhaustible torque and its low-run slithering apparatus enabled it to haul out of sucking sand without turning its tires. Be that as it may, in for all intents and purposes each other test we tossed at it, the ZR2 completed mid-pack. 

"The suspension is great at disclosing to you how far it's avoided and what it's as yet ready to give," noted John Stewart. "What's more, the transmission is skilled at finding the correct rigging, regardless of how mindlessly you're driving." Among its rough terrain draw­backs were sudden throttle tip-in and poor brake balance. "The brakes snatch as you're attempting to creep," saw Frank Markus, "and they'll stop all forward movement when what you truly need is 1 or 2 mph." This is no little matter in rough terrain tries, where 2 mph is the speed at which you'll direct about portion of every day's motoring exercises. 

Chevy Blazer ZR2

Chevy Blazer ZR2


Crossing a 40-inch-profound stream, the ZR2 did two clever things. (Come to consider it, nor was clever.) First, its gigantic tires made it skim until water discovered its way into the bed. Second, it permitted three creeps of ice water to fill the footwells, geyserlike. This drenched somebody's duffel sack. (That would be mine.) An interesting choice of socks and red BVDs drifted to the surface, similar to dead crappies. Entryway creases with eighth-inch holes were at fault. For the hole, not for my red BVDs. 

Up Hell's Steps—the most requesting of the rough trail climbs these machines would confront—the ZR2 worked its V-6 until we dreaded something would break. Also, that is when something broke. By applying left-foot braking to keep air­borne wheels from turning, we over­heated the torque converter. The trans­mission liquid foamed, sprinkling pink spots onto the ground, similar to a boxer spitting blood. 

"What astonishes me," said Lea Magee, "is that we surpassed what the ZR2's drivetrain could convey mechanically, yet we kept the thing advancing." True. After it chilled off, the ZR2 continued with insignificant show, however by then we had dispatched one of the Stewarts in the Grand Cherokee to bring remedial liquid. (He high-focused the Jeep 38 yards from our stricken Chevrolet, in this manner happening to no an incentive to anybody with the exception of, maybe, Chrysler's administration division.) 

Chevy Blazer ZR2

Chevy Blazer ZR2


Through it all, the slogan "like a stone" was never utilized to portray the ZR2's structure. Whenever focused on, this light pickup shuddered, shook, and moaned like a joint hunting dog. At the point when the ZR2 was at max climbing assault and its front tires were emptied, they'd tuck internal like a thump kneed obstruct artist, empowering spooky hub bounce. 

The ZR2 resembles a lift catch. It works best when squeezed. What's more, squeezing it twice as hard just breaks the catch.

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